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The Daily File - March 29 - April 3, 2024

Friday Through Wednesday.

 

Data

Data from the West Bank - October 7, 2023 - April 4, 2024

Sources: OCHA-OPT, Palestinian Authority for Prisoners and Former Prisoners, Palestinian Ministry of Health, Palestinian Ministry of Education, Palestinian Statistics Bureau, Palestinian Center for the Defense of Children’s Rights, DCI Palestine.


Palestinians killed

‣ 431 persons killed (134 since the beginning of the year);

‣ Of these, 113 minors (32 since the beginning of the year);

‣ In addition (!) - 4 killed during terrorist attacks inside Israel;

‣ 13 died in prison as a result of medical neglect or abuse.


Israelis killed

‣ 18 persons killed, 5 of them soldiers;

‣ 2 killed by Israeli army/police.


Palestinians wounded

‣ 4,760 persons wounded (as of April 1st);

‣ 739 of them minors.


Israelis wounded

‣ 111 Israelis wounded (as of April 1st).


Arrests

‣ As of April 3rd, 7,990 Palestinians arrested;

‣ Of them, 510 minors, 105 of them school children;

‣ Of them, 258 women;

‣ 66 journalists arrested since October 7th, 45 still held in custody (including

4 women), 23 of them in administrative detention. Most have reported physical violence during and after arrest;

‣ 4,430 administration detention orders have been issued (either new or extended);

‣ 9,300 Palestinians held in prisons as of now, 3,661 of them administrative detainees (39%);

‣ 200 minors held in prisons, of them 23 minors from the Gaza Strip.


Expulsion, demolitions, displacements

‣ Since October 7th, Israel has sequestered 27,000 dunams of land in the West Bank;

‣ State of Israel has affirmed the construction of 1,895 residences for Jews;

‣ 11 colonist outposts have been erected;

‣ 5 Jews-only roads have been paved;

‣ The West Bank now filled with checkpoints and gates limiting movement of Palestinian inhabitants;

‣ Since October 7th, Israel carries out a monthly average of 690 raids on Palestinian communities, damaging houses, infrastructures and shopping centers;

‣ As a result, 900 Palestinians have lost their homes (as of April 1st);

‣ Since October 7th, a monthly average of 280 Palestinians are displaced (in contrast with 128 prior to October 7th);

‣ 206 families comprised of 1,244 Palestinians (609 of them minors), 22 communities, have been forced out of their homes by colonist violence or military restrictions;

‣ 840 checkpoints.




Colonist violence

‣ Since October 7, 2023 and until April 1, 2024, 704 colonist attacks against Palestinians have been documented (a daily average of 4 attacks);

‣ 146 of them ended in casualties;

‣ 13 Palestinians have been killed, 400 wounded, 9,000 trees uprooted, 40 homes vandalized.

 

Data from the Gaza Strip, October 7, 2023 - April 5, 2024

Sources: OCHA-OPT, Palestinian Ministry of Health, Palestinian Ministry of Information, Save the Children, UNICEF, The Guardian, Local Call.


Palestinians killed

‣ 33,091 persons killed;

‣ 14,500 of them minors;

‣ 9,560 of them women;

‣ 70% of the missing persons are women and children;

‣ 34 (31 of them children) have died of starvation and dehydration;

‣ Every hour, an average of 4 children are killed;

‣ 480 medical staff members killed;

‣ 65 civilian rescue team members killed;

‣ 140 journalists killed;

‣ 17,000 children (as of January) orphaned of at least one parent.


In items published in The Guardian, Haaretz and Local Call the number of death and wounding as a result of sniper fire or point-blank shooting at central body mass or head among children has risen considerably (testimonies of 9 volunteer doctors to The Guardian).


Israelis killed

‣ 1,260 persons killed on October 7th, 36 of them minors;

‣ 255 Israeli soldiers killed during fighting in the Gaza Strip;

‣ About 40 captives killed, with certainty.


Palestinians wounded

‣ 75,750 Palestinians wounded;

‣ About 1,000 children have had at least one limb amputated;

‣ 26,000 children (2% of the children population of the Gaza Strip) either killed or wounded;

‣ 1,088,864 persons suffering from infectious diseases.


