Friday, January 4, 2013

PCHR- Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the #OPT (27 Dec.- 02 Jan. 2012)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights

42 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 8 children, in the West Bank.
36 of whom, including 6 children, were wounded in Tamoun village, southeast of Tubas in the northern West Bank.

The Israeli Forces continued to fire at the Palestinian farmers and rubble collectors in the northern Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian child was wounded while collecting rubbles and firewood in the northwest of Beit Hanoun.

The Israeli Forces conducted 83 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. 
At least 29 Palestinian civilians, including 10 children, were arrested.

The Israeli Forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the sea.
The Israeli gunboats targeted Palestinian fishing boats thrice during the reporting period.

The Israeli Forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
The Israeli Forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
At least 3 Palestinian civilians were arrested at checkpoints; 2 of whom were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank, while the third one was arrested at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israel has continued efforts to create Jewish majority in East Jerusalem.
2 houses were demolished; one of which was inhabited and the other was under-construction.

The Israeli Forces have continued settlement activities in the West Bank, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
The Israeli settlers cut off and damaged 302 olive seedlings in Qasra village, southeast of Nablus.
A car and a tractor were set to fire in Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron.