Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 December 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, December 28, 2017

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

Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force against protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Two Palestinian civilians were killed, while 2 others succumbed to their wounds in the Gaza Strip.

128 Palestinian civilians, including 22 children, 2 journalists and a paramedic, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

67 of them were hit with live bullets, 39 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 22 were hit with tear gas canisters.

Israeli forces conducted 58 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited incursions into the Gaza Strip.

91 civilians, including 15 children and a woman, were arrested in incursions and protests in the West Bank.

34 of them, including 6 children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Israeli authorities continue to create a Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Palestinian civilian was forced to self-demolish his house in Silwan village.

A room and a barrack were demolished in Silwan village.

Israeli warplanes fired flare bombs 2 times, east of Khan Yunis.

Israeli forces continued to target border areas in the Gaza Strip.

3 Shooting incidents occurred in the border areas, but no casualties were reported.

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

2 fishermen were arrested, north of the Gaza Strip.

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

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 woman and her child, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…