Israeli captives

‣ 134 persons held in captivity. Some killed.


Palestinians held in custody

‣ Exact figure unknown. Concealed. Thousands.

Known data:

‣ 23 minors held in Megiddo Prison;

‣ 500 arrested at Al Shifaa Hospital;

‣ 310 health staff members arrested;

‣ 12 journalists;

‣ At least 29 Gazans died while held in custody.


According to a letter written by a doctor serving at Sdeh Teiman (the facility where the Palestinian arrestees are held) to Israeli ministers and the government’s Legal Adviser, they arrestees are held shackled and blindfolded 24 hours a day, fed through a straw and defecate in diapers. Amputations as a result of the shackling are a routine matter. They are not all Hamas operatives, some of them are Gazan workers who were in Israel on October 7th (the letter and people’s condition were publicized in Hagar Shezaf’s item in Haaretz Daily Newspaper).


Demolitions and displaced persons

‣ 2 million displaced persons;

‣ About one-half of Gaza Strip’s population is concentrated in 20% of its area. An average of 850 persons are using a single toilet;

‣ 405 schools have been either totally destroyed or damaged;

‣ 229 mosques have been destroyed;

‣ Damage to infrastructures is estimated at 18.5 billion dollars.



Famine and disease

‣ 80% of the Strip’s population are coping with high levels of hunger (3-5);

‣ 50,400 children under the age of 5 suffer severe malnutrition that can damage their development;

‣ 34% of the children under the age of two suffer severe diarrhea;

‣ The Kamal Adwan Hospital reports that about 15 children arrive daily, suffering malnutrition;

‣ Multiplicity of early births. Maternity Hospital reports about 60-70 births a day, there are 70 incubated babies (with equipment for 10, the capacity prior to October 7th). Some of them will die of lack of equipment, milk, oxygen and medication.

 

Friday, March 29 - The West Bank

Arrests

25 persons arrested, among them 2 minors and a woman.


“Humor” of reservists in the West Bank - shooting at water tanks



Clashes

1. Al Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron - raid for arrest purposes, confrontations. A person wounded in the belly by live fire, medium condition.

2. Al Mughayyir, north-east of Ramallah - confrontations during raid. No casualties reported.

3. Al Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron - confrontations close to military watchtower at camp entrance. Palestinian throw fire bombs. Soldiers answer them with live fire.

4. Nablus - eastern part of city raided. Fire exchange. Arrest and vehicle confiscation.

5. Nur Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarm - special forces surround house. Confrontations. Military auxiliary force. Arrests.

6. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron - confrontations during which 13-year-old is wounded by shrapnel in the neck, medium condition.


Demolitions and blocking

1. Sebastia, north-west of Nablus - dirt track connecting Burqa and Sebastia to Tulkarm is blocked. Palestinian farmland vandalized by bulldozers close to Deir Sharaf Checkpoint.

2. Salfit district - entrances to Deir Istiya, Kifl Hares and Hares blocked by dirt piles.


Colonist attacks

1. Bardala, northern Palestinian Jordan Valley - vegetable and fruit stands on Road 90 ignited.

2. Hebron - Praying Palestinians’ passage to Ibrahimi Mosque (Cave of the Patriarchs) blocked on Third Ramadan Friday.

 

Friday, Mach 29 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 7 lethal attacks;

‣ 71 persons killed;

‣ 112 persons wounded;

‣ One Israeli soldier killed;

‣ 15 Israeli soldiers wounded, 6 of them seriously;

‣ 24 hours.


Northern Strip

1. Jabalia refugee camp - aerial bombing of a mosque. One woman killed.

2. Gaza City:

‣ Al Shifaa Hospital and surroundings - a nearby building bombed - 7 persons killed - a mother and her 6 children. Another building bombed - 10 persons killed. A third building bombed - 10 persons killed.

