PCHR Weekly Report
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 05- 11 December 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah.
Also, a Palestinian child was wounded in Hebron.
Israeli forces have continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces opened fire 4 times at the east of Khan Yunis, but no casualties were reported.
Israeli forces have continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians and an international journalist were wounded.
Israeli attacks in the West Bank:
During the past week, Israeli forces conducted 56 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, abducting at least 27 Palestinians.
During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and wounded 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank.
In the West Bank, in excessive use of lethal force, on 07 December 2013, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. Israeli soldiers fired at a number of Palestinian children who gathered and threw stones at them near “Beit Eil” settlement.
On 06 December 2013, Israeli forces wounded a 17-year-old civilian by a bullet that entered his right shoulder and exited the right side when Israeli forces moved into Bab al-Zawiya area, in the centre of Hebron.
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.
As part of using military checkpoints and border crossings as traps to arrest Palestinian civilians under the pretext they are wanted, Israeli forces abducted at least 8 civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank.
Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank. At least 8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were abducted at checkpoints in the West Bank.
Israeli settlement activities:
Israeli forces have continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Israeli forces demolished a house and 3 livestock barns in Samadi area, north of Jericho.
Israeli settlers demolished 9 residential tents, 5 tents to shelter livestock, 2 kitchens, a store and a cow barn in the northern Jordan Valley.
Israeli attacks on nonviolent demonstrations:
Israeli forces continued the systematic use of excessive force against peaceful protests organised by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists against the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West. As a result, 3 civilians and an international journalist were wounded. Two of whom were wounded during a protest in Kofur Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilia, and the third one was wounded during a protest in al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, while the international journalist was wounded during a protest in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah.
Recommendations to the international community:
Due to the number and severity of Israeli human rights violations this week, the PCHR made a number of recommendations to the international community. Among these were a recommendation that the international community and the United Nations to use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination, through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine;
The PCHR also calls upon the United Nations to provide international protection to Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression against the civilians there.
PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to compel Israel, as a High Contracting Party to the Conventions, to apply the Conventions in the oPt;
For the full text of the report, click the following link: http://sabbah.in/1jWZcWy