Sunday, September 25, 2022

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers vandalized 1 water well supplying Palestinians in al-Zawiya. Israeli settlers also set up a mobile home, 6 tents, and 2 water tanks near ‘Arab al-Rashayida. Israeli forces shot and killed 1 Palestinian riding a motorcycle and injured 3 others during a late-night raid in Nablus. Israeli forces also shut the main entrance to Beit Umar for the 2d day in a row. In East Jerusalem, Israeli settlers toured the Haram al-Sharif compound. Israeli forces injured 1 Palestinian with a baton round and 15 with tear gas during a raid in Silwan. 1 Palestinian family demolished their own home near the Lion’s Gate in the Old City, displacing 8. In Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian famers east of Rafah; no injuries were reported. (AJ, HA, JP, MEE, REU, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 9/25; MEMO 9/26; MDW 9/28; PCHR 9/29; UNOCHA 9/30)

Israel closed all crossings to the West Bank and Gaza from midday until 9/27 at midnight, citing celebrations for the Jewish new year. Al-Ibrahimi Mosque was also closed by Israeli authorities until 10 A.M. on 9/26. (WAFA, WAFA 9/25; MEMO 9/26; PCHR 9/29)

30 Palestinians held by Israel on administrative detention started an open-ended hunger strike, demanding their freedom. Among the prisoners starting the hunger strike was French Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hamouri. (WAFA 9/24; AJ, WAFA 9/25; MEMO 9/26; MEE, MEMO 9/29; WAFA 10/2)

In an interview with Haaretz, Israeli prime minister Yair Lapid blamed the PA for not creating a situation that allows for a 2-state solution, saying, “I accept that there is external difficulty, and the external difficulty we create. But when Israel was established, we already had a public health system, trains and a positive collective effort. You see very little such effort in the PA.” (HA 9/25)