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Nablus – Settlers
from "Givat Ronim" settlement outpost cut off 65 old olive trees in
Burin village.

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians
and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

 

 

 

Israeli navy forces killed a Palestinian fisherman and
wounded two others in two separate attacks.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded due to the
explosion of an object of the Israeli forces’ remnants left in the Gaza Strip
during the latest Israeli offensive.

 

Israeli forces continued to open fire at border areas
in the Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

 

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force
against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

Two Palestinian protestors, including a child, were
wounded during Kufor Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqilya.

Twelve Palestinian civilians, including six children,
were wounded in Kufor Aqeb village, north of occupied Jerusalem.

Six civilians, including two children, were wounded
during other protests.

Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were
wounded in occupied Jerusalem and two others were wounded at al-Jalama
checkpoint, north of the West Bank.

 

Israeli forces conducted 47 incursions into Palestinian
communities in the West Bank, eight ones in East Jerusalem and two ones in the
Gaza Strip.

Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded.

Seventy Palestinian civilians, including ten children
and a woman, were arrested.

Twenty-seven of these civilians, including seven
children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

 

Israel continued to impose a total closure on the oPt
and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

Israeli
forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.

Five Palestinian civilians were arrested at military
checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

Israeli navy forces continued to target Palestinian
fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea.

Israeli navy forces arrested six Palestinian fishermen
and confiscated three fishing boats.

 

Israeli forces continued efforts to create Jewish
majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

Three barracks for poultry and sheep in al-‘Eisawiya
village, north of the city, were demolished.

Three barracks for livestock and a number of tents were
demolished in Beit Exa village, northwest of the city.

Large areas of the previously known as Qalandia Airport
and a carwash were demolished.

 

Israeli forces continued to support settlement
activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack
Palestinian civilians and property.

 A house in
al-Jaroushiya village, north of Tulkarm, and 5 houses and a barn, north of
Jericho, were demolished.

Under-construction marble factory and barracks in
Jenin were demolished.

Israeli forces levelled 100 dunums of wheat and 300
olive seedlings, east of Salem village, east of Nablus.

Settlers set fire to two vehicles in al-Mughir
village, northeast of Ramallah.

Sixty-five olive trees, east of Burin village, south
of Nablus, were cut off.

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and international
humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (
05 –
11 March 2015
).

 

Shooting:

During the reporting period, in two separate attacks, Israeli
forces killed a Palestinian fisherman and wounded two others when they chased
Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea. In addition, a 3rd
civilian was wounded due to the explosion of an object of Israeli forces’
remnants left in the Gaza Strip. Additionally, 36 Palestinian civilians,
including 16 children, were wounded in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Israeli forces continued opening fire at farmers, shepherds and agricultural
lands in border areas in the Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, 36
Palestinian civilians, including 16 children, were wounded. On 06 March 2015,
Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian civilian who drove a group of
Israeli soldiers in al-Sheikh Jarrah area, north of East Jerusalem. As a
result, he was seriously wounded and then taken to a hospital in West
Jerusalem.

On the same day, a seven-year-old child was wounded
while being present in the balcony of his family’s house in Ras al-Amoud
neighbourhood in the east of the Old City in East Jerusalem.

Also on the same day, Israeli forces at al-Jalama
military checkpoint between Jenin and Israel, northeast of Jenin, opened fire
at a Palestinian vehicle that was near the said checkpoint. As a result, two
young men in the vehicle were wounded. Israeli forces arrested one of them and
took him to Afoula Hospital in Israel as he was seriously wounded. The other
wounded person was taken to Dr. Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin.

Israeli forces continued the use of excessive and
systematic force against peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians
and Israeli and international solidarity activists against the construction of
the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, a
17-year-old child sustained a bullet wound to the left leg and a 36-year-old civilian
was hit by a gas canister to the right hand, during Kufor Qaddoum weekly
protest.

In the same context, six Palestinian civilians,
including two children, were wounded during other protests organized at the western
entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah, the southern entrance of
al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and around Ofer detention
facility, southwest of Ramallah.

On 10 March 2015, twelve civilians, including six
children, were wounded during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces
in Kufor Aqeb village, north of occupied Jerusalem, in protest at levelling
lands near the annexation wall.

 

In the Gaza Strip, in excessive use of force, on 06 March
2015, Israeli navy forces killed a Palestinian fisherman, arrested two others
and confiscated two fishing boats when they opened fire at them.

 

On 05 March 2015, Israeli navy forces chased about 30
fishing boats sailing within two nautical miles off al-Mathaf Hotel, northwest
of Gaza City. As a result, a fisherman sustained a bullet wound to the buttock
and a bullet wound to the right leg, while another one sustained a bullet wound
to the left leg. Moreover, Israeli forces confiscated a fishing boat and
arrested four fishermen on board of that boat.

 

On 07 March 2015, a 34-year-old civilian sustained
moderate wounds when an object of Israeli forces’ remnants left in the Gaza
Strip exploded near green houses, north of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

 

As part of targeting border areas in the Gaza Strip,
on 06 March 2015, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence opened fire
at agricultural lands, east of al-Qarara and Abasan villages, east of Khan
Yunis. On 07 March 2015, the same area was fired at, but no casualties were
reported.  

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted
at least 47 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, eight
one in East Jerusalem and two ones in the Gaza Strip. During these incursions, Israeli
forces arrested at least 70 Palestinians, including ten children and a woman.  Twenty-seven of these Palestinians, including
seven children and a woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

 

Restrictions on movement:

 

Israel continued to impose a tight closure of the oPt,
imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the
Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

 

The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily
tightened since June 2007 has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and
economic situation in the Gaza Strip. 
The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of
trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the
agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 8 consecutive years,
Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from
the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the
world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural
rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people.  The Israeli authorities have established Karm
Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order
to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on
the Gaza Strip’s exports. During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested
a Palestinian patient who obtained a permit to travel to the West Bank for
medical treatment, while another civilian accompanying his father was arrested
while the father was denied travel for medical treatment.
 

 

Efforts to create Jewish majority

On Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli forces opened fire at a
Palestinian civilian, who drove in a group of Israeli soldiers in al-Sheikh
Jarrah area, north of the Old City in East Jerusalem. As a result, he was
seriously wounded and then taken to "Tsha’ri Tesediq" Hospital in
west Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers have not declared anything about his health
condition.

 

On the same day, Anas Yehya Abdeen (7) sustained a bullet wound
when he was present on the balcony of his family’s house in Ras al-Amoud
neighborhood, east of the Old city in East Jerusalem. The child was wounded
when Israeli forces raided a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud
al-Salayma, the father of the Palestinian who had driven in Israeli soldiers in
the morning.

 

On Tuesday, 10 March 2015, clashes erupted
between dozens of Palestinian youngsters and Israeli soldiers in Kufor Aqeb
village, north of Jerusalem, in protest at levelling lands near the annexation
wall. Israeli forces used live ammunition, due to which, twelve Palestinian civilians,
including six children, were wounded and taken to Palestine Medical Compound in
Ramallah.

 

House demolitions and notices:

 

On Tuesday, 10 March 2015, bulldozers
belonging to the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem levelled lands in
al-Eisawiya village, north of the city. They also demolished three barracks for
livestock and poultry.

 

On the same day, Israeli vehicles and bulldozers moved into the
street of Qalandya Airport, north of East Jerusalem. Israeli snipers topped
high buildings and bulldozers started levelling lands in the area
. They
also demolished a carwash belonging to Ahmed Elayan Shahout.

 

On Wednesday, 11 March 2015,
Israeli bulldozers demolished three barracks for sheep and a number of tents in
Beit Exa village, northwest of East Jerusalem.

 

House raids:

 

On Friday, 06 March 2015,
Israeli intelligence officers and an undercover unit raided a house belonging
to the family of Mahmoud al-Salayma, the father of the Palestinian who drove in
Israeli soldiers in the incident mentioned above. They searched the house and
arrested al-Salayma’s son, Rami.

 

On Friday as well, Israeli
forces moved into Silwan village, south of the Old City of East Jerusalem,
after some Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli military jeep.
They fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound bombs indiscriminately.

