Monthly Report October 2018

Total: 3042

 

MONTHLY SUMMARY OF ISRAELI VIOLATIONS

01 October 2018 – 31 October 2018

The following summary tables and overview of events survey hostile Israeli activities during the period 01 October 2018 to October 31 2018. 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 October  2018

  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green line opened fire towards agricultural land in east Al-Maghazi camp and an as a result killed Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar Al-Arqawi {78 years old} while he was farming his land.
  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing located in North Beit Hanon town during the march of return and as a result killed the child: Ahmad Samir Harb Abu Habil {15 years old}, injured 7 residents and left 17 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed 2 residents {including a child}: Fares Hafez Abdel Aziz Sersawi {13 years old}{A resident of Gaza City} and Mahmoud Akram Mohammed Abu Samaan {23 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat refugee camp},injured 29 resident {including a paramedic and a journalist} and left 56 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khuza'a town located in east Khan Yunis city and as a result killed Mohammad Fathi Hussien Mu'hsin Al-Raqab {18 years old} {A resident of Bani Suhayla town}, injured 32 residents {including a Paramedic -critically injured and a Journalist} and left 64 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 7th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned at "Yitshar" settlement junction, stoned residents and vehicles travelling in the area and as a result injured 2 residents {including a woman}: Soniya Tal'at Mohammad Yusef and Fawaz Yusef Hassan Assassat then withdrew under the protection of the Israeli Military.
  • October 12th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned at Za'tara junction military checkpoint stoned a vehicle travelling along the main road and a as result killed Ayisha Mohammad Tallal Al-Rabi {47 years old} {a resident of Bidya town} after the stone fractured her head and broke her vehicles windshield.
  • October 12th 2018: Wissam Abdel-Majid Nayef Shaladat {28 years old} {A resident of Sa'ir town in Hebron city} {A Palestinian Detainee} died in Israeli prisons as he was imprisoned since 2015.
  • October 12th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed 2 residents: Affifi Mahmoud Atta Affifi {18 years old}{A resident of Gaza city} and Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas {20 years old}{A resident of Al-Shiekh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city}, injured 35 residents {including a journalist} and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 12th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp participating in the right of return march and as a result killed 4 residents including a child: Ahmed Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Naim {17 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat camp}, Mohammed Abdulhafeez Yousef Ismail {29 years old}{A resident of Al Bureij camp}, Ahmed Ibrahim Zaki Al-Taweel {27 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat camp}, and Abdullah Barham Suleiman Al-Daghmeh {25 years old} A resident of Abbassan Al-Jadida town in Khan Yunis district}, injured 29 residents and left 10 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Harris village junction opened fire towards Eliyas Saleh Yassin {22 years old} {a resident of Bidya town} and as a result killed him for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler.
  • October 16th 2018: Saddam Al-Abed Mohammad Abu Shalash {27 years old}{A resident of Jabaliya camp} died of died of critical injuries sustained after Israeli forces opened fire towards demonstrators in North West Beit Lahiya town on October 15th 2018.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli Military aircraft's launched missiles towards Palestinian gunmen sites located in Um Insar village located in North Beit Lahiya town and as a result killed   Naji Jamal Mohammad Al-Za'anin {25 years old} {a resident of Beit Hanun town} and left 3 others injured {including 2 critically injured}.
  • October 22nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron opened fire towards and killed Mohammad Ma'amer Arif Rifa'i Al-Atrash {42 year old} {for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier}.
  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Nablus city and as a result injured Sajid Jibril {14 years old} after he was run over by a Israeli military vehicle.
  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Deir Al-Balah city during the march of return and as a result killed Muntasir Mohammad Ismail Al-Baz {17 years old}and injured 6 residents
  •  October 24th 2018: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Tammoun town and as a result killed Mohammad Mahmoud Sa'ed {21 years old}, injured 6 residents and left 5 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya village fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed Othman Ahmad Ali Al-Daduwat {33 years old}, injured 8 residents and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Jabaliya town during the march of return and as a result killed Mohammad Khalid Mahmoud Abdel-Nabi {27 years old} {A resident of Jabaliya town}, injured 214 residents {including 1 paramedics in North Gaza} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp participating in the right of return march and as a result killed Mujahid Ziyad Zaki Aqel {23 years old}   injured 214 residents {including 6 paramedics and 4 journalist} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khan Yunis city participating in the right of return march and as a result killed 3 residents: Nassar Ayad Nassar Abu Taim {19 years old}, {A resident of Khuza'a town}, Ahmad Sa'id Abdul Aziz Abu Libdeh {22 years old}{A resident of Bani Suhaila town} and Ayash Ghassan Ayesh Shaath {22 years old}{A resident of Al-Fakhari town}, injured 214 residents {including a journalist from Khan Yunis city} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 28th 2018: Yahya Badr Mohammad Al-Al-Hasnat {37 years old}{A resident of Al-Ma'arqat town} died of serious injuries sustained during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp in Central Gaza on October 26th 2018.
  • October 28th 2018: Yahya Badr Mohammad Al-Al-Hasnat {37 years old}{A resident of Al-Ma'arqat town} died of serious injuries sustained during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp in Central Gaza on October 26th 2018.

 

Summary Table of Events in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – October 2018

Event

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Total

Comments

Killing

6

25

31

A total of  31 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of October  2018 {6 in the West Bank and 25 in Gaza}:

  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green line opened fire towards agricultural land in east Al-Maghazi camp and an as a result killed Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar Al-Arqawi {78 years old} while he was farming his land.
  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing located in North Beit Hanon town during the march of return and as a result killed the child: Ahmad Samir Harb Abu Habil {15 years old}, injured 7 residents and left 17 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed 2 residents {including a child}: Fares Hafez Abdel Aziz Sersawi {13 years old}{A resident of Gaza City} and Mahmoud Akram Mohammed Abu Samaan {23 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat refugee camp},injured 29 resident {including a paramedic and a journalist} and left 56 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khuza'a town located in east Khan Yunis city and as a result killed Mohammad Fathi Hussien Mu'hsin Al-Raqab {18 years old} {A resident of Bani Suhayla town}, injured 32 residents {including a Paramedic -critically injured and a Journalist} and left 64 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 12th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned at Za'tara junction military checkpoint stoned a vehicle travelling along the main road and a as result killed Ayisha Mohammad Tallal Al-Rabi {47 years old} {a resident of Bidya town} after the stone fractured her head and broke her vehicles windshield.
  • October 12th 2018: Wissam Abdel-Majid Nayef Shaladat {28 years old} {A resident of Sa'ir town in Hebron city} {A Palestinian Detainee} died in Israeli prisons as he was imprisoned since 2015.
  • October 12th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed 2 residents: Affifi Mahmoud Atta Affifi {18 years old}{A resident of Gaza city} and Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas {20 years old}{A resident of Al-Shiekh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city}, injured 35 residents {including a journalist} and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 12th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp participating in the right of return march and as a result killed 4 residents including a child: Ahmed Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Naim {17 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat camp}, Mohammed Abdulhafeez Yousef Ismail {29 years old}{A resident of Al Bureij camp}, Ahmed Ibrahim Zaki Al-Taweel {27 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat camp}, and Abdullah Barham Suleiman Al-Daghmeh {25 years old} A resident of Abbassan Al-Jadida town in Khan Yunis district}, injured 29 residents and left 10 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Harris village junction opened fire towards Eliyas Saleh Yassin {22 years old} {a resident of Bidya town} and as a result killed him for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler.
  • October 16th 2018: Saddam Al-Abed Mohammad Abu Shalash {27 years old}{A resident of Jabaliya camp} died of died of critical injuries sustained after Israeli forces opened fire towards demonstrators in North West Beit Lahiya town on October 15th 2018.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli Military aircraft's launched missiles towards Palestinian gunmen sites located in Um Insar village located in North Beit Lahiya town and as a result killed   Naji Jamal Mohammad Al-Za'anin {25 years old} {a resident of Beit Hanun town} and left 3 others injured {including 2 critically injured}.
  • October 22nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron opened fire towards and killed Mohammad Ma'amer Arif Rifa'i Al-Atrash {42 year old} {for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier}.
  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Deir Al-Balah city during the march of return and as a result killed Muntasir Mohammad Ismail Al-Baz {17 years old}and injured 6 residents
  •  October 24th 2018: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Tammoun town and as a result killed Mohammad Mahmoud Sa'ed {21 years old}, injured 6 residents and left 5 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya village fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed Othman Ahmad Ali Al-Daduwat {33 years old}, injured 8 residents and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Jabaliya town during the march of return and as a result killed Mohammad Khalid Mahmoud Abdel-Nabi {27 years old} {A resident of Jabaliya town}, injured 214 residents {including 1 paramedics in North Gaza} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp participating in the right of return march and as a result killed Mujahid Ziyad Zaki Aqel {23 years old}   injured 214 residents {including 6 paramedics and 4 journalist} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khan Yunis city participating in the right of return march and as a result killed 3 residents: Nassar Ayad Nassar Abu Taim {19 years old}, {A resident of Khuza'a town}, Ahmad Sa'id Abdul Aziz Abu Libdeh {22 years old}{A resident of Bani Suhaila town} and Ayash Ghassan Ayesh Shaath {22 years old}{A resident of Al-Fakhari town}, injured 214 residents {including a journalist from Khan Yunis city} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 28th 2018: Yahya Badr Mohammad Al-Al-Hasnat {37 years old}{A resident of Al-Ma'arqat town} died of serious injuries sustained during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp in Central Gaza on October 26th 2018.
  • October 28th 2018: Yahya Badr Mohammad Al-Al-Hasnat {37 years old}{A resident of Al-Ma'arqat town} died of serious injuries sustained during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp in Central Gaza on October 26th 2018.

Injuries

80

780

860

A total of 860 injuries were reported in the month of October 2018 (80 Palestinians in the West Bank and 780 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 7 children, 1 Woman, 21 Journalists and 14 Paramedic.

Attacks

177

192

369

A total of 369 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of October 2018 (177 in the West Bank and 192 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 115 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 96 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 81 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 14 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 63 from air strikes.

Raids

539

8

547

The Israeli military carried out a total of 547 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of October 2018, including 539 in the West Bank and 8 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (53); Ramallah (51); Jenin (38); Tubas (8); Tulkarem (106); Qalqiliya (60); Nablus (72); Salfit (21); Jericho (2); Bethlehem (58); Hebron (64), North Gaza (4), Gaza (1), Central Gaza (2) and Rafah (1).

Arrests

439

9

448

During the month of October 2018, the Israeli military arrested 448 Palestinians (439 in the West Bank and 9 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (88); Ramallah (45); Jenin (27); Tubas (8); Tulkarem (76); Qalqiliya (35); Nablus (37); Salfit (19); Jericho (6); Bethlehem (52); Hebron (46),North Gaza (6), Central Gaza (2) and Khan Yunis (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 29 children, 9 women, and 2 University students, 2 Fishermen, 1 Journalist and 4 Security Force Officers.

Temporary Detention

71

6

77

The Israeli Military Temporarily detained 77 residents during the month of October 2018 including 12 children, 5 Women, 6 fishermen, 1 Journalist and 5 Security Force officers.

Closure of Crossing Points

0

153

153

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 40 occasions during the month of October 2018. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 113 occasions.

Flying

Checkpoints

320

-

320

The Israeli military set up 320 Flying checkpoints in the month of October 2018 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (11); Ramallah (47); Jenin (14);Tubas (6), Tulkarem (19); Qalqiliya (59); Nablus (17); Salfit (40); Jericho (17); Bethlehem (42) and Hebron (48).

Expulsion

8

-

8

During the Month of October 2018 Israeli courts in Occupied Jerusalem issued the following expulsion orders:

  • October 1st 2018: Israeli authorities issued an order banning Amin Al-Abbasi {A Security Guard at Al-Aqsa mosque compound} from Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem for a period of 3 months as a condition for his release from Israeli Police custody after he was detained at an earlier time.
  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued an order banning Thaer Fasfous {A resident of Shu'fat camp} from entering Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem for a period of 2 weeks as a condition for his release from Israeli Police custody after he was detained at an earlier time.
  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued an order banning 2 residents: Abed Barbar and Mustafa Al-Hashlamoun {Both are residents of Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem city} from entering Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem for a period of 60 days as a condition for their release from Israeli Police custody after they were detained at an earlier time.
  • October 10th 2018: Israeli authorities in Jerusalem city issued orders banning 3 residents: Hamza Al-Nabali, Khalil Al-Tarhouni and Ahmad Abu Aliya from Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem for a period of 15 days.
  • October 20th 2018: Israeli authorities issued an order for banning Loia Al-Rajabi {A resident of Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem city} from entering the old city of Jerusalem for a period of 3 days and fined him 1500 NIS as a condition for his release from Israeli Police custody.

Land Confiscation

2

-

2

  • October 9th 2018: Israeli forces served a military order for the confiscation 8 dunums {acres} of land in the west area of Al-Zawiya town for alleged military purposes.
  • October 28th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Budrous village and served a military order to the local village council for the confiscation of 40 dunums of residential owned land for alleged military purposes.

Provocation of Palestinian Security Forces

2

-

2

  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near the entrance of Izbit Al-Tabib village temporarily seized a Palestinian Police force vehicle as it was on duty inspecting a traffic accident in area C which is under Israeli Military and administrative control thus preening them from doing their job then released them at a later time.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli forces positioned at Immatin village junction temporarily seized a Palestinian Customs Police vehicle as it was exiting Immatin village while on duty then allowed it to pass through at a later time.

Destruction of Public and Private property

25

3

28

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

Confiscation of Public and Private property

29

6

35

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

Home Occupation

4

=

4

  • October 3rd 2018: group of Israeli settlers from "Alad settlement" association stormed and seized 2 apartments approximately 160 square meters built on land approximately 800 square meters which is planted with Almond and Olive trees in Wadi Halhul area located in Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem city which is owned by Yusef Fatiha who is currently residing in the United States of America and is rented out to Masauda family.
  • October 4th 2018: Israeli settlers stormed Al-Sa'diya neighborhood in Jerusalem city and seized a home owned by Adeeb Judat.
  • October 24th 2018: Israeli forces seized a home owned by Jawad Abu Isneneh located in Batn Al-Hawa area in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem city and handed it to the "Ateret Cohnim" settlement Association (under the pretext of owning the house that is located in a 5-storey building that was seized in 2015 except for the house of Jawad Abu Sneineh).

Home Demolitions

15

-

15

During the month of October 2018, the Israeli military demolished 15 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • October 8th 2018: Israeli authorities in Beit Hanina town forced Ayman Na'im Kawazba to demolish his 100 m2 home after receiving a military order for the demolition for being built without a license and imposed a hefty financial penalty.
  • October  9th 2018: Israeli forces demolished 3 homes owned by Jibril Ahmad Ismail Abu Arram, Mohammad Ali Mohammad Abu Arram and Khalil Yunis Abu Arram located in Halawat village located in south east Yatta town for allegedly being built without a license and confiscated Solar panels used for an electrical generator.
  • October 11th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home and a livestock shed owned by Omar Aref Ibshirat located in Al-Hadadiya village in the North Jordan valley for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Jabal Al-Mukabir neighborhood in Jerusalem city and demolished a 100 m2 home owned by the family of Khalil Za'atra for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Mahmoud Shihada Abu Taha {approximately 230 m2 and consists of 2 floors} for allegedly being built without a license during their raid into Khilat Al-Mayat village located in east Yatta town.
  • October 17th 2018 Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Musalam Ma'rouf Musalam Khirbiet Um Al-Marjam village located near Duma village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October  17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a love stock den owned by Abdel-Min'em Al-Hamoudat located in in Khirbeit Aghiyoun village located in south Al-Samou' town for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished 2 tents owned by Khader Al-Nawaj'a located near Rajil Al-Hamra area in Susiiya village located in east Yatta town for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October  18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {80 m}, 3 tents , 2 livestock dens {200 and 300 m} and a livestock den {500 m} owned by Khalid Rushdi Mohammad Sawafta on Bardala village located in the North Jordan valley.
  • October 18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {consisting of 3 floors} owned by Khamis Matariya for allegedly being built without a license in Al-Bireh city.
  • October 18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Musalam Ma'rouf Musalam Khirbiet Um Al-Marjam village located near Duma village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 29th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {under construction} owned by Salah Mohammad Fahidat for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 31st 2018: Israeli forces demolished 2 storage rooms owned by Jihad Burqan and Fadil Burqan in the Birien village located between Bani Na'im and Yatta towns for allegedly being built without a license.

Settler Violence

70

-

70

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

26

-

26

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

  • October  24th 2018: Israeli forces assaulted several monks, nuns and demonstrators near the entrance to the Coptic Monastery of the Sultan near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem in protest against the restoration work carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities inside the monastery for the Ahbash without the approval of the Coptic Church and proceeded to assault a monk as they detained him
  • October 28th 2018: Israeli forces stormed, searched and took photograph's of a Mosque during their raid into Aqraba town.

Assault on Education Sector

5

-

5

  • October 10th 2018: Israeli forces removed the students from their class rooms as they clashed with several residents and as a result injured 2 residents after Israeli settlers stoned a school as they stormed Orif village.
  • October  14th 2018: Israeli forces issued a military order for closure of a Secondary school located in the area between Al-Sawiya and Al-Libban Al-Sharqiya starting from the morning of October 15th 2018 until further notice for alleged stoning towards Israeli military vehicles that travel along the main road connecting Ramallah and Nablus districts.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Khoudary College campus in Al-Arrub town and fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several students for alleged stoning then withdrew at 15:40.
  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces dismantled 2 caravans used as classrooms for "Marwan Imjali secondary school" in Khirbiet Deir Ibziq village and is used to teach 26 local students then proceeded to confiscate the structure and served a military order to halt construction of concrete walls which will surround the school and the paving of a 500 M road which will lead to the area of the school.
  • October 25th 2018: Israeli forces positioned in the old city of Hebron fired stun and tear gas canisters towards Al-Nahda Secondary school for alleged stoning by students and as a result left several school children suffocated from tear gas inhalation.

Settlement Activity

7

0

7

  • October  11th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Khliat Thahir Al-Ain area located in Al-Khader town which is also located between "Danail" and "Al-Eizar" settlements and leveled a plot of land planted with Olive trees and is owned by Ibrahim Mohammad Musa.
  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces leveled a road which leads to residential owned land which is under threat of confiscation in Jabal Al-Risan area located in Ras Kar Kar village.
  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces positioned at Khilat Al-Nakhlah area located near Irtas village leveled residential owned land in order to pave a road leading to "Evrat" settlement.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of 31 settlement units and 3 kindergartens located in the old city of Hebron on land occupied in 1967.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Ka'eb Al-Sultan area located in Khalayil Al-Louz village leveled a plot of land in order to pave a settlement road connecting the area to "Evrat" settlement.
  • October 21st 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Ka'eb Al-Sultan area located in Khalayil Al-Louz village leveled a plot of land in order to pave a settlement road connecting the area to "Evrat" settlement.
  • October 28th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron and placed mobile trailers in the compound courtyard and the central vegetable market located nearby for alleged settlement purposes.

Palestinian Attacks

0

35

35

During the month of  October  2018, Palestinian gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement on 35 occasions:

  • October 17th 2018: Palestinian gunmen launched 2 projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 24th 2018: Palestinian gunmen launched projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 27th 2018: Palestinian Gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement by launching 30 projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 27th 2018: Palestinian Gunmen launched 3 projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 27th 2018: Palestinian Gunmen launched 5 projectiles towards the Green Line.

 

Comparison Table of Events over the Past Three Months

EVENT

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

Killings

14

26

31

Injuries

427

580

860

Arrests

382

                           329

448

Raids

454

444

547

Flying Checkpoints

281

322

320

Attacks

309

341

369

Attacks on Property

44

44

65

Home Demolition

7

16

15

Home Occupation

1

3

4

Closure of Crossing Points

153

163

153

Attacks on Religious Sites

25

25

26

Settlement Activity & Settler attacks

45

37

7

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Events

 

Killings

A total of 31 residents were killed by Israeli forces during the month of October 2018 {6 in the West Bank and 25 in Gaza}:

  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green line opened fire towards agricultural land in east Al-Maghazi camp and an as a result killed Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar Al-Arqawi {78 years old} while he was farming his land.
  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near Beit Hanun (Erez) crossing located in North Beit Hanon town during the march of return and as a result killed the child: Ahmad Samir Harb Abu Habil {15 years old}, injured 7 residents and left 17 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators near east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed 2 residents {including a child}: Fares Hafez Abdel Aziz Sersawi {13 years old}{A resident of Gaza City} and Mahmoud Akram Mohammed Abu Samaan {23 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat refugee camp},injured 29 resident {including a paramedic and a journalist} and left 56 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khuza'a town located in east Khan Yunis city and as a result killed Mohammad Fathi Hussien Mu'hsin Al-Raqab {18 years old} {A resident of Bani Suhayla town}, injured 32 residents {including a Paramedic -critically injured and a Journalist} and left 64 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 12th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned at Za'tara junction military checkpoint stoned a vehicle travelling along the main road and a as result killed Ayisha Mohammad Tallal Al-Rabi {47 years old} {a resident of Bidya town} after the stone fractured her head and broke her vehicles windshield.
  • October 12th 2018: Wissam Abdel-Majid Nayef Shaladat {28 years old} {A resident of Sa'ir town in Hebron city} {A Palestinian Detainee} died in Israeli prisons as he was imprisoned since 2015.
  • October 12th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Gaza city during the march of return and as a result killed 2 residents: Affifi Mahmoud Atta Affifi {18 years old}{A resident of Gaza city} and Mohammad Issam Mohammad Abbas {20 years old}{A resident of Al-Shiekh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city}, injured 35 residents {including a journalist} and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 12th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp participating in the right of return march and as a result killed 4 residents including a child: Ahmed Ibrahim Abdullah Abu Naim {17 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat camp}, Mohammed Abdulhafeez Yousef Ismail {29 years old}{A resident of Al Bureij camp}, Ahmed Ibrahim Zaki Al-Taweel {27 years old}{A resident of Nusseirat camp}, and Abdullah Barham Suleiman Al-Daghmeh {25 years old} A resident of Abbassan Al-Jadida town in Khan Yunis district}, injured 29 residents and left 10 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Harris village junction opened fire towards Eliyas Saleh Yassin {22 years old} {a resident of Bidya town} and as a result killed him for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler.
  • October 16th 2018: Saddam Al-Abed Mohammad Abu Shalash {27 years old}{A resident of Jabaliya camp} died of died of critical injuries sustained after Israeli forces opened fire towards demonstrators in North West Beit Lahiya town on October 15th 2018.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli Military aircraft's launched missiles towards Palestinian gunmen sites located in Um Insar village located in North Beit Lahiya town and as a result killed   Naji Jamal Mohammad Al-Za'anin {25 years old} {a resident of Beit Hanun town} and left 3 others injured {including 2 critically injured}.
  • October 22nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron opened fire towards and killed Mohammad Ma'amer Arif Rifa'i Al-Atrash {42 year old} {for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier}.
  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Deir Al-Balah city during the march of return and as a result killed Muntasir Mohammad Ismail Al-Baz {17 years old}and injured 6 residents
  •  October 24th 2018: Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning as they stormed and searched several homes during their raid into Tammoun town and as a result killed Mohammad Mahmoud Sa'ed {21 years old}, injured 6 residents and left 5 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya village fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents for alleged stoning and as a result killed Othman Ahmad Ali Al-Daduwat {33 years old}, injured 8 residents and left several others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Jabaliya town during the march of return and as a result killed Mohammad Khalid Mahmoud Abdel-Nabi {27 years old} {A resident of Jabaliya town}, injured 214 residents {including 1 paramedics in North Gaza} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Al-Buriej camp participating in the right of return march and as a result killed Mujahid Ziyad Zaki Aqel {23 years old}   injured 214 residents {including 6 paramedics and 4 journalist} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 26th 2018: Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several demonstrators in east Khan Yunis city participating in the right of return march and as a result killed 3 residents: Nassar Ayad Nassar Abu Taim {19 years old}, {A resident of Khuza'a town}, Ahmad Sa'id Abdul Aziz Abu Libdeh {22 years old}{A resident of Bani Suhaila town} and Ayash Ghassan Ayesh Shaath {22 years old}{A resident of Al-Fakhari town}, injured 214 residents {including a journalist from Khan Yunis city} and left 83 others suffocated from tear gas inhalation.
  • October 28th 2018: Yahya Badr Mohammad Al-Al-Hasnat {37 years old}{A resident of Al-Ma'arqat town} died of serious injuries sustained during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp in Central Gaza on October 26th 2018.
  • October 28th 2018: Yahya Badr Mohammad Al-Al-Hasnat {37 years old}{A resident of Al-Ma'arqat town} died of serious injuries sustained during clashes in east Al-Buriej camp in Central Gaza on October 26th 2018.

