Monthly report July 07, 2016

Total: 2175

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 July 2016 – 31 July 2016

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 July 2016 to 31 July 2016. 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 July 2016

  • 1 July  2016: Israeli forces positioned in Kafr Qaddum village firing live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas grenades towards demonstrators and as a result injured 2 residents including a child:  Ahmad Imad Mohammad Eishtwei (14 years old) and Mohammad Nidal Aqel and left several residents suffocating from tear gas inhalation.
  • 1 July 2016:  Israeli forces positioned at Mazmuriya checkpoint located in north east Beit Sahur city assaulted 2 journalist: Radi Ahmad Othman Karam and Raed Mohammad Sameer Al-Sharif {Both residents of Hebron city} and as a result left them hospitalized with contusions.
  • 1 July 2016: Israeli forces positioned in the vicinity of Qalandiya checkpoint fired stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents who crossing the checkpoint to travel for prayer at Al-Aqsa mosque compound and as a result killed a resident:  Tayseer Mohammad Mustafa Habash (63 years old) {A resident of Nablus city}, injured 10 residents and left several other suffocated from tear gas inhalation
  • 1 July 2016:  Israeli forces positioned near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound located in the old city of Hebron opened fire towards and killed a woman :  Sarah Daoud Ata Tarayra (27 years old){ A Resident of Bani Na'im town} allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier.
  • 7 July 2016: Nael Salah - a resident of Beit Lahiya, died from serious injuries he sustained in the head when Israeli forces opened fire at our areas north-west of the town of Beit Lahiya on May 8th, 2015.
  • 5 July 2016: Israeli forces positioned along the main road in Harris village opened fire towards the child: Jamila Daud Hassan Jaber (17 years old) {A Resident of Al-Zawiya town} and as a result injured her then detained her for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli Soldier.
  • 5 July, 2016, Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched a home and as a result injured the child Ibrahim Jibril Mahmoud Taqatqa.
  • 8 July 2016: a demonstration took place in Kafr Qaddum against the closure of the east entrance during which they clashed with Israeli forces tried to disrupt the demonstration by firing live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas grenades towards demonstrators who attempted to reach they demonstration site and as a result injured Tom Anderson {A Peace Activist and a resident of Scotland) and also temporarily detained 3 residents including 2 journalists: Mahmoud Fawzi Abdel-Ghani (A journalist), Kamal Mufid Barham (A journalist) and Sami Bassam Jum'a then released them at a later time.
  • 9 July 2016: Samira Ahmad Mohammad Ihrizat (A resident of Yatta town) was injured after her vehicle was rammed by an Israeli Military bulldozer near Zif village junction.
  • 10 July 2016, An Israeli Settler vehicle rammed over the female civilian: Ala’ Rae’d Shubiteh from Azzoun in Qalqelyeh at the main road near the entrance of the village of Izbet Al Tabib, she was evacuated to the hospital for treatment in Nablus.
  • 11 July 2016: Israeli forces injured 2 residents including a child: Anas Raed Kamal Halayqa (10 years old) and Hussein Ahmad Hussein Halayqa after clashing with several residents as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Al-Shiyoukh town in Hebron District.
  • 13 July 2016: Israeli forces raided Al-Ram town, clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched a steel mill and confiscated equipment during which they opened fire towards a vehicle carrying 3 residents and as a result killed Anwar Falah Salaymeh (24 years old) {A resident of Dahiyat Al-Bareed in Al-Ram town} injured another, they also detained 2 residents: Faris Khader Al-Resheq (After he was wounded) and Mohammad Tawfiq Nassar then withdrew
  • 14 July 2016: Israeli forces injured 13 residents {those identified} are: Mohammad Anwar Hanun, Mohammad Ahmad Abu Rabi’, Ziyad Aref Abd Al-Daduwat, Mohammad Zied Mohammad Hanun, Ahmad Mahmoud Shartih, Basel Abed Daduwat,, Mohamamd Eyad Hanoun, Mahmoud Sa’ed Shartih, Oday Thaer  Daduwat and Mohammad Abdel-NasserAbu Qare’ after storming and searching several homes as they clashed with residents during their raid into Al-Mazra’a A;-Gharbiya town in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district. .
