Monthly Report January 2018

Total: 2637

 

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 January 2018 – 31 January 2018

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 January 2018 to January 31 2018. 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 January  2018

  • 3 January 2018: Israeli forces raided Deir Nathim village , clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched several homes and as a result killed the child Mus'ab Firas Al-Tamimi {17 years old} and injured 3 others then detained Moayad Al-Tamimi{A special need patient.
  • 4 January 2018:  A bus carrying Israeli settlers ran over and killed Rami Issa Khalil Assad {38 years old} {A resident of Irtas village} along road 60 in Al-Khader town.
  • 4 January 2018: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Al-Duhisheh camp and as a result injured 10 residents {including 2 critically injured} {of those identified are}: the child Hamad Mezher {a schoolboy} (seriously injured in the spine) and Jihad al-Atrash (seriously injured).
  • 9 January 2018: The child Yasser Eid Abu Aram {4 years old} was critical injured after he was shot in the head near his home by Israeli forces who were conducting Military training in Samara village located in the North Jordan valley area.
  • 11 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Tel village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed the child: Ali Omar Nimer Qinu {16 years old} resident of Iraq Burin village}.
  • 11 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp and as a result killed Amir Abdel Hamid Abu Mousaed {16 years old} and injured 3 others.
  • 15 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned at the wall gate in Jayyous town fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Mohammed Salim {24 years old}.
  • 18 January 2018: Israeli forces raided Wadi Bruqin area in Jenin city, clashed with a residents {who are allegedly wanted by the Israeli Military} as they surrounded their home and as a result killed Ahmed Ismail Mohamed Jarrar {31 years old} then demolished 3 homes and partially demolished another.
  • 20 January 2018: Hussien Husni Sa'id Attallah {57 years old} {A resident of Nablus city} {A Cancer patient} died due to medical negligence by Israeli Prison authorities.
  • 22 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Jalazoun camp fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured the child: Ahmad Ziyad Mutier {16 years old} .
  • 22 January 2018: An Israeli settler’s vehicle travelling along the main road in Huwara town ran over the child Nijmah Arafat Abdel-Raheem Odah {16 years old} as she was leaving her school and as a result left her hospitalized with contusions.
  • 23 January 2018: Israeli forces injured 2 children: Hamad Farhan Al-Hajj Muhammad {14 years old} and Ahmad Sa'id Zaqzouq {14 years old} (both residents of Al-Jadida village, Jenin district) for alleged stabbing attempt near Za'tara junction military checkpoint.
  • 24 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Burqa village fired live ammunition and rubber coated steel bullets towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured the child: Muhyi Al-Din Abdel Rahman Salah {16 years old}{A residents of Burqa village}.
  • 24 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Beit Einun village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured the child Ahmad Issa Shaladat {16 years old}{A resident of Al-Sa'ir town} who was also detained.
  • 29 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned at the south entrance of Jericho city fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured 18 residents {including the child Hamoud Mohammed Khaled Abu al-Haija, 17 years old). A resident of Aqabat Jabr camp) and left 26 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • 29 January 2018: An Israeli settler vehicle travelling near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron ran over the child: Alaa Ali Abu Maliya {5 years old} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • 30 January 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Mughier village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed the child Layth Haytham Abu Na'im {16 years old} after he was shot in the head.
  • 30 January 2018: Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning who attempted to prevent Israeli settlers from storming Joseph's tome and as a result injured 3 residents including a child.: Qusay Mohammed Amin Massoud Al-Masri {17 years old}, Rafat Saeed Mohammed Bani Odeh, and Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Basharat
  • 31 January 2018: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Jenin camp and as a result injured 2 residents {including a child}: Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Ammar {16 years old} and Mohammad Samir Sa'id Al-Raj.

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – January 2018

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

7

1

8

A total of 8 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of January 2018:

