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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 April 2015)

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Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian, north of Ramallah

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
Five protestors, including a child and a women's rights activist, were wounded in protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities.
Three Palestinian civilians, including two children, one of whom from occupied Jerusalem, were wounded during Israeli incursions.

Israeli forces continued to open fire at border areas in the Gaza Strip.
Three Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded in the east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 53 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, four ones in East Jerusalem and another in the southern Gaza Strip.
44 Palestinian civilians, including eight children and two women, were arrested.
15 of these civilians, including four children and two woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
Two houses were turned into military barracks in Hebron.

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.
Seven Palestinian civilians, including two children and a woman, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.
Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian patient from Khan Yunis at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing, north of Beit Hanoun.

Israeli navy forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea.
Israeli forces opened fire seven times at Palestinian fishing boats, north and south of the Gaza Strip and wounded a fisherman.

Israeli forces continued efforts to create a Jewish demographic majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli forces confiscated dozens of solar cells used for generating electricity in al-Khan al-Ahmer area.

Israeli forces continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Settlers attacked two houses in Yanoun village, southeast of Nabuls, and Israeli forces arrested owners of the 2 houses.