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The Daily File - February 19-24, 2024

Monday through Saturday.


The West Bank


The Gaza Strip

 

Data

Sources: The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza and the West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry of Education in Gaza and the West Bank

The Palestinian Ministry of Communication in Gaza and the West Bank

Haaretz Israeli daily newspaper.


The West Bank - Summary of olive harvest season 2023 (September-November)


This was one of the harshest and least fruitful harvests ever:

‣ Over 96,000 dunams of olive groves were not harvested;

‣ Coordination with the Israeli army ahead of time (seam zone, 150 meters from Separation Wall, proximity to colonies) were annulled and no access was enabled;

‣ Damage estimate - around 10 million dollars. Mostly in the districts of Tulkarm, Qalqilya and Nablus;

‣ 113 colonist attacks on harvesters, vandalized trees, thefts of olives harvested, theft of harvest equipment;

‣ 20 cases ended with casualties;

‣ In 38 cases, colonist attacks were accompanied and even aided by soldiers;

‣ On October 28th, a father of 4 children was shot by a colonist during an olive harvest at As-Sawiya village, south of Nablus;

‣ Over 2,000 trees were vandalized, especially around Ramallah and Nablus;

‣ Palestinians in 150 communities who own olive groves between the ‘Green Line’ and the Separation Wall/Fence are dependent on 69 gates in the wall/fence in order to reach their groves. Since October 7th, the gates have been locked, except for November 24-30, days of the ceasefire;

‣ Access of Palestinians to olive groves in 110 communities near 56 colonies was denied because the area was declared ‘closed military zone’.

 

Data from the West Bank - October 7, 2023 - February 24, 2024

Killed

Palestinians:

‣ 399 persons killed, 102 of them minors (47 school children).

Israelis

‣ 13 persons killed, 4 of them during their army service.


Wounded

Palestinians:

‣ 4,545 persons wounded, 708 of them minors (294 school children).

Israelis

‣ 86 Israelis wounded.


Arrests

‣ 7,210 persons arrested;

‣ 94 of them school children.


Demolitions and displacement

The UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicized a report summarizing 2023:

‣ In this year, 4,000 Palestinians were displaced (the highest number since 2009 when documentation began);

‣ 29% of them (1,153) by house demolitions in Area C and East Jerusalem;

‣ 39 % of them (1,539) as a result of colonist violence and reduction of grazing grounds (mostly after October 7th);

‣ 25% of them (911) due to house demolitions during military operations. Mostly in refugee camps;

‣ 5% of them (200) in Masafer Yatta and H2 Hebron area due to movement restrictions and frequent raids (especially after October 7th);

‣ 4% of them (173) due to house demolition as collective punishment.

Since October 7th:

‣ 576 Palestinians (276 of them minors) were displaced due to house demolitions;

‣ 117 (51 of them minors) due to house demolitions as collective punishment;

‣ 830 (337 of them minors) due to injury/explosion of 131 houses in military operations;

‣ According to the Palestinian Ministry of Education - 57 schools were harmed by demolition or hit during raids since October 7th.


Colonist attacks

‣ 583 attacks have been documented since October 7th. 116 of them ended in casualties.

 

Data from the Gaza Strip - October 7, 2023 - February 24, 2024

Palestinians killed

29,606 bodies extracted. Of them:

‣ Over 13,000 minors, 5,213 of them school children;

‣ Over 8,800 women;

‣ 132 journalists;

‣ 349 medical staff members;

‣ About 8,000 missing persons - 70% of them women and children

So apparently, this averages about 11 persons killed every single hour.


John Hopkins Health School in London publicized an estimated mortality rate for the next half-year (February 2nd- June 8th):

1. In case of ceasefire, another 6,550 Palestinians will die until water will be purified, food supplied, and the health systems recovered.

In case of an epidemic, 11,560 Palestinians will die.

