OPT Violations Bulletin - Issue 22 - July 2012

Situation Report
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July 2012 - Overview

During the month of July, DCI documented the case of four children living in the Hebron neighbourhood of Tel Rumeida under the constant threat of settler violence.

According to the children's mother, “every five or six days the settlers throw stones at us, and every three or four days they throw rubbish at our house, including dirty nappies.” Earlier this year, her nine-year-old boy Younis was injured by stones thrown by settlers.

This issue also highlights the situation facing fishermen in the Gaza Strip, including children. Since 2011, DCI has documented 16 cases where children have been detained or shot at by Israeli patrol boats while fishing, even inside the three-nautical-mile limit imposed by Israel in January 2009.

According to the UN, 85 percent of Gaza's fishing waters are partially or completely inaccessible to Palestinians, affecting the livelihoods of about 35,000 people.