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

(29 November – 05 December 2018)

 

  • On International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian with a disability in Tulkarm.
  • 5 civilians were wounded in the West Bank.

 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip

 

  • 98 civilians, including 28 children, 4 women, 2 journalists, and a female paramedic, were wounded; the injury of four of them was reported serious.

 

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

 

  • Israeli forces conducted 101 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 3 limited incursions into the Gaza Strip.
  • 64 civilians, including 8 children, were arrested in the West Bank.
  • 5 of them were arrested in Jerusalem.

 

  • Israeli authorities continued to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces demolished 2 houses and 2 commercial facilities and forced civilians to self-demolish other facilities.

 

  • Israeli forces continued their settlement activities in the West Bank.
  • Two houses in Jericho and 4 barracks in Salfit were demolished while an agricultural barrack was confiscated in Nablus.
  • Challenge13 School was dismantled in al-Simya, south of Hebron.
  • Israeli settlers punctured tires of 4 cars, south of Nablus.

 

  • 4 shooting incidents were reported against the 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, 91 temporary checkpoints and 14 closed roads obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.
  • 5 civilians, including a woman, were arrested at the military checkpoints in the West Bank.
  • Israeli forces arrested a civilian at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (29 November – 05 December 2018).

 

Shooting:

 

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against the participants in the peaceful protests organized along the Gaza Strip borders, which witnessed the peaceful protests for the 35th week along the eastern and northern border area of the Gaza Strip.  They also continued to use armed force as well during the incursions into the West Bank.  In the West Bank, the Israeli forces on the international Day of Persons with Disabilities killed a Palestinian civilian with a disability in Tulkarm and wounded 5 others.  In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli forces wounded 98 civilians, including 28 children, 4 women, 2 journalists, and a female paramedic.  The injury of four of those wounded was reported serious.

 

In the West Bank, in a new crime of lethal armed force against Palestinian civilians, Israeli forces killed on 04 December 2018, Mohammed Habali (22) in Tulkarm.  He was killed when the Israeli forces moved into the city as part of its operation to search for the Wanted Ashraf Na’alwah and opened fire at a group of young men who were in front of al-Malek coffee shop in the Western neighborhood of the city.  The Information Office of the Minitsry of Health said that the abovementioned was wounded with explosive bullet shrapnel to the head (entered but did not exit); as a result, he immediately died.  His brother, ‘Alaa’, said that his brother suffers from a mental disability and motor impairment.  It should be mentioned that the above-mentioned civilian was killed on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

 

In the same context, the Israeli forces during the reporting wounded 5 civilians in separate shooting incidents.

 

In the Gaza Strip, as part of using excessive force against the peaceful protesters along the Gaza Strip borders, during the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 98 civilians, including 28 children, 4 women, 2 journalists, and a female paramedic.  The injury of four of those wounded was reported serious.

 

Governorate Injuries
Total Children Women Journalists Paramedics Critical Injuries
Northern Gaza Strip 62 24 4 1 1 3
Gaza City 21 0 0 0 0 0
Central Gaza Strip 14 4 0 1 0 0
Khan Younis 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rafah 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 98 28 4 2 1 4

 

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 4 incidents against fishermen; 3 of them off the northern Gaza Strip shore, and one off the southern Gaza Strip shore.

 

As part of targeting the border areas on 29 November 2018, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shokah village, east of Rafah, opened fire at the Palestinian shepherds.

 

On 03 December 2018, Israeli soldiers stationed inside the watchtowers heavily opened fire at the bird hunters in the border area adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, southeast of Beit Haoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

 

On 04 December 2018, Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Deir al-Balah, opened fire at a border control point belonging to the Palestinian armed groups.  On 05 December 2018, Israeli soldiers opened fire at the agricultural lands adjacent to the border fence, east of Deir al-Balah.  Though no casualties were reported in those incidents, the farmers, shepherds and bird hunters were forced to leave their areas, fearing for their lives.

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 101 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During those incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 59 Palestinians, including 8 children, in the West Bank.  Moreover, 5 others were arrested in Jerusalem and its suburbs.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 03 December 2018, Israeli forces moved into eastern al-Bureij in the central Gaza Strip around 100 meters.  They levelled the lands adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, and 2 hours later redeployed along the border fence.

 

On 04 December 2018, Israeli forces moved 100 meters off the Memorial Statute, southeast of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip.  On 05 December 2018, Israeli forces moved a similar distance off Site 16, northeast of the abovementioned village. In both incursions, they levelled and combed vacant lands there amidst sporadic shooting.  However, neither casualties nor damage to the area was reported.

 

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

 

As part of the Israeli house demolitions and notices, on 03 December 2018, Ahmed Siyam self-demolished a storehouse, car parking, and stairs near his house in ‘Ein al-Lozeh neighborhood in Silwan village, south of East occupied Jerusalem’s Old City, to implement the Israeli municipal decision under the pretext of building without a license.