  • 15 July 2016:  a woman was injured after Israeli settlers from "Immanuel" settlement located on Palestinian land in North Deir Istiya stoned residents and vehicles travelling along Wadi Qana road (which connects Salfit and Qalqilya districts).
  • 15 July 2016:  Israeli forces injured 4 residents: Ahmad Hussien Abu Sarour (16 years old), Munthir Foad Mohammad Aliyan, Salah Hussien Abdel-Razaq Abu Sarour and Hamza Ahmad Hussien Abd Rabbo after opening fire towards residents during their raid into Ayda camp.
  • 18 July 2016:  Israeli forces injured 5 residents: Jawad Ahmad Kameel (14 years old), Anwar Ahmad Kameel (17 years old), Billal Osama Abu Zied (16 years old), Abdel-Rahman Suliman Abu Al-Rub {critically injured} and Rami Aref Zakana during their raid into Qabatiya town.
  • 18 July 2016:  Israeli forces raided Qalqilya city, clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched a Building and a home and as a result injured a resident , detained 3 residents and assaulted Dalia Majed Hilal Zied leaving her hospitalized with contusions then withdrew at 04:40.
  • 18 July 2016:  An Israeli settler’s vehicle travelling in Al-Deir area located in east Yatta ran over the child Hamza Mahmoud Salam Al-Riba'i (12 years old) and as a result left him hospitalized with fractures and contusions.
  • 19 July 2016: Israeli forces in Al-Kassarrat area north of Al-Ram town fired live bullets and tear gas canisters towards civilians for alleged stoning and as a result killed the child: Muhyi Sadeq Tabaghhi, 12 years.
  • 19 July 2016:  Mustafa Bardiyyeh, 50, from Surif town, died of injuries sustained during clashed with the Israeli forces at the entrance of Al-Arroub refugee camp on July 18th 2016.
  • 20 July 2016:  Israeli forces positioned in Ein Lozeh area in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem assaulted 2 residents: Numan Mazen Abu Sneineh, 16, and his father Mazen Abu Sneineh.
  • 25 July 2016:  Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber coated steel bullets during raid on Qalandia as they demolished of 11 civilian homes and as a result injured 4 residents: Sharif Awadallah, Mustafa Awadallah, Samih Hussein Haddad and Ahmad Said Abu Shalbak.
  • 25 July 2016:  Israeli forces in Jabal junction area in the town of Abu Dis fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters at several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured 9 residents.
  • 26 July 2016:  Israeli forces raided the town of Surif, stormed into and searched a home, fired 5 missiles towards the home then demolished it and as a result killed: Mohammad Faqih (29 years) and seriously injured of 4 others {Who are allegedly wanted by the Israeli Military which including a female civilian. In addition, Israeli forces clashed with residents which injured 5 others.
  • 26 July 2016:  Israeli forces raided the Al-Amari refugee camp in Al-Bireh city, clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched a home and as a result injured 8 residents (including 1 child): Hamzeh Ghalib Albis(16 years old), Arafat Ali Abu Libdeh. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Baba, Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Shamali, Anas Odeh Yacoub, Jamil Salim Salhi, Ali Mohammad Samara and Jihad Jamal Radwan and also detained a resident.
  • 26 July 2016:  Israeli forces positioned at Qalandia checkpoint opened fire towards Raghad Zeiad Shou'ani (university student) and as a result injured her leg and then detained her.
  • 28 July 2016:  Israeli forces raided the city of Bethlehem, Dheisheh refugee camp and Al-Khader town, clashed with several residents and injured 4 residents (including 1 child): Yazan Yousef Balawi (17 years old), Haidar Mohammad Abu Dayyeh, Mohammad Khalil Al-Lahham and Ashraf Mohammad Hasan then also detained 4 others.
  • 30 July 2016:  Israeli forces fired live ammunition , stun grenades, rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters towards sever residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched  several homes during raid on Jenin and Jenin’s refugee camp and as a result injured 7 residents  including 2 children: Youssef Nasser Hasan Salah, 16, Adel Mustafa Asad Abu Hussein, (13 years old), Ghassan Imad Yihya Abu Ghali, Abdallah Mohammad Shaker Sawalha, Rabee Jamal Awad Abu Hussein, Muhannad Jamal Awad Abu Hussein and Fawzi Jamal Abu Duqqah and then detained 3 residents.
  • 31 July 2016:  Israeli force positioned at Huwara checkpoint opened fire towards and killed Rami Mohammad Ali Awartani (31 years old) {A resident

      of Nablus} for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier.

