Monthly Report march 2020

Total: 1585

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 March 2020 – 31 March 2020

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 March 2020 to March 31 2020. The report includes a summary table of events, classified by type, throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in addition to a comparative table surveying events over the past three months. The survey is compiled from the Daily Situation Reports of the Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG) of the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The PMG monitors ground conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including Israeli and Palestinian violations. The information reported through the PMG process represents data available at the time of distribution only. 

 

Sample of Israeli Violations during the Month of March  2020

  • 03/03/2020: 03/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens, on the pretext that they were thrown with stones, which resulted in the wounding of the child, Muhammad Awni Atiyah, 15 years old.ding of the child, Muhammad Awni Atiyah, 15 years old during the storming of Al-Isawiya village.
  • On the evening of 04. 03. 2020, during the storming of Al-Isawiya village, the Israeli occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens, under the pretext that they were throwing stones, which resulted in the injury of 10-year-old child Fawzi Atta Obeid.
  • On 04/03/2020, the occupation forces located in the vicinity of the "Eyal" crossing, north of Qalqilya, fired metal bullets coated with rubber and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens, on the pretext that they were thrown with stones, which resulted in the wounding of the child Bilal Dawoud, 13 years old.
  • On 05/03/2020, the occupation forces opened fire near the village of Deir Nizam, targeting 2 children, on the pretext of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the occupation soldiers, which resulted in the injury of one of them: Usama Muhammad Yahya Al-Tamimi, 17, and arrested them.
  • On 16/03/2020, the occupation forces, near Habla, fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the demonstrators, under the pretext that they were stoned, which resulted in the wounding of the child Omar Jawad Al-Durrah, 15.
  • On 16/03/2020, the occupation forces, south of Burin village, fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens as they tried to confront a group of settlers who attacked the citizens ’homes, which resulted in the injury of 2 civilians, one of them child Jibril Bashar Jibril Qadus, 17 years old.
  • On 20/03/2020, the occupation forces located in the vicinity of the "Eyal" crossing north of the city of Qalqilya, fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the protesting citizens, on the pretext that they were throwing stones, which resulted in the injury of the child Ahmed Hassan Salami, 14 years old.
  • On 21/03/2020, the occupation forces near the eastern (closed) entrance in Kafr Qaddum village fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the protesting citizens, protesting the closure of the village entrance, on the pretext that they were throwing stones, which resulted in the wounding of the child Youssef Abdel Al-Fattah Taha, 16, and a number of citizens - suffocated due to inhaling tear gas.
  • On 22/03/2020:, the Israeli occupation forces shot at a vehicle as it passed on the main street near the entrance to the town of Naalin, killing Sufyan Nawwaf Abdel-Halim Al-Khawaja, 32, a resident of the village of Naalin, and wounding another in the back.
  • On 24/03/2020, the occupation forces, near the entrance to Deir Nizam village, fired live and metal rubber-coated bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens, under the pretext that they were throwing stones, which resulted in the wounding of a 16-year-old child, Muhammad Abdel Hakim Ahmed Zahran - residents of the village of Deir Abu Mash’al.

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory March 2020

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

2

-

2

A total of  2 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of March  2020 {2 in the West Bank }:

  • On 22.03.2020, the martyr near the entrance to the town of Ni'lin is: Sufyan Nawwaf Abdel-Halim Al-Khawaja, 32, from the village of Ni'lin.
  • On 11.03.2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces in the Jabal Al-Arma area near the town of Beita is: Mohammed Abdel Karim Hamayel, 15 years old.

Injuries

80

2

82

A total of 82 injuries were reported in the month of March 2020 (80 Palestinians in the West Bank and 2 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 9 children,1 journalist and a Fisherman

Attacks

156

108

264

A total of 264 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of March 2020 (156 in the West Bank and 198 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 84 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 102 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 54 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 21 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 3 from air strikes.

Raids

310

4

314

The Israeli military carried out a total of 314 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of March 2020, including 310 in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (45); Ramallah (42); Jenin (37); Tubas (5); Tulkarem (35); Qalqiliya (27); Nablus (54); Salfit (8); Jericho (6); Bethlehem (20); Hebron (31),  Gaza (1), Central Gaza (1)  Khan Yunis (1) and Rafah (1).

