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  • February 4, 2016

    The IDF maintains, for a 2d day, the closure of Qabatiya where the 3 Palestinians suspected of perpetrating the 2/3 shooting in the Old City were from. In the village, an Israeli armored vehicle...

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  • January 30, 2016

    After 2 unidentified assailants stab and injure an Israeli youth outside the Old City in East Jerusalem, then flee the scene, the Israeli police set up mobile checkpoints in the area, search the...

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  • January 26, 2016

    Heavy rains in Gaza cause a tunnel to collapse nr. Gaza City, killing 7 mbrs. of Hamas. The group will confirm the deaths on 1/28 and say that 4 other men survived the accident. Elsewhere in the...

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  • January 19, 2016

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and injure a Palestinian nr. Jabaliya r.c. Elsewhere, Israeli forces conduct limited incursions to level land nr. Khan Yunis and Bayt Hanun. In the West Bank...

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  • January 17, 2016

    In Otniel settlement nr. Hebron, a Palestinian stabs and kills an Israeli settler, then flees the scene. The IDF then sets up mobile checkpoints and roadblocks in the area; conducts house searches...

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  • January 6, 2016

    In the West Bank, Israeli forces demolish 5 bedouin Palestinian residential structures in the E1 area nr. Jerusalem, displacing 26 bedouins; begin leveling land s. of Bethlehem in preparation for...

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  • January 1, 2016

    Ajnad Bayt al-Maqdis fighters fire 5 rockets toward s. Israel; 2 land in open areas nr. Sderot, causing no damage or injuries, and 3 land short of the border fence. Holding Hamas responsible, IAF...

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  • December 31, 2015

    In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian driver nr. Nablus after he allegedly rams his car into Israeli soldiers, lightly injuring 1 soldier. Palestinian youths throw stones at...

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  • December 29, 2015

    In the West Bank, armed Palestinians open fire on an Israeli military post in Bayt Duqqu n. of Jerusalem late at night, causing no injuries. The IDF then sets up mobile checkpoints around the...

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  • December 28, 2015

    In Gaza, Hamas reports that 1 of its fighters was killed this morning in a tunnel collapse. In the West Bank, an Israeli settler and several IDF soldiers assault 4 Palestinian youths in c. Hebron...

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  • December 26, 2015

    Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians throughout the day. First, Israeli forces shoot and kill a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab an Israeli police officer in West Jerusalem. Israeli...

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  • December 22, 2015

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and seriously injure a Palestinian woman e. of Khan Yunis as she was working in an agricultural field nr. the barrier fence; violently disperse Palestinians...

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  • December 17, 2015

    In the Nablus area, 1 Palestinian is killed and 2 others injured by Israeli forces throughout the day. First, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian youth at the Hawara checkpoint after he...

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  • December 14, 2015

    In West Jerusalem, a Palestinian driver rams a group of Israelis at a bus stop nr. Chords Bridge, injuring at least 14 (Hamas will claim the man as a mbr.); Israeli police and bystanders shoot and...

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  • December 5, 2015

    In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest a Palestinian nr. al-Ibrahimi Mosque in c. Hebron on suspicion that she was planning a stabbing attack. The IDF violently disperses Palestinian, Israeli, and...

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  • November 23, 2015

    For the 2d day in a row, IDF troops shoot and kill a 16-year-old Palestinian at Huwwara checkpoint nr. Nablus. The IDF claims that the youth attempted to stab 2 settlers at a bus stop, but a PCHR...

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  • November 19, 2015

    Stabbing and other small-scale violent incidents continue in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) and Israel. In Tel Aviv, 2 Palestinians armed with knives attack a group of Israelis at an...

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  • November 15, 2015

    Amid the ongoing wave of violence, the Israeli authorities proceed with demolition-related activities today. Israeli forces enter Qalandia r.c. and punitively demolish the residence of the...

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  • November 11, 2015

    In the most high-profile incident of the day, undercover Israeli soldiers raid a hospital in Hebron and arrest a Palestinian patient—an alleged suspect in the stabbing of an Israeli settler on 25...

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  • November 10, 2015

    The wave of small-scale violence and stabbing attacks continues in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. An Israeli security guard shoots and kills a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab...

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  • November 9, 2015

    The wave of violence and the corresponding Israeli crackdown continue across the oPt. IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint nr. Qalqilya as she approaches them with a knife...

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  • November 7, 2015

    For the 2d day in a row, IDF troops open fire on Palestinians protesting along Gaza’s border nr. al-Bureij r.c., injuring 1. The violence in the West Bank continues to center on Hebron as Israeli...

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  • November 2, 2015

    Small-scale violence and the corresponding Israeli crackdown continue in the oPt and Israel. IDF troops open fire on 2 Palestinian youths at a checkpoint nr. Jenin, killing 1 and injuring the...

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  • November 1, 2015

    Small-scale attacks, including alleged stabbings, continue to characterize the ongoing wave of violence as it largely shifts to the West Bank. IDF troopsshoot and kill a Palestinian in a village...

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  • October 27, 2015

    Stabbing and alleged stabbing attacks continue to characterize the ongoing wave of violence in the oPt. In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers shoot and kill 2 Palestinians at a bus stop in the Gush...

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  • October 24, 2015

    The Israeli crackdown on the oPt amid the ongoing wave of violence continues. IDF troops clash with stone-throwing Palestinians outside a settlement nr. Ramallah and along Gaza’s border e. of Khan...

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  • October 22, 2015

    The wave of small-scale violence continues in Israel and the West Bank. Israeli police open fire on 2 Palestinians, killing 1 and injuring the other, after they stab and moderately injure an...

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  • October 17, 2015

    For the 9th day in a row, IDF troops stationed along Gaza’s border open fire on Palestinians protesting and throwing stones, injuring 10 Palestinians. The Israeli authorities temporarily close the...

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  • October 15, 2015

    For the 7th day in a row, IDF troops stationed along Gaza’s border open fire on Palestinian protesters, injuring 1 with live ammunition e. of al-Bureij r.c. Separately, the Egyptian authorities...

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  • October 10, 2015

    Dozens of Gazans gather nr. the border for a 2d day, protesting the Israeli killing of 7 Gazans on 10/9. IDF troops open fire on the protesters, killing 2, injuring 26, and arresting 5 of the 70...

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The IDF maintains, for a 2d day, the closure of Qabatiya where the 3 Palestinians suspected of perpetrating the 2/3 shooting in the Old City were from. In the village, an Israeli armored vehicle rams and seriously injures a Palestinian youth, and 3 other Palestinians are injured in intermittent clashes. (HA, MNA, WAFA 2/4; PCHR 2/11)

In Ramla, Israel, 2 Palestinian youths are detained after allegedly stabbing and lightly injuring an Israeli security guard at a bus station. In Silwan, unidentified assailants throw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli bus, causing substantial damage and no injuries. Meanwhile, Israeli forces violently disperse Palestinian youths gathering in Jabal Mukabir, East Jerusalem, to call for the return of the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces (there are no serious injuries).Israeli forces also demolish a building in al-‘Izzariya; conduct a raid in Abu Dis, sparking clashes with stone-throwers (there are no serious injuries); arrest 3 Palestinians on further raids in Silwan, Qalandia r.c., and Biddu. In the West Bank, Israeli forces demolish 5 homes and 4 other Palestinian structures in the Jordan Valley, as well as 3 agricultural structures in a village nr. Ramallah overnight. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians protesting and throwing stones nr. Qalqilya; 1 Palestinian is injured. The IDF conducts raids and house searches in 1 village each nr. Salfit, Nablus, and 3 villages nr. Ramallah, arresting 6 Palestinians and issuing 1 family a notice to vacate their home; patrols in 2 villages nr. Ramallah and 7 nr. Hebron. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA, YA 2/4; MNA 2/5; PCHR 2/11)

Palestinian hunger striker al-Qiq rejects an Israeli High Court of Justice decision to suspend his administrative detention until his health improves. Al-Qiq argued that the ruling upheld his administrative detention in a different form. (MNA 2/4)

Israeli PM Netanyahu files an ethics complaint against 3 MKs from the Joint List for their 2/2 visit to the East Jerusalem families of Palestinians who have allegedly committed serious crimes or attacks in recent mos. (HA, JP, YA 2/4; JP, TOI 2/5)

After 2 unidentified assailants stab and injure an Israeli youth outside the Old City in East Jerusalem, then flee the scene, the Israeli police set up mobile checkpoints in the area, search the area, and arrest 2 Palestinians suspected of carrying out the attack. In the evening, a separate Palestinian youth turns himself in in connection with the morning attack. Meanwhile, Israeli forces arrest 2 Palestinians on late-night raids in the Old City. Overnight off Gaza’s coast, a Hamas fighter dies during unspecified military activities and Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats nr. Bayt Lahiya, causing no injuries. Later, IDF troops stationed along the border fence open fire on Palestinian farmers nr. Rafah and Bayt Hanun, causing no injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct late-night raids and house searches in Bethlehem, Hebron, 1 village and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, arresting 7 Palestinians and issuing arrest summons to 2; patrol in Salfit, 2 villages nr. Bethlehem, and 4 nr. Ramallah. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 1/30; MNA 1/31; PCHR 2/4)

PA pres. Abbas welcomes the 1/29 French announcement of a new effort to facilitate a 2-state solution. Meanwhile, a White House spokesperson says that the Obama admin.’s position is still that direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations are the preferred approach. (HA, JP, MNA 1/30)

Heavy rains in Gaza cause a tunnel to collapse nr. Gaza City, killing 7 mbrs. of Hamas. The group will confirm the deaths on 1/28 and say that 4 other men survived the accident. Elsewhere in the oPt, the IDF bars Palestinians from the Beit Horon settlement where 2 Palestinians attacked Israeli settlers on 1/25; locks down, for the 2d day in a row, nearby Bayt ‘Ur al-Tahta village where 1 of the alleged attackers was from. IDF troops conduct latenight raids and house searches in 2 villages nr. Jenin, arresting 2 Palestinians and issuing an arrest summons to 1; patrol in 5 villages nr. Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 2 Palestinians on raids in the Old City and al-‘Izzariya. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 1/26; JP, TOI 1/27; MNA, PCHR 1/28)

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and injure a Palestinian nr. Jabaliya r.c. Elsewhere, Israeli forces conduct limited incursions to level land nr. Khan Yunis and Bayt Hanun. In the West Bank, IDF troops patrol in Thinaba village nr. Tulkarm late at night, sparking a brief exchange of fire with armed Palestinians; 1 Israeli soldier is injured. After the incident, the IDF declares the village a closed military zone and arrests 8 Palestinians during raids. Israeli forces seal off the entrance of a village nr. Bethlehem with earth mounds; demolish 2 residential structures and 2 bathrooms nr. Jericho. IDF troops conduct further late-night raids and house searches in 4 villages and alFawar r.c. nr. Hebron, as well as 1 village nr. Salfit, arresting 7 Palestinians; patrol in 4 villages and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, Qalqilya and 1 village nearby, and 1 village nr. Ramallah. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home under construction in Silwan late at night. Pursuant to the IDF’s 1/18 announcement, Palestinian workers are barred from entering Israeli settlements (the IDF also announces that the restriction will continue on 1/20). (TOI, WAFA 1/19; MNA, TOI, WAFA 1/20; PCHR 1/21)

In Otniel settlement nr. Hebron, a Palestinian stabs and kills an Israeli settler, then flees the scene. The IDF then sets up mobile checkpoints and roadblocks in the area; conducts house searches and raids in a nearby village. IDF troops conduct further late-night raids and house searches in Hebron and 3 villages nearby, as well as 1 village each nr. Ramallah, Salfit, and Tulkarm, arresting 20 Palestinians and confiscating 2 vehicles; patrols in 2 villages each nr. Jericho and Ramallah, 1 nr. Tulkarm, and 5 villages and al-Fawar r.c. nr. Hebron. Israeli forces demolish a livestock structure nr. Qalqilya late at night; when the Palestinian owner protests, they shoot and injure him and his brother, then arrest his other brother. They also demolish a garage and damage a quarry in villages nr. Ramallah, displacing 2 Palestinians who were living in the former. Off Gaza’s s. coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats, causing no injuries or damage. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces assault 2 Palestinians and arrest 5 others on raids in Abu Dis and the Old City. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA 1/17; MNA, YA 1/18; PCHR 1/21)

Israel’s High Court of Justice rejects a petition to block the Israeli govt.’s demolition of Umm al-Hiran, a bedouin village in the Negev, exhausting the residents’ legal options. (JP 1/18)

In the West Bank, Israeli forces demolish 5 bedouin Palestinian residential structures in the E1 area nr. Jerusalem, displacing 26 bedouins; begin leveling land s. of Bethlehem in preparation for the construction of a military tower. The IDF conducts late-night raids and house searches in Dahaysha r.c. nr. Bethlehem, Tulkarm r.c., and 1 village each nr. Salfit and Ramallah, arresting 10 Palestinians; patrols in 4 villages and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli police raid the International Comm. of the Red Cross office overnight, arresting 6 Palestinian activists who have been staging a sit-in in protest of the Israeli orders to deport 2 of them. Israeli forces demolish 2 Palestinian homes in Silwan; arrest a Palestinian at Haram al-Sharif; arrest 2 Palestinians during late-night raids in Jabal Mukabir and al-‘Izzariya. In Israel, Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian bedouin mosque in a so-called unrecognized village in the Negev. (HA, MNA 1/6; PCHR, WAFA 1/7; HA, MNA 1/8; PCHR 1/14)

