IOF
Demolish Wells Used by Palestinian Farmers in Hebron

Israeli
Occupation Forces (IOF) Escalate Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and
Property in the Gaza Strip

 

 

IOF have continued
to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

3
Palestinians, including a media worker, were wounded in a peaceful
demonstration in al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.

 

The Israeli
Navy has continued to attack Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli naval
troops opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the north and the south of
the Gaza Strip.

IOF opened fire
at bird hunters in the north of the Gaza Strip but no casualties were
reported. 

 

IOF conducted
66 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 limited ones
into the Gaza Strip.   

IOF arrested at
least 19 Palestinians, including 4 children.

IOF raided the
houses of many Palestinians who were released recently from Israeli jails,
delivered them notices to appear before the Israeli intelligence and threatened
some of them. 

 

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

Israeli soldiers arrested at least 5 Palestinian civilians,
including 3 children, at a checkpoint in the West Bank.

 

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

IOF delivered
10 notices requiring Palestinians to stop construction works in the south of
Hebron.

 

 

Summary

 

Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the
OPT continued during the reporting period (17-23 November 2011):

 

Shooting:

 

During the reporting period, IOF wounded 3 Palestinians, including
a media worker, who were participating in a peaceful demonstration in protest
against settlement activities in al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah. 

 

During the reporting period, IOF used excessive force to disperse
peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to Israeli settlement activities
and the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank.  As a result, 3 Palestinian civilians, including
a media worker and a Palestinian female solidarity activist, were wounded in a
peaceful demonstration in al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah. In
addition, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights
defenders suffered from tear gas inhalation or sustained bruises as they were
beaten by IOF soldiers. 

 

In the Gaza Strip, on 23 November 2011, IOF positioned in
observation towers near Beit Hanoun "Erez" crossing, in the north of
the Gaza Strip, opened sporadic fire at a number of Palestinians who were
hunting birds in the ex-settlement of "Nissanit", 300 meters from the
border, in the northeast of the Bedouin village, north of the Gaza Strip.  The bird hunters were forced to flee but no
casualties were reported.

 

As
part of targeting Palestinian fishermen at sea, on 21 November 2011, IOF
gunboats stationed off the northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip,
opened intensive fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  Palestinian fishermen fled the area in fear
for their lives.  Neither injuries nor
damages to fishing boats were reported. A similar incident took place of Khan
Yonis on 22 November 2011 and 23 November 2011.

 

On 22 November, an IOF drone fired a missile at a training site
belonging to the Nasser Saladin Brigades, military wing of the Popular
Resistance Committees, west of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, but no
casualties were reported.

 

Incursions:

 

During the reporting period, IOF
conducted at least 66 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the
West Bank, during which they arrested 19 Palestinian civilians, including 4
children.    

 

IOF have continued to use sniffer
dogs while raiding Palestinian houses. 
On 18 November 2011, IOF moved into al-Thaheriya village, south of
Hebron.  They had sniffer dogs and they
raided and searched the house of Imad Abdul Aziz Abdullah al-Battat, 23. 

 

 

 

Restrictions
on Movement:

 

Israel
had continued to impose a tightened siege on the OPT and imposed severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the
West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

 

Gaza
Strip

 

Israel has continuously closed all border crossings to the Gaza
Strip for over three years. The illegal Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza
Strip, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous
impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.  

 

IOF have tightened
the closure of the Gaza Strip and practically made Karm Abu Salem crossing as
the sole commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip although it is not proper for
commercial purposes in terms of its distance and operational capacity.

 

IOF have
continued to apply their policy aimed at tightening the strangulation of the
commercial movement in the Gaza Strip, including imposing total control over
the flow of imports and exports.

 

The total
closure of al-Mentar "Karni" crossing on 02 March 2011 has created a drastic
situation effecting the Gaza Strip. 
Following this closure, all the economic and commercial establishments
in 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 operational capacity to absorb the flow of
imports and exports.  The decision of
al-Mentar crossing was the culmination of a series of decisions to totally
close Sofa crossing, east of the Gaza Strip, in the beginning of 2009, and
Nahal Oz crossing, east of Gaza City, which was dedicated for the delivery of
fuel and cooking gas to the Gaza Strip, in the beginning of 2010.

 

These
statistics, which were made available to PCHR by the Border and Crossings
Department, indicate a continued drop in the number of truckloads of Gaza
imports and exports.

 

IOF have
continued to impose 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 in the Gaza Strip.

 

The cooking gas
crisis which has erupted last November has continued to affect the Gaza
Strip.  This crisis was created when the
Israeli occupation authorities totally closed, on 04 January 2010, Nahal Oz
crossing, which used to be dedicated for the delivery of fuel and cooking gas
supplies to Gaza, and shifted fuel and cooking gas supplies to Karm Abu Salem
crossing which is not technically equipped to receive Gaza’s needs of fuel.
 Karm Abu Salem crossing, with its maximum absorptive capacity, can
receive only 200 tons of cooking gas per day.

