Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (12 – 18 May 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, May 19, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

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

About 30 olive trees were burnt at the eastern entrance to Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at the Gaza Strip border area.

A farmer was wounded in the east of al-Shuja’iya neighbourhood, east of Gaza City.

Israeli forces conducted 57 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

36 civilians, including 5 children, were arrested.

8 of them, including a child, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Among the arrested was a PLC member and the former Minister of Prisoners.

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

Israeli forces arrested 12 fishermen, including 3 children, and confiscated 2 fishing boats and drowned a third.

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

3 houses were demolished in al-Sowana neighbourhood and Shu’fat village, leaving 30 civilians homeless.

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.

13 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank…