Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 October 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, October 20, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

A Palestinian woman was shot dead at Za’tarah checkpoint, southeast of Nablus.

6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded. Two of them were seriously wounded.

Israeli forces targeted the border areas in the Gaza Strip. However, no casualties were reported.

An electricity company crew was targeted while maintaining the electricity network, east of Khan Yunis.

Houses shut down on grounds of collective punishment.

A room in a house belonging to a Palestinian prisoner was shut down. Another apartment was shut down also under the pretext it contains a metal workshop in Nablus.

Israeli forces conducted 98 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.

83 civilians, including 26 children and 3 women, were arrested. Forty-eight of them, including 23 children and the 3 women, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Contents of a publishing house were confiscated for the third time. In addition, a grocery was raided and some of its contents were damaged while other contents were stolen in Hebron.

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

An orphans’ school was raided; and the director of the Ministry of Education and 10 students were arrested.

Israeli forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.

The road leading to Kherbet al-Hadidiya in northern Jordan Valley was levelled and a sand barrier was placed at the entrance to the Kherbe.

50 olive trees were burnt as a settler set fire to lands in Kufor Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilya.

2 settlers dismissed Palestinian farmers harvesting olives, west of Beit Foreek village, and another farmer was dismissed from his lands in Burin village in Nablus.

Settlers stabbed and attacked a Palestinian man, north of East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea

Israeli frequent attacks on Palestinian fishing boats off al-Sudaniya and al-Waha areas, north of the 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.

2 Palestinian civilians were arrested at military checkpoints…