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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 - 13 April 2011)

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Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Escalated Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Gaza Strip

18 Palestinians, including 9 civilians, were killed by IOF in the Gaza Strip.

  • The victims include a women and her daughter and two children.

IOF warplanes launched a series or air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.

  • A number of training sites were destroyed and dozens of houses were damaged.

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

  • Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, and an international human rights defender were wounded.
  • IOF arrested 5 Palestinian civilians.

IOF conducted 58 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

  • IOF arrested 37 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children and two women.

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

  • IOF closed the major commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip.
  • IOF positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested at least 5 Palestinian civilians.
  • IOF attacked Palestinian workers using dogs.

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

  • IOF destroyed two road, two barracks and two rooms in al-'Aqaba village in the Jordan Valley.
  • A Palestinian civilian was injured and a car was burnt by Israeli settlers near Nablus.