Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 August 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 17, 2017

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

17 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

10 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and 7 others were wounded, including 5 children, in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 46 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the central Gaza Strip.

65 civilians, including 11 children and 2 women, were arrested in the West Bank.

Twenty five of them, including 7 children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued to carry out the collective punishment policy.

4 houses were demolished and a fifth one was closed in Deir Abu Mesh’al, Silwad and Kobar in Ramallah.

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

Four houses were demolished and 3 civilian facilities in Jerusalem and its suburbs.

Israeli forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.

3 houses and a sheep barn built of tin plates were demolished in Khasham al-Daraj village, south of Hebron, rendering 12 individuals homeless, including 4 children and 7 women.

Two Coal manufacturing facilities were demolished, and 30 tons of coal were confiscated in Ya’bod village, southwest of Jenin.

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

Two fishermen, who are aslo brothers, were arrested and then released after questioning them in Ashdod Seaport and confiscating their boat.

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.

7 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israeli forces confiscated a bus belonging to al-Tamimi Company at Za’atarah checkpoint, south of Nablus…