Day 47: Al-Aqsa Flood Operation in the city of Jerusalem
November 22, 2023

On the 47th day of “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation, it was announced that a humanitarian truce agreement had been reached between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which will last 4 days and can be extended. It will begin within the coming hours, while the siege of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the raids in the city of Jerusalem continued.

An upcoming deal

The potential deal between Hamas and Israel includes the exchange of 53 Israeli women and children prisoners in the Gaza Strip in the first phase, in exchange for a 4-day truce that includes “the release of 150 Palestinian prisoners, women and children, a ceasefire and Israel’s cessation of air operations for 6 hours each day, in addition to increasing aid and allowing the entry of fuel into the Gaza Strip.”

According to the agreement, it is expected that the days of the truce will be increased to more than 6 days in the event of the release of a larger number of Israeli prisoners, which is likely to reach 70 children and women, and in return, more Palestinian prisoners will be released from its prisons.

The Israeli Ministry of Justice published a list of 300 Palestinian male and female prisoners from Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, under the title “Government Resolution No. 1077 - Releasing prisoners for reasons related to managing the country’s relations and security.”

The list included 79 Palestinian female prisoners from the city of Jerusalem, all of whom were sentenced, and the rest were boys, some of whom were sentenced and others are still detained.

A continuous siege

For the seventh consecutive week, the occupation authorities continue to impose severe restrictions on the entry of Muslims into Al-Aqsa Mosque. The forces stationed at its gates prevent entry to it except for a small number of elderly people, who suffer from detention and identity checks, especially at the dawn prayer. The forces often stipulate that entry is for the elderly only, “residents of the Old City.”

The forces also continue to deploy at the gates of the Old City and in the roads, stopping young men in particular, checking their identities and conducting field investigations with them.

Meanwhile, 156 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, during the morning and afternoon incursion periods, guarded by the occupation forces, and the raids continued into towns and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem.

During the past hours, the forces arrested Uday Kabaja, Safa’ Siam, Omar Shehadeh, and Daoud Khweis.