Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03– 09 January 2019)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 10, 2019

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

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip 

56 civilians, including 10 children, 3 women, 5 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the injury of one of them was reported serious. 

Ten civilians, including 4 children, a woman and a paramedic, were wounded, in the West Bank. 

Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported. 

Israeli warplanes fired 5 missiles at 2 checkpoints belonging to the Palestinian armed groups and damaged them.

Israeli forces conducted 82 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 4 limited incursions into the Gaza Strip.

49 civilians, including 14 children, were arrested in the West Bank.

2 of them were arrested in Jerusalem. 

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

Israeli forces uprooted 50 olive trees planted in 3 dunums in western Salfit.

Israeli settlers uprooted 75 olive seedlings and trees in northern and southern Hebron.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose theillegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 12thconsecutive year. 

103 permanent checkpoints, 96 temporary checkpoints and 14 closed roads obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.

8 civilians, including a woman, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank…