PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Summary for January 7 – 13, 2021

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes and multi-layered violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians that are mostly conducted after midnight and in the early morning hours. This week witnessed an escalation in the shooting of Palestinian workers near the Annexation Wall in the West Bank, as 7 workers were shot and wounded in Tulkarem. Settlers’ attacks, mainly stone throwing at civilian houses and vehicles in the West Bank, were also reported. Additionally, IOF demolitions of Palestinian homes and properties continued as part of Israel’s de facto annexation and under various pretexts in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

This week, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) documented 225 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by IOF and settlers in the oPt. It should be noted that the limitations due to the corona virus pandemic, has limited PCHR’s fieldworkers mobility and ability to conduct field documentation; therefore, the information contained in this report are only part of the continued IOF violations.

IOF shooting and violation of right to bodily integrity:

IOF wounded 14 Palestinians, including person with speech impairment, in excessive use of force against civilians in the West Bank: 7 were wounded near the Annexation Wall in Tulkarem; 2 in IOF attack on Kufur Qaddoum weekly protest in Qalqilia; a speech-impaired Palestinian was shot and wounded near a checkpoint in Jericho. Also, one Palestinian was arrested after he was shot near a checkpoint set by the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in an alleged attempt to conduct a stab attack. The remaining injuries were recorded in Hebron, Bethlehem, Jenin and Ramallah. Also, a child sustained wounds in Hebron while playing with items left by IOF.

In the Gaza Strip, 13 IOF shootings were reported at agricultural lands, and five times at fishing boats eastern and western Gaza Strip.

IOF incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians:

IOF carried out 139 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, and attacking many of them. During this week’s incursions, 127 Palestinians were arrested, including 7 children.

In the Gaza Strip, IOF conducted a limited incursion into eastern Khan Younis where soldiers left pamphlets demanding farmers harvest their crops and the area was razed. Additionally, IOF arrested a Palestinian while attempting to cross the border area in eastern Central Gaza. He was released later.

Demolitions:

PCHR documented 10 incidents, including:

Jenin: house evacuated (its contents were damaged and confiscated).

Ramallah: tractor confiscated

Nablus: wheel loader and tractor confiscated

Occupied East Jerusalem: house self-demolished in Ras al-Amud neighborhood; lands vacated in Wadi a-Rababeh neighborhood; a wall demolished in Anata.

Tubas: truck confiscated; demolition notice served to a house in the northern Jordan valleys.

Bethlehem: greenhouse dismantled.

Hebron: 8 dunams razed.

Settler-attacks:

PCHR fieldworkers reported and documented 11 settler-violence incidents:

Ramallah: assaults on farmers, 3 were wounded, in Kafr Malik; assault on several vehicles near the Turmus Ayya intersection

Nablus: 9 settler attacks, including stone-throwing at intersections and vehicles; 190 olive tree seedlings uprooted and confiscated in Qusra village; 150 seedlings uprooted in Jalud; land confiscated in Aqraba and two Palestinian civilians sustained wounds after being assaulted in Khirbet Minim.

Hebron: settler attacks and stone-throwing on Jerusalem-Hebron road.

Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement:

The Gaza Strip still suffers the worst closure in the history of the Israeli occupation of the oPt as it has entered the 14th consecutive year, without any improvement to the movement of persons and goods, humanitarian conditions and bearing catastrophic consequences on all aspects of life.

Meanwhile, IOF continued to divide the West Bank into separate cantons with key roads blocked by the Israeli occupation since the Second Intifada and with temporary and permanent checkpoints, where civilian movement is restricted, and they are subject to arrest.

