26 April 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.

3 Israeli Occupation

mosque violations

Israeli Army position

opens fire on Gaza farmland

Israeli Army land-grab and

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agricultural sabotage

Settlement development and

agricultural sabotage

Armed settler intimidation

and pastoral sabotage

Night peace disruption

in West Bank village

1 attack –

1 Israeli ceasefire violation

7 raids – 1 injured

5 acts of

agricultural/pastoral sabotage

14 taken prisoner

Peace disruption raids: 19:00, Shuafat UN refugee camp – 08:50, Araba 08:50, Bir al-Basha – 21:10, al-Zabaydeh – evening, Jenin UN refugee camp – 15:55, Quffin – 20:00-01:00, al-Bithan.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Gaza – morning: an Israeli Army position behind the Green Line, opened fire towards agricultural land as well as people, including shepherds, east of Gaza City.

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 Police – mosque violation: Jerusalem – morning, Israeli Occupation Police again, for the fourth day in a row, invaded the Bab al-Rahma Chapel in Al-Aqsa Mosque and searched the area.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Ramallah – 19:10, Israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters towards people close to al-Nahda School in Beitunya.

Israeli Army land-grab and agricultural sabotage: Qalqiliya – the Israeli Army issued a land-seizure order on a 300-square-metre olive grove in Azzun, for military use until at least the end of 2027.

Israeli Occupation mosque violation: Hebron – Occupation settlers, led by the Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, invaded Ibrahimi Mosque and celebrated the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

Occupation settlement development – agricultural sabotage: Salfit – Occupation bulldozers continued to bulldoze a two-kilometre widearea of Palestinian olive trees, on the western side of Haris village, to facilitate the building of settlement water-supply lines by the Israeli Mekorot Company.

Occupation settler intrusion: Jenin – Occupation settlers, headed by the Israeli Minister of Finance and Members of the Knesset, invadedthe evacuated Homesh settlement.

Occupation settler armed intimidation and pastoral sabotage: Tubas – armed Israeli settlers, in the North Jordan Valley, pursued shepherds and threatened to kill them if they continued to graze their livestock there.

Occupation settler arson and theft: Nablus – dawn, Israeli settlers raided an area between Qusra and the village of Jalloud, set fire to an abandoned house and stole a donkey.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – morning, stone-throwing Israeli settlers smashed the windows of passing vehicles, near the entrance to Bizzariya village.

Occupation settler land-grab and water robbery: Bethlehem – morning, an Israeli settler, in the village of Kisan, seized an area of land, in order to enlarge his factory’s landholding. The business uses recycled waste from settlements. The factory-owner stole more water, drawing it from the network that supplies the village.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Bethlehem – Israelis, from the Sidi Boaz settlement outpost, established on Palestinian farmland in the Ein Qassis area, uprooted around 100 grapevine seedlings.

Raid – UN refugee camp: Jerusalem – 19:00, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the Shuafat UN refugee camp.

Raids: Jenin – 08:50, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Araba as well as the village of Bir al-Basha.

Raid – injury and hospitalisation: Jenin – 21:10, the Israeli Army, raiding and patrolling al-Zabaydeh, ran a vehicle over and hospitalised a villager: Moataz Abdel Latif Hussein Zakarneh.

Raid – UN refugee camp – 1 taken prisoner: Jenin – evening, Israeli troops raided the Jenin UN refugee camp, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Tulkarem – 15:55, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Quffin.

Raid: Nablus – 20:00-01:00, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the village of al-Bithan.

Restrictions of movement (24+): 13:15, entrance to the UN al-Jalazoun refugee camp – 13:20, Ein Siniya village roundabout – 16:00, near Atara Bridge – 16:30, entrance to village of Deir Abu Masha’al – 16:30, entrance to Bir Zeit – noon, Sanur village road junction – 13:45, Tayasir checkpoint – 09:00 and again at 20:00, Huwara checkpoint – 10:00, entrance to village of Awarta – 10:00, Deir Sharaf village road junction – Hamra checkpoint – all entrances to Jericho – 09:00-12:00, northern entrance to Tuqu’ – 08:15, al-Fawar UN refugee camp road junction – 09:15-11:00, Wadi Al-Saman area, south of Hebron – 10:50, entrance to Yatta – 21:45, between Dura and al-Dhahiriya – 07:10, southern entrance to Hebron – Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing closed – al-Mantar-Karni crossing closed – al-Shujaiyeh crossing (Nahal Oz) closed – Sufacrossing closed – al-Awda Port closed.

Numbers relating to other people reportedly taken prisoner:

Jerusalem 3, Ramallah 1, Jenin 2, Nablus 2, Jericho 5.

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

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