Monday, October 2, 2017

In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 5 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Hebron and near Jenin, and patrol near Hebron, Tulkarm, and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces conduct arrest raids in Shu‘fat refugee camp in the evening, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youths; 2 Palestinians are injured. (MNA 10/2; PCHR 10/5)

PA PM Hamdallah leads a PA delegation to Gaza for reconciliation talks with Hamas. At a welcome ceremony in Bayt Hanun, he says that the PA is beginning to take over administration of Gaza. “We return to Gaza again to end the division and achieve unity.” (AP, HA, MNA, NYT, TOI, WAFA 10/2; WAFA 10/3)