Injuries

A total of 860 injuries were reported in the month of October 2018 (80 Palestinians in the West Bank and 780 in the Gaza Strip). Injuries included 7 children, 1 Woman, 21 Journalists and 14 Paramedic.

Arrests

During the month of October 2018, the Israeli military arrested 448 Palestinians (439 in the West Bank and 9 in the Gaza Strip). The majority of arrests took place in the districts of Jerusalem (88); Ramallah (45); Jenin (27); Tubas (8); Tulkarem (76); Qalqiliya (35); Nablus (37); Salfit (19); Jericho (6); Bethlehem (52); Hebron (46),North Gaza (6), Central Gaza (2) and Khan Yunis (1). Among those arrested by the Israeli military were: 29 children, 9 women, and 2 University students, 2 Fishermen, 1 Journalist 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 August  2018  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 320 flying checkpoints in October 2018 (compared with 322 in   September and 281 in August) 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 320 Flying checkpoints in the month of October 2018 and searched Palestinian civilians and vehicles in and around Palestinian residential areas in the districts of Jerusalem (11); Ramallah (47); Jenin (14);Tubas (6), Tulkarem (19); Qalqiliya (59); Nablus (17); Salfit (40); Jericho (17); Bethlehem (42) and Hebron (48).

 

 

Raids

The Israeli military carried out a total of 547 raids in Palestinian residential areas during the month of October 2018, including 539 in the West Bank and 8 in the Gaza Strip. The majority of Israeli military raids were reported to have taken place in the districts of Jerusalem (53); Ramallah (51); Jenin (38); Tubas (8); Tulkarem (106); Qalqiliya (60); Nablus (72); Salfit (21); Jericho (2); Bethlehem (58); Hebron (64), North Gaza (4), Gaza (1), Central Gaza (2) and Rafah (1).

Attacks

A total of 369 attacks were reported to have taken place during the month of October 2018 (177 in the West Bank and 192 in the Gaza Strip).

The Israeli military carried out 115 attacks from Israeli military post on civilian homes and property, 96 from Military checkpoints towards Palestinian residents and vehicle and 81 during raids into Civilian populated areas. In addition, Israeli navy vessels carried out 14 attacks on Palestinian fishermen and territory and 63 from air strikes.

 

Palestinian Attacks:

 During the month of October 2018, Palestinian gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement on 35 occasions:

  • October 17th 2018: Palestinian gunmen launched 2 projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 24th 2018: Palestinian gunmen launched projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 27th 2018: Palestinian Gunmen broke the ceasefire agreement by launching 30 projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 27th 2018: Palestinian Gunmen launched 3 projectiles towards the Green Line.
  • October 27th 2018: Palestinian Gunmen launched 5 projectiles towards the Green Line

Attacks on residential areas in West Bank districts

 

Home Demolition

During the month of October 2018, the Israeli military demolished 15 Palestinian homes and residential tents, which consisted of the following: 

  • October 8th 2018: Israeli authorities in Beit Hanina town forced Ayman Na'im Kawazba to demolish his 100 m2 home after receiving a military order for the demolition for being built without a license and imposed a hefty financial penalty.
  • October  9th 2018: Israeli forces demolished 3 homes owned by Jibril Ahmad Ismail Abu Arram, Mohammad Ali Mohammad Abu Arram and Khalil Yunis Abu Arram located in Halawat village located in south east Yatta town for allegedly being built without a license and confiscated Solar panels used for an electrical generator.
  • October 11th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home and a livestock shed owned by Omar Aref Ibshirat located in Al-Hadadiya village in the North Jordan valley for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Jabal Al-Mukabir neighborhood in Jerusalem city and demolished a 100 m2 home owned by the family of Khalil Za'atra for allegdly being built without a license.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Mahmoud Shihada Abu Taha {approximately 230 m2 and consists of 2 floors} for allegedly being built without a license during their raid into Khilat Al-Mayat village located in east Yatta town.
  • October 17th 2018 Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Musalam Ma'rouf Musalam Khirbiet Um Al-Marjam village located near Duma village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October  17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a love stock den owned by Abdel-Min'em Al-Hamoudat located in in Khirbeit Aghiyoun village located in south Al-Samou' town for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished 2 tents owned by Khader Al-Nawaj'a located near Rajil Al-Hamra area in Susiiya village located in east Yatta town for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October  18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {80 m}, 3 tents , 2 livestock dens {200 and 300 m} and a livestock den {500 m} owned by Khalid Rushdi Mohammad Sawafta on Bardala village located in the North Jordan valley.
  • October 18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {consisting of 3 floors} owned by Khamis Matariya for allegedly being built without a license in Al-Bireh city.
  • October 18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home owned by Musalam Ma'rouf Musalam Khirbiet Um Al-Marjam village located near Duma village for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 29th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {under construction} owned by Salah Mohammad Fahidat for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 31st 2018: Israeli forces demolished 2 storage rooms owned by Jihad Burqan and Fadil Burqan in the Birien village located between Bani Na'im and Yatta towns for allegedly being built without a license.

Attack on Public and Private Property

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

Jerusalem:

  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces demolished several merchants shops owned by Ghalib Mohammad Salem Salah Al-Din for allegedly being built without a license during their raid into Hizma town.
  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces prevented the establishment of a ceremony to honor Teachers which was scheduled to be held at the Arab Children's House on the 20th anniversary of the death of the founding director of the schools of Jerusalem - Hosni al-Ashbab during which they served an order preventing organized events in the area which are sponsored and organized by the Palestinian National Authority, and forced the participants to leave the venue.
  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces stormed Al-Shiekh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem city and closed down Al-Basha Restaurant {which is owned by Ahmad Sab Al-Labban} until October 13th 2018 for allegedly having workers who don’t have entry permits to work in Jerusalem city.
  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Wadi Al-Rababa area located in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem city and uprooted several Olive trees planted on large area of residential owned land.
  • October 24th 2018: Israeli forces surrounded the Headquarters of the Governorate of Jerusalem located in Dahiyat Al-Barid area in Jerusalem city, and prevented staff from entering or leaving the headquarters.

Tubas:

  • October 11th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a livestock shed owned by Omar Aref Ibshirat located in Al-Hadadiya village in the North Jordan valley for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 18th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Tel Al-Hamat area located in the North Jordan valley and served a military order to halt constructions on a plot of land approximately 20 dunums {despite the fact that the land is officially registered by the Land Authority}.
  • October  18th 2018: Israeli forces demolished a home {80 m}, 3 tents , 2 livestock dens {200 and 300 m} and a livestock den {500 m} owned by Khalid Rushdi Mohammad Sawafta on Bardala village located in the North Jordan valley.
  • October 24th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Khirbeit Thar'a area in the North Jordan valley and served a military order to halt construction on 17 homes and agricultural structure for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October 25th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Deir Ibziq village and served a military order to halt construction on an agricultural farm {approximately 30 dunums} owned by Mohammad Mahmoud Sawaft for allegedly being archaeological site.

Qalqiliya:

  • October 13th 2018: Israeli forces destroyed a main water pipeline {which provides water to the village} during their raid into Kafr Qaddum village and prevented the village council from repairing it.

Jericho:

  • October 22nd 2018: Israeli forces leveled land in Fasayil village and as a result destroyed and uprooted 30 Olive and citric fruit trees and other plants owned by Hussien Rashaydat.

Hebron:

  • October  17th 2018: Israeli forces demolished Israeli forces demolished a love stock den owned by Abdel-Min'em Al-Hamoudat located in in Khirbeit Aghiyoun village located in south Al-Samou' town for allegedly being built without a license.
  • October  22nd 2018: Israeli forces stormed Jamourat area located near Tarqumiya crossing point and uprooted 320 Olive tree planted on 14 dunums of land and demolished a water network owned by Fatafta and Al-Ja'four families {from Tarqumiya town} and Al-Asfour family {from Beit Kahil town}.
  • October 29th 2018: Israeli forces uprooted 200 Olive tree's {which were planted 10 years ago}, demolished concrete and steel fencing surrounding the plot of land owned by Hijazi Mohammad Al-Tarshan for allegedly being too close to the separation wall and also leveled a plot of land owned by Soliman Mahmoud Al-Da'im and removed steel fencing surrounding a plot of land owned by Hazim Al-Amlat in Khirbeit Kharouf area located in west Beit Ola town.

Gaza:

  • October 27th 2018: Israeli military aircraft completely destroyed a building {consisting of 4 floors} and damaged several other homes in the area.

Rafah:

  • October 20th 2018: Israeli missile strikes destroyed a motorcycle located near the border fence in east Rafah city.

Confiscation of Property:

Jerusalem:

  • October 3rd 2018: Israeli forces confiscated contents owned by Ghalib Mohammad Salem Salah Al-Din as they demolished his merchants shops during their raid into Hizma town.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh:

  • October 7th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 2500 NIS from the home of Zuhier Samad'a during their raid into Al-Jalazoun camp.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 920 USD, 120 JD and a computer from the home of Ahmad Abd Rabbo Mahmoud Shawabqa {A Palestinian Detainee} during their raid into Ramallah city.

Jenin:

  • October 18th 2018: On the morning of October 18th 2018, Israeli forces confiscated a mobile home owned by Hishma Mustafa Hamouda during their raid into Imrayha village located in South Ya'bad town.
  • October 29th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 9000 NIS and surveillance camera footage from the home of Ahmad Abu Jildah during their raid into Jenin camp {as mentioned in the previous report}.

Tubas:

  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces stormed Khirbiet Ibziq village and dismantled 2 caravans used as classrooms for "Marwan Imjali secondary school" in Khirbiet Deir Ibziq village then proceeded to confiscate the structure.
  • October 31st 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 2 agricultural tractors owned by Hamad Riziq Daraghma and Mufdi Lafi Sawafta {Both are residents of Tubas city} in Al-Hadadiya village in the North Jordan valley.

Tulkerem:

  • October 7th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from the home of Sa'id Mahmoud Mohammad Hamadiyat and a Supermarket owned by Munthir Jum'a during their raid into Beit Lid town.
  • October 10th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 1200 JD from the home of Saleem Mahmoud Omar during their raid into Shweikiya neighborhood in Tulkarem city.
  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from a local athletic association during their raid into Beit Lid town.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from the home of Mahmoud Nidal Sabri and a vehicle repair shop owned by Munthir Ali Raja Azzaziya during their raid into Shwikiya neighborhood in Tulkarem city {as mentioned in the previous report}.
  • October 28th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a truck owned by Nassim Abdel-Kareem Attir after storming and searching his home during their raid into Far'oun village.

Qalqiliya:

  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated 2 motorcycles owned by Atba Mohammad Saleh Mardawi during their raid into Hablat town.

Nablus:

  • October 13th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated surveillance camera footage from the home of Mohammad Abdel-Karim Hussein during their raid into Bazariya village.
  • October 15th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Burin village and attacked several residents who were picking Olives and chased them from the area and proceeded to steel several sacks of Olive harvest.

Bethlehem:

  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli forces positioned near "Ba'at Ein" settlement confiscated a sanitation truck owned by Hani Abdel-Qadder Najajrah {A resident of Nihalin town}.
  • October 29th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a container owned by Abdallah Yusef Abu Hamad from a plot of land located near Marah Rabah village.

Hebron:

  • October 2nd 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a tent owned by Ismail Shihadeh Abu Arram in Al-Halawa village located in south east Yatta town.
  • October 9th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated Solar panels used for an electrical generator as they demolished 3 homes owned by Jibril Ahmad Ismail Abu Arram, Mohammad Ali Mohammad Abu Arram and Khalil Yunis Abu Arram located in Halawat village located in south east Yatta town.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated digging equipment, a lifter and several electronic equipment owned by Husam Na'im Hamamdah during their raid into Susiya village located in east Yatta town.

North Gaza:

  • October 6th 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a fishing boats after detaining 2 fishermen off the shores of Al-Waha area located in North West Beit Lahiya town.
  • October 11th 2018: Israeli naval vessels confiscated a fishing boat after detaining 2 fishermen off the shores of Al-Waha area located in North West Beit Lahiya town.
  • October 20th 2018: Israeli Naval forces confiscated a fishing boat off the shores of Al-Waha area located in North West Beit Lahiya town after temporarily detaining 2 fishermen.
  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a fishing boat off the shores of Al-Waa area located in North West Beit Lahiya town after temporarily detaining 2 fishermen.

 Gaza:

  • October 23rd 2018: Israeli forces confiscated a fishing boat off the shores of Gaza city after temporarily detaining 2 fishermen.

