Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01- 07 February 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 8, 2018

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

Two Palestinian civilians were killed in peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life.

Israeli forces killed Ahmed Jarar in a crime of extra-judicial execution.

75 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

43 of them were hit with live bullets, 27 were hit with rubber bullets, and 5 were hit with tear gas canisters.

Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 7 similar ones into Jerusalem.

103 civilians, including 18 children and a woman, were arrested.

20 of them, including 6 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Two sheds for grazing sheep were demolished during Israeli forces’ military campaigns in Jenin.

Israeli warplanes targeted a training site in the southern Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

15 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

An under-construction house was demolished in Nablus and 4 tents were uprooted and confiscated in Tubas.

Settlers caused damage to 5 cars and wounded 2 Palestinian civilians.

Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

A house was demolished in Silwan village and classrooms in Abu Nawar Bedouin Community.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 11th consecutive year.

Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

6 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…