 

On Saturday, 07 March 2015,
Israeli forces moved into Wad al-Jouz neighborhood, east of the Old City in
East Jerusalem. Palestinian youngsters gathered and threw stones at Israeli
soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response.

 

On the same day, Israeli forces
moved into Shu’fat neighborhood, north of East Jerusalem, after some
Palestinians threw stones at the light rail passing through the neighborhood.
Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs and chased the Palestinian youngsters into
the neighborhood.

 

On Sunday, 08 March 2015,
Israeli forces arrested Saja Awad al-Razem (16) while she was leaving al-Aqsa Mosque
in East Jerusalem. They took her to Beit Elyaho facility to be questioned.

 

On the same day, Israeli forces
arrested Abeer Ouda (35) while leaving al-Aqsa Mosque as well and took her to
the same facility to be questioned.

 

At approximately 20:00, Israeli
forces arrested two Palestinian children while playing in Silwan village, south
of the Old City in East Jerusalem. There were no clashes or any other incidents
in the area. Israeli soldiers took the two children to an unknown destination.

 

Oon Monday, 09 March 2015,
Israeli forces moved into al-Tour neighborhood, east of the Old City in East
Jerusalem. They raided a number of houses from which they arrested seven
civilians, including three children.

 

At approximately 05:00, Israeli
forces moved into Beddo village, northwest of East Jerusalem. They raided and
searched a house belonging to Mohammed Zahran. They arrested his son Mousa (23)
and took him to an unknown destination.

 

On Tuesday, 10 March 2015,
Israeli forces arrested Taha Mohammed Abu al-Hawa (19) while being present
around his uncle’s house in al-Tour neighborhood, in the Old City in East
Jerusalem. It should be noted the arrested was deaf.

 

Settler attacks:

 

On Saturday, 07 March 2015,
some settlers attacked Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qaq (63) when he was walking in
al-Sharaf neighborhood in East Jerusalem, after he performed Asr prayer in the al-Aqsa
Mosque. They punched him in the face, but when some Palestinian passed by, the
settlers ran away. Al-Qaq sustained bruises and pains in the face.

Settlement activities and attacks by
settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

 On Thursday, 05 March 2015,
Israeli forces detained the Hebron Agricultural Department staff when they were
in the Palestinian lands threatened to be confiscated, east of al-Shyoukh
village, north of Hebron and adjacent to the settlements of "Asfar"
and "Bani Qadim" to document settlers’ attacks on olive trees in the
aforementioned area few days earlier. 
The staff was later released.

 

On
Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces accompanied by officers from the Nature
Protection Department and a number of bulldozers moved into al-Roqraq area,
east of Salem village, east of Nablus. 
The bulldozers immediately levelled hundred dunums of the lands planted
with wheat and 300 olive seedlings aged 5 months old.  Israeli forces claimed that the lands, which
were levelled, are a Nature reserve.

 

On the
aforementioned Monday
, Israeli forces destroyed a 2-storey house belonging to Kefah
‘Abdel Rahim Sa’id Sholi (44) from al-Jaroushiyah village, north of
Tulkarm.  The house is established on 120
square meters.

 

On
Tuesday, 10 March 2015, Israeli forces levelled 5 residencies and a sheep barn
in Abu ‘Ajaj area, southwest of al-Jaftalak village, north of Hebron.  Around 43 civilian, most of which were women
and children, became homeless.

 

 

On
Wednesday, 11 March 2015, Israeli forces moved into Barta’ah al-Sharqiyah
village, which is isolated from its surrounding due to the annexation wall,
west of Jenin.  Israeli forces declared
the village as a closed military area. 
Israeli forces then levelled an under-construction marble factory and
destroyed the machines and equipment in it.

 

Around
the same time, Israeli forces moved into Zebdah village, southwest of
Jenin.  They surrounded a number of
barracks belonging to Walid Matter Ahmed Abu Kabbash (41) from Hebron.  The aforementioned civilian lives with his
family there and grazes his sheep. 
Israeli forces destroyed the barracks and later withdrew.  No further incidents were reported.

 

Around
the same time, Israeli forces moved into Umm l-Rayhan village, which is isolated
from its surroundings by the annexation wall, southwest of Jenin.  They levelled vacant lands in the vicinity of
a barrack used to manufacture marble. 

 

On
Thursday, 05 March 2015, a group of settlers burnt two vehicles and wrote
slogans against Arabs on the walls of a house in al-Moghir village, northwest
of Ramallah.  Settlers broke the windows
of the vehicles and poured
flammable materials on
them. 

 

On Monday,
09 March 2015, around seven masked and armed Israeli settlers stole nine sheep
and killed two others after attacking the Bedouin Complex established in the
eastern side of the agricultural lands in al-Tibah village, northeast of
Ramallah.  The sheep belong to Ahmed
Mousa Ka’abnah (28).

 

On the
same Monday, Ahmed ‘Abdel Fattah Falah Khalifah accompanied by his son lawyer,
Mahmoud Khalifah, went to their land in Bab al-Thaniyah area, east of Burin
village, south of Nablus after the security coordination declared by the
Palestinian Civilian Liaison that allows Palestinian farmers to plough their
lands in that area.  When Khalifah arrived
at his land, which is 104 dunums and planted with 450 olive trees aged between
60-70 years, he was surprised that Israeli settlers from "Jev’at
Ronim" settlement outpost adjacent to the aforementioned land had cut 65
olive trees

 

On Tuesday
afternoon, 10 March 2015, a number of settlers threw stones at a cap travelled
by Usamah ‘Abdullah Jabali Nasasrah (33) from Beit Foriq village, east of
Nablus.  One of the stones damaged the
right-side window, but no injuries were reported.

 

 

 

 

Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period
(
05 – 11 March 2015)

1. Incursions into Palestinian Areas, and Attacks on Palestinian Civilians
and Property in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

 

Thursday, 05 March 2015

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit
Ummar village, north of Hebron.  They
stationed in Safa area in the west of the village. They then raided and
searched a house belonging to the family of lawyer Yaser Mohammed Qoqas Akhlil
(43) and arrested him.

 

At approximately 07:30, Israeli gunboats chased about
30 Palestinian fishing boats sailing within two nautical miles off al-Mathaf
Hotel in al-Sudaniya area, northwest of Gaza City. Two gunboats and two
inflatable boats of the Israeli navy approached and started firing at the
Palestinian fishing boats. As a result, Zeyad Fahed Zeyad Baker (21) sustained
a bullet wound to the buttock and another bullet wound to the right leg, and
Eid Mohsen Eid Baker (25) sustained a bullet wound to the left leg. A third
fisherman was on board of the boat.

 

A fisherman, Fahed Zeyad Hassan Baker (40) said to a
PCHR fieldworker that he was with the company of 4 fishermen on board a fishing
boat when Israeli gunboats approached and started opening fire. As a result,
Eid Baker, who was on the boat, was wounded. He added that he saw his son Zeyad
Baker when he was wounded on board another nearby boat. Baker said that dozens
of fishermen in the sea were frightened and were forced to jump into the water
to avoid fire. The fishermen were able to rescue the wounded ones and take them
from the sea to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City for medical treatment. The two
wounded fishermen received medical treatment and went home.

 

Another fisherman said to the PCHR fieldworker that
Israeli gunboats seized a fishing boat belonging to a fisherman from the Zaidan
family and arrested four fishermen on board the boat. They then transported the
fishing boat to Ashdod port. The four fishermen, who have been detained so far,
were identified as: Mahmoud Hassan Zaidan (54); Rami Mahmoud Zaidan (37); Mohammed
Rasem Hassouna (22); and Mohammed Nabil al-Najjar (28).

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Husan village, west of Bethlehem.  They
patrolled the streets and arrested Mohammed Ghaleb Hamamrah (9) when he was
near his family’s house.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Ethna village, west of
Hebron, and Thaher area, east of Beit Ummar, north of the city.

 

Friday, 06 March 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into
Northern ‘Asirah village, north of Nablus. 
They raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested Merwan
Mofid al-Sholi (22) and Qays Mohammed Jarar’ah (25). 

 

At approximately 08:30, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired live bullets at the
agricultural lands, east of the villages of al-Qararah and ‘Abasan to the east
of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. 
The shooting continued sporadically for a half an hour, and no casualties
were reported.

 

In a new excessive use of force, Israeli navy forces
killed a Palestinian fisherman when Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian
fishing boats in the Gaza Strip sea. They also arrested two others and
confiscated two fishing boats.

 

According to PCHR’s investigation, at approximately 18:00,
two Palestinian fishing boats loaded with steel scrap to make fish cages sailed
to the west.  The first boat was boarded
by Wahid (24) and Jihad al-Sayed Ahmed Kaskin (20) while the second one was
boarded by Tawfiq Sa’id Mohammed Abu Riyalah (32).  They threw steel two nautical miles off the
shore and then came back to the port to bring steel.  After throwing the second load in the sea, an
Israeli gunboat surrounded them amidst shooting at both boats.  As a result, Kaskins’ boat broke down, the
two brothers tried to move to the second boat. 
Meanwhile, they saw that Abu Riyalah was wounded on the boat board.  The two brothers asked from a boat that was
in the area to help them in order to transfer the wounded to the hospital.  Abu Riyalah was then taken by a fishing boat
to the shore and then to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City
.  Medical sources stated that Abu Reyala
sustained a bullet wound to the belly and the bullet exited from the back, due
to which he suffered severe hemorrhage that caused his death at approximately
12:30 on Saturday, 07 March 2015.  The
Israeli navy soldiers forced the two brothers to jump into the water and swim
towards the gunboat.  They arrested the
two brothers and confiscated the two boats taking them to Ashdod.  At noon, the two brothers were released via
Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip after questioning them.

 

In the afternoon, Israeli forces stationed at
al-Jalamah checkpoint between Jenin and Israel, northeast of Jenin, opened fire
at a Palestinian car adjacent to the checkpoint.  As a result, the two young men who were
travelling the car were wounded and both from Jenin.

 

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately
20:00, the Israeli soldiers stationed at al-Jalamah checkpoint opened fire at a
Palestinian car near the checkpoint.  As
a result, Mustafa Samir Balut (20) was wounded and arrested as well.  He was then taken to al-‘Afoulah Hospital in
Israel, and his injury was described as serious.  An 18-year-old boy was hit by a bullet to the
waist and then taken by a PRCS ambulance to Martyr Khalil Suleiman Governmental
Hospital in Jenin to receive medical treatment.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: the villages of al-Samou’a,
Kharsa, Deir Samit, Beit ‘Awa, and al-‘Aroub refugee camp in Hebron; ‘Atil
village, north of Tulkarm, Beit Leed village, east of the city and ‘Azoun
village, east of Qalqilya.

Saturday, 07 March 2015

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Borqah village, northeast of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Adam Khalil Harb (24) and
handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence. 

 

At approximately 09:40, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel opened fire at farmers and
shepherds, east of the villages of al-Qararah and ‘Abasan to the east of Khan
Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.  The
shooting sporadically continued for half an hour, and no injuries were
reported.

 

At approximately 16:00, an object from the Israeli forces’
remnants left from the latest offensive on the Gaza Strip near greenhouses that
were targeted by Israeli warplanes near al-Hashash neighbourhood, north of
Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, exploded. 
As a result, Sadeq Mohammed al-‘Asi (34) sustained moderate injuries
while he was collecting grass to feed his sheep.

 

 

Sunday, 08 March 2015

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Dura,
southwest of Hebron.  They stationed in
Abu al-‘Ash’oush area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Khaled
Mohammed al-Fasfous (28) and arrested him. 
The Israeli forces then headed to al-Salib area in the northern area of
the village.  They raided and searched a
house belonging to Ihab ‘Azmi al-Sweiti (25) and arrested him. 

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Jayous
village, northeast of Qalqilya; the villages of ‘Abwin and Kherbtha al-Mesbah
in Ramallah and al-Bireh; and Hebron and Bani Na’im village, east of the city;
and al-Thaheriyah village, south of the city.

 

Monday, 09 March 2015

At
approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into a number of neighbourhoods in the
center of Hebron.  They stationed in Ras
al-Jorah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Qassam ‘Ali
al-Qawasmah and arrested him.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Dura,
southwest of Hebron.  They stationed in
Haninah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ayoub Mohammed
Hasan al-‘Awawdah (32) and arrested him. Israeli forces then headed to
al-Shorfah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ibrahim Hussein
Abu Zneid (36) and arrested him.

 

At
approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Shaqba village, west of
Ramallah.  They raided and searched a
house belonging to ‘Issam ‘Abdel Sami’a Mousa Thabet (32) and arrested him.

 

At
approximately 12:20, Israeli forces moved into Jayous village, northeast of
Qalqilya.  They raided and searched a
number of houses, where they handed Fadi Samir Salim (22) and Mohammed Naser
Beidah (24) summonses to refer to the Israeli intelligence. 

 

In the
evening, Israeli forces arrested Qasem Belal Qasem Budeir (20) from Tulkarm,
when he was in the Israeli Military Liaison "D.C.O", southwest of the
city, upon a summons he had previously received to refer to the Israeli
Intelligence.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions into the following areas, but no arrests were reported: the
villages of Beit Sira, Kafr Malek and Deir Jarir in Ramallah and al-Bireh; and
Yata, south of Hebron.

 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into
Nablus.  They raided and searched a
number of houses, from which they arrested three civilians: Adham Jamal
Mabroukah (22); Kamil Hussein Kayyal (25); and Mohammed al-Ramhi (23).

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Bil’in
village, west of Ramallah.  Accompanied with
tracker dogs, they raided and searched a number of houses and then attacked the
residents with pushing and yelling.  As a
result, women and children were terrified. 
Dozens of Palestinian children and youngsters gathered to throw stones
and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers, who in response fired live bullets
and rubber-coated metal bullets at them. 
The Israeli soldiers handed Mohammed Zuhdi Yasin Ash’al (29) a summons
to refer to the Israeli intelligence.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
Taqou’a village, southeast of Bethlehem. 
They raided and searched a number of houses belonging to the al-Sabbah
family.  They arrested 17 members of the
family, including two children and ten brothers:

1. Merwan Fo’aad al-Sabbah (18);

2. Zakria Mohammed al-Sabbah (19);

3. Ayoub Soliman al-Sabbah (18);

4. Ammjad Nayef al-Sabbah (22);

5. ‘Atiyah Soliman al-Sabbah (23);

6. Ahmed Riyah al-Sabbah (18);

7. Maher Khaled al-Sabbah (21);

8. Sami ‘Eid al-Sabbah (22);

9. Mohammed ‘Eid al-Sabbah (17);

10. Ahmed ‘Eid al-Sabbah (18);

11. Ibrahim Yousif al-Sabbah;

12. Ja’afar Yousif al-Sabbah;

13. Ma’moun Salim al-Sabbah (19)

14. Mohammed Salim al-Sabbah (22);

15. ‘Ezz al-Deen Khaled al-Sabbah (20);

16. Saher Khaled al-Sabbah (19);

17. Thaer Khaled al-Sabbah (21).

 

At approximately 04:30, Israeli forces moved into
Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to Nour al-Deen Khaled Murad Jawabrah
(21) and arrested him.  They also
searched his brother’s house, Wael (33). 

At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces stationed off
al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip chased and opened
fire in the vicinity of the Palestinian fishing boats sailing within around
three nautical miles and chased them. 
The shooting that continued for 30 minutes forced fishermen to flee for
fear of being injured.  Neither injuries
nor damages to the boats were reported.

At approximately 09:30, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence with Israeli, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, opened
fire at the agricultural lands in al-Farahin area, east of ‘Abasan to the west
of the aforementioned fence.  The
shooting sporadically continued for an hour, and no injuries were reported.