  • January 3rd 2018: Israeli forces raided Deir Nathim village , clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched several homes and as a result killed the child Mus'ab Firas Al-Tamimi {17 years old} and injured 3 others then detained Moayad Al-Tamimi{A special need patient.
  • January 4th 2018: A bus carrying Israeli settlers ran over and killed Rami Issa Khalil Assad {38 years old} {A resident of Irtas village} along road 60 in Al-Khader town.
  • January 11th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Tel village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed the child: Ali Omar Nimer Qinu {16 years old} resident of Iraq Burin village}.
  • January 11th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp and as a result killed Amir Abdel Hamid Abu Mousaed {16 years old} and injured 3 others.
  • January 15th 2018: Israeli forces positioned at the wall gate in Jayyous town fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Mohammed Salim {24 years old}.
  • January 18th 2018: Israeli forces raided Wadi Bruqin area in Jenin city, clashed with a residents {who are allegedly wanted by the Israeli Military} as they surrounded their home and as a result killed Ahmed Ismail Mohamed Jarrar {31 years old} then demolished 3 homes and partially demolished another.
  • January 20th 2018: Hussien Husni Sa'id Attallah {57 years old} {A resident of Nablus city} {A Cancer patient} died due to medical negligence by Israeli Prison authorities.
  • January 30th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Mughier village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed the child Layth Haytham Abu Na'im {16 years old} after he was shot in the head.

Injuries

149

69

218

A total of 218 injuries were reported in the month of January 2018 (149 Palestinians in the West Bank and 69 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 22 children, 3 Women and 2 paramedics.

 

Attacks

257

69

326

A total of 326 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of January 2018 (257 in the West Bank and 69 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 54 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 188 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 69 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 11 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 4 from air strikes.

Raids

660

6

666

The Israeli military carried out a total of 666 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of January 2018, including 660 in the West Bank and 6 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (74); Ramallah (85); Jenin (136); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (53); Qalqiliya (31); Nablus (83); Salfit (16); Jericho (14); Bethlehem (78); Hebron (86); North Gaza (1), Central Gaza (2) and Khan Yunis (3).

Arrests

573

23

596

During the month of January 2018, the Israeli military arrested 596 Palestinians (573 in the West Bank and 23 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (156); Ramallah (87); Jenin (55); Tubas (5) Tulkarem (30); Qalqiliya (21); Nablus (47); Salfit (13); Jericho (13); Bethlehem (78); Hebron (68). North Gaza (10), Khan Yunis (9) and Rafah (4). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 78 children, 13 women, 2 Security officers, 1 University student, 3 Special Needs patients, and 2 PLC members.

Temporary Detention

49

-

49

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 49 residents during the month of January 2018 including 17 children, 3 journalists, 3 Women and 2 Security officers.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

169

169

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 107 occasions during the month of January 2018 The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 62 occasions.

Flying Checkpoints

411

0

411

The Israeli military set up 411 flying checkpoints in the month of January 2018 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (35); Ramallah (52); Jenin (20); Tubas (1) ; Tulkarem (12); Qalqiliya (91); Nablus (39); Salfit (26); Jericho (10); Bethlehem (57) and Hebron (68).

 

Land Confiscation

1

 

1

* On January 16th 2018, Israeli forces issued a military order for the confiscation of a plot of land {approximately 670 m long and 2 m wide} in east Beit Sahur city.

Destruction of Public and Private property

23

 

23

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

 

 

Confiscation of Public and Private property

65

3

68

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

Home Occupation

3

0

3

During the month of January 2018, the Israeli military Occupied  3 Palestinian homes and converted their rooftops into Military posts which consisted of the following: 

Jenin:

  • January 20th 2018:  Israeli forces occupied a home {under construction} owned by Khalid Mahmoud Fayad and converted its rooftop into a Military post during their raid into Jenin city then withdrew at 04:50.

Nablus:

  • January 10th 2018:  Israeli forces occupied the home of Abdel-Qadder Al-Tarabi {A resident of Sarah village} and converted its rooftop into a Military post during their raid into Sarah village

Tulkarem:

  • January 13th 2018: Israeli forces occupied the rooftop of a building {under construction} during their raid into Allar town and converted it into a military post then withdrew at 16:45.

Home Demolitions

10

0

10

During the month of January 2018, the Israeli military demolished 10 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

Jerusalem:

  • January 2nd 2018: Israeli forces stormed Beit Hanina town and demolished a home owned by Imad Ayad for allegedly being built without licence.
  • January 17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {consisting of 2 rooms} owned by Al-Hadad family in Beit Hanina town for allegedly being built without a licence.
  • January 31st 2018: Israeli forces stormed Beit Hanina town and demolished a home owned by Riyad Ra'fat Shwiki for allegedly being built without a licence.

Jenin:

  • January 18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished 4 homes {1 home partially demolished} owned by Ahmed Nasr Jarar, Ali Khaled Jarrar, Isma'il Muhammad Jarrar, and Yasin Jarrar (partial demolition) during their raid into Wadi Bruqin area in Jenin city.

Jericho:

  • January 24th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Ehab Ahmad Barakat in Al-Jiftlik village for allegedly being built without an alliance because of its location in area C {which is under Israeli Military and Administrative control}.

