Thursday, January 4, 2018

In Dayr Nizam, IDF troops clash with Palestinian mourners attending a funeral for the Palestinian killed in the village on 1/3; 1 Palestinian is injured. Earlier, the IDF blocks the road leading to the village to limit attendance at the funeral. Separately, IDF troops conduct raids in Dahaysha refugee camp near Bethlehem, sparking clashes with Palestinian residents; at least 12 Palestinians are injured. IDF troops also clash with Palestinians during a late-night raid in Ramallah (there are no serious injuries), and patrol near Hebron, Tulkarm, Qalqilya, and Salfit. Responding to complaints from Israeli settlers, the IDF orders Palestinians to stop building a road linking 2 villages near Qalqilya. Palestinian youthsthrow Molotov cocktails at an Israeli settler bus near al-Fawar refugee camp, causing minor damage and no injuries. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces assault 1 Palestinian and issue 1 arrest summons during raids in Silwan. In Gaza, thousands of protesters march through Gaza City, calling for more frequent openings of border crossings and relief from the humanitarian crisis. (AFP, HA, TOI, WAFA 1/4; MNA 1/5; PCHR 1/11)