‣ Shuja'iyya neighborhood in eastern part of the city - displaced persons’ shelter bombed, 15 persons killed. Several hours later another bombing of same building - one woman killed. A journalist’s home bombed - 3 persons killed;

‣ Harsh confrontations at Al Zeitoun neighborhood;



‣ Bombings of Tel Al Hawa, Al Shati refugee camp.


Central Strip

1. Deir Al Balah - 8 persons killed, 2 women and 5 children among them.

2. Aerial bombing of farmland at Al Nuseirat refugee camp.

3. Al Maghazi refugee camp - 6 persons killed, many missing after bombing.



4. Al Zahara - harsh confrontations.


Southern Strip


Rafah


1. Khan Yunis - harsh confrontations around Al Qarara north-east of the city.

2. Abasan Al Kabira - 2 persons killed.

3. Rafah - 12 persons killed in bombing of building.


 

Friday, March 29 - Northern Israeli Border

Attacks against Israel

‣ Throughout the day, 22 rockets fired at Kiryat Shmona, Tel Khai, Beit Hillel, Metula (direct hit), army base at Shab’a Farm, Military post at Kafr Shuba, Margaliyot, Rosh Ha’Niqra, Shlomi, military post in the Golan.


Attacks against South Lebanon

‣ 3 Hezbollah activists killed.

‣ Aerial attacks - Ayta ash Shab, Al Bazouriye (a vehicle), Meiss Al Jamal (army camp), Shab’a town, Yarun (after rockets fired).

‣ Attacks in Syria - results of the bombing in Syria around Halab city - 44 persons killed, among them 6 Hezbollah fighters.

 

Saturday, March 30 - The West Bank

48th Yearly Land Day


Killed

1. Mu’atasm Nabil ‘Abad, 13-years-old from Qabatiya.


Arrests

About 30 persons arrested, 5 women among them, 10-year-old girl detained.


Qalandia Checkpoint - Palestinians detained and beaten up



Clashes



1. Qabatiya, south of Jenin - large military force raided the town, snipers situated on rooftops. Raid of a house, vandalizing its contents, arrest of father and son.


Trigger! wounded in Qabatiya


A 13-year-old shot to death in live fire to chest, 2 more persons wounded, one of them critically. Ambulance access to the wounded delayed by Israeli army.


Soldiers prevent ambulance access


2. Qalqilya - raid and confrontations (fire exchange and improvised explosive charges). One person wounded by live fire close to the Separation Wall.

3. Tubas - infiltration of special forces, house surrounded. Military auxiliary force, lengthy confrontations. One person wounded by live fire when arrested.

4. Jericho - town entrances blocked, raid. Confrontations. No casualties reported.

5. Dura, south of Hebron - shots fired at Palestinian vehicle.

6. Husan, west of Bethlehem - Raid using teargas and stun grenades.

7. Al Aqsa Mosque - 16 praying people exiting prayers arrested for allegedly calling out to resist.

8. East Jerusalem, Damascus Gate - violent dispersal of non-violent demonstration, 4 Palestinians arrested, 3 of them women.


Demonstration at Damascus Gate dispersed violently and with arrests


9. Beit Furik, east of Nablus - confrontations at town entrance. Improvised explosive charge thrown at military vehicle.

10. A-Tur neighborhood, south-eastern Jerusalem - confrontations.

11. Tuqu’a, south-east of Bethlehem - confrontations, teargas and stun grenades.

12. Hebron - confrontations at Shuhada Street entrance in the city center after march in support of Gaza.


At-Tuwani


13. At-Tuwani, Masafer Yatta - military force arrested 2 girl-shepherdesses and detained a 10-year-old girl after decorating the site a “closed military zone”. Shepherdesses taken to Susya colony.


10-year-old girl detained


14. Al ‘Arroub refugee camp - confrontations, suffocations.


Attacks against the army

1. Azzun, east of Qalqilya - Improvised explosive charge thrown at army force.

2. Husan, west of Bethlehem - Improvised grenade thrown at military vehicle.

3. Zawata, north-west of Nablus - shots fired at army unit.


Attacks against colonists

1. Karmei Tzur, north of Hebron - stones thrown at bus.


Colonist attacks

1. Husan, west of Bethlehem - in the morning, for several hours, colonists kidnapped a 17-years-old Palestinian shepherd.

2. Mukhamas, north-east of Jerusalem - colonists raided the town from the east during iftar (meal breaking the Ramadan fast), smashing windshields, beating up villagers confronting them, and firing live bullets. A Palestinian was wounded by the live fire and 3 others bruised.

3. Beit Furik, east of Nablus - colonists attacked farmers who resisted.


 

Saturday, March 30 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 8 lethal attacks;

‣ 82 persons killed;

‣ 98 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.


Deir Al Balah. Wounded baby-girl



Northern Strip

1. Gaza City:

‣ Al Kuwaiti Roundabout - attack on people waiting for food. 12 persons killed,

30 wounded;

‣ Al Shifaa Hospital - the Israeli army refuses to evacuate the remaining 107 patients (30 of them in critical condition) and 60 medical staff members;


Trigger! Sniping at minor in Al Shifaa and anyone nearing him


‣ 25-year-old woman died of starvation and dehydration at Kamal Adwan Hospital, and number of dead from starvation rose to 31, among them 28 minors.

2. Jabalia refugee camp - aerial attacks. Persons wounded.


Central Strip

1. Al Zahara - fighting of Israeli army and Hamas. Military artillery.

2. Al Bureij refugee camp - bombing.

3. Az Zawayda - bombing and fire exchange.

4. Wadi Gaza Bridge - bombing. One person killed.

5. Al Nuseirat refugee camp - aerial bombing.




Southern Strip


Rafah, displaced persons camps


1. Khan Yunis:

‣ Residential building bombed - 22 Persons killed

‣ Al Nasser Hospital Compound - fire exchange

‣ Shots fired close to Al Aqsa University- 20 persons wounded

2. Rafah - aerial attack.

 

Saturday, March 30 - Northern Israeli Border

Attacks against Israel

1. Alarm siren rounds in the Upper and Western Galilee:

Ya’ara - According to Hezbollah, direct hit at military HQ;

Ramim range - missile hit;

Adamit - Hezbollah claims firing 2 anti-tank missiles;

Khirbet Maghar - launching at army base.


Attacks against South Lebanon

Rmeish - hit of UNIFIL vehicle. 3 observers and interpreter wounded;

Naqoura - 2 houses bombed;

Taybeh - bombing of 3 different sites;

Hanine, Aitaroun, Tyre Harfa, Yarun - artillery fire.

 

Sunday, March 31 - The West Bank

Israelis killed

1. Liran Levy, 34-years-old from Gan Yavne.


Palestinian killed

1. Mu’aman Faez Al Masalma, 19-years-old from Dura.

2. Naji Abu Faria from Rahat


Arrests

At least 27 persons arrested, 6 of them women. Among the women arrested, a human rights activist as she was documenting.


Clashes


Ambulance detained at Balata refugee camp


1. A-Tur neighborhood, south-east Jerusalem - raid and confrontations, use of teargas and stun grenades. 4 persons arrested.

2. Al Jalamah, east of Jenin - night raid and confrontations. Suffocations.

3. Si'ir, north-east of Hebron - raid and confrontations.

4. Marah Rabah, south of Bethlehem - night raid and house searches while damaging property. Confrontations, suffocations.

5. Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus - night raid with bulldozer. Confrontations and fire exchange. Bulldozer destroyed infrastructures and houses on main street.



6. Al Yamun, west of Jenin - fire exchange during raid.

7. Qalqilya - confrontations during night raid.

8. Nablus - raid of the Old City area. Confrontations. Improvised explosive charge activated.


Attacks against the army

1. Silat al-Harithiya, north-west of Jenin - shots at military force.

2. Jalbun, east of Jenin - improvised explosive charge thrown at military force.


Attacks against Israelis

1. Beer Sheva - A Rahat resident stabbed 2 Israelis (a soldier among them) at the city’s main bus station, before he was shot to death.



2. Gan Yavne - a Palestinian resident of Dura stabbed 3 Israelis at a shopping center (gym and café), wounded 2 of them seriously and one mildly. Several days later, a resident of Gan Yavne, married and father of a baby-girl, his wife pregnant - died of his wounds.



3. Azzun, east of Qalqilya - stones thrown at vehicles.


Colonist attacks

1. Madama, south of Nablus - stones thrown at Palestinian vehicles.

2. Dura - colonists attack a shepherd and beat him up. He was hospitalized suffering from lesions and bruises in his entire body.

3. Battir, west of Bethlehem - colonists backed up by the army attack a farmer and steal his tractor. Afterwards the soldiers stood by while the attacked Palestinian was arrested.

4. Arab Al Rashaida, north of Jericho - colonists attack and try to steal sheep.

4 persons wounded, bruised.

 

Sunday, March 31 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 8 lethal attacks;

‣ 73 persons killed;

‣ 107 persons wounded;

‣ An Israeli soldier died of his wounds, incurred on Friday at Khan Yunis;

‣ 24 hours.


10-year-old dead of starvation


Northern Strip

1. Gaza City:

‣ Al Zeitoun neighborhood - Al Kuwaiti Roundabout - 2 persons killed and 3 wounded. Later, fire from helicopters and artillery;

‣ Al Shifaa Hospital - aerial attacks. The Israeli army claims to have killed 15 Hamas activists in the past 24 hours. 21 ill patients died from lack of treatment since the siege began 13 days ago. 107 of them are still under siege, among them 4 children without water, food, electricity or medication;

‣ Al Shati refugee camp - 2 persons killed and 10 wounded.

2. Beit Lahia - another 4 persons died of starvation and dehydration. 2 minors among them. The number of persons dead of starvation has risen to 34, of them, 31 were children.


Central Strip


Deir Al Balah


1. Deir Al Balah - aerial attack on displaced persons tent at Al Nasser Hospital compound. The Israeli army claims it sheltered Islamic Jihad activists. 4 persons killed, 17 wounded, 8 journalists among them.



2. Al Maghazi refugee camp - 3 persons killed, a journalist among them.



3. Al Nuseirat refugee camp - 2 persons killed.


Southern Strip

1. Khan Yunis - fire exchange between Hamas and the Israeli army. 5 persons killed in artillery bombing.

2. Bani Suheila - 11 persons killed, a woman and her daughter among them.

 

Sunday, March 31 - Northern Israeli Border

General

Since October 7th, this area has seen -

‣ 265 Lebanese killed;

‣ 18 Israelis killed;

‣ 550 houses and infrastructures in the north of the country hit by missiles.


Attacks against Israel

‣ Alarm sirens at Malkia, Margaliyot, the Golan;

Kiryat Shmona hit - a soldier wounded;

Manara - missiles fired at military post;

Metula - missiles fired at military post;

Shab’a Farm (Dov Mountain) - 3 missiles fired, 2 intercepted, one fell in open area.


Attacks against South Lebanon

‣ Aerial attack - Khiam, Kafrkela (observation post), Rab El Thalathine, Markaba (launching sites), Qunin (vehicle attacked, Hezbollah senior officer killed), Jebbayn;

‣ Artillery fire - Hula, Meiss El Jabal, Blida, Al Mari.


Attacks on Syria

‣ Aerial attack on the outskirts of Damascus. 2 persons wounded, property damaged.

 

Monday, April 1 - The West Bank

Arrests

29 persons arrested, including 4 women and 3 minors.


Clashes

1. Huwara, south of Nablus - town raided, use of teargas and stun grenades.

2. Husan, west of Bethlehem - raid with use of teargas and stun grenades.

3. Shu’afat refugee camp, north-east Jerusalem - night raid, massive use of teargas.

4. Tulkarm - raid for searches. Fire exchange.

5. Beit Ummar, north of Hebron - confrontations in Al Dahar area.

6. Dura, south of Hebron - raid, searches in the home of shooter at Gan Yavne. Confrontations, army uses live fire. Arrests.


