Monthly report August 2020

Total: 1886

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 August 2020 – 31 August 2020

 

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 August 2020 to August 31 2020. The report includes a summary table of events, classified by type, throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in addition to a comparative table surveying events over the past three months. The survey is compiled from the Daily Situation Reports of the Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG) of the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The PMG monitors ground conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including Israeli and Palestinian violations. The information reported through the PMG process represents data available at the time of distribution only. 

 

Sample of Israeli Violations during the Month of August 2020

  • On 05/08/2020, Israeli forces raided the city of Tubas and arrested a citizen, and Mustafa Abu Sayyaj was injured and bruised, as a result of being run over by a military vehicle of the occupation forces, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.
  • On 07/08/2020, the citizen: Dalia Ahmed Suleiman Samoudi, 23, from the city of Jenin, was martyred, as she was seriously wounded by a live bullet in the chest by the occupation forces.
  • On 07/08/2020, Israeli forces raided the city of Jenin, where clashes took place with citizens as they stormed a number of houses, resulting in the wounding of Dalia Ahmed Al-Samoudi - seriously injured in the chest while she was in her home, and also fired at an ambulance directly where two bullets penetrated the body of the vehicle while it was heading to rescue the wounded citizen.
  • On 07/08/2020, the occupation forces fired live and metal bullets in the town of Turmus Ayya, rubber-coated stun grenades, and tear gas canisters at the citizens protesting against the confiscation of land for settlement projects, wounding 6 citizens (including a medic), and wounding a number of citizens - in cases Asphyxia due to tear gas inhalation.
  • On 08/17/2020, the occupation forces fired near Bab Hatta (one of the doors leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem, shot at the citizen Ashraf Hassan Atallah Halasa, 30, a resident of Al-Sawahrah Al-Sharqiyah. A policeman was stabbed.
  •  On the morning of 08/17/2020, the occupying forces, present in the vicinity of Qalandia military checkpoint, fired at a civilian (with special needs), wounding him - and he was transferred to an Israeli hospital.
  • On 08/19/2020, the occupation forces shot at the entrance to Deir Abu Mishal village, at 3 children, killing one of them, Muhammad Damir Hamdan Matar, 16. After he was injured - seriously injured in an Israeli hospital, and 2 others were wounded, and they were admitted to the hospital for treatment.
  • On the evening of 19/08/2020, near the entrance to the town of Turmus Aya, the occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas at the citizens participating in the Fourth National Festival, which rejected annexation and normalization, at the end of the festival, which resulted in wounding 8 citizens and wounding a number of citizens Cases of suffocation due to tear gas inhalation.
  • On 08/29/2020, Israeli forces raided the city of Hebron, where confrontations occurred with citizens during a raid and search of a house and a carpentry workshop near the Hebron Governmental Hospital, which resulted in the injury of 25 sick citizens and medical personnel in the hospital, as a result of inhaling tear gas.

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory –August 2020

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

3

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3

A total of  3 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of August 2020 {3 in the West Bank and 0 in Gaza}:

  • On 07. 08. 2020: Dalia Ahmed Suleiman Samudi, 23, resident of Jenin, was killed by a live bullet sustained by the occupying forces.
  • On 17/08/2020, the occupying forces near Bab Hatta (one of the doors leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem opened fire at Ashraf Hassan Atallah Halsa, 30, residents of the eastern town of Sawahra, on the pretext of stabbing a policeman.
  • On 19/08/2020, the occupying forces opened fire on three children near the entrance to deir Abu Mashal village, killing one of them: Mohammed Damer Hamdan Matar, 16. After being seriously injured in an Israeli hospital, 2 others were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

Injuries

52

12

64

A total of 64 injuries were reported in the month of August 2020 {52 Palestinians in the West Bank and 12 in the Gaza Strip).

Including 3 children, 3 Women, 1 Paramedic and 1 special needs patient.

Attacks

116

116

232

A total of 232 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of August 2020 (116 in the West Bank and 116 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 87 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 65 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 51 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 29 attacks on Palestinian fishermen.

