Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers steal more than 50 sheep from Palestinian farmers near Nablus and throw stones at Palestinian homes in nearby Asira al-Qibliya, causing minor damage. IDF troops arrest 17 Palestinians and issue 2 arrest summons during late-night raids in and around Ramallah, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, and Tulkarm; and patrol near Hebron. Raids in Nablus and Dura village near Hebron lead to minor clashes; 3 Palestinians are injured. Israeli forces demolish 2 Palestinian homes near Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home in Bayt Safafa and install a new watch post at Damascus Gate, tightening security at a major entrance to the Old City. They also arrest 1 Palestinian during a latenight raid in al-Ram. Israeli settlers shout at and assault Palestinian minors at Haram al-Sharif, seriously injuring one. (WAFA 2/14; MNA, PCHR, TOI 2/15; PCHR 2/22)