In Occupied Palestine – 13 March 2023


13 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 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.

Israeli Army destruction

and armed robbery

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Settlers invade and

take over villagers’ farmland

Night peace disruption in

6 towns and villages

12 raids

including home invasions

19 taken prisoner

Home invasions: 09:00, Anata – dawn, Rumana 10:15, Beit Kahil.

Peace disruption raids: 23:10, Silwad – 03:00, Sinjil – 01:30-03:45, Qalqiliya – 01:30-03:45, Hablat – 15:50, Aqraba – 06:55, Bidya – 05:10, Jericho – 13:45-15:30, Tuqu’ – 04:50, Yatta.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Home invasions – 4 homes: Jerusalem – 09:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided Anata and invaded four homes.

Home invasions – 12 homes: Jenin – dawn, Israeli forces raided the village of Rumana and searched 12 homes.

Home invasions: Hebron – 10:15, the Israeli Army raided Beit Kahil and invaded a number of homes.

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 – 19:00, fired in the al-Tur neighbourhood.

Israeli Army destruction and armed robbery: Jerusalem – 08:30, Israeli Occupation forces demolished a brick factory in the Wadi al-Joz neighbourhood and seized a diesel fuel tank.

Israeli Army armed robbery: Jenin – 13:20, Israeli forces at the Barta’a checkpoint seized a vehicle belonging to Majd Osaid Yusef Issa.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Hebron – evening, entrance to Beit Ummar.

Occupation settler land-grab: Bethlehem – settlers, in the Abu Al-Hassan area of ​​​​the town of al-Khadr, planted olive seedlings on the Abu Srour family‘s land, in order to seize it.

Occupation settler assault: Hebron – 22:40, a gang of settlers assaulted, Mohammed Abdel-Jabareen, in the Sha’ab al-Batam area of east Yatta.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Ramallah – 23:10, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Silwad.

Raid – 3 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 03:00, Israeli forces raided Sinjil, taking prisoner three people.

Raid – with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 01:30-03:45, the Israeli Army, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled the city.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 01:30-03:45, Israeli troops raided Hablat, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Nablus – 15:50, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Aqraba.

Raid: Salfit – 06:55, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Bidya.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jericho – 05:10, Israeli Occupation forces raided Jericho, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Bethlehem – 13:45-15:30, the Israeli Army, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Tuqu’.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – 04:50, Israeli troops raided Yatta, taking prisoner two people.

Restrictions of movement (19): 08:00 and again at 14:00, entrance to the village of Nabi Saleh – 14:00, Atara Bridge – 14:30, near Halamish roundabout – 15:55, southern entrance to Silwad – 15:30, tightened procedures at the Tayasir checkpoint – 15:40, entrance to the village of Izbit al-Tabib – 17:40, eastern entrance to Qalqiliya – 08:25, al-Muraba’a road junction – 09:20, tightened measures at the Hawara checkpoint – 10:15, between the villages of Urif and Asira al-Qibliya – 11:40 and again at 19:45, Surra village road junction – 20:45, Shavei Shomron road junction – 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 8, Nablus 2, Bethlehem 1, Hebron 1

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

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Leslie Bravery
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!