PLEASE NOTE : This is a live record of recent atrocities committed by the Israeli occupation forces and illegal Jewish settlers against the Palestinian people, including the killing of a 14yr old Palestinian boy who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on the 14th April and a 19 month old baby girl who died in Gaza on 1st April because Israeli authorities repeatedly refused to issue a permit to allow her to travel for medical treatment at Jerusalem’s al-Makassed hospital.
We’ve endeavored to include every incident reported by news sources since 28th March 2022 but this is by no means a complete record as some incidents have not been reported in the news. Other stories are filtering through from contacts within the Jenin refugee camp, such as the staff at the Al Tawfawk Children’s Centre who, over the last month, have reported witnessing Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinians and then blocking ambulances from reaching them so they bleed to death on the ground as soldiers stand over them. They also report how children at the Tawfawk centre fall asleep on chairs during the day because they’re too scared to sleep in their homes at night as soldiers raid their homes with dogs. They report how many of the children are suffering from inhaling tear gas and how some of them are traumatized because they’ve witnessed close family members getting attacked by Israeli soldiers (one child reports witnessing soldiers break his father’s neck in front him). Another child at the Al Tawfawk Children’s Centre was seriously injured during a raid where he lost his eye. On the 10th April, staff at the Al Tawfawk Children’s Centre reported that Israeli soldiers shot out their windows and then threw in tear gas canisters, even though there were children inside at the time. These reports, and more, are recorded on Tony Greenstein’s GoFundMe page – Help Keep Open Jenin’s Al Tawfawk Centre – and I would encourage you all to please consider donating as they need that money for food and medical supplies for the hundreds of children under their care. You can also contact Tony at email@example.com if you’d like to support this campaign directly.
Anyone aware of other incidents that we may have missed is encouraged to please contact us by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – to report the incident so that we can include it in this record.
This record will be updated daily!
5th May : Israeli court defies Geneva conventions and approves the expulsion of 1000’s of Palestinians from occupied territories to make way for “military use.” 3,000 hectares of Masafer Yatta, a rural area of the south Hebron hills and home to hundreds of Palestinian families, is to be repurposed as a “firing zone”
4th May : Israeli soldiers abduct two children from Aida refugee camp. Soldiers have taken Haitham Lutfi Da’amsa, 13, and Akram Jaber al-A’raj, 14, to a military base near Bethlehem.
3rd May : Settlers stole and destroyed crops on Palestinian farm land in the Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron, as locals were away celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Settler apparently took the opportunity to allow their own live stock to graze on Palestinian crops.
3rd May : Israeli soldiers bulldozed 1000m of retaining walls, removed fences, uprooted over 100 olive trees, and posted an order for the demolition of the Ein Douma water reservoir in Douma village, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
2nd May : Israeli soldiers shot and wounded three Palestinians and abducted four others during raids on Ramallah city, Ni’lin Town, the al-Mughayyir and the al-Jalazoun refugee camp. Soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs at locals.
30th April : Yahia Ali Adwan, 27, from Azzoun, shot through the heart and killed by Israeli soldiers during a dawn raid on Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at local protestors. The Palestine Red Crescent reports that two other protestors also had to be taken to hospital after being wounded in their lower extremities.
29th April : For the 3rd time in 3 weeks, Israeli soldiers have attacked Palestinian protestors in Beita and Beit Dajan in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, firing rubber-coated steel bullet, concussion grenades and tear gas at people.
29th April : Israeli police fired fired rubber-tipped bullets and stun grenades at worshippers at the Al-Aqsa mosque again today. According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, 42 Palestinians were wounded and 22 had to be taken to hospital.
29th April : Israeli soldiers indiscriminately fire rubber-tipped bullets and tear gas at Palestinian anti-occupation protestors in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank, injuring 9 people, including 2 children.
29th April : Israeli army and the navy attacked Palestinian farmers and fishing boats near Gaza City and Khan Younis, on the southern coast. Soldiers fired live rounds at farmer from military towers, east of Abasan al-Kabeera and Khuza’a towns east of Khan Younis, while Israeli navy ships fired live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area.
28th April : Israel settlers bulldoze large areas of Palestinian agricultural lands northwest of Nablus, in an effort to expand the illegal Shavei Shomron settler colony. This is land owned by residents of two Palestinians towns who hold official deeds proving their ownership.
27th April : Israel soldiers bulldozed Palestinian agricultural lands in the Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, in order to install several military tents.
27th April : Palestinian teenager, Ahmad Fathi Massad, 18, shot in the head and killed by Israeli soldiers using live ammunition, during another raid on the Jenin area of the West Bank. Three other Palestinian youths were also wounded and 15 others arrested.
27th April : Israeli Navy Abducted Six Palestinian Fishermen In Rafah and then confiscated their boats. This was after they’d, once again, fired at Palestinian fisherman with live fire and water cannons.
26th April : 62-year-old Palestinian man hospitalized with head injury. Masked Israeli settlers, from Ma’aleh Amos, set apon three Palestinian men with stones, clubs and pepper spray, near the West Bank village of Kisan.
25th April : Ahmad Ibrahim Oweidat, 20, shot in the head and killed by Israeli soldiers using live rounds during a raid on Aqabat Jabr Camp in the occupied West Bank. Three other lads were also wounded. Oweidat was a business student at Al-Quds university and was planning to start his own business in order to help care for his 5 younger siblings…
25th April : Israel launches airstrikes on Lebanon after a rocket was fired into Israel, earlier in the night, which hit an open area near Kibbutz Matsuba without causing any damage or injuries.
24th April : Illegal Settlers bulldoze Palestinian farm land in the Khirbat al-Farisiya village in an effort to further expand an illegal outpost they installed on stolen Palestinian lands a year earlier. They are also said to have attacked several Palestinians, including children, in Qaryout village, south of Nablus.
24th April : Israeli settlers sneak in over night and uproot/steal 35 olive tree saplings from a Palestinian farm in the village of Azmut, to the east of Nablus.
24th April : Israel soldiers abduct 2 men and a 15yr old boy, Mohammad Sadeq Gheith, from the Silwan and the al-Isawiya townships in occupied Jerusalem.
24thh April : Settlers armed with rifles opened fire on Palestinian farmers, while they were tending to their land near the town of Surif, north west Hebron. Three of the farmers were injured, having received shots to the stomach and legs and were rushed to a hospital in Hebron for medical treatment. According to the report by AlAraby, Israeli soldiers turned up shortly after and started firing rubber-tipped bullets and tear gas at locals.
24th April : A Palestinian man, Walid al-Sharif, 21, who eye witnesses say was shot in the head with a rubber tipped bullet by Israeli forces on Friday is now in critical condition in hospital. al-Sharif is understood to have sustained a skull fracture resulting in a bleed on the brain and widespread brain damage. Oxygen is not reaching his brain and he has now slipped into a Coma.
23rd April : For the 3rd time this month, Israeli naval troops fire on Palestinian fishermen, fishing in small boats, near the coast of southern Gaza. Witnesses report that the Israeli Navy directs gunfire and water hoses at the boats, forcing them to return to shore.
23rd April : Israeli forces block Palestinian Christians from entering Jerusalem’s Old City, preventing them from observing Holy Saturday at the Church of the Resurrection, in line with the Orthodox Christian calendar.
22nd April : The second time, in less than 2 weeks, the Israeli soldiers attack Palestinian protestors in Beita and Beit Dajan in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus. They shot rubber-coated steel bullet, concussion grenades and teargas at people.
22nd April : Once again, Israeli settlers attack Palestinian sheep herders and fire pepper spray at Palestinian residents in Bethlehem’s eastern occupied village of Kisan.
