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

 

 

 

·Israeli forces killed Director of the Palestinian
Authority Commission against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity,
Minister Ziad Abu ‘Ain, on the International Day of Human rights.

 

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

 2 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the north of
the Gaza Strip.

 6 Palestinian civilians, including 2 brothers, a woman
and 3 girls, were wounded due to the explosion of 2 objects of Israeli military
remnants in the Gaza Strip.

 

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

 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a photojournalist
of Palestine TV, were wounded during peaceful protests against the annexation
wall and settlement activity.

 11 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were
wounded during other protests.

 

·Israeli forces conducted 64 incursions into Palestinian
communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the southern Gaza Strip.

 93 Palestinian civilians, including 13 children and 3
women, were arrested in the West Bank.

 30 of these civilians, including 9 children and 2 women,
were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

 2 Palestinian civilians were arrested while attempting
to infiltrate into Israel via the border fence.

 

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

 Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in
the West Bank.

 At least 8 Palestinian civilians, including a girl, were
arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

 

·Israeli navy forces continued to target Palestinian
fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea.

 Israeli navy forces arrested 12 fishermen, seized 5
fishing boats and damaged fishing tools and equipment.

 

·Israeli forces continued their measures to create
Jewish majority in occupied Jerusalem.

 5 Palestinian civilians were deported out of Jerusalem
for 5 months.

 Settlers attacked 2 Palestinian civilians while being
in their work in West Jerusalem.

 

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

 Israeli settlers cut off 60 olive seedlings in Aqraba
village, southeast of Nablus

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and international
humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (04
– 10 December 2014
).

 

Shooting:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed Ziad
Abu ‘Ain, Director of the Palestinian Authority Commission against the
Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity and member of the Revolutionary Council
in Fatah movement. Israeli forces also wounded 16 Palestinian civilians,
including 7 children, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 14 of whom, including
the 7 children and a photojournalist, were wounded in the West Bank; while the other
two ones were wounded in the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, 3 girls and a woman were
wounded due to the explosion of suspicious objects of the Israeli military
remnants in the family house in the Gaza Strip, and 2 brothers were wounded in
similar incident in the south of the Gaza Strip.

 

In the West Bank, in a new crime on 10 December 2014, Ziad
Abu ‘Ain (55), Director of the Palestinian Authority Commission against the
Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity and member of the Revolutionary Council
in Fatah movement, after Israeli soldiers attacked him.  

 

In the same context, 10 Palestinian civilians,
including 5 children, were wounded during protests organized in protest at
Israeli soldiers’ and settlers’ attacks in al-Aqsa mosque particularly and
Israeli attacks in oPt generally.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 04 December 2014, 4 Palestinian
civilians, including a woman and 3 girls, were wounded due to the explosion of
a suspicious object of Israeli military remnants during the latest Israeli
offensive on the Gaza Strip.

 

On 05 December 2014, in excessive use of force,
Israeli forces wounded 2 Palestinian civilians near the border fence, east of
Jabalia in the north of the Gaza Strip.

 

In the context of targeting fishermen in the Gaza
Strip sea, Israeli gunboats opened fire twice at Palestinian fishing boats
sailing within the allowed fishing. Moreover, Israeli navy forces arrested 12
fishermen and took them to an unknown destination, seized 5 fishing boats and
damaged other fishing tools.   

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted
at least 64 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During
these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 93 Palestinians, including 13
children and 3 women.  Thirty of these
civilians, including 9 children and 2 woman, were arrested in Jerusalem.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 09 December 2014, Israeli forces
moved about 200 meters into the east of al-Qarara village, northeast of Khan
Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled lands along the border fence
for few hours and withdrew later.

 

On 02 December 2014, Israeli forces station along the
border fence, east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip,
arrested 2 Palestinians attempting to sneak into Israel through the border
fence.

 

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. During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested
a Palestinian patient who obtained a permit to travel to the West Bank for
medical treatment, while another civilian accompanying his father was arrested
while the father was denied travel for medical treatment.

 

Efforts
to create a Jewish demographic majority in occupied East Jerusalem

     

On 04 December 2014, Israeli forces raided and searched 5 houses
in Jerusalem and handed their residents military orders issued by the military
commander of the area deporting them from Jerusalem for 5 months.

 

As part of Israeli forces bulldozing activities, the occupation
municipality continued to issue demolition orders for several civilian houses
and civil buildings.

 

In terms of the settlers’ attacks against Palestinian civilians,
on 07 December 2014, two settlers attacked two Palestinian civilians when they
were working in Ain Karem gas station, south of Jerusalem.

 

Settlement activities and attacks by
settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

On 04 December 2014, Israeli forces moved into al-Deirat village,
east of Yatta, south of Hebron. They stationed near al-Deirat school and handed
the headmaster an order to stop construction in the school cafeteria under the
pretext of not having a construction permit.

 

On 09 December 2014, Israeli forces stopped work in agricultural
lands in the western area of Kufur al-Deek village, west of Salfit. They
confiscated the bulldozer and detained two employees, calming that the area is
a natural reserve.

 

On 05 December 2014, a group of settlers from “Etimar” settlement
attacked an agricultural land in al-Jahir area, east of ‘Aqraba village. They
uprooted 60 trees aged between 3-4 years.

 

On 08 December 2014, a group of settlers’ attacked an 18-year-old
man from Abu Tayyah area, southeast of Hebron. They used sharp tools causing
moderate wounds to the aforementioned. On the same day, a group of settlers
from “Givat Runim” settlement attacked the lands of al-Saba Mountain and
al-Thathnia gate area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period
(04 – 10 December 2014)

 

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

 

Thursday, 04 December 2014

 

· At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Osreen village, southeast of Nablus.  They surrounded a house belonging to Hayel
Lutfi ‘Edeili in the centre of the village and ordered his son-in-law, Amir
Jawad Hamed Ibrahim Bani Jaber (24) from ‘Arqba village, to turn himself
in.  After many calls, he turned himself
in to the Israeli soldiers, who arrested him. 
Israeli forces then raided and searched the house and took Amir to an
unknown destination.  It should be
mentioned that Israeli forces had moved into ‘Arqabah village and surrounded
and searched Amir’s houses till late at night. Israeli forces accuse him of
running down and killing a settler a couple of days a go near Doma village,
southeast of the city.

 

· At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Dura
al-Qare’a village, north of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched 3 houses, from which they arrested 2 brothers
and a child.  They withdrew later taking
the aforementioned persons to an unknown destination.  The arrested were identified as ‘Abdullah
al-‘Abed Mukhtar (24); his brother Nasim (20); and Hasan Mahmoud Hasan Yasin
(17).