2. If the status quo is preserved, another 58,260 Palestinians will die in the next half-year. In case of an epidemic, the number will rise to 66,720.

3. If fighting accelerates (Rafah invaded) - another 74,290 Palestinians will die. In case of epidemic, the number will rise to 85,750.

It should be noted that these estimates are cautious and relate only to persons killed, not wounded;

‣ Baby mortality is estimated at 4-5% at birth or pre-mature-newborn complications;

‣ Women dying giving birth are estimated at up to 1.5%;

‣ 5,500 women will be giving birth in the coming month;

(Link to the full report will follow).


⁍ For the entire John Hopkins mortality rate report click here.


Israelis killed

‣ 1,220 Israelis were killed on October 7th, 36 of them minors;

‣ 38 captives were killed, with certainty, 31 still held captive in the Gaza Strip;

‣ 10 of the captives (according to The Hottest Place in Hell research) were killed by the Israeli army;

‣ 236 Israeli soldiers were killed since the beginning of the ground invasion.


Palestinians wounded and ill

‣ 69,737 persons wounded;

‣ 8,691 of them school children;

‣ 11,000 persons wounded needing urgent evacuation (Egypt);

‣ According to UNICEF, at least 90% of the children under the age of 5 were impacted by infectious disease at least once;

‣ 300,000 cases of acute respiratory infection;

‣ 200,000 cases of acute diarrhea (over half of them children under the age of 5).


Israelis wounded

‣ Over 4,500 persons wounded on October 7th;

‣ 1,139 Israeli soldiers wounded since the beginning of the ground invasion.


Captives

‣ 256 persons taken captive on October 7th;

‣ 134 still held captive in the Gaza Strip;


Humanitarian crisis

‣ 83% of the water holes are inactive;

‣ Only a single water pipe carries clean water from Israel - at the capacity of 47%;

‣ 3 of every 4 Gazans drink polluted water;

‣ 80,000 tons of garbage have piled up in the Northern Strip alone and there is nowhere to dispose of it;

‣ Over 15% of the children under the age of 2 in the Northern Strip (according to a sample survey) suffer of acute malnutrition. These are January’s data. The situation must have worsened since;

‣ 5% of children under the age of 2 in the Southern Strip suffer acute malnutrition;

‣ 155,000 pregnant or nursing women are at the risk of malnutrition;

‣ Only 3 health centers have remained active (all of them in Rafah) but do not withstand pressure;

‣ The only hospital specializing in oncology has been totally destroyed. 10,000 cancer patients receive no treatment;

‣ 350,000 patients of chronic diseases remain without medication.


Demolitions

According to the B’Tselem report:

‣ Satellite photos show that the Israeli army has demolished over 1,000 buildings in order to create a buffer zone in the Gaza Strip. 70% of them in Khan Yunis;

‣ An entire neighborhood was demolished in Beit Hanoun - 150 buildings of which 2 are schools and 2 medical centers;

‣ 150 health facilities have become inoperative;


More destruction data:

‣ 286 educational facilities have been hit, 40 of them totally destroyed;

 

Monday, February 19 - The West Bank

Arrests

42 persons arrested (15 of them from Hebron district, 17 from the town of Qabatiya).

According to today’s UN report - “upsetting reports of sexual abuse of detainees in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip since October 7th: the were stripped and body-searched by men, threatened by rape or sexual assault, 2 reported having been raped. Documented in humiliating postures and their pictures were posted on the internet by soldiers.”


Soldier recording an arrest in the West Bank and posts it on social media


Clashes

1. Qabatiya, south of Jenin - raid, houses searched. 40 persons taken in for questioning, 17 arrested, threatening leaflets distributed. A bulldozer destroyed vehicles, vendor stands and shops. Confrontations developed including live fire.


Qabatiya


2. Dura, south of Hebron - raid, arrest, teargas and stun grenades at a mosque. Confrontations.

3. Sarra, west of Nablus - raid and confrontations. 2 persons wounded by live fire.

4. Zeita, north of Tulkarm - raid and confrontations. A 51-year-old woman wounded by live fire.

5. Al Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron - raid and confrontations. One person wounded by shrapnel in the chest.

6. Bizzariya, north-west of Nablus - raid and confrontations.

7. Jericho, southern part of the city - soldiers arrest, shackle and blindfold a team of Palestinian journalists taking photos at Wadi Qelt Street. They were detained for a few hours and then released.

8. Susia, Masafer Yatta - soldiers came to the village and dug in privately-owned land, later raided homes and threatened people, claiming an illegal connection to water infrastructure. Note that in October the army destroyed 2 of the village’s water holes.


Attacks against the army

1. Dotan Checkpoint, south-west of Jenin - an improvised explosive charge.


Attacks against colonists

1. Beit Horon, west of Ramallah - stones thrown and vehicle damaged.

2. Burqa, north-west of Nablus - an improvised explosive charge hurled at colonist’s car. One person wounded lightly.


Demolitions

1. Al-Walaja, west of Bethlehem - 3 residential buildings demolished.



2. Husan, west of Bethlehem - land prepared for colony expansion and access road for Jews only.



3. Silwan - colonists secured by security forces and accompanied by bulldozers fenced in lands with barbed wire as a preparation to take them over, at the

Batn al-Hawa neighborhood.



4. Issawiya, north-west Jerusalem - demolition orders issued for a sport club and a 1st-2nd grades schoolhouse.


Attacks by colonists



1. Burqa, north-west of Nablus - after the attack on a colonist car, colonists raided this town. They ignited 2 homes and 2 cars, and tried to set more homes afire. Residents who tried to confront the colonists were attacked by soldiers and colonists. Several persons wounded. Israeli army prevented access of medical teams to treat them.


 

Monday, February 19 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 9 lethal attacks;

‣ 107 persons killed (70 of them at night);

‣ 145 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.

‣ One Israeli soldier killed and 15 wounded in Khan Yunis;

‣ One Israeli soldier died of his wounds a week after being wounded.


A newborn. No mother’s milk (she suffers from malnutrition). No formula. Another mother has filled a syringe with her own milk and that is how the baby is fed


Northern Strip


Proud of the destruction of the Turkish Hospital - the only hospital specializing in oncology in the Gaza Strip. No reported suspicions of collaboration with Hamas. 10,000 cancer patients remain without treatment


1. Gaza City - aerial bombing of Al Rimal neighborhood in the western part of the city - 6 persons wounded. In a bombing of Al Sabra neighborhood - 4 persons killed, mostly children. In the western part of the city, sniper fire at people waiting for food distribution - 10 persons wounded. In Sheikh Radwan neighborhood - 4 persons killed, and 7 still buried under the rubble.


Shooting at a waiting line for food in the western part of Gaza City


Central Strip

6 houses bombed: 2 in Deir Al Balah, one in Nuseirat refugee camp, one at Al Zawayda, one in Al Bureij refugee camp, and one in Al Maghazi - at least 10 persons killed.


Children in Gaza looking for food


Southern Strip

1. Khan Yunis - 6 bodies brought to hospitals after the nocturnal attacks. 5 more persons killed in the western part of the city during the day. Al Amal Hospital - clean water will suffice for 3 days. The siege on the compound is ongoing and bombings around it.


I want my mommy. An infant next to his wounded mother

 

Tuesday, February 20 - The West Bank

Killed

‘Aref Marwan Ali Al Qaddumo, 26-years-old, from Qaddum village. Killed in clashes at the Jenin refugee camp.


Arrests

38 persons arrested, 7 of them minors (five 13-year-olds, a 16-year-old, and a 17-year-old).


Clashes

1. Teqoa, south-east of Bethlehem - raid. Confrontations in which teargas canisters were fired. Numerous suffocations.

2. Jenin city and refugee camp - raid during which a home was under siege and an anti-tank missile was fired at it. At the same time, a drone attacked 3 youngsters. Confrontations ensued including fire exchange and an improved explosive charge. A bulldozer damaged infrastructures in the camp. 3 persons wounded and one killed. The army prevented ambulance access.



3. Tubas - a raid a little past midnight, from the eastern entrance. Confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.

4. Ramallah - raid on Al Tira neighborhood. Confrontations. No casualties reported.

5. Kufr al-Dik, west of Salfit - raid while throwing stun grenades in order to remove Palestine flags.

6. Beit Ummar - north of Hebron - raid on Al Dhar area near Karmei Tzur colony. Teargas canisters fired into homes.

7. Jabel Mukaber, south-east Jerusalem - raid on school and detention of 6 schoolchildren. Five 13-year-olds and a 16-year-old.

8. Hebron - confrontations in the southern part of town. One person wounded by live fire.

9. Ya'bad, south-west of Jenin - confrontations. No casualties reported.


Attacks against colonists

1. Hizma, north-west of Jerusalem - stones thrown at a bus.


Demolitions

1. Beit Hanina, north-east Jerusalem - demolition of an 8-storey building under construction.




Colonist attacks

1. Sinjil, north of Ramallah - colonists attacks a house, smash its windows and spray slur inscriptions.



2. Al Mania, south-east of Bethlehem - colonists accompanied by soldiers attack Palestinian shepherds. The soldiers fired teargas at the shepherds. Suffocations.

3. Deir Nidham - colonists threw stones at a house on the outskirts of the village.

4. Bizzariya, north-west of Nablus - again, colonists blocked the main road and threw stones at vehicles.

5. Tarqumiyah, west of Hebron - colonists ignite a house.


 

Tuesday, February 20 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 9 lethal attacks;

‣ 103 persons killed;

‣ 142 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.

‣ 22 Israeli soldiers wounded.


His name is Ramadan. Tortured when detained and thrown at the side of the road



Northern Strip

1. Al Zaitun neighborhood, south-eastern part of Gaza City - aerial and ground bombing. 15 persons killed and many others buried under the rubble.


Central Strip


Nuseirat - the destruction, crater formed


1. Nuseirat refugee camp - aerial bombing, 4 persons killed and 10 persons wounded. In another bombing, 3 persons killed. In yet another - 12 persons killed.


Nuseirat - search for survivors


2. Al Zawayda - another body extracted from the rubble of a house bombed on February 18th. Number of persons killed in that bombing is now 33.

3. Deir Al Balah bombed - at least 25 persons killed.


Southern Strip


Kenzi Jum’ah. Infant. Killed in a bombing in eastern Rafah


1. Rafah, eastern part of the city - 8 persons killed. Another bombing on the shelters, many injured.

2. Khan Yunis - artillery and aerial bombing - 6 persons killed and 15 wounded. Al Nasser Hospital compound - 18 wounded persons evacuated to a field hospital. Another 118 are still under siege. Al Amal Hospital compound - 3rd floor and hospital water pipes bombed.

 

Zoom In

1

In a house at the Al Janina neighborhood east of Rafah, a bombing killed Dr. Nasser Abu Al Nur - dean of the nursing school at the Islamic University, his wife Majda Abu Al Nur, and their children:

1. Nur Nasser Abu Al Nur;

2. Amal Nasser Abu Al Nur;

3. Muna Nasser Abu Al Nur;

4. Ayat Nasser Abu Al Nur;

5. Abed Al Rahman Nasser Abu Al Nur;

6. The infant grandchild Kenzi Abed Al Rahman Jum’ah, 1.5 years old (her photo here above)

One bombing - an entire family.


2

His name was Mohammad Fatouh. 2-months-old. Died of starvation in the Northern Strip.


