Monthly Report February 2020

Total: 2183

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 February 2020 – 29 February 2020

 

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 February 2020 to February 29 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 February  2020

  • February 5th 2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces in the Bab al-Zawiya area in the city of Hebron is: Muhammad Suleiman Tohme Al-Haddad, 17 years old (as a result of being hit by 3 bullets in the chest).
  • February 6th 2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces while they were demolishing the family home of the Palestinian detainee Ahmad Jamal Al-Qabah in Jenin is: Munthir Khaled Abu Tabikh 19 years (university student) - residents of the town of Burqin.
  • February 6th 2020, police officer Tarek Louai Ahmed Badwan, 25, residents of Azzun town, Qalqilya governorate, was seriously injured (while inside the civilian police headquarters) as a result of gunfire by the occupying forces while demolishing the house of a prisoner's family in Jenin (as reported in the Previous report).
  • February 7th 2020, the martyr during clashes with the occupying forces located at the gate of the apartheid wall near the town of Qaqin is: Badr Nidal Abdul Qadir Nafala, 20 years old (shot in the neck).
  • February 15th 2020: The child who was seriously injured (in the head, which caused his skull fractured and injured the eye) during clashes with the occupying forces near the entrance to the village of Al-Issawiya: 8-year-old Malik Issa.
  • February 17th 2020: , the occupying forces recovered the body of a 53-year-old resident of The Town of Betunia (whom the occupying forces accuse of shooting and wounding a soldier from the Occupation Army near the village of Ras Karkar on 06. 02. 2020) in a valley near the village of Ras Karkar
  • February 20th 2020: The child who was seriously wounded by the shooting of a vehicle carrying 4 children near the village of Beiten is: Muhammad Abdel Majid Muhammad Sarma, 16, from the village of Deir Dibwan.
  • February 21st 2020: The two wounded during confrontations with the occupation forces in the vicinity of the Jaljulia checkpoint, located southeast of the city of Qalqilya, are: Qusai Muhammad Awda, 14, and Amir Akram Owaisi (he was run over by an army vehicle for the occupation forces).
  • February 22nd 2020: The martyr as a result of being shot by the occupation forces near Bab Al-Asbat (one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem is: Maher Ibrahim Zaatara, 33 years old - residents of the Jabal Al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem.
  • February 23rd 2020: A tank and a bulldozer of the occupying forces stormed our areas about 50 meters east of Absan A;=Jadida (accompanied by gunfire in the direction of a number of citizens, while they were recovering a wounded and trying to recover the body of a martyr: Mohammad Ali Hussam Al-Na’am (27 years old}{a resident of Khan Yunis camp) near the border fence), and kidnapped the body of the martyr with the teeth of the bulldozer after he stepped it I ate his body and took him to the Israeli side of the border fence.
  • February 25th 2020: The occupying forces, who were present in the vicinity of the Tiasir checkpoint, fired live and metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas at the demonstrators to prevent them from going to the northern Jordan Valley, injuring 6 citizens and injuring 50 citizens - in cases Asphyxiation due to inhalation of tear gas.

 

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

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

6

1

7

A total of  7 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of February  2020 {6 in the West Bank and 1 in Gaza}:

  • February 5th 2020, The martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces in the Bab al-Zawiya area in the city of Hebron is: Muhammad Suleiman Tohme Al-Haddad, 17 years old (as a result of being hit by 3 bullets in the chest).
  • February 6th 2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces while they were demolishing the family home of the Palestinian detainee Ahmad Jamal Al-Qabah in Jenin is: Munthir Khaled Abu Tabikh 19 years (university student) - residents of the town of Burqin.
  • February 6th 2020, police officer Tarek Louai Ahmed Badwan, 25, residents of Azzun town, Qalqilya governorate, was seriously injured (while inside the civilian police headquarters) as a result of gunfire by the occupying forces while demolishing the house of a prisoner's family in Jenin (as reported in the Previous report).
  • February 7th 2020, the martyr during clashes with the occupying forces located at the gate of the apartheid wall near the town of Qaqin is: Badr Nidal Abdul Qadir Nafala, 20 years old (shot in the neck).
  • February 17th 2020, the occupying forces recovered the body of a 53-year-old resident of The Town of Betunia (whom the occupying forces accuse of shooting and wounding a soldier from the Occupation Army near the village of Ras Karkar on 06. 02. 2020) in a valley near the village of Ras Karkar
  • February 22nd 2020, The martyr as a result of being shot by the occupation forces near Bab Al-Asbat (one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem is: Maher Ibrahim Zaatara, 33 years old - residents of the Jabal Al-Mukaber neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
  • February 23rd 2020, the martyr (whose body was abducted by the occupying forces by bulldozer) east of the new town of Absan is Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Naseem, 27, residents of Khan Younis camp.