Demolitions

1. Furush Beit Dajan, east of Nablus - house demolished.



2. Hizma, north of Jerusalem - demolition of car-wash during the night.



3. Al Auja, north of Jericho - 6 storehouses demolished.



4. Deir Ballut, west of Salfit - 3 cessation of construction orders and demolition of farming caravans.

5. Qarawat Bani Hassan, west of Salfit - tractor sequestered.

6. Arab A-Ta’amara, east of Bethlehem - 170 dunams sequestered as “state land” in favor of expanding a colony nearby.


Colonist attacks

1. Huwara, south of Nablus - colonists blocked road leading to the checkpoint, threw stones. One Palestinian wounded.



2. Khalil Al Luz, south-east of Bethlehem - colonists attacked house, smashed doors and destroyed security cameras.

3. Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus - colonists attack vehicles, throw stones and smash windshields.



4. Osarin, south-east of Nablus - house attacked, vehicle ignited, slur inscriptions sprayed.



5. Birin, south-east of Hebron - inhabitants attacked, vehicle confiscated, murder threats.

 

Monday, April 1 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 6 lethal attacks;

‣ 63 persons killed;

‣ 94 persons wounded;

‣ One Israeli soldier killed;

‣ 8 Israeli soldiers wounded, one in serious condition;

‣ 24 hours.


Destruction outside Al Shifaa compound


Northern Strip

1. Gaza City:



‣ Al Shifaa Hospital compound - the army retreated at dawn after two weeks of siege and attacks. Only rubble remains of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army claims to have killed 200 Hamas fighters:



◦ 400 persons killed including 5 doctors inside the compound and its surrounding - some shackled, some run over (by tanks), in various stages of decomposition including bodies from the improvised cemetery that the army dispersed in the compound;

Wounded rescued from inside Al Shifaa compound


◦ 100 persons missing;

◦ 500 persons arrested;

◦ 900 detained for interrogation, some tortured;


Brothers who were under siege in Al Shifaa


◦ 21 ill patients died for lack of treatment. The condition of 107 patients in serious condition and passed over from one place to another is not yet known. Patients under siege that have been released are in dire condition of malnutrition and lack of treatment;

◦ 1050 apartments and houses around the compound were destroyed and burnt;


Photo-journalist Abdallah Al Haj who lost his legs and remained under siege in Al Shifaa is released as the Israeli army retreats


◦ The Israeli army claims to have carried out a surgical action during which senior commanders of Hamas were killed, much intelligence was collected, and weapons stashes were discovered.

‣ Al Daraj neighborhood - a child was killed in a bombing.


Central Strip

1. Al Zahra - bitter fighting.

2. Nuseirat refugee camp - vehicle bombed. 2 persons killed.

3. Deir Al Balah - mosque bombed, a child killed and 12 persons wounded.


A father taking leave of his son killed in Rafah



Southern Strip

1. Khan Yunis - bitter fighting. Especially in the western part of the city, the Israeli army continues to blow up one residential neighborhood after another. Dozens of persons wounded. Al Nasser Square - 4 persons killed and another bombing of displaced persons’ tents.

2. Rafah - bombing in the eastern part of the city. 7 persons killed, 5 of them children.


A father taking leave of his son killed in Rafah

 

Monday, April 1 - Northern Israeli Border

Attacks against Israel

1. Alarm sirens: southern Golan (drone penetration suspected), Tiberias. 9 missiles fell in various spots along the border.

2. Attacks of army posts: Liman Village (army post), Navy Base in Eilat (not on the northern border, though…)


Attacks against South Lebanon

1. Aerial attacks - Aita el-Foukhar; Hanine, Wazzani;

2. Artillery - Khiam, Naqoura, Wadi Shab’a, Jabal Sadna.


Attacks against Syria

1. Aerial attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus and consular residence.

6 persons killed, among them a senior commander of the Revolutionary Guards.

 

Tuesday, April 2 - The West Bank

Killed

Rabi’a Faisal Zakarna, 20-years-old from Qabatiya. He was shot and critically wounded on Saturday, (in a raid during which a 13-year-old was killed) and died of his wounds today.

