Friday, March 20, 2009

In the West Bank, the IDF fires rubbercoated steel bullets, tear gas at Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists taking part in weekly nonviolent demonstrations against the separation wall in Bil‘in (10s suffer tear gas inhalation), Jayyus (injuring 2 Palestinian journalists), al-Ma‘sara (beating and lightly injuring a woman and 12-yr.-old child), Ni‘lin (injuring 6 Palestinians); conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in Nablus. (OCHA 3/24, 3/25; PCHR 3/26)