 

Approximately
80% of Gaza civilians have continued to depend on alimentary aid provided by
UNRWA and other relief agencies, rates of families who are living below poverty
line have continued to be on the rise and approximately 40% of Gaza’s manpower
has continued to suffer from permanent unemployment as a result of shutting
down the majority of Gaza’s economic establishments.

 

IOF have
continued to impose a total ban on the exportation of Gaza’s products,
especially industrial products, leading to undermining any real chances to
rerun economic establishments.  The
situation has been aggravated especially after making Karm Abu Salem crossing
as Gaza’s sole commercial crossing and the repeated closure of this crossing
which negatively affected the quantity of Gazan products which were allowed to
be exported during last April.

 

IOF have
continued to prolong the implementation of their decision to allow 60 cars into
Gaza weekly although more than 11 months have passed since they announced this
decision after three years of ban imposed on the delivery of cars to Gaza.  As a result, the prices of cars in Gaza have
been on the rise and local markets experience serious shortage in spare parts.

 

For approximately four consecutive years, IOF have continued to ban
the delivery of construction materials to Gaza. During the reporting period,
IOF approved the delivery of limited quantities of construction materials for a
number of international organizations.

 

Israel has continued to close Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing for
Palestinian civilians from the Gaza Strip. 
IOF only allow the movement of limited groups amidst severe
restrictions, including long hours of waiting in the majority of cases.  IOF have also continued to adopt a policy
aimed at reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via Beit
Hanoun crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the
West Bank and Jerusalem.  IOF denied new
categories of Gazan patient permission to have access to hospitals via the
crossing.

 

Israel has imposed additional access restrictions on international
diplomats, journalists and humanitarian workers seeking to enter the Gaza
Strip.

 

For approximately 52 months, IOF have continued to deny
approximately 700 Palestinian prisoners from Gaza detained in Israeli jails
their visitation rights without providing any justification violating the rules
of the international humanitarian law.

 

West
Bank

 

IOF 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.

 

IOF
have established checkpoints in and around Jerusalem, severely restricting
Palestinian access to the city. Civilians are frequently prevented from praying
in the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

 

There
are approximately 585 permanent roadblocks, and manned and unmanned checkpoints
across the West Bank.

 

When
complete, the illegal annexation wall will stretch for 724 kilometers around
the West Bank, further isolating the entire population. 350 kilometers of the
wall have already been constructed. Approximately 99% of the wall has been
constructed inside the West Bank itself, confiscating more Palestinian land.

 

At
least 65% of the main roads that lead to 18 Palestinian communities in the West
Bank are closed or fully controlled by IOF.

 

There
are approximately 500 kilometers of restricted roads across the West Bank. In
addition, approximately one third of the West Bank, including occupied East
Jerusalem, is inaccessible to Palestinians without permits issued by IOF. Such
permits are extremely difficult to obtain.

 

IOF
continue to harass and assault demonstrators who hold peaceful protests against
the construction of the annexation wall.

 

Palestinian
civilians continue to be harassed by IOF in Jerusalem and across the West Bank,
including being regularly stopped and searched in the streets by IOF.

 

 

Settlement
Activities:
 

 

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

 

On Thursday and Sunday corresponding to 17 and 20 November 2011,
IOF sent notices "stopping construction" of 10 houses in
"Raboud" village, south of Hebron, under the pretext that they had
been built without obtaining a prior permit from Israel.  The notices targeted inhabited houses, some
of which was built three years ago, others were under construction.  The said notices set deadlines for 03
December 2011 for the houses’ owners to "challenge stopping construction
of their houses before the Israeli courts."  

 

 



Israeli Violations Documented during
the Reporting Period (17-23 November 2011)

 

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

 

Thursday,
17 November 2011

 

At approximately 00:00, IOF moved into al-Eizariya village, east of
occupied Jerusalem.  They raided and
searched the house of Ali Bassam Jawdat Odwan, 21, and caused damages to the
house.  They arrested and severely beat
using their hands and legs and drove him to "Kfar Etzion" detention
center, southwest of Bethlehem.

 

At approximately 00:30, IOF moved into al-Zir village, east of
Bethlehem.  They raided and searched a
house belonging to a member of the al-Zir family in the center of al-Zir
village.  Before withdrawing, they
arrested Mujahed Wajih Mahmoud al-Zir, 21, and his brother Muath, 19, and drove
them to "Kfar Etzion" detention center, southwest of Bethlehem.

