Sunday, May 5, 2002

The IDF conducts a predawn raid into Tulkarm r.c., conducting house-to-house searches, fire live ammunition at a group of children protesting the incursion, killing a 9-yr.-old Palestinian boy. Nr. Jenin, IDF soldiers, believing the sound of a tank tread breaking to be a roadside bomb, fire on Palestinians harvesting an orchard nearby, killing a Palestinian woman, 2 children. Also nr. Jenin, the IDF bars a Palestinian woman in labor fr. crossing a checkpoint to reach a hospital; the woman gives birth in a taxi, the newborn dies. An Israeli civilian dies of injuries received in the 3/27 Netanya bombing, bring the toll of that attack to 29. (NYT, WP 5/5; UPMRC 5/6; WP 5/7; HA 5/12; JP 5/16)