Full Closure in Gaza, West Bank; 25 Hamas Arrested in Ramallah
Pre-emptive security for the Jewish holiday weekend - you can depend on attacks to occur
A full closure was imposed on the West Bank and Gaza Strip late Thursday, ahead of Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - which begins sundown Friday and lasts until Sunday evening. The closure has been put in place due to fears that Palestinian militants plan to carry out an attack during the holiday.
Palestinians will, however, be allowed to enter Israel for humanitarian reasons.
|That's the way they usually celebrate Jewish holidays, isn't it? |
Check the ambulances very carefully
Access to Friday prayers on the Temple Mount has also been limited to Palestinians aged 40 and older and those who carry Israeli identity cards. Police chief Shlomo Aharonishki told Israel Radio on Friday morning that large numbers of police reinforcements had been deployed throughout the country. Police numbers have also been bolstered in cities along the Green Line, and Border Police units are on high alert along the divide between Israel and the West Bank.
finish the fence - faster
IDF troops operating in the West Bank city of Ramallah arrested 25 Hamas activists overnight Thursday.
Hours earlier, Palestinian gunmen fired shots near homes in the Psagot settlement close to Ramallah. There were no injuries.
|I wonder how many of them were sprung as part of trying to accomodate the Paleos during the hudna? |
In the Gaza Strip late Thursday, Palestinians fired at IDF troops near Atzmona in the Gush Katif settlement bloc, and troops returned fire. Palestinian gunmen also fired two anti-tank missiles at IDF troops near the Gadid settlement in southern Gaza. There were no injuries in either incident.
|"Die, Zionist dogs!"|
"I'm sorry. Did you say something?"
typical Paleo marksmanship, lucky there were no bystanders, puppies and baby ducks to hit
Posted by: Frank G 2003-09-26