Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07- 13 March 2013)

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Israeli Forces Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

In an excessive use of lethal force, the Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded 5 others, including 3 children, in Hebron.

A Palestinian civilian died from previous wounds in the West Bank.

The Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a photojournalist, were wounded in protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities.
Dozens of Palestinian, including a 5-year-old child, suffered from tear gas inhalation and sustained bruises in solidarity demonstrations supporting the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails.

The Israeli forces continued to open fire at the Palestinian civilians in the border area of the Gaza Strip A Palestinian civilian was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Israeli forces conducted 54 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 4 limited ones in the Gaza Strip. 31 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were arrested in the West Bank, and a child was arrested in the central Gaza Strip when he attempted to cross the border into Israel.

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
The Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
At least 2 Palestinian civilians were arrested at checkpoints.

The Israeli forces have continued settlement activities in the West Bank, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Israeli settlers attacked 2 Palestinian shepherds and killed 8 sheep northeast of Ramallah..
Notices were issued to evacuate and stop construction works in several facilities and water wells belonging to some Palestinians in Hebron. 295 olive trees were damaged in Ramallah and Nablus.