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

(01 – 07 November 2018)

 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip
  • A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return and Breaking Siege protests.
  • 77 civilians, including 12 children, a woman, a journalist and 3 paramedics, were wounded; 4 of them sustained serious wounds.

 

  • Israeli forces continued to open fire at the border areas in the Gaza Strip
  • A Child was killed near the border fence in the central Gaza Strip.

 

  • A child succumbed to wounds he sustained in the 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip.

 

  • Israeli forces wounded 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, in the West Bank.

 

  • Israeli forces conducted 88 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 2 limited ones into the southern Gaza Strip.
  • 53 civilians, including 11 children and a woman, were arrested in the West Bank.
  • 10 of them, including 7 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.

 

  • Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Two houses were demolished in Beit Hanina in addition to a building of 12 residential apartments in Sho’afat refugee camp and a commercial facility in Silwan.

 

  • Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.
  • 3 barracks and 5 tents were demolished, uprooted and confiscated in Kherbet Bzeiq in the Northern Jordan Valleys.
  • 7 civilians, including a baby girl, sustained wounds and bruises due to settlers’ attacks against them.

 

  • 3 shooting incidents were reported against fishing boats in the sea, but no casualties were reported.

 

  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 12th consecutive year.
  • 103 permanent checkpoints, 100 temporary checkpoints and 14 closed roads obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.
  • 5 civilian were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (01 – 07 November 2018).

 

Shooting:

 

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces killed ‘Emad Shahin (17) from al-Nussairat refugee camo when the Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israeli, east of al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip opened fire at 3 Palestinian children and youngsters who approached the border fence.  As a result, one of them was wounded, arrested and then taken by a helicopter to Soroka Hospital.  On 14 November 2018, the Israeli media declared his death after succumbing to his wounds.

 

On 07 November 2018, the medical sources at al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron declared the death of Ahmed al-Najjar (21) from Khan Younis after he succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return Protests, east of Khuza’ah, east of the City.  The above-mentioned civilian was wounded on 26 October 2018 with a bullet that penetrated his abdomen and exited his back during his participation in the Return protests near the Return encampment in eastern Khuza’ah.  At that time, he was referred to the Gaza European hospital where his condition was described as serious and after few days he was referred to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron until his death was declared.

 

In the same context, on 02 November 2018, the medical sources declared the death of Mohammed al-Rifi (13) from al-Nafaq Street in Gaza City after he succumbed to wounds he sustained in the 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip.

 

As part of using excessive forces against the peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders, the Israeli forces during the reporting period wounded 77 civilians, including 12 children, a woman, a journalist and 3 paramedics.  Four of those wounded sustained serious injuries.

Injuries in the Gaza Strip between 01 and 07 November 2018 in Each City

 

City Injuries
Total Children Women Journalists Paramedics Critical Conditions
Northern Gaza Strip 28 7 1 1 2 1
Gaza City 15 0 0 0 0 1
Central Gaza Strip 4 0 0 0 1 0
Khan Younis 18 3 0 0 0 0
Rafah 12 2 0 0 0 2
Total 77 12 1 1 1 3

 

As part of targeting the Palestinian fishermen in the sea, the Israeli forces continued to escalate their attacks against the Palestinian fishermen, indicating the on-going Israeli policy to target their livelihoods.  During the reporting period, PCHR documented 3 attacks against the fishermen in the north-western Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.  However, no casualties or damage to the boat was reported.

 

In the West Bank, during the reporting period, the Israeli forces wounded 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a woman, in separate shooting incidents.

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 88 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 9 similar ones into Jerusalem and its suburbs. During those incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 43 Palestinians, including 4 children and a woman, in the West Bank.  Meanwhile, 10 other civilians, including 7 children, were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 05 November 2018, Israeli forces moved 50 meters into al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip.  They levelled lands and set barbed wires around 50 meters away from the western side of the main border fence.

 

On 07 November 2018, Israeli forces carried a similar incursion into eastern Khuza’ah village, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

 

Israeli Forces continued to create a Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem:

 

As part of the Israeli house demolitions and notices, on 06 November 2018, the Israeli forces demolished 2 residential houses belonging to the family of Kamel al-Rajabi and his sons in al-Aqshqariyah neighbourhood in Beit Hanina, north of occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a license.  The 130-square-meter houses were built 4 months ago and sheltered 3 families of 12 members, including 5 children.

 

On the same day, the Israeli municipal bulldozers demolished a commercial facility in Beer Ayoub neighbourhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, udner the pretext of unlicensed construction.  The facility belonged to Mohamed ‘Odah and was built a year and a half ago on an area of 20 square meters.  The facility is a canteen for selling sandwiches and drinks and supported 3 families.

 

On 07 November 2018, Israeli municipal bulldozers demolished a residential building in Sho’afat refugee camp, north of East Jerusalem’s Old City, belonging to Mahmoud al-Jaradat under the pretext of the unlicensed construction and its closeness to the annexation wall.  The building was comprised of 4 floors; 3 of which were residential and a ground floor that was used as a car parking.  The building was 600 square meters and included 12 residential apartments; 8 were ready for inhabitation.

