Nablus,
Za’atrah Checkpoint

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

 

 

·Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian at
Za’atrah checkpoint, south of Nablus.

 

Two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were
wounded in occupied Jerusalem.

 

A paramilitary training site was targeted by Israeli
warplanes in the southern Gaza Strip, but no injuries were reported.

 

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

A Danish
activist and a Palestinian civilian were wounded.

 

Israeli forces conducted 80 incursions into
Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited ones in the southern
Gaza Strip.

40
Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, were arrested.

 

Efforts to create a Jewish majority in Occupied East
Jerusalem

A house, 4 wash car garages and 2 auto mobile garages
in addition to a horse barn were bulldozed in the city.

 

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 2 children,
were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

An international organization worker was arrested at
Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
 

 

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

Arbors for
selling vegetables and fruits were removed on Jerusalem-Hebron Street.

Settlers
attacked two children while they were on their way to their schools in the
centre in Hebron.

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and
international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period
(29
May – 04 June 2014
).

 

Shooting:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed a
Palestinian civilian and wounded 4 others, including a child, and a Danish
human rights defender in the West Bank.  Israeli
warplanes targeted a training site of an armed group, but no injuries were
reported.

                       

In the Gaza Strip, on 02 June 2014, Israeli warplanes
launched a missile at “Hiteen” training site of an armed group, northwest of
Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. 
The missile left a large crater in the area and damaged empty greenhouses.  No injuries were reported.

 

In the West Bank, Israeli forces stationed at Za’atrah
Checkpoint, south of Nablus, killed ‘Alaa’ Mohammed ‘Awad (30) from Howwarah
village, south of Nablus.  Israeli forces
claimed that the victim fired at them and injured a soldier lightly, but no
eyewitnesses were in the area at that time to deny or confirm the Israeli
claim.  A PCHR field worker was able to
obtain a testimony from the taxi driver who transported ‘Awadh.  The driver confirmed that ‘Awadh was not
carrying anything when he transported him to the checkpoint. 

 

In the same context, Israeli forces used excessive
force against peaceful protests organised 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,
a Danish activist, Mariah George Soul (24), was hit by a tear gas canister to
the right knee during a Nil’in weekly protest. 
Moreover, a 20-year-old protestor was wounded by a bullet to the right
thigh during Nil’in weekly protest, west of Ramallah and al-Bireh.  In addition, a number of demonstrators suffer
tear gas inhalation and other sustained bruises due to being beaten up by
Israeli forces.

 

On 01 June 2014, two Palestinian civilians, including a
child, were wounded in the Old City in occupied Jerusalem when Israeli forces
fired rubber-coated metal bullets at dozens of Palestinian civilians who
gathered in al-Wad Quarter to celebrate the release of two prisoners, ‘Ammar
al-Hosari and Ahmed Abu Farhah, from the Israeli prisons.

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted
at least 80 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During
these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 40 Palestinians, including 7
children.

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 01 June 2014, Israeli forces
carried out two limited incursions in the southern Gaza Strip.  Israeli forces backed by heavy military
vehicles moved around 100 meters into the east of al-Shokah village, east of
Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled the lands along the border
fence for around 4 hours and then re-deployed along the aforementioned border
fence.  Israeli forces backed by heavy
military vehicles moved around 200 meters into al-Fokhari village, southeast of
Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled the nearby lands and
fired artillery and smoke shells indiscriminately.  No injuries were reported.

 

Efforts to Create a Jewish Majority in Occupied East
Jerusalem

In the context of efforts to create a Jewish Majority
in the Occupied East Jerusalem, the Israeli forces continued to confiscate
lands, demolish houses and build new settlement units.  PCHR stresses that these measures come in the
context of isolating East Jerusalem and annexing it to Israel in violation of
the international humanitarian law.  PCHR
calls upon the international community to promptly take action and reiterates
its call upon the High Contracting parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to
fulfil their obligations under Article 1 of the Convention.

 

On the level of house demolitions, 02 June 2014, Israeli
forces bulldozed 4 car wash garages in Hezma village, northeast of occupied
Jerusalem.  They also bulldozed a barrack
used as horse barn and a fence in ‘Ein al-Lozah neighborhood in Selwan village,
south of the Old City, in addition to an auto repair garage and a house in
al-Shayyah neighborhood in Ras al-‘Amoud area, east of the Old City.

 

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 7 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 1.7 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.

 

Israeli forces have continued to impose severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank,
including occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.

 

As part of using military checkpoints and border
crossings as traps to arrest Palestinian civilians under the pretext they are
wanted, Israeli forces arrested 8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children,
at military checkpoints in the West Bank, and an international organization
worker in the Gaza Strip.

Settlement activities

 

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

 

Attacks carried out by Israeli forces

 

On 01 June 2014,
Israeli forces accompanied by a vehicle belonging to the Construction and
Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into the
agricultural lands in the vicinity of Kherbet Um al-Kheir area, east of Yatta,
south of Hebron.  They deployed in the
area and a Construction and Organization officer handed ‘Eid Yamen al-Hathalin
a notice to halt construction works, including removing the barbwires which
surround his 150-dunum land.

 

On 02 June 2014,
Israeli forces removed arbors used by the residents of Beit Ummar village,
north of Hebron, to sell fruits and vegetables near Jerusalem-Hebron bypass road
60.

 

On the same day,
Israeli forces confiscated a tractor belonging to ‘Ali Dawoud Ghayyad
al-‘Allami when he was on his way back from his land in Khelet al-Sheikh area
adjacent to Beit Ummat village, north of Hebron.  They arrested his son ‘Ammar and took him to
“Kermi Tsour” settlement.

 

Attacks carried out by settlers

On 01 June 2014, a group of settlers
attacked Faris Akram Abu Sneinah (9) and Hatim Taysir al-Qasrawi (7) near
Checkpoint (56) established at the western entrance of al-Shuhadaa’ Street in the
center of Hebron when the two children were on their way to school.  Faris Abu Sneinah was then taken to Hebron
Governmental Hospital to receive necessary treatment.

