Wednesday, February 2, 2005

The IDF reopens the Rafah crossing to Palestinians traveling to Egypt for the 1st time since 12/12; conducts arrest raids in Nablus. PA police say they have discovered and destroyed a smugglers’ tunnel btwn. Gaza and Egypt, filling it will sand and water. The IDF fires tear gas, percussion grenades at Palestinian, Israeli, international demonstrators protesting construction of a settler bypass road nr. Hebron; 1 soldier beats a Canadian protester. (PR 2/2; NYT, PCHR 2/3; PCHR 2/10)