Division for Palestinian Rights

Chronological Review of Events Relating to the

Question of Palestine

Monthly media monitoring review

October 2015

Monthly highlights

• UN Secretary-General meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at UN Headquarters in New York. (1 Oct.)

• League of Arab States to hold emergency meeting on  Israeli aggression against Palestinian land and  holy sites. (11 Oct.)

• Twenty-two UN member states are planning to pledge $100 million to support next year’s budget of UNRWA. (13 Oct.))

• Palestinians set parts of the Joseph’s Tomb complex in Nablus on fire. (16 Oct.)

• The Security Council holds open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (16 Oct.)

• Israel urges French  Ambassador to protest  France's proposal for an international observer presence at the Temple Mount. (19 Oct.)

• Israel rejects Jordanian proposal to have Jordan oversee visits to the Temple Mount/[Al-Haram Al-Sharif instead of Israel. (19 Oct.)

• Secretary -General visits Palestine and Israel, urging for  an immediate end to violence. (21 Oct.)

• UNESCO adopts resolution condemning Israeli illegal measures restricting freedom of worship at the al-Aqsa Mosque.” (21 Oct.)

• Quartet holds talks on the escalating violence. (23 Oct.)

• UNRWA announces  the first of  9,000 destroyed Gaza  homes during 2014 war had been rebuilt. (23 Oct.)

•  New Zealand circulates  draft resolution aiming at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (29 Oct.)

• Israeli military barred Palestinians who didn’t live in the West Bank city of Hebron were barred from entering the area by the Israel military. (30 Oct.)

•  Special Rapporter Wibisono says there was a need for accountability for violations suffered by the people of Gaza. (30 Oct.)


Prime Minister Netanyahu told the General Assembly that Israel expects Palestinians to honour their commitments. (Haaretz)

Hundreds of Israeli settlers broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound heavily guarded by Israeli police forces, while Palestinian men under 50 and women were denied entry to the holy site. (Palestine News Network)

Two cars were attacked by rock-throwers near “Teqoa” [settlement] in the West Bank, causing damage to both cars and leaving a mother and infant lightly injured. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli forces detained at least 14 Palestinians and wounded several others from across the West Bank and Jerusalem.  (WAFA, IMEMC, Jordan News Agency)

Israeli authorities issued a military order to seize a Palestinian-owned house in the town of Halhul, north of Hebron. (WAFA)

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon decided to annex the church compound Beit al-Baraka, which settlers claim they had previously purchased, to the “Gush Etzion” settlement bloc in the southern West Bank. (WAFA, Palestine News Agency)

An Israeli military force provided protection to Israeli settlers to block the main street that connects the town of Taqou to Bethlehem obstructing Palestinian locals’ movements. (WAFA)

Israel intends to legalize a bloc of five settlement outposts in “Shilo” that covers six square kilometres and includes hundreds of structures. (Haaretz)

Egyptian power lines providing power to the district of Rafah in the Gaza Strip were damaged by an explosion on the Egyptian side, cutting electricity to the area. The cause of the explosion is unclear. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and injured a 28-year-old Palestinian in the thigh with a live bullet during clashes between Israeli settlers and Palestinians near Tuqu village, south of Bethlehem. Dozens of others suffered from tear-gas inhalation. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

An Israeli settler couple, Eitam and Na’ama Henkin from the “Neria” settlement, were killed in a drive-by shooting attack in the West Bank. Their four children were in the car but were said to be unharmed. (Ynetnews)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, and the US Department of State, separately, condemned the attack that killed an Israeli couple, and called on both sides to prevent any escalation of tensions. (The Jerusalem Post, www.un.org, www.unsco.org)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at UN Headquarters in New York. The Secretary-General noted the tensions on the ground in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and reiterated his call on both sides to prevent any escalation. In this regard, he referred to the Prime Minister’s public commitment to maintain the status quo on the Holy Sites. The Secretary-General reiterated his call on Israel to cease all settlement activity and demolitions while enabling access for Palestinians to a fair planning system. (www.un.org)

The Foreign Ministry of Egypt said in a statement on 1 October that Egypt participated in the meeting of the Quartet in New York, along with Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Arab League, permanent UN Security Council members and other countries. (MENA)

Around 70 percent of workers in Gaza live in poverty, the director of the Gaza General Federation of Trade Unions, Sami al-Amsi, said at a press conference on 1 October, adding that Gaza would face a “catastrophe” if the Government does not form a clear plan to address the situation. (Ma ‘an News Agency)


Hours after the killing of a Jewish couple, a Palestinian’s vehicle was torched and a message of “revenge, Henkin” was spray painted on a house nearby in Baytillu near Ramallah. The Palestinian commander of General Intelligence in Hebron was also wounded overnight when his vehicle was stoned near Nablus. The IDF deployed four extra battalions in the West Bank overnight. (Ynetnews)

In Burin village, south of Nablus, Molotov cocktails hurled at a Palestinian home caused a fire, while the family was asleep. The house was partially burned and a mother and her child suffered intensive smoke inhalation. Several Palestinian trees were burned in Burin. Also, damage was caused to at least 15 Palestinian cars in the Nablus district. (IMEMC)

Three Palestinian medics were injured when rocks thrown by Israeli settlers hit an ambulance travelling from Nablus to Salfit. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli soldiers searched several homes in the town of Teqoua near Bethlehem, and detained six Palestinian children between the ages of 13 and 15. (IMEMC)

There will be no resumption of peace talks with Israel before the complete halt of Israeli settlement activity and without the release of Palestinian prisoners, said Nemer Hammad, an aide to Palestinian President Abbas, responding to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s General Assembly speech, during which he called on the Palestinians to unconditionally resume the stalled peace negotiations. (Xinhua)


A Palestinian attacked four members of an Israeli family, killing two men and seriously injured a two-year old baby and a woman, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The assailant also opened fire into a crowd of tourists before Israeli border police shot him dead. (The Jerusalem Post, Israel News)

Israeli forces conducted a search campaign in several neighbourhoods throughout Nablus as they continued to look for the suspects of the attack where an Israeli couple died in the West Bank. At least 14 Palestinian have been detained and 10 more have been injured. (WAFA, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel)

Palestinian security services cracked down on Palestinians who took the streets of Tulkarm in solidarity with the Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Middle East Monitor)

Israeli forces delivered a house demolition order as they raided the Nablus refugee camp of “Askar”. (WAFA)

UN Special Coordinator Mladenov said in a statement that he strongly condemned the recent attacks in the Old City of Jerusalem and West Bank. Mr. Mladenov is “shocked that some find it appropriate to justify such attacks as ‘heroic’, when they are not only appalling, but are also dangerous to both Palestinians and Israelis alike”. (UNSCO)


An Israeli youth was stabbed in a gas station near Jerusalem’s Old City. The assailant was shot dead by Israeli police. (The Jerusalem Post)

Violent clashes broke out across the West Bank between Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces. According to Palestinian reports, more than 100 Palestinians were injured by gunfire and teargas. (Haaretz)

The Israel police barred all Palestinians from entering Jerusalem’s Old City. (The Washington Post)

The Palestinian Red Crescent raised the alert status across the West Bank, declaring a state of emergency. (WAFA)

The US state Department’s spokesperson John Kirby expressed concern over mounting tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, strongly condemned all acts of violence and called on all sides to take affirmative steps to restore calm and avoid escalating the situation. (WAFA)

The European External Action Service Spokesperson made a statement condemning the latest attacks in Jerusalem and called all sides to use all means to condemn acts of violence, cooperate to bring perpetrators to justice, de-escalate the situation and contribute to calm and stability. (European External Action Service)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a number of additional steps against Palestinian attacks, including expediting the demolition of terrorists’ homes, expanding administrative detentions of rioters, and banning those engaged in incitement from the Old City. (The Jerusalem Post)

The Palestinian Government condemned the recent Israeli political and security escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem and asked to the international community and the UN to intervene to compel Israel to stop its violations in the OPT, the recent of which were the killing of two Palestinians in Jerusalem, as well as the military offensive in multiple Palestinian cities. (WAFA)

