Monday, July 14, 2003

The IDF imposes a curfew on Ramallah in its search for an Israeli taxi driver missing since 7/13; the Palestinian prisoners association calls on whoever is holding the man to release him. The IDF also fires on residential areas of Khan Yunis, Rafah; fires on a PSF post nr. Khan Yunis, causing damage but no injuries; bulldozes a tent, 2 rooms of a home, a bird farm s. of Khan Yunis. The BBC reports that Irishman John Morgan, arrested by the IDF on 7/12, is a journalist and peace activist; Israel acknowledges that he may not be a Real IRA bomb maker, but contends that he is “involved with terrorist organizations in the territories.” (Guardian, HA, MM 7/14; BBC, HA, NYT, PM, WP, WT 7/15; PCHR 7/24)