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  • April 10, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near al-Maghazi refugee camp and Dayr al-Balah, causing no damage or injuries. They also violently disperse Palestinian...

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  • April 9, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces bomb Hamas military sites in Jabaliya refugee camp and Bayt Lahiya overnight, causing an unclear amount of damage. The IDF later says the attack was in...

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  • April 8, 2018

    An Israeli settler shoots and fatally injures a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab another settler with a screwdriver at a gas station outside the Mishor Adumim settlement near...

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  • April 5, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return near al-Bureij refugee camp, Jabaliya refugee camp, Khan Yunis, and Gaza City; 9...

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  • April 4, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, an IDF drone fires on a Palestinian approaching the border fence near Gaza City, fatally injuring him (the man’s corpse will not be found until 4/5). Earlier, IDF troops...

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  • April 2, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and seriously injure a Palestinian man at a checkpoint near Tulkarm. (The man will succumb to his injuries on 4/8.) They also clash with stone-throwing...

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  • March 31, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian protesters participating in the Great March of Return for a 2d day in a row near Bayt Hanun, al-Bureij refugee camp, Rafah, and...

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  • March 28, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, 2 armed Palestinians start a fire near the border fence. Israeli tanks shell 2 Hamas posts near Gaza City, causing minor damage to a number of surrounding homes. Later, IDF...

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  • March 27, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops arrest 3 Palestinians armed with knives and grenades after they cross into Israel near Khan Yunis. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian...

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  • March 25, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land along Gaza’s border near Khan Yunis, and open fire on Palestinian farmers working near al-Bureij refugee camp, causing...

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  • March 24, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, 4 Palestinians enter Israel in the evening and attempt to torch heavy engineering equipment used to construct Israel’s underground border barrier. When IDF troops approach the...

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  • March 23, 2018

    IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists at Friday protests against Israel’s separation wall, settlements, and occupation, as well as U.S. president Trump’...

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  • March 22, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct raids in Sabastiyya near Nablus, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; there are no injuries, but a small fire damages a number of trees and crops...

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  • March 21, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct raids in al-Mughayyir near Ramallah, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian students; 1 Palestinian is lightly injured. They arrest 10 Palestinians...

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  • March 20, 2018

    In the West Bank, Israeli settlers chop down approximately 30 olive trees in a Palestinian grove near Bethlehem, and assault a number of Palestinian students on their way home from school in Yatta...

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  • March 19, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct raids in Kafr Qaddum near Qalqilya as Palestinian students are returning home from school. The raids spark clashes, and 2 Palestinians are injured. They arrest...

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  • March 14, 2018

    In the West Bank, Israeli forces deliver stop-work orders to 5 Palestinian homes under construction in Nahalin village near Bethlehem. IDF troops arrest 9 Palestinians during latenight raids in...

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  • March 13, 2018

    Unidentified persons detonate a roadside explosive targeting PA PM Hamdallah’s 3- vehicle convoy in an apparent assassination attempt near Bayt Hanun in Gaza; 7 Palestinians are injured and 3 cars...

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  • March 10, 2018

    In the West Bank, dozens of Israeli settlers approach a water tank outside ‘Urif village near Nablus, sparking clashes between their IDF escort and Palestinian residents; 1 Palestinian is killed...

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  • March 8, 2018

    In the West Bank, Israeli settlers cut down 28 olive trees in Palestinian groves near Nablus. IDF troops patrol near Hebron, Tulkarm, and Qalqilya. (MNA, WAFA 3/8; PCHR 3/15)

    PIJ releases a...

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  • March 7, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian women commemorating International Women’s Day at the Qalandia checkpoint; there are no serious injuries. Israeli soldiers disguised as...

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  • March 6, 2018

    In the West Bank, Israeli settlers open fire on a Palestinian construction crew working near Nablus. They cause minor injuries, destroy an excavating tool, and spark minor clashes between...

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  • March 3, 2018

    Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and fatally injure a Palestinian farmer working near Khan Yunis (he dies later in the day). The IDF later claims that soldiers feared the man was preparing to...

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  • February 24, 2018

    IDF troops arrest 2 Palestinians and issue 1 arrest summons during late-night raids near Bethlehem, Qalqilya, and Nablus; and patrol near Tulkarm and Hebron. Three Palestinians are injured amid...

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  • February 21, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians demonstrating outside Ofer Prison near Ramallah in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners; there are no serious injuries (4 Palestinians...

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  • February 20, 2018

    In the West Bank, Israeli forces evacuate and demolish a new illegal Israeli settlement outpost, Evyatar, near Nablus. Settlers established the outpost 2 weeks ago. Several are arrested when they...

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  • February 19, 2018

    In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 6 Palestinians and issue 1 arrest summons during raids in and around Hebron, Salfit, Qalqilya, and Bethlehem; and patrol near Hebron and Qalqilya. Raids in...