Arrests

307

7

314

During the month of March 2020, the Israeli military arrested 314 Palestinians (307 in the West Bank and 7 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (96); Ramallah (56); Jenin (18); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (13); Qalqiliya (23); Nablus (26); Salfit (6); Jericho (7); Bethlehem (21); Hebron (37),North Gaza (4), Central Gaza (2)  and Khan Yunis (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 21 children, 1 woman, 2 Merchants, 5 University students and 4 Security Force Officers.

Temporary Detention

58

2

60

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 60 residents during the month of March 2020 including 8 children and 4 Security Force officers.

  •      On the evening of March 23rd 2020, The occupying forces detained 4 citizens in the Bab al-Asbat area (one of the gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem, while they were sterilizing to limit the spread of the Corona virus, and later released them after confiscating sterilization equipment: Mohammed al-Dabbagh, Mahmoud Al-Salaima, Ziad Sharifa, and Ihab Abdul Latif.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

174

174

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 48 occasions during the month of March 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 126 occasions.

Flying

Checkpoints

206

0

206

The Israeli military set up 206 Flying checkpoints in the month of March 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (13); Ramallah (36); Jenin (6);Tubas (5),Tubas (2) Tulkarem (1); Qalqiliya (23); Nablus (10); Salfit (32); Jericho (16); Bethlehem (21) and Hebron (46).

Expulsion

4

 

4

During the Month of March 2020 :

  •      On the evening of 04. 03. 2020, the occupation authorities deported the captive: Hassan Sami Hassan Zaidan - from the place of residence of his relatives in the city of Hebron, to the Gaza Strip through the Beit Hanoun crossing - "Erez", after spending 4 years in the occupation prisons.
  •     On the evening of 04.03.2010, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Najeh Bakirat (Deputy Director General of the Endowments of Jerusalem and President of the Al-Aqsa Academy for Science and Heritage), for a week from the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
  •      On 10.03.2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to deport the citizen: Imran Abu Sobeih - residents of the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem, for a month from the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
  •      On 15.03. 2020, the occupation authorities in Jerusalem issued a decision to remove citizenship: Nahla Siam - residents of Jerusalem, for 15 days from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition for her release after she was detained from the front door of the Mercy Church in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, earlier

Destruction of Public and Private property

20

 

20

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

Confiscation of Public and Private property

27

-

27

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

Home Demolitions

13

0

13

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

  • On 03/03/2020, the occupation forces demolished a 200-square-meter house, owned by Citizen: Rami Subeih Al-Khatib, in the town of Hazma, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 04/03/2020, Israeli forces demolished the town of Bir Zeit, using the bulldozer of the family house: of Yazan Maghamis {a Palestinian detainee}.
  • On 04/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished the walls of the house of the family: Walid Hanatasha {a Palestinian detainee} by using iron hammers.
  • On 04/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished, in the Jabal Al-Mukabbar neighbourhood of Jerusalem, part of a house owned by Iyad Al-Fatafta, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 12/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a 130-square-meter house, owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Muhaimid, in the village of Fureidis, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 13/03/2020, occupation authorities in The Shu'fat camp in Jerusalem, Tarek Mohammed Ali, were forced to demolish a residential building (consisting of four floors - two of which are under construction), after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of an operation by the occupation authorities Demolition, under the pretext of not authorizing.
  • On 19/03/ 2020,The occupying forces demolished in the wilderness of the village of Al-Sawahar al-Sharqiya, two of the houses - one of which is an old house owned by the citizen: Ali Salim Zuhayika, and dens used for housing owned by the citizen: Hassan Mohammed Al-Hallin, on the pretext of being built without a licences.
  • On 26. 03. 2020, the occupation forces demolished, in Ibziek village, a (Barracks) area used for housing about 70 square meters, for a citizen, on the pretext of building in closed military areas.
  • On the morning of 26. 03. 2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished 3 houses owned by citizens in the village of Al-Dyuk Al-Tahta, west of Jericho: Yasser Mofeed Abu Ubaid, Yasser Alayyan, and Thaer Al-Sharif, on the pretext of not being licensed and located in the classified area (C) under Israeli control.
  • On 31.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house (under construction) owned by Khaled Rashid Sheikh Hussein, in the village of Khirbet Jbara, on the pretext of not being licensed and because it was near the separation wall.