Injuries

156

18

174

A total of 174 injuries were reported in the month of February 2020 (156 Palestinians in the West Bank and 18 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 11 children, 1 woman, 1 fisherman, 1 Paramedic, 4 journalist.

Attacks

426

165

426

A total of 426 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of February 2020 (426 in the West Bank and 165 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 109 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 198 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 63 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 20 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 36 from air strikes.

Raids

375

5

380

The Israeli military carried out a total of 380 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of February 2020, including375 in the West Bank and 5 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (47); Ramallah (56); Jenin (32); Tubas (8); Tulkarem (20); Qalqiliya (22); Nablus (45); Salfit (11); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (51); Hebron (74), North Gaza (1), Central Gaza (1) and Khan Yunis (3)

Arrests

431

4

435

During the month of February 2020, the Israeli military arrested 435 Palestinians (431 in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (113); Ramallah (44); Jenin (29); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (10); Qalqiliya (32); Nablus (32); Salfit (15); Jericho (16); Bethlehem (36); Hebron (100),North Gaza (1), Khan Yunis (2) and  Rafah (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 59 children, 3 women, 4 University students, 2 Journalist and 3 Security Force Officers.

Temporary Detention

70

3

73

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 73 residents during the month of February 2020 including 18 children, The Palestinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, 3 Fishermen and 7 Security Force officers.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

142

142

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 38 occasions during the month of February 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 104 occasions.

Flying

Checkpoints

319

-

319

The Israeli military set up 319 Flying checkpoints in the month of February 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (11); Ramallah (35); Jenin (12);Tubas (5), Tulkarem (2); Qalqiliya (28); Nablus (16); Salfit (35); Jericho (16); Bethlehem (84) and Hebron (75).

Expulsion

25

-

25

  • On 02. 02. 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Imran Karim Abu Sobeih - residents of the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem, for 10 days from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier.
  •  On 02. 02. 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Ahmad Abu Alia (a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque) - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for a period of 15 days from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier.
  •  On 02/02/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Ahmad Derbas - residents of Al-Issawiya village, for a period of 15 days from the old city of Jerusalem, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier.
  • On 03/02/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Raed Badr Younis Al-Zughair (employee of the Islamic Waqfs) - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for a period of 6 months from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier.
  •  On 03/02/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to remove the citizen: Muhammad Al-Shalabi - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for a period of 6 months from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier.
  • On 04. 02. 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport 5 citizens (including 3 women) - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for varying periods ranging between 3 months and 5 months from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for their release after they had previously arrested them: Nafisa Khwais - for a period of 4 and a half months, Aya Abu Nab - for a period of 4 and a half months, Ma'ali Eid - for a period of 3 months, Ahmed al-Roken - for a period of 5 months, and Muhammad al-Dakkak - for a period of two and a half months.
  • On 05/02/2020, the Occupation Authorities issued a decision to deport 2 citizens - residents of the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood of Jerusalem, for a week from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for their release, namely: Jamil Issa Al-Abbasi and Husam Iyad Al-Abbasi.
  • On 05/02/2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Areen Al-Za'anin - residents of Wadi al-Joz neighbourhood in Jerusalem, for a week from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after he arrested him earlier.
  • On 10. 02. 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Shadi Al-Moutour - residents of Jerusalem, for a period of 6 months from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for his release after summoning him to investigate the Israeli police station in Jerusalem.
  • On 11. 02. 2020 the occupying authorities in Jerusalem issued a decree to remove the chairman of the Committee for the Care of Islamic Cemeteries at the Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem: Mustafa Abu Zahra - Residents of Jerusalem, for 6 months from al-Aqsa Mosque.
  • On 11. 02. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem city issued a decree to deport four citizens - residents of Jerusalem, for varying periods of two to six months from al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for their release after they were summoned for investigation: Jamil Issa Al Abbasi - for 6 months, Iyad Abbasi - for two months, Saif al-Qawasmi - for 4 months And Arrin za'anin- for 6 months.
  • On the evening of 2.21.2020, The occupation authorities in Jerusalem city issued a decree to remove 5 citizens - residents of Jerusalem, for 15 days from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in addition to bail a third party, as a condition for their release after they had been arrested earlier: Fadl Abu Sneina, Youssef al-Faqih, Saheib Taha, Yaacoub Salameh, and Ibrahim Hab Rumman.
  • On 26. 02. 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Ibrahim Ghosheh - residents of the Old City of Jerusalem, and to prevent him from entering the rest of the West Bank for two months in a row.

Destruction of Public and Private property

21

-

21

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

 

 

Confiscation of Public and Private property

30

1

30

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

Land Confiscation

1

-

1

On 11 02. 2020, the occupation forces issued a military order to confiscate tens of acres of agricultural lands in the areas of (Ain al-Hawiyyah, Wadi al-Hamra, and al-Husaynat) from Husan and al-Buss lands of Wadi Fukin village in favor of expanding the colony of “Sur Hadassah”. "And the establishment of an industrial zone.

