Monthly Report June 2017

Total: 1626

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 June 2017 – 30 June 2017

 

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 June 2017 to June 30 2017. 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  2017

  • 1 June:  Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at "Movo Dotan" military checkpoint located in south Ya'bad town after opening fire towards Nouf Aqab Abdel-Jabbar Nafi'at {16 years old} {A resident of Ya'bad town} and as a result killing her for allegedly attempting to stab a Israeli soldier.
  • 4 June: Israeli forces injured Layla Eid {A journalist} during confrontations in Al-Eisawiya village.
  • 6 June:  Israeli forces positioned behind the green line fired stun and tear gas grenades towards several demonstrators in east Khuza'a town and as a result killed Fadi Ibrahim Al-Najjar {25 years old} {A resident of Khuza'a town}and injured 2 residents {including a child}.
  • 7 June: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Qalqilya city and as a result injured 5 residents {including 2 children}: Mohammad Khaldoun Mohammad Radwan {17 years old}, Nur Al-Din Adnan Jamal Abed {17 years old}, Nizar Atef Odwan and Ali Ahmad Abdel-Ra'uf Nazal .
  • 9 June: Israeli forces opened fire and launched stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents participating in demonstrations in east Jabaliya town and as a result killed Ayed Khamis Mahmoud Jum'a {20 years old}{A resident of Jabaliya town}and left 6 others injured.
  • 14 June: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Al-Duhisheh camp in Bethlehem city and as a result injured 4 residents {including a child}:  Abdel-Rahman Haytham Abu Ajamiya {17 year old}, Issa Mahmoud Tarayra, Hindi Mahmoud Jalham and Wissam Mohammad Sharaiya .
  • 16 June:   Israeli forces opened fire and launched tear gas grenades from their positions behind the Green Line towards several residents in east Al-Nahda neighbourhood in east Rafah city and injured 3 residents including 2 children: Ahmad Raed Mohammad Abu Aram {17 years old}, Mou'min Fathi Yusef Al-Hams and Moath Khalid Awadallah Awadallah.
  • 16 June:  Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line opened fire and launched tear gas grenades towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp and as a result injured the child Ibrahim Mohammad Attiya Washah {14 years old}.
  • 16 June:  3 residents: Adel Hassan Ahmad Ankoush {18 years old}, Bara Ibrahim Salah Attah {18 years old} and Osama Ahmad Mustafa Attah {19 years old} {All are residents of Deir Abu Mash'al village in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district} were killed after they allegedly attempted to open fire towards and stab Israeli settlers and Soldiers which killed a Israeli soldier and injured several settlers with injuries.
  • 19 June:  Israeli forces raided Al-Eizariya and Abu Dis towns, clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched a home in Abu Dis town and as a result injured 2 unidentified children and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation 
  • 20 June:  Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Baha Imad Samir Hirbawi {23 years old} at Jaba' Military checkpoint for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier.
  • 23 June:  Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents who were participating in demonstrations against the closure of the east entrance of Kafr Qaddum village and as a result injured Subhi Abu Dayah {17 years old}.
  • 27 June:  Israeli forces raided Bethlehem city, Al-Dheisheh camp, Al-Khader town and Irtas village, clashed with several residents as they stormed and searched several home and as a result injured 7 residents {including a Paramedic and another resident who was rammed by a Israeli Military vehicle}: Ramzi Hassan Abu Ajamiya and Ala Anwar Abdel-Ra'uf Al-Bal'awi {Paramedic}
  • 28 June:  Israeli forces positioned in Jabal Juhar area located in the old city of Hebron opened fire towards Eyad Muneer Arafat Ghayth {22 years old} and as a result killed him {after he allegedly opened fire towards a Military watch tower}.
  • 29 June: Israeli forces raided Bil'in village clashed with several residents and as a result injured 2 residents: Muhammad Eyad Burnat {11 years old} and Hamzah Al-Khatib.
  • 30 June:  Israeli forces raided Jenin city, clashed with several residents as they demolished and removed a Martyrs memorial structure and as a result injured 2 residents {including a child}: Ahmad Abdel-Hadi Al-Safori {14 years old} and Mohammad Ameen Mir'i.
  • 30 June:  An Israeli settler vehicle travelling along the main road in Al-Nabi Elias village ran over Zidan Ahmad Radwan {7 years old} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.

 

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – June 2017

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

6

2

8

A total of 8 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of June 2017:

  • June 1st 2017: The child Nouf Aqab Abdel-Jabbar Nafi'at {16 years old} {A resident of Ya'bad town}
  • June 6th 2017: Fadi Ibrahim Al-Najjar {25 years old} {A resident of Khuza'a town}
  •  June 9th 2017: Ayed Khamis Mahmoud Jum'a {20 years old}{A resident of Jabaliya town}
  • June 16th 2017: 3 residents: Adel Hassan Ahmad Ankoush {18 years old}, Bara Ibrahim Salah Attah {18 years old} and Osama Ahmad Mustafa Attah {19 years old} {All are residents of Deir Abu Mash'al village in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district}
  • June 20th 2017: Baha Imad Samir Hirbawi {23 years old}.
  • June 28th 2017: Eyad Muneer Arafat Ghayth {22 years old}’

Injuries

50

34

84

A total of 84 injuries were reported in the month of June 2017 (50 Palestinians in the West Bank and 34 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 12 children, a Journalist and a paramedic.

Attacks

96

97

193

A total of 193 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of June 2017 (96 in the West Bank and 97 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 11 attacks during confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinians, 53 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 25 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 61 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 36 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 7 from Military Air strikes. In addition on June 26th 2017, Palestinian gunmen launched projectiles towards the Green Line from Central Gaza.

Raids

324

7

331

The Israeli military carried out a total of 331 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of June 2017, including 324 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 (33); Ramallah (35); Jenin (45); Tubas (2); Tulkarem (28); Qalqiliya (15); Nablus (32); Salfit (5); Jericho (2); Bethlehem (70); Hebron (56); North Gaza (4), Khan Yunis (2) and Rafah (1).

Arrests

359

4

363

During the month of June 2017, the Israeli military arrested 363 Palestinians (359 the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (84); Ramallah (50); Jenin (19); Tubas (2) Tulkarem (26); Qalqiliya (19); Nablus (21); Salfit (10); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (40); Hebron (79). North Gaza (2) and Rafah (2). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 25 children, 6 women, 4 Security officers, 1 PLC Member, 2 fishermen and 1 University students.

Temporary Detention

19

0

19

Including 2 Journalist, 3 Women and 5 Security Force Officers.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

162

162

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 102 occasions during the month of April 2017 The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 60 occasions.

Flying Checkpoints

386

0

386

The Israeli military set up 386 flying checkpoints in the month of June 2017 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (5); Ramallah (49); Jenin (22) ; Tulkarem (9); Qalqiliya (47); Nablus (35); Salfit (24); Jericho (21); Bethlehem (89) and Hebron (85).

Provocation of Palestinian Forces

1

0

1

The Israeli military provoked or harassed Palestinian Security forces on 1 occasion which included the following:

  • June 7th 2017: Israeli forces positioned at a flying checkpoint near the entrance of Bani Na'im town temporarily detained Nader Izat Manasra {A preventive Security Force officer} then released him after summoning to report to Israeli Intelligence for questioning

Destruction of Public and Private property

15

0

15

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

Confiscation of Public and Private property

19

0

19

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

Home Occupation

3

0

3

During the month of June 2017, the Israeli military Occupied  3 Palestinian homes and converted their rooftops into Military posts which consisted of the following: 

Nablus:

  • June 17th 2017: Israeli forces occupied the home of Khalid Sami Abdel-Salam Othmanah and converted its rooftop into a Military post during their raid into Assirah Al-Shimaliya town

Hebron:

  • June 6th 2017: Israeli forces occupied the home of Mohammad Attah Al-Sharha during their raid into Al-Samou' town and converted its rooftop into a military post and also installed tents on the rooftop.
  • June 19th 2017: Israeli forces occupied the home of Khalid Hussien Matour during their raid into Sa'ir town and converted its rooftop into a military post.

Settler Violence

20

0

20

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.

Palestinian Attacks

 

1

1

Central Gaza:

  • June 26th 2017:  Palestinian gunmen launched projectiles towards the Green Line.

Attacks on Religious Sites

19

0

10

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

  • June 8th 2017: 7 Israeli settlers {Disguised in Islamic prayer clothes} attempted to enter inside Al-Aqsa mosque through Al-Qatani gate during which Mosque guards were able to prevent them from entering.
  • June 16th 2017: Israeli forces closed all the entrances leading to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem and prevented worshipers from exiting the mosque and assaulted several residents after opening fire towards and killed 3 residents {who allegedly killing a Israeli soldier and wounding several Israeli settlers}.
  • June 18th 2017: Israeli forces raided Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, assaulted several worshipers and sprayed them with pepper spray and as a result left several worshiper suffocating then proceeded to remove all worshipers from inside the mosque then transported them outside the Jerusalem city.