Settler Violence

75

0

75

Israeli settler stoned residents and vehicles, stormed homes, uprooted trees, assaulted residents, ran over children with their vehicles, stormed several villages and towns and slashed the tires of residential vehicle.

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

0

22

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

  • On 11.03.2020, groups of extremist settlers, under the protection of the occupation police, stormed the courtyards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and made provocative tours of its courtyards and facilities. An extremist settlement raised a presumed image of the “alleged structure” in the Dome of the Rock Square.

Assault on Education Sector

1

 

1

  • 01.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces, while storming the village of Beit Al-Rosh Al-Fawqa, transferred the girls ’school in the village to an investigation center after they detained a number of citizens in its yard.

Settlement Activity

1

0

1

  • On 23.03.2020, the occupying forces in the citizens' lands of the village of Jalod, dredging in basin No. (13) the site of bats located west of the secondary school in the village, with the aim of expanding the colony of "Shvut Rachel", and finding contact between it and the colony of "Shilo" and the rest of the settlement outposts Located to the east of it to alone Street.

Land Levelling

3

 

3

  • On 01.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces, in the Al-Najma area, east of Qasra and the village of Jureish, bulldozed the lands of the citizens near the main street.
  • On 04.03.2020, the occupation forces demolished a 5-donum area of ​​agricultural land planted with trees and flowers in the Al-Makhour area of ​​Beit Jala. The Iron Gate on its entrance was also destroyed. Solar panels and some chairs were confiscated and owned by the citizen: Ramzi Qaysiya.
  • On 04.03.2020, the occupation forces levelled an area of ​​land in the Shuwayer area located in the northern Jordan Valley, after they expelled the shepherds and prevented them from grazing their sheep in the area.

Palestinian Attacks

0

1

1

  • On 27.03.2020, members of the Palestinian armed groups fired a shell (of unknown type) towards the Green Line.

 

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

January  2020

February 2020

March 2020

Killings

5

7

2

Injuries

123

174

82

Arrests

456

435

314

Raids

459

380

314

Flying Checkpoints

317

319

206

Attacks

329

426

264

Attacks on Property

62

52

47

Home Demolition

23

13

13

Home Occupation

-

-

-

Closure of Crossing Points

147

142

174

Attacks on Religious Sites

33

22

22

Settlement Activity & Settler attacks

36

58

7

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

Killings

A total of 2 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of March 2020 {2 in the West Bank}:

  • On 22.03.2020, the martyr near the entrance to the town of Ni'lin is: Sufyan Nawwaf Abdel-Halim Al-Khawaja, 32, from the village of Ni'lin.
  • On 11.03.2020, the martyr during confrontations with the occupation forces in the Jabal Al-Arma area near the town of Beita is: Mohammed Abdel Karim Hamayel, 15 years old.
  •  Injuries

A total of 82 injuries were reported in the month of March 2020 (80 Palestinians in the West Bank and 2 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 9 children, 1 journalist and a Fisherman

Arrests

During the month of March 2020, the Israeli military arrested 314 Palestinians (307 in the West Bank and 7 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (96); Ramallah (56); Jenin (18); Tubas (4); Tulkarem (13); Qalqiliya (23); Nablus (26); Salfit (6); Jericho (7); Bethlehem (21); Hebron (37),North Gaza (4), Central Gaza (2)  and Khan Yunis (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 21 children, 1 woman, 2 Merchants, 5 University students and 4 Security Force Officers.

