Weekly Report on Israel’s terrorism against the State of Palestine

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 Sep.- 02 Oct.   2013)
Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Jerusalem – Israeli soldiers arrested a Palestinian civilian

 

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

      

 

A Palestinian civilian was killed and another one was wounded and arrested by Israeli forces in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

5 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in Hebron.

One of the children lost an eye.

 

Israeli forces have continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank.

 

17 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, were wounded.

16 of those civilians were wounded during peaceful demonstrations on the 13th anniversary of the al-Aqsa Intifada.

The wounded a cameraman of France Press Agency.

Dozens of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation.

Israeli forces conducted 45 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

 

At least 23 Palestinian civilians, including 1 child, were arrested in the West Bank.

 

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.

At least 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were arrested at checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

Israeli forces have continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

Israeli settlers set fire to 2 cars in Dura al-Qare’ village, north of Ramallah.

Israeli settlers blocked roads in the northern West Bank and threw stones at Palestinian civilian vehicles.

 

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (26 September – 02 October  2013).

Shooting:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded and arrested another one in the Gaza Strip.  They also wounded 22 civilians, including 7 children and a journalist, in the West Bank.  17 of those civilians, including 5 children, were wounded in peaceful protests, while the other 5 ones, including 2 children, were wounded during Israeli military incursions into Palestinian communities.

In the Gaza Strip, on 30 September 2013, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded and arrested another one near the border with Israel to the east of Beit Hanoun town.  The victim was hit by several bullets to the back and one bullet to the head.  He was unarmed, and according to his family, he attempted to cross the border into Israel to search for a job.

In the West Bank, 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were wounded by Israeli forces.

On 27 September 2013, a 6-year-old child and his 14-year-old sister were wounded in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  The child was hit by a rubber-coated metal bullet to the right eye and consequently, he lost his sight in it.

On the same day, 3 civilians were wound during clashed with Israeli forces in the center of Hebron.

During the reporting period, Israeli forces continued the systematic use of excessive force against peaceful protests organised by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists against the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank.  As a result, a Palestinian civilian was wounded and others suffered tear gas inhalation and sustained bruises.

In the same context, 16 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, were wounded when Israeli forces used force against peaceful demonstration organized in the West Bank on the 13th anniversary of the al-Aqsa Intifada.

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 45 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 23 Palestinians, including 1 child.

Restrictions on movement:

Israel continued to impose a tightened closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.  The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 7 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in a grave violation of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.7 million people.  The Israeli authorities has established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy that has been aggravating for years due to the shortage of imports.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports.

Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.

As part of using military checkpoints and border crossings as traps to arrest Palestinian civilians under the pretext they are wanted, Israeli forces arrested at least 10 civilians, including 2 children.

Settlement activities

Israel has continued its settlement activities in the oPt, a direct violation of international humanitarian law, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

On 27 September 2013, a number of Israeli settlers from “Beit Eil” settlement stormed the agricultural area in Dura al-Qare’ village, north of Ramallah.  They set fire to 2 cars belonging to a Palestinian civilian.

On 30 September 2013, Israeli settlers set fire to agricultural areas belonging to Palestinian civilians from Emraihiya village, southwest of Jenin, near “Harmish” settlement.  Palestinian fire fighters were able to extinguish fire.

On 01 October 2013, a number of Israeli settlers gathered at the Israeli military checkpoint erected on the main road between Jenin and the northern villages of Tulkarm.  They threw stones at Palestinian civilian vehicles.

On the same day, a number of Israeli settlers gathered on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus near the entrance of Beit Leed village, east of Tulkarm, and set fire to car tires.  Israeli forces arrived at the area and evacuated the settlers.

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