Israeli
forces demolished Palestinian houses and sheep barns in Zera’a ‘Awad in the
Northern Jordan Valley, northeast of Nablus.


 

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

 

(04– 10 June 2015)

 

 

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Jenin
refugee camp in north of the West Bank.

 

Israeli warplanes carried out 3 airstrikes against training
sites, but no casualties were reported.

Seven Palestinian civilians, including a child, were
wounded in peaceful protests.

 

Israeli navy forces opened fire 4 times at Palestinian
fishing boats in the Gaza Strip Sea.

5 fishers were arrested, 2 of whom, including a child,
were wounded.

 

Israeli forces conducted 70incursions into Palestinian
communities in the West Bank and3 limited ones in the southern Gaza Strip.

53 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a
woman, were arrested.

14 of these civilians, including 6 children, were
arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

 

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

Many checkpoints were established in the West Bank.

6 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were
arrested.

 

Israeli forces continued their effort to create Jewish
majority in East Jerusalem.

3 industrial facilities were demolished in al-Jeeb
village, northwest of Occupied Jerusalem.

An agricultural room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a water
well were levelled in al-Isawiya village.

70 trees were uprooted in al-‘Issawiyah village

 

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

30 dunums
were leveled, a water well was bridged and 400 olive and almond seedlings were
cut off in Sourif village, northwest of Hebron.

5 houses, 8 kitchens and bathrooms and 14 civilian
objects used as livestock barns were demolished in the northern Jordan valley.

 

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and international
humanitarian law in theoPt continued during the reporting period (04 – 10 June
2015).

 

Shooting:

Israeli forces continued to use force against
Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the oPt and against
fishers sailing within the allowed area in the Gaza Strip sea. During the
reporting period, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Jenin refugee
camp in the north of the West Bank, and wounded 9 others, including 2 children,
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces continued to
target and chase fishermen, moreover, Israeli warplanes carried out 3 airstrikes
against training sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups.

 

In the West Bank, on Wednesday, 10 June 2015, Israeli
forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Jenin refugee camp, west of Jenin. They
claimed that Israeli soldiers moved into the said refugee camp to arrest wanted
persons, but while withdrawing, they noticed a young Palestinian man, who was
trying to throw an explosive device at an Israeli patrol. As a result, an
Israeli officer fired at him, due to which the device exploded near the young
man before he could throw it.

 

Israeli forces continued to use excessive and
systematic use of force against peaceful protests organized by Palestinian
civilians and Israeli and international human rights activists in protest atthe
construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank
and Israeli policies in the oPt. As a result, 7 civilians, including a child,
were wounded.

 

In the Gaza Strip, 2 Palestinian fishers, including a
child, sustained bullet wounds on 04 June 2015, when Israeli gunboats opened
fire at a fishing boat sailing off al-Sudaniya shore in the north of the Gaza
Strip. There were 5 fishers on board of the boat. Israeli navy forces arrested
all of them and confiscated the boat. After they were released, it was found
that 2 of whom sustained bullet wounds, but their wounds were minor.

 

In
the context of targeting fishers, in addition to the abovementioned attack on
fishermen,Israeli navy forces opened fire thrice at fishermen sailing in the allowed
area.

 

Moreover,
Israeli warplanes carried out 3 airstrikes at training sites belonging to
Palestinian armed groups. On 04 June 2014, Israeli warplanes attacked
al-Yarmouk site, west of al-Maqousi buildings, north of Gaza City, and Abu
Jarad site, south of al-Zaitoun neighborhood in the south of the city. On 07
June 2015, Israeli warplanes attacked Palestine site 500 meters away from the
border fence, southwest of Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the north of the Gaza
Strip. As a result, material damage but no casualties were reported.

 

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period,Israeli forces conducted
at least 70 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank
and 4 ones in East Jerusalem.During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested
at least 53Palestinians, including 7 children and a woman.  Fourteen of these Palestinians, including 6
children, were arrested in East Jerusalem.

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces
confiscated NIS 4,300 from the house of prisoner Khader al-Sourkaji (38) and a
car claiming that the money would be used for terrorist purposes.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 05 June 2015, Israeli forces
conducted a limited incursion in the east of Jabalia in the north of the Gaza
Strip. They levelled land along the border fence. On 10 June 2015, Israeli
forces moved about 150 meters in the east of al-Qarara village, east of Khan
Yunis in the south of the Gaza Strip. This coincided with a similar incursion
in the east of Khuza’a village, where Israeli forces levelled lands along the
border fence and withdrew later.

 

Restrictions on movement:

 

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

 

The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily
tightened since June 2007 has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and
economic situation in the Gaza Strip. 
The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of
trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the
agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 8 consecutive years,
Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from
the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the
world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural
rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people.  The Israeli authorities have established Karm
Abu Salem (KeremShaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order
to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on
the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to
38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of
unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic
deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

Efforts to create Jewish majority

On 09 June 2015, the Israeli forces bulldozed 3
industrial establishments in al-Khalaila neighbourhood in al-Jeeb area,
northwest of Jerusalem,
under the pretext of
non-licensing
. Mr.
Isma’il Abu Rabah, Head of the neighbourhood’s council, said that Israeli
bulldozers moved into the neighbourhood around 06:30. They demolished 3
industrial facilities, including a metal workshop belonging to Abdullah
al-Keswani and 2 auto repair garages belonging to Nour al-Matari and Mohanned
Mansour.
He also mentioned that the workshop
supports more than 20 persons while the garages support 6 families.