 

 

Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period
(29 May – 04 June 2014)

   

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

Thursday, 29 May 2014

 

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Taqou’a village, southeast of Bethlehem.  They patrolled the streets and then stationed
in the centre of the village.  They
raided and searched a number of houses, from which they arrested 4 civilians
and took them to an unknown destination: Belal Habes al-‘Amour (22); Bahaa’
‘Aref al-‘Amour (19); Soliman Khaled al-‘Amour (20) and Mahmoud ‘Abdullah ‘Awad
(27).

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Also around the same time, Israeli forces backed by military
vehicles moved into al-Ramadin village, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the
streets for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into a number of neighbourhoods in the center of
Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for
some time and then stationed in al-Salam neighbourhood in the centre of the
city.  They raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Ma’azouz ‘Azmi Abu Hammad (19).  They arrested him.

 

At approximately 02:05, Israeli forces backed by military
vehicles moved into Deir Jarir village, northeast of Ramallah.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of ‘Abdel Halim ‘Abdullah Sa’id al-Farakhnah (28), and arrested him.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Jaftlek village, north of Jericho.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  No arrests were
reported.

 

Also around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Aydah refugee camp, northwest of Bethlehem. They
patrolled the streets for some time and then stationed at the western entrance
of the camp.  They deployed between
houses and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ahmed
Ibrahim Jawarish (18).  They arrested him.  Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched
a house belonging to the family of Ahmed Ya’aqoub Hammad (20), whom they handed
a notice to refer to the Israeli Intelligence in “Gosh Etzion” settlement,
south of Bethlehem.

 

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Halhoul, north of Hebron. They patrolled the
streets for some time and stationed in al-Tharwah neighbourhood.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of ‘Azmi Shaker Abu ‘Asabah (20), and arrested him.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Marj Na’ajah village, north of Jericho. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  No arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces backed by military
vehicles moved into Deir Samit village, southwest of Dura southwest of Hebron. They
patrolled the streets and then stationed in the centre of the village.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Hamdan Mohammed Masalmah (27), and arrested him.  Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched
two houses from which they arrested Hamdan Mohammed Masalmah (21) and Samir
Hasan Masalmah (23).  At approximately
04:30, Israeli forces withdrew from the village and took the 3 detainees to an
unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah.  They patrolled the streets and then stationed
in the centre of the camp.  They raided
and searched 3 houses from which they arrested 3 civilians, including a child:
Fadi Mohammed Rajab Khawaldah (17); Sharif Ibrahim Hasan al-Badawi (19); and
Mohammed Nazmi Sa’adat Safi (20).

 

At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into
al-Zababdah village, southeast of Jenin. They patrolled the
streets when dozens of boys and young men gathered to throw stones and empty
bottles at the Israeli military vehicles. 
The Israeli soldiers in response fired sound bombs and tear gas
canisters at the stone throwers to disperse them.  Israeli forces withdrew and neither house
raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by military
vehicles moved into Ya’bad
village, southeast of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for
some time and withdrew later.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Also around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Raba village, east of Jenin. They patrolled the
streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

 

Friday, 30 May 2014

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Bitounia village, west of Ramallah.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.    

 

 

At approximately 01:20, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Haris village, northwest of Salfit.  They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew
at approximately 02:30.  Neither house
raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Nahalin village, southwest of Bethlehem. They
patrolled the streets and withdrew later. 
No arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Termes’ayah village, north of Ramallah. They patrolled
the streets for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Ezna village, west of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Raba village, east of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and then
raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Laith Fawzi Fayez
al-Bazour (26).  They handed him a
summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in Salem camp, northwest of the
city.  Israeli forces withdrew later, and
no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Anzah village, south of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets and then raided
and searched a house belonging to the family of ‘Omer Muhanad ‘Abdel Rahim
Sadaqah (23).  They handed him a summons
to refer to the Israeli intelligence in Salem camp, northwest of the city.  Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers raided and
searched a house belonging to the family of Suhaib Taleb ‘Abed ‘Atyani (25) and
handed him a summons as well.  Israeli
forces withdrew later, and no more incidents were reported.

 

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Kafr ‘Ein village, northwest of Ramallah.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into
al-Mowareq village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 23:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Beit ‘Aor al-Tahta village, west of Ramallah.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

 

At approximately 00:00, Israeli forces backed by 4 military
vehicles moved into Amrish village, south of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets and then stationed
in the centre of the village.  They
raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Eyas Hussein Yousif
Shahin (29) after opening the house door with a special tool.  They handed his brother, Osamah (30), a summons
to refer to the Israeli intelligence in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of
Bethlehem.

Shaimaa’ Shahin (18) said to a PCHR fieldworker that:

“I was sleeping in the house of my brother, Eyas, who
works in Saudi Arabia and there was only his 8-month-pregnant wife with me.  At approximately 01:00, my brother’s wife,
Samia (23), woke me up telling me that there were voices and awkward noise in
front of the house.  Suddenly, Israeli
soldiers opened the bedroom door, where we were sleeping, so I put the hijab (scarf)
on my head and there was a soldier pointing his gun at us.  I asked him: what do you want? Another
soldier answered after looking in a paper he held: Is this Usamah’s house? I
then said: No, it is not.  I approached
them and tried to get them out of the room as Samia was very scared.  When I reached the main door, I rang my
father’s house bell on the second floor. 
I went out with the Israeli soldiers and a number of them surrounded
me.  I then saw my father standing in the
balcony, but a soldier yelled at him to go inside or he will shoot at him.  Meanwhile, my brother, Adeeb, opened the door
and an Israeli soldier pointed a gun at his head and asked him to get
inside.  The Israeli soldiers asked me to
enter and close the door.  I saw the
Israeli soldiers heading towards the house of my brother, Usamah, who lives
next to us.  I saw some signs on the
door, which proved that they opened it with some kind of a tool.  Around 10 minutes later after I got into the
house, I heard the Israeli vehicles leaving the area.  I went out and headed to the house of Usamah,
who was sleeping in the hospital.  I
learnt from his wife that she did not allow the Israeli soldiers to enter the
house.  They handed her a summons for her
husband to refer to the Israeli intelligence in “Gosh Etzion” settlement.”

