Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians
and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

 

 

 

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force
against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

4 protestors, including 2 children, were wounded in Bil’in
and Ni’lin weekly protests.

5 protestors, including a child, were wounded during
other protests.

2 children were arrested during a protest around Ofer
detention facility in Ramallah.

 

Israeli forces continued to open fire at border areas
in the Gaza Strip.

3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were
wounded, east of Khan Yunis in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli navy forces opened fire 4 times at Palestinian
fishing boats in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.

Fishing nets and a fishing boat sustained damage.

 

Israeli forces conducted 62 incursions into Palestinian
communities in the West Bank, 5 ones in East Jerusalem and 2 others in the Gaza
Strip.

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

10 of these civilians, including 2 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.

Israeli
forces established a number of checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and international
humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (
16 –
22 April 2015
).

 

Shooting:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 14
Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Nine of these civilians, including 3 children, were wounded during peaceful
protests in the West Bank, a civilian was wounded in East Jerusalem and the 3
others, including a child, were wounded in the Gaza Strip. In the Gaza Strip
too, Israeli navy forces continued to target Palestinian fishing boats and open
fire at border areas along the Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Israeli forces continued the use of excessive
and systematic force against peaceful protests organized by Palestinian
civilians and Israeli and international solidarity activists against the
construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank.
As a result, 4 protestors, including 2 children, were wounded during Bil’in and
Ni’lin weekly protests, west of Ramallah.


In the same context, 5 Palestinians, including a
child, were wounded during other protests in the vicinity of Ofer detention
facility, southwest of Ramallah; at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun
refugee camp, north of the city; and the western entrance of Selwad village,
northeast of Ramallah.

 

In occupied Jerusalem, on 16 April 2015, a Palestinian
civilian sustained a bullet wound when clashes were taking place in al-Eisawiya
village.

 

In the Gaza Strip, as part of targeting border areas,
on 17 April 2015, 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded when
Israeli forces stationed along the border fence opened sporadic fire at dozens
of civilians, who were present near the said fence, east of Khan Yunis in the
south of the Gaza Strip. On 20 April 2015 afternoon and evening, Israeli forces
opened fire at al-Fokhari and Abasan villages, east of Khan Yunis, but no
casualties were reported. A similar gunfire incident was reported in the east
of Jabalia in the north of the Gaza Strip.

 

Israeli navy forces opened fire 3 times at Palestinian
fishing boats sailing off the shores in the northern and southern Gaza Strip.
As a result, fishing nets were torn and a fishing boat was damaged.

  

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted
at least 62 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank
and 5 ones in East Jerusalem. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested
at least 37 Palestinians, including 7 children and a woman.  Ten of these Palestinians, including 2 children,
were arrested in Jerusalem.

 

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces conducted 2 limited
incursions on 21 April 2015.

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 (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.
 In many occasions lately, Israeli forces arrested Palestinian
patients and their companions and traders.

 

 

 

 

Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period
(
16 – 22 April 2015)

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

 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Sateh Marhaba neighbourhood on al-Bireh. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Sofian
Bassam Sofian Meqdadi (17) in apartment (8) on the third floor of Acre (B)
building after breaking the main door of the building and the aforementioned
apartment with a sharp tool.  The Israeli
soldiers detained the family in one room while an Israeli soldier seized 2,500
NIS.  Israeli forces arrested the
aforementioned child after beating him and withdrew later taking him to Ofer
Prison, southwest of Ramallah.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into a
number of residential neighbourhoods in Hebron. 
They patrolled the street for some time and then stationed in Abu
Katilah neighbourhood.  They deployed
between the houses causing fear among the residents and children.  The Israeli soldiers then raided and searched
a house belonging to the family of Baraa’ Rasmi Dofash (27) and confiscated a
laptop, passport and papers belonging to Baraa’, who has been detained for 12
days in al-Maskoubiyah detention centre.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Shuhadaa’ village, south of Jenin. 
They patrolled the streets and then raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Fo’aad Mousa Soliman ‘As’ous (63).  They handed the aforementioned civilian and
his two sons, Mojahed (22) and Mohammed (20), summonses to refer to the Israeli
intelligence in Salem Camp, northwest of Jenin. 
Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Ibrahim
Kmeil and handed him a similar summons. 
Israeli forces later withdrew, and neither further incidents nor arrests
were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Na’ja, north of Jericho;
Bani Na’im village in Hebron; and al-Moreq village, southwest of Dura,
southwest of Hebron.

