Israeli Colonizers Uproot Sixty Olive Saplings Near Hebron

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonizers invaded, Thursday, a Palestinian orchard in the Khallet ad-Dabe’ area, in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and uprooted at least sixty olive saplings, in addition to attacking shepherds.

Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of the National Protections Committee in southern Hebron, said the colonizers uprooted at least sixty olive saplings that the Palestinians recently planted.

He added that the attack was the second of its kind in the same area in less than two months.

Furthermore, Israeli colonizers attacked several Palestinian shepherds and forced them out of grazing lands.

In related news, a group of colonizers invaded Palestinian lands between Silat ath-Thaher and Burqa town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. At the same time, Israeli soldiers stood and watched and prevented the Palestinians from entering the area.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

B’TSelem: “Soldiers hold 21 members of Palestinian family, 7 of them minors, in storeroom, and attack and beat some of them; six spend night in hospital, one remains in custody”

B’Tselem Report: On Sunday, 12 December 2021, at around 1:00 A.M., soldiers knocked on the door of the apartment in which Mahmoud (57) and Nidaa (55) Salhab live with their four children in the neighborhood of Khirbet Qalqas in Hebron. When Mahmoud opened the door, about 20 soldiers came in and demanded to know the whereabouts of his son Anas (24), a student at Hebron University. They then locked Anas in his room on the ground floor of the building and led Mahmoud and three of his children to an adjacent storeroom.

Soldiers surrounding the building led other family members who live in the compound to the storeroom, until they were holding 21 of them, including seven minors, in the room along with 10 soldiers guarding them. From the storeroom, the family could hear Anas shouting as the soldiers beat him in the adjacent room. When his brother Ibrahim (16) tried to protest what was happening, the soldiers attacked and beat him, too. In the ensuing argument, soldiers dragged Anas’ cousin, Osama Salhab (24), along the storeroom floor, causing his head to bang into an empty aquarium, which shattered and injured him. The soldiers called a military ambulance that took him to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

The Salhab family's residential compound in Khirbet Qalqas. Photo by Musa Abu Hashhsash, 12 Dec. 2021
THE SALHAB FAMILY’S RESIDENTIAL COMPOUND IN KHIRBET QALQAS

At around 2:30 A.M., the soldiers left, taking Anas with them, handcuffed and blindfolded. They drove him around for several hours until they arrived at the Etzion Detention Center at around 8:30 A.M. At the center, he was held inside a military jeep until noon. Throughout the entire time, Anas was not given food, water or access to a toilet.

He was then taken into a conversation with an ISA officer, who warned him not to participate in Hamas activities marking the movement’s anniversary. The talk lasted less than an hour, after which he was released and sent home with other students who had been called in for a similar warning.

After the soldiers left, five family members were taken to the ‘Alia Governmental Hospital in Hebron. Three of them were diagnosed with bruises, and two were in shock. At around 5:00 A.M., they were discharged. Osama Salhab was discharged the following day, and then arrested and charged with assaulting soldiers that night.

In the dead of night, dozens of soldiers entered a compound in Hebron that is home to about 30 people. They woke the occupants, held most of them in a storeroom, and attacked some of them.

The result: six members of the family were taken to hospital and two detained – one of them to date. This is incident is not exceptional; it is part of the intolerable routine that the Israeli apartheid regime imposes on Palestinians in the West Bank.

B’Tselem field researchers Manal al-Ja’bari and Musa Abu Hashhash collected the following testimonies from members of the Salhab family, who described their nightmarish experience:

In a testimony he gave on the day of the incident, one of the brothers living in the compound, Ahmad Salhab (52), a father of four, recounted:

Ahmad Salhab, Photo by Musa Abu Hashhsash, B'Tselem
AHMAD SALHAB

On 12 December 2021, at around 1:00 A.M., I was woken by noises and shouting coming from my brother Mahmoud’s house. I quickly went outside and my son Osama followed me. We found soldiers there and they led us to a storeroom on the ground floor of Mahmoud’s house. My brother Muhammad and his son Nur a-Din (23) were already there with more than 10 soldiers, including an officer. Some of the soldiers were attacking Muhammad’s son Ibrahim.

