The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt)
Summary for September 2 – 8, 2021
Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-layered violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse, and attacks on civilians, turning the West Bank into isolated blocks of land. Israeli settlement expansion on Palestinian properties and land continued.
The Israeli settlement expansion works continued on Palestinian lands and properties. This week, the Israeli prison authorities conducted a retaliatory oppression campaign and collective punishment against hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons in the aftermath of Palestinians fleeing Galboa prison earlier this week. Meanwhile, the Gaza Strip enters its 15th year under closure, exacerbating the humanitarian hardships across the territory.
Army shooting and violation of right to bodily integrity:
The army’s excessive use of force rendered 4 Palestinians wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. One was wounded during army attacks on Kufur Qaddoum weekly peaceful protest in Qalqilia; a child suffered fracture in the skull and was deemed critical after the army attacked him during a raid in Jenin. Also dozens suffocated due to tear gas inhalation as soldiers suppressed protests across Palestinian cities against the attacks on Palestinian prisoners. In the Gaza Strip, a fisherman was wounded at sea in northern Beit Lahia, and a child in Khan Younis. Also, six Israeli Navy shootings were reported against Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Sea.
Israeli Army incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians:
The army carried out 143 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, and attacking many of them. During this week’s incursions, 62 Palestinians were arrested, including 10 children.
PCHR fieldworkers documented 6 violations:
• Occupied East Jerusalem: 2 houses completely self-demolished, as well as parts of a third house. Authorities commenced work the Martyrs Cemetery adjacent to al-Yousifiyeh Cemetery in al-Asbat Gate area. The army also confiscated a wheel loader.
• Hebron: works stopped at a land, and an excavator confiscated in Dura.
Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement:
This week, the Israeli occupation announced closure of all crossings with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip starting 16:00 on Monday 6 September 2021 until midnight 9 September 2021 for Rosh Hashanah. In its press statement, the Israeli military said, “As per security assessment and political directives, a total lockdown will be imposed on the West Bank and the Gaza crossings for the Jewish holidays.” “All commercial crossing will be closed, only exceptional humanitarian, and medical cases will be allowed through the crossing subject to approval of the Coordinator of Government Operations in the Palestinian Territories.”
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation authorities continued to ban the entry of dozens of goods, including construction materials, in collective punishment measures against the Gaza Strip as the Israeli closure imposed on the territory entered its 15th year, without an end in sight that would fulfil Palestinians’ right to enjoy their economic, social, and cultural rights.
On Wednesday, 8 September 2021, authorities announced that the closure of West Bank crossings will be in effect until midnight Sunday, 12 September 2021.
Meanwhile, the occupation continued to divide the West Bank into separate cantons with key roads blocked by the Israeli occupation since the 2000 Second Intifada -still closed to this date- and with temporary and permanent checkpoints, where civilian movement is restricted, and they are subject to arrest, especially at al-Karama border crossing, alongside the Palestinian-Jordanian border.
I. Shooting and other Violations of the Right to Life and Bodily Integrity
• At approximately 07:15 on Thursday, 2 September 2021, Israeli Navy gunboats in the northern Gaza sea chased Palestinian fishing boats. The Israeli gunboats opened fire in their surroundings, wounding 32-year-old fisherman, Awad A. M. al-Sultan, with two bullets in his right foot while sailing his boat at 1.5 nautical miles. He was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia and was diagnosed with a fracture in the foot. His condition was deemed moderate.
• At approximately 10:00, soldiers stationed at eastern Khan Younis border area opened fire at a group of young Palestinians in the area. As a result, 17-year-old Ali A. S. al-Najjar sustained a lived bullet wound in his left leg. He was taken to the European Hospital where his condition was classified as moderate.
• At approximately 19:20, the army, reinforced with three military vehicles, moved into Map of Aqabat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho. They proceeded towards the camp’s cemetery, and the soldiers deployed in the area. Meanwhile, a group gathered and set tires on fire and threw stones at the soldiers. Immediately, the soldiers fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at them, causing dozens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation.
• At approximately 18:0 on Friday, 3 September 2021, soldiers stationed at the northern entrance to Kyfur Qaddoum in Qalqilia suppressed a peaceful protest led by dozens of Palestinian civilians. the soldiers chased the protestors, fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters and stun grenades. A 30-year-old Palestinian male sustained a rubber bullet in the head and was taken to hospital for treatment.
• At approximately 06:45 on Saturday, 4 September 2021, Israeli Navy gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats at 3 nautical miles and opened fire at them, stirring fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. This attack continued until 09:00. No casualties were reported.
• At approximately 06:00 on Sunday, 5 September 2021, Israeli Navy gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats at 2 nautical miles and opened fire at them, stirring fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.
• At approximately 11:35 on Monday, 6 September 2021, the army moved into Zeita, Tulkarem. The raid included shooting and use of tear gas canisters in the surroundings of Zeita elementary school, forcing the school to evacuate students for their safety, terrorizing students. The army later withdrew; no arrests were reported.
• At approximately 12:10 on Tuesday, 7 September 2021, Israeli Navy gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats at 3 nautical miles and opened fire and pumped water at them, stirring fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.
• Also on Tuesday, dozens of Yatta residents in Hebron organized a peaceful sit-in in Um-l-Shkhan, which is under threat of confiscation for the expansion of “Avigal” settlement. The protestors held Palestinian flags and chanted national slogans; meanwhile, the army arrived in the area and attacked the participants in the sit-in, firing tear gas canisters and sound bombs at them. Soldiers arrested 72-year-old Suliman E. al-Hathaleen, and 28-year-old journalist, Mos’ab A. Shawer. They were taken to a center near “Avigal” settlement for being present in a closed military area. They were released after two hours.
• At approximately 03:00 on Wednesday 8 September 2021, soldiers moved into Araba, Jenin, for an arrest campaign against the families of the 6 prisoners who fled Israeli jails three days earlier. Meanwhile, Palestinians gathered in the area and threw stones at the Israeli military vehicles, who fired bullets, tear gas grenades, and stun bombs at them. As a result, 16-year-old Mohammed N. Abu-Amira was wounded with a rubber bullet in the head that caused a fracture in the skull and hemorrhage in the brain. He was taken to hospital and deemed critical. Before withdrawing at approximately 09:00, soldiers arrested 4 Palestinians, including a physician, after raiding and searching their homes.
The arrestees are:
1. Radad A. A. Arda (35)
2. Bassem Q. Arda (30)
3. Ahmed Q. Arda (28); and
4. Nedal A. Arda (46) – a physician.
The army also arrested Shadad A. A. Arda (30) while at work in Barta’a, Jenin.
• At approximately 03:00, , Israeli Navy gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats at sailing 5 nautical miles and opened fire at them, stirring fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.
• At approximately 10:00, , Israeli Navy gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing at 3 nautical miles and opened fire at them, stirring fear among the fishermen and forcing them to flee. No casualties were reported.
• At approximately 19:00 on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, a peaceful protest took off opposite KIA Company in Nablus, supporting Palestinians in Israeli prisons and condemning the attacks conducted against them in prison. The protest progressed towards Huwwara checkpoint on Nablus’ eastern entrance. The soldiers immediately suppressed the protesters with tear gas and stun grenades. As a result, dozens suffocated due to tear gas inhalation and received treatment in the field.
• At the same time, another protest took off in Beita, Nablus, towards the village’s main entrance which has been closed for 4 months where the army established a permanent military checkpoint. The protest was in support of Palestinians in Israeli prisons and condemning the attacks conducted against them in prison. The army immediately suppressed the protesters with tear gas and stun grenades. As a result, dozens suffocated due to tear gas inhalation and received treatment in the field.
• Several West Bank cities witnessed similar protests, most of which escalated to clashed with the occupation army who fired bullets and tear gas at the protestors, causing dozens to suffocate due to tear gas inhalation. The clashes were most prominent in al-Bireh, several Jerusalem neighborhoods, Qalqilya and Hebron.
