Monthly Report June, 06, 2016

Total: 1654

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

June 2016

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the month of June 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 June 2016

  • 02 June 2016: Israeli forces positioned at Einav checkpoint killed female civilian Ansar Husam Mustafa Harasheh, 25, resident of the town of Qafin.
  • 02 June 2016: Israeli forces raided the city of Nablus and escorted group of settlers visiting Joseph’s Tomb. Israeli forces clashed with civilians, injuring 2 civilians (including 1 child and 1 civilian with serious injuries. The injured civilians are Khamis Mohammad Ammar, 16, and Jamal Mohammad Dweikat, 20.
  • 04 June 2016: a public march set out in the village of Kafr Qaddoum in protest of continuing closure of east entrance of the village. Israeli forces fired live and rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters at protestors injuring child Wael Abdallah Fathi Hamed, 15 in the thigh.        
  • 06 June 2016: Civilian Jamal Mohammad Dweikat, 20, died of injuries sustained during clashed with Israeli forces near Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.
  • 7 June 2016: Israeli forces raided the village of Deir Abu Mishal, clashed with civilians during house search injuring child Ammar Adel Zahran, 13, and confiscated surveillance cameras from a gas stations and commercial stores.
  • 8 June 2016: Israeli forces opened fire during clashes with civilians who tried to prevent the confiscation of a vehicle owned by civilian Shadi Dheeb Odeh for working in Area C under Israeli control south of Qusra village, injuring child Ahmad Awad, 17.
  • 11 June 2016: Israeli military jeep ran over child Ameen Ahmad Maher Salahat, 9, in Wadi Badhan village. The child was hospitalized in Nablus.
  • 13 June 2016: Jewish settlers stoned civilian vehicles on Huwara main road damaging vehicle windshields and injuring 2 civilians: Majd Ameen Hamdan Saleh and Imad Jaber Jibril Saleh from the PCP. The civilians were hospitalized in Rafidya, Nablus.
  • 15 June 2016: Israeli forces raided the town of Yatta and stormed into the civilian home of Khaled Abu Qabita from the NSF and the home of Nabil Abu Qabita from the Intelligence. The raid took place again at a later time during which Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters injuring 1 child. Israeli forces also stormed into and searched several civilian homes and besieged the home of civilian Mohammad Mousa Makahmreh and delivered to him a demolition order.
  • 16 June 2016: Israeli forces raided the city of Bethlehem, clashed with civilians and fires stun grenades and tear gas canisters injuring civilian Faroun Mamoun Abdelqader Badir, 20, and Majd Mousa Hassan Abu Srour, 16, and arrested 2 civilians.
  • 17 June 2016: Israeli forces raided the village of Magaharet Al-Daba south of Qalqilya and ran over civilian Hamzeh Abdallah Eweisat and arrested 3 civilians.
  • 19 June 2016: Civilian Areef Sharif Abdeghaffar Jaradat, with special needs, died of injuries sustained during clashes with Israeli forces during raid on Sair village on 04 may 2016.
  • 21 June 2016: Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber coated steel bullets towards civilians alongside bypass road 433 near Beit Luqya town killing child Mahmoud Rafat Badran, 15 from Beit Ur Al-Tahta and injuring 5 civilians (including 2 children and 1 civilian with serious injuries. The civilians are Daoud Issam Abdelmuhsen. 14, Majed Mohammad Al-Shami, 15, Ahd Hilal Othman, Mahmoud Ali Badran and Hadi Ali Badran.
  • 23 June 2016: A group of settlers in Khaldiyyeh neighbourhood in the old city of Jerusalem attacked child Mohammad Ramouni, 13, and injured him.
  • 24 June 2016: Israeli forces opened fire towards female civilian Majd Abdallah Khdour, 18, from Bani Naim while she was driving her car on Road 60 near Kiryat Arba settlement in Hebron and killed her instantly.

 

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

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

7

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7

  1. Ansar Hussam Mustafa Harsheh, 25, Tulkarem
  2. Jamal Mohammad Dweikat, 20, Nablus
  3. Areef Sharif Abdelghaffar Jaradat, 22, Hebron
  4. Mahmoud Rafat  Badran, 15, Ramallah
  5. Majd Abdallah Al-Khdour, 18, Hebron
  6. Mohammad Nasser Mahmoud Tarayreh, 19, Hebron
  7. Wael Abdelrahim Abu Saleh, 46, Shweiki Suburb, Tulkarem

Injuries

56

1

57

Including 10 children.

Arrests

409

13

422

During the month of June, the Israeli military arrested 422 Palestinians (409 the West Bank and 13 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (117); Ramallah (36); Jenin (12); Tubas (14) Tulkarem (27); Qalqiliya (23); Nablus (24); Salfit (12); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (45); Hebron (90), North Gaza (8); Gaza (4); Khan Yunis (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 23 children, 7 women, 2 elderly civilians, 1 university lecturer, 3 guards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, 1 university student, 9 fishermen, 1 PLC member and 11 military officers.

Raids

381

5

386

The Israeli military carried out 386 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of June {381 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 (63); Ramallah (62); Jenin (7), Tubas (13) Tulkarem (21); Qalqiliya (22); Nablus (37); Salfit (19); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (57); Hebron (71); Gaza (2); Khan Yunis (1); Rafah (2).

Flying Checkpoints

272

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272

The Israeli military set up 272 flying checkpoints in June and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (26); Ramallah (43); Jenin (19); Tubas (3); Tulkarem (8); Qalqiliya (31); Nablus (48); Salfit (28); Jericho (15); Bethlehem (28); Hebron (23).

Attacks

131

56

187

187 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of June (131 in the West Bank and 56 in the Gaza Strip). The Israeli military carried out 109 attacks during confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinians; 36 attacks from Israeli military posts on civilian homes and property. In addition Israeli navy vessels carried out 27 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory, 4 from military checkpoints, 1 from Settler attack, 1 from air strikes and 9 attack during raids.

Destruction and Confiscation of Public and Private Property

78

6

   84

Including inflicting damage to home furniture and civilian vehicles, uprooting of olive trees and demolition of barracks

Home Occupation

17

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17

Nablus District: Huwara town

Qalqilya District: Kafr Qaddoum village

Home Demolition

5

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5

During the month of June 2016, the Israeli military demolished Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following:     

  • The Israeli military demolished internal and external walls of housing building (3 floors) owned by the family of martyr Thaer Masalha in the village of Hijjeh in Qalqilya.
  • The Israeli military demolished a two-floor house made of bricks and corrugated steel sheets in Sussia village south of the town of Yatta owned by civilian Khalil Salameh Nawaja under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  • The Israeli military demolished the house of prisoner’s family in Beit Umra village in Hebron.
  • During the month of June 2016 the Israeli Military served the following Demolition orders:
  • Israeli forces served demolition order for 9 homes and barracks in the village of Ras Al-Ahmar in the Northern valley owned by civilians Said Youssef Bani Odeh, Jamal Khdeir Fayyad, Jamil Fathi Fayyad Bani Odeh, Rashid Abdallah Hussein Bsharat, Mohammad Fahd Shehadeh Bani Odeh, Ali Izzat Youssef Bani Odeh, Abdallah Hussein Bsharat, Ali Khader Fayyad Bani Odeh and said Youssef Bsharat.
  • Israeli forces served evacuation order in Yatta, Hebron.
  • Israeli forces served demolition order for 2 homes in the southern part of the village of Duma in Nablus.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

156

156

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 156 occasions during the month of June 2016. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 53 occasions.

Attacks on Religious Sites

23

0

23

Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas grenades towards several worshipers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Assault on Medical Sector

1

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1

Israeli forces Raided Maqassed Hospital in the city of Jerusalem administration offices and medical files.

Settlement Activity

1

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1

Israeli Planning of Jerusalem Municipality approved plan to construct 82 housing units in Ramat Shlomo settlement north of Jerusalem.

Israeli bulldozers razed agricultural land near Jalama checkpoint in Jenin.

Settler Violence

36

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36

Israeli settlers stoned civilians, attacked civilian homes, uprooted trees, physically assaulted civilians, ran over children, raided cities and opened fire at civilians and vehicles.

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

APRIL 2016

May 2016

JUNE 2016

Killings

3

3

7

Injuries

68

54

57

Arrests

409

389

422

Raids

427

411

386

Flying Checkpoints

442

399

272

Attacks

265

265

182

Provocation of Palestinian Forces

7

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Attacks on Property

75

85

84

Home Occupation

9

6

17

Home Demolition

25

18

5

Closure of Crossing Points

164

168

156

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

23

23

Settlement Activity & Settler Violence

64

43

37

Analysis of Events

  • Killings:
  1. Ansar Hussam Mustafa Harsheh, 25, Tulkarem
  2. Jamal Mohammad Dweikat, 20, Nablus
  3. Areef Sharif Abdelghaffar Jaradat, 22, Hebron
  4. Mahmoud Rafat  Badran, 15, Ramallah
  5. Majd Abdallah Al-Khdour, 18, Hebron
  6. Mohammad Nasser Mahmoud Tarayreh, 19, Hebron
  7. Wael Abdelrahim Abu Saleh, 46, Shweiki Suburb, Tulkarem
  • Injuries

57 injuries were reported in the month of June 2016, including 10 children.