Meanwhile, the soldiers brought in my niece Mariam (20), who is Mahmoud’s daughter, and my nephew Salah a-Din (19), who is Muhammad’s son. They also brought in my son Amjad (27). We got into an argument with the soldiers, who pushed us and ordered us to sit still on the floor while they continued attacking Ibrahim. The argument turned into a scuffle and then some soldiers jumped my son Osama, punched him, beat him with their rifle butts and kicked him.

Muhammad and I tried to wrestle Osama from their hands. They pushed us. Some of them attacked Muhammad, and other soldiers continued beating Osama. They dragged him to the corner of the storeroom, where an aquarium crashed down on his head. I saw Osama lying on the floor, motionless. I saw he was severely injured and even thought he might be dead. The soldiers dragged him outside, and I followed them. Meanwhile, two Palestinian ambulances arrived, and the paramedics put Osama in one of them and gave him first aid. Before the ambulance left, the officer ordered them to transfer Osama to a military ambulance. I heard one of the soldiers say he was going to be taken to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Osama’s head was bleeding and his face was covered in blood. After he was taken away, the soldiers led Anas to a jeep that was parked nearby and drove off with him.

My back and left arm were hurting from the soldiers’ beating, but I didn’t need treatment. My brother Muhammad, my nephew Ibrahim and my son Amjad were taken in the two ambulances to the ‘Alia Governmental Hospital in Hebron. A relative also drove my nieces Mariam and Asmaa (17), Muhammad’s daughters, to the hospital because they were in shock. Everyone got back from the hospital at around 6:00 A.M. Muhammad, Amjad and Ibrahim had bruises on various parts of their bodies.

In the morning, I went to the police station at Kiryat Arba after my relative, who visited Osama at Soroka Medical Center, said he had been transferred there. When I got there, an interrogator took a statement from me about what happened and only then let me see my son. Osama was sitting on a chair and couldn’t move. His head was bandaged and his face was wounded. The police officers told me they were transferring him to the detention center at Etzion.

In a testimony he gave on the day of the incident, Ibrahim Salhab (16), Mahmoud and Nidaa’s son and Anas’s brother, said:

Ibrahim Salhab in the hospital. Photo courtesy of the family
IBRAHIM SALHAB IN THE HOSPITAL

I was woken by loud banging on our door. I got up quickly and went towards the door. I saw my father open it. Several soldiers came in and asked my father about my older brother Anas. When they saw me, they led me to a storeroom on the ground floor of our house. A few minutes later, they brought my uncle Muhammad and his sons in, and later they also brought my uncle Ahmad and his sons in, as well as other members of the family.

The officer ordered me to sit on the floor. I didn’t do immediately as he said and asked the officer what I was supposed to sit on. Then he and about 10 other soldiers attacked me. They punched me, beat me with their rifle butts, kicked me and then knocked me down. I kept shouting and asking them to stop hitting me. I asked what I’d done to them.

They just told me to shut up and kept beating me. My uncle Muhmmad tried to free me from their hands, and they pushed him and made him sit on the floor. After they stopped beating my uncle and me, the officer and the soldiers moved on to my cousin Osama and attacked him. They knocked him down and dragged him to a corner of the storeroom, and then an aquarium that was standing on a small table fell on him. Osama started bleeding. His head and face were covered in blood and he stopped moving.

Everyone in the storeroom started shouting, and a scuffle broke out between my uncles and the soldiers. The soldiers dragged Osama out, and my uncle Ahmad went out after them. All the other soldiers followed him outside. Ahmad came back and told us they’d taken Osama to Soroka Medical Center in an Israeli ambulance. I was exhausted and my whole body was hurting from the beating. I saw my uncle Muhammad sitting on the floor. He couldn’t get up. Then I found out the soldiers had arrested my brother Anas.

Two Palestinian ambulances took me, my cousin Amjad and my uncle Muhammad to the ‘Alia Governmental Hospital in Hebron. In the ER I also met my two cousins, Mariam and Asmaa, who were in shock. I was examined and x-rayed, and they found bruises all over my body. I went home and straight to bed.

