This day in the History of the 2nd Intifada

September 27 2000

In Jerusalem, Israeli police inform Waqf officials that Likud MK Sharon has requested to visit the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount on 9/28, just before Rosh Hashanah on 9/29. The Waqf urges against the visit, warning it would be viewed as a political provocation and could spark violence. (MM 9/27)

In Washington, U.S. special envoy Ross holds separate mtgs. with Israeli, PA teams. The PA team asks the U.S. to urge Barak against allowing MK Sharon to visit the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. (WP 9/28; Nightline 10/10)

Israel's Atty. Gen. Elyakim Rubenstein throws out the bribery and corruption case against fmr. Likud PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, clearing the way for Netanyahu's political comeback. Rubenstein says that although the evidence against Netanyahu could not support a conviction, "It is unthinkable that . . . matters should be presented as if everything was proper and clean; far from it." (IsRN, MM 9/27; MM, NYT, WP, WT 9/28; MM 9/29; WJW 10/5; JP 10/6)

Nr. Netzarim Junction in Gaza, 2 roadside bombs are detonated as an IDF convoy escorting Jewish settlers passes, injuring 2 soldiers. (MM, NYT, WP 9/28) (see 9/13)

September 27 2001

2 Palestinians killed.

In light of the IDF's overnight assault on Rafah, the U.S. calls on Israel to halt demolitions of Palestinian homes, incursions into PA controled areas. Meanwhile, the IDF fatally shoots 2 Palestinians in Rafah. (HA 9/27; AFP, HP, MM, NYT, WP 9/28)

PSF Gaza head Muhammad Dahlan says the PSF will not conduct preventive arrests of suspected Palestinian militants without hard evidence, as Israel demanded on 9/26.

September 27 2002

1 Palestinian killed.

The IDF fatally shoots wanted Palestinian Muhammad Yaghmur in nr. Hebron in an apparent assassination; shells residential areas of, conducts arrest raids in Dayr al-Balah, Jenin. The IDF fires tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets at stone-throwing youths in Khan Yunis (seriously injuring a Palestinian boy), Ramallah. Israeli police arrest 3 Israeli Arabs in Ramla on suspicion of plotting an attack for Hamas; bar Palestinians under age 40 fr. attending Friday prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque. (NYT, WP 9/28; LAW, PCHR, PR 10/2; HA 10/7)

U.S. Amb. to Israel Daniel Kurtzer delivers a personal message fr. Bush to Sharon, asking the PM to quickly end the IDF siege on Arafat's Ramallah offices, noting that Israel's continued defiance of the 9/24 UNSC res. is hurting U.S. efforts to build a coalition against Iraq; Secy. of State Colin Powell, National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice follow up with phone calls. Sharon sends his bureau chief Dov Weisglass to Washington for low-key mtgs. with Powell, Rice. (HA 9/27; WP 9/28; WT 9/29; NYT 9/30; MM 10/2; MEI 10/11)

100s of Palestinians defy curfews in West Bank cities to hold peaceful marches marking the 2d anniversary of the al-Aqsa intifada. In Gaza City and Khan Yunis, 1,000s of Palestinians protest against the 9/26 IDF missile strike targeting Dayif.

September 27 2003

1 Palestinian killed.

The IDF fires on residential areas of Khan Yunis (wounding 1), Rafah (wounding 2); conducts arrest raids in Dura, Hebron. Another Palestinian dies of injuries received on 9/19 (see 9/26). (PRCS 9/27; PCHR 10/2)

September 27 2004

7 Palestinians killed.

The IDF fires missiles at the car of PRC leader Muhammad Abu Nusayra as he drives in Khan Yunis in an attempt to assassinate him; he is seriously wounded, his bodyguard Ali al-Sha`ir is killed, several bystanders are injured. A Palestinian teacher is killed by stray IDF machine gun fire outside a Khan Yunis school. The IDF also fatally shoots 2 Palestinians near the border fence in central Gaza; fatally shoots 2 Palestinians who approach an IDF convoy in Balata r.c.; fires on stone-throwing Palestinians in `Ayn Bayt al-Ma r.c., on residential areas of Rafah (wounding a 9-yr.-old Palestinian inside her home); conducts arrest raids, house searches in Jenin town and r.c., al-Khadir and in and around Hebron, Nablus; raids, searches an ambulance building. A Jewish settler fatally shoots a Palestinian driving nr. Itamar, is arrested by Israeli police but is quickly sent home to serve 1 weeks house arrest. (PRCS 9/27; AFP, PSCT, VOI, VOP 9/27 in WNC 9/29; JAZ, MM, NYT, PM, WP, WT 9/28; VOI 9/28 in WNC 9/30; PR 9/29; PCHR, WJW 9/30; JPI 10/8)

Armed Palestinians ambush a carload of CNN reporters in Gaza City, kidnap Jerusalem-based producer Riyad Ali, leaving others unharmed.

