A clan clash in Tubas caused the death of a young man and incineration of five houses Thursday night.There was another clan clash in Bethlehem this week. More than 30 were hospitalized.
Palestinian Authority police arrested five in connection with the death of the 23-year-old Husny Ziad Abed Sawafta. An additional 38 were injured. Sawafta was shot point blank with a 9mm.
The police said Sawafta’s family set fire to the homes to avenge the death of their son, and the fires lead to street-side brawls.
The 2009 PalArab self-death count is at 168.