Days of Palestine – Ramallah
Israeli occupation forces attacked Sunday Palestinians protesting an attempt to take over 600 dunums of their land in the southern West Bank town of Tarqumiya, a local activist reported.
Suleiman Jaafreh, an activist in the defense of the land committee, said that settlers came to the land in an attempt to take it over as landowners and residents were working on reclaiming the land to protect it from the settlers.
He said the residents and settlers got into a scuffle when soldiers intervened to protect the settlers and attacked the residents.
Israeli occupation claimed the 600 dunums were state land, which it wanted to take over in order to expand illegal settlements nearby after handing 10 landowners notices to leave their land planted with olive trees.
Israeli occupation authorities demolished 14 houses and dwellings, making 19 families homeless, a total of 90 persons, including 21 women and 51 children in May 2022.
Also, they demolished 10 commercial facilities, built a road for settlers, razed 22 dunums, and authorized the expulsion of 2000 people from Masafer Yatta in Hebron.
On 05 May 2022, the Israeli occupation Supreme Court authorized the forcible expulsion of hundreds of Palestinians from their lands in Masafer Yatta in Hebron.
The next day, the Israeli occupation civil administration announced that the so-called sub-committee of the Judea and Samaria Higher Planning Council is set to give its approval for planning and building 3,988 new settlement units in the West Bank. More information is available here.
On 09 May 2022, IOF built a 300 m length of road for settlers on Wadi Fukin village’s lands, west of Bethlehem. On the same day, IOF razed 22 dunums in Jab’a village, west of Bethlehem, for settlement purposes.
On 10 May 2022, Israeli vehicles demolished a 3-story building (600 sqm) in Silwan village, under the pretext of non-licensing. The first floor included shops while the second and third floors included 5 residential apartments housing 5 families, including 30 members: 6 women and 19 children.
On 11 May 2022, Israeli authorities demolished 4 houses; 3 were self-demolished in Silwan, Beit Hanina, and Isawiya villages in occupied East Jerusalem.
IOF made 5 families homeless, a total of 21 persons, including 6 women and 10 children.
On the same day, Israeli occupation authorities demolished 2 facilities; one of them was a real estate office in the Jabal Al Mukaber neighborhood while the other was iron storage in Isawiya village in occupied East Jerusalem.
On the same day, Israeli occupation authorities demolished a house in Al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Also, they demolished 9 dwellings and rooms and 8 barracks and livestock tents in Kherbet al-Rakiz and Kherbet al-Fakhit in Hebron.
IOF made 9 families homeless, a total of 39 persons, including 22 children. In addition, IOF served 14 demolition notices to dwellings and barns in southern Hebron.