Settlement Activity

2

0

2

Jenin:

  • June 30th 2017: Israeli forces stormed Thaher Al-Malah village {which is located behind the separation wall} and levelled 20 dunums of agricultural land planted with Olive groves owned by Abdallah Fihmi Zied Al-Kilani {A resident of Ya'bad town} and Fathi Najeib Zeid {A resident of Nazlat Zied village} in order to constructs a toad connecting “Shaqid" and "Hananit" settlements.

Nablus:

  • June 20th 2017: Israeli Authorities levelled plots of land in Jallud village {as they confiscated them} in order to prepare the construction of a settlement called "Amihay" which consists of 102 settlement unites.

 

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

April  2017

May 2017

June 2017

Killings

3

8

8

Injuries

143

178

84

Arrests

442

485

363

Raids

483

458

331

Flying Checkpoints

548

455

386

Attacks

249

304

193

Attacks on Property

88

90

34

Home Occupation

2

0

3

Home Demolition

18

01

0

Closure of Crossing Points

170

170

162

Attacks on Religious Sites

     21

25

    19

Settlement Activity & Settler Violence

48

50

22

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

Killings:

 A total of 8 killings were reported in the month of June 2017 (6 in the West Bank and 2 in the Gaza Strip)

  1.  June 1st 2017::  Israeli forces set up a checkpoint at "Movo Dotan" military checkpoint located in south Ya'bad town after opening fire towards Nouf Aqab Abdel-Jabbar Nafi'at {16 years old} {A resident of Ya'bad town} and as a result killing her for allegedly attempting to stab a Israeli soldier.
  2.  June 6th 2017:  Israeli forces positioned behind the green line fired stun and tear gas grenades towards several demonstrators in east Khuza'a town and as a result killed Fadi Ibrahim Al-Najjar {25 years old} {A resident of Khuza'a town}and injured 2 residents {including a child}.
  3.  June 9th 2017: Israeli forces opened fire and launched stun and tear gas grenades towards several residents participating in demonstrations in east Jabaliya town and as a result killed Ayed Khamis Mahmoud Jum'a {20 years old}{A resident of Jabaliya town}and left 6 others injured.
  4. June 16th 2017: Three residents: Adel Hassan Ahmad Ankoush {18 years old}, Bara Ibrahim Salah Attah {18 years old} and Osama Ahmad Mustafa Attah {19 years old} {All are residents of Deir Abu Mash'al village in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district} were killed after they allegedly attempted to open fire towards and stab Israeli settlers and Soldiers which killed a Israeli soldier and injured several settlers with injuries.
  5. June 20th 2017:  Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Baha Imad Samir Hirbawi {23 years old} at Jaba' Military checkpoint for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier.
  6. June 28th 2017: Israeli forces positioned in Jabal Juhar area located in the old city of Hebron opened fire towards Eyad Muneer Arafat Ghayth {22 years old} and as a result killed him {after he allegedly opened fire towards a Military watch tower}.

Injuries

A total of 84 injuries were reported in the month of June 2017 (50 Palestinians in the West Bank and 34 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 12 children, a Journalist and a paramedic.

Arrests

During the month of June 2017, the Israeli military arrested 363 Palestinians (359 the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (84); Ramallah (50); Jenin (19); Tubas (2) Tulkarem (26); Qalqiliya (19); Nablus (21); Salfit (10); Jericho (9); Bethlehem (40); Hebron (79). North Gaza (2) and Rafah (2). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 25 children, 6 women, 4 Security officers, 1 PLC Member, 2 fishermen and 7 University students.

Israeli forces temporarily detained 19 Palestinians including 2 Journalists, 3 Women and 5 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 386 flying checkpoints in June 2017 (compared with 455 in May 2017 and 548 in April 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 386 flying checkpoints in the month of June 2017 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (5); Ramallah (49); Jenin (22) ; Tulkarem (9); Qalqiliya (47); Nablus (35); Salfit (24); Jericho (21); Bethlehem (89) and Hebron (85).

 

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 331 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of June 2017, including 324 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 (33); Ramallah (35); Jenin (45); Tubas (2); Tulkarem (28); Qalqiliya (15); Nablus (32); Salfit (5); Jericho (2); Bethlehem (70); Hebron (56); North Gaza (4), Khan Yunis (2) and Rafah (1).

Attacks

 A total of 193 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of June 2017 (96 in the West Bank and 97 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 11 attacks during confrontations between the Israeli military and Palestinians, 53 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 25 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 61 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 36 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 7 from Military Air strikes. In addition on June 26th 2017, Palestinian gunmen launched projectiles towards the Green Line from Central Gaza.

 

Attacks on residential areas in The West Bank Gaza districts

 Attacks on Public and Private Property

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

Jenin:

  •  June 4th 2017: Israeli forces demolished 8 Coal factories owned by Jasser Yacoub Abu Baker {who owns 5 factories} and Mohammad Ibrahim Obadi {who owns 3 factories} during their raid into Ya'bad town.

Tubas:

  • June 7th 2017: Israeli forces demolished a water collection network owned by Fakhri Mohammad Ali Abdel-Raziq during their raid into Qashadeh village.
  • June 11th 2017: Israeli forces stormed Hamsah Al-Tahta area located in the North Jordan valley and served a Military order to halt construction on a Mobile home owned by Mahmoud Hadeel Mahmoud Basharat.

Bethlehem:

  • June 5th 2017: Israeli forces uprooted several Olive trees owned by Fawzi Mahmoud Mohammad Hamamrah during their raid into Husan village
  • June 5th 2017: Israeli forces stormed Al-Carmisan area located in North Beit Jallah city and served a military order to Nasser Abd Rabbo to abandon his home and 22 dunums of land [despite the fact he has documents which prove of ownership of the land}.
  • June 7th 2017: Israeli forces stormed Kissan village and served military orders to halt construction work on a bypass road located in area C which is under Israeli Military and administrative control.
  • June 11th 2017: a group of Israeli surveyors under the protection of the Israeli Military stormed residential owned land in Thaher Ein Masour area located in Al-Khader town {which is located near "Danail" settlement} for the purpose of expanding the settlement.

Confiscation of Property:

Jerusalem:

  • June 7th 2017: Israeli forces positioned at a flying checkpoint in Al-Ram town confiscated the Identification card of Hamza Abdallah Al-Tamimi and also confiscated his driver's license after stopping his vehicle at the checkpoint.

Ramallah:

  • June 18th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated funds from the home of Anaya Ahmad Attah after detaining her during their raid into Deir Abu Mash'al village.
  • June 28th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a computer owned by Mohammad Jarray'a during their raid into Beitin village.

Jenin:

  • June 4th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated hundreds of tons of wood used for making coal as they demolished 8 Coal factories owned by Jasser Yacoub Abu Baker {who owns 5 factories} and Mohammad Ibrahim Obadi {who owns 3 factories} during their raid into Ya'bad town.

Tulkarem:

  • June 20th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a taxi cab vehicle owned by "Tulkarem Taxi Cab" after serving a confiscation order to the company.
  • June 28th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a cellular telephone owned by Omar Jihad Milhim during their raid into Anabta town.

Qalqiliya

  • June 27th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a Bulldozers owned by Yusef Subhi Yusef Al-Bashir as he was doing construction work on a plot of land located in the south area of Jinsafut village which is located in Area C {Under Israeli Military and Administrative control} and the plot of land is owned by Hikmat Ahmad.

Nablus:

  • June 7th 2017: Israeli forces positioned near Qusra town confiscated a tractor {which was towing solid waste} owned by Qusra town Council for allegedly dumping waste in area C which is under Israeli Military and Administrative control.

Salfit:

  • June 26th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a motorcycle owned by Hatem Mohammad Abu Nassar {A resident of Deir Istiya town} after they detained him near the entrance of Kafil Harris village.

Bethlehem:

  • June 8th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated 2 vehicles owned by Abdel-Khaliq Al-Natsheh and Darar Al-Munshar during their raid into Hebron city.
  • June 16th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Hamzah Ahmad Abdel-Qadder Hamamrah after detaining him near a flying checkpoint located at the west entrance of Husan village.
  • June 18th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from a supermarket owned by Faysal Awidat during their raid into Al-Obiyat area in Bethlehem city.
  • June 20th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated a motorcycle owned by Mohammad Musa after detaining him during their raid into Al-Khader town.
  • June 28th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated 100 Solar Panels {used to generate Electricity} for several homes for allegedly being located in area C which is under Israeli Military and administrative control during their raid into Jib Al-Thib village.
  • June 29th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from Al-Basha supermarket in Al-Doha town.