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Deir
Abu Mesh’el village, northeast of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of ‘Abdel
Rahman Na’im ‘Abdel Rahman Barghouthi (18). 
They arrested the aforementioned person and withdrew later taking to an
unknown destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Nour
Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarm.  They
stationed in al-Naser neighbourhood, west of the camp and then raided and
searched a house belonging to Fathi Mohammed ‘Ali Qar’aawi (56), Member of the
PLC and who is detained in the Israeli jails. 
They arrested his son, Mohammed (22), and confiscated his computer.  They withdrew later taking the aforementioned
person to an unknown destination. Israeli Forces then raided and searched a
house belonging to Nafez Theeb Qasem Abu ‘Ebeid (42) in the southern
neighbourhood of Tulkarm and arrested him. 
The wife of the aforementioned person said to a PCHR fieldworker that
the Israeli soldiers stole her husband’s salary as he works as a teacher as
well as his computer and her children’s iPads. 
Israeli forces withdrew later from the city taking the aforementioned
person to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces moved into
Jenin refugee camp adjacent to Jenin. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Fathi Bassam Ragheb
al-Sa’di (20).  They arrested him and
withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into Ezna
village, west of Hebron.  They stationed
in the centre of the village and then raided and searched a shop for selling
cell phones and laptops belonging to Ahmed Majed Abu Jheishah.  Before leaving the shop, the Israeli soldiers
confiscated laptops whose value is 20,000 NIS. 
Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched a shop that sells
electronic devices belonging to Husni Bashir.  Israeli forces arrested the brother of the
owner, Khaled (25), and confiscated many laptops.  Israeli forces then raided and searched a
shop belonging to Baker Theeb Farjallah (27) and damaged a lot of laptops.  They then arrested Farjallah and took him and
Khaled to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 16:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit
Ummar village, north of Hebron.  They
stationed in al-Thaher area when Palestinian boys gathered to throw stones and
empty bottles at them.  The Israeli
soldiers chased them into houses amidst indiscriminate firing of sound bombs
and tear gas canisters.  As a result, a
number of civilians suffered eta rags inhalation.  Israeli forces raided and searched a house
belonging to Fawwaz al-J’aar (49) and attempted to arrest one of his sons.  However, the family prevented them.  Israeli forces withdrew later from the
village, and no arrests were reported.

 

· At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into
Tarqomia village, west of Hebron.  They
stationed in the centre of the village and raided and searched a shop belonging
to Tamer ‘Aref Qabajah.  They arrested
the aforementioned person and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

Note:  During the aforementioned day,
Israeli forces carried out incursions in the following areas without reporting
any arrests: al-Fawwar refugee camp, north of Hebron and Kharas village, west
of the city; Baqet al-Sharqiyah village, north of Tulkarm; ‘Ein al-Dyouk
village, north of Jericho.

 

Friday, 05 December 2014

 

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
Nablus.  They stationed in al-Itihad in
the northern mountain and surrounded "’Arouset al-Jabal"
building.  They then raided and searched
an apartment belonging to Ameer Mohammed Hasan ‘Abdel Hadi Ya’ish (26). They
arrested the aforementioned person and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

· At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Tabqah village, south of Dura, southwest of
Hebron.  They stationed in al-Beid
neighbourhood and then raided and searched a house belonging to Yousif Salamah
Abu Ras (39).  They handed the
aforementioned civilian a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in
"Gosh ‘Etzion", south of Bethlehem. 
Israeli forces withdrew later, and no arrests were reported.

 

· In excessive use of forces, in the afternoon, Israeli
forces opened fire at 2 Palestinian civilians near the border fence between the
Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. According to
investigations conducted by PCHR and the testimony of one of the wounded
persons to a PCHR fieldworker, at approximately 14:00 on the aforementioned
day, a number of Palestinian young men headed to the Eastern Cemetery adjacent to
the border fence with Israel, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.  They then approached to a distance of 100
meters from the border fence and threw stones at the Israeli forces stationed
along it.  Israeli forces opened fire at
them and wounded two of them with bullets. 
An ambulance belonging to the PRSC arrived and transferred the wounded
persons to Kamal ‘Edwan Hospital in Bet Lahia to receive medical
treatment.  The two wounded persons were
identified as:

1. Sharif al-‘Abed Shlash (24), from Jabalia, hit by a
bullet that penetrated his left leg; and

2. Ziyad Jawad ‘Abdel Ghani Abu ‘Eisheh, from Jabalia, hit
by a bullet that penetrated his left leg as well.

 

· At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces moved from the
western entrance of al-Shuhada Street, where Israeli forces establish a
checkpoint, into Bab al-Zaweiyah area in the centre of Hebron.  The Israeli soldiers deployed between the
houses and patrolled the streets when a number of Palestinian boys gathered to
throw stones and empty bottles at them. 
The Israeli soldiers in response chased them into the shops and fired
sound bombs and tear gas canisters indiscriminately.  As a result, some of the boys suffered tear
gas inhalation.  At approximately 18:00,
Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to Montaser Wael al-Za’tari
(10) and arrested him claiming that he threw stones at Israeli soldiers.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions
in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Mothalath al-‘Aqabah area
and al-Mowareq village, southwest of Hebron; ‘Enbta village, east of Tulkarm;
Qabatia village, south of Jenin; and the villages of Marj Na’jah, Fasayel and
al-‘Ojah, north of Hebron.

 

Saturday, 06
December 2014

 

· At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in the centre of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They stationed in Sanjar neighbourhood and
then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Mahmoud
al-Rjoub (52) and handed his son, Rami (22) a summons to refer the Israeli
intelligence in "Gosh ‘Etzion", south of Bethlehem.  They withdrew later, and no arrests were
reported.

 

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit
Rima village, northwest of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ghassan
‘abbas Rimawi (24).  They handed him a
summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in "Ofer" camp,
southwest of the city.

 

· At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces stationed along
the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Boreij in the
central Gaza Strip, arrested Jihad Musbah Salim al-Sawarkah (18) and Ibrahim
Mahmoud Salman al-‘Awawdeh (21), who were trying to pass the border.  The father of al-Sawarkah said that at
approximately 15:00 on Saturday, 15:00, he lost his son, Jihad (18), so
he
headed to where his son was grazing sheep around 400 meters away from the
border fence, east of al-Boreij.  They
told him that his son came back home, but he later knew that his son, Jihad,
and went with his friend to the border fence and the Israeli forces arrested
them.  At approximately 21:30, he
received a call on my cell phone from a caller who said that he is from Ofkim
Israeli police.  He told him that his son
is arrested and has a hearing on Sunday, 07 December 2014.  The police then asked for his ID card
number.  Al-‘Awawdah’s father received a
call as well from "Ofkim" police telling him that his son is under
arrest.

 

· At approximately 18:30, Israeli gunboats stationed off
northwest of al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia town in the northern Gaza
Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2-3 miles and
then surrounded 5 fishing boats boarded by 12 Palestinian fishermen.  Israeli forces arrested all fishermen and
took them to an unknown destination. 
They also confiscated the five boats and fishing nets.  The fishermen, who are so far under arrest,
were identified as:

 

1. Safwat ‘Abdel Malek Hasan al-Sultan (30) and Sa’ed
Ziyad Mahmoud Zayed (32); both from al-Salatin neighborhood, who were on a boat
belonging to Fahmi Mahmoud Mohammed Zayed. 
Israeli forces confiscated their boat and fishing nets.

2. Mahmoud Mohammed Mohammed Zayed (29) and his brother
Ahmed (30), from al-Salatin neighborhood, who were both on a boat belonging to
their father.  The boat was confiscated
and fishing nets were cut and confiscated.

3. Mohammed Amin Rushdi Abu Wardeh (22) and his brother
Yousif (19); from al-Salatin neighborhood, who were both on the board of a boat
belonging to their father.  The boat was
confiscated and fishing nets were cut and confiscated.

4. Belal Abu ‘Odah (23), Mahmoud Naser Mahfouz (23),
Sofian Mahfouz (25), Yaser ‘Othman Meqdad (26), his brother Adham (27), and
Bahaa’ al-Deen al-Najjar (22); all of them from al-Shati’ refugee camo, west of
Gaza City.  They were on the board of two
boats that were confiscated with fishing nets.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces
carried out incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Hebron;
Kafr Ra’ie, southwest of Jenin and Merdah village, north of Salfit.

 

Sunday, 07 December 2014

 

· At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Dehdah area in the northern area of Hebron. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Amin Shafiq al-Qawasmah
(25).  They arrested the aforementioned
civilian and took him to an unknown destination.  At approximately 01:30, they patrolled the
streets to Abu al-Da’ajan area and then raided and searched a house belonging
to the family of Mos’ab Nedal Zghair (22). 
They arrested the aforementioned civilian.  The Israeli soldiers patrolled towards al-Heryeh
Valley area in the southern area in the city after patrolling the main
streets.  They raided and searched 3
houses and forced their residents to stay in the open.  The Israeli soldiers arrested 3 civilians and
took them to an unknown destination. 
They were identified as Mousa Hussein ‘Amer (44); Amjad Fawzi ‘Amer (22)
and Hasan Yaser ‘Amer (33).  Meanwhile,
Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Abdel Rahman Abu
Hussein in the same area and arrested his two sons, Belal (25) and Hamzah
(22).  At approximately 04:00, Israeli
forces withdrew from the city taking the seven arrested persons to an unknown
destination.

 

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron. 
They stationed in Um al-Daraj area, east of the village, and then raided
and searched a house belonging to the family of Ibrahim ‘Ali Ibrahim al-Battat
(29).  Israeli forces arrested the
aforementioned civilian and took him to an unknown destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Bani
Na’im village, south of Hebron.  They
stationed in the southern area of the village and then raided and searched a
house belonging to the family of Sa’ed Jamil Zeidat (23). Israeli forces
arrested the aforementioned civilian and took him to an unknown destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit
Rima village, northwest of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Ghassan ‘Abbas Rimawi
(24).  They handed him a summons to refer
to the Israeli intelligence in "’Ofer" camp, southwest of the
city. 

 

· At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into
‘Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to Nour Rashad Hussein Dar
Jaber (18). They handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in
"’Ofer" camp, southwest of the city.

 

· At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Kafr
Malek village, northeast of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Alaa’ ‘Omer Sari Hamayel
(19).  They handed him a summons to refer
to the Israeli intelligence in "’Ofer" camp, southwest of the
city. 

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Ezna
village, west of Hebron.  They stationed
in Abu Rishah area, west of the village, and then raided a house belonging to
PLC Member Mohammed Motlaq Abu Jheishah. 
They arrested his two sons, Mo’ataz (25) and al-Motawkel (27), and
withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
Taqou’a village, southeast of Bethlehem. 
They raided and searched a number of houses, from which 3 civilians were
arrested and taken to an unknown destination. 
The arrested persons were identified as Mohammed Mahmoud Mousa al-‘Amour
(17); Mahmoud Mohammed Mousa Abu Mefreh and Ahmed Yousif ‘Abdel Rahman Sabah
(19).

 

· At approximately 07:15, Israeli gunboats stationed off
al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire
and fired artillery shells sporadically in the vicinity of Palestinian fishing
boats sailing within one to two nautical miles. 
The shooting continued till at approximately 10:50 resulting in fear
among fishermen who fled.  No injuries
were reported.

 

· At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved into
Jabal al-Jabriyat area overlooking Jenin refugee camp adjacent to Jenin.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
Majd Jaqmal Hasan Tubasi (30) and ascended the roof to turn it into a military
point for a while.  They later withdrew
and neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces
carried out incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests:
al-Jaftalak village, north of Jericho and Qarawet Bani Hassan village,
northwest of Salfit.

 

Monday, 08 December 2014

 

· In the early morning, Israeli forces moved into
Jenin.  They raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Eyad Hamzah Ahmed Saba’nah (27).  They withdrew later taking the aforementioned
person to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Hahoul
village, north of Hebron.  They stationed
in the eastern area of the city and then raided and searched a house belonging
to the family of Anas Khaled Abu Rayyan (24). 
They arrested him and withdrew later taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into a
number of neighbourhoods in Hebron.  They
raided and searched several houses, from which they arrested 5 Palestinian
civilians:

1. Tariq ‘Issa al-Jo’abah (27);

2. Tariq Mohammed Abu Hussein (24);

3. Raed Salah al-mohtaseb (26);

4. Mohammed Mousa Abu Hussein (25);

5. Ibrahim Ishaq al-Khatib (23)

 

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into
‘Askar al-Jadeed refugee camp, northeast of Nablus.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of As’ad Khaled Abu Hasan (18) in the centre of the camp.  They withdrew later taking the aforementioned
person to an unknown destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Madma
village, southeast of Nablus.  They
stationed in the vicinity of a house belonging to the family of Asad Allah
Wajeeh Kamel Qot (23) in the centre of the village next to Madma High School
for Boys.  They raided and searched the
aforementioned house while the Intelligence officer, whom the residents already
know, threatened the house residents of detention or killing while questioning
the brother of Asad Allah.  His brother,
Mahmoud said that the officer threatened him personally to behead or arrest him
if he continued doing what he does. 
Israeli forces withdrew later and arrested Asad taking him to an unknown
destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Taqou’a
village, southeast of Bethlehem.  They
raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested Mahmoud Ayman
Bader (24) and Mohammed Tawfiq Dawoud (21). They withdrew later taking them to
an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into
Balatah refugee camp, east of Nablus. 
They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested Yazan
Khaled Ishtayyah (19) and Mojahed Ghazi al-Sheikh Khalil (22).

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
Qabatia village, south of Jenin.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to the family of ‘Adi Ahmed Khalil Abu
al-Rub (21).  They arrested him and took
him to an unknown destination.  Israeli
forces then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Shadi Talal
Mahmoud Zakarnah (29).  They arrested him
and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into
Tulakrm refugee camp adjacent to Tulkarm. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud
‘Abdel ‘Aziz Saleh Nayfah (23) and arrested him.

 

· At approximately 02:45, Israeli forces moved into
Bitello village, northwest of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud
Mohammed ‘Awad Harb (20), a student at Birzeit University, and arrested him. 

 

· At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched 3 houses, from which they arrested 3 civilians:
Ahmed Fahmi ‘Abdel Rahman Batanjah (24); Nedal ‘Awad ‘Ali (22); and Ahmed Fo’ad
‘Abdel Ra’ouf Romaneh (23).

 

· Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Dura
al-Qare’a village, north of Ramallah. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ayman
Mohammed Hasan Rabi’a (27) and arrested him.

 

· At approximately 17:30, Israeli forces moved into Deir
Istayyah village, northwest of Salfit. 
They patrolled the streets and detained Ahmed ‘Abdel Karim Zidan (40)
and Samir ‘Abbas al-Khadar (20) for a couple of hours.  They released them later.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried
out incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Beit Oula
village, west of Hebron and al-Zawiyah village, west of Salfit.  No arrests were reported.

 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014

 

· At approximately 00:10, Israeli forces moved into al-Zawiyah
village, west of Salfit.  They stationed
in the western neighbourhood near al-Zawiyah School for boys.  They then raided and searched  the houses of ‘Abdel Jaber ‘Abdel Jawad
Salamah (50); ‘Abdel Jawad ‘Abdel Jaber Salamah, a police captain, Mo’ayad
‘Abdulatif Shoqeir (25); and Jihad ‘Abdel Hamid Mawqedi (28).  At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces
withdrew, and no further incidents were reported.

