Monday, August 1, 2022

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers assaulted 1 Palestinian and punctured the tires on his car in al-Twana. Israeli forces violently dispersed Palestinians protesting a raid in Kafr ad-Dik, injuring 1 minor with a tear gas canister to his head. Israeli forces also demolished 1 house in Kafr al-Dik and delivered a stop-work order for a house in Faqqua. 40 Palestinians were arrested during late-night raids in and around Hebron, Nablus, Beit Furik, Jayyus, Sanur, Dheisheh refugee camp, and Jalazun refugee camp; 1 Palestinian was shot and injured during the raid in Nablus. (WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 8/1; PCHR 8/4; UNOCHA 8/5)

Breaking the Silence published testimonies from Israeli soldiers who previously served in the Civil Administration in a booklet called Military Rule, saying that Israeli settlers have direct involvement in shaping the policies of the Civil Administration. It also said that soldiers are given full access to sensitive information about Palestinians and that the Civil Administration arbitrarily rejects Palestinian entry permits and cancels visitation permits to family members of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike to pressure the prisoners to end their strike. Haaretz reported that soldiers previously serving in the Civil Administration had told the newspaper about a secretive program where soldiers coerce Palestinians in the West Bank to provide information to the Civil Administration in exchange for easier access to travel permits. (BTS, HA 8/1; HA, HA 8/2)

The Israel Religious Action Center released a study showing that between 2014 and 2021, 77% of indictments filed for incitement to violence and racism in Israel were filed against Palestinians. The study also showed that Israeli prosecutors tended to avoid filing incitement charges against rabbis. Lastly, all but 2 indictments against Palestinians ended in convictions, while 66% of indictments against Jews ended in conviction. (HA, MEE 8/1; HA, MEMO 8/2)