The Secretary-General condemned the attacks in the Old City of Jerusalem as well the subsequent incidents in various neighborhoods in Jerusalem and urged to “all leaders to condemn violence and incitement, maintain calm and to do everything they can to avoid further escalation”. (www.un.org)


Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian child during confrontations with youths in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem. (WAFA, Haaretz)

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in multiple locations across the West Bank. (The Jerusalem Post)

Thousands of right wing Israeli activists protested outside of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem against the Government’s handling of the current upswing in violence. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces overnight shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian during clashes in the village of Bala, east of Tulkarm. Three other youths were also shot and injured with live bullets. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and critically injured a Palestinian youth in the chest with a live bullet during clashes that broke out in Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A 16-year-old Palestinian was stabbed by an Israeli settler in the Old City of Hebron and sustained light injuries. (PAIN)

Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians, including two minors, during clashes and pre-dawn raids in the West Bank. (WAFA)

The Israeli Air Force carried out an air strike targeted at a Hamas training site in the northern Gaza Strip in response to a rocket that landed in an open area in southern Israel. No injuries were reported. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli naval forces detained two Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast and seized their boat. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

During a cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu asked Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to establish a mechanism that would significantly shorten the legal process when dealing with the demolition of terrorist homes. (Haaretz)

The Israeli military demolished two homes in East Jerusalem that belonged to the families of a Palestinian man who killed four Israeli worshippers and a police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue and another Palestinian who rammed a bulldozer into traffic in Jerusalem killing one Israeli last year. (AP, Ynetnews)

Israeli settlers violently assaulted two Palestinians, 13 and 24 years old, at the Al-Arrub refugee camp in the southern West Bank. They were transferred to hospital for treatment. (Ma ‘an News Agency)


At least 39 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in the Ramallah area. A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot in the stomach and underwent surgery to remove a bullet from near his spine. A Palestinian woman was critically injured in the neck. During clashes in central Hebron, Israeli forces shot and injured nine Palestinians, one critically, with rubber-coated steel bullets. During clashes that broke out in Bethlehem following the funeral of a 13-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces the day before, Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians with live rounds. Seven others were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli forces detained 17 Palestinians, including minors, across the West Bank. (WAFA)

The Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement saying, “The last few days of clashes, which resulted in the death of four Palestinians, including a 13-year old boy, and hundreds injured, are yet another worrisome sign of violence potentially spiralling out of control. The Secretary-General condemns the killings and looks to the Government of Israel to conduct a prompt and transparent investigation into the incidents, including whether the use of force was proportional. He does not believe that the demolition of Palestinian houses or the construction of new Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land will do anything other than inflame tensions still further.” (www.un.org)

Israeli settlers threw stones at a Palestinian house in Yatta, south of Hebron, smashing the windows and injuring a 10-year-old boy in the head. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli settlers took over around 20 dunums of Palestinian-owned land in the village of Al-Minya, east of Bethlehem. (WAFA)

The Israeli military demolished two homes in East Jerusalem that belonged to the families of a Palestinian man who killed four Israeli worshippers and a police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue and another Palestinian who rammed a bulldozer into traffic in Jerusalem killing one Israeli last year. (AP, Ynetnews)

On 5 October, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held a meeting at Headquarters, during which the Committee adopted its annual report to the General Assembly. (UN press release GA/PAL/1348).

Clashes erupted throughout East Jerusalem and the West Bank. According to the Red Crescent during the day at least 90 Palestinians had been injured, the vast majority by rubber bullets and tear gas. (Haaretz)

Israeli forces detained three Palestinian businessmen at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, even though they had the required permits to use the crossing. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man at a checkpoint near Nablus for carrying a knife. (Ynetnews) 

Israeli forces detained six Palestinians near an Israeli military checkpoint south of Jenin in the West Bank after hundreds of Palestinians had marched there from Jenin to protest Israeli actions in the West Bank and at Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Ma’an News Agency)

Senior Israel Defense Forces officers met with their counterparts from the Palestinian security apparatus in the West Bank in an attempt to jointly reduce tensions in the occupied territories following the security incidents. (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinians do not want an escalation in tensions with Israel, adding that he had instructed the Palestinian security services and the public not to make the situation worse. (Haaretz)

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu had rejected calls by senior ministers for settlement construction to respond to increasing Palestinian violence, because the US administration had warned him against it and told him that the US would not necessarily veto a French-sponsored resolution in the Security Council. (Times of Israel)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated during a meeting of PLO Executive Committee on his desire to reach a political solution with Israel in the West Bank through peaceful means without military or security escalation. He also expressed his willingness to renew negotiations in return for halting settlement expansion, releasing 30 detainees who were due to be released under a previous agreement, and discussing the Oslo Accords. (Middle East Monitor)

Israel decided to lift the restrictions on Muslim worshipers accessing Al-Haram al-Sharif/Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas instructed security forces and political factions to prevent any escalation of the violence that had raised fears of a new intifada or uprising. (Ynetnews, The Daily Star)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told settler leaders that “current pressures” prevent a resumption of settlement construction. (The Jerusalem Post)


An 18-year-old Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man in Jerusalem’s Old City, lightly wounding him. The man drew his gun and fired, wounding her seriously. (AP)

A Palestinian man stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier and then was shot dead by security forces in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. (Haaretz)

Two Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces near Bethlehem following an attack on an Israeli settler. An Israeli army spokesperson said that an Israeli woman had been dragged from her car and beaten by Palestinians. (Ma’an News Agency)

Many Palestinians suffocated after inhaling tear gas used against them by Israeli forces during renewed clashes in the Hebron area, while settlers resumed their attacks on Palestinians. Israeli forces seized and turned two Palestinian houses into military outposts near Hebron. (WAFA)

Three injured Palestinian youths were detained by Israeli undercover forces during clashes in Al-Bireh near Ramallah. At least 18 Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets. (Ma’an News Agency, WAFA)

Israeli forces detained 7 Palestinians from the Nablus area and more than 20 in the Hebron district in the West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, will visit Palestine and Israel in mid-October. (WAFA)

Groups of Jewish settlers continued to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of Israeli security forces and perform religious rituals amid Palestinian worshippers. (Petra Jordan News Agency)

The Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine, Martina Anderson, has called for East Jerusalem to be placed under immediate international protection. (WAFA)

Israeli forces detained two minors in Jaffa after they threw stones at a bus. (Israel News)

Israeli forces detained seven Palestinian minors in Umm al-Fahm, near Jenin. (Israel News)

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli outside a large shopping mall in Petah Tikva, central Israel. The attacker was overpowered by civilians at the scene before being arrested by police. (Haaretz)

Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian, claiming he tried to run over soldiers at the Z’ayyem checkpoint near Jerusalem. (Palestine News Network)


Clashes continued between Israeli forces and Palestinian youths across the West Bank; several Palestinians suffocated by inhaling teargas. Israeli soldiers also used stun grenades and rubber bullets. (WAFA)

A Palestinian stabbed four Israelis, including a soldier, in Tel Aviv. Israeli police shot and killed the attacker at the scene. (Ma’an News Agency, Haaretz)

A Palestinian youth stabbed an Israeli man in Jerusalem, wounding him seriously. The attacker was tackled and taken into custody for interrogation. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli forces detained 20 Palestinians during a search and arrest campaign in Hebron. (Petra Jordan News Agency)

At least 47 Palestinians were detained by the Israeli forces across the West Bank and Jerusalem. (WAFA)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has banned Israeli parliamentarians and ministers from visiting Al-Haram al-Sharif in an effort to quell a rising wave of Palestinian violence. (The Jerusalem Post)

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, called upon the Palestinian and Israeli sides to promote calm, encourage restraint and avoid actions that further fuel tensions. (eeas.europa.eu)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has decided to withdraw a plan to build 538 housing units in the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar. (Haaretz)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said he was extremely concerned about increased tensions and violence in Occupied Palestinian Territory, and stressed that calm can only be restored on the basis of respect for human rights. (www.unog.org)

A Palestinian youth was killed and six others injured, including one critically, during an IDF raid in East Jerusalem’s Shufat refugee camp, medics said. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli police have installed metal detectors at checkpoints around East Jerusalem’s Old City as a “preventative measure” against knife attacks, Israeli Army Radio said. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A Facebook page reportedly was set up declaring in Arabic that “the intifada has been launched”. Israeli authorities said that they asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos that have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week. (AFP, Reuters)

Palestinian President Abbas, speaking to business leaders in Ramallah, said he is committed to “peaceful popular resistance,” and that the Palestinians would not be “dragged” into more violence with Israel. (The Times of Israel)

Following the meeting with DPA USG Jeffrey Feltman, Palestinian Representative to the UN Riyad Mansour said that the Palestinians are facing “massive military force with their bare chest and with stones”, and that Israel is “chasing children and shooting them from the back,” which isn’t the conduct “of a moral army…”. (AP)

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said that “the continuing escalation of attacks on the Palestinian people by the Israeli forces and settlers threaten to exacerbate the situation in the entire region as the international community remains silent to these crimes”, adding that “arbitrary arrests of Palestinians, burning of their homes and preventing them from performing religious rituals constitute flagrant violation” of UN human rights resolutions. (AFP)

Israeli Prime Netanyahu suspended the approval for a building project planned for Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza, Army Radio reported. (The Times of Israel)

The Ministry of Interior in Gaza said that it is becoming more difficult for it to maintain security along the border because of the Egyptian authorities flooding the tunnels in the area. (Middle East Monitor)


IDF Spokeswoman said that Palestinian men under the age of 45 are temporarily barred from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. (Associated Press)

Two Israelis were lightly injured in stabbing attacks by Palestinian youth in Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of “Kiryat Arba”. The first attacker fled the scene but was later caught by police. The second attacker was shot and killed. (AFP, The Times of Israel)

An IDF soldier was stabbed in the city of Afula, and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Later reports indicated that the female attacker in Afula is an Israeli citizen. (The Times of Israel, Ynetnews)

Israeli authorities, under the supervision of Palestinian liaison officers, delivered the body of Muhannad al-Halabi to his family, after it was withheld for six days, following a deadly attack on Israelis in East Jerusalem’s Old City last week. A funeral is expected to take place after Friday prayers in al-Bireh. (Ma’ an News Agency)

Clashes broke out in Shuafat refugee camp, following the funeral of resident of the camp who was killed during confrontations between Palestinian youths and Israeli police forces. (Ynetwnes, Haaretz)

Representatives of the Middle East Quartet said they would visit the region next week to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and push forward with renewed efforts to revive the stalled peace process. (The Times of Israel)

Five Gazans have been killed and at least 22 wounded by IDF fire into about 200 Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, near the border fence in the north, east and south of the enclave. (Ynetnews)

At a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee for announcing financial support for UNRWA, held on 8 October in New York, a total of 21 donors announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2016 UNRWA budget. (UN News Center)

An Israeli settler stabbed three Palestinian construction workers and a Bedouin municipal worker in the city of Dimona. Two were moderately wounded, while another two were taken to the hospital with light wounds. Police arrested the suspect. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu “strongly condemned” the attack. (The Times of Israel)

At a press conference held at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon, referring to settlement construction, reportedly said “We built in the past. We’re building in the present. We will build in the future”. Prime Minister Netanyahu said it was “common sense” not to announce new settlement construction at the moment, since such a move would jeopardize the international community’s support for Israel’s efforts to stem the current violence. (The Times of Israel)

Clashes broke out in Arab towns across Israel in solidarity with Palestinians as a reaction to the video showing a female attacker being shot by Israeli forces. (Ynetnews)

At least six Palestinians were killed and 145 others injured when Israeli forces opened fire on a demonstration by the border fence east of Gaza City. (Ma’an News Agency)


Clashes erupted between Palestinians youths and Israeli forces during which at least six Palestinians were shot with live fire and rubber bullets at the funeral of a Palestinian man shot dead 9 October in the Shu’fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem after clashes broke out with Israeli forces. (Ma’an News Agency)

Around 1,500 people demonstrated in Nazareth in solidarity with the Palestinians. Also several pro-Palestinians protests occurred throughout the West Bank, around Jerusalem, and on the Gaza Strip border. Protesters condemned the shooting of the female attacker in Afula. At least ten Israeli Arab protesters were arrested. (Ynetnews, Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli settlers carried out a number of attacks on Palestinians across the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In one of the attacks, the Israeli settlers, protected by Israeli forces, spread waste water and fired tear gas canisters at the homes in Wad al-Hisn. (Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian youth stabbed two Israeli men near the Nablus Gate in Jerusalem. The youth was shot dead by Israeli forces. One of the men was moderately wounded while the other was lightly hurt. (Haaretz, Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian youth stabbed two Israeli officers outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate, in East Jerusalem. Nearby officers fired at the youth, killing him, but also wounding two officers, including one of those stabbed. (Haaretz)

Israeli forces suppressed a students’ rally near “Beit El”, north of Ramallah. Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets. Two Palestinians were wounded. (WAFA)

A young Palestinian died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli forces in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet during clashes in Beit Ummar on 8 October. (Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian youth was detained by Israeli forces after being shot in the Bushtur outpost in the West Bank. A second Palestinian was detained after attempting to evacuate the youth to a hospital in his private car. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Jordanian House of Representatives reiterates their condemnation of Israeli violations and continued aggression against the Palestinian people, land, and holy sites. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 during protests along Gaza’s border fence. Dozens of protesters had breached the fence but were immediately surrounded by Israeli forces. Five were detained for interrogation. (The Jerusalem Post)

An Israeli airstrike killed a pregnant woman and her two-year-old daughter in southern Gaza City after their home collapsed. The airstrikes were targeting two Hamas weapons manufacturing facilities. (Ma’an News Agency)


According to Israeli forces, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip and hit an open area in southern Israel with no injuries reported. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian during clashes south of Al-Bireh in Ramallah district. (Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian was arrested after stabbing and injuring four Israelis, leaving one in serious condition in northern Israel. (Ma’an News Agency)

Three Israeli women assaulted a Palestinian working in a store in West Jerusalem with pepper spray. (Ma’an News Agency, WAFA)

Israeli forces shot and injured at least 53 Palestinians during clashes at Hawara checkpoint in the northern West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and injured more than 20 Palestinians during clashes near the Palestine Technical University in Tulkarm. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, called on Palestinians and Israelis to alleviate the tension in the OPT. (WAFA)

The League of Arab States decided to hold an emergency meeting on 13 October to discuss the latest Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, land and holy sites. (WAFA)

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini called Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas, in separate phone calls, to promote calm and to avoid actions which would fuel tensions even further. (The Jerusalem Post)


Four separate knife attacks took place in Jerusalem leaving 5 Israelis wounded. The perpetrators were Palestinian teenagers three of whom were killed by police. (Haaretz)

The Quartet cancelled trips to Jerusalem and Ramallah. (Haaretz)

At least 18 Palestinians were shot and injured with live rounds fired by Israeli forces during clashes at Huwwara military checkpoint. (WAFA)

A spokesman for Palestinian President Abbas accused Israeli authorities of “summarily executing” a 15-year-old Palestinian teen who along with his younger cousin stabbed and seriously injured two Israelis in Jerusalem earlier that day. (Times of Israel)


Three people were murdered and dozens were wounded in five terror attacks in Jerusalem. In one incident, both stabber and victim are Jewish. Police were investigating the suspicion that the attacker wanted to stab an Arab, but mistook the nationality of his victim. (Ynet News)

Overnight, Israeli forces arrested 15 Palestinians in the West Bank. Israel’s Government suggested punitive measures against Palestinians, including the closure of Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem and arming more Israeli citizens with guns. (Ma’an News Agency)

Three Palestinians who carried out stabbing and gunfire attacks against Israelis were fatally shot by Israeli police, while two others sustained serious injuries. At least 27 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army and security forces between 1 and 12 October. (WAFA)

Jewish settlers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard amid intensive security measures by Israeli forces and police, and performed religious rituals. (Petra Jordan News Agency)

Israeli settlers attacked olive farmers near Nablus in the West Bank, and hurled stones at a Palestinian car driving at Ramallah-Nablus Road. (WAFA)

