Saturday, January 14, 2023

In the West Bank, 1 Palestinian man died of wounds sustained from Israeli forces during a raid in Kafr Dan on 1/2. Israeli forces shot and killed 2 Palestinians who allegedly opened fire at Israeli soldiers at the Tarsala settlement outpost near Jaba’. Israeli forces also violently dispersed Palestinian protesters in Zwaidin in the Masafer Yatta area, causing tear-gas related injuries. In Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian farmers east of Khan Yunis; no injuries were reported. In Tel Aviv, around 80,000 people demonstrated against the Israeli government’s plans to weaken the judiciary by allowing the Knesset to override Supreme Court decisions on legislation. (AJ, AJ, AP, AP, AX, BBC, HA, HA, HA, MDW, MEE, NYT, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 1/14; AP, HA 1/15; MEMO, UNOCHA 1/16; PCHR 1/19; UNOCHA 2/3)

EU high representative for foreign affairs Josep Borrell circulated a document rejecting calls from members of the European Parliament to label Israel an apartheid state and saying that the EU will not suspend the EU-Israel Association Council due to the new Israeli government’s policies. (HA, MEMO 1/16)