On martyr, (253) Arrests, (26) demolitions and about (3132) settlers
who stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque during January 2022
Jerusalem governorate monitored the violations of the Israeli occupation in the
government during January 2022, where the escalation of violations was observed
over the past month.
In January, The Martyr (Fahmy Abdel Raouf Ali Hamad, 57), a resident of
Qalandia refugee camp north of the capital city, after being suffocated by tear gas
canisters that Israeli soldiers drowned in the camp during their incursion into the
In terms of settler attacks, the Governorate of Jerusalem has monitored 13 attacks,
including (4) attacks by physical abuse.
Regarding to injuries resulting from the use of excessive forced by the occupation
forces against Jerusalemites, (30) injuries were registered, including firing live and
rubber-coated metal bullets and sever beating.
Hundreds of gas suffocation injuries were also recorded during clashes that broke
out at several contact points throughout the governorate’s towns and camps, most
notably in Qalandia camp, Abu dis, Jabal al-Mukaber, Al-Tur, Al-Ram, Al-
Issawiya, Salwan, Shu’fat camp and areas northwest of Jerusalem.
Regarding violations on Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in clear and explicit
violations of its sanctity, (3132) settlers stormed the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque
during the morning and evening periods under the strict protection of the
occupying police, during which they performed public Prayers and Talmudic
rituals, bringing the number of people entering the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque
fourfold over January 2021 which reached nearly 750 settlers.
Regarding to the daily campaign of arrests by the occupying forces, the
Governorate of Jerusalem monitored (253) arrests of Jerusalem citizens, including
4 women, in addition to 27 arrests following the break-in and demolition of the
house of the “Salehia family” in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, there were also
54 arrests recorded during the snowy depression in which the country was affected,
on charges of throwing stones and snow at settlers and police officers.
Thus, in January 2022, there was an increase in the number of detainees compared
to 2021, when 170 arrests were recorded.
The occupation courts also issued (31) actual imprisonment for Jerusalem
prisoners, ranging from several months to four years, the highest of which was the
actual four-year prison sentence for prisoners Munther Zaytoun and Mahmoud
Ahad Osman, among those decisions to renew administrative detention against (5)
prisoners, including Haj “Amin Al-Shuwaiki, 61 years” for the third time in a row,
and mentions that the Shuwaiki prisoner is listed as a sick prisoner, and has not
recovered his illness nor his age A year of injustice.
The occupation authorities issued (16) house arrest decision against Jerusalemites
ranging from 5 days to one week, in addition to the imposition of guarantees and
.heavy fines against them
The occupation authorities also issued (19) decision of deportation during January,
including deportation from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and their residential areas,
particularly the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, or from the entire city of Jerusalem.
In the file of demolition houses of Jerusalemites, there were 26 demolitions in The
Governorate of Jerusalem, including 12 demolitions by occupation mechanisms
and (14) self-forced demolitions. The municipality of occupation also forced
Jerusalemites to carry out (14) forced demolitions of these operations; (9) houses,
(6) shops, a residential room and a 200-square-metre horse stable, thus increasing
demolitions during January 2022 from January 2021, which recorded (23)
demolitions, 4 of which were forced demolitions.
In an explicit violation of the sanctity of religious sites in Jerusalem, the occupying
authorities issued a decision to demolish the Taqwa Mosque in the town of Al-
Issawiya, and a demolition order was issued for the al-Rahman Mosque in the town
of Beit Safafa, which has been in place for more than 100 years. In addition, many
notices were distributed to the homes of Jerusalemites, in different neighborhoods
of the occupied capital.
As part of the occupation’s efforts to impose new realities in the occupied city of
Jerusalem to control more Palestinian properties and land in the city, which comes
against the backdrop of escalating settlements, forced displacement of
Jerusalemites and a change in the Arab-Palestinian character of east Jerusalem.
The so-called “Local Planning and Construction Committee” in the occupation
municipality of occupied Jerusalem has approved five settlement plans under
which 3,557 new settlement units will be built.
The so-called Israeli government has also approved a plan that cost $35 million,
aimed at changing the character of Al-Buraq Square adjacent to the western wall of
the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and according to the plan, infrastructure will be built,
entrances and exits of the “Buraq Wall” will be built and connected to public
transport, and educational programmes will be developed that encourage
extremists and Jews to break into it.
The Occupying Government has drawn up a new plan to evacuate the residents of
the “Bedouin” Al-Khan Al-Ahmar Community east of occupied Jerusalem, where
it intends to implement it in the near future, and the proposal calls for the
evacuation of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar and the subsequent reconstruction of the
gathering some 300 metres from the village site.
the so-called “Planning and Construction Committee” in the municipality approved
three Judaization projects, including Bab al-Khalil project, one of the gates of the
Old City, for 40 million shekels. A plan to expand Hadassah hospital, by
confiscating 111 dunums of land in the town of Issawia, northeast of occupied
Jerusalem. In addition, 600 settler apartments have been approved for construction
of 10 floors of the building
Regarding to the prisoners file, the occupation authorities tightened their repressive
policy against Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, and during The Month of
January, with the high incidence of Corona virus, and the follow-up to the air
depressions in the country, the prison administration prevented the introduction of
winter blankets and clothing for prisoners, exacerbating the suffering of prisoners
and prisoners, especially as the weather cooled.