Report: Israeli Forces, Settlers Committed over 700 Attacks against Palestinians in January

The Israeli occupation forces and Jewish settlers carried out more than 700 attacks and acts of violence against Palestinians during the month of January, killing 35, including six children and teenagers.

The number of murders has made January the deadliest month for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2015. The details were collated by the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, who indicated most of these attacks were in the Nablus, Jenin, and Bethlehem areas.

In its monthly report on the Israeli violations and colonial expansion, the Commission said that these attacks ranged from a direct assault on people, vandalism of property, leveling of lands, uprooting trees, seizure and demolition of property, closures, barriers, and physical injuries.

Most of these attacks were in the Nablus Governorate, followed by Jenin Governorate, then Bethlehem Governorate.

Moayyad Shaban, the head of the commission, said that the number of attacks carried out by Jewish settlers amounted to 150 and that they attempted to establish six new settlement outposts in different areas of the occupied West Bank but mainly in the Nablus Governorate, with 72 attacks.

Shaban added that, in January, the Israeli occupation authorities issued 55 demolition orders under the pretext of construction without a permit, most of which were concentrated in the Hebron (Al-Khalil), Bethlehem, and Salfit governorates.

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