In Occupied Palestine – 12 March 2023


12 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 Navy opens fire on and

pursues Palestinian fishing boats

Israeli Army position opens fire

on Gaza farmers

Night peace disruption and/or

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home invasions in 3 UN refugee camps

and 15 towns and villages

2 attacks – 2 Israeli ceasefire violations

26 raids including home invasions

1 injured – 1 abducted

3 acts of

agricultural/economic sabotage

21 taken prisoner

Home invasions: noon, Rumana – 20:15-23:15, Zeita – 21:35, Asira al-Shamaliya – 02:30, Tarqumiya.

Peace disruption raids: 04:30, Abu Dis – 01:30, al-Bireh – 03:05, Beit Sira – 06:25, Silwad – dawn, Beit Rima – 20:40, Anza – 20:55-22:25, Araba – 01:55-05:05, Zababdeh – 01:55-05:05, Raba – 02:50, Nur Shams UN refugee camp – 08:25, Surra – 03:05, Nablus – 02:10-03:40, Jericho – 02:10-03:40, al-Auja – noon, Tuqu’ – 03:20, Bethlehem – 03:20, Janata – 03:20-05:40, al-Azza UN refugee camp – 03:20-05:40, Aida UN refugee camp – 05:00, Nahalin – 02:30, Deir Samit – dawn.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Central Gaza – morning, an Israeli Army position, behind the Green Line, opened fire towards farmers, east of Deir al-Balah.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Navy attack – economic sabotage: Khan Yunis – morning, the Israeli Navy opened fire on, and pursued, Palestinian fishing boats off Khan Yunis.

Home invasion and population-control: Jenin – noon, Israeli Occupation forces, raiding the village of Rumana, invaded a home, a club and a barber-shop and ordered two people to report for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence.

Home invasion: Tulkarem – 20:15-23:15, Israeli forces raided Zeita and invaded a house.

Home invasion: Nablus – 21:35, the Israeli Army raided the village of Asira al-Shamaliya and invaded a home.

Home invasion: Hebron – 02:30, Israeli troops raided Tarqumiya and invaded a house.

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 Occupation population-control and mosque violation: Jerusalem – 10:00, the Israeli Occupation banned a Jerusalem resident, Youssef Al-Rishq, from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for period of one week.

Israeli Army armed robbery – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – 20:30, the Israeli Army seized a vehicle belonging to a man, Nassim Raed Akkad, and took him prisoner.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters – injury: Ramallah – 22:45, a news reporter, Mutasem Saqf Al-Hait, received a head injury from a flying tear gas canister, near the entrance to Ni’lin, during an assault with stun grenades and tear gas carried out by Israeli troops.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Bethlehem – evening, eastern entrance to Husan village: stun grenades and tear gas canisters fired.

Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 23:20, Israelis, from the Shilo Occupation settlement, stoning pedestrians and motor vehicles at the nearby road junction, smashed the windows of a number of vehicles.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 15:50, Occupation settlers invaded farmland, in the Khallet Ali Ghoneim area of Surif, and cut off branches from trees.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – 04:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided Abu Dis, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 01:30, Israeli forces raided al-Bireh, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 03:05, the Israeli Army raided Beit Sira village, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 06:25, Israeli troops raided Silwad, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – dawn, the Israeli military raided Beit Rima, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Jenin – 20:40, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the village of Anza.

Raid: Jenin – 20:55-22:25, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Araba.

Raids – with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jenin – 01:55-05:05, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Zababdeh as well as the village of Raba.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner – UN refugee camp: Tulkarem – 02:50, the Israeli Army raided the Nur Shams UN refugee camp, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – surveillance: Nablus – 08:25, the Israeli Army raided Surra village and seized surveillance-cameras’ recordings from the shops.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Nablus – 03:05, Israeli troops raided Nablus, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Jericho – 02:10-03:40, the Israeli military raided Jericho.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jericho – 02:10-03:40, Israeli soldiers raided al-Auja, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – abduction: Bethlehem – noon, Israeli Occupation forces raided Tuqu’ and abducted a 17-year-old youth: Suhaib Musa Al-Shaer.

Raid: Bethlehem – 03:20, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Bethlehem and Janata.

Raidwith stun grenades and tear gas canisters – UN – refugee camp: Bethlehem – 03:20-05:40, the Israeli Army, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the al-Azza UN refugee camp.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner – UN refugee camp: Bethlehem – 03:20-05:40, Israeli troops, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the Aida UN refugee camp, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 05:00, the Israeli military raided Nahalin, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 02:30, Israeli soldiers raided the village of Deir Samit, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – dawn, Israeli Occupation forces raided Dura, taking prisoner two people.

Restrictions of movement (21): 10:30, Jaba – 12:00, al-Mahkama – 16:00 and again at 21:40, southern entrance to Silat al-Dahr – 20:40, Wadi Daoud road junction, near Araba – 09:25 and again at 20:50, entrance to the village of Izbat al-Tabib – 08:20, Hawara – 19:45, Beit Furik – 08:10, Deir Sharaf village roundabout – 08:25, Shavei Shamron settlement road junction – 08:30, al-Muraba’a road junction – 08:50, between the villages of Urif and Asira al-Qibliya – 18:50, al-Muraba’a road junction – 16:40, Aqbat Hasna area – 18:45, northern entrance to Tuqu’ – 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 4, Hebron 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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