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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19- 25 September 2013)

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Jerusalem – Israeli soldiers deny Palestinian civilians access to the al-Aqsa Mosque
September 26, 2013
Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
Israeli forces have continued to open fire at Palestinian civilians in the border areas.

2 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the east of Jabalia in the north of the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian child was wounded in the center of Hebron.
Israeli forces have continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank.
11 civilians were wounded during Bil’in and Kofur Qaddoum weekly protests.
Of the wounded were 2 photojournalists, including a Chinese and a Palestinian ones, and Israeli and Swiss activists.
Dozens of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation.
Israeli forces conducted 62 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited ones in the Gaza Strip.
At least 45 Palestinian civilians, including 1 child, were arrested in the West Bank.
Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
At least 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were arrested at checkpoints in the West Bank.
Israeli forces have continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Settlers moved into many areas and performed their Talmudic rituals.
2 researchers from B’Tselem were attacked and their cameras were damaged in Hebron.
Settlers seized a house in the Old Town of Hebron.
Summary
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (19– 25 September 2013).
Shooting:
During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 14 civilians, including 4 children and 2 photojournalists; one of whom is Chinese and the other one is Palestinian, and two Israeli and a Swiss activists. 12 civilians were wounded in the West Bank; 11 of whom were wounded in peaceful protests while the 12th one was wounded in Hebron, and 2 others were wounded in the Gaza Strip.
During the reporting period, Israeli forces continued the systematic use of excessive force against peaceful protests organised by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists against the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank.  As a result, 11 civilians were wounded during 2 peaceful protests in Bil’in village, northwest of Ramallah, and Kofur Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilia. Furthermore, dozens suffered tear gas inhalation and other sustained bruises. 6 civilians were wounded in Kofur Qaddoum protest and the 5 others were wounded in Bil’in protest.
On 22 September 2013, a Palestinian boy was wounded in Hebron when some boys gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed at the entrance of al-Shuhada’ Street, south of the Old Town of Hebron. The Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets in response. As a result, a 16-year-old civilian was wounded by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the right thigh.
In the Gaza Strip, on Friday, 20 September 2013, 2 Palestinian boys were wounded when Israeli forces stationed along the border fence to the east of al-Shuhada’ cemetery, east of Jabalia, opened fire at a group of young men, who were about 100 meters away from the fence.
Incursions:
During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 62 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 45 Palestinians, including 1 child.
Following the killing of an Israeli soldier on 22 September 2013, Israeli forces carried out a series of collective punishment measures against Palestinian civilians in the city. They deployed between houses in the centre of the Old Town and declared the area a closed military zone. They raided many houses in different neighbourhoods, including Abu Snaina, Jabal Jawhar, Qatyoun, Jaber neighbourhood, Tal’at Abu Hadeed, al-Karantina, the vicinity of the Ibrahimi mosque and the vicinity of Tareq Ben Ziad School. Israeli forces also searched the houses, and damaged their contents. They kept their occupants in a room and took others to the vicinity of the above-mentioned school. In the meantime, Israeli forces stationed atop of a number of houses and turned them into military sites. Moreover, they informed occupants of those houses of the decision to seize the houses for military reasons. Israeli forces closed all entrances leading to Hebron and erected checkpoints. They also completely closed the entrance of al-Harayeq road linking Hebron with its southern villages. Israeli forces detained dozens of Palestinian civilians around Tareq Ben Ziad School and released them later, excluding 7 ones who remained in custody.
In the Gaza Strip, on 24 September 2013, Israeli forces carried out 2 limited incursions. They moved about 200 meters into the east of al-Qarara village, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Moreover, Israeli forces moved about 200 meters into the west of the border fence, east of al-Salqa valley, east of Deir al-Balah. In both incursions, they levelled lands along the border fence and withdrew later.
Restrictions on movement:
Israel continued to impose a tightened closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.
The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.  The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 7 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in a grave violation of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.7 million people.  The Israeli authorities has established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy that has been aggravating for years due to the shortage of imports.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. 