A Palestinian was shot and injured with live ammunition, and others sustained rubber-bullet-related injuries, while dozens others suffocated during renewed clashes with Israeli forces across Hebron district. In Yatta, south of Hebron, a general strike was observed to mourn the killing of 15-year-old boy Hasan Manasra, who was shot purportedly for attempting to stab two settlers near Pisgat Zeev settlement in Jerusalem. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers assaulted a Palestinian young man near Gush Etzion settlement bloc, south of Bethlehem, said security sources. (WAFA)

Turkey has “strongly condemned” Israel for use of disproportionate force against Palestinians, calling for an urgent end to “its provocative and arbitrary practices.” (Hurriyet Daily News) 

At least five Palestinians, including a reporter, were injured with live ammunition fired at them by Israeli army during clashes at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing points, north of Gaza. Youth activists in Gaza have been organizing protests at Gaza-Israel borderline checkpoints in support of the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank. (WAFA)

Further to the recent statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNRWA expressed its concerns regarding the high number of casualties, in particular those resulting from the use of live ammunition by Israeli forces which raise serious concerns about the excessive use of force that may be contrary to international law enforcement standards. (UNRWA)

Twenty-two UN member states are planning to pledge $100 million to support next year’s budget of UNRWA, and several more indicated their contributions would be forthcoming or are pending approval by the respective national parliaments. (UNRWA)

Israeli soldiers killed a 27-year-old Palestinian with a live bullet and injured dozens of others during clashes north of Bethlehem. (WAFA)

Over 400 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces, at least 31 with live fire, during clashes in the West Bank and the Gaza border area. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Secretary-General of the PLO, Saeb Erekat, said that the Palestinian leadership will refer the Israeli extrajudicial killings of Palestinians to the International Criminal Court (ICC). He also asked the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, to visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory and start an immediate investigation into “field executions” carried out by Israeli security forces and Jewish settlers. (WAFA)

Expansion of building in settlements has increased Palestinian frustration, leading to the current upswing in violence, US Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at Harvard University. Announcing his upcoming travel to the region and speaking about the United States’ ability to impact outcomes throughout the world, he said, “Unless we get going, the two-state solution will be conceivably stolen from everybody. […] I will go there soon, at some point appropriately, and try to work to reengage and see if we can’t move that away from this precipice.” (The Times of Israel, Ynetnews)

Many Israeli settlements in the West Bank decided to temporarily close their gates to Palestinian workers for the next day, and in some cases for the rest of the week, although none of the recent attacks have taken place inside a West Bank settlement. (The Jerusalem Post)


Overnight at least 20 Palestinians were detained by Israeli police in Jerusalem and 11 others by the Israeli army in the West Bank. (WAFA)

A 14-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli police at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem after an alleged attack. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Israeli government approved several new measures for its security forces. The Israeli police are now authorized to “impose a closure on, or to surround, centers of friction and incitement in Jerusalem, in accordance with security considerations.” Also, houses of alleged terrorists that have been demolished would not be rebuilt, their permanent residency rights would be revoked and their property confiscated. In addition, military units will reinforce police in cities in Israel proper and on main routes, and 300 security guards would be recruited to patrol public transportation in Jerusalem. (Haaretz)

The Israeli army began the deployment of six companies in major Israeli cities to assist the police. The police are also setting up checkpoints at exits from Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. (Haaretz)

At least one Palestinian teenager was injured with live bullets while others suffocated by inhaling teargas used by the Israeli army during clashes west of Hebron. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers set fire to large swaths of Palestinian-owned agricultural land south of Nablus in the West Bank, chased local Palestinian farmers with rocks and targeted them with gunfire. An international activist was injured with rocks thrown by the settlers. Israeli police later arrested four of the militant settlers. (The Jerusalem Post, WAFA)

A Palestinian stabbed a woman near the central bus station in Jerusalem. After the attack, the assailant, a former political prisoner from East Jerusalem, was shot dead by Israeli police. (WAFA, Haaretz)

Israeli forces blocked the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, north of Ramallah, for the third consecutive day. (WAFA)

At least 40 Palestinians were injured by Israeli army fire during clashes with soldiers at the northern entrance of Bethlehem. (IMEMC)

Israeli forces detained at least 26 Palestinians throughout the West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

President Abbas said during a televised speech that Palestinians will not remain hostage to agreements disregarded by Israel. He urged immediate intervention by the international community over Israeli attacks against Palestinians and their holy sites. (WAFA, Ma’an News Agency, The Jerusalem Post)

The Jordanian Cabinet called on world countries and international organizations to stand against the Israeli escalation which fuelled the cycle of violence against the unarmed Palestinian people. (Jordan News Agency)

The office of Prime Minister Netanyahu accused Abbas of spreading “lies and incitement” in his speech. (The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Jerusalem)

The Secretary-General of the OIC condemned the killing of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces, particularly in Jerusalem, and indicated that the OIC intends to initiate action at the UN Human Rights Council for an emergency session. (Middle East Monitor)

Clashes continued for the sixth day in Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinians had been injured by Israeli forces in al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.(Ma’an News Agency)

The Israeli army’s Southern Command is expecting the approval of the construction of an additional 65 kilometre-long security fence along the border with the Gaza Strip.  (Haaretz, Middle East Monitor)

Israeli authorities notified the families of five Palestinians, who Israel accuses of carrying attacks against Israelis, of their intentions to demolish their homes. (WAFA, Haaretz)


Israel placed concrete blocks at the entrance to East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhoods of Ras al-Amud and Jabal Mukabber and set up checkpoints at Issawiya and Sur Baher. (Ynetnews)

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed indictments against five Palestinian youths from Jerusalem for the death of an Israeli who had lost control of his vehicle after it was stuck by stones. (The Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel)

Israeli Permanent Representative to the UN Danny Danon said that Israel should “negotiate peace agreements” with the Palestinians to end the current violence surge, and stressed that Prime Minister Netanyahu was willing to meet Palestinian President Abbas “anytime,” in Jerusalem, Ramallah or Washington DC. (The Times of Israel)

Palestinian President Abbas received a phone call from US Secretary of State Kerry, during which they discussed the current situation, and President Abbas vowed to work to deescalate it. (Haaretz, WAFA)

A day after US Department of State’s spokesman John Kirby said the US State Department had seen credible reports of the use of “excessive force” by Israeli forces, Kirby clarified saying “we have never accused Israeli security forces with excessive force with respect to these terrorist attacks,” reiterating Washington’s longstanding position that Israel has a right and responsibility to defend its citizens. (The Jerusalem Post)

The office of the Palestinian President, in an official statement, denounced statements made by Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, in which she criticized the official TV station “Palestine” and demanded its immediate closure. (WAFA)


Palestinian youth throwing Molotov cocktails set on fire parts of the Joseph’s Tomb complex in Nablus. Palestinian security forces removed the rioters from the site. A team of local firemen put out the fire. The IDF said that it “considers the event severely, and will work to locate and arrest the perpetrators”. (Haaretz, The New York Times)

Israeli police imposed age restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, with only Palestinian men over 40 allowed to enter for prayers. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

After being wounded in last week clashes with IDF at the Erez border crossing, Palestinian Shawqi Obeid, 37, died from his wounds, medical sources said. (PNN)

An Israeli soldier was stabbed and injured in Kiryat Arba near Hebron by a Palestinian attacker disguised as a journalist, who was shot and killed by IDF at the scene. (Ynetnews)

Police arrested a 13-year-old Palestinian boy from Beit Hanina who was reportedly walking around with a knife in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Ynetnews)

Hamas has called for “Friday confrontations” with IDF forces in the West Bank and along the Gaza border with Israel as part of a Palestinian “day of rage.” (The Jerusalem Post)

IDF raided and searched several homes in Nablus and detained a Palestinian Samed Abdullah, from the Old City of Nablus. (IMEMC)

US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby told journalists that US Secretary of State Kerry intends to travel to the region “soon” as he is “deeply concerned by the continued escalated violence”. (The Jordan Times)

Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah border crossing after opening it for one day to allow the Palestinians stranded in Egypt to pass back into the Gaza Strip, Egyptian security sources said. Reportedly, nearly 2,000 Palestinians crossed back into the Gaza Strip. (Middle East Monitor)

