Saturday, May 1, 2010

Arab League FMs meeting in Cairo at Palestinian request re-endorse plans to begin proximity talks but stress that the Palestinians should not move to direct negotiations until Israel stops all settlement construction beyond the 1967 borders. (NYT 5/2; WT 5/3)

The IDF fires rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas at Palestinian, international activists staging a nonviolent march protesting Israel’s separation wall and settlement activity in Hebron (no serious injuries reported); conducts synchronized late-night house searches in 5 villages northeast and 1 village southwest of Jenin, making no arrests; conducts other latenight arrest raids, house searches in Tubas, nr. Ramallah. (OCHA, PCHR 5/6)