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The daily File – July 18-22, 2023

Updated: Jan 28

Tuesday through Saturday.


1. Since January 1, 2023 in the West Bank:

‣ 170 fatalities.

‣ 5,189 injured.

‣ 3,846 detainees.

2. The Tawjihi celebrations, the publication of the results of the final exams in high schools in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, took place on Thursday.

‣ Seventeen Palestinian students in the West Bank did not did not celebrate due to arrest.

‣ Six students were killed during the year and therefore did not get to celebrate high school graduation. Among them is Majdi Ar’arawi, 17 years old, who was killed during the attack on Jenin at the beginning of this month. He finished the exams with an average grade of 90.4. His mother received the results while visiting his grave.



Twenty two Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the month.

1. Bader Samer Ribhi Masri, 19 years old, resident of Nablus. He was shot in the heart during clashes with the occupation forces that secured a settlers' march to Joseph's Tomb in East Nablus. He was seriously injured and pronounced dead at the hospital. According to the Palestinians, he was not armed.

2. Mohammad Fouad Atta Al-Bayed, 17 years old. Resident of Jalazone Refugee Camp. He was shot in the head during clashes in Umm Safa, northwest of Ramallah, and died of his wounds shortly after. Mohammad, who was an orphaned since the age of two, was visiting the village to see his grandparents.

3. Fawzi Hani Mokhalafa, 18 years old. Resident of Sebastia, northwest of Nablus. Only son to his parents. He was shot when he was driving his car, while returnng from a family wedding with a friend. The occupying forces fired forty rounds at the vehicle that slid and crashed into the checkpoint. According to the IDF spokesman, this was a run-over attempt. According to the Palestinians - cold-blooded murder. He was mortally wounded and pronounced dead a shortky after.


Arrests and detainees

1. Arrests

During the period under review, 71 Palestinians were arrested: Tuqu’ 1; el-Rashaida1; al-Mughayyir 4; Jamma'in 3; Bayt Rima 1; Kaubar 2; Askar Refugee Camp 2 (1 minor); Beit Fajjar 3; Tulkarm 3; East Jerusalem 10; Jaba' 1; Biddu 2; Ni'lin 1; Bethlehem 4 (1 minor); Dheisheh Refugee Camp 3; Issawiya 1; Qabatiya 1; Silwan 3; 'Ayda Refugee Camp 1; Hebron 2 (1 minor); Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp 1; At-Tuwani 4 (solidarity activists); Qalandiya Checkpoint 1; Tel Rumeida 1; Abu Ubaida 1; as-Samu 1; Bani Na'im 1; Al-Arroub Refugee Camp 1; Dayr Sharaf Checkpoint 1; Nablus 1; Al-Aqsa 1; Ras Al-Amoud 1 (minor); Sebastian 1; Silat ad-Dhahr Checkpoint 1; Jalamah Checkpoint 1; Qaffin 1.

2. Administrative detentions

Qusai Khattab, from Ramallah. Transferred to administrative detention for six months.

Mustafa Bilal Abu Shanab, from Askar Refugee Camp. Third extension for four months.

Musa Shakaka, from Jalazone Refugee Camp. Transferred to administrative detention for six months.

Ahmed Shallada, from Ramallah. Transferred to administrative detention for six months.

Abdelbaset Maatan, from Burqa. Has Colorectal Cancer in a serious condition. Was supposed to be released from administrative detention, but instead, his detention was extended for six more months for the third time.

3. Detainees

1. Abdullah Deas, 18, from Yatta. Shot and seriously wounded on Saturday, July 15, near Meitar Checkpoint. Abdullah, who holds a work permit in the Israeli territories, arrived early at the checkpoint and waited for it to open. The IOF suspected he was an infiltrator, and shot him. Hospitalized, under arrest, in intensive care in Soroka Medical Center.


Attacks by the IOF on Palestinians

The report is chronological and the day of occurrence is specified.

1. Burqa, northwest of Nablus, Tuesday. A night raid on the town. House searches. Confrontations. No injuries were reported.

2. Hebron, Tuesday. A raid on the commercial center, with massive firing of teargas. Damage to a taxi in the Bab a Zawiya area. Confrontations. No injuries were reported.

On Wednesday, a raid on the south side of the city. Clashes around the Polytechnic University. Suffocation injuries.

On Thursday, an early morning raid on the Jabel Johar area. Raids on houses, and on young people in the streets during the Tawjihi celebrations. Arrests.

3. Raids for searches or arrests without confrontations: Tuesday, Bayt Rima, Shuafat Refugee Camp, Tuqu’, Illar, Dura, Atal, Kaubar.

4. Dheisheh Refugee Camp, south of Bethlehem, Wednesday. A raid. Snipers positioned on rooftops. Arrests while searching and damaging contents. Clashes followed. The IOF fired rubber bullets, teargas and stun grenades.

5. Tulkarm, Wednesday. Raid and arrest in the southern neighborhood. Another one on Friday early morning in the outskirts of Nur Shams Refugee Camp. Searches, but then a quick retreat after the sirens went off. On Saturday, a quick raid along the same route and retreat.

