Weekly report on israel’s terrorism against the State of Palestine

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine

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

(06 – 12 October 2016)

 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt
  • 2 Palestinian civilians were killed in occupied Jerusalem.
  • 6 civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  • Israeli Forces Target the Border areas in the Gaza Strip. However, no casualties were reported.
  • House Demolitions on Grounds of Collective Punishment
  • A house was partially destroyed in Nablus belonging to a person accused of preparing an attack, where two settlers were killed.
  • Israeli forces conducted 49 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 ones in the Gaza Strip.
  • 122 civilians, including 32 children, were arrested.
  • 50 of them, including 18 children were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces raided an orphan school, maltreated Abu Sbeih Family and closed their shops.
  • Israeli forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.
  • 34 facilities were levelled in Kherbet Ras al-Ahmar, east of Tubas, displacing 46 persons, including 26 children.
  • A 1-dunum land and agricultural room were levelled, south of Hebron.
  • Settlers carried out many attacks against olive pickers and their property.
  • Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea
  • Two fishermen, including a child, were arrested and their boats were confiscated.
  • 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.
  • 10 Palestinian civilians were arrested at military checkpoints.
  • Trader from Khan Younis was arrested at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (06 – 12 October 2016).

 

Shooting:

Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem and wounded 6 others in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In the West Bank, on Sunday, 09 October 2016, Israeli forces opened fire at Mesbah Abu Sbeih (39) from Silwan after carrying out a shooting attack near “the Israeli Police Headquarter” in al-Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, north of East Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israeli forces killed on 11 October 2016, ‘Ali Shyoukhi (20) and wounded another one with a metal bullet in his eye when they moved into ‘Ein al-Lozeh neighbourhood in Silwan village.  Young men then gathered to throw stones and Israeli forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets.  As a result, Shyoukhi was wounded with a bullet to the pelvis and left bleeding for more than an hour and a half as Israeli forces denied PRCS ambulances access.

On 07 October 2016, three Palestinian civilians were wounded when Israeli forces moved into al-Far’eah refugee camp, south of Tubas.

in the Gaza Strip, on 07 October 2016, a Palestinian civilian was wounded to the right leg when Israeli forces stationed along the border fence , east of al-Shuja’iyah, east of Gaza City, opened fire at dozens of young men who headed to Nahal ‘Oz area, east of al-Shuja’iyah, to participate in activities in solidarity with Jerusalem.

On the same day, a Palestinian civilian was wounded with a bullet to the left leg when Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of al-Bureij, opened fire and fired tear gas canisters at dozens of young men, who headed to the area, in solidarity with Jerusalem.

A Part of targeting Palestinian fishermen in the Sea, on 07 October 2016, Israeli forces stationed offshore arrested two Palestinian fishermen sailing within 5 nautical miles off Gaza shore.  They took the fishermen to Ashdod Seaport, where they were questioned.  One of them was released while the other is so far under arrest.  Their boat was confiscated.

On 11 October, Israeli gunboats off al-Soudaniyah shore, west of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles.  The shooting recurred on 12 October 2016 as well.  However, neither casualties nor damages to the boat were reported.

In the context of targeting the border areas, on 06 October 2016, Israeli forces fired artillery shells at a military site belonging to Hamas, east of al-Maghazi in the Central Gaza Strip.  However, no casualties were reported.

On 09 October 2016, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence opened fire at farmers and their lands, east of al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

On 10 October 2016, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence opened fire at shepherds, east of al-Bureij in the central Gaza Strip.  However, no casualties were reported, but farmers and shepherds were forced to flee for fear of being killed.

 

 House Demolitions on Grounds of Collective Punishment:

On 11 October 2016, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles moved into Nablus, and stationed in the al-Shamaly Mount. They surrounded ‘Alawi building on al-Manjarah Street near Khadijah Mosque. An Israeli officer asked Salah ‘Alawi (56) to call the residents of the 8-storey building that sheltered 48 persons, including 25 children, and locked all of them in one room in the fourth floor. Ten minutes later, the Israeli officer called Salah and took him with other soldiers to an apartment belonging to his brother Amjad, who is still under the Israeli custody. While they were in the apartment, an Israeli officer showed Salah a paper written in Hebrew and read it for him. The paper was an administrative demolition notice issued by the Israeli High Court on 27 September 2016, to demolish Amjad’s house. It should be noted that Amjad was accused of established an ‘Izz al-Deen al-Qassam cell that is responsible for carrying out the “Itamar” settlement attack on 01 October 2016. Israeli forces also damaged the internal walls of Amjad’s 270-square-meter apartment inhabited by his wife and 7 children.  The demolition continued till 04:25 and resulted in destroying all of the apartment internal walls.

