Day 164: Jerusalem during “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation
March 18, 2024

On the 164th day of "Al-Aqsa Flood Operation", the body of the child martyr Rami Al-Halhouli was buried, while settlers attacked the headquarters of the Palestinian Refugee Relief and Employment Agency "UNRWA", and the incursions into the towns and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem continued.

Burying the martyr Rami Al-Halhouli

Hundreds of Palestinians participated at dawn on Monday in the funeral procession of the child martyr Rami Al-Halhouli, after his body was detained for 6 days.

The occupation authorities handed over the body of the martyr al-Halhouli, after midnight, and after bidding farewell and praying for him, his body was buried in the Anata Cemetery.

The martyr passed away after being targeted last Tuesday evening near his home with a bullet in the chest by a sniper who was stationed inside the observation tower next to the separation wall in the Shu’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem.

UNRWA headquarters...subjected for settler attacks

The settlers continue to attack the headquarters of the Palestinian Refugee Relief and Employment Agency "UNRWA", in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the city of Jerusalem, by demonstrating in front of it and trying to obstruct the access of its employees, in addition to insulting them, and putting inflammatory posters on its main door.

Early this morning, the settlers gathered and demonstrated in front of the "UNRWA" headquarters, and hung posters on its door that read "Terrorism headquarters...UNRWA is Hamas", during which the settlers poured a red substance "like blood" and placed black bags like the bodies in front of the main gate, to obstruct and prevent employees from accessing it.

The settlers provoked the employees of the agency, insulted them, and demanded the closing of the agency and the expulsion of the workers from Jerusalem to Gaza, calling them terrorists, and chanted UNRWA = Hamas".

A settler said to the employees, "UNRWA is part of Hamas, you are involved in what happened on October 7th, and you take your salary from this organization, but you are saying that you do not support terrorism. Why are you here? Get out of here."

From time to time, for the past two months, the settlers have been demonstrating in front of the UNRWA headquarters, knocking on the main door and insulting the workers.

The settlers demanded the closing of the UNRWA headquarters and their removal from Jerusalem.

Al-Aqsa in Ramadan

The Israeli occupation authorities continue to deploy their forces at the gates of Al-Aqsa and its roads, as worshippers continue to flock to the mosque around the clock, and 25,000 worshippers performed the Ishaa and Taraweeh prayers in Al-Aqsa, as explained by the Islamic Endowment Department.

The forces carried out various arrests of young men at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the afternoon hours, the forces arrested two young men, and in the evening hours they arrested two other young men.

The settlers' incursions into Al-Aqsa continue, during the month of Ramadan, and 116 settlers carried out their incursions into Al-Aqsa, and prayed during the incursion.

On the other hand, the occupation authorities transferred Ismail Afaneh to administrative detention for 4 months.

The occupation forces stormed the village of Issawiya on Monday morning.