Hamas Islamic Resistance

Report: 2457 Israeli violations against Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem during April

09 May, 19

A report issued by Hamas’ Information Office documented 2457 Israeli violations against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem during April.

The violations included shooting and arresting civilians, raiding homes, banning Palestinians from travel, and confiscating Palestinian-owned properties, as well as attacking civilians and desecrating holy sites by Israeli settlers.

One of the most serious violations was the shooting of five Palestinians, including 20-year-old detainee who succumbed to his wounds after Israeli occupation forces fatally shot him near Za’tara checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, according to the report.

The report revealed that 99 Palestinian civilians were wounded in attacks by Israeli occupation forces and settlers across the occupied West Bank over the past month.

During April, Israeli occupation forces detained 405 Palestinians in raids across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, the report showed.

The report documented in April 531 raids by Israeli occupation forces on Palestinian houses across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. 

According to the report, Israeli occupation forces erected during last month 453 permanent and temporary military checkpoints, hindering the Palestinians’ movement across the occupied West Bank cities and towns.

Last April, according to the report, saw a surge in home demolitions of Palestinian houses by Israeli occupation forces, as part of its collective punishment policy targeting the Palestinian people.

Israeli occupation forces demolished 18 houses across the occupied West Bank, 11 of which in Jerusalem under the pretext of being built without a permit.

The Israeli violations at holy sites in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem escalated in April, as about 2739 Israeli settlers desecrated al-Aqsa Mosque, compared to March in which 1524 Israeli settlers stormed the sacred compound.

The report noted that Israeli occupation authorities banned 374 Palestinians from traveling over the past month and banished 23 others from al-Aqsa Mosque.    

Israeli occupation forces demolished during past month 41 structures across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, including shops and agricultural structures and confiscated 23 properties, including vehicles and equipment.

Over the last month, the report documented 33 attacks and 138 shootings at Palestinian civilians by Israeli occupation forces and settlers.   

Amid an increase in settlement activity, Israeli occupation authorities approved 770 new settlement housing units in the West Bank settlement of “Betar Illit” and 70 others in “Metasada” settlement, both built on Palestinian lands occupied in 1967.

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