Home Demolitions

13

0

13

During the month of February 2020, the Israeli military demolished 13 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • On February 4th 2020:  the Israeli occupation forces demolished a 120-square-meter house, owned by Jihad Al-Shawamreh, in the Ashqaria neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
  • On February 6th 2020:  the occupation forces in Jenin the family home of the Palestinian detainee Ahmad Jamal Al-Qabah (for the second time)
  • On February 9th 2020: The occupation authorities in The Jabal Al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, al-Masina: Maha al-Debs, were forced to demolish her 70 square meters house, after notifying her earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the occupation authorities' demolition, on the grounds of non-licensing and that the land was built The house has to be confiscated (without the owners' knowledge).
  • On February 13th 2020: he Israeli occupation forces demolished a house belonging to Iyad Al-Shweiki, in Al-Thawri neighborhood, to build a school belonging to the municipality of the occupation, in the place of the house.
  • On February 13th 2020: Israeli forces demolished in the Jabal Johar area in the Old City of Hebron, (a caravan) used for housing belonging to the citizen: Bilal Alyan Al-Rajabi, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On February 15th 2020: The occupying forces demolished the village of Al-Jaftlik, (a place) used for housing owned by the citizen: Musa Ka'bana.
  • On February 17th 2020: The occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, the citizen, Montaser Salah Shaqirat, 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 February 18th 2020: The occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem forced two citizens, Amin Salah Shaqirat and his mother, to demolish their homes themselves, 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 February 27th 2020: the Israeli occupation forces demolished an 80-square-meter house, owned by Abd al-Qadir Abu Hammad, in the village of Khalat al-Hoor, in the village of Al-Walajah.
  • On February 27th 2020:  the Israeli occupation forces demolished 2 homes (one of them under construction) in Al-Maqsara and Al-Rakez areas, east of Yatta. They were owned by Ahmed Al-Hamamdeh (a house under construction) and Mohammed Hassan Abu Aram, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On February 28th 2020: the occupation authorities in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem, citizen: Muhammad Abd al-Salam al-Bashiti, were forced to demolish his home, after notifying him earlier, to avoid paying heavy fines in the event that the occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, on the pretext of not licensing .

Settler Violence

51

-

51

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.

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

-

22

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

  • On February 11, 2020, dozens of occupation soldiers stormed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of Hebron, expelling the employees and guards inside it.

Assault on Education Sector

5

-

5

  • On February 1st. 2020, the occupation authorities in the city of Jerusalem informed the Jerusalem School, located in the Bab Al-Sahra area (one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem, of its decision to close it, and that there will be no school hours at the beginning of the next academic year.
  • On February 4th 2020, the occupation forces tried near the northern entrance of Tuqu 'town to storm the male school in the town, on the pretext that they were throwing rocks, as the teaching staff managed to prevent them from storming it, and threatened to storm the school in the event of repeated stone throwing,
  • On 05/02/2020, the Occupation Forces handed over the administration of the Susiya School in the Al-Musafer area, east of Yatta, a notice to stop work on rehabilitating the school's playground.
  • On 19. 02. 2020 The occupying forces confiscated in the village of Susiya, east of yatta town, (Caravan) used as a classroom in the al-Samoud and Al-Da'i school in the village.
  • On February 25th 2020, Israeli forces raided the village of Deir Nizam, the village school, and fired sound and tear gas canisters in its yard, causing a number of students - suffocation due to inhalation of tear gas.

Settlement Activity

7

-

7

  • On February 14th, 2020, the Israeli occupation forces started building a settlement road linking the settlements of “Eli” and “Shilo”, which are located on the citizens ’lands, south of Nablus, with the settlements established in the Jordan Valley. To the villages of Tilfit, Qaryut, Douma, Al-Mughair, and even the lands of Fasayil village in Jericho Governorate.
  • On the Morning of 18. 02. 2020 the occupying forces carried out dredging work in the citizens' lands of the village of Jalo, with the aim of linking the colony of "Shiloh" and the settlement outpost "Shvut Rachel" together.
  • On 24. 02. 2020, the Israeli occupation authorities issued a public tender for building 1,000 new housing units in the colony of Givat Hamtus, located south of Jerusalem, within the territories occupied in 1967.
  • 0n 25.02.2020, the occupying forces began dredging work in the lands of the citizens east of the town of Hawara, to build a street of teltafifi along a length of about 7 km, and will be captured for the purpose of constructing the street on about 406 dunums of land of 7 towns and villages south of Nablus.
  • On 25. 02. 2020, the Prime Minister of the occupation agreed to build 3,500 settlement units in the "E1" settlement project to expand the "Maale Adumim" settlement located east of Jerusalem within the territories occupied in 1967.
  • On 27. 02. 2020, the Occupation Planning and Building Committee approved a plan to build 1776 housing units (among them 620 housing units in the “Eli” colony and 534 housing units in the “Shafoot Rachel” colony, located in the south of Nablus governorate within the occupied territories in 1967.

