Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 January 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 26, 2017

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in the north-eastern side of occupied Jerusalem.

2 Palestinian Civilians were wounded, including a child, in the West Bank.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea.

3 fishermen, including a child, were wounded in two shootings against their Boats in the northern Gaza Strip

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

A watchtower belonging to Palestinian armed groups was damaged, east of al-Maghazi.

Israeli forces conducted 63 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the Gaza Strip.

64 civilians, including 17 children and 7 activists in the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, were arrested in the West Bank.

17 of them, including 12 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

22 commercial shops were demolished in the vicinity of Qalendia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.

A store, parking and store for construction materials were demolished.

Israeli settlers took over a store in ‘Aqabet al-Khalidiyah neighbourhood in the Old City.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

4 dwellings and 10 other facilities were demolished in Kherbet Karzliyah, north of Jericho, rendering 11 persons homeless, including 6 children.

Israeli settlers uprooted olive trees from the lands of Bitello village in Ramallah.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 10th

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

8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at military checkpoints…