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces moved into
Faqou’ah village, northeast of Jenin. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Taleb Fayez Mahmoud Khatib
(49) and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in Salem
camp, northwest of Jenin. The Israeli soldiers raided a house belonging to the
family of Mahmoud Saleh ‘Issa (39) and questioned its residents.  The Israeli soldiers withdrew later, and no
arrests were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: al-Jalamah village, north of
Jenin; Tulkarm; and Far’m village, south of the city.

 

Wednesday 11 March 2015

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into
Nablus.  They raided and searched a
number of houses.  They arrested Mos’ad
Mohyie al-Deen Urdoniyah (23) from al-Masaken al-Sha’abiyah area and withdrew later
taking him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah.  Accompanied
with tracker dogs, they raided and searched a number of houses.  They pushed and yelled at the house residents
causing fear among children and women. 
Dozens of Palestinian children and youngsters threw stones and empty bottles
at the forces.  The Israeli soldiers in
response fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at them.  As a result, some of the stone-throwers
suffered tear gas inhalation.  Israeli
forces arrested four civilians: Bahaa’ Jamal Ibrahim Tamimi (23); Osayed Ahmed
Mahmoud Tamimi (19); ‘Oday ‘Abdel Hafiz Tamimi (19); and Eyad ‘Abdel al-Karim
Musatafa Tamimi (49).

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqilya.  They
raided and searched a number of houses and shops.  They arrested Tariq Mohammed Rashed Shabitah
(22) and took him to an unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
Halhoul, north of Hebron.  They stationed
in al-Nabi Younis area. They raided and searched a house belonging to the
family of Mohammed Jamal ‘Abed Sha’fout (21) and arrested him. The Israeli forces
then headed to al-Tharwah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Khlil Mohammed Zama’arah (22) and arrested him.

 

At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces moved 100
meters into the east of al-Musader village and Abu Safiyah area, east of Deir
al-Balah amidst sporadic shooting.  The
vehicles levelled the lands adjacent to the border fence for a couple of hours
and then headed to the south to Khan Younis and stationed there for hours.

 

2. Use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrations
protesting settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall

 

During the reporting period,
Israeli soldiers used excessive force against peaceful demonstrations organized
by Palestinian civilians, international and Israeli human rights defenders in
protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in
the West Bank. As a result, a child was wounded. Moreover, twelve civilians,
including six children, were wounded during clashes between Palestinians and
Israeli forces in Kufor Aqeb village, north of occupied Jerusalem, in protest
at leveling lands near the annexation wall.   

 

In the same context, six Palestinian civilians, including two
children, were wounded during protests at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee
camp, north of Ramallah, the western entrance of Silwad village, northeast of
the city, and around Ofer detention facility, southwest of Ramallah. Moreover,
dozens of protestors suffered tear gas inhalation during a protest around
Qalandia checkpoint, north of occupied Jerusalem, on the International Women’s
Day. As a result, four women were taken to Palestine Medical Compound in
Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested four French
solidarity activists, who participated in Bil’in weekly protest, west of
Ramallah, and took them to an unknown destination.   

 

(PCHR keeps the names of the wounded in
fear of being arrested by the Israeli forces within its policy to oppress the
peaceful protests and prevent Palestinian civilians from participating).

 

Demonstrations against the construction of the annexation wall and
settlement activity

    

Following the Friday prayer, on
06 March 2015, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli
human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in Bil’in, west of
Ramallah, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement
activities. The protestors marched by the annexation wall and tried to cross
the fence. Israeli soldiers stationed behind the wall, in the western area, and
a large number of soldiers deployed along it, fired live bullets, tear gas
canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and wastewater at them and
chased them into the olive fields. As a result, a number of protestors suffered
tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they were beaten up by
Israeli soldiers. In addition, Israeli forces arrested four French solidarity
activists and took them to an unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians
organised a peaceful demonstration in the centre of Ni’lin village, west of
Ramallah,
in protest at the construction
of the annexation wall and settlement activities
. The demonstrators took the streets and headed to the
annexation wall. Israeli forces closed the gates of the wall with barbwires and
prevented the demonstrators from crossing to the land behind it before they
responded by throwing stones. Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition,
rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the
civilians, and chased them into the village.
As a result, a number of demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation
and others sustained bruises as they were beaten up.

 

At approximately 12:20, Palestinian civilians and international
solidarity activists organized a protest in the center of Kufor Qaddoum
village, northeast of Qalqilya, heading to the eastern entrance of the village
in protest against closing that entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa
Intifada with an iron gate. The demonstrators threw stones at Israeli soldiers,
who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, a 17-year-old
child sustained a bullet wound to the left leg and a 36-year-old civilian was
hit by a gas canister to the right hand, due to which his thumb was fractured.

 

At approximately 10:00 on Saturday, 7 March 2015, the popular
committee against the annexation wall and settlement activities in cooperation
with the international solidarity activists organized a protest to plant olive
seedlings in lands threatened to be confiscated around Kherbet Khellet al-Adra,
east of Yatta, south of Hebron. They raised Palestinian flags. Israeli forces
clashed with them, cursed them with racist slogans and forced them to get out
of the lands under the pretext they were confiscated. As a result, a number of
civilians sustained bruises, but no arrests were reported.

 

Other demonstrators:

   

Following the Friday prayer, 6 March 2015, dozens
of Palestinians gathered at the western entrance of the Silwad village,
northeast of Ramallah, on the road between Silwad and Yabroud villages, near
Bypass road (60), in protest at the Israeli policies. Protestors set fire to
tires and threw stones and Molotov Cocktails at the aforementioned road and
Israeli soldiers. In response, Israeli soldiers stationed in the area fired
live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at
the protestors. As a result, a 22-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the
right knee and a 21-year-old civilian was hit by a gas canister to the head.
Both of them were taken to Palestine Medical Compound to receive medical
treatment.

 

Also
following the Friday prayer, dozens of children and young men gathered at the
southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They were
about 300 meters away from the fence of "Beit Eil" settlement.
Israeli forces stationed in the area fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal
bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result,
three civilians, including two
children. A 14-year-old child sustained a bullet wound to the left side of the
chest, due to which his right lung was ruptured and his ribs were fractured. He
underwent a surgery and has been still in the intensive care unit in Palestine
Compound. In addition, a 14-year-old child sustained a bullet wound to the left
thigh, while a 29-year-old civilian sustained a bullet wound to the back left
side.

 

On
Friday afternoon, dozens of youngsters gathered from different areas of
Ramallah and al-Bireh in the vicinity of Ofer detention facility, southwest of
Ramallah. They headed towards the facility’s gate that was closed by Israeli
soldiers. They set fire to tyres and threw stones and empty bottles at the
soldiers. Israeli forces deployed around the detention facility and started
firing live and rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters. As a result, a 18-year-old civilian sustained a bullet wound to the
left leg, due to which he was taken to Palestine Medical Compound.

 

On Saturday, 07 March 2015, dozens of Palestinian civilians
and feminist activists from different areas in the West Bank gathered near the
entrance of Qalandya checkpoint, north of occupied Jerusalem, gathered to
organize a protest on the International Women’s Day. They chanted slogans on
the freedom of Palestine, prisoners and occupied Jerusalem. They also raised
Palestinian flags, posters on the fundamental role of Palestinian women in the
Palestinian struggle and other posters on the Israeli policies against
Palestinian civilians. They then headed to Qalandya checkpoint, where Israeli
soldiers closed the checkpoint and fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters.
When the protestors tried to cross the checkpoint towards Jerusalem, Israeli
soldiers denied them access, due to which the protestors threw stones in
response. Clashes erupted, and dozens of protestors suffered tear gas
inhalation and others sustained burns as they were sprayed with pepper spray. Four
of the wounded were taken to hospital: Sana’ Bader Shbaita (44), Ibtisam Abdul
Qader Hassan Zaidan (55), Kefah Abdul Rahman Hanoun (42); and Wedad Manawel
Idris (40). 

 

On Tuesday, 10 March 2015, dozens of Bir Zeit
university students gathered in the vicinity of Ofer detention facility,
southwest of Ramallah, to mark the first anniversary of the killing of their
colleague Saji Darwish. They proceeded to the facility’s gate that was closed
by Israeli soldiers. Israeli soldiers started firing sound bombs and tear gas
canisters. As a result, a number of protestors suffered tear gas inhalation.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers arrested Bayan Mahfouz Safi (20) and took her inside
the facility. At approximately 20:10, the aforementioned girl was handed to the
Palestinian Liaison office.

 

3. Continued
closure of the oPt

 

Israel continued to impose a tight closure on the oPt, imposing
severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip
and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

 

Gaza Strip

 

Israeli forces continuously tighten the closure of the Gaza Strip
and close all commercial crossings, making the Karm Abu Salem crossing the sole
commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip, although it is not suitable for
commercial purposes in terms of its operational capacity and distance from
markets.

Israeli forces have continued to apply the policy, which is aimed
to tighten the closure on all commercial crossings, by imposing total control
over the flow of imports and exports.

 

The total closure of al-Mentar ("Karni") crossing since
02 March 2011 has seriously affected the economy of the Gaza Strip. Following
this closure, all economic and commercial establishments in the Gaza Commercial
Zone were shut off. It should be noted that al-Mentar crossing is the biggest
crossing in the Gaza Strip, in terms of its capacity to absorb the flow of imports
and exports. The decision to close al-Mentar crossing was the culmination of a
series of decisions resulting in the complete closure of the Sofa crossing,
east of the Gaza Strip in the beginning of 2009, and the Nahal Oz crossing,
east of Gaza City, which were dedicated for the delivery of fuel and cooking
gas to the Gaza Strip, in the beginning of 2010.

 

Israeli forces have continued to impose a total ban on the
delivery of raw materials to the Gaza Strip, except for very limited items and
quantities. The limited quantities of raw materials allowed into Gaza do not
meet the minimal needs of the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

 

The cooking gas crisis has fluctuated due to the closure of Karm
Abu Salem for security claims. According to PCHR’s follow-up, Israeli
authorities only allow an average of 98 tons of cooking gas into Gaza per
day.  This limited quantity is less than half of the daily needs, which is
200 tons per day of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip during
winter.  The crisis has unprecedentedly aggravated for around six weeks
due to cold weather and overconsumption in addition to the power outage and
using gas as an alternative in many instances of electricity.  The lack of
diesel and benzene led to the aggravation of the crisis as a result of using
the gas cylinder for cars or as an alternative for benzene to run
generators.  As a result, the demand for gas further increased.

 

For almost 7 consecutive years, Israeli forces have continued to
prevent the delivery of construction materials to the Gaza Strip. Two years
ago, Israeli forces approved the delivery of limited quantities of construction
materials for a number of international organizations in the Gaza Strip. 
On 17 September 2013, they allowed the entry of limited quantities of
construction materials for the private sector.  However, on 13 October
2013, they re-banned it claiming that these materials are used for constructing
tunnels.  Last week, Israeli forces allowed the entry of construction
materials only for UNRWA and UNDP projects.  As a result, construction
works have completely stopped impacting all sectors related to construction and
an increase in unemployment levels. During the 51-day Israeli offensive on the
Gaza Strip in July and August 2014, Israeli authorities did not allow the entry
of any construction materials. As a result, vital and infrastructure projects
have been obstructed so far.

 

Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the
Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for
light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices.

 

Israel has continued to close the Beit Hanoun (“Erez”) crossing
for the majority of Palestinian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Israel only
allows the movement of a limited number of groups, with many hours of waiting
in the majority of cases. Israel has continued to adopt a policy aimed at
reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via the Beit Hanoun
crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the West
Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel denied permission to access hospitals via the
crossing for new categories of patients from the Gaza Strip.

 

Movement at Karm Abu Salem
(Kerem Shalom) crossing, southeast of Rafah

02 – 09 March 2015

 

Date

Imports

Category

Amount

Tons

Number

Liters

02
March 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

1,003

Agricultural
materials

1,470

Various
goods

Cartons
of shoes

Refrigerators

Cows

Trucks

Cartons
of clothes

Forklift
trucks

Marble
boards

Water
tanks

Sheep

Horses

ACs

Solar
power cells

Electricity
generators

755

 

2,747

45

290

8

660

5

180

224

136

13

420

684

24

Humanitarian
aid

8,238

Cooking
gas

265.900

Benzene

184,991

Diesel

691,007

Industrial
fuel

 

 

477,216

 

03
March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

951

Agricultural
materials

1,538

Various
goods

Cartons
of shoes

Cartons
of clothes

Marble
boards

Glass
boards

Solar
power systems

Trucks

Buses

Forklift
trucks

893

 

3,312

80

110

1,100

50

8

1

5

Humanitarian
aid

8,556

Cooking
gas

268.730

Benzene

168,980

Diesel

582,011

Industrial
fuel

 

 

227,000

 

04 March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

1,189

Agricultural
materials

1,798

Various
goods

Cartons
of shoes

Refrigerators

Cows

Cars

Cartons
of clothes

Washing
machines

Marble
boards

Sheep

Forklift
trucks

Marble

Horses

Electricity
generators

1,011

 

4,006

77

199

55

1,614

124

220

150

6

746
meters

12

183

Humanitarian
aid

9,227

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

271.190

Benzene

359,028

Diesel

558,000

06
March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

135.000

 

 

Industrial
fuel

 

 

521,081

 

 

 

 

08 March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

580

 

Agricultural
materials

1,566

 

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Marble
boards

Refrigerators

Cartons
of shoes

Glass
boards

734

 

1,320

520

45

1,490

210

 

Humanitarian
aid

10,870

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

270.060

 

Benzene

220,010

 

Diesel

Diesel
for UNRWA

625,000

108,004

 

Industrial
fuel

 

 

256,100

 

09 March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

1,003

 

Agricultural
materials

1,092

 

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Washing
machines

Refrigerators

Cars

751

 

1,087

47

274

55

 

Humanitarian
aid

9,330

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

267.400

 

Benzene

225,022

 

Diesel

Diesel
for UNRWA

626,100

104,998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exports:

 

On Monday, 02 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 0.58 tons of garlic, 0.45 tons of mints.

On Tuesday, 03 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 2.7 tons of eggplants, 26 tons of cucumbers, 2.7 tons of cherry
tomatoes, 3 tons of tomatoes and 4.5 tons of squash.  

On Wednesday, 04 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the
exportation of a truckload of wood boards.

On Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 4.7 tons of eggplants, 8.65 tons of cucumber, 3.2 tons of cherry tomatoes
and 6.9 tons of squash.

On Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 0.37 tons of garlic, 0.21 tons of mints and a truckload of fish.

 

Other imports:

 

On Monday, 02 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry
of 420 tons of aggregates, 1,480 tons of cement, and 240 tons of steel for Gaza
reconstruction; and 240 tons of cement for the Water authority. They also
allowed the entry of 665 tons of fodders and 560 tons of wheat.

On Tuesday, 03 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,160
tons of cement and 80 tons of steel for Gaza reconstruction; and 160 tons of
cement for the Water Authority. They also allowed the entry of 980 tons of
fodders and 315 tons of wheat.

On Wednesday, 04 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1,520
tons of cement for Gaza reconstruction; and 1,240 tons of aggregates and 40
tons of cement for the Water Authority. They also allowed the entry of 875 tons
of fodders and 490 tons of wheat.

On Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli force allowed the entry of 3,800
tons of aggregates, 520 tons of cement and 200 tons of steel for UNRWA; 1,000
tons of aggregates and 600 tons of cement for Gaza reconstruction and 880 tons
of aggregates for the Water Authority. They also allowed the entry of 525 tons
of fodders and 525 tons of wheat.

On Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of
2,640 tons of aggregates, 240 tons of cement and 60 tons of steel for UNRWA;
720 tons of cement for Gaza reconstruction and 200 tons of cement for the Water
Authority. They also allowed the entry of 350 tons of fodders and 490 tons of
wheat.

 

Plastic Containers returned by Israeli forces via Karm Abu Salem:

 

On Monday, 02 March 2015, Israeli forces returned 10 truckloads of
empty containers.