 

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Ezna
village, west of Hebron.  They stationed
in Abu Rishah area and then raided and searched a house belonging to PLC Member
Mohammed Motlaq Abu Jheishah.  They
arrested his two sons, Mo’az (34) and Mojahed (23).  Meanwhile, they raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Mahmoud ‘Atallah Abu Jheishah (23) and arrested
him.  At approximately 03:00, Israeli
forces withdrew from the village and took the aforementioned arrested persons
to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 10:50, Israeli forces moved 200 meter
into "Kisovim" site to the east of al-Qararah village, northeast of
Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. 
They combed and levelled the area along the border fence between Israel
and the Gaza Strip.  After a couple of
hours, they redeployed along the aforementioned border fence.

 

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions
in the following areas without reporting any arrests: al-Zawiyah village,
al-Samou’a village, south of Hebron, al-Sorah village, south of Dura, southwest
of Hebron, ‘Atil village north of Tulkarm, and ‘Anbta village, east of the
city.

 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

 

· At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Deir
Qedis village, west of Ramallah.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Haniyah Monir ‘Ali Naser
(23).  They arrested the aforementioned
civilian and withdrew later taking her to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit
‘Awwa village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They stationed in the centre of the village
and then raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested 9
civilians.  They alter withdrew taking
them to an unknown destination.  The
detainees were identified as:

1. Ashraf Yousif Masalmeh;

2. Mo’atasem Abu Threi’a;

3. Yaser ‘Abdel Rahman Masalmah;

4. Mohammed Qasem Masalmah;

5. Sa’ed Ibrahim Abu al-Jamal;

6. Baker ‘Abdullah Maslamah;

7. Ra’fat Nemer Maslamah;

8. Diaa’ Majed Maslamah and

9. Ahmed Subhi Maslamah.

 

In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli Forces
Kill Minister Ziad Abu ‘Ain, Director of the Committee against the Annexation
Wall and Settlement Activity

 

 In
a new crime committed by Israeli forces on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, Ziad Abu’Ain
(55), Director of the Committee against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity,
was killed after Israeli soldiers attacked him when he was planting olives in Termes’ayah
village, north of Ramallah on the occasion of t
he International Day of Human Rights.

 

According to investigations conducted by
PCHR and the testimony of Ansa Hosheih, the media official in the Commission
against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity, at approximately 10:30, Ziad
Abu ‘Ain (55), Director of the Commission against the Annexation Wall and
Settlement Activity arrived at al-Dhohour area, east of Termis’ia village,
north of Ramallah.  He was accompanied by
dozens of volunteers, Palestinian farmers, and solidarity activists to grow
olive trees in the lands which are threatened to be confiscated by Israeli
forces on the International Day of Human rights. Upon their arrival, Israeli
forces fired tear gas canisters and then a clash erupted between the protestors
and the

Israeli soldiers. Abu ‘Ain approached one
of the soldiers and a serious discussion started between them. The soldier
wearing rammed Abu Ain’s chest. He then held Abu Ain’s neck who fell on the
floor and lost consciousness. He was taken to Palestine medical complex in Ramallah
and doctors announced his death shortly afterwards. His body was transferred
for

autopsy. It should be noted that Abu ‘Ain
was the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and on 04
September 2014, President Mahmoud Abbas appointed him as The Director of the
Commission against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity.

 

Explosion
of Suspicious objects from the Israeli remnants left during the Offensive on
the Gaza Strip

 

· On
Thursday evening, 4 December 2014, four Palestinian female civilians, including
3 children and a woman, were wounded due to the explosion of a suspicious
object in the family’s house from the remnants left by the Israeli forces in
the latest offensive on the Gaza Strip. 
The injuries of two children were described as serious.

According to investigations conducted by
PCHR, at approximately 16:00 on Thursday, 04 December 2014, a suspicious object
exploded in a house belonging to the family of Abu Mer’ie near ‘Asqoulah
intersection in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the center of Gaza City.  As a result, 4 female civilians, including a
woman and child from the family living in the house and 2 children from the
neighbors, were wounded.  The injuries of
two of them were described as serious. 
The wounded civilians were identified as:

 

1. Raghad
‘Adel Hamoudah Kuheil (4), sustained shrapnel wounds in the abdomen and her
condition was serious;

2. Her
sister, Sabah ‘Adel Hamoudah Kuheil (3), sustained shrapnel wounds in the right
hand;

3. Alaa’
Yousif ‘Ali Abu Mer’ie (al-Isawwi) (17), who is married and 4-month pregnant
and has a 1-year child; a p art of her right arm was amputated, and she
sustained shrapnel wounds in the right eye, face and chest.  Her condition was serious; and

4.  Shaza Ibrahim Mohammed Abu Mer’ie (13),
sustained burns in the feet.

 

According to the testimony of Alaa’ Abu
Mer’ie, the family came back to their house, which was targeted in the
beginning of the latest offensive on the Gaza Strip, a couple of days ago to
repair it in order to live in it.  The
70-square-meter house, which belongs to her father-in-law Ibrahim Mohammed Abu
Mer’ie, is comprised of a ground floor and it is roofed with tin.  Abu Mer’ier added to a PCHR fieldworker that
she found an oddly shaped piece of metal. 
She picked it up from the ground and looked at it.  She then put it back on the ground, so it
exploded.

 

· At
approximately 11:20, an object from the Israeli remnants was found by Batul
Ibrahim Mousa (7) near her houses near Rimas wedding hall on Rafah shore in the
southern Gaza Strip.  The object exploded
and two of her brothers sustained injuries ranged between moderate and
serious.  The Palestinian police said
that the object, which was left by Israeli forces in the latest Israeli
offensive, is a heavy bullet which did not explode fired by Israeli
gunboats.  Children from the Mousa family
found it near their house. ‘Alaa’ al-Deen Ibrahim Mousa (17) sustained shrapnel
wounds all over his body and his left hand was amputated.  He was transferred to Abu Yousif Annajar
Hospital in Rafah and then to the European Gaza Hospital in Khan Younis.  He was then transferred to Barzlay Hospital
in al-Majdal due to his serious condition. 
Moreover, Tamer Ibrahim Mousa (12) sustained shrapnel wounds in his leg.  Medical sources at Abu Yousif al-Najjar
hospital said that his injury is moderate.

 

According to PCHR’s documentation, Israeli
forces bombarded the Gaza Strip with thousands of tons of bombs and explosives
and many of which did not explode. 
Despite the Palestinian efforts during and after the offensive to seize
those explosives, it is clear that many of them still threaten the lives of
Palestinian civilians.

 

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, 3 demonstrators, including a child and a
photojournalist, were wounded.

 

In the same context, 11 Palestinian civilians, including 6
children, were wounded during protests organized against the Israeli forces’
and settlers’ attacks in al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

 

(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 05 December
2014, 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. The demonstrators took the streets raising the Palestinian flags
and headed to the liberated territories near the annexation wall. Early in the
morning, Israeli forces closed all entrances to the city to prevent Palestinian
civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders from
participating in the protests. 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 steel bullets, sound bombs and wastewater
at them and chased them into the olive fields. As a result, 16-year-old male
sustained a bullet wound to the right leg. Moreover, a number of demonstrators
suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers
beat them up.