 

Closure

Especially on Fridays, the Israeli military continues to intensify restrictions at checkpoints located at the entrances of Jerusalem, and to restrict entrance to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, preventing worshippers from accessing the Mosque. At the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem, the Israeli military continues to prevent PNA registered civilian vehicles from crossing the checkpoint towards Ar Ram and Qalandiya as well as Dahiyat al Bareed. The checkpoint is overcrowded daily, particularly during rush hours, due to intensified restrictions and search measures applied by Israeli troops. During the month of February 2020,he Israeli military also continued to intensify restrictions at the Tayasir checkpoint and Al Hamra junction checkpoint leading to the Jordan Valley area, only allowing access to civilians whose IDs indicate District of Jericho residence or others holding special access permits. In addition, restrictions were intensified and civilian access was obstructed at the Za’tara junction checkpoint (separating the northern and central West Bank districts) as well as at the As Sawahira ash Sharqiya (the ‘Container’) checkpoint (separating the central and southern West Bank districts).

The Israeli military installed 206 flying checkpoints in March 2020 (319 in February 2020 compared with 317 in January 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 206 Flying checkpoints in the month of March 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (13); Ramallah (36); Jenin (6);Tubas (5),Tubas (2) Tulkarem (1); Qalqiliya (23); Nablus (10); Salfit (32); Jericho (16); Bethlehem (21) and Hebron (46).

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 314 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of March 2020, including 310 in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (45); Ramallah (42); Jenin (37); Tubas (5); Tulkarem (35); Qalqiliya (27); Nablus (54); Salfit (8); Jericho (6); Bethlehem (20); Hebron (31),  Gaza (1), Central Gaza (1)  Khan Yunis (1) and Rafah (1).

 

 

Attacks

A total of 264 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of March 2020 (156 in the West Bank and 198 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 84 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 102 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 54 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 21 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 3 from air strikes.

 

Palestinian Attacks:

On 27.03.2020, members of the Palestinian armed groups fired a shell (of unknown type) towards the Green Line

Attacks on residential areas in West Bank and Gaza districts

 

Home Demolition

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

  • On 03/03/2020, the occupation forces demolished a 200-square-meter house, owned by Citizen: Rami Subeih Al-Khatib, in the town of Hazma, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 04/03/2020, Israeli forces demolished the town of Bir Zeit, using the bulldozer of the family house: of Yazan Maghamis {a Palestinian detainee}.
  • On 04/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished the walls of the house of the family: Walid Hanatasha {a Palestinian detainee} by using iron hammers.
  • On 04/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished, in the Jabal Al-Mukabbar neighbourhood of Jerusalem, part of a house owned by Iyad Al-Fatafta, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 12/03/2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a 130-square-meter house, owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Muhaimid, in the village of Fureidis, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 13/03/2020, occupation authorities in The Shu'fat camp in Jerusalem, Tarek Mohammed Ali, were forced to demolish a residential building (consisting of four floors - two of which are under construction), after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of an operation by the occupation authorities Demolition, under the pretext of not authorizing.
  • On 19/03/ 2020,The occupying forces demolished in the wilderness of the village of Al-Sawahar al-Sharqiya, two of the houses - one of which is an old house owned by the citizen: Ali Salim Zuhayika, and dens used for housing owned by the citizen: Hassan Mohammed Al-Hallin, on the pretext of being built without a licences.
  • On 26. 03. 2020, the occupation forces demolished, in Ibziek village, a (Barracks) area used for housing about 70 square meters, for a citizen, on the pretext of building in closed military areas.
  • On the morning of 26. 03. 2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished 3 houses owned by citizens in the village of Al-Dyuk Al-Tahta, west of Jericho: Yasser Mofeed Abu Ubaid, Yasser Alayyan, and Thaer Al-Sharif, on the pretext of not being licensed and located in the classified area (C) under Israeli control.
  • On 31.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces demolished a house (under construction) owned by Khaled Rashid Sheikh Hussein, in the village of Khirbet Jbara, on the pretext of not being licensed and because it was near the separation wall.

Confiscation of Property:

 

Ramallah &AlBireh:

  • On 10.03.2020, Israeli occupation forces confiscated a vehicle owned by Saher Khierallah Khaznat after detaining him during their raid into Silwad town.
  • On 18.03.2020, Israeli occupation forces confiscated a vehicle belonging to a resident during their raid into Al-Bireh city.
  • At dawn on 31.03.2020, Israeli forces confiscated a private vehicle owned by Mahmoud Ahmed Marar during his arrest in Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities.

