Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 February 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 16, 2017

A Palestinian Civilian succumbed to his wounds in the West Bank

Four Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 2 journalists, in the West Bank.

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

Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border areas, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces conducted 60 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and one limited incursion in the northern Gaza Strip.

51 civilians, including 4 children, were arrested in the West Bank.

9 of them were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

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

Settlers took over a room, store and yard in Silwan village.

3 houses and sheep barn were destroyed in al-‘Issawiya village, while a civilian was forced to self-demolish a store in Silwan.

Two under-construction houses, part of an inhabited house and shop were levelled in Hezma village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 10th

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

9 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a girl, were arrested at military checkpoints.

Israeli forces arrested Director of Tika Agency at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing in the northern Gaza Strip…