co-written by: Ahmad Jaradat
Israeli forces continued their operations the West Bank and have imposed a curfew in downtown Hebron. The operations intensified after clashes between the Israeli forces and Palestinians in the area on Friday. The Israeli army has raided and searched many houses in the West Bank. In downtown Hebron, 100 settlers marched against the withdrawal from Gaza. Some settlers threw stones and threatened Palestinians near the mosque. A Palestinian bystander was shot and killed from his injury by the Israeli military operating in Hebron. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an Israeli military fort, injuring two soldiers.
The Israeli military continues to enforce closures throughout the West Bank, preventing Palestinian residents from traveling to work or delivering goods. The closures began last week, and many Palestinians are forced to travel through the mountains in order to reach their destination.
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car at Kissufim, a key entry point into Gaza’s Israeli settlements, and killed two Israeli passengers. Two of the gunmen were chased and killed by Israeli troops. Following the attack, Israeli military planes shelled electricity sources in the Palestinian area of Khan Yunus, causing no injuries, but leaving residents without electricity.
Posted By AIC 2005 Fellow
Posted Jul 24th, 2005