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The Daily File - May 23-25, 2023

Updated: Jan 28

Tuesday evening through Friday morning.

Forced evacuation of Ein Samiya.


1. 3100 arrested since the beginning of the year. Currently about 1000 administrative detainees.

2. OCHA OPT data with reference to the months January-April: 375 settler attacks on Palestinians that ended in injury to life or property. A 32% increase compared to the same period last year.

3. 119 deaths since the beginning of the year (not including the Gaza Strip where 34 were killed), a two-fold increase relative to the same period last year.



1. Abdullah Al Dakhil, 15 years old from Nablus. Died of his wounds, after being shot a few days ago in a raid on Nablus.

2. Alaa Khalil Qaisiyah, 28 years old, resident of ad-Dhahiriya. He was shot and killed on Friday morning after entering the Tana Omar settlement south of Hebron.According to the shooters, a knife was found in his hand.


Arrests and detainees

1. Arrests

During the period under review, 76 Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Within Israel, 12 residents of the village of S'andala were arrested.

Minors detention in the Old City, Jerusalem

Birzeit 1; Bayt Fajar 1; al-Khader 1; Nablus 3; Al-Mughayyir 2; Hawara 1 (14 years old); Al Aroub Refugee Camp 1; Husan 5 (2 minors); Salem 1; Qabatiya 5; Dayr Sharaf Checkpoint 3; Jabel Mukaber 1; At-Tur 4; The Old City, Jerusalem 2 (minors); Al Am'ari Refugee Camp 1; Za'tara Checkpoint 1; Al-Auja 1; Al-Bireh 1; Ramallah 1; Jab'a 2; Jenin 2; Bani Naim 2; Silwan 3 (minor); Ras al-Amud, Jerusalem 1; Za'tara 2; Bayt Kahil 1; Hebron 2; Siris 1; Aqabat Jabr Refugee Camp 14; Al-Yamun 1; Beita 1; Yatta 2; Urif 1; Barta'a Checkpoint 1; Beit Ummar 1; Balata Refugee Camp 2; Faqqua 1.

Aqabat Jabr Refugee Camp

2. Administrative Detentions

Khalil Shamasna, from East Jerusalem - second extension for 6 months.

Yousef Shehada, from East Jerusalem - second extension for 6 months.

3. Detainees

‣ On Thursday, IOF apprehended Maher al-Said Turkman, for involvement in a September 4, 2022 attack, when he, his son and his nephew opened fire on a bus of soldiers and wounded 6.

Walid Daka - After serving a term in prison for his involvement in the murder of the soldier Moshe Tamam, and while serving additional term of two more years for maintaining mobile phones, his health condition has deteriorated. According to doctors' opinions, including one of a medical officer of the IOF, he is dying. A hearing on a petition calling for his release was postponed to May 31.

Hitham Wallal was acquitted of attempted murder at the Qalandiya checkpoint, where he was shot and seriously wounded by the IOF. Since then he underwent several surgeries while in prison.

Anas al-Safadi, a 17 years old from the Old City, Jerusalem, was brutally arrested in March 2023, on suspicion of throwing stones. He was hospitalized for medical treatment. Since then he had been under house arrest. The prosecution demanded detention until end of proceedings in Damon prison. He was taken into custody.

Iham Nawaf Al Salaima, a minor resident of Silwan, was arrested during an undercover raid on his home. He was later on put under house arrest. His father documented the arrest and the house searches.


Attacks by the IOF on Palestinians

Chronological report sorted by day of occurrence.

1. Ni'lin, west of Ramallah. A raid on Tuesday morning to demolish the family home of Moataz Al-Khawaja, the perpetrator of the attack in Dizengof street, Tel-Aviv, on March 9, 2023.

94 years old Al-Khawaja Tallulah

The forces, accompanied by a bulldozer, began to evacuate the residents of the nearby apartments and buildings, knowing that they would also be damaged. Among them was 94 years old Al-Khawaja Tallulah, who was evacuated without prior warning in the middle of the night. The forces closed the entrances to the village. Snipers on the rooftops. Clashes started. 4 wounded by live ammunition, one with serious injuries. The forces blew up the family's apartment while causing damage to nearby apartments.

2. Qabatiya, south of Jenin. Raid on Tuesday early morning, on several homes of terror assisting suspects. A Secret Service (Shin Bet) officer threatened that if they did not turn themselves in, he would send in the Yamam (National Counter Terror Unit) to harm their children.

