Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22-28 December 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 resistance activist was killed and 5 others were wounded in two extra-judicial execution attempts by IOF in the Gaza Strip.
5 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded by IOF.

IOF have continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
A Palestinian civilian was wounded.

IOF conducted 32 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the Gaza Strip.
IOF arrested 28 Palestinians, including 4 children and a university professor.

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
Israeli soldiers arrested two Palestinian civilians at various checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israeli has continued efforts to create a Jewish majority in East Jerusalem.
The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem approved the construction of 130 units in “Gilo” settlement.
The Israeli municipality of Jerusalem approved a new settlement project in Silwan village to the south of the old town of Jerusalem.

IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
IOF demolished a house and destroyed 5 wells, 4 water tanks and 4 agricultural rooms in Ethna village, west of Hebron.
IOF demolished a well and 9 agricultural pools in Dura village, southwest of Hebron.