 

At
approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Marakeh village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Yaabod village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Azzoun village, east of Qalqilya.  They patrolled in the streets for some
time.  They raided and searched some
houses and forced the residents to stay in the outdoors.  Before withdrawing, they arrested four
children:

 

1. Qusai
Shaher Salim, 17;

2. Rashad
Raed Mahmoud Shbeita, 13;

3. Ihab
Taleb Meshaal, 17; and

4. Ibrahim
Ahmed Enaya, 17.

The
four children were released on the following day.

 

In
his testimony to PCHR, Shaher Salim who is Qusai’s father, stated that:

 

"At
approximately 02:00 on Thursday, 17 November, IOF raided our house.  They forced my family to get out of the house
and stay outdoors.  They told us that
they would search the house.  My three
sons got out and the children remained in the house.  The soldiers checked the ID cards of my three
sons and they arrested Qusai and took him to an unknown destination.  The following day, he was released with
another three children who were also arrested from the village."

 

At
approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Atra village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 09:00, IOF moved into Deir Ghassana village, northwest of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:00, IOF moved into Beit Sira village, southwest of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:30, IOF moved into Solwad village, northeast of Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:30, IOF moved into Shweika suburb, north of Tulkarm.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and then positioned in Thahret Ekbarieh area in the north of Shweika
suburb.  They raided and searched a
number of houses in the area including the house of Samira Tawfiq Mohammed
Nayfa, 42, who is a member of the Palestinian Preventive Security Service, and
the house of Ahmed Ibrahim Nemer Nayfa, 35, who is a member of the Palestinian
Intelligence Service.  IOF withdrew at
approximately 13:30 on the same day and no arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 15:00, IOF raided a shop in Dora city in Hebron and kidnapped
Sami Nassar Nasser al-Shaarawi, who was released from Israeli prison in the
recent prisoner swap, at gunpoint.

 

According
to investigations conducted by PCHR, a grey Peugeot with an Israeli plate
snaked into al-Kanar area in the east of Dora, southwest of Hebron. It was
driving after a vehicle that was distributing potato chips to local shops.
Suddenly, the Israeli vehicle stopped in front of an aluminum workshop. A
person in civilian clothing stepped down from the vehicle and walked to the
aluminum workshop. He was carrying his pistol and pointing it at the face of
al-Shaarawi, who is the owner of the workshop. He brought al-Shaarawi to the
vehicle which drove to the Israeli intelligence center in the Israeli
"Civil Administration" compound in the south of Hebron.  Al-Shaarawi was blindfolded and
handcuffed.  He was detained in the
Israeli intelligence center for some time and he was severely beaten.  He was transferred later to "Kfar
Etzion" detention center, southwest of Bethlehem.

 

At
approximately 15:30, IOF moved into Zabouba village, northwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 22:30, IOF moved into al-Jarba village, south of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 22:30, IOF moved into al-Zawya village, south of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 22:30, IOF moved into Kafr Ra’i village, southwest of
Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for
some time and raided the house of Jamal Hafez Mohammed Jawabra, 56. They
delivered a notice to Jawabra requiring his son Shadi, 27, to appear before the
Israeli intelligence in "Salem" camp, northwest of Jenin.   IOF withdrew later and no arrests were
reported.

 

 

Friday, 18
November 2011

 

At
approximately 00:00, IOF moved into al-Thaheriya village, south of Hebron.  They had sniffer dogs and they raided and
searched the house of Imad Abdul Aziz Abdullah al-Battat, 23.  Before withdrawing, they arrested al-Battat
and "Kfar Etzion" detention center, southwest of Bethlehem.

 

At
approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Beit Leqia village, southwest of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 08:30, IOF moved into Jericho. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time.  Then they drove west towards Ein al-Sultan
Refugee Camp.  They patrolled in the
streets of the refugee camp for some time and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

At
approximately 09:00, IOF moved into Deir Jarir village, northeast of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:30, IOF moved into Masha village, northwest of Salfit.  They patrolled in the streets for some time.  They withdrew at approximately 11:30 and
neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:00, IOF moved into Beit Sira village, southwest of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 18:00, IOF moved into Yaabud village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 19:00, IOF moved into Zita village, north of Tulkarm.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

 

Saturday,
19 November 2011

 

At
approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Ein al-Dyouk village, north of
Jericho.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:00, IOF moved into Khrebtha al-Mesbah village, west of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:20, IOF moved into Jinsafout village, east of Qalqilya.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:30, IOF moved into al-Oja village, northeast of Jericho.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew at approximately 12:10. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 15:00, IOF moved into Tulkarm. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

At
approximately 16:00, IOF moved into Anabta village, east of Tulkarm.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 18:30, IOF moved into Yaabud village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor
arrests were reported.