My brother Osama was treated at Soroka Medical Center and then transferred to the Kiryat Arba police station. From there he was transferred to the detention center at Etzion. I don’t know where my brother Anas was taken.

In a testimony she gave on 27 December 2021, Nisrin Salhab (12), Muhammad and Intisar’s daughter, recalled:

Nisrin Salhab. Photo by Manal al-Ja’bari, B’Tselem, 27 Dec. 2021
NISRIN SALHAB

That night, I was watching a Turkish show on TV. My mother and my sister Asmaa were asleep. Suddenly, I saw flashlights shining through our windows. I went over to a window and saw a lot of soldiers around the house. I quickly woke my mother and Asmaa.

My mother came out of the room and was surprised to find five soldiers holding my brothers Nur a-Din (23) and Salah a-Din (19). The soldiers led us to my uncle Mahmoud’s storeroom. Some of my uncles and their children were there. Everyone was sitting on the floor, and the soldiers were pointing their weapons at them. They ordered us to sit on the floor, too, and we all sat down. I sat next to my cousin Mariam, who was crying.

I saw the soldiers drag my cousin Anas to another room. I heard his voice and the voices of the soldiers, and it sounded like they were beating him. I was terrified because the soldiers were being barbaric. My cousin Ibrahim got into an argument with the soldiers and they immediately started beating him.

A commotion broke out and I saw my cousin Osama yelling at the soldiers in Hebrew. I didn’t understand what he was saying. One of the soldiers banged his head into Osama’s forehead and then they got into a fight. At least 10 soldiers stepped in and attacked Osama. They beat him with their rifle butts and dragged him along the floor. His head hit an old aquarium, and it crashed down onto him. Osama’s head and face were covered in blood.

I was screaming and crying, and shaking with fear. My father and uncles tried to defend Osama, and then the soldiers attacked them and beat them, too. Mariam, Asmaa and I screamed and cried. The soldiers took us and the rest of the women and children out of the storeroom and led us to my uncle Muhammad’s house on the second floor. We could hear the shouting from there and realized the soldiers were still beating my father and my uncles.

Five soldiers guarded the doorway to the apartment and wouldn’t let us leave. Asmaa was crying so hard, she could barely breathe. Mariam also kept crying, and I was crying and trembling with fear. We stayed like that until the soldiers left. From the balcony, we watched them lead Anas away in handcuffs and take Osama away in an Israeli ambulance.

After the soldiers left, we went down to the storeroom and saw my father lying on the floor, shouting in pain. There was blood on the floor and on the wall. Asmaa and I sat down on the floor next to my father and cried.

Two Palestinian ambulances arrived and the crew took my father and my cousins, Ibrahim and Amjad, to hospital. A relative also drove Asmaa and Mariam there in his car. Asmaa was having trouble breathing, and Mariam was screaming and couldn’t stop crying.

 Evacuation of Muhammad Salhab. Photo courtesy of the family
EVACUATION OF MUHAMMAD SALHAB

In a testimony he gave on 20 January 2022, Anas Salhab (24), Muhammad and Nidaa’s son, related: 

The soldiers put me in the room next to the storeroom and kept demanding I give them my phone. I told them I didn’t have one. They pushed me and hit me with their hands and rifle butts. I heard my family shouting in the storeroom, but I didn’t know what was going on there.

After about an hour, they led me to a jeep outside. On the way, I saw my cousin Osama lying in the yard in front of the house and heard my uncles shouting that he needed medical treatment. I saw ambulances parked on the street.

The soldiers put me in the jeep and blindfolded me. The jeep drove to the settlement of Beit Hagai. On the way, I asked for a painkiller for my headache but they didn’t give me anything, not even food or drink. Then the jeep drove somewhere else, returned to Beit Hagai and finally drove to Etzion.

We got there around 8:30 or 9:00 A.M. They left me in the jeep until midday without any water or food, and I couldn’t go the bathroom. Then I was interrogated by the regional ISA coordinator, Taysir. He didn’t accuse me of anything but only warned me that I shouldn’t take part in Hamas activities.

