(19) martyrs, (461) arrests, and (68) demolition and bulldozing operations in Jerusalem


Jerusalem – Together – The Public Relations and Media Unit in the Jerusalem Governorate issued its report for the first quarter of the year 2024, on the crimes of the Israeli occupation in the Jerusalem Governorate, in which it summarized the overall violations observed in the neighborhoods and towns of the governorate.

Martyrs and the file of bodies held by the occupation:

During the first quarter of the year 2024 (19) martyrs died in the Jerusalem Governorate, including: (4) from outside the governorate, and (8) children, the youngest of whom was a girl who did not exceed 4 years. During the first quarter of the year 2024, the occupation forces executed: Muhammad Abu Eid (32 years old) and his wife Doha Abu Eid (26 years old), the child Ruqaya Abu Dahuk (3 years old), the child Suleiman Kanaan (17 years old), and the child Jinan Abu Sneina in Gaza Strip, the child Wadih Owaisat (14 years old), Muhammad Khadour (19 years old), the child Muhammad Abu Isneina (16 years old), Fadi Jamjoum (40 years old), Muha
mmad Manasra (31 years old), the child Mustafa Abu Shalbak (16 years old), The child Rami Hamdan Al-Halhouli (13 years old), the young man Zaid Ward Shukri Khalifa (23 years old), and the child Abdullah Maamoun Hassan Assaf (16 years old), and from outside the governorate, 4 martyrs rose on the land of Jerusalem, and they are: Muhammad Zawahra (26 years old), Ahmed Al-Wahsh. (31 years old), Nizar Hasasneh (34 years old), the child Mustafa Talib (15 years old), the freed prisoner and deported to the Gaza Strip, Zakaria Najeeb.

The file of the martyrs whose bodies are being held.

Until the end of the first quarter of 2024, the occupation authorities are still detaining the bodies of 40 Jerusalemite martyrs in the occupation’s refrigerators and cemeteries.

Colonists’ attacks:

The attacks of the colonialists and Jewish extremists on Palestinians in general and on the people of Jerusalem Governorate in particular are increasing, and during the first quarter of 2024,

it was monitored. Jerusalem Governorate: ab
out (34) attacks by colonists, including (5) attacks with physical harm.

Injuries:

During the first quarter of 2024, the Jerusalem Governorate monitored

injuries resulting from the occupation’s use of excessive force against Jerusalemites. (42) injuries were monitored as a result of live and rubber-coated metal bullets and severe beatings, in addition to cases of gas suffocation.

Crimes against Al-Aqsa Mosque:

In a clear and clear violation of the sanctity of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, colonists’ raids continue during the first quarter of the year 2024, as (9,894) colonists and (6,246) colonists stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque under the name of ‘tourism’ during the fait accompli imposed by the occupation, called the two periods. During the morning and evening hours, under heavy protection from the occupation police, they performed Talmudic prayers and rituals, performed prayers for the Israeli prisoners and dead soldiers, and wore costumes during their storming of the Blessed Mosque on the days of the so-called
‘Purim’ holiday.

During the first quarter of the year 2024, the occupation authorities continued their siege of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which they imposed since the seventh of last October by restricting the entry of Muslim worshipers into it. The occupation forces are stationed at all times at the gates of Al-Aqsa, placing iron barriers, stopping arrivals and trying to obstruct their entry to it, and preventing this at many times, especially during prayer times.

In conjunction with this ban and restrictions on Muslims entering Al-Aqsa, the colonists’ incursions into it through the Mughariba Gate continue. During the first quarter of the year, the occupation forces restricted worshipers during Fridays. The occupation authorities continued to impose restrictions on the freedom of worship and the entry of worshipers into Al-Aqsa. They erected barriers at the doors of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and at the entrances and roads of the Old City and the neighborhoods close to it, and assaulted the worshipers on more than o
ne occasion by beating them. Pushing and arresting, and despite the occupation’s attempts to prevent prayers from being held, the worshipers stayed at the closest point they were able to reach.

During the first quarter of the year, the occupation authorities imposed restrictions on the number of participants allowed in ‘the funeral – accompanying the body, carrying it, and praying over it’ inside Al-Aqsa – as the number of people allowed to enter was limited to a maximum of 10 people.

As the month of Ramadan approached, the occupation authorities attempted to continue the siege of the Blessed Mosque and impose restrictions on worshipers by specifying the ages of those who could enter Al-Aqsa Mosque from Jerusalem and the occupied interior. However, these attempts failed and no restrictions were imposed on worshipers from Jerusalem and the occupied interior. However, the occupation prevented worshipers from the West Bank from accessing Al-Aqsa Mosque except through restrictions: including age, as the age was
set for men over 55 years old and women over 50 years old, and issuing special permits for prayer that expire at five o’clock in the evening, meaning that the worshiper is able to perform the noon and afternoon prayers, and is forced to To leave Jerusalem before performing the Maghrib, Isha and Tarawih prayers.

During the month of Ramadan, the occupation forces stormed Al-Qibli Mosque more than once, and expelled those in seclusion inside, especially on the days that fell and coincided with the so-called ‘Purim’ holiday.

Occupation crimes against Christians. The

violations of the occupation authorities and the colonizers’ attacks against Christian holy sites and Christians in occupied Jerusalem continue. During the first quarter of the year 2024, a number of attacks on Christian places and sanctities were monitored. On February 3, colonialists attacked a German monk, the cleric Father Nicodemus Schnabel. The head of the Benedictine monks in the Holy Land, they attacked him by spitting and insulting Jesus C
hrist, peace be upon him, while he was walking in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem. During March, the occupation prevented thousands of Christians this year from arriving in Jerusalem to celebrate Easter – according to the Western calendar – Palm Sunday, the Via Dolorosa, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and to participate in religious rituals. The occupation refused to issue entry permits to Jerusalem for Christian Palestinians residing in the West Bank except in limited numbers and under restrictive conditions. Every year, the Christian sects used to celebrate in the heart of the city of Jerusalem, where Christians from all the governorates of the country gathered, with the exception of the Palestinian Christians in the Gaza Strip, who are prevented by the Palestinian occupation authorities from reaching Jerusalem on all Christian holidays, despite the symbolism and importance of the city.

Targeting national and Islamic figures:

Under the far-right government led by flocks of settlers, the occupation authori
ties continue their attempts to impose sovereignty over Jerusalem and its holy sites with the aim of imposing a new reality, and continue their racist policy against the national symbols of Jerusalem, led by Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith, upon whom the occupation imposes a prison sentence. The home has been open in his home since August 4, 2022, without specifying a time period for the decision. On January 14, the occupation intelligence handed Ghaith a decision with the intention of the occupation government to renew its previous decision to deport him from the West Bank, and on February 4, the occupation authorities renewed to Governor Ghaith the decision to prevent his entry into the West Bank. For the fifth year in a row, after he was summoned for investigation.

The occupation forces also continued to target a number of national and Islamic figures during the first quarter of the year 2024, including: Secretary of the Fatah movement in occupied Jerusalem, Shadi Al-Mutawar, Sheikh Ikrimah Sabri, the pre
acher of Al-Aqsa Mosque and head of the Islamic Authority in Jerusalem, Sheikh Al-Maqdisi Youssef Makharza, and the Jerusalemite prisoner Majid. The quiver.

Arrests:

During the first quarter of 2024, (461) arrests were monitored in all areas of the Jerusalem Governorate, including (34) children and (26) women.

Decisions of the occupation courts:

The occupation courts impose unfair decisions against detainees, ranging from issuing actual prison sentences to imposing house arrest, in addition to deportation decisions and heavy financial fines. Among them are those against whom the occupation court issued travel ban decisions, in addition to extending the detention of a large number of detainees for months. For a long time, perhaps for years, without clear charges being brought against them. Actual prison sentences The report monitored the racist occupation courts issuing (77) actual prison sentences against Jerusalemite prisoners, including (58) administrative detention sentences, ‘that is, without clearly
specifying charges against them.’ Among the highest sentences issued by the occupation authorities during the first quarter was the sentence issued against prisoner Muhammad Halawa, with an actual imprisonment of 78 months (6 years) and a fine of 2,000 shekels.

Home Detention Decisions Home detention has become a sword hanging over the necks of Jerusalemites, which is represented by the imposition of rulings by the occupation court that require a person to stay for specific periods of time inside the house in a forced manner, which has turned the homes of Jerusalemites into their prisons. It restricts the convict and his sponsors, and creates a state of permanent tension and pressure from Psychologically and socially, (16) house arrest decisions issued by the occupation authorities were monitored during the first quarter of 2024.

Deportation Decisions The occupation authorities take the deportation decisions they issue as a means to suppress the Palestinian presence in the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Old Ci
ty, Damascus Gate, and other targeted neighborhoods, as the occupation authorities issued 39 deportation decisions, 24 of which were deportation from Al-Aqsa Mosque during the first quarter of the year 2024.

Travel ban decisions: The occupation uses security reasons to prevent Palestinians from traveling, especially in occupied Jerusalem. During the month of January, the renewal of the travel ban decision against Jerusalem station station Hanadi Al-Halawani was monitored.

During February, one travel ban was issued against the Jerusalem station station, Khadija Khwais, and during March, the occupation forces extended the travel ban against the station station, Khwais, until the 18th of next August, and extended her deportation from the West Bank until the 19th of next September, after she was summoned for investigation.

Demolitions and bulldozing operations:

The occupation authorities are pursuing a policy of demolishing citizens’ homes in occupied Jerusalem, which comes in the context of punitive measures
, forced displacement, ethnic cleansing of citizens, and the Judaization and ‘Israelization’ of the occupied city. The occupation authorities generally justify the demolition of homes under the pretext of erecting them without a permit, despite the rare occurrence of Granting approval for the necessary licenses to build homes for Jerusalemites. During the first quarter of 2024, the number of demolition operations in the Jerusalem Governorate reached (68) demolition and bulldozing operations, including: (25 forced self-demolition operations) and (35 demolition operations carried out by occupation mechanisms), in addition to 8 bulldozing operations.

Demolition decisions, forced evictions, and land confiscation:

During the first quarter of the year, the occupation authorities delivered a number of demolition notices in various parts of the Jerusalem Governorate, the last of which was during the month of March, when the occupation municipality was notified of the demolition of the Silwan Sports Club in occupied
Jerusalem.

The occupation forces also delivered demolition notices to a number of shops and commercial establishments in the town of Hizma in occupied Jerusalem.

Violations against Jerusalem institutions and landmarks:

In continuous attempts to undermine Jerusalemite efforts inside the occupied capital, the occupation continues the policy of closing the institutions operating there and suppressing activities that prove the presence and steadfastness of Jerusalemites in the occupied city.

Among the most prominent of these attacks during the first quarter of 2024: targeting educational institutions and Jerusalemite students and fighting the Palestinian curriculum, attacking religious places and obliterating their landmarks, directing incitement and hate speech, incitement against international institutions in Jerusalem (UNRWA), violations against cultural institutions, attacks against Journalists.

Colonial projects:

In their relentless and insanely accelerating pursuit to impose a new reality on the occup
ied city of Jerusalem and Judaize it through the implementation of dangerous colonial projects, and during the first quarter of the year 2024, the occupation authorities approved (11) new settlement projects, in addition to initiating the implementation of more than 6 Projects that were approved earlier, and the occupation authorities also completed work on one of the projects during the month of March 2024, which is converting Palestinian land in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem into a parking lot for settlers’ vehicles.

Source: Maan News Agency

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