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

(26 November – 02 December 2015)

 

  • Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against peaceful protests
  • 9 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a young woman, were killed in the West Bank.
  • One of them was killed by Israeli settlers.
  • 112 Palestinian civilians, including 25 childre, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • Israeli forces conducted 91incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
  • 78 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, were arrested.
  • 9 of them, including 3 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
  • Dream Radio in Hebron was closed for 6 months under the pretext of “incitement” and its contents were confiscated.
  • 8 buses were confiscated from Abdul Rahim al-Tamimi Transport Company under the pretext of transporting protestors.
  • Israeli gunboats continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea, but no casualties were reported.
  • Israeli forces continued efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • A house belonging to the family of al-‘Akari family in Shu’fat refugee camp, was bombed on grounds of collective punishment.

 

  • Settlement activities have continued in the West Bank.
  • 3 residential tents and 12 livestock barns in the northern Jordan Valley were demolished, due to which, 19 persons, including 6 children, became homeless.
  • Israeli forces have turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th
  • Many temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and many others were re-established in a way obstructing the traffic.
  • 5 Palestinian civilians, including a boy child and a young woman, were arrested at checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in theoPt continued during the reporting period (26 November – 02 December 2015).

 

Shooting:

Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. Occupied East Jerusalem witnessed similar attacks. During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 9Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a young woman, in the West Bank. Moreover, 112 Palestinian civilians, including 25 children, a woman and 5 journalists, were wounded. Twenty-five of whom, including a child and elderly woman, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and the others were wounded in the West Bank. Concerning the nature of injuries, 74 civilians were hit with live bullets, 36 ones were hit with rubber bullets and 2 others were hit with tear gas canisters.

 

In the West Bank, killings committed by Israeli forces were as follows:

 

In new excessive use of force, on Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces killed Yehia Yosri Hasan Taha (20) from Qattnah village, northwest of Occupied Jerusalem following clashes between the Israeli forces and dozens of Palestinian young men.

 

On the same day, Israeli forces killed Samer al-Seiryasi (51) while stepping out of a taxi at Za’tarah checkpoint, south of Nablus. Israeli forces as usual claimed that the killed person attempted to stab settlers waiting at a bus stop, south of the checkpoint.

 

In the evening, medical sources at al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron announced that Khaled Mahmoud Jabreen Jawabrah (19), from al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, succumbed to an injury he sustained to the left upper side of the belly. He was with other young men throwing Molotov cocktails at the military watchtower established in the opposite side of the western entrance of the camp.

 

On 27 November 2015,an Israeli settler opened fire at Fadi Mohammed Mahmoud al-Khasib (25) from Beirbala village, northwest of occupied Jeruslaem, while he was passing by the intersection of “Kfar Adomim” settlement in al-Khan al-Ahmar area, east of Jeruslaem. He was wounded with several bullets and immediately died.

 

In the afternoon, Israeli forces stationed at the entrance to Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron, opened fire at a civilian car with an Israeli registration plate. As a result, the driver Omer Arafat Essa al-Za’aqiq (19) was killed under the pretext of running over 5 Israeli soldiers at the said entrance. The corpse was transported later by an Israeli ambulance to an unknown destination.

 

 

 

On 29 November 2015, Israeli border guard agents opened fire at Basim ‘Abdel Rahman Mustafa Salah (38) from Nablus after he stabbed an Israeli soldier in al-Wad Street in East Jerusalem’s Old City. As a result, he was hit with more than 11 live bullets fired at him from a close range, so he immediately died in the scene.

 

On the same day afternoon, Israeli forces killed Ayman Samih al-‘Abbasi (17) from Selwan village when he was participating in a demonstration organized in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of the East Jerusalem’s Old City protesting against the death of Basim Salah, who was killed in the above mentioned crime.

 

On 01 December, Israeli forces shot dead Ma’moun al-Khatib (16) from al-Dohah village, west of Bethlehem. Israeli forces claimed that al-Khatib attempted to carry out a stab attack near “Gosh ‘Etzion” settlement complex, south of the city.

 

On the same day, in excessive use of forces, israleei forces stationed at ‘Inab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm shot dead Maram Hasounah (20) from Nablus who arrived at the checkpoint holding an axe while there were no Israeli soldiers in the area. The girl started hitting the watchtower established in the area with the axe. Therefore, the Israeli soldiers opened fire at her and she immediately died.

 

During this week, 87 Palestinians, including 24 children, were wounded. five of whom, including 2 children, were wounded in occupied East Jerusalem and its suburbs while the rest were wounded in the West Bank Cities.

 

The Palestinian civilians wounded in the West Bank were distributed as follows:

 

In peaceful protests against Israeli policies: 59 Palestinian civilians, including 16 children, were wounded. Forty-three of them were hit with live bullets; 15 others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets and one was hit with a gas canister.

In peaceful protests against Israeli incursion: 15 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded. One of them was hit with live bullets and 14 others were hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet.

At the checkpoints and public roads:a Palestinian civilian was hit with live bullets.

In peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities: 7 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Six of whom were hit with live bullets and one was hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Palestinian civilians wounded in occupied Jerusalem: 5 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. All of them were hit with live bullets.

 

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 25 civilians, including a child. eighteen of them were hit with live bullets, six with rubber-coated metal bullets, and one with a tear gas canister.

 

The Palestinian civilians wounded in the Gaza Strip were distributed as follows:

 

North of the Gaza Strip: 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded; two of whom sustained a live bullet wound, and the other was hit a gas canister.

Gaza City: 11 Palestinian civilians were wounded. Five of whom were hit with live bullets and 6 others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Central Gaza Strip: 9 Palestinian civilians, including a child and an elderly woman, were hit with live bullets.

Khan Yunis: 2 Palestinian civilians sustained live bullet wounds.

 

In the context of shooting incidents at the border area, on 20 November 2015, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia village, and off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire heavily at Palestinian fishing boats for about 20 minutes.   Neither casualties nor material damage were reported.   The shooting recurred in the same area on 30 November and 01 December 2015.

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period,Israeli forces conducted at least 91 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 5 ones in occupied East Jerusalem.During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 78 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children. Nine of these civilians, including 3 children, were arrested in East Jerusalem.

 

During this week, Israeli forces raided Dream Radio office after blowing the main door. They cut off the electricity and internet cables. In addition, they confiscated broadcast devices, including mixers, PCs, laptops, microphones and cameras. The Israeli forces left a military decision to close the station and confiscate its contents for 6 months under the pretext of broadcasting incitement.

 

Jewish Majority

 

House demolition on grounds of collective punishment

 

As part of the collective punishment policy practiced by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians, Israeli forces exploded the house of Ibrahim al-‘Akari in Sho’afat reufgee camp, north of East Jerusalem causing severe damages to his brothers’ houses. Ibrahim’s house is located in the third floor in a 3-storey building, where his widow and 5 children live. Al-‘Akari was killed by Israeli forces on 05 November 2015 after carrying a run over attack killing an Israeli officer and settler in al-Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

 

House demolitions and demolition notices

 

On 27 November 2015, On Friday morning, 27 November 2015, Israeli municipality crews protected by Israeli border guard agents and Special Forces moved into the neighborhoods of al-Bustan and Beer Ayoub in Selwan village, south of occupied Jerusalem’s Old city, and distributed administrative demolition orders to residential and commercial facilities under the pretext of construction without a license.

On 29 November 2015, the Israeli municipality court issued a decision to demolish two residential apartments in Beer Ayoub neighborhood in Selwan village, south of the Old City, with self-demolition hand tools under the pretext of construction without a license.

 

On 01 December 2015, the family of Nabil al-Disi self-demolished a bathroom in their house following an order issued by the Israeli municipality court under the pretext of building without a license.

 

On 01 December 2015, Israeli forces demolished two apartments in al-Ashqariyah neighborhood in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of building with a license. The two apartments belong to Fawaz Mohammed Hasan al-Rajabi whose apartment is 60 square meters and shelters his nine family members, including 7 children and Nasri ‘amer Mohammed Hasan al-Rajabi who apartment is 60 square meters and shelters his 7 family members, including 5 children.

 

As part of targeting hospitals and medical centres, on 01 December 2015, Israeli forces raided al-Maqased Hospital in al-Tour neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City, and fired tear gas canisters at itunder the pretext of searching for “Molotov Cocktail throwers”.

 

Restrictions on movement:

 

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

 

The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily tightened since June 2007 has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 9 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people. The Israeli authorities have established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy. They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

 

Settlement activities

 

On 26 November 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Haiddiyah area in the northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas. The Israeli forces immediately demolished3 residential tents and 12 livestock barns built of it and tin plates belonging to three families comprised of 19 members, including 6 children, living in the area.

