Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17– 23 January 2019)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, January 24, 2019

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

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 7 others, including 3 children and a journalist, in the West Bank.

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip

125 civilians, including 41 children, 6 women, 4 journalists, and 6 paramedics, were wounded; the injury of one of them was reported serious. 

Israeli forces escalated the use of collective punishment policy

A residential house was blown up in Yatta, south of Hebron.

Israeli warplanes fired 5 missiles at checkpoints belonging to the Palestinian armed groups and empty lands.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported. 

Israeli forces conducted 69 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited incursions into the northern Gaza Strip.

48 civilians, including 7 children and a woman, were arrested.

9 of them, including 2 children, were arrested in Jerusalem. 

Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

    • A civilian was forced to self-demolish his commercial facility and 2 preparatory schools were closed in the Old City.

Israeli authorities continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

Israeli forces levelled 4 dunums and uprooted 73 olive and almond trees in Betir village, west of Bethlehem.

Israeli settlers uprooted 55 olive trees in Hebron, Ramallah and al-Bireh. 

18 shooting incidents were reported against the fishing boats in the sea.

A fisherman was arrested and his fishing boat was confiscated. 

Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 12thconsecutive year.

103 permanent checkpoints, 96 temporary checkpoints and 14 closed roads obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.

2 civilians, including a child, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank…

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