Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18– 24 August 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 25, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

A Palestinian civilian was killed on “Yitzhar” settlement bypass road, south of Nablus.

12 civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and 4 others, including a child, in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes conducted 60 airstrikes on many areas in the Gaza Strip

A water reservoir tank and 5 military training sites were targeted, and 3 Members of al-Qassam Brigades sustained minor wounds.

Israeli forces targeted the border areas in the northern Gaza Strip, wounding a shepherd.

Israeli forces conducted 69 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip.

40 civilians, including 6 children and a woman, were arrested

14 of them, including 4 children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

7 forges were raided and closed in Bethlehem after confiscating its contents.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

Two dwellings and a youth center were demolished in Kherbet Um al-Kheir, south of Hebron.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea

2 fishermen were arrested and a fishing 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.

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