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.
As part of using military checkpoints and border crossings as traps to arrest Palestinian civilians under the pretext they are wanted, Israeli forces arrested at least 6 civilians, including 3 children.
Settlement activities
Israel has continued its settlement activities in the oPt, a direct violation of international humanitarian law, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
On 20 September 2013, under the protection of Israeli forces, about 300 settlers from “Efrat” settlement in al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem, moved into Suleiman Pools area between Artas and al-Khader villages. They performed their Talmudic rituals around the pools celebrating the Jewish holiday of “Sukkot”.
On 21 September 2013, under the protection of Israeli forces, a group of settlers moved into Silet al-Daher village, south of Jenin, where “Homesh” settlement used to stand. Local sources stated to a PCHR fieldworker that dozens of settlers arrived at the area by buses with the company of Israeli forces. They performed Talmudic rituals and established tents. They withdrew later and no further incidents were reported. The settlers did the same approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 22 September 2013, as well.
On 22 September 2013, 3 settlers coming from “Havat Ma’oun” settlement outpost, east of Yatta, damaged 2 olive trees belonging to Rab’i family in al-Hamra area, west of al-Tawani village, east of Yatta, in the south of Hebron.
On the same day, settlers from “Havat Gilad” settlement in Jeet village, northeast of Qalqilia, moved into lands called al-Jorfah around the aforementioned settlement, north of the village. They damaged and destroyed about 30 fruitful olive trees and burnt a digger used to dig wells. They also stole the iron head of the digger belonging to Maher Mohammed Yamin
On the same day, a number of settlers coming from “Kiryat Arba” settlement, east of Hebron, seized a house belonging to al-Rajabi family in Wadi al-Husein area. Israeli settlers stationed in the building prevented them from entry. In the meantime, other settlers walked in the streets of al-Ja’bari neighbourhood and chanted racist slogans against Arabs.
On 23 September 2013, a number of settlers gathered in front of “Gosh Etzion” settlement complex, south of Bethlehem, and chanted slogans for revenge against Arabs.
On the same day, settlers from “Ma’ale Gilboa”, “Joshua King” and “Merav” settlements that are established on lands of Jalaboun village, northeast of Jenin, stole the olives belonging to residents of Jalaboun village. On the following day (Tuesday, 24 September 2013) a number of settlers from the above-mentioned settlements were present on Palestinian farmlands and damaged a number of trees.
On Monday also, a number of settlers from settlements outposts in the Old Town of Hebron attacked Palestinian houses with stones and empty bottles in Qatyoun, Tal al-Rumaida, Jaber and Wad al-Hussein neighbourhoods while Israeli forces were watching.
On the same day, a group of settlers from “Ramat Yishai” that is established on lands of Tal al-Rumaida neighbourhood, south of Hebron, attacked the family of Emad Awni Abu Shamsiya (40) and 2 researchers from B’Tselem: Mousa Mahmoud Abu Hashash and Manal No’man al-Ja’bari. Israeli forces damaged cameras of the researchers while they were filming settler attacks on a group of international activists.
On the same day, a group of settlers raided a house belonging to the family of Ali Abu Rajab in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi mosque, in the centre of the Old Town of Hebron. They raised the Israeli flag in front of Israeli soldiers and prevented the house’s owner and his 7-member family from moving inside. At approximately 02:00 on Tuesday, 23 September 2013, Israeli forces obliged the settlers to leave the house. As a result, the settlers established a tent in front of the house and raised the Israeli flag. Moreover, they fixed posters at the entrance of the house and fences of parks around the Ibrahimi Mosque and al-Fayha’ School on the settlers’ right to possess the house. In addition, they performed religious rituals there, while Israeli forces prevented the Palestinian family from leaving the house.
On 24 September 2013, dozens of settlers from “Adora” settlement, west of Hebron, organized a march marking the Jewish holiday of “Yom Kippur”. They made their way towards al-Nabi Saleh area, west of Ethna, and Ein Fer’a near Tafouh village, west of Hebron.