 

Sunday,
20 November 2011

 

· At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Imatin village, northeast of
Qalqilya.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and then raided and searched the house of Abdul Rahman Mohammed
Abdullah Mitani.  They also raided the
house of Mitani’s son in the upper floor.

 

In
his testimony to PCHR, Mitani said the following:

 

"At
approximately 01:30 on Sunday, 20 November 2011, I was sleeping when I suddenly
heard a loud noise.  As I got up, I saw
Israeli soldiers who were destroying the door of the house.  Around thirty soldiers got into the house and
started to make damages in the house and destroy the stuff in the house.  They did not allow me to awake my children.
They had a sniffer dog. As they finished damaging my house, they held me with
my family in a room and a soldier was watching us.  They asked me about my son Aysar, 28, and
where he lives. I told that he lives in the upper floor. They then went up the
stairs and I could hear them destroying the stuffs. My son Aysar told me that
when they went to his house, they asked him if he had any arms.  He told them that he did not have any arms
and they told him that they wanted to search his house.  However, they started to destroy everything
in the house including furniture, closets, seats, beds, kitchenware, lights and
everything.  They forced my daughter-in-law
to take my grandchild who was sleeping in her bed because they wanted to
destroy her bed. They did not leave anything without destruction in the house
of my son Aysar. They withdrew from the house at approximately 03:30 after they
destroyed everything."

 

At
approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Kafl Hares village, north of Salfit.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.  They
patrolled in the streets for some time. 
Before withdrawing, they arrested two civilians after searching the
houses of their families:

 

Waddaa
Mamoun Kayed Bouzeyeh, 21; and

Saleh
Ali Saleh Abu Hammad, 22.

 

At
approximately 09:00, IOF moved into Qalqilya. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time and withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

At
approximately 09:30, IOF moved into Salfit. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time and withdrew later.  Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:00, IOF moved into al-Jiftlik village, north of Jericho.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 08:30, IOF moved into Mithlon village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 08:30, IOF moved into al-Jdeida village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:30, IOF moved into Shweika suburb, north of Tulkarm.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

In the
afternoon hours, IOF positioned near the main entrance of Beit Ummar village,
north of Hebron, attacked a funeral in the village. A number of Palestinians
who were participating in the funeral suffered from tear gas inhalation as a
result.

 

According
to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 14:30, the participants
in the funeral of Nemer Alqam were walking to the entrance of the Islamic
Cemetery opposite to the main road connecting between Hebron and Bethlehem. An
Israeli settler who was travelling in his car on the main road stopped and
opened fire from his pistol into the air over the heads of the Palestinians who
were participating in the funeral.  The
Israeli soldiers who were in the vicinity of the Islamic Cemetery did not intervene
to prevent the Israeli settler from firing at the Palestinians in the funeral.
A number of Palestinian guys in the funeral responded by throwing stones at the
settler who sustained injuries as a result. 
The Israeli soldiers who were in the area transferred the settler via an
ambulance.  Then, IOF chased a large
number of Palestinians who were participating in the funeral amid intensive
firing of bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs.  As a result, five Palestinians suffered from
tear gas inhalation and some of them were transferred to the medical center in
Beit Ummar village while the others were treated in the field.

 

In
the meanwhile, IOF fired a tear gas canister at a truck travelling on the main
road.  The driver, Ibrahim Munir
Ibreighith, suffered from tear gas inhalation as a result.  The soldiers then used the lorry as a shield
to protect themselves from the stones thrown at them by Palestinian’s.

 

IOF
soldiers also ascended to the rooftops of houses belonging to Ahmed Younis Abu
Ayash and Abdul Aziz Mahmoud Abu Ayash, and fired tear gas canisters at
Palestinians.  IOF also closed the
entrance of Beit Ummar village. They stopped Palestinian vehicles and prevented
Palestinians from moving via Beit Ummar’s main entrance for more than one hour
and a half.  They also prevented vehicles
from travelling on the main road for approximately 40 minutes.  They as well forced owners of shops on both
sides of the main road to close their shops.

 

At
approximately 15:00, IOF moved into Hares village, north of Salfit.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew at approximately 16:15. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 15:00, IOF moved into al-Jarousheyeh village, north of
Tulkarm.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 16:30, IOF moved into Beit Or al-Tahta village, west of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 19:30, IOF moved into al-Mazraa al-Gharbeya village, north of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 21:40, IOF moved into Jericho. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time and withdrew.  Neither house raids nor arrests were
reported.

