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

(09 – 15 June 2016)

Hebron- Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Civilian
Hebron- Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Civilian

 

 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt
  • 6 civilians were wounded in the West Bank; 5 of them in Jerusalem.
  • A Palestinian civilian sustained severe wound after a military jeep deliberately ran over him.
  • Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border area along the Gaza Strip borders, but no casualties were reported.
  • Israeli warplanes raided a vacant land, east of Johr al-Deek village, but no casualties were reported.
  • Israeli forces conducted 89 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.
  • 80 civilians, including 5 children and a woman, in the West Bank.
  • 16 of them, including a child,were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces demolished houses on grounds of collective punishment
  • A house was demolished in Beit ‘Omrah village, east of Yata, south of Hebron.
  • Israeli forces imposed a tightened closure on Yata and its villages.
  • Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea.
  • Israeli forces arrested 10 fishermenand confiscated 4 fishing boats off al-Sheikh ‘Ejlin Shore.
  • Israeli forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.
  • Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian vehicle on “Yitsihar” settlement road.
  • Dozens of settlers raided al-Aqsa Mosque due to Jewish Holidays.
  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th
  • Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.
  • 5 Palestinian civilians, including a woman, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in theoPt continued during the reporting period (09- 15 June 2016).

 

Shooting:

Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 6 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. Five of them sustained metal bullet shrapnel wounds in occupied Jerusalem while the sixth was hit with a bullet at a checkpoint, north of the West Bank.

In the West Bank, on 10 June 2016, Israeli forces stationed at ‘Awerta checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, opened fire at Hasan al-Qadi (22) from ‘Awerta village.  As a result, he was wounded to the abdomen with a live bullet.  Israeli forces claimed that the aforementioned civilian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier with a sharp tool.  It should be mentioned that al-Qadi suffers from mental disorders and has medical reports proving his health status.

On 11 June 2016, 5 Palestinian civilians sustained metal bullet wounds when Israeli forces severely beat 5 Palestinian civilians with sticks and batons and pepper-sprayed their faces.  The aforementioned civilians were near al-Ghawanmah Gate and were transferred to al-Maqased Hospital in Jerusalem, where their wounds were classified as minor.

On 15 June, Israeli forces moved into ‘Askar al-Qadeem refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, to carry out an arrest campaign.  When they were on their way out, a number of Palestinian youngsters gathered in the vicinity of al-Ghawi Intersection and threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli vehicles.  An Israeli military jeep deliberately ran over Saleh abu al-‘Anad (21) from nearby Balatah refugee camp many times and left him on the ground.  He was then taken to Rafidia Surgical Hospital in Nablus, and medical sources classified his wounds as very critical.

In the Gaza Strip, in the context of targeting Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea, on 15 June 2016, Israeli forces stationed in the sea off al-Sheikh ‘Ejlin shore, opened fire at 4 Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 6 nautical miles. They surrounded those boats and forced 10 fishermen to jump into the water and swim towards a gunboat.. The Israeli navy officers arrested the 10 fishermen and confiscated the four boats with the fishing equipment.  At approximately 20:00 on the same day, Israeli forces released 8 fishermen while kept 2 under arrest.

Moving to airstrikes, on 14 June 2016, Israeli warplanes launched one missile at a vacant land, east of Johr al-Deek, southeast of Gaza City. As a result, a hole was caused, but no casualties were reported.

 

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 89 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 6 ones in occupied East Jerusalem and its suburbs. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 88 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children and a woman.  Sixteen of them, including a child, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces conducted one limited incursion. On 15June 2016, Israeli forces moved into near al-Nahdah neighbourhood in al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled lands and established sand barriers, after which they withdrew.

 

Collective Punishment Policy:

On Thursday, 09 June 2016, Israeli bulldozers closed the northern main entrance to Yatta, south of Hebron, in addition to the bypass roads leading to the city and its villages. Israeli forces imposed this cordon after declaring the city as a closed military zone as two civilians from the city carried out a shooting incident in a restaurant in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, 08 June 2016.  Due to the Israeli measures, Yatta and other nearby villages witha population of about 120,000 civilians became under a tightened cordon, so Tawjihi students were denied access to their exam hallswith prior coordination. Moreover, ambulances were forced to previously coordinate with the Israeli security services before taking any patient out of the village.

