In Occupied Palestine – 16 February 2023


16 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 sincewe, 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.

Attacks, home invasions

and armed robbery

Israeli Army assault

on funeral-gathering

Home invasion and armed robbery

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Armed Occupation settler

pastoral land-seizure

3 attacks – 4 wounded

9 raids including home invasions

1 abducted – 15 taken prisoner

2 acts of

agricultural/pastoral sabotage

Home invasions: 13:45, Beit Rima – 10:20-14:00, Nur Shams UN refugee camp – 14:00, Jerusalem, Ras al-Amud neighbourhood – 14:30, Jerusalem, Old City.

Peace disruption raids: dawn, Anata – dawn, Sanur – 12:15, Bethlehem – 12:55, Janatadawn, Beit Ummar.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Israeli Army attack – 3 wounded in home invasion: Ramallah – 13:45, Israeli Occupation forces, firing live ammunition, stormed a home in Beit Rima, wounding two youngsters, Abdullah Aref Al-Hajj (aged 13) and Hussein Hassan Kanaan (aged 16). The third person wounded was Saif Munir Al-Deek.

Israeli Army attack: Tulkarem – 10:20-14:00, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the city.

Israeli Army attack – 1 wounded – home invasion in UN refugee camp: Tulkarem – 10:20-14:00, the Israeli Army, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the Nur Shams UN refugee camp, wounding one person while conducting a home-invasion. One other person was taken prisoner.

Home invasion and armed robbery: Jerusalem – 14:00, Israeli Occupation forces seized a sum of money and other items of private property, including gold jewellery, while invading a home in the Ras al-Amud neighbourhood.

Home invasion and armed robbery: Jerusalem – 14:30, Israeli forces, raiding a home in the Old City, extorted the equivalent of around US$27,800 from a resident’s bank account.

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 assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Ramallah – 11:30, Israeli Occupation forces fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters towards people, on the eastern outskirts of al-Bireh.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Nablus – 11:15, fired near the entrance to Burqa village.

Israeli Army population-control – economic sabotage: Jericho – 12:00, for the fourth day in a row, Israeli forces, in al-Auja, forced all of shops in the High Street to remain closed.

Israeli Army – destruction – pastoral sabotage: Bethlehem – 09:35, the Israeli Army, in the village of al-Walaja, demolished a livestock shelter as well as a sheep farm.

Israeli Army assault on funeral-gathering: Hebron – 17:05, Israeli troops launched stun grenades and tear gas canisters towards a funeral-gathering, near the entrance to the Beit Ummar, causing several tear gas casualties.

Occupation settler pastoral land-seizure: Tubas – 12:30, Israeli Occupation settlers established a sheep farm in a new settlement outpost, on the eastern side of the Ein al-Hilweh area of the North Jordan Valley.

Armed Occupation settler pastoral land-seizure: Jericho – 11:10, three armed settlers invaded pastoral land in the al-Ma’arjat area, west of the city, and grazed their sheep there.

Occupation settler stoning: Jericho – 11:25, Occupation settlers raided the al-Ma’arjat Road and stoned passing vehicles.

Raid: Jenin – dawn, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of Sanur.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner – population-control: Bethlehem – 12:15, the Israeli Army raided Bethlehem, taking prisoner one person and ordering another to report for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence.

Raid – 1 abducted, 2 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 12:55, Israeli troops raided Janata and abducted a 17-year-old youth, Mahmoud Ahmed Abu Srour, as well as taking prisoner two other people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – dawn, the Israeli military raided Beit Ummar, taking prisoner two people.

Restrictions of movement (14): 14:10-16:00, entrance to the village of Ras Karkar closed – 17:00, Wadi al-Delb Road – 10:05, southern entrance to Silat al-Dahr – 14:55, tightened procedures at the Tayasir checkpoint – 12:15, entrance to Wadi Qana Road – 11:40, tightened measures at the Huwara checkpoint – 08:45-12:30, entrance to al-Fawar UN refugee camp – 09:00-12:30, entrance to al-Dhahiriya – 15:55-17:35, near Beit Einoun School – 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:

Jerusalem 2, Tulkarem 1, Nablus 4, Salfit 1, Hebron 1

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

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Leslie Bravery is a Londoner with vivid World War Two memories of the Nazi blitz on his home town. In 1947/1948 His father explained to him what was happening to the Palestinians thus: “Any ideology or political movement that creates refugees in the process of realising its ambitions must be inhuman and should be opposed and condemned as unacceptable.” What followed confirmed this assessment of the Zionist entity a hundredfold. Now a retired flamenco guitarist, with a lifelong interest in the tragedy of what happened to the Palestinian people, he tries to publicise their plight. Because the daily injustices they suffer barely get a mention in the mainstream news media, Leslie edits/compiles a daily newsletter, In Occupied Palestine, for the Palestine Human Rights Campaign. These days, to preserve his sanity, he enjoys taking part in a drama group whenever possible!


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