Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08- 14 February 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 15, 2018

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

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

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

26 of them were hit with live bullets, 11 were hit with rubber bullets, and 6 were hit with tear gas canisters and shrapnel.

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

78 civilians, including 14 children and 2 women, were arrested.

30 of them, including 9 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.

9 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.

A tent, cave, 2 sheds used for sheltering sheep in Qana Valley area, northwest of Deiristiya village.

A house was demolished in Beit Kahel village, and a warehouse built of tin plates was dismantled and confiscated in Beit Ummar in Hebron.

Settlers continued their attacks against Palestinian civilians’ property in the villages near settlements.

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

Two commercial barracks were demolished in al-‘Issawiyah village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

Settlers severely wounded a Palestinian civilian and attacked 5 cars.

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.

5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…