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Bitounia village, west of Ramallah. They patrolled
the streets for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Termes’ayah village, north of Ramallah. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Samou’a village, south of Hebron. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

Also around the same time, Israeli forced backed by
military vehicles moved into Beit Kahel village, northwest of Hebron. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Jaroushiah village, north of Tulkarm.  They patrolled the streets for some time.  They then raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of Mo’ayad Yousif ‘Ezat ‘Omer (31) and handed him a
summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence in Israeli Military Liaison (D. C.
O.) Headquarters, west of the city.

 

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Tulkarm. 
They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces moved into Bab
al-Zawiyah area in the centre of Hebron. 
They deployed between the shops and patrolled the streets.  A number of boys gathered to throw stones and
empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers, who in response fired sound bombs, tear
gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets at the boys.  As a result, some of them suffered tear gas
inhalation.  The Israeli soldiers
withdrew later and re-stationed at the closed entrance of al-Suhadaa’
Street.  No arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin. They patrolled
the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests
were reported.

 

At approximately 22:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-‘Oja village, north of Jericho. They patrolled
the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests
were reported.

 

At approximately 23:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Ein al-Sultan refugee camp, west of Jericho. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  No arrests were reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forced backed by 2
military vehicles moved into al-Dyouk village, north of Jericho. They patrolled
the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests
were reported.

 

 

 

  Sunday, 01
June 2014

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces backed by
military forces moved into al-Shyoukh village, north of Ramallah.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Fadi Mohammed
Ismail Halayqah (23).  They arrested the
aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Anin village, northwest of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Dyouk village, northwest of Jericho. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by 4
military vehicles moved into Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the street and then stationed
in Ghoneim neighbourhood, east of the city. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed
Rezeq Abrioush (23), and arrested him.

 

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into
Sekah village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces backed by
military forces moved into al-Jalzone refugee camp, north of Ramallah.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then stationed in the centre of the camp. 
They raided and searched two houses from which they arrested two
civilians and took them to an unknown destination.  They were identified as: Mohammed ‘Abdel
Naser Nakhlah (20); and Mahdi Jamal Hasan Abu Sharifah (24).

 

At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces backed by heavy
military vehicles moved around 100 meters into the east of al-Shokah village,
east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled the lands along
the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel for around 4 hours and then
re-deployed along the aforementioned border fence.

 

At approximately 07:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Ojah village, south of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces backed by heavy
military vehicles moved around 200 meters into al-Fokhari village, southeast of
Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled the nearby lands and
fired artillery and smoke shells indiscriminately.  No injuries were reported.  A couple of hours later, they re-deployed
along the border fence.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by military
vehicles moved into ‘Anzah village, south of Jenin. They patrolled the streets
for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

At approximately 11:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time
and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 11:30, Israeli forces backed by military
vehicles moved into al-‘Arqah village, west of Jenin. They patrolled the
streets and withdrew later.  Neither
house raids nor arrest were reported.

 

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Zababdah village, south of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew at approximately 21:10.  Neither
house raids nor arrest were reported.

 

At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-‘Arqah village, west of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets when dozens of
boys and young men gathered to throw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli
vehicles.  The Israeli soldiers in
response fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the stone throwers to
disperse them.  Israeli forces withdrew
later, and neither house raids nor arrest were reported.

 

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Zabouba village, northwest of Jenin. They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew at later.  Neither house raids nor arrest were reported.

 

Monday, 02 June 2014

 

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Tulkarm. 
They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Also around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Ras Karkar village, northwest of Ramallah.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
Mohammed Shawqat Ya’aqoub Nofal (25) and arrested him. 

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Ein Qinia village, west of Ramallah.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
Naser Nizar Naser al-Deen al-Maleh (25) and arrested him. 

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into several neighbourhoods in central Hebron.  They patrolled the streets and then stationed
in ‘Ein Sarah neighbourhood.  They raided
and searched a house belonging to the family of Jalal Fadel al-Mohtaseb (26)
and arrested him.  At approximately
03:00, they patrolled the streets to Abu Kteilah neighbourhood.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Mo’atasem Mohammed Izghir (36), and arrested him.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then stationed in the vicinity of the UNRWA schools.  They raided and searched a number of houses,
from which they arrested 4 civilians, including a child, and took them to an
unknown destination.  The detainees were
identified as: Anas Jamal al-Badawi (22); his brother ‘Oday (26); Hamdi Samir
Hasaniyah (16); and Nour al-Deen Khalil Za’amout (18).

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Beit Loqaya village, southwest of Ramallah.  They raided and searched five houses, from
which they arrested 4 civilians, including 2 children, and took them to ‘Ofer
Prison, southwest of the city.  The detainees
were identified as: Ahmed Ibhraim Yousif Bader (16); Rabeh Feras Fadel ‘Asi
(16); Mojahed Mohammed Faraj ‘Asi (20); and ‘Omer Mohammed ‘Edwan Dayfallah
(21).  They were released later on the
same day

 

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Sa’ir village, east of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 04:10, Israeli warplanes launched a missile
at “Hiteen” training site of an armed group, northwest of Khan Younis in the
southern Gaza Strip.  The missile left a large
crater in the area and damaged empty greenhouses.  No injuries were reported.

 

At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Jenin.  They
patrolled the streets and then stationed in the eastern neighbourhood of the
city.  They raided and searched a house
belonging to the family of ‘Ammar Fawaz Mousa Jallad (20) and arrested him.  Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched
another two houses belonging to the family of Ahmed Ghaleb Mohammed Ja’afar
(22) and arrested him. 

 

At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Far’one village, south of Tulkarm.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At apprixmately 15:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Beit Leed village, east of Tulkarm.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then stationed in front of the Palestinian civil police station.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Mohammed Nader Ahmed al-Kou’a (20) and handed him a summons to
refer to the Israeli intelligence in the D. C. O Headquarters, west of
Tulakrm.  They withdrew later, and
neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

In the evening, Israeli forces arrested Mo’ayad Yousif
‘Ezat ‘Omer (31) from al-Jaroushiah village, north of Tulkarm, when he was in
the D. C. O. Headquarters, west of the city. 
‘Ezzat went there upon a summons he received after the Israeli forces
had raided his house.

