67 Palestinian were killed in operations carried out by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the first half of this year, 2012, according to statistics of the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights.
Ahmad At-Tubasi, a lawyer and an activist at the International Solidarity Foundation said that among the martyrs; 48 Palestinian from the Gaza strip were killed in illegal assassination operations, which are comes in the top of the violations list that are committed against Palestinians.
At-Tubasi said that in the past two months, May and June, there has been an increasing in the number of operations carried out by Israeli forces that targeted Palestinians such as; bombing civilians' facilities, cars, motorcycles and houses, in addition to, incursions and infiltration of the special units into the Gaza Strip, where they killed 30 Palestinians in May, and 25 Palestinians in June.
Five Palestinians were killed in April, two Palestinians killed in February one in Gaza and the other in the West bank, and the solidarity foundation also recorded the death of five Palestinians January. For March, no death cases were recorded. more
In a strongly worded resolution on Thursday, the EU parliament condemned Israeli settler violence and demanded "an immediate end to house demolitions, evictions and forced displacement of Palestinians."
In recent years there have been repeated cases of Israelis from illegal settlements assaulting Palestinians and destroying their property. The Israeli government rarely, if ever takes actions against the culprits. Thursday’s resolution at the EU parliament called on the Israeli government to bring the perpetrators of such crimes to justice. more
(4 shops demolished by the Israeli municipality in Bab al-Amoud neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem)
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. 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded.
IOF launched a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip. A training site and a car were bombarded, but no casualties were reported. Two houses were damaged.
IOF conducted 45 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. IOF arrested 19 Palestinians, including two children. IOF arrested 3 Palestinian civilians, including two children, who attempted to enter Israel to search for jobs.
Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world. 5 Palestinian civilians were arrested by IOF at various checkpoints in the West Bank.
IOF have continued efforts to create a Jewish demographic majority in East Jerusalem. Israeli authorities published tenders for the construction of 171 housing units in “Pisgat Ze’ev” and “Gilo” settlements, north and south of Jerusalem respectively. Israeli authorities demolished 4 shops at the entrance of the old town of Jerusalem. more