 

Wednesday, February 21 - The West Bank

Killed

Fadi Sa’ed Suleiman, 14-years-old, from Azzun.


Arrests

26 persons arrested.


Clashes

1. Azzun - east of Qalqilya - raid and confrontations. A 14-year-old was shot directly at the heart. He lay on the ground and bled to death while the Israeli army prevented ambulance access. When this was allowed, the medical team rushed him to hospital where his death was reported. According to Palestinians, this was ‘cold blooded murder’. 4 villagers arrested.


Azzun. A 14-year-old bleeds to death and the army prevents ambulance access


2. At-Tuwani, Masafer Yatta - colonist / soldiers or colonists dressed as soldiers chased shepherds and scared their flock. They detained 2 international solidarity activists and a shepherd whom they threatened with a gun. The police refrained from intervening, and finally released the detainees.

3. Al Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron - raid, confrontations. During raid, teargas canisters were fired into the girls’ school. Suffocations in the compound.

4. Aqraba, south of Nablus - raid and confrontations.

5. Tammun, south of Tubas - raid, arrest. A bulldozer destroyed the martyrs memorial.


Demolitions

1. Silwan, the Shweike family was forced to demolish its home.



2. Khalet Al Far’ah - a demolition order of a house and a sheep pen.

3. Dir Ballut, west of Salfit - parts of an industrial structure destroyed.


Colonist attacks

1. Al Mu'arrajat, north-west of Jericho -paving the road to a year-old colonist outpost.



2. Al Mania, south-east of Bethlehem - Palestinian shepherds were attacked again. This is a 6-family community attacked daily now, pressuring them to leave.

3. Asira al-Qibliya, south of Nablus - Colonists attacked a house at the village outskirts and ignited it. They threw stones and smashed vehicle windshields. The villagers chased the colonists out. A Palestinian was wounded.


 

Wednesday, February 21 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 11 lethal attacks;

‣ 118 persons killed;

‣ 163 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.

‣ One Israeli soldier killed, 3 wounded.


Northern Strip

1. Jabalia - mosque bombed and totally destroyed. Unclear how many killed in the bombing.



2. Al Zaitun neighborhood - a journalist and his wife were killed. Their 3 small children badly burnt.


Central Strip

1. Nuseirat refugee camp - 17 persons killed in a house bombed west of the camp. Total number of persons killed in bombings of the camp since yesterday – 34.



2. Deir Al Balah - vehicle attacked directly - 6 persons killed.


Southern Strip

1. Rafah - aerial bombing at city center - one person killed. Another bombing in the southern part of town - 3 persons killed.

2. Khan Yunis - tanks bomb the Al Mawasi west of the city - 9 persons killed, 3 children and 3 women among them.

The building housing the headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) bombed. Al Nasser Hospital compound - 21 more wounded persons evacuated to an international field hospital.

 

Thursday, February 22 - The West Bank

Israelis killed

Matan Almaliach, 26-years-old from Ma’ale Adumim colony


Palestinians killed

1. Mohammad Zoahara, 26-years-old from Beit Ummar.

2. Kadem Zoahara, 31-years-old from Beit Ummar.

3. Sa’id Jaradat, 17-years-old from Jenin refugee camp.

4. Yasser Hanun, 27-years-old from Jenin refugee camp.


Arrests

33 persons arrested, 6 of them women, 2 minors aged 10.


Clashes

1. Tulkarm - raid on suburb east of the town and the area of the refugee camp. Houses raided. Live fire. No casualties reported.

2. Ramallah - raid and confrontations around the Al Manarah Square.



3. Al-Bireh - raid and confrontations.

4. Aqabat Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho - raid, live fire at journalist, destruction of martyr square by bulldozer. Arrests.


Bulldozer destroys martyr memorial


5. Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus - dawn raid on houses. Confrontations. 2 persons wounded by live fire.