At approximately 03:00 on Thursday, 07 January 2021, IOF accompanied with a large number of Israeli soldiers and special forces moved into Dheisheh refugee camp and Al-Dawha village, southwest of Bethlehem. They raided and searched several houses after blowing up their doors, causing fear to its inhabitants. IOF also arrested Mohammed Yousef al-Zaghari (27), Mo’tasem Mazen Raqban (27) and Mo’taz Mohammed Shari’ah (28). During which, a number of Palestinian young men gathered near Jerusalem- Hebron Street and threw empty bottles and Molotov cocktails at IOF and their vehicles. IOF immediately attacked the protestors, chased them on the camp’s streets and fired live bullets and heavy sound bombs at them. As a result, a 19-year-old male was shot with a live bullet in his foot and was taken to Beit Jala Hospital for treatment.At approximately 05:35, IOF moved into Qabatiya village, southeast of Jenin, north of the West Bank. Meanwhile, a number of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones at IOF vehicles. IOF responded with live bullets and teargas canisters to disperse them. As a result, a 24-year-old male was shot with a live bullet in his right leg and was taken to Dr. Khaili Suliman Hospital for treatment. Also, many civilians suffocated due to teargas inhalation and received treatment on the spot. During the IOF incursion into Qabatiya village, they raided and searched several houses, from which they arrested Yousef Jaser Yousef Nazzal (21) and Mohammed Ragheb Naji Kmail (20).At approximately 07:15, Israeli gunboats stationed off Waha Shore, northwest of Beit Lahia, and off al-Sudaniyia Shore, west of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3-6 nautical miles, opened heavy fire around them and fired flare bombs in the sky, causing fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.At approximately 18:40, IOF stationed at a military checkpoint established at the northern entrance to Jericho, in the center of the West Bank, fired live bullets at ‘Obaida Sameer al-Taweel (24), a mute person from occupied East Jerusalem, while passing through the checkpoint. As a result, al-Taweel was shot with a live bullet in his right thigh and was taken to Jericho Governmental Hospital for treatment. Eyewitnesses said that I opened fire at al-Taweel without justification after he crossed 10 meters toward the checkpoint, as he was returning to his home in Jerusalem.At approximately 22:50, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Deir_al-Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 23:00, a large number of IOF accompanied with Israeli Intelligence officers moved into al-Tur neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, after a number of Palestinian young men burned a vehicle belonging to an Israeli settler, near “Beit Hoshin” settlement, which is established on the neighborhood lands. IOF fired heavy teargas canisters in the area, chased Palestinian young men and beat them. Also, IOF arrested the two siblings Dawoud (19) and Mohammed (18) Mahmoud Abu al-Hawa.At approximately 05:15 on Friday, 08 January 2021, IOF moved into Jenin refugee camp, west of Jenin, north of the West Bank. Meanwhile, a number of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones at IOF vehicles. IOF responded with rubber bullets and teargas canisters to disperse them. As a result, many civilians suffocated due to teargas inhalation and received treatment on the spot. During the IOF incursion, they raided and searched several houses, from which they arrested Mohammed Nash’at ‘Issa Samara (32), Mohammed Hussain Ahmed Zaidan (33) and Ahmed Hussni Ahmed Zaidan (35).At approximately 11:00, a peaceful protest took off in front of Beit Dajan village council, east of Nablus, north of the West Bank, at the call of the villagers and with the participation of the National Action Factions in Nablus, towards lands under the threat of confiscation, east of the village. The protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation, settlers, annexation wall and deal of the century. When the protestors arrived at the area, they found a large number of Israeli soldiers awaiting them. The protestors chanted slogans again against the Israeli occupation and settlers. IOF immediately suppressed the protest and fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, many protestors suffocated due to teargas inhalation and received treatment on the spot.At approximately 11:00, a peaceful protest took off in front of Deir Jarir village council, northeast of Ramallah, in the center of the West Bank, towards lands under the threat of confiscation and in protest to the establishment of new settlement outposts in al-Shurfa area, where Israeli settlers set up a tent and a water tank and conducted excavation works on the village’s agricultural lands. The protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation and settlers. When the protestors arrived at the area, they found a large number of Israeli soldiers and settlers awaiting them. The protestors performed the Friday prayer on the lands under the threat of confiscation and then chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation and settlers. Following the Friday prayer, the protestors chanted slogans again against the Israeli occupation and settlers. IOF immediately suppressed the protest and fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, dozens of protestors suffocated due to teargas inhalation and received treatment on the spot.Around the same time, a group of Palestinian young men gathered in the eastern outskirts of Kafr Malik village, near ‘Ein al-Samiyia area, northeast of Ramallah. The Palestinian young men threw stones and empty bottles at IOF stationed at the entrance to ‘Ein al-Samiyia area, which is closed with sand berms. IOF fired heavy sound bombs and teargas canister at the stone-throwers, chased them between residential houses and clashed with them. As a result, a 21-year-old male was shot with a rubber bullet in his foot and was taken to Silwad Medical Center for treatment. Also, dozens of villagers and stone-throwers suffocated due to teargas inhalation and received treatment on the spot.At approximately 12:30, IOF stationed at the northern entrance to Kufur Qaddoum village, north of Qalqilia, suppressed a peaceful protest organized by dozens of Palestinian young men. IOF chased Palestinian young men gathered in the area, clashed with them and fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and teargas canisters at them. As a result, a 42-year-old male was directly hit with a teargas canister in his leg, and a 19-year-old male was hit with a teargas canister in his back.At approximately 14:00, dozens of Masafer Yatta residents along with international and Israeli peace activists organized a peaceful protest near Kherbet al-Rakiz im protest at houses demolition and lands confiscation. The protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans. In the meantime, a large number of IOF arrived at the area and deployed on the road that protestors attempted to close it in order to obstruct the movement of settlers living in outposts built on the confiscated lands. An hour later, Israeli soldiers pushed the protestors and fired teargas canisters at them. As a result, many protestors suffocated due to teargas inhalation. Also, two Israeli soldiers assaulted Suilman ‘Eid Yamen al-Hathaleen (68) and pushed him to the ground. As a result, he sustained bruises and received treatment in Yatta Governmental Hospital.At approximately 14:30, Mousa Mohammed Abu ‘Arram (16), from Kherbet Janba, east of Yatta city, south of Hebron, sustained wounds in his feet, and his right hand was amputated after the explosion of a suspicious object left by IOF near al-Qaryateen area, near the green line. Abu ‘Arram was breeding livestock in the area. When the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS) crews arrived at the area, they provided first aid to Abu ‘Arram. When the PRCS attempted to transfer Abu ‘Arram to the Palestinian ambulance, an Israeli force arrived at the area and transported Abu ‘Arram to the David Red Star ambulance, and then took him to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, where he underwent a surgery for long hours. Doctors were able to restore his amputated hand. Abu ‘Arram remains in the intensive care unit (ICU), while Israeli authorities have not yet informed his family, who stays in the hospital only knows that his son is under arrest.At approximately 14:30, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Gaza Valley (Juhor ad-Dik), south of Gaza City, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 15:00, a group of Palestinian young men gathered near a military watchtower established at the entrance to Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, and threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed there. IOF chased stone-throwers in ‘Asida area and indiscriminately fired sound bombs and teargas canisters at them. As a result, many stone-throwers suffocated due to teargas inhalation. IOF also closed the village entrance with a metal detector gate and prevented the villagers from entering and exiting the village via their vehicles. The clashes continued until 18:00.At approximately 16:00, a group of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Taweel Mount area, east of Al-Bireh city, and threw stones at a military checkpoint established near “Psagot” settlement, east of the city. IOF chased stone-throwers and fired teargas canisters, sound bombs and rubber bullets at them. As a result, many stone-throwers suffocated due to teargas inhalation. The clashes continued until 18:00; no arrests were reported.At approximately 19:30, IOF stationed in the memorial site, southeast of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at border area and fired flare bombs in the sky. Later in the evening, Israeli Spokesperson declared the arrest of a Palestinian male namely Farhan Hammad Abu Midden (26), from Nuseirat refugee camp, who sneaked through the border fence. Israeli authorities released him later.At approximately 20:30, IOF moved into al-Sa’diyia neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. IOF beat a number of children, under the pretext of throwing stones at them. When the children’s families attempted to help their children, IOF fired sound bombs to disperse them, beat them and arrested Khaled al-Dejani (53) and his son Jehad (24), and Ya’qoub al-Dabbagh (48), taking them to al-Qashla Police Station in the Old City.At approximately 22:30, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 08:40 on Saturday, 09 January 2021, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 15:00 on Saturday, 09 January 2021, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in Bab al-Zawiyia area in the center of Hebron, where a military checkpoint so-called Checkpoint (56) established at the northern entrance to Hebron. The Palestinian young men threw stoned at the checkpoint. IOF stationed behind the checkpoint fired rubber bullets and teargas canisters at the stone-throwers and chased them on Wad al-Tuffah Street. As a result, many young men suffocated due to teargas inhalation. The clashes continued until 19:00, during which, IOF closed Beersheba Street and prevented vehicles’ movement.At approximately 18:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off Waha Shore, northwest of Beit Lahia, and off al-Sudaniyia Shore, west of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 1-4 nautical miles, opened sporadic fire around them and fired flare bombs in the sky, causing fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.At approximately 21:30, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Deir al-Balah city, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 06:30 on Sunday, 10 January 2021, Israeli gunboats stationed off Waha Shore, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles, opened heavy fire around them and fired flare bombs in the sky, causing fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.At approximately 08:00, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Khan Younis, opened fire at agricultural lands, east of Abasan al-Kabira village; no casualties were reported.At approximately 20:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off Waha Shore, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles, opened sporadic fire around them until 21:15, causing fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.At approximately 21:00, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Deir al-Balah city, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.Around the same time, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, north of Beit Lahia, and north of al-Sifa area, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened sporadic fire at border areas and fired flare bombs in the sky; no casualties or material damage were reported.At approximately 21:10, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, opened fire at agricultural lands, east of Khuzaʽa village; no casualties were reported.At approximately 22:30, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 06:45 on Monday, 11 January 2021, IOF stationed near the annexation wall on Far’un village’s lands, south of Tulkarem, fired live bullets at Palestinian worker, who attempted to enter Israel for working. As a result, 6 workers were shot with live bullets in their lower extremities.At approximately 08:30 on Monday, 11 January 2021, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniyia Shore, west of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles, opened heavy fire around them, causing fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.At approximately 08:30, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Deir al-Balah city, in the center of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 19:40, IOF stationed along the Gaza’s border fence with Israel, east of Gaza Valley (Juhor ad-Dik), south of Gaza City, opened fire at agricultural lands; no casualties were reported.At approximately 08:00 on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, IOF stationed near the annexation wall on Far’un village’s lands, south of Tulkarem, fired live bullets at Palestinian worker, who attempted to enter Israel for working. As a result, a worker, from Beit Furik village, east of Nablus, was shot with live bullet in his foot.At approximately 22:30, Israeli gunboats stationed off Gaza Seaport, west of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 7 nautical miles, causing fear among them and forcing them to flee. No casualties or material damage were reported.At approximately 01:00 on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, IOF accompanied with Israeli intelligence officers moved into Al-Tur neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, after a number of Palestinian young men threw stones at “Beit Hoshin” settlement. IOF fired heavy teargas canisters in the area, chased Palestinian young men and arrested 4 of them, taking them to an unknown destination. The arrestees were: Yousef Khaled Abu al-Hawa (19), Mohammed Khaled Khowais (19), Ameer Sami Abu al-Hawa (19) and Omar Zaki Khwais (21).At approximately 02:00, IOF arrested ‘Abed al-Rahman ‘Abed al-Muhdi Mahmoud Burqan (22), from Hebron’s southern area, after opening fire at him and wounding him in his foot at a military checkpoint (160), which is established at the entrance to al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron’s Old City. IOF claimed that Burqan has had a knife, and he attempted to carry out a stabbing attack. Burqan was taken via an Israeli ambulance to a hospital in Israel.At approximately 05:30, IOF moved into Ramallah in the center of the West Bank and stationed in al-Tirah neighborhood. IOF raided and searched Mohammed Yousef ‘Awadallah Washah’s (18) house and arrested him. IOF withdrew from Washah’s house, during which, a number of Palestinian young men gathered, set fire to tires and threw stones at Israeli soldiers. IOF immediately fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and teargas canisters to disperse them. As a result, many young men suffocated to due teargas inhalation and received treatment on the spot.At approximately 17:00, IOF moved into al-Tur neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched several houses, from which they arrested Tamer Mahmoud Abu al-Hawa, Adam Sami Abu al-Hawa, Fadi Hijazi Abu al-Hawa, Dawoud Wael Abu Hatab, Ibrahim Khaled Abu al-Hawa, Ashraf Hani Ghaith, Khalil ‘Ataa Abu al-Hawa, and Mohammed Akram Abu al-Hawa. In the meantime, a number of Palestinian young men gathered, threw empty bottles and Molotov cocktails and fired fireworks at Israeli soldiers. IOF chased the protestors, fired a barrage of rubber bullets, teargas canisters and sound bombs at them. As a result, dozens of villages suffocated due to teargas inhalation.