 

Friday, 17 April 2015

 

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into
al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron. 
They patrolled the streets and then stationed in the centre of the
village.  They deployed between the
houses terrifying the residents and children. 
The Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to Muhanad
Akram Ismail Wreidat (30).  They arrested
the aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
Jab’a village, south of Jenin.  They
patrolled the streets and then raided and searched a house belonging to the
family of Belal Fathi ‘Abdel ‘Aziz Kan’aan (26).  They arrested the aforementioned civilian and
withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

Following the Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian
youngsters from Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, gathered at the village’s
entrance and threw stones and empty bottles at the military tower established
at the village entrance.  The Israeli
soldiers in response fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the
stone-throwers.  Around minutes later,
Israeli border guards arrived at the area. 
They ascended the houses’ roofs and fired tear gas canisters, live
bullets and rubber-coated bullets at the youngsters randomly.  As a result, some of them suffered tear gas
inhalation.  The Israeli soldiers closed
the village’s entrance until the afternoon. 
Israeli forces withdrew later, and neither arrests nor house raids were
reported.

 

At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip fired live bullets and tear
gas canisters sporadically at dozens of civilians who gathered near the
aforementioned fence, east of al-Sonati area, east of ‘Abasan village to the
east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. 
The shooting which, continued for 2 hours, resulted in wounding 3
civilians, including a child, with bullets to the lower limbs.  They were taken to the European Gaza Hospital
in the city where their condition was described as moderate.  The wounded persons were identified as ‘Alaa’
Hafez Mohammed Abu ‘Amer (22) who was hit by a bullet to the left thigh;
Mohammed Munir Mahmoud Abu ‘Amer (19) who was hit by a bullet that penetrated
his left leg and hit the right leg; and Khalil Ja’afar Khalil Kilan (17) who
was hit by 2 bullets to his knees.

 

At approximately 22:00, Israeli forces raided and
searched a house belonging to the family of ‘Abdel ‘Azim al-Falah (36) in the
old city in Hebron.  The Israeli soldiers
withdrew later, and no arrests were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Deir Qeddis village, west of
Ramallah; Ethan village, west of Hebron; and Marakah village, southwest of
Jenin.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in the old city in Hebron.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Mohammed ‘Ali Abu Sneinah (19). 
They arrested the aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him
to an unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in the center of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then stationed in al-Dahiyah area.  They
then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of ‘Obadah Mousa ‘Amer
(24). The Israeli soldiers handed the aforementioned a summons to refer to the
Israeli intelligence in "Gosh ‘Etzion" settlement, south of
Bethlehem.

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into
Sorif village, west of Hebron.  They
patrolled the streets for some time and then stationed in the centre of the
village.  They then raided and searched a
house belonging to the family of Samih ‘Edwan Abu Farah (32).  The Israeli soldiers handed the aforementioned
civilian a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in "Gosh
‘Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah. 
They stationed in the centre of the village and then raided and searched
3 houses.  In the meanwhile, a number of
Palestinian youngsters gathered to throw stones at the Israeli vehicles, and
the Israeli soldiers in response fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at
the stone-throwers.  As a result, a
number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation at the stone-throwers.  Israeli forces handed summonses to 3
civilians to refer to the Israeli intelligence: Ayoub Yousif Hamed (19); Waleed
Zahran al-Faran (22); and ‘Abdullah Amin Hammad (19).

 

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into
Sa’ir village, east of Hebron.  They
patrolled the streets for some time and then stationed in the western area in
the village.  They then raided and
searched a house belonging to ‘Oday ‘Ali Hssein Jabarin (26).  They arrested the aforementioned civilian and
withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Jenan in neighbourhood in al-Birah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of al-Baraa’
Mahmoud ‘Ali al-Qadi (23) and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence
at Qalandia checkpoint, north of occupied Jerusalem.

 

At approximately 07:00, Israeli forces stationed off
Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip sporadically opened fire in the vicinity
of Palestinian fishermen within the allowed area for fishing.  Fishermen were forced to flee from the area
for fear of being injured or arrested.  Pieces
of fishing nets belonging to ‘Asef Monther Sehweil were confiscated, but no
causalities were reported.

 

At approximately 21:45, Israeli gunboats stationed off
al-Wahah shore in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire and fired shells heavily
in the vicinity of Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 1 nautical
mile.  The shooting which continued for
20 minutes caused fear among fishermen, who were forced to flee.  No injuries were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: ‘Aqbet
Jaber refugee camp, southwest of Jericho.

 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in the centre of Beit Ummar village, north of
Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for
some time and later stationed in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque in the centre
of the village.  They deployed between the
houses causing fear among the residents and children.  The Israeli soldiers then raided and searched
a number of houses where they handed 3 civilians summonses to refer to the
Israeli intelligence in "Gosh ‘Etzion" settlement, south of
Bethlehem.  The 3 civilians were
identified as Ahmed Nasri Rashid Akhlil (24); Ra’ed Rasem Akhlil (27) and his
brother, Nadim, (17). 

 

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into
Housan village, west of Bethlehem.  They
then raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested Haitham
Mahmoud Hamamrah (20) and Ahmed Yousif Za’oul (18).  Israeli forces withdrew later taking the
aforementioned civilians to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 08:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off
al-Sudaniyah shore, west of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire and
fired shells in the vicinity of Palestinian fishing boats in addition to
chasing them.  The shooting at the boats
sailing within 4 nautical miles continued for 30 minutes causing fear among
Palestinian fishermen who fled.  A
fishing boat was damaged due to being hit with several shots, but no injuries
were reported.

 

At approximately 09:00, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence, east of al-Shuhadaa’ Cemetery and east of Abu Safiyah area,
east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire sporadically at the
border area.  The shooting terrified farmers
who were in the agricultural lands adjacent to the border zone.  As a result, they fled for fear of being
wounded.  Neither injuries nor damages to
the property were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Bir Zeit
village, north of Ramallah; Beit ‘Awa village; al-Shyoukh village in the centre
of Hahoul; al-Fawar refugee camp in Hebron; Khrebtha al-Mesbah, southwest of
Ramallah; and Ras Karkar, northwest of Ramallah.

 

Monday, 20 April 2015

 

At
approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into Faqou’ah village, northeast of
Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for
some time and then raided and searched 3 houses belonging to Milad Fo’aad
‘Abdel Rahman Massad (42); Hussam Mohammed Ahmed Barakat (37) and Usama Ibrahim
Abu As’ad (26).  They questioned the
residents and later withdrew. No arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Marj al-Ghazal, north of
Jericho.  They raided and searched a
house belonging to Mahmoud Soltan Majed Abu Jarrar (22) and arrested him.  They withdrew later taking the aforementioned
civilian to an unknown destination.

 

At
approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar village, south of
Bethlehem.  They raided and searched a
number of houses, from which they arrested 4 young men: Ibrahim Mustafa
Taqatqah (25); ‘Eid Ahmed Taqatqah (27); Hussam Kamel Taqatqah (26); and Shawqi
Naser Taqatqah(40).

 

At approximately
04:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off Khan Younis shore, in the southern Gaza
Strip sporadically opened fire in the vicinity of Palestinian fishing boats sailing
within the allowed area.  As a result,
fishermen fled for fear of being injured or arrested, but no causalities were
reported.

 

At
approximately 04:00, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of a former prisoner, Khaled Da’dou’a Abu Samrah (48), in the centre
of Bethlehem.  They arrested the
aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

Around the
same time, Israeli forces moved into the Old City in the centre of Hebron.  They raided and searched 2 houses, from which
they arrested Yazan Yosri Abu Sneinah (23), Ashraf Shokri al-Fakhouri (22) and
his brother, Sharaf (21).

