Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15- 21 February 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 22, 2018

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

Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip without endangering the soldiers’ life.

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

A Palestinian youngster succumbed to his injuries he sustained few days before, east of al-Bureij in the central Gaza Strip.

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

Israeli warplanes launched 21 missiles at different military training sites belonging to the Palestinian Armed Groups and vacant lands in the Gaza Strip

Shooting at the border areas in the Gaza Strip was reported without causing any casualties.

Israeli forces conducted 81 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 12 similar ones into Jerusalem.

81 civilians, including 17 children, were arrested.

24 of them, including 12 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.

A Palestinian civilian was arrested in the northern Gaza Strip after attempting to cross the border fence.

12 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore.

A fisherman was wounded, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

A 2-dunum land and water well were levelled, east of Hebron, in addition to uprooting trees.

Settlers broke windows of 2 cars and wrote anti-Palestinian slogans on 3 others in Nablus.

Settlers from “Yitsihar” wounded a shepherd, killed 20 sheep, wounded 17 others and stole dozens others.

Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

A watchtower and detention rooms were established at the entrance to Bab al-‘Amoud

A house, barrack for sheltering sheep and commercial facility were demolished in Sho’fat neighbourhood.

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

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

9 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a girl, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…