Thursday, 07 January 2021:At approximately 00:35, IOF moved into Awarta village, southeast of Nablus, north of the West Bank. They raided and searched Omar Wasfi ‘Abdat’s (26) house and arrested him.At approximately 01:45, IOF moved into Surda, north of Ramallah. They stormed al-Zinat Petrol Station in the middle of the city and arrested Abdul Razzak Muhanna Abu Shukhaidem (28), while on duty, and confiscated the surveillances cameras and records, and broke out the main door of the station’s office.At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Qaqilia from its eastern side, and stationed in the center of the village. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Yousef Ahmed al-Ra’i (49).At approximately 02:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Yatta, south of Hebron governorate. They raided and searched Khalil Jehad al-‘Amour’s (29) house and arrested him.At approximately 02:20, IOF moved into Beit Furik village, northeast of Nablus. They raided and searched Zahran Abu ‘Asba’s (17) house and arrested him. At approximately 12:00, Abu ‘Asba was released after investigation, in front of Huwara military camp, southeast of Yatta.At approximately 02:20, IOF moved into Beit Dajan village, northeast of Nablus. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Hameed Abdul Raheem Hanaysha (38) and Tayseer Ameen Kan’an (45).At approximately 15:30, IOF stationed at Za’tara military checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, arrested Mohammed Tayseer Zeidan (24), from Om Dar village, southwest of Jenin. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 04:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Deir Sammit, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron governorate. They raided and searched Ibrahim Abdullah Masalma’s (27) house and arrested him.At approximately 04:00, IOF moved into al-‘Isawiya village, northeast of Jerusalem. They raided and searched Samer Monther Atiya’s (23) house and arrested him.At approximately 09:30, IOF moved into al-Wad neighborhood, one of the occupied East Jerusalem’s neighborhoods. They raided and searched Abdullah Najeeb’s (21) house and arrested him.IOF carried out (9) incursions in ‘Atuf village, southeast of Tubas; al-Zawiya, Anzah, Sanur and Jaba’ villages in Jenin governorate; Madama, southeast of Nablus; Azzun, east of Qalqilia, al-Dhahiriya and Beit Ummar in Hebron. No arrests were reported.

