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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11- 17 February 2016)

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  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt
  • 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a young woman, were killed in the West Bank.
  • 56 Palestinian civilians, including 13 children and a woman, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

  • Israeli forces conducted 81 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the central Gaza Strip.

  • 76 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, were arrested. Twenty-one of them, including 14 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem and its suburbs.
  • 7 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were arrested in the central and southern Gaza Strip while sneaking through the border fence into Israel to look for work.

  • Jewish majority efforts continued in occupied East Jerusalem.

  • 11 agricultural facilities in al-Eisawiya village, northeast of the city, were demolished.
  • Israeli forces issued notices for the demolition of dozens of houses in al-Eizariya village.

  • Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

  • 35 dwellings, 41 livestock barns and 26 structures attached to them in Nablus and Tubas were demolished.
  • 22 families consisting of 164 individuals, including 105 children, were rendered homeless.

  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th

  • Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.
  • 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at military checkpoints.
  • A trader was arrested at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing, north of the Gaza Strip.