 

At
approximately 04:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar village, south of
Bethlehem.  They then raided and searched
a number of houses, from which they arrested 4 children: Amir Mohammed Salim
Za’oul (16); Mos’ab Hasan Dawoud al-Sha’er (15); ‘Abdullah Tariq Hasan Shoushah
(15); and ‘Abdel ‘Aziz Basem Mohammed Hamamrah (15).

 

At approximately 08:50, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel sporadically opened fire at
the agricultural lands in al-Fokhari area, southeast of Khan Younis in the
southern Gaza Strip.  No causalities were
reported.
 

At
approximately 09:00, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of
al-Shuhadaa’ Cemetery and east of Abu Safiyah area, east of Jabalia in the
northern Gaza Strip, opened fire sporadically at the border area.  The shooting terrified farmers, who were in
the agricultural lands adjacent to the border zone.  As a result, they fled for fear of being
wounded.  Neither injuries nor damages to
the property were reported. 

 

At
approximately 10:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Soudaniyah shore, west
of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip fired bullets and shells in the vicinity
of Palestinian fishing boats in addition to chasing them.  The shooting at the boats sailing within
three nautical miles continued for 20 minutes. 
This caused fear among Palestinian fishermen who fled leaving their nets
that they later lost.  No injuries were
reported.

 

At
approximately 11:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Kon village, west of Dura,
southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the
streets for some time and stationed later in the centre of the village.  The soldiers established a checkpoint in the
centre of the village and detained a number of civilians.  They handed ‘Abdel Rahman Mohammed Musbah
al-Rjoub (23) and Zakariah Taher al-Tmeizi (24) two summonses to refer to the
Israeli intelligence in "Gosh ‘Etzion" settlement.  They also raided and searched a house
belonging to Wasel Mohammed ‘Abdel Mahdi (21) and handed him a summons to refer
to the Israeli intelligence in the aforementioned settlement. 

At
approximately 16:30, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between
the Gaza Strip and Israel sporadically opened fire at the al-Sonati area, east
of ‘Abasan village to the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.  No causalities were reported

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reorted: Sorif
village, west of Hebron and in the centre of the city; Silet al-Haritheyah
village, north of Jenin; and al-Jaftalak, north of Jericho.

 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

 

In the early dawn, Israeli forces moved into Zabouba
village, northwest of Jenin.  They
patrolled the streets and then raided and searched 3 houses belonging to Samir
As’ad Mustafa Jaradat (49); ‘Abdel Fattah ‘Ali Yousif Jaradat (46) and ‘Abdel
Karim ‘Ali Yousif Jaradat (55).  Israeli
forces withdrew later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into
Tarqoumia, west of Hebron.  They
patrolled the streets for some time and later stationed in the vicinity of ‘Ali
‘Awwad ‘Abdel Rahman Fataftah (30).  They
then raided and searched the house and arrested the aforementioned
civilian.  Israeli forces withdrew later taking
him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit
Ummar village, north of Hebron.  They
patrolled the streets for some time and later stationed in ‘Erq al-Laton area,
where they deployed between the houses causing fear among residents and
children.  The Israeli soldiers raided
and searched a house belonging to Ramzi Sa’id Mousa ‘Awad (34).  They later withdrew from the house, and no
arrests were reported.  In the meanwhile,
other Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of
‘Abdel Fattah Jamil Jawabrah (50). 
Israeli forces later withdrew from the house after handing his two sons,
Taqy al-Deen (25) and Ahmed (18), summonses to refer to the Israeli intelligence
in "Gosh ‘Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem.  At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces
stationed at "Gosh ‘Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem, arrested
Taqy al-Deen al-Jawabrah (25) after heading to the Israeli intelligence.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into the
center of Hebron.  They patrolled the
streets for some time and later stationed in the southern area of the
city.  They raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Sa’eb Mahmoud Sayed Ahmed (24) and arrested him.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces raided and
searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Manasrah in Foqin Valley
village, west of Bethlehem.  They broke
some of his furniture and arrested his son, Ahmed (23), taking him to an
unknown destination.

 

At approximately 07:30, Israeli forces moved 150
meters into the central Gaza Strip, west of the border fence.  They levelled lands along the border fence
until approximately 12:15 when they redeployed along the border.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved 150 meters
into the east of al-Qararah village, northeast of Khan Younis in the southern
Gaza Strip.  Israeli forces fired smoke
bombs and live bullets sporadically while levelling lands along the border
fence.

