The Public Relations and Media Unit in the Governorate of Jerusalem issued its monthly report on the violations of the Israeli occupation in the governorate for the month of April 2022, in which it summarized the total violations of the occupation aimed at imposing its sovereignty over the Jerusalem capital and its attempts to Judaize it.
On April 15, the young man, "Fawaz Hamayel", director of the Youth and Sports Department in the Jerusalem governorate, died as a result of the wounds he sustained as a result of the "internationally forbidden dumdum" bullets fired by the occupation at a close distance while the occupation forces stormed his hometown. It is reported that the martyr Hamayel is 46 years old, and he is the father of 3 children.
And during the month of April, the occupation authorities renewed a decision of the Governor of Jerusalem, "Adnan Ghaith", to prevent him from entering the West Bank, after he was arrested from his home in the town of Silwan, south of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. It is reported that Governor Ghaith has been subjected to dozens of arrests and summonses since taking office in August 2018. The occupation places him under house arrest in the town of Silwan, and prevents him from communicating with dozens of Palestinian figures.
Also, the Jerusalem Governorate monitored during the month of April the injuries resulting from the use of excessive force by the occupation forces against the citizens in various parts of the occupied capital, as it monitored (463) injuries, the majority of which were concentrated in the upper areas of the body, which led to fractures and internal bleeding, and some of them lost their eyes as a result of direct injuries. in the Al Ain region.
On the third Friday of the blessed month of Ramadan, which corresponded to the 22nd of April, the young Jerusalemite Walid Al-Sharif (23 years) was injured during the confrontations that erupted in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. On his brain cells, he suffered from severe bleeding in the brain and fractures of the skull, and he is currently in a coma, according to medical reports, and his health condition is very difficult and critical.
In addition, the settlers' herds continued their attacks and provocations, as they carried out (42) attacks, including (8) assaults with bodily harm.
The courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque witnessed violent confrontations during the month of April, during which the occupation fired rubber bullets, tear gas and sound bombs towards the worshipers, without regard to the sanctity and sanctity of the place.
The most violent incursions were on April 15, which coincided with the second Friday of Ramadan, when Al-Aqsa Mosque witnessed violent confrontations, which began from dawn until ten in the morning, during which the occupation forces invaded Al-Aqsa Mosque, which resulted in the injury of about (160 worshipers), 80% of whom were transferred. To hospitals for clinical treatment and operations, and unprecedented arrests were made from inside, affecting (476) fasting worshipers.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque witnessed, during the period from 18-21 April, daily incursions and attacks by the occupation forces with the aim of securing the settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa during the so-called Hebrew Passover. Of the heavily armed special forces. Thus, it witnesses a nearly doubled increase compared to the month of April/2021, when (3,616 settlers) were monitored at the time.
In a related context, the occupation police issued restrictions on the access of Christians to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in occupied Jerusalem, and reduced the number of people who celebrate Light Saturday on the eve of Easter Sunday, in contravention of the most basic human rights and freedom of worship. The streets of the Christian Quarter and the roads leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and prevented access to and inside the church, and beat and pushed dozens of people celebrating the Holy Saturday.
During the report, about (894) arrests of citizens were monitored in the Jerusalem governorate, and it is noted that the frequency of arrests increased during the month of April 2022, three times more than the arrests that took place during April 2021.
The racist occupation courts also issued 23 actual prison sentences against Jerusalemite prisoners, including 14 administrative detention sentences. In addition, (14) home confinement decisions were monitored. And about (590) banishment decisions, more than half of which are banishment decisions from the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. The occupation intelligence also handed Sheikh Ikrima Sabri a decision to prevent him from communicating with several Palestinian figures, and handed a travel ban to a Jerusalemite activist for a month, subject to renewal.
In the demolition file, one demolition process was monitored, in addition to the delivery of demolition notices in the town of Al-Isawiya in occupied Jerusalem. On the 25th of April, the occupation authorities froze the decision to implement demolition orders issued against the Al-Tur building until further notice, due to the presence of an apartment that is not covered by the decisions, and a temporary decision to vacate the “Salem” family’s home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood was frozen and the file was transferred to the occupation’s Immigration Department.
As part of a continuous attempt to suppress Jerusalem institutions and any Jerusalem efforts within the city of Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation forces renewed, at the beginning of April, the closure of 28 active Palestinian institutions, associations and bodies in the occupied city of Jerusalem. Among these associations were the Orient House, the Prisoner's Club and other Palestinian institutions in the city, under the pretext that they would not allow "Israeli sovereignty over a united Jerusalem" to be breached, as they claimed.
The occupation authorities are also seeking to impose a new reality on the occupied city of Jerusalem by implementing dangerous settlement projects. In April, the so-called “District Planning and Building Committee” of the occupation approved three large settlement projects south of occupied Jerusalem, including the construction of (600 settlement units). On the lands of Al Walaja and Beit Safafa, the expansion of the industrial area on the outskirts of Bethlehem and the construction of hotels.