On the same day, dozens of settlers from settlements built on lands east of Yatta organized a march marking the Jewish holiday of “Yom Kippur”. They made their way around villages threatened to be confiscated in the southeast of Yatta, in al-Musafer area. They also went to al-Karmel, al-Baraka and Kherbet Sousia, where they performed their rituals and chanted slogans against Arabs.
Also on the same day, under the protection of Israeli forces, a group of settlers moved into al-Hafira area between ‘Arraba and Marka villages, southwest of Jenin. They performed religious rituals near and archaeological site and stayed there for some time, after which they withdrew.      
Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period (12 – 18 September 2013)
Thursday, 19 September 2013
At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Shyoukh village, east of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.   
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in the centre of the camp. Israeli forces withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into the centre of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Yasser Zakari Abu Sabha (45) and Morad Ahmed Abu ‘Elayan (19).
At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They patrolled the streets and raided a number of houses. They arrested Taher ‘Ahed al-Khuzundar (17) from his family’s house in al-Makhfiya neighbourhood, west of the city.
At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces moved into Zaita village, north of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Shallala area in the centre of the Old Town of Hebron. They deployed between the stores. A number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, some boys suffered tear gas inhalation.
At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Razeh village, south of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
Friday, 20 September 2013
At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in front of the village’s mosque. They withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 14:20, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of al-Shuhada cemetery, east of Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at a group of young men who were 100 meters away from the above-mentioned fence. The young men threw stones at Israeli soldiers who stepped out of their military jeeps. As a result, 2 Palestinians were wounded:
At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces moved into Jabal al-Jaberiyat area that overlooks Jenin refugee camp. They stationed in the area for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.    
At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Moureq and al-Koum villages, south of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.     
Saturday, 21 September 2013
At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Ouja village, northeast of Jericho. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.   
In the early morning, Israeli forces moved into Beit Amin village, south of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets and infantry units coming from “Shaarei Tikva” followed them. They surrounded houses belonging to the family of Abdullah Ahmed Omar at approximately 02:00.
At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces raided houses belonging to 6 brothers from the abovementioned family “Omar family”. They used bombs to blow up the doors and searched the houses. They also damaged the contents of the houses and terrified their occupants. Israeli forces also imposed a curfew and closed all entrances leading to the village. They kept searching the houses until 16:00. They confiscated a Volkswagen vehicle belonging to one of the brothers and took the 6 brothers to an unknown destination. The arrested were:
Abdul Salam Abdullah Omar (45);
Ali Abdullah Omar (36);
Bassam Abdullah Omar (48);
Ezz al-Din Abdullah Omar (38);
Hamad Abdullah Omar (34); andMohammed Abdullah Omar (35).
The wife of Abdul Salam Omar, Helwa Mostafa Omar (36), said:
“At approximately 04:00 on Saturday, 21 September 2013, we woke up hearing bombs at home. Israeli soldiers blew up the doors of our houses. We were astonished, as hundreds of soldiers, the majority of whom were masked, raided our houses. They searched the houses using sniffer dogs and damaged the contents. Moreover, they arrested my husband and his 5 brothers. When we asked them about the reason of doing so and what was happening, they did not respond at all. Israeli forces stayed in the houses until 16:00. We were with our children trying to calm them down. Israeli forces confiscated my husband’s vehicle that was in the yard. They withdrew after we heard the sound of a warplane.”
Taqqi al-Din Omar, head of Beit Amin council, said to a PCHR fieldworker that the reason for Israeli forces moving into the village and raiding houses of Omar family was the news about killing an Israeli soldier from the reserve forces and finding him in a well in Beit Amin village. It was said the 6 brothers, who work in a restaurant in “Beit Yam” village, in Israel had brought the Israeli soldier and hid him in order to exchange him with their brother Nour al-Din, who has been detained for 30 years in an Israeli jail. Moreover, the brothers killed the soldier and threw his body in the well. According to what was said, they admitted killing the soldier after they were arrested and an Israeli warplane recovered the body.  