Tubas:

  • On 10.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated 12,000 shekels from the house of the citizen: Abdullah Nawwaf Abu Mohsen during their raid into Tayasir village.
  • On 26.03.2020,The occupying forces in the village of Ibadiq confiscated 8 unbuilt tents, sun cells, 6 spray pumps, and brick units for construction that were intended for the mosque, the health clinic and the village council, under the pretext of building in closed military zones.

Nablus:

  • At dawn on 04.03.2010, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated, during the storming of Nablus, an amount of money from the house of the citizen: Ahmed Musleh.
  • On 25.03.2020, the occupying forces confiscated a private vehicle belonging to a resident of the family, Zidan, a few residents of the village of Kafal, after he managed to escape.

Salfit:

  •  On 04.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated 13,000 shekels {NIS} from the house of the citizen: Ahmed Hamdan Musleh, 22,000 shekels {NIS} from the house of the citizen: Alyan Rashid Abdullah Muqadi, and 3,000 shekels {NIS} from the citizen’s house: Raafat Rashid Abdullah Muqadi.

Hebron:

  • On 09.03.2020, the Israeli occupation forces confiscated two bulldozers owned by Maher Abu Turki - residents of the city of Hebron.

 Settlement Activity:

On 23.03.2020, the occupying forces in the citizens' lands of the village of Jalod, dredging in basin No. (13) the site of bats located west of the secondary school in the village, with the aim of expanding the colony of "Shvut Rachel", and finding contact between it and the colony of "Shilo" and the rest of the settlement outposts Located to the east of it to alon Street.

Settler Violence:

75 incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of March 2020 including:

Jerusalem:

  •    On 11.03.2020, a group of settlers, on Street No. 1 near the Al-Masara neighborhood in Jerusalem, attacked the citizen: Hazem Badawi Abu Asneina, while he was driving his vehicle.
  •     On 23.03.2020, one of the settlers, taking advantage of the lack of mobility (due to the state of emergency to reduce the spread of the Corona virus), bulldozed a plot of land between the villages of Ravat and Kalandia, tried to plant it and put a fence in its vicinity in an attempt to capture it, where the residents were able to expel the settler from the site later.
  •    On 31.03.2020, a settler near the town of Hazma opened fire at the settler, Hammam al-Helou, and his sisters, while hiking east of the town
  •    On the evening of 31. 03. 2020,2 settlers from the settlement of "Ramot" located on the land of the village of Beit Exa, located at Aqaba Zayed Road in the village of Beit Ikksa and contaminated the vehicles of citizens and street facilities by spiting on them, in an attempt to intimidate the citizens with the Corona Virus during which villagers were able to confront them and were expelled from the premises and the citizens' vehicles and the street were sterilized as a precaution for fear that they would be infected with the Corona virus.

Ramallah &Al-Bireh:

  • On 01.03.2020, a group of “Adi Aad” settlers entered the agricultural lands of Al-Mughair village, and cut about 200 olive seedlings owned by Hussein Abu Alia. They also plowed the land after uprooting the olive seedlings.
  • On 09.03.2020, a group of settlers stormed, Al-Tirah neighborhood, in Ramallah, and opened fire indiscriminately at the place. As a result, the Israeli forces intervened and fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.
  • On 10.03.2020, a number of settlers from " Shelo settlement infiltrated the village of Turmus'ya, and attacked the memorial of the martyr Ziad Abu Ain, then fled the scene.
  •  On 10.03.2020, a group of settlers on motorbikes near the town of Turmus Ayaa, beaten with rifle butts, on the two citizens: Tariq Al-Rifai and his wife's father - Musa Abu Awwad. They also tried to kidnap 2 children who were accompanied by their father.
  • On 14.03.2020, a group of settlers in Khirbet Jbaite, near the village of Al-Mughair, beat a number of citizens while they were grazing their sheep, and tried to seize their sheep.
  • On 15.03.2020, a group of armed settlers entered the outskirts of the village of Janiya, and the occupation forces intervened and fired sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.
  • On 20.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens near the Al-Tirah neighbourhood of Ramallah city, and later withdrew.
  • On 21.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the Ras al-Wad area between the villages of Ras Karkar and Kafr Nema, and wandered into the area before later withdrawing.
  • On 23.03.2020, a group of settlers near the village of Al-Magair severely beat the citizen: Afinest Omar al-Na'asan, a resident of al-Muwager village, sustained fractures and bruises, and was taken to the government hospital in Ramallah for treatment.
  • On 24.03.2020, a group of settlers near the village of Um Safa beat two citizens with a sharp object while they were farming their land, injuring them and being taken to the Government Hospital in Ramallah for treatment.
  • On 25.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the Jabal Al-Risat area near the village of Ras Karkar, and beat the citizen: Ahmed Atallah Harb Anjas - residents of the village of Kharbatha Bani Hareth.
  • On 28.03.2020, a group of settlers near the village of Al-Mughair attacked the citizen: Munther Khalil Abu Alia - residents of the village of Al-Mughair, and smashed the windows of his vehicle.
  • On 29.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of Ein Harrasheh, located in the town of Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya. As a result, the occupation forces intervened and fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.
  • On 30.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of Ein Harrasheh, located in the town of Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya. As a result, the occupation forces intervened and fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers.