 

At
approximately 23:45, IOF moved into Salfit. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time amid firing of sound
bombs.  They raided the houses of Raed
Ahmed Hassan, Imad Abdul Rahman Fatouni and Sami Ali Jabarin.  They delivered notices to Hassan, Fatouni and
Jabarin.  They withdrew at approximately
03:10 on the following day and no arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 23:45, IOF moved into Deir al-Ghsoun village, north of
Tulkarm.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

 

Monday,
21 November 2011

 

At
approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Jenin. 
They patrolled in the streets for some time and raided and searched the
house of Alam Sami Amin Masad, 38, who is a member of the Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).  Before
withdrawing, they arrested Masad and transferred him to an unknown destination.

 

Also
at approximately 01:30, IOF moved into al-Jaberiat village near Jenin refugee
camp.  Dozens of IOF soldiers entered
Jenin refugee camp and raided and searched the houses of a number of PFLP
members. They arrested three Palestinians:

 

Moayad
Ibrahim Eid Amer, 41;

Jamal
Abdul Rahman Mohammed Zubeidi, 57; and

Sufian
Mohammed Masoud Steiti, 41.  

 

At
approximately 02:00, IOF moved into al-Zababda village, south of Jenin.  They stationed in the center of the village
and raided and searched the house of Fadi Taama Abdullah Dawood, 38, who is a
member of the Palestinian National Security Service.  They arrested Dawood and drove to the
southwest of the village.  They
surrounded the house of Joseph Walid Saleh Eseid, 29, and arrested him.  They withdrew later from the village.

 

At
approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Mithlon village, south of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some
time.  Then they raided the house of
Majed Hafez Mohammed Nueirat, 45, who is an employee in the Mithlon
Municipality.  They arrested Nueirat and
withdrew from the village.

 

Also
at approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Jenin city.  They patrolled in the streets for some
time.  They posted themselves near
al-Razi Hospital in the center of Jenin city. 
They raided and searched the house of Abdul Rahman Hassan Abdul Fattah
Salah, 59, who was released from Israeli jails in the recent prisoner
swap.  Two IOF officers who introduced
themselves as "Captain Abu Ayoub" and "Captain Abu Habib"
interrogated Salah and warned him of participating activity.  They told Salah that he needed to appear
before IOF in Salim Camp, northwest of Jenin, once every two months. IOF
withdrew from the village and no arrests were reported.  It should be noted that Salah was sentenced
by an Israeli court to 25 years of imprisonment because of his affiliation with
Hamas, and he served 10 years in Israeli jails.

 

At
approximately 04:00, IOF moved into Qabatia, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:00, IOF gunboats stationed off the northwest of Beit Lahia,
north of the Gaza Strip, opened intensive fire at Palestinian fishing
boats.  Palestinian fishermen fled the
area.  Neither injuries nor damages to
fishing boats were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 10:00, dozens of IOF soldiers sneaked into the eastern
neighborhood of Barqin village, southwest of Jenin.  They deployed in olive farms which are
adjacent to the house of Tareq Hussein Ahmed Qasrawi, 30, who is a member of
the Palestinian Police.  Further IOF
reinforcement arrived at the village. 
IOF raided and searched the house of Qasrawi.  They confiscated a mobile phone and a photo
album from the house.  They destroyed the
door of the water well in the yard and searched it.  At approximately 03:30, IOF finished the
searching, arrested Qasrawi and withdrew.

 

At
approximately 10:30, IOF moved into al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 11:00, IOF moved into al-Mazraa al-Sharqeya village, northeast of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew.  Neither
house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 15:00, IOF moved into Beit Or al-Tahta village, west of
Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 18:45, IOF moved into Beit Leqia village, southwest of Ramallah,
and patrolled in the streets.  A number
of boys gathered and stoned IOF who responded by firing metal bullets,
rubber-coated bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the boys.  As a result, many Palestinians suffered from
tear gas inhalation.  IOF withdrew later
and no arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 15:00, IOF moved into Badras village, west of Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 20:00, IOF moved into Ne’lin village, west of Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 20:30, IOF entered approximately 300 meters into the al-Nahda
neighborhood, east of Rafah in the north of the Gaza Strip.  They conducted scanning and bulldozing
works.  They opened sporadic fire in the
area but no casualties were reported.

 

Tuesday,
22 November 2011

 

At
approximately 00:45, IOF moved into Bil’ein, west of Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 09:00, IOF moved into Beit Or al-Tahta village, west of Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

At
approximately 10:30, IOF moved into Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah.  They patrolled in the streets for some time
and withdrew later.  Neither house raids
nor arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 10:30, IOF moved into Marj Naaja village, north of
Jericho.  They patrolled in the streets
for some time and withdrew later. 
Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 10:30, IOF moved into Yaabud village, southwest of Jenin.  They patrolled in the streets for some time amid
firing flash bombs.  In the same time,
large IOF forces were conducting large-scale scanning works in farms located in
the south of Yaabud village.  IOF
withdrew later and no arrests were reported. 
It should be noted that IOF claimed that they conducted this incursion
which coincided with the closure of Mevo Dotan military checkpoint which is
close to Yaabud village for approximately two hours, a Molotov cocktail was
thrown from Yaabud village at the bypass road, near Mevo Dotan military
checkpoint between Jenin and the north villages of Tulkarm.

