Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 February- 01 March 2017)


Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (23 February- 01 March 2017)

 A Palestinian civilian was killed by Israeli settlers, south of Hebron.

  • 6 civilians, including 3 children and a young woman, were wounded in the West Bank while a child was wounded in the Gaza Strip.

  • Israeli warplanes carried out 8 airstrikes, launching 23 missiles against civil objects and military sites belonging to the Palestinian armed groups.

  • A civilian and three Palestinian officers in the Gaza Interior Ministry were wounded.

  • Military training sites sustained material damages while 6 other houses and a mosque sustained minor damages.

  • Israeli forces continued to target the border areas in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

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

  • Israeli forces conducted 66 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and two limited ones were conducted in the central and southern Gaza Strip.

  • 47 civilians, including 4 children and 3 young women, were arrested in the West Bank.

  • 6 of them, including 3 young women, were arrested during a protest organized by the Birzeit university students in the vicinity of 'Ofer Prison, west of Ramallah.

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

  • A residential building in al-'Issawiyah was demolished, rendering 14 individuals, including 4 children, homeless.

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

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

  • 7 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and girl, were arrested at military checkpoints.