These escalations come in light of the increased prison authorities retaliatory and collective punishment attacks on Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, in the aftermath of 6 prisoners fleeing Galboa prison on Monday, 6 September 2021.
According to Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club, special armed units of the Israeli military raided and conducted wide-scale assaults inside Israeli prisons, mainly in Ramon and Negev prisons. The statement read that the prisoners confronted the Israeli Prisons Service by setting cells on fire in Section 6 at Negev prison. The Israeli military conducted a wide-scale raid on Ramon prison, where special units of the military were called aside from those specialized units that usually conduct assaults and raids in prisons.
Since the 6 Palestinians managed to flee, prisoners at Galboa have been subjected to rotations and assault, the IPS has adopted punitive measures that include oppression, search, assault, rotation of prisoners, particularly at Galboa. The punitive measures also include closure of cantina, shortened breaks, no washers, and section closure.
II. Incursions and arrests
Thursday, 02 September 2021
• At approximately 01:00, soldiers arrested Ahmed Senan al-Rifa’i after raiding and searching his house in Anata village, northeast of the occupied West Jerusalem.
• At approximately 02:00, soldiers arrested Dawoud Rajeh Alloush (21), after raiding and searching his house in Jaba’ village, northwest of the occupied West Jerusalem.
• At approximately 02:15, soldiers arrested Othman Mahmoud Hamamerah (24), after raiding and searching his house in Jaba’ village, south of Jenin.
• At approximately 02:30, soldiers arrested Mohammed Adnan Mara’ba (21), after raiding and searching his house in Fahma village, south of Jenin.
• At approximately 17:00, soldiers arrested Amjad Mohammed al-Shou’ani (24), from Qalandiya refugee camp, north of the occupied East Jerusalem, while passing through Hizma military checkpoint, northeast of the city.
• Israeli soldiers carried out (4) incursions in Bayt Liqya, southwest of Ramallah; Samu, Bani Naim and Imreish villages in Hebron. No arrests were reported.
Friday, 03 September 2021
• At approximately 02:40, the army arrested the former prisoner Hassan Khader Ishtayah (54), from al-Masayif neighborhood, and confiscated his vehicle; and Wissam Owda al-Rantisi (26), from Ein Musbah neighborhood, after raiding and searching their houses in Ramallah. During the withdrawal, a group of citizens gathered, sat tires on fire and threw stones at the Israeli vehicles who responded with live bullets, sound bombs and teargas canisters, the clashes continued until at approximately 04:30, and resulted in several citizens suffocated due to teargas inhalation and treated on the spot.
• At approximately 03:00, soldiers arrested Ahmed Sameah Taqateqa (28), after raiding and searching his house in Bayt Fajar village, south of Bethlehem.
• At approximately 04:00, soldiers arrested Mahmoud Tha’er Abu al-Adas (23), after raiding and searching his house in Husan, west of Bethlehem.
• Around the same time, soldiers arrested Mohammed Khair al-Dein Daraghmah (25), after raiding and searching his house in ‘Aqqaba, northwest of Tubas.
• At approximately 12:30, soldiers arrested Nash’at al-‘Anani (23), while present near al-Asbat Gate, one of the Aqsa Mosque’s gates in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.
• At approximately 17:30, soldiers arrested Mohammed Khader Abu al-Humus (55), under the pretext that he raised the Palestinian flag during the weekly set-in at the entrance of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, north of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, to denounce the forced displacement policy practiced by the Israeli authorities against the neighborhood’s residents. The army took Humus to al-Bareed police center on Salah al-Dein street in the occupied city, investigated him for several hours, and then released him on conditions that bans his entry to the neighborhood for 2 weeks, and signed a financial guarantee of 5,000 NIS.
• At approximately 23:00, soldiers arrested Mansour Mahmoud (26), after raiding and searching his house in Isawiya village, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem.
• Israeli forces carried out (10) incursions in Arraba and Ya’bad in Jenin governorate; Tayasir in Tubas governorate; Awarta, Udala and Sebastia in Nablus governorate; Dura, Beit Kahil, Karma and Bayt Amra in Hebron. No arrests were reported.
