Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April - 07 May 2014)

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Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

  • Israeli forces continued to open fire in the border areas of the Gaza Strip.
  • A stone and gravel collector was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.
  • A member of an armed group was wounded, east of Deir al-Balah.

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

  • 3 protestors were wounded during peaceful protests against the annexation wall.

  • A Palestinian civilian was wounded during Selwad protest, northeast of Ramallah.

  • Israeli forces conducted 98 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

  • A Palestinian child was wounded during an Israeli incursion into Nablus and Balatah refugee camp.

  • 44 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a woman, 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 9 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at checkpoints in the West Bank.

  • A Palestinian civilian was arrested at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

  • Israeli navy forces continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the sea.

  • Israeli navy forces opened fire at and chased Palestinian fishing boats and confiscated pieces of fishing net.

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

  • Israeli forces demolished 3 houses in Hebron and Bethlehem.

  • Israeli settlers cut 85 olive trees near Bethlehem.