Tuesday, December 3, 2002

IDF soldiers halt a taxi-van in Ramallah, smash its windows, spray it with gunfire, killing a 95-yr.-old Palestinian woman, wounding a 2d passenger; claim the taxi was moving in a closed military zone. The IDF also closes two District Coordination Offices (DCOs), liaisons btwn. the IDF and PSF, in Jenin and Ramallah; demolishes a PSF outpost in al-Qarara; fires on residential areas of Khan Yunis. In Hebron, 4 IDF soldiers detain 5 Palestinians at a barbershop, forcibly shave the heads of 2 of them, use 3 as human shields, standing behind them and firing over their soldiers at stone throwers (LAW, PCHR 12/3; NYT, WP, WT 12/4; WT 12/31; WP 1/1; SA 1/13 in WNC 1/14)