Note that in confrontations between the Palestinian Authority forces and Palestinians, since October 7th 6 persons were killed so far. The last was today.


Arrests

40 persons arrested, among them 2 journalists, 4 minors, 2 women. Furthermore, on Monday a human rights activist was arrested while accompanying shepherds at Ein Samiya (north-east of Ramallah). As of writing the file, he is still in custody.


Arrest of Israeli activist at Ein Samiya and false accusation of attacking soldier


Clashes

1. Azzun, east of Qalqilya - raid and confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.

2. Qalandia refugee camp, north-east of Jerusalem - raid accompanied by bulldozer. Entrances to camp blocked. Confrontations. Many arrests. One person wounded by live fire.

3. Jayus, north-east of Qalqilya - raid. Confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.

4. Kafr ‘Aqab, northern Jerusalem - confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.

5. Si'ir, north-east of Hebron - confrontations during arrests.

6. Nablus - the Old City - special forces raid the Old City, later helped by auxiliary forces. Fire exchange, arrest of wounded person by live fire.

7. Al Khader, south of Bethlehem - raid with teargas and stun grenades. No casualties reported.

8. Sara Checkpoint, west of Nablus - one person wounded in the head by live fire. Circumstances unclear.


Attacks against the army

1. Barta’a checkpoint, south-west of Jenin - shots at military force.

2. Salem checkpoint, south-west of Jenin - shots at military force.


Demolitions

1. Al Simya, south of Hebron - 2 houses demolished.



2. Jenin - bulldozers destroy areas in the industrial zone north of the city.

3. Qusra, south-east of Nablus - works preparing ground for expanding colony.



4. Sinjil, north-east of Ramallah - demolition orders issued.



















Demolition orders at Sinjil


Attacks against colonists

1. Avnei Hefetz, east of Tulkarm - shots at the colony.

2. Tuqu’a, south-east of Bethlehem - stones thrown at vehicles.


Colonist attacks

1. Road near Yitzhar colony, south of Nablus - stones thrown and vehicles damaged. Soldiers standing aside.


Stones thrown at Palestinian vehicles near Yitzhar


2. A Seefer, Masafer Yatta - colonists attacked shepherds on their own land. Confrontations broke out. 3 Palestinians wounded (2 of them arrested). One colonist wounded. Solidarity woman-activist present to document the event was arrested too.











Wounded persons in Masafer Yatta

 

Tuesday, April 2 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 7 lethal attacks;

‣ 71 persons killed;

‣ 102 persons wounded;

‣ An Israeli soldier seriously wounded in the Southern Strip;

24 hours.


Northern Strip

1. Gaza City: Al Zeitoun neighborhood - artillery fire at 2 houses. 3 persons killed,

6 wounded.


Central Strip

1. Deir Al Balah:


Killed delegation team shortly before...


‣ A coordinated and marked delegation of the World Central Kitchen was attacked from the air 3 times. 7 of the organization’s workers were killed. Various nationalities: Canadian, Polish, Australian and British (3). The attack took place as they exited a storehouse as they finished unloading humanitarian equipment.


...and after


The organization so far supplied over 35 million tons of meals (some in boats arriving from Cyprus), and created 65 community kitchens. It immediately notified ceasing its aid, including ordering back a ship on its way from Cyprus with 240 tons of aid. Called for an independent investigation. The Israeli army claims various versions. Latest: lack of coordination between the coordinators and the units on the ground. Two staff officers were dismissed, command warnings to others;


Vehicle of delegation bombed. 7 persons killed


‣ Bombing near a mosque - 2 persons killed and several wounded;


Mohammad Al Khatib. Baby. Killed in bombed mosque at Deir Al Balah


‣ Fighting east of the town;

‣ Nuseirat refugee camp:

‣ Fighting north of the camp;

‣ 6 persons killed, a child and 2 women among them.