 

· On the same day, 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, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others
sustained bruises as
Israeli soldiers beat them up.

 

· Around the same time,
dozens of Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights
defenders organised a peaceful demonstration in al-Nabi Saleh village,
southwest of Ramallah, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall
and settlement activities. The demonstrators made their way in the streets
raising the Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against the occupation and
in support of the Palestinian unity resistance, and then they headed to the
lands that the settlers are trying to rob by force near “Halmish” settlement.
Israeli forces had closed all the entrances of the village since the morning to
prevent Palestinian and international activists and journalists from
participating in the demonstration. When they arrived at the aforementioned
land, demonstrators were met by live bullets, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated
steel bullets, sound bombs and skunk water and were chased into the village. As
a result,
 22-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to
the right thigh. He was transported to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah.
In addition, many demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation and other
sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.    

 

· Also at approximately 13:20,
Palestinian civilians and international solidarity activists organized a
protest in the center of Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, heading
to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against closing that entrance
since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an iron gate. The demonstrators
threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters
in response. As a result, Bashar Mahmoud Nazal Saleh (36) sustained a bullet
wound to the left leg.

 

Other
Demonstrations

 

· On Thursday afternoon, 04
December 2014,
dozens of Palestinian
young men gathered in the vicinity of al-Wad intersection, at the northern
entrance of Beitellou village, northwest of Ramallah. They threw stones at
Israeli soldiers, who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound
bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, 17-year-old male
sustained a bullet wound to the left side of the pelvis. The wounded was taken
to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah. He underwent a surgery, as he had haemorrhage
in the intestine and colon. His wounds were serious.

  

· On Friday afternoon, 05 December
2014,
dozens of Palestinian
young men gathered from different areas in Ramallah and al-Bireh around Ofer
detention facility, southwest of Ramallah. They made their way towards the
facility’s gate, which was closed by Israeli soldiers. The protestors set fire
to
tires and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who
fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters in response. As a result,
19-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the left thigh. He was
taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah. In addition, many demonstrators
suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers
beat them up.

 

· On the same day, dozens of Palestinian civilians
gathered at the western entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah, on
Selwad-Yabroud road near street (60) to organize a protest against Israeli
policies. The protestors set fire to
tires and threw stones and
empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated
metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, a
number of protestors suffered tear gas inhalation, and others sustained bruises
as
Israeli soldiers beat them up.

 

· Also following the Friday
prayer, dozens of Palestinian gathered in Jabal al-Taweel area, adjacent to
"Psagot" settlement in al-Bireh. They threw stones at the
settlement’s fence due to which Israeli sliders stationed in the area fired
rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As
a result, a 15-year-old child sustained a bullet wound to the right elbow and a
21-year-old civilian sustained bullet wound to the belly.

 

· Around the same time, dozens of
Palestinian civilians gathered at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee
camp, north of Ramallah, about 300 meters away from "Beit ‘Eil"
settlement, in protest at Israeli forces’ and settlers’ attacks in al-Aqsa
mosque. The demonstrators threw stones
and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired
rubber-coated metal bullets, live ammunition, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters. As a result
, 17-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the left thigh and
an 18-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the left thigh.

 

· Following the Friday prayer,
dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered at the north-eastern entrance of
Senjal village, north of Ramallah, adjacent to street (60), in protest at the
Israeli policies. As a result, Israeli soldiers stationed in the area fired
live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters in response, due to which, 2 children and a civilian were wounded.
17-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the belly and 14-year-old male
sustained a bullet wound to the left knee. Furthermore, 23-year-old male
sustained a bullet wound to the back of his right thigh and the bullet settled
in the left buttock. He underwent a surgery as he had holes in the intestines and
rapture in the bladder. Doctors also took the bullet out.   

 

· Following the Friday prayer,
dozens of
Palestinian civilians gathered at the
eastern entrance of Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah, in protest at the
Israeli policies. They threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who
fired rubber-coated metal bullets, live ammunition, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters. As a result,
a 23-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the left leg.

 

· Following the announcement of
the killing of Ziad Abu ‘Ain, Director of the Palestinian Authority Commission
against the Annexation Wall and Settlement Activity and member of the
Revolutionary Council in Fatah movement, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered
at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, about
300 meters away from "Beit ‘Eil" settlement. The demonstrators threw
stones
and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who
fired rubber-coated metal bullets, live ammunition, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters. As a result, a 15-year-old civilian sustained a bullet wound to the
left side of his head, due to which he had a fracture in the skull. The wounded
boy was taken to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. His wound was serious,
but his health condition is stable.

 

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 for 9 months 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 crisis has unprecedentedly aggravated for around six weeks
due to cold weather and overconsumption in addition to the power outage and
using gas as an alternative in many instances of electricity.  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.  Last week, 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.

 

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.

 

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

02 – 08 December 2014

 

Date

Imports

Category

Amount

Tons

Number

Litres

02 December 2014

Foodstuffs

1,232

 

 

Agricultural materials

2,005

 

 

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Refrigerators

Washing machines

Cartons of shoes

Batteries

TVs water tanks

Water tanks

Solar power
system

Marble boards

Marble

     1,044   

 

 

2,310

297

127

697

1,500

240

264

122

110

430 meters

 

Humanitarian aid

2,713

 

 

Cooking gas

199.820

 

 

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

 

 

504,032

114,004

Benzene

 

 

149,000

 

Industrial fuel

 

 

299,019

03 December 2014

Foodstuffs

692

 

 

Agricultural materials

1,566

 

 

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Refrigerators

Washing machines

Cartoons of shoes

glass boards

Cows

Sheep

Cartoons of sweepers

Marble

Cars

Cartoons of tissue

TVs

Fire extinguishers

1,051

 

1,011

90

187

1,560

500

141

190

1,000

150

42

1,836

367

7,989

 

Humanitarian aid

5,314

 

 

Cooking gas

269.820

 

 

Benzene

 

 

109,000

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

 

 

460,023

105,200

 

Industrial fuel

 

 

432,208

04 December 2014

Foodstuffs

1,202

 

 

Agricultural materials

1,479

 

 

Various goods

Cows

Cartoons of clothes

Ovens

Washing machines

Glass boards

Marble

Tires

Cartoons of shoes

Gas cylinders

TVs

1,314

 

539

2310

1120

178

1040

900 meters

1503

187

2880

448

 

Humanitarian aid

6,747

 

 

Cooking gas

267.420

 

 

Diesel

Diesel for UNRWA

 

 

500,010

70,000

 

Benzene

 

 

258,003

 

Industrial fuel

 

 

484,096

07
December 2014

Foodstuffs

576

 

 

Agricultural materials

1,419

 

 

Various goods

Cartoons of shoes

Gas cylinders

Refrigerators

Glass boards

Cartoons of water pumps

ACs

710

270

2,720

156

520

562

230

 

Humanitarian aid

6,367

 

 

Cooking gas

90.100

 

 

Benzene

 

 

152,000

Diesel

 

 

502,010

Industrial fuel

Industrial fuel from Qatar

 

 

306,002

154,000

08 December 2014

 

Foodstuffs

1,018

 

 

Agricultural materials

1,340

 

 

Various goods

Cartoons of clothes

Sacks of diapers

Ovens

Refrigerators

Washing machines

Cartoons of computer accessories

Gas cylinders

Glass boards

Tires

962

1,038

7,500

214

18

844

2,210

 

2,720

520

1,300

 

Humanitarian aid

8,536

 

 

Benzene

289.000

 

 

Diesel

 

 

284,000

Industrial fuel from Qatar

Industrial fuel

 

 

99,143

445,000

 

Exports:

 

· On Tuesday, 03 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 34 tons of tomatoes, 3.5 tons of
cucumbers, 4 tons of strawberries, 630 kilograms of bell peppers and 2 tons of
fish.