 

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 49 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 122 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children. Fifty of them, including 18 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces conducted two limited incursions.  On 06 October 2016, Israeli forces moved 100 meters into al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip.  On 10 October 2016, they moved 100 meters to the west of the border fence, east of al-Bureij.

 

Creating Jewish Majority in Occupied East Jerusalem:

During this week, Israeli forces raided many times an orphan school in Jerusalem’s old City and chased students under the pretext of throwing bottles and stones at the Israeli soldiers at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque.  They arrested 4 students when they were on their way out from school. Moreover, they threatened the School Administration and their teachers and students of raiding the school another time.

 

In the context of settlers’ attacks, on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, dozens of settlers raided al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City under the protection of the Israeli Forces celebrating Yom Kippur.

 

Settlement activities

On 09 October 2016, Israeli forces backed up with four bulldozers and 12 military jeeps accompanied with officers from the Organization and Construction Department in the Civil Administration, moved into Kherbet al-Ras al-Ahmar, east of Tubas. Israeli forces demolished 43 facilities belonging to 9 families of 46 members, including 26 children.

 

On 10 October 2016, Israeli forces demolished a 16-square-meter room in al-Deirat village, east of Yata, south of Hebron.  This room used as a store for hand tools was built of bricks and tin plates and belongs to Mousa Mohammed Ibrahim al-‘Adrah.  They also levelled a 1-dunum land belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud al-‘Adrah.

 

In the same context, Israeli settlers carried out several attacks against Palestinian olive pickers.  On 07 October 2016, a group of Israeli settlers attacked a number of Palestinian farmers from Yasouf village, east of Salfit while picking olives in al-Mahawer area, east of the aforementioned village.

 

on 10 October 2016, a settler from “‘Eli Settlement” established on
Palestinian lands of Qaryout village, east Nablus, attack the family of Saher Mousa (63) while picking olives from their land near the aforementioned settlement.

 

Restrictions on movement:

 

Israel continued to impose a tight 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 been 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 9 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 grave violations of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people.  The Israeli authorities have 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.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

 

In the West Bank, Israeli forces continued to suffocate the Palestinian cities and village by imposing military checkpoints around and/or between them. This created “cantons” isolated from each other that hinders the movement of civilians. Moreover, the Palestinian civilians suffering aggravated because of the annexation wall and checkpoints erected on daily basis to catch Palestinians. During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, while passing through those checkpoints.

 

 

Details

  1. Incursions into Palestinian Areas, and Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Thursday, 06 October 2016

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aiyda refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Mo’taz Ibrahim Musalam (14), Omar Ahmed Radi (14) and Mostafa Raied Bdair (14).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Yatta village, south of Hebron, and stationed in al-Roq’a area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Odai ‘Isaa ‘Awad Makhamrah (18) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Dahyisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Basil Ibrahim Mizher (23).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Nour al-Shams camp, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Murad Nawaf Sawalha (19), Mohamed Ibrahim Hamarsha (18), Nasir Jihad al-Jundi (19), Mahmoud Riyad Jaber (24), and Mohamed Riyad Jaber (18).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas. They surrounded a house belonging to Thaer Abdullah ‘Odah (21) in Zaydan neighborhood in the center of the village and ordered him via loudspeakers to surrender. After he surrendered, Israeli forces raided and searched the house. At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces withdrew and took Thaer to an unknown destination.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Samou’a village, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Abed al-Rahman ‘Isaa Abu ‘Awaad (26) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Dura al-Qari’ village, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Jihad Anwar Mo’amar (27); his brother Nadeem (22); Ihsan Monther Foqah (25); Mohamed ‘Esam Rifa’y (22); and Mohamed Basam Hasan (22).

