Day 39: Al-Aqsa Flood Operation in the city of Jerusalem
November 14, 2023

On the 39th day of “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation, the occupation authorities continued their siege of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City. Municipal bulldozers carried out demolition and bulldozing operations in Jerusalem, and raids, searches, and arrest campaigns continued in the city.

Al-Aqsa... settlers’ incursions... amidst a siege and restrictions on worshipers

267 settlers carried out their incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque (189 settlers during the morning, and 78 during the afternoon).

The settlers performed their prayers during the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The occupation authorities continued to impose restrictions on the entry of worshipers to Al-Aqsa, preventing entry to it except for employees of the Islamic Endowments and the elderly, “most of whom are residents of the Old City.”

The forces are stationed at the gates of Al-Aqsa, checking identities and subjecting every person who wants to enter Al-Aqsa to physical inspection and field investigation.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem reported from worshipers that forces are stationed throughout the day at the gates of Al-Aqsa, and their number increases in conjunction with prayer times, and during that time strict restrictions are imposed on the entry of worshipers, completely preventing young men, and also preventing the elderly in several case, girls are prevented from entering, women are subject to restrictions.”

In the Old City, the forces continue to impose severe restrictions on entry, and continue to deploy at its gates, subjecting young men and boys to physical searches, and continue to prevent sitting or stopping in the entire courtyards of Damascus Gate.

School students in Jerusalem suffer from arrest and inspection of cell phones and school bags at the gates of the Old City, and while they walk in the streets of Jerusalem.

Demolition and bulldozing

Police and special forces, accompanied by municipal crews, stormed the town of Al-Tur, and demolished a room made of “reinforced tin plates” for the Khweis family.

In the village of Jabal al-Mukabber, bulldozers demolished a concrete floor and swept away the land.


The raids into the towns and neighborhoods of Jerusalem continued, during which homes and shops were raided, and arrests were made.

In the Shu’fat refugee camp, the forces stormed the area several times, deployed in the streets, and tore pictures of the martyr Mohammed Salah, and carried out the arrest of 4 young men. The forces also stormed the town of Anata and arrested two young men, as eyewitnesses explained.

In the town of Silwan, forces stormed the home of Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith.

The wounded detainee

The wounded prisoner, Mahdi Ahmed Al-Sayyad, 25 years old, is detained in the Al-Maskobyeh Police Station, after his arrest and the filing of an indictment against him, and he suffers from difficult health conditions and severe pain.

Al-Sayyad was injured at the end of last month in the pelvis and abdomen while walking on Al-Tur Street. He underwent surgical operations, and after the end of his first treatment phase and his discharge from the hospital after staying there for several days, the forces stormed his house, arrested him, and beat him.

One of the young men who were released from Al-Maskobyeh Center said: “The wounded young man, Mahdi Al-Sayyad, suffers from severe pain at the place of the injury and the surgical operation. The direct beating at the place of the operation caused the wound to not heal, and the Al-Maskobyeh Police Station administration refuses to refer him for treatment.”

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

1. Adham Sabteh

2. Qais Haitham Mustafa

3. Youssef Taha

4. Iyad Al-Shalabi

5. Hassan Mustafa

6. Mansour Mahmoud

7. Iman Abu Sneineh

8. Bakr Mahmoud Musa

9. Tariq Saadeh Al-Abbasi

10. Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Abbasi

11. Mohammad Jaber

12. Sami Abu Rmeileh

13. Suhaib Siam

14. Mohammad Khader “transferred to administrative detention for 6 months”

15. Musa Khader “transferred to administrative detention for 6 months.”