Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 February 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 23, 2017

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

Three Palestinian civilians were wounded, including a child, in the West Bank.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea.

5 fishermen were arrested, one of whom was wounded, and their boat was confiscated in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 65 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

72 civilians, including 10 children and 4 women, were arrested in the West Bank.

18 of them, including 7 children and 3 women, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

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

A residential house was demolished in a Bedouin Community in al-Khan al-Ahmar area and another house in Beit Hanina.

Shweiki and Qara’in families self-demolished their houses in Silwan and al-Mukaber Mount villages to avoids demolition costs.

Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank

A waterline was uprooted in the Northern Jordan Valley.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 10th

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

7 Palestinian civilians were arrested at military checkpoints…