Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The IDF maintains its closure of Hebron and the surrounding district, put in place in the wake of a settler’s killing on 7/1. IDF troops arrest 4 Palestinians during late-night raids and house searches nr. Hebron and Bethlehem, and patrol nr. Ramallah and Jenin throughout the day. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a nursery, car repair shop, and a number of tents in Anata r.c., sparking minor clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians (there are no serious injuries). Meanwhile, 50 Jewish settlers tour Haram al-Sharif with an Israeli police escort and pray at the sanctuary, despite the longstanding ban on non-Muslim prayers there. Along Gaza’s border, a Palestinian bedouin citizen of Israel crosses the border into Gaza, according to the IDF. His whereabouts are unknown and his family says that he suffers from mental disabilities. (HA, MNA, WAFA, YA 7/12; YA 7/13; PCHR 7/14)