Monthly report May 2020

Total: 1573

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 May 2020 – 31 May 2020

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 May 2020 to May 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 May 2020

  • 04.05.2020: Israeli forces raided Aqbat Jabr camp in Jericho city, clashed with several residents and as a result injured Yusef Naseem Muqiti {17 years old}.
  • 07.05.2020: Israeli forces injured the child Ameer Ziyad Rushdi Yusef {15 years old}{a residents of Far'oun village} near the separation wall near Far'oun village after they assaulted him and as a result leaving him hospitalized with contusions, fractures and internal bleeding in the pelvis and collarbone area.
  • 08.05.2020: The two wounded fishermen, as a result of the shooting by Israeli gunboats, towards the boats of the fishermen at sea, off the shore of the Sudanese area, west of the town of Beit Lahia, are: Majed Fadl Bakr and Amran Sabri Bakr.
  • 10.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Al-Fuwwar camp fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured 3 children: Murad Bassam Al-Bayed {12 years old}, Abdullah Fayez Abu Hashhash {16 years old}, and Salah Mahmoud Abu Wardah {16 years old} and detained a child.
  • 13.05.2020: , Israeli forces the Israeli occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound and tear gas canisters towards several resident during their raid into Al-Fawar camp, and as a result killed a child: Ziyad Fadil Qisat {15 years old}{a resident of Al-Thahriya town and injured 4 residents {including 1 critically injured}.
  • 14.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned near the North entrance of Beit Ummar town opened fire towards a vehicle and as a result killed the driver: Baha Al-Din Mohammad Abdallah Al-Awawadeh {18 years old}{a resident of Deir Sammit village}  {for allegedly running over a Israeli soldier}.
  • 14.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned near Al-Arrub camp fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, and stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result injured the child: Obiedat Imad Al-Ra'in {16 years old.
  • 15.05.2020: the Israeli occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas and tear gas at several residents of Al-'Eizariya town for alleged stoning, which resulted in the injury of a child: Mohammad Ahmad Abu Da'mous {4 years old}  and as a result left him hospitalized with a fractured nose after a tear gas canisters struck him in the face.
  • 15.05.2020: Israeli forces raided Ya'bad town, stormed and searched several homes after blasting open the home entrance owned by Adnan Hamasrhat {a special needs patient} using explosives and as a result left him with head injuries then proceeded to assault 3 residents leaving them hospitalized with contusions and detained a resident.
  • 15.05.2020: Israeli forces assaulted 3 residents: Alaa Hamarsheh, Anas Adnan Hamarsheh, and his brother Omar
  •  during their raid into Ya'bad town and as a result left them hospitalized with contusions.
  • 18.05.2020: a Israeli settler positioned along Salah Al-Din road in the old city of Jerusalem attacked and stabbed a child with a knife and as a result left the child Mohammad Al-Natsha {17 years old} hospitalized.
  • 29.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned in Wadi Raya area located near Al-Nabi Saleh village opened fire towards a resident driving a vehicle and as a result killing Fadi Sarhan Adnan Samara {33 years old} {a resident of Abu Qash village} during which clashed with several resident and as a result injured a resident {who was struck by live ammunition to his leg}.
  • 30.05.2020: Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Eyad Khairy Rawhi Al-Halaq {32 years old} {a special needs patient} {a resident of Wadi Al-Juz neighborhood in Jerusalem} in the old city of Jerusalem.
  • 31.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned at the bypass road near Kafr Malik village fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards Rasem Soliman Ghanimat Arrat {15 years old}{a resident of Kafr Malik village}and as a result injured him then detained him.

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory –May 2020

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

4

-

4

A total of  4 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of May 2020 {4 in the West Bank and 0 in Gaza}:

  • 13.05.2020: Israeli forces killed the child: Ziyad Fadil Qisat {15 years old} {a resident of Al-Thahriya town} during clashes in Al-Fawar camp.
  • 14.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned near the North entrance of Beit Ummar town killed Baha Al-Din Mohammad Abdallah Al-Awawadeh {18 years old} {a resident of Deir Sammit village} after opening fire towards his vehicle.
  • 29.05.2020: Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Fadi Sarhan Adnan Samara {33 years old}{a resident of Abu Qash village} as he was driving his vehicle in Wadi Raya area located near Al-Nabi Saleh village.
  • 30:05.2020: Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Eyad Khairy Rawhi Al-Halaq {32 years old} {a special needs patient} {a resident of Wadi Al-Juz neighborhood in Jerusalem} in the old city of Jerusalem.

Injuries

75

4

79

A total of 79 injuries were reported in the month of May 2020 {75 Palestinians in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 8 children, 3 fisherman and Journalist.

 

Attacks

103

104

207

A total of 207 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of May 2020 (103 in the West Bank and 104 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 59 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 67 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 36 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 45 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory.

