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Europeans for al-Quds: 755 Palestinians arrested, 367 injured in Jerusalem in April

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have committed 2771 violations that fall within 16 types of human rights violations in Jerusalem during last April, according to data collected by Europeans for al-Quds Organization. Most of these violations were complex.

In its monthly report on the Israeli occupation’s violations in Jerusalem, the organization said the authorities maintained its Judaization, settlement policy, aiming at changing the occupied city’s identity, and displacement plans continued to haunt many of the city’s neighborhoods.

During the month, the Israeli occupation forces carried out 71 shootings and physical assaults in the city. As a result, 367 civilians were wounded, including 5 paramedics, 6 journalists and many children and women, while 547 others were injured due to physical attacks or tear gas inhalation.

The report said 244 raids into towns and neighborhoods of Jerusalem were carried out, during which 754 Palestinians were arrested, including at least 14 women and 78 children; 67 others were summoned; and house arrest was imposed on at least 56.

A Palestinian house was demolished and another one was noticed to be destroyed. In addition, the IOF confiscated a cement pump at an Israeli checkpoint in Jerusalem.

During this month, the IOF continued to perpetuate settlements and Judaization through practical measures related to facilitating settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque, and protecting settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

In early April, a new tunnel and excavations were unveiled in complete secrecy, 130 meters from the southeastern wall of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to the Elad settler association.

During the month, 4,772 settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque over 15 days in two periods in each day.

As for settlers, they carried out 9 attacks in the city and 15 incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This resulted in the injury of a number of Palestinian, and many vehicles belonging to Palestinians were damage.

During March, the Israeli forces placed 82 permanent and flying checkpoints, closed four streets, issued a travel ban against a Palestinian, carried out five attacks on freedoms and journalists.

The Israeli occupation authorities also renewed the closure of 28 Palestinian institutions, associations and bodies in the occupied Jerusalem, foremost of which are the Orient House and the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

The report concluded that Israel seeks to change the city’s demography through official policies and by giving the settlers and settlement associations a free hand to control as many properties as they can in the city. In addition, the Al-Aqsa Mosque remained at the forefront of the Israeli targeting, as the occupation’s attempt to impose a temporal and spatial division on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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