Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 - 23 April 2014)

Situation Report
Originally published


An Israeli drone targeted 2 members of an armed group in the north of the Gaza Strip, due to which they sustained wounds.

13 civilian bystanders, including 5 children, were wounded as well.

Israeli warplanes carried out 6 airstrikes on civilian targets and paramilitary sites in the Gaza Strip.

An armed group member sustained minor wounds.
A livestock barn was destroyed, 18 sheep and a cow died and the barn and windows of 5 houses sustained damage.

Israeli forces continued to open fire in the border area of the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian civilian was moderately wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded in Bil'in weekly protest, west of Ramallah.

Israeli forces conducted 82 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

35 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were arrested.

Israel continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
At least one Palestinian civilian was arrested at checkpoints in the West Bank.
A Palestinian child was arrested at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Israeli navy forces continued targeting Palestinian fishermen in the sea.

Israeli navy forces opened fire 3 times at fishermen in the sea in the northern and southern Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

Settlers set fire to a poultry barrack in Madama village, south of Nablus.
79 olive trees were cut off, northwest of Ramallah.