Latest Developments
 -  Thursday 9 November 2000
ADDAMEER
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September 2000 Clashes Information Center
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Clashes erupted in a number of areas in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip today, with at least 90 Palestinians injured, and four
Palestinians killed.  A strict Israeli imposed closure on the West
Bank and Gaza remains in place.

Ihsein Mohammad Salem Bayyat, 34 years old from Bethlehem,
was killed today after an Israeli attack helicopter fired missiles at
the car he was in.

Rahmeh Rashid Shaheen, 52 years old from Beit Sahour, was
killed today as a result of injuries sustained from missile shrapnel.

Azizeh Mahmoud Danoun, 50 years old from Beit Sahour, was
killed today as a result of injuries sustained from missile shrapnel.

Mahmoud Kamel Shurrab, 14 years old from Khan Younis, was
shot and killed today by live ammunition to his back, exiting from
his heart.
 

Bethlehem area
According to eyewitnesses, at approximately 11:20 AM, four Israeli
attack helicopters hovering over the Bethlehem/Beit Sahour area
fired three air-land missiles at a civilian car in Beit Sahour resulting
in the death of 3 Palestinians and 25 injured.  (see
http://www.rapprochement.org/carattack.htm for eye-witness report
and photographs).

Ihsein Mohammad Salem Bayyat, 34 years old from Bethlehem,
was killed instantly after one of the missiles fired directly hit the car
he was in.  Two women, Rahmeh Rashid Shaheen, 52 years old
from Beit Sahour and Azizeh Mahmoud Danoun, 50 years old from
Beit Sahour, were both killed while on the road near the attack by
shrapnel from the missiles.

Dr. Nidal Salameh, Samer As'ad and ambulance driver Adnaan
Taha Hmeid were also injured in the attack.  2 civilian cars were
hit, one directly and the other damaged as a result of the
explosion, in addition to an ambulance that was in the area.
Several houses in the area were also damaged.

A number of those injured remain in critical condition.  Among the
injured are:

1- Khaled Salaha
2- Ibrahim Musa Ubayyat
3- Nathmi Shu'aybaat
4- Jameeleh Shu'aybaat
5- Jamaal Ibrahim Al Wahhabeen
6- Yousif Muhammad Allam
7- Nidal Salameh (Physician)
8- Samer As'ad (Nurse)
9- Adnan Taha Hmeid (Ambulance driver)

A large number of people were gathered in the area prior to the
attack to assess damages and express support to families living in
the area whose homes were attacked last night by the Israeli
military with tanks and heavy machine gun fire.

Gaza
Clashes erupted this afternoon in Gaza following the funerals for
four Palestinians killed yesterday.  At least 25 Palestinians were
injured as a result of live ammunition, 3 of which are in extremely
critical condition.  A journalist for AP was also injured by live
ammunition to his leg.  Mahmoud Kamel Shurrab, 14 years old
from Khan Younis, was shot and killed today by live ammunition to
his back, exiting from his heart.

Brief clashes erupted in Rafah this afternoon.  The Israeli military
authorities bulldozed 900 dunams of agricultural land in Rafah,
including the uprooting of hundreds of olive, almond and citrus fruit
trees.  Two homes were also demolished in the area, in addition to
the forced evacuation of a Palestinian family in a third home, which
was then transformed into an Israeli military outpost.  Later in the
day, exchange of fire was reported in the Rafah area.

At least 10 Palestinians were injured from live ammunition during
clashes at the Mentar Crossing, one of which is in critical
condition.  At least 15 Palestinians were injured from live
ammunition at the Tufah Junction in Khan Younis, 2 of which are in
extremely critical condition.

Late this evening, Israeli attack helicopters fired 3 missiles at
residential areas of Deir Al Balah, injuring at least one Palestinian
who was in his home, and causing damage to a number of homes.
No further information is available.

