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PCHR Weekly Report 29 July - 4 August 2010

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Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

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

No. 31/2010

29 July – 04 Aug. 2010


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


·               IOF Killed two Palestinian resistance activists, one of whom in an extra-judicial execution attack, in the Gaza Strip.

-          Two resistance activists were wounded by Israeli bombardment.


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

-          A Palestinian boy and two International human rights defenders were injured.

-          IOF arrested 7 civilians, including a child and an Israeli human rights defender.


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

-          5 Palestinian workers, including a child, were wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.


·               IOF bombarded tunnels and civilian property in the Gaza Strip.

-          19 Palestinian civilians, including two women and a child, were wounded by an Israeli air strike against a Palestinian police station in Gaza City.


·               IOF conducted 31 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 5 limited ones into the Gaza Strip.

-          IOF arrested 28 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children.


·               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 two Palestinian civilians.


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

-          The Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem approved the expulsion of 60 Palestinian families from suburbs.

-          An Israeli settlement group seized a Palestinian house in the old town of Jerusalem.


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

-          The construction of 40 settlement housing unit in Jerusalem was approved.

-          Areas of agricultural land were destroyed in the east of Hebron.





Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (29 July – 04 August 2010):


Shooting: During the reporting period, IOF killed two members of the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip.  They also wounded 29 Palestinians, including 16 police officers, two women, two children and two resistance activists.  They also injured a Palestinian boy and two international human rights defenders in the West Bank.


During the reporting period, IOF extra-judicially executed an activist of the 'Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas) in the central Gaza Strip.  The targeted persons had been  subjected to several extra-judicial attempts, the latest of which was during the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which killed his wife and five children. 


On 04 August 2010, IOF killed an activist of the Palestinian resistance, when a drone fired a drone at a number of activists in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis


On 30 July 2010, 19 Palestinians (16 police officer, two women and a child) were wounded, when Israeli warplanes bombarded a security site in Gaza City.


During the reporting period, IOF fired at Palestinian workers who were collecting raw construction materials in the northern Gaza Strip. As a result, 5 workers, including a child, were wounded.  


During the reporting period, Israeli warplanes bombarded tunnels along the Egyptian border, south of Rafah, and a number of civilian targets in the Gaza Strip.


During the reporting period, IOF used excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized by Palestinian civilians in protest to the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank.  As a result, a Palestinian boy and two international human rights defenders were injured.  IOF also violently beat a number of demonstrators. IOF also arrested 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and an Israeli human rights defender. 


Incursions: During the reporting period, IOF conducted at least 31 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during which they arrested 28 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children.  


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.


The full report is available online at:




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