Friday, December 14, 2007

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 - 12 Dec. 2007 ), December 13, 2007

PCHR - Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

A Palestinian woman standing near the debris of her house that was demolished by Israeli Occupation Forces in Jerusalem

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

8 Palestinians, including 3 civilians, were killed by IOF in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

  • 5 of the victims were killed by IOF during an offensive against the southern Gaza Strip.

  • 12 Palestinians were wounded by the IOF gunfire in the Gaza Strip, and 9 persons, including 5 journalists and an Israeli human rights defender, sustained bruises in the West Bank.

  • IOF conducted 22 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, invaded the south of the Gaza Strip and moved into its north.

  • IOF arrested 28 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, in the West Bank and one in the Gaza Strip.

  • IOF razed 133 donums of agricultural land in Khan Yunis.

  • IOF transformed a number of houses into military sites.

  • IOF raided a number of media institutions in Nablus, confiscated equipment and closed one of them.

  • IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT.

  • IOF have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world and a humanitarian crisis has emerged.

  • The number of patients who died due to the denial of their access to medical treatment increased to 15.

  • IOF troops positioned at checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a girl.

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

  • IOF demolished a house in Jerusalem.

  • Israeli settlers uprooted 32 olive trees in Hebron.

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