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The Daily File - May 31-June 3, 2023

Updated: Jan 28

Wednesday through Saturday.




Data

1. According to the periodic report of the UN (OCHA Opt), 119 dead Palestinians since the beginning of the year (they report 112 but did not include two Israeli Palestinian citizens and five others killed by Israelis), 4296 wounded Palestinians (as of 5/15), 389 Buildings were destroyed, 490 Palestinians lost a roof over their heads due to demolitions, about 3200 arrests (The data is valid for the West Bank and East Jerusalem only). In the month of May alone. 23 Palestinians were killed, 37 military attacks on Palestinian journalists while reporting from the field.


2. While the army is demanding the evacuation of communities from Masafer Yatta (about 1,200 people) under the pretext of Fire Zone (fire zone No. 918) - 6 outposts were established on that "fire Zone" lands, 3 of them after the Supreme Court’s decision, ordering the deportation (May 2022).

 

General

June first was the fifth anniversary of the death of 21-year-old Rouzan al-Najjar, a resident of Gaza. She was shot in the head and killed by an Israeli sniper during the Great March of Return in Gaza, while volunteering as a medic by virtue of her role as a nurse. 234 Palestinians were killed during the Great March of Return, and 33000 were injured.

 

Fatalities


1. Lia Ben Nun, 19 years old, a resident of Rishon LeTsiyon, a fighter in the Cheetah Battalion, Border Protection Corps. She was shot and killed by an Egyptian policeman who infiltrated into Israeli territory and into a military post near Mount Harif, on the Israel-Egypt border. Lia manned the position along with another soldier for a 12-hour shift. Last contact with her was at 04:15 AM Saturday morning. Her body was found at 9 AM outside the post. Lia is survived by parents and a sister.

2. Uri Yitzhak Iluz, 20 years old, resident of Safed, graduate of Yeshiva high school, fighter in Cheetah Battalion, Border Protection Corps. Killed in circumstances similar to the death of Lia ben Nun. Uri is survivdecv by parents and 3 brothers and sisters.







3. Ohad Shimon Dahan, 20 years old, resident of Ofakim. Ohad was shot and killed during an exchange of fire with an Egyptian policeman who had infiltrated into Israeli territory and killed two soldiers. The Egyptian policeman fired at the forces that searched for him, and Ohad was hit and killed. Ohad is survived by parents and 2 brothers.






4. Wadih Aziz Abu Ramoz, 16 years old, resident of Silwan, was shot and fatally wounded on January 27, 2023, while, according to the IOF, he shot fireworks. He was arrested wounded and died two days later. His body had been held by Israel (as over 100 other bodies) ever since. On Thursday, Israel informed the family that his body would be returned, after they would pay 10,000 NIS, and that the funeral should take place within an hour and with a limit of 25 participants. During the funeral, the forces attacked mourners with teargas.

 

Arrests and detainees

1. Arrests

During the period under review, 74 Palestinians and solidarity activists were arrested: Tulkarm 1; The Old City, Jerusalem 3; Shu'afat camp 2 (1 minor); Tell 1; Asira al-Qibliya 1; Nablus 3; Beita 1; Nur Shams Refugee Camp 1; Qusin 1; Qalqilya 1; Jenin 1; Dheisheh Refugee Camp-1; Biddu 1; Teqoa 23; Bab al Amoud 4 (2 minors and a woman); Sebastia 1; Qabatiya 1; al-Mughayyir 3; Ajjul 1; Beit Ummar 3; el Fawwar Refugee Camp 1; Burqa 1; Bani Na'im 3; Ya'bad 4; Kifl Haris 3; Masafar Yatta 4 (activists); Hamra 2 (activists); Al Aqsa 2.



2. Administrative detentions

Kayid al-Fesfus, resident of Dura, has been administratively detained since the beginning of the month. During his previous administrative detention, he went on 131 days of hunger strike, which led to his release, on December 21, 2022. On June 1, 2023, he went on a hunger strike again in protest of his renewed administrative detention.


