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The Daily File - September 7-11, 2023

Updated: Jan 28

Thursday through Monday.




General

‣ Al Jazeera network's investigative program, "What is hidden is greater", aired an article about Meta's excessive enforcement of pro-Palestinian content. During the article, a senior member of the company was interviewed and did not deny it.

The day after the article was broadcast, the Facebook page of investigative journalist Tamer Al-Mishal was suspended, and the network's Facebook page was restricted.

 

Data

Since the beginning of the year until September 4:

‣ 200 Palestinians killed in the West Bank, of which 37 were minors;

‣ 7,654 wounded;

‣ 686 houses were demolished;

‣ 1,112 lost a roof over their heads;

‣ 2,513 raids and arrests;

‣ Over 5,000 arrests, of which 678 were minors.

Currently, 5,200 detainees and prisoners (170 minors) are held in prisons, of which 1,265 are administrative detainees (about a quarter of the detainees - without visible evidence, Indictment or sentencing), of which 20 are minors.

 

Fatalities

Milad Monther Al-Ra’ey, 16-years-old, Al-Arroub Refugee Camp. Saturday evening, around 20:30, soldiers fired live ammunition at a group of boys who threw fire bombs and stones at the military tower at the entrance to the camp. Milad was shot in the back, from a distance of 20 meters. He was mortally wounded, and was taken by private vehicle to the clinic in Beit Fajjar, and from there to the hospital in Bethlehem, where he was pronounced dead at 22:30.

Milad dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, and to watch the game at the home field of Real Madrid. He was an amateur rapper. On his Facebook page he wrote: "Shahid after Shahid, maybe we are next in line."


‣ The body of Ishaq Hamdi Amin Al-Ajlouni, 18 years old, who was shot and killed on June 24, at the Qalandiya checkpoint, after shooting at a military post, was returned to his family on Friday. The body has been held "captive" until now.

 

Arrests and detainees

1. Arrests:

During the period under review, 71 Palestinians and solidarity activists were arrested: Dheisheh Refugee Camp 3; Jalazone Refugee Camp 2; Dotan checkpoint 3; Ya'bad 1; Ni'lin 2; Al-Asakra 1; Bardalah 1 (minor); Khan el-Akhmar 1; al Doha 2; Bil'in 2; Turmus Aya 1; Burqin 1; Silwan 4 (2 minors); Nur Shams Refugee Camp 5; Tulkarm Refugee Camp 2; Sheikh Jarrah 2 (activists); Khirbat Karme 1 (active); al-Aqsa 5 (3 minors); al-Azariya 1; Abu Dis 1 (minor); Gaza Strip 2 (fishermen); Beit Furik 3; Issawiya 2; Jenin 3; Dura 2; Si'ir 1; Hebron 5; Beit Kahil 1; Surif 1; Beit Ummar 1; Jabel Mukaber 1; Biddu 2; Mazra'a al-Arabiya 1; Azzun 2; Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp 2 (1 minor).



2. Administrative detentions:

Umm Anan Barghouti, 60 years old, from Kaubar, was transferred to administrative detention for four months.

Fatma Abu Shallel from Nablus, was transferred to administrative detention for four months.

Alaa al-Araj from Nablus was transferred to administrative detention for six months. In previous detentiion, he went on a hunger strike for 103 days.

Na'al Abu Elesal from Jericho, sixth extension for three months.

Matia Touqan from East Jerusalem, second extension for four months.


3. On hunger strike:

‣ 3 detainees on hunger strike:

1. Kayed al Fasfous, 34 years old, from Dura, married and father of a girl, fasting for 40 days. Was on a hunger strike in 2021 for 131 days. Difficulty in standing or moving, suffering from exhaustion and dizziness. Under heavy pressure to stop: isolation, draged until he gets up, pulling the mattress under him.

2. Sultan Makhlouf, 40 years old from Burqin. Was on a hunger strike in 2019 for 67 days. Now on strike for 40 days. Suffers from vomiting, blurred vision, headaches, difficulty standing. Pressure is put on him: eating in front of him, threats.

3. Maher al-Akhras, 52 years old from Silat ad-Dhahr. Married and father of 6. 20 days on hunger strike. Was on a hunger strike in the past. Great concern for his health.


4. Detainees:

Asif Al-Rifai, 21-years-old, detained since September 22, 2022, while suffering from colon cancer and during chemotherapy treatment. With his detention, the treatment was suspended, and renewed only after seven months. Now the cancer is spread throughout his body.

Zina Abdu, 17-years-old from Jabal Mukaber, who was under house arrest for eight months, now serving a sentence of 5.5 months in prison for posts she published on Facebook.


Khaled Al Casey, a Palestinian Italian, living in Italy, who researches and documents Palestinian history, was detained immediately after visiting with his wife and 4-year-old son in Bethlehem, on his way to Amman. Detained and handcuffed in front of them at Allenby Pass. The reason is yet unclear. His wife and son were abandoned without certificates or money in the pass.

‣ Two weeks ago I reported the arrest of three wounded Palestinians on suspicion of being involved in shooting at the Dotan checkpoint. They were not interrogated in custody, and were released. All three were seriously wounded, one of them was left paralyzed.

 

Attacks on Palestinians by the Occupation forces (IOF)

1. Dheisheh Refugee Camp, south of Bethlehem, early Thursday morning. Raid for arrests. Clashes developed. A military vehicle was hit by fire bomb. A Palestinian was hit by a live bullet in his leg. Suffocation injuries from teargas. An Israeli soldier was slightly injured.


2. Sebastia, northwest of Nablus, Thursday. Soldiers and settlers raid the archaeological site while the forces fire on residents' houses. Suffocatiion injuries.


3. Ramallah, early Thursday morning. A raid on the al-Tira neighborhood. Confrontations. The soldiers fired live ammunition at passers-by. A fire broke out in a building under construction as a result of teargas firing. No arrests. On Monday, a raid on the al-Masayef neighborhood in the center of the city. Confrontations. No injuries were reported.


4. Deir Istiya, northwest of Salfit, early Thursday morning. Raid while firing stun grenades and teargas. No arrests. Searches.


5. Shuafat Refugee Camp, northeast Jerusalem, Thursday. Clashes near the checkpoint. Friday, raid, removal of Palestinian banners and flags. Clashes began. The forces massively fired teargas and caused multiple suffocation injuries.


6. Bir al-Basha, south of Jenin, Thursday evening. Raid. Teargas at houses and residents. Suffocation injuries.


7. Raids on Thursday without clashes: Kafr 'Aqab (north of Jerusalem), Doha (west of Bethlehem), Beita (south of Nablus), Nahalin (southwest of Bethlehem), Ad-Dhahiriya (south of Hebron), Bil'in (northwest of Ramallah ), Hebron.


8. Azzun, east of Qalqilya. Due to numerous incidents of throwing stones at settlers' vehicles. Friday, raid and confiscation of security cameras. Sunday morning, raid and confrontations. Teargas was fired into the houses. Suffocation injuries among women and children. Fire bombs and improvised explosive devices on the troops. A soldier was slightly injured. Preventing ambulance access to the injured.


9. Tell, southwest of Nablus, Friday early morning. Raid and clashes. No arrests or injuries were reported.


10. Al-Aqsa, Friday. The forces raid the prayer hall at Bab al-Rahma, in shoes (blasphemy), and conducted searches while causing damage to sacred objects, and confiscating items. The Waqf guards were prevented from entering. It should be noted that Bab Al Rahma has been the object of many raids during the four years since it reopened.

It should be noted that since the beginning of school, the forces have been searching the school bags of the students (the schools in the complex) and confiscated books with the Palestinian flag printed or painted on them. On Monday, the forces arrested three students and one of their fathers and released them under conditions of exclusion. The Palestinians claim that thiese events increased before the holidays (in order to keep Palestinians away from al-Aqsa).


11. Krayot , south of Nablus. As usual on Fridays, settlers, accompanied by troops, raid the village spring, while the soldiers shoot teargas at Palestinians and their homes. Suffocation injuries.


