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Europeans for al-Quds: One killed and 75 detainees in Jerusalem during June

Data documented by the Europeans for al-Quds Foundation showed that the Israeli occupation forces committed 622 violations, distributed among 17 types of human rights violations, in the occupied city of Jerusalem during the last June.

In its monthly report, the organization stated that the most frequent violations were incursions and raids, accounting for 56.4%, followed by arrests at 12.1%.

The report recorded 33 shooting incidents and direct attacks by the Israeli occupation forces in the neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem. As a result, the child Muhammad Murad Ahmad Hoshiya (12 years old) from the town of Qatana was killed by Israeli occupation gunfire in Ramallah. Additionally, two others were injured, dozens suffered from suffocation, and at least 16 citizens were beaten and abused.

The report documented that the occupation forces conducted 351 storming operations into the towns and neighborhoods of Jerusalem, during which they arrested 75 citizens, including 11 children, summoned 7 others, and imposed house arrest on 6 citizens.

The report also documented 20 demolition operations affecting 20 residential units, including 4 that were self-demolished under duress, and 3 established facilities. Additionally, there were several notices and demolition orders issued against homes and other facilities.

The report confirmed that the occupation authorities continue to seek demographic changes in the city of Jerusalem, utilizing all governmental, political, and security resources to do so. Meanwhile, settlers and their associations are given free rein to control as many properties in the city as possible.

The report highlighted the occupation municipality’s announcement of its intention to seize large areas of land in the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood to establish Talmudic gardens.

It also cited researcher Fakhri Abu Diab, who specializes in Jerusalem affairs, revealing that the Israeli occupation authorities are constructing new tunnels and conducting excavation operations under the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque towards Al-Sharaf Alley and the Bab Al-Khalil area adjacent to the mosque.

According to the report, 5,149 settlers and hundreds disguised as tourists participated in the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque over the course of 22 days, and 7 other major violations were recorded, including the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque twice.

The Israeli occupation authorities continued their policy of deporting individuals from Al-Aqsa Mosque or the city of Jerusalem, issuing 10 deportation orders this month.

Settlers continued to attack citizens in occupied Jerusalem. Europeans for Jerusalem documented 10 attacks by settlers, which included assaults on citizens and their property and acts of incitement.

This month, the report also noted 51 fixed and sudden checkpoints and 9 violations related to freedom of journalistic work and public freedoms.

The occupation forces continue to violate the economic, social, and cultural rights of Jerusalemites. During this month, numerous violations were imposed on shop owners, including fines.

The report noted that 20 Jerusalemite students were prevented from taking their high school exams this year due to their detention in Israeli prisons.

Regarding attacks against Christians, the report mentioned that the occupation authorities informed churches in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Nazareth, and Ramla of impending “legal measures” against them for not paying taxes on properties they own, measures which had been frozen for six years.

The Foundation renewed its call to end the Israeli occupation of the city of Jerusalem and to cease all grave practices and violations against the original residents of the city.

It urged the international community to assume its responsibilities, emphasizing that Jerusalem is occupied according to historical rights and United Nations resolutions. It stressed that any measures and practices enforced by force will not change this status.

The Foundation asserted the illegality of any de facto measures taken by the occupation authorities in the occupied city of Jerusalem and maintained that all actions since the occupation of the city in 1967 do not alter its legal status as an occupied area.

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