 

  • At approximately 08:30, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles and bulldozers moved about 100 meters into Sofa military site in al-Shawka village, east of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. Israeli vehicles leveled lands and placed sand barriers in the area. They later re-deployed along the border fence.

 

  • In the morning, Israeli forces arrested Shifa ‘Awad Mahmoud Abu Farijah (20), from Artas village, south of Bethlehem after summoning her for investigation in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of the city. Shifa’s father said that Israeli forces called him and ordered him to bring his daughter for investigation. Shifa headed to “Gosh Etizion” settlement, along with her father and cousin. Israeli forces investigated with her for few hours, while her family was waiting outside. An Israeli soldier got out and told her family that Shifa was arrested as she has been wanted for two years for security reasons. Abu Farija added that a week ago the Israeli Intelligence Service sent a summons to her daughter to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Ghosh Etzion” settlement, so she went along with her brother Mohamed (23), but was questioned. It should be noted that, Israeli forces confiscated Mohamed’s ID.

 

  • At approximately 15:00, Israeli artillery fired at least a shell at a military checkpoint belonging to Hamas Movement, east of al-Maghazi camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (4) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Jayyous and Sair villages, northeast of Qalqiliya; and Beit Ola and Tafouh villages in Hebron.

 

Friday, 07 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Sabastiya village, northwest of Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Mohamed Nour al-Deen Mokhaymer (31) and Yazan Ahmed Kayid (22).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Nour al-Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Saif Hanafy Abu Libdah (26), Basem Abed al-Raheem Shawish (30) and Waleed ‘Esam ‘Asfour (23).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas and patrolled the area. After that, a number of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at them. As a result, 3 civilians sustained shrapnel wounds. The first one (19) was hit with a live bullet to the right hand; the second one (21) sustained shrapnel wounds to the shoulder; the third one (26) sustained shrapnel wounds to the leg. The wounded persons were then taken by a PRCS ambulance to Turkish Tubas Hospital, where medical sources classified their wounds as moderate and minor. During the incursion, they arrested Mostafa Hussain Subieh (21) and Basam Basem Shawish (25) and took both of them to an unknown destination. PCHR keeps the names of the wounded persons.

 

  • At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces stationed offshore arrested two fishermen while sailing within 5 nautical miles. Mohamed ‘Awaad al-Sa’idy (17), one of the two arrested, said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 04:00, he headed to Gaza Seaport to meet his cousin Mahmoud al-Sa’idy and then went for sailing by a fishing boat belonging to Riyad Abed al-Kareem al-Shrafi. After that, Israeli gunboats suddenly approached and ordered them to take off their clothes, jump into the sea and swim towards the gunboats. The fishermen were handcuffed and blindfolded and then taken to Ashdod Seaport. Israeli navy forces locked them in a closed room and asked them about their personal data and some persons. At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces released Mohamed via Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing, while Mahmoud al-Sa’idy is so far under the Israeli custody and the fishing boat as well.

 

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (7) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Dura, Samou’a, Kharsa, Suraa and Muthalath al-‘Aqabah villages in Hebron; and Kaful Hares and Hares villages, north of Salfit.

 

Saturday, 08 October 2016

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (4) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: al-Dahiriya, al-Moreq and Yatta villages in Hebron and the southern area of Hebron.

 

Sunday, 09 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 01:50, Israeli forces moved into Qabatia village, south of Jenin. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Salah al-Deen Najeh Mohamed Kmail (23), who is a former prisoner in the Israeli jails.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qarawet Bani Hassan village, northwest of Salfit. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Ali Abdullah Moahmed ‘Asi (23) and Mohamed Mahfouz Haroun Mar’I (20).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Awourah village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Thaer ‘Awad Saleh (35) and arrested him. It should be noted that Thaer served 6 years in the Israeli jails.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Nahalin village, west of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed ‘Ezat Shakarnah and arrested his two sons Nour al-Deen (21) and Bahaa al-Deen (17); and his nephew Ahmed Waleed ‘Ezat Shakarnah (19).
  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus, and stationed in Khilat al-‘Amoud neighborhood. They arrested Iyad ‘Alaa al-Nabulsy (19) and then withdrew. It should be noted that Eyad is an activist of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

 

  • At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, opened fire at farmers and their agricultural fields, east of al-Maghazi camp, in the centre of the Gaza Strip. The farmers were forced to flee for fear of being wounded and no casualties were reported.