Jenin:

  •  On 20.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the territory of the citizens near the ruins of the evacuated settlement of Halamish, severely beating Mustafa Abu Zaabal, a resident of the village of Al-Matalumia, while working on his land, injuring him and stealing his horse.
  • On 23.03.2020, a group of settlers stormed the village of Al-Matalumiyah and beat a citizen.

Tubas:

  • On 08.03.2020, a group of settlers in the Suwaidah area in the northern Jordan Valley grazed their livestock in agricultural crops owned by citizens: Mahyoub Muhammad Naji Daraghmeh, and Abdel Awad Daraghmeh.

Tulkarem:

  • On 20.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens east of the village of Kafa, removed the fence surrounding the lands of the citizens, and destroyed a pipeline carrying water.
  • On 21.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural land of the citizens of the village of Kafa, destroying a number of greenhouses.
  • On 23.03.2020, a group of settlers attacked a citizen while grazing his sheep in the pastoral lands of the village of Al-Hafhasi, and tried to take over his sheep, and the occupying forces intervened and evacuated the settlers

Nablus:

  • On 01.03.2020, a group of settlers in the lands of Qasra attacked a citizen while grazing sheep in the pastoral lands, where the residents were able to confront the settlers.
  • On 03.03.2020, a group of settlers near the village of Tal caused material damage to a private vehicle owned by Citizen: Wajdi Abdel-Rahim Mohammed, a resident of Jame'in.
  • On 07.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens in the Jabal Sobeih area of the towns of Peta, Kaplan and Whitma, placed a mobile home (caravan) and raised the Israeli flag at the site, in an attempt to establish a new settlement outpost, as the occupying forces intervened and fired bombs Sound and tear gas towards the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers
  • On 08.03.2020, a group of settlers in a vehicle stormed the village of Madama, where the villagers were able to chase them and force them to leave.
  • On 10.03.2020, a group of settlers of the "Barakhah" settlement entered the agricultural lands of the citizens on the eastern outskirts of the village of Burin. The occupation forces also intervened and fired tear gas and tear gas canisters towards the citizens, while they were trying to confront the settlers.
  • On 11.03.2020, a group of settlers near the junction of the "Yitzhar" settlement, severely beat two citizens - residents of the town of Huwwara: Salah Lotfi and Wa'd Khamous, and shattered the windows of their vehicle.
  • On 11.03.2020, a group of settlers near the junction of the "Yitzhar" settlement, severely beat two citizens - residents of the town of Huwwara: Salah Lotfi and Wa'd Khamous, and shattered the windows of their vehicle.
  • On 12.03.2020, a group of settlers of the Yitzhar " settlement stormed the village of Ainabus, and threw stones at 2 of the citizens ’homes belonging to the citizens: Awwad Amin Hamad and Shukri Al-Shaqour, which destroyed their windows, and also shattered the windows of the citizen’s vehicle: Hani Nabil.
  • On 13.03.2020, a group of settlers in a private car stormed the city of Nablus, in an attempt to enter (Joseph's Tomb), and fled as soon as they watched the Palestinian Civil Police patrol in charge of guarding the site
  • On 13.03.2020, a group of settlers from the settlement outpost, Located east of the village of Burin, planted trees in the area of the village's citizens' land near the settlement outpost.
  • On 15.03.2020, a group of armed settlers stormed the town of Hawara, shattered the windows of 20 vehicles of citizens near the (Country) pool in the western side of the town. They also fired indiscriminately towards the citizens while trying to confront the settlers.