September 27 2005

Overnight, the IDF conducts more arrest raids across the West Bank; fires missiles fr. F-16s at the Gaza Strip, destroying a bridge in Bayt Hanun allegedly used by Palestinians firing rockets, a money changer's office linked to Hamas, and an office building used by Fatah in Khan Yunis, causing no injuries. Mofaz warns that Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyya, Mahmud Zahhar could be targeted for assassination if there are further rocket strikes fr. Gaza; says Israel will continue striking Gaza until there is "a new reality there." (HA, NYT, REU, WT 9/27; BBC, IMEMC, NYT, PCHR, WP 9/28; PCHR 9/29; MEI 10/12)

During the day, Palestinians fire several rockets or mortars toward Sederot, 1 of which lands inside the city, causing no damage or injuries; soon after, an IDF F-16 fires a missile nr. a housing project in Bayt Hanun, causing no damage or injuries; IDF artillery shells an open area in Bayt Hanun, causing no injuries. Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for the 9/25 assassination of its military cmdr. Khalil, but later, along with Hamas and the rest of the factions represented in the NIHC, reaffirms commitment to the unilateral truce agreed to by the Palestinian factions in 2/05. PA Interior M Nasr Yusuf gives orders for the PA security forces to "arrest any armed Palestinian not in uniform."

September 27 2006

1 Palestinian killed.

Overnight, the IDF sends troops into al-Fukhari nr. Khan Yunis, searching and occupying several houses, rounding up men for interrogation, arresting 2 (1 a PA security officer allegedly connected to the AMB), demolishing a Palestinian home, damaging another, bulldozing 5 d. of agricultural land before withdrawing in the evening. The IDF also makes a 2nd air strike destroying a Palestinian house in Rafah targeted on 9/26 (warning the occupants in advance to evacuate), killing a 14-yr.-old Palestinian girl in a home nearby, wounding 10 bystanders. In the West Bank, the IDF raids an Islamic charitable society nr. Nablus, confiscating a computer, financial documents and vandalizing furniture; conducts arrest raids, house searches in and around Bethlehem, Nablus and nr. Jenin. Israel releases PA Dep. PM Sha‘ir (arrested on 8/17) but bans him fr. going to his Ramallah office for 2 wks. 30 PC mbrs., 4 PA cabinet mbrs. remain in Israeli custody. (NYT 9/27; NYT, PCHR, WP, WT 9/28; PCHR 10/5)

September 27 2007

1 Palestinian killed.

In Gaza, the IDF ends its 2-day incursion into Bayt Hanun, withdrawing troops into Israel before dawn; makes an air strike on n. Gaza later in the day, killing 1 Islamic Jihad mbr. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts arrest raids, house searches in `Ayn Bayt al-Maa r.c. Jewish settlers fr. Alfe Menashe cut down, burn 90 Palestinian olive trees nr. Qalqilya. (PCHR 9/27; NYT, WP 9/28; OCHA 10/3; PCHR 10/4)

Palestinians fire at least 3 rockets, 5 mortars fr. Gaza into Israel, causing no damage or injuries.

Unidentified gunmen fire on a PA security forces car nr. Hebron, causing no injuries. In Rafah, 2 Hamas mbrs. are injured when unknown assailants throw an explosive device at them; relatives of the wounded, most of whom are Fatah supporters, attempt to visit the men at the hospital but are blocked by ESF officers, sparking an exchange of fire that leaves 8 Palestinians wounded.

September 27 2008

1 Palestinian killed.

A Palestinian shepherd was found dead with gunshot wounds south of Nablus. An Israeli police spokesman said that the body was taken to an Israeli forensics centre for an autopsy and that the police were investigating the incident. Palestinians blamed the attack on local Israeli settlers, who denied involvement and said that they were cooperating with the investigation. (Haaretz, WAFA)

A settler was injured when two Israeli cars came under fire by Palestinians near Salfit in the northern West Bank, near the settlement of "Ale Zahav". The driver of one of the cars was taken to hospital. The same day, two young settlers were attacked outside the Ibrahimi Mosque (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in the Old City of Hebron. (Ma'an News Agency)


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