Wednesday, November 2, 2016

In the West Bank, IDF troops patrol nr. Hebron during the day; and arrest 16 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Ramallah, Tulkarm, and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a 2-story building in Bayt Hanina and arrest 3 Palestinians during late-night raids in Shaykh Sa‘ad. In Israel, Israeli forces demolish the “unrecognized” bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev for the 105th time since 2010. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 11/2; PCHR 11/3; PCHR 11/10)

The Jerusalem Municipality’s Local Planning and Building Comm. approves the construction of 181 new residences in the Gilo settlement. Meanwhile, Haaretz reports that settlers in the Ariel settlement have recently constructed 16 new buildings on territory that does not belong to the state, meaning that construction there should be illegal. (HA, JP 11/2; HA, JP 11/3)