Sunday, March 20, 2016

In Gaza, dozens of Palestinians gather outside the Ministry of Public Works and Housing offices to protest the PA’s alleged postponement of disbursals of money donated by Kuwait for the reconstruction of Gaza. The protesters call on Kuwait’s govt. to make the PA distribute the funds. In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct late-night raids and house searches nr. Hebron and Bethlehem, arresting 3 Palestinians; patrol nr. Tulkarm, Salfit, Qalqilya, and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 6 Palestinians during late-night raids in the Old City and al-‘Izzariya. (JP 3/20; PCHR 3/24)

Jordan’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Hayel Dawood clarifies plans to establish surveillance infrastructure at Haram al-Sharif, stating that Jordan will install 55 cameras to monitor the outdoor areas at the sanctuary, and that the video feed will be broadcast live over the Internet. His statement comes after a 3/18 report clarifying Jordan’s plans to implement the 10/24/2015 IsraeliJordanian agreement to install cameras at the sanctuary. (HA 3/20)