Air Strikes

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60

60

  • At Dawn on 03. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 3 rockets (in two consecutive raids), targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group west of the town of Khanyounis.
  • At Dawn on 03. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of the town of Al-Qararah, northeast of Khanyounis.
  • At Dawn on 03. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 3 rockets, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group west of Rafah.
  • On the Evening of 06. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 3 rockets (in two consecutive raids), targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group north of the town of Beit Lahiya.
  • On the Evening of 09. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group north of the town of Beit Lahiya.
  • At dawn on 12. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 5 rockets (in two consecutive raids), targeting agricultural land and a Palestinian group's position in the vicinity of Arafat International Airport east of Rafah.
  • At 01:35 on 12. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles (in two consecutive raids), targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group southwest of Gaza City.
  • At dawn on 13. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting agricultural land east of the town of Beit Hanoun.
  • At dawn on 13. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group east of Rafah.
  • At dawn on 13. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 3 rockets (in two consecutive raids), targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group northwest of Gaza City, causing material damage to a School belonging to the Palestinian Refugee Agency (U.N.R.W.A)) and in 20 nearby houses.
  • At dawn on 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a rocket, targeting agricultural land east of Al-Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City.
  • At dawn on 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 4 rockets, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group in the Al-Farahin area east of the town of Absan.
  • On 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group east of Rafah.
  • On the Evening of the 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting agricultural land in Izbat Beit Hanoun, injuring a citizen and causing material damage to a number of nearby houses.
  • On the Evening of 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group northwest of the town of Beit Lahiya.
  • On 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two rockets, targeting agricultural land near the homes of citizens east of Al-Bureij refugee camp, injuring 3 citizens (a citizen and two children), and were taken to hospital for treatment.
  • On 14. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a number of rockets, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group near the new port west of Khan Younis.
  • On 15. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting agricultural land west of the town of Beit Hanoun, injuring 2 citizens in panic and suffocation.
  • On the evening of 15. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 6 rockets (in 3 air strikes), targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group north of the town of Beit Hanoun.
  • On the evening of 15. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group east of the Zaytoun neighbourhood, southeast of Gaza City.
  • On 15. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 3 rockets (in two consecutive raids), targeting agricultural land and a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group east of al-Bureij camp.
  • On 16. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 7 rockets (in four consecutive raids), targeting a position belonging to a Palestinian armed group west of the town of Khan Younis.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of Rafah.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting agricultural land east of Rafah.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting a Palestinian group position in the Zaytoun neighbourhood southeast of Gaza City.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting a Palestinian group position in the Zaytoun neighbourhood southeast of Gaza City.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting a Palestinian group position in the Zaytoun neighbourhood southeast of Gaza City.
  • On18. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed two missiles, targeting a Palestinian group position in the Zaytoun neighbourhood southeast of Gaza City.
  • On 21. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting a Palestinian group position in al-Tawam area west of Jabaliya.
  • On 21. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed 3 rockets, targeting a Palestinian group position in al-Tawam area west of Jabaliya.
  • On 20. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting a Palestinian group position northwest of the town of Khanyounis.
  • On 20. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting a Palestinian group position northwest of the town of Khanyounis.
  • On 20. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with two missiles, targeting a Palestinian group position northwest of the town of Khanyounis.
  • On 20. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting a Palestinian group position northwest of the town of Khanyounis.
  • On 20. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with two missiles, targeting a Palestinian group position northwest of the town of Khanyounis.
  • On 21. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land in the town of Al-Potteri, southeast of Khanyounis.
  • On 21. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting agricultural land in the town of Al-Potteri, southeast of Khanyounis, injuring a citizen and causing material damage to a number of nearby houses.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed agricultural land east of the town of Al-Qararah, northeast of Khanyounis.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of the town of Al-Qararah, northeast of Khanyounis.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of the town of Al-Qararah, northeast of Khanyounis.
  • On 25. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land in the vicinity of Arafat International Airport east of Rafah.
  • On 25. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land in the vicinity of Arafat International Airport east of Rafah.
  • On 26. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of Al-Zina area east of the city of Khanyounis.
  • On 26. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of Al-Zina area east of the city of Khanyounis.
  • On 26. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed with a missile, targeting agricultural land east of Al-Zina area east of the city of Khanyounis.
  • On 28. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes bombed a rocket, targeting a Palestinian group position east of al-Tuffah neighborhood, northeast of Gaza City.
  • On 28. 08. 2020 Israeli warplanes were hit by a missile, targeting a Palestinian group position east of al-Tuffah neighborhood, northeast of Gaza City

Provocation of Palestinian Security Forces

1

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1

  • On 27/08/2020, the occupying forces positioned at flying checkpoint located at the western entrance to the town of Tuqu'a seized a Palestinian Civilian Police vehicle, and allowed it to pass after searching it.

Raids

316

3

319

The Israeli military carried out a total of 319 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of August 2020, including 316 in the West Bank and 3 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (33); Ramallah (54); Jenin (34); Tubas (10); Tulkarem (24); Qalqiliya (16); Nablus (38); Salfit (17); Jericho (8); Bethlehem (30); Hebron (52), North Gaza (1), Khan Yunis (1) and Rafah (1).

Arrests

381

1

382

During the month of August 2020, the Israeli military arrested 382 Palestinians (381 in the West Bank and 1 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (90); Ramallah (63); Jenin (35); Tubas (4),Tulkarem (27); Qalqiliya (14); Nablus (40); Salfit (14); Jericho (8); Bethlehem (44); Hebron (42),and Gaza (1).Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 15 children, 6 Women, 2 University students, 4 Security Force Officers and 1 Special Needs patient.

Deportation

14

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14

During  the month of August 2020 Israeli Authorities deported 14 residents from their place of residence which included the following:

On 02/08/2020, the occupying authorities in Jerusalem issued a decree banning Mohammed Najib, a resident of the Old City of Jerusalem, for six months from al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition of his release after arresting him earlier.

On 06. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decree to banning Muhannad al-Ansari (one of the guards of al-Aqsa Mosque) for four months from al-Aqsa Mosque.
On 10. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decree to banning Nafisa Khois, a resident of Jerusalem, for 6 months from al-Aqsa Mosque, after she was taken to the Israeli police station

On 13/08/2020, the occupying authorities in Jerusalem issued a decree to banning Nohad al-Zugair, residents of Jerusalem, for a week from al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition of his release after he had been arrested earlier.

On 14/08/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed a one-week deportation of Mustafa Abu Muzem from al-Aqsa Mosque as a condition for his release after arresting him earlier.

On 16/08/2020, the occupying forces in Jerusalem handed over a decision to remove the governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, from the West Bank governorates for six months, after summoning him to investigate the detention and interrogation center in The Moscobiya.

On 18. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed the deportation of Tarek Abu Sabitan, a resident of Jerusalem, for 10 days from al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after arresting him earlier.

On 19. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed the deportation of Ahmed al-Dalal (one of the guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque), for 3 months from al-Aqsa Mosque.

On 19/08/2020, the occupation authorities in the city of Jerusalem imposed deportation on 2 citizens (one of whom is a citizen), namely: Mwatana - Zeenat Abu Subaih (Head of the Guards Department at Al-Aqsa Mosque), and citizen - Imran Al-Mosthor (employee in the Reconstruction Committee at Al-Aqsa Mosque), For a period of 5 days from the Old City of Jerusalem, as a condition for their release after they were arrested earlier.

On 21 August 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed deportation of the citizen: Mustafa Abu Ramz, for a period of 6 months from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

 On 21 August 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed the deportation of the citizen: Ali Ajaj, for a week from Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On 08/24/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed the deportation of the citizen: Ahed Al-Rishq - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for a period of 15 days from the Old City of Jerusalem, as a condition for his release after arresting him earlier.

On 08/25/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed the deportation of the child: Ahed Al-Rishq, for a period of 15 days from the Old City of Jerusalem, as a condition for his release after they arrested him earlier.

Temporary Detention

20

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20

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 20 residents during the month of August 2020 including: {2 women, 1 elderly civilian and 3 Security Force officers.