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory –July 2016

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

7

1

8

  • 1 July 2016: Sarah Daoud Ata Tarayra (27 years old) {A Resident of Bani Na'im town}.
  • 1 July 2016: Tayseer Mohammad Mustafa Habash (63 years old) {A resident of Nablus city}.
  • 7 July 2016: Nael Salah {A resident of Beit Lahiya in North Gaza District}
  • 13 July 2016: Anwar Falah Salaymeh (24 years old) {A resident of Dahiyat Al-Bareed in Al-Ram town in Jerusalem district}
  • 19 July 2016: Muhyi Sadeq Tabaghhi {12 years old}.
  • 19 July 2016: Mustafa Bardiyyeh (50 years old){ A resident of Surif town Hebron district }
  • 26 July 2016: Mohammad Faqih (29 years old) { A resident of Surif town in Hebron district}
  • 31 July 2016: Rami Mohammad Ali Awartani( 31 years old){A resident of  Nablus}

Injuries

138

11

149

A total of 149 injuries were reported in the month of July 2016 (138 Palestinians in the West Bank and 11 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 16 children, 2 Journalist, 4 Women and a Fisherman.

 

Attacks

163

58

221

 

A total of 263 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of July 2016 (269 in the West Bank and 105 in the Gaza Strip).

 

The Israeli military carried out 107 attacks during confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinians, 14 during raids, 32 attacks from Israeli military posts on civilian homes and property and 39 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle. In addition, Israeli settlers carried out 4 attacks on Palestinian residents, Israeli navy vessels carried out 17 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and Israeli aircrafts carried out 8 attacks on civilian targets.

 

Raids

477

7

484

The Israeli military carried out a total of 484 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of July 2016, including 477 in the West Bank and 7 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (66); Ramallah (57); Jenin (25); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (29); Qalqiliya (24); Nablus (55); Salfit (20); Jericho (8); Bethlehem (88); Hebron (101); North Gaza (4); Central Gaza  (1) Khan Yunis (1) and Rafah (1).

Arrests

502

18

520

During the month of July 2016, the Israeli military arrested 520 Palestinians (502 the West Bank and 18 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (168); Ramallah (49); Jenin (23); Tubas (2); Tulkarem (18); Qalqiliya (30); Nablus (52); Salfit (11); Jericho (10); Bethlehem (45); Hebron (94). North Gaza (15) and  Central Gaza (3) Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 46 children, 8 women, 2 Journalists, 5 University Students, 12 fishermen and 10 Security Force officers.

 

Closure of Crossing Points

0

167

167

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 108 occasions during the month of July 2016 and The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 59 occasions.

Flying Checkpoints

433

0

433

The Israeli military set up 433 flying checkpoints during the month of  July 2016 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (20); Ramallah (59); Jenin (23); Tubas (5) ; Tulkarem (13); Qalqiliya (57); Nablus (39); Salfit (40); Jericho (27); Bethlehem (111) and Hebron (39).

Provocation of Palestinian Forces

3

0

3

The Israeli military provoked or harassed The National Security forces on 1 Occasions, Palestinian Police on 1 occasion and Presidential Security Forces on 1 Occasion.

  1. Israeli forces aimed their weapons towards a Palestinian Police force vehicle which was on duty guarding Al-Quds Open University Campus as they stormed Tulkarem city then forced them to leave the area .
  2. Israeli forces summoned Nimr Barboush {A National Security Force Officer} to report to Israeli Intelligence for questioning during their raid into Dura town.
  3. Israeli forces detained at the junction near Yitzhar settlement a Presidential Guard vehicle and released it at later time.

Destruction and Confiscation of Public and Private property

85

4

89

Damages included: Home furniture, vehicles, Olive trees, barrack’s and handed out demolition orders.

 

Home Occupation

6

0

6

In Bethlehem and Hebron Districts.