On the aforementioned Thursday, Israeli forces moved into al-Hawawer area in the northern area in Hebron and levelled an 80-cubic-meter rainwater collection pool used for agricultural purposes belonging to Jihad ‘Abdullah Karajah under the pretext of building in Area “C”.

 

On 27 November 2015, Israeli forces confiscated an excavator belonging to Ashraf Sawalmah from ‘Asirah village, north of Nablus,. The excavator was in a land belonging to Mahmoud Hendiyah from Beit Dojn village, east of the city, cultivating the land.

 

At approximately 07:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces accompanied by a jeep belonging to the construction and organization department in the Israeli Civil Administration and crane in Kherbet al-Deir, east of ‘Ein al-Beidaa’ village in the Northern Jordan Valley, north of Tubas. They confiscated 4 water pumps used by farmers to irrigate their plants. The pumps belonging to ‘Ammar Jihad Daraghmah; ‘Ali Mohammed Bayer Motawe’a; Hussein Saleh Daraghmah and Yasser Mahmoud Asmar Daraghamah.

 

Details

 

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

 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They stationed in Ashour vineyards area, southeast of the city and then raided a bus maintenance workshop of Abdul Rahman al-Tamimi Transport Company, from which they confiscated 8 buses. Moreover, they handed a paper with the confiscated buses’ registration numbers over to Samir Baker Beshtawi (60). Israeli forces attributed the confiscation to “Transporting outlaw protestors to military checkpoints and confrontation hot spots”. It should be noted that in the confiscated buses there are bus tickets estimated at NIS 3,500 and NIS 500 in cash given to the buses’ drivers.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Arabah village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched 5 houses and questioned their occupants. The houses belong to the families of Tareq Hussein Awad Dar Hussein “Qa’dan” (45), a leader in the Islamic Jihad movement; Mohammed Abdul Latif Mohammed Shaibani (42), a member of the Islamic Jihad movement; Kefah Jamil Sadeq al-‘Ardhah (37), a former prisoner released in Shalit swap deal and deported to the Gaza Strip; Mohammed Azmi Suleiman Mardawi (30) and Sa’id Tawfiq Yusef Lahlouh (36).

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Mohammed Nidal Mohammed Abu Ghazi (15) and Lo’ai Salim Roshdi (17).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Burqin village, west ofJenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohanned Mohammed Abdul Rahman Atiq (23). They arrested the aforementioned person and withdrew later.

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Jilgamous village, southeast of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Abdul Jabar Qasem Khabas (33). They arrested the aforementioned person and withdrew later.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Kufor Ra’ei village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the families of Yusef Jamal Yusef Jawabrah (23) and Mahmoud Mohanned Isma’il Ya’aqbah (25). They arrested the aforementioned persons and withdrew later.

 

  • In the morning, the administration of al-Nas Radio broadcasting from Jenin was surprised by receiving a fax signed by the Israel Forces (Judea and Samaria Division) warning against “the consequences of continuing to broadcast incitement”, otherwise the radio would be closed and its equipment would be confiscated”.

 

  • In a new wilful killing crime, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while stepping out of a taxi at Za’tarah checkpoint, south of Nablus. Israeli forces as usual claimed that the killed person attempted to stab settlers waiting at a bus stop, south of the checkpoint.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 10:00, Israeli forces stationed at Za’tarahcheckpoint, south of Nablus, opened fire at Samer Hassan Mebdi al-Sarisi (51), from al-Basateen neighbourhood in Jenin, due to which he sustained serious wound.Israeli forces did not allow the crew of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)to offer him first aid and left him bleeding.Israeli forces claimed that al-Sarisi stepped out of a taxi near the settler bus stop, south of the checkpoint, and attempted to stab one of them. Therefore, Israeli forces opened fire and shot him dead. After which, an Israeli ambulance arrived at the scene and transported thecorpse to an unknown destination. It should be noted that the Palestinian civilians used to step out of taxis in the aforementioned area to travel then to other Palestinian cities, as the abovementioned checkpoint leads to different cities in the West Bank.

 

  • At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved through the entrance to al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, into the centre of the camp. Dozens of infantry soldiers headed towards a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Jamil al-Shobaki (22), who was killed by Israeli forces at the western entrance of the camp on 25 November 2015, under the pretext of stabbing an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces withdrew later to the main entrance to the camp.

 

  • In the evening, medical sources at al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron announced that Khaled Mahmoud Jabreen Jawabrah (19), from al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, succumbed to an injury he sustained to the left upper side of the belly.

According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 16:00, a number of Palestinian young men threw Molotov cocktails at a military watchtower in front of the western entrance of al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, which hit the cement cubes around the watchtower. They then escaped between the houses. During which, 4 Israeli soldiers appeared in front of the cement cubes, due to which, the young men hiding between the houses, threw stones at them. Therefore, an Israeli soldier fired 3 bullets directly at the young men. As a result, Khaled Jawabrah (19) sustained a bullet wound to the left upper side of the belly and fell to ground 80 meters away from the watchtower. This was at approximately 16:46. Some young men took Jawabrah to a nearby house, during which, military vehicles arrived and Israeli soldiers deployed on the road. Jawabrah was taken by a private car to Sa’ir village, as Israeli forces had closed the entrances to the refugee camp for few days. Jawabrah was then transported by a PRCS ambulance to al-Ahli Hospital in the city. He was admitted to the intensive care unit, where he was pronounced dead because of internal bleeding.

 

  • At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces deployed in the south of Hebron arrested Malek Nader al-Ja’bari (16) from his family house. He was taken to an unknown destination.

 

 

 

  • At approximately 19:30, Israeli forces chased a civilian car under the pretext that it escaped from in front of the entrance to Kufor Malek village, northeast of Ramallah. Israeli forces deliberately hit the Palestinian car from behind, due to which it hit against a wall. A number of Palestinian youngsters threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers that opened fire in response. As a result, an 18-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the right arm and was then taken to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. Moreover, Israeli forces harshly beat 3 children, who were inside the car, and then arrested them. The 3 children were taken to Benjamin police station, northeast of Jerusalem, but they were released on the next day morning. The arrested children were identified as Tareq Nidal Hamayel (16), Alaa Thabet B’eirat (16) and Walid Isma’il Derbani (17). They are all from Kufor Malek village.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 5incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Sourif village, northwest of Hebron; Beit Oula village, west of the city; al-Koum, southwest of Doura; al-Hadab village, east of Doura, south of Hebron; and Far’oun village, south of Tulkarm.

 

Friday, 27 November 2015

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 2 Palestinian civilians. The arrested civilians, who were taken to an unknown destination, were identified as Sami al-Assi (38) and Abdullah Naji Abdullah Abu Samrah (38).

 

  • At approximately 12:10, Israeli forces stationed at the entrance to Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron, opened fire at a civilian car with an Israeli registration plate. As a result, the driver Omer Arafat Essa al-Za’aqiq (19) was killed under the pretext of running over 5 Israeli soldiers at the said entrance. The corpse was transported later by an Israeli ambulance to an unknown. A video posted on social media showed how the car swerved to a side road branching from the main street that lead to the eastern entrance to the village, 100 meters away from the watchtower.

 

  • At approximately 12:30, Israeli forces stationed in a military watchtower near “Esh Kodesh” settlement outpost, southeast of Qasrah village, southeast of Nablus, attacked al-Wa’ar area in the said village. They prevented agricultural vehicles from cultivating the lands and attempted to confiscate them. When Abdul Azim Ahmed Mahmoud Wadi, head of the village council, confronted the Israeli soldiers, they pepper-sprayed him to get him away. Due to which, dozens of Palestinian civilians arrived and threw stones at Israeli soldiers that requested backups. When the backup forces arrived, Israeli soldiers started firing tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at the civilians. As a result, 14 civilians, including 4 children, sustained bullet wounds and 11 others suffered tear gas inhalation.

 

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 3incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: al-Samou’ village, south of Hebron; Deir Samet village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron; and Halhoul town, north of the city.

 

Saturday, 28 November 2015

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They raided a house belonging to the family of Arafat Essa Za’aqiq (55) in Daher al-Baraheesh, south of the city, whose son Omer (20) was killed by Israeli forces on 26 November 2015, under the pretext of running over Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village. Israeli forces kept the family in one room and then individually questioned them. Moreover, Israeli forces took photos and measures of the house and threatened to demolish the house. In the meantime, a number of Israeli soldiers were raiding a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Ayyad Awad (49). They questioned his son Ahmed (17) and then withdrew later. No arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 08:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia village, and off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire heavily at Palestinian fishing boats for about 20 minutes. They also chased them and pumped water over them to drown them. The fishing boats were sailing within 2 nautical miles. As a result, the Palestinian fishermen were frightened and fled. No casualties were reported.