 

On 10 June 2015, the Israeli forces bulldozed an
agricultural land in al-Isawiya village, northeast of Jerusalem, and destroyed
the buildings on it. They bulldozed an agricultural room, a kitchen, a
bathroom, a water well, and the surrounding fences. They also uprooted more
than 70 trees. The land has an overall area of 8 dunums and 50 square meters
and belongs to the deceased Sabri Yahya Darwich.

 

Settlement activities

 

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.

 

On 04 June 2015, Israeli forces destroyed
a land belonging to Ahmed Abdel Aziz Ghuneimat (86) inSha’ab al-Seif area to
the west of Sorif village, northwest of Hebron. They bulldozed the stone chains
and barbwire in the 30-dunum land. They also buried two water wells and
uprooted and confiscated 200 olive trees and 200 almond trees. It should be
noted that the Israeli forces handed notices on 31 August 2015 ordering the
confiscation of 4,000 dunums of village lands claiming they were state
properties, including the above- mentioned land.

 

On the aforementioned day, the
Israeli bulldozers destroyed 5 houses, 4 kitchens, 4 bathrooms, and 14 civilian
establishments used as animal shelters in Thera’ Awwad area in the northern
mountains belonging to 4 Bedouin families of 29 members. One of the families
lost a 350-gram gold ornament.

 

On 10 June 2015, the Israeli forces
destroyed a residential tent of an area of 30 square meters belonging to Khail
Abu Qbeita under the pretext of non-licensing in Esteir area, southeast of
Yatta, south of Hebron.

 

 

 

Details

 

Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting
Period (04 – 10 June 2015)

 

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

 

Thursday, 04 June 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into
Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They
stationed in Abu al-‘Ashoush area to the east of the town and then raided and
searched a house belonging to the family of Fawzi Khalil Abu Dosh (43).  The Israeli soldiers arrested the
aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into
Hebron.  Some of them stationed in the
area leading to al-Ahli Hospital while others went to the southern area of the
city.  They raided and searched two
houses, from which they arrested Mohammed (22) and Amjad Saleh Mahmoud Abu
Turkey (20) and Naser Hussein ‘Abdel ‘Aziz Abu Hadid (25).

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Kafr
Qalil village, southeast of Nablus.  They
raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested ‘Asem Waleid
‘Abdel Jalil ahmed (22); Waddah Nabil ‘Abdel Jalil Ahmed (24) and Saddam
‘Atiyah Mansour (24).  Israeli forces
later withdrew taking them to an unknown destination.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
Tulkarm.  They raided and searched a
house belonging to the family of Suhaib ‘Aqel Ibrahim Abu Safiyah (21) and
arrested him. 

At approximately 02:30, an Israeli warplane launched
one missile at al-Yarmouk site, west of al-Maqousi Housing Project in the north
of Gaza City
.  No injuries were reported

Around the same time, an Israeli warplane launched a
missile at Abu Jarad paramilitary training site near al-Shuhadaa’ intersection,
south of Gaza City.  No causalities were
reported.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Selwad
village, northeast of Ramallah.  They
raided and searched two houses after detaining the family members in one
room.  Israeli forces arrested ‘Ali Basem
Farid Hamed (20) and Tariq Na’im Hamed (19) and.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
Salem village, east of Nablus.  They
raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested Harb Qaher
Fa’eq ‘Issa (20) was arrested. 

 

At approximately 08:05, Israeli naval forces stationed
off al-Sudania shore in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at a Palestinian
fishing boat carrying 5 Palestinian fishers on board and sailing at a distance
of about 700 meters from the shore. Israeli naval officers, who were on board
of two gunboats, forced the five fishers to stop working, jump into the sea and
swim toward one of the gunboats. Eventually, the officers arrested them and
confiscated the fishing boat. The arrested fishers were identified as: Fahed
Zeyad Hasan Baker (39), his sons Na’em (19) and Zeyad (20), Waled Mohsen Abed
Baker (20), and his brother Emad Eddin (16). They are all fromShati’ refugee
camp in Gaza City.

 

According to field investigations and fishers’
accounts, two rubber gunboats surrounded the fishing boat and terrified who
were on its board after opening fire heavily in its vicinity.  The Israeli soldiers ordered five fishers to
jump off to the waters and swim towards the gunboat.   They tied the boat to the gunboat and
confiscate it in addition to arresting the fishers.  At approximately 18:10 on the same day, the
five arrested fishers were released via Beit Hanoun "Erez" crossing
and the boat was kept in custody. Meanwhile, it was found out that they were
arrested inside Ashdod Seaport all that time and ‘Omran Baker and ‘Emad al-Deen
sustained metal bullet injuries to the left leg.  Their condition was described as minor.