Home Demolitions

27

0

27

  • During the month of July 2016, the Israeli military demolished Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 
  • On July 1st 2016, Israeli forces served a military order for the demolition of a home in Silwan neighborhood owned by Adel Bashir Irmeleh.
  • On July 4th 2016, Israeli forces demolished {using controlled detonation} the homes of Anan Abu Hasbah {A resident killed by Israeli Military forces} and Issa Assaf {A resident killed by Israeli Military forces} during their raid into Qalandiya camp.
  • On July 5th 2016, Israeli forces served a military order for the demolition Mohammad Al-Tarayra's family home during their raid into Bani Na'im town.
  • On July 12th 2016, Israeli forces stormed Anata town and demolished 2 Bedouin tents owned by Mohammad Ali Al-Ghazawneh and Mohammad Abed Abu Subh.
  • On July 13th 2016, Israeli forces stormed Jabal Al-Mukabir neighborhood in Jerusalem and demolished 3 homes owned by Amar Awisat, Mohammad Abu Sakran and Mohammad Aqil for allegedly being built without a license.
  • On July 17th 2016, Israeli forces demolished the home of Billal Ahmad Abu Zied {A Palestinian Detainee} in Qabatiya town.
  • On July 19th 2016, Israeli forces demolished in Tel Al-Ful area in the old town of Beit Hanina a 120-square-meter house under construction owned by Shurahbil Alqam.
  • On July 24th 2016, Israeli forces forced civilian Abdel Nasser Qara’een in Wadi Hilweh in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem to demolish a 22-square-meter residential room under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  • On July 25th 2016, Israeli forces demolished 11 civilian homes in Qalandia under the pretext of unlicensed construction and proximity to the Apartheid Wall.
  • On July 26th 2016, Israeli forces demolished in Ras Al-Amoud neighborhood in Jerusalem a civilian home under construction owned by Faisal Joulani.
  • On July 26th 2016, Israeli forces demolished in Isawiya  village a civilian home under construction owned by Salaheddin Mahmoud Abu Rabee and a car repair workshop owned by Haithan Mustafa and two walls owned by Bouja and Mustafa families.
  • On July 29th 2016, Israeli forces forced civilian Walid Shweiki in Thuri neighborhood in Jerusalem to demolish his home for unlicensed construction.
  • On July 30th 2016, Israeli forces in Wadi Hilweh area in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem forced civilian Abdel Nasser Qara’een to demolish his home for unlicensed construction.

Settler Violence

40

0

40

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

17

0

17

During the month of July 2016, Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli Military and Police officers stormed Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem and provoked worshipers.

On July 18th 2016, Israeli forces prevented maintenance workers from al awqaf & Islamic affairs department for Al-Aqsa mosque compound from conducting repair work of a water Faucet despite having security clearance to enter the area then conduct the repair then were allowed to repair it under the supervision of the Israeli Antiquities department.

 

Assault on Medical Sector

2

0

2

Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas grenades towards an Ambulance and prevented medical staff from reaching the injured and also temporarily seized an Ambulance as they attempted to detain an injured resident in Jerusalem District.

On July 27th 2016, the Israeli authorities issued bids for tender for the construction of 323 new housing units in Jerusalem settlements (130 in Har Homa settlement, 89 in Gilo, 68 in Pisgat Ze’ev and 36 in Neve Yacov) on land occupied in 1967.

Settlement Activity

9

0

9

  • On July 2nd 2016, the Israeli government issued tenders for the construction of 42 settlement unites in "Kiryat Arba" settlement located on land in east Hebron city.
  • On July 3rd 2016, the Israeli Government approved plans for the construction 850 settlement unites {650 in Maale Adumim" settlement and 200 in "Pisgat Ze'ev" and "Har Homa"} on Palestinian owned land in Jerusalem city occupied in 1967.
  • On July 13th 2016, Israeli Authorities issued tenders for the construction of 90 settlement units in "Gilo" settlement located in South Jerusalem city on land occupied in 1967.
  • On July 18th 2016, Israeli Military bulldozers leveled a plot of agricultural land in Al-Eiyoun area located in east Kafr Thulth town after they declared the land as confiscated property.
  • On July 27th 2016, the Israeli authorities issued bids for tender for the construction of 323 new housing units in Jerusalem settlements (130 in Har Homa settlement, 89 in Gilo, 68 in Pisgat Ze’ev and 36 in Neve Yacov) on land occupied in 1967.

 

 

 

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

Killings

3

7

8

Injuries

54

57

149

Arrests

389

422

520

Raids

411

386

484

Flying Checkpoints

399

272

433

Attacks

265

182

221

Provocation of Palestinian Forces

0

0

3

Attacks on Property

85

84

89

Home Occupation

6

17

6

Home Demolition

18

5

27

Closure of Crossing Points

168

156

167

Attacks on Religious Sites

23

23

17

Settlement Activity & Settler Violence

43

37

49

 

Analysis of Events

Killings

 A total of 8 killings were reported in the month of July 2016 including 1 child, 1 Woman and an Elderly resident.

  1. 1 July 2016: Sarah Daoud Ata Tarayra (27 years old) {A Resident of Bani Na'im town}.
  2. 1 July 2016: Tayseer Mohammad Mustafa Habash (63 years old) {A resident of Nablus city}.
  3. 7 July 2016: Nael Salah {A resident of Beit Lahiya in North Gaza District}
  4. 13 July 2016: Anwar Falah Salaymeh (24 years old) {A resident of Dahiyat Al-Bareed in Al-Ram town in Jerusalem district}
  5. 19 July 2016: Muhyi Sadeq Tabaghhi {12 years old}.
  6. 19 July 2016: Mustafa Bardiyyeh (50 years old){ A resident of Surif town Hebron district }
  7. 26 July 2016: Mohammad Faqih (29 years old) { A resident of Surif town in Hebron district}
  8. 31 July 2016: Rami Mohammad Ali Awartani( 31 years old){A resident of  Nablus}

Injuries

A total of 149 injuries were reported in the month of July 2016 (138 Palestinians in the West Bank and 11 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 16 children, 2 Journalist, 4 Women and a Fisherman.

Arrests

During the month of July 2016, the Israeli military arrested 520 Palestinians (502 the West Bank and 18 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (168); Ramallah (49); Jenin (23); Tubas (2); Tulkarem (18); Qalqiliya (30); Nablus (52); Salfit (11); Jericho (10); Bethlehem (45); Hebron (94). North Gaza (15) and Central Gaza (3) among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 46 children, 8 women, 2 Journalists, 5 University Students, 12 fishermen and 10 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 January 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 433 flying checkpoints in July (compared with 272 in June and 399 in May) 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 433 flying checkpoints during the month of  July 2016 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (20); Ramallah (59); Jenin (23); Tubas (5) ; Tulkarem (13); Qalqiliya (57); Nablus (39); Salfit (40); Jericho (27); Bethlehem (111) and Hebron (39).

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 484 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of July 2016, including 477 in the West Bank and 7 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (66); Ramallah (57); Jenin (25); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (29); Qalqiliya (24); Nablus (55); Salfit (20); Jericho (8); Bethlehem (88); Hebron (101); North Gaza (4); Central Gaza (1) Khan Yunis (1) and Rafah (1).

Attacks

 A total of 221 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of July 2016 (163 in the West Bank and 58 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 107 attacks during confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinians, 14 during raids, 32 attacks from Israeli military posts on civilian homes and property and 39 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle. In addition, Israeli settlers carried out 4 attacks on Palestinian residents, Israeli navy vessels carried out 17 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and Israeli aircrafts carried out 8 attacks on civilian targets