6. Bethlehem - ongoing confrontations all day in various parts of the city. 22 persons wounded.

7. Sebastia, north-west of Nablus - town raided. Businesses around the archaeological site are forced to shut down.

8. Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem - camp raided, confrontations. One person wounded by live fire. Suffocations.

9. Doha, west of Bethlehem - confrontations involving one person wounded by live fire.

10. Sinjil, north of Ramallah - a house raided. 2 children arrested, age 10 (!): Amer Majah Maslama, Shadi Asfur. Amer’s uncle tried to protect them and was also attacked and arrested.


Sinjil. Two children arrested, 10-year-olds. Amer’s mother climbs on the army vehicle in an attempt to stop this


11. Jalbun, east of Jenin - night raid on the house of Samir Abu Al Rad. Second story confiscated and turned into an army post for several hours.

12. Birzeit University, north of Ramallah - undercover force kidnaps the chairman of the student council and another student.

13. Al Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah - confrontations at the camp entrance.

14. Lions Gate, Bab Al Asbat - Old City of Jerusalem - policemen attack and detain people on their way to prayers at the Al Aqsa compound, a woman among them.

15. Shuafat checkpoint, north-east of Jerusalem – confrontations.

16. Jenin refugee camp - drones bomb a vehicle bearing a wanted man who was killed. 4 others wounded. One of them, a minor, critically wounded, died several hours later.




Attacks against army and colonists

1. A-Zaim Checkpoint, east of Jerusalem, close to Ma’ale Adumim colony - 3 Palestinians arriving in two vehicles and armed with automatic weapons opened fire at cars standing in front of the checkpoint at a 200 meter waiting line. One person killed, 10 persons wounded, among them a pregnant woman seriously wounded. Soldiers and security guards shot them, killed two (brothers) and seriously wounded the third. Then the checkpoint closed. The army raided Beit Ta’amer and Za’atara villages east of Bethlehem and arrested family members.


Colonist attacks

1. Shab el Butm, Masafer Yatta - armed colonists opened fire on villagers.

2. Teqoa, south-east of Bethlehem - armed colonists attack shepherds and chase them with armed threats.

3. An-Naqura, north-west of Nablus - colonists raid the village, open fire on a carpenter shop, electric appliance shop and transformer, causing power cut in the village.

4. Wadi Rahhal, south of Bethlehem - a new colonist outpost founded.

 

Thursday, February 22 - The Gaza Strip


Looting



‣ 9 lethal attacks;

‣ 97 persons killed;

‣ 132 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.


People in the northern strip dying of hunger, and here a soldier is proud of running over food in his tank



Northern Strip

1. Al Zaitun neighborhood - 4 houses bombed, at least 20 persons killed.

2. Al Sabra neighborhood - family home bombed. 7 persons killed.

3. Beach west of Gaza City - tanks shoot civilians. 4 persons killed. Many persons wounded and cannot be evacuated due to sniper fire.


Weeping over his family members



Central Strip

1. Nuseirat refugee camp - bombed. 10 persons killed.

2. Al Zawayda - house bombed. At least 4 persons killed.



3. Al Bureij refugee camp - one person killed and 6 wounded. All Children… Later, a night bombing of 4 houses - 40 persons killed. 90% of them women and children.


Al Janina neighborhood of Rafah



Southern Strip


Al Janina neighborhood of Rafah


1. Rafah - Al Janina neighborhood - 3 persons killed. Later, another 7 killed in a bombing of the displaced persons camps.


Rafah


2. Khan Yunis, Al Amal Hospital compound - 31 days of siege. Bombing and damage to communication infrastructure of the Red Crescent HQ with the teams on the ground. Al Nasser Hospital compound - the army retreated in the morning, returned in the evening.


Rafah

 

Friday, February 23 - The West Bank

Arrests

20 persons arrested, a minor and 3 brothers among them. One Gazan detainee died at Ramla prison (inside Israel). Al A-Din Albana, 40-years-old, physically disabled, detained 2 months ago. According to witnesses, he was tortured in custody. Died on February 20th, death reported only on February 23rd. He is the tenth detainee to die since October 7th.


