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PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

12:00 Oct 29 2020 Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT): Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
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Amer Snobar. Published by IMEMC News
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by Palestine Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

22- 28 October 2020

IOF assault and murder Palestinian boy near Ramallah

6 Palestinian civilians wounded in IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank
shootings reported at agricultural lands and 1 other against fishing boats eastern and western Gaza Strip

In 102 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 81 civilians arrested, including 6 children and a woman

IOF detains Minister Walid Assaf, head of the National Commission against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, on a checkpoint in al-Bireh and confiscates official documents and mail
IOF demolished 5 houses in Jerusalem, and another under-construction house in Jenin;

several demolition and cease-construction notices served in Hebron, Bethlehem and Salfit
IOF established 53 temporary military checkpoints in the West Bank and arrested 7 Palestinian civilians on said checkpoints

Summary

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes and multi-layered violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF assaulted and killed a Palestinian child, and wounded 6 Palestinian civilians in excessive use of force. IOF also continued to create new-facts on the ground by maintaining its policy of demolishing, confiscating and razing Palestinian houses and properties for its settlement expansion schemes in the West Bank. Israeli-settler attacks witnessed an increase against farmers and agricultural lands as this time of the year marks the olive harvest season.

This week, PCHR documented 181 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by IOF and settlers in the oPt. It should be noted that the limitations due to the corona virus pandemic, has limited PCHR’s fieldworkers mobility and ability to conduct field documentation; therefore, the information contained in this report are only part of the continued IOF violations.

IOF shooting and violation of right to bodily integrity:

On Sunday dawn, 25 October 2020, IOF assaulted and killed Amer Snobar (17) near Turmus Ayya, northern Ramallah. While IOF denied assaulting Snobar, an eyewitness who accompanied the murdered child confirmed that Israeli soldiers assaulted him; this was further confirmed by the medical report which determined the cause of death as a blunt trauma to the neck. Also this week, 6 civilians sustained wounds in IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank, 5 were wounded in IOF suppression of Kafr Qaddum – Qalqilya weekly protest against settlement expansion; another civilian was shot and wounded with a live bullet prior to his arrest in a raid into Jenin.

In the Gaza Strip, three IOF shootings were reported at agricultural lands eastern Khan Younis and Central Gaza; and once at fishing boats off Gaza’s northern sea. Additionally, IOF warplanes launched two airstrikes on vacant lands eastern Khan Younis.

IOF incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians: IOF carried out 102 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, and attacking many of them. During this week’s incursions, 81 Palestinians were arrested, including 6 children and a woman.

IOF detained Minister Walid Assaf, head of the National Commission against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, at “Beit El” District Coordination Office (DCO) checkpoint in al-Bireh and confiscated official documents and mail as well as the Minister’s vehicle’s government license plate. Minister Assaf and his driver were detained for half an hour in a military SUV.

Demolitions:

PCHR documented 12 violations, including:

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Read full report at PCHR News Source Link


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