· On Wednesday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the exportation of a truckload of strawberries.

· On Thursday, 05 December 2014, Israeli
forces allowed the exportation of a truckload of strawberries and 4 truckloads
of vegetables.

· On Sunday, 07 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the exportation of a truckload of strawberries and 4
truckloads of vegetables.

 

Other imports:

 

· On Tuesday, 02 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the entry of 120 tons of cement, 27 tons of steel for
the Water Authority; and 1,160 tons of cement for the reconstruction of the
Gaza Strip. They also allowed the entry of 1,120 tons of fodders and 616 tons
of wheat.

· On Wednesday, 03 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the entry of 380 tons of aggregate for UNDP and 622 tons
of cement for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.                                                     
They also allowed the entry of 770 tons of fodders and 630 tons of
wheat.

· On Thursday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1,560 tons of cement and 840 tons of aggregates
and 130 tons of steel for the Gaza reconstruction. They also allowed the entry
of 770 tons of fodders and 385 tons of wheat.

· On Sunday, 07 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1,720 tons of cement, 840 tons of aggregate
and 168 tons of steel for the Gaza reconstruction. They also allowed the entry
of 805 tons of fodders and 391 tons of wheat.

· On Monday, 08 December 2014,
Israeli forces allowed the entry of 200 tons of cement for the UNRWA; 1,658
tons of cement, 840 tons of aggregate and 67 tons of steel for the Gaza
reconstruction. They also allowed the entry of 805 fodders and 350 tons of
wheat.

 

Plastic Containers returned by Israeli forces via Karm Abu Salem:

 

· On Wednesday, 03 December 2014,
Israeli forces returned 3 truckloads of empty containers.

· On Thursday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces returned 5 truckloads of empty containers.

· On Sunday, 07 December 2014,
Israeli forces returned 8 truckloads of empty containers.

· On Monday, 08 December 2014,
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 07:00 on Thursday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Halhoul
village, north of the city, and another one at the northern entrance of Yatta
village, south of the city. At approximately 14:00, they established a
checkpoint at the entrance of al-Sammou’ village, south of the city. Later, all
checkpoints were removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 14:00 on Friday, 05 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Khars village, south of Doura,
southwest of Hebron. Later, the checkpoint was removed, and no arrests were
reported.

 

At approximately 15:00 on Saturday 06 December 2014, Israeli
forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Trama village, south of
Doura, southwest of the city. At approximately 16:00, a similar checkpoint was
established at the southern entrance of Hebron. Later, all checkpoints were
removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 16:00 on Sunday, 07 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hebron. Later, the
checkpoint was removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 15:00 on Monday, 08 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Zahirya village, south of
Hebron. At approximately, 17:00, they established a checkpoint at the entrance
of Sa’ir village, northeast of the city and another one at the entrance of
al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city. All checkpoints were removed and no
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at
the entrance of al-Tabaqa village, south of Doura. The checkpoint was removed
and no arrests were reported.

 

In the same context, Israeli forces is still closing the
chokepoint they established at the entrance of al-Shuhada Street for the second
week in a row which resulted in the suffering of over 150 families living in
Tal al-Rumeida neighborhood. During the time that Israeli forces are
reconstructing the checkpoint and placing new electronic gates, residents and
school students are compelled to take longer more difficult roads to move from
one place to another. ‘Imad Abu Sahmsia (43) from the aforementioned
neighborhood, told PCHR:

“The fire that broke out in the checkpoint was deliberately caused
by Israeli forces to close it in the face of the residents and force them to
leave their homes in Tal al-Rumeida neighborhood under the continuous
tightening. This falls within the Israeli policy of settlement activity in the
aforementioned neighborhood which is located near “Ramat Shai” settlement.
During the closure, Israeli forces opened the pedestrians’ bath only for
humanitarian cases and in a temperamental manner. I suffer from mobility
impairment in my hand and my leg and I was not allowed to pass through the
checkpoint except one time.

 

· Ramallah: 
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 10:30, on Thursday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Aboud village,
northwest of the city. At approximately 20:30, another checkpoint was
established at the entrance of Termis’ia village, north of t he city. All
checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 10:00 on Friday, 04 December 2014, Israeli forces
closed the eastern entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northeast of Ramallah with a
metal gate established at the entrance. They obstructed civilians’ movement
trough the aforementioned gate. Around the same time, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint under Yabroud Bridge, northeast of the city. At
approximately 11:00, another checkpoint was established at the entrance of
Nil’in village, west of Ramallah. At approximately 18:00, a similar checkpoint
was established at the entrance of Feir Abu Mash’al village, northwest of the
city. At approximately 19:30, Israeli forces established a checkpoint near the
intersection of Beit ‘Ore al-Foqa, southwest of the city. All checkpoints were
removed and no arrests were reported.  

At approximately 10:30 on Sunday, 07 December 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Ras Karkar village,
northwest of the city. At approximately 13:30, they established a similar
checkpoint at the entrance of Qibia village, west of the city. At approximately
21:30, another checkpoint was established at the entrance of Deir Nizam
village, northwest of Ramallah. All checkpoints were removed and no arrests
were reported.

 

At approximately 10:30 on Tuesday, 09 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint under Yabroud Bridge, northeast of the city. At
approximately 17:30, they established another checkpoint near “Ofrah”
settlement intersection, north of the city. At approximately 20:00, they
reestablished their existence at ‘Attarah checkpoint on the northern entrance
of Beirzeit, north of Ramallah.

 

· Jericho: Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the
movement of Palestinian civilians. At approximately 10:30 on Friday, 05
December 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of
Fassail village, north of the city. At approximately 20:00, they established
another checkpoint at the southern entrance of the city. Later, both
checkpoints were removed and no arrests were reported.
 

 

· Qalqilya: Israeli
forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 08:10 on Thursday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Jeet village,
northeast of Qalqilia. At approximately 16:00, they established a checkpoint
under ‘Azzoun Bridge on the road to Jious village, east of the city, and
another one at the entrance of ‘Azzoun village, east of the city. At
approximately 18:00, they established a similar checkpoint at the entrance of
Kufur Thuluth village, east of the city, and another at the entrance of ‘Izbat
al-Tabib, east of the city. All checkpoints were removed and no arrests were
reported.

 

At approximately 18:20 on Friday, 05 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint between Jious and Seer villages, northeast of the
city. At approximately 20:10, the checkpoint was removed and no arrests were
reported. 

 

At approximately 15:00 on Sunday, 07 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Izabt al-Tabib, east of Qalqilya.
At approximately 15:45, the checkpoint was removed and no arrests were
reported. At approximately 16:45, t hey established a similar checkpoint at the
eastern entrance of the city. At approximately 17:15, the checkpoint was
removed and no arrests were reported.

 

· Tulkarm:
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 11:00 on Sunday, 07 December 2014,
Israeli forces stationed at ‘Annab checkpoint which is established on the road
between Tulkarm and Nablus tightened their restrictions against Palestinian
civilians and obstructed their movement. Later, the tightening ended and no
arrests were reported. The tightening reoccurred at approximately 18:30 on
Monday, 08 December 2014.

