Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 August 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 24, 2017

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

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at Za’atarah Checkpoint, south of Nablus.

5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 

Israeli forces conducted 43 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 11 others into Jerusalem and its suburbs.

49 civilians, including 14 children, were arrested in the West Bank.

Twenty seven of them, including 11 children, were arrested in Jerusalem. 

Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy.

A house was blown up in Deir Abu Mesh’al village, northeast of Ramallah.  

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

A house belonging to Abu Sneinah Family was levelled for the second time within 1 week.

Israeli forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.

Israeli forces confiscated rooms built of tin plates in Job al-Theeb School, east of Bethlehem. 

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

Four shooting incidents were documented against Palestinian fishing boats in the northern Gaza Strip. Neither causalities nor arrests were reported.

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.

5 Palestinian civilians were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian worker at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing in the northern Gaza Strip…