Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Knesset passes (65-33) the 2d and 3d readings of a bill that would require a public majority referendum vote and the votes of 60 MKs before any Israeli territory could be ceded in a peace agreement. (JAZ 11/23)

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts synchronized late-night patrols in 3 villages nr. Hebron, searching 1 home but making no arrests. Jewish settlers fr. Karnei Shomron settlement burn 3 d. of Palestinian olive trees nr. Qalqilya. In Jerusalem, Israeli authorities evict the Palestinian Qara’in family (14 mbrs., including 7 children) fr. their home in Jabal Mukabir and allow Jewish settlers to move in and fence off the surrounding property. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that 2 Palestinian boys (ages 11 and 12) were killed since 11/19 in a tunnel collapse on the border e. of Jabaliya. (NYT 11/24; PCHR 11/25; OCHA 11/26)