Palestinians flee as Israeli forces invade the West Bank town of Beita, near Nablus, on December 2nd, in an attack that killed one person and injured six in addition to destroying and confiscating the personal belongings of several families. A child and an infant were taken to the hospital after Israeli forces shot tear gas into their home.
Over 500 Palestinian workers from Gaza gather inside in the Ramallah Municipality Recreation Complex in the occupied West Bank. The workers have lived in the complex since Hamas attacked Israel and Israel began bombing Gaza on October 7th. The Gazans were in Israel for work, but on October 11th, Israeli authorities revoked their work permits, stripping them of their legal status and forcing them to seek refuge in the West Bank.
Israeli activist Jonathan Pollak attends a hearing in the trial against him on September 28th. Pollak was arrested in January on charges of stone-throwing during a demonstration against a new Israeli settlement. After his arrest, the activist asked that his case be moved from a civilian court to a military court so that he would face the same treatment as Palestinians. However, the court denied Pollak’s request, leading him to reject the legitimacy of the court and refuse to cooperate with the proceedings.
Israeli forces invade the West Bank village of Beita on September 15th. Soldiers installed an iron gate near the town’s main market for fruits and vegetables, obstructing merchants’ business as well as residents’ daily life. The Israeli raid came three days after a suspected Palestinian gunman shot and injured two Israelis near the Palestinian village of Huwara.
Israeli forces attack Palestinian protesters demonstrating against a new settler outpost in the West Bank village of Umm Safa on July 14th. Within days of establishing the outpost—a settlement built without explicit government authorization—last month, settlers began attacking Palestinians in the village, setting cars on fire and shooting at residents.