  • Arrests

During the month of June, the Israeli military arrested 422 Palestinians (409 the West Bank and 13 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (117); Ramallah (36); Jenin (12); Tubas (14) Tulkarem (27); Qalqiliya (23); Nablus (24); Salfit (12); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (45); Hebron (90); Northern Gaza (8); Gaza (4); Khan Yunis (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 23 children, 7 female civilians, 2 elderly civilians, 1 university lecturer, 3 al-Aqsa Mosque guards, 1 University student, 9 fishermen, 1 PLC member and 11 military 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 Al-Ram and Qalandiya as well as Dahiyat al Bareed. The checkpoint is overcrowded daily, particularly during rush hours, due to intensified restrictions and search measures applied by Israeli troops. During the month of August 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 set up 272 flying checkpoints in June (compared with 399 in May and 442 in April) 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

  • Raids

The Israeli military carried out 386 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of June {381 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 (63); Ramallah (62); Jenin (7), Tubas (13) Tulkarem (21); Qalqiliya (22); Nablus (37); Salfit (19); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (57); Hebron (71); Gaza (2); Khan Yunis (1); Rafah (2).

The Israeli military opened fire on 118 occasions during raids and clashes with civilians (65% of overall attacks).

  • Attacks

187 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of June (131 in the West Bank and 56 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 109 attacks during confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinians, 36 attacks from Israeli military posts on civilian homes and property. In addition Israeli navy vessels carried out 27 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory, 4 from Military Checkpoint, 1 from settler attack, 1 from Air Strike and 9 attack during raids.

Attacks on residential areas in West Bank districts

 

  • Home Demolition
  • The Israeli military demolished internal and external walls of housing building (3 floors) owned by the family of martyr Thaer Masalha in the village of Hijjeh in Qalqilya.
  • The Israeli military demolished a two-floor house made of bricks and corrugated steel sheets in Sussia village south of the town of Yatta owned by civilian Khalil Salameh Nawaja under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  • The Israeli military demolished the house of prisoner’s family in Beit Umra village in Hebron.

During the month of June 2016 the Israeli Military served the following demolition orders:

  • Israeli forces served demolition order for 9 homes and barracks in the village of Ras Al-Ahmar in the Northern valley owned by civilians Said Youssef Bani Odeh, Jamal Khdeir Fayyad, Jamil Fathi Fayyad Bani Odeh, Rashid Abdallah Hussein Bsharat, Mohammad Fahd Shehadeh Bani Odeh, Ali Izzat Youssef Bani Odeh, Abdallah Hussein Bsharat, Ali Khader Fayyad Bani Odeh and said Youssef Bsharat.
  • Israeli forces served evacuation order in Yatta, Hebron.
  • Israeli forces served demolition order for 2 homes in the southern part of the village of Duma in Nablus.
  • During the month of June 2016 Israeli forces occupied 17 homes and converted their rooftops into military posts in Nablus, Kafr Qaddoum village in Qalqilya.
  • Attacks on Public and Private Property

A total of 84 incidents of destruction and confiscation of Palestinian public and private property by Israeli settlers and Israeli forces were reported in June 2016 (78 in the West Bank and 6 in the Gaza Strip).

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

Ramallah: Israeli settlers damaged civilian vehicles windshields in Aboud town owned by civilian Nashat Raddad and stoned civilian vehicles.

Tulkarem: Israeli forces damaged door of a civilian home during raid on Anabta town owned by civilian Shaher Ibrahim Adas.

Qalqiliya: Israeli forces damaged house furniture during raid on Azun town owned by military officer Aref Samir Shbeita from NSF; Israeli settlers set on fire agricultural land northwest of the city of Qalqilya.

Nablus: Israeli forces inflicted severe material damage to civilian vehicles on Huwara main road and stoned military vehicle near the junction of the village of Duma.

Jericho:  Israeli forces damaged during raid on Jericho civilian vehicle owned by Rohi Hithnawi; settlers ran over camel and 20 goats on Road 90; Israeli forces temporarily confiscated bulldozer in Jiftlik village.

Bethlehem: Israeli settlers damaged agricultural green houses in Fawwar area in Wadi Foukin village owned by civilians Maher Assaf and Jamil Assaf; settlers uprooted plants from agricultural land owned by civilians Mohammad Saleh Assaf and Naim Daoud Assaf.

Hebron: Israeli forces damaged crops in Baqaa area east of Hebron city in agricultural land owned by Jaber and Rajabi families and confiscated irrigation networks; Israeli forces demolished wall around land and cistern in Yatta town and demolished door of a laboratory in Yatta.

Northern Gaza: Israeli navy boats drowned fishing boat.

Israeli forces served military orders for the following:

Israeli forces served military orders in Ras Al-Ahmar village in the Northern Valley for halting contrcution of civilian home owned by Raed Bsharat.