Raids

195

5

200

The Israeli military carried out a total of 200 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of May 2020, including 195 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 (36); Ramallah (23); Jenin (27); Tubas (2); Tulkarem (18); Qalqiliya (13); Nablus (19); Salfit (6); Jericho (6); Bethlehem (12); Hebron (33), Gaza (2), Central Gaza (2) and Khan Yunis (1) .

Arrests

318

3

321

During the month of May 2020, the Israeli military arrested 321 Palestinians (318 in the West Bank and 3 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (129); Ramallah (34); Jenin (45); Tulkarem (11); Qalqiliya (16); Nablus (15); Salfit (4); Jericho (4); Bethlehem (18); Hebron (42) and North Gaza (3).Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 25 children, 3 Women, 1 Journalist, 3 University students and 8 Security Force Officers.

Deportation

9

-

9

During  the month of May 2020 Israeli Authorities deported 9 residents from their place of residence which included the following:

  • On 06.05.2020, Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued orders deporting the detainee Nihad Zughier {a resident of Jerusalem city} from his home in Al-Ram town for a period of 15 days and fined him 10000 NIS as a condition for his release after being detained at "Jalbou'" detention center for 35 months.
  • On the morning of 20.05.2020, Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issue an order banning Hamza Nimr {a Security Guard at Al-Aqsa mosque compound} from entering Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a period of 1 week as a condition for his release after being detained at an earlier time.
  • At dawn on 26.05.2020, Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued orders to expelling Hamza Nimr {a Security Guard at Al-Aqsa mosque compound} from his work place at Al-Aqsa mosque compound after he was summoned by Israeli police to the Police station in Jerusalem city.
  • On 28.05.2020, the occupation authorities in the city of Jerusalem handed over a decision to deport the citizen: Anan Najib, from his place of residence in the city of Jerusalem (according to the decision, he will be informed of the period of deportation within 72 hours), as a condition for his release after he arrested him earlier.
  •  On 29. 05. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem served a decision to deport Sheikh Akrama Sabri, head of the Supreme Islamic Authority and preacher of al-Aqsa Mosque, for a week from al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition of his release after he was arrested from his home in the city's Al-Sawana neighborhood, and took him for interrogation at a Israeli Police station.
  •  On 29. 05. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem served a decision to remove the teacher, Hanadi al-Helwani, for one week from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition of her release after she was arrested near Bab al-Asbat (one of the doors leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque) in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • On 29. 05. 2020 The occupation authorities in Jerusalem served a decision to deport Maher Muheisen, head of the Jerusalem Scout Commission, for one week from al-Aqsa Mosque, as a condition of his release after summoning him to investigate.
  • On 30.05.2020, Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued orders banning 2 residents: Journalist - Sindas Aweys, Raeda Saeed Al Khalili from entering Al-Aqsa mosque compound as a condition for their release after being detained at an earlier time.

Temporary Detention

31

-

31

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 31 residents during the month of May 2020 including:

  • 05.05.2020: Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued a home detention order for Moath Al-Ash'hab {a resident of Jerusalem city} for a period of 5 days, imposed a fine and prevented him from contacting Billal Al-Natsha for a period of 15 days.
  • 06.05.2020:  the Israeli occupation forces positioned near the main entrance to Kisan village detained the volunteers at the roadblock set up by the emergency committee at the village entrance to control the movement of citizens in order to limit the spread of the "Corona" virus, and later released them after they seized the Palestinian flags that were installed in the place, as they threatened The volunteers need to leave the checkpoint and not return to it again, otherwise they will be arrested, on the pretext that the checkpoint is close to the main street through which the settlers pass, in addition to the proximity to the colony of "Maali Amos" located south of the village.
  • 06.05.2020: Israeli authorities in Jerusalem imposed a house arrest on General - Bilal Al-Natsheh (Secretary General of the National People's Congress for Jerusalem) - residents of the city of Jerusalem, for a period of 5 days in addition to a financial guarantee from a third party, and not to communicate with the Palestinian National Authority For two months, as a condition for his release after having arrested him earlier.
  • 07.05.2020:  the occupation authorities in Jerusalem imposed a house arrest on the citizen: Muhammad Ahmad Abu Nab - residents of the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, for a period of 14 days, in addition to a financial guarantee of 5,000 NIS, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier
  • 08.05.2020:  the occupation authorities imposed a house arrest on Yahya Maher Zuhair - residents of the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, for a period of 10 days, in addition to a financial guarantee of 5,000 shekels, as a condition for his release after he had arrested him earlier.
  • 09.05.2020:
  • 15.05.2020:  Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued order to place 2 residents: Amir Abdul Rahman, and Ali Jaber {both are residents of Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem city} under home detention for a period of 5 days in addition to fining them as a condition for their release after being detained at an earlier time.
  • 23.05.2020: Israeli forces temporarily detained 2 residents {including a woman and her child}: Suhayla Mohammad Abu Bakr and her son Ayman Nathmi Abu Bakr {16 years old} during their raid into Ya'bad town then released them at a later time.
  • 24.05.2020: Israeli forces detained Shadi Al-Mutawar -{a resident of the city of Jerusalem}, and released him after several hours of investigation (on the pretext of working for the Palestinian National Authority to limit the spread of Corona virus and distribute aid to The people of the city of Jerusalem), in addition to a financial guarantee of 3000 shekels, and preventing him from traveling to any 
  • 24.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned near Lions gate {Al-Asbat gate} {a main entrance leading to Al-Aqsa mosque compound} in the old city of Jerusalem detained Abdel-Ghani Al-Amari then released him at a later time.
  • 25.05.2020:  Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued orders to place Nihad Al-Zaghier under home detention as condition for her release after she was detained at an earlier time.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

195

195

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 59 occasions during the month of May 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 136 occasions.