 

At approximately 18:30, Israeli forces moved into
al-‘Aroub refugee cWestern Tourah village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested 5
civilians: Mo’ataz Mwafaq Ahmed Qobaha (20); ‘Abdullah Sami Sadiq Qobaha (21);
Ayham Mohammed Fayez Qobaha (19); Mohammed Subhi Mohammed Qobaha (26); and
‘Abdullah Saleh Ahmed Qobaha (23).

 

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces accompanied
with a vehicle belonging to the Civil Administration moved into Kherbet Qawawis
to the east if Yatam south of Hebron. 
The Israeli soldier deployed in the agricultural lands while the Civil
Administration officer handed Jabrin Mousa Abu ‘Aram (50) a notice to stop construction
works in two residential tents where the aforementioned civilian live with his
family under the pretext of having no licence. 

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in
the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Ertah Suburb, south of
Tulkarm; al-Zababdah village, south of Jenin; Yata, south of Hebron; ‘Atarah
village, north of Ramallah; Kherbtha al-Mesbah village, southwest of Ramallah;
al-Janiyah village, northwest of Ramallah and Fasayel village, north of
Jericho.

 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Senjel village, north of Ramallah.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Sami Tawafshah (21) after
breaking the main door.  They detained
the family members in one room and then arrested the aforementioned
civilian.  Israeli forces arrested the
aforementioned civilian taking him to an unknown destination.

 

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, 4 protestors, including a child, were wounded in Bil’in
and Ni’lin weekly protests, west of Ramallah.

 

In the same context, 5 Palestinians, including a child, were
wounded during other protests at the western entrance of Selwad village,
northeast of Ramallah, in the vicinity of Ofer detention facility, southwest of
Ramallah, and at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp,  north of the city.

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested 3 civilians,
including 2 children, in the weekly protests.

 

(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
17 April 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. 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, Anas Mohammed Ibrahim Mansour (17) sustained a bullet
wound to the right side of the chest and was taken to Palestine Medical
Compound in Ramallah. Moreover, a number of protestors suffered tear gas
inhalation.  

 

Around the same time, 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 activities
. 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, 3 civilians, including a child, sustained wounds and
were taken to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. Moreover, a number of
protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they
were beaten up by Israeli soldiers. The wounded were identified as:

1. Haitham Sa’id Salim Nafe’ (17), who sustained 2 bullet
wounds to the knee and right leg;

2. Jouda Ahmed Zahran Srour (18), who sustained a bullet
wound to the right leg; and

3. Amir Nizar Yusef Khawaja (20), who sustained a bullet
wound to the left leg.

 

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.
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, many protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained
bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

 

Other protests:

   

Following the Friday prayer, 17 April 2015, 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, Jihad Samir Abdul Aziz Hammad (18) sustained a
bullet wound to the right leg and was taken to Palestine Medical Compound in
Ramallah. Furthermore, a number of protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and
others sustained bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli soldiers.  

 

On
Friday afternoon, dozens of youngsters gathered from different areas of
Ramallah and al-Bireh in the vicinity of Ofer detention facility, southwest of
Ramallah. 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,
3 civilians,
including a child, were wounded in the lower limbs while a number of protestors
suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they were beaten
up by Israeli soldiers.

Moreover,
Israeli forces arrested 2 children and took them to the abovementioned
detention facility. The 2 children were handed at approximately 23:30, on the
same day, to the Palestinian liaison office. They were identified as:

1. Ra’ed Ayman Mohammed Ghazzawi (13); and

2. Bara’ Iyad Taha al-Akhras (16).

 

Also
following the Friday prayer, dozens of children and young men gathered at the
southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. 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,
39-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the
right arm and was taken to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. A number of
protestors also suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises.

 

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.

