Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 Jan.- 03 Feb. 2016)


By Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, February 4, 2016

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

5 Palestinian civilians were killed, 3 of whom were killed in occupied Jerusalem in one incident.

20 Palestinian civilians, including an Israeli human rights activist and 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at areas along the Gaza Strip borders, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces conducted 81 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip.

101 Palestinian civilians, including 24 children, were arrested. 35 of them, including 15 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

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

4 fishermen were arrested and their 2 fishing boats were confiscated off Gaza Valley shore.

Jewish majority efforts continued in occupied East Jerusalem.

2 under-construction houses in Sour Baher and Silwan villages were demolished.

Al-Quds (Abu Dees) University was raided and all belongings of the university student unions were confiscated.

Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

3 residential tents in Deir Ammar village, northwest of Ramallah, were demolished.

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.

18 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were arrested at military checkpoints.

A student was arrested at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing, north of the Gaza Strip…