Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 Dec. 2016 – 04 Jan 2017)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 5, 2017

A Palestinian woman was wounded and arrested at Qalendia Checkpoint, north of occupied Jerusalem

Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border areas, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.

67 civilians, including 10 children, were arrested.

10 of them, including 6 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

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

11 dwellings were demolished, rendering 87 members of al-Jahalin Bedouin family homeless in al-Khan al-Ahmar area, east of the city

4 dwellings were demolished in Beit Hanina and Sho’fat, rendering 4 families comprised of 22 members, including 11 children.

Settlers seized a building in al-Hilweh Valley neighbourhood in Silwan.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

14 dwellings and 22 other facilities were demolished in Kherbet Tana, east of Nablus, rendering 86 individuals homeless, including 33 children.

Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea

Israeli gunboats hit a fishing boat and a fisherman was then missed in the northern Gaza Strip.

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.

2 Palestinian civilians, one of them was a child, were arrested at military checkpoints…