During the first three weeks of April, B’Tselem documented 23 settler attacks against Palestinians. In all of March, 23 incidents were documented, 11 of them after the severe restrictions on movement and social gatherings were imposed. In comparison, 11 attacks were recorded in January and 12 in February.
The IMEMC reports that Israeli colonial settlers unleashed their cattle, on Wednesday, onto Palestinian-owned farmlands in the northern Alghour area of the Jordan Valley, in the West Bank.
Israeli forces attacked non-violent protesters in Gaza Friday, killing one Palestinian and wounding 57. The Palestinian protest organizers called this Friday’s protest the “Friday of 78 Children”, in honor of the 78 children killed by Israeli forces since the weekly marches began in March 2018.
At the Gaza border in Rafah yesterday hundreds of protesters gathered for speeches and folk songs. Dozens approached the fence and threw stones and Molotov Cocktails, and Israeli soldiers responded with live fire, killing Saher ‘Awadallah Jaber ‘Othman (20).
Security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings on Tuesday evening that killed three security officers, a Hamas spokesperson say.
“Israeli forces have escalated their attacks against the medical personnel in the field, wounding 4 members of them” Friday, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights in Gaza. On the 56th Friday of the Great March of Return, Israeli forces injured 110 civilians.
A Palestinian teacher, Fatima Suleiman, 42, was killed Thursday morning near her home in the occupied West Bank, after being rammed by the car of an illegal colonialist settler. The soldiers later shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teen while handcuffed, when he reportedly attempted to run from the scene.
On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly Great March Processions in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing one child, and injuring at least 55 others, including two medics. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the slain child as Maisara Mousa Ali Abu Shallouf, 15, shot in the abdomen, east of Jabalia camp.
Violence is routine in occupied Palestine, as this week’s toll shows: olive trees bulldozed, seven hikers tear-gassed, hundreds of grape vines cut by settlers, a Palestinian boy in critical condition after being run over by a settler, and two 23-year-old men killed.
Sajed Mezher, a paramedic volunteer of 18, was killed by Israeli fire, Wednesday morning, during violent confrontations that broke out in Deheisheh refugee camp, in the south of Bethlehem. He was wearing his medical relief uniform when he was shot. The World Health Organization condemned the killing.