22nd April : Israeli police, once again, storm the Al-Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, firing rubber-tipped bullets at Palestinian worshippers and using drones to spray teargas from the air. Palestinian Red Crescent reports 57 people wounded, including 3 journalists, 14 had to be taken to hospital and one is said to be in a serious condition…
22nd April : Israeli soldiers indiscriminately fire rubber-tipped bullets and tear gas at Palestinian anti-occupation protestors in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank, injuring 4 people.
21st April : Lutfi Ibrahim Labadi, 20, dies in hospital. Labadi was critically wounded by Israeli soldiers during a raid in the town of Al-Yamun, near Jenin, last week…
21st April : Israeli settlers pelt three Palestinian herders with stones and physically assault them as they were grazing their sheep near the village of Kisan, east of Bethlehem, forcing them to leave.
20th April : Hundreds of fanatical Israeli settlers, led by Itamar Ben Gvir, an ultra-nationalist Israeli legislator, marched through Palestinian areas in the occupied city of Jerusalem, waving Israeli flags and chanting anti-Palestinian slogans. The settlers were accompanied by Israeli soldiers who then attacked any Palestinians who came out to defend their areas. According to the Silwanic information centre, soldiers also attacked street vendors and destroying their stands after spilling their products on the ground.
20th April : Israeli soldiers abduct eight Palestinians, including a schoolteacher and three of his students and injure six others in the occupied West Bank.
20th April : Jewish settlers destroy about 40 olive trees belonging to two Palestinian farmers from Jaba’a village in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
19th April : Israeli war planes launch airtstrikes on the central Gaza Strip, damaging several homes in the al-Bureij refugee camp, after five rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel, four of which were intercepted by air defence systems and one caused minor damage to a building. Israeli airstrikes have continued over the last 48hrs.
19th April : Eighteen-year-old Palestinian student, Hanan Khudour, dies in hospital from gun shot wounds she sustained when Israeli forces raided Jenin on 10th April. Hanan was travelling back from graduate school when she was shot, once in the arm and then in the stomach. Hanan Khudour was preparing for her high school final exams in June.
19th April : Thousands of Israeli settlers, including Several Knesset members, hired 70’s buses and drove to Burqa, a Palestinian village near Homesh, in order to march on an evacuated settlement, accompanied by Israeli forces. When the settlers met Palestinian protestors the soldiers opened fire with rubber-coated bullets and tear gas. 40 Palestinians were injured according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Al Jazeera explains that “Homesh was originally built in 1978 as an Israeli military base on private Palestinian land, before it was handed over to settlers in 1980. It was then evacuated in 2005 as part of then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “disengagement plan”. The settlement of Homesh is even considered illegal under Israeli law as the Supreme Court ruled that the land belongs to private owners from Burqa. Arab News reports 72 Palestinians injured.
18th April : Israeli police once again storm the Al-Aqsa mosque to clear Muslim worshippers from the compound in order to make way for Israeli settlers, including a group led by Knesset members from the right-wing Religious Zionist Party.
18th April : Israeli troops using live ammunition shoot and critically wound two Palestinians and arrest 11 others in the village of Yamun, near the city of Jenin, during night time raid in the occupied West Bank. According to one report by ‘The New Arab’, the men were shot in the head, neck and back.
18th April : Israeli soldiers abduct Mohammad Nimir, the 24yr old son of Ibrahim Nimir, the head of the Tulkarem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). His father told IMEMC that Mohammad is a former political prisoner and has previously been imprisoned by the Israeli army for three years.
18th April : Israeli settlers prevent the re-opening of a West Bank road that has been closed to Palestinians for 20 years, connecting the Palestinian town of Azzariyeh with the main road to Bethlehem.
18th April : Israeli soldiers fire gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters in Hebron, injuring several people.
17th April : An Israeli settler ran over a 9yr old Palestinian boy, Hussain Nader Suliman, with his car and then fled the accident scene.
17th April : Israeli soldiers shoot a Palestinian man and attack dozens of others, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades in the at-Tour and Jabal al-Mokabber towns, in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) also reports that Israeli soldiers invaded Be’er Ayyoub and Ein al-Louza neighborhoods in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
17th April : Arab human rights group reports 16 Palestinian journalists are being detained and interrogated by Israel. 8 Have already been handed jail terms. There have been 174 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists this year already, including detention and using them as human shields.
17th April : Israeli police clear Palestinians Muslim worshippers from outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in order to facilitate a visit of Jewish worshippers, who also see it as a holy site and refer to it as the Temple Mount. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) reported that Israeli soldiers injured at least nineteen Palestinians, including women, and abducted five others.
16th April : In a-Sahla, central Hebron, Israeli soldiers severely beat up a Palestinian man, Ibrahim al-Rajbi, in front of his children.
15th April : Israeli naval troops, once again, fire on Palestinian fishermen, fishing in small boats, near the coast of southern Gaza
15th April : More than 150 Palestinians injured in Jerusalem after Israeli police invaded al-Aqsa mosque and attacked worshippers with rubber bullets, batons and stun grenades…
14th April : 14yr old Palestinian boy, Qusai Fuad Hamamrah, shot dead by Israeli soldiers, using live ammunition, in the West Bank village of Husan…
14th April : 36-year-old Fawwaz Hamayel, a father of three, dies after being fatally wounded during an Israeli military incursion into the town of Beita the day before. Hamayel was shot with an ‘expanding bullet‘ – a bullet designed to expand on impact in order to produce a larger wound and therefore cause a lot more damage to a living target (they’re illegal for use in war).
14th April : Israeli soldiers invaded Budrus village, west of Ramallah, shot one young man in the leg with a live round and then abducted 7 others, including 5 children between the ages of 10 and 13…
13th April : 20yr old Palestinian lad, Omar Muhammad Alyan, shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Silwad, near Ramallah.
13th April : In Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry reported that a Palestinian human rights lawyer, Muhammad Assaf, 34, “died after being shot in the chest by the Israeli occupation army during the aggression on the city of Nablus.” Witnesses said Assaf had just dropped his nephews off to school and was standing by the roadside, when he was shot by Israeli forces.
12th April : Israeli soldiers raid Palestine Technical University, Khaduri, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm and fire rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas at Palestinian students inside the campus. The Palestinian Red Crescent reports that two students sustained bullet impact injuries while 16 others were treated for suffocation.
12th April : Israeli soldiers open fire on and kill Abdullah Srour. a 40yr old Palestinian construction worker, on a construction site in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, allegedly for refusing to show his identity and work permit.
10th April : Israeli soldiers shoot and kill Ghada Sabateen, a 44yr old, partially blind, mother of six young children, at an Israeli check point. Ghada was one of 4 Palestinians shot and killed in the West Bank today, including another woman, 24-year-old Maha Kazem Awad, who was killed near the al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, 21-year-old Mohammad Ali Ghoneim was killed during a military raid in al-Khader, south of Bethlehem and 17yr old Mohammad Zakarneh, who was shot by soliders in Jenin…
9th April : Israeli Soldiers storm the home of Noureddin Abdul-Latif Hamada, a former political prisoner from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Noureddin, who is the son of Abdul-Latif Hamada (currently serving a life term in an Israeli prison) was then taken away by undercover Israeli soldiers.
9th April : Israeli security forces shoot dead Ahmad al-Saadi, in the occupied West Bank refugee camp of Jenin. al-Saadi was reportedly a member of al-Quds Brigades (Saraya al-Quds), the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement. However, thirteen other Palestinians were wounded, including a 19-year-old female (Hanan Khudour) who took a bullet to her stomach and who would later die from her injuries in hospital.
9th April : Settlers hurl stones at another Palestinian farmer, Najeh Harb, and his family, in the town of Kafr ad-Dik.