 

At
approximately 21:00, an IOF drone fired a missile at "Abu Ataya"
training site which belongs to the Nasser Saladin Brigades, military wing of
the Popular Resistance Committees, in al-Mawasi area in the west of Rafah,
south of the Gaza Strip.  No casualties
were reported.

 

Also
at approximately 21:00, IOF moved 300 meters into al-Nahda neighborhood, east
of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip, amid sporadic firing.  No casualties were reported.

 

At
approximately 21:30, IOF gunboats off Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip,
opened fire at Palestinian fishing boat. 
IOF also opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the morning of the
following day but no casualties were reported. 

 

 

Wednesday,
23 November 2011

 

At approximately 08:55, IOF positioned in observation towers near
Beit Hanoun "Erez" crossing, in the north of the Gaza Strip, opened
sporadic fire at a number of Palestinians who were hunting birds in the
ex-settlement of "Nissanit", 300 meters from the border, in the
northeast of the Bedouin village, north of the Gaza Strip.  The bird hunters were forced to flee but no
casualties were reported.

 

2. Use of
Excessive Force against Peaceful Demonstrations Protesting Settlement
Activities and the Construction of the Annexation Wall

 

During the
reporting period, IOF used force against peaceful demonstrations organized by
Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders in
protest at the construction of the Wall and settlement activities in the West
Bank, and in protest at the establishment of a buffer zone in the Gaza Strip.  As a result, three Palestinian civilians were
wounded, including a journalist and Palestinian activist, while dozens of
Palestinian civilians and human rights defenders suffered from tear gas
inhalation and others sustained bruises. 

       

Following
the Friday Prayer on 18 November 2011, dozens of Palestinian civilians and
international and Israeli human rights defenders organized a peaceful
demonstration in Bil’ein village, west of Ramallah, in protest to the
construction of the annexation wall. 
They chanted slogans calling for Palestinian reconciliation, adherence
to Palestinian inalienable rights, resistance to the occupation and release of
all of the Palestinian prisoners.  They
then moved towards areas of Palestinian land, which the Israeli High Court
ordered to be returned to their Palestinian owners.  When the demonstrators reached Abu Lemon
Nature Reserve, they tried to cross the fence adjacent to the wall and shouted
at the settlers available at "Mattiaho Mzrah" settlement.  Israeli soldiers stationed in the area fired
rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the
demonstrators.  As a result, a number of
demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation.

  

Also
following the Friday Prayer on 18 November 2011, dozens of Palestinian
civilians and international and human rights defenders organized a peaceful
demonstration in Ne’lin village, west of Ramallah, in protest against the
construction of the annexation wall. 
They chanted slogans calling for Palestinian reconciliation, adherence
to the Palestinian inalienable rights and resistance to the occupation.  They clashed with Israeli troops positioned
near the annexation wall.  Israeli soldiers
fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at
demonstrators.  As a result, a number of
demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation.  

 

Following
the Friday Prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and
Israeli human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in Nabi Saleh
village, northwest of Ramallah, in protest against land confiscations and
settlement activities.  They raised the
Palestinian flag, chanted slogans calling for ending the occupation.   When the demonstrators attempted to reach
areas of land seized by Israeli settlers near "Halmish" settlement,
Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas
canisters at them.  As a result, three
demonstrators, including a journalist and a Palestinian activist, were wounded,
while others suffered from tear gas inhalation sustained bruises.  The wounded:

Mohammed
Jalal Tamimi, 24, was hit by a tear gas canister in the right hand;

Najla’,
22, was hit by a tear gas canister in the right leg; and

Majdi
Ishtaya, 31, was hit by a tear gas canister in the left foot.  He is a journalist in the Agence
France-Presse (AFP).

 

Also
following the Friday Prayer on 18 November 2011, at approximately 12:00, dozens
of Palestinian civilians organized a peaceful demonstration in Kufor Qaddoum village,
northwest of Qalqilya, in protest to continued closure of the eastern entrance
of the village by IOF.  IOF intercepted
the demonstration and fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the
demonstrators.  As a result, a number of
demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation.

