Sunday, August 10, 2003

The IDF conducts arrest raids in Bayt Furik, nr. Hebron; imposes a curfew on Hebron; fires on residential areas of Dayr al-Balah, Khan Yunis for the 2d night in a row; bulldozes 5 dunams of land in Bayt Hanun. 100s of Druze protest outside the PM’s office in Jerusalem against a government plan to unify local authorities, scuffle with police, leaving 14 police officers injured, 20 Druze under arrest. (HA 8/10; WT 8/11; HA 8/12; PCHR 8/14)

Hizballah directs antiaircraft at Israeli planes violating Lebanon’s airspace. Shrapnel fr. the missiles lands across the Israeli border in Shlomi, killing 1 Israeli boy, injuring 4. Israeli warplanes strike Hizballah targets in response. (HA 8/10; VOI, YA 8/10 in WNC 8/12; HA, MM, NYT, WP, WT 8/11; MM 8/12)