 

At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Yamoun
village, northwest of Jenin.  They
patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Silet al-Haritheyah village, north of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Mowareq village, south of Dura, southwest of
Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for
some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Mowareq village, south of Dura, southwest of
Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for
some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Late at night, Israeli forces stationed at Za’atrah
Checkpoint, south of Nablus, killed ‘Alaa’ Mohammed ‘Awad (30) from Howwarah
village, south of Nablus.  Israeli forces
claimed that the victim fired at them and injured a soldier lightly, but no eyewitnesses
were in the area at that time to deny or confirm the Israeli claim.  A PCHR field worker was able to obtain a
testimony from the taxi driver who transported ‘Awadh.  The driver confirmed that ‘Awadh was not
carrying anything when he transported him to the checkpoint.  PCHR emphasizes that it has documented dozens
of crimes of willful killings committed by Israeli forces, which constantly
claimed that Palestinian fired at them, but PCHR’s investigations refuted such
claims.

 

According to
investigations conducted by PCHR, and the testimony of the taxi driver who
transported ‘Awad,  at approximately
23:35, ‘Alaa’ Mohammed ‘Awadh (30) from Hawara village south of Nablus, asked a
taxi driver to drive him to Za’tara Checkpoint, south of Nablus, which is around
4 kilometers away from the village. 
‘Awad, who owns a shop for cell phones, told the driver that he wanted
to go to the checkpoint in order to receive a number of cell phones from there.  The driver took the aforementioned civilian
to a place, which is 50 meters away from the southern side of the checkpoint,
and ‘Awash got out of the car and stood in a cabin designated for settlers
only.  The driver drove his car around 1
kilometer to the south till he reached a place where he is allowed to turn around
and go back to Hawara village.  When he
was on his way back, he saw ‘Awadh still standing in his place.  When he came back, he saw the Israeli
soldiers stationed at the checkpoint stopping a black civilian car and
searching it.  At approximately 02:45 on
Tuesday, 03 June 2014, the taxi driver received a call on his cell phone from
an Israeli intelligence officer who told him that he would come to arrest
him.  Around half an hour later, Israeli
soldier raided his house and arrested him. 
They took him to ‘Awadh’s shop and questioned him on the spot about
transporting ‘Awadh to the checkpoint. 
The driver said that the ‘Awadh had nothing with him when he was in the
car and that he drove him to the same place last night and transported him back
to his house.  He did not know that he
was killed until his death was declared via megaphones of mosques in the
village at approximately 05:30 on the same day morning.

At
approximately 23:00 on Tuesday, 03 June 2013, Israeli forces handed the body of
‘Awad to an amblunance belonging to a PRCS ambulance.  A Palestinian coroner then found out that
‘Awad was shot with several bullets throughout his body causing laceration in
the intestines, kidney and heart.

 

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

 

At approximately 12:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Zeita village, north of Tulkarm.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into several neighbourhoods in the centre of Hebron.  They stationed in the south of Hebron and
then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Fayez al-Rajabi
(26), whom they arrested.  Meanwhile,
Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Muhran
Ahmed al-Ja’abari (20), whom they arrested. 
Israeli forces withdrew later taking the aforementioned persons to an
unknown destination.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces backed by 4 military
vehicles moved into al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron.  They raided and searched a house belonging to
the family of Yousif ‘Abdel Fattah Abu Sharekh (42) and arrested him.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They
patrolled the streets for some time and then stationed between the camp and
al-Rihiyah village, east of the camp. 
They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Salamah
Soliman Da’ajnah (16).  They withdrew
later taking the aforementioned person to an unknown destination.

 

Also around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Borqin village, west of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mojahed Jalal Salah
Qash (34), a Palestinian security officer, whom they arrested.  Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided and searched
ahouse belonging to the family of Ahmed Amin Saleh Hammadi (17) and arrested
him as well. 

 

At approximately 03:50, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Qalqilya. 
They raided and searched a house from which they arrested two brothers,
‘Ammar Yousif Dweikat (25) and Ibrahim (26). 

 

At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into ‘Alar village, northeast of Tulkarm.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Around the same time, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Sayda village, northeast of Tulkarm.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 22:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Beit Oula village, west of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

                    

At approximately 22:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Ya’abod village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets, and then clashes
broke out between youngsters from the village and Israeli soldiers. The
youngsters gathered to throw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli vehicles.  Israeli forces in response fired sound bombs
and tear gas canisters indicriminately to disperse the stone-throwers.  Israeli forces withdrew later, and neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Wednesday, 04
June 2014

 

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Sorif village, northwest of Hebron. They patrolled
the streets for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into Beit ‘Aynoun village, east of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces backed by
military vehicles moved into al-Zababdah village, east of Jenin.  They patrolled the streets for some time and
withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

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 organised 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, Maria Gorge Soul (24), a Danish solidarity activist, was hit by a
tear gas canister to her right knee during Bili’n weekly protests. In addition,
a Palestinian protestor sustained a bullet wound to his right thigh during Nili’n
weekly protest, west of Ramallah. 
Several protestors suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained
bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

 

(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

 

At approximately 10:00 on Friday, 30 May 2014, dozens
of Palestinian civilian LGDns and international human rights defenders organized
a peaceful demonstration in the center of al-Ma’sara village, south of
Bethlehem, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement
activities. Demonstrators took the streets and headed to the annexation wall.
Israeli soldiers arrived at the place to prevent the protestors from moving
towards the wall. Many civilians sustained bruises as they were beaten up by
Israeli soldiers. Moreover, Israeli soldiers sound bombs and tear gas canisters
at the demonstrators. As a result, many protestors suffered tear gas inhalation
but no Arrests were reported.