On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Israeli forces demolished a house belonging to Badir Abdullah Mahmoud Ed’ais (48) in Beit ‘Omrah village, east of Yatta, south of Hebron. They stationed in the centre of the village, near Rab’i Ibn ‘Amir Mosque.Israeli forces accused Badir’s son, Murad (16) of killing an Israeli female settler in “Otniel” settlement on 17 January 2016. Murad was arrested two days after the incident and taken to the Ashkelon prison interrogationcentre.The house is comprised of two floors; the first is 170squaremeters and shelters 5 family members, including 2 children, while the second floor is 150 square meters is ready for habitation. Israeli forces also leveled a 70-cubic-meter water well and a 70- square- meter house yard.  The total value of the building is NIS 270,000.

 

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 9 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 (KeremShaloum) 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. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

 

Settlement activities:

Concerning settlers’ attacks in occupied Jerusalem, On 12June 2016, more than 140 settlers raided al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem’s Old City through al-Magharbah Gate and divided themselves into groups.  The raid was carried out under the Israeli forces’ protection and upon calls launched by “The alleged temple organizations” on the so-called “Descent of the Torah” holiday.

On 13June 2016, a group of settlers from “Yitsahar” settlement, south of Nablus, threw stones at a Palestinian vehicle crossing the bypass road to Howarah village.  As a result, the right front window, back window and left flashing signal were damaged.  The driver, Emad Jaber Saleh (35) and his cousin, Majd Ahmed Saleh (29), both from ‘Asirah al-Qabaliyah village, south of the city, were wounded.  The first one was wounded with a stone thrown to his abdomen while the second was hit with a stone to the head and right shoulder.  They were both taken to Rafidia Hosipital in Nablus for medical treatment.

 

Details

 

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

 

Thursday, 09 June 2016

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into many neighbourhoods in Hebron, and stationed in al-Dehdah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Murad Sa’di al-Qawasmah (32) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Awerta village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ali As’ad Abdul Kareem Lolah (32) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bita village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Bashar Abdullah ‘Adily (20) and Ahmed Izz al-Deen Dawoud (18) and arrested both of them.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Dahiya neighbourhood, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mahmoud Isaa Hamamah (20) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Tubas. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Ahmed Kamal Salem Daraghmah (24) and Mohamed Abdul Qadir Abdul Latif Daraghmah (22) and arrested both of them.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem, and stationed in Ma’ali Valley neighbourhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed al-Balboul, and then arrested his two sons Mahmoud (22) and Mohamed (26). It should be noted that the arrested brothers is the sons of Ahmed al-Balboul, who was assassinated by Israeli forces few years ago. Moreover, their younger sister, Nuran, was arrested by Israeli forces few months ago at (300) checkpoint, north of Bethlehem.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Sida village, north of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed Basam Mohamed ‘Ajjaj (25) and arrested him.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (8) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Fasayil village, north of Jericho; many villages, east of Yatta; al-Fawar refugee camp; Sa’ir, al-Shayoukh, Beit Ummer, Beit ‘Omrah and al-Hadb villages in Hebron.

 

Friday, 10 June 2016

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Senjil village, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Odai Mousa ‘Asfour (21) and arrested him.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aidah refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mahmoud al-Khatib, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), and arrested his son, Dawoud (17).

 

  • At approximately 02:20, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles moved into Qalqiliyia. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ibtisam Falih Mohamed Dowikat (50) and arrested her. It should be noted that Ibtisam’s son, Amar Dowikat, was arrested by Israeli forces before a week.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into many neighborhoods in Hebron, and stationed al-Jam’ah neighborhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ramadan Ali al-Qawasmah (37) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 17:20, Israeli forces stationed at ‘Awerta commercial checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, opened fire at Hasan Khalid Hasan al-Qadi (22) from ‘Awerta village. As a result, Hasan was hit with a live bullet to the abdomen and was then taken by an ambulance belonging to Magen David Adom (MDA) to Beilinson Hospital in Israel. Israeli forces claimed that the above-mentioned person attempted to carry out a stabbing attack with a sharp tool before opening fire at him. It should be noted that al-Qadi suffers from psychological disordersand has medical reports proving his health condition. Al-Qadi was previously exposed to attacks by Israeli forces for several times.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (8) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported:Badia village, northwest of Salfit; Kafur al-Deek village, west of the city; Showaykah suburb, north of Tulkarm; al-Fawar refugee camp; and Beit Ola, Sureef, and Samou’a villages in Hebron; Bidiya and Kafur al-Deek villages, west of Salfit .

