Monday, September 15, 2008

Nr. the Rafah border in Egypt, Egyptian border police find a major smuggling tunnel stocked with 95 televisions, 7 washing machines, computer equipment, and large quantities of clothes for import to Gaza. In the West Bank, the IDF imposes a curfew on Nahalin village nr. Bethlehem, raids and searches several homes, but makes no arrests; conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches in and around Jenin town and r.c., nr. Bethlehem. In Gaza City, an Army of Islam mbr. fatally shoots a Hamas-affiliated police officer while resisting arrest. (NYT, OCHA 9/17; PCHR 9/18)