 

On 04 December 2018, Israeli authorities demolished an under-construction house in al-Sal’ah neighborhood in al-Mukaber Mount village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, and belonging to the family of Na’im Abu Dweih.  The house which was built 2 months and a half ago is 150 square meters and the abovementioned civilian intended to move to it with his family of 12 members, mostly children.

 

On the same day, Israeli forces demolished a house and its surrounding fences in Wad al-Hummus neighborhood in Sour Baher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. The 250-square-meter house belonged to Mohammed Hussein Abu Teir near the annexation wall.

 

In Beit Haninah, north of the city, the Israeli vehicles demolished 2 commercial facilities

built 2 years ago belonging to the families of Taha and Shqeirat.   The two families affected said that the Israeli forces confiscated the construction tools and equipment in the land in addition to demolishing barracks already built on it.  The Israeli authorities also forced Amin al-‘Abasi to self-demolish a parking owned by him in ‘Ein al-Lozeh in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem.

 

As part of the settlers’ attacks against the Palestinian civilians and their property, On 05 December 2018, the Israeli Magisterate’s Court issued a decision to evacuate a Jerusalemite building in Wad Hilweh, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City for the interest of “El’ad” Settlement association.  Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that The Magistrate Court issued a decision to evacuate the heirs of the late Mariam Abu Zweir and gave the family until the beginning of March 2019 to implement the decision to evacuate the property.  The Center added that the property is a house where Ilham Siam and four of her children live in addition to a land ​​about 500 square meters.  The center added that the Magistrate’s Court issued the eviction decision, preceded by a session appointed by the Supreme Court to consider the “ownership of the land.” The documents were submitted to court stating that the land on which the house is built belongs to the late Jamil Siam and not to the late Abu Zweir. The court session will be held on 08 January 2019.

 

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

 

As part of the Israeli house demolitions and demolition notices, on 03 December 2018, Israeli forces demolished 2 houses belonging to Ayman Sharaydeh and Hasan Zayed in Fasayel village, north fo Jericho under the pretext of building without a license, the first house is comprised of one room built of cement and roofed with tin plates on an area of 50 square meters, sheltering him and his wife with 4 children.  MEahwile, the second house is comprised of a room built of steel on an area of 20 square meters, sheltering him with his wife and 8 kids, including 4 children; one of whom suffers a physical disability.

 

On the same day, the Israeli forces dismantled a barrack built of steel and tin plates from the lands of Qasrah village on Street (505- al-Samerah ‘Aber), southeast of Nablus, and confiscated it.  The barrack belonged to Maqboulah ‘Othman from the nearby Majdal Bani Fadel village and was built on an area of 44 square meters for planting in a land of 70 dunums for reclaiming it.

On 04 December 2018, the Israeli forces demolished (4 barracks) built of fortified steel at the entrance to Haris village, northwest of SAlfit.  The barracks belonged to Fadi, Nadi, and Saleh Soliman and was used as an alminuim workshop, a carpentary workshop, dry clean, and a greenhouse.  Those barracks were on the main street connecting Haris and Bedia villages.

 

On 05 December 2018, Israeli forces dismantled Change13 School in al-Simiyah village, southwest of al-Samou’a village, south of Hebron, which was accredited by the min8isry of Education and funded by ACF a week ago to take in around 40 to 50 students from the village residents.  The school which was built of isolated tin plates was confiscated and its tiles  were uprooted while those responsible for the construction were not  handed any notice to stop the construction works or demolition orders.

 

As part of the Israeli settlers’ attacks against the Palestinians civilians and their property, on 03 December 2018, a group pf Israeli settlers from al-Tahta neighbourhood in Awdella village, south of Hebron, and attacked the Palestinian cars in front of the houses’ owners, in its yards and in the village streets.  They also wrote slogans against Arabs and Muslims on the walls of houses and cars and punctured with sharp tools tires of 3 cars and tires of a big bus.

 

 

Details

 

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

 

Thursday, 29 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli force moved into Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Omeir Jihad Salamah (23) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qalqiliyah. They raided and searched (Asayel Java), (al-Resalah) and (New Qalqiliyah) Printing Houses after they broke the main doors in addition to a number of houses after which they arrested ‘Essa Abdullah ‘Amer (40).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Kufor Malek village, northeast of Bethlehem. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Ja’far Mahmoud Ba’irat (28) and Nasser Mohanned Hamayel (33) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Mazra’ah western village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Hazem Abdullah Ladadwah (21) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 07:30, Israeli forces moved into Baqa eastern village, north of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Anas Jaber Anas Omer (23) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 13:40, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel opened fire at Palestinian shepherds, east of al-Shawkah village, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. As a result, the shepherds were forced to leave the area fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (15) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: al-Laban eastern villages and Sebastia in Nablus; Hebron, Bani Na’im, al-Samou’a, Nuba and al-Koum in Hebron; Bal’a village, east of Tulkarm; Qalqiliyah and ‘Azzoun village, east of the city; Marada village, north of Salfit; al-Jenan neighbourhood in the center of al-Birah; Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah; and Birzeit village, north of the city.

 

Friday, 30 November  2018:

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into the southern area in Hebron and stationed near Mohammed Ben ‘Ali al-Mohtaseb Hospital. They raided and searched a house belonging to Hashem Mohammed al-Rajbi (35). The Israeli forces then withdrew from the city and no arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 08:40, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, adjacent to al-Waha resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. the shooting continued until approximately 10:35. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

  • At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a land belonging to Nader Sbaih and then arrested his son Mahmoud (22).

 

  • At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces moved into the area between Bruqin and Kufor al-Deek villages, west of Salfit. They confiscated a bulldozer belonging to Ahmed Rashid ‘Ali Ahmed, from Kufor al-Deek village, while establishing foundations for a factory belonging to Mohanned ‘Awad Hamdan under the pretext of non-licensing and for being located in Area classified (C), which is under the Israeli control. The Israeli forces detained the bulldozer for 24 hours and then released it at approximately 19:00 on Saturday, 01 December 2018.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (9) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Nablus and Salem villages, east of the city; ‘Iraq burin village, south of the city; Taffuh and al-Thaheriyah in Hebron; Tulkarm and Ramin village, east of the city; ‘Azzoun and Joyous villages in Qalqiliyah.

 

Saturday, 01 December 2018:

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem and stationed in Hendazah area, east of the city. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mahmoud Sami Khalaf ‘Obayat (23) and then arrested him.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (4) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Dura, Karza, Abu al-‘Asja and Beit Ummer villages in Hebron.

 

Sunday, 02 December  2018:

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron, and stationed in al-Semia neighborhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Oudah Mohammed al-Haroub (33) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli soldiers moved into Batir village, west of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Ramzi al-Shani (23) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 06:40, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, adjacent to al-Sudaniyah area, west of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles and chased them. the shooting continued until 08:55. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

  • At approximately 13:00, Israeli soldiers stationed at military Checkpoint (160), south of the Old City in Hebron fired sound bombs and tear gas canister at school students while they were leaving their schools in the vicinity of Tareq Ben Ziyad. The soldiers claimed that they were stoned. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation.

 

  • At approximately 16:00, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 4 nautical miles and chased them. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (11) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Nablus, al-Bathan Vally and Yasid villages, northwest of the city; Qabatiyah and Muthalath al-Shuhada’a villages, southeast of Jenin; Tulkarm; ‘Anabta and ‘Atil villages, east and north of the city; Kufor  al-Deek village, west of Salfit; al-Shuyoukh  and Deir al-‘Asal villages in Hebron.

 

Monday, 03 December  2018:

 

  • At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm refugee camp, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested 3 civilians, namely Mohammed Suleiman Abdullah Sarouji (31), Baker Suleiman Mohammed Kharboush (27), Jamal Abdullah Ishtiwi (51). It should be noted that the abovementioned arrestees were former prisoners.

 

  • At approximately 00:40, Israeli forces moved Barqin village, west of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to Sa’ed ‘Ali Sayed Qablawi (21) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Husan village, west of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Azzam Abdul Wahab Shaker Hamamrah (23) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Thanabah village, east of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Hani Banan Sowan (23) and then arrested him. It should be noted that Hani is a former

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Qusai Wesam al-Badawi (14) and Monjed ahmed al-Badawi (15) and then arrested them.

 

  • At approximately 01:40, Israeli forces moved into Wad al-Bathan village, north of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Zahran Salim (19) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azzoun village, east of Qalqiliyah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Zahran Saleem (19) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched several houses after which they arrested 5 civilians namely Dawoud Omer Salah (24) and Mohammed Fawaz Salah (22), Tha’er Riyad Salah (35), Osamah Salah Eden Salah (33) and Ahmed Ibrahim Ghnaim (35).

 

  • At approximately 03:20, Israeli forces moved into Jafna village, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Othman Tahseen Zaid (25) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 04:15, Israeli forces moved into al-Am’ari refugee camp, south of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Abdul Salam ‘abe Bandar (30) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 08:30, Israeli forces accompanied with 4 military vehicles moved about 100 meters into east of al-Buraij  in the central Gaza Strip. They leveled lands adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel and then headed to the south, east of Deir al-Balah. They then redeployed along the border fence.

 

  • At approximately 08:40, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, adjacent to al-Waha resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them. the shooting continued until 09:55. As a result, the fishermen were forced to flee fearing for their lives, but neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

  • At approximately 10:20, Israeli forces stationed in military watchtowers heavily opened fire at the border area adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip, southeast of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. They also fired a number of tear gas canisters at birds’ hunters, who approached the border fence while practicing their hobbies, coinciding with the birds hunting season. As a result, the birds’ hunters were forced to leave the area, but no casualties were reported.

 

  • At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces moved into Sebastia village, northwest of Nablus, and stationed in the antiquities area. A number of Palestinian children and young men gathered and threw stones at Israeli vehicles. The Israeli forces opened fire at them and chased them. They arrested 4 civilians’, including 2 children, namely Mohammed (17) and Sobhi Omer Sobhi Kiwan (19), Omer Raja Shehadah (21) and Ghazi ‘Ala’a al-Sha’er (17).

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (6) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Nablus; Tal village, west of the city; al-Bathan Valley village, north of the city; Masaliyah village, southeast of Jenin; Nuba and al-Burj villages in Hebron.

 

Tuesday, 04 December  2018:

 

  • In new crime of excessive use of lethal force against Palestinian civilians, in the dawn, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian with disabilities in Tulkarm. According to PCHR’s investigations and eyewitnesses’ statement, on the abovementioned Tuesday, Israeli forces accompanied with several military vehicles moved into Tulkarm as part of their military operations of searching for Ashraf Na’alwah. They raided and searched several houses in the city and interrogated the inhabitants. some of the houses’ owners were identified as Ya’qoub al-Shunnar, Abdul Nasser al-Shaker, Mahmoud al-‘Amoudi  and Amjad al-Hamshari. At approximately 01:30, several Israeli military vehicles moved from Khadouri intersection into Java Street in al-Maqahi area, west of the city. meanwhile, a number of Palestinian civilians were in front of (al-Malek coffee shop) when the Israeli forces moved into the area, so they dispersed from  the area. The Israeli soldiers opened fire at the civilians. As a result, Mohammed Husam Abdul Latif Habali (22), who works in the abovementioned coffee shop, was hit with a live bullet shrapnel to the head. A number of civilians transferred Mohammed to Dr. Thabet Thabet Governmental Hospital in the city where his death was announced after half an hour of his arrival at the hospital. The Media Office of the Palestinian Health Ministry said to PCHR’s fieldworker that  Mohammed was hit with a live bullet shrapnel that entered and existed the head, causing his immediate death. Mohammed’s brother, ‘Ala’a Husam Habali said to PCHR’s fieldworker that his brother worked at al-Malek Coffee Shop  and was cleaning up in front of the coffee shop to close it. When the young men dispersed, he couldn’t run like them due to his disease, causing his injury. ‘Ala’a also said that Mohammed suffered from metal disability and motor impairment.

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Awla village, west of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Abdul ‘Afow al-‘Omlah (38) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Nasser Redwan Mohammed Abu Thabet (21) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Ourta village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to Zuhdi Theeb Qawariq (22) and then arrested him. It should be noted that Zuhdi is a student at En-Najah National University in Nablus.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Asirah northern village, north of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging ‘Obadah Nezar al-Jamal (24) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested Abdul Nasser Nasser Abu Maria (20), Qusai Ahmed Abu Hashem (18), ‘Amr ‘Arafat ‘Essa al-Za’aqiq (16) and Majdi Morshed Mohammed ‘Awad (14). The soldiers also handed a summons to Morshed Mohammed ‘Awad (44) to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gush Etzion” settlement complex, south of Bethlehem.

 

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into several neighborhood in Hebron. they raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested Jawad Shafiq Abu ‘Aishah (33), Mohammed Abdul ‘Athim Abu Turki (34) and Ibrahim Zahidan al-Rajbi (33).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Fare’ah refugee camp, south of Tubas. They raided and searched several houses and then arrested Zakaria Mousa ‘Eliyan (29) and Yusuf ‘Ali Walwil (27).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem and stationed in al-Karkafah area in the center of the city. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Fayez Salhab (18) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:20, Israeli forces moved into Badras village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Montaser Sedqi ‘Awad (29) and then arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Mazra’ah eastern village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to Yahiya Ismail Zahran (19) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 07:30, Israeli forces accompanied with 3 tanks and 2 bulldozers moved about 100 meters adjacent to the memorial statute site, southeast of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. They leveled empty lands in the area amidst sporadically opening fire. The Israeli forces then headed into the south adjacent to the Return encampment, east of Abu Safiyah area, northeast of Jabalia. At approximately 09:30 on the same day, the Israeli forces redeployed along the border fence between the Gaza strip and Israel, and neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

  • At approximately 09:30, Israeli soldiers stationed along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, opened fire at a border control point belonging to Palestinian armed groups, but no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (6) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Beit Sahour, al-Dawhah and al-Khader villages, south of Bethlehem; Yatta, Halhoul and Deir Samet village in Hebron.

 

Wednesday,  05 December  2018:

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Tubas. They raided and searched several houses and then arrested Rami Ayman husni Sharidah (28) and Salah Eden Sadeq Daraghmah (20)

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qalandiya refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Tha’er Khalid Mtair (21) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Shuweikah Suburb, north of Tulkarm. they raided and searched 2 houses belonging to Mo’men Raslan ‘Aris (21) and Mohammed Abdul Latif Abu Heshmah (20) and then arrested them.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces accompanied with several military vehicles moved into Deir Netham village, northwest of Ramallah and stationed in (al-Lafah ) area in the western side of the village. They raided and searched several houses including houses of Bilal al-Tamimi (45), Head of the village Council, and Abdullah Kahir Allah al-Tamimi (22). The soldiers took Abdullah outside the house near the main street and handcuffed him and detained him for an hour. After that, eight soldiers detained his family members in one room and searched and damaged the house contents. The soldiers then subjected a number of children, among them were Walid Nassar al-Tamimi (15) and Osamah Feras al-Tamimi (17) to naked search and questioned them on the spot. The two children were then arrested. At approximately 05:00, the Israeli forces withdrew from the village, and no arrests were reported.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Ezzah refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Rami Feras Abu Sha’irah (24) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved Qarawet Bani Hassan village, west of Salfit. They raided and searched a house belonging to Yusuf Hasan Mar’ie (59) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Eskaka village, east of Salfit. They raided and searched a house belonging to Husam Anis Harb (58) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:20, Israeli forces moved into Salfit. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Aziz Ibrahim Fatash (40) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Qusai Abdullah ‘Essa (24) and then handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gush Etzion” settlement complex, south of the city.

 

  • At approximately 07:30, Israeli forces accompanied with 3 tanks and 2 bulldozers moved into 100 meters adjacent to Site (16), north east of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. They leveled empty lands in the area amidst sporadically opening fire. The Israeli forces later redeployed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip, and neither casualties nor material damage was reported.

 

  • At approximately 15:30, Israeli soldiers stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip, east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands adjacent to the border fence. As a result, the farmers were forced to leave their lands, but no casualties were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (7) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: al-Laban eastern village, south of Nablus; Jaba’a village, southeast of Jenin; Dura, Deir Samet, al-Koum, al-Thaheriyah and Taffuh villages in Hebron.

 

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-five week of the March of Return and Breaking Siege activities, Israeli forces wounded 98 civilians, including 28 children, 4 women, 2 journalists and a female paramedic. Doctors classified 4 civilians’ injuries as serious.

On 30 November 2018, Israeli forces wounded 60 civilians, including 13 children and a journalist. The incidents were as follows:

 

  • The Northern Gaza Strip: 24 civilians, including 9 children and a journalist, were wounded. Thirteen of them were hit tear gas canisters, 8 were hit  with tear gas canisters and 3 were hit with rubber bullets. Doctors classified 2 civilian s ‘ injuries as serious. The wounded journalist identified as Abdul Rahim Ashraf Abdul Rahim Abu Mahadi (20), a photojournalist at Media Office of the Palestinian Health Ministry, was hit with a tear gas canister to the right arm.

 

  • Gaza City: 21 civilians were wounded. Seventeen of them were hit with live bullets and their shrapnel, 4 were hit with rubber bullets. An ambulance further was targeted with a tear gas canister.

 

  • Central Gaza Strip: 14 civilians, including 4 children and a journalist, were wounded. Thirteen of them were hit with live bullets and their shrapnel and one was hit with a tear gas canister. The wounded journalist identified as Moammed Yusuf Mohammed Mahawesh (20), a freelance journalist from al-Maghazi, was hit with a live bullet to the lower limbs.

 

  • Rafah: a 29-year-old civilian was shit with a live bullet to the left thigh and doctors classified his wounds as serious.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Monday, 03 December 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 at the Return camp along the border coastal, adjacent to adjacent to “Zikim” military base, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. It should be noted that this is the 18th time for Palestinian boats to sail for Breaking the Siege. As a result, 38 civilians, including 15 children, 3 women and a female paramedic, were wounded. Four of them were hit with live bullets and their shrapnel, 9 were hit with rubber bullets and 25 were hit with tear gas canisters. doctors classified one civilian’s injury as serious while the other civilians’ injuries were between minor and moderate. The wounded paramedic identified as Reham Jom’ah Abu Nasser (20), a volunteer paramedic at the Palestinian Ministry of health, was hit with a tear gas canister to the right thigh.

 

West Bank:

 

  • At approximately 13:30 on Friday afternoon, 30 November 2018, a group of Palestinian civilians moved from the center of Kufor Qadoum village, northeast of Qalqiliyah, into the eastern entrance to the village, which has been closed for 15 years in favor of the entrance to “Kedumim” settlement established on the village lands. The protestors chanted national slogans demanding end of occupation and condemning the Israeli forces’ crimes against Palestinian protestors along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip. The protestors threw stones at Israeli forces stationed behind sand barriers. The Israeli forces fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 4 civilians were hit with tear gas canisters throughout their bodies.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Sunday, 02 December 2018, a group of Palestinian civilians organized a protest from the center of Nablus and moved into Howarah checkpoint at the southern entrance to the city in solidarity with Jerusalem. The protestors chanted national slogans demanding the end of occupation and condemning the Israeli forces’ crimes against Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem. The protestors threw stones at Israeli forces stationed behind sand barriers. The Israeli forces fired rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, an 18-year-old civilian, from Balata refugee camp, east of the city, was hit with a Two-Two bullet to the left leg. He was transferred to Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus to receive medical treatment.

 

  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.

 

Following table illustrates temporary and permanent checkpoints and arrests at these checkpoints in the West Bank from 29 November – 05 December 2018:

 

Governorate Permanent

temporary

Temporary

checkpoints

Closed Roads Arrested persons
Jerusalem 13
Nablus 10 8 2
Jenin 5 9 1
Ramallah 11 11 1 1
Tulkarm 7 3 1 1
Tubas 7 3 1
Salfit 3 3 2 1
Qalqiliyia 5 11 2
Hebron 31 36 3
Bethlehem 11 5 2 1
Jericho 5 5
Total 103 91 14 5

 

Arrests at Military Checkpoints:

 

  • At approximately 15:30 on Thursday, 29 November 2018, Israeli forces stationed at Za’tarah checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, arrested Mohamed Nour Ghaith (19), from Tubas.

 

  • At approximately 23:00 on Sunday, 02 December 2018, Israeli forces stationed at Hizmah military checkpoint, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, arrested the Secretary of Fatah Moment in Sho’fat refugee camp, Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Shaiekh (32), while passing through the checkpoint.

 

  • On the same day, Israeli forces arrested Ahmed Nabih Sneif (22) from Warawet Bani Zayed village, northwest of Ramallah after stopping his vehicle he was driving and searching him at the checkpoint established by the Israeli forces under ‘Atarah village Bridge, north of the City.

 

  • On Tuesday morning , 04 December 2018, Israeli forces arrested Thaerah  Mousa Qasoul (25) from Kafr al-Deek and married in Deiristayah village, northwest of Salfit, when she was on her wat to her work in Salfit Magsterate Court and took her to an unknown destination.

 

  • At apprixmately 19:00 on the same Tuesday, the Israeli forces stationed at al-Container Checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem, arrested ‘Atef ‘Ali Hussein Rabba’a (44) while crossing the checkpoint and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • Efforts to Create a Jewish majority

 

Arrests and Incursions:

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on Saturday, 01 December 2018, Israeli forces moved into al-Salam suburb, north of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mahmoud ‘Isaa al-Jabareen (29) and then arrested him. It should be noted that Mahmoud works at the Palestinian Intelligence Service.
  • At approximately 18:00 on Saturday, 01 December 2018, Israeli forces suppressed a peaceful demonstration organized by the Palestinian youth event and Islamic and National Factions on Salah al-Deen al-Ayoubi Street in the center of occupied Jerusalem. The protest was organized in solidarity with the wounded prisoner Israa’ Riad Jamil Ja’abis (34). The protestors started their demonstration from al-Salah al-Deen and al-Zahra Streets and when they came back to the starting point, the Israeli forces deployed in the area gave them sometimes via loudspeakers and few minutes later, the Israeli forces heavily opened fire at the protestors, pushed them and beat them up. The protest organized in solidarity with the wounded prisoner Ja’abis coincided with the campaign of the “Rescue” – Israa launched by her family about a week ago to remind the cause of their daughter who suffers from burns and needs more than 6 surgeries to be able to normal life. The Israeli forces opened fire at Israa, who was her son Mutasem (10) with her, on 11/10/2015, claiming that she intended to run over one of the soldiers at al-Za’im checkpoint, east of the city. This caused an explosion of a gas cylinder that was in her vehicle and she severely burned and wounded. In addition, the Israeli forces arrested her. In November 2016, Israa’ was sentenced to 11 years in prison by the Jerusalem District Court. Since then, she has been transferred to the Ramle and Hasharon detention centers and is currently in the Damoun detention center.
  • At approximately 02:00 on Tuesday, 03 December 2018, Israeli forces moved into Hizmah village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched houses, from which they arrested Mohamed Thaier ‘Ali Abu Khalil (19), ‘Abed al-Rahman Osama al-Khatib (26), ‘Asem Naseef Sa’ied (23), and Jaber Ahmed Salah al-Deen (22).

 

 

  • House Demolitions and Notices:

 

  • On Monday, 03 December 2018, Ahmed Siyam self-demolished some of his property in ‘Ain al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, as an implementation to the Israeli Municipality decision under the pretext of non-licensing. Ahmed said that he rented a bulldozer and demolished an 8-square-meter store, a 30-square- meter parking and a staircase near his house to implement the Israeli Municipality decision, which gave him 48 hours to demolish the property. He added that, the facility built 2 years ago and the municipality ordered him from 8 months to demolish it under the pretext of non-licensing. The municipality staff accompanied with the Israeli forces raided Ahmed’s property and gave him 48 hours to implement the demolition decision or the municipality bulldozers will carry out the demolition in addition to ordering him paying the demolition costs .
  • At approximately 06:40 on Tuesday, 04 December 2018, Israeli Municipality bulldozers demolished an under-construction residential building in al-Sal’ah neighborhood in al-Mukaber Mount village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of non-licensing. The house owner, Na’iem Abu Dowieh, said that the Israeli Municipality bulldozers demolished his house in al-Sal’ah neighborhood without a prior warning while the Israeli forces heavily opened fire. He added that the Israeli forces attacked his relative, pushed them and beat them up during the demolition. As a result, 3 civilians sustained wounds and bruises. He pointed out that the 150 –square-meter building was built about two and a half months ago and after the completion of the external construction, the municipality issued a decision to demolish it. He went to the municipality and managed to postpone the demolition.  He added that the municipality refused to license the building  and issued a decision to demolish it by himself. He said that he had already started implementing the decision and was intending to complete the demolition in the coming days, but he was surprised that the municipal staff raided the house on Tuesday morning and demolished it. He pointed out that the municipality staff threatened him to impose a fine on him estimated at NIS 100.000-120.000 as a demolition costs. Na’iem was intending to live in the house along with his family, which is comprised of 12 members most of them are children. It should be noted  that the Israeli Municipality demolished a commercial facility belonging to Na’iem at the beginning of this year under the pretext of non-licensing.
  • In the same context, Israeli forces accompanied with a vehicle of the Israeli Civil Administration and a bulldozer moved into Wad al-Humus neighborhood in Surbaher village, south of occupied East Jerusalem. The bulldozer demolished a house belonging to Mohamed Hussain Abu Tair under the pretext of non-licensing and being near the annexations wall. Abu Tair said that the house was fully equipped for housing and he was surprised with raiding and demolishing the house without a prior warning and without allowing him to remove the furniture or reach the house due to the closures that accompanied the demolition. He added that the house was built on an area of 250 square meters, in addition to the walls surrounding it. He pointed out that the municipal staff raided his house last month and confiscated the electrical tools that used to equip his house.
  • In Beit Haninah village, north of occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli vehicles demolished 2 commercial facilities belonging to Taha and Shoqairat families. The facilities were built 2 years ago. The affected families clarified that the Israeli forces confiscated all tools and construction materials in addition to demolishing barracks.
  • On Tuesday, Ameen al-‘Abasi his own parking in ‘Ain al-Louiza neighborhood in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, under the pretext of non-licensing.’Emad al-‘Abasi said that his family demolished a parking belonging to the family and dismantled its roof. The 60-square-meter parking built of tin plates 4 years ago. He added that the family built the parking in order to protect the vehicles from damages, rubber bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters due to the repeated incursions carried out against ‘Ain al-Louiza neighborhood. He added that the municipality warned them to demolish the parking 3 times and the last warning was a week ago, in which the municipality gave the family 21 days or it will demolish the parking and impose a fine on them as a demolition costs.

 

  • Settlers’ attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property:

 

  • On Wednesday morning, 5 December 2018, the Israeli Magistrate’s Court issued a decision to vacate a mosque in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, in favor of the Elad settlement. According to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, the court decided to vacate a property belonging to the late Maryam Abu Zuair, on one condition that the heirs will vacate the place until March next year. The center added that the talk revolves around the house of Ilham Siyam and her four sons, in addition to a plot of land of about half a dunum. He stated that the Magistrate’s Court issued an eviction order and before it a hearing that was appointed in the Israeli Supreme Court to consider the ownership of the land. The documents that were presented to the court confirm that the land on which the house was built belongs to the late Jerusalemite Jamil Siyam not to Maryam Abu Zuair. The court hearing will held on 08 January 2019. Abu Zweir’s heirs said they had been in a conflict in the Israeli courts for 22 years to protect the property and prove their ownership and to refute claims made by the Elad settlement group. They also said that they would continue to challenge the evacuation decision to the District Court. Nihad Siam, one of the heirs, said that the settlement association has worked over the years to seize the property in a number of ways. The first is through the collusion between brokers in taking the fingerprints of Abu Zweir on a document of waiver for three of her sons on the estate. She is on her deathbed, but in 1999 the Israeli courts rejected Elad’s claim that the property belongs to her eight children. He added that the association made a new attempt to control the property by raising another case that claimed its right in the real estate claiming that it purchased 3 shares in the property and called for other shares to be classified as absentee property guard in 2001. Nihad Siyam said after several hearings in the courts that Alad had already purchased four heirs and two shares under the Custodian of Absentee Property, while two others, Muneera and her sister Fatima, remained. Siam said that his late mother Munira Siam and his brothers faced the Israeli courts and the bias of settlers and settlement associations and the prosecutions and fines imposed on them and prevent them from any internal restoration in the house and land in order to protect the property overlooking the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the south. He pointed out that the family is going to the Central Court, within 45 days granted by the court to object to the decision to evacuate. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at least 180 Palestinian Palestinian families face the risk of forced eviction from their homes due to cases brought against them by settlers or settlement associations.

