Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Nr. Bethlehem, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian after he stabs and lightly injures an Israeli soldier at the Gush Etzion junction. Meanwhile, Israeli forces confiscate construction materials and equipment and deliver a stop-work order at a construction site outside Hebron; seize a tractor from another village nr. Hebron. After unknown persons throw a small IED at the separation wall outside a village nr. Bethlehem, the IDF raids a nearby village and clashes with stone-throwers, causing injuries. The IDF conducts additional raids and house searches in 4 villages nr. Hebron, 1 nr. Bethlehem, Tulkarm, and Jenin, arresting 8 Palestinians and issuing arrest summons to 3; patrols in 5 villages and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron and 1 village nr. Qalqilya. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen, setting 1 boat on fire and causing no injuries. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 1/5; MNA, TOI 1/6; PCHR 1/7)