Monday, March 7, 2011

Britain upgrades the status of Palestinian representation in London to a mission. (AP 3/7; JTA 3/8)

Israeli naval vessels fire on fishing boats off the n. Gaza coast, forcing them back to shore. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts daytime patrols in 4 villages nr. Jenin and 1 nr. Tulkarm; conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in Tulkarm and nr. Hebron. Jewish settlers fr. Yish Ad settlement outpost nr. Nablus attempt to uproot Palestinian olive trees in nearby Qusra village, sparking a clash in which at least 7 stone-throwing Palestinians (including 2 children) are wounded by settler and IDF gunfire and 3 are beaten. Israel’s Yedi’ot Aharonot reports that the 3 structures at Havat Gilad outpost demolished on 2/28 have been rebuilt, along with 4 new structures. (REU, YA 3/7; NYT 3/8; PCHR 3/10; OCHA 3/18)