I told him the soldiers had invaded our home and attacked my family and me. He said it was a troop of inexperienced soldiers who don’t know how to behave with people. I was released less than an hour later. I waited outside Etzion until they let other students I’d seen inside go, and we traveled to Hebron together. There, each of us went home.

I had bruises on my shoulder and back and I was in pain for several days.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Israeli Army Opens Fire At Palestinian Farmers In Khan Younis

On Friday morning, Israeli soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian farmers on their lands in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources said the soldiers stationed across the fence east of Khan Younis fired sporadic rounds of live ammunition at the farmers east of Abasan al-Jadeeda town, east of Khan Yonis.

They added that the attack did not lead to casualties but forced the farmers to leave in fear of additional Israeli violations.

The attacks are part of frequent Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

In March of last year, 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In West Bank

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On Friday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least four Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, before storming and ransacking homes.

The sources added that the soldiers assaulted and injured two young men, identified as Qussai Adnan Jom’a and Mousa Abdul-Latif Qaddoumi, after forcing them out of their homes, and abducted them.

Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a young man, identified as Amir Mahmoud Nazzal, from Qabatia town, south of Jenin, after stopping him at a military roadblock close to the nearby town of Jaba’.

The soldiers also invaded Jaba’, drove in various neighborhoods, and withdrew shortly afterward.

In related news, a brief exchange of fire took place between Palestinian fighters and Israeli soldiers near the Anza town junction, south of Jenin.

In addition, the soldiers abducted Ghiab Abu Zeitoun from Zabbouba village, west of Jenin, while working in occupied Jerusalem.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Israeli Colonizers Attack Palestinian Shepherds Near Hebron

On Friday, a group of illegal Israeli colonizers attacked several Palestinian shepherds near Hebron city in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, just one day after killing pregnant sheep in the same area.

Fayez at-Till, the head of Zannouta village council near the ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron, said the colonizers chased many Palestinian shepherds from the grazing areas.

He added that the colonizers attacked several shepherds and told them they could not return to the area.

Fayez stated that the attack came just one day after the colonizers chased and assaulted several shepherds and even clubbed many pregnant sheep resulting in the stillbirth of about twenty lambs.

Fayez also said that Israeli soldiers attacked the shepherds and abducted three, identified as Mos’ab Suleiman Khdeirat, Sami Ribhi Battat, and his brother Sami.

He warned that the shepherds, the residents, their homes, and property in the area face dangerously escalating violations, especially since there is an illegal colonialist outpost built on stolen Palestinian lands near the colonialist Industrial Zone.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Israeli forces injure at least 79 Palestinians in Nablus, says Red Crescent

Medics evacuate a Palestinian youth who was injured by Israeli gunfire in the town of Beita, north of the occupied West Bank

Nablus (QNN)- At least 79 Palestinian protesters were injuried by Israeli occupation forces on Friday in Beita and Beit Dajan villages in Nablus in the occupied West Bank while participating in the weekly anti-occupation protests.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said at least 79 Palestinians were injuried by the Israeli occupation forces during the peaceful protests against Israel’s occupation in Beita and Beit Dajan villages.

The forces attacked the protesters by intensively firing rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and live ammunition to disperse them, injuring 9 with rubber-coated metal bullets and three others with live ammunition.

Medics evacuate a Palestinian youth who was injured by Israeli gunfire in the town of Beita, north of the occupied West Bank
Confrontations erupted between Israeli forces and peaceful protesters in Beit Dajan village

Beit Dajan and Beita villages are the site of weekly protests against the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion, which are often suppressed by Israeli forces.

While Beit Dajan village lands spread across approximately 6,650 acres, according to the Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem, large swathes of territory east of the village have been confiscated by the occupation state, labelled military zones and turned into the site for military bases and settlements, which are illegal under international law.

A large part of the village lands were seized for the construction of Al-Hamra and Mekhora (Mehola) illegal settlements, east and southeast of the village, in 1971 and 1973.

Regarding Beita, in May 2021, a group of Israeli settlers set up caravans on Jabal Sabih, which lies on the southern outskirts of Beita, and comprises an estimated 30 percent of Beita’s entire land area, with the help of Israeli forces, who have since prevented any Palestinian access to the area.