 
Friday, 08 January 2021:At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Deir Jarir village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched al-Sheikh Sa’eed Abdul Aziz ‘Arama’s (51) house and arrested him.At approximately 04:30, IOF moved into al-Tur neighborhood, east of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Tamer Ahmed Thaher (24) and Omar Zaki Khuwais (21), and arrested them.At approximately 21:45, IOF arrested Naser Farhan Abu Middain (24), from al-Nuseirat neighborhood, while attempting to infiltrate through the border fence, northeast of Bureij. IOF took him to an unknown destination and released him after two hours.IOF carried out (6) incursions in Tayasir, east of Tubas; Ya’bad, southwest of Jenin; Deir Istiya and Yasuf, east of Salfit; Shuqba and Deir Nidham, northwest of Ramallah. No arrests were reported.

 
Saturday, 09 January 2021:At approximately 00:15, IOF moved into Qaryut village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (4) civilians;Islam Mohammed Issa (23), Zuhair Zahi Issa (22), Jaser Mohammed Rizk (24), and Reda Khaled Issa (23). After several hours of investigation, IOF released them in front of Huwara military camp, southeast of Nablus, at approximately 11:00.At approximately 01:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into al-Tuwani village, east of Yatta, south of Hebron governorate. They raided and searched Hussain Hafez al-Harini’s (28) house and arrested him. It should be noted that al-Harini is one of the Anti-Settlement activists in Masafer Yatta, and he was accused in stirring up riots, claiming that he participated in a protest the day before.At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into al-Lubban al-Sharqiya, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched Khaled Sameeh al-A’raj’s (21) house and arrested him.At approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Batin al-Hawa neighborhood in Ramallah. They raided and searched Khaled Hasan Amra’s (35) house and arrested him.At approximately 04:20, IOF moved into Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Issa Nazmi Hashash (23) and Mahmoud Mohammed Sebti (22).At approximately 10:00, IOF established a temporary military checkpoint on Nablus-Ramallah road, southeast of Nablus, and arrested Qusai Ibrahim Hamada (22), from Jenin, before removing the checkpoint. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 11:15, IOF stationed at a temporary military checkpoint established at al-Hadidiya area in the northern valleys, east of Tubas, arrested Bassam Ahmed Owda (25), from Tammun, southeast of Tubas.At approximately 23:50, IOF moved into Deir Ghazaleh village, northeast of Jenin. They raided and searched several houses and no arrests were reported.IOF carried out (8) incursions in Arraba, Ya’bad, Jaba and Faqqua villages in Jenin governorate; Madama village in Nablus; al-Tayibe, Beitunia, and Deir Jarir in Ramallah governorate. No arrests were reported.

