Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14- 20 January 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 21, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

5 Palestinian civilians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian civilian was killed and his brother was wounded in a deliberate run-over attack by settlers in the West Bank.

23 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a female journalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at border areas along the Gaza Strip border area and a Palestinian civilian was wounded in the east of al-Shuja’iya neighbourhood.

Israeli forces conducted 127 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 limited ones in the southern Gaza Strip.

77 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were arrested.

6 of them were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

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

2 fishermen were arrested and their fishing boat was confiscated.

Jewish majority efforts continued in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces demolished a house in Beit Hanina and obliged a civilian to demolish a livestock barrack on his own.

Settlers wrote racist slogans on the walls of a church.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

7 houses and 9 livestock and poultry barracks were demolished, and 47 fruitful trees were cut off.

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 other were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

4 Palestinian civilians were arrested at military checkpoints.

An elderly woman from the Gaza Strip was detained and prevented from praying in al-Aqsa Mosque.

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