November 2022…A Martyr…arrests…demolitions…deportations
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center issued its monthly report for the month of November 2022, during which it monitored Israeli violations in the city of Jerusalem.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the occupation authorities continued their daily arrest campaigns in the towns and neighborhoods of Jerusalem, and the occupation municipality continued its demolition policy "under the pretext of building without a permit."
A Martyr…continuing to detain martyrs’ bodies
On 3/11/2022, the young man, Amer Hussam Halabiya, was martyred after being shot while on “Al-Wad Street” in the Old City of Jerusalem, after he carried out a stabbing attack against police officers.
The occupation authorities continue to detain the bodies of ten Jerusalemite martyrs in refrigerators: the body of the martyr Mesbah Abu Sbeih (since October 2016), the body of the martyr Fadi al-Qunbar (since January 2017), the body of the martyr Aziz Aweisat (since May 2018), and the two martyrs Shaher Abu Khadija and Zuhdi al-Tawil (since May 2021), the martyr Fadi Abu Shkheidem (since November 2021), the martyr Karim Jamal al-Qawasmi (since March 2022), the body of martyr Mohammad Abu Jom’a (since September 2022), the body of martyr Uday Al-Tamimi (since October 2022), and the body of Amer Hussam Halabiya (since November 2022).
Al-Aqsa Mosque…Continuous violations
Settlers’ incursions into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque continued through the Dung Gate, whose keys have been controlled by the occupation authorities since the occupation of the city of Jerusalem.The settlers performed their own prayers and rituals during the incursions, which are carried out daily except for Friday and Saturday of each week, under the protection of the occupation forces.
More than 4,000 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and at the beginning of last month, 416 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, on the “Knesset election holiday.” They also stormed the Bab al-Rahma cemetery, “located at the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa,” and performed prayers during the raids.
During the incursions, the occupation police imposed restrictions on the entry of worshipers to Al-Aqsa, by preventing some from entering it, or withholding identities at the gates to allow entry to Al-Aqsa, in addition to chasing young men who were in Al-Aqsa by removing them from the squares or arresting them.
The occupation authorities continued to issue deportation decisions, and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center monitored 12 deportation decisions: 2 from the city of Jerusalem, 6 from Al-Aqsa Mosque, and 4 from the Old City.
The occupation authorities continued to carry out arrests in the city of Jerusalem, and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center monitored 123 cases of arrest in the city of Jerusalem, including “6 children under the age of responsibility / less than 12 years old, 27 minors, 9 females / including a minor girl.”
And at the end of last November, the Hadarim prison administration informed the Jerusalemite prisoner, Salah Hammouri, of a decision to deport him from prison outside the country, under the pretext of "withdrawing his identity a year ago."
The center stated that the prisoner, Hammouri, has been serving his administrative detention sentence in prison since March of this year, which was renewed for 3 consecutive times, and the last administrative term ends at the beginning of next week.
In October 2021, the “Minister of Justice” in the occupation government and the judicial advisor approved the decision to withdraw the identity of the released prisoner, Salah Hammouri, on the pretext that “he poses a danger to the security of the occupying state, disloyalty to it, and an active member in the Popular Front.” Since September 2020, the authorities informed Hammouri about the intention of the “Minister of Interior” in the occupation government to withdraw his residency.
Hammouri was arrested for the first time in 2001, then the arrests continued for years and months, including a 7-yearsentence on charges of "belonging to the Popular Front", in addition to administrative detentions, and military decisions banning him from entering the West Bank, which lasted for two years.
In 2016, the occupation authorities prevented the wife of the Jerusalemite prisoner, Salah Hammouri, from entering Jerusalem through Lod Airport, when she was returning from France, and deported her for 10 years, even though she had a visa and papers enabling her to enter the Palestinian territories; his wife was seven months pregnant.
Hammouri pointed out that his wife was seven months pregnant when she was deported.
Demolition and displacement
The occupation municipality continued to carry out demolitions or to force residents to demolish their homes with their own hands in the city of Jerusalem, under the pretext of "building without a permit."
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center monitored the implementation of the demolition of 10 facilities, "9 houses and 1 commercial facility", and most of the houses are inhabited.
In mid-November, the District Court rejected the appeal submitted by the Shehadeh family against the decision to evict them from their property in the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in the town of Silwan, and gave them 60 days to appeal the decision to the Israeli Supreme Court. The houses of the Shehadeh family are within the 5200 square meters of the lands of Batn Al-Hawa which the Jewish associations claim they belong to the Jews of Yemen since 1881.