12. Beita, south of Nablus, Friday at noon. In the weekly protest procession against the land grabbing of Jabel Sabih (Evyatar outpost), the residents burned rubber tires. The army prevented farmers from reaching the fruit orchards on the lands of Jabel Sabih for the purpose of picking, but allowed free movement for the settlers who inhabit Evyatar.


13. Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, Friday. During the weekly protest procession over the blocking of the main road, and the land grabbing, clashes developed. Three were injured by rubber bullets and others by suffocation. On Saturday, the clashes resumed but no injuries were reported.


14. Bayt Dajan, east of Nablus, Friday. The weekly protest march on the land grabbing was blocked by the forces, that fired teargas and rubber bullets. Suffocation injuries. Teargas was also fired at journalists and paramedics.


15. Qalqilya, Friday afternoon. Clashes in the southern checkpoint area.


16. Kafr Rumman, east of Tulkarm. A military jeep overturned on the road between Kafr Rumman and Bal'a. The Palestinians tried to withold rescue operations and clashes began. The forces fired live ammunition and teargas, and raided a house.


17. Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem. For the past three weeks, the forces have been violently attacking anyone carrying the Palestinian flag during the weekly protest procession. Two activists were detained. Violence was also used during a demonstration in support of the detainees, near the detentions facility "Migrash Harousim".


18. Al-Arroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron, Saturday evening. Clashes during which fire bombs were thrown at the military tower at the entrance to the camp. The forces fired live ammunition and teargas. A 15-years-old was mortally wounded and died of his wounds. Clashes resumed on Sunday, shortly after his funeral. Five were hit by live ammunition. On the following evening, the clashes resumed. Multiple suffocation injuries.


19. Jericho, early Sunday morning. A raid on the city, clashes and exchange of fire. The forces withdrew without arrests.


20. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, Sunday. Following the burning of pillboxes and other attacks, the forces attacked at the entrance to the village using live ammunition.


21. Jenin, Monday. Raid. Clashes in al-Bayda neighborhood. Exchange of fire.


22. Mazra'a al-Arabiya, northwest of Ramallah, early Monday morning. A raid on a house and arrest of a young man recovering from an injury. Clashes.


23. Hebron. Night raid on Monday. Arrests of 11 students from the subdistrict.


24. Aqabat Jaber Refugee Camp, south of Jericho. A raid on Monday morning, for gathering intelligence about the whereabouts of wanted persons. Clashes and exchange of fire developed. A raid on houses using stun grenades and teargas that caused fire and damage to one of the houses. Two students who were on their way to school (12 and 14 years-old) were hit in the legs by live ammunition.

 

Demolition, Confiscation and Blocking

1. Al-Aqsa. Confiscating textbooks with printed or painted Palestinian flags from school students.

2. Silwan. Nafas Zeytoun was forced to destroy his shop. Three more families received demolition orders: Zeytoun, Odeh and Qader.

3. Ein aL-dyouk, west of Jericho. In addition to the 40 demolition orders already delivered, another 37 were delivered this morning.

4. Shaker community, Nablus. The Bedouin community received an eviction order, to be carried out within 40 days.


5. Duma, southeast of Nablus. 50 demolition orders.


6. Aqaba, north of Tulkarm. For the past 10 days, the villagers have been withold from reaching their lands, beyond the separation wall. No reason given.

7. Burqa, east of Ramallah. Confiscation of a sewage pump that was engaged in restoratiion and repair work in the village.

8. Huwara, south of Nablus. Confiscation of two bulldozers engaged in preparing an agricultural path.

 

Palestinian Attacks against the Occupation Forces (IOF)

1. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Four events: improvised explosive devices and fireworks on the military tower, and setting fire to a pillbox.

2. Salem checkpoint, west of Jenin. shooting.

3. Meirav, east of Jenin. Firing on a military patrol.

4. Jalamah checkpoint, northeast of Jenin. Two shooting incidents.

5. Nitsanei Oz, west of Tulkarm. Shooting at a military position.

6. Beit Einun, northeast of Hebron. Igniting a pillbox.

7. Jenin Refugee Camp. Two cases of shooting at patrol drones.

8. Checkpoint in Tulkarm. Two shooting incidents.

9. Rachel's Tomb, north of Bethlehem. Throwing a fire bomb at the military camp.

10. Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah. Firecrackers on a military tower.