Flying

Checkpoints

294

0

294

The Israeli military set up 294 Flying checkpoints in the month of May 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (7); Ramallah 21); Jenin (6);Tubas (1), Tulkarem (4); Qalqiliya (72); Nablus (38); Salfit (23); Jericho (22); Bethlehem (57) and Hebron (43).

Destruction of Public and Private property

54

-

54

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

 

 

Confiscation of Public and Private property

18

-

18

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

Land Confiscation

3

-

3

  • On 02.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated 140 dunums of agricultural land planted with Olive and Almond trees located in Azzun Atma village which is located behind the separation wall in order to construct a Cemetery for a settlement in the area.
  • On 27. 05.2020, the Israeli court in Jerusalem issued a decision to confiscate a piece of land in the Wadi Rababa neighbourhood in the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem, with an area of ​​1.5 dunums, owned by the residents of the neighbourhood, on the pretext of using it as a cemetery for the Jews.
  • On 29.05.2020,Israeli forces confiscated a plot of land {3.5 dunums/acres} owned by Abu Bakr family located near a military checkpoint located near "Movo Dotan" settlement in south Y'abad town for settlement expansion purposes.

Home Demolitions

9

-

9

During the month of May 2020, the Israeli military demolished 9 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • 10.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a home {consisting of 2 floors and approximately 200 m2 each floor} owned by the family of Qassim Al-Barghouthi {a Palestinian Detainee} during their raid into Kobar town.
  •  14.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a storage den {used as housing} and several tents owned by residents near Al-Taybeh town.
  •  24.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a tent used for habitation in addition to a livestock shed owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Mohammad, in the wilderness of the village of Za'tara, in the pretext of not licensing then confiscated the tent.
  • 27.05.2020:  the occupation authorities in the Wadi Hilweh district of the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem city, the citizen: Nasser Siyam, were forced to demolish by himself the addition of a building to his house after notifying him earlier, to avoid paying heavy fines in the event that the occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, on the pretext of No license.
  • 27.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a home {under construction} owned by Ibrahim Ibiniyat in Beit Dajan village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • 28.05.2020: The occupation authorities in the Jabal Al-Mukabber neighborhood of Jerusalem city forced Rasmiya Kassab Bashir to demolish her 85-square-meter house after notifying her earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event that the occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, on the pretext of not licensing.
  •  29. 05. 2020: The occupation authorities in the Ain Al-Loza area in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, forced Fares al-Khalis to demolish his house (under construction) after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  •  30.05.2020: Israeli authorities forced 2 residents:Ahmed Mohammed Suleiman Mashahra (120 square meters of house area) and his brother Imad (80 square meters of his house) to demolish their homes {under construction} After notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.

Settler Violence

44

-

44

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

2

-

2

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

  • At dawn on 29. 05. 2020 The occupying forces in the Old City of Hebron prevented the caller for prayer at Al-Ibrahimi mosque{ Tomb of the Patriarchs} from making the call for dawn prayers, and prevented citizens from the mosque , and allowed only a few to pray inside, while expelling citizens who had gathered to pray in the outer courtyards of the campus.
  • On 30.05.2020: 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.

Settlement Activity

3

-

3

  • On 05.05.2020, Israeli settler under the protection of the Israeli Military entered civilian owned agricultural land in Dura town and paved a road to be used by "Negahot" settlement located on civilian owned land in west Dura town.
  • On 06.05.2020, the Israeli Minister of Defence Naftali Bennett approved plans for the construction of 7000 new settlement units on land {approximately 1100 dunums} in Al-Khader town in Bethlehem district in order to expand Efrat settlement.
  • On 19.05.2020, The occupying forces continued (for the second day in a row), dredging the agricultural land of the citizens located near Hawara camp, to pave the street, which reaches 7 km long, through which 406 dunums will be confiscated "in the first phase", from the lands of the towns of Bieta, Hawara and the villages of Awarta, Burin, Yitma, Sawa and Yassuf.

Land Levelling

2

-

2

 

  • On 18. 05. 2020, Israeli forces positioned in the area between The Villages of Shufa and Kafa, an area estimated at 15 dunums of olive trees, located west of Avni Hafetz settlement, owned by Hamed family and, the residents of the village of Kafa, and Aref Yaacoub.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli forces levelled a plot of agricultural land located at the north entrance of Huwara town.

