Nov 07 2019
This week, the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) documented 165 violations of the international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Under IOF incursions and house raids, 89 incursions into the West Bank were reported by PCHR. Those incursions include raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, arresting and/or injuring many others.
During this week’s incursions, 73 Palestinians were arrested, including 12 children and 3 women. Among the arrestees were Khaledah Jarrar, member of the dissolved Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC); 'Ali Jaradat, a writer; and Fadi al-Hedmi, Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, who was later released.
Meanwhile, under the Israeli settlement expansion activities in the West Bank, PCHR documented 10 military orders and 10 military notices to seize 3630 dunums in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Moreover, IOF demolished a residential building and distributed 10 demolitions notices in occupied East Jerusalem. Meanwhile a tent and barn were demolished in Hebron by IOF. Also, 4 settler-attacks were documented against farmers in the olive-harvest season.
On Israel’s use of excessive force against the weekly Great March of Return protests in the Gaza Strip, PCHR said IOF continued its excessive use of lethal force against GMR peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
It said on November 01, 2019, Israeli forces wounded 147 civilians, including 55 children, 3 women, 2 paramedics and a journalist in the 81st Friday titled: “Down with the Balfour Declaration.”
On the Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank, the Center said that in addition to permanent checkpoints and closed roads, this week witnessed the set-up of more temporary checkpoints that restrict the goods and individuals movement between villages and cities and deny civilians’ access to their work.
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