Bethlehem:

  • January 29th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Bi'r Ona area located in North West Beit Jallah city and demolished 2 building {each building consists of 3 floors under construction} owned by Waleed Zarinat and Issa Awwad for allegedly being built without a licence.

Settler Violence

42

0

42

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

26

0

26

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

The Israeli Military closed Al-Ibrahimi Mosque compound in the old city of Hebron and prevented residents from entering the mosque to conduct prayers to allow Israeli settlers to perform Talmudic rituals inside the mosque.

On January 4th 2018, a group of Israeli settlers under the protection of Israeli Military and Police officers stormed Al-Aqsa mosque compound and provoked worshipers as they performed Talmudic rituals.

On January 16th 2018, Israeli forces prevented the staff of the reconstruction committee at the Al-Aqsa Mosque from conducting restoration and maintenance work on Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock {including the work of mosaics and wooden ceiling and restoration of the doors of the mosque and other restoration work throughout the Al-Aqsa Mosque}.

On January 26th 2018, Israeli forces closed Al-Ibrahimi Mosque compound in the old city of Hebron and prevented worshipers from conducting prayers.

Assault on Education Sector

2

0

2

On January 28th 2018, Israeli forces stormed and searched Al-Ibrahimiya school in the old city of Hebron then forced the students out of the school.

On January 29th 2018, Israeli forces stormed a secondary school {after a group of Israeli settlers stormed the school yard and provoked students} then temporarily detained a child and released him at a later time during their raid into Al-Sawiya village

Assault on Medical Sector

1

 

1

On January 8th 2018, Israeli forces stormed a Governmental hospital and fired stun canisters in the area during their raid in Beit Jalla city.

Settlement Activity

12

0

12

Jerusalem:

  • January 8th 2018: Israeli authorities permitted excavation work in Wadi Al-Rababa area in Silwan neighbourhood in Jerusalem in order to implement plans for the construction of a Bridge {approximately 179 Meters long and 30 Meters High} which would connect Al-Thuri neighbourhood with Al-Nabi Daud area.

Salfit:

  • January 5th 2018: The Israeli Minister of defence approved tender for marketing land to build 900 housing units in a new residential settlement in the settlement of "Ariel" built on the land of citizens in Salfit district.

Tubas:

  • January 9th 2018: Israeli Military authorized the construction of a road {3 KM in length} which connects "Ro'i" settlement and residential land in Al-Adilat area in Khirbiet Humsat Al-Foqa in the North Jordan valley.
  • January 28th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed the west area of Bardala village located in the North Jordan valley and levelled agricultural land owned by Jihad Nimer Hussien Sawafta, Hussein Nimr Sawafta, Nabil Moeen Abu Al-Sheikh, Bashir Mohammed Sidqi Sawafta, Iyad Abdel Razek Mohammed Hrishat .
  • January 30th 2018: Israeli settlers installed mobile housing unites in "Bourch Haqa'a" settlement located east of "Shadmot Mehola" settlement located in the North Jordan valley region then transported 30 students into schools located in the areas.

Qalqiliya:

  • January 11th 2018: Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of 200 settlement unites in "Oranit" settlement located in North West Azzun Atma village in Qalqiliya district on land occupied in 1967.
  • January 12th 2018: Israeli settlers under the protection of the Israeli military paved a road on privately owned Palestinian land in Jit and tell village for the purpose of expanding "Ahavat Gilad" settlement.
  • January 14th 2018: Israeli forces paved a road {250 m} in Burin village on land owned by the local secondary school near the south bypass road.
  • January 10th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed the area between Madma village and "Yitshar" settlement and levelled a plot of residential owned land then clashed with several residents attempting to prevent them from levelling the land.

Salfit:

  • January 10th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed North Salfit city and levelled a plot of land located near "Arail" settlement.
  • January 31st 2018: Israeli forces stormed Thaher Sabah area located in Kafr Al-Dik town then levelled a plot of agricultural land {approximately 4 dunums} owned by Ali Mohammad Ali Ahmad.

Jericho:

  • January 11th 2018: Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of 50 settlement units in "Petzael" settlement located near Fasayil village in Jericho district on land occupied in 1967

Palestinian Attack

0

7

7

Palestinian Gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement by opening fired and launching 7 projectiles towards the Green Line.