Land Levelling

4

-

4

  • On February 11th, 2020, the occupation forces in Khulat Al-Jamea, located between the town of Buroqin and the village of Haris, continued to raze areas of an area of approximately 370 dunums (of which 250 dunums belonged to the Islamic Waqf, and 120 dunums belonged to the family of the citizen: Omar Abdel-Hafiz Fazaa ), To expand the Ariel industrial colony to establish new Israeli factories.
  • On February 11th, 2020, the Israeli occupation forces levelled a plot of land near the entrance to the Al-Fahs area, south of Hebron, in order to expand the barrier at the expense of the citizens ’lands.
  • On the morning of 16. 02. 2020 The occupying forces bulldozed an area of citizens' land in the Area of Ain Al-Geneina, which belongs to the village of Burin, which is located next to the colony of "Yitzhar", with the aim of building a street and expanding the colony.
  • On February 18th 2020, the occupying forces near the entrance to the village of Um Qaba in the orthern Jordan Valley bulldozed an area of land.

Palestinian Attacks

-

50

50

During the month of  February 2020, Palestinian gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement on 50 occasions:

 

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

December  2019

January  2020

February 2020

Killings

1

5

7

Injuries

131

123

174

Arrests

406

456

435

Raids

489

459

380

Flying Checkpoints

296

317

319

Attacks

210

329

426

Attacks on Property

44

62

52

Home Demolition

13

23

13

Closure of Crossing Points

140

147

142

Attacks on Religious Sites

23

33

22

Settlement Activity & Settler attacks

50

36

58

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

 

Killings

A total of 7 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of February 2020 {6 in the West Bank and 1 in Gaza}:

  • February 5th 2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces in the Bab al-Zawiya area in the city of Hebron is: Muhammad Suleiman Tohme Al-Haddad, 17 years old (as a result of being hit by 3 bullets in the chest).
  • February 6th 2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces while they were demolishing the family home of the Palestinian detainee Ahmad Jamal Al-Qabah in Jenin is: Munthir Khaled Abu Tabikh 19 years (university student) - residents of the town of Burqin.
  • February 6th 2020, police officer Tarek Louai Ahmed Badwan, 25, residents of Azzun town, Qalqilya governorate, was seriously injured (while inside the civilian police headquarters) as a result of gunfire by the occupying forces while demolishing the house of a prisoner's family in Jenin (as reported in the Previous report).
  • February 7th 2020, the martyr during clashes with the occupying forces located at the gate of the apartheid wall near the town of Qaqin is: Badr Nidal Abdul Qadir Nafala, 20 years old (shot in the neck).
  • February 17th 2020, the occupying forces recovered the body of a 53-year-old resident of The Town of Betunia (whom the occupying forces accuse of shooting and wounding a soldier from the Occupation Army near the village of Ras Karkar on 06. 02. 2020) in a valley near the village of Ras Karkar
  • February 22nd 2020, The martyr as a result of being shot by the occupation forces near Bab Al-Asbat (one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem is: Maher Ibrahim Zaatara, 33 years old - residents of the Jabal Al-Mukaber neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
  • February 23rd 2020, the martyr (whose body was abducted by the occupying forces by bulldozer) east of the new town of Absan is Mohammed Ali Hassan Al-Naseem, 27, residents of Khan Younis camp.

 

Injuries

A total of 174 injuries were reported in the month of February 2020 (156 Palestinians in the West Bank and 18 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 11 children, 1 woman, 1 fisherman, 1 Paramedic, 4 journalist and an elderly resident.

Arrests

During the month of February 2020, the Israeli military arrested 435 Palestinians (431 in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (113); Ramallah (44); Jenin (29); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (10); Qalqiliya (32); Nablus (32); Salfit (15); Jericho (16); Bethlehem (36); Hebron (100),North Gaza (1), Khan Yunis (2) and  Rafah (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 59 children, 3 women, 4 University students, 2 Journalist and 3 Security Force Officers.

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 February 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 319 flying checkpoints in January 2020 (317 in January 2020 compared with 340 in December 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 319 Flying checkpoints in the month of February 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (11); Ramallah (35); Jenin (12);Tubas (5), Tulkarem (2); Qalqiliya (28); Nablus (16); Salfit (33); Jericho (16); Bethlehem (84) and Hebron (75).

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 380 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of February 2020, including 375 in the West Bank and 5 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (47); Ramallah (56); Jenin (32); Tubas (8); Tulkarem (20); Qalqiliya (22); Nablus (45); Salfit (11); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (51); Hebron (74), North Gaza (1), Central Gaza (1) and Khan Yunis (3)

 

Attacks

A total of 426 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of February 2020 (261 in the West Bank and 165 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 109 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 198 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 63 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 20 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 36 from air strikes.