 

Israeli Forces continued their settlement activities, and the settlers continued their attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property

 

As part of demolition of houses and other civil objects, on 05 November 2018, the Israeli forces demolished, uprooted and confiscated 3 barracks and 5 tents belonging to ‘Omer Bshara in Kherbet Bzeiq in the Jordan Valleys, east of Tubas on 05 November 2018.  Two of these barracks and tents were residential while one of them was used for sheltering sheep.  The Israeli forces confiscated tin plates and the tents and later withdrew.

 

As part of the Israeli settlers’ attacks against the Palestinians civilians and their property, PCHR’s fieldworkers documented 4 attacks by settlers, including2 in Hebron and 2 in Nablus.  As a result of those attacks, 7 civilians, including a baby girl, were wounded.

 

 

Details

 

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

 

Thursday, 01 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Asker Old and New refugee camps, northeast of Nablus. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Qassam Fathi Abdul Fattah Qandeel (22), from ‘asker Old refugee camp, and Ahmed Fathi Marshoud (20), from ‘Asker al-Qadim refugee camp and then arrested them.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Duheishah refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Nidal Na’im Abu ‘Akar (50) and then arrested him and his son Mohammed (20).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Hebron and stationed in al-Hawouz area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Anas Mohammed Rasras (46) and then arrested him. It should be noted that the Israeli forces raided the house of the abovementioned civilian few months ago and confiscated his car.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Qabatiyah village, southeast of Jenin. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Majeed Mohammed Tawfiq ‘Alawnah (17) and Mohammed Amjad Sa’ed Zakarnah (17) and then arrested them.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Mazra’ah al-Ghrabiyah village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested journalist Tha’er Mohammed Shraiteh (26) and his father Mohammed Shraiteh (60) and his brother Yasser (33) in addition to civilians namely Adam Ibrahim Ladadwah (22) and Shahed ‘Essa Abu Lailah (24). After 5 hours, the Israeli forces released all the civilians, but Kept Shahed Abu Lailah under arrest.

 

  • At approximately 14:15, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, adjacent to al-Waha resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire and chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (10) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Selah al-Harithiah village, west of Jenin; Kufor Qalil village, south of Nablus; Safarin, Beit Led and Zeta villages in Tulkarm; Qalqiliyah, ‘Azzoun village, east of the city; Ethna, al-Shuyoukh villages and al-‘Aroub refugee camp in Hebron.

 

Friday, 02 November 2018:

 

  • At approximately 08:05, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, adjacent to al-Waha resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire and chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (9) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: ‘Azzoun and Sir villages, east of Qalqiliyah; ‘Anabtah, Kufor Roman and Ramin villages, northeast of the city; al-Fawar refugee camp; Beit Ummer, Sa’ir and al-Mawreq villages in Hebron.

 

Saturday, 03 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces accompanied with several vehicles moved into Nablus and its camps from all entrances in order to carry out arrest campaigns. They patrolled the city neighborhoods and camps and then raided and searched and searched several houses. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian young men and children gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers. The soldiers heavily fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. As a result, a 23-year-old civilian, from ‘Ein Beit al-Ma’a refugee camp, west of the city, was hit with a live bullet to the left foot. He was admitted to Rafidiya Hospital to receive medical treatment and doctors classified his injury as moderate. The Israeli forces also arrested Mohammed Qassas al-Akhras (24) and Kamal Mansour (22).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Bazaria village, northwest of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Nasser Mas’oud Nasser (22) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 16:30, Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Maghazi in the central Gaza Strip, opened fire at 3 Palestinian children, who approached the abovementioned border fence. As a result, one of them namely Emad Khalil Ibrahim Shaheen (17), from al-Nuseirat (the new refugee camp) was wounded and then arrested by the Israeli forces. The soldiers carried him on a litter. After 20 minutes, the soldiers put him in a helicopter that took him to Soka Hospital. Israeli media sources announced later that the Israeli forces opened fire at a Palestinian after he approached the border fence and he was transferred to Soka Hospital in Israel and doctors classified his injury as moderate. At approximately 15:00 on Sunday, 04 November 2018, the Israeli media sources announced his death succumbing his wounds. At approximately 17:00 on Tuesday, 06 November 2018, Palestinian Civil Liaison confirmed the news of the child’s death. The Israeli forces still detain the child’s dead body until the reporting period.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (12) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Tulkarm, Shuweikah, Deir al-Ghusoun, ‘Atil, ‘Anabtah, Kufor al-Labd, Beit Led, al-Jarushiyah, Safarin and Far’oun villages in Tulkarm; al-Thaheriyah and Surif villages in Hebron.

 

Sunday, 04 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ehab Tahah al-Tamimi (26) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 14:20, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, adjacent to al-Waha resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire and chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

  • At approximately 18:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqiliyah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Abdul Rahman Saleh ‘Adeli (22) and the arrested him.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (10) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: ‘Anzah village, south of Jenin; Nablus and ‘Aqraba village, southeast of the city; Hebron, Dura, Beit Awla and al-Semia village, Tulkarm, Shuweikah suburb and Noor Shamas refugee camp in the abovementioned city.

 

Monday, 05 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron and stationed in al-Mesrarah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Ali Ibrahim ‘Adi (60), locked the family members in one room and then arrested Abdul Majeed (30). Following that, the Israeli forces moved into Khelat al-‘Ein area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Wahid Hamdi Abu Maria (55) and handed a summons to his son Khetab (16) to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gush Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem. At approximately 09:00, Khetab was arrested after he referred to the abovementioned Intelligence Service. It should be noted that Khetab was released 14 days ago after he served a month and half in the Israeli jails and paid a bill of NIS 2000.

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Emad Eden Jamal Abu al-Haija (27) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. Thy raided and searched several houses after which they arrested 3 civilians namely Majd Nabhan Abu al-Nada (19), Faraj Omer al-Sanouri (26) and Yahiya Jamil Najem (24) and then arrested them.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Barta’ah eastern village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Jamal Mas’oud (23) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, an Israeli force moved into Selah al-Harithiyah village, west of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Asem Abdul Rahman Abu al-Khair (38) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mousa Ahmed Hamed (18) and then arrested him. The soldiers also confiscated about NIS 6,000 from Hamed’s house.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Kufor Ne’mah village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Hasan Nasser (37) and then arrested him. It should be noted that Ahmed was a former prisoner and he served 4 years of imprisonment in the Israeli jails.

 

  • At approximately 04:30, an Israeli force moved the camp established on the outskirts of “Carmi Tsur” settlement, north of the city, into Safin area in the western neighborhood in Halhoul, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Khalid Shehdah Ahmed Doudah (54), attacked his 4 children and his wife and cursed them. The soldiers then arrested his son Mohanned (19) . Khalid attempted to give his son some clothes, but the soldiers attacked him and fired a live bullet at him. As a result, Khalid was wounded to the left knee. He was taken via a Palestinian ambulance to Hebron Governmental Hospital. Khalid said to PCHR’s fieldworker that:

 

” At approximately 16:30, I  woke up on a sound of movement around the house and when I looked from the window, I found that Israeli soldiers surrounding the house. My son Ahmed (24) woke up and stood next to me. The soldiers shouted from outside “open the door.” When Ahmed opened the door, the soldiers violently rushed inside the house and handcuffed me with plastic ties as one of them pushed me, causing me to fall on a wooden chair. The soldiers handcuffed my son Ahmed, pushed him to the ground and then beat him. After that, the soldiers took my son Mohanned (19) from his room while he was in his underwear. My wife was shouting as a soldier pushed her to the kitchen cupboard. Meanwhile, the soldiers brought my son Mahmoud as he was handcuffed and a soldier, who was holding him from his neck, pushed him to the ground and pressed on his back by his knee. Arguments continued between us and the soldiers, who then took Mohanned outside. We followed Mohanned to give him a jacket as the weather was cold, but the soldiers attacked us, so one of my sons threw a wooden chair towards the soldiers to keep them away. I then heard a soldiers saying in Jewish language “open fire.” I thought that the soldiers fired a tear gas canister, so I said to my son to stay away. I then felt pain in my knee and walked for 3 steps, but then fell down on the ground  and told my sons that I was shot.”

 

  • At approximately 08:00, Israeli forces accompanied with a number of military vehicles and bulldozers moved about 50 meters from the border fence into al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. They leveled lands adjacent to the abovementioned border fence and set barbed wires that were about 50 meters into the west of border fence and then redeployed along the border fence.

 

  • At approximately 10:00, Ahmed Abdul Nasser Ed’ais (28), from Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron, was hit with a live bullet to the lower limbs after Israeli soldiers stationed at the eastern entrance to “Kiryat Arba” settlement. The Israeli soldiers claimed that Ahmed attempted to carry out a stab attack. An Israeli ambulance took him to  Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. it should be noted that Ahmed suffers from a psychiatric illness.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (10) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Nablus and Beit Furik village, east of the city; Qalqiliyah, Salfit, Kafel Hares, Qarawet Bani Hassan, Deir Estia, Kufor al-Deek, Bruqin and Eskaka villages in Salfit.

 

Tuesday,  06 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Jaffa Street, west of Nablus. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Omer (19) and Suheib Samir Fou’ad al-Surkaji (25) and then arrested them.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Yatta, south of Hebron and stationed in Roq’ah neighborhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Samir Abu ‘Aram (29) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into the southern area in Hebron and stationed in Um al-Daliah area. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Taiseer al-Atrash (24) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Joyous village, northeast of Qalqiliyah. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Mohammed ‘Issam Khalid (15) and Ahmed Sha’ban Nufal (23) and then arrested them.

 

  • At approximately 11:20, Israeli Border Guards forces opened fire at Fatmah abdul Rahman Mohammed al-Shawish (37), from Dura, southwest of Hebron, when she was near a petrol station in “Kfar Adumim” settlement, east of occupied East Jerusalem. As a result, Fatmah was hit with a live bullet to the thigh and then arrested and taken to Hadassah Medical Center to receive treatment. The Israeli forces claimed that Fatmah attempted to carry out a stab attack, but she was naturalized by the soldiers.

