Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thousands of Palestinians gather at rallies across the West Bank to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of former Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat. IDF troops violently disperse them in central Hebron, sparking minor clashes; 2 Palestinians are arrested. Meanwhile, Israeli police arrest a Palestinian man near Ramallah, allegedly for planning an attack in a nearby settlement. IDF troops arrest 5 Palestinians during latenight raids near Jenin and Ramallah, and patrol near Tulkarm, Salfit, and Hebron. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near Juhur al-Dik, causing no serious damage or injuries. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 11/9; PCHR 11/16)