Hebron – Israeli settlers uproot dozens
of trees in al-Tawani village, east of Yatta


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

      

 

· 4 Palestinian civilians,
including a child, were wounded during incursions in the West Bank.

 

· Israeli forces have continued
to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the West Bank.

 

 4 protestors were
wounded during peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement
activities.

 2 photojournalists
volunteering in B’Tselem and a paramedic were among the wounded persons.

 

· Israeli forces
conducted 61 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

 

 47 Palestinian
civilians, including 13 children and a woman, were arrested in the West Bank.

 A number of university students
and members of Palestinian security services were among the arrested persons.

 

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

 

 Karm Abu Salem crossing
was closed for 2 days due to Jewish holidays.

 Israeli forces
established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.

 A Palestinian civilian
was arrested at a checkpoint in the West Bank.

 

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

 Israeli authorities
issued more house demolition notices in area (C).

 An agricultural road in
al-Khader village, southwest of Bethlehem, was closed. 

 The settlers damaged 62
olive trees and set fire to a wheat field in the south of Hebron.

 

 

 

Summary

Israeli
violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt
continued during the reporting period 09 – 15 May 2013.

 

Shooting:

During the
reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 8 Palestinian civilians, including a
child, in the West Bank; 4 civilians were wounded during Israeli dispersal of
gatherings of Palestinian civilians protesting against Israeli forces’ attacks
in the Palestinian residential areas, while the 4 others, including 2 photojournalists,
a paramedic and an 18-year-old boy, were wounded during peaceful protests against
settlement activities and the annexation wall.

On 10 May 2013,
Israeli forces wounded a 21-year-old young man by a bullet in the right knee
when Israeli forces moved into the southwest of Hebron.

On the same day,
2 civilians were wounded when Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummar village,
north of Hebron.

On 14 May 2013, a
child was wounded by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the right thigh when
Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

Israeli forces
continued the systematic use of excessive force against peaceful protests
organised by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists against the
construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank.
As a result, 4 Palestinian civilians, including 2 photojournalists, a paramedic
and an 18-year-old boy, were wounded in Ramallah on 10 May 2013.

 

The full report is available online
at:

http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/2013/weekly%20report%2020%20Eng.pdf