Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07- 13 January 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 14, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

9 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were killed in the West Bank and a member of a Palestinian armed group.

21 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

House demolitions on grounds of collective punishment.

A house belonging to al-Halabi family in Sarda village, north of Ramallah, was demolished.

Israeli forces conducted 72 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip.

64 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children, were arrested.

12 of them, including 4 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli forces raided Birzeit University and confiscated contents of student blocs’ offices and the Student Council.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea.

Jewish majority efforts continued in occupied East Jerusalem.

2 under-construction houses in Silwan village and parts of a restaurant in Sour Baher village were demolished.

Allocations (National Insurance) of a number of civilians were suspended as part of the collective punishment policy.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

A plant nursery, south of Nablus, was demolished, and “Mevo Dotan” settlement’s checkpoint, southwest of Jenin, was expanded.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the…