Monday, July 31, 2017

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers park 10 trailers outside a settlement nr. Nablus on land the Israeli forces have been leveling in recent weeks. Separately, Israeli forces level a plot of Palestinian land outside Dura village nr. Hebron where they reportedly intend to build an IDF watchtower and checkpoints. IDF troops arrest 3 Palestinians, issue 1 arrest summons, and confiscate 1 car during raids nr. Hebron and Bethlehem; and patrol nr. Hebron and Salfit. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 2 Palestinians during raids in al-‘Izzariya. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats nr. Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. In Israel, Israeli police arrest 5 Palestinian citizens of Israel alleging that they set fire to trash cans and 2 vehicles in Jaffa overnight. The arrests come amid heightened tensions in the wake of the police killing on 7/29. (MNA, YA 7/31; PCHR 8/3)