On Tuesday, 03 March 2015, Israeli forces returned 11 truckloads of
empty containers.

On Wednesday, 04 March 2015, Israeli forces returned 10 truckloads
of empty containers and a truckload of empty oxygen cylinders.

On Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces returned 11 truckloads of
empty containers.

On Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces returned 15 truckloads of
empty containers.

 

 

Beit Hanoun ("Erez") crossing, in the north of the Gaza
Strip, is designated for the movement of individuals, and links the Gaza Strip
with the West Bank.

 

Movement at Beit Hanoun
(“Erez”) crossing

03 – 09 March 2015

 

Category

03
March

04
March

05
March

06
March

07
March

08
March

09
March

Patients

53

30

29

2

51

51

Companions

50

27

30

2

52

47

Personal
needs

86

74

89

18

61

47

Families

of
prisoners

46

Arabs
from

Israel

3

4

3

7

17

23

Diplomats

International
journalists

International
workers

18

47

51

12

14

20

Travelers

abroad

6

8

26

Business
people

298

295

259

1

427

252

Business
meetings

Security
interviews

6

2

2

VIPs

4

1

1

1

Ambulances

to
Israel

4

2

4

5

1

 

Notes:

 

On Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed 189 civilians to
cross through Erez in order to perform prayers in the al-Aqsa Mosque in East
Jerusalem.  On 03 March 2015, they also
allowed 14 civilians of personal needs or international worker to renew their
permit.

 

West Bank

 

Israel has imposed a tightened closure on the West Bank. During
the reporting period, Israeli forces imposed additional restrictions on the
movement of Palestinian civilians:

· Hebron:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 05 March 2015,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the southern entrance of
Halhoul.  Around the same time, another
checkpoint was established at the entrance of Sa’ir village, east of the
city.  Later, the two checkpoints were
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 15:00 on Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, south of
Hebron.  Later, the checkpoint was
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 14:00 on Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hebron.  At approximately 16:00, another checkpoint
was established at the northern entrance of Hahoul.  Later, both checkpoints were removed and no
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 15:00 on Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Samou’a village, south of
Hebron. Later, the checkpoint was removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 08:00 on Wednesday, 11 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Ethna village, west of Hebron.  Later, the checkpoint was removed, and no
arrests were reported.

 

 

· Ramallah: Israeli
forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians. At approximately 11:00 on Thursday, 05 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Ein Sinia village, north of
Ramallah. At approximately 16:30, Israeli forces reestablished their existence
at ‘Attarah checkpoint on the northern entrance of Beir Zeit, north of
Ramallah.  All checkpoints were removed
and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 09:30 on Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of
Ramallah.  At approximately 20:00, they
established another checkpoint at the entrance of Sanjal village, north of
Ramallah and another one under the bridge of ‘Ein Yabrud village, northeast of
Ramallah. All checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 18:30 on Saturday, 07 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Beit ‘Oar al-Foqa, southwest of
Ramallah.  Later, the checkpoint was
removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 11:30 on Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of N’ilin village, west of
Ramallah.  At approximately 17:30,
another checkpoint was established under the bridge of ‘Ein Yabrud village,
northeast of Ramallah.  Later, the two
checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 15:30 on Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Deir Nizam village, northwest of
Ramallah.  At approximately 16:30,
another checkpoint was established at t the entrance of Beit ‘Oar al-Foqa,
southwest of Ramallah.  Later, the two
checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

 

· Jericho: Israeli
forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 09:30 on Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli
forces established a checkpoint at the entrance Fasayel village, north of the
city.  At approximately 20:00, another
checkpoint was established near the entrance of al-Zbeidat village, north of
the city. Later, both checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 17:30 on Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the southern entrance of Jericho.  Later, the checkpoint was removed and no
arrests were reported.

 

· Tulkarm:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 11:00 on Friday, Israeli forces
stationed at ‘Annab military checkpoint which is established on the road
between Tulkarm and Nablus, east of the city, tightened their restrictions
against civilians and obstructed their movement. Later that day, the tightening
ended and no arrests were reported.

 

· Qalqilya:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 09:15
on Friday, 27 February 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the eastern
entrance of Qalqilya.  At approximately 12:00,
another checkpoint was established at the entrance of ‘Azoun village, east of
the city the all checkpoints were removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 21:00 on Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Azoun villages, east of
Qalqilya.  The checkpoint was later
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 21:25 on Saturdya, 07 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya.
And they re-established it at approximately 20:50 and at approximately 14:45
another checkpoint was established at the eastern entrance of Qalqilya.  At approximately 20:45, another checkpoint
was established at the intersection of Jeet village, northeast of the
city.  All checkpoints were later
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 19:10 on Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Qalqilya.  At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces
established another checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Azoun villages, east of
Qalqilya.  Later, both checkpoints were
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

· Salfit:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 19:05
on Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint between the
villages of Deir Balut and Rafat, west of Salfit.  At approximately 20:00, the checkpoint was
removed, and no arrests were reported. 
At approximately 23:30, Israeli forces established at the eastern
entrance of Kafl Haris village, north of Salfit.  At approximately 12:15, the checkpoint was
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

· Jenin:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 09:00
on Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint between the
villages of Deir Balut and Rafat, west of Sat the entrance of Deir Abu Da’ief
village, southeast of Jenin.  Later, the
checkpoint was removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

 

Arrests and Maltreatment at Military Checkpoints

 

· On Thursday
morning, 05 March 2015, Israeli forces arrested Majd ‘Ezz al-Deen Ahmed Mahmoud
‘Amarnah (44) from Ya’bod village, south of Jenin when he was in
"Salem" camp, northwest of the city, to attend his daughter’s, Eman
(20), hearing.  It should be mentioned
that the Israeli soldiers arrested her on Tuesday, 17 February 2015, while
passing through Za’atarah checkpoint, south of Nablus.

  

· At
approximately 16:00 on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, Israeli forces arrested Suhaib
Ismail Fanoun (31) and ‘Abdel Halim Qasem Najajrah (27), from Nahalin village,
west of Bethlehem when they were working in "Bitar ‘Elit", south of
the city.  They took him to an unknown
destination.

 

· At
approximately 08:00 on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint on the main road between Jenin, Tulkarm and Nablus near Mothalath al-Shuhadaa’
area, south of Jenin.  They arrested
Hasan Sa’id Hasan Hsis (22) while passing the checkpoint and took him to an
unknown destination.  The checkpoint was
later removed.

 

· At approximately 09:00 on
Wednesday, 11 March 2015, Israeli forces stationed t al-Karameh crossing along
the Palestinian-Jordanian borders arrested Mohammed Mousa al-Shalalfah (28)
from Tarqoumia, west of Hebron, while heading to Jordan.  He was then taken to an unknown destination.

 

 

4. Efforts
to create Jewish demographic majority in occupied East Jerusalem

 

· On Friday, 06 March 2015,
Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian civilian, who drove in a group of
Israeli soldiers in al-Shaikh Jarrah area, north of the Old City in East
Jerusalem. As a result, he was seriously wounded and then taken to
"Tsha’ri Tesediq" hospital in west Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers have
not declared anything about his health condition.

 

· On the same day, Anas Yehya
Abdeen (7) sustained a bullet wound when he was present in the balcony of his
family’s house in Ras al-Amoud neighbourhood, east of the Old city in East
Jerusalem. The boy was wounded when Israeli forces raided a house belonging to
the family of Mahmoud al-Salayma, the father of the Palestinian who drove in
Israeli soldiers in the morning. Anas’ father said that his son sustained a
bullet wound to the right arm and that he took him immediately to al-Maqased
hospital in the city.  

 

· On
Tuesday, 10 March 2015, clashes erupted between dozens of Palestinian
youngsters and Israeli soldiers in Kufor Aqeb village, north of Jerualem, in
protest at levelling lands near the annexation wall. Israeli forces used live
ammunition, due to which, twelve Palestinian civilians, including six children,
were wounded and taken to Palestine Medical Compound. All of them were wounded
in the lower parts of their bodies. Moreover, others suffered tear gas
inahaltion.

