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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 - 14 May 2014)

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

A worker collecting raw materials was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.

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

A volunteer paramedic was wounded in al-Nabi Saleh weekly protest, northwest of Ramallah.

Israeli forces conducted 89 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip.

43 Palestinian civilians, including a child 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 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israeli navy forces continued targeting Palestinian fishermen in the sea.

Israeli navy forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats and 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.

Houses were demolished in Kherbet al-Taweel, southeast of Nablus, for the second time within 2 weeks. Settlers attacked a shepherd, east of Ramallah, and a child in the centre of Hebron. A number of grape trees were cut off in Beit Ommar village near Hebron, and 50 olive trees were damaged in Nahalin village near Bethlehem.