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


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 25, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the West Bank. One of them was killed in occupied Jerusalem.

21 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children and a photojournalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to target the border areas along the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

House demolitions continued on grounds of collective punishment.

2 houses in Tarousa and Deir Samet villages in Hebron were demolished.

Israeli forces conducted 75 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip.

86 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, were arrested.

19 of them, including 12 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem; while 13 others, including a child, were arrested during their participation in peaceful protests.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

Israeli forces issued more house demolition notices in the southern West Bank.

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.

7 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a young woman, were arrested at military checkpoints.

Israeli forces banned journalist Mohammed Fayadh from traveling via Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing to the West Bank.