Home Demolition

  • During the month of July 2016, the Israeli military demolished Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 
  • On July 1st 2016, Israeli forces served a military order for the demolition of a home in Silwan neighborhood owned by Adel Bashir Irmeleh.
  • On July 4th 2016, Israeli forces demolished {using controlled detonation} the homes of Anan Abu Hasbah {A resident killed by Israeli Military forces} and Issa Assaf {A resident killed by Israeli Military forces} during their raid into Qalandiya camp.
  • On July 5th 2016, Israeli forces served a military order for the demolition Mohammad Al-Tarayra's family home during their raid into Bani Na'im town.
  • On July 12th 2016, Israeli forces stormed Anata town and demolished 2 Bedouin tents owned by Mohammad Ali Al-Ghazawneh and Mohammad Abed Abu Subh.
  • On July 13th 2016, Israeli forces stormed Jabal Al-Mukabir neighborhood in Jerusalem and demolished 3 homes owned by Amar Awisat, Mohammad Abu Sakran and Mohammad Aqil for allegedly being built without a license.
  • On July 17th 2016, Israeli forces demolished the home of Billal Ahmad Abu Zied {A Palestinian Detainee} in Qabatiya town.
  • On July 19th  2016, Israeli forces demolished in Tel Al-Ful area in the old town of Beit Hanina a 120-square-meter house under construction owned by Shurahbil Alqam.
  • On July 24th 2016, Israeli forces forced civilian Abdel Nasser Qara’een in Wadi Hilweh in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem to demolish a 22-square-meter residential room under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  • On July 25th 2016, Israeli forces demolished 11 civilian homes in Qalandia under the pretext of unlicensed construction and proximity to the Apartheid Wall.
  • On July 26th 2016, Israeli forces demolished in Ras Al-Amoud neighborhood in Jerusalem a civilian home under construction owned by Faisal Joulani.
  • On July 26th 2016, Israeli forces demolished in Isawiya  village a civilian home under construction owned by Salaheddin Mahmoud Abu Rabee and a car repair workshop owned by Haithan Mustafa and two walls owned by Bouja and Mustafa families.
  • On July 29th 2016, Israeli forces forced civilian Walid Shweiki in Thuri neighborhood in Jerusalem to demolish his home for unlicensed construction.
  • On July 30th 2016, Israeli forces in Wadi Hilweh area in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem forced civilian Abdel Nasser Qara’een to demolish his home for unlicensed construction.

  During the Month of July 2016 Israeli forces occupied 6 homes and converted their rooftops into military posts in the following districts in the West Bank:

  • On July 9th 2016, Israeli forces occupied the rooftop of Harb Building near Jaser Intercontinental Hotel and converted it into a military post during their raid into Bethlehem city then withdrew at 16:25.
  • On July 5th 2016, Israeli forces occupied 3 homes owned by Majed Taha Qaraq' , Mohammad Nasrallah Nasrallah and Abdel-Hay Abu Sarour and converted their rooftops into Military posts during their raid into Ayda camp in Bethlehem city.
  • On July 5th 2016, Israeli forces occupied Billal Bin Rabah Mosque in Bethlehem city and a home in Sa’ir town in Hebron district.

 

Attacks on Public and Private Property

A total of 89 incidents of destruction and confiscation of Palestinian public and private property by Israeli settlers and Israeli forces were reported in July 2016 (85 in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip).

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

Jerusalem: Israeli forces demolished a chicken farm owned by Mohammad Hassan Halawa in Anata town, 2 Baracks owned by Ashraf Sa’ed Al-Julani and Mohammad Ali Ghazawneh, a Vehicle sales and repair lot owned by Arafat Abu Al-Laham in Silwan neighborhood {For allegedly being built without a license}, Israeli forces demolished Commercial establishment in the industrial zone located in North Jerusalem city owned by Haytham Mustafa and demolished a vehicle repair shop in Al-Issawiya owned by members of Mustafa and Bujat families.

Tubas:  The Israeli Military levelled agricultural roads in Al-Deir area located in Ein Al-B ayda village and levelled a water Pipe network approximately 200m long in the area located between Atouf and Al-Hadidiya villages.

Qalqiliya: The Israeli Military bulldozers burst a water pipe network in Kafr Qaddum village.

Nablus: The Israeli Military served military orders for the halt of construction on 5 homes {for allegedly being built without a license} and Israeli settlers set fire to home furniture after hurling Molotov fire bombs towards the home of Mohammad Raqi Abdel-Fattah Dawabsheh in Duma village, the Israeli Military served military orders to halt construction on 2 homes owned by Zien Al-Din and Othman families for allegedly being built without a license for allegedly being built in Area C which is under Israeli Military and Administrative control}.

Salfit: A group of Israeli settlers damaged the windshield of a vehicle travelling along Wadi Qana road {which connects Salfit and Qalqiliya districts} after stoning it from their positions near “Emanuel” settlement located in north Deir Istiya town and Israeli settlers uprooted several Olive trees and assaulted a woman while they levelled a bypass road as they stormed agricultural land in Deir Istiya town.

Jericho: Israeli forces demolished 2 baracks {used for agriculture purposes} located near road (90) in the North east area of Jericho city.

