Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 08-14 April 2010


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

- 7 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank.

- Two Palestinian militants were killed and 3 others were wounded by IOF in the Gaza Strip.

- IOF continued to fire at Palestinian farmers and workers in border areas of the Gaza Strip.

- IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

- IOF conducted 23 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 3 limited incursions into the Gaza Strip.

- IOF arrested 35 civilians, including two children, in the West Bank.

-12 of them, including 5 internationals and two photojournalists, were arrested during the dispersion of peaceful demonstrations.

- IOF partially destroyed a house in the southern Gaza Strip.

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

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

- IOF demolished two houses in the West Bank.

- Israeli settlers burnt 3 cars belonging to Palestinian civilians in Hawara village, south of Nablus.

- Thousands of Israeli settlers stormed Kufor Hares village and Joseph's Tomb in the northern West Bank.

- An Israeli settler threw a steel object at a car belonging to a Palestinian political figure.