 

At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into
Qayzone area to the east of Hebron.  The
Israeli soldiers deployed in the vicinity of a tract of land belonging to
Mohammed Amin al-Ja’abri and took photos of it and its water well.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Kherbtha al0-Mesbah,
southwest of Ramallah; Termes’iyah village, north of the city; Bani Na’im
village, east of Hebron; Yata, south of Hebron; Borqin village, west of Jenin;
and Kafr Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya.

 

Friday, 05 June 2015

 

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into
Far’oun village, south of Tulkarm.  They
patrolled the streets for some time and later re-stationed in the western
neighbourhood.  They raided and searched
houses in the western neighbourhood near the annexation wall.  They registered the names, ID card numbers and
cell phone numbers of the owners. 
Israeli forces later withdrew, and no further incidents were
reported.  The houses’ owners were
identified were: ‘Awad Qasem Mohammed Budeir (34); his brother Saber (35);
Nazih Nawwaf ‘Abdel Fattah al-Souqi(42); Wafiq Mohammed ‘Abdullah ‘Omer (60);
Nemer Ya’qoub Nemer Nadawi (87); and Husni Sharif Ahmed Budeir (71).]

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Eid
Mosbah neighbourhood in Ramallah.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mos’ab Ayman ‘Abdel
Razeq Zalloum (20) on the first floor of Zalloum building near ‘Ein Mosbah
swimming pool.  Israeli forces arrested
the aforementioned civilian, who is a student at Bir Zeit University, and
withdrew later taking them to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved 150
meters into the east of Islamic Martyrs Cemetery, east of Jabalia in the
northern Gaza Strip.  They levelled
vacant lands adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and
Israel.  The vehicles went to the north
until they reached Abu Safiyah area, east of the same village.  At approximately 15:30, Israeli forces
re-deployed along the border fence. 

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were re[ported: villages of ‘Abawin; al-Laban al-Gharabi and
Kafr Malek in Ramallah; ‘Ein al-Sultan refugee camp, west of Jericho;
al-Zbeidat, north of the city; Hahoul, north of Hebron; al-Shyoukh village,
east of the city; and Ya’bod village, southwest of Jenin.

Saturday, 06 June 2015

At approximately 07:30, Israeli gunboats stationed off
al-Wahah shore, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire
in the vicinity of the fishing boats

sailing within 3 nautical miles and chased them.  The shooting which continued for 20 minutes
resulted in fear among fishers who were forced to flee to the shore for fear of
beig wounded or their boats being damaged.

 

In the evening, Israeli forces moved into Laqef
village, east of Qalqilya.  They raided
and searched two houses belonging to the families of Yaser ‘Abdel Rahman ‘Abdel
Latif Khatib (19) and Baraa’ Sami ‘Ali Jaber (19).  The Israeli soldiers handed the aforementioned
civilians two summonses to refer to the Israeli Intelligence.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Deir Jarir
village, northeast of Ramallah; Beit ‘Oar al-Tahta village, southwest of the
city; al-‘Oja village, north of Jericho; Yata, south of Hebron; ‘Alar village
and Saidah village, northeast of Tulkarm; and Kafr Qaddoum village, northeast
of Qalqilya.

 

 

Sunday, 07 June 2015

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into
‘Ayoun Abu Seif area, south of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family Sabrin Waleed Abu Sharar (26) and arrested her. 

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in the centre of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
Ahmed Khalil Abu Hashem (48).  They
detained all the family members outside the house and then handed the
aforementioned civilian and his son, Yousif (21) a summons to refer to the
Israeli intelligence in Gosh ‘Etzion settlement, south of Bethlehem.  Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched
a house belonging to ‘Ayesh Khalil Abu Hashem (50).  They also raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Nedal Husni Hussein al-Za’aqiq (26) and arrested
him.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Nabi Elias village, east of Qalqilya. 
They raided and searched houses belonging to the families of ‘Elian Sami
‘Elian Khalif (33) and Samer ‘Hamdallah" Rebhi Mahmoud Soliman (31) and
arrested them.

 

At approximately 03:45, Israeli warplanes launched one
missile at Palestine training site belonging to al-Qassam Brigades which is 500
meters away from the border fence of the Gaza Strip and Israel, southwest of
Beit Hanoun "Erez" crossing in the north of the Gaza Strip.  As a result, severe damages were reported in
the site, but no causalities were reported. 
The bombing also caused a huge explosion that rocked all over the
northern Gaza Strip causing fear among the residents of area.

 

At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces moved into Kafr
Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya. 
They patrolled the streets for some time when dozens of Palestinian boys
and children gathered to throw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers,
who in response fired live ammunition, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at
the stone-throwers in order to disperse them. 
Israeli forces arrested Majed Mahmoud Amin Jom’ah (19) as he was present
in the main street and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Sorif
village, northwest of Hebron; al-fawar refugee camp, north of Hebron; Marj
Ma’ajah village, north of Jericho; Kherbtha al-Mesbah, southwest of Ramallah;
Jalbone village; and al-Zababdah village, southeast of Jenin.

