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PCHR Weekly Report 11-24 Nov 2010

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the OccupiedPalestinian Territory (OPT)

 

·              A Palestinian activist and his brother were  extra-judicially executed by IOF in the Gaza Strip

-      4 Palestinian civilians, including two children and a woman, and a resistance activist were wounded by IOF in the Gaza Strip.

 

·              IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

-       9 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded.

 

·              IOF continued to fire at Palestinian workers, farmers and fishermen in border areas in the Gaza Strip.

-   4 Palestinian workers were wounded

 

·              IOF conducted 50 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and two limited ones into the Gaza Strip.  

-         IOF arrested 29 Palestinian civilians, including a child.

-         Property valuing US$ 650,000 were confiscated from al-Dadu family and company.

 

·              Israeli warplanes attacked a number of civilian targets in the Gaza Strip.

-      A house and an agricultural room were destroyed, and a house was damaged.

 

·              Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

-      Israeli soldiers at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 10 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children.

 

·              IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

-       IOF seized a house in Jabal al-Mukabber village near Jerusalem.

-       Two residential barracks and 4 barnyards were demolished by IOF in al-Jiftlek village near Jericho.

-       IOF ordered demolition of a number of Palestinian houses.

-       Israeli settlers burnt 52 olive trees in Qalqilya and 20 donums of arable lands in Hebron. 

-       Israeli settlers, escorted by IOF, expelled Palestinian farmers from their lands in Qaryout village, south of Nablus.

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (11 – 24 November 2010):

 

Shooting:

During the reporting period, IOF extra-judicially executed a Palestinian activist and his brother in the Gaza Strip, and wounded 17 Palestinians, including two children and a woman, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 

In the Gaza Strip, on 17 November 2010, IOF extra-judicially executed an activist of the Army of Islam in Gaza City.  An IOF warplane fired a missile at the car in which the activist and his brother were traveling.  As a result, the two brothers were killed.  IOF admitted responsibility for the attack, claiming that the activist was planning for kidnapping Israelis in Sinai Peninsula.  

During the reporting period, IOF fired at Palestinian workers who were collecting raw construction materials near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.  As a result, 4 workers were wounded. 

On 19 November 2010, 3 Palestinian civilians, including a woman and a toddler, were wounded, when Israeli warplanes bombarded a house in the central Gaza Strip.  The house was destroyed and a neighboring one was damaged.

On 18 November 2010, a Palestinian resistance activist was wounded in the northern Gaza Strip when Israeli soldiers positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israeli fired at a number of resistance activists.

On 19 November 2010, Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at a training site of al-Quds Brigades (the armed wing of Islamic Jihad) in Khan Yunis.  The site was damaged.

On the same day, Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at a tunnel on the Egyptian border near Yibna refugee camp in the south of Rafah.  As a result, the tunnel and a fuel store were destroyed.

During the reporting period, IOF used excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to Israeli settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall.  As a result, 9 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded, and dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders suffered from tear gas inhalation or sustained bruises.  IOF also arrested 5 international human rights defenders and a Palestinian child.

 

The full report is available online at:

http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7127:weekly-report-on-israeli-human-rights-violations-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-11--24-november-2010&catid=84:weekly-2009&Itemid=183

 

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