 

At approximately 09:30 on Tuesday, 09 December 2014, Israeli
forces established a checkpoint at the intersection of Zeita village, north of
the city. The checkpoint was removed and no arrests were reported.

 

· Jenin: Israeli
forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. At approximately 16:30 on Thursday, 04 December 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Jenin and the
cities of Tulkarm and Nablus near the entrance of ‘Araba village, south of the
city. Later, the checkpoint was removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 01:30 on Friday, 05 December 2014, Israeli forces
established a checkpoint at the entrance of Qabatia village, south of Jenin.
Later, the checkpoint was removed and no arrests were reported.

 

· Salfit: Israeli
forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians. at approximately 13:05 on Sunday, 07 December 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Salfit. Later, the
checkpoint was removed and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 09:30 on Tuesday, 09 December 2014, Israeli
forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Deir Istia village, northwest
of Salfit. The checkpoint was removed and no arrests were reported.

 

 

Arrests at Military Checkpoints

 

· On Saturday morning, 06
December 2014, Israeli forces stationed at al-Karama crossing on the
Palestinian-Jordanian border, east of Jericho, arrested professor Imad Ahmed
Hamed Barghouthi (52) from Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah. The
aforementioned professor was arrested on his way to participate in a scientific
conference in the United Arab Emirates. He was taken to “Ofer” prison, southwest
of Ramallah. It should be noted that the detainee is a space professor in
Jerusalem University.

 

· At approximately 16:00 on
Sunday, 07 December 2014, Israeli forces stationed at the closed al-Shuhada
checkpoint in the center of Hebron arrested Bara Khaled al-Madhoun (16) when he
was attempting to pass through the checkpoint. He was taken to “Kiryat Arab”
police station, east of the city. It should be noted that the aforementioned child
suffers a wound to his right leg after Israeli soldiers attacked him on 23
November 2014 when he was returning to his house near Qaffisha building in the
western side of Tal al-Rumeida neighborhood where Israeli forces had
established a checkpoint.

 

· On the aforementioned day,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Mugheir village,
northeast of Ramallah. They arrested Amer Abdullah Asad Na’san (19) and took
him to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately 16:00 on
Tuesday, 09 December 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the road
between Tulkarm and Qalqilia, near the eastern entrance of Jabbar village. They
stopped a car driven by Iyad Azmi Isa al-Dhamiri (36); Fuad Muhammad Taher Awad
(30) from Jabbar village; and Fadi Abdul Latif Taher Hantash (33) from Zeita
village, north of Tulkarm. Israeli forces arrested the aforementioned men and
took them to an unknown distention.

 

· At approximately 18:00 on the
aforementioned day, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of
Fahma village, southwest of Jenin. They arrested Muhammad Azmi Aref Nashrati
(20) from Jenin refugee camp and took him to an unknown destination.

 

At approximately 14:30 on Wednesday, 10 Decmber 2014, Israeli
forces stationed at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, arrested Abdul Ilah
Musa al-Imla (32) from Qiblan village, southeast of Nablus. He was taken to an
unknown destination.

 

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

 

Collective
Punishment Policy:

 

· On Thursday evening, 04
December 2014, Israeli forces raided 5 houses in Jerusalem and handed their
owners military orders issued by the military commander “Ayal Ezemburg” expelling
them from Jerusalem for 5 months. They were identified as: Akram Salaj al-Shurafa
(43); Dawoud al-Ghoul (31); Magd Darwich(24); Saleh Derbas (23); and Fares Abu
Ghanam (35). The deporting orders prescribed: “according to articles 6, 109,
and 108 of the emergency Code of the year 1945, the military commander of the
area forbids the aforementioned persons from entering or staying or being in
Jerusalem. This precaution is vital for preserving the security of the Sate of
Israeli and the well being of the community and keeping the public order.”
Dawoud al-Ghoul told PCHR that the he received the transfer order which
prescribes that he is to leave Jerusalem from 30 November 2014 to 30 April
2015. Al-Ghoul filed an appeal and he left Jerusalem until a decision is issued
regarding his request. The aforementioned civilian added that he was surprised
when the commander of the West Bank issued a decision to expel him from the
West Bank from 03 April 2014 till 01 June 2015.

 

Bulldozing Activates:

 

· At
approximately 009:00 on Tuesday, 09 December 2014, Israeli municipality staffs
and Israeli forces moved into Silwan village, south of the Old City in
Jerusalem. They handed demolishing orders for a number of houses and stores
under the pretext of having no construction permits.

 

· Ziad Zidani
told PCHR that the municipality staffs handed him an administrative order to
demolish his house in al-Bustan neighborhood. He added that the house consists
of two floors: the first floor is established on an area of 140 square meters
and the second on an area of 150 square meters. It should be noted that the
building was established in 1998 in which 13 persons reside.

 

· The
municipality staffs handed Khalil al-‘Abbasi an order to demolish his house in
‘Ain al-Louza neighborhood which was established 20 years ago. The house has an
area of 16 square meters and resided by 9 persons. Moreover, they handed Sabri
Abu Diab an order to destroy his house which has an area of 80 square meters
and resided by 3 persons.

 

According to eyewitness testimonies, Israeli forces handed orders
to destroy 4 car workshops belonging to Hussin Zalloum, Khaled al-Zir, Monther
‘Ilyan; and Walid al-‘Awar. It should be noted that these businesses have been
established for a year and half, and ten families benefit from their gross. Furthermore,
al’Abbasi family was handed an order to destroy their car park in ‘Ain al-Louza
neighborhood.

 

· In a similar
context, Israeli forces and municipality staffs moved into Jabal al-Mukabber
village and handed 3 orders to destroy civilian homes. According to eyewitness
testimonies, the municipality staff handed Ahmed Salem ‘Oweisat an order to
destroy his house which was established since the 1970s and resided by 7
persons. They also handed ‘Amer ‘Ilyan ‘Oweisat an order to destroy his house
which was established 10 years ago and resided by 10 persons.

 

Incursions
and Arrests:

 

· At
approximately 00:30 on Thursday, 04 December 2014, Israeli forces raided and
searched a house belonging to Mahmoud Abu Ghazala (72) in al-Swana
neighborhood, east of the Old City in Jerusalem they arrested the
aforementioned civilian and his son Ali (20) and took them to an unknown
destination.

 

· At
approximately 10:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Thouri neighborhood, east of
the Old City in Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses and
arrested 3 civilians: Majed ‘IZzat Abu Najma (21); ‘Omar Younis Shweiki (23);
and Ibrahim Ahmed Abu Mayala (20) then took them to an unknown destitution.

 

· At
approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Jabbal al-Mukabber neighborhood,
southeast of Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses and
arrested 5 civilians, including two children, then took them to an unknown
destination. They were identified as: Ashraf Izz al-Dein ‘Oweisat (24); Fares
Muhammed ‘Oweisat (22); Muhammad Hussein Saleh (22); Muhammad Zakriya
al-Salaima (17); Muza Ahmed al-Salaima (16).

 

· At
approximately 14:00, isaeli forces arrested Yazan Sami al-Jineidi (16) when he
was leaving his school which is located near al-Majles Gate in the Old City in
Jerusalem. His father told PCHR that the boy was arrested under the allegation
that he threw stones from the roof of the school and that he was taken to
al-Qishla investigation center.

