In Occupied Palestine – 11 March 2023


11 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.

Israeli Army position opens fire

on Gaza farmland

Israeli Army night attack:

3 people killed and 3 wounded

Night peace disruption in

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5 towns and villages

5 attacks –

1 Israeli ceasefire violation

12 raids

including home invasions

3 killed – 3 wounded

1 beaten – 1 injured

5 acts of

agricultural/economic sabotage

9 taken prisoner

Home invasions: morning, Beit Hanina – dawn, Qabatiya.

Peace disruption raids: 16:00, al-Ram – 10:00, Bab al-Amoud, Jerusalem – 10:00-14:30, Atara – 01:55, Deir Birzeit – 12:00, Araba 12:00, Bir al-Basha – 02:45, al-Shuhada – 21:35-23:10, Nablus – 23:25-00:40, Husan – 01:40, Khirbet Qalqas – 02:50, Hebron.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – morning, an Israeli Army position, behind the Green Line, opened fire towards agricultural land and farmers, east of Khan Yunis, as well as launching tear gas canisters towards them.

Israeli settler attack: Ramallah – 19:00, armed Occupation settlers opened fire towards one person, Waad Awad Abu Samra, who was driving a tractor in the Turmusaya Plain area.

Israeli Army attack: Ramallah – 21:25-22:30, the Israeli Army fired live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, in support of Occupation settlers stoning and attacking motor vehicles, near the entrance to Ni’lin.

Israeli settler attack: Ramallah – 00:15, armed Israeli settlers opened fire on a vehicle, near the entrance to the village of Ras Karkar, as well as stoning other vehicles.

Israeli Army attack – 3 killed, 3 wounded: Nablus – 04:00, Israeli Occupation forces, near the Surra village road junction, opened fire on a motor vehicle, killing three of the four occupants and wounding the other, Ibrahim Abdullah Awartani, afterwards taking him prisoner at the local hospital. Those killed are: Jihad Mohammed Wasfi al-Shami, Uday Othman Rafiq al-Shami and 18-year-old Mohammed Raed Naji al-Dabeek. Two other people close by, Shaher Awad Youssef Abu Aisha and Amer Mohammed Qassem Awad, were also shot and wounded during the assault.

Home invasion – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – morning, raiding Israeli Occupation forces invaded a house in Beit Hanina and took prisoner a resident: Samir Al-Qaisi.

Home invasions: Jenin – dawn, Israeli forces raided Qabatiya and searched a number of homes.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 17:40, IsraeliOccupation forces fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters at protesters, near the closed eastern entrance to Kafr Qaddum, causing a number of tear gas casualties.

Israeli Army armed robbery – agricultural sabotage: Salfit – 13:40, Israeli forces seized a bulldozer being used to work onfarmland in the Harak Sweed area of Qarawat Bani Hassan.

Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 22:30, Israelis, from the Halamish Occupation settlement, stoned nearby passingvehicles.

Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 22:35, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles and pedestrians, near the village of Ras Karkar.

Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 00:10, Occupation settlers stoned vehicles passing between Turmusaya and the village of al-Mughayir.

Occupation settler stoning: Qalqiliya – 23:30, Israelis, from the Kedumim Occupation settlement, stoned passing vehiclesnear the settlement roundabout.

Occupation settler destruction and agricultural sabotage: Salfit – 17:45, Israeli settlers invaded Kafr al-Dik farmland and destroyed an agricultural facility.

Occupation settler stoning: Bethlehem – 16:10, Israelis, from the Etzion Occupation settlement, stoned vehicles passing along the main Bethlehem to Hebron road.

Occupation settler violence – pastoral sabotage: Hebron – 10:15, Israeli settlers assaulted a shepherd and attempted to steal his sheep.

Occupation settler violence – pastoral sabotage: Hebron – 13:20, Occupation settlers assaulted a number of shepherds grazing their flocks near the village of Zanuta, and forced them off pastoral land.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – 16:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided al-Ram, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 resident beaten up and taken prisoner: Jerusalem – 10:00, Israeli forces, in the Bab al-Amoud area, beat up one person, Mahmoud Abdeen, inflicting on him head injuries and taking him prisoner.

Raid: Ramallah – 10:00-14:30, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Atara.

Raid: Ramallah – 01:55, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of Deir Birzeit.

Raids: Jenin – 12:00, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Araba as well as the village of Bir al-Basha.

Raid: Jenin – 02:45, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the village of al-Shuhada.

Raid: Nablus – 21:35-23:10, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Nablus.

Raid: Bethlehem – 23:25-00:40, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of Husan.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 01:40, the Israeli Army raided Khirbet Qalqas village, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 02:50, Israeli troops raided Hebron, taking prisoner one person.

Restrictions of movement (26): 15:00, near the Maghrebi Gate – 19:20-22:55, near Atara bridge – 19:30-22:55, entrance to the village of Nabi Saleh – 19:40, entrance to the village of Deir Abu Masha’al – 19:55-22:55, entrance to Turmusaya – 20:05, between Deir Dibwan and the village of Burqa – 21:35, Wadi al-Delb Road – 08:40, Tayasir checkpoint – 19:10-20:55, Shufa checkpoint – 20:50, Einav checkpoint – 23:40, northern entrance to Azzun – 11:50 and again at 21:45, Huwara checkpoint – 21:45, Beit Furik checkpoint – 12:30, between the villages of Urif and Asira al-Qibliya – 13:45, Shavei Shamron settlement road junction – 16:15, near the village of Deir Sharaf – 17:55, near the Yitzhar settlement road junction – 15:05, tightened procedures at the al-Hamra checkpoint – 15:45, northern entrance to Halhul – 20:20-21:30, entrance to Ithna – 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 1, Nablus 2.

[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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