In Occupied Palestine – 14 October 2023

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14 October 2023 {Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG):

https://www.nad.ps/en/violations-reports/daily-report 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.

US State Department:

No Gaza ‘De-Escalation’ Talk

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Ceasefire violations – Palestinian missile attacks: Hundreds of missiles were again fired towards, and across, the Green Line and into Israel.

Restrictions of movement: Restrictions of movement: Since midnight, 7 October, Israeli Occupation forces have imposed a complete closure on access movement in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Ceasefire violations – air strikes – Israeli Army and Navy attacks: From 08:00 on 12 October until 08:00 on 13 October, Israeli war planes continued to strike homes, including apartment tower blocks, service facilities and many other targets over the whole of the Gaza Strip enclave. In addition, Israeli Army positions on the Green Line opened fire on and shelled farmland, as well as communities, including apartment buildings and other homes as well as essential services in Gaza. The Israeli Navy continued to open fire and launch missiles on facilities and buildings along Gaza’s coastline.

Ceasefire violations – air strikes: From 08:00 on 12 October 12, until 08:00 on 13 October, Israeli war planes continued to strike homes, including apartment tower-blocks, service facilities and many other targets over the whole of the Gaza Strip enclave. A further 429 deaths have raised the number of fatalities to 2329 (including 724 children and 458 women). Another 1346 people have been injured, now bringing that total to 9042 (including 2450 children).

Israeli Army attack – child wounded: Ramallah – 22:20, Israeli Occupation forces, near the entrance to the village of Shuqba, firing live ammunition and rubber-coated bullets, seriously injured a child.

Israeli Army attack: Ramallah – 21:10-22:55, armed Israeli settlers opened fire towards pedestrians, near the entrance to Betello village.

Israeli Army attacks and home invasions: Ramallah – 07:00, raiding Israeli Occupation forces opened fire towards residents while invading homes in Ramallah, al-Bireh and the al-Amari refugee camp.

Israeli Army attack: Tubas – 16:05, Israeli forces opened fire on a passing vehicle, near the Mikhola Occupation settlement in the North Jordan Valley.

Israeli Army attack – home invasions – 2 wounded: Tubas – 02:20, raiding Israeli troops shot and wounded two people, Abdel Rahman Sawafta (aged 15) and Karim Sawafta, while invading homes in the city.

Israeli Army attack on protesters: Tulkarem – 14:30, the Israeli Army fired live ammunition towards protesters, near the Annexation Wall close to Tulkarem.

Israeli Army attack – 2 wounded: Tulkarem – 16:15, close to Qaffin, the Israeli military opened fire on, and wounded, two people: Ayham Thaer Touma and Khalil Munir Amarneh.

Israeli Army attack – property damage: Qalqiliya – 09:20, the Israeli military shot at, and destroyed, the tyres of a number of vehicles in Huwara.

Israeli Army attack – population-control: Qalqiliya – 10:00, Israeli soldiers, at the entrance to Azzun, opened fire towards shops and forced them to close.

Israeli Army attack on protesters: Qalqiliya – 18:05, Israeli Occupation forces, near the entrance to the town of Beit Furik, opened fire towards protesters.

Israeli Army attack on protesters – 1 wounded: Qalqiliya – 19:55, Israeli forces, near the Huwara checkpoint, opened fire towards protesters, wounding one person.

Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Qalqiliya – 11:00, a guard, from the Gilead settlement outpost, opened fire towards olive harvesters on Tal and Sarra villages’ agricultural land.

Israeli Army attack – home invasions – 1 wounded: Salfit – 04:50, the Israeli Army opened fire on residents while invading homes in Salfit, leaving one person, Karam Omar Al-Masry, wounded.

Israeli Army attack: Jericho – 17:40, Israeli troops opened fire towards people, near the southern entrance to Jericho.

Israeli Army attack: Bethlehem – 13:50, the Israeli military fired ammunition towards people in Sa’ir.

Israeli Army attack – population-control: Bethlehem – 15:40, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a bus, near the entrance to the Prophet Yunus area on the main Hebron-Bethlehem road, andprevented it from serving passengers there.

Israeli Army attack: Bethlehem – 16:05, Israeli Occupation forces fired live ammunition towards people, near the entrance to the village of Husan.

Israeli Army attack and home invasions in refugee camp – 1 wounded: Bethlehem – 07:40, the Israeli military stormed into the Dheisheh refugee camp, opening fire as they raided people’s homes. One resident, Sami Ahmed Al-Sharha, was wounded.

Death: Tulkarem – 12:00, 15-year-old Omar Ahmed Abd al-Rahman Asmar has now died from wounds received during an Israeli Army attack on Zeita.

Death: Tulkarem – 17:50, 16-year-old Mohammed Rifaat Mohammed Adwan has now died from wounds received during an Israeli Army attack on the village of Pharaoh on 11 October.

Death: Qalqiliya – 18:55, a Palestinian man, Islam Subhi Saeed Mansour, has now died from wounds that had rendered him paralysed in 2005.

Home invasions: Tubas – 17:45, Israeli Occupation forces raided the village of Bardala and invaded a number of homes.

Home invasions – 1 child and 1 adult wounded: Tubas – 02:20, Israeli forces raided Tubas and invaded homes, wounding a child as well as an adult.

Home invasion and occupation: Qalqiliya – 00:20, the Israeli Army commandeered a house in the village of Izbit al-Tabib, for use as a military post.

Home invasions and arson attacks: Qalqiliya – 22:45, Israeli settlers raided the outskirts of Burin village and set fire to a number of homes.

Home invasion: Jericho – 00:40, Israeli troops raided the village of Fasayil and searched a house.