 

Saturday, 11 June 2016

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces accompanied with 4 military vehicles moved into Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron, and stationed in al-Jouz valley area. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Yehia Ali Mousa Manasrah and Zayid Abdullah Abu Suninah. No arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Bal’ah village, northeast of Tulkarm. They raided and searched 4 houses before arresting their owners. In the meantime, confrontations erupted between many youngsters and Israeli soldiers. The youngsters threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers, who fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs to disperse them. The most violent confrontations erupted in Bir Abu Halawah area, cutting off the electricity as the electricity network was damaged. Israeli forces later withdrew taking the four civilians to an unknown destination. The arrested persons were identified as Mish’al Mohamed Abdul Jabar ‘Omayir (29), Mos’ab Ghasan ‘Afif Mir’y (26), Raied Abdul Latif Shahrour (29) and Abdul Latif “Mohamed Sharif” Abdul Latif Shahrour (29). All of the abovementioned arrested were former prisoners by in the prisons of the Palestinian Security Services on political grounds due to their affiliation with in Hamas movement.
  • At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces accompanied with 5 military vehicles moved into Roq’ah area, west of Yatta village, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Jamal Khalil Abu ‘Aram, and arrested his son, Mo’taz (15). At approximately 22:00, Israeli forces released Mo’taz following the intervention of the Palestinian Liaison. Moreover, Israeli soldiers moved into al-Karmel and al-Helah areas. They raided and searched two houses belonging to ‘Azam Khalil Makhamrah and Ra’fat al-‘Adreh, and no arrests were reported. Israeli forces for the third time within three days raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed “Mousa ‘Aid” Makhamrah (55), father of Mohamed, who was arrested in Tal Aviv after carrying out an armed attack along with his cousin Khalid Makhamrah on 08 June 2016. They arrested Ahmed (55) and then withdrew.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (10) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Bitllalo village, northwest of Ramallah; al-Jeftilk and al-‘Ojah villages, north of Jericho; Burqeen village, west of Salfit; al-‘Aroub refugee camp, Beit Ummer, Samou’a, and Beit ‘Omrah villages in Hebron; Burqeen, Kafur al-Deek and Bidiya villages, west of Salfit.

 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Sufeef village, northwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Sameer Saleh al-Qadi, PLC Member and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in ” Gosh Etzion” settlement complex, south of Bethlehem. In the meantime, other Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Abdul Fatah Hadoush (33) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Yatta, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Shahir Mousa Dawoud (40) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Ebzi’a village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Thaer Abu Zahir (21) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into the southern area in Hebron. They raided and searched two houses belonging to ‘Izz Ali Ghaith (39) and Baraka Rajeh Taha Abu Suninah (45) and arrested both of them.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (8) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: ‘Aboud, Deir Abu Mish’al, al-Nabi Saleh, and Deir Nizam villages in Ramallah; and al-Birkah and al-Roq’a areas in Yatta and Bani Na’im and Halhoul villages in Hebron.

 

Monday, 13 June 2016

 

  • At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm, and stationed in the southern neighbourhood. They raided and searched a garage from which they arrested Raied Fatehallah Mohamed Naseef (32) and Nihad “Ahmed Sameh” Suhail al-Edrisy (18). Few hours later, they released all the arrested persons.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into many neighbourhoods in Hebron. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Amar Yaser Qawasmah (29), Montasir Sa’ied al-Jundi (26), Fares Ali Qawasmah (26) and Ahmed Jalal al-Haimony (27).

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqiliya. They patrolled the area, during which, they arrested Ayman Abdul Fatah Radwan (22) and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem, and stationed in Sahlat ‘Obaid area and the western neighbourhood. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested three civilians and took them to an unknown destination. The arrested persons were identified as Hasan Mahmoud Hasan Taqatqah (24), Anas Mohamed Taqatqah (23) and Mo’taz Jalal Thawabtah (21).

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Qalqiliya. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mostafa Kamal al-Hendi, and no arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir al-Ghosoun village, north of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Zaki Mohamed Khalilah (28) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Faqu’a village, northeast of Jenin. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Mohamed Jamal Hasan ‘Aram (27), and Ayman Abdul Mo’ti Saleh Khadour (22) and arrested both of them.

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Wajdi Mohamed Darwish al-Qotub (26) in Tal Street, south of the city; and Khabab Marwan al-Hamd (34) in al-Ma’ageen neighbourhood, northwest of the city. Israeli forces arrested both of them and later withdrew.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aqrabah village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Atif Malik Deiriyah (60) and arrested him.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (5) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Qalqiliya, Ethna, Bani Na’im and Yatta villages in Hebron.

 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. They raided andsearched a house belonging to Ahmed Nasir Thawabtah (19) and arrested him.

                

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Ematin village, northeast of Qalqiliya. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mos’ab Ahmed ‘Obaid (20) and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service.
  • At approximately 21:20, Israeli warplanes launched a missile ata vacant land around 250 meters away from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Juhor al-Deek village, southeast of the Gaza City. No casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (6) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported:Kherbitha Bani Harith village, northwest of Ramallah; ‘Ain Yabroud village, northeast of the city; Roq’a, al-Hilah, Beit Ummer villages and al-Fawar refugee camp in Hebron.

 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

 

  • At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles moved into Yatta village, south of Hebron, and stationed in al-Roq’a area. They raided and searched houses and arrested Abdul ‘Aziz ‘Adil Rajab al-Yamani (32). In the meantime, other Israeli soldiers raided the southern area of the village. They raided and searched many houses belonging to the family of Abu Qbeitah, and arrested Mohamed Mahmoud Abu ‘Aram. After that, Israeli forces moved into al-Hilah area and raided a house belonging to Mohamed “Mousa ‘Aid” al-Makhamrah, father of Khail, who was arrested by Israeli forces on 08 June 2016, claiming that he carried out an armed attack in Tal Aviv on the same day. They handed the family an administrative demolition notice and gave them until 20 June 2016 to submit anappeal to the Israeli Courts. Furthermore, Israeli forces handed Ahmed “Mousa ‘Aid” al-Makhamrah an administrative demolition notice, claiming that his son, Mohamed participated in the Tel Aviv attack.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Jaber neighborhood in the southern area of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Arif Jaber (44). They arrested ‘Arif’s sons, Amir (18) and Mohamed (16), and took them to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into old ‘Askar refugee camp in Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Montasir Yousef Subaih (27) and arrested him. At approximately 05:00, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in the vicinity of al-Ghawi intersection and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers. After that, an Israeli jeep intentionally ran over Saleh Ali Abu al-‘Aind (21), from Balatah refugee camp. The driver ran over Salah abdomen several times and left him on the ground. Saleh was then taken to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, where medical sources classified his injuries as serious.

 

  • Around the same time,Israeli forces moved into Kafur Qalil village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Yunis Sabri Suliman Qani (34) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed Saleh Rashid ‘Elian (34) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ali Taqatqah and arrested his son, Ahmed (19).

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Mousa Ahmed Mousa Sa’ied (26) and Ahmed Mahmoud ‘Arif Ja’far (21) and arrested both of them.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Fahmah village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the former prisoner, Mahmoud Nawasrah (34), but he was not at home. They questioned the family members and threatened them that Ahmed must surrender to the Israeli forces. Israeli forces then withdrew and no arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 05:30, Israeli forces moved into Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Ahmed Sami Warda (29) and Jasir ‘Adana Jasir (22) and arrested both of them.

 

  • At approximately 07:00, Israeli military vehicles moved about 200 meters away from the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, into al-Shawka village, east of Rafah. They levelled lands and established sand barriers in the area. They then re-deployed along the border fence.

 

  • At approximately 09:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off Sheikh ‘Ajleen shore, opened fire at 4 Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 6 nautical. Israeli gunboats surrounded the four fishing boats, which was manned by 10 fishermen, and forced them to jump in the water and swim towards the gunboat. Israeli soldiers then arrested the fishermen and confiscated their boats and fishing tools. PCHR keeps the name of the arrested fishermen. At approximately 20:00 on the same day, Israeli forces released 8 of the arrested fishermen, while kept two under the arrest.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (5) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Jabi’ village, south of Jenin; Hawarah village, south of Nablus; and al-Burj, Karmah, and al-Shayioukh villages in Hebron.

 

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

 

Demonstrations against the annexation wall and settlement activities

 

  • Following the Friday prayer on 10 June 2016, dozens of Palestinians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organised protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities in Bil’in and Nil’in villages, west of Ramallah,and al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of city. Israeli forces used force to disperse the protesters by firing live bullets, metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs and chased the protesters into the olive fields and between houses. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.

Collective Punishment Policy:

 

  • On Thursday dawn, 09 June 2016, Israeli bulldozers closed the northern main entrance to Yatta, south of Hebron, in addition to the bypass roads leading to the city and its villages. Israeli forces imposed this cordon after declaring the city as a closed military zone as Mohammed Ahmed Makhamrah (21) and Mohammed Shehdah Makhamrah (22), both from Yata, carried out a shooting attack in a restaurant in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, 08 June 2016, killing 4 Israelis. Due to the Israeli measures, Yatta and other nearby villages with a population of about 120,000 civilians are imposed under a tightened cordon, so Tawjihi students were denied access to their exam halls with prior coordination. Moreover, ambulances were forced to previously coordinate with the Israeli security services before taking any patient out of the village.

 

The closed roads in Yatta were as follows:

 

Tawanah village Closed by sand barriers
Ma’een village Closed by cement cubes
Sosiya village Closed by iron gates
Yatta- Samou’a road Closed by sand barriers
Al-Fahs entrance Closed by an iron gate
Khilat al-Mayiah village Closed by sand and rock barriers
Al-Fawar refugee camp road Closed by iron gates
Yatta- Karmah village road Closed by sand barriers
Karmah village entrance Closed by cement cubes
Yatta northern entrance “Zaif” Closed by cement cubes
Bypass Road (60) Closed many bypass roads leading to Yatta

 

  • At approximately 02:00 on Thursday, a large force of Israeli soldiers accompanied with over 40 military vehicles, 10 armored personnel carriers and a bulldozer, moved into Yatta, and stationed in Mizmer area, northeast of the city. Israeli infantry forces deployed between houses and patrolled the streets, causing fear among the residents escpailly children and women. They then raided and searched a house belonging to Khalid Mohamed “Mousa ‘Aid” Makhamrah, who was accused by Israeli forces of carrying out the Tel Aviv attack. They also raided and searched a two-storey house belonging to Kahlid’s cousin, and locked all the family members in one room. They precisely searched the house for 3 hours, during which, an explosive engineering team arrived to take photos and measurements of the house. After that, Israeli forces arrested Ibrahim “Mousa ‘Aid” Makhamrah (34), and withdrew later. In the meanwhile, another force of Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed “Mousa ‘Aid” Makhamrah (55), in al-Hilah area. Israeli forces accused Mousa’ son, Mohamed (22), of participating in the Tel Aviv attack. They then arrested Mohamed and withdrew. Furthermore, Israeli forces raided and searched a 500-square-meter house of 3 floors belonging to ‘Ayish Mousa Zain ‘Awad. They then took photos and measurements of the house and detained the 3 families living in the same house. They told ‘Ayish to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in “Gosh ‘Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, along with his sons, after looking for his son Yunis (22), who was not at home in that night. Another force of Israeli forces raided many areas in the city and arrested Mohamed Mousa Mohamed Zain, Yousef Isma’il Shehada, Khalil Shehada Salama Makhamrah, Jamal ‘Azam Khalil Shehada and Saleem Mohamed Saleem Meghnim.

 

  • On Friday, 10 June 2016, for the second consecutive day, Israeli forces continued to close the main and sub entrances to Yatta, and all the nearby villages’ entrances leading to Yatta. Many civilians forced to take rough and far roads to enter the city. There were many patients suffering severe health conditions as around 25 patients in need for kidney dialysis were taken out of the city. Moreover, Israeli soldiers prevented garbage trucks from being out of Yatta for long time, claiming that there is no prior coordination, in addition to detaining a truck of them. Yatta Municipality confirmed that about 50 tons of garbage was daily transported out of Yatta to the landfill, and if this garbage was not transported on time, it would cause diseases to residents. Aound 40% of Yatta residents are basically dependent on potable water transferred in water tanks from the distribution points in Hebron. The water tanks were denied access to the city on Thursday and Friday. Furthermore, Israeli forces moved into Beit ‘Omrah village, east of Yatta. They raided and searched a house belonging to Isma’il Mohamed Ed’ais (34) and arrested him. Israeli forces also moved into Zareef area, north of Yatta, and raided a house belonging to Ihab Mohamed Abu Hussain, and arrested him. In addition, Israeli forces arrested Yunis ‘Ayish Mousa ‘Awad (22) after heading to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gosh ‘Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem.

 

  • At approximately 02:00 on Saturday, 11 June 2016, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles, a bulldozer and VOLVO digger, moved into Beit ‘Omrah village, east of Yatta, south of Hebron. They stationed in the center of the village, near Rab’i Ibn ‘Amir Mosque, and surrounded a house belonging to Badir Abdullah Mahmoud Ed’ais (48) and demolished his house.Israeli forces accused Badir’s son, Murad (16) of killingan Israeli female settler (38), after raiding “Otniel” settlement on 17 January 2016. Murad was arrested two days after the incident and was then taken to the interrogation centre in Ashkelon prison.On 24 January 2016, Israeli forces handed Ed’ais a notice to demolish his house on Monday, 13 June 2016. The appeal hearing was determined via Lawyer Migal from the Center for the Defence of the Individual (Hamkod).  On 01 June 2016, the family was surprisingly informed that the appeal was rejected without a court session. After that, the abovementioned family vacated their 170-square-meter house comprised of two floors; the first is 170squaremeters and shelters 5 family members, including 2 children, while the second floor is 150 square meters is ready for habitation. Israeli forces also leveled a 70-cubic-meter water well and a 70- square- meter house yard.  The total value of the building is NIS 270,000.

