Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11– 17 August 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 18, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

A Palestinian civilian was killed while 32 others were wounded in al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded in the eastern side of al-Bureij in the Central Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 68 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 5 ones in Jerusalem.

73 civilians, including 5 children, a woman and a Hamas leader, were arrested.

29 of them, including 3 children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued to impose collective punishment measures against Palestinian civilians.

A house was bombed in Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron

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

A residential room and car shop were demolished while al-Khan al-Ahmar Primary School was closed.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

Two barracks were demolished in Eastern Barta’ah village, west of Jenin.

3 houses were demolished behind the annexation wall in Beer ‘Awnah area, north of Beit Jala.

7 houses and a barrack were demolished in Hebron in addition to an agricultural room in Nablus.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea

10 fishermen were arrested and two fishing boats were confiscated in the northern Gaza Strip.

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.

9 Palestinian civilians, including a girl and woman, were arrested at military checkpoints…