Saturday, April 14, 2007

The IDF sends 3 tanks, 2 bulldozers into Gaza nr. Bureij r.c. to level land. In the West Bank, the IDF patrols, fires on residential areas of Nablus; conducts arrest raids, house searches in Hebron and nr. Jenin (firing on residential areas, partially demolishing a Palestinian home); fires on stone-throwing Palestinians nr. Hebron and Tubas, injuring 6. Jewish settlers fr. Ma’on beat a Palestinian farmer, occupy a 16 d. plot of Palestinian land nr. the settlement and set up tents to enlarge the unauthorized settlement outpost, Havat Maon; Palestinian owners of the land complain to the IDF and Israeli police, which refuse to intervene. In Hebron, AMB mbrs.temporarily occupy the local Education Min. offices to protest the PA’s choice of a new director (the previous director was arrested by the IDF a week ago). (OCHA 4/18; PCHR 4/19)