Within days, settlers installed mobile houses, built roads and raised an Israeli flag over the settlement of Evyatar in Beita.

Later, the occupation authorities evacuated dozens of Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement after a deal was reached between a settler leader and the occupation’s new government.

Yossi Dagan, head of settler organization the Shomron Regional Council, struck a deal with Israel’s War minister, Benny Gantz, and interior minister Ayelet Shaked, turning the illegal outpost into a religious school and a military base for the Israeli forces.

‘Israel’ will keep about 50 caravan houses settlers, installed last May on Palestinian lands, while settlers would “return” to the land when Israeli occupation authorities designate it as “state-owned.”

The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.

Since then, Beita has witnessed several protests and night-confusion activities against the new settler outpost of Evyatar on Jabal Sabih. Palestinians worshippers also perform the Friday prayer near the village as a sign of protest.

However, although the protests have been peaceful, Israeli forces have suppressed, detained, and assaulted the protesters, resulting in injuring hundreds and killing others as they have fired rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters, and live ammunition directly and intensively towards the protesters.

9 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli forces during the peaceful protests: Issa Barham, Tariq Sanbar, Ahmed Bani Shams, Shadi Shurafa, Emad Dweikat, Mohammed Hamayel, Zakaria Hamayel, Mohamed al-Kabisa and Jameel Abu Ayyash, who was shot dead last Friday.

12 August 2021, marked the 100th day of protests and resistance against Israeli occupation and settlement expansion in Beita.

In addition to Jabal Sabih, Israeli forces erected another colonial settlement outpost atop Jabal Al-Arma, north of Beita, a few months ago.

Both of the mountains enjoy a strategic location as they overlook the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River which makes up approximately 30% of the occupied West Bank.

Israel’s outgoing Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit authorized on Tuesday the establishment of a settlement on the site of the cleared-out illegal West Bank outpost of Evyatar, just days before the end of his tenure.

In a legal opinion released this week, Mendelblit determines that declaring Evyatar as state-owned can proceed.

The move still requires the final approval of War Minister Benny Gantz.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Israeli forces destroy roads leading to Jabal Sabih in Beita

Nablus (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces earlier on Friday destroyed roads leading to Jabal Sabih in Beita village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said the forces earlier today escorted bulldozers to the area and destroyed roads leading to Jabal Sabih in the village of Beita, which becomes a site of weekly protests against the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion, to prevent the Palestinians from reaching the Jabal Sabih.

Israeli forces on Friday destroy roads leading to Jabal Sabih in Beita village in Nablus in the occupied West Bank

In May 2021, a group of Israeli settlers set up caravans on Jabal Sabih, which lies on the southern outskirts of Beita, and comprises an estimated 30 percent of Beita’s entire land area, with the help of Israeli forces, who have since prevented any Palestinian access to the area.

Within days, settlers installed mobile houses, built roads and raised an Israeli flag over the settlement of Evyatar in Beita.

Later, the occupation authorities evacuated dozens of Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement after a deal was reached between a settler leader and the occupation’s new government.

Yossi Dagan, head of settler organization the Shomron Regional Council, struck a deal with Israel’s War minister, Benny Gantz, and interior minister Ayelet Shaked, turning the illegal outpost into a religious school and a military base for the Israeli forces.

‘Israel’ will keep about 50 caravan houses settlers, installed last May on Palestinian lands, while settlers would “return” to the land when Israeli occupation authorities designate it as “state-owned.”

The livelihoods of at least 17 Palestinian families – more than 100 people – are threatened as they depend on harvesting their olives on land they have owned for generations.

Since then, Beita has witnessed several protests and night-confusion activities against the new settler outpost of Evyatar on Jabal Sabih. Palestinians worshippers also perform the Friday prayer near the village as a sign of protest.

However, although the protests have been peaceful, Israeli forces have suppressed, detained, and assaulted the protesters, resulting in injuring hundreds and killing others as they have fired rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters, and live ammunition directly and intensively towards the protesters.

