Settlement & Annexation Report: October 15, 2021


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October 15, 2021

  1. Palestinian Olive Harvest Under Atttack (as it is every year)
  2. Settlers vs. IDF/Israeli Police
  3. Israel Advances Jerusalem-area Settlements — E-1, Givat Hamatos, Atarot, Pisgat Ze’ev
  4. Sheikh Jarrah “Compromise”
  5. Apartheid, or Not Apartheid?
  6. Facts & Figures (OCHA)

Palestinian Olive Harvest Under Attack (as it is every year)

Settlers vs. IDF/Israeli Police

Israel Advances Jerusalem-Area Settlements – E-1, Givat Hamatos, Atarot, Pisgat Ze’ev

Sheikh Jarrah “Compromise”

Apartheid, or Not Apartheid?

Facts & Figures (OCHA)

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Protection of Civilians Report | 21 September – 4 October 2021, including:

  • Overall, Israeli forces injured 328 Palestinians across the West Bank. Of them, 217 were hit during protests against settlement activities in the Nablus governorate, near Beita (117), Beit Dajan (73) and Deir al Hatab (27).”
  • Twenty-nine Palestinians, including a young child, were injured by Israeli forces or settlers in Umm Fagarah (Hebron). On 28 September, Israeli settlers injured nine Palestinians in this Palestinian community, which is in an Israeli-declared ‘firing zone’. One of those injured, a three-year-old boy, was hit by a stone in his head while in his bed, and was taken to an Israeli hospital. The remaining 20 injured Palestinians were treated for inhaling teargas. Israeli settlers also killed five sheep and damaged ten homes, 14 vehicles and several solar panels and water tanks. During the incident, Palestinians threw stones and Israeli forces fired teargas canisters and arrested three Palestinians who were released later that night.  Israeli police have arrested six settlers in connection with the incident, two of whom remain in detention.”
  • “Israeli settlers physically assaulted and injured eight Palestinians (in addition to the abovementioned nine in Umm Fagarah), and people known or believed to be settlers damaged or stole the harvest from over 180 olive trees. These included four farmers injured while working their land near As Seefer (Hebron), two shepherds near the community of Arab ar Rashayida (Bethlehem), and another farmer in Ein Yabrud (Ramallah) and an activist in Susiya (Hebron). According to eyewitnesses or landowners, settlers vandalized around 160 olive trees in Umm Fagarah (Hebron) and Burin (Nablus), and stole the olives from another 26 trees in Salfit. A number of attacks by settlers in the H2 area of Hebron were recorded, including breaking into a number of houses and stealing agricultural tools, surveillance cameras and water pumps, in addition to stealing olives.”