Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04- 10 January 2018)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 11, 2018

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

15 of them were hit with live bullets, 6 were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 2 were hit with sound bomb shrapnel.

Israeli warplanes targeted an agricultural land, east of Rafah City, and sprayed poisonous pesticides in the eastern Khan Younis.

Israeli forces conducted 72 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one was conducted in the southern Gaza Strip.

62 civilians, including 8 children, were arrested.

18 of them, including 6 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Israeli authorities continue to create a Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Excavations started to build a footbridge for the settlers in Silwan.

3 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats occurred in the Gaza Strip.

8 fishermen, including 2 children, were arrested after 5 of them were wounded and 3 boats were confiscated in northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

Construction of 900 new settlement units was approved to be marketed in “Arayel” settlement in northern West Bank.

Settlers uprooted 15 olive trees and attacked Palestinian cars in Nablus.

A shooting incident was reported towards the border areas of the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 11th consecutive year.

Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

2 Palestinian civilians were arrested at the checkpoints in the West Bank…