6. Rummanah, west of Jenin, Wednesday. Raid on houses and searches. Clashes began, and the IOF fired teargas. Suffocation injuries.

7. Al-Arroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron, Wednesday. Palestinians threw a fire bomb at a military vehicle, and a raid followed immedietly. Clashes began near the new road, adjacent to the camp, serving the Israeli settlement. Clashes renewed on Thursday. A resident was injured by a live bullet.

8. Bethlehem. Wednesday, a raid on a house and an arrest. Another raid on Thursday. Confrontations. On Saturday, a raid and arrest of three 17-19 year olds, suspected of being involved in the stabbing and serious injury of a Gilo resident on Tuesday.

9. Iraq Burin, south of Nablus. Clashes during a raid early Wednesday morning.

10. Umm Al Khair, Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. Wednesday, firing training at the entrance to the village. The entire area was blocked to vehicular traffic. The training caused fires. A confiscated vehicle was found completely burnt.

11. Raids without confrontations: Wednesday, Ni'lin, Deir al-Hatab, Azzun, Ein AL-dyouk (houses were photographed during a night raid), Kafr Ni'ma (damage to vehicles).

12. Issawiya, northeast Jerusalem, early Thursday morning. Raid. Clashes. The Palestinians threw firecrackers. No injuries were reported.

13. Jaba', south of Jenin, Thursday morning raid. Clashes and exchange of fire developed. No injuries or arrests were reported.

14. Nablus, Thursday morning. Large forces (the Palestinians reported about 100 vehicles) raided the east side of the city from several directions, toward Amman Street, while firing teargas. A bulldozer blocked Amman Street with mounds of dirt, to secure settlers on their way to Joseph's Tomb. Police Commissioner and Head of the Regional Council Yossi Dagan among them.

The Palestinians engaged in clashes with the IOF and burned tires. The IOF fired teargas into houses, live bullets and stun grenades. Snipers were positioned inside residents' houses. Teargas was fired at journalists. Rubber bullets were fired at an ambulance during a rescue mission in the nearby Balata Refugee Camp. One dead, three injured by live gunfire, two of them in a serious condition, 32 suffocation injuries, including a 12-day-old baby who was rushed to the hospital. The settlers are OK.

15. Balata Refugee Camp, east of Nablus. Clashes that began with the raid on the east side of Nablus and continued throughout most of the day.

16. Qarawat Bani Hassan, West of Salfit. Confrontations.

17. Silwad, northwest of Ramallah. Confrontations.

18. Tuqu’, southeast of Bethlehem. Clashes at the northern entrance.

19. East Jerusalem. Attacks on high school students who celebrated Tawjihi. Arrests. Raids on houses.

20. At-Tuwani, Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. During a gathering at the activist Hafez al-Huraini's home, to celebrate his daughter's success in the final exams, soldiers raided the house, demanding to stop the celebrations. One of the family members was injured. Four solidarity activists who documented the attack were violently arrested.

21. Raids without confrontations: Thursday, 'Ayda Refugee Camp, Burqin, Mirka, Kifrat, At-Tur.

22. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, Friday. The IOF attacked (again) a funeral procession. Clashes broke out there. The IOF fired live bullets and teargas. A soldier was injured by an improvised explosive device. Two more by throwing stones. Multiple suffocation injuries among the residents.

23. Silwan, East Jerusalem, Friday. In Ein Al Bustan neighborhood, a peaceful protest against the planned demolition of the Rajabi family home, was attacked by the IOF with stun grenades and teargas, while the protesters were praying, and on their way back. Clashes began. The IOF used a "Skunk" water cannon. Suffocation injuries.

24. Bayt Dajan, east of Nablus, Friday. The weekly procession protesting the land confiscation, east of the village, was attacked by the IOF. Suffocation injuries.

25. Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, Friday. The weekly procession protesting the closing of the main road and the land confiscation, was attacked by the IOF. Clashes. Three injured by rubber bullets. Suffocation injuries.

26. Beita, south of Nablus, Friday. The weekly procession protesting the land confiscation in Jabal Sabih (Evyatar outpost) was attacked with teargas. The gas containers set a fire.

27. Umm Safa, northwest of Ramallah, Friday. A protest march demanding the removal of an outpost (which was evicted, but the settler returned to graze his cows on private Palestinian land), was attacked with stun grenades and teargas. The IOF fired teargas into houses, among them a family of two elderly sick women. Suffocation injuries.

After the journalists and most of the solidarity activists left, clashes resumed. The Palestinians threw stones and the IOF fired live ammunition. One was killed by a shot in the head and another was seriously wounded by a shot in the stomach. When the wounded were evacuated, one of the soldiers was seen joyfully recording the event on his mobile phone.