3. Detainees

Muhammad Zaharan, 41 years old, resident of Deir Abu Mash'al (west of Ramallah). During his arrest he was transferred to a military vehicle, where he was beaten by the soldiers until he lost consciousness. He was later on taken to a hospital while, under arrest, and was diagnosed with a fractured skull and bruises. 4 soldiers, including an officer, from the Nahal Brigade were detained for questioning, and released 24 hours later. Muhammad was released from custody and transferred to a hospital in Ramallah.



Walid Daka, 61 years old, a resident of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, completed a term of 37 years in prison, for his involvement in the murder of the soldier Moshe Tamam. The prison sentence was extended for additional two and a half years for smuggling a mobile phone into his cell. During his imprisonment he was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, and these days he is in the terminal stages of his disease. The petition for his early release, on humanitarian grounds before the Parole Committee, was rejected, and was transferred to a special committee for reviewing. According to his physicians, his life is in real danger.

 

Attacks by the IOF on Palestinians

The report is chronological and the day of occurrence is specified. The report does not include non-confrontational raids.


1. Si'ir, northeast of Hebron. A raid on Tuesday evening as part of searches for the squad that carried out the shooting in Kiryat Arba. During the searches, the soldiers attacked an elderly man and injure him. He was taken to the hospital, suffering from bruises.

2. Al-Arroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron, Tuesday evening. Clashes during which the forces shot live ammunition and injured a minor.

3. Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem. Tuesday evening clashes at the southern entrance, during which the forces fired teargas and stun grenades. Suffocation Injuries.

4. Teqoa, southeast of Bethlehem, Tuesday evening. Clashes at the entrance to the town, during which the forces fired teargas and stun grenades that set fire to the nearby olive groves. Early Thursday morning, an intensive arrest campaign, during which 23 Palestinians were arrested (most of them were released). Houses were raided, and their contents were extensively damaged.

5. Bani Na'im, east of Hebron, Wednesday early morning. Raiding dozens of houses for searches. No arrests. Thursday morning, raid and searches. Also on Friday morning. Arrests and vehicle confiscations.

6. khallet Makhul, north of the Jordan Valley. 6 vans entered the shepherds' camp at 8 am. The army conducted searches and damaged contents and water tanks. A rifle bullet was found in the field. The soldiers arrested an elderly shepherd (with heart condition) and his son. The son was released, the father remained in custody. Was later on released with a fine.

7. Silwan, on Wednesday. The forces attacked mourners during the funeral procession of Wadih Aziz Abu Ramoz, at the Yeusefiya Cemetery near Bab al-Asbat. After that, clashes in Bir Ayub neighborhood.

8. Anabta, east of Tulkarm. Raid and clashes. No injuries were reported.

9. Shu'afat Refugee Camp, northeast Jerusalem, early Thursday morning. During the raid, the soldiers attacked a 15-year-old (Mohammed Hamed) violently, preventing residents from interfering. They caused him bruises for which he was hospitalized. In addition, another Palestinian was shot with rubber bullets, and Kosai Amjad Fakiya, a resident of Qatanna, was shot near the checkpoint.

According to the forces, he did not stop even though they ordered him, so they shot him. No weapon was found in his vehicle. He was hospitalized in Hadassah Hospital in a serious condition. Another raid on Friday early morning, and another on Saturday, with massive firing of teargas and clashes.

10. Nur Shams Refugee Camp, east of Tulkarm, early Thursday morning. Special forces raided to arrest wanted persons. Clashes during which the Palestinians burned tires and threw improvised explosive devices. The forces withdrew with no arrests. During the raid, the forces took over the medical center, and blocked the ambulances. Friday morning, another special forces raid. Exposed and retreated. On Saturday another raid, clashes in the Jabel al-Nasser area. According to the Palestinians, the frequent nocturnal raids are intended to make the wanted persons change their location.

11. Qabatiya, south of Jenin, raid on Thursday early morning. Saturday another raid. Clashes that include throwing of improvised explosive devices by the Palestinians, and live fire by the forces. No injuries were reported.