Southern Strip

1. Rafah, western part of the city - 10 persons killed, 2 children of a single family among them.


 

Tuesday, April 2 - Northern Israeli Border

Attacks against Israel

3 rocket volleys during the night:

Malkia - Hezbollah claims direct hit of military post;

Shub’a villager - rockets at Israeli force;

Margaliyot - 2 missiles fired;

Naharia and Gesher Haziv - rocket volley;

Ramon base in the Negev (southern Israel) - missile fired. Hit open space.


Attacks against South Lebanon

1. Artillery fire - Naqoura, Khiam (a Hezbollah activist killed).

2. Aerial attacks - Yarun (dead and wounded), Blida.


Attacks in Syria

Number of persons killed in bombing of Iranian Consulate rose to 13.

 

Wednesday, April 3 - The West Bank

Killed

Wahib Shbeita, 26-years-old from Tira.


Arrests

At least 30 persons arrested, a woman journalist among them.


A checkpoint at the entrance to Jericho. Abuse



Clashes


Al Far'a camp. Destruction of infrastructure


1. Al Far’a, south of Tubas - night raid with bulldozers. Lengthy confrontations including fire exchange and improvised explosive charge. Extensive infrastructure destruction.



2. Shu’afat refugee camp, north-east Jerusalem - raid. Arrests. Confrontations. Palestinians threw firecrackers.

3. Dura, south of Hebron - raid, the Israeli army used live fire at its end.

4. Silat ad-Dhahr, south of Jenin - confrontations. One person wounded by live fire.

5. Fandaqumiya - south of Jenin - confrontations.


Attacks against Israeli army and police

1. Qalandia Checkpoint, north-east of Jerusalem - improvised explosive charge.

2. Kokhav Yair - a Tira resident runs over and wounds 4 policemen, one of them seriously. He is shot to death. Earlier his family had warned of his serious mental condition and asked for help.


Demolitions and confiscations

1. Deir Sharaf, west of Nablus - bulldozers block entrance with dirt piles, and destroy water supply infrastructure of the western part of the village.

2. Ya'bad, south-west of Jenin - demolition of house under construction.

3. ‘Anin, west of Jenin - concrete mixer confiscated, driver detained.


Attacks against colonists

1. Marda, north of Salfit - stones thrown at buses and private cars.


Colonist attacks

1. Tuqu’a - colonists attack shepherd and steal 53 sheep from his flock.

 

Wednesday, April 3 - The Gaza Strip

‣ 5 lethal attacks;

‣ 59 persons killed;

‣ 83 persons wounded;

‣ 24 hours.


Trigger! Sniper fire at anyone collecting food package. In laundered Hebrew - entering “extermination zone”



The UN announces it is suspending aid delegations following Israel’s lethal attack of aid organization workers.


Attacks against Israel

Rocket fired at Kisufim, Sderot and Nir Am.


Northern Strip


Telegram posts disparaging killed aid organization workers



1. Gaza City:

‣ Al Zeitoun neighborhood, AL Kuwaiti Roundabout - snipers shoot and kill Palestinian collecting an aid package. In addition to artillery fire at the neighborhood;



‣ Tel Al Hawa - artillery fire.


Central Strip

1. Deir Al Balah - house bombed. 3 persons killed.

2. Az Zawayda - fighting;

3. Al Zahara - artillery fire.

4. Al Maghazi refugee camp - 2 persons killed.




Southern Strip

1. Rafah:

‣ Western part of the city - house bombed, 4 persons killed, including 2 babies;

‣ Eastern part of the city - house bombed, mother and son killed.

2. Khan Yunis - artillery fire at city center and western part:

‣ Al Mawasi displaced persons camp - 4 persons killed, including child;

‣ In the city itself - 5 persons killed, 10 wounded.


Shooting and having a good time

 

Wednesday, April 3 - Northern Israeli Border

Attacks against Israel

1. 5 times during the day, rockets fired from Lebanon to the Upper and Western Galilee;

2. Direct hit at a Metula structure;

3. Attacks against an army force at Kafr Shuba.


Attacks against Lebanon

1. Artillery fire at Ayta ash Shab, Ramia (claims of using white phosphorus shells);

2. Aerial attacks - Al Habbariyeh, Kafr Hamam, Blida - 2 Hezbollah activists killed.

 

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