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The Israeli Colonial-Apartheid Regime Escalates its Suppression in the West Bank
- Displacement and Land Confiscation
- At least 74 Palestinian households, comprising 545 people, over half of whom are children, have been displaced from 13 Palestinian Bedouin communities in Area C of the West Bank since 7 October, due to intensified colonizer violence and access restrictions.
- Displacement is occurring across various regions of the West Bank, such as the South Hebron Hills, the area east of Ramallah towards Jericho, the Jordan Valley, and Nablus. These Bedouin communities in Area C of the West Bank are being significantly impacted, especially in a north-south stretch approximately 20 kilometers east of Ramallah.
- A military order to seize about 9 dunams of land in Kafr al-Deek for a military tower has been issued, with the order valid for 60 days and extendable.
- Israel has confiscated 36 dunams of land in Azun and issued two more military orders for the same purpose, aiming to restrict access to lands near the Nablus Road and the town of Azun.
- The Israeli military has closed all the checkpoints between the West Bank and Jerusalem and Palestine 1948. Additionally, new checkpoints have been installed and intercity closures have been implemented. So, for example, traveling from Bethlehem to Jericho, Ramallah, Hebron, or Nablus and back is no longer possible.
- There has also been the relocation existing checkpoints such as the entrance of Salfit and Jericho, and Deir Al Sharaf (Nablus).
- The number of arrests exceeded 930 Palestinians, and included members of the Legislative Council, political leaders, former prisoners, and journalists. During their detention, the prisoners were subjected to torture and brutal treatment.
- Additional arrests of workers from Gaza who were expelled from their jobs following the commencement of the war. Their exact numbers have not been accurately determined, and their identities remain unknown. They are being held by Israeli authorities in a camp named "Anatot" without trial or legal representation.
- On October 8, 2023, Israeli Minister of Security Yoval Galant issued an order designating Palestinian detainees from Gaza as "unlawful combatants" in accordance with the "Unlawful Combatant Law" of 2002. The order allows for their detention for a period of 10 weeks from its date in a camp known as "Sdeh Yeman," an army camp near Beersheba.
- There were amendments to the Emergency Regulations Act on 13 October 2023, expanding the scope of those authorized to issue arrest orders and extended the legal detention periods.
- Escalation of Military Raids on Refugees camps:
- Raids have occurred in Shu'fat Camp, Dheisheh Camp, Aida Camp, Aqbat Jaber Camp, villages near Jenin city, Nablus, Salfeet and more.
- Families were informed of the necessity to evacuate their houses in preparation for demolition after raiding them and tampering with their contents, as well as some Palestinian commercial facilities.
- For example, Nour Al-Shams Refugee Camp, Tulkarem
- On October 19, the Israeli military invaded Nour Al-Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem, the West Bank. Unarmed citizens were targeted by a drone loaded with explosives.
- Ambulances were prevented from entering the camp to transport the injured and martyrs.
- 13 Palestinians were killed, including 5 children, and numerous others were injured.
- The camp is now under siege with severe disruptions in essential services such as electricity, water, and communication.
- Destructive attacks have been taken against street infrastructure and buildings in the camp.
- The Israeli military carried out aggressive raids on citizens' homes, deployed snipers on rooftops, and indiscriminately fired upon any movement in the camp's streets.
- Increased Violations within Israeli Prisons
- Damon Prison resorted to punitive measures, including a complete cut of electricity to prisoners, along with periods of water deprivation to sections of the prison. In the Naqab Prison, electricity and water supplies were restricted for extended periods, with prisoners receiving water for only 50 minutes daily.
- Food items were confiscated from prisoners, and meal servings were reduced to just two meals a day, in addition to closing the canteen.
- Heavily armed Israeli forces carried out invasions of all prison sections. These incursions were accompanied by systematic abuse, beatings, and attacks, sometimes involving "Yamam" units.
- Sick prisoners were prevented from being transported to clinics or hospitals.
- Solitary confinement cells were used to isolate prisoners and prison sections were closed and isolated from one another.
- Television and all electronic appliances were seized and heavy jamming devices were used.
- Family visits to prisoners were suspended and lawyers were informed that all visits were canceled.
- Prisoners were denied their "furlough" to the prison yard and Prisoners were denied the disposal of waste from their cells.
- The prison laundry was closed, and for several days, prisoners have been unable to wash their clothes, with the laundry being one of the most vital facilities.
- Collective transfers of prisoners took place within the prisons, including transfers from one section to another or from one prison to another.
- Prisoners were threatened with the confiscation of all their personal belongings, and clothing was seized, with each prisoner allowed to keep one change of clothes in some prisons.
- Killing and Targeting of Palestinians in the West Bank and Colonizer Violence
- 81 martyrs including more than 17 children, and over 1400 wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah.
- Ben-Gvir has armed colonizers on both sides of the Green Line with the purchase of at least 10,000 weapons and immediately distributing 4000. Additionally, Israel has expanded weapon usage authority to both its military and the colonizers alike.
- OCHA documented 86 cases of violence and attacks by colonizers against the Palestinians in the West Bank, with a daily average of 7 attacks, compared to a daily average of 3 attacks since the beginning of the year. These attacks included:
- On October 8, colonizers vandalized and set fire to an agricultural equipment storage building in the village of Qusra, completely destroying its contents, including an electricity meter. Colonizers killed 5 Palestinians, including 1 child. The day before, colonizers had blocked this road with piles of dirt.
- In the Palestinian village of Susiya, located in the southern Hebron hills, bulldozers demolished three water wells and two water tanks. Additionally, numerous trees were uprooted, and one of the community's caves was sealed off.
- Colonizers threw Molotov cocktails and assaulted Palestinian properties and homes in Jerusalem.
- Attacks on Healthcare
- OCHA documented 77 attacks on healthcare teams in the West Bank.
- These attacks included hindering the provision of healthcare, physical violence against healthcare teams, detention of healthcare staff and ambulances, and military searches of healthcare facilities.
Under the Umbrella of the Genocidal War on Gaza
The Israeli Colonial-Apartheid Regime Escalates its Suppression inside 1948 Palestine
- Arbitrary Arrests
- The Israeli police have detained 50 Palestinians and arrested 63 since the start of attack on the Gaza Strip. The real number is higher, but there is no documented statistic due to the Israeli regimes lack of cooperation with lawyers and human rights organizations.
- There are not statistics concerning so-called precautionary arrests, however, detainees could be transferred to administrative detention under the declared emergency law.
- 6 protesters of the Haifa demonstration and 12 of the um al-Fahm demonstrations were arrested on 19 October. Today, some of them were referred to house arrest.
- Unfair dismissal from work:
- Dozens of Palestinian workers were dismissed on the basis of their identity because they are “Arabs”, Palestinians.
- Dozens of workers were dismissed for social media posts expressing sympathy and support with Gaza or condemning the Israeli war.
- Hundreds of Palestinian workers are threatened with dismissal or scandals if they sympathize with Gaza, or if they do not express support for Israel in its war on Gaza. Palestinian employees in the regime’s government institutions and the private sector have faced suspension and dismissal, while others have been subjected to security investigations.
- Dismissal from educational institutions and universities due to their posts on social media:
- Palestinian university students have been severely affected by Israeli intimidation and over 40 students have faced sanctions, including expulsion, referral for investigation, and suspension by Israeli universities due to their social media posts for not opposing the Palestinian resistance.
- Incitement and threats against the Palestinians through social media:
- The spread of hate speech and threats of incitement against Palestinians through social media networks included more than 103,000 violent posts by Israelis against Palestinians.
- Defame people by publishing their posts, photos and phone numbers and claiming them to be terrorists and involved in terrorism.
- The Israeli Minister of Communications has introduced regulations that grant him the authority to take punitive actions, against individuals accused of disseminating information that could harm the morale of the people in “Israel” or be used for “propaganda” by the Palestinian resistance party in the Gaza Strip and anywhere else. These regulations allow restrictions on live broadcasts and the confiscation of equipment. The Minister can enforce these measures with the support of law enforcement, targeting individuals who are accused of offenses related to spreading dissent or inciting rebellion under the Penal Code. This indicates that the Minister is taking measures to suppress and deter the resistance efforts and control the information being disseminated.
- Yaakov Shabtai, the Commissioner of Police made a number of racist and inflammatory statements, and issued an unlawful directive to reject all permits for demonstrations in support of the Palestinian people in Gaza. He stated that no approvals will be given for protests in colonized Palestine 1948, and “Anyone who wants to identify with Gaza is welcome, I will put them on buses now that are headed there and I will help him get there [to Gaza].”
Bajo el paraguas de la Guerra Genocida en Gaza, el régimen colonial de Apartheid israelí aumenta el nivel de represión en Cisjordania y la Palestina histórica.
El régimen colonial de Apartheid israelí aumenta el nivel de represión en Cisjordania.