 

  • At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces moved Zaita village, north of Tulkarm. They stationed in the western area of the village, where Israeli soldiers stepped out of their vehicles and detained a number of by-passers. Israeli soldiers checked their IDs and questioned them on the spot. After which, they raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Sa’id Ahmed As’ad Abu al-Ezz (47). They also warned the family of the consequences of continuing to throw stones at the annexation wall gate that is near the house.

 

  • At approximately 17:30, Israeli forces moved into Far’oun village, south of Tulkarm, and established a temporary checkpoint at the entrance to the village. They then stationed near the annexation wall in the western side of the village and closed the annexation wall gate no. 708. Moreover, theyrequested the explosive engineering unit that detonated a suspicious object near the aforementioned gate. Israeli forces after that arrested Isma’il Khalil Isma’il Atir (15), but they released him on the next day morning.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 7incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Deir Estya village, northwest of Salfit; Sa’ir, Beit Kahel and al-Shyoukh villages, north of Hebron; and al-Burj and Beit al-Roush villages, south of the city.

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 29 November 2015

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces accompanied by a military truck moved into Ras al-Jourah area, north of Hebron. They stationed in front of a residential building and then raided Dream Radio office on the first floor. They blew up the door and cut off the electricity and internet cables. In addition, they confiscated broadcast devices, including mixers, PCs, laptops, microphones and cameras.

 

Talab al-Ja’bari, the Radio’s Director, said to PCHR’s fieldworker:

 

“I received a phone call from an officerthat a number of Israeli soldiers raided the Radio office at approximately 01:30, when no one was in there. When I headed to the office, Israeli soldiers did not allow me to approach, as they confiscated all devices and equipment. After they left, I entered the office witha number of the radio officers and journalists. We found the door blown up and the broadcast devices confiscated. The Radio offers job opportunities to 20 persons. We lost about US$ 100,000 and our losses would increase during the closure period”.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They stationed in Beit Za’tah and al-Daher areas, and raided and searched a number of houses. They arrested Mohammed Mershed Mohammed Awad (19), his brother Mohanned (17) and Turki Mohammed al-Allami (37). Besides, Israeli foces raided and searched Amal al-Mostaqbal Kindergarten in Asida area. The damaged the main door and contents of the kindergarten and dug a hole in one of its rooms.

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Doura town, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Azmi al-Sweiti (24). They also arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Kharsa village, south of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Walid Mohammed al-Masharqah. Moreover, they arrested his 2 sons: Mohammed (22) and Ayman (18) and took them to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Qabatya village, south of Jenin. They raided 2 houses belonging to the families of Sam’an Fadel Hassan Nazzal (22) and Ezz al-Deen Abdul Rahman Kmail (25) and handed summonses over to them to refer to the Israeli intelligence service at Salem detention facility, northwest of the city.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Ein Mesbah neighbourhood in Ramallah. They stationed in front of an apartment rented by the family of Shadi Mohammed Khsaib (31), who was killed on 22 November 2015, when a settler opened fire at him at “Kfar Adumim” settlement’s intersection, east of occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli forces harshly kicked the door and raided the apartment, due to which, the wife and her 3 children were terrified. An explosive engineering team inspected the house and took it measuresfrom inside. Moreover, an Israeli officer questioned the wife Azab Khsaib (29). At approximately 02:15, Israeli forces withdrew from the house that is originally owned by Sufian Fawzi Karakrah.
  • Around the same time also, Israeli forces moved into Beit Awwa village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They raided a house belonging to the family of Mo’az Manna’ Masalmah (23) and kept his family outdoors. Moreover, they searched the house and arrested the aforementioned person.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Ethna village, west of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Mousa Abu Jheisha (22). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces deployed around the western entrance to Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah, opened fire at a 30-year-old Palestinian civilians. They wounded him in the right leg, due to which, he sustained bone fractures and blood vessels’ rupture causing him serious haemorrhage. The wounded person was taken to al-Amal Medical Centre in the village, from which he was taken by an ambulance to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. The aforementioned person was exposed to gunfire while no confrontations took place in the area.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out7 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Tulkarm; Bani Na’im, al-Samou’, al-Moreq and Deir Samet villages and al-Fawar refugee camp in Hebron; and Qalqilya.

 

Monday, 30 November 2015

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Tafouh village, west of Hebron. They raided a house belonging to the family of prisoner Mohammed Shaker al-Tardah (18), whom is accused by Israeli forces that he carried out a stabbing attack in “Kiryat Gat” area in Israeli on 21 November 2015. They also raided another house belonging to the family of prisoner Emad al-Deen Tayseer al-Tardah (19), whom is also accused by Israeli forces that he carried out a stabbing attack in “Rishon Lezion” area in Israel on 02 November 2015.Israeli forces raided a third house belonging to the family of prisoner Taha Hussein al-Tardah (18), whom is accused by Israeli forces that he carried out a stabbing attack in Jaffa Street in Jerusalem on 28 November 2015. They obliged the 3 families to leave their houses, after which, Israeli soldiers searched the houses and damaged their contents. Moreover, they threatened the families of demolishing the houses. In addition, they arrested Nour Ra’ouf Tayem al-Tardah (18) from his family house.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They stationed in al-Daher and al-Tarbeeqa areas, where they raided and searched a number of houses. Moreover, they arrested 3 civilians and took them to an unknown destination. The arrested were identified as Mohammed Hamad Zamel Abu Maria (24), Ahmed Essa Safi al-Salibi (19) and Ikhdair Yusef Ikhdair Awad (24).

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Yamoun village, northwest of Jenin. They stationed in the vicinity of al-Saleheen Mosque in the centre of the village and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Oweis Mazen Sadeq Nawahdah (22). In addition, they arrested the aforementioned person.
  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Yazan Emad al-Deebah (22) and Mahmoud Khalil Hdaib (20). In the meantime, Israeli forces moved towards a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Ismail Mohammed al-Shobaki (21), whom was killed by Israeli forces at the western entrance to the camp, on 25 November 2015, under the pretext of stabbing a soldier. Israeli soldiers raided the house and obliged its occupants to stand outdoors. They then took the measures and photos of the house from outside. Moreover, they threatened to demolish the house soon sithout delivering a demolition notice.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Tayseer Mamdouh Abdul Haq (23). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Zaita village, north of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Rabah Mohammed Abdul Fattah Labadi (28). They arrested the aforementioned person.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Suleiman Turki al-Adrah (22). They arrested the aforementioned person.

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family, Adnan Yassin Mostafa Hamarashah (48), a handicapped former prisoner. They also arrested Adnan and his brother Alaa (40).

 

  • At approximately 06:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. The fishermen were frightened and sailed back, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out9incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Surif, Beit Oula, Kharas, Ethna, Sekka, Ya’bad and al-Hadab villages and al-Aroub refugee camp, southwest of Jenin; and al-Razazah area, south of Qalqilya.

 

Tuesday, 01December 2015

 

  • At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into Far’oun village, south of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Haitham Zeyad Ahmed Odwan (19) and arrested him. In the meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched a number of houses and distributed a statement signed by the military command. The statement reads, “Residents of Far’oun village. After your sons threw stones, Molotov cocktails and explosive bombs, we are obliged to carry out a security operation in the village… If you want to prevent this operation, stop your sons from harming Israeli soldiers”. Of the raided houses were houses belonging to Sa’id Tayem Abdul Rahman Khader (48), Mostafa Ahmed Abdullah Hejawi (70), Wa’el Riyadh Salim Omer (40), Wasfi Yusef Abdullah Farekh (59) and Riyadh Saleh Hassan Yusef (39).

 

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Estya village, northwest of Salfit. About 200 soldiers raided and searched 12 houses,damaged their contents and used sniffer dogs. The searched houses belonging to the families of Fawzi Abdullah al-Khateeb, Khaled Hamdallah Abu Hajlah, Tamer Ibrahim Awad, Shaher Farid al-Qadi, Mazen Yusef Mokhalfah, Ra’fat Mahmoud Hakim, Dergham Khalil Abu Hajlah, Bassam Abdul Karim Mansour, Anwar Abdul Qader Mansour, Mohammed Ibrahim Abu Zaid, Mohammed Mahmoud Awad and Hassan Abdul Hadi Ajarmah.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Yatta village, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 5 civilians. The arrested were identified as Anas (24) and Adham Mohammed Khalil Rab’i (22), Ayman Ayesh Mohammed Ayesh (18), Kayed Ibrahim Khalil Rab’i (22) and Mohammed Khaled al-Shawaheen (27).

