Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 - 21 May 2014)

Situation Report
Originally published


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

•In excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank

  • 9 civilians, including 3 children and a photojournalist, were wounded.

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

  • 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the northern and southern Gaza Strip.

  • 15-dunum fields planted with wheat were burnt in the east of Khan Yunis.

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

  • A protester was wounded in Kofur Qaddoum, northeast of Qalqilya.

• Israeli forces conducted 86 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip.

  • 39 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children, were arrested.

  • The entrance of Jenin Governmental Hospital was destroyed and tear gas canisters were fired inside it.

• 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 7 children, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

• Israeli navy forces continued targeting Palestinian fishermen in the sea.

  • Four fishermen were arrested and 4 boats were confiscated in the sea off Rafah shore, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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

  • The electricity network in Ethna village, west of Hebron, was destroyed.

  • Settlers damaged 50 trees throughout the West Bank.

  • 7 dunums were levelled and 500 trees were uprooted in Nahalin area, west of Bethlehem.