East Jerusalem


Clashes


East Jerusalem


1. East Jerusalem - this week too, severe restrictions on people praying at Al Aqsa compound.


East Jerusalem


In various places where people prayed outside, the Israeli forces attacked and detained them: at Lions Gate, Josephia Cemetery, Wadi Al Joz, Bab Al Silsila.


East Jerusalem


2. Jayus, east of Qalqilya - Confrontations close to the Separation Wall. A minor wounded by live fire.

3. Tell, west of Nablus - confrontations. One person wounded by live fire at his belly.



4. Al Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah - confrontations. 2 persons wounded by live fire.

5. At-Tuwani, Masafer Yatta - soldiers raid houses and damage contents. Solidarity activist trying to film them was attacked, his camera taken away.


At-Tuwani, solidarity activist attacked


6. Nablus - raid on an area close to the Old City. Confrontations.

7. Qibya, west of Ramallah - confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.



8. Beit Furik, east of Nablus - confrontations during raid.


Attacks against the army

1. Dotan Checkpoint, south-west of Jenin – shots.

2. Al Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron - fire bomb thrown at the military watchtower.

3. Azzun, east of Qalqilya - improvised explosive charge placed next to a gate in the Separation Wall.


Demolitions

1. Khalet Al Far’a, Masafer Yatta - demolition orders issued for 2 houses, a water hole, and an electricity grid supplying power to 200 villagers.


Colonists

1. Burin, south of Nablus - colonists ignite a parked car.



2. Susia, Masafer Yatta - armed colonists attack Palestinians, beat them up and use pepper spray, then stealing their car.

3. Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem - colonists steal 250 goats and take them to Havah outpost. The theft is reported to the security forces.



Later soldiers accompanied Palestinians searching for the stolen goats. Colonists attack the soldiers physically and verbally. A soldier firing in the air as a warning is verbally attacked. Some of the goats were found.


Khan al-Ahmar


4. Aqaba, south of Nablus - colonists open fire at a Palestinian car close to Khirbet Yanun.

5. Al Nasiriyah, east of Nablus - colonists throw stones at vehicles.

6. The Israeli government promotes construction in the colonies: Efrat, Ma’ale Adumim, Keidar - 3,000 new residences in all.

 

Friday, February 23 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 10 lethal attacks;

‣ 104 persons killed;

‣ 160 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.


Sights of the massacre at Al Zawayda a day earlier (40 persons killed, 100 wounded)



Northern Strip

1. Bombings at Al Zaitun neighborhood. Several persons killed. Their number not yet reported. Aerial attack on Beit Hanoun.


Central Strip


Ongoing efforts at rescue in Al Zawayda


1. Deir Al Balah - a house bombed. At least 24 persons killed.


Deir Al Balah - 24 persons killed


2. Al Maghazi - people wounded in a bombing.

3. Nuseirat refugee camp - bombing from the shore. Wounded persons.


Southern Strip

1. Rafah - 8 persons killed, 2 children among them, in a bombing of a house in the eastern part of the city. At city center - a refugee camp bombed. Wounded persons.

2. Khan Yunis - 9 persons killed in a bombing of a house. The Al Nasser Hospital compound - 18 more wounded persons evacuated. Al Amal Hospital compound - still under siege. Bombings nearby.

 

Saturday, February 24 - The West Bank

Arrests

32 persons arrested, a minor among them.


Clashes

1. Wadi Qana, west of Salfit, close to Deir Istia - the army prevents farmers from getting to their land to prune trees. In addition, they detain a shepherd during grazing.

2. Bizzariya, north-west of Nablus - for 2 weeks now colonists have been blocking the entrance and throwing stones at Palestinian cars. Today the army blocked the entrance with soil dykes and rocks.