 

Monday, 10 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces accompanied with 8 military vehicles moved into ‘Azoun village, east of Qaqilyia. They raided and searched 7 houses and 3 workshops. They damaged the workshops’ contents and confiscated tools from Nizar’s workshop. They then shut it down and sealed it with red wax. The workshops belong to Hamadallah Fares Redwan, Ja’far Osama Badran and Nizar Suliman ‘Odah. They also arrested Kathem Mofeed Ridwan (24); Ali Fareed Hussain (20); Monther Yasir Salama Saleem (18); Qsai Shaher Saleem (21); Mahmoud Jamal ‘Odah (19); Mohamed Abed al-Kareem Saleem (25); ‘Esam Rasheed Ridwan (26) and Nizar Suliman ‘Odah (38).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron, and stationed in al-‘Asidah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed Na’iem Abu Mariya and arrested his sons ‘Alaa (22) and ‘Odai (24).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces accompanied with 4 vehicles moved into Yatta village, south of Hebron, and stationed in al-Jilah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Naief Abed al-Kareem Zain and arrested his two sons Anwar (26) and ‘Abed al-Kareem (23).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm refugee camp, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Ameer Salah Omar ‘Emarah (19).

 

  • At approximately 07:00, Israeli forces accompanied with 5 vehicles moved about 100 meters to the west of the border fence between Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Burij refugee camp, in the centre of the Gaza Strip. Israeli vehicles patrolled the area levelled lands. The incursion continued till 12:00 before re-deploying along the fence.

 

  • At approximately 16:45, an Israeli undercover unit wearing civil clothes moved into Hares village, northwest of Salfit, with a private car. Suddenly, they stepped out of the car and arrested 5 civilians, while they were near a market in the centre of the village. The arrested persons were identified as Bashar Mohamed Sultan (40); ‘Alaa Basam Sultan (22); Husam Subhi Jaber (38); Hussni Husam ‘Aqil (16) and Mokafeh Abed al-Raheem Kulaib (18). Three of the arrested persons were later released, while Husam Subhi Jaber and Bashar Mohamed Sultan are so far under the Israeli custody.

 

  • At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, opened fire at shepherds, east of al-Burij refugee camp, in the centre of the Gaza Strip. Israeli vehicles patrolled the area and levelled lands. The incursion continued till 12:00, before redeploying along the border fence.

 

  • At approximately 18:00, a special force of Israeli soldiers moved into ‘Ayida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, under the Israeli forces protection. They stationed near the camp cemetery. After that, Israeli soldiers raided and searched houses, during which, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at them. Israeli soldiers then fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters and chased them. Moreover, they arrested 10 civilians, including 8 persons, and took them to an unknown destination. PCHR keeps the names of the arrested persons.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (4) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Sa’ir, Ethna and al-Hadab villages and al-‘Aroub refugee camp in Hebron.

 

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin and its camp. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested ‘Abed al-Salam Jamal Abu al-Haijaa (31), Yehia Basam al-Sa’di (20) and Mohamed Mo’tasim al-Sabagh (22).

 

  • At approximately 02:15, Israeli forces moved into Qabatia village, south of Jenin. They raided and searched houses. At approximately 03:00, they arrested Thamir Abed al-Ghani Faieq Sana’nah (40).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Jabie’ village, south of Jenin. They raided and searched houses. At approximately 03:45, they arrested Ahmed Saleem Ahmed Salatnah (54).

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm and Katabah suburb, east of the city. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Seif al-Deen Samer al-Edrisy (25) and Mohamed ‘Izaat Jabir (33) and took both of them to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 05:30, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. As a result, fishermen were forced to flee for fear of being arrested or wounded. No casualties were reported.

 

  • At approximately 21:30, Israeli forces moved into Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, and stationed in the centre of the village. Dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at them. At approximately 00:00, Israeli forces damaged civilians’ vehicles on the main street, closed the village’s western and eastern entrances and later withdrew.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (3) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Hahoul and Hadb al-‘Alqah villages in Hebron; and Hawarah village, south of Nablus.

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, and stationed in the centre of the village. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Hamza Hazem Abed al-Fatah Khawaja (25), Mo’taz Salah Mohamed Khawajah (16), Barakat Ali Nafie’ (35) and Zuhadi Fawzi Ali Nafei’ (22).

