25 April 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 Army positions open fire
on Gaza farmland
Israeli Police – mosque violations
Occupation settler land-grab
Night peace disruption in 5 villages
3 attacks –
3 Israeli ceasefire violations
7 raids – 8 taken prisoner
3 acts of agricultural sabotage
Peace disruption raids: 02:30, Bir Zeit – 23:00-midnight, Faqua – 23:00-midnight, Arbouna – 23:00-midnight, Jalboun – dawn, Attil – 23:10-00:20, Qusra – al-Auja.
Palestinian missile attacks: none.
Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attacks (2) – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – morning, Israeli Army positions, behind the Green Line, opened fire towards agricultural land as well as people, east of Khuza’a and al-Fukhari.
Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Rafah – 16:40, an Israeli Army position, behind the Green Line, opened fire towards agricultural land and farmers, east of al-Shouka.
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 violence and mosque violation – 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – noon, Israeli forces took prisoner an Al-Aqsa Mosque guard, Jadallah Al-Ghoul, for attempting to defend a woman being assaulted by Israeli Police, near the Bab al-Rahma Chapel.
Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 12:40, Israelis, from the Beit El Occupation settlement, stoned passing vehicles at the al-Mahkama checkpoint.
Occupation settler land-grab: Tubas – Occupation settlers set up a livestock shelter for cows in the al-Sakot Plain area of the North Jordan Valley, and brought the animals in to graze, in order to establish a new settlement outpost.
Raid – surveillance: Ramallah – 02:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided Bir Zeit and seized surveillance-camera recordings from a number of shops.
Raids: Jenin – 23:00-midnight, Israeli forces raided the villages of Faqua, Arbouna and Jalboun.
Raid – 1 taken prisoner: Tulkarem – dawn, the Israeli Army raided Attil, taking prisoner one person.
Raid – with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Nablus – 23:10-00:20, Israeli troops, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Qusra.
Raid – 2 abducted: Jericho – the Israeli military raided al-Auja and abducted two 17-year-old youths: Mustafa Ayman Jarhoud and Omar Hani Nujoom.
Restrictions of movement (20): 08:40, entrances to the villages of Ein Siniya, Umm Safa, al-Nabi Saleh and Deir Abu Masha’al – morning, main road to the Jalazoun and al-Mar UN refugee camps closed – 20:15, entrance to the village of al-Nabi Saleh – 14:30, Tayasir checkpoint – 10:05, entrance to Azzun – 08:50, Huwara checkpoint – 08:45, Burin village road junction – 14:20, between Qabalan and the village of Yatma – Hamra checkpoint – 09:45-11:00, northern entrance to Tuqu’ – 18:55, southern entrance to Nahalin – 14:45, entrance to Beit Awa – 19:20-20:45, entrance to Beit Awa – 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:
Jerusalem 3, Jericho 3.
[NB: Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children]