Tuesday, October 9, 2001

In Gaza and Nablus, 1,000s of Palestinians angry over the PSF's excessive use of force against protesters on 10/8 defy the PA's ban on demonstrations, conduct protest marches, and clash with police again, setting 1 PSF office on fire in Nussayrat camp. Meanwhile, the IDF directs shells, gunfire at residential areas of Gaza City; bulldozes 100 dunams of Palestinian land in al-Qarara, damaging 1 home, destroying 3 tents, plus water and electricity systems. Jewish settlers pour unidentified contaminants in the community drinking well of Yanon village, rendering the water unpotable. (AFP 10/9; JP [Internet], NYT, PMC, WP, WT 10/10; LAW 10/13)