  • On 16.03.2020,  a group of settlers attacked the homes of citizens south of The Village of Burin, and the occupying forces intervened and fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas at the citizens as they tried to confront the settlers, injuring two citizens (one of them a child).
  • On 19.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens on the northern outskirts of the village of Burqa, and cut down and uprooted a number of trees and vandalized water tanks owned by the citizen: Muhannad Yassin, where the villagers were able to confront the settlers and force them to leave the area.
  • On 20.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural land of the citizens in the Bab al-Wad area near the village of Cyrenaica 
  • On 23.03.2020, a group of settlers of the "Yitzhar" settlement entered the agricultural lands of the citizens on the outskirts of the village of Madama, and attacked the homes of the citizens in the southern area of ​​the village, where the villagers were able to confront the settlers and force them to leave.
  • On 24.03.2020, a group of settlers was located in the south of Silat al-Dahr, and smashed the windows of a vehicle belonging to the citizen: Hussein Nayef Qadi, while he was passing through the area, and seized it, as the vehicle was returned after the intervention of the Palestinian military liaison.
  • On 26.03.2020, a group of settlers stormed the town of Huwwara and, after dismounting their vehicles, wandered around the shops and ATMs in the town (their intention was not known). As a result, the town's emergency committee sterilized the ATMs and the doors of the shops, fearing that settlers sprayed materials Suspicious of the place.
  • On 31.03.2020, bulldozers belonging to the settlers, bulldozed an area of ​​Palestinian land planted with olive trees belonging to the villages of Jalud and Qaryut, located next to the settlement of Shvut Rachel.

Qalqiliya:

  • On 24.03.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Fanduqumiya village and detained a resident.

Salfit:

  •  On 02. 03. 2020, a group of settlers of the "Bruqin" settlement entered the agricultural lands of the citizens in the Al-Waddat area of ​​Burqin, and followed 20 olive trees owned by Citizen: Youssef Sabra, as well as the branches of about 20 olive trees owned by Citizen: Jamal Othman Salama.
  • On 02.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of Umm al-Babin, in the town of Kafr al-Dik, and cut down the branches of 12 olive trees owned by Citizen: Tayseer Yaqoub Naji.
  • On 13.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural land of the citizens in the area of Al-Khalael, located between the towns of Barqin and Kafr al-Deek, and uprooted and cut off a number of olive trees belonging to the citizen: Jamal Osman Salameh.
  • On 15.03.2020, a group of settlers attacked Habib Kamal Salama al-Shuaibi, a resident of The Town of Broqin.
  • On 23.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of Khalat al-Qamh, located in the north of Kafr al-Dik, located near the factories of the Ma'ale Zahav colony.
  • On 24.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural land of the citizens in the Area of Derba, located on the western side of Kafr al-Deek, and carried out engineering work on the site.

Jericho:

  • On 27.03.2020, a group of settlers in the Ras al-Ain area near the village of Fasayel bulldozed the area 
  • On 28.03.2020, a group of settlers was present on the main street near the village of Al-Auja. They stopped a number of Palestinian vehicles and forced their drivers to deliver them.