 Settlement Activity:

  • October  11th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Khliat Thahir Al-Ain area located in Al-Khader town which is also located between "Danail" and "Al-Eizar" settlements and leveled a plot of land planted with Olive trees and is owned by Ibrahim Mohammad Musa.
  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces leveled a road which leads to residential owned land which is under threat of confiscation in Jabal Al-Risan area located in Ras Kar Kar village.
  • October 14th 2018: Israeli forces positioned at Khilat Al-Nakhlah area located near Irtas village leveled residential owned land in order to pave a road leading to "Evrat" settlement.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli authorities approved plans for the construction of 31 settlement units and 3 kindergartens located in the old city of Hebron on land occupied in 1967.
  • October 17th 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Ka'eb Al-Sultan area located in Khalayil Al-Louz village leveled a plot of land in order to pave a settlement road connecting the area to "Evrat" settlement.
  • October 21st 2018: Israeli forces positioned in Ka'eb Al-Sultan area located in Khalayil Al-Louz village leveled a plot of land in order to pave a settlement road connecting the area to "Evrat" settlement.
  • October 28th 2018: Israeli forces stormed Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron and placed mobile trailers in the compound courtyard and the central vegetable market located nearby for alleged settlement purposes.

Settler Violence:

  1. incidents of Settler violence occurred during the month of October 2018 including:

Jerusalem:

  • October 13th 2018: An Israeli settler driving a vehicle in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem city ran over Uday Eid Al-Hadad {18 years old} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • October 15th 2018: Israeli settlers from "Kafar Adumim" settlement pumped sewage waste from inside the settlement onto land near the Bedouin community {which is under threat of forcible relocation by the Israeli Military} in Al-Khan Al-Ahmar area.

Ramallah &Al-Bireh:

  • October 3rd 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Turmus'aya town and uprooted 40 Olive trees owned by Mahmoud Ahmad Hassan.
  • October 3rd 2018: An Israeli settlers driving his vehicles near Ni'lin town junction ran over Nasif Salah Khalifa {A resident of Ni'lin town} and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • October 5th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land {which is under threat of confiscation by the Israeli military} in Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya village during which Israeli forces fired rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents who attempted to prevent the settler attack and as a result injured 4 residents {including a child}, temporarily detained a resident and released him at a later time then withdrew at 16:00.
  • October 7th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Sinjil town, attacked several residents and farmers {who were collecting Olive harvests} then withdrew under the protection of the Israeli military.
  • October 7th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Al-Zahran area located in Turmus'aya town, chopped down and uprooted 30 Olive trees owned by Hamadah family.
  • October  14th 2018: group of Israeli settlers from "Adi Ad" settlement which is located on land in Turmus'aya town, Al-Mugier and Qaryout villages stormed agricultural land in Al-Mughier village and chopped off the limbs of 100 Olive tree owned by Ratib Al-Na'san.
  • October 15th 2018: a group of Israeli settler stormed Al-Mazra'a Al-Gharbiya village and slashed the tires of several vehicles and spray painted anti-arab and racist graffiti outside several homes.

Tubas:

  • October  17th 2018: Israeli settlers from "Shadmot Migola" settlement located in the North Jordan valley chased several residents who were herding their goats near the settlement and proceeded to steel a goat owned by Barakat Ali Zahoud Abu Muh'sien {A resident of Al-Farisiya village} then was returned to the owner at a later time.
  • October 22nd 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in the west area of Aqraba town and chopped off the limbs of several Olive trees.
  • October 28th 2018: a group of Israeli settler marked areas extending from Khallet Hamad to Khirbet Jabarin in the north Jordan Valley.

Nablus:

  • October 1st 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned near Al-Libban Al-Sharqiya village stoned residents and vehicles travelling along the main road connecting Nablus and Ramallah districts.
  • October  2nd 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from" Yitmar" settlement leveled approximately 200 Dunums {acres} of land owned by Sbeih and Al-At'out families in Al-Fajim area located near Aqraba town .
  • October 2nd 2018: a group of Israeli settler stormed the area near Al-Libban Al-Sharqiya village then withdrew at 22:30.
  • October 3rd 2018: a group of Israeli settlers driving a vehicle stormed Nablus city in an attempt to enter Josepsh' Tomb area and pointed their weapons towards other vehicles in the area then withdrew at a later time.
  • October 10th 2018:  Israeli settlers stormed Orif village, threw stones towards a school and as a result broke several windows during which Israeli forces stormed the school and removed the students from their class rooms as they clashed with several residents and as a result injured 2 residents and withdrew at 12:30.
  • October 10th 2018: An Israeli settler positioned near Al-Libban Al-Sharqiya village junction attempted to abduct the child: Mohammad Raed Aweis {12 years old} after he got out of his vehicle, chased him and grasped him before several shepherds in the area were able to release the child from the settler.
  • October 11th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned near "Yitshar" settlement located in North Huwara town stoned vehicles travelling near the area and as a result shattered a vehicles windshield.
  • October 13th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Burin village, attacked several residents and farmers who were picking Olive harvest on their land and stole several of their belongings used for olive picking.
  • October 13th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Tel village attacked several residents and farmers who were picking Olive harvest on their land.
  • October 13th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed the eastern area of Orif village during which Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents who attempted to prevent the settlers from entering the village.
  • October 14th 2018: An Israeli settlers driving his vehicle along the main road near "Karni Shamron" settlement ran over 2 residents: Aqab Raji Mahmoud Abdel-Hafith and Amir Hayil Raji and as a result left them hospitalized with contusions.
  • October 14th 2018: group of Israeli settlers from "Hivat Gilad" settlement out post leveled 1.5 dunums of land planted with Olive trees and as a result destroyed 22 Olive tree owned by Ibrahim Salah and stole 60 sacks of Olive harvest.
  • October 14th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Gilad" settlement outpost stormed agricultural land in Al-Khanadiq area located in Tel village and damaged several Olive tree planted on approximately 5 dunums of land.
  • October  15th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Alon Moriya" settlement stormed agricultural land in Khilat Ismail and Al-Jaldat area's located in Deir Al-Hatab village, attacked several residents who were picking Olives and assaulted Amjad Khaled Odeh leaving him hospitalized with contusions.
  • October  17th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land located in North Burqa village and assaulted Mahmoud Sa'id Mohammad Hussien {a resident of Bazariya village} as he was picking olives and as a result left him hospitalized with contusions.
  • October 17th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitshar" settlement stormed Orif village and stoned several residents homes and as a result broke the windows of homes owned by Jamal Abu Zienat and Najah Abed Abu Thib during which Israeli forces fired stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents who attempted to prevent the settler attack.
  • October 17th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Huwara town and attacked several residents who were picking Olives on the area.
  • October 18th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Yitzhar" settlement stormed the east area of Orif village, attacked a local school and assaulted several residents who were picking Olives during which Israeli forces fired live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun and tear gas canisters towards several residents who attempted to prevent the settler attack and as a result left a resident hospitalized with injuries.
  • October 20th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed the south area of Burin village, attacked several residents who were collecting Olives then stoned the home of Bashir Hamza Al-Zaban and as a result shattered its windows then proceeded to damage a steel fence surrounding the home.
  • October 20th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Givat Gilad" settlement located along the main road connecting Qalqiliya and Nablus stoned vehicle travelling along the road and as a result damaged the vehicle of Ahmad Al-Sadat {A resident of Jit village in Qalqiliya district}.
  • October 23rd 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in the west area of Aqraba town and chopped off the limbs of several Olive trees.
  • October 28th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed Tabisat area located in West Qaryout village and prevented construction workers from paving a road on plot of land despite the fact the plot land is located in area B which is under the Jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.
  • October 30th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed Tabisat area located in West Qaryout village and prevented construction workers from paving a road on plot of land despite the fact the plot land is located in area B which is under the Jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.

