Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The IDF demolishes a 3-story building, a 2-story building in Jerusalem; temporarily occupies a flour mill in al-Qarara as an observation tower to protect Jewish settlers traveling btwn. Gush Katif and Israel (it had occupied the same mill on 6/2); conducts arrest raids, house searches in Mughraqa and nr. Hebron, Khan Yunis, Ramallah. IDF undercover units arrest 3 wanted Islamic Jihad mbrs. in an operation nr. Ramallah. Jewish settlers fr. Keddumim set fire to 100 Palestinian olive trees. Some 40 armed Palestinians open fire in Jenin’s city center, stage a sit-in in front of PA PM Ahmad Qurai‘’s Jericho home to protest the PA’s failure to honor commitments to integrate them into the PA. (REU 6/15; JAZ. PCHR 6/16; OCHA, PR 6/22; PCHR 6/23)