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


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, July 21, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the southern and central side of the West Bank.

16 civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

A civilian succumbed to his wounds and two others were wounded in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip and wounded a bird hunter.

Israeli forces conducted 78 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited ones in the southern Gaza Strip.

59 civilians were arrested, including 6 children and 2 women.

16 civilians of them, including 3 children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued to impose collective punishment measures against Palestinian civilians.

A house was demolished in Qabatia village and two others were noticed in Dura.

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

A room, storehouses, commercial facility, under-construction house and 4 Islamic graves in the city and its suburbs.

4 containers, 2 tin-roofed rooms, 2 trucks, private vehicle and a Diesel tank were demolished in Qalendia Industrial Area.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea

4 fishermen were arrested and their boat was confiscated.

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.

A Palestinian Civilian was arrested at the internal military checkpoints.

A UNDP Officer was arrested at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.