The Israeli press reports that DM Moshe Ya’alon has approved, in recent weeks, the Gush Etzion settlement’s request to incorporate a nearby property into its municipality. (HA, JP, TOI 1/6)

Ajnad Bayt al-Maqdis fighters fire 5 rockets toward s. Israel; 2 land in open areas nr. Sderot, causing no damage or injuries, and 3 land short of the border fence. Holding Hamas responsible, IAF jets launch late-night air strikes on 2 Hamas military sites in Gaza City and Bayt Hanun, causing extensive damage but no injuries. (HA, MNA, TOI 1/1; PCHR 1/7)

A Palestinian citizen of Israel opens fire in a Tel Aviv pub, killing 2 and injuring 7. The attacker flees and, according to Israeli police on 1/4, kills a 3d Israeli civilian, a taxi driver, in n. Tel Aviv. (The suspect will be killed in a shootout in n. Israel on 1/8.) In the West Bank, Israeli authorities return to their families the bodies of 23 Palestinians killed recently by the IDF, including 17 to the Hebron area. They also return to a Palestinian transportation company in Nablus 11 buses confiscated since 10/1 for carrying Palestinian youths to protests. The IDF conducts a late-night raid in Tulkarm, arresting 1 Palestinian; patrols in 2 villages nr. Ramallah and 1 nr. Nablus. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists at demonstrations against Israel’s occupation and recent crackdown on the oPt in 2 villages nr. Ramallah (Bil‘in and Ni‘lin), 2 nr. Qalqilya (Kafr Qaddum and ‘Azun), and along Gaza’s border nr. Bayt Hanun; 5 Palestinians are injured. (AP, HA, JP, MNA, TOI, YA 1/1; HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 1/2; HA 1/4; PCHR 1/7)

In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian driver nr. Nablus after he allegedly rams his car into Israeli soldiers, lightly injuring 1 soldier. Palestinian youths throw stones at IDF troops on a patrol in a village nr. Jenin, sparking minor clashes; 3 Palestinians are arrested and none are injured. Israeli forces raze a plot of Palestinian agricultural land nr. Hebron to prepare for the construction of a military post. The IDF conducts a late-night raid in Balata r.c. nr. Nablus, arresting 1 Palestinian; patrols in 5 villages nr. Hebron. Israeli forces return the bodies of 8 Palestinians killed in recent confrontations with the IDF to the PA (the Israeli authorities initially said 11 bodies would be returned, then they withhold 3 for so-called security reasons). (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 12/31; HA, MNA 1/1; PCHR 1/7)

In the West Bank, armed Palestinians open fire on an Israeli military post in Bayt Duqqu n. of Jerusalem late at night, causing no injuries. The IDF then sets up mobile checkpoints around the village, sparking clashes with stonethrowers and injuring 3 Palestinians. During the day, Israeli forces raze a small swath of land outside a village nr. Bethlehem; deliver stopwork orders to 15 homes under construction in another village nr. Bethlehem. Israeli authorities issue an order declaring their intention to confiscate a swath of 500 dunams (around 123 acres) of land nr. Nablus. The IDF conducts raids in 1 village each nr. Jenin and Hebron, and in Tulkarm, arresting 7 Palestinians; returns the bodies of 3 Palestinians killed by the IDF on 11/30, 12/3, and 12/24. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a home under construction in Sur al-Bahir. After a funeral in Abu Dis, Israeli forces violently disperse stone-throwers in the area, injuring 24 Palestinians. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and moderately injure a Palestinian e. of Khan Yunis. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 12/29; MNA, WAFA 12/30; PCHR 12/31)

In Gaza, Hamas reports that 1 of its fighters was killed this morning in a tunnel collapse. In the West Bank, an Israeli settler and several IDF soldiers assault 4 Palestinian youths in c. Hebron, causing minor injuries. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians throwing stones and protesting the recent Israeli crackdown on the oPt in 1 village nr. Qalqilya; 2 Palestinians are injured. Late at night, IDF troops conduct raids in Qalandia r.c. nr. Ramallah, arresting 3 Palestinians and sparking a brief exchange of fire with armed Palestinians; there are no serious injuries. Meanwhile, the IDF raids the Bethlehem offices of a PA-run charity and the Nablus office of a prisoners’ rights group, destroying and confiscating property and ordering the latter to shut down. The IDF conducts further raids and house searches in Jenin and 1 village nearby, arresting 1 Palestinian; patrols in 4 villages nr. Hebron; delivers a stop-work order to a home under construction nr. Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian in Issawiyya and 3 Palestinians on late-night raids in Kafr ‘Aqab. (MNA, WAFA 12/28; MNA, WAFA 12/ 29; PCHR 12/31)

Israeli NGO Peace Now reports that Israel’s Ministry of Housing has continued working on plans for thousands of housing units in the E1 area e. of Jerusalem, despite the PM Netanyahu’s public cancellation of tenders for similar units in 11/2013. (AFP, HA, MNA, PCN, TOI 12/28)

Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians throughout the day. First, Israeli forces shoot and kill a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab an Israeli police officer in West Jerusalem. Israeli forces later raid the alleged attacker’s home in Silwan, issuing arrest summons to his parents and brother. Later, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian driver at a checkpoint nr. Nablus after he allegedly rams his car into Israeli soldiers, injuring 1. Palestinian witnesses report that the Israeli soldiers opened fire on the car before the driver swerved toward them. Meanwhile, IDF troops conduct raids and house searches in Tulkarm, 2 villages nr. Hebron, and 1 nr. Ramallah, arresting 6 Palestinians. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces violently disperse Palestinians outside the Old City protesting the Israeli authorities’ withholding of the bodies of Palestinians recently killed in confrontations with the IDF; 2 Palestinians are lightly injured and 1 is assaulted and arrested nearby. Israeli settlers assault and attempt to kidnap a Palestinian woman on her way home nr. Shu‘fat; she is moderately injured. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 12/26; PCHR 12/31)

