On Saturday clashes erupted between Palestinian security forces and civilians from the Huwwara village located near Nablus city in the northern part of the West Bank.Witnesses stated that security officers searched several homes causing damage which sparked protests against the home invasions.  Clashes occurred between officers and local youth after they attempted to barricade the road to the village with tires and stones.

Local sources said that four civilians and some police officers sustained injures.  Palestinian Security sources stated that the PA was attempting to arrest suspects involved in an ongoing murder investigation.

In related news, Israel decided to allow 50 armored vehicles donated by Russia to reach the Palestinian Authority.  Israeli approved the first 25 vehicles initially, and plan to allow another 25 later.