Settler Attacks

44

-

44

  • Israeli settler stoned residents and vehicles, stormed homes, uprooted trees, assaulted residents, stormed several villages and towns and slashed the tires of residential vehicle

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

Killings

2

3

4

Injuries

82

31

79

Arrests

314

189

321

Raids

314

228

200

Flying Checkpoints

206

132

294

Attacks

264

216

207

Attacks on Property

47

43

75

Home Demolition

13

4

9

Closure of Crossing Points

174

190

195

Attacks on Religious Sites

22

1

2

Settlement Activity & Settler attacks

76

70

4

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

Killings

A total of 4 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of May 2020 {4 in the West Bank and 0 in Gaza}:

  • 13.05.2020: Israeli forces killed the child: Ziyad Fadil Qisat {15 years old} {a resident of Al-Thahriya town} during clashes in Al-Fawar camp.
  • 14.05.2020: Israeli forces positioned near the North entrance of Beit Ummar town killed Baha Al-Din Mohammad Abdallah Al-Awawadeh {18 years old} {a resident of Deir Sammit village} after opening fire towards his vehicle.
  • 29.05.2020: Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Fadi Sarhan Adnan Samara {33 years old}{a resident of Abu Qash village} as he was driving his vehicle in Wadi Raya area located near Al-Nabi Saleh village.

30:05.2020: Israeli forces opened fire towards and killed Eyad Khairy Rawhi Al-Halaq {32 years old} {a special needs patient} {a resident of Wadi Al-Juz neighborhood in Jerusalem} in the old city of Jerusalem.

Injuries

A total of 79 injuries were reported in the month of May 2020 {75 Palestinians in the West Bank and 4 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 8 children, 3 fisherman and Journalist.

Arrests

During the month of May 2020, the Israeli military arrested 321 Palestinians (318 in the West Bank and 3 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (129); Ramallah (34); Jenin (45); Tulkarem (11); Qalqiliya (16); Nablus (15); Salfit (4); Jericho (4); Bethlehem (18); Hebron (42) and North Gaza (3).Among those arrested by the Israeli military were 25 children, 3 Women, 1 Journalist, 3 University students and 8 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 294 flying checkpoints in May 2020 (206 in March 2020 compared with 132 in April 2020 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 294 Flying checkpoints in the month of May 2020 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (7); Ramallah 21); Jenin (6);Tubas (1), Tulkarem (4); Qalqiliya (72); Nablus (38); Salfit (23); Jericho (22); Bethlehem (57) and Hebron (43).

 

 

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 200 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of May 2020, including 195 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 (36); Ramallah (23); Jenin (27); Tubas (2); Tulkarem (18); Qalqiliya (13); Nablus (19); Salfit (6); Jericho (6); Bethlehem (12); Hebron (33), Gaza (2), Central Gaza (2) and Khan Yunis (1) .

 

Attacks

A total of 207 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of May 2020 (103 in the West Bank and 104 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 59 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 67 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 36 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 45 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory.

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Attacks on residential areas in West Bank districts

 

Home Demolition

During the month of May 2020, the Israeli military demolished 9 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • 10.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a home {consisting of 2 floors and approximately 200 m2 each floor} owned by the family of Qassim Al-Barghouthi {a Palestinian Detainee} during their raid into Kobar town.
  •  14.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a storage den {used as housing} and several tents owned by residents near Al-Taybeh town.
  •  24.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a tent used for habitation in addition to a livestock shed owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Mohammad, in the wilderness of the village of Za'tara, in the pretext of not licensing then confiscated the tent.
  • 27.05.2020:  the occupation authorities in the Wadi Hilweh district of the Silwan neighbourhood of Jerusalem city, the citizen: Nasser Siyam, were forced to demolish by himself the addition of a building to his house after notifying him earlier, to avoid paying heavy fines in the event that the occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, on the pretext of No license.
  • 27.05.2020: Israeli forces demolished a home {under construction} owned by Ibrahim Ibiniyat in Beit Dajan village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • 28.05.2020: The occupation authorities in the Jabal Al-Mukabber neighborhood of Jerusalem city forced Rasmiya Kassab Bashir to demolish her 85-square-meter house after notifying her earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event that the occupation authorities carried out the demolition process, on the pretext of not licensing.
  •  29. 05. 2020: The occupation authorities in the Ain Al-Loza area in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, forced Fares al-Khalis to demolish his house (under construction) after notifying him earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.
  •  30.05.2020: Israeli authorities forced 2 residents:Ahmed Mohammed Suleiman Mashahra (120 square meters of house area) and his brother Imad (80 square meters of his house) to demolish their homes {under construction} After notifying them earlier, in order to avoid paying heavy fines in the event of the demolition by the occupation authorities, on the grounds of non-authorization.

