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The Daily File - November 15-18, 2023

Updated: Jan 28

Wednesday through Saturday.




Data

From the Gaza Strip as of November 18

Taken from the daily report of OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), and based on data publicized by the Ministry of Health in Gaza (headed by Hamas). Data about casualties (deaths and woundings) have not been updated since November 10th, and were therefore completed by reports of WAFA (news agency identified with the Palestinian Authority)


‣ 12,012 killed (number of minors not updated – on November 10th it was over 4,500)

‣ 3.750 missing, 1,750 of them minors

‣ 32,300 wounded

‣ Over 1.6 million refugees, 830,000 congregating in 154 UNRWA shelters. One of the UNRWA schools was shelled last night and reports numerous casualties. No precise numbers.


Data of Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip as of November 18th

‣ 1,162 bodies identified of the civilians killed, 34 among them minors

‣ 62 soldiers killed in the war until now

‣ 237 reported as hostages, 40 among them minors. 4 released by Hamas. 1 released by the Israeli army. 3 dead. Reports of one baby born in captivity. Report of another person killed – a Tanzanian student – after being identified as a hostage. Unclear whether his body was identified within the Gaza Strip.


Data from the West Bank as of November 18th

Taken from the daily report of OCHA

‣ 198 killed, 52 of them minors killed by shots of soldiers and police. In addition, 8 killed, one minor among them, by colonist fire

‣ 66% killed during confrontations in military raids, 24% killed in demonstrations supporting Gaza, 7% in an attempt to harm Israeli soldiers of civilians, 2% in colonist attacks, 1% in demolition as collective punishment.

‣ 4 Israelis killed by Palestinians in the West Bank

‣ 2,778 wounded, 347 of them minors, by soldiers. One-third of them by live fire. Half of them during demonstrations. In addition, 74 wounded by colonists.

‣ 1,014 Palestinians, 388 of them minors, violently expelled from their homes by colonists or severe official restrictions. In addition, 143 Palestinians, 72 ofthem minors, became homeless by demolitions carried out by the Civil Administration.

‣ At least 253 colonist attacks performed against Palestinians, 67 concluded with casualties, one-third under armed threats.

 

Wednesday, November 15

Arrests

52 persons arrested, among them 15 female students (according to Resala report) – every 2-3 days a group of arrestees is taken to administrative detention. In the last grouping, 50 Palestinians were administratively detained.


Clashes

1. Beit Ghur Al Tahta, west of Ramallah – shots at a Palestinian who is claimed to have thrown an improvised explosive charge. Critically wounded, arrested.

2. Fahma, south of Jenin – a raid that developed into confrontations. 2 wounded by live fire, one of them in severe condition.

3. Ofer Prison, west of Ramallah – filming of 30 arrestees transferred while naked.

4. Al Bira – dawn raid. Home searches. Stun grenades thrown into houses. No arrests reported. No casualties reported.

5. Zububa, west of Jenin – night raid and searches.


Demolitions

1. Shuqba, west of Ramallah – night demolition of Nakhle family home, on claims of unpermitted construction. Family says they received a warning phone call a week earlier.


2. Silwan neighbourhood of East Jerusalem – Alqam family home demolished, their son killed 7 Israelis on January 27th at the Neve Ya’acov neighbourhood.


Colonist attacks

1. Al Luban Al Sharqia, south of Nablus – a group of colonists fired live bullets at the town’s homes. A bullet penetrated one of the houses. According to Palestinians this has been the fourth time this week.

2. Taqu’a, south-west of Bethlehem – armed colonists expelled the family of Mahmoud Ahmad Jibril from their home under armed threat. Looted furniture, solar panels, water tanks. The house is situated east of Palestinian Taqu’a.

3. Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron – groups of colonists march around, fly a drone to photograph homes of communities at Umm Al Khair and Ein Al Beda.

 

Thursday, November 16

Israeli fatalities

1. Avraham Fatena, 20-years-old, from Haifa. Killed in an armed terrorist attack at the tunnel checkpoint, Jerusalem.


Palestinians fatalities

1. Abed Alqader Alqawasmi, 26-years-old, from Hebron.

2. Hassan Mamun Qafisha, 28-years-old, from Hebron.

3. Nasir Alqawasmi, from Hebron.

All killed by security guard fire after shooting – killing and wounding – soldiers at the Tunnel Checkpoint, Jerusalem.



