Day 17: Al-Aqsa Flood Operation in Jerusalem
October 23, 2023

On the seventeenth day of “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation, the occupation forces continued their siege imposed on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City of Jerusalem, and their campaigns of arrests and raids on towns and neighborhoods, while the Siam family from Silwan implemented a “decision to demolish” a horse barn, by decision of the occupation municipality.

Siege of Al-Aqsa Mosque

Strict restrictions and procedures imposed by the forces on worshippers entering Al-Aqsa Mosque. Young people were prevented from entering it, procedures are carried out to search and examine the identities and place of residence of the elderly, and attempt to disrupt their entry, in a procedure followed by the police deployed at the gates of Al-Aqsa for the third week in a row.

At the gates of the Old City, the occupation authorities continue to deploy their forces and checkpoints, arresting those arriving to the city, searching young men, examining their identities, and conducting field investigations with them.

Demolition of a horse barn

Late Monday evening, Ibrahim Siam self-demolished a “horse barn” in the town of Silwan, by decision of the occupation municipality, under the pretext of building without a license. To avoid paying “the demolition fee and financial fines,” Siam was forced to demolish the barracks using manual demolition tools.

Raids and arrests

The occupation forces continued to raid towns and neighborhoods in Jerusalem, establishing checkpoints and issuing fines.

In the Shu’fat refugee camp, joint forces from the "municipality and its various departments and the health authority" stormed the shops in the camp, and destroyed goods and foodstuffs, especially "eggs and cigarettes."

In the town of Silwan, forces stormed the vicinity of the family home of prisoner Mahmoud Aleiwat in Karm al-Sheikh in Silwan, and imposed a fine of 750 shekels on the family under the pretext of “weeds in front of their house.”

Arrests and summonses continued in the city of Jerusalem, and the center monitored the following:

1. Majdi Ahmed Al-Abbasi

2. Mohammad Obeido

3. Omar Al-Shallodi

4. Du’aa Abu Sneineh

5. Asma’ Mughrabi

6. Iyad Al-Salaymeh

7. Elias Da’na

8. Ali Da’na

9. Karim Abu Kaf

10. Malik Basit, “administrative detention for 4 months.”

11. Fouad Al-Qaq “Summoned for investigation”

12. Mohammad Shweiki “Summoned for investigation”