 

  • At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested Maher Ahmed Thaher (21), his brother Mahdi (24) and Shadi Dar Khalil (21).

 

  • At approximately 23:15 on Tuesday, 06 November 2018, Israeli forces moved into Nablus to secure the entry of busses carrying settlers, who went to “Joseph Tomb” in the eastern side of the city to perform their Talmudic prayers and religious rituals. Dozens of Palestinian young men and children gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli vehicles. The Israeli forces fired live and rubber bullets at them. as a result, 3 civilians, including a child, were wounded. They were taken to Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus to receive medical treatment. Doctors classified their injuries as moderate.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (7) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: ‘Ajjah village, south of Jenin; Kufor Qalil village, south of Nablus; Hebron; Bani Na’im, al-Samou’a, Nuba and al-Koum villages.

 

Wednesday, 11 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Noor Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested ‘Ala’a Yusuf Abdul Qader Shabrawi (35) and Mohammed Mahmoud al-‘Azab (30). It should be noted that Shabrawi was a former prisoner, who served 12 years of imprisonment in the Israeli jails.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Ya’bud village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Ahmed Bilal Abu Baker (18) and Ahmed Tareq Abu Baker (18) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 11:00, Israeli forces accompanied with a number of military vehicles moved about 100 meters into the east of Khuza’ah village, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. They leveled lands along the border fence and then headed to the north. Few hours later, the Israeli forces redeployed along the border fence, east of al-Qararah.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (3) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: al-Dahiyah neighborhood and Kufor Qalil village, south of Nablus; Shuweikah suburb in Tulkarm.

 

Child Succumbed to Wounds He Sustained in the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip:

 

  • At approximately 07:30 on Saturday, 02 November 2018, Mohammed Nasser Ziyad al-Refi (13), from al-Nafaq Street in Gaza City, succumbed to wounds he sustained in the 2014 Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. Mohammed was wounded on 21 August 2014, when he and his family were in an agricultural land owned by his grandfather, near the house. An Israeli warplane launched a missile at them, causing the death of 3 persons namely Mohammed Ziyad al-Refi (28), his brother Nasser (38) and his son Omer (9), who is Mohammed’s twin. Few days later, Maram Tareq al-Refi (7) and her brother Ziyad (9) succumbed to their wounds. Mohammed suffered from his injury as he was hit with a shrapnel to neck vertebrae, causing a cut to the spinal cord and lead to quadriplegia. Mohammed was transferred to Mar Youssef Hospital in Jerusalem, but doctors could not treat him, so he came back to Gaza City. Mohammed stayed at Al-Wafa’ Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation & Specialized Surgery in al-Zahra’a City as he was artificially breathing. His health condition deteriorated and he lost consciousness for 10 days and then died.

 

Use of Force against Demonstrations in Protest against the U.S. President’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel:

 

Israeli forces continued its excessive use of lethal force against peaceful demonstration organized by Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and it was named as “The Great March of Return and Breaking Siege.” The demonstration was in protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration to move the U.S. Embassy to it. According to PCHR fieldworkers’ observations, the border area witnessed large participation by Palestinian civilians as the Israeli forces continued to use upon highest military and political echelons excessive force against the peaceful demonstrators, though the demonstration were fully peaceful. The demonstration was as follows during the reporting period:

 

Gaza Strip:

 

In the Thirty-second week of the March of Return and Breaking Siege activities, Israeli forces wounded 77 civilians, including 12 children, a  child, a woman, a journalist and 3 paramedics. Doctors classified 4 civilian’s injuries as serious. The incidents were as follows:

 

  • The Northern Gaza Strip: 11 civilians, including 3 children and a woman, were wounded. Four of them were hit with live bullets and their shrapnel, 4 were hit with rubber bullets and 3 were hit with tear gas canisters. doctors classified a civilian’s injury as serious.

 

  • In Gaza City: 15 civilians were wounded. Nine of them were hit with live bullets and their shrapnel, 2 were hit with rubber bullets and 4 were hit with tear gas canisters. doctors classified a civilian’s injury as serious.

 

  • Khan Younis: Israeli forces’ shooting at demonstrators, which continued 18:30, resulted in the injury of 18 civilians, including 3 children. Six of them were hit with live bullets, 11 were hit with tear gas canisters and one civilian was hit with a rubber bullet.

 

  • The Central Gaza Strip: 4 civilians were wounded, including Khalid Abdul Rahman Khalil al-Shatali (26), a paramedic volunteering at Medical Services, was hit with a tear gas canister to the upper limbs

 

  • Rafah City: Israeli forces’ shooting resulted in the injury of 12 civilians, including 2 children. Seven of them were hit with live bullets, 4 were hit with tear gas canisters and one civilian was hit with a rubber bullet. Doctors classified 2 civilians’ injuries as serious.

