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PCHR Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (11- 17 December 2014)

12:00 Dec 23 2014 Occupied Palestinian Territories (Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza)

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Hebron – Palestinian children in front of Israeli military checkpoint in the city (photo: attached to PCHR online report)
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by PCHR-Gaza

Israeli forces have continued with systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) for the reporting period of 11- 17 December 2014.

Shootings:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in excessive use of force in Qalandya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. They also wounded 9 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including 2 children; 5 of whom were wounded in the West Bank and 5 others were wounded in the Gaza Strip. Moreover, 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and 2 women, were wounded due to the explosion of a suspicious object, north of the Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, in excessive use of force, on 16 December 2014, a Palestinian civilian was killed in Qalandya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, when Israeli forces moved into the camp to arrest Palestinians.

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Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 29 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 54 Palestinians, including 8 children and 2 women. Thirty-one of these Palestinians, including 6 children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

In the Gaza Strip, on 16 December 2014, Israeli forces moved about 150 meters into the east of al-Fokhari village, southeast of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled lands along the border fence for few hours and withdrew later.

Furthermore, Israeli forces station along the border fence, east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, arrested 2 Palestinian children who attempted to sneak into Israel through the border fence.

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Restrictions on movement:

Israel continued to impose a tight closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

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Use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrations protesting settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall:

During the reporting period, Israeli soldiers used excessive force against peaceful demonstrations organized by Palestinian civilians, international and Israeli human rights defenders in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, 3 demonstrators were wounded.

Read full report at PCHR News Source Link


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