  • On 03/08/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed house arrest for 5 days on 2 citizens (brothers), namely: Abd al-Rahman al-Bashiti, and his brother Hatem - residents of the Old City of Jerusalem, as a condition for their release after they arrested them earlier.
  • On 08/23/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed house arrest for 5 days on 2 citizens (a citizen and his son) - residents of the Old City of Jerusalem, namely: Ihab Najib and his son Tawfiq, as a condition for their release after they arrested them earlier.
  • On 08/23/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed a 5-day house arrest on the child: Ali Al-Tawil - residents of the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, as a condition for his release after they arrested him earlier.
  • On 08/24/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed house arrest on the citizen: Citizen: Hisham Al-Bashiti - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for a period of 10 days, in addition to signing a financial guarantee of 5,000 shekels, as a condition for his release after arresting him earlier.
  • On 26/08/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed house arrest on the citizen: Shadi Samreen, in addition to paying a financial guarantee of 1,000 shekels and a third party guarantee of 5,000 shekels, and preventing contact with people from the rest of the West Bank governorates for a period of two months, as a condition for his release after detaining him earlier

Closure of Crossing Points

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193

193

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 59 occasions during the month of August 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 134 occasions.

Flying

Checkpoints

437

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437

The Israeli military set up 437 Flying checkpoints in the month of August 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (11); Ramallah (6); Jenin (8);Tubas (1), Tulkarem (5); Qalqiliya (79); Nablus (45); Salfit (27); Jericho (18); Bethlehem (159) and Hebron (78).

Destruction of Public and Private property

27

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27

Damages included home furniture, vehicles, Olive trees, barrack’s and demolished structures.

 

 

Confiscation of Public and Private property

8

-

8

Confiscations included vehicles, surveillance camera footage, private property and equipment.

Land Confiscation

1

 

1

  • On 03. 08. 2020 Israeli Forces confiscated an area of more than 200 dunums of citizens' land located Al-Taina area, south of Kiisan village, under the pretext of military purposes.

Settler Violence

41

0

41

Israeli settler stoned residents and vehicles, stormed homes, uprooted trees, assaulted residents, ran over children with their vehicles, stormed several villages and towns and slashed the tires of residential vehicle.

 

Home Demolition

40

 

40

  • On 03/08/2020, the occupation authorities in the Ain al-Louza area in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem city forced the citizen: Iyad Abu Subaih to personally demolish his home, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in case the occupation authorities carried out the demolition. Under the pretext of not being licensed.
  • On 03/08/2020, the occupation authorities in Jabal Al Mukaber neighborhood in Jerusalem city forced the citizen: Issa Allan Uweissat to personally demolish his house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in case the occupation authorities carried out the demolition, under the pretext of not being authorized.
  • On the morning of 05/08/2020, the occupation forces demolished in the Ain al-Lozeh area in the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem city, 2 of the homes owned by two citizens: Suleiman al-Qaq and his brother Samer, under the pretext of not having a permit.
  • On 05/08/2020, the occupation forces demolished a 50-square-meter house owned by Sherif Amr, in the Ain al-Louza area in the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem, under the pretext of not having a permit.
  • On 05. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the town of Beit Hanina, a citizen, Mohammed Alloun, were forced to demolish his 90-square-meter house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 06. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished a residential room owned by Hisham Khalil al-Nawaja in wadi Jaheesh area, east of Yatta town.
  • On 07. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in The Jabal Al-Mukaber neighbourhood of Jerusalem, the family of the citizen: Sabih Shaqirat, were forced to demolish their 160 square meter (two-storey) house, after notifying it earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-licensing
  • On 09. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem, Khaled Abu Ta'aa, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 10. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities south of Jerusalem, Ibrahim Sa'ia, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 10/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a 70-square-meter house owned by Basel Fayez Amarna, in addition to demolishing a 250-cubic-meter water tank, under the pretext of not authorizing it.
  • On 10/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a house of about 80 square meters owned by Noman Mohammed Hassan Assaad, on the pretext of not authorizing the settlements of Gush Etzion.
  • On 11/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a residential building consisting of three apartments owned by citizens: Wael al-Tahan, his two brothers Alaa, and Nader, under the pretext of not authorizing them.
  • On 11/08/2020, the occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem forced the citizen, Aziz Alian, to demolish part of his house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 11. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished the villages of Al-Fakit and Khirbet Mukhara, located southeast of Yatta, two tents used for housing owned by the citizens: Jamil Mahmoud al-Amour, residents of Al-Fakheit village, and Salah Shehada Salama Makhmara, residents of Khirbet Maghrea al-Obaid village.
  • On 11. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished the village of Susiya, east of Yatta town, a tent used for housing belonging to the citizen, Ahmed Jabr Hammad al-Nawaja.
  • On 12. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in al-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem, Ibrahim Abu Juma, were forced to demolish his 180 square meters (under construction) after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, ihab Hassan Khalil Aqeel, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the village of Sour Baher, the family of mohammed Duwayat, were forced to demolish part of his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Area of Bir Aouna in the city of Beit Jala, a citizen, Raed Rizk Jawarish, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization and because it is located in the designated area (C) under Israeli control.
  • On 14. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, Mehdi Abbasi, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 18/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a residential building (under construction of four floors) belonging to the citizen, Aziz Jamil Jaabeis, under the pretext of not authorizing, and on the trail of confrontations with citizens, resulting in the injury of a citizen.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the village of Tyre Baher, mohammed Jibril Amira, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a house belonging to Khaled Mahmoud al-Khalis, under the pretext of not authorizing the permit.
  • On 25. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the village of Sour Baher, the citizens: Mohammed Dabsh and his brother Bilal, were forced to demolish their 280 square meters of houses, after notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-licensing.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished the Bedouin gathering area in Wadi Al-Siq, east of Ramallah, 8 (Barksat) used to house Bedouin families.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a house in addition to the sheep breeding houses owned by Mohammed Jabr Rashid Wasaba, under the pretext of not being licensed and located in the Israeli-controlled Area C.
  • On 30. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, Khaled Mahmoud Bashir, were forced to demolish his 50-square-meter house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 31. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the town of Beit Hanina, citizens: Abdessalam Al-Razem and his brother Uday, were forced to demolish their 65 square meters of houses, after notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

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22

 Israeli settler raided the vicinity of Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on several occasions.