Arrests

69 persons arrested. 2,735 since October 7th. 9,000 prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails.


Attacks against Israelis

3 Palestinians came in a car from the West Bank to the Tunnel Checkpoint (south of Jerusalem) apparently on their way to perform an armed terrorist attack. They were stopped at the checkpoint and asked to get off the road in order to have their car searched. They shot soldiers and security guards. One was critically wounded and later died of his wounds. 5 more people were wounded lightly-moderately. Soldiers returned fire and all three were killed.


Clashes

1. Beita, south of Nablus – confrontations, 2 wounded by live fire -13- and 17-years-old.

2. Dayr Nizam, north-west of Ramallah – shots at Palestinian vehicle during a raid. Driver was wounded, car damaged.

3. Ya’abad, south-west of Jenin – town raided. Houses searched, damaged. Martyr memorial destroyed second time running.

4. Masafer Yatta – the Israeli army raided the archaeological site of Karamil. Live fire shot around the houses. Several Palestinians were arrested in their fields, violently attacked physically and verbally. Evacuated for medical treatment afterwards. No arrests.

5. Al Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas – Raid using teargas, stun grenades and live fire. Confrontations. 2 persons wounded by live fire.


6. Jericho – undercover agent unit penetrated the city center, shot an ex-prisoner at a café and arrested him.

7. Jayus, east of Qalqilia – confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.

8. Burin, south of Nablus – raid. Shooting. No wounded persons reported.


Demolitions

Wadi Fuqin, west of Bethlehem – 2 residential houses and a stone and marble plant belonging to 2 brothers were demolished.


Colonist attacks

1. Al Th’ale, Masafer Yatta – colonists cut a pipe that carries water to the community

2. Dayr Sharaf, north-west of Nablus – road blocked, Palestinian vehicles attacked

3. Taqu’a, south-east of Bethlehem – 3 families chased away by colonists from lands east of the town. The colonists looted 3 caravans, 3 sheep pens, solar panels, ignited a farming structure.

4. Qusra, south-east of Nablus – colonists attacked a Karyut resident as he finished his work on the road between Qusra and Jalud. Hospitalized suffering bruises over all of his body.

 

Friday, November 17

Fatalities

1. Bahaa Lahluh, 23-years-old, from Jenin refugee camp. Wanted man.

2. Mohammad Jamal Falu, 28-years-old, from Jenin refugee camp.

3. Mohammad Azmi Alhasania, 34-years-old, from Jenin refugee camp.

4. Mohammad Kamal Abu Mazir from Hebron. Shot and killed after shooting Israeli soldiers at Ras Al Jora.

5. Abed Al Rahman Talal Abu Sneina, from Hebron. Shot and killed at Ras Al Jora.

6. Jamal Musharqa, 21-years-old, from Jenin refugee camp. Shot during the raid on November 9th, died of his wounds on November 17th.


Palestinian attacks against Israeli soldiers

Ras Al Jora, west of Hebron – Palestinians shot at soldiers out of a driving car. Fire was exchanged. Two passengers were hit. Ambulances were prevented access until they died. Bodies were taken. No Israeli casualties.


Clashes

1. Jenin and Jenin refugee camp – at dawn a drone blows up over a group of Palestinians. 3 killed, a wanted man among them. 9 wounded. Afterwards, a large military force accompanied by bulldozers raids several neighborhoods in the town and near the camp. Snipers on rooftops. Arrests. Cars blown up. Bulldozers destroyed roads in town and the entrance to the camp. Also held the Ibn Sina Hospital under siege for hours, forced the medical staff to exit with raised hands. Shot teargas at the hospital, causing numerous suffocations. 3 persons killed, 15 persons wounded, 4 in critical condition.


2. East Jerusalem – severe restrictions on entry to the Al Aqsa compound. Only a few individuals allowed entry. This is the sixth week. Teargas, stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets shot at people praying around Wadi Joz and the Lions Gate (Bab Al Asbat).