Qalqiliya

  • October 6th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned near the entrance of "Qaddumim" settlement stoned residents and vehicles travelling near the settlement and as a result shattered the windshield of a Taxi cab then withdrew at a later time.
  • October  6th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Immatin village and dug holes in order to install electrical poles and electrical network as well as water pipe lines and also placed construction material on the plot of land which is planted with Olive trees owned by Fawzi Ghanam {A resident of Immatin village}.
  • October 7th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Far'ata village, attacked several farmers who were harvesting Olives and chased them away from the area.
  • October 28th 2018: a group of Israeli settler stormed agricultural land owned by Jamil Yammin and his brothers located in the area between Jit and Kafr Qaddum villages and assaulted several residents.

Salfit:

  • October 5th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Brukhin" settlement stormed agricultural land and attacked Ashraf Tahseen Othman and his family as they were harvesting Olives on their agricultural land located near the settlement during which the settlers later withdrew under the protection of the Israeli Military.
  • October 5th 2018: Israeli settlers assaulted Mohammad Jamil Souf {A resident of Harris town} as he was harvesting Olive on his agricultural land.
  • October 8th 2018:  a group of Israeli settlers stormed Bidya town, stoned and shamed the windows of 10 vehicles and slashed their tires then proceeded to attack a merchant shop owned by Mohammad Khader Rayan.
  • October  9th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Bruqin town which is located near the bypass road next to "Brughin" settlement and uprooted 39 Olive and almond trees which were planted between 2 and 20 years ago and are owned by Jamal Othman Salama.
  • October 9th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed a plot of land located in the area between Kafr Al-Dik and Sarata towns during which local residents were able to chase them away from the area.
  • October  22nd 2018: Israeli settlers stormed Marda village, slashed the tires of 7 vehicles owned by Omar Sidqi Khafash, Nashat Khafash, Hussein Hassan Said, Ahmed Saleh Ibdah, Samih Ibdah, Mohammad Ibdah and Saed Taha Ibdah then spray painted anti-Arab and racist graffiti onto the vehicles.
  • October 24th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned near the entrance of Yassuf village stoned residents and vehicles travelling in the area.

Jericho:

  • October 29th 2018: A group of settlers were discovered to have been taken to a "deserted" camp near the settlement of Masouka, located near the 90th line in the Jordan Valley area. Some 12 settler families moved into six buildings inside the camp in an attempt to establish a new settlement.

Bethlehem:

  • October 5th 2018: Israeli settlers positioned near the west entrance of Teqou' town after an alleged stoning incident towards settler vehicles then withdrew at a later time.
  • October 14th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Evrat" settlement stormed residential owned land in Al-Harayiq area and chopped down and uprooted 370 trees and 30 Olive trees owned by Ibrahim Soliman Subieh.
  • October 15th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers from "Evrat" settlement stormed residential owned land in Al-Harayiq area and chopped down and uprooted 370 trees and 30 Olive trees owned by Ibrahim Soliman Subieh.
  • October 17th 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed agricultural land in Khilat Al-Nahla area located in Irtas village then withdrew at 19:40.

Hebron:

  • October 3rd 2018: An Israeli settler driving his vehicle along the main road near Ghouwin which is located in south Al-Samou' town ran over a herd of goats owned by Ismail Mohammad Al-Daghamin and as a result killed 7 goats.
  • October 3rd 2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed the old city of Hebron and set fire to a home owned by Iz Al-Din Al-Sharabati.
  • October 13th 2018: group of Israeli settlers from "Ramat Yashi" settlement outpost located in Tel Al-Rumayda neighborhood in the old city of Hebron assaulted Nidal Salhab Al-Tamimi and as a result left him hospitalized with facial injuries and contusions.
  • October  18th 2018: Israeli settlers stormed Halhul town and threw old clothes towards Al-Nabi Yunis mosque then fled the area.
  • October  19th 2018: Israeli settlers positioned near Al-Fuwar junction stoned residents and vehicles traveling near the area
  • October 26th   2018: a group of Israeli settlers stormed Al-Ibrahimiya Square near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the old city of Hebron, on the pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays, and placed a wall and barbed wire in the vicinity of the square.
  • October 29th 2018: Israeli settlers stormed 3 homes owned by Arafa, Al-Awawyi and Al-Hamouz families in the old city of Hebron.
  • October 31st 2018: a group of Israeli settlers positioned near Al-Ibrahimi mosque compound in the old city of Hebron assaulted Yacoub Abu Sha'ban who was later temporarily detained by Israeli forces.

Closure of Crossing Points

The Israeli military completely closed crossing points into the Gaza Strip, including access points within the Green Line, on 153 occasions during the month of October 2018. The Israeli military closed crossing points within the Green Line on 113 occasions. It opened Beit Hanun (Erez) Crossing for 23 days 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 40 occasions. Rafah Crossing was closed on 9 occasions. Yasser Arafat International Airport has remained closed since the outbreak of the second Intifada.

 

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