 

Monday, 08 June 2015

At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into
Qeret Deir al-‘Asal, west of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  Israeli forces raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Rami Yaser Shawamrah (28). Israeli forces arrested
the aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into
Sorif village, northwest of Hebron.  They
stationed in in al-Neel area to the east of the village and then raided and
searched a house belonging to the family of Hammad ‘Isa Barathghiyah (54).  Israeli forces arrested his son, Jihad (21),
and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
Northern ‘Asirah village, north of Nablus. 
They raided and searched a number of houses.  Israel forces arrested Makin Mohammed Thib
Sa’adeh (22) and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Qaddourah refugee camp in the centre of Ramallah.  They stationed near Palestine Medical Complex
and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ra’fat Shehdah
Ibrahim Abu Shaqrah (16).  Meanwhile, a
number of Palestinian youngsters gathered to throw stones at the Israeli
soldiers, who in response fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the
stone-throwers.  As a result, a number of
civilians suffered tear gas inhalation, and the Israeli soldiers arrested the
aforementioned civilian.  They withdrew later
taking him to an unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
al-Samou’a village, south of Hebron. 
They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested Hasan
Jebril al-Daghamin (68).  They withdrew later
taking him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
Tulkarm.  They raided and searched a
house belonging to the family of Mohammed Ma’moun Mohammed Nasif (29) to the
southern neighbourhood in the city and then arrested him.

 

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces raided and
searched a house belonging to Ibrahim Lafi Shoushah in Housan village, west of
Bethlehem.  They arrested his son,
Ibrahim (22), and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 09:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off
al-Sudaniyah shore, west of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire
sporadically in the vicinity of Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 3
nautical miles and chased them.  The
shooting, which continued for 30 minutes, caused fear among fishermen, who were
forced to flee for fear of being wounded and their boat was damaged.  The shooting recurred at the fishing boats in
the same area at approximately 20:30 on the same day and continued for 15
minutes.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: al-Zabadah
village; Masliyah village, southeast of Jenin; and al-Thaheriyah village, south
of Hebron.

 

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into
Nablus.  They stationed in Haifa Street
in the west of the city and then raided and searched a house belonging to the
family of prisoner Khader Yousif al-Sorkaji (38), who is an administrative
detainee on 06 August 2013.  Israeli
forces confiscated 4,300 NIS, which his wife withdrew from the prisoner’s bank
account as it is a salary he receives from the Palestinian Prisoner Club.  They also confiscated a 1999 green Subaru car
belonging to his wife, Ghadir ‘Adnan Sorkaji (30).  The Israeli soldiers handed the wife a
confiscation order claiming that the money is used to fund terrorism.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into the
centre of Dura, southwest of Hebron. 
They stationed in Haninah area and then raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Salem Mesbah al-Namourah (55).  The Israeli soldiers arrested the
aforementioned civilian and his son, Mohammed (22.  Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched
a house belonging to Sultan Yousif Mousa al-Namourah (19) and arrested him.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aqbet
Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho. 
They stationed in the eastern side of the camp and then raided and
searched 3 houses belonging to Abu al-‘Asal family, from which they arrested
Na’el (35) and Wael Jihad ‘Ali Abu al-‘Asal (37).  The two civilians were then taken to the DCO
office at the southern entrance of Jericho. 
At approximately 06:00, they were released after handing them summonses
to refer to the Israeli intelligence in "Ma’ali Adomim" settlement the
next day morning.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Alar
village, northeast of Tulkarm.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to Malek ‘abdel Qader Yousif Ja’ar
(22).  The Israeli forces arrested the
aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Abu
Qash village, north of Ramallah.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Ahmed al-‘Abed ‘Atwah
(32).  The Israeli forces arrested the
aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Mazen Redwan Hajjaj (33) after breaking the main door with a
sharp tool and locking the family members in one room.  Israeli forces arrested the afomrentioned
civilian and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir
‘Ammar
, northwest of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Heen Mohammed ‘Odah
(20).  Israeli forces arrested the
aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into
Jefnah village, north of Ramallah.  They
raided and searched 2 houses, from which they arrested Tariq al-Haji ‘Ali (26);
Salman Mustafa Hussein (25) and his brother Ya’qoub (23).

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Bani Na’im village, east of
Hebron and Beit Oula village, west of the city.

 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

 

At approximately 00:00, Israeli forces moved into
‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Qahbi Mousa Ahmed
al-Khouli (25).  The Israeli soldiers handed
the aforementioned civilian a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence.

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in Hebron.  They
stationed in al-Jeldah area and then raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Mansour Ja’afar al-Natsheh (37). 
Israeli forces confiscated financial checks and withdrewlater.  No arrests were reported.

 

In the early morning, Israeli forces killed a
Palestinian civilian in Jenin refugee camp, west of Jenin town in the north of
the West Bank.  Israeli forces claimed
that Israeli soldiers moved into the camp to arrest wanted persons.  When they were on their way out of the camp,
they noticed a young Palestinian man trying to throw a bomb at them.  Therefore, one of the Israeli soldiers opened
fire at him, so the bomb exploded beside him before he could throw it.PCHR’s
investigations cast doubts on that claims especially as the victim was hit with
one bullet and the doctors said that they examined his body and found no
shrapnel of an explosive device or something like that.

 

According to investigations conducted by PCHR and
eyewitnesses’ accounts, in the early morning, an Israeli force sneaked into
Jenin refugee camp and stayed in an area separating between the square in the
centre of the camp and al-Samran neighbourhood in the north of the camp, where
the victim’s house is located.  At
approximately 03:00, a sound of one bullet was heard in the area hitting ‘Ezz
al-Deen Walid Hasan Bani Ghorah (23) and killed him immediately.  Meanwhile, a Palestinian civilian Subaru car
was passing by the area, so the driver took the body of Bani Ghorah to Martyr
Dr. Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin. 
Medical sources in the aforementioned hospital reported that Bani Ghorah
was hit with a bullet that penetrated his left arm and settled in his chest
killing him immediately.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into the
centre of Hebron.  They stationed in Abu
Katilah neighbourhood and then raided and searched a house belonging to the
family of Waleed Najib al-Zir (24).  The Israeli
soldiers arrested the aforementioned civilian and took him to where the Israeli
military vehicles were stationed.  At
approximately 03:00, the Israeli forces patrolled to the Bae’r al-Mahjar area
in the northern area of the city. They then raided a house belonging to the
family of Ahmed Amin Abu al-Dab’an (23) and arrested him.  The Israeli forces later withdrew taking the
arrested civilians to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
Jenin.  They raided and searched a house
belonging to Ahmed Kefah al-Nasrah (20) in the eastern neighbourhood of the
city and arrested him.

 

At approximately 06:00, Israeli heavy military
vehicles stationed at "Kisovim" military site moved 150 meters into
the east of al-Qararah village, northeast of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza
Strip.  They levelled lands along the
border fence amidst sporadic Israeli shooting heading to the south towards
‘Abasan al-Kabireh village.  This came
with a similar incursion into Khaza’ah village and levelling lands adjacent to
the border fence.  The Israeli forces
redeployed along the aforementioned fence after few hours.

 

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin
for a second time within only few hours. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed
Mahmoud Abu al-Haijaa’ (19) in al-Sekah neighbourhood, west of the city, and
then arrested him.  Meanwhile, the
Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of ‘Alaa’
al-Deen Waleed Jaradat (30) in Marah Sa’ed neighbourhood.  They handed him a summons to refer to the
Israeli intelligence in Salem Camp, northwest of the city.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Ethna and Kharas villages,
west of Hebron, and Tulkarm.

 

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

 

During the reporting period,
Israeli soldiers used excessive force against peaceful demonstrations organized
by Palestinian civilians, international and Israeli human rights defenders in
protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in
the West Bank.As a result,7 civilians, including a 13-year-old child, were
wounded.

 

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

 

Demonstrations against the construction of the annexation wall and
settlement activity

 

Following the Friday prayer, on
05June 2015, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli
human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in Bil’in, west of
Ramallah, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement
activities and to mark the 48th anniversary of the 1967 war. The protestors
marched by the annexation wall and tried to cross the fence. Israeli soldiers
stationed behind the wall, in the western area, and a large number of soldiers
deployed along it, fired live bullets, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated metal
bullets, sound bombs and wastewater at them and chased them into the olive
fields. As a result, a number of
protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they
were beat up.

 

Also following the Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians organised a peaceful
demonstration in the centre of Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah,
in protest at the construction of the
annexation wall and settlement activitiesand to mark the 48th
anniversary of the 1967 war
. The demonstrators
took the streets and headed to the annexation wall. Israeli forces closed the
gates of the wall with barbwires and prevented the demonstrators from crossing
to the land behind it before they responded by throwing stones. Israeli
soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and
tear gas canisters at the civilians, and chased them into the village.
As a result, a number of protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and
others sustained bruises as they were beat up by Israeli soldiers.

 

Also following the Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians
and Israeli and international human rights defenders gathered in the center of
al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, to start the weekly peaceful
protest against the construction of the annexation wall and settlement
activities
and to mark the 48th
anniversary of the 1967 war.
They made their way towards Palestinian lands that Israeli settlers from the
nearby "Halmish" settlement are trying to seize. Israeli soldiers
closed all the village’s entrances to prevent the Palestinian and international
solidarity activists and journalists from participating in the protest. As a
result, a number of protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and others
sustained bruises as they beat up by Israeli soldiers.

 

Also following the Friday prayer, there was the weekly protest
against the closure of the eastern entrance of Kufor Qaddoum village, which has
been closed by Israeli forces since the Intifada. Once the protestors
approached the closed entrance, Israeli forces fired rubber-coated metal
bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs. They also sprayed skunk water
other the protestors.As a result, a 46-year-old male sustained a bullet wound
to the right leg.

 

Other protests:

 

Following
the Friday prayer, on 05June 2015,dozens of Palestinians gathered at the
southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, to protest at
the Israeli practices against the Palestinian civilians and to
mark the 48th anniversary of the 1967
war
. They were about 300 meters away from the fence of "Beit
Eil" settlement. Israeli forces stationed in the area fired live
ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As
a result,
a 19-year-old civilian sustained a bullet
wound to the left knee and was taken to Palestine Medical Compound to receive
medical treatment.