 

The total closure of al-Mentar ("Karni") crossing since
02 March 2011 has seriously affected the economy of the Gaza Strip. Following
this closure, all economic and commercial establishments in the Gaza Commercial
Zone were shut off. It should be noted that al-Mentar crossing is the biggest
crossing in the Gaza Strip, in terms of its capacity to absorb the flow of
imports and exports. The decision to close al-Mentar crossing was the
culmination of a series of decisions resulting in the complete closure of the
Sofa crossing, east of the Gaza Strip in the beginning of 2009, and the Nahal
Oz crossing, east of Gaza City, which were dedicated for the delivery of fuel
and cooking gas to the Gaza Strip, in the beginning of 2010.

 

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.

 

The cooking gas crisis has fluctuated due to the closure of Karm
Abu Salem for security claims. According to PCHR’s follow-up, Israeli
authorities only allow an average of 98 tons of cooking gas into Gaza per
day.  This limited quantity is less than half of the daily needs, which is
200 tons per day of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip during winter. 
The lack of diesel and benzene led to the aggravation of the crisis as a result
of using the gas cylinder for cars or as an alternative for benzene to run
generators.  As a result, the demand for gas further increased.

 

For almost 8 consecutive years, Israeli forces have continued to
prevent the delivery of construction materials to the Gaza Strip. Two years
ago, Israeli forces approved the delivery of limited quantities of construction
materials for a number of international organizations in the Gaza Strip. 
On 17 September 2013, they allowed the entry of limited quantities of
construction materials for the private sector.  However, on 13 October
2013, they re-banned it claiming that these materials are used for constructing
tunnels. Israeli forces allowed the entry of construction materials only
for UNRWA and UNDP projects.  As a result, construction works have
completely stopped impacting all sectors related to construction and an
increase in unemployment levels. During the 51-day Israeli offensive on the
Gaza Strip in July and August 2014, Israeli authorities did not allow the entry
of any construction materials. As a result, vital and infrastructure projects
have been obstructed so far.

 

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. 3 weeks ago, Israeli forces started to ban the entry of
wood  under the pretext is it used for constructing tunnels.

 

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 denied permission to access hospitals via the
crossing for new categories of patients from the Gaza Strip. It should be noted
that in the past weeks Israeli forces arrested a number of Palestinian traders
heading to Israel after they got permits or were requested to meet with the
Israeli intelligence service at the crossing. During the reporting period, a
patient was arrested at the crossing.  

 

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

12 – 16 April 2015


Date

Imports

Category

Amount

Tons

Number

Liters

12 April 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

672

Agricultural materials

729

Various goods

Cartons of shoes

Cartons of clothes

Refrigerators

Marble boards

Washing machines

Bicycles

Glass boards

588

 

1,633

529

167

110

40

46

800

Humanitarian aid

6,569

Cooking gas

270.400

Benzene

143,210

Diesel

813,997

Industrial fuel

 

 

260,004

 

13 April

Foodstuffs

1,024

Agricultural materials

808

Various goods

Cartons of shoes

Cartons of clothes

Refrigerators

Photocopiers

Marble

Glass boards

Solar power systems

Washing machines

Sacks of diapers

Marble boards

Electricity generators

360

 

2,051

330

120

400

702 meters

520

228

68

1,860

50

8

Humanitarian aid

12,394

 

 

 

Cooking gas

246.130

Benzene

180,010

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

692,985010

105,209

Industrial fuel

 

 

298,995

 

14 April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

911

 

Agricultural materials

560

 

Various goods

Cartons of shoes

Cartons of clothes

463

 

1,153

98

 

Humanitarian aid

13,645

 

 

 

Cooking gas

271.010

 

Benzene

187,070

 

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

738,007

108,007

 

Industrial fuel

 

 

483,021

 

15 April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

639

 

Agricultural materials

665

 

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Cows

Gas cylinders

Refrigerators

Car tires

Cartons shoes

Washing machines

1,031

 

640

307

224

270

865

6,567

78

 

Humanitarian aid

14,030

 

 

 

Cooking gas

267.000

 

Benzene

149,999

 

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

615,965

105,001

 

Industrial fuel

 

 

489,995

 

16 April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

1,006

Agricultural materials

929

Various goods

Cartons of shoes

Cartons of clothes

Cars

Cows

Gas cylinders

Refrigerators

ACs

Oxygen cylinders

Marble

Glass boards

TVs

Marble boards

805

 

1,115

2,276

56

81

252

274

115

48

780

1,220

662

405

Humanitarian aid

14,141

 

 

Cooking gas

246.290

Benzene

178,010

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

564,995

108,007

Industrial fuel

 

 

541,000

 

 

 

 

Exports:

 

On Sunday, 12 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 14.7 tons of eggplants; 1.2 tons of cucumbers; 28.9 tons of tomatoes; 17.5 tons
of hot pepper and 2.9 tons of cherry tomatoes.