 
Sunday, 10 January 2021:At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into al-Tur neighborhood, east of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched Hammoud Abu Sbeitan’s (21) house and arrested him.At approximately 02:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Hebron and stationed in Jabal Johar area. They raided and searched Suhail Ashour al-Hussaini’s (58) house and arrested him along with his son, Fahed (25).At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Kafr ‘Aqab, north of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Samaha Haitham al-Rajabi’s (16) house and arrested him.At approximately 09:00, IOF stationed at al-Container military checkpoint on the eastern entrance of Bethlehem, arrested Rabea’ Awad Kmail (18), from Qabatiya, southeast of Jenin. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 10:00, IOF arrested Tareq Sa’ada al-‘Abbasi (28), while present in Silwan village, south of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. IOF took him to al-Bareed police center in Salah al-Dein Street in the middle of the city.At approximately 11:00, IOF moved into Kafr Aqab village, north of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Amjad Mahmoud Mahmoud’s (28) house and arrested him.At approximately 16:00, IOF moved into ‘Anata village, northeast the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Adham al-Rashq (16) and Zain al-Karaki (16) and arrested them.At approximately 17:00, IOF arrested Mahmoud Wael Abu Hatab (22), while present at Bab al-Sahera “Herod’s Gate”, one of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Gates. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 19:00, IOF stationed at Herod’s Gate, one of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Gates in the occupied East Jerusalem, arrested Jehad Naser Qaws (26), and took him to al-Bareed police center in Salah al-Dein street. IOF released him after 3 hours of investigation.At approximately 21:00, IOF moved into Ayda refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a store in the camp and arrested Tamer Rami Owais (17). IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 22:00, IOF moved into Qaryut, southeast of Nablus. They arrested Rateb Ahmed Hussain (26) and Hamza Abdullah Kassab (21) and took them to an unknown destination.Around the same time, IOF stationed at Huwara military checkpoint, in the southeastern entrance of Nablus, arrested Ali Arafat Mansour (20), from Kafr Qallil, southeast of Nablus. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 23:00, IOF moved into al-Tur neighborhood, east of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, stationed in al-Khilwa area and started checking the civilians’ ID cards. Meanwhile, a group of young men gathered, they threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers, who attacked the protestors and chased them, and arrested Sufian Firas Abu al-Hawa (17), and Mohammed Adnan Abu al-Hawa (18).IOF carried out (7) incursions in Jaba, Ya’bad, Arraba, and Zububa, in Jenin governorate; al-Shuyukh, Dura, and Hadab al-Fawwar, in Hebron governorate. No arrested were reported.

Monday, 11 January 2020:At approximately 01:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, and stationed in al-Ein area. They raided and searched Khalil Abdul Fattah Sabarna’s house and garden after detaining all his family in one room, and handed his son, Ayham (25), a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Services in “Gush Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem.At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Sebastia, northwest of Nablus. They raided and searched 3 houses belonging to Nayef Abdul Naser Kayed (22), Mohammed Hatem Ghazal (22), and Ayham Nahed Aqel (25), in the Old Neighborhood, near Sebastia Mosque, and arrested them. IOF took them to unknown destinations.At approximately 03:30, IOF moved into Qabatiya, southeast of Jenin. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (4) civilians; Ahmed Talal Kmeil (20), Majdi Hamza Saba’na (19), Ahmed Hasan Nazzal (52), and Montaser Faisal Khzimiya (24).At approximately 04:00, IOF moved into al-Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mohammed Eyad Safi (23) and Alaa Ameer Qasem (28).At approximately 09:00, IOF moved into al-‘Isawiya village, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Akram Ghadi Obaid’s (17) house and arrested him.At approximately 14:00, IOF moved into al-Isawiya village, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (4) civilians; including a child. The arrestees are: Osama Smi al-Fakhouri (21), Abdul Rahman Derbas (19), Saif Ramadan Obaid (21), and Naser Othman Darwish (17).At approximately 14:00, IOF moved into Nahalin village, west of Bethlehem. They raided and searched Khaldoun Mahmoud Fannoun’s (28) house and took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 21:00, IOF moved into al-Isawiya village, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Ahmed Haitham Mahmoud’s (20) house and arrested him.IOF carried out (6) incursions in Beit Ummar, Aroub refugee camp, and al-Dhahiriya in Hebron governorate; Farkha, al-Zawiya, and Iskaka villages in Salfit governorate. No arrests were reported.

Tuesday, 12 January 2020:At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into ‘Anata, northeast the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched Nour Mahmoud Salama’s (22) house and arrested him. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Qabatiya, southeast of Jenin. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (4) civilians; Ameer (18) and his brother Mohammed Amer Zakarna (24), Mohammed Abdul Rahman Abu al-Rab (20), and Ayyash Ra’ed Zakarna (18).Around the same time, IOF moved into Nour Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem, and stationed in the middle of the camp. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Hothaifa Saleh Abu Saris (22).Around the same time, IOF moved into Tulkarem, and stationed in the middle of the city. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mohammed Wasfi al-Jallad (22), and Abdul Fattah Azem al-Qaddoumi (52), from the city.At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Tammun village, southeast of Tubas. They raided and searched Othman Ahmed Bani Owda’s (24) house and arrested him. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 16:00, IOF moved into al-Wad neighborhood, one of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City’s neighborhoods. They raided and searched Nabeel Nidal Sidr’s (18) house and arrested him.At approximately 19:00, IOF arrested Munir Kayed Mahmoud (28), from al-‘Isawiya, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem, while on duty near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station in West Jerusalem. IOF took him to one of the police centers in the city.At approximately 22:00, IOF established a temporary military checkpoint on the entrance of Ya’bad village, southeast of Jenin. They arrested Baha’ Maher Kmeil (22), and Hamza Mahmoud Abu al-Hasan “al-Zar’ini” (22), before removing the checkpoint. IOF took them to an unknown destination.IOF carried out an incursion in Iskaka, east of Salfit. No arrests were reported.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021:At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Jenin refugee camp, west of Jenin. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Mohammed Ali Suliman al-Sa’id (33), and his brother Lo’ay (28).At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into al-Saf street in Bethlehem. They raided and searched Ramez Mohammed al-Harimi’s (23) house and took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 02:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles moved into Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, and stationed in Asida area. They raided and searched two houses and arrested Kotaiba Nader al-‘Allami (19), and Abdullah Ali Za’aqiq (20).At approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Qabatiya, southeast of Jenin. They raided and searched several houses and arrested Hashem Omar Zakarna (18) and Ameer Bassam Abu al-Rab (20).At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Tayasir village, east of Tubas. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (3) civilians; Yazan Zahi Abu Ali (24), Salama Abdul Razik Dabak (32), and his brother Mojahed (30).At approximately 03:30, IOF stormed a print house in al-Eizariya, east of the occupied East Jerusalem, belonging to Amer Abu al-Rish. They damaged many of its contents and confiscated some of the contents, under the pretext of incitement.

