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


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, October 25, 2018

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

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip

A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

342 civilians, including 60 children, 4 women, 6 journalists and 3 paramedics, were wounded; 14 of them sustained serious wounds. 

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 6 others in the West Bank. 

Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at the protestors and wounded two of them. 

Israeli forces conducted 84 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 6 similar ones into Jerusalem.

47 civilians, including 8 children, were arrested in the West Bank.

12 of them, including 2 children, were arrested in Jerusalem. 

Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces attacked Coptic monks and arrested one of them. 

Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

A 4-sotrey building, agricultural barrack and 3 water wells were demolished while 15 dunums were levelled and 2 mobile houses were confiscated from a school.

Settlers caused severe damage to 8 cars. 

5 Shooting incidents were reported against the Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Sea, but no casualties were reported.

6 fishermen were arrested in 3 separate shooting and chasing incidents while 2 fishing boats were confiscated. 

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.

13 civilians, including a child, woman and journalist, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank…