31 July 2023 Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG):
We shall always do our best to verify the accuracy of all items in these IOP newsletters/reports wherever possible [e.g. we often suspect that names of people and places that we see in the PMG sitreps could be typos; also the translation into English seems rather odd ~ but sincewe, sadly, do not speak Arabic, we have no alternative but to copy and paste these names from the PMG sitreps!] – please forgive us for any errors or omissions – Leslie and Marian.
Israeli Navy opens fire on
Palestinian fishing boats
Israeli Army position opens fire
on Gaza farmland
Home invasion, destruction
and armed robbery
2 Occupation settler land-grabs
Night peace disruption in
1 town and 2 villages
2 Israeli ceasefire violations
including home invasions
2 acts of
10 taken prisoner
Home invasions: dawn, Shuafat refugee camp – dawn, Ni’lin – morning, Manzil village.
Peace disruption raids: 06:50, Deir Dibwan – 03:00-04:45, Allar – 17:50, Sebastia – 03:20, Beita – 03:50-05:30, Nablus – 07:15, Beit Jallah – dawn, Beit Kahil.
Palestinian missile attacks: none.
Ceasefire violation – Israeli Navy attack – economic sabotage: Northern Gaza – morning, the Israeli Navy opened fire on, and pursued, Palestinian fishing boats off al-Waha.
Northern Gaza – morning, the Israeli Navy opened fire on, and pursued, Palestinian fishing boats off al-Waha.
Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – morning, an Israeli Army position, behind the Green Line, opened fire towards agricultural land east of al-Qarara.
Home invasion in refugee camp, 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, raiding Israeli Occupation forces searched a home in the Shuafatrefugee camp, taking prisoner one family member: Wissam Za’atara.
Home invasion, youngster abducted: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli forces raided Ni’lin and abducted a 16-year-old youth: Omar Mohammed Al-Khawaja.
Home invasion, destruction and armed robbery: Hebron – morning, the Israeli Army destroyed a mobile home in the village of Manzil and robbed the owner, Ahmed Mohammed Abu Qabita, of its contents.
Israeli police and settlers’ mosque violation: Jerusalem – 08:00, settler militants, escorted by Israeli police, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and molested worshippers.
Israeli Army assault with rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 12:50, Israeli Occupation forces fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters at people, in al-Eizarya.
Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Hebron – 18:35, the Israeli Army fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at people, near the entrance to Beit Ummar.
Occupation settler land-grab: Ramallah – evening, Israeli settlers set up a mobile home on land seized to establish a new settlement outpost in the al-Ma’arjat Road area, near the al-Taybeh roundabout, and brought in flocks of sheep, a portable water supply and otherequipment.
Occupation settler land-grab: Salfit – Israelis, from the Kfar Tapuah Occupation settlement, set up camp among olive trees, east of the village of Yasuf.
Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Ramallah – 06:50, Israeli Occupation forces fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters, while raiding and patrolling Deir Dibwan.
Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Tulkarem – 03:00-04:45, Israeli forces raided Allar, taking prisoner one person.
Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Nablus – 17:50, the Israeli Army, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Sebastia.
Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Nablus – 03:20, Israeli troops raided Beita, taking prisoner one person.
Raid – 2 taken prisoner:: Nablus – 03:50-05:30, the Israeli military raided Nablus, taking prisoner two people.
Raid – Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 07:15, Israeli soldiers raided Beit Jallah, taking prisoner one person.
Raid – 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – dawn, Israeli Occupation forces raided Beit Kahil, taking prisoner two people.
Restrictions of movement (15): 19:15, entrance to Turmusaya – 08:20, tightened procedures at the Einav checkpoint – 11:45, Surra village road junction – 13:10, between Nablus and Asira – 20:30-22:50, four entrances to Jericho – 10:55-14:25, tightened procedures at the Container checkpoint – 22:20-23:40, entrance to the al-Fawar UN refugee camp – Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing closed – al-Mantar-Karni crossing closed – al-Shujaiyeh crossing (Nahal Oz) closed – Sufa crossing closed – al-Awda Port closed.
Numbers relating to other people reportedly taken prisoner:
Salfit 1, Jericho 1.
[NB: Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children]