12. Zababdeh, south of Jenin, special forces raid and clashes.

13. Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp, south of Jericho, Thursday morning, while children go to school. A raid on the camp. No injuries or clashes were reported.

14. Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, Thursday evening. Following a shooting at the nearby Neveh Tzuf (Halamish) settlement, soldiers of the outpost fired at the al-Tamimi family's house, near the military post. Haitham al-Tamimi (40) and his son Mohammed (two and a half years old) were in the car at the time, on their way to a relative's house. The soldiers fired 5 bullets and seriously wounded the father (shoulder and neck) and the toddler (head). Initially, they claimed that they were shot at, and that Haitham was the source of the shooting, but in fact the shooting was from a different direction. After that the military spokesperson published a message that "the military was sorry". The father is hospitalized in a hospital in Ramallah, and the toddler, whose life is in danger, at Shiba Hospital. Following the incident, clashes began, during which 3 were injured by rubber bullets, including an activist who recorded the events.

Update: Mohammed al-Tamimi died of his wounds on Monday, June 5.

15. Deir Sharaf, northwest of Nablus. Raid on Thursday evening after a shooting at a soldier near Shavei Shomron settlement.

16. El-Jalame, northeast of Jenin, Friday. Clashes while forces raided following a shooting at the checkpoint. They set up a barrier at the entrance to the village.

17. Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. Clashes during which the forces fired live ammunition. Injuries were reported but the number or the nature of the injuries is unknown.

18. Masafar Yatta, south of Hebron. On Friday activists helped the Palestinians to repair the dirt road between the city of Yatta and Masafar Yatta. The forces prevented the construction, and even arrested activists, and confiscated equipment. On Saturday, the forces raided a high school graduation party in At-Tuwani and stopped it.

19. Krayot, southeast of Nablus, Friday. Clashes with forces during which they fired teargas and stun grenades that set fields on fire.

20. Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, Friday. During the weekly protest parade over the blocking of the main road and the land grabbing, clashes began. 2 injured by rubber bullets and many by suffocation.

21. Bayt Dajan, east of Nablus, Friday. During the weekly protest parade in protest of the land grabbing, the forces injured a minor by teargas canister, and many by teargas suffocation.

22. Nablus, Friday in the Gerizim area. Clashes and exchange of fire. No injuries were reported.

23. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, Saturday. The forces raided the town and fire live rounds, and hit a house.

24. Tell, southwest of Nablus, clashes early Saturday morning, during a military raid.

25. Jalbun, east of Jenin, Saturday. Raid and clashes in the center of the village.

 

Demolitions, Confiscations and Blockades


1. Demolitions

Umm Tuba, East Jerusalem. Abu Tair has been forced to demolish his home, where he lived for the last 15 years, with the choice that if he does not, he would have to pay a fine, and the municipality would demolish it.


Silwan, Wadi Qaddum. Destroyed a number of commercial buildings (an entire complex) and in addition a demolition order for horse stables.

`En Zehara, north of the Jordan Valley. All the shepherds' community received demolition and evacuation orders: "Fire Zone". But the Israeli outpost remains in tact. The location of the community is strategic in terms of securing a settlement continuum up to Highway 90.


al-Khader, south of Bethlehem. Land expropriation in favor of a road for Jews only.

Aqraba, south of Nablus. Confiscation of a vehicle, an electric transformer and a crane during works to restore the water system in the area. The workers were detained.

al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah. Confiscation of 1 acre for the construction of a military tower, at the eastern entrance. In addition, an order to stop construction of agricultural buildings and a sheep pen.


2. Blockages

Luban e-Sharkiya, the main entrance.

Beit Furik checkpoint.

al-Mughayyir under siege for 22 days.

