Friday, October 6, 2006

Overnight, the IDF sends troops into Khan Yunis, searching and occupying several homes, rounding up 53 Palestinians for 18 hrs. of interrogation, bulldozing 3 d. of olive trees; closes the Rafah crossing. A Palestinian is killed when a smugglers tunnel on the Rafah border collapses. The IDF also seals the West Bank until 10/10 for the Sukkoth holidays; sends troops into Bil‘in nr. Ramallah, raiding and searching homes, firing on stone-throwing youths who confront them (wounding 1), arresting a Palestinian journalist; conducts arrest raids, house searches in Askar r.c., villages nr. Jenin (firing on residential areas of Tubas). (OCHA 10/11; PCHR 10/12)