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  • February 18, 2018

    Unidentified individuals fire a rocket from Gaza toward Israel. It lands in an open area, causing no damage or injuries. Late at night, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducts air strikes on 10 Hamas...

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  • February 16, 2018

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists at Friday protests against U.S. president Donald Trump’s 12/6/17 recognition of Jerusalem...

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  • February 14, 2018

    In the West Bank, Israeli settlers steal more than 50 sheep from Palestinian farmers near Nablus and throw stones at Palestinian homes in nearby Asira al-Qibliya, causing minor damage. IDF troops...

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Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near al-Maghazi refugee camp and Dayr al-Balah, causing no damage or injuries. They also violently disperse Palestinian protesters near Khan Yunis and Jabaliya refugee camp; 2 Palestinians are moderately injured. Meanwhile, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land and repair the border fence near Khan Yunis. In the West Bank, Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home under construction near Ramallah, force Palestinian farmers from their land outside al-Khadir near Bethlehem, and demolish a makeshift Palestinian secondary school in Khirbat Zanuta, a Bedouin community near Hebron. IDF troops arrest 10 Palestinians during raids near Nablus, Hebron, and Qalqilya; and patrol near Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 2 Palestinians during late-night raids in Issawiyya. (WAFA 4/10; PCHR 4/12)

Israeli DM Lieberman says that the Palestinian journalist who succumbed to injuries caused by the IDF’s ongoing violent crackdown on the Great March of Return on 4/6, Yaser Murtaja, was a member of Hamas and that he was giving his drone’s video recordings to the group. Hamas denies the allegation. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. recently vetted Murtaja’s company, Ain Media, for a government grant. (AP, JP, WP, YA 4/11)

A senior Iranian official says that Israel’s 4/9 deadly strike on the Syrian T-4 military base “will not remain without response.” Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry summons the Israeli ambassador to Russia for a formal questioning about the incident and a discussion about recent events in Gaza. (HA, JP, REU, YA 4/10)

Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces bomb Hamas military sites in Jabaliya refugee camp and Bayt Lahiya overnight, causing an unclear amount of damage. The IDF later says the attack was in retaliation for a previously unreported Hamas attempt to plant an IED along the border fence on 4/8. Later, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near al-Maghazi refugee camp, Gaza City, and al-Bureij refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. Meanwhile, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians protesting along the border fence near Gaza City, Jabaliya refugee camp, and Khan Yunis; 8 Palestinians are injured. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, Israeli settlers spray-paint racist graffiti on road signs near Hebron. IDF troops shoot and injure a Palestinian minor amid minor clashes in Nablus, arrest 4 Palestinians, and issue 3 arrest summons during late-night raids near Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Hebron; and patrol in and around Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians during latenight raids in Sur Bahir, Hizma, and Issawiyya. (HA, JP, TOI, WAFA, YA 4/9; MNA 4/10; PCHR 4/12)

A Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained when the IDF violently dispersed peaceful protesters along Gaza’s border on 3/30, bringing the death toll stemming from the Great March of Return to 29. (TOI, WAFA 4/9)

The Palestinian who was stabbed by an Israeli settler near Jerusalem on 4/8 succumbs to his injuries. (PCHR 4/12)

The IAF conducts air strikes on the Syrian T-4 base near Homs, targeting drone deployment and air-defense systems, and killing 14 people, including at least 7 Iranian citizens. (HA, JP 4/9)

An Israeli settler shoots and fatally injures a Palestinian after he allegedly attempts to stab another settler with a screwdriver at a gas station outside the Mishor Adumim settlement near Jerusalem (the Palestinian will succumb to his injuries on 4/9). Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli forces block Palestinian farmers from working their lands near Tulkarm, without offering any justification. They also arrest 8 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Tulkarm, Qalqilya, and Nablus; and patrol near Salfit and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces evict 3 Palestinian families from their homes in Silwan, implementing a recent court ruling that an Israeli settler group owns the buildings. They also arrest 3 Palestinians during late-night raids in Jabal Mukabir, Anata refugee camp, and Abu Dis. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and injure 2 Palestinians amid clashes near Khan Yunis and open fire on agricultural lands near Dayr al-Balah, causing no damage or injuries. Later, Israeli tanks fire shells at 3 Palestinians who snuck through the border fence near Gaza City. The 3 turn back, unhurt. (HA, JP, TOI, WAFA, YA 4/8; HA 4/9)

A Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained in a violent confrontation with IDF troops at a checkpoint near Tulkarm on 4/2. (WAFA 4/8)

At a meeting of the Fatah Central Committee, PA president Abbas lays out conditions for Palestinian engagement with the U.S. peace initiative. “We will not listen to anything that comes [from the Trump administration], regardless of what it is, unless the 2-state solution [is endorsed] and East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine is recognized,” he says. (JP, TOI 4/8)

