In Occupied Palestine – 03 May 2023


03 May 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.

Home invasion: 3 killed –

4 wounded (including child)

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Agricultural sabotage

Night peace disruption and/or

home invasions in 3 UN refugee camps

and 14 towns and villages

5 attacks

27 raids including home invasions

3 killed – 17 wounded

15 taken prisoner

Home invasions: 00:55-06:00, Beit Rima – dawn, al-Nabi Saleh – 03:40-04:40, Jenin – 08:00, Anata – 01:40, Bethlehem – 01:40, Janata – 01:40, Barida’a – 01:40, Aida UN refugee camp 01:40, al-Dheisheh UN refugee camp.

Peace disruption raids: morning, Biddu – 00:45-06:00, Arura – 04:30, Ramallah – 04:20, al-Hashimiya 04:20, Kefert – 10:00, Khirbet Jbara – 16:35, Izbit Shufa – 21:40-04:30, Pharaoh village – 03:55, Nur Shams UN refugee camp – 02:40-05:35, Qalqiliya – 08:05, Salem – 08:15, Beit Wazan – 08:15, Sarra – 02:15-07:20, Salem – 13:15, Sebastia – 06:25, Beit Furik – 22:35-03:10, Beit Awa – 03:10, al-Dhahiriya.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Israeli Army attack – 6 wounded – home invasion: Ramallah – 00:55-06:00, raiding Israeli Occupation forces, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, invaded a home in Beit Rima, wounding six residents: Mohammed Raqi Issa al-Rabi, Mohammed Hamdan Sadiq Rahimi, Nader Sami Shafiq Rahimi, Ali Thalji Taher Dar Yaqoub, Mohammed Hussein Mohammed Barghouti and Ahmed Murad Thabet al-Khatib.

Israeli Army attack – 3 wounded – home invasions: Ramallah – dawn, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, invaded a number of homes during a raid on the village of al-Nabi Saleh, wounding three people.

Israeli Army attacks3 wounded – home invasions – UN refugee camp: Jenin – 03:40-04:40, the Israeli Army, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Jenin and its UN refugee camp, as well as Bruqin, al-Yamoun, Qabatiya and Araba. A number of homes were stormed and three people in Jenin were taken prisoner.

Israeli Army attack – 3 killed – 4 (including child) wounded – home invasion: Nablus – 07:20, Israeli troops, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and launched missiles towards a house, killing three people, Moaz Nabih al-Masri, Ibrahim Jaber and Hassan Suleiman al-Qatanani. Four other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old boy: Mohammed Hamza Mohammed Mustafa Dohal. The attack also caused 152 tear gas casualties.

Israeli Army attack – 1 wounded: Bethlehem – Occupation forces shot, wounded and hospitalised a man, Anas Mohammed Ahmad Abu Hussein, in the Aqbat Hasna area near the village of Husan.

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 – 16:30, fired in the Jabal Mafraq area of Abu Dis.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 17:30, fired near Al-Quds University, Abu Dis.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 11:30, Israeli settlers invaded Burqa village agricultural land, cutting down and uprooting 750 olive as well as almond seedlings.

Occupation settler violence: Hebron – 15:30, Israelis, from the Kiryat Arba Occupation settlement, assaulted people in the nearby Wadi al-Ghruz area.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – morning, Israeli Occupation forces raided Biddu, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Ramallah – 00:45-06:00, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Arura.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 04:30, the Israeli Army raided the city, taking prisoner one person.

Raids: Jenin – 04:20, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the villages of al-Hashimiya and Kefert.

Raid: Tulkarem – 10:00, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Khirbet Jbara.

Raid: Tulkarem – 16:35, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Izbit Shufa.

Raid: Tulkarem – 21:40-04:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Pharaoh village.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Tulkarem – 03:55, Israeli forces raided the Nur Shams UN refugee camp, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 02:40-05:35, the Israeli Army raided Qalqiliya, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Nablus – 08:05, Israeli troops raided and patrolled Salem village.

Raids: Nablus – 08:15, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the villages of Beit Wazan as well as Sarra.

Raid: Nablus – 02:15-07:20, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Salem village.

Raid: Nablus – 13:15, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled the village of Sebastia.

Raid: Nablus – 06:25, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Beit Furik.

Raid: Hebron – 22:35-03:10, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Beit Awa.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 03:10, Israeli troops raided al-Dhahiriya, taking prisoner one person.

Restrictions of movement (22): 08:30, near Atara Bridge – 15:20, entrance to the village of al-Nabi Saleh – 16:20, entrance to Aboud – 18:25, Tayasir checkpoint – 08:00, Huwara checkpoint – 14:40, entrance to the Luna Amusement Park in Huwara – 19:10, Deir Sharaf village road junction – Hamra checkpoint – all entrances to Jericho for the twelfth day in a row – 08:35-10:30, southern entrance to Nahalin – 12:00-13:30, northern entrance to Tuqu’ – 14:30, entrance to Husan village – 21:30-23:00, southern entrance to Bethlehem – 21:30, tightened procedures at the Container checkpoint – 09:00-10:55, Zif village road junction – 09:20-11:00, southern entrance to Sa’ir – 13:25-14:30, northern entrance to Halhul – 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, Tulkarem 1, Jericho 3, Bethlehem 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!


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