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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 May 2018)

12:00 May 31 2018 Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT): Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

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by Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCRH)

Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Six Palestinian civilians succumbed to their wounds; 5 of them sustained their wounds during the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip.
120 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, 5 women and 2 journalists, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes against military sites belonging to the Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli warplanes launched 64 missiles, and ‘Abdullah Ben Rowahah Elementary School sustained minor damage in the central Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 51 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 similar ones in Jerusalem.

67 civilians, including 7 children and 3 women, were arrested.
25 of them, including a child and woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank
Israeli settlers cut 800 grapevines in Ramallah and al-Bireh.

10 shooting incidents were reported against the fishing boats in the Gaza Sea, but no casualties were reported.

Two fishermen, who are also brothers, were arrested in the northern Gaza Strip, and their boat was confiscated.

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.

9 Palestinian civilians were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.

Summary
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (24 – 30 May 2018).

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Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege” in the Gaza Strip, which witnessed for the 9th week in a row peaceful demonstrations along the eastern and northern Gaza Strip border area. During the reporting period, in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces wounded 101 Palestinian civilians, including 16 children, 3 women, and 2 journalists; two of the wounded are in serious condition. Meanwhile, 6 civilians succumbed to their wounds. In the West Bank, 19 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and 2 women, were wounded.

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