Weekly Report: Israeli Human Rights violations in Occupied Palestinian Territory (06–12 Sept)

14th Sep 2018
Weekly Report: Israeli Human Rights violations in Occupied Palestinian Territory (06–12 Sept)

Gaza, Palestine: {The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights [PCHR]):

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06– 12 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Two children were killed, and a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds in the Gaza Strip.

171 civilians, including 36 children, 4 journalists and 5 paramedics, were wounded in the Gaza Strip.

12 civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the West Bank.

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

A civilian was killed and his body was detained in the northern Gaza Strip.

A civilian was wounded

Israeli forces conducted 47 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

22 civilians, including 5 children and a woman, were arrested in the West Bank.

5 of them, including 2 children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

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

Israeli settlers repeatedly raided al-Aqsa Mosque.

4 civilians were denied entry into al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

A 400-square-meter land was levelled near Deirisitya village entrance, north of Salfit.

A big batch of construction wood boards was set on fire in Khelet al-Wusta in Nablus.

18 ancient trees were damaged in al-Hamrah area in southern Hebron.

2 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.

2 Palestinian civilians were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

Summary

Shooting:

Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege” in the Gaza Strip for the 24th week in a row.

During the reporting period, the Israeli forces killed 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, while a fourth civilian succumbed to previous wounds in the Gaza Strip.

Moreover, 171 civilians, including 36 children, 4 journalists, and 5 paramedics, were wounded In Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, the Israeli forces wounded 12 civilians, including 4 children.

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children during the peaceful protest. On 07 September 2018, Belal Mustafa Mohammed Khafajah (17) from Rafah City was killed after being shot with a bullet to the chest.

On the same day, Ahmed Musbah Ahmed Abu Tyour (16) was wounded with a bullet to the right knee during his participation in the Return and Breaking the Siege in eastern Rafah City. His death was declared the next day after succumbing to his wounds. A video showed Abu Tyour being shot with a bullet while jumping and making the victory sign around 20 meters away from the Israeli snipers who directly shot him without posing any threat to them.

On 07 September 2018, medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza declared the death of Amjad Hamadonah (19) from Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after succumbing to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return and Breaking the Siege March on 13 July 2018 in eastern Abu Safiyah Hill in eastern Jabalia. He was wounded with a bullet to the left knee, cutting the main artery, and at that time, his condition was described as serious.

In a different crime, 09 September 2018, Israeli forces killed ‘Etaf Mohammed Musleh (29) from al-Nuzha Street in Jabalia. The Israeli forces opened fire at him when he along with other civilians approached the border fence in eastern Abu Safiyah Hill, northeast of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli force then moved into the area to evacuate the body of the above-mentioned civilian. His death was later declared while his body is so far under the Israeli custody.

Injuries in the Gaza Strip during this Week

 

Governorate Injuries
Total Children Women Journalists Paramedics Critical Injuries
Northern Gaza Strip 60 16 0 2 4 6
Gaza City 51 4 0 0 0 0
Central Gaza Strip 16 5 0 0 0 0
Khan Younis 26 4 0 0 1 0
Rafah 18 7 0 2 0 5
Total 171 36 0 4 5 11

 

As part of targeting Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, the Israeli forces continued to escalate their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen, pointing out to the ongoing Israeli policy of targeting their livelihoods. During the reporting period, PCHR documented 2 shooting incidents at the fishing boats.

In the West Bank, during the reporting period, the Israeli forces wounded 12 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, in addition to dozens suffering tear gas inhalation. Three of those wounded were wounded during the peaceful protests against settlements.

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 47 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 similar ones into Jerusalem and its suburbs. During those incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 19 Palestinians, including 3 children in the West Bank. Meanwhile, five other civilians were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs. Only one of them, a child, is so far under arrest while the rest were released, including an Islamic Endowments Officer, girl, her aunt and the latter’s husband after denying them the entry into al-Aqsa mosque for various periods.

Israeli Forces continued their settlement activities, and the settlers continued their attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property

As part of demolitions, on 06 September 2018, the Israeli forces levelled a 300-square-meter land near Deiristiya village entrance, north of Salfit, in a prelude to confiscate it, noting that its owner was about to build a commercial facility on it as he had obtained a license for this upon a letter he sent to the Palestinian Military Liaison and in coordination with the Israeli Liaison. It should be noted that the land is adjacent to his house.

As part of the Israeli settlers’ attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property, on 06 September 2018, a group of settlers set fire to a big batch of construction wood boards in Khelet al-Wusta area between the villages of Qasrah and Jaloud in Nablus.

On 08 September 2018, a number of settlers living in the settlement outposts of Hebron’s Old City closed al-Sahlah Road in front of a PRCS ambulances that was carrying a patient on the closed Shuhadaa’ Street and threw stones at it. As a result, the lights and rear window were damaged and the sides were affected as well.

On 09 September 2018, a number of settlers damaged and broke the branches of 18 ancient trees using saws in al-Hamrah area, east of Kherbet Tawanah to the east of Yata in southern Hebron. It should be noted that the village has been subject to repeated attacks by settlers, including their attempts to intimidate students and deny them access to their schools in the village in addition to attacking the shepherds.

[Photo: An injured protester is being carried away after Israeli forces’ intervention in the 24th Friday of “Great March of Return” demonstration near Israel-Gaza border, at Shujaiyya neighbourhood of Gaza City, Gaza on September 7, 2018. Photographer: Ali Jadallah/AA]

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