 

Palestinian attacks on the Occupation Forces (IOF)


Mount Harif, Israel-Egypt border, Saturday early morning. Egyptian-Israeli joint force in countering drug smuggling. At 04:15 AM last contact with an isolated military post near the border. At 9 AM the force found the bodies of two soldiers who manned the position. In the meantime, an Egyptian policeman infiltrates through an emergency border crossing into Israeli territory and shoot them. During the pursuit of the Egyptian policeman, a firefight ensued and another soldier was killed. The Egyptian policeman was also killed. A joint Israeli-Egyptian investigation is underway. The assumption is that this is a lone attacker.

Hawara, south of Nablus. Fire bombs on a military vehicle.

Beit Furik, east of Nablus. Shooting at the checkpoint.

Azun, east of Qalqilya. Setting fire to military positions.

Eliyahu checkpoint, near Qalqilya. shooting.

El-Jalame checkpoint, northeast of Jenin. Firing at troops on Friday and Saturday.

Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Fire bombs on military vehicles.

Neve Tsuf (Halamish), northwest of Ramallah, firing at a military position.

Shavei Shomron, northwest of Nablus. Shooting at a military force. A soldier was wounded.

 

Settles attacks on Palestinians


1. Jalud, southeast of Nablus. On Tuesday evening, settlers attacked the eastern part. They threw stones, set fire to houses and vineyards. They attacked the home of the Abed family, and the family was trapped inside. They also fired teargas canisters, hit families with children and fired live ammunition. Clashes began. The IOF intervened to secure the settlers, and fired rubber bullets. 10 wounded: 3 by rubber bullets, 7 from stone throwing, and dozens, including children, from teargas.

2. Al-Bireh. Settlers blocked the northern entrance, and attacked Palestinian vehicles, backed by the IOF.

3. Burqa, northwest of Nablus. Settlers attacked a house and a car. Property damage. In addition, vandalism of gravestones in the old cemetery, near Homesh outpost.

4. Ya'bad, southwest of Jenin. Settlers, backed by the army, blocked the road at the entrance of the town. They threw stones at cars and houses, and chanted "Death of the Arabs".

5. Yasuf, east of Salfit. Settlers blocked the road and threw stones at vehicles at the entrance to the village. Property damage.

6. Farssiya, north of the Jordan Valley. Settlers invaded houses, threatened, drove away a herd and looted property.

7. Khirbet Al Deir, north of the Jordan Valley. Settlers vandalized property and looted.

8. Hamra, north of the Jordan Valley. During grazing, a settler from the nearby outpost and his worker attack a herd, ran over an Israeli activist with their ATV, stole binoculars from another activist, claiming it is theirs. During the confrontation they attacked a third activist, and smashed her head against the ATV. The police arrested the two activists and left the injured activist, in the 45 degree heat, in with the attacking settlers.

9. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Cutting down 25 olive trees, and setting up a camp by the spring.

10. Qusra, southeast of Nablus. etting fields on fire in the southeastern part of the town.

11. Luban e-Sharkiya, northeast of Ramallah. Blocking the main entrance to prayers in retaliation for throwing stones.

12. Ein Al Sultan Refugee Camp, north of Jericho. A raid on an archaeological site inside the camp.

13. Samara, Masafer Yatta. Destruction of fields and crops through grazing on the lands of the Al Jabarin and Abu Panar families.

14. Turmus Aya, northeast of Ramallah. Throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles.

 

Palestinians attacks on settlers


1. Nahalin, southwest of Bethlehem. Fire bombs on Betar Illit and setting fields on fire.

2. Burqa, northwest of Nablus. Throwing stones at settler vehicles. Damage to the car.

3. Ni'lin, west of Ramallah. Throwing stones at a bus. A settler was injured.

4. Migdal Oz, south of Bethlehem. An improvised explosive device near the settlement.

5. Meirav, east of Jenin. Firing from Jalbun.

6. Luban e-Sharkiya, northeast of Ramallah. Throwing stones at a vehicle. A settler was injured.

7. Mevo Dotan, southwest of Jenin. Shooting at a vehicle.

8. Shaked, west of Jenin. Shooting at the settlement.

9. Michmash, east of Ramallah. stone throwing. A settler was injured.

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