The occupation carried out 58 demolition campaigns in the West Bank and Jerusalem during January

Israeli forces launched 58 demolition campaigns targeting Palestinian facilities and property in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem during last January, Palestinian data said on Sunday, as the number of arrests increased to 6,512 since October 7, 2023 Went.

According to a monthly report by the Wall and Settlement Resistance Authority (government), occupation authorities conducted 58 demolition operations during last January, including 22 inhabited houses, two uninhabited houses and 16 agricultural facilities.

The authority said demolition operations were concentrated in the governorates of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Qalqilya, also noting 26 notifications of demolition of facilities during the same month.

The report also monitored 1,593 attacks, of which occupying forces carried out 1,407 attacks, while settlers carried out 186 attacks.

According to the report, the attacks by settlers included the uprooting and burning of a total of 836 trees including 473 olive trees, the theft of more than 70 cows, and the theft of 9 farmers' equipment, 3 mobile homes, and one farm. Tractor.

The Supreme Presidential Committee for the Follow-up of Church Affairs in Palestine condemned the attacks on Islamic and Christian sanctuaries, and called on the United Nations and the Security Council to “put an end to fascist crimes” of Israel.

For their part, the Authority for Prisoner Affairs (Garkar) and the Palestinian Prisoners Club (Ahli) said in a joint statement that the arrest of 14 Palestinians since October 7 brings the total number of Israeli arrests in the West Bank to 6,512. Early on Sunday.

Both institutions said arrest campaigns were accompanied by widespread ill-treatment and severe beatings, and the data also included people who were held in captivity, or who were later released.

With the beginning of the devastating war on the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023, Israel escalated its operations in the West Bank, leading to 381 martyrs and nearly 4,400 injured. Israeli government ministers also took a number of decisions that led to an increase in the number of settlers, their attacks against Palestinians and their property, particularly the weapons distribution plan that National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir is implementing, and the buffer around settlements. The zone plan is being pushed forward by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich.

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