Exchange of fire. Wounded in serious condition after shooting at a car. 3 more injured from shrapnel. Arrest of 4 out of the 7 suspects.

Another raid on Wednesday early morning, in an attempt to arrest the remaining 3 suspects. They did not succeed and the Palestinians reported massive shooting at houses. No casualties (except a cat...). Another raid on Friday early morning. Exchange of fire and one injured by a live gunshot. Another arrest.

3. Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem. Raid for arrests. Confrontations. No casualties reported.

4. Bayt Fajar, south of Bethlehem. Raid for arrests. Clashes. No casualties reported.

5. Tamun, south of Tubas. Raid for arrests. Confrontations. No casualties reported.

6. Beita, south of Nablus. Raid on Tuesday morning, clashes, teargas, stun grenades. Fire was set near homes as a result.

7. Nablus. Early Tuesday morning, a raid on the al-Masaken al-Shaabiyya neighborhood (east of the city). Snipers on the roofs. Raids and house searches. Detentions. Wednesday early morning raids in the area of Rafidiya (east) and Al-Maajin (west). Exchange of fire and arrests.

8. Balata Refugee Camp, east of Nablus. Tuesday afternoon, an undercover force is exposed in the camp and retreated. Friday early morning a raid on the camp. The IOF surrounded a mosque and prevented the dawn prayer worshipers from leaving while firing teargas. Clashes and exchange of fire. multiple suffocation injuries.

9. Zububa, west of Jenin. Confrontations. Suffocation injuries.

10. Raids on Tuesday without confrontations: Al-Bireh (arrest), Anata (search and destruction of house property), Hebron (searches), Si'ir, Dokha, Salem, Al-Mughayyir, Birzeit (arrest), Bir Nabala, Bayt Jala.

11. Nur Shams Refugee Camp, east of Tulkarm, Wednesday. Undercover force, camouflaged as women, was exposed and retreated. Same on Friday morning.

12. Jab'a, south of Jenin. Wednesday morning clashes and exchange of fire. Arrests.

13. Jalazone Refugee Camp, north of Ramallah, Wednesday morning. A raid on a grocery store owned by Saad Nahla. Searches that lasted two hours, while causing a lot of damage to the store, yielded nothing. No arrests made and no weapons found. Camp residents threw stones at the troops.

14. Jenin. A raid on the eastern neighborhood early Wednesday morning. Exchange of fire. Arrests. No injuries were reported.

15. Bani Naim, east of Hebron. Raid on houses. Searches. A lot of damage. Arrests.

16. Husan, west of Bethlehem. Raid and arrests, of minors among others. House searches.

17. Aqabat Jabr Refugee Camp, south of Jericho, Thursday morning. A raid by over 100 special forces soldiers that lasted more than 7 hours! Road blocks. Snipers. 67 houses were searched while causing extensive damage to property.

A guided missile was fired at one house, and a wall of another was demolished by a bulldozer. 18 injured, 13 of them from live ammunition. One seriously from an injury to the main artery.

14 detainees, of which 12 were released in the morning. Access of medical aid was prevented during the raid. One gun was seized. A secret Service captain (Shin Bet), threatened to harm family members of a suspect, should he did not turn himself in.

18. Beit Ummar, north of arrest near the entrance after being severely beaten, live fire and tear gas fired.multiple strangulation injuries.

19. Kafr Laqif, east of Qalqilya.raids and searches of houses.

20. Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.Friday morning.Raid and clashes.


Demolitions, Confiscations and Blockades

1. Al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah. Entrances closed and blocked for the last 14 days.

2. Silwan. Ahmed Syam from Wadi Hilwa street, was forced to destroy his house, while his wife was giving birth.

3. Um al Jmal, northern Jordan Valley. 7 demolition orders to be executed within 96 hours.

4. Dayr Sharaf, west of Nablus. Confiscation of a tractor while it was working on agricultural land. 2 farmers were arrested.

5. Bardala, northern Jordan Valley. Shutting down the village's cisterns for the 10th time in two years.

6. Hawara, south of Nablus. Shops were forced to close.

7. Bayt Iksa, northwest of Jerusalem. The entrance to the village, which is under siege due to the separation wall, was blocked without prior notice. The reason was not clear. It is assumed that a military exercise was underway in the area.