On 17/08/2020, the occupying forces closed, omar ibn al-Khattab mosque in the city of Beit Sahour, and prevented citizens from performing fajr prayers inside, as they stormed and house searches in the vicinity.

 

Settlement Activity

12

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12

  • • On 01. 08. 2020 The Municipality of Occupation in Jerusalem approved a plan to establish an additional residential employment complex located on 90 dunums on the eastern side of the village of Al-Issawiya.
  • • On 05. 08. 2020 the occupying forces have bulldozed large tracts of land belonging to citizens of my family: Ghannam and Odeh, in order to build new roads for settlement purposes.
  • • On 10. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in the area of The Arab Al-Kholi Gathering, east of the town of Kafr Thaaa, bulldozed an area of agricultural land, and began digging a water transmission line in preparation for control of the land.
  • • On 12/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Khala Ghneim and Qaniya areas, located in the eastern part of iskaka village, bulldozed an area of citizens' land confiscated earlier by the occupying forces, with the aim of expanding the settlement outpost "Novi Nehemiah" on the land of the villages of Yasov and Iskaka.
  • • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in ras al-Mesid area, located in the vicinity of kafr al-Labed, Izbat al-Hafisi and the suburb of Dhahaba in Tulkarem, began to build a new 10 km-long residential road that reaches the colony of "Ifni Hefts" located on the territory of kafr al-Labed.
  • • On 15. 08. 2020 Settlers named "Nov Gilad" on the settlement outpost they set up in the Swedish region of the Northern Jordan Valley
  • • On 16. 08. 2020 It was revealed that the occupation authorities have approved projects to build a settlement road linking the Industrial Zone "Binyamin" with the industrial zone "Atarot" north of Jerusalem, passing through a 600-meter tunnel under the Qalandia military checkpoint, and on the construction of another road that extends From the settlement of "Adam" to the Hazma military checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem, and The Eltafi Al-Walaja Street south of Jerusalem to link the Settlement bloc "Gush Etzion" with Jerusalem, with the aim of expanding the settlement of "Har Homa" with 560 new settlement housing units.
  • • On 16/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Al-Jabal al-Wastani area in the village of Shufa began to build a static road in the agricultural lands of the citizens along the mountain, in preparation for the establishment of an industrial zone, and on the impact there were confrontations with citizens while trying to deal with the dredging.
  • • On 31. 08. 2020 Settlers in the Abu Qandul area in the northern Jordan Valley continued to build facilities and "Sheds" in the settlement outpost that was established several months ago in the area, with the aim of expanding it.

Land Levelling

2

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2

  • On 06. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in The District of Al-Adara, located near the settlement of "Susiya" located east of the town of Yatta, bulldozed an area of agricultural land owned by citizens of the Shawaheen family.
  • On 12/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Noon Sobh area of Badia, an area of land threatened with confiscation, was bulldozed.

Palestinian Attack

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8

8

  • On the evening of 02. 08. 2020, Members of Palestinian armed groups fired a (unknown type) missile at the Green Line.
  • At noon on 09. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups opened fire at the occupying forces near the border side of Deir al-Balah.
  • At dawn on 16. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups fired two missiles (unknown type) towards the Green Line.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups fired a (unknown type) missile at the Green Line.
  • Day 21. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups fired 7 shells (unknown type) towards the Green Line.
  • At 23:30 on 20. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups fired 3 shells (unknown type) towards the Green Line.
  • On 21. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups fired a (unknown type) missile at the Green Line.
  • On 28. 08. 2020 Members of Palestinian armed groups fired 6 shells (unknown type) towards the Green Line.

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020

Killings

2

2

3

Injuries

86

52

64

Arrests

488

410

382

Raids

342

303

319

Flying Checkpoints

408

307

437

Attacks

206

150

292

Attacks on Property

76

81

35

Home Demolition

44

18

40

Closure of Crossing Points

188

195

193

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

23

22

Settlement Activity & Settler attacks

86

64

53

 

COMPARISON OF KILLINGS, INJURIES AND ARRESTS OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

Killings

A total of 3 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of August 2020 {3 in the West Bank and 0 in Gaza}:

  • On 07. 08. 2020: Dalia Ahmed Suleiman Samudi, 23, resident of Jenin, was killed by a live bullet sustained by the occupying forces.
  • On 17/08/2020, the occupying forces near Bab Hatta (one of the doors leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem opened fire at Ashraf Hassan Atallah Halsa, 30, residents of the eastern town of Sawahra, on the pretext of stabbing a policeman.
  • On 19/08/2020, the occupying forces opened fire on three children near the entrance to Deir Abu Mashal village, killing one of them: Mohammed Damer Hamdan Matar, 16. After being seriously injured in an Israeli hospital, 2 others were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

Injuries

A total of 64 injuries were reported in the month of August 2020 {52 Palestinians in the West Bank and 12 in the Gaza Strip).

Including 3 children, 3 Women, 1 Paramedic and 1 special needs patient.

Arrests

During the month of August 2020, the Israeli military arrested 382 Palestinians (381 in the West Bank and 1 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (90); Ramallah (63); Jenin (35); Tubas (4),Tulkarem (27); Qalqiliya (14); Nablus (40); Salfit (14); Jericho (8); Bethlehem (44); Hebron (42),and Gaza (1).Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 15 children, 6 Women, 2 University students, 4 Security Force Officers and 1 Special Needs patient.

