Friday, March 3, 2017

IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists at Friday demonstrations against Israel’s occupation, separation wall, and settlements in 4 areas nr. Ramallah (Nabi Salih, Bil‘in, Ni‘lin, and outside Ofer Prison), Kafr Qaddum nr. Qalqilya, and along Gaza’s border nr. Bayt Lahiya; 4 Palestinians, including 1 journalist, are injured. IDF troops also disperse Palestinians clashing with Israeli settlers at a well nr. Nabi Salih. It’s unclear what caused the clashes; there are no serious injuries. They also patrol nr. Jenin, Nablus, and Hebron throughout the day. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and injure 2 Palestinian youths who reportedly got lost nr. Bayt Lahiya, arrest 3 Palestinian youths attempting to cross into Israel nr. Ashqelon, and open fire on Palestinian shepherds working nr. Khan Yunis. (AFP,MNA,WAFA 3/3; PCHR 3/9)