 

House demolitions and notices:

 

· At
approximately 07:00 on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, bulldozers belonging to the
Israeli municipality in Jerusalem levelled lands in al-Eisawiya village, north
of the city. They also demolished 3 barracks for livestock and poultry.

 

· On the same day, Israeli
vehicles and bulldozers moved into the street of Qalandya airport, north of
East Jerusalem. Israeli snipers topped high buildings and bulldozers started
levelling lands in the area
. They also demolished
a carwash belonging to Ahmed Elayan Shahout.

 

· On Wednesday, 11 March 2015,
Israeli bulldozers demolished three barracks for sheep and a number of tents in
Beit Eksa village, northwest of East Jerusalem. Head of the village council,
Sa’ada al-Khateeb, said that Israeli forces moved into the village in the early
morning and demolished the barracks in the context of targeting the village and
imposing restrictions on its residents.

 

House raids:

 

· At approximately 11:00 on
Friday, 06 March 2015, Israeli intelligence officers and an special police unit
raided a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud al-Salayma, the father of the
Palestinian who drove in Israeli soldiers in the incident mentioned above. They
searched the house and arrested al-Salayma’s son, Rami. They took him to
al-Maskoubya detention facility to be questioned on the attack carried out by
Mohammed. Al-Salaymah said that Israeli officers threatened him and his son
Rami during interrogation and insulted them during detention.

 

· At approximately 21:00 on
Friday as well, Israeli forces moved into Silwan village, south of the Old City
of East Jerusalem, after some Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at an
Israeli military jeep. They fired rubber-coated metal bullets and sound bombs
randomly. Moreover, they arrested Mostafa Zuhair Baydoun (14) while playing
around his family house in the village.

 

· At approximately 18:00 on
Saturday, 07 March 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Jouz valley, east of the
Old City in East Jerusalem. In the meantime, Palestinian youngsters gathered
and threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas
canisters in response. Israeli soldiers raided a number of houses in Shams
al-Din al-Sayouti neighborhood searching for Palestinians. They also arrested eight
Palestinians and took them to an unknown destination:

1. Abdullah Mahmoud Ne’aji (19);

2. Mohammed Yunis Seyam (20);

3. Nour Naser al-Shalabi (21);

4. Dawood Mohammed Ghurab (19);

5. Sami Ahmed al-Nacha (22);

6. Ibrahim Mahmoud al-Sharabti (18);

7. Mostafa Ibrahim al-Hashlamoun (20); and

8. Sami Anas al-Asali (18).

 

· At approximately 21:00 on the
same day, Israeli forces moved into Shu’fat neighborhood, north of East
Jerusalem, after some Palestinians threw stones at the light rail passing
through the neighborhood. Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs and chased the
Palestinian youngsters into the neighborhood. They also raided a number of
houses from which they arrested Mohammed Suleiman AttAllah (24) and Mohammed
Yusef Ed’eis (27).

 

· At approximately 13:00 on
Sunday, 08 March 2015, Israeli forces arrested Saja Awad al-Razem (16) while
she was leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem. They took her to Beit
Elyaho facility to be questioned.

 

· At approximately 16:00 on the
same day, Israeli forces arrested Abeer Ouda (35) while leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque
as well and took her to the same facility to be questioned.

 

· At approximately 20:00, Israeli
forces arrested two Palestinian children while playing in Silwan village, south
of the Old City in East Jerusalem. There were no clashes or any others
incidents in the area. Israeli soldiers took the two children to an unknown
destination. The children were identified as: Walid Jamal Zalloum (17); and
Haitham Zaki Zaitoun (15).

 

· At approximately 04:00 on
Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Tour neighborhood, east of the
Old City in East Jerusalem. They raided a number of houses from which they
arrested seven civilians, including three children. The arrested were
identified as:

1. Yusef Naser Abu Jom’a (17);

2. Said Nader Abu al-Hawa (20);

3. Basel Khalil al-Sayyad (22);

4. Dawood Mohammed Abu Sbaitan (18);

5. Omer Abdullah Abu al-Hawa (15);

6. Mahmoud yusef al-Sayyad (20); and

7. Jouda Hussein Abu Jom’a (17).

 

· At approximately 05:00, Israeli
forces moved into Beddo village, northwest of East Jerusalem. They raided and
searched a house belonging to Mohammed Zahran. They arrested his son Mousa (23)
and took him to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 19:00 on
Tuesday, 10 March 2015, Israeli forces arrested Taha Mohammed Abu al-Hawa (19)
while being present around his uncle’s house in al-Tour neighborhood, in the
Old City in East Jerusalem. It should be noted the detainee is deaf.

 

Settler attacks:

 

· At approximately 16:00 on
Saturday, 07 March 2015, some Israeli settlers attacked Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qaq
(63) when he was walking in al-Sharaf neighborhood,  in East Jerusalem, after he performed Asr
prayer in the al-Aqsa Mosque. They punched him in the face, but when some
Palestinian passed by, the settlers ran away. Al-Qaq sustained bruises and
pains in the face.

 

5. Settlement activities and attacks
by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

Israel has continued its settlement activities
in the oPt, a direct violation of international humanitarian law, and Israeli
settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

 

· At
approximately 10:30 on Thursday, 05 March 2015, Israeli forces detained the
Hebron Agricultural Department staff when they were in the Palestinian lands
threatened to be confiscated, east of al-Shyoukh village, north of Hebron and
adjacent to the settlements of "Asfar" and "Bani Qadim" to
document settlers’ attacks on olive trees in the aforementioned area few days
ago.  The Israeli soldiers claimed that
the area is closed, and none is allowed to be here without any prior permission
from "the Israeli Civil Administration".  The Israeli soldiers threatened the staff to
confiscate their cameras if they continued to take photos for the land.  The staff was later released.

 

· At
approximately 06:00 on Monday, 09 March 2015, Israeli forces accompanied with
officers from the Nature Protection Department and a number of bulldozers moved
into al-Roqraq area, east of Salem village, east of Nablus.  The bulldozers immediately levelled hundred
dunums of the lands planted with wheat and 300 olive seedlings aged five
months.  Israeli forces claimed that the
lands, which were levelled, are a natural reserve.  These lands belong to Bassem ‘Adel ‘Odah;
Mohammed ‘Abed Shtayeh; and ‘Eqab Hamdan Hamdan.

 

· On the same
day, Israeli forces destroyed a 2-storey house belonging to Kefah ‘Abdel Rahim
Sa’id Sholi (44) from al-Jaroushiyah village, north of Tulkarm.  The house was established on 120 square
meters.  According to investigations
conducted by PCHR, at approximately 06:30, Israeli forces backed by bulldozers
and huge diggers moved into al-Jaroushiyah village, north of Tulkarm.  They surrounded the aforementioned ho
use and forced Sholi to
evacuate the house.  They then demolished
it and the surrounding walls.  The
house’s owner said to a PCHR fieldworker that he was surprised with the
destruction as he received a notice to stop construction work under the pretext
of no construction permit two years ago and he did at that time.  He added that his house was built on his
2-dunum land near the annexation wall established on Palestinian lands, west of
the village.  He said that the total cost
of construction is around 500,000 NIS.

 

· At
approximately 08:00 on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, Israeli forces levelled 5
residencies and a sheep barn in Abu ‘Ajaj area, southwest of al-Jaftalak
village, north of Hebron.  Around 43
civilian, most of which were women and children, became homeless.

 

According
to information obtained by PCHR from the local council, at approximately 08:00
on the aforementioned day, Israeli forces moved into Abu ‘Ajaj area, and
imposed a military cordon on the area denying civilians and journalists access
into it.  The two bulldozers levelled
lands and later withdrew from the area after finishing levelling. It should be
mentioned that Israeli forces distributed a year ago notices to evacuate the
aforementioned area under the pretext of building in "C" zones, which
is controlled by Israeli authorities according to the 1994 Oslo accords.  The levelling included the following:

1. A tin-roofed house belonging to Jamal
Fawwaz Fayez ‘Amer (42) established on area of 85 square meters shelters 10
family members;

2.  A
tin-roofed house belonging to Ghaleb Soliman Ghaleb Daraghmah (44) established
on area of 80 square meters shelters 11 family members in addition to his
50-square-meter sheep barn.;

3. A tin-roofed house belonging to Hassan
Mohammed Abu ‘Amer (29) established on area of 110 square meters shelters 5
family members;

4. A tin-roofed house belonging to Yousif
Thiab Sho’ayb Foqha (41) established on area of 80 square meters shelters 8
family members;

5. A tin-roofed house belonging to Ibrahim
Mohammed Yousif Daraghmah (44) established on area of 90 square meters shelters
9 family members;

 

· On
Wednesday, 11 March 2015, Israeli forces moved into Barta’ah al-Sharqiyah
village, which is isolated from its surrounding by the annexation wall, west of
Jenin.  Israeli forces declared the
village as a closed military zone. 
Israeli forces then levelled an under-construction marble factory, which
is a 350 square-meter tin-roofed barrack belonging to Jaber ‘Awad Hussein
Qobaha (59), and destroyed the machines and equipment in it without allowing
the factory’s owner to evacuate them. 
The losses of the aforementioned civilians cost around 200,000 NIS. 

 

· Around
the same time, Israeli forces moved into Zebdah village, southwest of
Jenin.  They surrounded a number of
barracks belonging to Walid Matter Ahmed Abu Kabbash (41) from Hebron.  The aforementioned civilian lives with his
family there and grazes his sheep. 
Israeli forces destroyed the barracks.

 

· Around
the same time, Israeli forces moved into Uma al-Rayhan village, which is isolated
from its surroundings by the annexation wall, southwest of Jenin.  They levelled vacant lands in the vicinity of
a barrack used to manufacture marble. 
This barrack belongs to Sharif Kamel Mohammed Zaid (54). They also
blocked the roads to it with sand barriers.

 

Attacks by Settlers

 

· At
approximately 03:00 on Thursday, 05 March 2015, a group of settlers burnt two
vehicles and wrote slogans against Arabs on the walls of a house in al-Moghir
village, northwest of Ramallah.  They broke
the windows of the vehicles and poured f
lammable
materials on them.  They then put them on
fire, and wrote slogans in Hebrew against Arabs, such as Death for Arabs and
Price Tag Group" on the walls of the houses in addition to drawing David’s
Star.  The vehicles that were burnt were
a 1996 white Opel car belonging to Ghassan Jamal Jaber Abu ‘Alya and a 2007
blue Hyundai car belonging to Akram Kamal ‘Abdullah Na’asan.

 

· At
approximately 01:40, on Monday, 09 March 2015, around seven Israeli settlers
masked and armed stole nine sheep and killed two others after attacking the Bedouin
Complex established in the eastern side of the agricultural lands in al-Tibah
village, northeast of Ramallah.  The
sheep belong to ahmed Mousa Ka’abnah (28).

 

· At
approximately 08:45 on the same day, Ahmed ‘Abdel Fattah Falah Khalifah
accompanied with is son lawyer, Mahmoud Khalifah, went to their land in Bab
al-Thaniyah area, east of Burin village, south of Nablus, after the security
coordination declared by the Palestinian Civilian Liaison that allows
Palestinian farmers to plough their lands in that area.  When Khalifah arrived at his land, which is
104 dunums and planted with 450 olive trees aged between 60-70 years, he was
surprised that Israeli settlers from "Jev’at Ronim" settlement
outpost adjacent to the aforementioned land had cut 65 olive trees.  Khalifah said that the settlers used
Chainsaws to uproot the trees.  He said
that it was not the first time that his trees were cut down but in each season
of plowing or collecting olives.  It
should be mentioned the Palestinian farmers are denied access to that area without
having prior permission twice a year; the first is when they want to plough the
land and the second when they want to collect the olives.

 

· On Tuesday
afternoon, 10 March 2015, a number of settlers threw stones at a cap travelled
by Usamah ‘Abdullah Jabali Nasasrah (33) from Beit Foriq village, east of
Nablus.  One of the stones damaged the
right-side window, but no injuries were reported.

 

Nasasrah
said to a PCHR fieldworker that:

"At
approximately 16:45 on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, when I was driving my taxi; 2000
Caravan mini bus, from Beit Foriq village and heading to Hawarah village, I
took Itmar Bypass Road, which was opened two weeks ago after it had been closed
since 2002.  When I arrived in front of
Itmar settlement, there were young settlers standing in front of the bus
station.  When I got close to them, they
threw me with stones.  One of stones penetrated
the right-side window, and another one hit the back window, as ‘Abdullah
Ramadan Hanani (24) was sitting in the back chair of the bus.  However, he was not injured by the scattered
glass."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Recommendations to the International Community

 

 

PCHR emphasizes the
international community’s position that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank,
including East Jerusalem, are still under Israeli occupation, in spite of
Israeli military redeployment outside the Gaza Strip in 2005. PCHR further
confirms that Israeli forces continued to impose collective punishment measures
on the Gaza Strip, which have escalated since the 2006 Palestinian
parliamentary elections, in which Hamas won the majority of seats of the
Palestinian Legislative Council. PCHR stresses that there is international
recognition of Israel’s obligation to respect international human rights
instruments and the international humanitarian law, especially the Hague Regulations
concerning
the Laws and Customs of War on Land and the Geneva Conventions. Israel is bound to apply
the international human rights law and the law of war sometime reciprocally and
other times in parallel in a way that achieves the best protection for
civilians and remedy for victims.

 

In light of continued
arbitrary measures, land confiscation and settlement activities in the West
Bank, and the continued aggression against civilians in the Gaza Strip, PCHR
calls upon the international community, especially the United Nations, the High
Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention and the European Union – in the
context of their natural obligation to respect and enforce the international
law – to cooperate and act according to the following recommendations:

 

1. PCHR calls upon 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;

2. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to provide
international protection to Palestinians in the oPt, and to ensure the
non-recurrence of aggression against the oPt, especially the Gaza Strip;

3. 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;

4. PCHR calls upon the Parties to international human
rights instruments, especially the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and
the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to pressurize Israel to
comply with their provisions in the oPt, and to compel it to incorporate the
human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the concerned
committees;

5. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the
Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligation to ensure the application of the
Conventions, including extending the scope of their jurisdiction in order to
prosecute suspected war criminals, regardless of the nationality of the
perpetrator and the place of a crime, to pave the way for prosecuting suspected
Israeli war criminals and end the longstanding impunity they have enjoyed;

6. PCHR calls on States that apply the principle of
universal jurisdiction not to surrender to Israeli pressure to limit universal
jurisdiction to perpetuate the impunity enjoyed by suspected Israeli war
criminals;

7. PCHR calls upon the international community to act in
order to stop all Israeli settlement expansion activities in the oPt through
imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements and criminalizing trading with them;

8. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly to transfer
the Goldstone Report to the UN Security Council in order to refer it to the
International Criminal Court in accordance with Article 13(b) of the Rome
Statute;

9. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to confirm that
holding war criminals in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a precondition to
achieve stability and peace in the regions, and that peace cannot be built on
the expense of human rights;

10. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly and Human
Rights Council to explicitly declare that the Israeli closure policy in Gaza
and the annexation wall in the West Bank are illegal, and accordingly refer the
two issues to the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel to compel
it to remove them;

11. PCHR calls upon the international community, in light
of its failure to the stop the aggression on the Palestinian people, to at
least fulfil its obligation to reconstruct the Gaza Strip after the series of
hostilities launched by Israel which directly targeted the civilian
infrastructure;

12. PCHR calls upon the United Nations and the European
Union to express a clear position towards the annexation wall following the international
recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, as the annexation
wall seizes large parts of the State of Palestine;

13. PCHR calls upon the European Union to activate Article
2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which provides that both sides must
respect human rights as a precondition for economic cooperation between the EU
states and Israel, and the EU must not ignore Israeli violations and crimes
against Palestinian civilians;

14. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian leadership to sign and
accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Geneva
Conventions, and calls upon the international community, especially the United
Nations, to encourage the State of Palestine to accede to international human
rights law and humanitarian law instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

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