Palestinian Attacks:

During the month of February 2020, Palestinian gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement on 50 occasions:

 

 

Attacks on residential areas in West Bank and Gaza districts

 

Home Demolition

During the month of February 2020, the Israeli military demolished 13 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • On February 4th 2020:  the Israeli occupation forces demolished a 120-square-meter house, owned by Jihad Al-Shawamreh, in the Ashqaria neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
  • On February 6th 2020:  the occupation forces in Jenin the family home of the Palestinian detainee Ahmad Jamal Al-Qabah (for the second time)
  • On February 9th 2020: The occupation authorities in The Jabal Al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, al-Masina: Maha al-Debs, were forced to demolish her 70 square meters house, after notifying her earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the occupation authorities' demolition, on the grounds of non-licensing and that the land was built The house has to be confiscated (without the owners' knowledge).
  • On February 13th 2020: he Israeli occupation forces demolished a house belonging to Iyad Al-Shweiki, in Al-Thawri neighborhood, to build a school belonging to the municipality of the occupation, in the place of the house.
  • On February 13th 2020: Israeli forces demolished in the Jabal Johar area in the Old City of Hebron, (a caravan) used for housing belonging to the citizen: Bilal Alyan Al-Rajabi, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On February 15th 2020: The occupying forces demolished the village of Al-Jaftlik, (a place) used for housing owned by the citizen: Musa Ka'bana.
  • On February 17th 2020: The occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem, the citizen, Montaser Salah Shaqirat, 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 February 18th 2020: The occupation authorities in the Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of Jerusalem forced two citizens, Amin Salah Shaqirat and his mother, to demolish their homes themselves, 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 February 27th 2020: the Israeli occupation forces demolished an 80-square-meter house, owned by Abd al-Qadir Abu Hammad, in the village of Khalat al-Hoor, in the village of Al-Walajah.
  • On February 27th 2020:  the Israeli occupation forces demolished 2 homes (one of them under construction) in Al-Maqsara and Al-Rakez areas, east of Yatta. They were owned by Ahmed Al-Hamamdeh (a house under construction) and Mohammed Hassan Abu Aram, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On February 28th 2020: the occupation authorities in the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem, citizen: Muhammad Abd al-Salam al-Bashiti, were forced to demolish his home, after notifying him earlier, to avoid paying heavy fines in the event that the occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, on the pretext of not licensing .

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

Jerusalem:

  • February 4th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a concrete wall in the village of Tire Baher, under the pretext of not licensing.
  • February 4th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a cement retaining wall belonging to the citizen: Ibrahim Awad Abu Sarhan, and the foundations of a house belonging to the citizen: Ismail Qara’in (with special needs), under the pretext of not being licensed.
  • On the evening of 06. 02. 2020, the occupation forces stormed the Bishop School Hall in Jerusalem, and suspended a decision to prevent the signing of the strategic partnership memorandum between the Jerusalem Endowment Fund and the YMCA, and forced the participants in the ceremony to leave the hall, and also called for the investigation of 3 citizens: Bishop - Atallah Hanna, Rasim Obeidat (specialist in Jerusalem affairs, and Simon Cuba (Chairman of the YMCA in Jerusalem).
  • On February 12, 2020, the occupation forces prevented,, the holding of a festival in solidarity with those excluded from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in rejection of the "deal of the century", in Shuafat refugee camp, Jerusalem and expelled the 250-strong arms present, led by Sheikh Ikrima Sabrin
  • On February 14th 2020, part of a house in the area of Qanatir Khudair in the Old City of Jerusalem collapsed, owned by Citizen: Zahir Al-Sharabati, due to the excavations carried out by the occupation authorities.
  • At dawn on 19. 02. 2020 the occupying forces in the Old City of Jerusalem closed a bakery belonging to the citizen Nasser Abu Sneina, under the pretext of distributing cakes free of charge to worshippers coming to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
  • On February 18th 2020, Israeli authorities in Jabal Al-Mukabbir neighbourhood in the city of Jerusalem demolished a livestock den {for horses} an Absorption pit owned by Ahmad Warad Al-Za'ater under the pretex of non-licencing.
  • On 26. 02. 2020, the occupation forces in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem delivered notifications to vacate two plots of land consisting of a car wash and a bus stop, and gave the owners 48 hours to implement the decision

RAMALLAH & AL BIREH:

  • On February 5th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished, near the entrance to Deir Qadis village, (Barracks), used for overnight workers. They also confiscated another (Barracks) owned by the citizen: Anwar Nasser.

Tubas:

  • February 4th 2020, the occupation forces in Bardala village, in the northern Jordan Valley, closed 3 water holes and destroyed 700 meters of pipes carrying water. The damage is estimated at more than 14,000 shekels.
  • February 11th 2020, the occupation forces in Homs Al-Tahta area in the northern Jordan Valley, issued a notice to stop work on building 4 facilities owned by Mohammed Hayel Bisharat, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • February 16th 2020, the occupying forces in the Burj area in the northern Jordan Valley expelled a number of citizens while grazing their sheep in the pastoral area.