Amer Abu al-Rish said that IOF stormed and damaged his print house and confiscated some items as; two printers, and a laptop. Furthermore, they hanged banners on the doors that warns people from dealing with us, claiming that the print house is illegal and works in favor of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and warned anyone who deal with our print house or the PFLP will be held accountable.At approximately 04:20, IOF moved into Birzeit, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched Amro Hamza Ba’irat’s (33) house and arrested him.At approximately 06:00, IOF reinforced with several military vehicles and bulldozers moved 120-meters to the east of al-Fukhkhari, east of Khan Yunis. They leveled and combed lands adjacent to the border fence to the north, and then to 150-meters to the east of Khuza’a then to ‘Abasan al-Kabira and al-Jadida.

Pamphlets left by IOF eastern Khan Younis telling them to harvest their crops

They also threw papers written in two languages (Arabic and Hebrew) saying that:

“Your crops have expanded to less than 100 meters of the security fence. If all crops are not removed within the set time limit, they will be removed by IOF.”

It should be noted that IOF did not provide a timeframe for their decision. IOF had conducted an incursion into eastern al-Fukhari and Khuza’a on 16 December 2020, where they conducted similar operations.At approximately 12:30, after shootings by the Palestinian resistance members at the Israeli vehicles, east of Abasan al-Jadida, IOF randomly threw smoke bombs and bomb shells at the monitoring points in the border areas. After 30-minutes, IOF fired live bullets around journalists while documenting the situation, which led them to flee and hide in a gap for 5 minutes before leaving the area.

They continued leveling and combing lands adjacent to the border fence from the north to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, where IOF deployed again inside the border fence at approximately 17:00.At approximately 10:00, IOF stationed at military checkpoint(160), established at the entrance of al-Ibrahimi Mosque “Cave of the Patriarchs” in the middle of Hebron’s Old City, arrested Mohye al-Dein Mohammed al-Sharif (18), claiming that he was in possession of a knife. IOF took him to the investigation center of “Kiryat Arba” settlement, east of Hebron.At approximately 13:30, IOF stationed at Za’tara military checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, arrested Nidal ‘Allam Zakarna (23), from Deir Ghazaleh village, northeast of Jenin. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 14:00, IOF moved into al-Isawiya village, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched several houses and arrested (4) civilians, Abdullah Amjad Obaid (16), Yazan Emran Obaid (20), his brother Mohammed (21), and Mohammed Hussain Abu Rajab (19).At approximately 16:00, IOF arrested Ghassan Bassam Itmizi (31) and Mo’taz Mahmoud al-‘Assoud (20), from Idhna village, west of Hebron, after stopping them while working in Water Extensions in the western entrance of the city.At approximately 18:00, IOF stationed at al-Zaeem military checkpoint, east of the occupied East Jerusalem, arrested Ameer al-Dein Abu al-Hawa (18), from al-Tur neighborhood, east of the occupied city, while passing through the checkpoint. IOF took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 20:00, IOF moved into Bab Huta neighborhood, one of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City’s neighborhoods. They raided and searched Ameen Dwaik’s (27) house and arrested him.IOF carried out (11) incursions in Jenin and Tayasir, east of Tubas; Awarta, Kafr Qallil, Beit Dajan and Burqa, in Nablus governorate; al-Beira and Beitunia, in Ramallah governorate; al-Dhahiriya and al-Samu, in Hebron governorate. No arrests were reported.

At approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 07 January 2021, IOF accompanied with an Israeli Civil Administration SUV moved into Farasin village, southwest of Jenin. IOF surrounded a house belonging to Yousif Tayseer Mohammed ‘Amarnah and forced his 7-member family, including 5 children, living in the house to vacate, noting the house was built 200 years ago and renovated by ‘Amarnah to live there. Following the evacuation, IOF burst the 2 house doors open in addition to four windows and confiscated them. They also damaged and destroyed the kitchen and bathroom as well as confiscating four 1.5 cbm water tanks. They also confiscated a generator and 25 olive seedlings prepared for planting in the land. All of this occurred allegedly for illegal house renovation in Area C.At approximately 10:00 on Friday, 08 January 2021, IOF backed by military and Israeli Civil Administration vehicles moved into Sinjil village in Ramallah. The soldiers deployed in the area and the Civil Administration officers confiscated a tractor belonging to ‘Ayed ‘Abdel Salam Ghefari (54) while plowing his land. It should be noted that there is a settlement “Ma’ale Levona” established on the lands of Sinjil village, and settlers established on 25 August 2020 a new settlement outpost comprised of 4 tents and a sheep barn. However, the villagers confronted the settlers and forced them to remove it a week after.At approximately 17:30, IOF moved into Furush Beit Dajan village in the central Jordan Valley, northeast of Nablus. They seized a bulldozer and a tractor belonging to Maher Turkman while he was rehabilitating the road in front of his house with the bulldozer to facilitate the movement of his old parents living in the house as his mother is transferred via an ambulance twice a week for treatment at the hospital due to suffering kidney failure.

