Thursday, September 15, 2016

Unidentified Gazans fire a mortar shell into Israel, which lands in an open area, causing no damage or injuries. Holding Hamas accountable for all rocket attacks emanating from Gaza, the IDF carries out air strikes on 3 Hamas military sites nr. Bayt Lahiya and in Gaza City, causing damage and destroying 2 nearby agricultural structures and a water well. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA, YA 9/15; PCHR 9/22)

During overnight raids nr. Hebron, IDF troops shoot and fatally injure a Palestinian attempting to escape arrest. Later in the day, IDF troops arrest 2 more Palestinians during raids nr. Nablus and Hebron, and patrol nr. Qalqilya, Ramallah, and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces evict a Palestinian family from their home in the Old City to make room for Jewish-only housing in the area. Meanwhile, Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian youth in Hizma allegedly planning to carry out a stabbing attack. Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land nr. al-Bureij r.c. (MNA 9/15; HA, MNA, TOI 9/16; PCHR 9/22)