 

  1. 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.

 

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.

 

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. However, they lately allowed the exportation of some vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, furniture and fish.

 

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 also continued applying the policy of making certain civilian traveling via the crossing interviewed by the Israeli intelligence service to be questioned, blackmailed or arrested.

 

Movement at Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, southeast of Rafah, is designated for the movement of goods

 

Date Imports
Category Amount
Tons Number Liters
06 June Various goods 3835
Humanitarian aid 16603
Cooking gas 272,620
Benzene 185,989
Diesel

Diesel for

507,283

77,050

Industrial fuel 339,000
Construction aggregates 11800
Cement 3560
Construction steel 540
07 June Various goods 4343
Humanitarian aid 16636
Cooking gas 209,930
Benzene 225,998
Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

510,990

38,000

Industrial fuel 376,983
Construction aggregates 12520
Cement 3440
Construction steel 270
08 June Various goods 3952,2
Humanitarian aid 13786
Cooking gas 202,780
Benzene 144,970
Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

 

 

 

 

739,286

76,000

Industrial fuel 412,014
Construction aggregates 9240
Cement 3880
Construction steel 480
09 June Various goods 4220
Humanitarian aid 11379
Cooking gas 283,750
Benzene 296,974
Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

615,986

38,000

Industrial fuel 418,000
Construction aggregates 7640
Cement 3400
Construction steel 180

 

Exports:        

 

  • On Monday, 06June 2016, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of a truckload of clothes, a truckload of furniture, a truckload of animal skin, 6 truckloads of scrap, 0.45 tons of garlic and a truckload of mint .
  • On Tuesday, 07 June 2016, Israeli forces allowed the exportation a truckload of furniture, 5 truckloads of tomatoes and 1.6 tons of sweet peppers.
  • On Wednesday, 08 June 2016, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 6 truckloads of scrap.
  • On Sunday, 22 June 2016, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 4 truckloads of tomatoes, 0.8 tons of eggplants, a truckload of sweet peppers and a truckload of animal skin.

 

 

BeitHanoun (“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

08 –13 June 2016

 

Category 08 June 09 June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13 June
Patients 63 43 5 53
Companions 62 38 7 49
Personal needs 13 46 12 63
Families

of prisoners

57
Arabs from

Israel

1 6 3 5
Diplomats 1 2
International journalists
International workers 34 49 9 12
Travelers

abroad

2 56
Business people 253 314 1 2 434
Business meetings
Security interviews 4 4
VIPs 2 2
Ambulances

to Israel

3 1 1 1 7
Patients’ Companions 3 3 3

 

Notes:

 

  • On Wednesday,08 June 2016, Israeli authorities allowed 5 persons and on Thursday, 09 June 2016, allowed 6 personsto renew their permits.
  • On Saturday and on Sunday, 11 and 12 June 2016, Israeli authorities entirely closed the crossing and on Monday, 13 June 2016, Israeli forces exceptionally opened the crossing until 13:00 on under the pretext of the Jewish holidays.

 

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 established (22) checkpoints all over the city.

 

On Thursday, 09 June 2016, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the northern entrance to Yatta, the northern entrance to Hebron, the entrance to al-Aroub refugee camp, the entrance to Wad al-Shajenah road and the entrance to Ethna village.

 

On Friday, 10 June 2016, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the southern entrances to Hebron, and al-Samou’ and Bani Na’im village. On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the entrance to al-Fahes, southeast of Yatta; the entrance to Zeef, north of Yatta, Khelat al-Mayah road, east of Yatta, east of Ethna and al-Kume villages.

 

On Sunday,12 June 2016, they established 2 checkpoints at the entrance to Ethna village and at the northern entrance to Yatta (Zeef). On Monday, 13 June 2016, Israeli forces established two checkpoints at the southern entrance to Hebron and at the entrance to Zeef, north of Yatta.

 

On Tuesday, 14 June 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the northern entrances to Yatta. on Wednesday, 15 June 2016, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the southern entrances to Halhoul ( Jouret Bahlas) and Bani Naim, Beit Awa, Yatta road and al-Samou’ villages

 

Ramallah and al-Bireh: Israeli forces established (13) checkpoints all over the city.

 

On Thursday, 09 June 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the northern entrance to Ein Seniya village and the northern entrance to Birzeit village, north of Ramallah.

 

On Friday, 10 June 2016, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the crossroad of Beit

 

Our al-Tahta village, southwest of Ramallah, at the entrance to Sanagal village, north of the city and under the bridge of Yabroud village, northeast of the city.

 

On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrance to al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah and under the bridge of Kharbatha al-Mesbah village, southwest of the city.

 

On Sunday, 12 June 2016, Israeli forces established 6 checkpoints at the entrances to Aboud, al-Nabi Saleh, Deir Abu Mesh’al and Deir Netham villages, northwest of Ramallah and the northern entrance to Birzeit village, north of the city.

 

Qalqiliyah :Israeli forces established (6) checkpoints all over the city.

 

on Saturday, 11 June 2016, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the eastern entrance to Qalqiliyah, the entrance to Jeet village, north of the city and the entrance to Azzoun village, east off the city.

 

At approximately 00:15 on Sunday, 12 June 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to Jeet village, northeast of Qaliqliyah. At approximately 19:30, they re-established the checkpoint in the abovementioned village in which the Israeli soldiers checked the ID cards of Palestinians and their vehicles and arrested Akram Mohammed Suwan from the General Intelligence office and then released him before removing the checkpoint.

 

At approximately 13:30 on Monday, 13 June 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint between Azoun and al-Tabeeb villages, east of Qalqiliyah.

 

Salfit: Israeli forces established (12) checkpoints all over the city.

 

At approximately 20:30 on Thursday, 09 June 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to al-Zawiyah village, west of Salfit. On Saturday,11 June 2016, Israeli forces established 6 checkpoints as follows: al-Ain area in Kafer al-deek village, the road between Kafer al-Deek and Qarawet Bani Zaid village, the entrance to al-Zawiyah village, west of Salfit, the western entrance to Hares village, north of the city, the crossroad of Deir Estiya village, northwest of the city and the bridge of eskaka village, east of Salfit.

 

On Sunday, 12 June 2016, Israei forces established 3 checkpoints at the northern entrance to Salfit, the bridge of al-Zawiyah village, west of the city, the western entrance to Deir Estiya village, northwest of the city. At approximately 18:45 on Monday. 13 June 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint between Rafadat and Deir Ballut villages, west of Salfit. At approximately 22:30, they established a checkpoint at the entrance to Hares village, north of the city. they beat Sameer Saleh Ghanam (51) from Jenin. his medical condition was classified as moderate.

 

Tulkarm:

At approximately 19:00 on Friday, 10 June 2016, Israeli forces stationed at Enab checkpoint established on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus, east of Tulkarm, tightened its arbitrary measures against Palestinian civilians and obstructed their way.

 

Jenin:

At approximately 21:30 on Thursday, 09 June 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the crossroad of Zabouba and Romanah villages, northwest of Jenin. At approximately 15:00 on Friday, 10 June 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the crossroad of Romanah village, northwest of Jenin and approximately 23:00, they established a checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Ya’bud village, southwest of the city.

 

Arrests at military checkpoints

 

  • At approximately 16:00 on Thursday, 09 June 2016, Israeli forces stationed at the entrance to al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron’s Old City, arrested Mahmoud ‘Ayed al-Tarairah (40) from Bani Na’im village, east of the city, claiming that he had a knife.

 

  • At approximately 23:00 on Sunday, 12 June 2016, Israeli forces stationed near the annexation wall gate established on lands of ‘Azoun Etmah village, south of Qalqiliyah, arrested Obaidah Walid Zayat (23) attempting to enter Israel for work and later released him.

 

  • on Monday, 13 June 2016, Israeli forces arrested Ahmed Salem al-‘Abiyat (80) from Bethlehem when he was on his way to visit his son Naief al-‘Abiyat who is a prisoner in “Eshel” prison in Beersheba inside Israel. It should be noted that Naeif has been arrested since 19 December 2006 and is serving two life sentences and 25 years after being accused of killing Israeli settlers in 2004.

 

  • At approximately 21:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, Israeli forces arrested Mousa Ahmed Saied (26) from Jenin refugee camp, north of the West Bank, while crossing Taqou’ checkpoint, southeast of Bethlehem.

 

  • On Wednesday, 15 June 2016, Israeli forces arrested Fouz Ali Mahmud Awad (55) while she was visiting her son Mousa ‘Awad in Negev prison and then taken to an unknown destination for no reason.

 

  1. Efforts to Create Jewish majority

 

Israeli forces escalated their attacks on Palestinian civilians and their property. They have also continued their raids on al-Aqsa Mosque and denied the Palestinians access to it:

 

Arrests and Incursions:

 

  • At approximately 04:00 on Friday, 10 June 2016, Israeli forces moved into Hezmah village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched several houses after which they arrested Nader Salem al-Basha (39) and Mohammed Abdul Mo’tiSbaih (34).

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on Saturday, 11 June 2016, Israeli forces attacked and beat five Palestinian civilians with sticks and batons, pepper-sprayed their faces. After firing rubber-coated metal bullets in the area, the civilians were arrested when they were near al-Ghwanmah Gate in the Old City in East Jerusalem without any justification. As a result, five civilians sustained bullet shrapnel wounds and were identified as namely as Hatem Muhalwis, Ahed al-Rasheq, Arafat Sader, Ramadan Sader and Thaer Sader, all between 35 and 45 years old. Those civilians were transported al-Maqased Hospital to receive medical treatment.  The arrested civilians were identified as Ashraf al-Sharbati, Shadi al-Natshah, Ahmed al-Baseti, Mohammed al-Baseti and Mohammed al-Basheti.

 

  • At approximately 03:30 on Monday, 13 June 2016, Israeli forces moved into al-Mukaber Mount neighbourhood, southeast of East Jerusalem and stationed in the schools’ street in the village. They raided and searched a number of houses after which they arrested Ali Khaled Ouaisat (16) and Shadi Nasser Ouaisat (20).

 

  • At approximately 02:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, Israeli forces moved into al-Issawiyah village, northeast of Jerusalem from the western entrance and stationed in al-Thahrah gate in the village. They raided and searched a number of houses after which they arrested Mohammed Essa Mustafa (24) and Rami Azmi Mustafa (23).

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on the same Tuesday, Israeli forces moved into ‘Anata village, northeast of Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ayman Mousa al-Rufa’i (21) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 16:00 on the same Tuesday, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to Ammar al-Hadrah (37) in al-Tur neighbourhood, east of the Old City in East Jerusalem and then arrested him under the pretext of publish images of Palestinian victims and praising them on
  • At approximately 02:00 on Wednesday, 15 June 2016, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to Ibrahim al-Wazani in al-Eizariya village, east of East Jerusalem. They then arrested Ibrahim’s son Majd (21).

 

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

 

Israeli Forces Attacks:

 

  • At approximately 02:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, Israeli forces accompanied with five military jeeps and a bulldozer moved into Kherbet al-Berkah area, southwest of Yatta, south of Hebron. They stationed in the area and started demolishing a 150-square-meter retaining wall belonging to Mohammed N’oman Na’ameen under the pretext of building without a permit.

 

Settlers Attacks:

 

  • At approximately 09:30 on Sunday, 12 June 2016, around 140 Israeli settlers protected by the Israeli forces raided al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City in East Jerusalem via al-Maghrbah “Dung” Gate divided into groups following calls by “The alleged temple organizations” on the so-called “Descent of the Torah” holiday.The Islamic Awqaf Department explained that 140 settlers broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque through Dung Gate during the morning break-ins. They varied out tours at Al-Aqsa gates especially Lions, Al-Qataneen and Al-Hadeed (Iron) Gates and performed their religious rituals outside the gates. During this, Israeli forces arrested an employee of the Islamic Awqaf, Mohammad Rweidi (41), and one of Al-Aqsa guards, Hamzeh Nimer (36).

 

  • At approximately 22:25 on Monday, 13 June 2016, a group of settlers moving from “Yitzhar” settlement, south of Nablus, threw stones at a Palestinian vehicle passing on the road to Hawara village. As a result, the right front window, the rear windshield and the left blinker were damaged. The driver stopped his vehicle 200 meters away from the place when a Palestinian ambulance arrived along with the Israeli military liaison and the Israeli police. They questioned the driver namely Emad Jebril Saleh (35), who is a first assistant in the Palestinian police in Tulkarm. Emad, who was hit with a stone to his abdomen, was accompanied with his cousin Majd Ahmed Hamdan Saleh (29,) who is a first lieutenant in the Palestinian National Security in Jericho, was hit with a stone to his head and right shoulder. Both Emad and Majd from Asirah al-Qabliyah village, south of the city, were on their way to the city. They then were transported to Rafedia Hospital in Nablus. At approximately 01:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, they left the hospital after  they received medical treatment.


 

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 latest 51-day offensive 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;

 

 

 

 

 

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