 

 

3. Continued
Closure of the OPT

 

Israel has continued to impose a tightened closure of the OPT and
imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the
Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

 

Gaza
Strip

 

Israel has continuously closed all border crossings to the Gaza
Strip for over three years. The illegal Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza
Strip, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous
impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. The
illegal closure has caused not only a humanitarian crisis but a crisis of human
rights and human dignity for the population of the Gaza Strip. Measures
declared recently to ease the blockade are vague, purely cosmetic and fail to
deal with the root causes of the crisis, which can only be addressed by an
immediate and complete lifting of the closure, including lifting the travel ban
into and out of the Gaza Strip and the ban on exports. PCHR is concerned that
the new Israeli policy is simply shifting Gaza to another form of illegal
blockade, one that may become internationally accepted and institutionalized.
Palestinians in Gaza may no longer suffer from the same shortage of goods, but
they will remain economically dependent and unable to care for themselves, and
socially, culturally and academically isolated from the rest of the world.

 

 

Movement at Border Crossings during
the Reporting Period:

 

Movement
at Rafah International Crossing Point

16 –
22 November 2011

 

Day

Date

Traveling abroad

Coming into Gaza

Returned into Gaza

Wednesday

16 November 2011

594

692 including 373 pilgrims

19

Thursday

17 November 2011

844

495

28

Friday

18 November 2011

Saturday

19 November 2011

805

454

33

Sunday

20 November 2011

205

307

2

Monday

21 November 2011

412

558 including 80 pilgrims

40

Tuesday

22 November 2011

438

343

28

 

Movement
at Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) Crossing

01 –
22 November 2011

Imports:

 

Date

Imports

Category

Amount

Tons

Number

Liters

01 November 2011

Foodstuffs

720

 

 

Agricultural
materials

2,204

 

 

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Cartons
of shoes

Calves

524

 

 

6,038

4,785

359

 

Humanitarian
aid

3,604

 

 

cooking
gas

155.190

 

 

02 November 2011

Foodstuffs

1,093

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,547

 

 

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Cartons
of shoes

Refrigerators

Glass
boards

509

 

3,815

2,498

192

520

 

Humanitarian
aid

4,194

 

 

Cooking
gas

159.610

 

 

03 November 2011

Foodstuffs

1,048

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,576

 

 

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Cartons
of shoes

Glass
boards  

644

 

 

4,789

1,260

520

 

Humanitarian
aid

4,017

 

 

Cooking
gas

151.280

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

925

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,452

 

 

09 November 2011

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Cartons
of shoes

Water
tanks

Refrigerator   

1,582

 

 

 

817

 

624

 

160

79,192

 

Humanitarian
aid

2,538

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

160.680

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

1,077

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,986

 

 

10
November 2011

Various
goods

Cartons
of clothes

Cars

Glass
boards

1,668

 

 

 

2,494

 

60

 

520

 

Humanitarian
aid

895

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

169.540

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

923

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,948

 

 

 

Various
goods

1,839

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

2,308

 

Refrigerators

 

69

13
November 2011

Glass
boards

 

520

 

Water
tanks   

 

160

 

Washing
machines

 

266

 

Generators

 

32

 

Coffee
machines

 

19

 

Carpentry
machines

 

17

 

Humanitarian
aid

896

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

113.310

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

909

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,785

 

 

 

Various
goods

1,937

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

1,263

 

 

Cartons
of shoes

 

630

 

14
November 2011

Glass
boards

 

1,040

 

 

Water
tanks   

 

379

 

 

Washing
machines

 

72

 

 

Refrigerators

 

72

 

 

Stoves

 

1,400

 

 

Humanitarian
aid

2,590

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

157.050

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

967

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,784

 

 

 

Various
goods

1,452

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

2,196

 

 

Cartons
of shoes

 

720

 

15
November 2011

Glass
boards

 

1,040

 

 

Cars

 

30

 

 

Washing
machines

 

113

 

 

Refrigerators

 

50

 

 

Tires

 

815

 

 

Humanitarian
aid

3,796

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

134.230

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

710

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,731

 

 

 

Various
goods

1,348

 

 

16
November 2011

Cartons
of clothes

 

1,037

 

Air
conditioners

 

131

 

Humanitarian
aid

7,002

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

11.200

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

884

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,717

 

 

 

Various
goods

1,249

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

1,717

 

Cartons
of shoes

 

462

 

Glass
boards

 

520

17
November 2011

Cars

 

20

 

Washing
machines

 

204

 

Generators

 

18

 

Tires

 

920

 

Water
tanks

 

81

 

Photography
machines

 

2

 

Humanitarian
aid

2,631

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

142.305

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

975

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,433

 

 

 

Various
goods

1,170

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

1,946

 

Cartons
of shoes

 

921

 

Water
tanks

 

100

20
November 2011

Mattresses  machines

 

4

 

Refrigerators

 

144

 

Electricity
equipment

 

12

 

Stoves

 

501

 

Humanitarian
aid

6,376

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

161.390

 

 

 

Diesel

 

 

111.005 for UNRWA

 

Benzene

 

 

35.000 for UNRWA

 