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and seriously injure a Palestinian woman e. of Khan Yunis as she was working in an agricultural field nr. the barrier fence; violently disperse Palestinians protesting nr. al-Bureij r.c., injuring 3. In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest a Palestinian man in c. Hebron for allegedly planning a stabbing attack; assault and arrest 2 Palestinians at a flying checkpoint in a village nr. Ramallah, seriously injuring 1. Palestinian teachers prevent Israeli forces from raiding their secondary school nr. Bethlehem, sparking minor clashes between stone-throwers and the Israeli troops; there are no serious injuries. IDF troops also clash with stone-throwers in a village nr. Ramallah, injuring 7 Palestinians. The IDF conducts late-night raids and house searches in Hebron, Jenin and 1 nearby village, 2 villages nr. Ramallah, arresting 1 Palestinian and issuing 1 arrest summons; patrols during the day in 1 village nr. Hebron and 10 nr. Tulkarm. Israeli forces return 2 bodies of Palestinian women killed by the IDF to their families nr. Hebron and Nablus. Israeli settlers uproot around 50 olive tree saplings outside a Palestinian village nr. Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian on a late-night raid in Abu Dis; evacuate a Palestinian building in the Old City, claiming that it belongs to Israeli settlers. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 12/22; TOI, WAFA 12/23; PCHR 12/31)

In a special session attended by PA pres. Abbas, Greece’s parliament approves a nonbinding res. encouraging the Greek govt. to recognize the State of Palestine. (JP, TOI, WAFA 12/22)

In the Nablus area, 1 Palestinian is killed and 2 others injured by Israeli forces throughout the day. First, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian youth at the Hawara checkpoint after he allegedly attempts to stab Israeli soldiers. Later, Israeli soldiers shoot and injure 1 Palestinian youth in Nablus and 1 more in a village nearby. Israeli soldiers assault and arrest a Palestinian in Tulkarm. Meanwhile, the IDF conducts raids in 1 village and Qalandia r.c. nr. Ramallah, arresting 2 Palestinians and sparking clashes in each with stone-throwing Palestinian youths; at least 3 Palestinians are injured. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians protesting and throwing stones in 1 village each nr. Ramallah and Nablus, and along Gaza’s border nr. al-Bureij r.c.; 5 Palestinians are injured and 1 is arrested. Israeli forces deliver stop-work orders to 5 residential structures under construction nr. Hebron. They conduct additional raids and house searches in Tulkarm and 1 nearby village, Nablus, Bethlehem, 1 village each nr. Ramallah and Bethlehem, 2 nr. Jenin, and 2 nr. Hebron, arresting 14 Palestinians and confiscating personal property; patrol in 1 village nr. Tulkarm, 6 villages and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, and 2 villages nr. Ramallah. Following the IDF’s shelling of Gaza on 12/16, unknown Gazans fire a rocket toward Israel. It falls short of the border, causing no damage or injuries. Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land along the border fence nr. Khan Yunis; arrest 2 Palestinians attempting to cross into Israel e. of Dayr al-Balah. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA 12/17; HA 12/18; PCHR 12/31)

In West Jerusalem, a Palestinian driver rams a group of Israelis at a bus stop nr. Chords Bridge, injuring at least 14 (Hamas will claim the man as a mbr.); Israeli police and bystanders shoot and kill the driver. Israeli PM Netanyahu then orders the fortification of Jerusalem’s bus stops (a plan will be implemented on 12/20). In the West Bank, hundreds of Israeli settlers visit Joseph’s Tomb nr. Nablus overnight, sparking morning clashes between their IDF escort and Palestinian stone-throwers; 1 Palestinian is injured. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians protesting in Jalazun r.c. nr. Ramallah, injuring 1 Palestinian and damaging his car. The IDF conducts late-night raids and house searches in Hebron and 2 villages nearby, Tulkarm, and 4 villages nr. Ramallah, arresting 16 Palestinians and confiscating personal property; patrol in Nablus, 6 villages nr. Hebron, and 1 nr. Jenin. (HA, JP, MNA, NYT, TOI, YA 12/14; TOI 12/15; WAFA 12/16; PCHR 12/17)

At a ceremony in Ramallah, 3 new ministers are sworn in to the PA cabinet at the request of Pres. Mahmoud Abbas. The cabinet’s secy.-gen., Ali Abu Diyak, is the new minister of justice, replacing Saleem al-Saqqa; Ehab Yasir Aref Bseiso is the new minister of culture, replacing Ziad Abu Amr; and Mahmoud Rashid al-Shaer is the new minister of social affairs, replacing Shawqi al-Aissa. Abu Amr and al-Aissa remain on the cabinet in their roles as dep. PM and minister of agriculture and prisoners’ affairs, respectively. (MNA 12/15; JP 12/17)

In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest a Palestinian nr. al-Ibrahimi Mosque in c. Hebron on suspicion that she was planning a stabbing attack. The IDF violently disperses Palestinian, Israeli, and international protesters in 2 areas nr. Qalqilya, injuring 2 Palestinians. Israeli forces raid 2 printing offices in Hebron late at night, confiscating equipment on the grounds that it was used to publish inciting materials. The IDF has also closed 3 Hebron radio stations in the last mo. (11/3, 11/21, 11/28) for alleged incitement. The IDF conducts late-night raids and house searches in 2 villages nr. Ramallah, a suburb of Tulkarm, Hebron and 1 village nearby, 1 village nr. Jenin, 2 nr. Bethlehem, and in Aida r.c, arresting 12 Palestinians, issuing arrest summons to 3, and confiscating personal property; patrols in 8 villages and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron. IDF troops assault a Palestinian at a checkpoint nr. Tulkarm for returning from Israel without a work permit. Israeli settlers assault a Palestinian bus driver s. of Jerusalem. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 6 Palestinian pedestrians in al-Tur and the Old City. (JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 12/5; TOI, WAFA 12/6; PCHR 12/10)

For the 2d day in a row, IDF troops shoot and kill a 16-year-old Palestinian at Huwwara checkpoint nr. Nablus. The IDF claims that the youth attempted to stab 2 settlers at a bus stop, but a PCHR investigation refutes the allegation; a Palestinian bystander is critically injured by a stray Israeli bullet during the incident (she succumbs to her injuries on 12/16). Shortly afterward, Israeli forces shoot and kill another Palestinian after he attacks a group of Israelis with a knife at a gas station w. of Ramallah, killing an IDF soldier and injuring an Israeli settler (a 2d settler is lightly injured by errant fire). In West Jerusalem, Israeli police open fire on 2 Palestinian youths, killing 1 and injuring the other, after they stab an elderly Palestinian man with scissors nr. a central market (they reportedly mistook him for an Israeli); 1 Israeli bystander is lightly injured. After the incident, Palestinian gunmen affiliated with Fatah’s military wing open fire on Qalandia checkpoint nr. Ramallah, reportedly targeting the area because the Palestinian youth killed in West Jersualem was from Qalandia r.c.; there are no injuries. Meanwhile, a Palestinian driver allegedly rams an Israeli settler with his car nr. Nablus, causing mild injuries. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 11/23; PCHR 11/26)