At approximately 09:30, Israeli forces moved into Kherbatha Bani Hareth, northwest of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 13:30, Israeli forces moved into Jaba’ village, south of Jenin. They patrolled the streets and positioned themselves in the western side of the village. They also raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Aziz Anis Abbass (32). They arrested the aforementioned person and stationed at the centre of the village. Israeli forces raided Jaba’ Taxi office and arrested its manager Nasim Suleiman ‘Alawna (40). In the meantime, a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, some civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. Israeli forces withdrew later.
At approximately 01:55, Israeli forces moved into Saniria village, southeast of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces moved into Ezbet al-Tabib village, east of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 23:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported. 
Sunday, 22 September 2013
At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into Beitellu village, northwest of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They patrolled the streets and raided a number of houses from which they arrested 3 civilians:
Asem Abdul Razzaq al-Lefdawi (25), from Ras al-Ein neighbourhood, south of the city;
Ahmed Ali al-Saber (24), from the same neighbourhood; and
Fares Mahmoud Halawa (22), from al-Etihad area, north of the city.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bir Zeit village, north of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Tal village, southwest of Nablus. They patrolled the streets and raided a number of houses. They also arrested Rami Mohammed ‘Asida (22), a student at al-Najah National University, and Hamza So’oud Hamad (21). The Israeli soldiers confiscated 2 cell phones and 2 PC sets belonging to the aforementioned persons.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and station in Beit Za’ta neighbourhood, east of the village. They deployed between the houses and raided a house belonging to the family of Ahmed Hammad Abu Maria. They also kept his family in a room and arrested his son Mohammed (23).
At approximately 03:10, Israeli forces moved into Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Oday Mahmoud Abu Mefreh (23). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.
At approximately 08:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Baq’a area, east of Hebron. They raided a 3-sotrey house belonging to Salem al-Salayma (56). They also kept him and his 17-member family in the first floor and turned the house into a military site. Israeli forces closed the dirt road leading to the house with barbed wires. It should be noted Israeli forces raid this house in this period each year under the pretext it overlooks “Kiryat Arba” settlement, east of Hebron, and bypass road (60), so they can secure the passage of settlers coming to Hebron to celebrate the Jewish holiday of “Yom Kippur”.
At approximately 09:00, Israeli forces moved into Shweika suburb, north of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 09:15, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 10:15, Israeli forces moved into Beit Leed village, east of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 12:30, Israeli forces moved into Ramin village, northeast of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 13:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit Amin and Saniria villages, south of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets and took photos of an under-construction house in Saniria belonging to the family of Nidal Abdullah Omar, who is accused of killing an Israeli soldier.
At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit ‘Our al-Tahta village, southwest of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Ezbet al-Jarad area, east of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets, where some boys gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who in response fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. Israeli forces withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 14:30, Israeli forces moved into Silet al-Harithiya village, north of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 14:40, Israeli forces moved into ‘Anin village, northwest of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Taiba village, west of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 15:40, Israeli forces moved into Salfit. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 17:25, Israeli forces moved into Farkha village, south of Salfit. They patrolled the streets and detained a number of civilians. Israeli soldiers questioned them on the spot and released them later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 18:00, some boys gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers station at the entrance of al-Shuhada’ street in Qatyoun area, south of the Old Town of Hebron. The Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets in response. As a result, a 16-year-old civilian was wounded by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the right thigh. He was taken by an ambulance of the Palestine Red Crescent Society to Hebron Hospital to receive the necessary medical treatment.