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Tal’at Walid Hamed (32). Moreover, they arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah and al-Bireh. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Omer Ouda Abu Alya (23). They then arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested Samer (18) and Sa’er Adnan Salhab al-Tamimi (20), Hosam Hussein Zalloum (24) and Rami Hashem al-Sharif (21).

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin and Jenin refugee camp, adjacent to the city. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested Islam Ali Methqal Azayzah (21), Thamer Azmi Aref Nasharti (16) and Lo’ai Hussein Bali (20).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qabatya village, southeast of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Amjad Saleh Khader Lobani (36). They then arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 04:30, Israeli forces moved into Burqin village, west of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Sakher Amin Omer Atiq (20). They then arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 07:40, Israeli forces shot dead Ma’moun Ra’ed al-Khateeb (16), from al-Douha village, west of Bethlehem. They claimed that he attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of the city. The Israeli “Walla” news site reported that an Israeli soldier saw a Palestinian civilian holding a knife and attempting to stab a settler. Therefore, he opened fire at the Palestinian civilian and left him bleeding to death.

 

  • At approximately 09:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia, and off al-Sudaniyah shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. As a result, the fishermen were frightened and sailed back, but no casualties were reported.

 

  • In excessive use of deadly force, Israeli forces stationed at Anab military checkpoint, east of Tulkarm, killed a Palestinian young woman, who reached the checkpoint with an axe in her hand, but no soldiers were present then.

 

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 10:00, Maram Ramez Abed Hasounah (20), from Nablus, reached Anab checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Tulkarm. There were no soldiers present at the checkpoint then and Maram was holding an axe in her hand. She started hitting with the axe the military watchtower at the checkpoint, due to which Israeli soldiers shot her dead. Israeli backup forces immediately arrived at the checkpoint and closed the area. After which, a PRCS ambulance arrived and checked up the corpse. The medical crew found the brain out of the head and the corpse hit with several bullets to the head, chest and arms. They covered the corpse. In the meantime, an Israeli military ambulance arrived out of which stepped a doctor, who asked the Palestinian crew to leave the place, as the corpse needed to be transported into Israel according to the Israeli protocols. It seemed that the aforementioned woman was shot from the Israeli military site in “Anab” settlement, which directly overlooks the checkpoint. It should be noted that the killed woman was arrested at Anab checkpoint by the end of 2013 under the pretext that she possessed a knife. She was sentenced to 7-month imprisonment then.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 9 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Bani Na’im, Surif, Beit Ommer, al-Moreq, Beit Awwa, Deir al-Asal and al-Nabi Elias villages and al-Fawar refugee camp, east of Qalqilya; and Ematin village, northeast of the city.

 

Wednesday, 02December2015

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Abdullah Khalil Zaidat (20). They then arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommar village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested Khaled Sabri Awad (19), Rashed Yusef Bader Awad (16), Omer Khalil Awad (14), Amr Riyadh Essa Arrar (15), Mohammed Wajdi Abu Ayyash (17), Ali Walid Mohammed Abu Ayyash (15), Mohammed Nidal Amer Abu Maria (17), Okal Mohammed Yusef Jawabrah (19) and Arawadh Mohammed Awad (17).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Deir Ammar refugee camp, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched 3 houses from which they arrested Samer Mohammed Assi (28), Lo’ai Khaled Safi (21) and Raja’i Hussein Mansour Abdul Qader (22).

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. They stationed near the UNRWA schools. Moreover, they raided and searched 2 houses belonging to the families of Sadri Khalil Abu Hashash (30), Isaac Khalil Hadeeb (28). They then arrested the 2 aforementioned person and withdrew later.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested Hazem Sa’dat al-Nadi (22).

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They surrounded a house belonging to the family of Maram Ramez Hasounah in Rafidya neighbourhood, west of the city, whom was accused of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack at Anab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm, the day before. They raided the house, where an officer questioned Maram’s father. The officer wrote down the personal information, ID numbers, mobile numbers and car numbers of Hassounah family and the total number of the family members living in the 4-storey house. The officer threatened them that such attacks have “bad consequences”. Moreover, Israeli forces moved into al-Hanbali mosque in the old market area in Nablus. They damaged the loudspeaker cambles and confiscated them.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Yusef Jawabrah (22) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time also, Israeli forces moved into Tafouh village, west of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Adham Abdul Salam al-Tardi (18). They arrested the aforementioned person and then raided and searched another houses belonging to the family of Tareq Akram al-Tardah (19). They handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem.

 

  • At approximately 15:30, dozens of youngsters headed to the border fence, east of al-Bureij refugee camp, and threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed the border fence, who opened fire in response. As a result, Sa’fah Mohammed Ghanem Abu Sa’id (68), from al-Maghazi refugee camp, sustained a bullet wound to the neck, as the bullet entered and exited. She was wounded while going along with her husband on a cart to their land, east of al-Bureij refugee camp. They were 300 meters away from the border fence. The wounded woman was taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital in Deir al-Balah, but was transferred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza for the seriousness of her injury.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 5 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Kharsa, Abu al-Asja, Raboud, al-Koum, Kharas and Beit Kahel villages.

 

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

 

The West Bank

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 26 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarm, in protest against the Israeli policies in the oPt. When the protesters arrived at the area, Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and then heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters. After which, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli vehicles. Due to which, Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the area and fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 6 protesters, including a child, were wounded with live bullets to the lower limbs of their bodies. They then were taken to Thabet Thabet hospital in Tulkarm to receive medical treatment.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Thursday, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Naqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, a child was hit with a tear gas canister to the left elbow.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Friday, 27 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Naqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 4 civilians, including 3 children ,were wounded. One of whom was hit with a live bullet while the three others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets. Moreover, the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters inside a house belonging to Omar Abed al-Karim Dawoud, due to which the windows of the house were smashed. In the meantime, the Israeli forces fired a sponge-tipped bullet at a PRCS ambulance, due to which the ambulance windows were smashedand the ambulance crew suffered tear gas inhalation. In his testimony to a PCHR fieldworker, Monther Nazal , Director General of PRCS in Qalqilya said:

 

“At approximately 15:20 on Friday, 27 November 2015, the PRCS ambulance crew consisting of the ambulance driver, Azmi al-Aqra’, and paramedic, Mohamed Fayoumi, were usually parking the ambulance in a safe place near al-Naqar neighborhood, west of Qalqilya. Suddenly, the Israeli forces moved into Qalqilya from another entrance and then immediately fired a sponge-tipped bullet towards the ambulance, whichcaused the smash of its windows. After which, when the two paramedics attempted to escape from the area by their vehicle, the Israeli soldiers heavily fired tear gas canisters at them. As a result, the paramedics suffered tear gas inhalation.”

  • On Friday afternoon, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered near al-Huda Petrol Station in al-Balou’ neighborhood at the northern entrance of al-Bireh and then headed to the (DCO) checkpoint and “Beit Eill” settlement. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and between the houses. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded, two of whom were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets while the third one was hit with a live bullet to the right leg.

 

  • On Friday afternoon, dozens of young men gathered in the vicinity of Ofer prison, west of Ramallah to organize a demonstration against the Israeli policies and settlers attacks. After which, the protesters made their way to the prison gate, so the Israeli forces closed the gate and deployed in the area. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers, who immediately fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 10 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Seven of whom were hit with live bullets while the three others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

 

  • At approximately 13:30 on afternoon, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Kamb area, south of Halhoul village, and set fire to rubber tires. After which, the Israeli forces moved into the area and deployed between the houses. The protesters threw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers, who chased the protesters and fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them in response. In the meantime, a number of protesters gathered in Ras al-Jourah area, north of Hebron, and then headed to a military watchtower established at the southern entrance of Halhoul village. During which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters in response. Additionally, the military vehicles stationed in al-Kamb area withdrew towards the military watchtower and then the protesters chased them there. Due to which, the Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition at the protesters. As a result, 12 civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets.

 

  • At approximately 14:00, dozens of young men gathered at the entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, north of Hebron, where the Israeli soldiers closed the entrance with an iron gate and established a permanently military checkpoint. The protesters threw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers stationed at the entrance. Due to which, the soldiers stationed behind cement cubes heavily fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 2 civilians were hit with live bullets and then were taken by a PRCS ambulance to the city hospitals to receive medical treatment.

 

  • At approximately 15:00, dozens of young men from Beit ‘Awa village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron, gathered near the security fence established on the village lands in the western area. After which, two Israeli patrols arrived at the area and stationed behind the security gate along the security fence. The protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who heavily fired tear gas canisters from a launcher fixed on a military jeep against them. The protesters then spread in the agricultural lands while the soldiers chased them into the agricultural fields and fired live bullets at them. As a result, 3 protesters were hit with live bullets throughout their bodies and then were taken by a PRCS ambulance to the city hospitals to receive medical treatment.

 

  • At approximately 16:30 on Friday, a number of youngsters organized a demonstration in the center of Beit Foreek village, east of Nablus, and then made their way to al- Kenitra Mountain, southeast of the village. When the youngsters arrived at the area, Israeli soldiers stationed in the military watchtower in the vicinity of “Itamar” settlement fired sound bombs and live bullets at the youngsters. As a result, 2 children were hit with live bullets and were then taken to the village clinic. After the wounded children received first aid, they were taken by an ambulance to Rafidia hospital in Nablus. When the ambulance arrived at Beit Foreek checkpoint at the main entrance of the village, Israeli soldiers obstructed it for 20 minutes.

 

  • At approximately 12:30 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, a demonstration started from the vicinity of ‘Alaa’ al-Hashash house from ‘Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, who was killed by the Israeli forces at Hawara checkpoint, south of the city, on 23 November 2015. The protestors then headed to the abovementioned checkpoint demanding to release the corpses that were kept in Israeli custody. When the protesters arrived at the checkpoint, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and live bullets in response. As a result, 2 children were hit with live bullets and were then taken to Rafidia hospital to receive medical treatment. Medical sources described their wounds as moderate.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Saturday, dozens of young men from al-Naqar neighborhood gathered near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the protesters. As a result, a child was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet below the left eye.

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarm, in protest against the Israeli policies in the oPt. When the protesters arrived at the area, Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and then heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters. After which, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers in response. Due to which, the Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the center of the university campus and fired live ammunition, rubber coated-metal bullets, and tear gas canisters. As a result, 4 protesters, including a child, were wounded with live bullets. The health condition of one of the wounded children was described as serious, as a live bullet penetrated his left arm causing fractures and then penetrated his abdomen causing laceration in his stomach and liver. The abovementioned wounded child was taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus and underwent a surgery.

 

  • On Sunday afternoon, dozens of youngsters gathered near al-Huda Petrol Station in al-Balou’ neighborhood, at the northern entrance of al-Bireh city. They then headed to the (DCO) military checkpoint and “BeitEill” settlement. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and between the houses. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded, 2 of whom were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets while the third was hit with a live bullet to the right thigh causing rupture in the blood-vessels. Among the wounded persons was Hassan Ibrahim Najar (72), who was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the head.

 

  • At approximately 13:00 on Tuesday, 01 December 2015, dozens of youngsters gathered in al-Naqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the soldiers immediately fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 4 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets. Moreover, a tear gas canister landed in a house belonging to Ziad Dawoud Melhim, due to which the house caught fire. After which, the Civil Defense Crews put the fire out. Furthermore, the Israeli forces moved into the aforementioned area from another entrance and fired tear gas canisters towards al-‘Awda School for girls. As a result, Alaa’ Sa’eid Qashmar (12) suffered tear gas inhalation and was then taken to Dr.Darwish Nazal Hospital.

 

The Gaza Strip

 

  • At approximately 13:30 on Friday, 27 November 2015, dozens of youngsters headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Faraheen area in ‘Abasan village, east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. A number of protesters approached the border fence, set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed along the fence. Additionally, some of the youngsters placed the Palestinian flag on the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers sporadically fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 2 civilians, were wounded with live bullets and were then taken to the Gaza European Hospital to receive medical treatment. The health condition of the two civilians was described as moderate.

 

  • In the meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed in Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing, northwest of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at dozens of protesters, who were on the road between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides of the crossing. The protesters threw stones at the soldiers in protest at the Israeli attacks against the Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. As a result of the clashes, which continued until 17:30, three civilians were wounded. Two of whom were hit with live bullets, while the third was directly hit with a tear gas canister.

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Friday, dozens of youngsters headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed behind the sand barriers along the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 8 civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets. The wounded civilians were then taken to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. The health condition of one of the wounded was described as serious, so he was transferred to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, while the wounds of others ranger between minor and moderate.

 

Demonstrations against the annexation wall and settlement activities

 

  • Following the Friday prayer on 27 November 2015, Palestinians from Bil’in, Ni’lin, al-Nabi Saleh and Budrus village, west and northwest of Ramallah and al-Bireh, organized a peaceful demonstration in protest against the annexation wall and settlement activities. The Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters, sound bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters to disperse them. No casualties were reported.

 

  • On Friday afternoon, dozens of young men gathered at the western entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah, on Selwad-Yabroud road, near the Bypass Road (60), in protest against the Israeli policies. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber- coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the stone-throwers and chased them into the village. As a result, a 22-year-old male, who was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the upper lip and then was taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Friday, Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized a protest in the center of Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, and made their way to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against closing that entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an iron gate. When protesters arrived at the gate, Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at them. As a result, many civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets.

 

  • On Saturday, 28 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered in the center of Budrus village, west of Ramallah and al-Bireh, and then made their way to the annexation wall in the southwest of the abovementioned village. The Israeli forces closed the wall gate with barbed wires and prevented the demonstrators from heading to lands behind it. Due to which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and chased them between the olive fields until the village outskirts. As a result, a 17-year-old male, was hit with a live bullet to his left leg.

 

  • At approximately 12:00 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders organized a demonstration from the center of Kafor Qadoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, and then headed to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against closing the entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an iron gate. When the protesters arrived at the gate, the Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at the protesters in response.As a result, 3 civilians were hit with live bullets. One of whom sustained serious wounds and underwent an operation due to a rupture in a blood vessel in his leg.

 

Note: PCHR keeps the names of the injured persons in the aforementioned demonstrations.

 

Rubber-coated metal bullets are lethally if they hit the head of victim from a close range.

 

  1. Continued closure of the oPt

 

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

 

 

 

 

Gaza Strip

 

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

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

 

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

 

Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices. However, they lately allowed the exportation of some vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, furniture and fish.

 

Israel has continued to close the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing for the majority of Palestinian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Israel only allows the movement of a limited number of groups, with many hours of waiting in the majority of cases. Israel has continued to adopt a policy aimed at reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via the Beit Hanoun crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel also continued applying the policy of making certain civilian traveling via the crossing interviewed by the Israeli intelligence service to be questioned, blackmailed or arrested.

 

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

 

Date Imports
Category Amount
Tons Number Liters
24 November Various goods 3973
Humanitarian aid 19679
Cooking gas 245,760      
Benzene     152,000  
Diesel

Industrial fuel

    376,600

589,916

 

 
Construction aggregates 13680      
Cement 3400      
Construction steel 750      
25 November Various goods 38989  
Humanitarian aid 19409
Cooking gas 239,500    
Benzene     76,0000  
Diesel     257,600  
Construction aggregates 15000      
Cement 3160      
  Construction steel 180      
26 November

 

Various goods 3427      
Humanitarian aid 20081      
Cooking gas 195,280      
Benzene     152,000  
Diesel

 

    216,600  
Industrial fuel     552,100  
Construction aggregates 16080      
Cement 2560      
Construction steel 450      
29 November Various goods 17153      
Humanitarian aid 21608      
Cooking gas 242,030      
Benzene

Benzene for UNRWA

    76,000

35,005

 
Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

    368,000

34,997

 
Industrial fuel     76,660  
Construction aggregates 16160      
Cement 4160      
Construction steel 180      

 

Exports:

 

  • On Tuesday, 24 October 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 4.4 tons of potatoes; 17.8 tons of eggplants; 2.8 tons of cucumber; 1.9 palms; 4.8 tons of squash; 1.8 tons of pepper; 4.8 tons of cabbage; 6 tons of sweet peppers; 0.5 tons of cherry tomatoes; 16 tons of furniture; 0.18 tons of basil and 0.45 tons of garlic.
  • On Wednesday, 25 October 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 160 scrap and 40 tons of furniture.
  • On Thursday, 26 October 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 7.2 tons of eggplants; 2.9 tons of cucumber; 4.3 tons of palms; 1.5 tons of squash; 2.4 tons of pepper; 4.1 tons of cabbage and 7.1 tons of sweet peppers.
  • On Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 8 tons of cloths; 6 truckloads of vegetables and 2 truckloads of eggplants.

 

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


 

 

Movement at BeitHanoun (Erez) crossing

25 November – 01 December 2015

 

Category 25 November 26 November 27 November 28 November 29 November 30 November 01 December
Patients 37 35 2 70 91 72
Companions 38 33 1 61 76 66
Personal needs 82 113 34 78 39 69
Families

of prisoners

37
Arabs from

Israel

8 2 3 1 3
Diplomats 8 6 1 5
International journalists
International workers 34 63 2 5 16 44
Travelers

abroad

37 12 8 16 7
Business people 407 355 6 604 402 256
Business meetings
Security interviews 1 5 2
VIPs 2
Ambulances

to Israel

2 2 3 2 3
Patients’ Companions 2 2 3 2 3

 

Notes:

 

  • On Friday, 27 November 2015, Israeli authorities allowed 181 civilians from the Gaza Strip to perform prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.
  • On Wednesday, 26 November 2015, Israeli authorities allowed 2 persons to renew their permits.