 

  • Settlement activities and attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

Israeli forces’ attacks:

 

  • At approximately 06:00 on Monday, 3 December 2018, Israeli bulldozers demolished two houses belonging to Ayman Yousef Khalil Rashaida(32) and Hassan Mohammed Hussein al-Zayed (40) in Fasayil village, north of Jericho, under the pretext of non-licensing. Ayman Rashaida said to PCHR’s fieldworker that the Israeli Civil Administration Staff accompanied with the Israeli forces and bulldozers surrounded his house along with his neighbor’s house, Hasan, without a prior warning. The Israeli forces forcibly got them out of the houses, pushed them and ordered them to keep away from the houses. The bulldozers then demolished the 2 houses. He said that his house was comprised of a 50-square-meter room built of concrete and roofed with a tin plates, where he along with his wife and their 4 children live. Regarding to Hasan, his house was comprised of a 20-sqaure-meter room built of iron, where his wife and their 8 children live, including a child with disabilities.
  • At approximately 07:00 on Monday, 03 December 2018, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles, a vehicle of the Israeli Civil Administration and a mounted-crane truck moved into al-Hawd Mount, which is located in the lands of Qasrah village on Street (505-‘Aber al-Samirah), southeast of Nablus. The Israeli soldiers deployed in the land belonging to Maqboulah Nasrallah Mohamed Othmanm from al-Majdal Bani Fadel village, southeast of the city. The soldiers brought a contingent of workers in civilian clothes and began to dismantle a 44-square-meter barrack built of iron and tin plates belonging to Maqboulah. The Israeli forces confiscated iron used for barrack before withdrawing. The abovementioned barrack used for agriculture in 70 dunums. Maqboulah repaired the 70 dunums a week ago via a bulldozer. The barrack was built on 27 November 2018.
  • At approximately 14:00 on Monday, Israeli forces accompanied with a vehicle of the Israeli Civil Administration moved into Kherbit Um al-Khair, east of Yatta, south of Hebron. The Israeli soldiers deployed between residents’ houses while the Israeli Civil Administration staff distributed 4 notices to stop construction works under the pretext of non-licensing. The notices were as follows:

 

  1. A 15-square-meter house built of tin plates and belongs to Yaser ‘Eid al-Hathaleen.
  2. A 15-square-meter house built of tin plates and belongs to Khair Allah Suliman al-Hathaleen.
  3. A 12-square-meter kitchen built of tin plates and belongs to Suliman Yamen al-Hathaleen.
  4. A 30-square-meter tent belongs to Khadra Dawoud al-Hathaleen.
  • It should be noted that “Karmiel” settlement established on Palestinian civilians confiscated lands is only a few kilometers away from the al-Kherbah and its houses and Israeli settlers are carrying out attacks against civilians in order to force them to leave their land to facilitate the seizure in favor of settlement expansion. Moreover, Regevim Settlement Association, which monitors the Palestinian urban activities in areas classified as “C”, instigates the Israeli Civil Administration to demolish Palestinian houses and facilities and to expedite the execution of demolition orders issued against buildings and houses for which demolition orders have been issued.

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on Tuesday, 04 December 2018, Israeli bulldozers demolished 4 barracks at the entrance to Hares village, northwest of Salfit. The barracks belong to 3 siblings Fadi, Nadi and Saleh Hasan Saleh Suliman and used as aluminum workshop, a clothes dryer and an agricultural greenhouse. The barracks are located on the main road connecting  Hares and Bidya villages. The barracks were demolished under the pretext of locating in area classified as Area “C”.  The demolished shops are a 100-square-meter aluminum shop includes machines and aluminum tools; a 110- square-meter carpentry includes machines and tools; a clothes dryers; and a 100-sqaure-meter agricultural greenhouse. The plot of land, where facilities are located, estimated at 1.5 dunums.

 

Settlers attacks:

 

  • At approximately 03:00 on Monday, 03 December 2018, a group of Israeli settlers attacked al-Tahtah neighborhood in Odlah village, south of Nablus. The settlers attacked Palestinian civilians vehicles parked in front of their owners’ houses and yards. The settlers also wrote slogans against Arabs and Muslims on the village streets and punctured with sharp tools the tiers of 3 vehicles and a bus belonging to al-Waleed Company before withdrawing the village. The effected cars belong to ‘Azzam Ahmed Kharouf, Samer Rajeh Rashed, Salah Qawareq, Yaser Qawareq.

 

 

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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