Wednesday, February 1, 2023

In the West Bank, Israeli settlers vandalized 1 Palestinian house in Silat ad-Dhahr. Israeli forces demolished 1 agricultural structure in Deir Balut, 1 house in Bayt Jala, and 1 house in al-Walaja. Israeli forces also notified Palestinian residents of Khirbet Humsa that they have to leave their homes on 10 separate days between 5 and 28 February due to Israeli military drills in the area. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces demolished 1 house under construction in Wadi Hummus and part of 1 house in Silwan. (WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 2/1; PCHR, WAFA 2/2; UNOCHA 2/21)

Israel Hayom reported that Israel’s national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir had instructed the Israel Prison Service to not allow Palestinian prisoners to make their own flatbread. (MEE 2/1; HA 2/2)

The Israeli government requested an extension from the Israeli High Court of Justice on making a decision on the forced displacement of Palestinians from Khan al-Ahmar, pushing the decision to 6/1. The government said that it “remain firm” in its commitment to displace the 250 or so Palestinians living in Khan al-Ahmar. (AJ, HA 1/31; AP, HA 2/1)