Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21- 27 June 2012)
· IOF launched a series of air strike on the Gaza Strip.
· 4 Palestinians, including one civilian, were killed by IOF in the Gaza Strip.
32 Palestinians, including a child and two women, were wounded.
A number of houses and shops were damaged.
· A Palestinian was wounded at the entrance of an Israeli settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.
· IOF use force to disperse peaceful protest organized by Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.
A Palestinian civilian was wounded.
IOF arrested a Palestinian civilian and two human rights defenders.
· IOF conducted 51 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
IOF arrested 19 Palestinians, including 6 children.
· IOF continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.
· Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
3 Palestinian civilians were arrested by IOF at various checkpoints in the West Bank.
· IOF have continued efforts to create a Jewish demographic majority in East Jerusalem.
Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of 5 houses in al-Bustan quarter in Silwan village.
Israeli authorities approved the construction of 180 housing units in “Armona Hanatsiv” settlement, south of occupied Jerusalem.
· IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian property in Bethlehem.
Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (21 – 27 June 2012):
During the reporting period, IOF killed 8 Palestinians, including one civilian, and wounded 32 others, including two women and a child, in the Gaza Strip. In the West Bank, two Palestinian civilians were wounded by IOF.
In the Gaza Strip, on 22 June 2012, a member of the Palestinian resistance was killed when an Israeli drone fired a missile at a number of members of the Palestinian resistance in al-Boreij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.
On the same day, another member of the Palestinian resistance was killed and two others were wounded when an Israeli drone fired a missile at them in the northern Gaza Strip.
On 23 June 2012, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a training site of the ‘Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas) in the northern Gaza Strip. As a result, 8 Palestinian civilians living nearby houses, including a woman and a child, sustained bruises. Additionally, 5 houses were damaged.
On the same day, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at the maintenance center in al-Saraya security compound in the center of Gaza City. As a result, 10 Palestinians, including 4 civilians, were wounded, and a number of buildings and shops were damaged.
On the same day, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a training site of the Palestinian resistance in Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip. As a result, 3 Palestinian civilians, including a woman, were injured, and 6 houses and two cars were damaged.
Also on the same day, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a car in which a number of members of the Palestinian resistance were traveling. The missile went astray and damaged a number of nearby houses.
On the same day, a member of the Palestinian resistance was killed in the northern Gaza Strip when an Israeli drone fired a missile at him.
Also on the same day, a Palestinian civilian was killed and 7 civilians and two members of the Palestinian resistance were wounded, when an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a motorbike in al-Nasser neighborhood in Gaza City.
During the reporting period, Israeli gunboats attacked opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the northern and central Gaza Strip on two occasions. No casualties were reported.
In the West Bank, during the reporting period, IOF used force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, a Palestinian civilian was wounded and dozens of demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation. IOF also arrested a Palestinian civilian and two international human rights defenders.
On 27 June 2012, a 30-year-old Palestinian was seriously wounded in the abdomen when a guard of “Ma’ale Adomim” settlement. An Israeli police officer claimed that the victim attempted to run down an Israeli police officer, and that officer chased him. He further claimed that the Palestinian attempted to forcibly take the gun of a guard of the settlement, but the guard fired at him.
The full report is available online here