 

  • At approximately 15:00 on Monday, 05 November 2018, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, and Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, opened fire and fired sound bombs at dozens of Palestinian civilians, who were in the Return coastal camp, adjacent to “Zikim” military base, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. It should be noted that this is the 15th time for Palestinian boats to sail for Breaking the Siege, in addition to another group of civilians, who were swimming in the sea. As a result, 17 civilians, including 4 children, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were wounded. The wounded paramedics were identified as:

 

  1. Ibrahim Mazen Suleiman Abu Talikh (19), a paramedic volunteering at Rozan al-Najjar Medical Team from Rafah, was hit with a live bullet to the right leg.
  2. Saber Mousa Saber Hasan (40), Nurse Volunteer Officer from Beit Hanoun, was hit with a rubber bullet to the left arm.

 

The wounded journalist was identified as Ahmed ‘Isam Sobhi Shaqurah (25), a journalist at Palestine Company for Media Production from Sheikh Redawn neighborhood in Gaza City, was hit with a rubber bullet to the head.

 

Civilian Ahmed al-Najjar Succumbed to His Wounds:

 

  • At approximately 21:30 on Wednesday, 17 November 2018, medical sources at al-Ahli hospital in Hebron announced the death of Ahmed Khalid Slaman al-Najjar (21), from Khan Younis, succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the Return demonstrations, east of Khuza’ah, east of Khan Younis. According to PCHR’s fieldworker,  on Friday, 26 October 2018, Ahmed was hit with a live bullet fired by Israeli forces. The live bullet penetrated the abdomen and existed from the back. Ahmed was admitted to Gaza European Hospital and doctors classified his injury as serious. After few days, Ahmed was transferred to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron to receive medical treatment. He stayed in the hospital until his death was announced on the same day evening.

 

West Bank:

 

  • Following the Friday prayer on 02 November 2018, dozens of Palestinian, civilians international human rights defenders and Israelis organized protests in Ni’lin and Bil’in villages, west of Ramallah and al-Mazra’ah al-Gharibiyah, northwest of city in protest against the annexation wall and settlement activities. Israeli forces used force to disperse the protestors by firing live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. The soldiers also chased the protestors into olive fields and between houses. As a result, a 25-year-old civilian, from al-Mazra’ah al-Gharbiyah village, was hit with a Two-Two bullet to the right foot. He was taken to the Istishari Arab Hospital in al-Rihan Suburb, north of the city. Doctors classified his injury as moderate.

 

  • At approximately 16:30 on the same Friday, a group of Palestinian civilians organized a protest from the center of Qalqiliyah into the western entrance (al-Naqqar neighborhood) to the abovementioned city. Israeli forces stationed in the vicinity of the abovementioned entrance fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, a 17-year-old child was hit with a rubber bullet to the foot.

 

 

  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.

 

The Following table illustrates temporary and permanent checkpoints and arrests at these checkpoints in the West Bank from 01 – 07 November 2018:

 

Governorate Permanent temporary Temporary checkpoints Closed Roads Arrested persons
Jerusalem 13
Nablus 10 9 2
Jenin 5 5
Ramallah 11 22 1 1
Tulkarm 7 8 1
Tubas 2 1
Salfit 3 3 2
Qalqiliyia 5 13 2
Hebron 31 30 3 3
Bethlehem 11 6 2 1
Jericho 5 4
Total 103 100 14 5

Arrests at Military Checkpoints:

 

  • At approximately 15:00 on Saturday, 03 November 2018, Israeli forces arrested Mahmoud Isma’il Bashir Abu ‘Asbah (44) from Halhoul, north of Hebron, after stopping the vehicle he was driving when he was on his way back from Bethlehem at a military checkpoint near “Gosh ‘Etzion” settlement Intersection, south of Bethlehem.

 

  • On the same day, Israeli forces arrested ‘Abed Farouq B’eirat (28) from Kafr Malek village, northeast of Ramallah, after stopping the taxi he was in and searching it at a checkpoint near the above-mentioned village entrance.

 

  • At approximately 07:00 on Sunday, 04 November 2018, Israeli forces stationed at al-Container Checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem, arrested Mohammed Ahmed al-‘Awawdah (21) from al-Burj village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron, and took him to an unknown destination. It should be mentioned that al-‘Awawdah is a student at al-Quds University- Abu Dis.

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on the abovementioned Sunday, the Israeli soldiers deployed in Hebron’s Old City arrested Mo’men Hasan al-Natsheh (19) from the Old City when he was on al-Shuhadaa’ Street. He was taken to an interrogation facility in “Karyat Arbaa'” settlement, east of the city.

 

  • At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces stationed at Checkpoint 160, south of Hebron’s Old City, arrested Majed Rebhi al-Rajabi (34) and took him to an interrogation facility in Ja’abrah Police.