 

Also ffollowing the Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinians gathered at the western
entrance of the Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah, on the road between
Silwad and Yabroud villages, near Bypass road (60), in protest at the Israeli
policies. The protestors set fire to tires and threw stones and Molotov
Cocktails at the aforementioned road and Israeli soldiers. In response, Israeli
soldiers stationed in the area fired live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets,
sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result,
3 civilians, including a child, were wounded. A 13-year-old
Akram Jom’a Hammad sustained a bullet wound to the leftthigh, a 22-year-old civilian
sustained a bullet wound to the right leg anda 25-year-old civilians sustained
a bullet wound to the right leg.

 

Also ffollowing the Friday prayer,dozens of
youngsters gathered from different areas of Ramallah and al-Bireh in the
vicinity of Ofer detention facility, southwest of Ramallah,
to protest at Israeli policies.
They headed towards the facility’s gate that was closed by Israeli soldiers.
They set fire to tires and threw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers.
Israeli forces deployed around the detention facility and started firing live
and rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a
result,
2 civilians sustained wounds and were taken
to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. A 40-year-old civilian sustained a bullet
wound to the right thigh and was hit by a gas canister to the belly and a 25-year-old
civilian sustained a bullet wound to the rightleg.

 

At approximately 10:00 on Saturday, 06June 2015, a
number of activists from the Popular Committees against Annexation Wall and
Settlement Activities and other human rights activists organized a protest in front
of "Beit Bracha" building, adjacent to bypass road (60) between
al-Aroub refugee camp and Beit Ommar village, north of Hebron, because Israeli
forces fixed a security fence and surveillance cameras around the building and
its vicinity and declared it as part of "Gosh Etzion" settlement.
Israeli officers and police surrounded the place, prevented the participants
from approaching the main gate and attacked them.

 

3. Continued
closure of the oPt

 

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

 

Gaza Strip

 

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

 

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

  

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, according to the Ministry of
Economy and General Petroleum Corporation

 

 

 

Note: No statistics were obtained about the movement at Karm Abu
Salem Crossing due to technical reasons in the Ministry of Economy.

 

 

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

 

Movement at Beit Hanoun
(“Erez”) crossing

02 – 09 June2015

 

Category

02

June

03

June

04

June

05

June

06

June

07

June

08

June

09

June

Patients

102

58

58

6

63

64

91

Companions

100

55

64

6

59

67

83

Personal
needs

118

98

256

45

18

356

118

Families

of
prisoners

Arabs
from

Israel

11

14

10

6

33

11

4

Diplomats

International
journalists

International
workers

37

23

72

9

37

41

45

Travelers

abroad

5

2

6

3

Business
people

395

425

459

4

848

497

Business
meetings

Security
interviews

23

9

2

3

VIPs

3

1

Patients

3

4

2

4

3

2

Companions

3

4

2

4

4

2

Note:

On Friday, 04 June 2014, Israeli forces allowed 298 civilians to
cross via Erez in order to perform prayers in the al-Aqsa Mosque. 

 

 

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 11 checkpoints all over the city. On Thursday, 04
June 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the northern entrance of
Hebron, and at the entrance of Karmah village, southeast of Dura, southwest of
Hebron.

 

On Friday, 05 June 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint
at the southern entrance of Halhoul, north of Hebron.

 

OnSaturday, 06 June 2015, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints
at the entrance of Beit ‘Awa village, south of Dura, southwest of Hebron; at
the entrance of al-Hejrah village, east of Dura and at the entrance of Ethna
village, west of Hebron.

 

On Monday, 08 June 2015, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints
at the entrance of ‘Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron; at the entrance of
al-Samou’a village, south of the city and at the northern entrance of Halhoul,
north of the city.

 

On Tuesday, 09 June 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint
at the entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, north of Hebron.

 

On Wednesday, 10 June 2015, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Deir Samet village, north of Dura, northwest of
Hebron.

 

· Ramallah:
Israeli forces established 8 checkpoints all over the city. On Thursday, 04June
2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrance of ‘Atarah
Checkpoint at the northern entrance of Beir Zeit, north of Ramallah and at the
intersection of Beit Or al-Foqa, southwest of Ramallah.

 

On Friday, 5 June 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints
at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, at the entrance of Deir Abu Mesh’al
village, northwest of Ramallah, at the entrance of Senjel village, north of
Ramallah, and under the bridge of Yabrud village, northeast of the city.

 

On Saturday, 06 June 2015, Israeli forces established 2
checkpoints at the entrance of al-Mogher village andthe entrance of Tiba town,
northeast of Ramallah.

 

· Qalqilya:  Israeli forces established7 checkpoints all over the city.  On Friday, 05June 2015, Israeli forces
established two checkpoints at the entrance of Kafr Qaddoum, northeast of
Qalqilya, and at the intersection of Jet village, northwest of Qalqilya.

 

On Saturday, 07 June 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint
at eastern entrance of Qalqilya City.

 

On Sunday, 08 June 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints;
two of them at the eastern entrance and the other two at the entrance of Kafr
Qaddoum, northeast of Qalqilya, during the morning hours and evening hours.

