Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 December 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, December 21, 2017

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

Israeli forces escalated the use of excessive force against protests in the oPt

Four civilians were killed, including a lower-limb amputee, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

256 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children, 5 journalists and 4 paramedics, were wounded

Israeli warplanes launched 15 missiles in 4 airstrikes at different targets in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces conducted 67 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 limited incursions into the Gaza Strip.

105 civilians, including 17 children and 4 women, were arrested in incursions and protests in the West Bank.

48 of them, including 6 children and 2 women, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.

Four printing houses were raided in Nablus and Hebron under the pretext of searching for publications.

Israeli forces continued to target border areas in the Gaza Strip.

4 Shooting incidents occurred in the border areas.

Israeli authorities continue to create a Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Palestinian civilian was forced to self-demolish his house in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood.

Abu Jihad Museum for Prisoners’ Movement Affairs was raided in Abu Dis Village.

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

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 11th

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.

The Israeli Border Crossings with the Gaza Strip were closed for 2 days…