Wednesday, July 18, 2007

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in and around Tulkarm town and r.c., in Jenin and Qabatya, nr. Bethlehem and Hebron. In Nablus, female Hamas supporters demonstrate outside the central police station for the release of their relatives detained by the PA. In Gaza, a new Hamas-affiliated mayor is appointed to the Bayt Lahiya municipality (no details are reported). (PCHR 7/19; OCHA 7/25; PCHR 7/26)