Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 December 2016)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, December 15, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

A Palestinian boy was killed at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, and another civilian was killed in occupied Jerusalem.

An activist was wounded in al-Eisawiya village, north of Jerusalem.

Israeli forces conducted 56 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 10 ones in occupied Jerusalem.

76 civilians, including 13 children and a journalist, were arrested.

Twenty-three of them, including 11 children and the journalist, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Birzait University was raided and belongings of student unions were confiscated.

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

Israeli forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

2 families were obliged to self-demolish parts of a 3-storey building in Silwan village, south of the city.

A residential barrack, a storage barrack and a commercial facility were demolished in Sour Baher under the pretext they were close to the annexation wall.

3 NGOs were raided; a musical activity in one of them was banned and PC sets were confiscated from another.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

Settlers cut off 190 olive trees in Termis’ya village, northeast of Ramallah.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th

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

7 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were arrested at military checkpoints…