In Occupied Palestine – 09 March 2023


09 March 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.

4 fishing boat crew

members wounded

2 very young children terrorised

Occupation settler land-grab

Night peace disruption and/or

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home invasions in 2 towns

2 attacks

1 Israeli Gaza ceasefire violation

8 raids including home invasions

6 wounded – 8 taken prisoner

Economic sabotage

Home invasions: 22:10, Ni’lin – 02:30-05:40, Tulkarem.

Peace disruption raids: al-Ram – evening, Jerusalem – dawn, Rantis village – dawn, Ein Arik – 16:20, Kafr Qaddum – 20:25-21:30, Husan.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Navy attack – economic sabotage: Gaza – morning, the Israeli Navy opened fire on, and pursued, Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza City, wounding four of the crew: Mohammed Abd al-Rahman Bakr, Mahmoud Mohammed Saad Bakr, Khamis Mohammed Saad Bakr and Yusri Zakaria Bakr.

Israeli Army attack – home invasion – 1 wounded – 2 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 22:10, Israeli Occupation forces, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided a home in Ni’lin, wounding one person, Ali Salah Hijazi, and taking prisoner two others.

Home invasions – 1 taken prisoner – rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Tulkarem – 02:30-05:40, Israeli Occupation forces, firing rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Tulkarem, invaded two homes and took prisoner one resident.

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: Jerusalem – 22:00, fired in Beit Ijza.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 21:20, fired at northern entrance to Azzun.

Israeli Army terrorises 2 very young children: Hebron – Occupation forces, in Hebron‘s Old City, assaulted and terrorisedtwo children: Mohammed Al-Rajabi (aged 6) and Qais Al-Rajabi (aged 8).

Israeli Occupation‘s mosque violation: Hebron – an Israeli minister, Amichai Eliyahu, entered the Ibrahimi Mosque while Occupation forces molested and imposed strict control over worshippers.

Occupation settler land-grab: Tubas – Israeli Occupation settlers carried out excavation and restoration work in the North Jordan Valley village of Khirbet al-Deir, in order to seize the area which is important to the local community for farm irrigation.

Occupation settler stoning: Tulkarem – 22:00, Israeli settlers stoned vehicles passing through the Shufa military checkpoint.

Occupation settler stoning: Salfit – 22:40, settlers stoned vehicles, at the western entrance to Kafr al-Dik.

Raid – armed robbery – population-surveillance: Jerusalem – Israeli Occupation forces raided al-Ram, robbed a resident of his motor vehicle and seized surveillance-camera recordings from a number of shops.

Raid: Jerusalem – evening, Israeli forces raided and searched the Al-Makassed Hospital.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – dawn, the Israeli Army raided Rantis village, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – dawn, Israeli troops raided the village of Ein Arik, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 wounded: Qalqiliya – 16:20, the Israeli military, firing rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the village of Kafr Qaddum and wounded a resident: Assem Kamal Aqel Juma.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Bethlehem – 20:25-21:30, Israeli soldiers, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Husan village.

Restrictions of movement (16): 09:35, entrance to the village of Burqa – 14:00, entrances to the towns of Turmusaya, Sinjil, al-Mugheir and al-Nabi Saleh – 21:50, entrance to al-Taybeh – 16:40, tightened procedures at the Tayasir checkpoint – 22:30, tightened measures at the Shufa checkpoint – 19:15, tightened measures at the Hawara checkpoint – afternoon, Beit Einoun road junction – 21:30, entrance to the Farsh al-Hawa area – Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing closed – al-Mantar-Karni crossing closed – al-Shujaiyeh crossing (Nahal Oz) closed – Sufa crossing closed – al-Awda Port closed.

Number relating to other people reportedly taken prisoner:

Hebron – 3.

[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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