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


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, October 19, 2017

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

20 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children, were wounded in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 47 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 8 others into occupied Jerusalem.

50 civilians, including 7 children, were arrested in the West Bank.

6 of them, including a child, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.

Israeli forces closed 8 offices of 3 media companies and arrested 2 journalists in the West Bank.

Israeli forces continue to target the Gaza Strip border areas.

Israeli authorities continue to make a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Two houses were demolished in Silwan village without a prior warning while the demolition of a third house was delayed.

Israeli forces continue settlement activities in the West Bank

3 dunums and 600 square meters were seized from al-Ta’amrah lands, east of Bethlehem.

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

12 Shooting incidents were documented against Palestinian fishing boats in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.

Four fishermen were arrested, and their boat and 8 fishing nets were confiscated in addition to destroying and drowning a boat in the Sea 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 10th

Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

2 Palestinian civilians were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…