Wednesday, March 21, 2007

IDF troops on the n. Gaza border fire on Palestinians collecting scrap metal who stray close to the border fence nr. Erez industrial zone, wounding a teenager; fire on a group of Palestinians in the fmr. Aley Sinai settlement nr. the n. Gaza border, wounding 1. In the West Bank, the IDF fires on stone-throwing youths outside Abud nr. Ramallah, killing a 17-yr.-old Palestinian, denying an ambulance access to the scene and confiscating the body. Fatah, ESF mbrs. exchange fire in Bayt Lahiya, leaving 1 Fatah mbr. dead, 17 Palestinians injured. In Khan Yunis, unidentified gunmen shoot, wound 2 Force 17 mbrs. (NYT, PCHR 3/22; OCHA 3/28)