In Occupied Palestine – 21 January 2023


21 January 2023 {Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG): NB:The period covered by this newsletter is taken from the PMG’s 24-hour sitrep ending 8am the day after the above date.}

We shall always do our best to verify the accuracy of all items in these IOP newsletters/reports wherever possible [e.g. we often suspect that names of people and places that we see in the PMG sitreps could be typos; also the translation into English seems rather odd ~ but since we, sadly, do not speak Arabic, we have no alternative but to copy and paste these names from the PMG sitreps!] – please forgive us for any errors or omissions – Leslie and Marian.

Occupation armed settler violence –

villager shot dead

Home invasion and

forced personal demolition

10 raids including home invasions

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1 killed – 4 taken prisoner

Economic sabotage

Home invasions: Jerusalem, Silwan neighbourhoodIrtas village.

Peace disruption raids: 14:00, Shuafat UN refugee camp – dawn, Beit Duqqu – 14:35, Deir Dibwan – evening, al-Jalameh – evening, al-Zububa22:00-23:40, Azzun – 21:25-23:00, al-Khadr – 19:50, Beit Awa.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Home invasion and forced personal demolition: Jerusalem – the Israeli Occupation forced a resident, Hussein Al-Qanbar, to destroy his home in the Silwan neighbourhood – or otherwise be forced to pay an extortionate sum to the Occupation demolition squads, who would be sent in to do it.

Home invasions and destruction: Bethlehem – Israeli Occupation forces destroyed two rough temporary homes in Irtas village being used by a villager, Ismail Awad Salah, as lodgings since Israeli forces destroyed his house several months ago.

Occupation armed settler violence – villager shot dead: Ramallah – 09:10, an armed Israeli Occupation settler, near the village of Ras Karkar, opened fire on and killed a Kafr Ni’ma villager, Tariq Odeh Youssef Maali.

Raid – UN refugee camp: Jerusalem – 14:00, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters , raidedthe Shuafat UN refugee camp.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the village of Beit Duqqu, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 14:35, the Israeli Army raided the village of Deir Dibwan, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Jenin – evening, Israeli troops raided the village of al-Jalameh.

Raid – stun grenades: Jenin – evening, Israeli soldiers, firing stun grenades, raided and patrolled al-Zububa.

Raid – stun grenades – and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 22:00-23:40, the military, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Azzun.

Raid – stun grenades – and tear gas canisters: Bethlehem – 21:25-23:00, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled al-Khadr.

Raid: Hebron – 19:50, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Beit Awa.

Restrictions of movement (14): 16:40, entrance to the village of Nabi Saleh – evening, between Araba and the village of Ajjah – 15:50, eastern entrance to Qalqiliya – 09:00, Deir Sharaf village roundabout – 11:30, al-Muraba’a road junction – 19:25, Huwara roundabout – 23:15-04:00, main road, Nablus to Jenin – 16:55, Aqbat Hasna – 20:30, entrance to al-Fawar refugee camp – Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing closed – al-Mantar-Karni crossing closed – al-Shujaiyeh crossing (Nahal Oz) closed – Sufa crossing closed – al-Awda Port closed.

Numbers for other people reportedly taken prisoner:

Ramallah 1, Nablus 1

[NB: Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children]


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