Thursday, September 1, 2005

The IDF shoots, wounds 2 Palestinians nr. the evacuated Gush Katif settlement bloc; conducts arrest raids, house searches in and nr. Hebron. Israel deports 2 Palestinian prisoners who hold Jordanian passports to Jordan (see Quarterly Update in JPS 137). Inside Israel, some 70 ultra-Orthodox Jews attack, severely beat a Druze man harvesting his vineyard in Bayt Jan in the upper Galilee; 100s of Druze come to the scene and clash with the Jews, leaving 4 injured; Israeli police intervene, separate the groups. (IMEMC 9/1; HA 9/2; PCHR 9/8)