Saturday, 04 September 2021
• At approximately 00:15, soldiers stationed at Inab military checkpoint, east of Tulkarem, arrested Jehad Muhraj Shehada (22) and Ibrahim Abdul Hameed al-Sudani (24), from Tulkarem, while passing through the checkpoint.
• At approximately 01:00, soldiers arrested Bassam Fadel Abu Snoniyah (38), after raiding and searching his house in the southern area of Hebron.
• At approximately 15:30, soldiers stationed at Zatara military checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, arrested Mo’tasem Khalil Hasan (28), from Qusra village, while passing through the checkpoint.
• At approximately 17:30, the army stationed at Tayasir military checkpoint, east of Tubas, arrested Abdullah Sharif Abdul Raziq (25), from Tubas, while passing through the checkpoint.
• At approximately 19:30, the army stationed at the iron gate established at the entrance of al-Jalazone refugee camp, north of al-Bireh, north of Ramallah governorate, arrested (4) civilians while passing through the checkpoint. The arrestees are: Adam Ali al-Khattab (19), Mo’ath Mohammed al-Khattab (19), Yaser Taysir al-Khattab (18), and Riyad Hisham Alian (18) who was released after an hour and half of field investigation.
• At approximately 21:00, the army arrested Yousef Mazen Hazina (21) and Mohammed Ibrahim Abu Sneina (22), while present near Bab Huta, one of the Aqsa Mosque’s Gates in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.
• The army carried out (2) incursions in Ya’bad, in Jenin governorate; and Kafr Ni’ma, west of Ramallah. No arrests were reported.
Sunday, 05 September 2021
• At approximately 01:00, the army arrested Sa’eed Mohammed al-‘Arouj (19), after raiding and searching his house in Jannatah village, east of Bethlehem.
• At approximately 02:00, the army arrested (4) children after raiding and searching their houses in Sa’ir village, north of Hebron, and took them to Beitar police center, north of Bethlehem, where their arrest extended for 8 days. The arrestees are: Rashad Ibrahim Jaradat (16), Hisham Na’im Thalji (15), Ahmed Shehada Mtawir (15), and Ahmed Shahada Jaradat (15).
• At approximately 05:00, the army arrested Bassan Ahmed Bani Owda (30), after raiding and searching his house in al-Ras al-Ahmar area in the northern valleys, east of Tubas governorate.
• At approximately 08:00, the army arrested Anas Isma’el Nawawera (31), from Jabal al-Mawaleh area in Bethlehem, while passing through al-Container military checkpoint, northeast of the city.
• At approximately 13:00, Israeli Intelligence Services in Moscovia Investigation Center in West Jerusalem arrested Ahmed Eyad al-Rajabi (16), from Silwan, after 2 hours of investigation on prior summons.
• At approximately 15:00, the army arrested Yazan Ali Abu Rizq, from Dheisha refugee camp, while present in the occupied East Jerusalem.
• At approximately 22:00, Adnan Eyad al-Rajabi (20) surrendered himself to Moscovia Investigation Center in West Jerusalem, after raiding and searching his house in Silwan several times attempting to arrest him.
• The army carried out (2) incursions into Kufur Qaddoum village, north of Qalqilia; and Tulkarem. No arrests were reported.
Monday, 06 September 2021
• At approximately 00:25, the army arrested Sami Mohammed Hasan (24), from Qusra village, southeast of Nablus, while passing through a temporary military checkpoint established at the entrance of Qusra.
• At approximately 02:00, the army arrested Nayef Ahmed Malaysha (24), after raiding and searching his house in Jaba’, south of Jenin.
• At approximately 02:15, the army arrested Basem Sa’eed al-Ataba (24), after raiding and searching his house in Nablus.
• At approximately 02:30, the army arrested Ahmed Mahmoud Manasra (19), after raiding and searching his house in Fahma village, south of Jenin.
• Around the same time, the army arrested Abdul Hadi Rasheed Awad (51), after raiding and searching his house in Kafr Laqif village, east of Qalqilia.
• At approximately 04:40, the army arrested 3 civilians after raiding and searching their houses in al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of al-Bireh. The arrestees are: Qusai Khader Shanan (29), Basel Omar Abu Halima (20), and his brother, Yazan (20).
• At approximately 11:00, the army deployed in Hebron’s Old City’s neighborhoods arrested Kareem Jameel al-Ja’bari (17), from the city, claiming that he was in possession of a knife. Soldiers took him to an investigation center in “Kiryat Arba’” settlement, east of Hebron.
• At approximately 14:00, the army arrested Aysar Sami Abu Sbeitan (14), while present in front of al-Tur Secondary School in al-Tur neighborhood, east of the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.
• At approximately 15:50, soldiers arrested Eyad Amjad Abu Shamlah (19), after raiding and searching his house in Birzeit, north of Ramallah.
• Around the same time, soldiers arrested Mohammed Zeyad Qendah (21), after raiding and searching his house in Abu Shukhaydam village, north of Ramallah.
• At approximately 20:00, soldiers arrested Yazan Mohammed Mousa Amro (17) and Amro Abdul Majeed Amra (17), after stopping them near the military watchtower established at Khursa village, south of Dura. Soldiers claimed that they were throwing stones at the watchtower, and took them to an unknown destination.
• The army carried out (5) incursions in Qusra in Nablus governorate; Arraba, Ya’bad, Arabbuna and Faqqua in Jenin governorate. No arrests were reported.
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
• At approximately 09:20, soldiers arrested Shawkat Khader al-Sheikh (19), from Eizariya village, east of the occupied East Jerusalem, while present in the Aqsa Mosque’s yards in Jerusalem’s Old City.
• At approximately 11:00, soldiers arrested Hamza Mohammed al-Tawil (16), while walking on al-Wad street in the occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City.
• At approximately 12:00, soldiers arrested ‘Arman Thaher Sa’eed (28), and his brother, Mahmoud (25), after raiding and searching their house in Hizma, northeast of the occupied East Jerusalem.
Wednesday, 08 September 2021
• At approximately 00:00, soldiers arrested Yousef Mohammed Hasan Taleb (23) and Omar Ahmed Hasan Taleb (20), after raiding and searching their houses in Rafat village, northwest of the occupied East Jerusalem.
• At approximately 02:00, the army arrested Ya’qoub Abdul Jabbar Nfei’at (55), after raiding and searching his house in Ya’bad, south of Jenin, interrogated him and released him later. It should be noted that Ya’qoub is the father of Monadel Nfei’at who escaped from the prison 3 days ago.
• At approximately 02:00, the army moved into Hebron. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Sa’ed Mahmoud Abu Aisha (38) and Yazan Mohammed Qanibi (24), but no arrests were reported.
III. Settlement Expansion and settler violence in the West Bank
a. Demolitions, Confiscations, and Notices
• On Saturday morning, 04 September 2021, Ahmed Younis Abu Wahdan demolished his own house in Wadi Rababah neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, pursuant to the Israeli Municipality’s decision under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
Abu Wahdan said that he built a small house in Wadi Rababah neighborhood in Silwan village so that his mother would live next to him; however, he did not finish the house from inside after the army handed him a decision to stop construction works at the time. Abu Wahdan added that his 50-sqm house remained as it is for 10 years until he received a notice a month ago to demolish the house and threatened him if he did not self-demolish the house, the municipality will send its crews to do so and fine him with tens of thousands of shekels for the municipal demolition costs. Abu Wahdan said that he had to demolish the house that cost him 60,000 shekels with hand tools, as he cannot afford paying high fines to the Israeli Municipality.
• On Sunday morning, 05 September 2021, Fayez Izheiman self-demolished parts of his house in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, for the second time pursuant to the Israeli Municipal decision under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
Fayez Izheiman said that he started house repairs but was surprised with Israeli municipality’s raid into his house and fining him with 9000 shekels. They also ordered him to remove the living room’s roof and door as well as part of the wall. Izheiman said that he self-demolished the notified parts fearing that the municipal crews will do so. He added that in 2020 he had to repair the house again as he do not have any other place to live in, so he replace the living room’s roof with a one made of wood.
