Latest Developments  -  Saturday 4 November 2000
Web posted 10:45pm (GMT+2), Ramallah, West Bank
September 2000 Clashes Information Center
Palestine: http://www.addameer.org/september20000/
North America: http://www.nigelparry.com/september2000/

A strict Israeli imposed closure remains in place throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  Clashes erupted in a number of areas this afternoon, with 1 Palestinian child killed and at least 181 Palestinians injured.  Intensified Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian residents either travelling on major roads, attempting to harvest olive orchards, or in residential areas have become a daily and nightly occurrence.

Hind Nidal Jamil Abu Qweidar, 23 days old from Hebron, was killed this morning as a result of gas inhalation.

Hebron
Clashes erupted throughout Hebron, including in 'Arroub Refugee Camp, Sa'ir and Hebron city, with at least 37 Palestinians injured.  Hind Nidal Jamil Abu Qweidar, 23 days old from Hebron, was killed this morning as a result of gas inhalation.  Her father was prevented by the Israeli military from taking her to the hospital for medical treatment, with the justification that the area was under Israeli imposed curfew. She died in her home.

In the village of Sa'ir, Israeli soldiers and settlers randomly fired at
residents of the village.  A number of Palestinians were injured, including 5 school children who are in extremely critical condition:  Ghazaleh Jawdat Issa Ahmad Jarradat, 13 years old from Sa'ir, Hebron, was shot by live ammunition to her head while walking home from school.  She was declared clinically dead this afternoon.  Hamid Omar Jarradat, was shot by live ammunition to his head.  Shadi Jamal, was shot by live ammunition to his face.
Wahid Abdel Jawwad, was shot by live ammunition to his abdomen.  Ma'moun Shaker was shot by live ammunition to his head.

Late this evening, the Israeli military used heavy machine gun fire to
attack residential areas in Hebron.  Israeli settlers have been attacking Palestinians using batons and the back of rifles throughout areas in Hebron, including at Israeli checkpoints.  A number of Palestinians injured as a result of attacks remain in hospital.

Bethlehem area
Clashes erupted in Bethlehem this afternoon, with several Palestinians reported injured.  In the village of Hossan, Israeli settlers and soldiers attacked residents late this evening, with a number of Palestinians reported injured.  Attacks continue at the time of writing.

Ramallah
Clashes erupted this afternoon in Ramallah following the funeral procession for Rami Abdel Fattah, 15 years old from Hizmah, Jerusalem, shot and killed yesterday as a result of live ammunition to his chest and abdomen, and Mahmoud Is'eid, 19 years old from Hizmah, Jerusalem, shot and killed yesterday as a result of live ammunition to his neck and chest.  At least 20 Palestinians were injured.

Gaza
Clashes erupted throughout the Gaza Strip this afternoon.  At Beit Hanoun
Crossing, at least 13 Palestinians were injured as a result of live
ammunition.  In Rafah, at least 5 Palestinians were injured as a result of live ammunition.  Outside Briej Refugee Camp, at least 12 Palestinians were injured as a result of live ammunition.  In Khan Younis, at least 9 Palestinians were injured as a result of live ammunition, including Saber Jaber B arbakh, 13 years old from Khan Younis Refugee Camp, who was shot by live ammunition to his head and is in extremely critical condition.

Nablus
Israeli settlers and soldiers attacked Palestinian residents throughout
Nablus, injuring a large number of Palestinians, 12 of which remain in
hospital.  In Huwarra, an Israeli imposed curfew in place for 28 days was lifted in the morning, but re-imposed later in the evening.  Israeli soldiers forced residents to return to their homes, beating a number of Palestinians in the process.  Palestinian lands on the main road of Huwarra were bulldozed and trees uprooted.

Jenin
Clashes erupted this afternoon in Jenin, Arrabi, and Ya'bad, with at least 14 Palestinians injured as a result of live ammunition.  Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian residents throughout the area were widespread today, including at checkpoints, where Israeli soldiers also participated in the beating of Palestinian residents.  In Silt Al Thaher, the Israeli military fired large amounts of gas into the Silt al Thaher Girl's School while children were in class.  Tens of school children suffered from gas inhalation and suffocation as a result and were transferred to hospital for medical treatment.

Tulkarem
Clashes erupted this afternoon in the city of Tulkarem, Baqa Al Sharqiyeh, and Nazlit 'Issa, with at least 16 Palestinians injured.  17 year old Mohammad Bassem Fayez, from the village of 'Attil, was stopped at an Israeli checkpoint and brutally beaten by Israeli soldiers.  He arrived at hospital with severe injuries all over his body.  Late this evening, the Israeli military used heavy machine gun fire to attack the western neighborhood (Hai Al Gharbi) of Tulkarem and the area of Khadoureh College.

Qalqilya
Although the strict internal closure has been officially lifted, travel from
village to village in the area remains extremely difficult.  Israeli settler
attacks on villagers remain a daily threat.  Clashes erupted this a
fternoon in the city of Qalqilya, with several Palestinians reported
injured, one of which is in extremely critical condition.  21 year old
Abdullah Zuheir Walweel, a volunteer with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, was shot by live ammunition while assisting those injured.

Jerusalem
Israeli settler attacks were reported throughout Palestinian
neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including Dahiet Al Barid, Abu Dis,
Hizmah, Anata, and Shufat Refugee Camp.  At least 16
Palestinians were hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained from
the attacks, including 3 brothers from the old city of Jerusalem who
suffered severe injury.