 

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

November  2017

December 2017

January 2018

Killings

6

14

8

Injuries

32

1084

218

Arrests

468

703

596

Raids

557

535

666

Flying Checkpoints

425

                          431

411

Attacks

190

906

326

Attacks on Property

47

42

91

Home Demolition

18

4

10

Home Occupation

-

1

3

Closure of Crossing Points

159

166

169

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

21

26

Settlement Activity & Settler attacks

35

24

54

 

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

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

Killings:

A total of 8 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of January 2018:

  • January 3rd 2018: Israeli forces raided Deir Nathim village , clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched several homes and as a result killed the child Mus'ab Firas Al-Tamimi {17 years old} and injured 3 others then detained Moayad Al-Tamimi{A special need patient.
  • January 4th 2018: A bus carrying Israeli settlers ran over and killed Rami Issa Khalil Assad {38 years old} {A resident of Irtas village} along road 60 in Al-Khader town.
  • January 11th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Tel village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed the child: Ali Omar Nimer Qinu {16 years old} resident of Iraq Burin village}.
  • January 11th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp and as a result killed Amir Abdel Hamid Abu Mousaed {16 years old} and injured 3 others.
  • January 15th 2018: Israeli forces positioned at the wall gate in Jayyous town fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed Ahmad Abdul-Jaber Mohammed Salim {24 years old}.
  • January 18th 2018: Israeli forces raided Wadi Bruqin area in Jenin city, clashed with a residents {who are allegedly wanted by the Israeli Military} as they surrounded their home and as a result killed Ahmed Ismail Mohamed Jarrar {31 years old} then demolished 3 homes and partially demolished another.
  • January 20th 2018: Hussien Husni Sa'id Attallah {57 years old} {A resident of Nablus city} {A Cancer patient} died due to medical negligence by Israeli Prison authorities.
  • January 30th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Mughier village fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and

Injuries

A total of 218 injuries were reported in the month of January 2018 (149 Palestinians in the West Bank and 69 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 22 children, 3 Women and 2 Paramedics.

Arrests

During the month of January 2018, the Israeli military arrested 596 Palestinians (573 in the West Bank and 23 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (156); Ramallah (87); Jenin (55); Tubas (5) Tulkarem (30); Qalqiliya (21); Nablus (47); Salfit (13); Jericho (13); Bethlehem (78); Hebron (68), North Gaza (10), Khan Yunis (9) and Rafah (4). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 78 children, 13 women, 2 Security officers, 1 University student, 3 Special Needs patients, 4 journalist and 2 PLC members.

Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 78 children, 13 women, 2 Security officers, 1 University student, 3 Special Needs patients, and 2 PLC members.

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 49 residents during the month of January 2018 including 17 children, 3 journalists, 3 Women and 2 Security 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 January 2018  the 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 411 flying checkpoints in January 2018 (compared with 431 in December 2017 and 425 in November 2017) 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 411 flying checkpoints in the month of January 2018 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (35); Ramallah (52); Jenin (20); Tubas (1) ; Tulkarem (12); Qalqiliya (91); Nablus (39); Salfit (26); Jericho (10); Bethlehem (57) and Hebron (68).

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 666 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of January 2018, including 660 in the West Bank and 6 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (74); Ramallah (85); Jenin (136); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (53); Qalqiliya (31); Nablus (83); Salfit (16); Jericho (14); Bethlehem (78); Hebron (86); North Gaza (1), Central Gaza (2) and Khan Yunis (3).

Attacks

A total of 326 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of January 2018 (257 in the West Bank and 69 in the Gaza Strip).

Attacks on residential areas in West Bank & Gaza districts

The Israeli military carried out 54 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 188 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 69 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 11 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 4 from air strikes.

Palestinian Gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement by opening fired and launching 7 unidentified   projectiles towards the Green Line

Home Demolition

During the month of January 2018, the Israeli military demolished 10 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

Jerusalem:

  • January 2nd 2018: Israeli forces stormed Beit Hanina town and demolished a home owned by Imad Ayad for allegedly being built without licence.
  • January 17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {consisting of 2 rooms} owned by Al-Hadad family in Beit Hanina town for allegedly being built without a licence.
  • January 31st 2018: Israeli forces stormed Beit Hanina town and demolished a home owned by Riyad Ra'fat Shwiki for allegedly being built without a licence.

Jenin:

  • January 18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished 4 homes {1 home partially demolished} owned by Ahmed Nasr Jarar, Ali Khaled Jarrar, Isma'il Muhammad Jarrar, and Yasin Jarrar (partial demolition) during their raid into Wadi Bruqin area in Jenin city.