 

Following
the Friday Prayer on the aforementioned day, dozens of Palestinian civilians
and international and Israeli human rights defenders organized a peaceful
demonstration in Bil’in, west of Ramallah, in protest at the construction of
the annexation wall and settlement activities and in solidarity with
Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. 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 to prevent Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights
defenders from participating in the protests. 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 waste water at them and chased them into the olive fields. As a
result,
Maria Gorge
Soul (24), a Danish solidarity activist, was hit by a tear gas canister to her
right knee. In addition,
several demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation and others
sustained bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

 

 

Around
the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized a peaceful
demonstration in Nil’in village, west of Ramallah, in protest at the
construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities and in solidarity
with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. The demonstrators made their
way towards the annexation wall. Israeli forces closed the wall gate with
barbwire and, when the demonstrators attempted to access the lands behind the
barbwire, they were stopped by Israeli soldier. The demonstrators threw stones
at the Israeli soldier who responded with live ammunition, rubber-coated metal
bullet, sound bombs, tear gas canisters, and waste water at them and chased
them into the village. As a result, one demonstrator (20) sustained a bullet
wound to his right thigh. In addition, several demonstrators suffered tear gas
inhalation and others sustained bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli
soldiers.

 

Around
the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli
human rights defenders gathered at the Martyrs Square in al-Nabi Saleh village,
northwest of Ramallah, to hold a weekly peaceful protest against the
construction of the annexation wall and settlement activity and in solidarity
with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Protestors made their way in
the streets raising the Palestinian flag and chanting slogans against the
occupation and in support of the inalienable rights and resistance against the
Israeli occupation. The protestors walked towards Palestinian lands that
Israeli settlers from the nearby Halmish settlement are trying to seize. Since
the morning, Israeli forces had closed all entrances of the village to prevent
Palestinians, international activists, and journalists from joining the
demonstration. Upon their arrival at the area, Israeli soldiers fired live
ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters, and
chased the demonstrators into the village and sprayed them with waste water. As
a result, many demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation, and others sustained
bruises due to being beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

 

Around
the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians organized a peaceful
demonstration in the centre of Kafr al-Deek village, west of Salfit, towards
Dhaher Sobeh area, which is under the threat of confiscation, in protest at
settlement activity and land confiscation. As the protestors arrived in the
area, Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result,
many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation, and no injuries were reported.

 

At
approximately 13:35 on the aforementioned day, dozens of Palestinian civilians
and international activists organized a peaceful demonstration in the centre of
Kafr Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, in protest at the closure of the
eastern entrance of the village with a metal gate since the second Intifada.
Protestors threw stones at the Israeli soldiers who fired live bullets, tear
gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, and sound bombs in response. As a
result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained
bruises due to being beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

  

Other
Demonstrations

 

On
Friday afternoon, 30 May 2014, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered near
gathered at the western entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah on
the road between Selwad village and Yabrod village near Street (60) to throw
stones at the aforementioned street. The Israeli soldiers stationed in the area
fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters at them and chased them into the village. Moreover, a number of
civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they
were beaten up by Israeli soldiers

 

At
approximately 11:00 on Saturday, 1 June 2014, activists from national forces in
cooperation with Hebron Defense Committee in addition to city residents
organized a peaceful demonstration at the entrance of al-‘Arroub refugee camp
in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Demonstrators
took the streets raising the Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against the
occupation. Israeli soldiers moved into the area and deployed in order to
distance the demonstrators from the area and stop journalists from covering the
event. The Israeli soldiers then fired live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets,
sound bombs, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators. As a
result, some of them suffered tear gas inhalation. In addition, Israeli
soldiers chased youngsters and arrested Majed Taiseer al-Titi (17) and took him
to an unknown destination. They closed the camp’s entrance and searched
vehicles. 

 

At
approximately 16:30 on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, activists from national and
Islamic forces in cooperation with Hebron residents gathered before al-Sharawi Mosque
in Ras al-Joura, in the northern area of the city. Demonstrators, who were
mostly women, headed towards the northern entrance of the city which is
connected to Bypass Road (60) raising the Palestinian flags and chanting
slogans against the occupation. Israeli soldiers moved into the area and
deployed in order to distance the demonstrators from the area and stop
journalists from covering the event. The Israeli soldiers then fired sound
bombs and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators and sprayed them with waste
water. As a result, demonstrators were forced to leave the area.

 

 

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 6 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.

 

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.

 

The Egyptian authorities allow the
population of the Gaza Strip to travel via Rafah International crossing, which
connects the Gaza Strip with the outside world. 
Only limited and specified categories are allowed, including patients,
students, persons that hold residencies in Egypt or abroad, men over 40 years,
females in all ages, children under 18, persons who hold Arab and foreign
nationalities, and members of Arab and international humanitarian
delegations.  Supposedly the crossing
opens seven days a week.  Nowadays, the
crossing is overcrowded due to the prolonged procedures from the Egyptian side,
particularly after closing it for several days over the past weeks due to
Egypt’s security conditions, which has affected the travelers’ movement in both
directions.

Movement
at Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) Crossing

 

 













































Date

Imports

Category

Amount

Tons

Number

Liters

25 May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

1,152

Agricultural materials

894

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Marble boards

Refrigerators

Cartons of shoes

Washing Machines

Gypsum boards

Generators

Elevators

732

 

693

928

149

660

98

6,720

20

152

Humanitarian aid

4,777

Cooking gas

246.110

Benzene

142,001

Diesel

221,023

Industrial diesel

401,142

26 May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

648

Agricultural materials

1,052

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Marble boards

Refrigerators

Solar panels

Curtains

Cartons of shoes

Coke machines

Cars

Trucks

Washing machines

Televisions

648

 

356

183

154

520

176

1,024

2

11

1

144

40

Humanitarian aid

681

Cooking gas

261.072

Benzene

214,000

Diesel

359.090

Industrial diesel

361.072

27 May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

700

Agricultural materials

1,175

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Marble boards

Refrigerators

Washing machines

Cows

Water turbines

Tiers

Printers

Air conditioners

Cartons of shoes

840

 

60

205

113

224

414

1,680

956

420

16

2,001

Humanitarian aid

706

Cooking gas

220.000

Benzene

172,000

Diesel

291,106

Industrial diesel

181,000

 

28 May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

782

Agricultural materials

946

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Refrigerators

Marble boards

Elevators

Washing machines

Poultry watering machines

Bathrooms

Gas Cylinders

Microwaves

Cartons of shoes 

670

 

1,479

62

420

4

82

1,080

110

676

700

870

Humanitarian aid

3,599

Cooking gas

247.970

Benzene

139,000

Diesel

391,601

Industrial diesel

212,000

29 May 2014

Foodstuffs

924

Agricultural materials

1,358

Various goods

Cartons of clothes

Refrigerators

Cows

Cartons of shoes

Car accessories

Water tanks

Solar panels

Bikes

646

 

144

86

227

1,692

1,700

256

520

570

Humanitarian aid

924

Cooking gas

239.910

Benzene

136,000

Diesel

359,980

Industrial diesel

239,910



Other Imports:

On Sunday, 18 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,690 tons
of cement and another 380 tons of cement for UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 456 tons of
fodders and 280 tons of wheat.