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

 

Jerusalem:

  • On 11.05.2020, Israeli authorities extended the decision to close the Palestine TV office in Occupied East Jerusalem, and prevent its crews from operating in the city of Jerusalem and all lands in 1948.
  • On 17.05.2020, Israeli authorities closed the headquarters of the Jerusalem Hope Volunteer Association in the town of Beit Hanina, for a period of 6 months by decision of the Minister of Internal Security, "Gilad Ardan," and detained the Director of the association.
  • On 31.05.2020, the occupation forces in the industrial area of ​​Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood in Jerusalem city, handed over notifications to demolish and evacuate about 200 commercial and industrial establishments (vehicle repair shops, commercial stores and restaurants) until the end of the year

Jenin:

  • On 22.05.2020, Israeli forces set fire to approximately 120 Olive tress after a tear gas canisters exploded on agricultural land near agricultural land during clashes near the apartheid-separation wall located in Thahr Al-Abed village.

Tubas:

  • On 04.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished an agricultural room owned by Murad Awni Abu Jabr {a resident of Tayassir village} near Al-Aqbat village located in the North Jordan valley for allegedly being built without a license.
  • On 11.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned in Sahel al-Buqei'a area located in the northern Jordan Valley, and received a notification to stop work on building an agricultural (barracks) owned by the citizen: Rami Bani Odeh, on the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 14.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished Livestock sheds located in Ras Al-Ahmar area of the North Jordan valley owned by Jarrah Saqr Bani Odeh.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished 4 stands for selling vegetables and fruits along road 90 in Ein Al-Bayda village, on the pretext of not licensing.

Tulkarem:

  • On 13.05.2020, Israeli forces responsible for guarding the separation wall, adjacent to the town of Deir al-Ghusun, caused material damage to a number of Palestinian vehicles parked near the openings in the separation wall.

Nablus:

  • On 02.05.2020, Israeli forces prevented residents from participating in an event to plow the lands located in east Al-Sawiya village in preparation for their cultivation and protection from settler attacks, on the pretext that it is a closed military zone.
  • On 16.05.2020, Israeli forces residents from entering agricultural land located in Al-Karam Al-Gharbi area located in Qaryout village located near "Eli" settlement.
  • On 26.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished an agricultural den owned by Marwan Shawkat Abu Kutb in Khillet Al-Khashabat located in Aqraba town for allegedly being built without a license.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished a tourist site owned by Lena Al-Aghbar in Sabastiya village for allegdly being built without a license.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished Fences in the vicinity of "Maxim Land Resort", as well as the road leading to it, owned by Waddah Abdel-Haq along the bypass near Zuwata village for allegdly being built without a license.

Salfit:

  • On 03.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned in Khillet area located in Deir Istiya town served a military order for the demolition of a water collection well owned by Muneer Khalil Ahmad Mansour.
  • On 03.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned in the north area of Qarawt Bani Hassan served military orders to halt construction on 2 homes owned by Yassin Nabil Merhi and Abdul Hakim Aziz Mer'i and also served a military order to demolish an agricultural den owned by Jalal Kan'an Mir'i for allegedly being built with out licences because of their locations in Area C which is under Israeli Military and Administrative control.
  • On 03.05.2020,  Israeli forces positioned in Al-Nuwitef area located in the north area of Qarawt Bani Hassan prevented several residents from herding their livestock on land and chased them out of the area for allegedly being near a settlement located in the area.
  • On 14.05.2020, Israeli forces in Khilet Al-Jama area located in west Deir Istiya town served military orders to halt construction on an agricultural den and a water collection well owned by Hussien Zidan.
  • On 25.05.2020, Israeli forces in the western area of ​​Al-Zawiya town handed over notifications to demolish 10 water collection wells, under the pretext of not licensing, owned by Maher Qadous, Munir Shamlawi, Ribhi Abu Nabaa, Adnan Ali Hamdan, Nizam Hammouda, Haroun Moqadi, Jamal Musleh, Raji Shaqur and Shehadeh Dahbour.

Jericho:

  • On 04.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished a water collection well {under construction} owned by Anwar Mahmoud Abu Judat in Al-Jiftlik village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • On 13.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished the foundations of a home {under construction} owned by Mohammad Mahmoud Ka'abna and demolished a barracks owned by Soliman Muslim Suwarkat during their raid into Fasayil village.
  • On 20.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned near the spring area of Al-Oja village, issued a notification to halt construction on 2 storage dens owned by Ali Al Rashaideh and to evacuate the area, under the pretext of not being licensed because of its location in the classified area (C) under Israeli control.

Bethlehem:

  • On 01.05.2020, Israeli forces stormed Carmizan area located in North West Beit Jalla city and destroyed several
    Beehives owned by Nasr Nimr Abd Rabbo then confiscated them.
  • On 11.05.2020, Israeli forces in Nahalin town delivered notices to stop work on the construction of 8 houses, retaining walls and electricity poles, on the pretext of not licensing, and the houses are owned by citizens: Mahmoud Abdullah Najahra (a 3-storey house), Issam Mahmoud Shakarnah, Amjad Youssef Ghayada, Fares Lutfi Najara, Hazaa Asaad Najara, Adel Ratib Najjar, Hisham Naim Shakarnah, and Thaib Ismail Shakarnah.
  • On 15.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned in the areas of Khalat al-Adas, Tayel and Wadi Musa in Nahalin town served notices of suspension of work on the construction of 8 houses (known by their owners): Moataz Hassan Najara ( house under construction), Musa Hassan Ghiaza - (agricultural room) and Mohammed Jamil Fann - (agricultural room).
  • On 18.05.2020,  Israeli forces demolished a room {approximately 80 m2} owned by Fayez Abd Rabbo in Al-Waljat village for allegedly being built without a license
  • On 25.05.2020, Israeli forces demolished a livestock shed owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Mohammad, in the wilderness of the village of Za'tara, in the pretext of not licensing.
  • On 26.05.2020, Israeli forces in Al-Walajah village served notifications to stop construction work on 5 houses, on the pretext of not licensing, owned by citizens: Raafat Raed Abu Al-Teen, Hatem Al-Atrash, Ahmed Al-Kuntar, Ahmed Jawabreh, and Mustafa Ibrahim Al-Atrash.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli forces in Al-Walajah village served notifications to stop construction work on 4 houses, on the pretext of not licensing, owned by citizens: Majed Nasrallah Al-Amor, Mohammed Nasrallah Al-Amor, Mohammed Khaled Sarasra, and Munther Mohammed Al-Amor.
  • On 28.05.2020, the Israeli occupation forces stopped work on a project to rehabilitate the cemetery road in the village of Al-Rashaideh, on the grounds that it was an area under Israeli control.
  • On 28.05.2020, the occupation forces in Artas village stopped work on the construction foundation excavation in Bark Sulaiman area in the village, owned by Ammar Mustafa Odeh. They also confiscated the keys to the bulldozer that was operating in the place.

Hebron:

  • On 15.05.2020, a fire broke out in the wheat and barley crops planted on an area of about 2 dunums in the village of Menzel, southeast of Yatta town, as a result of the fall of lighting shells fired by the occupying forces in the sky of the area, where the residents were able to prevent the spread of fire to other areas, and the wheat and barley crops belong to a citizen of the family: Rashid.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli Forces positioned in Farsh Al-Hawa area located in North West Hebron city demolished 3 agricultural rooms, under the pretext of non-licensing, owned by citizens: Raed Muhammad Al-Jaafara, and his two brothers, Raed and Wael. They also leveled a plot of land planted with agricultural crops, covering an area of ​​2 acres.
  • On 28.05.2020, the Occupation Forces in the Old City of Hebron prevented employees of the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee from completing the restoration and maintenance work on the Ibrahimi Mosque, on the pretext that they did not possess a permit from the Occupation Forces (knowing that work inside the Ibrahimi Mosque is within the powers of the Ministry of Awqaf and Affairs Religious in coordination with the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee).
  • On 31.05.2020, Israeli forces in the village of Berin village served notices to demolish five brick and tin-based houses and the village council building owned by Mahmoud Ibrahim Awad Burqan, his son Samer, Atta Naeem Burqan, Bashir Abdul Ghani Barqan, and Nour Abdul Rahman Abdul Ghani Barqan.

North Gaza:

  • On 08.05.2020, Israeli gunboats damaged a fishing boat owned by Suhiel bakr after opening fire towards it off the shore of the Sudanese area, west of the town of Beit Lahia.

Confiscation of Property:

Jenin:

  • On 12.05.2020: Israeli forces confiscated sums of money from Attia Muhammad Yunus's home, and a gold coin from Nazmi Muhammad Yunus's home during their raid into Ya'bad town.

Tubas:

  • On 14.05.2020: Israeli forces confiscated water pipe lines owned by Muwafaq Abdel-Raziq located in Al-Buqa'a area in the North Jordan valley.

Qalqiliya:

  • On 03.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned in the area between Ras Atiya and Magharat Al-Dab'a villages confiscated construction equipment and a Lever owned by Na'im Abdel-Qadder as he was digging a well on land owned by Tayseer Mohammad Mara'bat.
  • On 18.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated a Bulldozer owned by Majdi Hashim Mohammed Hamad - Residents of Hajjah village, while working on his land in the village of Immatin.

Nablus:

  • On 14.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned at a flying checkpoint located at the entrance of Beita town confiscated a vehicle after detaining 3 residents from the vehicle.
  • On 20.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated a trailer owned by Mohammad Hamad in Faroush Beit Dajan village for allegedly not being licensed.
  • On 27.05.2020, Israeli forces in the Jabal Ebal area, north of the city of Nablus, confiscated equipment belonging to the Municipality of Nablus, while it was working to open a street up the mountain.

Salfit:

  • On 07.05.2020, Israeli forces positioned near Hares village confiscated e a bulldozer, owned by Waheed Al-Sheikh - residents of Azzun ffown in Qalqilya district , on the pretext of working on land located in the classified area (C) under Israeli control.

Jericho:

  • On 20.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated water pipe lines {used for agricultural and livestock irrigation purposes} in Khirbeit Allan area in Jiftlik village.
  • On 31.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated a tractor owned by Mohammad Ali Zabidat near the entrance of Al-Zabidat village.