However, the Israeli municipality has again haunted him and referred him again to the court, which decision to demolish the living room’s walls and roof, giving him until the beginning of the next month to implement the decision. Izheiman said that he had to implement the decision again fearing the high fines. He added that he rented another house next to his old one to live with his pregnant wife and 2 daughters because his house has become unguarded without a door while part of it has become unroofed. He explained that his old house was 60 sqms and included a bedroom, living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
• At approximately 09:00 on the same day, the Israeli municipal crews and Israel’s Nature Authority resumed the excavations in the Martyrs Cemetery adjacent to al-Yousifiyeh Cemetery in al-Asbat Gate area in central occupied East Jerusalem and entered iron reinforcement networks and concrete to prevent burial in cemetery and turn it into a biblical garden.
Mustafa Abu Zahrah, head of the cemeteries committee in Jerusalem, said that Israel’s Nature Authority and Municipality crews raided the cemetery and started leveling its land and carryout excavations. They then brought red sand and iron reinforcement networks to pour the concrete in the cemetery land in order to prevent burial and turn it into a biblical garden to entrench the Jewish existence in the City. Abu Zahrah explained that the Martyrs and al-Yousifiyeh Cemeteries have been exposed for years to consecutive attacks that included the cemetery’s fence adjacent to al-Asbat Gate and removing its archaeological staircase as well closing the staircase leading to it and carrying out excavation works in the street starting from the door and to the Friday Market adjacent to the northern fence; all of that was allegedly for excavation and reparation works.
Abu Zahrah added that the Islamic Cemeteries Committee resorted to the Israeli court and submitted the documents proving that the cemetery belongs to the Islamic Endowments. He said that at the end of the year, the court issued a decision to ban any works in the cemetery; however, afterwards, someone was buried in the cemetery and this tomb was taken as an excuse to invalidate the decision. At the end of July, the Israeli Court’s judge responded to the Israel’s Nature Authority and municipality’s request to resume the excavation works in the cemetery’s land after months of the court’s decision to suspend them.
It should be noted that al-Yousifiyeh Cemetery is one of most prominent cemeteries in Jerusalem that is located to the north of al-Asbat Gate and includes tombs for Palestinian families living in Jerusalem while to the northern side there is the Martyrs Cemetery that encompasses the bodies of Jordanian soldiers who died in 1967. In 2014, the army destroyed 20 tombs of them and banned burial in its northern side.
• At approximately 16:00, IOF moved into Khelet Taha area, west of Dura, southwest of Hebron. The soldiers deployed in the area and prevented Ayman ‘Ezzat ‘Odah (40) from working in his land as well as detaining an excavator belonging to ‘Abdel ‘Aziz Hammad Abu ‘Atwan (55) and a 4×4 vehicle in the land. All the equipment were taken to the road leading to the nearby “Negohot” settlement and then to “Ghosh ‘Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem. They also handed Abu ‘Atwan a warrant of the confiscated equipment. IOF claimed that the land is located in Area C, where work is banned without a prior permission from the Israeli Civil Administration.
• On Tuesday morning, 07 September 2021, ‘Abed Dweik self-demolished his house in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, pursuant to the Israeli Municipality’s decision allegedly for unlicensed construction.
Dweik Family said that they built their house 4 years ago in al-Bustan neighborhood in the village, and since then the Israeli municipality has haunted them in the courts and imposed fines. The family said that the Israeli court issued a final decision 20 days ago to demolish the house, giving the family only until mid-month to implement the decision or the musicality crews will do so and fine the family with thousands of shekels for the demolition costs. The family added that the house is 80 sqms and housed 9 individuals, including 7 children.
• At approximately 09:00 on Wednesday, 08 September 2021, the army confiscated a bulldozer belonging to Na’im Ghaith while working in Beit Eksa village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem.
Na’im Ghaith said that the army seized his bulldozer under the pretext of working in agricultural lands near “Ramout” settlement established on Beit Eksa lands. He added that the Israeli authorities asked him to refer to the Israeli Civil Administration to take it back after paying a high fine.