On Monday, 13 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 0.55 ton of garlic and 15 tons of mints.

On Tuesday, 14 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
of 146 tons of furniture.

On Thursday, 16 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation
10 tons of clothes.

 

Other imports:

 

On Sunday, 12 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1,920
tons of aggregate, 2,200 tons of cement and 160 tons of construction steel for Gaza
reconstruction; and 600 tons of aggregate for the Water Authority. They also
allowed the entry of 455 tons of fodders and 70 tons of wheat.

On Monday, 13 March 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1,560
tons of aggregate, 840 tons of cement and 30 tons of steel for the UNRWA; 2,440
tons of aggregate 1,200 tons of cement and 210 tons of steel for Gaza
reconstruction; and 30 tons of steel and 40 tons of cement for the Water
Authority. They also allowed the entry of 630 tons of fodders and 105 tons of
wheat.

On Tuesday, 14 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,640
tons of aggregate, 200 tons of cement and 90 tons of steel for the UNRWA; 1,720
tons of aggregate, 2,240 tons of cement and 90 tons of steel for Gaza
reconstruction; and 480 tons of aggregate for USAID. They also allowed the
entry of 560 tons of fodders.

On Wednesday, 15 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,640
tons of aggregate, 160 tons of cement and 80 tons of white cement for the
UNRWA; 2,320 tons of aggregate, 2,040 tons of cement and 330 tons of steel for
the Gaza Reconstruction; 320 tons of aggregate for ANERA; and 80 tons of cement
for the Water Authority. They also allowed the entry of 595 tons of fodders and
70 tons of wheat.

On Thursday, 16 April 2015, Israeli forces allowed the entry of
2,920 tons of aggregate, 480 tons of cement, 40 tons of white cement and 30
tons of steel for the UNRWA; and 2,480 tons of aggregate, 1,960 tons of cement
and 30 tons of steel for Gaza reconstruction. They also allowed the entry of
525 tons of fodders and 315 tons of wheat.

 

Plastic Containers returned by Israeli forces via Karm Abu Salem:

 

On Sunday, 12 April 2015, Israeli forces returned 13 truckloads of
empty containers.

On Monday, 13 April 2015, Israeli forces returned 9 truckloads of
empty containers and a truckload of empty oxygen cylinders.

On Tuesday, 14 April 2015, Israeli forces returned 2 truckloads of
empty containers.

On Wednesday, 15 April 2015, Israeli forces returned a truckload
of empty containers and a truckload of empty oxygen cylinders.

On Thursday, 16 April 2015, Israeli forces returned 2 truckloads
of empty containers.

   

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 have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 15:00 on Thursday, 16 April 2015,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Beit ‘Awwa village,
southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron. 
Later, the checkpoint was removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 07:00 on Friday, 17 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Abu Rishah Valley Road, west of
Ethna, west of Hebron. At approximately 17:00, another checkpoint was
established at the entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  Later, both checkpoints were removed, and no
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 08:00 on Sunday, 19 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hebron.  Later, the checkpoint was removed, and no
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 16:00 on Monday, 20 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of
Hebron.  Around the same time, Israeli
forces established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hahoul, north of
Hebron.  Later, both checkpoints were
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 08:00 on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the eastern entrance of Dura, southwest of
Hebron.  The checkpoint was later
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

 