Around the same time, following the killing of an Israeli soldiers near the southern checkpoint on al-Shuhada’ street in the southern area of the Old Town in Hebron, Israeli forces carried out a series of collective punishment measures against Palestinian civilians in the city.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and statements of eyewitnesses, on Sunday evening, following the killing of an Israeli soldiers in Qatyoun area near the southern checkpoint on al-Shuhada’ street in the southern area of the Old Town in Hebron, Israeli forces deployed between houses in the centre of the Old Town and declared the area a closed military zone. They raided many houses in different neighborhoods, including Abu Snaina, Jabal Jawhar, Qatyoun, Jaber neighbourhood, Tal’at Abu Hadeed, al-Karantina, the vicinity of the Ibrahimi mosque and the vicinity of Tareq Ben Ziad School. Israeli forces also searched the houses, and damaged their contents. They kept their occupants in a room and took others to the vicinity of the above-mentioned school. In the meantime, Israeli forces stationed atop of a number of houses and turned them into military sites. Moreover, they informed occupants of those houses of the decision to seize the houses for military reasons. Israeli forces closed all entrances leading to Hebron and erected checkpoints. They also completely closed the entrance of al-Harayeq road linking Hebron with its southern villages. Israeli forces detained dozens of Palestinian civilians around Tareq Ben Ziad school and released them later, but kept 7 of them:
Shaher al-Salayma (45);
Mo’tasem al-Salayma (18);
Majd al-Salayma (22);
Hazem al-Salayma (43);
Zaki al-Rajabi (30);
Osama Kayed Geith (30); and
Hazem al-Qadi (32).
Ali Abu Snaina said to a PCHR fieldworker:
“At approximately 18:30 on Sunday, 22 September 2013, Israeli forces were firing sound bombs and tear gas canisters at a number of boys, who threw stones at them in Qatyoun neighborhood that is about 70 meters away from my house. Following the news of killing an Israeli soldier, Israeli forces moved into the area and closed it completely. At approximately 01:00, over 13 soldiers raided my house and kept me and my 11-member family in a room. They searched the house brutally, broke the windows and damaged the couches. An hour later, they left the house. I looked out of the house and saw large numbers of soldiers raiding neighboring houses, arresting civilians and taking them towards Tareq Ben Ziad School.”
The wife of Abdul Latif al-Karaki said to the PCHR fieldworker:
“At approximately 22:00 on Sunday, 22 September 2013, a number of Israeli soldiers raided our house that is located in Tal’at Abu Hadeed area in the centre of the Old Town. They kept my husband Abdul Latif al-Karaki (48), who is sick, and my sons outdoors. In the meantime, I heard my daughter-in-law Reem (19) screaming inside the house. I hurried up and found her lying on the ground. She told me that an Israeli soldier hit her in the belly although she is pregnant. In the meanwhile, my sons and Israeli soldiers, who went out of the house, clashed and my daughter-in-law was taken by an ambulance of the Palestine Red Crescent Society to Hebron Hospital. While going back home, a number of Israeli soldiers had stationed atop of a number of houses belonging to the families of Abu Hadeed and al-Fakhouri. Moreover, Israeli forces were arresting young men.”
In the same context, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to Ra’ed Abu Rumaila (45), a volunteer in B’Tselem, in the southern area of the Ibrahimi mosque. They arrested his 2 sons: Tareq (12) and Mo’tasem (9) claiming that the boys were wanted.
Abu Rumaila stated to PCHR’s fieldworker:
“I work as a volunteer in B’Tselem. I was filming in the area near Qatyoun neighborhood, where clashes erupted between Palestinian boys and Israeli soldiers. During these clashes, an Israeli soldier pushed me away from the place, as an Israeli soldier had fell onto the ground and I learnt later that he was killed. I then moved to Hebron Hospital, because I was hit by a stone in the right hand. In the evening, an Israeli police officer called me and informed me it was necessary to refer to ‘Ja’bara’ police station to hand my camera that I used in filming.” I refused to go there alone because of the security situation in the area, during which, my father called and told me that Israeli forces had arrested my 2 sons: Tareq (12) and Mo’tasem (9). In addition, they informed my family that they arrested my 2 sons to force me to surrender to them. I contacted lawyers and B’Tselem, and in the morning I went with Manal al-Ja’bari, a researcher in B’Tselem, to the police station. I submitted a copy of the tape and I was released few hours later.”      