9 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli forces during the peaceful protests: Issa Barham, Tariq Sanbar, Ahmed Bani Shams, Shadi Shurafa, Emad Dweikat, Mohammed Hamayel, Zakaria Hamayel, Mohamed al-Kabisa and Jameel Abu Ayyash, who was shot dead last Friday.

12 August 2021 marked the 100th day of protests and resistance against Israeli occupation and settlement expansion in Beita.

In addition to Jabal Sabih, Israeli forces erected another colonial settlement outpost atop Jabal Al-Arma, north of Beita, a few months ago.

Both of the mountains enjoy a strategic location as they overlook the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River which makes up approximately 30% of the occupied West Bank.

Israel’s outgoing Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit authorized on Tuesday the establishment of a settlement on the site of the cleared-out illegal West Bank outpost of Evyatar, just days before the end of his tenure.

In a legal opinion released this week, Mendelblit determines that declaring Evyatar as state-owned can proceed.

The move still requires the final approval of War Minister Benny Gantz.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Israeli settlers, backed by soldiers, attack Palestinian shepherd and his dog in Khirbet Zanutah

Hebron (QNN)- Extremist Israeli settlers, backed by well-armed soldiers, brutally attacked a Palestinian shepherd and his dog in Khirbet Zanutah village, in southwestern Hebron Hills, earlier on Thursday.

Local sources said a group of extremist Israeli settlers assaulted a Palestinian shepherd, fired in the air, threw a stun grenade at him and injured his dog.

After fleeing them, other Palestinians came to his aid and tried to rescue the flock.

Shortly after, the Israeli occupation soldiers arrived at the scene and arrested three of the Palestinians who came to help the shepherd.

There has been a sharp spike in settler violence against Palestinians and their properties in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Israeli rights group, B’Tselem, said in a report issued in January 2022 that it documented 45 incidents of settler violence against Palestinian harvesters and their property during the olive harvest season lasted from early October 2021 to the end of November 2021.

In these incidents, settlers physically assaulted farmers, stole crops, vandalized trees and damaged personal or agricultural property.

The 45 cases of settler violence include: 25 cases of trees vandalized, 17 cases of crops stolen, 11 cases Palestinians physically assaulted, 11 cases harvesting equipment damaged, 7 cases Palestinians driven out and barred from their lands, and 3 cases personal property damaged.

In 18 of the incidents, occupation forces were present during the attacks.

In 10 of these, the soldiers supposedly sent to protect the harvesters joined in the violence against them.

In three of the 10 incidents, they even dispersed the harvesters using tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets.

The rights group noted that settler violence Palestinians is “yet another method Israel uses to gain control of land in the West Bank.”

It added that settlers carry out a variety of violent acts against Palestinians, including physical assaults, stone throwing, threats and harassment, damaging of trees and crops, vandalism of cars, blocking of roads and even firing of live ammunition.

There are 280 illegal settlements in the West Bank, which are home to more than 440,000 Israeli settlers.

In the first half of 2021, 416 anti-Palestinian incidents perpetrated by extremist Israeli settlers were reported – more than double the figure for the first half of 2020 and more than all of 2019.

Of the 416 incidents reported between January and June of 2021, there were approximately 139 incidents of vandalism, stone-throwing, assaults and so-called price-tag incidents

In 2019, there were 363 incidents and 507 reported in 2020.

(Source / 04.02.2022)

Israeli Occupation Opens Fire at Farmers East of Khan Younis

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Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired heavy machine guns on Friday at the eastern of Absan Al-Jaddeda Village east of Khan Younis Governate south of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Local sources said that the IOF stationed in the east of Khan Younis fired heavy machine guns at the agricultural lands east of Abasan Al-Jadeda village forcing the farmers to leave their lands.

No injuries were reported.

According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, the IOF opened its fire 6 times at Palestinian agricultural lands in access-restricted east of besieged enclave, most of which concentrated east of Khan Younis Governate.

They also reported that the Israeli navy fired heavy machine guns 7 times toward fishermen’s boats at sea in the west of the Gaza Strip, most of them concentrated off the North Governorate, with no injures recorded, since the last Thursday.

(Source / 07.02.2022)