Bethlehem:

  • On 02.03.2020, a group of settlers of the Betar Illit settlement entered the agricultural lands of Qudis, affiliated to Husan village, and cut and uprooted about 100 olive trees and 60 grape trees owned by the citizens: Muhammad Abdel Karim Hamamra and Hamza Salim Hamamra.
  • On 10.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens of Fagour in the town of Al-Khader, which is surrounded by the settlements of "Daniel", "Eliezer" and "Efrat".
  • On 16.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the village of Beit Iskaria, located in the center of the Gush Etzion settlements, and cut about 50 grape trees owned by Mahmoud Ali Saad.
  • On 23.03.2020, a group of settlers in Khelet Al-Nahla area, south of Bethlehem, built a settlement road, and installed a number of mobile homes (caravans).
  • On 25.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens in the Sahl Al-Rajm area of ​​the town of Al-Khader, located near the settlement of "Gush Etzion" settlements, and cut down and destroyed 40 grapes and 10 olive trees owned by Citizen: Hisham Muhammad Sobeih.
  • On 30.03.2020, a group of settlers in the Jaljal area, east of Wadi Al-Ma'al', in the town of Taqwa, and installed three large tents.

Hebron:

  • On 04.03.2020, a group of settlers in Al-Hanouneh area, north of the town of Beit Ummar, placed a fence of barbed wire in the vicinity of a 12-donum area of ​​agricultural land planted with olives, grapes and tonsils, in an attempt to seize it, and owned by Citizen Saqr Aqab Abu Ayash and his siblings.
  • On 09.03.2020, a group of "Mitzpe Yair" settlers, residents of the villages of Bir al-Ad and Janba, southeast of Yatta, intercepted and impeded the citizens ’access to their homes.
  • On 10.03.2020, a group of settlers, under the protection of the occupation forces, stormed the area of Tal Ma'in, near the village of Carmel, southeast of Yatta, and later withdrew.
  • On 11.03.2020,  a group of settlers of Kiryat Arba, located in the east of Hebron, attacked the homes of citizens in the Wadi Al-Husayn area near the colony, and also attacked the citizen: Muhannad Khalwi Jadallah al-Jabari, and a female citizen: from the Jaber family, which led to They had bruises, and were then taken to the government hospital in Hebron for treatment.
  • On 18.03.2020, a group of settlers, northeast of Hebron, threw stones at Palestinian civilians, causing damage to a number of them.
  • On 19.03.2020, a group of settlers in the Al-Musafer area, east of Yatta, cut down a number of olive trees owned by citizens of my family, Al-Nawaj'a and Al-Amor.
  • On 24.03.2020, a group of settlers near the "Mitar" crossing, south of the town of Al-Dhahiriya, beat said Mahmoud Khedrates, a resident of Al-Dhahiriya, while grazing sheep.
  • On 25.03.2020, a group of "Ma'on" settlement settlers, east of Yatta, attacked a number of Palestinian farmers, and fired indiscriminately at them near Al-Tuwani village.
  • On 27.03.2020, A group of settlers, accompanied by trained dogs (police) near the village of Al-Tawani, east of Yatta town, attacked a number of citizens while grazing their sheep, injuring a citizen - injured in the abdomen, as a result of being crushed by a trained dog (police) and was brought to the hospital The government in the town of Yatta for treatment.
  • On 28.03.2020, a group of settlers entered the citizens' land belonging to the town of Sa'ir, located near the settlement of "Asfar", and cut the branches of about 300 olive trees belonging to the citizen Samir Abed Al-Shalalda.
  • On 30.03.2020, a group of settlers from the “Hagai” settlement, located south of Hebron, attacked a number of Palestinian citizens and expelled them from their lands belonging to the village of Rayhaya, located near the settlement.
  • On 30.03.2020, a group of "Ma'on" settlement settlers located near Al-Tuwani village, east of Yatta, opened fire indiscriminately at a number of Palestinian farmers while working on their land.

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 174 occasions during the month of February 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 126 occasions. It opened Beit Hanun (Erez) Crossing for 11days for previously coordinated humanitarian cases and foreign nationals and Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing for 18 days for transportation of food supplies, humanitarian aid, and cooking gas. In addition to allowing in animal feed, construction cargo designated for UNRWA and internationally funded projects was transported through the Crossing. Sufa Crossing was closed throughout the month. On the other hand, the Israeli authorities have continued to unilaterally close Ash Shuja’iya (Nahal ‘Oz) Crossing. Beginning on 02 March 2011, the Israeli authorities has also continued to completely close Al Muntar (Karnei) Commercial Crossing.

 

The Israeli military closed international crossing points on 48 occasions. Rafah Crossing was closed on 17 occasions. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

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