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23 June 2018 - 6 July 2018

Map of the areas. 23 June 2018 - 6 July 2018

From June 23 through July 6, Israeli security forces arrested at least 119 Palestinians, including 5 minors; made at least 143 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 54 homes; and set up at least 153 flying checkpoints.

  • In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 11 Palestinians, including 1 minor; raided at least 22 homes; and set up at least 11 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Bethlehem District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 14 Palestinians, including 1 minor; raided at least 19 homes; and set up at least 13 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 18 Palestinians; made at least 31 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 26 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 26 Palestinians; made at least 25 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 18 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces arrested at least 4 Palestinians; made at least 11 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 13 homes; and set up at least 37 flying checkpoints.
  • In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 46 Palestinians, including 3 minors; made at least 76 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 48 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B’Tselem field researchers.

 


24 Feb. 2018 - 23 March 2018

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From February 24 through March 23, Israeli security forces arrested at least 252 Palestinians, including 32 minors; made at least 311 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 68 homes; and set up at least 282 flying checkpoints.

  • From February 24 through March 23, Israeli security forces arrested at least 252 Palestinians, including 32 minors; made at least 311 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 68 homes; and set up at least 282 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 28 Palestinians, including 2 minors; made at least 5 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 40 homes; and set up at least 14 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Bethlehem District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 23 Palestinians, including 3 minors; made at least 7 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 14 homes; and set up at least 8 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 73 Palestinians, including 18 minors; made at least 49 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 41 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 54 Palestinians; made at least 53 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 52 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces arrested at least 3 Palestinians; made at least 17 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 2 homes; and set up at least 60 flying checkpoints.
  • In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 71 Palestinians, including 9 minors; made at least 180 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 12 homes; and set up at least 107 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B’Tselem field researchers.

Project summary - 4 November 2017 through 23 February 2018

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From 4 November 2017 through 23 February 2018* Israeli security forces arrested at least 1,210 Palestinians, including 168 minors; made at least 1,107 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 451 homes; and set up at least 1,217 flying checkpoints.

  • 1. In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 199 Palestinians, including 65 minors; made at least 31 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 212 homes; and set up at least 122 flying checkpoints.
  • 2. In the Bethlehem District,* Israeli security forces arrested at least 78 Palestinians, including 15 minors; made at least 30 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 57 homes; and set up at least 35 flying checkpoints.
  • 3. In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 283 Palestinians, including 44 minors; made at least 206 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 48 homes; and set up at least 254 flying checkpoints.
  • 4. In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 218 Palestinians, including 9 minors; made at least 198 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 22 homes; and set up at least 139 flying checkpoints.
  • 5. In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces arrested at least 29 Palestinians; made at least 47 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 18 homes; and set up at least 162 flying checkpoints.
  • 6. In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 403 Palestinians, including 35 minors; made at least 595 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 94 homes; and set up at least 505 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B’Tselem field researchers.

* Bethlehem District figures cover the period of 16 December 2017 through 23 February 2018.
 

13 Jan. 2018 - 26 Jan. 2018

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From January 27 through February 23, Israeli security forces arrested at least 343 Palestinians, including 36 minors; made at least 323 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 74 homes; and set up at least 316 flying checkpoints.

  • 1. In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 36 Palestinians, including 8 minors; raided at least 33 homes; and set up at least 21 flying checkpoints.
  • 2. In the Bethlehem District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 35 Palestinians, including 9 minors; made at least 25 raids on town and villages; raided at least 8 homes; and set up at least 15 flying checkpoints.
  • 3. In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 64 Palestinians, including 10 minors; made at least 58 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 52 flying checkpoints.
  • 4. In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 59 Palestinians; made at least 49 raids on towns and villages; and set up at least 46 flying checkpoints.
  • 5. In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces arrested at least 9 Palestinians; made at least 16 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 4 homes; and set up at least 39 flying checkpoints.
  • 6. In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 140 Palestinians, including 9 minors; made at least 175 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 29 homes; and set up at least 143 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B’Tselem field researchers.
 

 

13 Jan. 2018 - 26 Jan. 2018

Update: 30 Dec. 2017 - 12 Jan. 2018

Between January 13 and January 26, Israeli security forces arrested at least 153 Palestinians, including 13 minors; made at least 116 raids on towns and villages, and raided at least 83 homes; and set up at least 219 flying checkpoints.

  • In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 19 Palestinians, including 3 minors; raided at least 18 homes; and set up at least 21 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Bethlehem District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 29 Palestinians, including 5 minors; raided at least 31 homes; and set up at least 9 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 42 Palestinians, including 5 minors; made at least 22 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 17 homes; and set up at least 31 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 25 Palestinians; made at least 27 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 3 homes; and set up at least 20 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security raided at least 3 towns and villages, and set up at least 31 flying checkpoints.
  • In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 38 Palestinians; made at least 114 raids on towns and villages; raided at least 14 homes; and set up at least 107 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B’Tselem field researchers.
 