28. Jalazone Refugee Camp. Friday, confrontations. Saturday the clashes resumed. Two injured by rubber bullets.

29. Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, Saturday. Shortly after midnight, the IOF shot at a private vehicle, near the checkpoint. According to Red Crescent reports, 40 bullets were fired. They injure both passengers, one of whom died shortly after. The IOF blocked medical aid and arrested one of the wounded. The IOF version: an attempt to run over. The Palestinians version: they returned from a family wedding, and did not attempt a run over.

30. Ya'bad, southwest of Jenin, early Saturday morning. Raid and clashes.

31. Qaffin, northeast of Tulkarm, Saturday. Raid for arrest. Confrontations.


Demolitions, Confiscations and Blockades

1. Al-Lubban al-Gharbi, north of Ramallah. Demolition of a commercial building.

2. Yasuf, east of Salfit. Five construction stop orders on four inhabited residences and a shack.

3. Birin, south of Hebron. Uprooting trees and a water tank demolition.

4. Sinjil, northeast of Ramallah. Taking over a rooftop (for the second time), for a military post, while pushing the members of the house and confining them to the first floor.

5. el-Rashaida, east of Bethlehem. Confiscating a bulldozer and detaining the driver.

6. Jalamah, northeast of Jenin. Confiscating a tractor and detaining the driver.

7. Kafr al-Labad, east of Tulkarm. Confiscating a tractor and detaining the driver.

8. Humsa - Al Bqai'a, north of the Jordan Valley. Confiscation of two tractors.

9. Khirbet ar-Ras al-Ahmar, south of Tubas. Confiscation of a car and a tractor.

10. Tarqumiyah, west of Hebron. Uprooting 150 olive trees, almond trees and vines and leveling the ground.

11. The old city of Jerusalem. Nikodemus Schnabel, a senior priest with the Church of the Dormition, who accompanied a German government minister during a visit to the Western Wall, was required to remove a cross from his neck. He refused. The management of the Western Wall apologized.

12. Khirbet Widady, southern Mount Hebron. The shepherds community left after they despaired of constant harassment by settlers, and maltreatment by the occupying forces. This is the fourth community to leave under similar circumstances within a year.


Palestinian attacks on the Occupation Forces (IOF)

1. Faqqu'a, east of Jenin. Shooting near the separation fence.

2. Dotan Checkpoint, southwest of Jenin. shooting.

3. al-Khader, south of Bethlehem. An improvised explosive device on a military vehicle.

4. Khirbet Jubara, south of Tulkarm. shooting.

5. Mirka, south of Jenin. shooting.

6. Jalamah Checkpoint, northeast of Jenin. Allegedly a stabbing attempt. Arrest.


Settlers attacks on Palestinians

1. Al-Auja, north of Jericho. Attacking vehicles for two days in a row, secured by the army.

2. Beit Furik, east of Nablus. Theft of 14 tents used for shelter.

3. The Old City, Jerusalem. A provocative flag parade, secured by Magav.

4. Sebastia, northwest of Nablus. Uprooting olive trees.

5. Sawahera al-Sharqiya, east of Jerusalem. a new outpost was built, two days after the IOF destroyed nine residences.

6. Jerusalem. Two armed Jews stormed the garden of the Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Zion, and announced that they would remain there. When a church official asked them to leave, the settlers started shouting insults and obscene and racist slurs towards him, telling him to “get out” of the grounds, and claiming that “Mount Zion belongs to the Jewish people”.

7. ʿEin Sultan Refugee Camp, north of Jericho. Settlers visited an archaeological site inside the camp. Palestinians confronted them and the IOF attacked the Palestinians.

8. Huwara, south of Nablus. Settlers attacked the town, withdrawing after the sirens, which calls upon the townspeople, were activated.

9. al-Khader, south of Bethlehem. Uprooting 50 olive trees.

10. Burin, south of Nablus. Setting fire to lands north of the village.

11. Qarawat Bani Hassan, West of Salfit. Land burning north of the town.

12. khallet Makhul, north of the Jordan Valley. Settlers attacked a flock of sheep, killing and injuring some of them.

13. Ad-Dhahiriya, south of Hebron. Uprooting 150 olive trees.

14. Mazra'a al-Arabiya, north of Ramallah. Attack on a house.

15. Urif, south of Nablus. Settlers attacked the school building and several other houses, and threw stones. Palestinians confronted them. The IIOF attacked the Palestinians with rubber bullets and stun grenades.

16. al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah. Setting fire to a car and spraying graffiti.

17. The Old City, Jerusalem. The settlers who invaded the house of the Sob Laban family threw the contents of the house into the street, contrary to the agreed time. Activists and family members protested. Magav arrested a family member and a solidarity activist.


Palestinians attacks on settlers

1. Gilo, Jerusalem. A 30-year-old Israeli was seriously injured in a stabbing attack. Two days later, three Bethlehem residents aged 17-19, were arrested, on suspicion of involvement.

2. Al-Arroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron. Throwing stones at a vehicle. The driver was injured.


Gaza Strip

‣ Shooting at fishing boats west of Gaza City, inside the three nautical miles zone (area allowed for fishing under the blockade).

‣ In another incident, A fisherman was injured by a rubber bullet, fired at him.


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