Closure

Especially on Fridays, the Israeli military continues to intensify restrictions at checkpoints located at the entrances of Jerusalem, and to restrict entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, preventing worshippers from accessing the Mosque. At the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem, the Israeli military continues to prevent PNA registered civilian vehicles from crossing the checkpoint towards Ar Ram and Qalandiya as well as Dahiyat al Bareed. The checkpoint is overcrowded daily, particularly during rush hours, due to intensified restrictions and search measures applied by Israeli troops. During the month of August 2020,he Israeli military also continued to intensify restrictions at the Tayasir checkpoint and Al Hamra junction checkpoint leading to the Jordan Valley area, only allowing access to civilians whose IDs indicate District of Jericho residence or others holding special access permits. In addition, restrictions were intensified and civilian access was obstructed at the Za’tara junction checkpoint (separating the northern and central West Bank districts) as well as at the As Sawahira ash Sharqiya (the ‘Container’) checkpoint (separating the central and southern West Bank districts).

The Israeli military installed 437 flying checkpoints in August 2020 (307 in July 2020 compared with 408 in June 2020 and as a result restricted the free access and movement of residents, merchant supplies and agricultural goods.

Distribution of flying checkpoints in the West Bank

The Israeli military set up 437 Flying checkpoints in the month of August 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (11); Ramallah (6); Jenin (8);Tubas (1), Tulkarem (5); Qalqiliya (79); Nablus (45); Salfit (27); Jericho (18); Bethlehem (159) and Hebron (78).

 

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 319 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of August 2020, including 316 in the West Bank and 3 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (33); Ramallah (54); Jenin (34); Tubas (10); Tulkarem (24); Qalqiliya (16); Nablus (38); Salfit (17); Jericho (8); Bethlehem (30); Hebron (52), North Gaza (1), Khan Yunis (1) and Rafah (1).

 

Attacks

A total of 232 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of August 2020 (116 in the West Bank and 116 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 87 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 65 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 51 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 29 attacks on Palestinian fishermen.

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Attacks on residential areas in West Bank and Gaza districts

 

Home Demolition

During the month of August 2020, the Israeli military demolished 40 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • On 03/08/2020, the occupation authorities in the Ain al-Louza area in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem city forced the citizen: Iyad Abu Subaih to personally demolish his home, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in case the occupation authorities carried out the demolition. Under the pretext of not being licensed.
     
  • On 03/08/2020, the occupation authorities in Jabal Al Mukaber neighborhood in Jerusalem city forced the citizen: Issa Allan Uweissat to personally demolish his house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in case the occupation authorities carried out the demolition, under the pretext of not being authorized.
  • On the morning of 05/08/2020, the occupation forces demolished in the Ain al-Lozeh area in the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem city, 2 of the homes owned by two citizens: Suleiman al-Qaq and his brother Samer, under the pretext of not having a permit.
  • On 05/08/2020, the occupation forces demolished a 50-square-meter house owned by Sherif Amr, in the Ain al-Louza area in the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem, under the pretext of not having a permit.
  • On 05. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the town of Beit Hanina, a citizen, Mohammed Alloun, were forced to demolish his 90-square-meter house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 06. 08. 2020 The occupying forces demolished a residential room owned by Hisham Khalil al-Nawaja in wadi Jaheesh area, east of Yatta town.
  • On 07. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in The Jabal Al-Mukaber neighbourhood of Jerusalem, the family of the citizen: Sabih Shaqirat, were forced to demolish their 160 square meter (two-storey) house, after notifying it earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-licensing
  • On 09. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem, Khaled Abu Ta'aa, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 10. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities south of Jerusalem, Ibrahim Sa'ia, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 10/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a 70-square-meter house owned by Basel Fayez Amarna, in addition to demolishing a 250-cubic-meter water tank, under the pretext of not authorizing it.
  • On 10/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a house of about 80 square meters owned by Noman Mohammed Hassan Assaad, on the pretext of not authorizing the settlements of Gush Etzion.
  • On 11/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a residential building consisting of three apartments owned by citizens: Wael al-Tahan, his two brothers Alaa, and Nader, under the pretext of not authorizing them.
  • On 11/08/2020, the occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem forced the citizen, Aziz Alian, to demolish part of his house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 11. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished the villages of Al-Fakit and Khirbet Mukhara, located southeast of Yatta, two tents used for housing owned by the citizens: Jamil Mahmoud al-Amour, residents of Al-Fakheit village, and Salah Shehada Salama Makhmara, residents of Khirbet Maghrea al-Obaid village.
  • On 11. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished the village of Susiya, east of Yatta town, a tent used for housing belonging to the citizen, Ahmed Jabr Hammad al-Nawaja.
  • On 12. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in al-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem, Ibrahim Abu Juma, were forced to demolish his 180 square meters (under construction) after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, ihab Hassan Khalil Aqeel, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the village of Sour Baher, the family of Mohammed Duwayat, were forced to demolish part of his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 13. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Area of Bir Aouna in the city of Beit Jala, a citizen, Raed Rizk Jawarish, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization and because it is located in the designated area (C) under Israeli control.
  • On 14. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, Mehdi Abbasi, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 18/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a residential building (under construction of four floors) belonging to the citizen, Aziz Jamil Jaabeis, under the pretext of not authorizing, and on the trail of confrontations with citizens, resulting in the injury of a citizen.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the village of Tyre Baher, Mohammed Jibril Amira, were forced to demolish his house himself, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a house belonging to Khaled Mahmoud al-Khalis, under the pretext of not authorizing the permit.
  • On 25. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the village of Sour Baher, the citizens: Mohammed Dabsh and his brother Bilal, were forced to demolish their 280 square meters of houses, after notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-licensing.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished the Bedouin gathering area in Wadi Al-Siq, east of Ramallah, 8 (Barksat) used to house Bedouin families.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a house in addition to the sheep breeding houses owned by Mohammed Jabr Rashid Wasaba, under the pretext of not being licensed and located in the Israeli-controlled Area C.
  • On 30. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, Khaled Mahmoud Bashir, were forced to demolish his 50-square-meter house, after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 31. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the town of Beit Hanina, citizens: Abdessalam Al-Razem and his brother Uday, were forced to demolish their 65 square meters of houses, after notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.

