Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14- 20 February 2013)
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (14– 20 February 2013):
During the reporting period, the Israeli forces wounded 39 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children and a woman, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 35 of whom, including 7 children and a woman were wounded in the West Bank, while the 4 others, including a child, were wounded in the Gaza Strip.
In the West Bank, 35 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a woman were wounded; 9 of whom, including 2 children and a woman, were wounded in peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities, while the 21 others, including 4 children, were wounded in solidarity demonstration supporting the Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike in the Israeli jails. Moreover, 2 civilians were wounded during the Israeli incursions, a civilian was wounded at military checkpoints and 2 other civilians were wounded when Palestinian civilians protested against the Israeli bulldozing of lands.
During the reporting period, the Israeli forces continued to systematically use excessive force against peaceful protests organized by Palestinians and Israeli and international activists protesting against the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, 9 protestors, including 2 children and a woman, were wounded. 4 of whom, including a woman and a child, were wounded in al-Nabi Saleh weekly protest; a child was wounded in Budrus protest in Ramallah; 4 others were wounded in Kofur Qaddoum protest and a person was wounded in Jayous protest in Qalqilia. They were all wounded on Friday, 15 February 2013.
In the same context, the Palestinians organized a number of peaceful protests in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, particularly those on a hunger strike in the Israeli jails. The Israeli forces used excessive force against these protests, as a result, 21 civilians, including 4 children, were wounded. On 15 February 2013, 17 of the wounded, including 4 children, were wounded during the protest that was organized in front of Ofer detention facility, southwest of Ramallah. Moreover, on 19 February 2013, 4 protestors were wounded during a peaceful protest that was organized in front of Ofer detention facility, southwest of Ramallah upon the call of Birzeit University students.