Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18- 24 January 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 25, 2018

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

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

A Palestinian was killed, 4 others were wounded, and 3 houses were levelled in a military operation in Jenin.

25 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, 2 women, a journalist and paramedic, were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

13 of them were hit with live bullets, 5 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 7 were hit with sound bomb shrapnel.

A Palestinian ill prisoner died of cancer in the Israeli jails.

Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 8 similar ones into Jerusalem.

79 civilians, including 16 children, a woman and PLC Member, were arrested.

24 of them, including 9 children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Seven shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats occurred in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

Israeli settlers started to establish a settlement road between Nablus and Qalqiliya.

Shooting was reported towards the border areas of the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 11th consecutive year.

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

4 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…