Bethlehem:

  • On 01.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated several Beehives owned by Nasr Nimr Abd Rabbo as they stormed Carmizan area located in North West Beit Jalla city.
  • On 03.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated a bulldozer owned by Nael Abu Arrish {a resident of Halhul town} during their raid into Marah Rabah village.
  • On 25.05.2020. Israeli forces confiscated a tent used for habitation owned by Hazem Hashem Abu Mohammad, in the wilderness of the village of Za'tara, in the pretext of not licensing.

Hebron:

  • On 11.05.2020, Israeli forces confiscated steel bridges and construction equipment owned by Ra'fat Sarhan Nasser-aldin in Farsh Al-Hawa area located in North Hebron city.

North Gaza:

  • On 13.05.2020, Israeli gunboats in the open sea off the coast of Al-Sudaniya area, west of the town of Beit Lahiya, confiscated a fishing boat after they detained 2 fishermen on board.

 Settlement Activity:

  • On 05.05.2020, Israeli settler under the protection of the Israeli Military entered civilian owned agricultural land in Dura town and paved a road to be used by "Negahot" settlement located on civilian owned land in west Dura town.
  • On 06.05.2020, the Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett approved plans for the construction of 7000 new settlement units on land {approximately 1100 dunums} in Al-Khader town in Bethlehem district in order to expand Efrat settlement.
  • On 19.05.2020, The occupying forces continued (for the second day in a row), dredging the agricultural land of the citizens located near Hawara camp, to pave the street, which reaches 7 km long, through which 406 dunums will be confiscated "in the first phase", from the lands of the towns of Bieta, Hawara and the villages of Awarta, Burin, Yitma, Sawa and Yassuf.

Settler Violence:

  1. incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of May 2020 including:

Jerusalem:

  • On 06.05.2020, a settler, accompanied by a trained (police) dog in the city of Jerusalem assaulted Montaser Ahmad Issa - residents of Jerusalem, while he was driving an Israeli "Egged" bus as he passed through the settlement of Pisgat Zeev" after unleashed dogs to attack him and as a result left him with injuries after the dog bit and scratched him.
  • On 18.05.2020, an Israeli settler positioned along Salah Al-Din road in the old city of Jerusalem attacked and stabbed a child with a knife and as a result left the child hospitalized.
  • On 24.05.2020. A group of Israeli settlers positioned at Salah Al-Din road in Jerusalem city assaulted 2 residents: Ashraf Al-Shweiki and Dalia Al-Nimri. Leaving them hospitalized with contusions.

Ramallah &Al-Bireh:

  • On 07.05.2020, a group of settlers entered a plot of agricultural land located between the villages of Umm Safa and Deir Sudan, in an attempt to seize it, and later withdrew after the citizens went to the place to confront the settlers.
  • On 08.05.2020, a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of Al-Mughair village and chopped down approximately 40 olive trees owned: Rawhi Marwah al-Na`san and Samir Khaled Abu Alia.
  • On 22.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers riding in 4 vehicles stormed Al-Tireh neighborhood in Ramallah city then withdrew 
  • On 22.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Deir Ibzi' village then withdrew 
  • On 22.05.2020 ,  a group of Israeli settlers riding in 4 vehicles stormed Al-Tireh neighborhood in Ramallah city then withdrew
  • On 25.05.2020 a group of Israeli settlers stormed Sahel area in Turmus'aya town and opened fire towards 2 residents as they were working on agricultural land and as a result left them hospitalized
  • On 26.05.2020, a group of settlers, with the protection of the occupation forces, bulldozed an area of ​​about 47 dunums of citizens ’land owned by citizens from the town of Deir Dibwan and the village of Ramon, in an attempt to seize it. The occupation forces also interfered and prevented Citizens have access to their lands.

Tulkarem:

  • On 21.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers set fire to agricultural land located in Ramin village located near "Enav" settlement and as a result destroyed several Olive and Almond trees on land approximately 400 dunums owned by Imad Soliman.
  • On 24.05.2020 , a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Shufat village, assaulted several farmers and chopped off the limbs of several Olive trees then withdrew 

Nablus:

