Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11- 17 January 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 18, 2018

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

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

112 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children, 2 journalists and a paramedic, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

44 of them were hit with live bullets, 54 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 14 were hit with tear gas canisters and their shrapnel.

12 demonstrators were arrested, including 5 children, in the West Bank.

Israeli warplanes targeted a tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces conducted 79 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one was conducted in the southern Gaza Strip.

101 civilians, including 25 children and 3 women, were arrested.

38 of them, including 14 children and 2 women, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Several shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats occurred in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

Israeli settlers started to establish a settlement road between Nablus and Qalqiliya.

Shooting was reported towards the border areas of the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

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.

4 Palestinian civilians, including a woman, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…