On Tuesday, 20 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 665 tons
of fodders and 255 tons of wheat.

On Wednesday, 21 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 3,375 tons
of cement and another 120 tons of cement for UNRWA. They also allowed the entry
of 565 tons of fodders and 490 tons of wheat.

On Thursday, 22 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 3,865 tons
of cement and another 317 tons of cement for UNRWA. They also allowed the entry
of 840 tons of fodders and 385 tons of wheat.

 

Empty Plastic Containers Returned to Israel via
Karm Abu Salem

 

On Sunday, 18 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed 7 truckloads of empty
plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.

On Tuesday, 20 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed 3 truckloads of empty
plastic containers, 3 truckloads of wooden boards, and a truckload of empty
oxygen tanks to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.

On Wednesday, 21 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed 2 truckloads of empty
plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.

On Thursday, 22 May 2014, Israeli forces allowed 4 truckloads of empty
plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.

 

 

Note:

No Palestinian products were exported during the reporting period.

 

 

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

 

Movement
at Beit Hanoun (“Erez”) crossing

27
May – 01 June 2014

 

Category

27
May

28
May

29
May

30
May

31
May

01
June

Patients

87

80

45

2

78

Companions

80

76

42

2

75

Personal
needs

49

53

76

12

76

Families
of prisoners

Arabs
from Israel

14

6

23

2

25

Diplomats

2

2

International
journalists

International
workers

14

17

57

13

11

Deceased

Travelers
abroad

1

3

3

11

Business
people

140

123

122

128

Business
meetings

Security
interviews

6

3

3

7

VIPs

4

3

2

Ambulances
to Israel

3

6

2

4

4

 

Note:  the fieldworker could not get the date for the
days of 02 and 03 June 2014 due to technical failure in transferring the data
from the crossing to the Ministry in Gaza

 

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 08:00 on Thursday,
29
May 2014
, Israeli
forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Yatta village, south of. At
approximately 16:00, Israeli forces established a similar checkpoint at the
entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the city. All checkpoints were
removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 07:30 on Friday, 30
May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the northern entrance of the city. The checkpoint was removed
later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 08:00 on Saturday, 31 May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Kahel village, northwest of Hebron.  At approximately 16:30, another checkpoint
was established at the entrance of al- Arroub refugee camp, north of the city.
All checkpoints were removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 07:30 on Sunday, 1 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Yatta village, south of Hebron. At approximately
08:00, another checkpoint was established at the entrance of Sa’ir village,
east of the city. All checkpoints were removed later, and no arrests were
reported.

 

At
approximately 08:00 on Monday, 2 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, north of Hebron.  At approximately 16:00, another checkpoint
was established at the southern entrance of Halhoul village, north of the city.
All checkpoints were removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 08:00 on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hebron. 
The checkpoint was removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 04:00 on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Ezna village, west of Hebron.  The checkpoint was removed later, and no
arrests were reported.

 

 

· Ramallah: 
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the
movement of Palestinian civilians.  At
approximately 15:30 on Thursday, 29 May 2014, Israeli forces establish a
checkpoint near the intersection of Beit O’re al-Foqa, southeast of Ramallah.
At approximately 17:30, a similar checkpoint was established under the bridge
of Kherbtha al-Mesbah, southwest of the city. All checkpoints were removed later,
and no arrests were reported.

 

At approximately 09:30 on Friday, 30 May 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the
entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the city. At approximately
18:40, a similar checkpoint was established at the eastern entrance of al-Tiba
village, northeast of the city. All checkpoints were removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

 

At
approximately 10:30 on Saturday, 31 May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Beit O’re al-Foqa village, southeast of Ramallah.
At approximately 11:30, Israeli forces established a similar checkpoint at the
entrance of Bil’in, west of the city. All checkpoints were removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

· Bethlehem: Israeli forces have continued to
impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians. At
approximately 07:00 on Friday,
30 May 2014,
Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Fajjar village,
south of Bethlehem. The checkpoint was removed later, and no arrests were
reported.

 

· Qalqilya: 
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the
movement of Palestinian civilians.  At
approximately 18:00 on Friday, 30 May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the entrance of ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya, and another one
at the eastern entrance of the city. At approximately 18:30, the first checkpoint
was removed, and at approximately 18:40 the second checkpoint was removed as
well. No arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:30 on Saturday, 31 May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the intersection of Jeet village, northeast of Qalqilya. Israeli
soldiers arrested Mohammed Hamdan Awees, a Palestinian national security
officer, then released him before removing the checkpoint at approximately
14:30.

 

At
approximately 22:50 on Sunday, 1 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the at the entrance of ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya. The
checkpoint was removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 12:10 on Monday, 2 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the at the intersection of Jeet village, northeast of Qalqilya. At
approximately 15:00 of the aforementioned day, a similar checkpoint was
established at the at the western entrance of Amatin village, northeast of
Qalqilya. At approximately 20:30, another checkpoint was established at the
entrance of al-Fundoq village, east of the city. At approximately 22:00,
another checkpoint was established at the entrance of ‘Azoun village, east of
the city. All checkpoints were removed, and no arrests were reported.

 

· Salfit: 
Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the
movement of Palestinian civilians. At approximately 17:00 on Saturday, 31 May
2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint between Salfit city and Brouqin
village, west of the city. At approximately 17:35, 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 16:00 on Thursday, 29 May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint at the place of a former checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm
and Qalqilya, near the entrance of Jabbarah village.  The checkpoint was removed later, and no
arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:00 on Saturday, 31 May 2014, Israeli forces stationed at ‘Inab
checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus, east of Tulkarm
tightened restrictions against Palestinian and obstructed their movement. The
tightening ended later and no arrests were reported.

