|Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
(14- 20 February 2013)
|Thursday, 21 February 2013 00:00
A Palestinian woman stands on her land which was bulldozed and seized by Israeli forces in the northern West Bank town of Qalqilya
Israeli Forces Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
The Israeli forces continued to open fire at the Palestinian civilians in the border area of the Gaza Strip
2 gravel collectors were wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.
5 Palestinians, including a child, were wounded in different shooting incidents in the West Bank.
The Israeli forces conducted 58 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited incursions in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.
At least 38 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children, were arrested in the West Bank.
5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were arrested in the central Gaza Strip when they attempted to cross the borders into Israel looking for work.
The Israeli forces continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the sea.
2 Palestinian fishermen, including a child, were wounded and 2 others were arrested off al-Sudaniya shore, north of Gaza City.
The Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
9 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, were wounded in protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities.
21 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in solidarity demonstrations supporting the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails.
Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
At least 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 women, were arrested at checkpoints.
Israeli has continued efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem
A house in Beit Hanina village, north of East Jerusalem, was demolished and 12 persons became homeless.
The Israeli forces have continued settlement activities in the West Bank, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
The Israeli forces issued more demolition notices for houses in the area under the Israeli control.
The settlers continued their attacks on the Palestinian civilians and their property.
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (14– 20 February 2013):