Thursday, May 3, 2007

The IDF sends bulldozers, tanks into Gaza nr. Sufa crossing to level land; troops also discover and dismantle 2 roadside bombs. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in Nablus; patrols areas around Hebron, firing on stonethrowing Palestinians who confront the troops, wounding 2 Palestinians. In Tel Aviv, some 100,000 Israeli demonstrators demand Olmert’s resignation for his handling of the 2006 Lebanon war, corruption in his administration, and failure to improve social services and public education. Turnout reportedly is half of what organizers anticipated. (HA, MM 5/3; MM, NYT, WP, WT 5/4; HA 5/5; OCHA 5/9; PCHR 5/10)