Attack on Public and Private property occurred as follows per District:

Jerusalem:

  • On 05. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished two agricultural rooms belonging to my family members, Obeid and Abu Juma, and confiscated their equipment, under the pretext of not authorizing them.
  • On 05. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished a commercial facility belonging to Omar Sheikha, on the grounds of non-authorization, in the Ain Al-Loza area of The Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem.
  • On 17. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Jabal Al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, Ahmed Youssef Shaqirat, were forced to demolish three shops, after notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 19. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished in the town of Hazma, sura (under construction) surrounding a 2-dunum plot of land, under the pretext of not authorizing.
  • On 22. 08. 2020 The occupation authorities in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, a citizen, Ghaleb al-Abbasi, were forced to demolish the foundations of a house, after it had notified it earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  • On 23. 08. 2020 the occupying forces demolished east of the village of Al-Issawiya, facilities and (Brixat) owned by the citizen: Mohammed Abdel Muheisen, under the pretext of not authorizing.

Jenin:

  • On 10/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a 250-cubic-meter water tank owned by The Citizen, Bassel Fayez Amarna, in addition to demolishing his house, under the pretext of not authorizing it.
  • On 27/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished a building (bakery- under construction) owned by Rami Ahmed Abu Shaykh, on the grounds of non-authorization.

Tubas:

  • On 04. 08. 2020, The occupying forces in the Red Ras area in the northern Jordan Valley have received notices of suspension of work in sheep breeding facilities and sheds owned by the citizens: Jamil Suleiman Bani Odeh, Sa'id Saqr Bani Odeh, and Mohammed Issa al-Jahalin, under the pretext of not authorizing them to be located in the designated area (C) under Israeli control.
  • On 20. 08. 2020, the occupying forces demolished the village of Khirbet Atouf, (Barksa) with an area of 150 square meters owned by khalil Khalaf Bani Odeh, under the pretext of not authorizing.

Jericho:

  • On 05. 08. 2020 the occupying forces uprooted about 100 palm seedlings belonging to the citizen, Anwar Abu Jouda, in the Khirbet Allan area near the village of Al-Jaftlik.
  • On 06. 08. 2020 The occupying forces demolished the village of Al-Jaftlik, three water pools, each of which fed about 70 dunums of agricultural land owned by the citizens: Munir Nassasra and Yasser Zubeidi.
  • On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished the village of Al-Awaja, in addition to a house owned by Mohammed Jabr Rashid Wasaba, under the pretext of not being licensed and located in the Israeli-controlled Area C.

Bethlehem:

  • On 01/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Ain Jouiza area of the village of Al-Walaja handed down notices of the suspension of work on the construction of houses, support walls and a water well, on the grounds that they were not licensed and located in the Israeli-controlled Area C.
  • On 07. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in the village of Al-Mania, south of Taqwa town, received notices of suspension of work on the construction of two houses owned by citizens: Assaf Adel al-Farroukh and his brother Issa, under the pretext of not authorizing.
  • On 11/08/2020, the occupying forces in the area of Khalat al-Nahla, near the village of Wadi Rahal, bulldozed an area of agricultural land estimated at 2.5 dunums owned by the citizen Amer Abu Zagrat, uprooted about 100 olive seedlings, and demolished the walls of a call in its vicinity.
  • On 12. 08. 2020 The occupying forces demolished the village of Al-Numan, east of Beit Sahour, (Barxa), used to raise sheep belonging to the citizen Yusuf al-Darawi, under the pretext of not authorizing.

Hebron:

  • On 04. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in the village of Susiya, east of Yatta town, have received notices of suspension of work on the construction of 2 houses and a sheep breeding barn owned by the citizens: Hussein Radhi Al-Nawaja and Khader Juma al-Nawaja, under the pretext of not being licensed and located in the Israeli-controlled Area C.
  • On 16/08/2020, the occupying forces demolished al-Mufar, east of yatta town, 2 of the "Al-Barksat" belonging to Mahmoud Khalil Abu Qbita, and his son Ismail.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 the occupying forces in the village of Perrin handed over five citizens: Akram Jibril Abu Daoud, Fawzi Abu Muzem, Harbi, Ismail, and Imran Burgan, notices of suspension of work on their land.

Confiscation of Property:

Ramallah & Al-Bireh:

 On 25/08/2020, the occupying forces in the town of Bir Zeit confiscated a private vehicle belonging to Fadi Hamad Ghanem, during his arrest.

Qalqiliya:

 On 29. 07. 2020 the occupying forces in Qalqilya confiscated the equipment of a blacksmith's workshop (lathe) owned by Khaled Majid Abu Haddad.

Salfit:

 On 10/08/2020, the occupying forces in the village of Yasov confiscated a bulldozer belonging to the citizen, Acer Hamada, residents of the northern town of Asira in Nablus governorate, while working on agricultural roads.

 Hebron:

  • On 06. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in The Khalat al-Beast area, east of Yatta town, confiscated a concrete pump while pouring the concrete at the house of Ziad Zaid Abu Mayala, to prevent him from continuing construction, on the pretext of not authorizing.
  • On 10. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in al-Fatha area, located on the northern side of Beit Amr, confiscated three water pumps used for agricultural irrigation purposes belonging to the citizen: Nabil Munir Hussein Berrith, and handed him a notice of the Israeli intelligence service's relief.
  • On 21/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Bab al-Zawiya area of Hebron confiscated a private vehicle for a citizen

 Settlement Activity:

• On 01. 08. 2020 The Municipality of Occupation in Jerusalem approved a plan to establish an additional residential employment complex located on 90 dunums on the eastern side of the village of Al-Issawiya.

• On 05. 08. 2020 the occupying forces have bulldozed large tracts of land belonging to citizens of my family: Ghannam and Odeh, in order to build new roads for settlement purposes.

• On 10. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in the area of The Arab Al-Kholi Gathering, east of the town of Kafr Thaaa, bulldozed an area of agricultural land, and began digging a water transmission line in preparation for control of the land.

• On 12/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Khala Ghneim and Qaniya areas, located in the eastern part of iskaka village, bulldozed an area of citizens' land confiscated earlier by the occupying forces, with the aim of expanding the settlement outpost "Novi Nehemiah" on the land of the villages of Yasov and Iskaka.