 

West Bank

 

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

 

  • Hebron: Israeli forces established (50) checkpoints all over the city. On Thursday, 26 November 2015, the Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the entrances of al-Fawar refugee camp; Samou’a village, south of Hebron; Bani Na’eim village, east of Hebron; Ethna village, west of Hebron; and southern entrance of Hebron.

 

On Friday, 27 November 2015, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints on Wad Abu Risha road; west of Ethna village, west of Hebron; southern entrance of Hebron and northern entrance of Hahoul village.

 

On Saturday, 28 November 2015, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the northern entrance of Hahoul village; southern entrance of Hebron; and on the roads of Halhoul village; Beit Ummer village and northern road of Hebron.

 

On Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces established 7 checkpoints at the entrances of Ethna village; al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron; at the southern entrance of Halhoul village; southern entrance of Hebron; on the road of Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron and the northern road of Hebron.

 

On Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces established 10 checkpoints at the entrances of Ethna village; Samou’a village; Dir Samet village; Beit Ummer village; al-‘Aroub refugee camp and al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron; and at the southern entrance of Hebron; northern entrance of Hebron and northern and southern entrances of Halhoul village.

 

On Tuesday, 01 December 2015, and on Wednesday, 02 December 2015, Israeli forces re-established the 10 checkpoints in the same above mentioned areas.

 

  • Ramallah and al-Bireh:Israeli forces established (12) checkpoints all over the city. On Friday 27 November 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at theentrances of al-Nabi Saleh village; Deir Abu Mesh’al village, northwest of Ramallah; under the bridge of Yabroud village, northeast of Ramallah; and at the intersection of Beit Our al-Fouqa village, southwest of Ramallah.

 

On Saturday, 28 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrance of Senjil village, north of Ramallah and under the bridge of Yabroud village, northeast of Ramallah.

 

On Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Ain Sina village, north of Ramallah.

 

On Tuesday, 01 December 2015, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoint at the intersection of Beit Our al-Foqa, southwest of Ramallah; under the bridge of Yabroud village, northeast of Ramallah; the northern entrance of ‘Ain Sina village, north of Ramallah; and at the entrances of Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah and Dir Abu Mish’al village, northwest of Ramallah.

 

  • Jericho:Israeli forces established (5) checkpoints all over the city. On Friday 27 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrance of Fasayel village, north of Jericho and the southern entrance of Jericho. At approximately 18:30 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the southern entrance of Jericho.

 

On Tuesday, 01 December 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrance of Fasayel village, north of Jericho and the southern entrance of Jericho.

 

  • Qalqilya:Israeli forces established (23) checkpoints all over the city.

At approximately 20:40 on Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to ‘Azoun ‘Etma village, south of Qalqilya.

 

On Friday, 27 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the eastern entrance to Qalqilya; one of them was established in the morning while the other in the evening.

 

On Saturday, 28 November 2015, Israeli forces established 6 checkpoints at the eastern entrance of Qalqilya (3 times); the northern entrance to ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya; the northern entrance of ‘Azoun ‘Etma village, south of Qalqilya and at the intersection of Jeit village, northeast of Qalqilya.

 

On Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the intersection of Jeit village, northeast of Qalqilya; the northern entrance to Jaious village; the road between Jaious and Kafor Jamal villages, northeast of Qalqilya; and at the entrance of ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya.

 

On Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the entrances of ‘Ezbit al-Tabib village, east of Qalqilya; Kafor Kadoum village, northeast of Qalqilya; and at the eastern entrance of Qalqilya.

 

On Tuesday, 01 December 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints on the main road between Qalqilya and Nablus adjacent to ‘Azoun village and at the entrance of Hijah village, east of Qalqilya.

 

On Wednesday, 02 December 2015, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the entrances of ‘Azoun village; Jayous village; Kafor Laqif village; al-Fondoq village and Jinsafout village on Qalqilya – Nablus road.

 

  • Salfit: On Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the entrances of al-Zawya village, west of Salfit; Kafel Hares village, north of Salfit; Dir Balout village, west of Qalqilya and at the northern entrance of Marda village.

 

  • Tulkarm: At approximately 08:00 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the road between Far’oun village and Ertah village, south of Tulkarm.

 

At approximately 12:00, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus near the intersection of Bazaria village, east of Tulkarm.

 

At approximately 21:30, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus near the intersection of Beit Lid village, east of Tulkarm.

 

  • Jenin: At approximately 11:30 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Jenin and Tulkarm and Nablus near the intersection of ‘Araba village.

 

At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces stationed at Barta’a checkpoint established at the entrance of Barta’a village, southwest of Jenin, arrested Intisar Mahmoud Shalabi (46) while crossing the checkpoint. After which, Israeli forces questioned Intisar and then released her an hour later.

 

At approximately 16:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Kafrit village, southwest of Jenin.

 

Note: all the aforementioned checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

Arrests

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces deployed in the Old City arrested Salah Naji ‘Aith (10), claiming that he did not obey the orders. Salah was then taken to Ja’bara Police Station near al-Ibrahimi mosque.

 

  • At approximately 07:10 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at al-Hamra checkpoint, south of Tubas, arrested Maryam Khaled Sawafta (21) from Bardalah village, southeast of the city and then took her to an unknown destination. The Israeli forces claimed that the above-mentioned young woman had a knife and attempted to stab one of the soldiers present at the checkpoint.

 

  • At approximately 19:50 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli forces arrested 3 civilians from Ertah village, south of Tulkarm, while they were attempting to enter Israel for work. The arrested persons were identified as ‘Omran Tawfiq ‘Arami; Tamer Taiser Mohammed Khaled and his son Ahmed.

 

  • At approximately 18:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Ezbit al-Tabib village, east of Qalqilya. Before removing the checkpoint, Israeli forces arrested Anas Ziyad Othman Bakeir (19) from ‘Azoun village, claiming that he had a knife. They then took him to an unknown destination.

 

  1. Efforts to create Jewish majority

 

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

 

Shooting incidents

 

  • In new excessive use of force, on Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces killed Yehia Yosri Hasan Taha (20) from Qattnah village, northwest of Occupied Jerusalem.

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 06:00 on the aforementioned day, Israeli forces backed by 3 military jeeps; including a white one belonging to the Civil Administration, moved into Qotnah village. They stationed in al-Ras area when dozns of Palestinian young men gathered to throw stones at them. Meanwhile, Yehia was his two brothers, ‘Abeid (15) and Yousif (14) on their way back from a metal workshop,w here they work. They were surprised with 6 Israeli soldiers standing around 30 meters away from them and hiding behind a wall of an under-construction house. The three brothers decided to hide in one of the houses’ yard, and Yehia hid behind the outside iron door of the house. The youngsters threw stones at the soldiers hidden behind the wall, so the Israeli soldiers fired several bullets at them. It was quiet for a while, but when Yehia held his head up to check if the soldiers left the area, an Israeli soldier fired a bullet that penetrated Yehia’s forehead and exited from behind. Yehia then fell on his back, so a number of youngsters carried him. They took him to a private car, which then transferred him to Beit ‘Anan Medical Centre. He was then transferred by an ambulance to the medical centre in Bado village, where his death was declared.

 

  • In the afternoon, dozens of Palestinian youngsters gathered near the annexation wall in Qotnah village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem following the funeral of Yehia Taha (19), who was killed on the aforementioned day morning after Israeli soldiers fired a bullet to his head. The demonstrators threw stones at the Israeli soldiers, who in response fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at them. As a result, 5 civilians, including two children, were wounded with live bullets and taken to Palestine Medical Governmental Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

 

  • At approximately 07:00 on Friday, 27 November 2015, an Israeli settler opened fire at Fadi Mohammed Mahmoud al-Khasib (25) from Beirbala village, northwest of occupied Jeruslaem, while he was passing by the intersection of “Kfar Adomim” settlement in al-Khan al-Ahmar area, east of Jeruslaem. He was wounded with several bullets and immediately died. Luba al-Samri, Spokesperson of the Israeli police, said that a Palestinian young man ran over “five Israelis standing near the bus station in Jerusalem-Jericho Street near “Kfar Adomim” settlement when an Israeli “citizen” settler, who is a volunteer driver in a rescue unit. The Israeli driver opened fire at the young man and neutralized him. As a result, he died in the scene.