 

· Jenin: Israeli forces have continued to impose severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians. At approximately 09:00
on Thursday, 29 May 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the
entrance of Zibda village, west of Jenin. 
At approximately 15:00, the checkpoint was removed, and no arrests were
reported. At approximately 22:00, another checkpoint was established on the
road between Kafer Dan village and al-Yamoun village, north of the city. The
checkpoint was removed later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 20:30 on Saturday, 31 May 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint on the road between Jenin and Tulkarm and Nablus, near the
intersection of Arrabah village, south of Jenin. The checkpoint was removed
later, and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 09:00 on Sunday, 1 June 2014, Israeli forces established a
checkpoint on the road between Jenin and Tulkarm and Nablus, near the
intersection of Jaba’ village, south of Jenin. At approximately 10:00 on
Sunday, 1 June 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the road
between Jenin and Tulkarm and Nablus, near the entrance of Seilat al-Dhaher
village, south of Jenin. All checkpoints were removed later, and no arrests
were reported.

 

 

Arrests and Maltreatment At the Border
between the Gaza Strip and Israel

 At approximately
09:00 on Sunday 1 June 2014, Hazem Ziad Yasine al-Madhoun (26), from al-Saftawi
neighborhood in Jabalia, headed with 6 of his colleagues to an interview with
Israeli intelligence officers at Erez crossing. Al-Madhoun is a monitoring and
evaluation officer at a French medical relief organization. The interview came
after the organization had filed an application for permits for its staff to
participate in a three-day training course in the organization’s headquarters
in Ramallah.

 

Field investigating
shows that al-Madhoun headed to meet the Israeli intelligence three times. The
first one was on Tuesday 28 May 2014, the second was on Wednesday 28 May 2014,
and the third interview was on Sunday morning 1 June 2014. The family received
a last minute call from Mohammed Abu Nahla, the security officer at the
aforementioned organization, informing the family that their son is a being
held in Israeli prisons for non declared reasons.

 

Arrests and
Maltreatment at Military Checkpoints

 

 At approximately 18:00 on Thursday, 30 May 2014, Israeli forces
redeployed at Attara checkpoint at the northern entrance of Birzeit, north of
Ramallah.  Before removing the
checkpoint, Israeli soldiers arrested
 Adham Abdel Hafiz
Mustafa Mizher (26), from Deir Nizam village, northwest of the city, when he
was returning from Ramallah to his house. The prisoner was taken to an unknown
destination.

 

 At approximately
10:00 on Friday, 30 May 2014. Israeli forces stationed at the Container
checkpoint, established at the western entrance of the closed al-Shuhada road,
at the center of the city, arrested Mohammed Hamed al-Hamal (28) and Diab Ibrahim
al-Karki (20). The prisoners were taken to an unknown destination.

 

 At approximately
08:00 on Monday, 2 June 2014, Israeli forces stationed at Bart’a military
checkpoint at the entrance of the northern village of Bart’a, which is isolated
from its surroundings with the annexation wall, southwest of Jenin, arrested Amjad
Ahmed Tamer Isa (32) from ‘Anin village, northwest of the city. The prisoner
was taken to an unknown destination.

 

 At approximately
20:30 of the aforementioned day, Israeli forces stationed at the annexation
wall in Zaboubia village, northwest of Jenin, arrested Ahmed Jama Asa’d Jaradat
(16) and Laith Muhmmed Ismail Eghzeil (16), while they were playing in the
agricultural lands near the annexation wall, west of the aforementioned village.
They were taken to an unknown destination and were released later after the
Palestinian Military Liaison intervened. 

 

 At approximately
08:00 on Tuesday, 3 June 2014, Israeli forces stationed at al-Container
checkpoint, northeast of Bethlehem arrested Ahmed Mousa Abu Haleel  (24) and Ra’fat Ismail Abu Haleel (30), from
Dora village, southwest of Hebron. The aforementioned prisoners were arrested
while heading to
Qalqilya and were taken to an
unknown destination.

 

4. Efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East
Jerusalem

 

· On Thursday, 29 May 2014, Israeli forces deployed in the nearby neighborhoods of
al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City in Jerusalem and raided a number of houses in
the neighborhoods of Bab Hatah, Bab al-Majles and the African Community neighborhood.  A members of the al-Fakhouri family said to a
PCHR fieldworker that at approximately 02:00, Israeli forces raided 3 houses
belonging to his relatives and attacked Um Adib al-Fakhouri (72) as an Israeli
soldier punched her on the chest so she fell to the ground.  He added that the Israeli soldiers attacked
as well Ahmed Dib ‘Abdel Fattah al-Fakhouri (57) as they sprayed pepper gas to
his face directly while trying to distance them from the lady.  They also arrested his son, ‘Abdel Fattah
al-Fakhouri (27), and his brother, Sa’eb (27). 
The injured persons were taken by a staff of the Palestine Red Crescent
Society to al-Maqased Hospital in the city to receive medical treatment.

 

· At approximately
22:00 on Friday, 30 May 2014, Israeli forces moved into Bab al-‘Amoud
neighborhood, east of the Old City in Occupied Jerusalem.  They established a checkpoint in the central
quarter of the aforementioned neighborhood. 
A number of Palestinian youngsters gathered to throw stones at the
Israeli soldiers, who in response fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at
them.  No injuries were reported.

 

· At approximately
19:00 on Saturday, 31 May 2014, Israeli forces moved into Selwan village, south
of the Old City in Eastern Jerusalem. 
They established a checkpoint in ‘Ein al-Lozah in the aforementioned
village.  They arrested ‘Amer Zidani (19)
and Hamzah Siam (21) and removed the checkpoint later taking them to an unknown
destination.

 

· At approximately
21:00 on Sunday, 01 June 2014, dozens of Palestinian civilians in al-Wad
Quarter in the Old City in Occupied Jerusalem gathered to celebrate the release
of two prisoners, ‘Ammar al-Husari and Ahmed Abu Farhah, from the Israeli
prisons.  Israeli forces surrounded the
area and arrested Mahmoud ‘Abdel Latif (23). 
They fired sound bombs and pepper spray at them.  As a result, 3 civilians, including 2
children, were wounded and wre then taken to al-Maqased Hospital to receive
medical treatment.  The wounded were
identified as: Yasser Samir Najib (31); Khaled ‘Awad Baraghithi (10) and Nour
al-Zorba (4).