Jericho:

  • January 24th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Ehab Ahmad Barakat in Al-Jiftlik village for allegedly being built without an alliance because of its location in area C {which is under Israeli Military and Administrative control}.

Bethlehem:

January 29th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Bi'r Ona area located in North West Beit Jallah city and demolished 2 building {each building consists of 3 floors under construction} owned by Waleed Zarinat and Issa Awwad for allegedly being built without a licence.

 Attacks on Public and Private Property

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

Jerusalem:

  • January 1st 2018:  Israeli forces served Khalid Al-Zir with a military order for the removal of several Olive trees planted on his agricultural land in Al-Tur neighbourhood in Jerusalem city.
  • January 2nd 2018: Israeli forces stormed Beit Hanina town and demolished a home owned by Imad Ayad for allegedly being built without licence.
  • January 9th 2018: Israeli Police forces stormed Al-Dar Hotel located in Al-Shiekh Jarrah neighbourhood in Jerusalem city and prevented a press conference titled "But the world should hear the cry of Jerusalem" which was being held by Akrama Sabri and Archbishop-Attallah Hannah
  • January 9th 2018: Israeli forces demolished the wall of the Yusufiya cemetery located adjacent to Bab Al-Abssat gate (one of the gates leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque) and conducted excavation work in the area.

Jenin:

  • January 1st 2018:  Israeli forces raided Qabatiya town and served a military order for the demolition of a home owned by the family of Yusef Khalid Mustafa Kamil {A Palestinian detainee} and gave the family 4 days before implementing the order.
  • January 15th 2018:  Israeli forces damaged 3 vehicles owned by Wissam Deef Afana (private car), and a vehicle owned by Cann'an company, and Hiam Al-Assi (agricultural tractor) during their raid into Bruqin town.
  • January 30th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Ya'bad town and prevented the Construction of a multi-purpose building - classified as public buildings (consisting of kindergarten, maternity centre, children's centre and children's park) located within the approved master plan approved by the European Union and financed by the Government of Denmark.

Tubas:

  • January 8th 2018:  Israeli forces levelled agricultural land, damaged property and chickpeas crops owned by Ahmad Daraghma as they conducted Military training in Al-Farisiya area located in the North Jordan valley area.
  • January 22nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Qa'uun area located near Bardala village in the North Jordan valley served military orders for the levelling of 30 Dunums of agricultural land planted with Olive trees and crops.

Nablus:

  • January 24th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a livestock shed owned by Zuheir Fuhmi Qassim Bani Minat in Khirbit Karzaliya area located in east Aqraba town for allegedly being built without a licence because of its location in area C {which is under Israeli Military and Administrative control

Qalqiliya:

  • January 4th 2018:  Israeli forces positioned in Kafr Thulth town prevented workers of the Municipality of Kafr Thult from constructing and paving a part of Al-Eiyoun road which connects Kafr Thulth town with Arab Al-Khawaja and Wadi Kana area {despite having a permit from the Israeli's through the Palestinian Ministry of civil affairs to work in Area C which is under Israeli Military control.

Hebron:

  • January 31st 2018: Israeli forces demolished an agricultural Den owned by Osama Kamal Raba'i in Al-Rafa'ya village located in east Yatta town for allegedly being built without a license.

Confiscation of Property:

Jerusalem:

  • January 2nd 2018:  Israeli forces positioned at Jaba'a military checkpoint confiscated a vehicle owned by Nasser Mohammad Musa Nasser {A resident of Betin village in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district}.
  • January 2nd 2018:  Israeli forces stormed Silwan neighbourhood in Jerusalem city and took over a storage room {160 m} owned by Abed Mohammad Abu Wahdan after breaking the locks and emptying out supplies then proceeded to seal off the room and prevented the owner from using it.
  • January 30th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated 120 Propane Gas cylinders from a gas distributor owned by Ziyad Abu Al-Humus during their raid into Al-Eisawiya village.

