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Report: 2558 Israeli violations in the West Bank and Jerusalem in January

09 February, 19

Israeli Occupation forces have committed 2558 against the Palestinian people in January across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem,

The Israeli crimes include shootings, arrests, raids on houses and towns, confiscation of properties, and attacks by Israeli settlers under the protection of Israeli Occupation forces, according to a report issued by Hamas’ Media Division.  

The report confirmed that Israeli Occupation forces and settlers killed 5 Palestinians, including Mohammed Adawi, murdered on Jan. 21 by Israeli gunfire near Huwara checkpoint in Nablus, Riyadh Shamasneh, shot dead by Israeli Occupation forces on Jan. 25 near Bab al-Amoud in Jerusalem, and Ayman Hamed, gunned down by Israeli Occupation forces on the same day near a military tower west of Silwad.

In an attack on al-Mughair village near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Jan. 26, Israeli settlers shot and killed a Palestinian father of four Hamdi al-Na’asan, 38, the report added, noting that Israeli Occupation forces executed on Jan. 30 Palestinian schoolgirl Samah Mubarak, 16, near al-Za'im checkpoint west of occupied Jerusalem.

The report demonstrated that 259 Palestinian civilians were shot and wounded in attacks by Israeli Occupation forces and settlers, including injuries from live ammunition.

Over the past month, 191 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli Occupation forces or setters in Ramallah, 18 others in Hebron, 10 others in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, 9 others in Jenin, 8 others in Qalqilia, and 5 others in Salfit, while one citizen was injured by Israeli fire in Tulkarm, the report indicated.

Israeli Occupation forces detained 406 Palestinian civilians, including women, children, and ex-detainees in January, the report revealed.

According to the report, 71 of Palestinians arrested last month were from Jerusalem, 67 from Bethlehem, 65 from Ramallah, 54 from Hebron, 50 from Jenin, 35 from Qalqilia, 25 from Nablus, 13 from Salfit, 11 from Tubas, 10 from Tulkarm, and five from Jericho. 

The report highlighted that 1754 Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque throughout the last month in 26 raids on the Muslims’ third holiest site, while 13 Palestinian civilians were banished from al-Aqsa Mosque and 313 others banned from traveling abroad.   

The Israeli Occupation forces conducted 532 raids across the West Bank and set up permanent and temporary checkpoints in various West Bank cities.

The report explained that 236 Palestinian homes were raided and ransacked by Israeli Occupation forces, while 10 others were demolished in January.    

The report documented 55 attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian citizens and their properties, 26 of them on holy sites and places of worship, and 127 shootings by Israeli Occupation soldiers and settlers on Palestinian civilians.

Some 34 Palestinian-owned properties were destroyed over the last month, some of whom were demolished by their owners to avoid paying hefty fines, while 28 others were confiscated, including vehicles, equipment, cash and jewelry, the report showed.

Most of the Israeli violations were reported in Ramallah, Hebron, and Bethlehem, where 556, 325, and 280 violations were committed respectively.

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