· Ramallah: Israeli
forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 16 April 2015,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Deir Abu Mesh’al
village, northwest of the city.  At
approximately 20:30, another checkpoint was established on the road between
Termes’ayah and al-Moghir, north of Ramallah. 
Later, both checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 10:00 on Friday, 17 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of
Ramallah.  Around the same time, two
checkpoints were established under the bridge of Yabrud village, northeast of
the city.  At approximately 12:30,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Ni’lin village, west
of Ramallah. Later, all checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 18:30 on Saturday, 18 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint under the bridge of Kherbtha al-Mesbah village, west
of Ramallah.  Later, the checkpoint was
later removed, and no arrests were reported. 
At approximately 20:30, they re-established at ‘Atara checkpoint at the
northern entrance of Bir Zeit, north of the city. They later withdrew, and no
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 09:30 on Sunday, 19 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint under the bridge of Yabrud village, northeast of the
city.  At approximately 12:30, another
checkpoint at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 19:00, they re-established
at ‘Atara checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bir Zeit, north of the city.  Later, all checkpoints were later removed,
and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 11:00 on Monday, 20 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Deir Abu Mesh’al village, northwest
of the city.  At approximately 13:30,
another checkpoint was established at the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of
Ramallah.  Later, both checkpoints were
removed and no arrests were reported. At approximately 19:30, they
re-established at ‘Atara checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bir Zeit, north
of the city.  Israeli forces later
withdrew and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 17:30 on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint on the road between Termes’ayah and al-Moghir, north
of Ramallah. At approximately 10:00, another checkpoint was established a
checkpoint at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint under the bridge of Yabrud village, northeast of the
city.  Later, all checkpoints were later
removed, and no arrests were reported. 

 

· Tulkarm:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 01:30 on Saturday, 18 April 2015,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road known as
"al-Sha’arawiyah" between Tulkarm and the villages in the northern
side of Tulkarm near ‘Atil village entrance, north of Tulkarm.  The checkpoint was later removed, and no
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 10:00 on Monday, 20 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at Shofah village entrance, southeast of Tulkarm.  The checkpoint was later removed, and no
arrests were reported.  At approximately
16:30, 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. Later that
day, the tightening ended and no arrests were reported.  The tightening renewed at approximately 23:30
on the same day

 

At approximately 11:45 on Tuesday, 21 April 2015, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint on the road between al-Zababdah village and the Arab
American University campus, south of Jenin. 
The checkpoint was later removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

 

4. Efforts
to create a Jewish demographic majority in occupied East Jerusalem

 

Incursions
and arrests:

 

At
approximately 18:00 on Thursday, 16 April 2015, an Israeli soldier fired a
rubber-coated metal bullet at Suleiman Mahmoud al-Tarabi (20) while he was
walking in the street in al-Eisawiya village, north of East Jerusalem. This
coincided with clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian youngsters in the
village. As a result, al-Tarabi sustained a serious wound to the left eye and
was taken to Hadasa Ein Karem Hospital to receive medical treatment.

Mohammed
Abu al-Hummus, member of al-Eisawiya follow-up committee, said that al-Tarabi
went out of his house heading to a nearby grocery and had no idea that there
were clashes in the village. While walking in the street, Israeli forces fired
at him and severely wounded him in the left eye. He added that al-Tarabi fell
to the ground and Israeli forces attacked and arrested him.

 

At
approximately 19:00 Israeli forces arrested Mohammed Khaled Zaitoun (14) when
he was in Beer Ayoub neighbourhood in Selwan village, south of the old city in
East Jerusalem. They took him to Saladin interrogation facility.

 

At
approximately 20:30, on Friday, 17 April 2015, Israeli forces arrested Mohammed
Rashid al-Shalabi (21) and Mohammed Anas Abu Sbeih (23) while walking in al-Wad
Street in the old city, in East Jerusalem.

 

At
approximately 02:00 on Monday, 20 April 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Ein
neighbourhood in Selwan village, south of the old city in East Jerusalem. They
raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 4 civilians,
including a child: Baha’ Ahmed al-Abbasi (19); Mohammed Ahmed al-Abbasi (17);
and Mohammed Nasser al-Abbasi (20); and Mohammed Walid Castiro (19).

 

At
approximately 16:00, Israeli forces arrested 3 Palestinian civilians while
walking near Birenbala village, northwest of East Jerusalem: Suleiman Mahmoud
Afifi (23); Ali Ahmed al-Sheikh (19); and Wesam Mo’taz Tabakhi (23).

 

 

 

 

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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