Monday 23 September 2013
At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Kharsa village, south of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Moshir Mohammed al-Shahatit (27). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.  
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Yamoun village, northwest of Jenin. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mash’hour Mohammed ‘Abahra (32). They handed him a summon to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in Salem detention facility, northwest of the city. Israeli forces withdrew later and no arrests were reported.
At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched 5 houses from which they arrested 5 civilians:
Tareq ‘Amer Barghouthi (20);
Ahmed Hassan Barghouthi (22);
Mohammed Abdul Hadi Barghouthi (20);
Jehad Mohammed Barghouthi (19); and
Abdullah Sedqi Barghouthi (25).
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
Also around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Anabta village, east of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrests 3 civilians, who were accused of possessing spare parts of vehicles stolen from Israel in their garages. The arrested were:
Shadi Mohammed Hardan (38);
Mahmoud Ahmed Shreim (38); and
Yehia Ibrahim Dawood (43).
At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Sourif village, northwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in the centre of the village. They raided a house belonging to the family of Shaher Jamil al-Heeh (38). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him towards the Israeli vehicles near another house. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Anas Abdul Malek al-Hour (26). They arrested the aforementioned person also and took both of them to an unknown destination.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Qadd village, east of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Mo’athe Saleh Hammad (25). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.
At approximately 10:40, Israeli forces moved into al-Bireh. They patrolled the streets and stationed near al-‘Ein mosque. They stopped Palestinian vehicles and checked ID cards of passengers. At approximately 10:55, Israeli forces withdrew. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 19:20, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched 4 houses from which they arrested 5 civilians, including twin brothers:
Mohammed Ahmed Shalatouh (25);
Dawood Mostafa Abu Hussein (24);
Suleiman Mostafa Abu Hussein (24);
Rami Essam Jaber (28); and
Motee’ Tayseer Mohammed (23)
At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and deployed between the houses. They withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 02:50, Israeli forces moved into Deir Estia village, north of Salfit. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched 2 houses. At approximately 04:00, they arrested Osama Abdul Karim Mansour (27) and Montaser Qasim Mansour (23).
At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces moved about 200 meters into the east of al-Qarara village, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled lands and moved northwards along the border fence an hour later.
At approximately 07:00, Israeli forces backed with 6 bulldozers moved about 200 meters into the west of the border fence, east of al-Salqa valley, east of Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.  They moved northwards until they reached the east of al-Bureij. They levelle lands along the border fence and withdrew 5 hours later.
At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces moved into Doura al-Qare’ village, northeast of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces moved into Jabal Jawhar neighbourhood, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters randomly. As a result, a number of by-passers suffered tear gas inhalation.
At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces moved into Bab al-Zawiya area, in the centre of Hebron. They deployed between the stores, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. Israeli forces withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 22:30, Israeli forces moved into Senjal village, north of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets in a provocative way and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into Tafouh village, west of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.     
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into many neighbourhoods in the centre of the Old Town of Hebron. They searched houses using sniffer dogs in Qatyoun neighbourhood, Tal’at Abu Hadeed and al-Sahlah area, south of the Old Town. Israeli soldiers damaged doors and contents of houses. They kept their occupants outdoors for hours. Of the attacked houses, houses belonging to Hosni Abu Hadeed, Farid Abu Hadeed, Abdul Hamid Abu Hadeed, Tareq Abu Shamsiya, Sa’id Sa’di al-Karaki, Belal Sa’di al-Karaki and Mohammed Khaled Abu Shamsiya. Israeli forces withdrew later. No arrests were reported.
Around the same time, Israeli infantry units raided a house belonging to the family of Hamed Abu Khalaf (66), from Souq al-Laban neighbourhood, in the centre of the Old Town of Hebron. They searched the house and damaged its content and doors. They also handed Hamed a summon to refer to Israeli intelligence service in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem.
At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Wad al-Hariya area, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed near al-‘Ajlouni intersection. They deployed between the houses and searched the area using sniffer dogs. Israeli forces withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

Source: 
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

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