3. Hebron, city center – the Israeli army disperses a protest procession with teargas drones. Suffocations.

4. Kufr Dan, west of Jenin – confrontations during a raid on the town. 4 wounded by live fire, one severely.

5. Al Daharia, south of Hebron – confrontations at the entrance, 3 wounded by live fire, one minor among them.

6. Budrus, west of Ramallah – a soldier filmed himself throwing a stun grenade into a mosque during call to prayer.

7. Husan, west of Bethlehem – a military force attacked people after prayer coming out on a protest procession. Stun grenades were thrown and teargas canisters fired.

8. Kufr Qadum, east of Qalqilia – soldiers fired teargas and rubber-coated bullets at the weekly protest procession. No woundings reported.

9. Al Khader, south of Bethlehem – confrontations, one person wounded by live fire at his back.


Colonist attacks

1. Kufr A-Deeq, west of Salfit – colonists invaded privately-owned land, vandalized and cut down olive trees.

2. Turmus Aya, north-est of Ramallah – colonists backed up by soldiers attacked and threatened olive harvesters with weapons on village lands that do not need coordination with the army. The colonists threatened the harvesters to kill them if they return to their land. In addition, they looted farming equipment and the olive crop.


3. Qawawis, south of Hebron – colonists invaded farmland, brought a flock of sheep and grazed it on Palestinian ground, damaging the trees.

4. Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem – At the Container Checkpoint, colonists attacked an Al Jazeera journalist, vandalized his car and drew a Star of David on it. He managed to escape into the town, bruised, and was then taken for medical treatment.

5. Beit Furiq, east of Nablus – around Khirbet Tana, colonists shoot and wound a Palestinian.

6. Karyut, south of Nablus – as every Friday, colonists take over the village spring, secured by soldiers.

7. Yanun, south of Nablus – colonists, backed up by soldiers, shoot at olive harvesters and force them to leave, then loot the harvested crop.

 

Saturday, November 18

Fatalities

1. Mahmoud Al Zufi, from Balata refugee camp.

2. Mohammad Abbas, from Balata refugee camp.

3. Mohammad Hashash, from Balata refugee camp.

4. Ali Hassan Faraj, from Balata refugee camp.

5. Mohammad Almasimi, from Balata refugee camp.

6. Amar Al Shahruri, 18-years-old, from Tubas.


Arrests

53 persons arrested.


Clashes

1. Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus – a weaponized drone launches a missile at the Fatah HQ in the camp. 5 persons killed, 2 severely wounded. Several hours later, a large army force raids the camp accompanied by bulldozers. Arrests, streets destroyed.


2. Tubas – dawn raid on the town from its eastern side, heavy gunfire, drones above. One person killed, 3 wounded.

3. As-Sawiya, south of Nablus – soldiers fire teargas and force olive harvesters to cease their harvest.

4. Kisan, south of Bethlehem – soldiers force olive harvesters to cease the harvest and leave the equipment and crop in place.

5. Nahalin, south-west of Bethlehem – soldiers fire at olive harvesters and force them to desist. Leave the harvested crop. Threatened the harvesters not to return.

6. Issawiya, north-east Jerusalem – policemen attack schoolchildren around inside their high school, firing teargas canisters that ignited a fire. Several students suffered bruises, 3 suffered fractures.

7. Idna, west of Hebron – gunfire at a 40-year-old truck driver close to the village entrance. Driver severely wounded in the belly.

8. Iskaka, east of Salfit – soldiers attacked olive harvesters and forced them to halt their harvest.

9. Arabe, south of Jenin – confrontations, massive gunfire at houses, at an electricity transformer that caused a power break. One person wounded by live fire.

10. Al Luban A-Sharqia, south of Nablus – raid, stun grenades thrown, threats made.


Colonist attacks

1. Burin, south of Nablus – colonists attacked olive harvesters. Forced them to cease harvesting, looted the olive crop, harvest equipment and cellular phones.


2. Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron – armed colonists wearing army uniforms attacked families of the Qawawis community. Among other things, they beat up and wounded a 70-year-old man.

 


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