Sunday, January 15, 2023

In the West Bank, Unidentified assailants opened fire at an Israeli settlement bus traveling near Hebron; no injuries were reported. 1 Israeli settler rammed 1 Palestinian minor near al-Funduq. Israeli settlers also stole goods displayed outside of a store in Huwwara. Elsewhere, Israeli settlers fenced off a parcel of land near al-Farisiyya. Israeli settlers also razed land near Qalandia. Israeli forces shot and killed 1 Palestinian man at a flying checkpoint near Silwad. The man was shot after he allegedly refused to exit his vehicle and subsequently defended himself against assault by Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military launched an investigation into the killing on 1/22 after an initial probe found that man was unjustly killed. 4 Palestinians were arrested during a raid in Beit Umar. In East Jerusalem, 292 Israeli settlers toured the Haram al-Sharif compound. Israeli forces and municipality workers uprooted several olive trees in Silwan. (AJ, AP, HA, MEE, MEMO, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 1/15; MEMO, PCHR, UNOCHA 1/16; PCHR 1/19; HA 1/21; JP 1/22; HA, TOI, WAFA 1/23; UNOCHA 2/3)

A survey conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute found that 49% of 20,000 Israelis surveyed believed that Jewish Israelis should have more rights than Palestinian citizens of Israel. (HA 1/15; MEE 1/16)