• On 13. 08. 2020 The occupying forces in ras al-Mesid area, located in the vicinity of kafr al-Labed, Izbat al-Hafisi and the suburb of Dhahaba in Tulkarem, began to build a new 10 km-long residential road that reaches the colony of "Ifni Hefts" located on the territory of kafr al-Labed.

• On 15. 08. 2020 Settlers named "Nov Gilad" on the settlement outpost they set up in the Swedish region of the Northern Jordan Valley

• On 16. 08. 2020 It was revealed that the occupation authorities have approved projects to build a settlement road linking the Industrial Zone "Binyamin" with the industrial zone "Atarot" north of Jerusalem, passing through a 600-meter tunnel under the Qalandia military checkpoint, and on the construction of another road that extends From the settlement of "Adam" to the Hazma military checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem, and The Eltafi Al-Walaja Street south of Jerusalem to link the Settlement bloc "Gush Etzion" with Jerusalem, with the aim of expanding the settlement of "Har Homa" with 560 new settlement housing units.

• On 16/08/2020, the occupying forces in the Al-Jabal al-Wastani area in the village of Shufa began to build a static road in the agricultural lands of the citizens along the mountain, in preparation for the establishment of an industrial zone, and on the impact there were confrontations with citizens while trying to deal with the dredging.

• On 31. 08. 2020 Settlers in the Abu Qandul area in the northern Jordan Valley continued to build facilities and "Sheds" in the settlement outpost that was established several months ago in the area, with the aim of expanding it.

Settler Violence:

  1. incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of August 2020 including:

Jerusalem:

  • At dawn on 17. 08. 2020 a group of settlers stormed the village of Beit Safafa, setting fire to 13 citizens' vehicles and chanting "Anti-Arab" slogans in Hebrew.

Ramallah &Al-Bireh:

  • On 01. 08. 2020 A group of armed settlers, accompanied by trained dogs (police) in the forest edifices of the village of Zepa, beat a number of citizens while they were on a picnic (known as: Mohammed al-Hajj Hassan Abdul Ilah, his wife, and his anjala.
  • On 01. 08. 2020 12 sheep were killed in the village of Al-Muwajour, as a result of a group of settlers from the settlement outpost, who were on the land of the citizens east of the village, spraying pesticides and poisons in pastoral land, owned by Fadel Ibrahim Abu Alia.
  • On 02/08/2020, a group of settlers near the junction of the town of Tayba (on the Ma'arajat road between Ramallah and Jericho governorates) kidnapped ali Bassel Salameh, a resident of Sanjal town, and the occupying forces intervened and later released him.
  • On 27/08/2020, a group of settlers in The Ghriba area of The Town of Aboin placed four mobile homes (caravans) on the private agricultural land of citizens, in an attempt to establish a settlement outpost, and after which the occupying forces intervened and removed the mobile homes from the area
  • On 28. 08. 2020 A group of settlers, protected by the occupying forces, entered the agricultural lands of the citizens in the area of Rashnia, which belongs to the village of Deir Abu Mashal, and toured the area, and prevented citizens from accessing their land

Tubas:

  • On 05/08/2020, a group of settlers in the Ahmar area of ​​Khirbet Al Farisiya in the northern Jordan Valley (for the second day in a row) continued planting trees in an area of ​​land meters away from the residents' homes, and put a water tank, with the aim of seizing them.
  • On 12/08/2020, a group of settlers in the two areas of Al-Mazukah and Al-Sweida, located in the northern Jordan Valley, fenced off large areas of the citizens' agricultural lands, in an attempt to seize them.

Qalqiliya:

  • On 12 August 2020, a group of settlers from the "Hafat Gilad" settlement outpost on the lands of Jeet village set fire to the citizens' lands planted with olive trees in the village of Jeet.
  • On 08/26/2020, a group of settlers came to the junction of the village of Jeet, and closed the road to traffic

Nablus:

  • At dawn on 04. 08. 2020 A group of settlers from the settlement outpost "Hafat Gilad" stormed the outskirts of the village of Brancha, setting fire to two vehicles belonging to the citizens: Marwan Ahmed Nofal and his son Sharbel, as well as graffiti (anti-Arab racism)
  • On 05. 08. 2020 a group of settlers from the settlement of "Itmar" in the village of Awarta bulldozed an area of citizens' land in preparation for planting it in an attempt to seize it.
  • On the evening of 05. 08. 2020 a group of settlers stormed the historic area of Al-Massoudia near the village of Cyrenaica, and later withdrew.
  • Day 06. 08. 2020 A group of settlers near the Deir Sharaf water well (which feeds nablus and nearby villages with drinking water) set up a tent and a mobile house (Caravan), in an attempt to establish an outpost in the area, and the occupying forces intervened and attacked a number of citizens from the villages of Deir Sharaf and Bastiya as they went to confront the settlers.
  • On 07. 08. 2020 a group of settlers blocked the main street in the center of The Town of Hawara, in front of traffic.
  • At dawn on 09. 08. 2020 a group of settlers from the settlement of Yitzhar threw stones at the vehicles of passing citizens on the street passing along the colony and leading to Qalqilya governorate, injuring a citizen, and was taken to the government hospital in Qalqilya for treatment.
  • On 11/08/2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens of the town of Hawara, attacking Mustafa al-Masri, while working on his land in the silo area north of the town, injuring him - injuries and broken feet during his pursuit, and was taken on the trail to the government hospital in Nablus for treatment.
  • On 11/08/2020, a group of settlers in the Jabal al-Najma area of The Town of Aqraba planted grape trees on an area of land in an attempt to capture them.
  • On 11/08/2020, a group of settlers were present along the street passing along the settlement of Yitzhar, and stones were thrown at citizens' vehicles, causing material damage to the vehicle of Mohammed al-Tamouni, a resident of The Village of Orta.
  • On 12/08/2020, a group of settlers were present along the street passing along the settlement of Yitzhar, and stones were thrown at the vehicles of passing citizens at the scene.
  • On 13 December 2020, a group of settlers stormed the tribal village of Asira and set fire to a bulldozer belonging to the citizens: Ali al-Issa, Mohammed Hamdan, and shouted "racist anti-Arab" slogans in Hebrew, and attacked the house of Abdul Basit Ahmed, on the outskirts of the village, and the occupying forces intervened and fired tear gas at citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.
  • On 13/08/2020, a group of settlers attacked the eastern outskirts of the tribal village of Asira, attacking a number of houses in the al-Hara al-Fuqa area of the village, setting fire to an area of agricultural land, and the occupying forces intervened and fired tear gas and tear gas at the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.
  • On 14/08/2020, a settler was run over while driving his vehicle on the main street in the center of Huwara, the child: Khader Abbas Khader Samarin, 15, a resident of Ramallah, injuring him and bruises, and was taken to hospital for treatment, while the settler escaped.
  • On 14/08/2020, a group of settlers attacked a number of residents of the northern town of Asira while they were on their land on the top of Mount Ayal, north of Nablus, and the occupying forces intervened and fired indiscriminately at the farmers' citizens as they confronted the settlers.
  • On 14/08/2020, a settler was run over while driving his vehicle on the main street in the center of Huwara, the child: Khader Abbas Khader Samarin, 15, a resident of Ramallah, injuring him and bruises, and was taken to hospital for treatment, while the settler escaped.
  • On 14/08/2020, a group of settlers attacked a number of residents of the northern town of Asira while they were on their land on the top of Mount Ayal, north of Nablus, and the occupying forces intervened and fired indiscriminately at the farmers' citizens as they confronted the settlers.
  • On 15. 08. 2020 a group of settlers attacked the eastern outskirts of the tribal village of Asira, a number of houses of the citizen, and the occupying forces intervened and fired tear gas and tear gas at the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.
  • On 15. 08. 2020 A group of settlers entered the agricultural land of the citizens in the area of Khala al-Dalia, located in the northern town of Asira, located on the top of Mount Aydal, north of Nablus, and uprooted dozens of zion seedlings planted on 14. 08. 2020.
  • On 22/08/2020, a group of settlers in the Jabal Abdullah area, southeast of Khirbet Yanoun, southeast of the town of Beit Furik, set up a mobile home (Caravan) near the outpost (777), in an attempt to establish a new outpost.
  • On 26/08/2020, a group of settlers were present near the junction of the settlement of "Yitzhar" north of the town of Hawara, and stones were thrown at the vehicles of passing citizens at the scene.
  • At dawn on 28. 08. 2020 a group of settlers stormed the tribal village of Asira and set fire to a vehicle belonging to the citizen, Abdelkader Isaira, and graffiti on the walls of his house in Hebrew with slogans (racist, anti-Arab).

Salfit:

  • On 13. 08. 2020 a group of settlers stormed the village of Iskaka, and the tires of three vehicles belonging to the citizens were damaged: Reza Atitani, Mahmoud Mahfouz, and Mustafa Ahmed.
  • On 08/15/2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens of the town of Kafr al-Dik, which is located near the settlement of "Beduel".

Bethlehem:

  • On the morning of 08/21/2020, a group of settlers, with the protection of the occupation forces, stormed the village of Al-Walaja, and wandered into the agricultural lands threatened by confiscation in the areas of Jabal Ruwaisat and Ain Al-Hadfa.

Hebron:

  • On 01/08/2020, a group of settlers in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron tried to abduct the child, 14-year-old Ratil Tinna, while she was with her family in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron.
  • On 02/08/2020, a group of settlers in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of the Old City of Hebron attacked the house of Al-Haj Yasser Abu Markhia.
  • On 14/08/2020, a group of settlers from the settlement of "Bat Ain" on the land of citizens northwest of Beit Amr threw stones at the vehicles of passing citizens on the main street leading to the village of Al-Jabaa.
  • On 18. 08. 2020 A group of settlers from the settlement of Ma'on, located on citizens' land east of Yatta, attacked citizens' property in the area of Izbat Wadi al-Sawi, demolished a tent used as a sheep barn, stole another tent used for housing, and vandalized a water tank belonging to salman Abu Hamid, while he was away from the area to graze sheep.
  • On 22/08/2020, a group of settlers from the settlement of Ma'on, east of Yatta, attacked a number of citizens from sheep herders in the Tha'a area and prevented them from grazing their livestock in the area.
  • On 22/08/2020, a group of settlers from the settlements of Mitzpe Yair and Susiya, located southeast of Yatta, cut and broke the branches of several olive trees in the Ta'amin area, owned by The Citizen Barakat Mar.
  • On 24. 08. 2020 a group of settlers in The Khalat al-Farn, located in the village of Birin, south of the town of Bani Naim, erected a caravan on a plot of land owned by citizens of the Nasser al-Din family, in an attempt to establish a new settlement outpost.
  • On 23/08/2020, a group of settlers, protected by the occupying forces in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron, attacked a number of houses of citizens.
  • On 30. 08. 2020 Settlers ran over his vehicle on the main street near the village of Al-Jawaya, east of Yatta town, a herd of sheep, causing the death of a number of sheep and injuring a number of others belonging to the citizen, Ayed Abada Al-Shawaheen.
  • On 31. 08. 2020 A group of settlers from the settlement of Kiryat Arba, located on citizens' land east of Hebron, entered the citizens' land of the village of Birin, south of Bani Naim, and attempted to set up a number of tents on a plot of land in the Moroccan area of Khalael in the People of Adonkey, owned by my family members, Nasser al-Din and Ghaith, in an attempt to capture them, where the villagers and landowners were able to confront the settlers and force them to leave.

Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 134 occasions during the month of August 2020. Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing for 21 days for transportation of food supplies, humanitarian aid, and cooking gas. In addition to allowing in animal feed, construction cargo designated for UNRWA and internationally-funded projects was transported through the Crossing. Sufa Crossing was closed throughout the month. On the other hand, the Israeli authorities have continued to unilaterally close Ash Shuja’iya (Nahal ‘Oz) Crossing. Beginning on 02 March 2011, the Israeli authorities has also continued to completely close Al Muntar (Karnei) Commercial Crossing. . Rafah Crossing was opened for three days. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

 

 

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