It should be mentioned that the killed person lives in Birnabala village but from Ras ‘Arourah village, northwest of Ramallah. He is the brother of Shadi al-Khasib, who was killed by an Israeli settler on 22 November 2015 in the same area under the pretext of carrying out a stab and run over attack against a group of Israelis near the internsection of “Kfar Adomim”.

 

  • At approximately 08:00 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, Israeli border guard agents opened fire at Basim ‘Abdel Rahman Mustafa Salah (38) from Nablus after he stabbed an Israeli soldier in al-Wad Street in East Jerusalem’s Old City. As a result, he was hit with more than 11 live bullets fired at him from a close range, so he immediately died in the scene.

 

An eyewitness said to a PCHR fieldworker in Jerusalem that he heard the sound of shooting when he was in his house near the scene. When he went out, he found a young man in his mid-thirties lying on the ground and covered in blood. His green ID card was beside him as the Israeli soldiers took it out from his clothes. The eyewitness said that he heard from one of the residents that an Israeli police fired more than 7 bullets at the young man, and a settler guard then came and fired another 4 bullets at him. The young man immediately died. The eyewitness said that Israeli ambulances, police and Intelligence arrived and surrounded al-Wad Street, and the ambulance crews gave first aid to one of the Israeli soldier. However, they left the young man bleeding on the ground without giving him any medical treatment or first aid until he drew his last breath.

 

  • In new excessive use of force, in the afternoon, Israeli forces killed Ayman Samih al-‘Abbasi (17) from Selwan village when he was participating in a demonstration organized in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of the East Jerusalem’s Old City protesting against the death of Basim Salah, who was killed in the above mentioned crime.

According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 19:40, dozens of Palestinian children and young men gathered near a checkpoint established by Israeli forces in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City, threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers in protest against the killing of Basim Salah. The Israeli soldiers in response fired at the Palestinian protestors. As a result, al-‘Abbassi was hit with a bullet to the chest and then taken by a number of Palestinian young men to the “‘Ein al-Lawzah” Medical Centre in Selwan village, south of the Old City. His death was later declared at the centre. An hour later, Israeli forces raided the aforementioned centre in an attempt to detain al-‘Abasi’s corpse. Dr. ‘Emad Shabanah, Director of the centre, said that the Israeli forces raided the centre and held the medical staff, employees and patients inside. They prevented them from leaving and stationed in its vicinity searching for al-‘Abasi. He added that the Israeli forces searched all the centre’s rooms and detained the ID cards of the medical staff and “Qalb al-Madinah” ambulance crew, who were inside it, for two hours. Israeli forces questioned them under the pretext of treating “terrorists” without informing the police.

It should be mentioned that the killed child had previously spent 18 months in Israeli jails and was released in February 2015 as he, his brother and two others were accused of carrying out a stab attack against a settler in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood. Despite his young age, he was subject to investigations under cruel circumstances in the detention facility and then released on bail and a further house arrest. The sentence will take effect when he turns into the age of majority.

 

 

 

 

Incursions and arrests

 

  • At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces accompanied with staffs from the Israeli municipality, Arnona (Municipal Property Tax) and National Insurance raided and searched commercial facilities and houses in al-‘Issawiyah village, northeast of Jerusalem, in addition to checking civilians’ files. Mohammed Abu al-Hummus, Member of the Committee of the Families of Prisoners and Detainees in Jerusalem, said that the Israeli staffs targeted during its campaign young men as they checked if any of the young men over 18 years old have debts for the National Insurance Association in order to oppress them. Of the houses that were raided belong to the families of ‘Alian; Abu al-Hummus; Mustafa; Darwish and ‘Obeid. The Israeli forces also raided many commercial facilities and searched their files and documents.

 

  • At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces arrested Khairy Mahmoud al-Shimi (64) near Hattah gate; one of the al-Aqsa gates, and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces moved into “Abu Riyalah” neighbourhood in al-‘Issawiyah, northeast of Occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested Ahmed Khaled Darwish (22) and Mohammed Naser ‘Atiyah (1$). They were taken to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces arrested Saleh Ahmed Muheisen (23) while being in Salah al-Deen Street in Occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli forces then took his personal data from the ID card and showered him with insults. He was then taken to “Salah al-Deen” police station after severely beating him.

 

  • At approximately 21:00 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to Anas Abu Soy in “Abu Soy” Street in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They arrested his son, Malek (15) and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 15:00 on Tuesday, 01 December 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Issawiya village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses in the village and arrested 4 civilians, including a child, taking them to al-Maskoubiyah Centre for investigation. The arrested persons were identified as Yazan Ma’moun ‘Obeid (14); Salamah Nasser ‘Abeid (24); Mohammed Salamah (22) and Nour al-Deen ‘Abeid (19).

 

  • On Tuesday, 01 December 2015, Israeli forces raided al-Maqased Hospital in al-Tour neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City, and fired tear gas canisters at itunder the pretext of searching for “Molotov Cocktail throwers”. As a result, patients and companions suffered tear gas inhalation. The hospital administration said that the Israeli forces fired two tear gas canisters at the hospital that entered the Paediatrics Deprtment and the Intensive Care. As a result, a number of patients and their companions suffered tear gas inhalation, and a woman in the Paediatrics department suffered burns in her hand due to holding the gas canister and throwing it outside the hospital to protect children from the gas smell. The administration added that the patients and their companions were terrified.

 

House demolition policy on grounds of collective punishment

 

  • At approximately 07:00 on Wednesday, 02 December 2015, around 1200 Israeli soldiers accompanied with explosives expert moved into Sho’afat refugee camp, north of East Jerusalem. They imposed a curfew on the camp residents and turned it into a military barrack following the Israeli security services’ order to demolish the house of Ibrahim al-‘Akari. A number of Israeli soldiers roofed some buildings and surrounded the aforementioned house. They then raided it after blowing the main door, but none was there. They evacuated the nearby houses, and specialized teams then made holes in the ceiling of the house and side walls using hand-demolition tools. The specialized teams and engineers then extended wires of explosives inside it and remotely exploded it. As a result, his brothers’ houses were severely damaged as his house is in the third floor in a 3-storey building, where his widow and 5 children live. Al-‘Akari was killed by Israeli forces on 05 November 2014 after carrying out a run over attack in al-Sheikh Jarrah. During which, an Israeli officer and settler were killed. The spokesperson of the Israeli forces said in a statement: “following the security services’ decision, the engineering troops in the Army in cooperation with the Israeli police demolished the house of Ibrahim al-‘Akari in Sho’afat refugee camp.”

 

Houses confiscation and demolition on grounds of collective punishment

 

  • On Friday morning, 27 November 2015, Israeli municipality crews protected by Israeli border guard agents and Special Forces moved into the neighborhoods of al-Bustan and Beer Ayoub in Selwan village, south of occupied Jerusalem’s Old city, and distributed administrative demolition orders to residential and commercial facilities under the pretext of construction without a license.

An eyewitness said to a PCHR fieldworker that the Israeli municipality staffs took photos of al-Bustan and Veer Ayoub neighborhoods in general and some houses in particular. They took the measures of some roads and apartments and then placed administrative demolition orders on 7 houses. He added that the residential facilities belong to the families of ‘Odah, al-Rajabi, Abu Shafe’a, Badran and Zaytoun and shelter around 60 persons; most of whom are children. It should be mentioned that those facilities were established in 1990s, construction fees were imposed on them last years.

The municipality staffs raided a brickyard in Beer Ayoub neighborhood and ordered its owners to obtain a license for the brickyard and an occupational licensing noting that it has been in this place since 1983 and around 40 persons make a living of it.

It should be mentioned that the different Israeli circles (the municipality; Arnona; Tax Authority; police; Intelligence and Ministries of Health and Agriculture) has intensively targeted the residents of Selwan as they raided their houses and arrested their sons in addition to summoning them for investigation. Moreover, they raided some houses to ask for already arrested young men in the Israeli prisons.

  • At approximately 10:00 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, the Israeli municipality court issued a decision to demolish two residential apartments in Beer Ayoub neighborhood in Selwan village, south of the Old City, under the pretext of construction without a license. Dawoud ‘Abdel Razeq Siam said that the court’s judge decided during a hearing held on the aforementioned day to demolish with hand tools two apartments belonging to the family under the pretext of construction with a license noting that both apartments were built in 1994.   Siam added that both apartments are in the third and fourth floors of a 5-storey residential building belonging to his two brothers, Maher and Ayoub. Their families comprised of 13 members, including 8 children, live in those apartments (130 square meters for each.) Dawoud Siam added that in case of non-implementation of (self-demolition) within two weeks, he will be imprisoned for four months and will be fined, in addition to demolition fees of 200,000 NIS by municipal crews and workers. He also said that both apartments were built on an existing building established before the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem and fines of 600,000 NIS were imposed on the family, who tried to obtain a construction license from the municipality for the apartments and paid 400,000 NIS for lawyers and engineers to not demolish it. However, the municipality insisted on rejecting the license under the pretext of allocating the area for establishing gardens. Siam noted that the municipality imposed on him a fine of 24,000 NIS for the fifth floor in the building and gave him one year and a half to obtain a construction license. He added that the apartment, where he lives with his 8 family members, including 6 children, was built in 2009.