 

Yasser Najib said to
a PCHR fieldworker that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets from a
short distance at the crowd coming from al-Aqsa Mosque when they reached al-Wad
Quarter.  As a result, he was wounded to
the back and sustained sound bomb shrapnel wounds to the upper part of the
thigh.  He added that he saw the Israeli
soldiers beating Palestinian civilians who were present in the area with
sticks, and saw that Nour fell to the ground when an Israeli soldier pushed
him.  Mofidah al-Baraghithi, mother of
Khaled, said that her son sustained sound bomb shrapnel wounds between his legs
and the upper part of his right thigh when he went out to buy bread from a
grocery shop near his house in al-Wad Quarter. 
She added that her child was first taken to al-Maqased Hospital, which
did not accept him due to the burns between his legs, so he was taken to Hadasa
‘Ein Karem Hospital.  Doctors there told
her that the bomb shrapnel cut a vein in the upper thigh of the child and
caused him moderate burns in that part.

 

· At approximately
23:00 on Sunday, 01 June 2014, Israeli forces moved into Selwan village, south
of the Old City in Occupied Jerusalem. They established a checkpoint in ‘Ein
al-Lozah in the aforementioned village. 
A number of Palestinian youngsters gathered to throw stones at the
Israeli soldiers, who in response fired sound bombs at them.  No injuries were reported, but Israeli forces
arrested Sameh Maher Samhan (21) and took him to an unknown destination.

 

· At approximately
18:00 on Tuesday, 03 June 2014, israeli forces raided a house belonging to the
family of Yasser Ahmed al-Baraghothi in al-Wad Quarter in the Old City in
Eastern Jerusalem.  They arrested al-Baraghothi’s
son, Ahmed (18), and withdrew later taking him to the detention center in
al-Maskoubiah.

 

Bulldozing of
Houses

 

· On Monday, 02 June
2014, Israeli forces bulldozed 4 facilities used as car wash garages located on
the main street near the entrance of Hazma village, northeast of Occupied
Jerusalem.
  Mowafaq
al-Khatib, Chairman of Hazma village council, said that Israeli forces
surrounded the village’s entrance at approximately 02:00 on the same day and
bulldozed 4 car wash garages.  He added
that the Israeli forces closed the shops near the main street of the village
and handed others notices to bulldoze their shops.

 

· On the same day
morning, Israeli forces bulldozed a barrack used as horse barn and a fence
belonging to Wazqaz family in ‘Ein al-Lozah neighborhood in Selwan village,
south of the Old City in Eastern Jerusalem. 
The owner of the barrack, Ashraf Wazwaz, said to a PCHR fieldworker that
dozens of military vehicles in addition to an Israeli bulldozer surrounded the
aforementioned area at approximately 10:00 and started bulldozing without any
prior warning.  It should be mentioned
that the barrack is of an area of 40 square meters and its owner built it two
years ago at a cost of 50 thousand shekels.

 

· At approximately
10:50, Israeli forces bulldozed a car garage in al-Shayyah neighborhood in Ras
al-‘Amoud area, east of the Old City in Eastern Jerusalem.  Tamer Aslan, the owner of the garage, said to
a CPHR fieldworker that Israeli forces surrounded the neighborhood and turned
it into a closed military zone.  They
bulldozed a 40-sqaure-meter garage he had owned for 7 years.  He added that Israeli municipality employees
came a month ago to the aforementioned place and asked him to remove the cement
roof of the garage and replace it with one made of tin.  He said that he carried out their orders, but
he was surprised that they destroyed the garage without any prior warning.

 

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

 

Attacks carried out by Israeli forces

 

 

· At approximately
09:00 on Sunday, 01 June 2014, Israeli forces accompanied by a vehicle
belonging to the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil
Administration moved into the agricultural lands in the vicinity of Kherbet Um
al-Kheir area, east of Yatta, south of Hebron. 
They deployed in the area and the Construction and Organization office
handed ‘Eid Yamen al-Hathalin a notice to halt construction works, including
removing the barbwires which surround his 150-dunum land.

 

· At approximately
11:00 on Monday, 02 June 2014, Israeli forces removed arbors used by the
residents of Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, to sell fruits and vegetables
near Jerusalem-Hebron Bypass Road 60 .

 

· At approximately
15:00 on the same day, Israeli forces confiscated a tractor belonging to ‘Ali
Dawoud Ghayyad al-‘Allami when he was on his way back from his land in Khelet
al-Sheikh area adjacent to Beit Ummat village, north of Hebron.  They arrested his son ‘Ammar and took him to
“Kermi Tsour” settlement.

 

 

 

Attacks carried out by settlers

· At approximately 07:30 on Sunday, 01 June 2014, a group of settlers
attacked Faris Akram Abu Sneinah (9) and Hatim Taysir al-Qasrawi (7) near checkpoint
(56) established at the western entrance of al-Shuhadaa’ Street in central
Hebron when the two children were on their way to school.  Faris Abu Sneinah was then taken to Hebron
Governmental Hospital to receive necessary treatment.

Faris Abu Sneinah Said to a PCHR
fieldworker that:

“At approximately 07:30 on Sunday,
01 June 2014, I left home heading to school and met on my way with my friend,
Hatim al-Qasrawi (7), who is a student at Cordoba School.  We walked together till we reached near checkpoint
(56) established at the entrance of al-Shuhadaa’ Street, where a settler near
my age wearing a red blouse and black shorts approached us.  He then punched me in my abdomen and back and
then kicked me in my testicles.  At the
same time, some cars and a small bus arrived and from which around 7 settlers
got out.  Some of them started pushing me
and hitting me on the back and abdomen. 
I started crying and was very scared. 
A 50-year-old woman, whom I learnt later that she is from Qa’aqour
family, then came and tried to help me and save me from the settlers’
hands.  Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers
arrived and distanced settlers from us asking them to get back to their cars
and leave the area.”

 



 

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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