Two Palestinian men, both 22-years-old, were shot dead by the Israeli army in clashes in the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel. (AFP) 

The Security Council held an emergency session on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Briefing the Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun said, “We call on all sides to respect the sanctity of all holy sites and reject the extremist elements that are pursuing a political agenda seeking to transform the current situation from a national to a religious struggle. If they are successful in their efforts it could have catastrophic consequence for Palestinians and Israelis alike, with serious reverberations in the region.” He also spoke of additional measures that have been introduced by Israel with the goal of deterring would be terrorists from carrying out attacks. “The United Nations has maintained a consistent position on these issues. Collective punishments, including house demolitions, are counter-productive and contravene international law,” he said. (UN News Centre)


Five Palestinians were shot dead in attacks on Israelis in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. In Hebron, 18-year-old Fadel al-Kawatsmi tried to stab a settler before his intended victim, who was unharmed, shot him dead. Also in Hebron, a Palestinian teenage girl tried to stab a female Israeli soldier outside a border guard base before being shot dead by her would-be victim, and a Palestinian man was shot dead after stabbing and moderately wounding a soldier. In East Jerusalem, a 16-year-old Palestinian tried to stab a soldier at a checkpoint but was shot dead. Also, an Israeli border guard killed a 24-year-old Palestinian who tried to stab him at a checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank. (AFP, WAFA)

Israeli forces brutally assaulted the family of a Palestinian teen girl who was fatally shot by an Israeli soldier in Hebron. Also, Israeli police detained the father and mother of another Palestinian teen who was also killed the same day by Israeli forces’ fire, after raiding their home in Jerusalem. (WAFA)

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erakat called on United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, to open a prompt investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinians over the past couple of weeks. (WAFA)


A 21-year-old Bedouin man from a town in the Israeli Negev opened fire at a bus station in Beersheba in southern Israel, killing an Israeli soldier and injuring nine other people. The man was shot dead. Meanwhile, an Eritrean man who was shot after being suspected of being a second attacker died from his injuries. (Ma’an News Agency)

The Israeli authorities began installing a security fence that disconnects the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya from the rest of the city. (WAFA)

Following pressure by Ministers at a security cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered that the pilot project to erect a barrier in East Jerusalem be shelved and not be expanded at this point. (Ynet News)

An elderly Palestinian woman died after her transfer to a hospital was delayed due to an Israeli checkpoint recently set-up in the Al-Issawiya neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. (Ma’an News Agency)

Overnight, Israeli forces detained 32 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinian sources and the Israeli army said. (Ma’an News Agency)

Four Palestinians were shot and injured, while many others, including students, suffocated during renewed clashes with Israeli army forces in the Hebron area. (WAFA)

More than 200 Israeli settlers attacked with stones and fire bombs the Palestinian villages of Wad al-Haseen and Wad al-Nasara near the illegal Israeli settlement of “Kiryat Arba” overnight in the eastern Hebron district, locals and medics said. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces fired tired gas canisters and stun grenades inside a boys’ secondary school in Jenin while students were still inside, while groups of settlers attempted to storm Yabod town to the west of Jenin. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shot and injured a number of Palestinians with live fire across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip in clashes. More Palestinians were reported injured in clashes in Bethlehem, Hebron, and Tulkarem. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians with live fire during clashes that erupted in the Qalandiya refugee camp in the central Ramallah district, Palestinian sources said. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israelis arrived at Joseph’s Tomb, contravening a military order. Palestinian security forces on the scene prevented them from entering the compound and notified Israeli forces. Clashes broke out between the Israelis and dozens of Palestinians who arrived at the site. (Ynet News)


According to a report by B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights information centre, two Palestinians who were recently shot dead by Israeli security forces did not pose any threat to the Israeli forces, and were only “shot to be killed”. (WAFA)

US Secretary of State John Kerry said during a news conference in Madrid that Israeli and Palestinian leaders need to clarify the status of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. He also rejected a proposal by France at the United Nations for an international observer presence at the holy site. Mr. Kerry is expected to meet in Berlin this week with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and later with Palestinian President Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, likely in Amman. (The New York Times, Reuters)

The Israeli Foreign Ministry called in France’s Ambassador to protest the proposal by France at the United Nations for an international observer presence at the Temple Mount [Al-Haram Al-Sharif]. (The Jerusalem Post)

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said that the Palestinians have begun documenting Israeli “summary executions” and “incitement” in order to file a complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court. It repeated the call for an international commission of inquiry into Israeli “crimes” against Palestinians. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israel recently rejected a Jordanian proposal that would have seen Jordan begin to oversee visits to the Temple Mount [Al-Haram Al-Sharif] in Jerusalem instead of Israel, Arab sources said. (The Times of Israel)

Settlers escorted by Israeli security personnel forcibly evicted at least nine Palestinians from their homes in the Silwan neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. (Ma’an News Agency)

The health conditions of two Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails have been deteriorating due to medical negligence by the prison authorities, according to the Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs. (WAFA)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon spoke to the peoples of Israel and Palestine through a video message. In his message remarked the dangerous escalation in violence across the occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, especially in Jerusalem; arguing that violence will only undermine the legitimate Palestinian aspirations for statehood and the longing of Israelis for security. The Secretary-General asked to both sides to “not allow the extremists on either side to use religion to further fuel the conflict.” (www.un.org)

Israel indicated that it is working to thwart a proposal by Arab states to UNESCO to recognize the Western Wall as a Muslim holy site. (Xinhuanet)


A Palestinian youth stabbed an Israeli soldier west of Hebron, wounding him lightly. Israeli forces shot dead the assailant. (WAFA, Haaretz)

Clashes erupted in various locations in Hebron. Israeli forces used live and rubber-coated steel bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas canisters against Palestinians, injuring a number of them, while dozens of others inhaled tear gas. (WAFA)

A Palestinian youth was shot during renewing clashes with Israeli forces at the northern entrance of Bethlehem. (WAFA)

A Palestinian lightly wounded an Israeli soldier and civilian in an attempted vehicular ramming and stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank. The assailant was shot dead by Israeli forces. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli forces detained at least 35 Palestinians in the West Bank, including a high-profile Hamas official. (Haaretz)

Israeli forces detained 27 Palestinians workers in Kfar Saba in central Israel for entering Israel without work permits. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces destroyed the apartment of Maher Hashlamoun, a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a stabbing attack that killed an Israeli last year. They also issued a notification on demolition of the house of another Palestinian suspect in Nablus. (WAFA)

Israeli forces delivered demolition orders to two Palestinian families in the northern Jordan Valley. (Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian man was killed and several others were injured when protesters clashed with Israeli troops near the Eretz border post in Gaza. (The Times of Israel)

A 14-year-old Palestinian boy sustained wounds and bruises after he was attacked by Israeli settlers while picking olives near Jenin in the West Bank. (Ma’an News Agency)

An Israeli settler from “Kiryat Arba” in Hebron was killed when he was hit by a Palestinian truck driver. After turning himself in to the Palestinian authorities, the driver said the incident was an accident. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers after a stabbing attack at a military checkpoint near the “Kiryat Arba” settlement in Hebron. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Jewish Israeli in Jerusalem, after the man scuffled with the soldiers and then attempted to seize one of their weapons. (AP, DPA)

The UN Secretary-General arrived in Tel Aviv in an effort to help defuse the current tensions between Israel and Palestine. He will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas, as well as with other senior officials. (UN News Center)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met in Jerusalem with Israeli President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Zionist Union party leader Herzog and MK Livni. In his meetings he stressed that if action is not taken fast, the dynamics on the ground may only get worse, “with serious repercussions in and beyond Israel and Palestine.” Addressing the recent and ongoing Israeli actions he stated, “Security measures can be counterproductive if they are applied without special efforts to defuse situations before people lose their lives. If the use of force is not properly calibrated, it may breed the very frustrations and anxieties, from which violence tends to erupt.” He expressed particular concern with the situation at Al-Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount and the religious dispute over it, which he said has “serious repercussions not only for Israel and Palestine but throughout the region.” (UN News Centre)


