Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 January 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 19, 2017

Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.

7 Palestinian Civilians were wounded, including a child and woman, in the West Bank.

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

A military checkpoint established by Palestinian armed groups was destroyed and another civilian was wounded.

Israeli forces conducted 60 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 limited ones into the Gaza Strip.

62 civilians, including 17 children; woman and PLC Member, were arrested in the West Bank.

23 of them, including 13 children and the woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

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

A Civilian was forced to self-demolish his house in al-‘Issawiyah village.

5 brothers were forced to self-demolish 8 commercial and agricultural facilities and another civilian to remove 4 containers in al-Mukaber Mount.

A livestock and poultry barn was demolished in Ras al-Mukaber Mount neighbourhood.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

An agricultural road, dwelling and 4 other facilities were demolished in Kherbet Tana, southeast of Nablus.

A 172-dunum land was levelled, and 1200 old olive trees were uprooted in ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya, for the interest of establishing a bypass road.

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

Two fishermen were wounded, 5 others were arrested and two boats were confiscated.

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.

7 Palestinian civilians, including a child and journalist, were arrested at military checkpoints.

Israeli forces arrested 3 Palestinian traders at Beit Haoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces detained a number of Gaza prisoners’ families at Erez Crossing and prevented a woman from visiting…