Home invasions in refugee camp – 1 wounded – 3 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 07:40, the Israeli military, storming the Dheisheh refugee camp, invaded a number of homes, wounding a resident and taking prisoner three people.

Home invasions and destruction: Hebron20:40, Israeli Occupation settlers stormed into east Yatta, invading homes and destroying their contents.

Home invasions – evictions – population-control: HebronIsraeli soldiers, in the Old City al-Kasarat area, invaded a home, forcing the family out and turning it into a military post.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 15:00, Israeli Occupation forces, in the village of Sur Baher, fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at people.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 18:30, Israeli forces, near the cemetery in the town of al-Eizariya, fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 18:30, the Israeli Army, near the al-Jabal road junction in Abu Dis, fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 00:15, Israeli troops fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters in the neighbourhoods of al-Tur, al-Thawri and Wadi al-Joz, as well as near the entrance to Hizma and near Al-Quds University.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 19:30, the Israeli military, near the eastern entrance to the city, fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters towards protesters.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 19:35, Israeli soldiers, near the Eyal checkpoint, fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters.

Israeli Army assault with tear gas canisters – agricultural sabotage: Qalqiliya – 10:50, Israeli Occupation forces ,in the Khallet al-Ward area of Beit Furik, fired tear gas canisters at olive harvesters.

Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 20:40, Israeli forces, in the al-Aroub refugee camp, fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters.

Israeli Army – mosque violation – population-control: Hebron – Since 8 October, Israeli Occupation forces have continued to deny the right to pray in the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Occupation settler vandalism: Jerusalem – Israelis, from the Ramot Occupation settlement, damaged the tyres on motor vehicles in the village of Beit Iksa.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage – population-control: Ramallah – 10:00, Israeli settlers terrorised olive harvesters, in the village of Ras Karkar.

Occupation settler stoning: Tubas – 09:25, Israeli settlers stoned a home in the al-Farisiya area of the North Jordan Valley.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage – population-control: Qalqiliya – 12:00, Israeli settlers invaded village farmland and severely beat up a man, Rajeh Saeed Al-Sada, to stop him harvesting his olives.

Occupation settler intrusion: Qalqiliya – 12:30, Israelis, from the Yitzhar Occupation settlement, installed a tent-dwelling, near the home of a Tal villager.

Occupation settler intrusion: Qalqiliya – 21:15, Israelis, from the Itamar Occupation settlement, raided the village of Yanun and harassed villagers.

Occupation settler terrorism: Salfit – 11:30, Israeli settlers stoned the homes of Bedouin citizens in the city and threateningly advised them to vacate their homes.

Occupation settler stoning: Bethlehem – 15:50, a gang of settlers stoned passing vehicles, at the Jouret al-Shama’a road junction.

Occupation settler stoning: Bethlehem – 22:10, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles, at the al-Faradis village roundabout.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli Occupation forces raided Beit Anan, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli forces raided Biddu, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, the Israeli Army raided Abu Dis, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli troops raided the village of Qatanna, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 1 abducted – 4 taken prisoner: Ramallah – dawn, the Israeli military raided the village of Beit Sira and abducted a 17-year-old youth, Jamil Mohammed Jamil Abu Hashish, and also took prisoner four other people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 08:25, Israeli soldiers raided the village of Kafr Ni’ma, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Ramallah – 12:45, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled the village of Deir Nizam.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 03:30, Israeli forces raided the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 04:00, the Israeli Army raided Abwein, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 04:20, Israeli troops raided the village of Qibya, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 4 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 05:25, the Israeli military raided Beit Rima, taking prisoner four people.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Jenin – 01:35, Israeli soldiers raided the village of Rumana, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Jenin – 04:20-07:45, Israeli Occupation forces raided Ya’bad, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – economic sabotage – vandalism: Qalqiliya – 11:40, Israeli forces raided Qalqiliya and bulldozed the central island in the street near the Eyal checkpoint, as well as shops, kiosks and market stalls.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 22:30, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the village of Kafr Laqif.

Raid – 3 taken prisoner: Nablus – 02:00, Israeli troops raided the village of Tal, taking prisoner three people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Nablus – 02:15, the Israeli military raided Salem village, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 3 taken prisoner: Nablus – 02:40, Israeli soldiers raided the city, taking prisoner three people.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 22:50, Israeli Occupation forces raided Doha, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Bethlehem – 23:35-00:40, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of Jurat al-Shama’a.

Raid: Bethlehem – 02:35, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the village of Wadi al-Nis.

Raid: Bethlehem – 03:30, Israeli troops raided the city.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 03:30, the Israeli military raided al-Khadr, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 04:00, Israeli soldiers raided Tuqu’, taking prisoner two people.

Raid – 3 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 04:10, Israeli Occupation forces raided Beit Fajjar, taking prisoner three people.

Raid – destruction: Hebron14:45, Israeli forces raided Tarqumiya and demolished a building.

Raid – school and mosque invaded: Hebron16:25, the Israeli Army raided the village of Manzil and searched a school as well as a mosque.

Raid: Hebron19:20, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the Bab al-Zawiya district.

Raid: Hebron23:30, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Yatta.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron02:35, Israeli soldiers raided the village of Tarama, taking prisoner one person.

Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Hebron03:10, Israeli Occupation forces raided Dura, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Hebron03:25, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of al-Sahira.

Raid – 4 taken prisoner: Hebron06:00, the Israeli Army raided Beit Ummar, taking prisoner four people.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebrondawn, Israeli troops raided Khursa village, taking prisoner one person.

US State Department:

No Gaza ‘De-Escalation’ Talk

Antiwar.com

The State Department has warned its diplomats not to call for de-escalation or an end to the violence as Israeli air strikes relentlessly hit Gaza, killing hundreds of children.

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

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