Israeli forces detained at least 55 Palestinians from across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, overnight, and set up a new checkpoint in the Al-Sawana neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. (Ma’an News Agency, Palestine News Network, WAFA)

A Palestinian stabbed and critically injured a female Israeli soldier near Bet Awwa in the southern West Bank. Soldiers nearby shot and killed the attacker. (The Jerusalem Post)

A Palestinian driving a car with an Israeli license plate hit an Israeli police officer at a checkpoint outside the West Bank settlement “Ofra”. The officer was lightly wounded. The attacker was arrested. (Haaretz)

A 14-year old Palestinian girl was seriously injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire near the Israeli settlement “Yitzhar”, south of Nablus in the West Bank. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers hurled stones at Palestinian-registered cars near Madama, south of Nablus. (WAFA)

On the second day of his visit to Israel and Palestine to ease the current tensions in the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate end to violence. “Violence … will only push back the day when Palestinians will achieve statehood and both sides will live in peace and security,” he said at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Abbas in Ramallah. He pledged the support of the United Nations to all efforts to create the conditions to make meaningful negotiations possible. The Secretary-General also stated, “Settlement activity by Israel is illegal and only inflames tensions, while reinforcing the sense that the viability of the two-state solution is disappearing.” (UN News Centre)

Palestine has withdrawn a request that UNESCO declare the Western Wall an “integral part” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. (The Times of Israel)

Twenty Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound and were confronted by Palestinian worshippers. (Alray)

A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot dead after allegedly attacking an Israeli soldier and a settler near the “Adam” settlement, south-east of Ramallah. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A Palestinian driver ran over and injured four Israelis near the “Gush Etzion” settlement block in the southern West Bank. The driver was shot and injured by Israeli forces. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured a 24-year-old Palestinian man at the main entrance of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, after he rammed his car into four Israeli soldiers. One of the soldiers sustained serious injuries. (IMEMC)

A 54-year-old Palestinian man died from tear gas inhalation during clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Hebron. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A Jewish man was shot and killed in Jerusalem in a scuffle with Israeli soldiers who suspected he was a Palestinian attacker. (AP)

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian in clashes east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area in southern Israel, causing no damage or injuries. (Ynetnews)

After a request last year from Palestinian leaders for “international protection” on Palestinian lands, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a summary of 17 examples of international protection regimes for civilians living in disputed areas around the world in the past 95 years. The summary was made available to the Members of the Security Council following requests from several of them. (The New York Times)

UNESCO’s Executive Board adopted a resolution strongly condemning “Israeli aggression and illegal measures restricting freedom of worship and access to the holy Muslim site of the al-Aqsa Mosque.” After last-minute changes, however, the resolution dropped a clause laying claim to the Western Wall as a holy site for Muslims only. (AFP, Reuters)


An 18-year-old Israeli student was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh carried out by two Palestinians from a town near Hebron. The attackers were shot and critically wounded by a police officer, and one of them died. (Ynetnews)

Israeli forces detained 58 Palestinians during overnight raids, including 26 in East Jerusalem. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

Armed Israeli settlers, protected by Israeli soldiers, threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Palestinian homes near the “Kiryat Arba” settlement, east of Hebron. (Petra)

The Palestinian Government has warned Israel that it would soon halt security coordination with the IDF in the West Bank unless the Muslim authorities at [Al-Haram Al-Sharif] are given full administrative control over Jewish groups visiting the site. (The Times of Israel)

After a two-week investigation, Israeli police said that they would charge a Jewish teenager with aggravated assault for stabbing four Arab men in Dimona earlier in the month. (The Times of Israel)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman. “The Secretary-General noted the responsibility of Arab leaders to encourage calm and to ensure that this crisis does not get out of control. He reiterated the importance of reducing tensions at the holy places in Jerusalem and called for upholding the status quo in line with previous understandings between Israel and Jordan, and with respect to Jordan’s special role,” according to a readout issued. (UN News Centre)

After a meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Berlin, US Secretary of State Kerry said, “I would characterize that conversation as one that gave me a cautious measure of optimism that there may be some things that may be in the next couple of days put on the table which would have an impact, I hope.” He told reporters that he planned to raise the proposals with President Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah in meetings in Amman on 24 October. (Haaretz)

The Quartet announced that its principals would meet in Vienna on 23 October to discuss the security situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank. (Haaretz)

Jordanian King Abdullah II again warned Israel against making any move to change the status quo at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, after a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (AFP)

Israeli Supreme Court delayed the demolition of the homes of the Palestinians charged with the recent murder of four Israelis, after petitions were submitted to the Supreme Court via the Centre for the Defence of the Individual, an Israeli NGO. (Ynetnews) 

The Security Council began an open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. In his briefing, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said, “This crisis would not have erupted, I suggest: if the Palestinian people had a perspective of hope towards a viable Palestinian State; if they had an economy that provides jobs and opportunities; if they had more control over their security and the legal and administrative processes that define their daily existence — in short; if the Palestinians did not still live under a stifling and humiliating occupation that has lasted almost half a century.” (SG Spokesperson’s Office)

At the Security Council open debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully told of his country’s plans to circulate a draft resolution that would call on the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to use their authority to end the current wave of violence, and would reaffirm the Council’s commitment to a two-State solution and direct Israeli-Palestinian talks to achieve peace. (AP)


Israeli authorities lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound (AFP)

A 21 year-old Palestinian carrying a knife was arrested in Jerusalem. (Ynetnews)

Clashes erupted during the weekly protest against the Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village, near Ramallah. (IMEMC)

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a 16 year-old Palestinian near his family’s olive orchard, northwest of Hebron, and later detained him. (IMEMC) 

Israeli forces detained ten Palestinians  in the West Bank. Dozens of Palestinians were wounded by gunfire and tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes, according to Israeli and Palestinian figures. A 13-year-old boy was wounded by live fire, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. (Haaretz, Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot and wounded a Palestinian who stabbed and lightly wounded a soldier during operational activity adjacent to the security fence in “Gush Etzion” settlement south of Jerusalem. (AFP)

Five Israelis including children were injured when a firebomb was hurled at their car near the “Beit El” settlement. (Haaretz)

The Quartet held talks on the escalating violence, with US Secretary of State Kerry meeting Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and EU High Representative Mogherini in Vienna, joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via video from New York. The Quartet issued a statement.  (AFP, UN News Centre)

Referring to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments on the Holocaust, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, “I don’t think there’s any doubt here at the White House who is responsible for the Holocaust that killed six million Jews… We here continue to stress publicly and privately … the importance of preventing inflammatory rhetoric, accusations or actions on both sides (that) can feed the violence.” (AFP)

Prime Minister Netanyahu approved an urban development plan for “Itamar” settlement. The decision retroactively approves buildings that are already standing and further grants permits for the construction of schools, kindergartens and other public institutions. (Ynetnews)

UNRWA said the first of more than 9,000 completely destroyed Palestinian refugee homes during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza Strip had been rebuilt. (Al-Jazeera)

UNRWA suspended several employees after the UN Watch NGO published a report on ten cases of UNWRA employees calling for violence on Facebook. (The Jerusalem Post)

At least 96 Palestinians were injured in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In Gaza 65 Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire, including four paramedics and four local cameramen. (Xinhua)

Five members of an Israeli family – girls aged four and eleven, their brother and their parents – were wounded by a firebomb thrown at their car when they travelled between Israeli settlements in the West Bank. (The Jerusalem Post)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that it was time for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet face-to-face to lower tensions. “I strongly suggested and urged them to sit down together,” Ban told reporters after his return from the Middle East, where he had met separately with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas. “There is no substitute to direct talks.” (AFP)


A Palestinian was shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli security guard at a checkpoint north of Jenin. (Haaretz)

Unknown assailants attacked and injured lawmaker Mustafa Barghouthi, the Secretary-General and co-founder of the Palestinian National Initiative party, in Ramallah. (Ma’an News Agency)

The US is cutting economic aid for the PA, a US diplomat confirmed. A news site, al-Monitor, had earlier said the State Department intends to reduce aid in fiscal 2016 by $80 million, to $290 million. “The decision … was made this past spring,” the US official said. “There were several factors contributing to this decision, including unhelpful actions taken by the Palestinians and constraints on our global assistance budget.” (AFP)

