Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In the West Bank, the IDF conducts searches and raids in 1 village nr. Bethlehem, issuing a summons to 1 Palestinian. Israeli forces inform residents of a village nr. Hebron that around 2,000 dunams of their land will be seized in 45 days, barring a successful appeal. In East Jerusalem, 55 right-wing Jewish activists and Israeli forces enter Haram al-Sharif and Palestinian worshippers nonviolently confront them. Elsewhere, Israeli forces demolish a stone-cutting workshop in al-Tur after seizing the equipment inside. They also assault 2 Palestinians walking home in Silwan, detaining 1 and sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians in the area. Palestinians in Shu‘fat throw rocks at the Jerusalem Light Rail, causing damage. Meanwhile, Jordan’s amb. to Israel tours Haram al-Sharif. (JP, MNA, WAFA 2/11; MNA, PCHR 2/12)