30 Dec. 2017 - 12 Jan. 2018

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In the first half of January 2018, Israeli security forces arrested at least 139 Palestinians, including 18 minors; raided towns and villages at least 137 times, and at least 68 homes; and set up at least 173 flying checkpoints.

  • In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 12 Palestinians, including 4 minors; raided at least 19 homes; and set up at least 15 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Bethlehem District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 6 Palestinians; raided at least 2 towns and at least 10 homes; and set up at least 9 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 43 Palestinians, including 7 minors; raided at least 17 towns and villages and at least 13 homes; and set up at least 21 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 23 Palestinians, including 3 minors; raided towns and villages at least 35 times, and at least 12 homes; and set up at least 19 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces arrested at least 3 Palestinians; raided at least 3 towns and villages and at least 5 homes; and set up at least 43 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B'Tselem field researchers.


16 Dec. 2017 - 29 Dec. 2017

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In the second half of January, Israeli security forces arrested at least 135 Palestinians, including 25 minors; raided at least 156 towns and villages and at least 69 homes; and set up at least 130 flying checkpoints.

  • In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 24 Palestinians, including 4 minors; raided at least 13 towns and villages and at least 43 homes; and set up at least 16 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Bethlehem District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 8 Palestinians, including one minor; raided at least 3 towns and at least 8 homes; and set up at least 16 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 34 Palestinians, including 9 minors; raided at least 30 towns and villages and at least 5 homes; and set up at least 24 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 24 Palestinians, including 3 minors; raided at least 28 towns and villages, and at least 2 homes; and set up at least 15 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces raided at least 10 towns and villages and at least 2 homes; and set up at least 35 flying checkpoints.
  • In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 45 Palestinians, including 8 minors; raided at least 72 towns and villages, and at least 9 homes; and set up at least 38 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B'Tselem field researchers.
 


2 Dec. 2017 - 15 Dec. 2017

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In the first half of December 2017, Israeli security forces arrested at least 237 Palestinians, including 61 minors; raided at least 123 towns and villages and at least 104 homes; and set up at least 155 flying checkpoints.

  • In the Hebron District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 77 Palestinians, including 45 minors; raided at least 4 towns and villages and at least 68 homes; and set up at least 32 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Ramallah District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 54 Palestinians, including 7 minors; raided at least 27 towns and villages and at least 12 homes; and set up at least 52 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Nablus District, Israeli security forces arrested at least 49 Palestinians; raided at least 26 towns and villages and at least 4 homes; and set up at least 12 flying checkpoints.
  • In the Jordan Valley, Israeli security forces arrested at least 9 Palestinians; raided at least 8  towns and villages and at least 5 homes; and set up at least 3 flying checkpoints.
  • In the northern West Bank, Israeli security forces arrested at least 48 Palestinians, including 9 minors; raided at least 58 towns and villages and at least 15 homes; and set up at least 56 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B'Tselem field researchers.

 


18 Nov. - 1 Dec. 2017: During the second half of November, Israeli security forces arrested at least 92 Palestinians, including 8 minors; raided at least 102 towns and villages and at least 23 homes; and set up at least 119 flying checkpoints

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B'Tselem field researchers.

 


4-17 November 2017: In two weeks alone Israeli security forces arrested at least 111 Palestinians, including 7 minors, raided at least thirty homes, patrolled 100 villages and set up at least 105 flying checkpoints.

Sources: Palestinian DCO and B'Tselem field researchers.


 


Israel’s control over millions of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is not limited to the extreme incidents, occasionally reported by the media, of severe physical violence by soldiers and settlers. Rather, it is an insidious part of daily life that takes its toll in numerous ways, many of them hidden from view. Yet whether this control takes the form of direct use of physical force or otherwise, it amounts to organized state violence.

Soldiers enter Palestinian homes throughout the West Bank every day – and night – without search warrants or providing any explanation. These raids are an invasion of privacy that intimidates entire families within their own homes.

The Israeli military restricts the movement of Palestinians in the West Bank as it sees fit, often disrupting daily life with no prior notice. Soldiers close off roads for indefinite periods of time, hold Palestinians up at checkpoints and demand they obey their orders, degrading them and sometimes using physical force against them.

Israel also continues to arrest and prosecute thousands of Palestinians a year in its military courts, which issue convictions almost automatically and serve to create a mere semblance of due process.

Every day, Israel determines what the lives of Palestinians in the West Bank will look like – while they, themselves, are barred from taking part in decisions that shape their present and their future. Israel uses its power in a violent, arbitrary fashion, with blatant disregard for the safety, wellbeing and quality of life of the Palestinians who live under its control.

This reality will change only when the occupation ends.