Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 Sep.- 02 Oct. 2013)
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (26 September – 02 October 2013).
During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded and arrested another one in the Gaza Strip. They also wounded 22 civilians, including 7 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. 17 of those civilians, including 5 children, were wounded in peaceful protests, while the other 5 ones, including 2 children, were wounded during Israeli military incursions into Palestinian communities.
In the Gaza Strip, on 30 September 2013, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded and arrested another one near the border with Israel to the east of Beit Hanoun town. The victim was hit by several bullets to the back and one bullet to the head. He was unarmed, and according to his family, he attempted to cross the border into Israel to search for a job.
In the West Bank, 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were wounded by Israeli forces.
On 27 September 2013, a 6-year-old child and his 14-year-old sister were wounded in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron. The child was hit by a rubber-coated metal bullet to the right eye and consequently, he lost his sight in it.
On the same day, 3 civilians were wound during clashed with Israeli forces in the center of Hebron.
During the reporting period, Israeli forces continued the systematic use of excessive force against peaceful protests organised by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists against the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, a Palestinian civilian was wounded and others suffered tear gas inhalation and sustained bruises.
In the same context, 16 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, were wounded when Israeli forces used force against peaceful demonstration organized in the West Bank on the 13th anniversary of the al-Aqsa Intifada.