3 deaths (American diplomats)
1 injured (American diplomat)
Incidents involving ambulances and medical teams
Denial of access: 3 incidents
Delay (60 to 300 mins): 8 cases
Attack/abuse of ambulances and staff: 5 incidents
Shooting at ambulance: 3 incident
Detention of ambulance staff: 0
The IDF closure of the West Bank continued. Curfews were reported in the following locations: Kafr 'Ein (4 days), Dura al Qar', Silwad, Kafr Malik and 'Ein Yabrud (3 days), Al Mughayyir, At Tayba, Beitin, Rammun and Tulkarm Camp (2 days), Tulkarm, Ramallah, Al Bireh, Bir Zeit, Deir Jarir, Marda, 'Anabta, Kafr al Labad, Kafr ad Dik and Az Zababida and (1 day).
Partially demolished: 39
Land has been confiscated to make space for two military observation towers in the district of Hebron, respectively at the crossings of Halhul-Sair and at Dura-Fawwar, on route 60. In Bethlehem ½ dunum has been confiscated to make space for one military observation tower at the entrance to village Wadi Anis along the Efrata road.
Checkpoints/roadblocks/Separation Wall/restrictions on movement
- Tulkarm/Qalqiliya governorates:
- Nablus/Jenin governorates:
Awarta checkpoint: (the main commercial checkpoint in Nablus since July 2003)
*Al Jalama checkpoint: (the main commercial checkpoint in Jenin)
*Only foodstuffs were permitted into Jenin.
The policy of total closure has remained in effect in both Bethlehem and Hebron districts with Palestinians not able to move on roads and increasingly even on foot between villages and major cities. The problem is particularly felt in Bethlehem where the enforcement of the closure is particularly strict and an increased presence of security forces at the edge of the city. Secondary access routes created by pedestrians along the Beit Jala DCO road have now been cordoned off with razor wire; at the Khader junction, on route 60, the heavy presence of security has created huge delays in pedestrian crossings to and from the area of Husan/Battir.
Access to Schools:
All work permits in Tulkarm, Qalqiliya, and Bethlehem and Hebron governorates are still suspended.
There was an IDF incursion into Ramallah last night which targeted worshippers at a mosque and the Al Jazeera TV station in al Bireh.
Minor incidents have so far occurred during this years olive harvest.