Following the burning of hundreds of tires along Gaza’s border on 4/6, a PA official says that the Israeli authorities have suspended all tire imports into Gaza. (JP 4/8)

Israeli DM Lieberman condemns the calls for an independent, transparent investigation into the killings along Gaza’s border over the past 2 weeks. “The demand to investigate the shooting [. . .] is hypocrisy,” he says. Separately, Israeli officials say that the IDF will react with force, including air strikes on Hamas military targets, if Palestinians continue attempting to damage the border fence during the ongoing Great March of Return. (HA, JP 4/8)

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return near al-Bureij refugee camp, Jabaliya refugee camp, Khan Yunis, and Gaza City; 9 Palestinians are injured. In the West Bank, hundreds of Israeli settlers visit Joseph’s Tomb outside Nablus, sparking clashes between their IDF escort and stone-throwing Palestinians in the area; 2 Palestinians are injured. The IDF closes down the main road between Qalqilya and Nablus to make way for an Israeli settlers’ march. Meanwhile, IDF troops patrol near Hebron and Tulkarm. In East Jerusalem, unidentified Israelis spray racist graffiti and slash the tires of Palestinians’ cars in Bayt Hanina. (MNA, WAFA 4/5; PCHR 4/12)

A Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained when the IDF violently dispersed peaceful protesters along Gaza’s border on 3/30, bringing the death toll stemming from the Great March of Return to 18. (JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 4/5)

Ahead of massive protests planned for 4/6, Hamas announces plans to distribute payments of approximately $3,000 to the families of any protesters killed by IDF troops in the Great March of Return, and approximately $500 to the families of any protester seriously injured. The payments are meant “as compensation within the framework of the social and national responsibility of the organization,” according to a Hamas statement. Later, Hamas’s security forces issue a statement calling on protesters to “maintain the peacefulness” of the demonstrations. (JP, TOI, YA 4/5; JP 4/6)

Along Gaza’s border, an IDF drone fires on a Palestinian approaching the border fence near Gaza City, fatally injuring him (the man’s corpse will not be found until 4/5). Earlier, IDF troops violently disperse a small group of Palestinians approaching the border fence near Gaza City, lightly injuring 2. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, Israeli settlers puncture the tires of 5 Palestinian cars and spray-paint racist graffiti on walls outside Qalqilya. IDF troops arrest 4 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Jenin and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian during latenight raids in Issawiyya. (HA, MNA, TOI, WAFA 4/4; HA, MNA, PCHR, TOI, WAFA 4/5; PCHR 4/12)

Israel’s Shin Bet announces that 10 Palestinians, including 1 PIJ member, have been arrested in connection with a suspected plot to fire a projectile at an Israeli naval vessel and kidnap the sailors on board. The Palestinians were allegedly seeking revenge for the demolition of a PIJ tunnel in 2017 (see JPS 47 [2]). (HA, JP, TOI 4/4)

In the West Bank, IDF troops shoot and seriously injure a Palestinian man at a checkpoint near Tulkarm. (The man will succumb to his injuries on 4/8.) They also clash with stone-throwing Palestinians in Hebron and Nabi Salih near Ramallah; 4 Palestinians are injured. The IDF arrests 10 Palestinians during late-night raids near Ramallah, Salfit, Jenin, and in Tubas; and patrols in Hebron and near Nablus and Salfit. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops arrest 3 unarmed Palestinians attempting to cross into Israel, and violently disperse dozens of Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return for a 4th day in a row near Jabaliya refugee camp, al-Bureij refugee camp, Khan Yunis, Rafah, and Gaza City; 8 Palestinians are injured. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 5 Palestinians during late-night raids in Issawiyya and the Old City. (HA, TOI, WAFA 4/2; PCHR 4/5)

A Palestinian succumbs to injuries sustained when the IDF violently dispersed peaceful protesters along Gaza’s border on 3/30, bringing the death toll stemming from the Great March of Return to 16. (HA, MNA, WAFA, YA 4/2)

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian protesters participating in the Great March of Return for a 2d day in a row near Bayt Hanun, al-Bureij refugee camp, Rafah, and Jabaliya refugee camp; at least 25 Palestinians are injured. In the West Bank, PA president Abbas calls for a general strike and a day of mourning for the 16 Palestinians killed in Gaza on 3/30. IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians gathering in Hebron to protest the killings; several Palestinians are injured. IDF troops also arrest 2 Palestinians during late-night raids near Bethlehem and patrol near Hebron. Israeli police shoot and injure a Palestinian driver allegedly after he rams 1 of their vehicles near Nablus. In Israel, hundreds of Palestinians march through Umm al-Fahm in commemoration of Land Day. (MNA, TOI, WAFA 3/31; YA 4/1; PCHR 4/5)