 

  • Efforts to Create A 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 18:00 on Thursday, 01 November 2018, Israeli forces raided Silwan Club in Ras al-‘Amoud, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, where a panel discussion was held upon calls from many Palestinian organizations. The Israeli soldiers arrested Jerusalem’s Governor ‘Adnan ‘Adel Ghaith (46) while participating in the panel and 3 other civilians after attacking them.  Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli Intelligence forces along with the police surrounded Silwan Club and the street leading to it.  They then raided the club during a panel discussion held upon an invitation from “Palestinian Vision Organization” in cooperation with “Silwan Sports Club” and “ACT for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Studies” and threatened the attendance and participants to be attacked or subject to electric shocks.  They then arrested the Governor of Jerusalem ‘Adnan Ghaith, his guard Muhanad Salhab, Rami Naser al-Deen, Director of the Vision Organization, and ‘Ezz Barbar.  They were all taken to an interrogation facility in the occupied City, and after few hours, the Israeli forces released them.  The panel was suppressed upon a decision by the Israeli Interior Minister, Gelad Ardan, under the pretext of “Preventing any activity for the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem, claiming to maintain the sovereignty of Israel over the city.”  The PRCS said in a statement that the Israeli forces denied 2 ambulances belonging to the PRCS access to Silwan Club for treating those wounded.  It should be noted that around 2 weeks ago the Israeli forces arrested the Jerusalem’s Governor for 2 days and after releasing him, they placed him under house arrest for 7 days.

 

  • Around 02:00 on Friday, 02 November 2018, the Israeli forces moved into Hizmah village, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Hamzah Fathi Kan’an (17).  They arrested the abovementioned child and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 04:00 on the abovementioned Friday, the Israeli forces moved into Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched a house belonging to As’ad Mousa Kash’am (37).  They arrested the abovementioned civilian and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 09:00 on Sunday, 04 November 2018, Israeli police officers raided the office of Jerusalem Governor and the Jerusalem Affairs Ministry in al-Barid Suburb, north of East Occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said that Israeli forces backed by members of Israeli special units surrounded the building where the office of the Ministry and Jerusalem Governor is.  They then raided it and attacked the employees in addition to firing gas canisters inside the rooms and offices.  As a result, 5 employees sustained wounds after being beaten up.  All the wounded were taken by PRCS ambulances to the hospital where their injuries were described between moderate and minor.  Meanwhile, Shadi Motwer, Secretary of the Fatah movement in Jerusalem, said that after surrounding the building and deployed on its roof, the Israeli forces raided and searched the office of the Ministry and Jerusalem’s governor and confiscated files and computers from the rooms.  They also questioned some employees.

 

  • At approximately 01:00 on Monday, 05 November 2018, Israeli forces moved into Silwan village, south of EJrusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched several houses.  They then arrested 3 children identified as Adam Mansour al-Resheq (15); Yousif Mohammed Hijazi (14) and Yazan Mohammed Faroukh (16) and later withdrew taking all of them.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Hizmah village, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched several houses.  They arrested Nadim ‘Abdel Hamid ‘Ekremah (21) and ‘Odah Salam Sbeih (20).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Tor neighborhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided a house belonging to the family of Ali Ahmed Abu al-Hawa (17).  They arrested the abovementioned child and later withdrew taking him away with them.

 

  • At approximately 04:00 on the abovementioned Monday, the Israeli forces moved into al-Matar neighborhood next to the Qalendia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mo’atasem Na’im Muteir (26).  They arrested the abovementioned civilian and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on Tuesday, 06 November 2018, Israeli forces moved into Hizmah village, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched several house.  They arrested Mohammed Hamzah Salah al-Deen (16) and Mos’ab ‘Abdel Rahman Dar Hasan al-Khatib (17).

 

House Demolition Notices and Demolitions:

 

  • At approximately 06:00 on Tuesday, 06 November 2018, the Israeli Municipality bulldozers demolished 2 houses belonging to al-Rajabi Family in al-Ashqariyah neighborhood in Beit Hanina village, north of occupied East Jerusalem under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Mohammed Kamel al-Rajabi, the son of the two houses’ owner and of those affected by the demolition, said that the Israeli municipal staffs moved along with the Israeli forces and bulldozers into al-Ashqariyah neighborhood.  They surrounded his house and his family house without any prior warning, forcing them to leave the houses.  They also attacked his family members and pushed them in addition to forcing them to stay away from the vicinity of the 2 houses and prevented them from taking the furniture out.  The bulldozers then started demolishing the two houses.  Al-Rajabi said that the two houses were built on area of 130 square meters 4 months ago.  He added that the Israeli municipality had issued a decision to demolish both houses, but they referred to the court which froze the decision at the time.  However, the demolition was applied on the abovementioned day morning before the imposed fine of NIS 10,000 being paid.  Al-Rajabi also said that building belonged to his father and sheltered 3 families; his family, the family of his brother ‘Adel; and his elderly father and crippled mother, i.e. 12 members, including 5 children.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on the abovementioned day, the Israeli municipal bulldozers demolished a commercial facility in Beer Ayoub neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City under the pretext of unlicensed construction. Mohammed ‘Abed ‘Odah, the owner of the facility, said that the Israeli bulldozers demolished his 20-square-meter facility that was built 1 and a half year ago.  He added that his family had built this facility which is a canteen for selling sandwiches and drinks and supports 3 families.  ‘Odah added that the municipality issued around a week ago a decision to demolish the facility, and the lawyer referred to the Municipality and managed to delay the demolition until 04 November 2018.  When the lawyer today headed to the court to file a request for delaying the demolition for an extra period, the Israeli staffs implemented the demolition.  ‘Odah also said that the municipality demolished for the family during the 2 past years a commercial facility in the same area but was then a “carwash.”

