03 August 2023 Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG): NB:The period covered by this newsletter is taken from the PMG’s 24-hour sitrep ending 8am the day after the above date.

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 and

pursues Palestinian fishing boats

1 killed, 2 wounded in refugee camp

Armed settler violence –

pastoral sabotage

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Night peace disruption and/or home

invasions in 5 towns and villages

2 attacks – 1 Israeli ceasefire violation

14 raids including home invasions

1 beaten up – 1 killed – 3 wounded

1 injured – 7 taken prisoner

3 acts of

agricultural/economic sabotage

Home invasions: dawn, Biddu – dawn, Qalqas – 01:20-02:25, Hebron – 01:40, al-Samou – 01:40, Yatta.

Peace disruption raids: 17:40, Toura village – evening, Rumana – 17:10, Zeita – 14:30, Qalqiliya – 16:00, Hotel village – 20:45, Azzun – 01:30, Beit Furik – 11:35, al-Khadr – 05:20, Beit Fajar – dawn, al-Arroub UN refugee camp. 9

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Navy attack – 1 wounded – economic sabotage: Northern Gaza – morning, the Israeli Navy opened fire on, and pursued, Palestinian fishing boats off the al-Waha area, north-west of Beit Lahiya, wounding a crew member: Iyad Keskin.

Israeli Army attack – 1 killed, 2 wounded in refugee camp: Tulkarem – 01:50-05:15, raiding Israeli Occupation forces, firing live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas canisters in the Nur Shams UN refugee camp, killed an 18-year-old resident, Mahmoud Hussam Hassan Ahmed Abu Saan, and wounded two others: Ahmed Saeed Abu Zuhri and Moataz Mahmoud Samour.

Home invasions – 2 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, raiding Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters,invaded several homes in Biddu and took prisoner two people.

Home invasion: Hebron – dawn, Israeli forces raided the village of Qalqas and searched a house and farm.

Home invasions: Hebron – 01:20-02:25, the Israeli Army raided Hebron and invaded an apartment building.

Home invasions – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 01:40, Israeli troops raided al-Samou and searched three homes, taking prisoner one resident.

Home invasion: Hebron – 01:40, the Israeli military raided Yatta and invaded a house.

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 land and population control: Jerusalem – 09:00, the Israeli Occupation built a bridge, in the Silwan neighbourhood, for only settlers to use.

Israeli Army agricultural sabotage: Bethlehem – Israeli forces uprooted dozens of olive saplings on privately-owned land in the Daba area, east of Battir village.

Israeli Occupation population control: Hebron – 13:05, the Israeli Occupation took prisoner three people, Hatem Ahmed Rashid Sabarneh, Mahdi Hammad Abu Maria and Abu Yusef Abu Maria, when they reported, as ordered, for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence.

Israeli Occupation land and population control: Hebron – 11:20, the Israeli Army seized a piece of land in the Khallet Taha region, south-west of Dura, and began work on setting up a military watchtower.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – 11:40, Israeli Occupation settlers stoned passing vehicles, near the entrance to the evacuated Homesh settlement.

Armed settler violence – pastoral sabotage: Jericho – 10:15, armed Israeli settlers stormed the village of Fasayil al-Fawqa, pursuing shepherds, holding one of them at gunpoint.

Beating by armed settlers: Jericho – 22:40, Israeli settlers severely beat up a man, Sameh Mohammed Khalil, on the al-Ma’arjat Road.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jenin – 17:40, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled the village of Toura.

Raid: Jenin – evening, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of Rumana.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters : Tulkarem – 17:10, the Israeli Army, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Zeita.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 14:30, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the city.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 16:00, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the Hotel village.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 20:45, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Azzun.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Nablus – 01:30, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and patrolled Beit Furik.

Raid: Bethlehem – 11:35, Israeli forces raided and patrolled al-Khadr.

Raid: Bethlehem – 05:20, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Beit Fajar.

Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – dawn, Israeli troops raided the al-Arroub UN refugee camp, taking prisoner one person.

Restrictions of movement (23): 17:25, northern entrance to al-Bireh – 19:10, entrance to village of al-Nabi Saleh – 09:40, tightened procedures at the Tayasir checkpoint – 10:20-13:05, entrance to village of Izbit al-Tabib – 19:20, roadblock between Jayus and village of al-Nabi Elias – 11:45, tightened measures at the Huwara checkpoint – 12:15, tightened measures at Deir Sharaf checkpoint. – 16:40, Odala village bridge – 01:30, Beit Imrin road junction – 22:15, tightened measures again at Deir Sharaf checkpoint – 14:30, western entrance to Qarawat Bani Hassan – 15:00, western entrance to Kifl Haris – 18:35, tightened procedures at the al-Hamra checkpoint – 21:10, southern entrance to Jericho closed – 15:30, southern entrance to Bethlehem – 17:05-21:10, northern entrance to Tuqu’ – 18:10-21:45, western entrance to Beit Fajjar – 10:55-12:25, entrance to Bani Naim – Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing closed – al-Mantar-Karni crossing closed – al-Shujaiyeh crossing (Nahal Oz) closed – Sufa crossing closed – al-Awda Port closed.

[NB: Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children]

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