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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 - 27 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 worker from Hebron was wounded and arrested by IOF while trying to have access to Israel for work.

IOF continued to target Palestinian workers, farmers and fishermen in border areas in the Gaza Strip -A Palestinian farmer was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip. -IOF fired at Palestinian fishermen at sea and no casualties were reported.

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

  • Six protesters, including a child and a Spanish human rights defender, were wounded.
  • IOF arrested 5 protesters, including a child and three international human rights defenders.

IOF conducted 25 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and two incursions into the Gaza Strip.

  • IOF arrested 8 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children.

  • IOF raided Tareq Ben Zeyad Secondary School in Hebron.

  • IOF bulldozed eight tin-made stores owned by PADICO.

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

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

  • IOF arrested at least four Palestinians, including two children, at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

  • IOF maltreated a Palestinian worker and sniffer dogs bit him.