Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 July – 02 August 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 3, 2017

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

Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

A civilian succumbed to his wounds in Hezma village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem.

38 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, a paramedic and a photojournalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

16 civilians were wounded in Jerusalem and its suburbs; 12 were wounded in the West Bank and 10 others were wounded in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 66 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 7 ones in occupied Jerusalem.

83 civilians, including 13 children, were arrested. Forty-two of them, including 11 children, were arrested in Jerusalem

Among those arrested was a Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Member, Hosni al-Borini.

Palmedia Media Services’ head office in Ramallah was raided.

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

Israeli forces continue to escalate their arbitrary measures against al-Aqsa Mosque.

123 civilians, who were present inside al-Aqsa Mosque, were arrested and taken to al-Masqoubiya interrogation facility.

13 demolition notices were issued against buildings in Ein al-Juwaiza neighbourhood in al-Walaja village that is located within the boundaries of the Israeli municipality.

Hundreds of settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque in the anniversary of the so-called “Temple Destruction”.

Israeli forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.

A 500-square-meter plot of land in Mothallath Kharsa, south of Doura, was levelled to establish a military watchtower.

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

Israeli navy forces opened fire 7 times at fishing boats in the northern Gaza Strip. Neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

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…