Elsewhere in the oPt, a small armed group in Gaza fires a rocket into Israel and it lands nr. the border fence, causing no damage or injuries. In the evening, IAF jets launch air strikes at a Hamas military site in c. Gaza, causing damage. Off the coast nr. Jabaliya r.c., Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats, causing no damage or injuries. IDF troops violently clash with Palestinian protesters and stone-throwers in 2 incidents: along Gaza’s border nr. al-Bureij r.c. and at a university in Tulkarm, w. of Qalqilya; 7 Palestinians are injured (1 seriously). The IDF conducts raids in Aida r.c. nr. Bethlehem and in a village nr. Ramallah, sparking small clashes with stonethrowing Palestinian youths in both; 2 Palestinians are moderately injured. IDF troops conduct further raids and house searches nr. Bethlehem; in 1 village nr. Jericho; 3 villages, al-‘Arub r.c., and al-Fawar r.c. nr. Hebron; 1 village nr. Qalqilya; Nablus and nearby Balata r.c.; and Jalazun r.c. nr. Ramallah, arresting 22 Palestinians and issuing arrest summons to 2. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 11/23; JP, MNA, YA 11/24; PCHR 11/26)

Stabbing and other small-scale violent incidents continue in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) and Israel. In Tel Aviv, 2 Palestinians armed with knives attack a group of Israelis at an office building, killing 2 and injuring 2. Israeli police arrest 1 of the attackers and the other flees. Later, IDF troops raid the Hebron-area home of 1 of the suspects, delivering punitive demolition orders and arresting 3. Nr. Bethlehem, a Palestinian driver opens fire in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, injuring 10 settlers and killing 3 others, including a U.S. citizen. Israeli forces shoot at the driver, causing him to crash his car and killing 1 Palestinian bystander in the crossfire; they arrest the driver at the scene. In c. Hebron, Israeli forces fire tear gas and skunk water, blocking a number of Palestinian children from accessing their school, after a Palestinian allegedly throws a tear gas canister at an Israeli checkpoint and injures a soldier. Also, a Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained in clashes with the IDF on 11/11. (HA, MNA, NYT, WAFA, YA 11/19; PCHR 11/26)

Elsewhere, a number of Palestinian municipalities in Israel, including Nazareth, Rahat, and Sakhnin, go on strike in protest of the 11/16 outlawing of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement. In the West Bank, IDF troops and stone-throwers clash during raids in Dahaysha r.c. and patrols nr. Jenin, injuring 4 Palestinians and arresting 1, respectively. Israeli forces continue their string of late-night house searches and raids in the Hebron, Ramallah, Jalazun r.c., and Dahaysha r.c. areas, arresting 12 Palestinians and issuing arrest summons to 4; patrol during the day nr. Jenin, Tulkarm, Salfit, Hebron, and Qalqilya. Israeli settlers leave racist graffiti and throw stones at Palestinian homes in a village nr. Ramallah late at night, causing minor damage. Israeli forces begin demolishing a synagogue in the Givat Ze’ev settlement nr. Jerusalem, pursuant to the Israeli govt.’s 11/16 compromise with settler leaders (the demolition will be completed by 12/10). In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces clash with and violently disperse Palestinians at a checkpoint in Abu Dis, seriously injuring 1 Palestinian; arrest 4 Palestinians on raids in Issawiyya and Jabal Mukabir; assault a Palestinian youth in Ras al-Amud. (EI, HA, MNA, NYT, WAFA, YA 11/19; MNA, TOI 11/20; PCHR 11/26)

Israel’s Coordinator of Govt. Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Unit cmdr. Yoav Mordechai signs an agreement with the PA Minister of Civil Affairs Hassan al-Shaykh to grant Palestinian mobile phone users in the West Bank access to 3G high-speed data services. The new services are expected to be in place by mid-2016. (AP, HA 11/19)

Amid the ongoing wave of violence, the Israeli authorities proceed with demolition-related activities today. Israeli forces enter Qalandia r.c. and punitively demolish the residence of the Palestinian accused of shooting and killing an Israeli settler on 6/19, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youths; 2 Palestinians are killed and 3 are injured. They also take photographs and measurements of the Hebron-area homes of 2 Palestinians who were accused of recent attacks on Israelis. (MNA, WAFA 11/15; HA 11/16; PCHR 11/19)

Elsewhere in the oPt, an IDF vehicle runs over a Palestinian child in a village nr. Jerusalem, causing moderate injuries. The IDF clashes with and violently disperses Palestinians protesting outside a settlement nr. Ramallah and w. of Qalqilya (3 Palestinians are injured). IDF troops force a Palestinian family off their agricultural land nr. Hebron for the 2d time in 2 days; patrol in Salfit and 2 areas nr. Hebron; conduct late-night house searches and raids in Hebron and 3 nearby villages, ‘Askar r.c. nr. Nablus, Jenin and 1 village nearby, confiscating files and materials from an orphanage nr. Hebron for unreported reasons, and arresting 10 Palestinians. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on land e. of Jabaliya r.c., causing no damage. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 10 Palestinians on raids in the Old City, Silwan, and Issawiyya. (MNA, WAFA 11/15; HA, MNA, NYT 11/16; PCHR 11/19)

In the most high-profile incident of the day, undercover Israeli soldiers raid a hospital in Hebron and arrest a Palestinian patient—an alleged suspect in the stabbing of an Israeli settler on 25 October—and shoot and kill the man’s cousin. Meanwhile, Palestinians across the West Bank demonstrate in commemoration of the 11-year anniversary of former PLO chair Yasir Arafat’s death. IDF troops violently disperse them in al-‘Arub r.c. and 1 village nr. Hebron, w. of Tulkarm, 2 areas nr. Ramallah (al-Bireh and Jalazun r.c.), and Bethlehem; at least 70 Palestinians are injured. Elsewhere, IDF troops conduct a series of raids in Qalandia r.c. nr. Ramallah, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians youths; 13 Palestinians are injured. Palestinian youths throw stones at Israeli settlers’ vehicles nr. Nablus, causing no damage. The IDF then raids stores in a nearby village, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youths; there are no serious injuries. The IDF also conducts raids in al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, Nablus and 2 nearby villages, 1 village nr. Tulkarm, Jalazun r.c. and 1 village nr. Ramallah, 2 villages nr. Jenin, as well as 3 villages, Aida r.c. and al-Azza r.c. nr. Bethlehem, arresting 44 Palestinians and issuing an arrest summons to 1. Off Gaza’s coast nr. Bayt Lahiya, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats, causing no damage or injuries. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces raid a school in Silwan, arresting a Palestinian youth and issuing the school’s principal an arrest summons. They arrest 4 other Palestinians on raids in the Old City and Issawiyya. (MNA, WAFA 11/11; HA, JP, MNA, PCHR, WAFA, YA 11/12; PCHR 11/19)

The Jerusalem Municipality approves the construction of 891 new units in a settlement nr. Bayt Jala. (WAFA 11/11)

Israel’s Knesset approves, 55–31, the 1st reading of a bill that will allow the govt. to bar anyone who calls for a boycott of Israel from entering the country. (HA, JP 11/11)

The EU Commission adopts an interpretive notice “on indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967,” including guidelines requiring products imported from Israel’s West Bank settlements to be labeled as such. (HA, JP, MNA, REU, YA 11/11; YA 11/12)

The wave of small-scale violence and stabbing attacks continues in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. An Israeli security guard shoots and kills a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab him nr. the Old City. A 2d Palestinian is lightly injured by errant fire. Israeli forces then raid the Palestinian’s home in Issawiyya, arresting his father and 3 brothers. Around the same time, Israeli forces shoot and injure a Palestinian youth after he and a 2d Palestinian youth stab and injure an Israeli security guard on the Jerusalem Light Rail nr. Shu‘fat r.c.; both youths are arrested. Nr. Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers shoot and kill 2 Palestinians at a checkpoint and 2 others in an Israeli settlement nr. Bethlehem after they allegedly attempt to stab Israeli soldiers and settlers. (HA, MNA, WAFA 11/10; PCHR 11/12)

Meanwhile in the oPt, Israeli forces assault and arrest 4 Palestinian youths in Issawiyya. IDF troops patrol in c. Hebron, sparking clashes with stone-throwers (several Palestinians are lightly injured); surround a school in al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, fire tear gas onto the grounds, and open fire on a number of Palestinian youths (2 are injured). IDF troops clash with and disperse Palestinians protesting in c. Hebron, w. of Tulkarm, and in Aida r.c. nr. Bethlehem (2 Palestinians are seriously injured); conduct late-night house searches and raids in 1 neighborhood in East Jerusalem, 3 villages nr. Hebron, arresting 11 Palestinians. Israeli forces demolish 3 wells, a shed, and a water tank in a village nr. Jenin. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 11/10; AP, JP, MNA 11/11; PCHR 11/12)

PA pres. Abbas instructs the PA’s Foreign Ministry to prepare a file of evidence on Israel’s 10/12 arrest and subsequent treatment of a Palestinian youth for submission to the ICC. A video depicting Israeli interrogators verbally abusing the youth was published on 11/9, prompting criticism. (TOI, WAFA 11/11; HA 11/12)

The wave of violence and the corresponding Israeli crackdown continue across the oPt. IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint nr. Qalqilya as she approaches them with a knife. IDF troops conduct a raid on the campus of a university nr. Tulkarm, sparking clashes with Palestinian students; 18 Palestinians are injured. Palestinian youths throw stones at IDF troops in a village nr. Qalqilya, sparking clashes; 1 Palestinian is injured. Israeli soldiers assault and arrest 3 Palestinian students s. of Nablus. The IDF conducts a series of late-night raids in Hebron, 3 villages and al-‘Arub r.c. nr. Hebron, 1 village each nr. Tulkarm and Bethlehem, in and around Qalqilya, and ‘Ayn al-Sultan r.c. nr. Jericho, arresting 35 Palestinians, issuing arrest summons to 8, and confiscating over NIS 35,000 (around $9,000). An Israeli settler opens fire on Palestinian farmers harvesting olives nr. Nablus, causing no injuries. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces raid a hospital in al-Tur, searching for the medical records of a Palestinian patient (HA, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 11/9; YA 11/10; PCHR 11/12)

Israeli PM Netanyahu meets with U.S. pres. Barack Obama in Washington to discuss U.S. military aid to Israel, the lack of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, and how to deescalate the recent tension in Israel and the oPt. (AP, HA, JP, NYT 11/9; HA, JP 11/10; JTA 11/11)

For the 2d day in a row, IDF troops open fire on Palestinians protesting along Gaza’s border nr. al-Bureij r.c., injuring 1. The violence in the West Bank continues to center on Hebron as Israeli forces deny several Palestinians access to al-Ibrahimi Mosque in the morning and raid several Palestinian homes throughout the day. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers visit the mosque; throw stones at Palestinian homes in the area. IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinians protesting in 2 villages nr. Nablus and in Hebron; there are no serious injuries. The IDF patrols in 2 villages nr. Hebron and 1 nr. Ramallah; conducts late-night raids and house searches in Hebron and 5 villages, al-Fawar r.c., and al-‘Arub r.c. nearby, as well as 2 villages nr. Ramallah and Dahaysha r.c. nr. Bethlehem, arresting 22 Palestinians. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian on a late-night raid in the Old City. (MNA, WAFA 11/7; PCHR 11/12)

Small-scale violence and the corresponding Israeli crackdown continue in the oPt and Israel. IDF troops open fire on 2 Palestinian youths at a checkpoint nr. Jenin, killing 1 and injuring the other, after they allegedly attempt to stab Israeli soldiers. Israeli police shoot and injure a Palestinian man after he stabs and injures an Israeli in Netanya, Israel. Israeli forces detain a Palestinian youth in c. Hebron after she allegedly attacks an Israeli police officer with a foul-smelling liquid. IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinian protesters at a checkpoint in c. Hebron, outside a settlement nr. Ramallah, and along Gaza’s border nr. al-Bureij r.c.; 2 Palestinians are injured (1 seriously). They also violently disperse hundreds of Palestinians throwing stones in a village nr. Jerusalem after the mass funeral for the 2 Palestinians whose bodies the IDF returned on 11/1; 8 Palestinians are injured. Late at night, IDF troops raid the offices of a Palestinian radio station in Hebron, destroying equipment and ordering the station to stop broadcasting for 6 mos. on the grounds of incitement. The IDF conducts further raids and house searches in Hebron and 4 nearby villages, Nablus, Jenin and 2 nearby villages, and 1 village nr. Tulkarm, arresting 10 Palestinians and taking measurements and photos of 8 homes in preparation for possible punitive demolitions. Tensions remain high in East Jerusalem as Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home in Jabal Mukabir and a 3-story residential building in Bayt Hanina; violently disperse Palestinian students protesting in Abu Dis (21 are injured). (HA, JP, MNA, NYT, TOI, WAFA, YA 11/2; MNA 11/3; PCHR 11/5)

The Israeli Knesset passes into law a bill increasing penalties for stone-throwing and related crimes. The main provisions passed a 1st reading on 10/12. The Knesset also passes the 1st reading of a bill that would lower the threshold for what constitutes incitement to violence or terror, allowing the govt. to prosecute more people for related crimes. (JP 11/2; HA, JP, KNE 11/3)