Prime Netanyahu ordered the Ministerial Committee for Legislation to remove the latest version of the controversial Jewish State bill from its agenda. The panel was expected to vote on the legislation meant to anchor Israel’s status as a Jewish State in law. (Jerusalem Post)


Israeli security forces detained at least 10 Palestinians, including minors, from across the West Bank, including Jerusalem. (WAFA)

A Palestinian vehicle was firebombed, with anti-Arab graffiti found on nearby concrete, in an apparent hate crime in East Jerusalem. (The Jerusalem Post)

An Israeli settler shot and critically wounded a young Palestinian man after he allegedly attempted to attack him near the “Gush Etzion” settlement bloc in the West Bank. Another seven Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli forces during a raid into the nearby village of Sair following the incident. (Ma’an News Agency)

A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli border police in Hebron after attempting to stab officers there. The incident took place near the Ibrahimi Mosque/Cave of the Patriarchs. (AFP)

A Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli near the Israeli settlement “Metzad” before fleeing the scene. (AFP)

A Palestinian man stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli at a bus stop near the settlement of “Ariel”. (The Times of Israel)

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the PLO’s steering and monitoring committee, announced that the PLO and the Arab League are preparing a motion for the UN Security Council that sets a deadline for ending Israel’s occupation. Alongside this proposal, Palestinians will seek international protection in the Security Council as well the establishment of a commission of inquiry into the current violence. (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Knesset that although he does not want a binational State, “at this time we need to control all of the territory for the foreseeable future.” “I’m asked if we will forever live by the sword — yes,” he told MKs. (Haaretz)

Less than 24 hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry lauded the idea of placing round-the-clock surveillance cameras on Al-Haram al-Sharif as a means of ensuring calm, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called the idea “a trap.” “Who will monitor the screens of these cameras? Who will record the movements of those worshipers wishing to enter? How will these cameras be employed, and will the recordings later be used to arrest young men and worshipers under the pretext of incitement?” He demanded that any arrangements be enshrined in a Security Council resolution. (The Times of Israel)

An unnamed Fatah official, speaking to Israel Radio, scoffed at the idea of cameras alone on Al-Haram al-Sharif ensuring calm, demanding that Israel must reinstate the situation which existed prior to the year 2000, when Jordan’s Waqf attendants exercised full discretion over who may or may not enter the compound. Meanwhile an assembly of groups advocating for the right of Jews to pray on Temple Mount, issued an angry statement following Netanyahu’s announcement that Jews would not be allowed to pray at the site. (Times of Israel)

Israel government leaders rejected a plan to include 61 West Bank settlements on a list of municipalities enjoying income tax benefits over the next few years, but agreed to grant tax breaks to Israeli settlers in Hebron. (Haaretz)

Israeli authorities issued administrative detention orders without charge or trial against 27 Palestinians. Most of the prisoners received detention orders for the first time. (WAFA)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterating Israel’s commitment to uphold the status quo at Al-Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount in Jerusalem in word and in practice, noting the Prime Minister’s affirmation that Israel has no intention to divide the holy sites and that it respects the special role of Jordan, as reflected in the 1994 peace treaty. The Secretary-General expressed his hope that strengthened security arrangements between Israel and the Jordanian Waqf should contribute to ensuring that visitors and worshippers demonstrate restraint and respect for the sanctity of the area. (United Nations)


A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank before being shot and killed near the Israeli settlement of “Kiryat Arba” in Hebron; the Palestinian was shot and killed at the site. (AP)

Prime Minister Netanyahu raised the possibility of cancelling the residency status of the 80,000 Palestinians living in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods on the eastern side of the separation wall, including Shuafat refugee camp and Kafr Aqab. (Ynetnews)

Settlers from the Israeli settlement “Elon Moreh”, near Nablus, attacked and scuffled with Palestinians who were harvesting olives in nearby villages. Meanwhile, other groups of settlers gathered at the Jenin-Nablus road, and hurled stones and empty bottles at passing Palestinian vehicles, destroying the windshields and windows of many cars. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian youth during clashes near Beit Anoun in the West Bank. (Ynetnews, Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian youth after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier outside the Ibrahimi Mosque in north Hebron. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli settlers attacked with gunfire Palestinian homes in the village of Silat ad-Daher, near the Nablus-Jenin road (WAFA)

A Palestinian youth was shot with multiple live bullets by Israeli forces and was left to bleed on the ground while Israeli settlers assaulted him in al-Sahla neighbourhood, in the Old city of Hebron. (WAFA)

The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss “concrete steps” to calm the surge of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. (The Times of Israel)

The Second Committee met to discuss the sovereignty of the Palestinian people after the Executive Secretary of ESCWA introduced the note by the Secretary-General on the “economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan”. The note concluded that Israel systematic campaigns to extract and exploit natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Golan, in addition to discriminatory policies have been a continuous obstacle for the development of the Palestinian people. (United Nations)

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely, a conservative member of the Likud Party, told an Israeli interviewer that it was her dream to see the Israeli flag flying over Jerusalem. Later the same day, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a statement saying that “nothing had changed” in Israel’s policy for the site and that Mr. Netanyahu had “made it clear that he expects all members of the government to act accordingly.” (The New York Times)

The Egyptian army announced that it had discovered and destroyed 12 tunnels on the border with the Gaza Strip. A number of Palestinians were also arrested. (Middle East Monitor)


Israeli forces began installing a metal gate at the main entrance leading to the town of Ni’lin in Ramallah. (WAFA)

Clashes broke out in Jenin’s Refugee Camp leaving a number of Palestinians suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired at them by Israeli forces. (WAFA)

The American-Israeli who was critically wounded in a bus attack in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood on 13 October, died from his wounds. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli settlers have attempted a number of attacks on Palestinians across the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Safafa with no injuries reported (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli forces raided al-Makassed Hospital in the al-Tur neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem and seized the medical file of one of its patients alleging they had permission from an Israeli court to take the file. (Ma’an News Agency)

An Israeli police officer apprehended two Palestinian youth in Jerusalem’s Old City and confiscated an ax and a utility knife. (The Times of Israel)

IDF and Border police forces arrested 46 Palestinians in a series of night raids in the West Bank. (Ynetnews, The Jerusalem Post, WAFA)

Israeli authorities delivered a home demolition order to the family of a suspect assailant from Sur Bahir in East Jerusalem, who is been accused of attempting to stab an Israeli settler on 7 October. (Ma’an News Agency)

Four Palestinians were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while many others suffocated due to the excessive use of tear gas during clashes that erupted with Israeli army soldiers at the northern entrance of Bethlehem. (WAFA)

Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinian men in Hebron after alleged stabbing attacks. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli security forces arrested 44 Palestinians in the West Bank cities of Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Jenin. (Xinhua)

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron calling on Israel to hand over the bodies of 17 Palestinians killed in the recent wave of violence. (Xinhua)

The Israeli army foiled two stabbing attempts in Hebron, adding that two Palestinian women were arrested for carrying knives in their bags. (Xinhua)

At least three Palestinians, including a journalist, were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets shot at them by Israeli forces during clashes with teenagers at Beit El checkpoint near Ramallah. (WAFA)

Israeli forces detained a 42-year-old Palestinian woman from Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem for allegedly planning an attack on Israelis. (Ma’an News Agency)

An Israeli soldier was stabbed by two Palestinians at a junction in Gush Etzion, near Hebron. Israeli soldiers shot and killed the two Palestinians. (Ynetnews, IMEMC)

Israeli soldiers have detained thirteen Palestinians, including two women and five children, in different parts of Jerusalem. (IMEMC)

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Mogherini urged Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas to meet Quartet representatives “within days” in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli and Jordanian officials said that new surveillance cameras should be installed within days at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound with the goal of streaming the footage live on the internet for maximum transparency. (Ynetnews)

Israeli authorities issued a military order to confiscate Palestinian-owned land in six villages located in an active settlement zone, referred to by the Israel as the Shomron Regional Council, which comprises 29 Israeli settlements north of Nablus. (WAFA)