 

Settlers attacks against Palestinians

1. Tel Rumeida, Hebron. Burning hundreds-of-years-old olive trees. The Palestinians managed to control the fire, but three trees were completely destroyed. Attack and throwing stones at the house of the Palestinian activist Issa Amro.


2. East Jerusalem. A Palestinian was attacked and injured by Jews.


3. Madama, south of Hebron. Burning of lands and olive trees.


4. al Auja, north of Jericho. Settlers, backed by troops, were blocking the main road, throwing stones. Clashes started there and the army fired teargas at Palestinians. Suffocation injuries.


5. Farsia, north of the Jordan Valley. Friday, armed settlers chased a shepherd. He hid until locals rescued him. Saturday, 8-10 masked young settlers, armed with clubs and iron rods, came out from Shadmot Mehola. They were trying to steal sheep. The shepherd protects his flock. They attacked him and broke his arm. The Military Security Coordinator of the settlement did nothing to stop them. They attacked activists who were documenting the event. The army and the police were called to the scene. The injured Palestinian was evacuated, but the ambulance did not get a permission to pass through the settlement.


6. Ein Shibli, north of the Jordan Valley. Settlers attacked shepherds' camp.


7. Al-Aqsa. An elderly female worshiper was hit in the hand by a stray bullet, apparently fired from the direction of the Mughreb neighborhood.


8. Beita, south of Nablus. Adding a caravan to the Evyatar outpost that is manned contrary to instructions.


9. Khirbat Karme, south of Hebron. Settlers set up a tent on a Palestinian's private land. After settlers attacked farmers in the vineyards, the residents went out to destroy the tent. Activists joined to document. The army arrived, declared a closed military zone and attacked the Palestinians and the activists with stun grenades and teargas, and detained two activists. While they were handcuffed, settlers came and attacked them. The police stood by and watched what was happening. An activist was slightly injured.


10. Ein Rashash, east of Ramallah. Settlers riding an ATV on Shabbat entered the camp to drive away herds and scare activists who came to restore a road. The police arrived, took the activists identity details and warned them that they would be summoned for questioning because they had "excavated an archaeological site". It should be noted that there is no such site.


11. Khallet Al Louza, southeast of Bethlehem. Settlers threw stones at houses. The residents managed to drive them away.


12. Umm Safa, north of Ramallah. Settlers invaded a private lands and vandalized chairs, a tent and olive trees. They left an Israeli flag there.


13. al-Khader, south of Bethlehem. A group of settlers attacked a shepherd near Neve Daniel and broke his legs.


14. Hebron. The weekly parade of racist chants and provocations in the old city, under soldiers' security. The Palestinians are under curfew.


15. Taibeh, east of Ramallah. A shot from a speeding vehicle towards a group of settlers. They then invaded a private Palestinian residential compound. An elderly man was attacked and beaten. Slapped and frighten a two-year-old toddler.


16. Kisan, southeast of Bethlehem. An armed settler attacked a shepherd and stole sheep.

 

Attacks by Palestinians against settlers

1. Azzun, east of Qalqilya. Seven settlers were injured by throwing stones in 3 different incidents. 13 vehicles and a bus were also damaged.

2. Alon Moreh, east of Nablus. An improvised explosive device explosion on the road connecting Alon Moreh and Itamar.

3. al-Auja, north of Jericho. Throwing stones at a bus, damage to property.

4. Evyatar, south of Nablus. Stone throwing near the outpost.

5. Migdal Oz, south of Bethlehem. Shooting.

6. Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus. stone throwing. Damage to a vehicle.

7. Huwara, south of Nablus. Stone throwing. Damage to vehicles.

8. Shuqba, northwest of Ramallah. Throwing stones at vehicles.

9. Gilead Farm, southwest of Nablus. stone throwing. A settler was injured.

10. Husan, west of Bethlehem. Stone throwing.

11. Taibeh, east of Ramallah. Shooting from a speeding vehicle.

12. Beit Hagai, south of Hebron. Throwing stones at a bus.

13. Hares, northwest of Salfit. stone throwing. Two settlers were injured.

 


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