Palestine - November 2022
Increased confrontations and record-high violence in Israel/Palestine as tensions continue to rise
Cross-border violence was sparked this month as Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel for the first time since the ceasefire was implemented in August 2022. Palestinians experience persisting near-daily violence and raids by Israeli authorities, with numerous killings recorded in November. At least 200 Palestinians have been killed so far this year by Israel in the territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip that it illegally occupies, making 2022 the deadliest year for Palestinians since 2006. An explosion in Jerusalem city on November 23 has raised tensions and prospects of future armed attacks in the wake of the right-wing victory in the Israeli elections.
*Since the impact of these events are felt primarily in Palestine, they are coded as impacting democracy and human rights in that country. While they are not coded as having these impacts for Israel, it is Israeli action that causes the effects on democracy in Palestine.
Sources: Al Arabiya News, AL Monitor, Al Jazeera (1), Al Jazeera (2), Reuters (1), Reuters (2)