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Weekly report on Israeli human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory 06 - 13 Jan 2010

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Israeli Occupation Forces Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

- IOF killed 6 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip; a seventh Palestinian died of previous wounds.

- 3 of the victims, including a child, were killed when Israeli warplanes bombarded tunnel on the Egyptian border.

- 8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

- IOF planes launched 7 air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.

- Two houses were completely destroyed and a third one was damaged.

- IOF conducted 23 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

- IOF arrested 16 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children, in the West Bank.

- IOF naval troops have continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

- Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

- IOF troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 9 Palestinian civilians.

- Israeli continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

- IOF forced a Palestinian family to demolish its home in East Jerusalem.

- IOF demolished 12 houses and 13 animal sheds in Tana area near Nablus.

- IOF razed 3 donums[1] of agricultural land to the north of Hebron.