Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25– 31 August 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, September 1, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

Palestinian suffering from mental disorder was killed at the western entrance to Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah.

2 Palestinian civilians were wounded in al-Dheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem.

Israeli forces conducted 43 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the central Gaza Strip.

41 civilians, including 10 children, a mother and her daughter, were arrested.

10 of them, including 5 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued to impose collective punishment measures against Palestinian civilians.

A house belonging to Amayrah family in Doura, south of the West Bank, was bombed. 

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

6 dwellings and 2 livestock barns in al-Ma’azai community, east of Jaba’ village, north of Jerusalem, were demolished.

A house in Sour Baher village and 2 other under-construction houses in Silwan village, south of the city, were demolished. 

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

A Palestinian fisherman was wounded, 5 others were arrested, 2 fishing boats were confiscated and a third was damaged.

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.

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