Daily Report March 23, 2019

Total: 121
WEST BANK

ALL DISTRICTS

Closure

• Since 24:00 on March 19th 2019, . The Israeli occupation forces impose a total closure on the West Bank on the occasion of the "Purim holiday" of the Jews, and prevent citizens and workers, including permit holders, from entering Jerusalem and Israel, with the exception of diplomatic and international missions and humanitarian cases. And emergency medical cases after prior coordination until March 23rd 2019.

JERUSALEM

Military Checkpoints

At 22:30, Israeli forces intensified their restrictions at Qalandiya military checkpoint and impeded the free flow of traffic.

Flying Checkpoints

At 16:00, Israeli forces set up 2 checkpoints at the entrances of Hizma town and impeded the free flow of traffic after a settlers bus was allegedly stoned.

Detention

1. At 15:00, Israeli forces detained Muntasir Najib and Sayf Najib in Ras Al-Amoud neighborhood in Jerusalem city.
2. On the evening of March 22nd 2019, Israeli forces positioned at Qalandiya Military checkpoint detained Wajdi Thaer Awad {A resident of Al-Mughier village}.

Attack

At 17:00, Israeli forces positioned at Ras Al-Amoud neighborhood in Jerusalem city fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.

RAMALLAH & AL BIREH

Military Checkpoints

On March 22nd 2019, the Israeli occupation forces reopened Al-Mahkama" military checkpoint located near "Beit El" settlement in North Al-Bireh city for all civilians for 24 hours daily except for Saturdays during which the checkpoint will be open from 22:00 until 10:00 on Sunday.

Flying Checkpoints

At 12:15, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at Ein Sinya village junction then searched residents and vehicles.

Raid

At 17:10, Israeli forces raided Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya village.

Attack

1. At 12:50, Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators for alleged stoning in Ni'lin town and Bil'in village.
2. At 13:30, Israeli forces positioned at the North entrance of Al-Bireh city fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.
3. At 15:20, Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Nabi Saleh village fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.

JENIN

Flying Checkpoints

At 20:00, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint along the bypass road near Hadad Al-Syahiya village then searched residents and vehicles.

Raid

At 19:05, Israeli forces raided Qabatiya town, Bir Al-Basha and Muthalath Al-Shuhada villages , clashed with several residents in Muthalath Al-Shuhada village then withdrew at 22:05.

Attack

At 19:05, Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning during their raid into Muthalath Al-Shuhada village.

TUBAS

Military Checkpoints

At 16:30, Israeli forces intensified their restrictions at Tayassir military checkpoint and impeded the free flow of traffic.

TULKAREM

Raid

At 20:00, Israeli forces raided Tulkarem city.

Detention

At 17:55, Israeli forces detained Ziyad Abdel-Azziz Salman {A resident of Rammin village} as he was reporting to Israeli Intelligence for questioning based on a prior summon.

QALQILIYA

Flying Checkpoints

At 13:20, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Azzun town then searched residents and vehicles.

Raid

At 22:50, Israeli forces raided Azzun town.

Attack

1. At 12:30, Israeli forces positioned at the east entrance of Kafr Qaddum village {which is closed by the Israeli Military} fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents {protesting against the continued closure} for alleged stoning and left several residents suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

2. At 13:25, Israeli forces positioned at the wall gate in Al-Naqqar neighborhood in Qalqiliya city fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.

Injuries

Israeli forces injured Subhi Mansour Obied during clashes at the east entrance of Kafr Qaddum village {which is closed by the Israeli Military}.

NABLUS

Flying Checkpoints

At 01:20, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint near "Shavie Shamron" settlement junction then searched residents and vehicles.

Attack

1. At 15:35, Israeli forces positioned at Al-Matara area located between Kafr Qalil village and Huwara Military checkpoint fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.
2. At 15:40, Israeli forces positioned in east Orif village fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.

Settlers Attacks

At 12:10, a group of Israeli settlers driving a vehicle opened fire as they were travelling along the main road {connecting Nablus and Jenin} in Bazariya village.

SALFIT

Flying Checkpoints

1. At 14:00, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Harris village then searched residents and vehicles.
2. At 01:20, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Kafil Harris town then searched residents and vehicles.

Raid

At 11:00, Israeli forces raided Deir Istiya town.

JERICHO

Raid

At 09:40, Israeli forces raided Jericho city as they escorted a group of Israeli settlers who stormed The Monastery of the Temptation then withdrew at a later time.

BETHLEHEM

Flying Checkpoints

1. At 10:45, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at Aqbat Hasna area {located along the main road leading to the west villages of Bethlehem city} then searched residents and vehicles.
2. At 13:20,Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the North entrance of Teqou' town then searched residents and vehicles.

Detention

At 02:05 on March 22nd 2019, Israeli forces detained Yusef Khalid Ayash {17 years old} during their raid into Beit Jallah city.

Attack

At 15:20, Israeli forces positioned near the North entrance of Teqou' town fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning.

HEBRON

Flying Checkpoints

At 17:25, Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at the entrance of Ithna town then searched residents and vehicles.

Raid

1. At 15:35, Israeli forces raided Hebron city.
2. At 16:50, Israeli forces raided Bani Na'im town.

Attack

At 13:40, Israeli forces positioned at Bab Al-Zawiya area located in Hebron city fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents and home for alleged stoning.

Settlers Attacks

At 00:25, a group of Israeli settlers positioned in Wadi Al-Hasin area located near "Kiryat Arba" settlement in east the old city of Hebron stoned several homes and vehicles and as a result damaged several vehicles.

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 and on May 4th 2017, Israeli authorities increased the fishing limit to 9 nautical miles from Wadi Gaza until the south border of the Gaza strip and on June 26th 2017 Israeli forces decreased the fishing limit back to 6 nautical miles and on October 17th 2017, Israeli forces increased the fishing limit back to 9 nautical miles and on December 12th 2017 reduced fishing area from 9 nautical miles to 6 nautical miles south of Wadi Gaza and opposite to Rafah and on July 17th 2018, Israeli forces reduced the fishing area from 6 nautical miles to 3 nautical miles, On August 15th 2018, Israeli forces increased the fishing area from 3 nautical miles up to 9 nautical miles from the coast of Al-Badeir area located in Central Gaza up to Rafah district located South of the Gaza strip and on October 6th 2018, Israeli forces decreased the fishing limit to 3 nautical miles to the all Gaza strip coasts and on October 23rd 2018 increased the fishing limit to 6 nautical miles to the all Gaza strip.

• The Israeli Military broke the ceasefire agreement by opening fire from their positions behind the Green Line towards North Gaza, Central Gaza, Khan Yunis and Rafah districts and as as result killed a resident, injured 64 residents{ including 2 journalists} and left 175 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
• Israeli Naval vessels broke the ceasefire agreement by opening fire towards Palestinian fishing boats off the shores of North Gaza and Rafah districts and as as result injured 2 fishermen.

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 10:00 on March 22nd 2019,Israeli Naval vessels opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats off the shores of Al-Sudaniya area located in west Beit Lahiya town and as a result injured 2 fishermen then confiscated their fishing boat.
2. At 15:45 on March 22nd 2019,Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Jabaliya town during the march of return and as a result injured 6 resident residents {including 2 journalist} and left 24 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

Injuries

1. Israeli Naval vessels injured 2 fishermen: Mohammad Sa'ed Bakr and Mahmoud Mohammad Sa'ed Bakr after opening fire towards their fishing boat off the shores of Al-Sudaniya area located in west Beit Lahiya town.
2. Israeli forces injured 6 residents {including 2 journalist}: Ali Hassan Jadallah and Hisham Hisham Al-Saudi during clashes in east Jabaliya town.

Destruction of Property

At 10:00 on March 22nd 2019, Israeli Naval forces damaged a fishing boat after opening fire towards it s 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.

Attack

At 15:50 on March 22nd 2019, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed a resident, injured 30 residents and left 44 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

Killings

Israeli forces killed Jihad Muneer Khalid Harara {23 years old}{A resident of Gaza city} during clashes in in east Gaza city.

Injuries

Israeli forces injured 30 unidentified residents during clashes in east Gaza city.

CENTRAL GAZA

Attack

At 17:40 on March 22nd 2019, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near east Al- Buriej camp during the march of return and as a result killed a resident, injured 14 residents and left 51 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

Killings

Israeli forces killed Nidal Abdel-Karim Ahmad Shatat {29 years old}{A resident of Al-Magharqa area} after opening fire towards demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp.

Injuries

Israeli forces injured 14 unidentified residents during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp.

KHAN YUNIS

Attack

At 14:00 on March 22nd 2019, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khuza'a town located in east Khan Yunis city participating in the right of return march and as a result injured 19 residents and left 31 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

Injuries

Israeli forces injured 9 unidentified residents after opening fire towards demonstrators in east Khuza'a town located in east Khan Yunis city.

RAFAH

Closure of Crossing Points

* Yasser ‘Arafat International Airport remains closed.
*Rafah (Al ‘Awdah) Crossing is open for the exit and entry of residents.
* Sufa Crossing is closed.
* Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing is closed.

Attack

1. At 10:00 on March 22nd 2019, Israeli Naval vessels opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats off the shores of Rafah city.
2. At 14:00 on March 8th 2019, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Rafah city participating in the right of return march and as a result injured 3 residents and left 25 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

Injuries

Israeli forces injured 3 unidentified residents after opening fire towards demonstrators in east Rafah city.

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