Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, May 3, 2018

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

Another Bloody Week since 2014 Latest Offensive on the Gaza Strip

Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life.

4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on the fifth Friday of the March of Return and Breaking Siege.

3 Palestinians were killed, including a child, when attempting to sneak into Israel via the border fence.

389 Palestinian civilians, including 67 children, 8 women, 6 journalists and 4 paramedics, were wounded in the peaceful protests.

10 Palestinian civilians, including 1 child, 1 journalist and 1 paramedic, were wounded in the West Bank.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded in a shooting during an incursion. 

Israeli warplanes bombed the Gaza Seaport and a Military Site for the Palestinian armed groups. However, no casualties were reported. 

Israeli forces conducted 64 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.

59 civilians, including 7 children, were arrested.

7 of them, including a child, were arrested in Jerusalem.

4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested when attempting to sneak via the border fence in the Gaza Strip.

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

A building was demolished in al-‘Issawiyah, and a Palestinian civilian was forced to level a car parking in Silwan.

The Israeli Nature Authority levelled lands in al-Rahmah Cemetery adjacent to al-Aqsa Msoque.

Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

42 dunums were confiscated in al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem, for security reasons.

5 residential rooms and 5 sheep barns were demolished while 4 solar cells were confiscated in Masafer Yatta.

Israeli settlers cut 14 olive trees, south of Nablus, and levelled lands, west of Salfit. 

3 Shooting incidents were reported against the Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Sea, 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.

6 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank…