In Occupied Palestine – 02 February 2023


02 February 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.

Home invasions, destruction

& armed robbery

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Israeli settler pepper-sprays

face of 14-year-old boy

Settler vandalism

in Jerusalem church

Night peace disruption and/or

home invasions in UN refugee camp

and 6 towns and villages

11 raids including home invasions

1 wounded – 1 injured

2 acts of

pastoral/economic sabotage

12 taken prisoner

Home invasions: 04:0005:50, al-Bireh – 09:00, Douma village – Jericho – 01:10, Hebron.

Peace disruption raids: 17:05, Rumana – 18:25, Jenin – 05:25, Massalia – 03:55-07:05, Aqaba – 02:05-06:30, Burqa – 23:10, Jericho – 02:10, al-Aroub UN refugee camp.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Home invasion and demolition: Ramallah – 04:0005:50, Israeli Occupation forces raided al-Bireh and searched a home.

Home invasions and destruction – 1 wounded: Nablus09:00, Israeli forces, firing rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters at protesters, demolished two houses in the village of Douma and wounded a news reporter: Ayman Al-Nubani.

Home invasion and destruction – armed robbery and pastoral sabotage: Jericho – the Israeli Army seized a trailer, a power generator as well as solar panels, while demolishing a home and sheep farm in the Nabi Musa area.

Home invasion and destruction: Hebron – 01:10, Israeli troops raided Hebron and searched a home.

Israeli Occupation land-grab: Jerusalem – the Israeli Occupation seized around 50 hectares of land between Hizma and the village of Jaba.

Israeli police and settlers mosque violation: Jerusalem – 08:00, settler militants, escorted by Israeli police, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and molested worshippers.

Israeli Army destruction and economic sabotage: Jericho – Israeli forces destroyed 15 economically-essential shops for tourists, near Wadi al-Qilt, owned by refugees in the Aqbat Jabir UN refugee camp.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Hebron – 21:30, Israeli troops fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at people outside the entrance to the al-Aroub UN refugee camp.

Occupation settler violence – attempted arson attack on church: Jerusalem – in an attempted arson attack, an Israeli settler vandalised the interior and contents of the Church of the Imprisonment of Christ. A church security guard was able to prevent the burning down of the building and ejected the settler.

Occupation settler violence – child injured: Nablus – an Israeli settler motorist stopped his car on the main street of Huwara and, while seated in his car, pepper-sprayed the face of a passing 14-year-old boy: Faisal Suleiman Al-Mukhtar.

Raid – Israeli Army armed robbery – 1 taken prisoner: Jenin – 17:05, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, invaded the village of Rumana and took prisoner one person, while seizing his motor vehicle as well asraiding a café.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jenin – 18:25, Israeli forces raided Jenin and took prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jenin – 05:25, the Israeli Army raided the village of Massalia, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters – 3 taken prisoner: Tubas – 03:55-07:05, Israeli troops, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Aqaba and took prisoner three people.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Nablus02:05-06:30, the Israeli military raided the village of Burqa, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jericho – 23:10, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled the city.

Raid – UN refugee camp – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 02:10, Israeli forces raided the al-Aroub UN refugee camp, taking prisoner one person.

Restrictions of movement (0): 09:50, entrance to the village of al-Nabi Saleh – 16:45, Wadi al-Delb road junction – 18:20, entrances to the villages of al-Nabi Saleh and Deir Abu Masha’al – Jenin to Nablus main road – all entrances to Jericho – 17:40, Aqbat Hasna – 21:50, western entrance to Beit Fajjar – 08:35-10:00, entrance to al-Fawar UN refugee camp – 16:15, entrance to Bani Naim – Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing closed – al-Mantar-Karni crossing closed – al-Shujaiyeh crossing (Nahal Oz) closed – Sufa crossing closed – al-Awda Port closed.

Numbers relating to other people reportedly taken prisoner:

Ramallah 1, Jericho 1, Hebron 2

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