Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25- 31 January 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 1, 2018

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

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah. 

12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

11 of them were hit with live bullets, and one was hit with rubber bullets.

Israeli forces conducted 82 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 4 similar ones into Jerusalem.

105 civilians, including 14 children and a woman, were arrested.

40 of them, including 12 children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem; most of them from al-‘Issawiyah village.

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

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

Two buildings comprised of 20 residential apartments were demolished in Beir ‘Ounah area, west of Beit Jala.

A house built of tin plates was dismantled, south of Hebron.

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

15 commercial and agricultural facilities were demolished in al-‘Issawiyah village.

A 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.

14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…