U.S. diplomats block the UNSC from adopting a Kuwait-backed statement calling for an “independent and transparent” investigation into the IDF’s deadly crackdown on the Great March of Return, according to several diplomats. “The wording was acceptable to all members of the council excluding the U.S.,” says Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danon. Later, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini calls for an independent and transparent investigation. (AFP, HA, TOI 3/31; HA, JP 4/1)

An Israeli drone crashes in southern Lebanon. According to the Lebanese press, a 2d drone destroys the first after it crashed. (HA, YA 3/31)

Along Gaza’s border, 2 armed Palestinians start a fire near the border fence. Israeli tanks shell 2 Hamas posts near Gaza City, causing minor damage to a number of surrounding homes. Later, IDF troops arrest a Palestinian who attempts to cross the border near Jabaliya refugee camp. In the West Bank, Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian tent home south of Yatta near Hebron. IDF troops arrest 13 Palestinians during raids in and around Jenin, Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, and Qalqilya; and patrol near Hebron and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 7 Palestinians and damage 1 car during late-night raids in al-Ram, Anata refugee camp, Sur al-Bahir, and Issawiyya. (HA, TOI, WAFA 3/28; PCHR 3/29; PCHR 4/5)

Ahead of planned demonstrations along Gaza’s border on 3/30, IDF Lt. Gen. Eisenkot says that the situation in the oPt (occupied Palestinian territories) in the coming months will be “especially complex.” He also announces that the IDF is deploying 100 snipers along Gaza’s border, and notes that Israel’s terms of engagement allow for the use of live fire against those attacking Israeli infrastructure. Meanwhile, COGAT Mordechai warns of repercussions for any Palestinians in Gaza planning to join the protests: “Anyone who approaches the border is endangering his life.” (HA, JP, YA 3/28)

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops arrest 3 Palestinians armed with knives and grenades after they cross into Israel near Khan Yunis. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 16 Palestinians during late-night raids near Tulkarm, Nablus, Hebron, Tubas, and Ramallah; and patrol in and around Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Nablus, and Hebron. Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home under construction in al-Walaja near Bethlehem. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces conduct raids in Abu Dis overnight, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; there are no serious injuries. The IDF arrests 3 Palestinians on further raids in Issawiyya and Qalandia refugee camp. (HA, JP, WAFA, YA 3/27; PCHR 3/29)

Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land along Gaza’s border near Khan Yunis, and open fire on Palestinian farmers working near al-Bureij refugee camp, causing no injuries. After the IDF mistakes a Hamas military drill for an attack. Israeli artillery shell 2 Hamas sites north of Bayt Lahiya, causing damage but no injuries. In the West Bank, Israeli settlers assault Palestinian farmers working near Hebron and Qalqilya, lightly injuring 2. IDF troops arrest 11 Palestinians during late-night raids near Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron, Qalqilya, and Jenin; and patrol near Hebron. Israeli settlers assault and injure 3 Palestinian farmers working near Hebron and Qalqilya. During a raid in Dahaysha refugee camp, IDF troops shoot, injure, and then arrest a Palestinian. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 5 Palestinians during late-night raids in Issawiyya, Anata refugee camp, and Shu‘fat refugee camp. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 3/25; PCHR 3/29)

The Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing for the 3d and final day in a row. (OCHA 3/29) 

Along Gaza’s border, 4 Palestinians enter Israel in the evening and attempt to torch heavy engineering equipment used to construct Israel’s underground border barrier. When IDF troops approach the men, they return to Gaza. The IAF then conducts late-night air strikes on 3 Hamas sites near Rafah; there are no reported injuries. Earlier in the day, IDF troops stationed along the border open fire on Palestinian farmers working near al-Maghazi refugee camp, causing no injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 4 Palestinians during late-night raids in Bethlehem and near Hebron, and patrol near Tulkarm and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian during late-night raids in Shu‘fat refugee camp. (HA, MNA, TOI, WAFA, YA 3/25; PCHR 3/29)

The Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing for the 2d of 3 planned days, allowing passage in both directions. (TOI, WAFA 3/23)

A PA official says that the Palestinian authorities recently filed official requests for membership in 8 international treaties and conventions, including the International Convention against Apartheid in Sports. “Becoming members of these international conventions and treaties strengthens the Palestinian issue on the international level and demonstrates our commitment to upholding international standards in our state institutions,” the official says. The move comes 3 months after PA president Abbas pledged to join new international treaties and conventions in response to U.S. president Trump’s 12/6/17 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (C2, JP, TOI 3/24)

IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists at Friday protests against Israel’s separation wall, settlements, and occupation, as well as U.S. president Trump’s 12/6/17 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 4 villages near Ramallah (al-Mazra‘a, Nabi Salih, Ni‘lin, and Bil‘in), Kafr Qaddum near Qalqilya, Abu Dis, and along Gaza’s border near Bayt Hanun and Jabaliya refugee camp; 21 Palestinians are injured. Meanwhile, IDF troops arrest 2 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Hebron, and patrol near Hebron and Nablus. (MNA, WAFA 3/23; PCHR 3/29)

The Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing for the first of 3 planned days, allowing passage in both directions. (TOI, WAFA 3/23)

In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct raids in Sabastiyya near Nablus, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; there are no injuries, but a small fire damages a number of trees and crops. They also patrol near Hebron and Qalqilya. Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land near Khan Yunis. In 3 separate incidents off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya and Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (MNA, WAFA 3/22; PCHR 3/29)

Hamas security forces conduct a raid on the Nuseirat refugee camp hideout of a Palestinian allegedly involved in the 3/13 attempt to assassinate PA PM Hamdallah. The suspect’s name is Anas Abu Khoussa. The raid sparks a firefight, fatally injuring the primary suspect, as well as killing 1 of his deputies and 2 Hamas fighters. Abu Khoussa dies later in the day. Reports from Gaza indicate that Abu Khoussa was linked to the PA’s General Intelligence Service. The PA then issues a statement rejecting the connection and calling the reports “flimsy.” (JP, TOI 3/22)

The United Nations (UN) submits to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs a claim for reimbursement for the losses the UN sustained in Gaza during Israel’s assault in the summer of 2014. When news of this claim is first reported, on 3/27, Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon will call it “unacceptable.” (JP 3/27)

In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct raids in al-Mughayyir near Ramallah, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinian students; 1 Palestinian is lightly injured. They arrest 10 Palestinians and issue 2 arrest summons during raids near Nablus, and patrol near Nablus, Jenin, and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces conduct widespread late-night raids in Shu‘fat refugee camp for the 2d day in a row, arresting 19 Palestinians. They also arrest 1 Palestinian patient during a raid at a hospital in al-Tur. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct 3 limited incursions to level land near al-Maghazi refugee camp and Khan Yunis. (MNA, WAFA 3/21; PCHR, WAFA 3/22; PCHR 3/29)

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers chop down approximately 30 olive trees in a Palestinian grove near Bethlehem, and assault a number of Palestinian students on their way home from school in Yatta near Hebron. Undercover Israeli soldiers conduct a raid in Burqin near Jenin, sparking clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; 6 Palestinians are injured and 1 is arrested. IDF troops arrest 13 Palestinians and confiscate 1 vehicle during late-night raids near Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarm, Bethlehem, and Nablus; and patrol near Tulkarm, Qalqilya, and Hebron. One of the raids near Ramallah sparks clashes with stone-throwing Palestinians; 1 Palestinian is injured. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 20 Palestinians during late-night raids in Shu‘fat refugee camp and 2 during raids in Issawiyya. A Palestinian demolishes his own home in Jabal Mukabir to avoid paying Israeli demolition fees. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian farmers working near Khan Yunis, causing no damage or injuries. Israeli forces conduct limited incursions to level land near Khan Yunis, Jabaliya refugee camp, and Dayr al-Balah. (WAFA 3/20, 3/21; PCHR 3/22)

The PA releases a statement calling on Hamas to transfer control of Gaza “all at once.” The statement comes 1 day after PA president Abbas accused Hamas of perpetrating the 3/13 assassination attempt on PM Hamdallah and threatened further restrictions on Gaza. (JP, TOI 3/20)

In the West Bank, IDF troops conduct raids in Kafr Qaddum near Qalqilya as Palestinian students are returning home from school. The raids spark clashes, and 2 Palestinians are injured. They arrest 7 Palestinians during further raids near Jericho, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, and Jenin; and patrol near Tulkarm, Qalqilya, Salfit, and Hebron. Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian farmers working near Ramallah, injuring 1. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 8 Palestinians during raids in the Old City on the pretext that they failed to prevent the stabbing attack on 3/18. They arrest 6 more Palestinians during raids in al-‘Izzariya and al-Ram. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (WAFA 3/19; PCHR 3/22)

At the start of a PA cabinet meeting in Ramallah, PA president Abbas accuses Hamas of perpetrating the 3/13 assassination attempt on PA PM Hamdallah and threatens further punitive restrictions on Gaza. Hamas later responds in a statement: “[Abbas] is paving the way for chaos which will facilitate the approval of President Trump’s plan and Israel’s plans. We condemn these irresponsible statements by the PA chairman, who has already been trying for a while to subdue our people in Gaza in this difficult and dangerous moment in history.” In the same speech, Abbas criticizes the Trump administration’s peace efforts, specifically calling out U.S. ambassador to Israel Friedman. “Son of a dog,” he says of Freidman. “You are a settler and your family are settlers.” Friedman later responds, “Is that anti-Semitism or political discourse? I leave that up to you.” (HA, JP, TOI, WAFA, YA 3/19; HA 3/20)

In the West Bank, Israeli forces deliver stop-work orders to 5 Palestinian homes under construction in Nahalin village near Bethlehem. IDF troops arrest 9 Palestinians during latenight raids in and around Hebron and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 4 Palestinians during late-night raids in Issawiyya and Hizma. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians throwing stones and protesting the Israeli blockade near Gaza City, and later disperse demonstrators near Jabaliya refugee camp and Bayt Hanun; 1 Palestinian is injured. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (MNA, WAFA 3/14; PCHR 3/15; PCHR 3/22)

The Israeli authorities return the corpse of a Palestinian killed while fishing off Gaza’s northern coast on 2/25. (MNA 3/18)

Unidentified persons detonate a roadside explosive targeting PA PM Hamdallah’s 3- vehicle convoy in an apparent assassination attempt near Bayt Hanun in Gaza; 7 Palestinians are injured and 3 cars are damaged. Unhurt, Hamdallah attends an inauguration of a wastewater treatment plant. PA officials initially blame Hamas for the attack. After Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh speaks with Hamdallah, they agree that Israel was likely responsible. (HA, MNA, NYT, WAFA, YA 3/13; HA, JP 3/14)

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers chop down 15 Palestinian olive trees near Nablus. IDF troops arrest 5 Palestinians during late-night raids near Jenin and Nablus, and patrol near Hebron and Qalqilya. Israeli forces punitively seal a Jenin-area apartment belonging to the family of a Palestinian arrested for allegedly killing an Israeli settler on 10/4/17 (Israeli forces punitively demolished the family’s home on 12/1/17). Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (MNA, WAFA 3/13; PCHR 3/15)

U.S. president Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner and Special Rep. for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt host a meeting at the White House to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Israeli, Qatari, Saudi, Omani, Bahraini, and UAE officials attend, while Palestinian officials maintain their boycott of the U.S. peace initiative. (JP, TOI 3/13; WAFA 3/14)

In the West Bank, dozens of Israeli settlers approach a water tank outside ‘Urif village near Nablus, sparking clashes between their IDF escort and Palestinian residents; 1 Palestinian is killed and another is seriously injured. Later, approximately 30 Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian homes and attempt to set fire to a mosque in al-Twana village near Hebron. Residents of the village challenge the settlers and their IDF escort, leading to a nonviolent confrontation. Israeli settlers also cut down approximately 30 olive trees near Nablus. Israeli forces order a Palestinian farmer to leave his land near Bethlehem, alleging that he lacks permission from the guards at nearby Efrat settlement. IDF troops conduct raids in ‘Azun village near Qalqilya, sparking minor clashes; there are no serious injuries. They also patrol near Qalqilya and Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli settlers assault a number of Palestinian children in Silwan, sparking minor clashes between Israeli border guards and residents of the area; there are no serious injuries. In 3 separate incidents off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya and Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian lands near al-Bureij refugee camp. (HA, JP, MNA, TOI, WAFA 3/10; PCHR 3/15)

A spokesperson for the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza announces that a PIJ fighter died in an “accidental explosion” this morning. Two other Palestinians were reportedly injured in the accident. (TOI 3/10; JP 3/11)

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers cut down 28 olive trees in Palestinian groves near Nablus. IDF troops patrol near Hebron, Tulkarm, and Qalqilya. (MNA, WAFA 3/8; PCHR 3/15)

PIJ releases a statement accusing the PA of targeting its members in the West Bank due to their “political and social activities.” Dozens of PIJ members have reportedly been summoned for questioning in recent days, according to a PIJ spokesperson, including 12 from the Jenin area today alone. (TOI 3/8)

In the West Bank, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinian women commemorating International Women’s Day at the Qalandia checkpoint; there are no serious injuries. Israeli soldiers disguised as journalists raid Birzeit University near Ramallah to arrest a number of students, sparking minor clashes; 2 students are injured. Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian homes in Burin village near Nablus, sparking minor clashes between their IDF escort and residents of the village; 1 Palestinian is injured. Late at night, IDF troops arrest 4 Palestinians during raids near Hebron and in Nablus. Along Gaza’s border, Israeli forces conduct a limited incursion to level land near Khan Yunis. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya, causing no damage or injuries. (EI, WAFA 3/7; PCHR 3/15)

Israel’s Knesset passes a new law allowing the interior minister to revoke the residency rights of anyone in Jerusalem exhibiting a “breach of loyalty” to Israel, and to allow the Israeli government to deport any person whose residency status is revoked. Meanwhile, the Knesset also passes a law giving police commanders the authority to set conditions for returning the corpses of Palestinian citizens of Israel and residents of Jerusalem killed in confrontations with Israeli civilians, with the purpose of avoiding clashes or further attacks during funeral processions. (AJ, HA, JP, KNE, TOI 3/7)