Small-scale attacks, including alleged stabbings, continue to characterize the ongoing wave of violence as it largely shifts to the West Bank. IDF troopsshoot and kill a Palestinian in a village nr. Hebron after he allegedly attempts to stab an Israeli soldier. The IDF later says that the man was killed amid a “violent riot,” but Palestinian witnesses say he was not present for the clashes in the village. A Palestinian driver rams his vehicle into a group of IDF officers nr. a settlement in the Hebron area, injuring 3. Israeli soldiers then open fire on the car, causing damage but no injuries. The driver turns himself in to the IDF hours later. Throughout the day, IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinians protesting in a village nr. Bethlehem and outside a settlement nr. Ramallah; 4 Palestinians are injured. The IDF also patrols in 1 village each nr. Salfit and Hebron; conducts raids and house searches in 1 village each nr. Bethlehem, and Jenin, 3 nr. Hebron, Nablus and 1 village nearby, and Jalazun r.c. and 2 villages nr. Ramallah, arresting 16 Palestinians and confiscating personal property. Israeli settlers destroy a barbed wire fence in a village nr. Jerusalem; ram a Palestinian with a vehicle nr. Qalqilya, causing moderate injuries. In the evening, Israeli forces return the bodies of 2 Palestinians who were killed in confrontations with IDF troops on 10/13 nr. Ramallah and 10/17 in Jerusalem. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA 11/1; PCHR 11/5)

Tension remains high in East Jerusalem as right-wing Jewish activists tour Haram al-Sharif under an Israeli police escort in the morning. Israeli forces arrest 11 Palestinians on raids and patrols in the Old City, al-Thawri, Issawiyya, Shu‘fat, and al-Tur. They also search a number of stores in Issawiyya, sparking minor clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youths; 1 Palestinian is lightly injured. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 11/1; PCHR 11/5)

Israeli DM Ya’alon says that Israel will stop returning the bodies of Palestinians killed in violent confrontations with the IDF if they are mourned at mass funerals, as on 10/31 in Hebron. He also says that he decided not to return any more bodies to Hebron following the 10/31 mass funeral and subsequent clashes. (HA 11/1; HA 11/3)

Stabbing and alleged stabbing attacks continue to characterize the ongoing wave of violence in the oPt. In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers shoot and kill 2 Palestinians at a bus stop in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc s. of Bethlehem after they allegedly stab and moderately injure an Israeli soldier. Later, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian in Hebron after he allegedly attempts to stab an Israeli soldier. (HA, MNA, WAFA 10/27; PCHR 10/29)

Elsewhere in the oPt, the Israeli crackdown continues. IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinians protesting and throwing stones along Gaza’s border and in 3 areas across the West Bank, injuring 32 Palestinians and arresting 8. Israeli forces install a metal gate at the main entrance to a village nr. Ramallah. The Palestinian residents of the village removed the cement blocks that were previously obstructing the entrance earlier in the day. Israeli forces conduct patrols and late-night raids in more than 10 areas across the West Bank, arresting 25 Palestinians. Separately, Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian cars s. of Jenin, causing damage. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces raid a hospital in al-Tur looking to confiscate medical records and surveillance tapes relating to a Palestinian youth who was treated for a minor bullet wound days ago. Later, Israeli forces raid the Jabal Mukabir homes of 4 Palestinians accused of recent attacks on Israelis, taking pictures and measurements in preparation for possible punitive demolitions; arrest 3 Palestinians allegedly planning knife attacks in Silwan. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA, YA 10/27; MNA 10/28; PCHR 10/29)

The Israeli crackdown on the oPt amid the ongoing wave of violence continues. IDF troops clash with stone-throwing Palestinians outside a settlement nr. Ramallah and along Gaza’s border e. of Khan Yunis, injuring 4. Meanwhile, the IDF patrols in 1 village each nr. Jerusalem and Jenin, sparking clashes with stone-throwers (2 Palestinians are injured with live ammunition); conducts raids around Jenin and patrols across the West Bank. Masked assailants assault Palestinian Legislative Council mbr. Mustafa Barghouti in Ramallah, shouting “let the intifada protect you” and causing minor injuries before fleeing the area. The PA then launches an investigation into the attack. Israeli settlers continue assaults on Palestinians and their property, damaging a Palestinian greenhouse nr. Jenin; setting fire to a car in East Jerusalem and leaving price-tag graffiti nr. the scene. A Palestinian family demolishes its own home in Bayt Hanina, responding to the Israeli police’s 4/2015 order giving them until today to destroy the building or accept a fine of NIS 60,000 (around $15,430). Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians on raids in the Old City, al-Tur, al-Suwana, Silwan, Shu‘fat, and Issawiyya. In Israel, an Israeli rabbi succumbs to injuries sustained on 11/18/2014 when 2 Palestinians attacked a synagogue in West Jerusalem, bringing the number of Israelis killed in the attack to 6. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA 10/24; HA, JP, MNA, WAFA, YA 10/25; PCHR 10/29)

After meeting with PA pres. Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman, U.S. secy. of state Kerry announces that they and Israeli PM Netanyahu have reached a series of understandings, including an Israeli-Jordanian agreement to install cameras at Haram al-Sharif to broadcast live 24 hours a day. (HA, JP, MNA, NYT, TOI, YA 10/24; HA, JP 10/25)

The wave of small-scale violence continues in Israel and the West Bank. Israeli police open fire on 2 Palestinians, killing 1 and injuring the other, after they stab and moderately injure an Israeli civilian in Beit Shemesh, w. of Jerusalem. An Israeli settler and an IDF soldier open fire on a Palestinian youth in c. Hebron after he allegedly attempts to stab an Israeli in the area; there are no serious injuries. (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA 10/22; PCHR 10/29)

Elsewhere in the oPt, IDF troops stationed along Gaza’s border violently disperse Palestinians protesting e. of Gaza City and e. of al-Bureij r.c., injuring 3. They also conduct an overnight raid in Qalandia r.c. nr. Ramallah, arresting 3 Palestinians, assaulting 1, and sparking a brief firefight with armed Palestinians; there are no serious injuries. Throughout the day, IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinians protesting at a checkpoint nr. Qalqilya and w. of Tulkarm, injuring 4 Palestinians. The IDF conducts raids nr. Ramallah, sparking clashes with stonethrowing Palestinians (4 Palestinians are injured and 2 are arrested). Israeli forces also conduct late-night house searches and raids and patrols across the West Bank. Israeli settlers throw stones and glass bottles at Palestinian homes e. of Hebron, causing damage. (HA, JP, MNA, NYT, TOI, WAFA, YA 10/22; PCHR 10/29)

Israel’s High Court of Justice issues an injunction temporarily freezing the punitive demolitions of 7 West Bank homes of Palestinians accused of serious crimes against Israelis in recent mos. The demolition orders were delivered on 10/14 (the court will reject petitions calling for indefinite suspension of 6 of the demolitions on 11/12, effectively allowing them to go forward). (HA, JP, TOI, YA 10/22)

U.S. secy. of state Kerry meets with Israeli PM Netanyahu in Berlin to discuss a series of proposals to quell the ongoing violence in Israel and the oPt. Kerry says he is “cautiously optimistic” about the proposals discussed, and says that he will bring them to Jordan’s King Abdullah and PA pres. Abbas on 10/24. (HA, JP, NYT, TOI 10/22)

For the 9th day in a row, IDF troops stationed along Gaza’s border open fire on Palestinians protesting and throwing stones, injuring 10 Palestinians. The Israeli authorities temporarily close the Erez border crossing after the clashes. (HA, MNA, WAFA 10/17; PCHR 10/22)

The IDF shoots and kills 5 suspected Palestinian assailants throughout the day as stabbing incidents and the Israeli crackdown continue, particularly in and around Hebron. In the West Bank, an Israeli settler shoots and kills a Palestinian youth in c. Hebron after he allegedly attempts to stab the settler, according to the IDF. IDF troops then raid the home of 2 witnesses, confiscating recording equipment that was used to capture a video of the incident. Later, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian youth after she allegedly stabs an Israeli soldier outside the Kiryat Arba settlement nr. Hebron. After the 2d incident, Fatah’s local Hebron branch declares a day of mourning and dozens of Palestinians throw stones at IDF troops in the area, sparking minor clashes throughout the day. Later, IDF troops raid the Palestinian youth’s home in c. Hebron and assault her family. In the evening, Israeli forces shoot and kill a 3d Palestinian in c. Hebron after he stabs and moderately injures an Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, IDF troops shoot and kill a Palestinian at Qalandia checkpoint nr. Ramallah after he allegedly stabs and injures an Israeli border police officer. After the incident, the IDF conducts late-night raids in nearby Qalandia r.c., arresting 2 Palestinians and sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian youths (3 Palestinians are injured). In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces shoot and kill a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab an Israeli police officer in the East Talpiot settlement. After the incident, Israeli forces arrest the Palestinian’s parents and 2 brothers in raids in Jabal Mukabir. (EI, HA, MNA, WAFA, YA 10/17; HA, MNA 10/18; PCHR 10/22)

Elsewhere in the West Bank, IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinians protesting throughout the region, injuring 24 Palestinians. The IDF also patrols during the day and conducts late-night raids and house searches in the area, arresting 5 Palestinians and issuing an arrest summons to 1. More than 200 Israeli settlers throw stones and firebombs at Palestinian homes nr. Hebron, injuring 3 Palestinians and sparking clashes between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli forces; 1 Palestinian is injured. (HA, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 10/17; HA, MNA, WAFA 10/18; PCHR 10/22)

For the 7th day in a row, IDF troops stationed along Gaza’s border open fire on Palestinian protesters, injuring 1 with live ammunition e. of al-Bureij r.c. Separately, the Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing for passage into Gaza. In the West Bank, many schools, universities, shops, and other institutions in and around Bethlehem conduct a general strike protesting the IDF’s killing of a Palestinian in the area on 10/13. IDF troops clash with and violently disperse Palestinians protesting and throwing stones across the West Bank, injuring at least 12 Palestinians. Late at night, Palestinian youths set fire to Joseph’s Tomb nr. Nablus, causing damage. Meanwhile, the IDF conducts a raid in Nablus, sparking clashes with stone-throwers (1 Palestinian is injured); raids and house searches nr. Ramallah, Jenin, and Qalqilya, arresting 6 Palestinians. Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian drivers nr. Bethlehem, causing no damage or injuries. (HA, MNA, WAFA 10/15; HA, MNA, NYT, YA 10/16; PCHR 10/22)

Dozens of Gazans gather nr. the border for a 2d day, protesting the Israeli killing of 7 Gazans on 10/9. IDF troops open fire on the protesters, killing 2, injuring 26, and arresting 5 of the 70 who cross into Israel. Meanwhile, unidentified Palestinians fire a rocket toward Ashqelon, Israel, and it is intercepted by an Iron Dome missile defense battery. IAF jets launch retaliatory air strikes on Hamas military sites in s. and c. Gaza, killing 1 pregnant Palestinian and her young daughter and injuring 5 others. Off the coast nr. Jabaliya r.c., Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats, causing no damage or injuries. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI 10/10; PCHR 10/15)

Stabbing attacks continue in East Jerusalem, with 2 such incidents today. First, Israeli police shoot and kill a Palestinian youth nr. a gate to the Old City after he allegedly stabs and injures 2 Israelis. Later, Israeli police shoot and kill a Palestinian after he stabs and injures 2 policemen nr. the same gate (a 3d police officer is injured by friendly fire), and clashes break out following the attack. After a funeral for the Palestinian killed in Shu‘fat r.c. on 10/8, Israeli forces clash with and violently disperse stone-throwing Palestinians. Israeli forces also arrest 2 Palestinians in a hospital in al-Tur and clash with stone-throwers, injuring at least 29 Palestinians. (MNA, WAFA 10/10; MNA, YA 10/11; PCHR 10/15)

In the West Bank, undercover Israeli forces shoot and injure a Palestinian youth and detain 4 others in overnight clashes nr. Jenin; the IDF will conduct raids in the village during the day, confiscating computers and arresting 1 Palestinian. Throughout the day IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian stone-throwers and protesters across the West Bank, injuring 34 Palestinians and 1 Israeli soldier. The IDF also conducts raids and patrols throughout the region, arresting 4 Palestinians and confiscating a vehicle. Israeli settlers continue attacking Palestinians and their property, clashing with Palestinians outside the Kiryat Arba settlement; Israeli forces violently disperse the gathering. Palestinian shops in and around Hebron observe a general strike in the morning, protesting the killings of Palestinians from the area by Israeli forces on 10/7 and 10/9. In Israel, around 1,500 Palestinian citizens peacefully march through Nazareth in protest of the recent Israeli attacks and restrictions on access at Haram al-Sharif. A similar demonstration in Ramla turns violent, and the Israeli police arrest 10 Palestinians accused of stone-throwing. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 10/10; HA, JP, MNA, WAFA, YA 10/11; TOI 10/12; PCHR 10/14)

Israeli PM Netanyahu approves the deployment of 16 reserve companies of border police—as many as 2,000 troops—in Palestinian cities across Israel, in Jerusalem, and along major highways (the cabinet will approve the proposal on 10/11). (JP, TOI 10/10)