Israeli warplanes launched a series of mock raids over the Gaza Strip. (WAFA) 

The Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem sentenced Sheikh Raed Salah, Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, to 11 months in prison on charges of “inciting violence”. (Middle East Monitor)

Amnesty International condemned Israel’s policy of using lethal force to subdue Palestinian attackers and described the recent shooting deaths of several Palestinian assailants as “extrajudicial executions.” Israel rejected the report as “fundamentally flawed.” (The Times of Israel)


New Zealand, currently a non-permanent Security Council member, is preparing a UN Security Council resolution calling on Israel to freeze construction and home demolitions in the West Bank, as well as urging the Palestinians to desist from taking steps against Israel at the International Criminal Court, as part of a series of confidence-building steps ahead of a hoped-for resumption of peace talks. New Zealand had planned to disseminate the draft resolution for some time, but relented following a request by the United States. In view of the escalation of tension around the Temple Mount, it has decided to renew its motion, handing it out on 23 October to the Security Council members. (Haaretz)

Speaking at a Special Session of the Human rights Council in Geneva, Palestinian President Abbas called for the creation of a “special regime for international protection for the Palestinian people, immediately and urgently.” (The Daily Star Lebanon)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called on lawmakers to behave responsibly, after MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List) ascended the Al Aqsa Mosque Compound in defiance of the Prime Minister’s instruction. Netanyahu said he will “not let any MK, on either side, light the Temple Mount on fire.” (The Jerusalem Post) 

Seven IDF soldiers were arrested for beating Palestinians detained during a military operation near Jenin. (The Times of Israel)

Israeli forces shot and injured a young Palestinian man during clashes in Gaza, said a medical source. Meanwhile, clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians at a refugee camp in Bethlehem.(WAFA)

Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man who had allegedly stabbed an Israeli woman at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking in Washington at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, called on Israel to take steps that empower Palestinian leaders to improve economic opportunity and the quality of life for Palestinians. He also called on Palestinian leaders to cease incitement and offer solutions that contribute to the improvement of life, to the reduction of violence and to the safety and security of Israelis. (The Jerusalem Post)

Speaking at the EU Parliament, High Representative Mogherini stated “there can be no excuse for terror: the incitement and the violence must end. The response of security forces needs to be proportionate and consistent regardless of who is the perpetrator. (…) In the next few weeks, the Quartet Envoys will engage directly with the parties. We invited, again, on a European initiative, key Arab countries to join our Quartet meetings.” (www.europa.eu)

President of the European Parliament’s Socialists and Democrats Group, Gianni Pittella, stated, “We must always remember that the young Palestinians joining the new intifada belong to the Oslo generation who has been betrayed time and time again by empty promises. We lost the Oslo generation – peace talks must be held now to avoid losing the next one.” (WAFA)

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned that the deadly surge in violence between Israelis and Palestinians was leading them toward “catastrophe” as new knife attacks struck the West Bank. (OHCHR website, The Daily Star Lebanon)


Israeli soldiers seized overnight at least forty Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. (IMEMC)

Two separate knife attacks against Israeli security forces took place in Hebron. Both Palestinian assailants were shot dead. (The Jerusalem Post) 

The Israeli Foreign Ministry called the Ambassador of New Zealand earlier this week, and made clear that Israel does not tolerate the UN Security Council’s dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially amid a wave of terrorism. (Palestine News Network)

The PLC in Gaza warned that steps taken by Egypt to flood its border with Gaza will have serious repercussions for the Palestinians and for bilateral relations. In a report, the head of Internal Security and Local Governance Committee at the PLC, said the tunnels which the Egyptian authorities claim to be flooding had been destroyed by the Egyptian army a long time ago. (Middle East Monitor)

PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said that Israel would violate “any kind of rule of law” if a new security court proposed by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is implemented. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A total of 16 Palestinians were shot and injured in renewed clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in the central West Bank. (WAFA)

Israeli forces raided the Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem, shooting tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets during a sit-in protest against recent Israeli actions at the hospital. (Ma’an News Agency)

Israeli National Security Advisor Yossi Cohen, in a meeting with New Zealand’s non-resident Ambassador to Israel Jonathan Curry, said that Israel rejects any diplomatic initiative that would allow the Palestinians to avoid direct negotiations, give them any kind of political benefit from the current violence, and would not demand immediate cessation of Palestinian Authority incitement. (The Jerusalem Post)

Israeli settlers prevented the Palestinian family of Rania Abu Nab and her four children, aged 4 to 14, from entering their home in the Batan al-Hawa area of Silwan, in East Jerusalem, before Israeli police arrived at the scene and reportedly supported the settlers. An Israeli police spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment. (Ma ‘an News Agency)

A draft UN resolution drafted by New Zealand, which aims at reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and calls for a freeze on Jewish settlements as well as halting moves to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court, was circulated to the 15 Security Council Members, as well as Israel and Palestine, diplomats said. (AFP)


Israeli military authorities issued administrative detention orders against 35 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC). (WAFA)

One Palestinian was shot and is in critical condition after stabbing a yeshiva student near the light rail station on Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill. A second student was injured after police attempted to stop the attacker and accidentally shot him in the leg. (The Jerusalem Post)

One Palestinian was killed and another critically wounded while trying to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank at the Tapuach checkpoint. (Ynetnews)

The 13-year-old Palestinian teenager Ahmed Manasra, who took part in a stabbing attack earlier this month in which two Israelis were injured, will be charged with attempted murder, said the prosecution. (The Times of Israel)

The Governor of the district Kamel Hmeid told Ma’an that Israeli authorities decided to deliver the bodies of five Palestinians killed in Hebron to their families: Bayan al-Esseily, 17, Dania Irsheid, 17, Hussam al-Jaabari, 17, Bashar al-Jaabari, 15, and Tareq al-Natsheh, 16. (Ma’an News Agency)

One Palestinian was shot dead and another was critically injured by Israeli forces after they allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli policeman at Za’atara checkpoint near Nablus. Another Palestinian was also shot dead by an Israeli police force after he stabbed an Israeli in East Jerusalem. Clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the village of Beit Fajer near Bethlehem, leaving an eight-month Palestinian baby dead as a result of tear gas inhalation. According to the Palestinian health ministry, more than 75 Palestinians were injured during confrontations with Israeli forces, 46 of them from the Gaza Strip. (Xinhuanet)

Israeli military barred Palestinians who didn’t live in the West Bank city of Hebron to entering the area. According to a written order from an Israeli commander in the area, provided by a Palestinian, anyone who did not live in a section of Hebron’s Old City controlled by the military or who did not have a special permit would be prohibited from entering. (The New York Times)

After meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda agreed to examine acts of violence and incitement by Israelis and Palestinians during the last month to see if they could be considered war crimes that fall within the court’s jurisdiction,. (The Jerusalem Post)

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas assured in a meeting in Netherlands, that he doesn’t want to boycott Israel, only settler products, and that he is looking for a solution for six million Palestinians refugees. He also reiterated that the Oslo’s Accord remains valid as long as Israel respects its obligations. (The Times of Israel)

The EU made its third contribution of the year to the Palestinian Authority’s quarterly payment of social allowances to poor Palestinian families living in the West Bank and Gaza. The contribution was of 12.6 million. (eeas.europa.eu)

Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement for US$ 5.73 million to support the Agency’s food assistance programme for the fourth year in a row. (www.ps.emb-japan.go.jp)

Makarim Wibisono, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said at the Third Committee there was a critical need for accountability for violations suffered by the people of Gaza. (United Nations)


Two young Palestinians were shot by Israeli forces as they attempted to cross through al-Jalama Israeli military checkpoint to the northeast of Jenin. One of the youths was left to bleed to death and the second was seriously injured. (WAFA)

Dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear gas inhalation during clashes after Israeli forces raided Barta’a village, southwest of Jenin in the northern West Bank. (WAFA)

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian olive pickers in the village of Burin to the south of Nablus. No injuries were reported. (WAFA)

Ten Palestinian rioters were shot and injured by Israeli forces during a violent clash in Hebron. (The Jerusalem Post)