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Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (28 June – 04 July 2018)

image001Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

 (28 June – 04 July 2018)

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       Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 

–      Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, while another child succumbed to his wounds.

–      Two Palestinians, including a child, were killed and 3 others were wounded in the border areas in the southern Gaza Strip.

–      153 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, 6 women, 4 journalists and 4 paramedics, were wounded in the peaceful protests.

–      A Palestinian civilian was wounded in al-Dheishah refugee camp, south of the West Bank.

 

·        Israeli warplanes launched a missile at the kite launchers in eastern Gaza City; but no injuries were reported.

 

·        Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip.

 

·        Israeli forces conducted 58 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited incursions were conducted in the Gaza Strip.

–        65 civilians, including 9 children, 2 women and a girl, were arrested in the West Bank.

–        26 of them, including 5 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.

 

·        Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

–        10 dwellings and 9 barracks were demolished in Abu al-Nowar Bedoiun Community in eastern Jerusalem, displacing 60 civilians.

–        A house and commercial facility in Silwan village were demolished in addition to a barrack in Um Touba village.

 

·       Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.

–        A house and an agricultural facility were demolished in al-Khader village in addition to a tourist tent in Batir village and a pool in the Northern Valley.

 

·  3 shooting incidents were reported against the Palestinian fishing boats in the Gaza Sea, but no casualties were reported.

 

·     Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 11th consecutive year.

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

–     12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (28 June – 04 July 2018).

 

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Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege” in the Gaza Strip, which witnessed for the 14th week in a row peaceful demonstrations along the eastern and northern Gaza Strip border area. During the reporting period in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, while a third child succumbed to his wounds.  Moreover, the Israeli forces wounded 156 others, including 18 children, 6 women, 4 journalists and 4 paramedics.  Ten of those wounded sustained serious wounds.  In the West Bank, the Israeli forces wounded a Palestinian civilian.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, who were participating in the peaceful protests organized along the northern and eastern borders of the Gaza Strip.  On Friday, 28 June 2018, Israeli forces killed Yaser Abu al-Naja (12) from Ma’en area in Khan younis after he was hit with a bullet to the head, causing brain laceration while participating in the Return protests, east of Khuza’ah village, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.  In similar circumstances, the Israeli forces killed Mohammed al-Hamaydah (24) after being hit with 3 bullets to the abdomen and left leg while participating in the Return protests in eastern Shokah village, east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip.

In the same context, on 29 June 2018, in excessive use of lethal force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and moderately wounded another after firing 2 shells as both of them approached the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel in the southern Gaza Strip.  The Israeli forces could have used less lethal force, arrested them in case they crossed the border fence and interrogated them as they were both unarmed and posing no threat to the life of the soldiers.

 

The full report is available online at:

http://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11018

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