Bethlehem:

  • February 1st 2020, the occupation forces prevented workers from constructing a new school (under construction) from completing excavation work to build the school in the village, in the village of Kisan, south of Tuqu ', on the pretext of not being licensed and located in the classified area (C) under Israeli control.

Hebron:

  • February 12th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces delivered notifications for the demolition of 4 houses, owned by the citizens: Fadul Rubai, Mufdi Rubai, Ribhi Rubai, and Khader Suleiman Jabour Al-Amor, and a truck loaded with iron was seized.
  • On 17. 02. 2020 the occupying forces demolished an agricultural room in the town of Tarkumiya, and bulldozed an area of agricultural land estimated at 5 dunums owned by the citizen: Ibrahim Dababsa.
  • February 27th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished in the Al-Musafer area, east of Yatta, storage den and a sheep breeding house owned by the citizens: Ezzat Abdullah Zain and Kayed Ali Zain, on the pretext of not licensing.

Confiscation of Property:

Jerusalem:

  • On 09. 02. 2020 The occupying forces in Jerusalem froze the bank accounts of 9 prisoners - residents of Jerusalem city (under the pretext of receiving monthly salaries from the Palestinian National Authority) namely: Ihab Bekirat - 60,200 Shekels, Mohammed Hamad - 37,600 Shekels, Malik Salman - $12,400, Wissam Castero - 21,400 Shekels, Naji Odeh - 17,000 Shekels, Basil Abu Tayeh - 46,000 Shekels, Magdi Abbasi 19,800 Shekels, Amir Farroukh - 18,700 Shekels, and Khaled Jayyusi - 37,800 Shekels.
  •  At dawn on 10. 02. 2020 The occupying forces in the village of Sour Baher and The Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem confiscated money and a private vehicle from 4 freed prisoners after raiding and searching their homes (under the pretext of receiving monthly salaries from the Palestinian National Authority) and: Magdi Al-Abbasi - confiscated 25,000 shekels from him, Naji Odeh - confiscated 1,000 cheques from him For, Basel Abu Tayeh - confiscated 790 shekels from him, Ihab Bekirat - confiscated a private vehicle belonging to his father.
  • On 14. 02. 2020, the occupation forces in the city of Jerusalem confiscated from the house of the citizen: Ihab Bakirat, a private vehicle owned by his father, after raiding and searching his house (on the pretext of receiving monthly salaries from the Palestinian National Authority).
  • On 17. 02. 2020 the occupying forces in the town of Beit Hanina confiscated 4 computers during the raid and search of the headquarters of the Association (Volunteer for Hope), and the president of the association, Sylvia Abu Laban, handed over a notice to review the Israeli intelligence.

Ramallah:

  • At dawn on February 05, 2020, during the storming of Jalazoun camp, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated two computers and a cell phone from the citizen’s house: Jalal Orabi Nakhleh.
  • February 05, 2020,, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated near the entrance to the village of Deir Qadis, (Barracks), in addition to demolishing (Barracks), which is used to house the workers. They are owned by Anwar Nasser.
  • February 12th 2020, Israeli forces confiscated a private vehicle owned by Fakhr Zaid Abu Shaar.

Nablus:

  • On February 13, 2020, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated, near Beit Furik, a bulldozer, while operating on the town's land.

Bethlehem:

  • On February 3rd 2020, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated a bulldozer while working in the construction of a school (under construction), on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On February 4th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated a bulldozer (Bajer) owned by Ahmed Abdel-Hafez Shakarnah, near the western entrance to Nahalin town, while she was working on a plot of land.

Hebron:

  • On February 6th 2020, the occupying forces in the town of Al-Samoa confiscated a private vehicle belonging to the citizen, Karem Mohammed al-Hawama.
    2. on 06. 02. 2020 the occupying forces in Al-Hijra village then confiscated a mobile trailor from inside an industrial facility owned by the family of Abu Muqaddam.
  • On February 19th 2020, the occupying forces in Berrin area, south of Bani Naim, confiscated a mobile home (Caravan) used to house two sisters (two): Hasin Ibrahim Massoud, 85, and her sister Zeina, 65.
  • On February2 6th 2020, the occupying forces in the area of Al-Tahsa, south of Hebron, confiscated the concrete machines of a blacksmith's workshop

 Settlement Activity:

  • On February 14th, 2020, the Israeli occupation forces started building a settlement road linking the settlements of “Eli” and “Shilo”, which are located on the citizens ’lands, south of Nablus, with the settlements established in the Jordan Valley. To the villages of Tilfit, Qaryut, Douma, Al-Mughair, and even the lands of Fasayil village in Jericho Governorate.
  • On the Morning of 18. 02. 2020 the occupying forces carried out dredging work in the citizens' lands of the village of Jalo, with the aim of linking the colony of "Shiloh" and the settlement outpost "Shvut Rachel" together.
  • On 24. 02. 2020, the Israeli occupation authorities issued a public tender for building 1,000 new housing units in the colony of Givat Hamtus, located south of Jerusalem, within the territories occupied in 1967.
  • 0n 25.02.2020, the occupying forces began dredging work in the lands of the citizens east of the town of Hawara, to build a street of teltafifi along a length of about 7 km, and will be captured for the purpose of constructing the street on about 406 dunums of land of 7 towns and villages south of Nablus.
  • On 25. 02. 2020, the Prime Minister of the occupation agreed to build 3,500 settlement units in the "E1" settlement project to expand the "Maale Adumim" settlement located east of Jerusalem within the territories occupied in 1967.
  • On 27. 02. 2020, the Occupation Planning and Building Committee approved a plan to build 1776 housing units (among them 620 housing units in the “Eli” colony and 534 housing units in the “Shafoot Rachel” colony, located in the south of Nablus governorate within the occupied territories in 1967.

Settler Violence:

Jerusalem:

  • On February 14th 2020, a group of armed settlers stormed the Bedouin community in Jabal Al-Baba area, east of Al-Eizariya town, and they provoked and intimidated citizens

Ramallah &Al-Bireh:

  • On February 15th 2020, a group of settlers, under the protection of the occupying forces, entered the Marj Arzel area of The Town of Sanjal and tried to attack a number of farmers.
  • On February 16th 2020,  a group of settlers entered the agricultural land of the citizens east of the village of Al-Magair, under the pretext of searching for missing sheep.
  • On February 16th 2020, a group of settlers stormed the village of Al-Magair, severely beating four citizens, resulting in bruises: Muhannad Ali al-Rams, Hassan Suleiman Abu al-Kasbash, Yahya Hassan Abu al-Qabash, and Ahmed Abdullah Abu Alia.
  • On February 21st 2020, a group of settlers from the settlement of Beit El threw stones at the cars of citizens passing along the main road along the colony leading to the Jalazon refugee camp.

Tubas:

  • On February 1st 2020, a group of settlers in the Khirbet Makhoul area in the northern Jordan Valley, graze their cows on the agricultural lands of the citizens.
  • On February 2nd 2020, a group of armed settlers near the village of Khirbet Yarza in the northern Jordan Valley. They chased a number of livestock herders and beat the citizen: Faisal Masaeed.
  • On February 3rd  2020, groups of extremist settlers carried out a provocative march on the 90th line near the colony of "Mihoula" in the northern Jordan Valley, and raised banners bearing racist slogans.
  • On February 20th   2020, a group of Israeli settlers were present near the Khala Makhhul area in the northern Jordan Valley, and chased a number sheep herders while they were grazing their sheep in pastoral lands east of the area.
  • On February 21st   2020, a group of settlers located near the Khallet Makhoul area in the northern Jordan Valley chased a number of citizens of sheep herders while they were grazing their sheep in the pastoral lands in the east area.
  • On February 22nd   2020, a group of settlers east of Khallet Makhoul and north of Khirbet Abu Samra in the northern Jordan Valley, placed a wire fence in the vicinity of large areas of pastoral lands, to prevent citizens from grazing their livestock in the area.
  • On February 26th   2020, a group of settlers in the Umm al-Quba area in the northern Jordan Valley, grazing their cows on the agricultural lands of the citizens.
  • On February 28th   2020, a group of settlers was located east of Ain Al-Hilweh in the northern Jordan Valley, and chased a number of citizens of sheep herders while they were grazing their sheep in the pastoral lands using small drones,
  • On February 29th   2020, ,  a group of settlers, riding motorcycles, entered the lands of the citizens in the Ain El-Sakot area in the northern Jordan Valley, and set up tents in the area and provoked the citizens, 

 

Nablus:

  • On February 1st 2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens on the outskirts of the village of Madama, and threw stones at the citizens ’homes. After that, the occupation forces intervened and fired sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers
  • On February 3rd 2020, a group of settlers was present on the bypass road that crossed the "Yitzhar" colony, and severely beat the citizen: Ramez Hisham Hashash - residents of the town of Jamma'in, and also caused damage to his vehicle.
  • On February 15th   2020, a group of settlers were present near the Shafi Shamron settlement junction, and stones were thrown at citizens' vehicles.
  • On February 27th   2020, a group of settlers placed billboards at the entrances to a number of Palestinian cities, towns and villages, indicating that they were part of the Palestinian state according to the "Deal of the Century").
  • On February 29th   2020, a group of armed settlers were present on the main street in the centre of Huwwara, and they opened fire indiscriminately, as stones were thrown at citizens ’vehicles, which shattered the windows of 20 vehicles. The occupation forces also interfered and fired sound and tear gas canisters at the citizens as they tried to confront for settlers and protect their property.

Qalqiliya:

  • On February 5th   2020, a settler, while driving his vehicle near the Jit village junction, ran over the child: 8 years old, Tariq Rami Bahgat Juma, who was wounded - bruises and bruises, and was subsequently admitted to the government hospital in Qalqilya for treatment.
  • On February 17th   2020, a guard of the settlement of "Oranit", located near the village of Azzun Atma, attacked the citizen with a sharp object: Mohammed Mahmoud, accompanied by his son Yassin, a resident of the village of Azzun Atma, injuring him and injuring his son, with bruises, and was taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment, while his son was admitted to a hospital. The Government Hospital in Qalqilya.

Salfit:

  • On February 9th   2020, a group of settlers were present near the roundabout of the settlement of "Halmish", and stones were thrown at the vehicles of passing citizens at the scene, causing material damage to the vehicle of Salah Hamdallah Ayyash, a resident of The Village of Ravat, Salfit governorate.
  • On February 16th   2020, a group of settlers under cover of darkness in the southern area of Yasov village bulldozed an area of about 50 dunums of land near the house of Ramez al-Qadi, under the pretext of expanding and paving the roads of the settlement outpost set up on the southern side of the village, as the forces intervened. The occupation, fired live and metal rubber-coated bullets, sound bombs and tear gas at the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers, detained two national security forces soldiers and released them at 01:40.
  • On February 26th   2020, a group of settlers stormed the village of Yasov, damaged the tires of 13 vehicles for citizens, and painted the Star of David on the walls of a shop.

Jericho:

  • On February 21st   2020, a group of armed settlers, while trying to steal the sheep of a citizen in the Bedouin community in Ras Ein Al-Auja, north of Jericho, severely beat 2 citizens while they were trying to confront the settlers, which led to their injury - were injured, and they were transferred to The impact to the government hospital in Jericho for treatment.
  • On February 24th   2020, a group of armed settlers chased a number of shepherds citizens and prevented them from grazing their sheep in the pastoral lands in the Shallal area near the village of Al-Auja.

Bethlehem:

  • On February 11th   2020, a group of settlers was present on the main street near the village of Wadi Fukin, and stones were thrown at citizens ’vehicles.
  • On February 27th   2020,  a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the town of Al-Khader, located near the settlement "Eliezer," and cut down and uprooted 200 grape trees and 80 olive trees owned by the citizens: Marwan Abdel Salam Salah and Anas Fathi Salah, and also cut 300 grape trees in the area Zakandah, which belongs to the town of Al-Khader and is located between the colonies of "Daniel" and "Eliezer", and belongs to the citizen: Nasser Ismail Marzouk.

Hebron:

  • On February 1st   2020, a group of settlers was present in the vicinity of the military checkpoint located in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, and beat the citizen: Muhammad Tayseer Nairoukh, and his family while they were driving their vehicle to the hospital, which led to their injury - bruises, and material damage to the vehicle, and also prevented citizens From passing through the checkpoint to reach their homes, and threatening them with deportation from their homes, I was accused of racist and abusive insults.
  • On February 3rd   2020, a group of settlers in the Ramat Yishai settlement outpost in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron, beat members of the citizen’s family: Ibrahim Ramadan, which resulted in the injury of 2 of his children - bruises, namely: the child - Thala (2 years old), and the girl - Joan (5 years old).
  • On February 17th   2020, a group of settlers blocked the agricultural road in al-Shuweika area, east of the town of Al-Dhahiriya, with rocks and dust, to prevent citizens from reaching their land near the settlement of "Shamaa".
  • On February 22nd   2020, a group of settlers in the "Hafat Ma'on" settlement, located in the east of Yatta, attacked a number of citizens while grazing their livestock in the pastoral lands near the village of Al-Tuwani, located east of Yatta.
  • On February 24th   2020, a group of armed settlers from the Ramat Yishai settlement in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron prevented workers from the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee from rehabilitating the wall of a house belonging to the family: Abu Aisha.
  • On February 24th   2020, a group of "Shama" settlers located on the lands of the citizens south of the town of Dhahria threw stones at a number of farmers and sheepherders while they were in their lands belonging to the village of Shweikeh. The occupation forces also interfered and arrested a citizen while he was trying to confront the settlers.
  • On February 26th   2020, a group of settlers in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the Old City of Hebron beat a citizen: Shaher Hussein Abu Ermileh, 60 years old, which resulted in his injury - with bruises.
  • On February 28th   2020, a group of settlers threw stones at the citizens on Al-Shalala Street in the city of Hebron, which resulted in the injury of a citizen.

 

Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 142 occasions during the month of February 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 104 occasions. It opened Beit Hanun (Erez) Crossing for 23 days for previously-coordinated humanitarian cases and foreign nationals and Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing for 18 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.

 

The Israeli military closed international crossing points on 38 occasions. Rafah Crossing was closed on 9 occasions. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

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