 

  • At approximately 11:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia refugee camp, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. As a result, fishermen were forced to flee for fear of being arrested or wounded. No casualties were reported

 

  • Use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrations protesting settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall

 

West Bank:

  • Following the Friday prayer, 07 October 2016, Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized protests in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of Ramallah; al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the city and Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqiliya. Israeli forces forcibly dispersed the protests, firing live and rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs. They also chased the protesters into olive fields and houses.  As a result, some of the protesters suffered tear gas inhalation while others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up. Eyewitnesses said to PCHR’s fieldworker, at approximately 16:00, during the demonstration in Bil’in village, Israeli forces attacked Mohamed al-Khatib (45), while he was attempting to access his agricultural field that was declared as a closed military zone by Israeli forces. They also confiscated his vehicle.

 

Gaza Strip

  • At approximately 14:00 on Friday, 07 October 2016, Israeli forces stationed at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuja’iya, east of Gaza City, fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at Palestinian young men, while they were on their way to Nahal ‘Oz area, east of al-Shuja’iya participating in activities held in solidarity with Jerusalem. The activities continued until 18:00. As a result, ‘Abed al-Salam Na’iem Abed al-Rahman al-‘Ejlah (25), was hit with a live bullet to the right leg that resulted in cutting his tendons. Abed al-Salam was taken by an ambulance to al-Shifa Hospital, where he underwent a surgery and medical sources classified his wound as moderate.
  • Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian young men headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, south of al-Burij refugee camp, to Support Jerusalem. They threw stones at the Israeli soldiers, who fired live bullets and teargas canisters at them. As a result, Yousef Mohamed Ibrahim Abu Rahma (20) sustained a superficial bullet wounds to the left leg. He was then taken to al-Aqsa Hospital, where medical sources classified his wounds as moderate.

 

House Demolitions on Grounds of Collective Punishment

  • At approximately 00:25 on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles moved into Nablus, and stationed in al-Shamaly They surrounded ‘Alawi building on al-Manjarah Street near Khadijah Mosque. An Israeli officer asked Salah ‘Adel Ahamed ‘Aleiwi (56) to call the residents of the 8-storey building that shelters 48 persons, including 25 children, and locked all of them in one room in the fourth floor. Ten minutes later, the Israeli officer called Salah and took him with other soldiers to an apartment belonging to his brother Amjad, who is a prisoner in the Israeli jails. While they were in the apartment, an Israeli officer showed Salah a paper written in Hebrew and read it for him. The paper was an administrative demolition notice issued by the Israeli High Court on 27 September 2016, to demolish Amjad’s house. It should be noted that Amjad was accused of establishing an ‘Izz al-Deen al-Qassam cell that is responsible for carrying out “Itamar” settlement operation on 01 October 2016. Salah was photographed while he holding the notice and other notice was pinned to Amjad’s apartment door. Israeli forces also damaged the internal walls of Amjad’s 270-square-meter apartment inhabited by his wife and 7 children. The demolition continued till 04:25 and resulted in destroying all of the apartment internal walls.

 

  1. Continued closure of the oPt

 

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

 

Gaza Strip

 

Israeli forces continuously tighten the closure of the Gaza Strip and close all commercial crossings, making the Karm Abu Salem crossing the sole commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip, although it is not suitable for commercial purposes in terms of its operational capacity and distance from markets.

Israeli forces have continued to apply the policy, which is aimed to tighten the closure on all commercial crossings, by imposing total control over the flow of imports and exports.

 

Israeli forces have continued to impose a total ban on the delivery of raw materials to the Gaza Strip, except for very limited items and quantities. The limited quantities of raw materials allowed into Gaza do not meet the minimal needs of the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

 

Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices. However, they lately allowed the exportation of some vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, furniture and fish.

 

Israel has continued to close the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing for the majority of Palestinian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Israel only allows the movement of a limited number of groups, with many hours of waiting in the majority of cases. Israel has continued to adopt a policy aimed at reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via the Beit Hanoun crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel also continued applying the policy of making certain civilian traveling via the crossing interviewed by the Israeli intelligence service to be questioned, blackmailed or arrested

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