Europeans for al-Quds Organization confirmed that the IOF, as usual, sought to transform the occasion of Jewish holidays into opportunities to realize its ambitions and impose its hegemony and a fait accompli in Jerusalem. This was represented in the increase of the of the settlers’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the occupation police, performing provocative dances and uttering Biblical slogans and songs inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, lighting the walls of Jerusalem with biblical drawings and wearing priestly clothes and performing Talmudic rituals.
The Organization documented in its report that the IOF have committed 1138 violations that fall within 16 types of human rights violations in Jerusalem during last October.
This month highlighted the policy of collective punishment and the siege imposed by the IOF on Shuafat camp and several neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem, under the pretext of a shooting attack carried out by a resident of the camp, who was later killed in an exchange of fire.
During October, the IOF carried out 93 shootings and direct attacks in the neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem. As a result, 2 citizens were killed and 19 civilians were wounded, with bullets and tear gas canisters. In addition, more than 67 others were exposure to direct beatings and abuse.
The report said that 399 raids into towns and neighborhoods of Jerusalem were carried out, during which 287 Palestinians were arrested, including 41 children and 18 women, 17 others were summoned, and house arrest was imposed on at least 25.
The report also monitored 8 demolitions and the distribution of notices, which resulted in the destruction of 7 housing units or parts of them.
During the month, 8531 settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque over 22 days in two periods in each day.
During the Sukkot, 5094 settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards.
The Israeli authorities issued 48 decisions to remove Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque and the neighborhoods of Jerusalem, while the settlers continued to carry out attacks against the Jerusalemites. It’s worth mentioning that 6 women were also subjected to forced removal from Jerusalem.
During October, the Israeli forces placed 99 permanent and flying checkpoints, closed 16 streets.
Europeans for al-Quds Organization warned that these four practices seek to perpetuate dealing with Al-Aqsa Mosque after it is an existing temple, by reviving all the peculiarities of the temple that have been destroyed by its collapse according to the religious narrative, a danger that transcends the temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa by jumping into the conflict over the nature and identity of Al-Aqsa.