 

 

· Jenin:  Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints all
over the city.OnSaturday, 07 June 2015, Israeli forces established two
checkpoints on the road between Kafirt village and Ya’bod town, southwest of
Jenin, and at the road of the American University in al-Zababda, southeast of
Jenin.

 

On Sunday, 08 June 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint
on the road between Kafirt village and Ya’bod town, southwest of Jenin.

 

· Jericho:  Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints all
over the city.  On Friday, 05June 2015,
Israeli forces established 2 checkpointsat the entrance of Fasayel village,
north of the city, and at the entrance of al-Zubaidat village, north of
Jericho.

 

On Saturday, 06 June 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint
at the southern entrance of Jericho.

 

· Tulkarm:  Israeli forces have continued to impose
severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  On Friday, 5June 2015,Israeli forces stationed
at ‘Annab military checkpoint which is established on the road between Tulkarm
and Nablus, east of the city, tightened their restrictions against civilians
and obstructed their movement.  The
tightening recurred at the aforementioned checkpoint

 

At approximately 8:00 on
Saturday, 7 June 2015 and at approximately 19:00 on the aforementioned
Saturday.  At approximately 17:00,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Pharon village,
south of Tulkarm.

 

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

 

Arrests and Maltreatment at
Military Checkpoints

 

At approximately 17:00 on Thursday, 04 June 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Qalqilya near the
eastern entrance of Jabara village. They stopped a Palestinian car travelled by
Mo’ath Mohammad Amen Esheikh Hussein (21) from Kafr Abosh village, northeast
Qalqilia, and arrested him.

 

At approximately 19:00 on the aforementioned Thursday, Israeli
forces arrested former prisoner Saleh Mohammad Abed Arrahman Deria (39) from
Beit Fojar town, while he was at the intersection of “Gosh Atsion” settlement,
south of Bethlehem under the claim of having a knife and then took him to an
unknown destination.  It should be noted
that Deria spent 12 years in the Israeli jails over two periods: the first was
5 years and the second was 7 years and he was released with a serious mental
health problem and other diseases. Deria is married and has three children.

 

At approximately 10:00 on Friday, 05 June 2015, Israeli forces
deployed in the old town, center of Hebron City, arrested Muhammad Nader
Qafesha (14) under the pretext of his disobedience to the soldiers.  They transferred him to the police station of
“Kiryat Aba’a”, east Hebron.

 

At approximately 15:00 on Sunday, 07 June 2015, Israeli forces
stationed at Nafaq checkpoint, west of Beit Lahem, arrested Ahmed Mahmoud Abed
Assalam Alama (24) from Beit Amer town, North of Hebron, during his return from
his work and then took him to unknown destination.

 

At approximately 10:30 on Sunday, 07 June 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Heja village, east Qalqilya. Before
removing the checkpoint later, the Israeli soldiers arrested Omer Waleed Omer
Borhom (30), from the neighboring Kafr Qaddom, while crossing the checkpoint
and then took him to an unknown destination

At approximately 14:00 on Wednesday, 10 June 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Amer town, north of Hebron
City and before removing it, they arrested Ahmed Yaser Aza’qeq (24) after
stopping his vehicle.

 

 

5. Efforts to create Jewish majority

 

House demolitions

 

On Tuesday, 09 June 2015, bulldozers of
the Israeli municipality in East Jerusalem demolished 3 industrial facilities
in al-Khalaila neighbourhood in al-Jaib village, northwest of East Jerusalem,
under the pretext of non-licensing.

Mr. Isma’il Abu Rabah, head of the
neighbourhood’s council, said that Israeli bulldozers moved into the neighbourhood
around 06:30. They demolished 3 industrial facilities, including a metal
workshop belonging to Abdullah al-Keswani and 2 auto repair garages belonging
to Nour al-Matari and Mohanned Mansour. Abu Rabah said that Israeli bulldozers
demolished the abovementioned workshop for the 4th time. It should
be noted the workshop supports over 20 persons, while Mansour’s garage supports
3 families. Abu Rabah pointed that Israeli forces demolished al-Matari garage
for the second time. He stressed that licenses for construction and industrial
facilities have been suspended for 30 years.

 

Incursions and house raids

 

At approximately 02:00 on Thursday, 04June
2015, Israeli forces raided moved into al-Mukaber Mount village, southeast of
East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they
arrested Ata Mohammed Eweisat (42) and Ahmed Aziz Eweisat (23).

 

At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces
arrested Mohammed Abed al-A’wer (17) and Mahmoud Zaidan al-A’wer (16) while
walking in Ein al-Louza neighbourhood in Silwan village, south of the old city
in East Jerusalem.

 

At approximately 14:00 on Friday, 05 June
2015, dozens of human rights defenders and Palestinian civilians from Shaikh
Jarrah neighbourhood, north of the old city in East Jerusalem, organized a
peaceful protest to mark the 48th anniversary of the 1967 war. They
made their way in the streets near the houses that wereseized in the past days.
They raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against settlement activities.
Israeli forces moved into the neighbourhood and surrounded the protest.
Moreover, they arrested Saleh Diab (32) and Ahmed Nasser Dawrwish (24) and took
them to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 21:00 on Saturday, 06
June 2015, Israeli forces moved into Bab Hetta neighbourhood, in the old city
in East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they
arrested Mo’aweya Abdullah al-Ajlouni (23) and Amir al-Baseti (17).