9th April : Settlers beat up 80-year-old Mahmoud Hussein Fuqaha, a Palestinian farmer, while he was grazing his sheep outside the village of Kafr al-Labad in the occupied West Bank province of Tulkarm. Fuqaha sustained fractures and a serious injury to his left eye…
8th April : Israeli settlers set-upon sick and elderly Palestinian American farmer. Nasif Abdel Jaber, 63, who has brain cancer and is mentally ill, was violently beaten by a group of gun-wielding Israeli settlers in the West Bank. They then called in Israeli soldiers, claiming Jaber was a terrorist and had attacked them. The soldiers apparently assessed that he was mentally ill and handed him over to the Israeli police who later released him after he produced documents to show that he actually owned the land…
8th April : Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian cars near Beit Furik junction, east of Nablus. The incident happened next to an Israeli military roadblock at Beit Furik’s main entrance but soldiers did nothing to remove the settlers and, instead, ordered Palestinians to leave the area.
8th April : Israeli soldiers fire gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protestors at Sbeih Mountain in Beit Dajan village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinians have been holding regular protests since last May after a group of illegal settlers installed an outpost on the mountain.
7th April : 8yr old Palestinian girl, Sidra Najada, injured after car chase at the entrance to Umm Al-Khair village in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. Israeli military conducted a maneuver that caused her parents car to plow into a wall. Sidra was taken to Yatta Government Hospital by Palestinian Red Crescent medics. Coincidentally, a 75-year-old anti-occupation activist was ‘accidentally run-over’ and killed by Israeli police, in the exact same spot, in January.
4th April : Several Israeli army jeeps invade Faqqu’a village, northeast of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Israeli soldiers then started to shoot live rounds at Palestinian villagers, hitting one man in his lower back.
4th April : Israeli forces attack Palestinian Muslim worshippers at Damascus gate. They fired stun grenades and tear gas into the crowd. 10 people were arrested and 19 others were injured…
2nd April : Israeli navy fires on Palestinian fishermen sailing off the Khan Younis coast in the south of the Gaza Strip.
2nd April : Jewish settlers hurl stones at the homes of Palestinians in Shallala Street in the old city of Hebron (Al-Khalil).
1st April : 28yr old Ahmad al-Atrash is shot in the head by Israeli forces in Hebron, after they fired live rounds and tear gas towards a crowd of young men. al-Atrash had previously spent six years in Israeli detention as a political prisoner. The Palestinian Red Crescent also report they treated 70 people in the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank and another young man who had been shot in the “hand and foot” by Israeli forces in Ramallah.
1st April : A 19 month old baby, Fatima al-Masri, dies in Gaza because Israeli authorities refused to issue a travel permit allowing her to travel for medical treatment at Jerusalem’s al-Makassed hospital. Fatima was born with a hole in her heart and needed urgent attention but she was forced to miss two earlier appointments (in December and February) after Israeli authorities refused to issue travel permits and kept telling her family that her case was “under review”….
31st March : Israeli army raids the West Bank city of Jenin, kills three Palestinians (Sanad Abu Atiyeh, 17, Yazid al-Saadi, 23 and Nidal Jaafara, 30), wounds 15 people and arrests 31 others. One of three men killed, Nidal Jaafara, was suspected to have carried out a stabbing attack near Gush Etzion, an illegal settlement south of Bethlehem city.
28th March : Settlers throw stones at Palestinian homes and firebomb cars in the West Bank village of Jalud…
15th March : Israeli border police repeatedly shot a 16yr old boy as he lay bleeding on the ground. Following a raid on Balata Refugee Camp, near the city of Nablus, Israeli border police chased two 16yr old boys on a scooter in military vehicles. The teens abandoned their scooter when the engine died and were chased by by border officers. One officer fired 3 shots, hitting Nader Rayan in the back and causing him to drop to the ground. Security cameras show 5 officers getting out of the vehicle and chasing the boys. B’Tselem’s investigation found that officers then repeatedly shot at Rayan, as he lay bleeding on the ground and that a forensic examination of Rayan’s body revealed he’d been shot at least eight times, including in the head, the chest, the pelvis, in his limbs and in the back, including in the buttocks.
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