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

NOVANEWS

 

  • 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded during incursions in the West Bank.
  • Israeli forces have continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the West Bank.

–       4 protestors were wounded during peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities.

–       2 photojournalists volunteering in B’Tselem and a paramedic were among the wounded persons.

  • Israeli forces conducted 61 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

–       47 Palestinian civilians, including 13 children and a woman, were arrested in the West Bank.

–       A number of university students and members of Palestinian security services were among the arrested persons.

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

–       Karm Abu Salem crossing was closed for 2 days due to Jewish holidays.

–       Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.

–       A Palestinian civilian was arrested at a checkpoint 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 authorities issued more house demolition notices in area (C).

–       An agricultural road in al-Khader village, southwest of Bethlehem, was closed. 

–       The settlers damaged 62 olive trees and set fire to a wheat field in the south of Hebron.

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period 09 – 15 May 2013.

 

Shooting:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank; 4 civilians were wounded during Israeli dispersal of gatherings of Palestinian civilians protesting against Israeli forces’ attacks in the Palestinian residential areas, while the 4 others, including 2 photojournalists, a paramedic and an 18-year-old boy, were wounded during peaceful protests against settlement activities and the annexation wall.

On 10 May 2013, Israeli forces wounded a 21-year-old young man by a bullet in the right knee when Israeli forces moved into the southwest of Hebron.

On the same day, 2 civilians were wounded when Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron.

On 14 May 2013, a child was wounded by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the right thigh when Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

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, 4 Palestinian civilians, including 2 photojournalists, a paramedic and an 18-year-old boy, were wounded in Ramallah on 10 May 2013.

 

The full report is available online at:

http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9512:weekly-report-on-israeli-human-rights-violations-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-08-15-may-2013&catid=84:weekly-2009&Itemid=183

 

 

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