Five (5) shooting attacks were recorded this weekend in the West Bank.
An Israeli citizen was wounded moderately-to-seriously yesterday (8 June) by an ambush set against his car as he rode on the Ramallah bypass road, south of the village of Bet El. The citizen was treated on the spot, and later evacuated to continue medical treatment in a hospital.
A bomb was found by an IDF reserve force this afternoon (9 June) on the road leading to the Hamam El-Maliah base in the Jordan Valley. Demolition experts exploded the bomb in a controlled manner.
Shooting attacks were recorded yesterday (8 June) in a number of locations throughout the West Bank, such as:
· An IDF post in Tel E-Ras, near Nablus
· An IDF post in the Ayosh junction near Ramallah
· The “Bezek” IDF base near Jenin.
There were no casualties from any of the above attacks.
IDF forces returned fire towards the sources of the shooting in those cases in which they were identified.
Civil disorders, during which rocks and firebombs were thrown, took place in a number of locations, such as the Ayosh junction and the village of Surda (both near Ramallah) and the Jewish Quarter in the city of Hebron. IDF forces responded with crowd-dispersal means.
The Gaza Strip:
Seven (7) mortar bombs were fired during this weekend, and seven (7) shooting attacks were recorded this weekend in the Gaza Strip.
A foreign citizen working in Israel was slightly wounded on the morning of 9 June by a mortar bomb that Palestinians fired into agricultural fields near the village of Atzmona. The worker was given treatment on location.
Palestinians fired (7) mortar bombs this morning (9 June) at Israeli villages in Gush Katif. Five (5) mortar bombs were fired at the village of Atzmona. One of the mortars, as previously stated, injured a foreign worker, and another mortar bomb hit a building in the village. In addition, another mortar bomb fell in the agricultural fields of the village of Selav, and another fell within the territory of the Palestinian Autonomy.
Fragments of three (3) mortar bombs fired Thursday (7 June) night were found Friday morning (8 June) in the village of Gane Tal in Gush Katif.
On Friday (8 June) shots were fired at a number of areas:
· At the industrial area in Neve Dekalim
· At an IDF post near the above industrial area, and at an additional IDF post near the village of Neve Dekalim
· At an IDF post near the village of Gadid
· At an IDF post and an IDF force on the Israel-Egypt border
IDF forces returned fire towards the sources of the shooting in those cases in which they were identified. There were no casualties from any of these attacks, with the exception of the incident at Atzmona.
During this weekend Palestinians gathered near the industrial area and the village of Neve Dekalim, in the vicinity of the IDF post near Gadid and on the Karni-Netzarim road.