Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 October 2015)
·Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against peaceful protests in the oPt. - 10 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed in the West Bank; 9 of whom were killed in Hebron. - 2 Palestinian civilians succumbed to their injuries in the Gaza Strip. - 202 Palestinian civilians, including 36 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. - Among the wounded were 5 journalists and 9 paramedics in the Gaza Strip, and a journalist and human rights activist in the West Bank.
·Israeli forces conducted 114 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, including 26 ones in Jerusalem. - 184 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children and 6 women. - 50 of them, including 11 children and 5 women, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
·Israeli forces have continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem. - Israeli forces issued demolition notices against Palestinian houses on the grounds of collective punishment. - A family from Beit Hanina were obliged to demolish their house on their own.
·Israeli settlers have escalated their attacks against Palestinian civilians and property and settlement activities have continued in the West Bank. - 90 fruitful olive trees were burnt in Kufor Qaddoum village because of Israeli forces' military trainings. - A settler opened fire at a Palestinian civilian, east of Hebron, and wounded him with 7 bullets. - Settlers attacked Palestinian farmers and continued to throw stones at Palestinian vehicles on roads.
·Israeli warplanes carried out 2 airstrikes on training sites in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.
·Israeli forces have turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th year. - Many temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and many others were re-established in a way obstructing the traffic. - 9 Palestinian civilians, including 2 young girls and a child, were arrested at checkpoints.