Bethlehem: Israeli settlers uprooted several Grape vines and destroyed a steel gate entrance as they attacked and stormed agricultural land in “Aliazar” settlement located in Al-Zaytuniya area in Al-Khader town owned by Ibrahim Mohammad Hussien Salah {A resident of Al-Khader town},Israeli forces  uprooted and broke the limbs of 10 Olive tree in Maqbara area located in Ayda camp {alleging that the trees blocked the view of soldiers in the  Israeli Military watch tower from viewing  residents of the camp, Israeli settlers set fire to 150 Olive trees on approximately 35 dunumes {Hecta acres  of land in Husan village owned by  Imad Al-Sha’er. The Israeli Military served orders to halt construction on 6 homes in west Teqou’ town owned by Izat Ali Mohammad Ali, Raed Attiya Abed Ta’amra, Khalil Musa Al-Amour, Hafith Mohammad Al-Amour and Na’em Hussein Salahat.

Hebron: The Israeli Military blasted open the entrances of 7 apartments and detonated 3 water tanks as they stormed and searched “Abu Madi Building” in Hebron city.

North Gaza: Israeli Naval vessels damaged a Palestinian fishing boat owned by Eyad Rajab Abdel-Min’im Al-Hasi after opening fire towards it off the shores of West Beit Lahiya town.

Gaza: Israeli Military aircrafts damaged a steel mill owned by Hassanien family after launching missiles during an airstrike towards Al-Zaytuneh neighborhood in Gaza city.

Confiscation of Public and Private Property

Jerusalem: Israeli forces confiscated tools from a steel mill owned by Mohammad Nayef Shwikiya in Al-Ram town.

Tubas: Israeli forces confiscated a Water Pump Motor owned by Mohammad Fayez Abu Matu’ and Eyad Hafith Daraghmeh as well as a water pipe network in Al-Deir area located in east Ein Al-Bayda village.

Nablus: Israeli forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Issam Najeh Shareef Al-Safadi and a Metal sawing machine owned by Sa’di Naji Al-Safadi during their raid into Orif village,   confiscated 2 Pistols from 2 Palestinian Intelligence officers: Ali Najeh Al-Safadi and Issam Najeh Al-Safadi and also confiscated several tools owned by Assad Najeh Al-Safadi in Orif village.

Bethlehem: Israeli forces confiscated a cellular telephone and a computer owned by Mohammad Ismail Za’oul after storming his home  in Husan village , Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from a vehicle Show room owned by Sari Abu Ajamiya in Al-Doha village and also confiscated 2 vehicles owned by Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Hussein and Raed Mohammad Taqatqa in Beit Fajjar town.

Hebron: Israeli forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Suhayeb Jabara Al-Fuqiya in Dura town, confiscated 3 steel sawing machines owned by Muhi Al-Din Al-Rajabi, Ismail Jamjum and Yunis Al-Zaru in Hebron city, Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from a Elecrical Appliance store in Hebron city and confiscated a financial amount of 150000 NIS after storming and searching the home of Mohammad Masalmeh during their raid into Beit Awwa town and confiscated a vehicle owned by  Omar Mohammad Ahmad Sarahnah {A resident of Al-Fuwar camp}.

North Gaza: Israeli Naval Officers confiscated a fishing boat as they detained 4 fishermen after their Naval vessels chased and opened fire towards a Palestinian fishing boat off the shores   of Al-Sudaniya area in west Beit Lahiya town.

Settlements Activities

On July 2nd 2016, the Israeli government issued tenders for the construction of 42 settlement unites in "Kiryat Arba" settlement located on land in east Hebron city.

On July 3rd 2016, the Israeli Government approved plans for the construction 850 settlement unites {650 in Maale Adumim" settlement and 200 in "Pisgat Ze'ev" and "Har Homa"} on Palestinian owned land in Jerusalem city occupied in 1967.

On July 13th 2016, Israeli Authorities issued tenders for the construction of 90 settlement units in "Gilo" settlement located in South Jerusalem city on land occupied in 1967.

On July 18th 2016, Israeli Military bulldozers leveled a plot of agricultural land in Al-Eiyoun area located in east Kafr Thulth town after they declared the land as confiscated property.