8. Tura, southwest of Jenin. A 96 hours evacuation orders for 2 houses.

9. Sur Baher, South East Jerusalem. Alignment and leveling works on the lands of the Amira family.

10. Jabel Mukaber, South East Jerusalem. The home of the Abidat family , where 5 people live, was demolished.

11. Jabel Juhar, south of Hebron. Demolition of a cucumber greenhouses owned by Hazem al-Rajabi family. A terrace was also destroyed.

12. Al-Walaja, northwest of Bethlehem. Destruction of a commercial kiosk at the southern entrance.

13. Ad-Dhahiriya, south of Hebron. Demolition of a hotel.

14. Bayt Jala, west of Bethlehem. Demolition of a sheep pen.

15. Aqraba, south of Nablus. 17 orders to stop construction on agricultural sheds, power network, caravans and agricultural paths.

16. Al-Aqsa. Stricter restrictions on the entry of worshipers since Wednesday (The Jewish Holiday of Shavuot).


Palestinian attacks on the Occupation Forces (IOF)

1. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Fire bombs and an improvised explosive device on military force.

2. Salem Checkpoint, west of Jenin. Shooting at the checkpoint. The forces returned fire.

3. Al Aroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron. An improvised explosive device on an observation tower. An Israeli soldier was injured.

4. Mount Gerizim Outpost, near Nablus. Shooting.

5. Azzun, east of Qalqilya. An improvised explosive device at the entrance. Neutralized by IOF.


Settlers attacks on Palestinians

1. Za'tara Checkpoint, south of Nablus. Settlers, accompanied by the Army, attack Palestinian vehicles.

2. Burqa, northwest of Nablus. After a visit of the European Union delegation to the area, where the Homesh outpost, which is built on Burka's lands is, settlers accompanied by soldiers began throwing stones at 4 houses.

In addition, they set fire to an olive vineyard and a sheepfold. When the residents of the village went out to defend their property, the settlers started shooting, and injured 2 Palestinians. The army helped the settlers and fired teargas at the villagers, causing many suffocation injuries. The following day, with the approval of the commander of the Central Command Maj. Gen. Yehuda Fox and the Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, the settlers started infrastructure work at Homesh.

3. Ein Samiya, east of Ramallah. The 200-person Qa'abana clan, which lived in the last 41 years on the private lands of Kafr Malik, were forced to vacate their homes, after an ongoing violent and brutal pressure of settlers, backed by the army and the police.

A few days earlier, the entire herd was confiscated due to a apparent false complaint by a settler regarding a theft of several sheep. That night, the settlers returned and threw stones. There is a demolition order on the buildings and the nearby school.

This is the third community that is forced to leave due to violence and abuse in the area, preceded by the community of Ras a Tin and the community of Mu'arrajat. The very day after their departure, an outpost was built there. But the IOF claims these are just travelers...

4. Silwan. Settlers attacked houses in Baten El-A'awa, backed by the occupation forces.

5. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Settlers destroyed an acre of wheat owned by the El Salibi family, by spraying toxic substances on it. The IOF prevented the family from harvesting the crop earlier in the month.

6. Sinjil, north of Ramallah. The IOF, along with settlers, prevented Palestinians from accessing their fields.

7. The road between Turmus Aya and Al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah. Settlers set fire to 5 vehicles and threw stones at Palestinians. 4 wounded by beatings and stones were taken to the hospital.


Palestinian attacks on settlers

1. Hawara, south of Nablus. Stone. A settler was injured.

2. Azzun, east of Qalqilya. Two settlers were injured and their vehicle was badly damaged after they entered the village and were pelted with stones.

3. Efrat, southwest of Bethlehem. Two fire bomb attacks on vehicles.

4. Anabta, east of Tulkarm. A settler entered the village with a truck and was pelted with stones. The Palestinian security forces handed him over to the occupation forces.

5. Jericho. Throwing stones at a bus at the northern entrance.

6. Pisgat Ze'ev, North East Jerusalem. A fire in an open area as a result of fire bombs.

7. Karmei Zur, north of Hebron. Shooting.

8. Tarqumiyah, west of Hebron. Fire bombs on vehicles.

9. Teneh Omarim, south of Hebron. A Palestinian entered the settlement carrying a knife. He was shot and killed near the synagogue. No other casualties.


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