 

· At
approximately 16:00, dozens of Palestinian civilians gathered in ‘Ain al-Louza
area in Silwan village, south of the Old City in Jerusalem in celebration of
the release of Ahmed al-Qaq from Israeli persons. Israeli forces surrounded the
area and arrested Jamil Isa al-‘Abbasi (34). They fired sound bombs and tear
gas canisters. As a result, dozens suffered tear gas inhalation.

 

· At
approximately 03:00 on Sunday, 07 December 2014, Israeli forces moved into
Jabal al-Mukabber village, southeast of Jerusalem. They raided and searched a
number of houses and arrested two children: Monther Ahmed ‘Oweisat (16) and Ali
Abudllah ‘Oweisat (15).

 

· At
approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Isawiya village, north of
Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested two
children: Hisahm Yousif Dweik (16) and Muhammed Bashar Mustafa (16).

 

· At
approximately 14:30 on Monday, 08 December 2014, Israeli forces arrested
Muhammad Rami al-Khatib (11) when he was at the bus stop in sultan Suleiman in
the Old City of Jerusalem. The child’s father told PCHR that his son was at the
bus stop, returning home from school. He was arrested and taken to Salah
al-Dein police station where he was transferred to al-Maskubia under the
allegation of throwing stones at an “Eged” bus.

 

· At
approximately 13:30 on Tuesday, 09 December 2014, Israeli forces arrested
Fatina Mahmoud Hussein (31) when she was leaving al-Majlis Gate in the Old City
in Jerusalem. She was taken to al-Qishla police station.

 

· At
approximately 14:00, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to
Ahmed al-Ghoul, head of Fatah Youth Movement in Jerusalem, in Silwan village
they arrested the aforementioned and took him to an unknown destination.

 

· At
approximately 03:30 on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, Israeli forces moved into
al-Thouri neighborhood, east of the old City in Jerusalem. They raided and
searched a number of houses and arrested Abeer Ziad, member of Fatah movement
committee in Jerusalem, Hamza Muhammad Shweiki (24), and Mutassem Abdul Rahman
Ghaith (23).

 

· At
approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Ras al’Amoud neighborhood. They
raided and searched a number of houses and arrested 3 civilians: Muhammad ‘Azai
‘Awees (18); Majed Abdullah ‘Awees (20); and Muhammad Hussein ‘Awees (21).

 

· At
approximately 05:00, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Isawiya village, north of
Jerusalem. They raided an searched a number of houses and arrested 3
civilians: Ayyoub Naser Abu Asab (17); Ahmed Nimer Gharib (19); Hasan Yousif
Darwich (19).

 

· At
approximately 05:30, Israeli forces moved into Wadi al-Jouz neighborhood and
arrested two civilians: Luai Yaqoub Za’atra (23) and Muhammad Hasan Zgheir
(21).

 

Settlers’
Attacks:

 

· At
approximately 14:00 on Sunday, 07 December 2014, two Israeli settlers attacked
Mutassem Isam Shweiki (24) and Sahdi al-Muthanna (21) when they were working in
a gas station in ‘Ain Karem village, southwest of Jerusalem. Al-Shweiki family
told PCHR that their son suffered nose bleeding and sustained bruises
throughout his body. He and his colleague were taken to Hadassah Ain Karem
hospital for treatment. 

 

5. 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 09:00 on Thursday, 04
December 2014, Israeli forces backed by a vehicle of the Construction and
Organization Department in the Civil Administration moved into al-Deirat
village, east of Yatta, south of Hebron. They stationed at al-Deirat school and
handed the headmaster of the school an order to stop construction in the school
cafeteria under the pretext of not having a construction permit.

 

· At approximately 16:10 on Tuesday 09 December
2014, Israeli forces stopped construction on agricultural roads in the western
area of Kufur al-Deek village, west of Salfit. The project is funded by the
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in al-Shiab al-Tahta area. Israeli
forces confiscated the bulldozer and detained the contractor and A driver under
the pretext that the area is a natural preserve. The land is planted with olive
trees but is located opposite “Badueil” settlement. Later, the driver was
released, but the bulldozer is still in Israeli custody.

 

Settlers’ Attacks

 

· On Friday morning, 05 December 204, Israeli
settlers from “Etemar” settlement, which is established in the eastern side of
‘Aqraba village, southeast of Nablus, attacked a land belonging to Saher Said
Ahmed Bani Jame in al-Jahi area, east of the aforementioned village. Thy
uprooted 60 olive trees aged between 3 – 4 years. The aforementioned civilian informed
the Palestinian police in ‘Aqraba village. 
Officers of the Palestinian liaison and the Israeli police arrived at
the area and took pictures of the uprooted trees and filed a complaint. It
should be noted that the aforementioned had grown 260 olive trees in his land,
which has an area of 20 acres, within the land rehabilitation projects which
were preformed in the middle mountains.

 

· At approximately 19:30 on Monday, 08 December
2014, a group of settlers attacked Muath Nouh Arafat al-Rajbi (18) from Abu
Tayyah area in the southeast of Hebron. They used sharp tools and caused the
aforementioned medium wounds in the right hand and the right knee. That attack
took place near a cave that the aforementioned person’s family use for raising
animals.

 

Nouh ‘Arafat al-Rajbi (45) told PCHR:

“I raise animals with my two sons Rashed (17)
and Muath (18) inside a cave in Abu Tayyah area to the southeast of Hebron
after our house was destroyed by Israeli forces four years ago. We cooperate in
raising our 150 sheep and 3 cows. At approximately 19:30 on Monday, 08 December
2014, I was with my sons in the cave feeding sheep. My son Rashed went out then
came back and asked us to leave because there were settlers in bypass 317, about
300 meters away from us. Rashed and I escaped to the east. I looked at the
bypass and saw two cars in the south. Then, I heard my so Muath’s voice
screaming. I thought that he ran away before us. I realized that the settlers
attacked him. I looked for him until I found him. I did not see anything
because it was dark. When the settlers went away from the place, Rashed and I
walked behind them and Muath slowly followed. 
When Muath reached the street, we saw his right hand and right leg
bleeding. There was also a knife wound on the right side of his neck. I called
a relative of mine and told him what happened. We waited 45 minutes for him to
bring us a car. My son told me that 8 settlers attacked him when he was leaving
the cave. One of them put a gun on his head while the others beat him with
sharp tools. When the car arrived, we transferred him to Muhammad Ali
al-Muhtasseb. They stopped the bleeding and moved him to Hebron governmental
Hospital in an ambulance. His wounds were stitched inside and out and he is
still under treatment.”

 

· At approximately 21:15 on the aforementioned day,
a group of settlers from “Givat Runim”, extended from “Barkhah” settlement,
which is established in the northern side of Burin village, south of Nablus,
attacked the lands of al-Saba Mountain and al-Tathnia gate area.  They sawed an electricity pole and ran down
another. As a result, the electricity network was severely damaged. They also
sawed olive trees. It should be noted that Israeli forces do not allow Palestinians
to enter the aforementioned lands, therefore, the land owners are unaware
whether their trees are sawed or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 continued aggression 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;

14. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian leadership to sign and
accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Geneva
Conventions, and calls upon the international community, especially the United
Nations, to encourage the State of Palestine to accede to international human
rights law and humanitarian law instruments.

 

 

 

 

 

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