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Israeli forces, settlers waged 900 attacks on Palestinians in July: Report

The file photo shows Israeli forces detaining a Palestinian man during clashes in the occupied Old City of al-Quds.

Israeli occupation forces and Zionist settlers perpetrated nearly 900 attacks on Palestinians and their holy sites last month, a new report has unveiled.

The Israeli attacks ranged from direct assaults on Palestinian people, vandalism of property, razing lands, storming villages, uprooting trees and seizing property, the Palestinian Wall and Settlements Resistance Commission declared in its monthly report.

The commission further noted that most of the 897 attacks were carried out in the occupied al-Quds with 148 cases, followed by Nablus with 140 and al-Khalil with 113 attacks, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported on Sunday.

The commission also pointed out that Israeli settlers conducted 202 attacks in various parts of the occupied West Bank, but mainly in Nablus, Ramallah and Ramallah.

The monthly report goes on to underline that 139 orders for demolition, stop construction, and evacuation of Palestinian facilities were issued by the Israeli regime in July, describing them as “a record rise that warns of many more demolitions in the next period.”

The occupation forces demolished 41 homes and commercial structures, mainly in al-Khalil and al-Quds, the commission said, adding that Israeli forces and Zionist settlers also vandalized a total of 2,552 trees by cutting and uprooting them, mainly in Nablus.

It also noted that the Israeli regime’s authorities considered a total of 33 structural plans for Zionist settlers in July, during which the construction of 310 settlement units was approved, while a total of 622 settlement units were proposed, affecting 925,328 dunums of occupied Palestinian land.

The Western-backed Tel-Aviv regime has already occupied thousands of dunums of Palestinian agricultural land to construct and expand new illegal settler units in various areas across the West Bank.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and al-Quds.

All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. The United Nations Security Council has condemned Israel’s settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions.

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