 

  • At approximately 09:00 on Wednesday, 07 November 2018, Israeli municipal bulldozers demolished a residential building in Sho’afat refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City under the pretext of unlicensed construction and its closeness to the annexation wall. Mahmoud Jaradat, the building’s owner, said that large forces of Israeli soldiers accompanied with 3 bulldozers and municipal staffs moved into the Camp and completely surrounded the residential building.  They closed all the roads leading to it and expelled its residents to start demolishing the building for unlicensed construction.  He added that the building was built a year and a half ago, and the Israeli municipality 8 months ago issued a decision to demolish it.  At that time, the lawyer managed to freeze the demolition decision and follow the license procedures.  On Tuesday, 06 November 2018, the Israeli municipality issued a decision to demolish the building and the lawyer could not head to the court as the decision was issued in late hours.  Jaradat explained that the building was comprised of 4 floors; 3 were residential and the ground floor was used as a car parking.  He said that the building was on an area of 600 square meters and included 12 apartments; 8 were ready for habitation.  He added that the 2 families; who are al-Baytouni and Abu Shames, lately moved to the 2 apartments, but today were expelled and the demolition was implemented while some of their furniture was still inside.  It should be also noted that many families had also bought apartments in the building.

 

Settlement activities and attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

Israeli forces’ attacks:

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Sunday, 04 November 2018, the Israeli forces backed by a military vehicle and accompanied with a vehicle belonging to the Israeli Civil Administration, moved into al-Sheikh Valley area adjacent to the Bypass Road (60), east of Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. They deployed in the vicinity of an under-construction house built on an area of 150 square meters and belonging to Thaer Mahmoud ‘Ali al-‘Allamah.  The Civil Administration officer then handed the abovementioned civilian a notice to stop the constriction works in his house under the pretext of unlicensed building.  The soldiers attempted to confiscate a truck full of construction materials parked in front of the house.  However, the residents of the village intervened and the truck left the area without the Israeli soldiers’ stooping it.

 

  • At approximately 08:00 on Monday, 05 November 2018, the Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and accompanied with a vehicle belonging to the Israeli Civil Administration, a bulldozer and crane moved into Bzeiq Kherbeh in the Northern Jordan Valleys, east of Tubas. The soldiers deployed between the farmers’ tents and the bulldozer started destroying and uprooting 3 barracks of 250 square meters, 5 tents; 3 donated by the Local Governance Ministry and 2 by ACTED along with the barracks belonging to ‘Omer ‘Amer Bsharat.  Two barracks and tents are residential while one is used for sheltering sheep.  The Israeli forces then confiscated tin plates and tents and later withdrew.

 

  • At approximately 09:00 on Monday, 05 November 2018, the Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and accompanied with a vehicle belonging to the Israeli Civil Administration moved into Khelet al-Dabe’a and Sarourah areas, southeast of Yata, south of Hebron. They along with the Civil Administration officer raided Khelet al-Dabe’a Mixed School that was inaugurated in October 2018 and took photos of it.  They then hanged on one of its walls a notice to stop construction works in it under the pretext of unlicensed construction.  It should be noted that the Israeli authorities on Wednesday morning, 11 July 2018, raided Kherbet Khelet al-Dabe’a School and confiscated its buildings under the pretext of unlicensed construction.  The Civil Administration officers also handed notices to stop construction works in dwellings belonging No’aman Shehdah Hamamdah who supprts a family of 13 members; Hussaein Ahmed Hamamdah who supports a family of 10 members; ‘Adlah Hussein Hamamdah who supports a family of 7 members; and Jamal Mousa Hamamdah who supports a family of 5 members in addition to a 2-square-meter bathroom.  The notices gave those civilians 7 days to settle their legal affairs.

 

Israeli settlers’ attack:

 

  • At approximately 18:00 on Friday, 02 November 2018, dozens of settlers, who came to Hebron in order to celebrate the so called “Sarah Shabbat,” attacked civilian houses in the neighborhoods of Ghaith and al-Salaymah in the southern area of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron’s Old City. As a result, a number of civilians sustained bruises and injuries and were taken to Hebron Governmental Hospital.  The attack occurred in front of the Israeli Border police officers and soldiers who were in the area to secure the passage of settlers for the celebration organized in the Ibrahimi Mosque Yard and in the vicinity of the Mosque without the soldiers’ intervening and stopping their attack.

 

Mohammed ‘Abdel Jawad Ghaith (29) said to a PCHR’s fieldworker that:

 

“At approximately 18:30 on Friday, 02 November 20198, I was home and the area witnessed crowds of settlers swarming into the Ibrahimi Mosque Yard to celebrate “Sarah Shabbat”.  I then heard voices near the gates established at the fence that is around 10 meters away from my house.  I went outside to see 10 settlers aged between 18-40 years attacking my brother, Ibrahim (38) and beating him to the ground while one of them was trying to close the gate with his feet.  I ran towards him to find the settlers had torn his clothes.  I attempted to back them off and quarreled with.  One of the settlers then stepped few meters back, pulled the trigger and pointed his gun at me.  The settlers then started withdrawing while 7 Israeli border officers stepped towards me.  One of the officers held my right hand and strongly bent my fingers backwards until he fractured my wrist.  I felt so much pain and dizzy and then fainted.  I woke up then near Ghaith Family Divan around 15 meters away… I was then taken to Hebron Governmental Hsopital to find 4 of the neighborhood residents wounded by the settlers.  Those wounded were identified as Hamadah al-Fakhouri (30) whose head was bleeding; his brother Hazem (31) whose left hand was swollen; ‘Abdel Jawad Shafiq Ghaith (18) whose right shoulder was wounded; and ‘Alaa’ al-Rajabi (20) who was pepper-sprayed.”

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Saturday, 03 November 2018, dozens of settlers who were in the neighborhoods of Hebron’s Old City attacked with stones a house belonging to ‘Emad ‘Awni Abu Shamsah (44) in Tal al-Ramidah in central Hebron. The attack occurred In front of the Israeli soldiers who were in the area while celebrating Sarah Shabbat.  As a result, ‘Emad was hit with a stone to his arm. his daughter Marwa said to PCHR’s fieldworker that:

 

“Around 13:00, we were home and my sister Madin who is married and her child were visiting us.  We heard noise in the vicinity of the house and on the roof, so my father went to see what was going on.  He started screaming outside, so the rest members of my family and I headed to see what was going on.  A number of settlers were on the house roof insulting my father and throwing empty beer bottles at him.  My father was screaming at the settlers and soldiers to force them to leave.  At that time, I saw dozens of Israeli settlers on the road in front of our house.  The settlers started throwing stones at my father wounding him to the arm.  When the settlers left the house roof, one of them threw a big stone at the gate overlooking the house.”

 

  • At approximately 20:30 on Sunday, 04 November 2018, Israeli settlers from “Yitsihar” settlement attacked a 2018 Palestinian Opel Corsa Grey Car driven by ‘Ali Rafiq Mohammed Shawahneh (38) from Kafr Tholth village, east of Qalqilya. He was with his wife, Aminah Shaher al-Tawil (29) and their 4-month daughter, Isle, sitting next to the driver’s sea while in the backseat her brother, Baker Shaher al-Tawil (28) was sitting with his wife Alaa’ Sa’ed al-Deen ‘Odah (23).  The car was attacked while they were traveling on “Yitsihar” Bypass Road.  As a result, the car structure was damaged and Isle sustained bruises after she fell off her mothers’ hand.  Moreover, Alaa’ fainted out of fear she felt.  The Israeli forces called an Israeli ambulance and those wounded stayed inside it for 40 minutes for treatment.  After that, a PRCS ambulance arrived and took them to Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus for treatment.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Wednesday, 07 November 2018, Israeli settlers from “Yitsihar” settlement and backed by Israeli forces attacked al-Safafir area, east of ‘Orif village, south of Nablus. They threw stones at ‘Orif High School, so a number of civilians gathered and threw back stones at the Israeli settlers and soldiers.  The Israeli forces immediately responded and fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at the civilians.  As a result, 3 civilians, including a child, were wounded and taken to Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus for medical treatment.  Their condition was described as moderate.

 

 

Recommendations to the International Community:

 

  1. PCHR calls upon the international community to respect the Security Council’s Resolution No. 2334 and to ensure that Israel respects it as well, in particular point 5 which obliges Israel not to deal with settlements as if they were part of Israel.
  2. PCHR calls upon the ICC to continue to investigate the Israeli crimes committed in the oPt, particularly the settlement crimes and grave violations in the Gaza Strip.
  3. PCHR Calls upon the European Union (EU) and all international bodies to boycott settlements and ban working and investing in them in application of their obligations according to international human rights law and international humanitarian law considering settlements as a war crime.
  4. PCHR calls upon the international community 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.
  5. PCHR calls upon the international community and United Nations to take all necessary measures to stop Israeli policies aimed at creating a Jewish demographic majority in Jerusalem and at voiding Palestine from its original inhabitants through deportations and house demolitions as a collective punishment, which violates international humanitarian law, amounting to a crime against humanity.
  6. PCHR calls upon the States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC to work hard to hold Israeli war criminals accountable.
  7. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfill their obligations under article (1) of the Convention to ensure respect for the Conventions under all circumstances, and under articles (146) and (147) to search for and prosecute those responsible for committing grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions to ensure justice and remedy for Palestinian victims, especially in light of the almost complete denial of justice for them before the Israeli judiciary.
  8. PCHR calls for a prompt intervention to compel the Israeli authorities to lift the closure that obstructs the freedom of movement of goods and 1.8 million civilians that experience unprecedented economic, social, political and cultural hardships due to collective punishment policies and retaliatory action against civilians.
  9. PCHR calls upon the European Union to apply human rights standards embedded in the EU-Israel Association Agreement and to respect its obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights when dealing with Israel.
  10. PCHR calls upon the parties to international human rights instruments, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), to pressurize Israel to comply with its provisions in the oPt and to compel it to incorporate the human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the relevant committees.
  11. PCHR calls upon the EU and international human rights bodies to pressurize the Israeli forces to stop their attacks against Palestinian fishermen and farmers, mainly in the border area.

 

 

 

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