Hebron:

  • June 9th 2017: Israeli forces confiscated 2 vehicles owned by Abdel-Khaliq Al-Natsheh and Darar Al-Munshar during their raid into Hebron city.

Settlement Activity:

Tubas:

  • June 30th 2017: Israeli forces stormed Thaher Al-Malah village {which is located behind the separation wall} and levelled 20 dunums of agricultural land planted with Olive groves owned by Abdallah Fihmi Zied Al-Kilani {A resident of Ya'bad town} and Fathi Najeib Zeid {A resident of Nazlat Zied village} in order to constructs a toad connecting “Shaqid" and "Hananit" settlements.

Nablus:

  • June 20th 2017: Israeli Authorities levelled plots of land in Jallud village {as they confiscated them} in order to prepare the construction of a settlement called "Amihay" which consists of 102 settlement unites.

 Settler Violence

Settler violence occurred during the month of June 2017 including:

Jerusalem:

  • On the morning of June 5th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers slashed the tires of 5 privately owned vehicles in Al-Smar land located near Al-Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and spray painted racist graffiti on the vehicles.
  • At dawn on June 9th 2017, Israeli settlers slashed the tires of several vehicles in Beit Safafa town and spray painted racist slogans on the vehicles.

Ramallah:

  • On the evening of June 17th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers from "Halmish" settlement stoned residents and vehicles travelling along the main road leading to North West Ramallah & Al-Bireh district.
  • On June 24th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Al-Thahriyat area located in Turmusaya town and chopped down several Olive trees owned by Sa'id Shuqri Basharah.

Jenin:

  • On June 30th  2017, a group of Israeli settlers from" Movo Dotan" settlement stormed agricultural land located near the settlement and chopped down and damaged several Olive trees owned by Mahmoud Mohammad Hamad Haji.

Qalqiliya:

  • On June 19th 2017, Israeli settlers positioned near "Qaddumim" settlement stoned residents and vehicles travelling along the main road connecting Qalqilya and Nablus districts during then withdrew under the protection of Israeli forces.
  • On June 30th 2017, an Israeli settler vehicle travelling along the main road in Al-Nabi Elias village ran over Zidan Ahmad Radwan {7 years old} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.

Nablus:

  • On June 6th 2017, , a group of Israeli settlers riding in vehicles stormed Nablus city in an attempt to enter "Joseph's" Tomb area then withdrew as they were chased away by Palestinian Police Forces.
  • On June 7th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitzhar" settlement stormed Burin village and set fire to agricultural land.
  •  On June 9th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers stormed Madma village and ploughed through a plot of land then withdrew under the protection of Israeli Military forces
  • On June 9th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Bi'er area located near Assira Al-Qibliya village and set fire to several crops during which Israeli Civil defense forces were able to extinguish the fire.
  • On June 9th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers set fire to agricultural land in Huwara town
  • On June 14th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers positioned near "Yetmar" settlement kidnapped the child Bashar Abdel-Latif Ghazal Malitat {8 years old} {A resident of Beit Furiq town}, physically assaulted him and burned him by placing melted plastic on his body and as a result left him hospitalized.
  • On June 19th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers positioned at "Shavi Shamron" settlement located near Deir Sharaf village stoned residents and vehicles travelling near the area.
  • On June 25th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Huwara town and Burin village then uprooted several Olive trees.
  • On June 28th 2017, Israeli settlers stormed Burin village located near "Yitshar" settlement and set fire to agricultural land and as a result destroyed several Olive trees before Palestinian Civil defense forces were able to extinguish the flames.

Salfit:

  • On June 6th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers stormed Bab Khirbat Shihadeh area located in Deir Istiya city and near "Nuvim" settlement and installed 13 tents and several trailers after paving a road and installing electricity lines from the settlement to the area in an attempt to create a new settlement outpost.

Bethlehem:

  • On June 7th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Faghour area located in Al-Khader town located near "Danail" settlement and confiscated 120 "Iron beams" used to hold up Grapevines on approximately 3 dunums of land owned by Ibrahim Daud Musa.

      Hebron:

  • On June 8th 2017, a group of Israeli settlers positioned near a checkpoint along Al-Shuhada road in the old city of Hebron, assaulted several residents during which Israeli forces opened fire towards residents who attempted to prevent the settler attack and detained 2 residents.

Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 162 occasions during the month of April 2017. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 102 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 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. 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.

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The Israeli military closed international crossing points on 60 occasions. Rafah Crossing was closed. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

 

 

 

 

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