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PCHR Weekly Report 12-28 August 2010

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Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

No. 33/2010

12 – 18 Aug. 2010



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



·               A Palestinian resistance activist was killed by IOF in the southern Gaza Strip.


·               IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

-        An Israeli human rights defender was injured.  

-        IOF arrested two Palestinian civilians, and 5 international human rights defenders.


·               IOF continued to fire at Palestinian farmers and workers in the Gaza Strip’s border areas.

-     A Palestinian worker was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.


·               IOF expanded the buffer zone in the northern Gaza Strip.


·               Israeli warplanes bombarded civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip.


·               IOF conducted 21 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 limited ones into the Gaza Strip.   

-          IOF arrested 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank.


·               Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

-          Israeli troops stationed at military checkpoints and border crossings in the West Bank arrested a Palestinian woman.


·               Israel has continued to take measures aimed at creating a Jewish demographic majority in Jerusalem.

-          Guards of Israeli settlements attacked Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem.


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

-        IOF decided to establish 23 buildings in 8 settlements in the West Bank to be used as classrooms.

-        IOF decided to establish a new secular settlement to the east of Nablus.

-        Israeli settlers uprooted 150 olive trees in Nablus.





Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (12 – 18 August 2010):


Shooting: During the reporting period, IOF killed a Palestinian resistance activist and wounded a worker in the Gaza Strip and an Israeli human rights defender in the West Bank. 


In the Gaza Strip, on 16 August 2010, IOF killed a Palestinian resistance activist during armed clashes in the east of Khan Yunis


On 14 August 2010, a Palestinian worker was wounded when IOF fired at a number of workers who were collecting raw construction materials in the northern Gaza Strip. 


During the reporting period, Israeli warplanes bombarded a number of civilian facilities in the southern and central Gaza Strip.


Incursions: During the reporting period, IOF conducted at least 21 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during which they arrested 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children.  IOF also arrested two Palestinian civilians, 4 Israeli human rights defenders and an international one.


In the Gaza Strip, IOF conducted 3 limited incursions into Palestinian communities, during which they leveled areas of Palestinian land.


Restrictions on Movement: Israel had continued to impose a tightened siege on the OPT and imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.




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