Saturday, June 4, 2011

Egypt temporarily closes the Rafah crossing for maintenance; Hamas officials in Gaza complain that they were not notified in advance. The IDF fires live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades at Palestinians conducting a nonviolent protest march nr. Ramallah, moderately injuring 1 Palestinian with live ammunition; conducts late-night patrols in Nabi Elias nr. Qalqilya, firing flash grenades to intimidate residents. (NYT 6/5; PCHR 6/9; OCHA 6/10)