PCHR’s fieldworker said that IOF forced Turkman to drive his bulldozer amid 2 military patrols to “Jadi” military camp in al-Jiftlik village in central Jordan Valley. IOF kept the bulldozer under custody and took Turkman back to his house, ordering him to drove the tractor, which was in front of the house, as well to the same camp for confiscation. Turkman was released in front of the camp while the bulldozer and tractor were confiscated allegedly for illegal work in Area C.On Friday evening, Hatem Shahin al-Salaymah self-demolished part of his house in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, pursuant to the Israeli Municipality’s decision that claimed unlicensed construction.

Hatem al-Salaymah said that he lives with his wife and 3 children in his house, built in 1998. He added that the Israeli Municipality crews has been haunting him since 2001 when they imposed 5 fines of around ILS 70,000 and he hired a lawyer to obtain a house license. His case remained the same until the Israeli court issued, last January, a house demolition decision, which his lawyer appealed. Before the court’s decision on the appeal request, IOF ordered him to demolish the house 3-meter setback so he could obtain the license. Al-Salaymah obeyed and deliberately demolished a small room on the house roof (20 sqm) and retaining walls so his house would be licensed and protected from demolition. He did the self-demolition because the court informed him if he did not, the Israeli Municipality would completely destroy the house.At approximately 08:30 on Sunday, 10 January 2021, IOF vacated a vacant plot of land in Wadi al-Rababah in Silwan, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, and expelled the owners by force to allow the Israeli Nature Authority’s bulldozers to level and dig in the area.

Khaled abu Tayeh, Member of the Silwan Defense Committee, said that IOF in large numbers stormed plot of land no. 19/20 from Wadi al-Rababah neighborhood and beat up the owners, who gathered since the early morning. IOF also fired sound bombs and rubber bullets at them to force them to leave the area. Abu Tayeh added that the land owners attempted to confront the Nature Authority’s bulldozers with their bodies and insisted on staying in their land to prevent any land-razing that would paves the way for the confiscation of their land.

Abu Tayeh also said that IOF arrested and beat up 6 civilians, including a child and they were as follows; Ahmed Sumrein, Ahmed ‘Awad, Faris ‘Awad, Youssef ‘Awad, Mahmoud ‘Awad, and ‘Abdullah ‘Away, the child.

Ahmed Sumrein, Member of the Silwan Defense Committee and one of the arrestees, said after his release that he was arrested along with 5 others for their presence in their land to protect it from confiscation. He added that they were detained for 12 hours in Salah Al-Deen Street Police Station and then released on one condition that they stay under house arrest for 5 days and are deported from the neighborhood for 10 days.

The Silwan Defense Committee said that the land owners in Wadi al-Rababah neighborhood, have documents and maps proving their ownership and that their lands are planted with trees which they daily take care of. The committee added that the Nature Authority and Municipality seeks, through the so-called “gardening project”, to confiscate lands and deny civilians access to it in order to turn them into gardens and bible paths.At approximately 09:00 on Sunday, 10 January 2021, IOF moved into ‘Atouf village, east of Tammun town, southeast of Tubas in northern West Bank. They confiscated a cargo truck loaded with base course belonging to ‘Emad Ahmed Joudah, from ‘Iraq al-Tayeh, east of Nablus, as he works for a contracting company owned by Samer Ahmed Mahmoud Rabay’ah from Meithalun village, southeast of Jenin. The contracting company works in a project to rehabilitate the roads of ‘Atouf village that is funded by the Local Governance Ministry in favor of the village council. The truck was confiscated while working in Area B and was taken by the soldiers along with the driver to al-Mozeiqeh camp near the village. The driver was then released after handing him a confiscation warrant, allegedly for illegal work in Area C although it was Area B according to the Palestinian Local Governance’s maps.At approximately 11:20, IOF accompanied with the Civil Administration SUV moved into Kherbet al-Ras al-Ahmar in Northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas, northern West Bank. The Civil Administration officer handed Sa’id Zidan Thaher a notice to demolish his under-construction house allegedly for illegal construction in Area C.On Monday, 11 January 2021, IOF demolished a fence in ‘Anata village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.

‘Anata village Mayor, Taha al-Refa’ie, said that the IOF bulldozers demolished a fence surrounding a plot of land belonging to Nazzal Mohammmed ‘Ali, from Shu’fat Refugee Camp, near the main entrance to the village.At approximately 09:00 on Tuesday, 12 January 2021, IOF dismantled a greenhouse belonging to Salim Hamdan Soliman in Teqoa village in Bethlehem under the pretext of being in Area C although the owner had a license according to the legal proceedings.

Taysir Abu Mefleh, Mayor of Teqao village, said that Salim Soliman had recently inaugurated his plant nursery in his agricultural land in the village due to his poor living conditions in order to support his family. Although the nursery did not pose any threat to the main street or others, IOF took away his source of income when they dismantled this morning the green house established on 150 sqm and confiscated it.

At approximately 01:00 on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, IOF backed by military vehicles and accompanied with an Israeli Civil Administration vehicle and an excavator moved into al-Qarn area, east of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. They deployed near a plot of land belonging to ‘Issam Hasan Abu ‘Ayyash (59), and the excavator started leveling large parts of the 8-dunum land that was planted with 100 olive and almond trees 5 years ago. IOF claimed that Abu ‘Ayyash rehabilitated a confiscated land while the Israeli Supreme Court issued a decision to allow Abu ‘Ayyash to work in his land for having ownership documents.