Israeli forces served military orders for halting he construction of two water pools in Toubas and another order for the demolition of civilian home in Yatta town in Hebron.

Israeli forces served military orders for the demolition of a carpentry workshop in Duma village in Nablus.

Israeli forces served military orders for the demolition of 2 barracks used for cattle in Rajm area near Rashaydeh village southeast Bethlehem.

Confiscation and seizure of Palestinian owned property during June 2016:

  • Jerusalem: Israeli forces confiscated cellular phones and a computer while arresting civilian Mohammad Ilayan in Jabal Al-Mukabber neighbourhood; computers and personal belongings of female civilian Khadijeh Khweis; stall in Jerusalem; contents of blacksmith workshop in Abu Dis.
  • Ramallah: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance cameras from 2 commercial stores in Deir Abu Mishal village; surveillance cameras from a car repair workshop in Aboud town and Deir Nizam village.
  • Tubas: Israeli forces confiscated 6 cellular phones and 1 revolver from military officer Mahmoud Amin Daraghmeh from the Palestinian intelligence; a tractor in Deir area east of Ein Beda village and water tank in Tulkarem.
  • Tulkarem: Israeli forces confiscated civilian vehicle in Shweiki suburb.
  • Qalqiliya: Israeli forces confiscated a civilian car during the arrest of 2 civilians Adnan Zeid from Qalqilya and Izzedin Amer from Azun Itmeh; cellular phones owned by military office Ahmad Samir Shbeita.
  • Nablus: Israeli forces confiscated a lorry south of Qusra village and surveillance cams from a civilian home in Awarta village.
  • Salfit: Israeli forces confiscated 1 civilian vehicle.
  • Bethlehem: Israeli forces confiscated civilian vehicles owned by Rami Mohammad Abdelrahman Thawabteh; surveillance cams from civilian home in Beit Fajjar and from 3 companies in Bethlehem.
  • Gaza: Israeli forces confiscated 1 fishing boat.
  • Northern Gaza: Israeli forces confiscated 2 fishing boats.
  • Settlement Activities:

Israeli Planning of Jerusalem Municipality approved plan to construct 82 housing units in Ramat Shlomo settlement north of Jerusalem.

Israeli bulldozers razed agricultural land near Jalama checkpoint in Jenin.

  • Settler Violence

36 incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of June 2016 including:

Jerusalem: Israeli settlers from Ramot settlement physically attacked civilian Mahfouz Carlo Khayo from the old city of Jerusalem and injured him in the head; settlers attacked child Mohammad Al-Ramouni in the old city of Jerusalem; settler attacked bus drivers from Sur Baher village; settlers marched in the streets of the old city of Jerusalem and shouted anti-Arab slogans; settlers tried to set on fire commercial stores in the old city of Jerusalem.

Ramallah:  Israeli settlers trespassed agricultural land in Turmusayya village and detained cattle.

Jenin: Israeli settlers raided Homesh evacuated settlement and detained cattle owned by civilian Mohammad Fathi Fashafsheh; settlers stoned civilian vehicles on Nablus-Jenin Road; settlers uprooted 15 olive trees.

Qalqilya: Settlers razed land owned by civilian Waleed Marouh Al-Qaddoumi near Kafr Qaddoum village.

Nablus: Israeli settlers from Yitzhar settlement entered into the village of Aseera Al-Qabaliyyeh and wrote in Hebrew anti-Arab slogans on the walls of a water tank of the village; Israeli settlers entered into agricultural land in Qusra village and clashed with civilians; Israeli settlers set out on a provocative march in Huwrara town; Israeli settle4s from Yitzhar settlement opened fire towards civilians and injured 1 civilian; Israeli settlers stoned civilian vehicles on Huwara main road and set on fire agricultural land in Bourin village.

Salfit: Jewish settlers raided Kafr Hares town and went into religious sites; Israeli settlers attacked civilian Marwan Sami Soof from Hares village.

Jericho: Israeli forces ran over 1 civilian and cattle on Road 90 near the village of mark Al-Ghazzal.

Bethlehem:  Israeli settlers entered into agricultural land in Al-Fawwar area in Wadi Foukin village and damaged 2 greenhouses owned by civilians Maher Assaf and Jamil Assaf; settler damaged plants on agricultural land owned by Mohammad Saleh Assaf and Naim Daoud Assaf; wrote anti-Arab slogans; ran over civilian Rafat Naji Abdel Aziz Sabatin and injured him near Hussan village.

  • Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 156 occasions during the month of June. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 103 occasions. It opened Beit Hanun (Erez) Crossing for 25 days for previously-coordinated humanitarian cases and foreign nationals and Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing for 22 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. Al Jalma crossing was closed 4 times during the month of June. 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 53 occasions. Rafah Crossing was opened 7 times during the month of June. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

 

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