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.
On June 11th, in Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli settlers attacked anti-eviction protesters in front of the home of Nura Sub-Laban, a Palestinian woman whose family is facing imminent expulsion by Israeli authorities. The government plans to hand the home over to Israeli settlers. At the protest, Israeli police confiscated Palestinian flags and arrested three activists.
On June 6th, Palestinians participate in the funeral of two-year-old Muhammad Tamimi in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The Palestinian toddler was near the entrance to his home when Israeli forces shot him in the head. Tamimi’s father, who was with the child, was also injured in the shooting. Tamimi is one of 27 Palestinian children that Israeli forces have killed so far in 2023.
Israeli and international activists block a road near the Gilo settlement in the West Bank to stop Israeli settlers from arriving in Jerusalem to attend the annual “Flag March” on May 18th. The march, which celebrates the occupation and colonization of Jerusalem, regularly involves settler violence against the city’s Palestinian residents. Israeli police arrested ten of the activists seeking to prevent the march and forcibly removed the group blocking the road.
Members of the Nabhan family examine the ruins of their home in the village of Jabalia in northern Gaza. Israeli forces bombed the building on May 14th as part of a five-day military offensive which left at least 33 Palestinians dead. Four members of the family have special needs that complicated their evacuation of their home when the bombing began.
Palestinians from the village of Sandala in the north of Israel gather for the funeral of 19-year-old Deyar Omari on May 7th. Following a traffic dispute, Omari, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was shot and killed at close range by a Jewish resident of the neighboring village of Gan Ner, south of Afula.
Palestinians take part in the annual March of Return on April 26th, on the site of what was the village of Al-Lajjun before Israeli forces forced residents to flee in 1948. The march marks 75 years since the creation of the State of Israel, whose forces destroyed at least 530 Palestinian villages and neighborhoods. Israel bans the return of Palestinian refugees while allowing Jews from all over the world to move to the country and gain full citizenship.
Israeli activists protest in Tel Aviv as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at a commemoration ceremony for Zionist fighters killed during the occupation of Jaffa in 1948. The activists demonstrated at the site of what was once Manshiya, Jaffa, a Palestinian neighborhood whose residents were ethnically cleansed by a Zionist militia in 1948.
Over 1,500 Israeli Jews gathered in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound—known to Jews as the Temple Mount—during Passover on April 9th, accompanied by armed Israeli officers. Under the agreement between Israel and Jordan that governs the site, known as the “status quo,” non-Muslims are permitted to enter, but not to pray there.
Israeli forces suppress a Palestinian protest against the recent increase in settler attacks in the West Bank town of Huwara on April 1st. The protest was also held to observe Land Day, which commemorates the 1976 killing of six Palestinians in the Galilee while protesting land confiscation by Israeli authorities.