A senior PLO official says that the PLO Executive Committee has decided to convene the PLO’s legislative body, the Palestinian National Council (PNC), on 4/30 to “discuss challenges to the Palestinian cause, especially after the U.S. decision against Jerusalem.” (JP, REU, WAFA 3/7)

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers open fire on a Palestinian construction crew working near Nablus. They cause minor injuries, destroy an excavating tool, and spark minor clashes between Palestinians and IDF troops in the area; 3 Palestinians are injured. An Israeli settler driver allegedly attempts to ram a Palestinian human rights worker near Hebron. Meanwhile, IDF troops arrest 2 Palestinians during latenight raids near Ramallah and Nablus, and patrol near Bethlehem, Hebron, and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a cement wall and a carwash in Silwan. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian farmlands near Gaza City, causing no damage or injuries. (MNA, WAFA 3/6; PCHR 3/8; PCHR 3/15)

Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops shoot and fatally injure a Palestinian farmer working near Khan Yunis (he dies later in the day). The IDF later claims that soldiers feared the man was preparing to cross the border fence. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya and Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. In the West Bank, IDF troops patrol in Fahma village near Jenin, sparking minor clashes; there are no serious injuries. They also arrest 7 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Salfit, Ramallah, Tulkarm, and Hebron; and patrol in and around Qalqilya and Nablus. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 1 Palestinian during a late-night raid in Silwan. (HA, MNA, WAFA 3/3; PCHR 3/8)

IDF troops arrest 2 Palestinians and issue 1 arrest summons during late-night raids near Bethlehem, Qalqilya, and Nablus; and patrol near Tulkarm and Hebron. Three Palestinians are injured amid clashes sparked by raids in Dahaysha refugee camp, Kafr Qaddum, and Burin. Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian homes near Nablus, sparking minor clashes between their IDF escort and Palestinian youths; 1 Palestinian is injured. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Jabaliya refugee camp, Bayt Lahiya, and Gaza City, causing no damage or injuries. Two fishermen are arrested. (WAFA 2/24; PCHR 3/1)

In the West Bank, IDF troops violently disperse Palestinians demonstrating outside Ofer Prison near Ramallah in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners; there are no serious injuries (4 Palestinians are arrested). They also violently disperse Palestinians protesting U.S. president Trump’s 12/6/2017 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in al-Bireh; there are no serious injuries. The IDF arrests 12 Palestinians during raids near Salfit, Tulkarm, Jenin, and Ramallah; violently assaults and injures a Palestinian at a mobile checkpoint near Ramallah; and patrols near Hebron and Nablus. Israeli forces raze almost 50 dunams (approximately 12 acres) of Palestinian land planted with olive trees, clearing space for the extension of the separation wall near Jenin. Israeli settlers slaughter 20 sheep and steal approximately 70 more from a Palestinian shepherd working near Nablus. They also visit religious sites outside a village near Nablus, sparking clashes between their IDF escort and Palestinian residents in the area; there are no serious injuries. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a small Palestinian shop in Bayt Hanina and an agricultural structure and a house in Shu‘fat. They also arrest 5 Palestinian children as they are leaving school in Shu‘fat refugee camp. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian protesters congregating near al-Bureij refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. They arrest a Palestinian attempting to cross into Israel near Jabaliya refugee camp In 2 separate incidents off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya, injuring 1 fisherman. (HA, MNA, WAFA 2/21; MNA, PCHR 2/22; PCHR 3/1)

A Palestinian youth succumbs to injuries sustained in border clashes with the IDF in Gaza on 2/16. (TOI, WAFA 2/21)

The Egyptian authorities open the Rafah border crossing for passage in both directions. Although they initially stated that the crossing would remain open through 2/23, they close it after only a few hours. (JP, WAFA 2/21)

In a meeting of Israel’s security cabinet, IDF Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot says it was a “mistake” to return 2 Palestinian corpses to their families last week. He says that the protocol for returning such corpses has since been changed, but does not offer any details. (TOI 2/21)

The Jerusalem Municipality announces the construction of 3,000 new housing units for Israeli settlers between Gilo and the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. (WAFA 2/22; MEMO 2/23)

In the West Bank, Israeli forces evacuate and demolish a new illegal Israeli settlement outpost, Evyatar, near Nablus. Settlers established the outpost 2 weeks ago. Several are arrested when they resist the demolitions. After the evacuation, some of the settlers throw stones at Palestinian vehicles nearby, cracking 1 windshield. Separately, IDF troops shoot and injure a Palestinian child during clashes sparked by an arrest raid near Ramallah. They arrest 11 Palestinians during late-night raids in and around Hebron, Bethlehem, Jenin, Nablus, and Qalqilya; and patrol near Hebron and Salfit. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a structure in a Bedouin encampment in al-‘Izzariya. They also shoot and injure a Palestinian during minor clashes in Issawiyya; and arrest 5 Palestinians during raids in the Old City, Issawiyya, and Shu‘fat. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya and Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (WAFA 2/20; PCHR 2/22)

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York City, proposing a new peace plan based on past agreements and calling for an international peace conference to be held in mid-2018. He says that the outcomes of the conference must include international acceptance of Palestinian statehood, consensus on a 2-state solution based on the pre-1967 armistice lines, the establishment of a multilateral mechanism to facilitate negotiations on all final status issues, and a timeline for implementation. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls the speech “nothing new.” (AP, HA, REU, TOI, WAFA, YA 2/20)

In the West Bank, IDF troops arrest 6 Palestinians and issue 1 arrest summons during raids in and around Hebron, Salfit, Qalqilya, and Bethlehem; and patrol near Hebron and Qalqilya. Raids in Salfit, Dahaysha refugee camp near Bethlehem, and Jayyus village near Qalqilya spark clashes with stonethrowing Palestinians; 4 Palestinians are injured. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces arrest 2 Palestinians during raids in al-Ram and Ras al-Amud. Along Gaza’s border, IDF troops open fire on Palestinian farmlands near al-Bureij refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (WAFA 2/19; PCHR 2/22)

The IDF announces that “starting today, the IDF will adopt harsher means against rioters on the Gaza Strip border,” pointing to reports alleging that armed Palestinians planted an IED along the border fence during protests on 2/16. “You’d better stop with that now,” says the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Yoav Mordechai. “Go and demonstrate against Hamas in Gaza.” (TOI 2/19; HA 2/20)

Unidentified individuals fire a rocket from Gaza toward Israel. It lands in an open area, causing no damage or injuries. Late at night, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducts air strikes on 10 Hamas sites across Gaza, including a tunnel leading into Israeli territory. Earlier in the day, senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar says that Hamas does not want “to expend its energy on this escalation,” and that efforts are underway to “avert a new war.” (HA, JP, MNA, WAFA, YA 2/19; PCHR 2/22)

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers traveling to the Kiryat Arba settlement outside Hebron assault and injure their Palestinian bus driver when he attempts to explain to them that inclement weather is preventing him from driving any faster. IDF troops arrest 14 Palestinians during late-night raids near Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Qalqilya, and Salfit; and patrol near Hebron. In East Jerusalem, a Palestinian family demolishes their own home in Silwan to avoid paying Israeli demolition fees. Israeli forces arrest 6 Palestinians during late-night raids in Silwan and al-Ram. (WAFA 2/18; YA 2/19; PCHR 2/22)

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops violently disperse Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists at Friday protests against U.S. president Donald Trump’s 12/6/17 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as well as Israel’s settlements, the separation wall, and occupation in 2 villages near Ramallah (al-Mazra‘a and Nabi Salih), al-Bireh, Jericho, Salfit, Kafr Qaddum near Qalqilya, 2 villages near Nablus (Beita and Huwwara), and along Gaza’s border near Khan Yunis, Gaza City, Jabaliya refugee camp, and al-Bureij refugee camp; at least 41 Palestinians are injured. Meanwhile, IDF troops conduct a raid in Nablus overnight, sparking clashes with stonethrowing residents; 7 Palestinians are injured. They also assault and lightly injure 5 Palestinian minors in central Hebron. Israeli forces deliver stop-work orders to 3 homes under construction near Bethlehem, issue arrest summons to 1 Palestinian during a raid near Hebron; and patrol near Tulkarm and Hebron. Off Gaza’s coast, Israeli naval forces open fire on Palestinian fishing boats near Bayt Lahiya and Jabaliya refugee camp, causing no damage or injuries. (WAFA 2/16; WAFA 2/17; PCHR 2/22)

Israeli forces return the corpses of Palestinians killed in deadly confrontations with the IDF on 9/26/2017 and 2/7 to their families in Bayt Surik near Jerusalem and Halhul near Hebron, respectively. (JP, MNA, TOI 2/17)

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers steal more than 50 sheep from Palestinian farmers near Nablus and throw stones at Palestinian homes in nearby Asira al-Qibliya, causing minor damage. IDF troops arrest 17 Palestinians and issue 2 arrest summons during late-night raids in and around Ramallah, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, and Tulkarm; and patrol near Hebron. Raids in Nablus and Dura village near Hebron lead to minor clashes; 3 Palestinians are injured. Israeli forces demolish 2 Palestinian homes near Hebron. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian home in Bayt Safafa and install a new watch post at Damascus Gate, tightening security at a major entrance to the Old City. They also arrest 1 Palestinian during a latenight raid in al-Ram. Israeli settlers shout at and assault Palestinian minors at Haram al-Sharif, seriously injuring one. (WAFA 2/14; MNA, PCHR, TOI 2/15; PCHR 2/22)