Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 April – 04 May 2011)

Situation Report
Originally published


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

Two Palestinian children were wounded when IOF moved into Bil'ein village, west of Ramallah.

IOF continued artillery shelling in border areas in the Gaza Strip

-Four Palestinian civilians, including two children and a woman, were wounded in the east of Gaza Valley village.

-A house was damaged.

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

  • A child was wounded in Bil'ein’s protest, west of Ramallah.

  • IOF arrested 8 international human rights defenders.

IOF conducted 39 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

  • IOF arrested 10 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children.

  • The arrested Palestinians include a PLC member and a former Minister from Hamas.

  • A Palestinian civilian from the Gaza Strip was arrested in mysterious circumstances.

IOF continued settlement activities and Israeli settlers continued their attacks in the West Bank.

  • IOF issued further house demolition notices.

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

  • IOF arrested at least one Palestinian at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

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