Daily Report February 16, 2017

Total: 63
WEST BANK

JERUSALEM

Raid

1. At dawn on February 15th 2017 and again at dawn on February 16th 2017 , Israeli forces raided Al-Eisawiya village and detained 7 residents.
2. At 11:00, Israeli forces raided Hizma town, demolished 2 homes {one of which is under construction} and a storage room owned by Abdel-Azziz Al-Khatib {Owner of a home}, Jaber Akrama Othaman Hassan {Owner of the home under construction} and Abdallah Al-Khatib { owner of the storage room} during which Israeli forces clashed with several residents and as a result left several residents suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
3. At 01:00, Israeli forces raided Abu Dis town until 04:00.

Detention

1. At dawn on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces detained Mohammad Al-Ghafari near Bab Hata gate in the old city of Jerusalem.
2. Israeli forces detained 7 residents: Muhanad Abu Assab, Mahmoud Mustafa, Yunis Abu Al-Humus, Khalil Nasser, Midhat Ibrahim Obied, Ahmad Jamal Atiyah Mahmoud and Mansour Mohammad Mahmoud in Al-Eisawiya village.

Attack

1. At 11:00, Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning as they demolished 2 homes {one of which is under construction} and a storage room owned by Abdel-Azziz Al-Khatib {Owner of a home}, Jaber Akrama Othaman Hassan {Owner of the home under construction} and Abdallah Al-Khatib { owner of the storage room} during their raid into Hizma town and as a result left several residents suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
2. At 18:55, Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Ram town fired stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning.

House Demolition

At 11:00, Israeli forces demolished 2 homes {one of which is under construction} and a storage room owned by Abdel-Azziz Al-Khatib {Owner of a home}, Jaber Akrama Othaman Hassan {Owner of the home under construction} and Abdallah Al-Khatib { owner of the storage room} during their raid into Hizma town.

Obstruction of Places of Worship

At 09:00, a group of Israeli settlers under the protection of Israeli Military and Police forces stormed Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem and provoked worshipers.

TUBAS

Detention

At 12:55, Israeli forces positioned near Tayasir village detained 2 residents: Obeida Yusef Ahmad Daraghmah and Salamah Abdel-Raziq Mohammad Dabaq {both residents of Tayasir village}.

TULKAREM

Flying Checkpoints

At 08:15, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Baqa Al-Sharqiya town then searched residents and vehicles.

Raid

1. At dawn on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces raided Shwikiya neighborhood in Tulkarem city and detained a resident.
2. At dawn on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces raided Izbit Shufah village and detained a resident.

Detention

1. Israeli forces detained Murad Muneer Yusef Mahdawi during their raid into Shwikiya neighborhood in Tulkarem city.
2. Israeli forces detained Muhanad Salem Ismail Abdel-Raziq during their raid into Izbit Shufah village.

QALQILIYA

Flying Checkpoints

At 09:30, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at Jit village junction then searched residents and vehicles until 11:00.

Raid

1. At 14:00, Israeli forces raided Qalqilya city, clashed with several residents and as a result suffocated 3 residents {including 2 children}: Ayah Zied {11 years old}, Sawsan Halali {12 years old} and Mariyam Khadraj from tear gas inhalation.
2. At 02:10, Israeli forces raided Azzun town, detained 3 residents then withdrew at 04:00.

Detention

Israeli forces detained 3 residents: Yahya Hamza Hussien, Anas Badwan and Hiba Musa Al-Khouli in Azzun town.

Attack

At 14:00, Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning during their raid into Qalqilya city and as a result suffocated 3 residents {including 2 children}: Ayah Zied {11 years old}, Sawsan Halali {12 years old} and Mariyam Khadraj from tear gas inhalation.

NABLUS

Military Checkpoints

At 14:30, Israeli forces intensified their restrictions at Huwwara military checkpoint and impeded the free flow of traffic until 15:50.

Raid

At dawn on February 16th 2017, Israeli forces raided Beita town and detained a resident.

Detention

Israeli forces detained Loia Mustafa Doud in Beita town.

SALFIT

Flying Checkpoints

1. At 09:30, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the west entrance of Harris village then searched residents and vehicles.
2. At 11:05, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Kafr Al-Dik town then searched residents and vehicles.

JERICHO

Flying Checkpoints

1. At 10:00, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the south entrance of Jericho city then searched residents and vehicles until 12:30.
2. At 16:55, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the Dead Sea junction then searched residents and vehicles until 17:00.
3. At 22:25, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint along the bypass road located near "Malee Ofrim" settlement then searched residents and vehicles.

BETHLEHEM

Flying Checkpoints

1. At 17:10, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the east entrance of Betar village then searched residents and vehicles.
2. At 17:55, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint near Dar Salah village { located at the east entrance of Beit Sahur city} then searched residents and vehicles until 22:15.
3. At 20:40, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Jinnata town then searched residents and vehicles until 21:15.

Raid

At 07:40 on February 15th 2017 and again at 19:30, Israeli forces raided Husan village, clashed with several resident as they stormed and searched several homes then detained 2 residents {including a child} and withdrew at 20:00

Detention

Israeli forces detained 2 residents: Mohammad Ibrahim Hamamrah {17 years old} and Mohammad Yasser Ahmad Hamamrah during their raid into Husan village.

Attack

At 19:30, Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Husan village.

HEBRON

Flying Checkpoints

1. At 10:20, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Farsh Al-Hawa area located in North Hebron city {near bypass road 35}
2. At 18:40, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Ithna town then searched residents and vehicles.

Detention

1. At dawn on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces positioned in the old city of Hebron detained 2 residents: Usayed Hashim Yunis Hashlamoun and Nael Abdel-Ma'ati Al-Fakhouri.
2. At dawn on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces detained Hamam Wisam Mohammad Hantash during their raid into Wadi Al-Shajnah village {in addition to those mentioned in the previous report}.

Settlers Attacks

At 14:50, Israeli settlers attacked a home owned by Al-Fakhouri family in the old city of Hebron.

GAZA STRIP

ALL DISTRICTS

• Since 19:00 on August 26th 2014, Palestinian Gunmen and the Israeli military agreed to a cease fire agreement (brokered by the Arab Republic of Egypt) which includes the opening of border crossings to allow the entry of emergency supplies and humanitarian goods as well as construction material and agreed to increase the fishing limit to 6 nautical miles with possibility of increase to 12 nautical miles by the end of the year and to decrease the Military area to 100 meters, allow freedom of movement and a halt to targeted killings and assassinations and negotiations will be held for discussion on rebuilding the seaport and airports in the coming month.
• The Israeli Military broke the cease fire agreement by opening fire from their positions behind the Green Line towards North Gaza and Khan Yunis districts.
• Israeli Naval vessels broke the ceasefire agreement by opening fire towards Palestinian fishing boats off the shores of North Gaza district.

NORTHERN GAZA

Closure of Crossing Points

* Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing is partially open for the passage of critical patients, journalists, NGO staff, businesspersons and passengers travelling abroad through Al-Karama crossing with previous coordination.

Attack

1. At 10:50 on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line opened fire towards several residents in North Beit Hanoun town.
2. At 22:45 on February 15th 2017, Israeli Naval vessels opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats off the shores of Al-Sudaniya area located in West Beit Lahiya town.

GAZA

Closure of Crossing Points

* Al-Muntar (Karni) Crossing is closed. Beginning on 02 March 2011, the Crossing has been effectively closed following a unilateral Israeli decision.
* Al-Shija’iya (Nahal ‘Oz) Crossing is closed. Beginning on 04 January 2010, the Crossing has closed following a unilateral Israeli decision.

KHAN YUNIS

Attack

At 21:30 on February 15th 2017, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line opened fire towards agricultural land in east Khan Yunis city.

RAFAH

Closure of Crossing Points

* Yasser ‘Arafat International Airport remains closed.
* Rafah (Al ‘Awdah) Crossing is closed.
* Sufa Crossing is closed.
* Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing is partially open for the entry of goods, fuel, construction material for the private sector and internationally funded projects.

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