Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 Jan. – 01 Feb. 2017)

Situation Report
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  • Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Jenin Refugee camp

  • 10 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in the West Bank

  • Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea.

  • Israeli forces conducted 74 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

  • 43 civilians, including a child, were arrested in the West Bank.

  • 6 of them were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

  • Israeli forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

  • 8 houses, 5 barns were demolished, rendering 62 persons, including 39 children, homeless in 2 Bedouin communities, east of Jerusalem.

  • Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.

  • Construction of new 3,000 settlement units was approved, and ‘Amouna outpost was evacuated in return.

  • 300 olive trees were uprooted from the lands of Kharas village, west of Hebron.

  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 10th

  • Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

  • 6 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were arrested at military checkpoints.


Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (26 January – 01 February 2017).