  • On 01.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed Ein Silon spring in Qaryut village, is located near the "Shilo" settlement.
  • On 06.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed pastoral land located in Bab Al-Wad area near Burqa village and Homish settlement and assaulted the resident: Harbi Mohammad Ali Abboud {a resident of Beit Immrin village} as he was herding his goats and as a result left him with a fractured foot and contusions then they stole 70 goats.
  • On 11.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural nursery along the main road, Nablus - Tulkarem, stole a number of seedlings of fruit trees, pipes for watering crops, and other agricultural equipment.
  • On 14.05.2020 a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitshar" settlement positioned along the bypass road located near the settlement stoned several vehicles travelling along the road then attempted to raid Burin village during which local residents prevented them from entering the village and chased them away from the area.
  •  On 16.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitshar" settlement stormed agricultural land in Einbus village and assaulted Eyad Fawzi Hussien as he was working on agricultural land and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • On 17.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Ras Al-Deir Ariya located in Yitma village and chopped off the limbs of approximately 40 Olive trees owned by Mohammad Naseem Al-Najjar.
  • On 19.05.2020, a group of settlers from the settlement of "Rahalem" set fire to large areas of citizens' land planted with agricultural crops and olive trees belonging to the village of Al-Sawiya.
  • On 21.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers from "Rehelim" settlement located in Yitma village attacked the home of Mohammad Jasser Snoubar then stoned the home and as a result injured 2 residents with fractures and contusions.
  • On 21.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers positioned near "Yitshar" settlement located in North Huwara town stoned several vehicles and merchant shops in the area and as a result injured 4 residents.
  • On 22.05.2020, an Israeli settler guarding "Brachat" settlement located in east Burin village temporarily detained Nader Dihishat Qaddus then released him at 14:00.
  • On 22.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitzhar" settlement entered Al-Lahif area located between Assira Al-Qibliya and Orif villages then set fire to residential owned agricultural land.
  • On 24.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitzhar" settlement attempted to enter "AlKantari" park located in Huwara town and opened random fire in the area.
  • On 26.05.2020, a group of settlers positioned near the junction of "Shafi Shamron" settlement, closed the Iron Gate on the main street connecting Nablus - Jenin, and threw stones at residents travelling along the road.

Salfit:

  •  On 05.05.2020, an Israeli settler dumped waste on civilian owned land located near the North entrance of Salfit city.
  • On 25.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Harris village located near "Ravava" settlement and uprooted 200 Olive trees owned by local residents.

Bethlehem:

  • On 06.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers stormed civilian land near Efrat settlement in Al-Khader town and uprooted 450 Grape vines owned by Ibrahim Soliman Subieh.
  • On 15.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers driving a vehicle stormed Teqou' town then local residents forced them to leave the area at 03:30.
  • On 15.05.2020, a group of settlers of the "Gavot" settlement entered the agricultural lands of the residents of Wadi Al Jamjum, which is affiliated with the town of Nahalin, and cut the branches of about 40 olive trees owned by the citizens: Muhammad Yusef Fannoun, Yusef Abdel Rahman Fannoun, and his two brothers Naim and Taha.
  • On 17.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers raided Teqou' town and stoned a Municipality building.

Hebron:

  • On 05.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers herded their goats on civilian owned land located in the area between Beit Awwa town and Khursa village then provoked residents in the area.
  • On 08.05.2020 , a group of settlers entered the agricultural lands of the citizens near the village of Khirbet Bir El-Ad, located in the southeast of the town of Yatta, and stole the carnation crop of the citizens, and also prevented the citizens from watering their sheep from the wells of the region.
  • On 19.05.2020. a group of Israeli settlers positioned in Tel Al-Rumayda neighborhood located in the old city of Hebron attacked the home of Tayseer Abu Aishat and assaulted the residents of the home.
  • On 23.05.2020 a group of Israeli settlers armed with steel bars stormed Al-Sahlat area located in the old city of Hebron and assaulted 2 residents leaving then hospitalized with contusions.
  • On 24.05.2020, a group of settlers near Havat Ma'on settlement, established between the villages of Tuba and al-Tuwani, set fire to wheat and barley crops planted on an area of ​​about 30 dunums owned Fadel Rubi'i, and Mofadi Rubi'i.
  • On 25.05.2020, an Israeli settlers vehicle travelling along the bypass road near Al-Dirat village in east Yatta town ran over a herd of goats owned by Habib Al-Adrat and as a result killed 3 goats and left 12 other goats with fractures.
  • On 30.05.2020 a group of Israeli settlers positioned in the old city of Hebron stoned and threw trash towards residents near Al-Shalalt road in the city.
  • On 30.05.2020, a group of Israeli settlers from "Migon" settlement installed a tent on land in the village of Al-Tawani, east of Yatta in an attempt to establish a new settlement outpost.
  • On 31.05.2020, Israeli settlers from Migon settlement caravan was erected next to a tent erected (as mentioned in the previous report) on the territory of the citizens near the village of Al-Tawani, east of Yatta town, in an attempt to establish a new settlement outpost.

Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 195 occasions during the month of May 2020. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 136 occasions. Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing opened only for previously-coordinated humanitarian cases and foreign nationals and Karm Abu Salem (Karem Shalom) Crossing for 19 days for transportation of food supplies, humanitarian aid, and cooking gas. In addition to allowing in animal feed, construction cargo designated for UNRWA and internationally-funded projects was transported through the Crossing. Sufa Crossing was closed throughout the month. On the other hand, the Israeli authorities have continued to unilaterally close Ash Shuja’iya (Nahal ‘Oz) Crossing. Beginning on 02 March 2011, the Israeli authorities has also continued to completely close Al Muntar (Karnei) Commercial Crossing.

 

The Israeli military closed international crossing points on 59 occasions. Rafah Crossing was closed on 28 occasions. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

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