Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 30 December 2015)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, December 31, 2015

Israeli forces escalated the use of excessive force in the oPt

17 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

106 Palestinian civilians, including 34 children, 2 women and a journalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to target the border area along the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian woman was wounded in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 104 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 limited ones in the Gaza Strip.

130 Palestinian civilians, including 28 children and 4 women, were arrested.

26 of them, including 13 children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Ahrar Centre for Prisoner Studies in Nablus was closed and its contents were confiscated. In addition, a Zakat Committee in Bethlehem was raided.

Israeli gunboats continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea, but no casualties were reported.

23 Palestinian fishermen, including 2 children, were arrested and 6 fishing boats were confiscated in the northern Gaza Strip.

Jewish majority efforts continued in occupied East Jerusalem.

An under-construction building in Sour Baher was demolished. Moreover, premises in the Old City was seized in favour of settlement organizations.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

Settlers fired 2 gas canisters into a house belonging to a Palestinian family, west of Ramallah and al-Bireh.

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.

13 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, were arrested at military checkpoints…