Monday, September 21, 2020

In the West Bank, Israeli forces ordered 1 Palestinian family to demolish an agricultural structure in the northern Jordan Valley and ordered stop-work on 1 poultry farm and retaining walls in al-Walaja. Israeli forces also seized 1 water tank east of Tubas. PA security forces arrested 7 supporters of exiled Palestinian leader Mohammed Dahlan, accused of having aided in the UAE-Israel normalization deal. Israeli forces also arrested 4 Palestinians during raids in and around Tulkarm and Hebron; during a raid near Tulkarm, clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces; 1 Palestinian was injured by a tear gas canister. In East Jerusalem, 1 Palestinian was arrested in Issawiyya. (REU, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 9/21; HA 9/22; PCHR 9/24)

BBC News Arabic reported that, according to leaked documents, Russian-Israeli citizen Roman Abramovich has donated more than $100 million to Elad, the Israeli settler group seeking to evict Palestinians in East Jerusalem to replace them with Israeli settlers. Abramovich is said to have used shell companies to make sure the donations could not be traced to him. (BBC, GDN, HA 9/21; AJ, DT, WAFA 9/22)