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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 - 20 April 2011)

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

A Palestinian civilian from the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah died of his wounds.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded by Israeli settlers in the south of Nablus.

IOF bombarded a training site of the Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades, and a nearby school and to residential houses were damaged.

IOF continued to target Palestinian workers, farmers and fishermen in border areas in the Gaza Strip

  • IOF opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen in the northern Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

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

  • Three Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in Ramallah.

  • IOF arrested 3 protesters, including two international human rights defenders.

IOF conducted 40 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

  • IOF arrested 12 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children.

  • IOF raided houses belonging to activists in the peaceful resistance against settlements and ill-treated their families.

Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the Gaza Strip and tightened its siege on the West Bank.

  • IOF have totally closed off the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for Passover.

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

  • IOF issued further notices to destroy civilian establishments and evacuate farms.

  • Israeli settlers have continued their attacks against Palestinian civilians in the northern and southern West Bank.