 

At approximately 03:30 on Sunday, 07 June
2015, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to Rabah Elayan in
al-eisawiya village, north of East Jerusalem. They arrested his son Mohammed
(21) and took him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 07 June
2015, Israeli forces arrested 3 Palestinian civilians while going out of
al-Aqsa mosque in the old city in East Jerusalem. They took them to al-Qashala
interrogation facility to be questioned. The arrested civilians were identified
as: Esmat al-Hamouri (43), Ra’fat Najib (39); and Nidal Ahmed Seyam.

 

At approximately 04:00 on Tuesday, 09 June
2015, Israeli forces moved into Beit Hanina neighbourhood, north of East
Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested
3 children: Karim Mahmoud Seyam (17); Ahmed Ali Yaseen (16); and Yusef Ahmed
Eweida (16).

 

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

 

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

 

At approximately 05:00 on Thursday,
04 June 2015, Israeli forces, backed by several military vehicles and
accompanied by a vehicle belonging to the Construction and Organization
Department in the "Civil Admiration", and four bulldozers, moved into
Sha’ab al-Seif area to the west of Sorif village, northwest of Hebron.  They stationed in a land belonging to Ahmed
Abdel Aziz Ghuneimat (86) and they bulldozed the 30-dunum land and stone chains
and 500 meters of barbwire. They also buried two water wells; the capacity of
each is 80m3. Moreover, they uprooted 200 olive trees and 200 almond
trees and confiscated them. It should be noted that the Israeli forces handed
notices on 31 August 2015ordering the confiscation of 4,000 dunums of the village’s
lands claiming they were state property. The above-mentioned plot was included
in the confiscation notices.

 

Bachir Ghuneimat stated that:

 

"My father has approximately 30
dunums in Sha’ab al-Seif area to the west of Sorif village, west of Hebron. We
rehabilitated the land through a project from the Agricultural Relief. We
contributed with 20% of the land restoration process in addition to our
efforts. The restoration cost us 120,000 NIS. We built stone chains and
barbwire and dug two water wells; one of them was built with concrete. Furthermore,
we planted the land with different seedlings. 
At approximately 05:30 on Thursday, 04 June 2015, one of my relatives
called me and told me that Israeli military vehicles were stationed on our
land. I headed tothe roof, which overlooks the land, and saw several vehicles
and bulldozers. I headed there in my car and met the municipal director on the
way. We tried to approach the land but the soldiers stopped us. After a long
argument, the municipal director spoke with the Israeli officer who told us
that there was a court order to confiscate the land. He suggested going to
court in case we had an objection. At approximately, 19:00, the forces left the
land and we found it wascompletely destroyed. They uprooted the seedlings and
confiscated them. It should be noted that we did not receive any notices to
stop working on the land."

 

At approximately 07:00 on the
aforementioned Thursday, the Israeli forces, backed by several military
vehicles and accompanied by two bulldozers and two jeeps belonging to the Civil
Administration, moved into the Thera’ ‘Awwad area in the northern mountains.
They bulldozed a residential compound for Bedouin families in the area. They
destroyed 5 houses, 4 kitchens, 4 bathrooms, and 14 civiliansestablishment used
as barns and animal shelters. The property of 29 persons was bulldozed. One of
the families lost a 350-gram gold ornament.

 

 The bulldozing activity was as follows:

 

1. bulldozing a residential tent of
an area of 60 square meters, a tin barrack of an area of 160 square meters, a
tin kitchen of an area of 30 square meters, a mobile bathroom, an animal
shelter of an area of 300 square meters, and 15 iron cutters belonging to Nizam
Yusif Abu Awwad;

 

2. bulldozing a residential tent of
an area of 60 square meters, a tin barrack of an area of 250 square meters, a
tin kitchen of an area of 30 square meters, a mobile bathroom, an animal
shelter of an area of 300 square meters, and 15 iron cutters belonging to
Nidhal Yusif Abu Awwad;

 

3. bulldozing two residential tents
of an area of 60 square meters, tin barrack of an area of 244 square meters, a
tin kitchen of an area of 30 square meters, a mobile bathroom, an animal
shelter of 350 square meters, and 30 iron cutters belonging to Kayed Ghayyad
Abed Salamin; and,

 

4. bulldozing a residential tent of
an area of 60 square meters, a tin barrack of an area of 160 square meters, a
tin kitchen of an area of 30 square meters, a mobile bathroom, an animal
shelter of an area of 300 square meters, two tents used as animal shelters of
an area of  240 square meters, 20 iron
cutters, and a 350-gram gold ornament belonging to ‘Adel Abdel Mahdi Salamin.

 

At approximately 09:00 on Wednesday,
10 June 2015, the Israeli forces backed by two militaryvehicles and a vehicle, belonging
to the Construction and Organization Department in the Civil Administration and
a GCB bulldozer moved into Esteer area near Kherbat Minzil, southeast of Yatta,
south of Hebron. They bulldozed a residential tent of an area of 30 square
meters belonging to Khalil Muhammad Abu Qbeita under the pretext of illegal
construction 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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