Saturday, February 6, 2016

Throughout the day, the IDF maintains its now 4-day closure of Qabatiya. After the PLO calls for a demonstration against the closure, dozens of Palestinians drive from Jenin and Jenin r.c. toward the village to break the blockade, sparking clashes with Israeli troops; 1 Palestinian is injured and 2 are arrested. The IDF ends the closure at 10:00 P.M. Meanwhile, IDF troops raid a gas station nr. Jenin, confiscating surveillance tapes, detaining 2 Palestinians, and sparking minor clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; 1 Palestinian is injured. They conduct further raids in 1 village nr. Salfit, Hebron and 1 nearby village and 1 village nr. Ramallah, arresting 8 Palestinians; patrol in 5 villages nr. Hebron, 2 each nr. Salfit and Jericho, and 1 nr. Ramallah. (HA, JP, MNA, YA 2/6; HA, MNA, WAFA 2/7; PCHR 2/11)