On July 27th 2016, the Israeli authorities issued bids for tender for the construction of 323 new housing units in Jerusalem settlements (130 in Har Homa settlement, 89 in Gilo, 68 in Pisgat Ze’ev and 36 in Neve Yacov) on land occupied in 1967.

Settler Violence

40 incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of July 2016 including:

Jerusalem: Israeli settlers attempted to set fire to Faysal Gate {A main gate entrance leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound} during which local residents were able to prevent the attack and chase the settlers from the area.

Ramallah: A Israeli settler vehicle travelling near Deir Qaddis village in Ramallah & Al-Bireh district ran over Ayed Daud Nasser and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.

Tubas: A group of Israeli settlers stormed Ein Al-Hilweh area located in the North Jordan valley opened fire towards a herd of cattel owned by Adel Aliyan Daraghmeh and as a result killed a cow.

Qalqiliya: A Israeli settler vehicle travelling near the entrance of Izbit Al-Tabib village in Qalqiliya district ran over Alaa Raed Rishad Shabtiya {A resident of Azzun town}and as a result left her hospitalized with contusions and several Israeli settlers levelled a plot of agricultural land located behind the wall in Jayyus town.

Nablus: A group of Israeli settlers positioned near “Yitshar” settlement junction located in North Huwara town stoned several vehicles travelling along the main road near the settlement, a group of Israeli settlers travelling in a vehicles stormed Nablus city in an attempt to enter “Joseph’s Tomb” area  during which they were chased away by a Palestinian Police vehicle guarding the site, Israeli settlers stormed the east area of Burin village in Nablus , attacked a home owned by Bashir Al-Zabban and assaulted him, The head of Security for “ Yitzhar” settlement stormed Einbus village in Nablus and interrogated several children in the area, Israeli settlers stormed Duma village and hurled a fire bomb towards the home of Mohammad Raqi Abdel-Fattah Dawabsheh and as a result set fire to several sets of furniture located on the 2nd floor of the home.

Bethlehem: Israeli settlers from “El'azar” settlement stormed a plot of agricultural land  located in Al-Zaytuneh area in Al-Khader town and uprooted several Grape vines, damaged a main gate entrance to the plot of land owned by Ibrahim Mohammad Hussein Salah {A resident of Al-Khader}, a group of Israeli settlers positioned along the main road near the west entrance of Teqou’ town and impeded the free flow of traffic as they chanted anti-Arab and racist slanders towards residents travelling in their vehicles during which Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets , stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents as they attempted to prevent the settler attack and as a result injured a resident and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation, two Israeli settlers from “Efrata” settlement located in the south area of Al-Khader town assaulted and used a Taser gun against Daud Yahya Musa as he was working in a car wash located in Um Al-Rakaba area in Al-Khader town and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions , a group of Israeli settlers from “Beitar Illit” settlement  set fire to a plot of agricultural land in Husan village and as a result destroyed 150 Olive trees on approximately 35 hectares of land owned by Imad Al-Sha’er and a group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Ghathra area located Al-Khader town near “El'azar” settlement and assaulted 3 residents: Samer Bakr Ghanim, Ahmad Attiya Ghanim and Islam Attiya Ghanim during which another Israeli settler stoned and opened fire towards several residents in an attempt to keep them away from the area then withdrew under the protection of Israeli Military forces.

Hebron: A group of Israeli settlers from “Otniel” settlement stoned vehicles travelling along the main road near the settlement, Israeli settlers positioned near Karama village in Hebron attempted to abduct Hiyam Ahmad Abdel-Azziz Abu Shiekha as she was near the bypass road in the village, a group of Israeli settlers stormed Tel Al-Rumayda neighborhood in the old city of Hebron, a Israeli settlers opened fire towards a vehicle near Al-Hajrat village located south of Dura town , a Israeli settler opened fire towards a truck driven by Hisham Mahmoud Abu Ayash {A resident of Beit Ummar} for allegedly blocking the road during which Israeli Military forces detained the truck driver, a Israeli settler vehicle travelling in Al-Dirat area in east Yatta town ran over the child Hamza Mahmoud Salam Al-Ruba’i (12 years old) 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 167 occasions during the month of July. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 108 occasions. It opened Beit Hanun (Erez) Crossing for 26 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 59 occasions. Rafah Crossing opened for 3 days; Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

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