Saturday, 2 June 2012

Weekly report on Israeli human rights violations in the OPT (24–30 May)

(photo: Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian land in Madama village, southeast of Nablus)

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

IOF use force to disperse peaceful protest organized by Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.
8 demonstrators, including two children, were wounded.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded by IOF in the central Gaza Strip.

IOF conducted 50 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and two limited ones into the Gaza Strip.
IOF arrested 13 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children in the West Bank.
IOF summoned 12 Palestinian civilians for interrogation.
Two dunums[1] of agricultural land in the central Gaza Strip were burnt by Israeli gunfire.

IOF continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.
IOF arrested 5 Palestinian fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats.

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
IOF arrested a Palestinian civilians at a checkpoint in the West Bank.

IOF have continued efforts to create a Jewish demographic majority in East Jerusalem.
Funds were allocated for a new Israeli tourist settlement project in Silwan village in Jerusalem.
IOF destroyed some civilian facilities in Hazma village, northeast of Jerusalem.

IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
IOF razed 30 dunums of agricultural land in al-Baq’a area, east of Hebron.
A Palestinian civilian was seriously wounded by Israeli settlers.
Israeli settlers set fire to cultivated areas in the south of Nablus. more

Gaza civilian resident dies of wounds inflicted during Israeli air strike Friday

Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian man died on Friday evening of wounds suffered at noon when the army fired two missiles at a motorcycle, driving in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding three residents.

The Higher Committee of Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza reported that the slain resident was identified as Naji Qdeih, 34.

On Friday at dawn, an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian fighter were killed during armed clashes near the Kissufim Israeli military base in Central Gaza.

The army deployed its fighter-jets and its tanks along the border and fired several shells into open areas near Khan Younis. Soldiers also used smoke bombs while helicopters were landing in the area. more