Jenin:

  • January 3rd 2018:  Israeli forces positioned at Al-Jalama Boarder crossing located along the Green Line in North east Jenin city confiscated 5 caravans used as shops owned by the flowing: Faiz Shaaban, Majed Nassar, residents of Jalameh village and Murad Jaramna al-Badawi, residents of Beit Qad village.
  • January 14th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera recorders from "Al-Zaytuneh" supermarket and Al-"Zababda" Gas station.
  • January 14th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from "Akka Coffe shop" during their raid into Qabatiya town
  • January 14th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Sanur village junction confiscated a vehicle and surveillance camera footage for a gas station owned by Abdallah Awad and surveillance camera footage from a Pharmacy owned by Marzouq Fashashfa.
  • January 15th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera recorders from several homes and merchant shops including Abu Ali Assi Company, Sharhabeel Supermarket and a gas station owned by Ali Al-Qaz during their raid into Bruqin town
  • January 15th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera recorders from the home of Khalid Abu Al-Hassan during their raid into Jenin city.
  • January 15th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera recorders from a home and a merchant shop.
  • January 15th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 11 surveillance camera recorders for several homes, merchant shops, a gas station and the Municipality building and a Bank of Palestine branch.
  • January 16th 2018: confiscated surveillance camera recorders from several homes and merchant shops including Mohammad Soliman Frihat, Waleed Abdel-Rahman Mir'i and Fathi Muslih Amin Al-Suqi during their raid into Al-Zabadat, Qabtiya, Al-Yamoun, Masilat and Marka towns.
  • January 17th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera recorders from "Haifa" Gas Station during their raid into Jenin city.
  • January 30th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed Ya'bad town and confiscated equipment from a contracting company signed to implement the construction of a multi-purpose building - a public building (consisting of a kindergarten, a maternity centre, a children's centre and a children's park) in an area within the approved structural plan approved by The European Union, with financing from the Government of Denmark.

Tubas:

  • January 13th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 5 surveillance camera footage recorders owned by Ali Ibrahim Al-Zir {A recording device for a home},Mohammad Marwan Al-Hamoud {A recording device for vehicle car lot} Mounir Ali Rasheed Salahat (a recording device for a vegetable store), Adnan Ali Rashid Salahat (a commercial recording device), a special recording device for "Al-Soda" Gas station during their raid into Al-Far'a village and Al-Far'a camp.

Tulkarem:

  • January 11th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated 17400 NIS, 750 JD and 600 USD from the home of Mo'ayad Taqatqa during their raid into Allar to
  • January 14th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera devices from the home of Hassan Thaher Hijazi during their raid into Anabta town.

Nablus:

  • January 9th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated an agricultural tractor owned by Qusay Abdel-Min'im Abu Radiya after detaining him during their into Qusra town
  • January 12th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated a water tank owned by Abdallah Kayed Hanini during their raid into Beit Furiq town.
  • January 13th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 3 surveillance camera recording devices owned by Mahmoud Sami Hajja {A resident of Burqa village}, Jamal Yasin {A resident of Yasid village}, and a commercial shop owned by: Ahmed Samaro {A resident of Beit Imrin village} during their raid into Yassid, Beit Umrin and Burqa villages.
  • January 13th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 3 surveillance camera recording devices from a Gas station in Assira Al-Shamaliya town and a Supermarket owned by Samir Janajra, Du' Al-Kamar {Moon Light} restaurant and a Tile factory in Taluza village.
  • January 16th 2018:  Israeli forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Abdel-Rahman Nasouh Ishtaya after detaining him during their raid into Salem village.
  • January 21st 2018: Israeli forces positioned at Huwara Military checkpoint confiscated 3 vehicles and took them to Huwara military base.
  • January 28th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage after storming the home of Abdel-Latif Qashqush during their raid into Allar town.

Bethlehem:

  • January 4th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated farming equipment owned by Mustafa Abu Amous in Shuahlat area in Al-Khader town.
  • January 15th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Mohammad Addib Odah Musa after detaining him during their raid into AL-Khader town.
  • January 21st 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Abdel-Hadi Mu'amar during their raid into Betar village

Hebron:

  • January 6th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated funds after storming and searching the home of Nidal Shihadeh {A Palestinian Detainee} during their raid into Hebron city.
  • January 10th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated half a kilo of gold and a sum of cash from the home of Jassim Khieri Abu Rajab during their raid into Hebron city.

North Gaza:

  • January 8th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a fishing boat owned by Mohammad Omar Al-Najjar off the shores of Al-Waha area located in west Beit Lahiya town.
  • January 9th 2018: Israeli Naval forces confiscated a fishing boat owned by Ahamd Awad Al-Sa'idi off the shores of Al-Sudaniya area located in west Beit Lahiya town

 Settlement Activity:

Jerusalem:

  • January 8th 2018: Israeli authorities permitted excavation work in Wadi Al-Rababa area in Silwan neighbourhood in Jerusalem in order to implement plans for the construction of a Bridge {approximately 179 Meters long and 30 Meters High} which would connect Al-Thuri neighbourhood with Al-Nabi Daud area.

Salfit:

  • January 5th 2018: The Israeli Minister of defence approved tender for marketing land to build 900 housing units in a new residential settlement in the settlement of "Ariel" built on the land of citizens in Salfit district.

Tubas:

  • January 9th 2018: Israeli Military authorized the construction of a road {3 KM in length} which connects "Ro'i" settlement and residential land in Al-Adilat area in Khirbiet Humsat Al-Foqa in the North Jordan valley.
  • January 28th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed the west area of Bardala village located in the North Jordan valley and levelled agricultural land owned by Jihad Nimer Hussien Sawafta, Hussein Nimr Sawafta, Nabil Moeen Abu Al-Sheikh, Bashir Mohammed Sidqi Sawafta, Iyad Abdel Razek Mohammed Hrishat .
  • January 30th 2018: Israeli settlers installed mobile housing units in "Bourch Haqa'a" settlement located east of "Shadmot Mehola" settlement located in the North Jordan valley region then transported 30 students into schools located in the areas.

Qalqiliya:

  • January 11th 2018: Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of 200 settlement unites in "Oranit" settlement located in North West Azzun Atma village in Qalqiliya district on land occupied in 1967.
  • January 12th 2018: Israeli settlers under the protection of the Israeli military paved a road on privately owned Palestinian land in Jit and tell village for the purpose of expanding "Ahavat Gilad" settlement.
  • January 14th 2018: Israeli forces paved a road {250 m} in Burin village on land owned by the local secondary school near the south bypass road.
  • January 10th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed the area between Madma village and "Yitshar" settlement and levelled a plot of residential owned land then clashed with several residents attempting to prevent them from levelling the land.

Salfit:

  • January 10th 2018:  Israeli forces stormed North Salfit city and levelled a plot of land located near "Arail" settlement.
  • January 31st 2018: Israeli forces stormed Thaher Sabah area located in Kafr Al-Dik town then levelled a plot of agricultural land {approximately 4 dunums} owned by Ali Mohammad Ali Ahmad.

Jericho:

January 11th 2018: Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of 50 settlement units in "Petzael" settlement located near Fasayil village in Jericho district on land occupied in 1967

Settler Violence

  1. incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of January 2018 including:

Jerusalem:

  • January 17th 2018: Israeli settlers from "Ramot" settlement stormed Beit Iksa village, punctured the tires and sprayed racist graffiti on several vehicles.
  • January 26th 2018:  A group of Israeli settlers stormed Beit Safafa village and set fire to a vehicle and spray painted Anti-Arab and racist graffiti.

Ramallah &Al-Bireh:

  • January 9th 2018: Israeli settlers positioned at Beitin village roundabout stoned residents and vehicles and as a result damaged the windshield of a vehicle owned by Mahmoud Abu Jum'a.
  • January 13th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers positioned near Beitin village stoned residents and vehicles passing along the main road.
  • January 22nd 2018: Israeli settlers positioned near Al-Taybeh town junction {located along Al-Mu'arajat road which connects Ramallah and Jericho districts} assaulted 3 Bedouin residents {including a woman and her son} and as a result left them hospitalized with contusion

Tubas:

  • January 21st 2018:  An Israeli settler from "Rotim" settlement located in Al-Farisiya area located in the North Jordan valley chased away several Shepard's while they were herding their livestock in the area.
  • January 30th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers riding horses stormed Al-Farisiya area located in the North Jordan valley region and chased several shepherds who were herding their livestock in the area.

Tulkarem:

  • January 9th 2018: Israeli settlers positioned near Beit Lid town junction stoned residents and vehicles and as a result left a resident hospitalized with contusions.

Nablus:

  • January 6th 2018:
  • January 7th 2018: Israeli settlers positioned at "Yitshar" settlement junction attempted to attack vehicles passing near the settlement then withdrew under the protection of the Israeli Military.
  • January 8th 2018: Israeli settlers from "Elon More" settlement stormed agricultural land in Ras Al-Ein area located in Deir Al-Hatab village and uprooted several Olive trees owned by Mohammad Nayef Amran.
  • January 9th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned near the bypass road near "Yitshar" settlement stoned residents and vehicles and as a result damaged the vehicle of Nasser Salem Al-Qadi then withdrew under the protection of the Israeli Military.
  • January 9th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers positioned at Huwara town stoned residents and vehicles then assaulted sever residents and as a result left them injured with fractures and contusion, damaged 4 vehicles owned by Mufid Yacoub {Resident of Qalandiya Camp in Jerusalem district}, Ayman Farouk Abdat {Resident of Awarta Village}, Alaa Al Issawi and Muhannad Ismail.
  • .January 10th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers positioned at Talfit village junction stoned residents and vehicles and as a result damaged a vehicle owned by Ibrahim Awad Shaheen.
  • January 13th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed Orif village and assaulted Muneer Suliman Al-Nouri after attacking his home and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions then torched his tractor.
  • January 13th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers from "Yitshar" settlement stormed agricultural land in Al-Kahaf area in Huwara town then broke off the limbs of 110 Olive trees.
  • January 14th 2018:  Israeli settlers vehicle travelling along the main road near Huwarat town ran over Asharqt Majed Mohammad Abdallah {A resident of Bani Na'im town in Hebron district} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • January 14th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers from "Yitshar" settlement stormed Orif village, attacked several homes during which they withdrew under the protection of Israeli forces.
  • January 20th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed east Birin village, stoned the home of Bashar Dakhil Eid then withdrew under the protection of the Israeli Military.
  • January 20th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers riding a vehicle stormed Duma village then withdrew after being chased away by local residents.
  • January 22nd 2018: An Israeli settler's vehicle travelling along the main road in Huwara town ran over the child Nijmah Arafat Abdel-Raheem Odah {16 years old} as she was leaving her school and as a result left her hospitalized with contusions.
  • January 22nd 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed the south area of Madma village during which Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents who attempted to prevent the settler attack.

Qalqiliya:

  • January 10th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned at Far'ata village stoned 3 homes owned by Yacoub Mohamed Masoud, Ali Mohamed Shana'a, and Amjad Adnan El Taweel then withdrew under the protection of Israeli Military forces.
  • January 11th 2018: Israeli settlers stormed Far'ata village and attempted to reach several residential homes during which the local residents were able to prevent them from attacking the home then they withdrew under the protection of the Israeli military.
  • January 13th 2018: Israeli settlers positioned near Kafr Laqif village junction stoned residents and vehicles.
  • January 17th 2018:  group of Israeli settlers stormed Azzun town during which Israeli Military forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents as they attempted to prevent the settler attack and as a result left several residents suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • January 29th 2018:   A group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Sawiya village secondary school and provoked students.
  • January 31st 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed the south area of Madma village under the protection of Israeli forces who fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents attempting to prevent the settler attack.

Salfit:

  • January 10th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers positioned Za'tara junction military checkpoint stoned residents and vehicles passing through the checkpoint and as a result injured a resident.
  • January 31st 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Yassuf village and uprooted 90 Olive tree owned by Mohammad Salah Ghazi {A resident of Al-Sawiya village}.

Bethlehem:

  • January 10th 2018: An Israeli settler driving a bus near Teqou' town ran over Malak Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Ra'iya and as a result left her hospitalized with contusions.
  • January 17th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers raided Al-Zahra neighbourhood in Beit Ta'mar village then stormed "Al-Tahadi" school after breaking open the entrances then installed a tent in the school yard during which local resident  were able to kick them out of the area
  • January 28th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers from "El'azar" settlement stormed land in Al-Khader town, levelled a plot of land {approximately 4 dunums} and also destroyed the steel fence surrounding the plot of land owned by Mohammad Ahmad Abu Samarah.
  • January 31st 2018: An Israeli settler vehicle travelling near "Betar Aliyat" settlement ran over Yahya Hussien Yahya Malish {21 years old} and as a result left him hospitalized in critical condition.

Hebron:

  • January 13th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Ras and Wadi Al-Hassin area in the old city of Hebron, attacked several homes then withdrew under the protection of Israeli forces who fired stun and tear gas canisters at residents attempted to prevent the settler attack.
  • January 15th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers from "Migon" settlement and "Havat Migon" settlement outpost located in Al-Tuwani village located in east Yatta town installed barbed wire steel fences around a plot of land owned by Mir, Abu Qubtiya, Sharatih and Mughanan families in an attempt to confiscate the land.
  • January 29th 2018: An Israeli settler vehicle travelling near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron ran over the child: Alaa Ali Abu Maliya {5 years old} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • January 30th 2018: A group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Qazzazin neighbourhood in the old city of Hebron and assaulted Hassan Shaludi and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.

 Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 169 occasions during the month of January 2018. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 107 occasions. It opened Beit Hanun (Erez) Crossing for 27 days for previously-coordinated humanitarian cases and foreign nationals and 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.

The Israeli military closed international crossing points on 62 occasions. Rafah Crossing was closed. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

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