Monday, December 10, 2007

The IDF makes a late-night raid into Bayt Hanun, firing on residential areas, clashing with local gunmen, killing 1 Islamic Jihad mbr., wounding 3. In the West Bank, the IDF sends undercover units into al-Bireh to raid a Fatah office, arresting an AMB mbr. who was among the 178 granted amnesty in 7/07; conducts arrest raids, house searches in al-Arub r.c., al-Fara‘a r.c. nr. Tubas, and nr. Hebron, Qalqilya. Jewish settlers take over a hilltop nr. Hebron to establish a new outpost (Givat Halhul); the IDF removes them by evening. Nr. Gaza’s Nussayrat r.c., Hamas-affiliated police fire on a car that fails to stop at a checkpoint, wounding a Hamas mbr. In a similar incident in Rafah, Hamas-affiliated security forces wound a PRC mbr. Unidentified assailants detonate a bomb nr. a police jeep in Gaza City, causing damage but no injuries. (WP 12/11; OCHA 12/12; PCHR 12/13)