At approximately 10:30 on Thursday, 07 January 2021, a group of settlers from “Kokhav HaShahar” settlement, east of Kafr Malik village, northeast of Ramallah, attacked al-Lahaf and al-Tbeil areas, east of the village in central West Bank. The settlers attacked with sticks and stones the farmers who were plowing the agricultural lands. As a result, 3 civilians sustained wounds and bruises and were identified as Maher Rezeq Abu ‘Alia, from al-Mughayyir village, who sustained bruises and cuts in his right hand and back; Khaled Namourah who sustained cuts in his head and ‘Abdel Jalil ‘Obaidah Safa (55) who sustained cuts and bruises in his foot. Citizens then gathered and threw stones at the settlers to force them to leave, but IOF intervened to protect settlers and fired live bullets and teargas canisters at the civilians and chased them. As a result, a tractor belonging to Diaa’ Waleed Rostom (28) sustained severe damage and IOF arrested him as well as confiscating his tractor and taking it to an unknown destination. Moreover, IOF shooting broke the front and side windows of Khaled Namourah’s vehicle.At approximately 20:45 on Saturday, 09 January 2021, a group of settlers from “Shiloh” settlement established on the Palestinian lands of northeastern Ramallah threw stones at the Palestinian vehicles traveling on the Ramallah-Nablus Main Street near the intersection of Turmus Ayya village, northeast of the City. As a result, front right window and windshield of a car belonging to Jamal Riyadh Jamal Dar Shalabi (40), from the same village, were broken and the backside of it sustained damage.At approximately 22:00 on Saturday, 09 January 2021, settlers from the “Hilltop Youth” group rioted and threw stones near the intersections of 6 roads: the entrance to the evacuated “Homish” settlement, northwest of Nablus; Soliman al-Faresi “Yitzhar” intersection in Huwara village; Za’atara checkpoint intersection; at the entrance to “Shiloh” settlement, ‘Ali Valley near Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus; and Sora-Jeet Road, west of Nablus. As a result, a taxi minibus belonging to Jamil Rateb ‘Abdel Rahim Kafeina, from As-Sawiya village, southeast of Nablus, sustained damage and its windows were broken. Moreover, another taxi minibus sustained damage and the rear window was broken.At the same time, dozens of settlers protested on Jerusalem-Hebron Street near “Gush Etzion” intersection for the fourth consecutive week.

The settlers, who were protected by the IOF, raised slogans calling for Arabs to leave and closed the main street before Palestinian vehicles. They threw stones at the vehicles, breaking the windows of a vehicle belonging to Ahmed al-Za’arir, from al-Dawhah village, west of Bethlehem.On Sunday morning, 10 January 2021, settlers from the “Price Tag” group made their way from ” Esh Kodesh” settlement outpost, southeast of Nablus, to attack She’ab al-Kharab area in southeastern Qusra village adjacent to the outpost. The settlers uprooted 190 olive seedlings and confiscated them from a plot of land owned by ‘Issam ‘Abel Hamid Yousif ‘Odah, Mahmoud Ibrahim ‘Abdullah ‘Odah and Nayef ‘Ali Ka’abnah.At approximately 21:30, settlers from the ” Hilltop Youth” group made their way from “Shiloh” settlement established on Nablus-Ramallah Road, southeast of Nablus, north of the West Bank, threw stones at the Palestinian vehicles traveling on the road; a truck belonging to Mohammed Salim Khader ‘Odah, from Huwara village, southeast of Nablus, sustained damage and the windshield, right side window and the front mirror were broken.On Monday morning, 11 January 2021, a group of settlers from “Ahyah” settlement established on eastern Jalud village, southeast of Nablus, north of the West Bank, attacked a plot of land belonging to Ghassan Khalil Haj Mohammed located 150 meters away from the settlement, which is within the Area B in Land No. (6) in Jalud plain. The settlers uprooted 150 olive seedlings and confiscated them as well as the siege surrounding the land.At approximately 15:30, a group of settlers moved into al-Tawil area, east of ‘Aqraba village, southeast of Nablus. The settlers started plowing a plot of land owned by Ayman Fawzi Bani Fadel and his brothers, who accompanied with a number of citizens headed to protect the land and expel the settlers from it. IOF intervened to protect the settlers and brought the Israeli police, so Ra’ed Fawzi Bani Fadel (30) told them that he was the owner of the land and had documents proving so. He clashed with the settlers; during which a settler pushed him. As a result, the Israeli police arrested him and took him to an unknown destination.At approximately 19:50, settlers from “Hilltop Youth” Group made their way from the “Havat Gilad” settlement outpost established on the Nablus-Qalqilia road, southwest of Nablus in the northern West Bank, threw stones at a Palestinian car belonging to Osama Rafe’a ‘Awayes; traveling 7 citizens from Ramallah and crossing the “Yitzhar” Bypass Road near the Sora intersection on Nablus-Qalqilia road. The window of the left door and the glass scattered on the citizens inside and one of them, Mahmoud Yazid Walid Daghlas (24) was hit with a stone in the right eyebrow.At approximately 10:00 on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 2 settlers from “Jetit” Settlement established on the lands of southeastern Nablus attacked Mohammed ‘Abdel Rahman Zain al-Deen (70) and his son, ‘Ezz al-Deen (34), from Majdal Bani Fadil village, wounding them in the head. They were then taken by a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance for treatment at Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus. The attack occurred when both civilians were on their way to the lands threatened of confiscation in Khirbat al-Minya, where settlers guarded by the Israeli Police and IOF plow the lands.At approximately 18:30, settlers from the “Hilltop Youth” Group made their way from “Taffuh” settlement established near Za’atara checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Salfit, southeast of Nablus, north of the West Bank, and threw stones at the Palestinian vehicles crossing Za’atara Intersection that connects Nablus, Ramallah, Salfit and Jericho. As a result, the windshield of a car belonging to Mahmoud Ahmed ‘Othman, from Majdal Bani Fadil, southeast of Nablus in addition to another car.

(Source / 15.01.2021)

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