 

  • On Tuesday, 01 December 2015, the family of Nabil al-Disi self-demolished a bathroom in their house following an order issued by the Israeli municipality court under the pretext of building without a license.Al-Deesi family explained that the municipality issued an order to demolish the bathroom in the family’s house located in the area of Hebron Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a license. According to the decision, the demolition should be carried out by Al-Deesi family or the municipality will demolish the bathroom and impose the family a demolition fine of 30 thousand NIS.

The family added that they used hand tools and implemented the municipality’s order to demolish the bathroom. The family pointed out that their house is small and only has two rooms and a kitchen, so the house is now without a bathroom. The Israeli forces came to the house and checked if the family implemented the decision.

Family members also pointed out that they were forced to build the bathroom five years ago and have paid unlicensed construction fines of 49 thousand NIS since then.

 

  • On Tuesday dawn, 01 December 2015, Israeli forces demolished two apartments in al-Ashqariyah neighborhood in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of building with a license. The two apartments belong to:
  1. Fawaz Mohammed Hasan al-Rajabi whose apartment is 60 square meters and shelters his nine family members, including 7 children.
  2. Nasri ‘amer Mohammed Hasan al-Rajabi who apartment is 60 square meters and shelters his 7 family members, including 5 children.

Fawaz al-Rajabi said to a PCHR fieldworker that he built the two apartments in June 2015, so his brother and he could live in. We built them on a 1-dunum plot of land located in al-Ashqariyah neighbourhood, and each apartment was built on 60-square-meter area. At approximately 17:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, officers from the Israeli municipality arrived and handed us an order to demolish the two apartments within 72 hours. We called a lawyer to stop the demolition, and he told us that he will head to the municipality court next morning to delay the demolition and look into the case.

 

At approximately 04:00 on Tuesday, 01 December 2015, Israeli police officers accompanied by a bulldozer raided the house and took us out. They only allowed us to take some furniture and then made us stand outside in front of the house under the rain. They demolished the two apartments; each of which has a loss of 100,000NIS.

 

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

 

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

 

Israeli forces’ attacks

 

  • At approximately 06:00 on Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces accompanied with two bulldozers, a digger and Jeep belonging to the construction and organization department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into al-Haiddiyah area in the northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas. The Israeli forces immediately levelled residential tents and livestock barns belonging to three families living in the area. During which, one of the Israeli female soldiers attacked three-month pregnant Suzan ‘Abdel Rahim Bsharat (28) when she attempted to prevent the Israeli soldiers from levelling their family tent. As a result, she was transferred to the Turkish Hospital in Tubas by a PRCS ambulance. The levelled were as follows:
  1. The family of ‘Abdel Rahim Hussein Bsharat: a 60-square-meter residential tent and another one of 48 square meters; 320-square-meter livestock barn; 240-square-meter tin livestock barrack; 60-square-meter tin barrack; barrack used as a fodder store; 4 tin-roofed barracks built with metal poles and 5-square-meter tent used as a bakery. The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 11 members, including 4 children.
  2. The family of Ghazi ‘Abdel Rahim Hussein Bsharat: two tin livestock barracks of 60 square meters; 100-square-meter open livestock barn and feeders. The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 4 members, including 2 children.
  3. The family of Mohammed Mahmoud Bsharat: a 30-square-meter residential tent built of tin, canvas and plastic; a 24-square-meter tent used as a kitchen; a 60-squar-meter tin barrack used for livestock; feeders; straw tables and tin plates. The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 4 members.

During which, Israeli bulldozers levelled a 1-kilo-meter road, which was established by the village residents to facilitate their movement during winter in order to reach the main services places.

 

On Monday morning, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Haiddiyah village in the Jordan Valley, east of Tubas and confiscated 7 tents for the three mentioned families, whose levelled houses were given by the Red Cross to shelter them.

 

  • On 09:00 on the aforementioned Thursday, Israeli forces accompanied by a vehicles belonging to the construction and organization department in the Israeli Civil Administration and a bulldozer moved into al-Hawawer area in the northern area in Hebron. The military bulldozer levelled an 80-cubic-meter rainwater collection pool used for agricultural purposes belonging to Jihad ‘Abdullah Karajah udner the pretext of building in Area “C”.

 

  • At approximately 16:00 on Friday, 27 November 2015, Israeli forces confiscated a 2000 Fiat Hitachi excavator with a Palestinian Registration plate belonging to the family of Ashraf Jaber Zuhdi Sawalmah (36) from Northern ‘Asirah village, north of Nablus. The excavator was in a land belonging to Mahmoud Hendiyah in the western side of Beit Dajn village, east of the city, as he was cultivating the land, which is around 200 meters away from the outskirts of the village and 8 kilometres away from “Eitmar” settlement.

 

  • At approximately 07:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces accompanied by a jeep belonging to the construction and organization department in the Israeli Civil Administration and crane in Kherbet al-Deir, east of ‘Ein al-Beidaa’ village in the Northern Jordan Valley, north of Tubas. They confiscated 4 water pumps used by farmers to irrigate their plants. The pumps belonging to ‘Ammar Jihad Daraghmah; ‘Ali Mohammed Bayer Motawe’a; Hussein Saleh Daraghmah and Yasser Mahmoud Asmar Daraghamah.

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces accompanied with a vehicle belonging to the construction and organization department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into al-Boq’ah area, east of Hebron. The construction and organization officer handed Belal ‘Azmi Jaber a notice to stop the work in his 90square-meter inhabited house. Moreover, another 80-sqaure-meter under-construction building, which was allocated by the village residents to establish a clinic, was noticed. The notices came under the pretext of building without a license in area “C”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations to the International Community

 

 

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

 

In light of continued arbitrary measures, land confiscation and settlement activities in the West Bank, and the latest 51-day offensive against civilians in the Gaza Strip, PCHR calls upon the international community, especially the United Nations, the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention and the European Union – in the context of their natural obligation to respect and enforce the international law – to cooperate and act according to the following recommendations:

 

  1. PCHR calls upon the international community and the United Nations to use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination, through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine;
  2. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to provide international protection to Palestinians in the oPt, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression against the oPt, especially the Gaza Strip;
  3. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to compel Israel, as a High Contracting Party to the Conventions, to apply the Conventions in the oPt;
  4. PCHR calls upon the Parties to international human rights instruments, especially the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to pressurize Israel to comply with their provisions in the oPt, and to compel it to incorporate the human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the concerned committees;
  5. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligation to ensure the application of the Conventions, including extending the scope of their jurisdiction in order to prosecute suspected war criminals, regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator and the place of a crime, to pave the way for prosecuting suspected Israeli war criminals and end the longstanding impunity they have enjoyed;
  6. PCHR calls on States that apply the principle of universal jurisdiction not to surrender to Israeli pressure to limit universal jurisdiction to perpetuate the impunity enjoyed by suspected Israeli war criminals;
  7. PCHR calls upon the international community to act in order to stop all Israeli settlement expansion activities in the oPt through imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements and criminalizing trading with them;
  8. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly to transfer the Goldstone Report to the UN Security Council in order to refer it to the International Criminal Court in accordance with Article 13(b) of the Rome Statute;
  9. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to confirm that holding war criminals in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a precondition to achieve stability and peace in the regions, and that peace cannot be built on the expense of human rights;
  10. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council to explicitly declare that the Israeli closure policy in Gaza and the annexation wall in the West Bank are illegal, and accordingly refer the two issues to the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel to compel it to remove them;
  11. PCHR calls upon the international community, in light of its failure to the stop the aggression on the Palestinian people, to at least fulfil its obligation to reconstruct the Gaza Strip after the series of hostilities launched by Israel which directly targeted the civilian infrastructure;
  12. PCHR calls upon the United Nations and the European Union to express a clear position towards the annexation wall following the international recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, as the annexation wall seizes large parts of the State of Palestine;
  13. PCHR calls upon the European Union to activate Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which provides that both sides must respect human rights as a precondition for economic cooperation between the EU states and Israel, and the EU must not ignore Israeli violations and crimes against Palestinian civilians;

 

 

 

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