Ramallah
Clashes erupted this afternoon at the northern entrance of Al Bireh,
with at least 15 Palestinians injured from live ammunition.

Jerusalem
Clashes erupted this afternoon in Dahiet Al Barid, Shufat Refugee
Camp and Kalandia Refugee Camp, with 4 Palestinians reported
injured from live ammunition.  The Israeli military authorities
arrested 4 students this afternoon from the Rashidiya School in
Jerusalem.

Tulkarem
Brief clashes erupted this afternoon in Tulkarem following funeral
processions, with at least 10 Palestinians reported injured.  The
Israeli military attacked Palestinian workers this afternoon
attempting to reach their places of work, with at least 5
Palestinians admitted to hospital for injuries sustained after being
beaten by Israeli soldiers.  In Nazlit Issa, brief clashes were
reported, with lands along the main road of the village bulldozed by
the Israeli authorities.

Late this evening, the Israeli military attacked residential areas in
Nablus with heavy machine gun fire, causing damage to a number
of homes.  No further information is available.

Qalqilya and Salfit areas
Clashes erupted this afternoon in the Salfit and Qalqilya area
following funeral processions, with at least 6 Palestinians injured
from live ammunition.  Israeli settlers set fire to a plot of land in the
Qalqilya area, burning more than a hundred dunums of land and
trees.  Israeli soldiers and settlers prevented residents from putting
out the fire.  The Israeli military then informed owners of
commercial stores and agricultural centers on the outskirts of
Qalqilya to remove their property from these areas because of their
intention to demolish and bulldoze the area.  The area was subject
to heavy shelling last night, in addition to late this evening, with at
least 3 houses damaged.

Jenin
Clashes erupted this afternoon in the Jenin area, with at least 5
Palestinians injured from live ammunition.  In the village of Silt Al
Thaher, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents and Israeli
soldiers forced stores on main roads and schools to shut down.  A
curfew was re-imposed on the village this evening.

In the village of Zababdeh, Israeli settlers attacked and beat
Palestinian residents, with several injuries reported.  Israeli soldiers
attacked anyone attempting to reach those injured and prevented
ambulances from reaching the site of clashes.  Late this evening,
heavy machine gun fire attacks by the Israeli military were reported
in the Zababdeh area.

North west of Jenin, near the village of Salem, Israeli soldiers
raided Palestinian olive groves while farmers were picking olives,
arresting people and confiscating any olives already picked.  The
farmers were beaten and chased off the orchards, with threats from
the Israeli military to shoot anyone who attempted to enter the
orchards.  In Al Jelamie, near Jenin, the Israeli authorities
bulldozed and destroyed Palestinian agricultural lands, including a
number of greenhouses.

Attacks on residential areas with heavy machine gun fire were
reported earlier this evening in the eastern section of Jenin, and the
villages of Sabah Al Kheir and Jelamie.  Exchange of fire was
reported late in the evening near Jelamie.

Nablus
Clashes erupted this afternoon in the Nablus area, with at least 3
Palestinians injured from live ammunition.  In Huwarra, Israeli
settlers shot at Palestinian residential areas under curfew for the
33rd day.  The village of Burin has been under Israeli imposed
curfew for the last 3 days.

Late this evening, the Israeli military attacked with heavy machine
gun fire residential areas of Nablus, with at least one Palestinian
reported injured thus far and a number of homes damaged.

Hebron
Clashes erupted this afternoon in Hebron, with at least 10 Palestinians
injured
from live ammunition.  Israeli settler attacks were reported this
afternoon throughout Hebron, with settlers throwing stones at
Palestinian cars and attacking residential areas. The Israeli
controlled sections of Hebron remain under Israeli imposed curfew
for the 42nd day.

Late this evening, the Israeli military attacked with tanks and heavy
machine gun fire residential areas of Hebron, with at least 1
Palestinian injured by shrapnel to his chest while in his home.  He
is currently undergoing surgery.  No further information is available.

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