Monday, June 14, 2004

The IDF assassinates AMB Balata r.c. cmdr. Khalid Marshud, firing missiles at his taxi in Nablus, also killing the taxi driver, seriously wounding 2 bystanders. The IDF also eases a curfew on Nablus, allowing Palestinians over age 30 to exit and enter; demolishes 3 Palestinian homes in Bethlehem, 2 in al-Qarara (also bulldozing 6 dunams of land); conducts arrest raids in, fires on residential areas of Jenin; conducts arrest raids in Aida r.c. nr. Bethlehem, Hebron, al-Mughraqa, Nablus. The IDF starts construction of a 3.5 km segment of the separation wall east of Ariel settlement. (AP, HA, MM 6/14; VOI, VOP 6/14 in WNC 6/16; NYT, WP 6/15; PR 6/16; PCHR 6/17; MEI 6/24)