Foodstuffs

817

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,670

 

 

 

Various
goods

2,045

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

2,155

21
November 2011

Refrigerators

 

310

 

Generators

 

24

 

Washing
machines

 

188

 

Water
tanks

 

128

 

Humanitarian
aid

6,117

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

175.600

 

 

 

Foodstuffs

903

 

 

 

Agricultural
materials

1,737

 

 

 

Various
goods

2,064

 

 

 

Cartons
of clothes

 

1,235

 

Cartons
of shoes

 

600

22
November 2011

Tires

 

900

 

Cars

 

20

 

Used
spare parts for bakeries

 

15

 

Washing
machines

 

201

 

Refrigerators

 

136

 

Humanitarian
aid

4,458

 

 

 

Cooking
gas

112.840

 

 

 

 

 

Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing: Israel
has continued to close Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing for the movement of
Palestinian civilians. IOF have allowed only diplomats, a number of
international journalists, employees of international agencies and a limited
number of patients who suffer from serious diseases to pass through the
crossing. They have continued to prevent Palestinian civilians from visiting
their relatives who are detained in Israeli jails. The small number of patients
permitted to pass through the crossing is only able to do so under severe
restrictions that include prolonged checking. 

 

Movement
at Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing

16 –
22 November 2011

 

Date

16  November

17  November

18  November

19  November

20  November

21  November

22  November

Patients

34

27

Nil

Nil

29

28

36

Companions

31

26

Nil

Nil

30

25

35

Arabs from Israel

22

10

15

Nil

5

1

8

Diplomats

8

8

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

International Journalists

3

4

Nil

Nil

Nil

1

1

International Workers

18

60

14

Nil

8

7

30

Travelers abroad

Nil

Nil

1

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Business People

55

71

10

Nil

96

56

45

Economic Meetings

Nil

4

Nil

Nil

7

Nil

Nil

Security Interviews

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

2

Nil

1

VIP’s

2

1

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Ambulances to Israel

Nil

Nil

3

Nil

2

3

3

Ambulances from Israel

Nil

2

Nil

Nil

1

2

1

 

The West Bank

 

Israel has imposed a tightened closure on the West Bank. During the
reporting period, IOF imposed additional restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians.

 

Jerusalem: IOF have continued to impose severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians to and from the city.
Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have
been denied access to the city. IOF have established many checkpoints around
and inside the city.  Restrictions of the
movement of Palestinian civilians often escalate on Fridays, preventing Muslim
Palestinians from praying at al-Aqsa Mosque. 

 

Ramallah: IOF
have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians.  At approximately 09:00 on
Thursday, 17 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint under the bridge of
Kharbatha al-Mesbah, west of Ramalla.  At
the same time, IOF established a checkpoint near the intersection of Beit ‘Aur
al-Fouqa village, southwest of Ramallah. 
At approximately 10:00, IOF established a checkpoint near al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiya
village, north of Ramallah.  At
approximately 19:00, IOF re-established their presence at ‘Attara checkpoint,
north of Ramallah.

At
approximately 09:30 on Friday, 18 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
near the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 11:00, IOF established a
checkpoint near the entrance of Rantis village, west of Ramallah.  At approximately 20:30, IOF re-established
their presence at ‘Attara checkpoint, north of Ramallah.

At
approximately 11:00 on Saturday, 19 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
on the road linking between Beit ‘Aur al-Tahta and Beit ‘Aur al-Foqa villages,
west of Ramallah.  At approximately
17:30, IOF re-established their presence at ‘Attara checkpoint, north of
Ramallah.

At
approximately 09:30 on Sunday, 20 November 2011, IOF re-established their
presence at ‘Attara checkpoint, north of Ramallah.  At approximately 14:50, IOF established a
checkpoint near al-Mghair village, northeast of Ramallah.  At approximately 15:30, IOF established a
checkpoint near the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 17:00, IOF established a
checkpoint on the road linking between Beitello and Deir ‘Ammar villages,
northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately
18:30, IOF established a checkpoint under the bridge of Kharbatha al-Mesbah
village, west of Ramallah.  At
approximately 19:30, IOF established a checkpoint near the entrance of Selwad
village, north of Ramallah.

At
approximately 07:30 on Monday, 21 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 09:30, IOF established a
checkpoint under the bridge of ‘Ein Yabroud village, northeast of
Ramallah.  At approximately 11:00, IOF
established a checkpoint near the entrance of Qebia village, west of
Ramallah.  At approximately 17:40, IOF
re-established their presence at ‘Attara checkpoint, north of Ramallah.

At
approximately 08:30 on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the intersection of Beit ‘Aur al Fouqa, west of Ramalla.  At approximately 09:40, IOF established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Leqia village, west of Ramallah.

 

 

Qalqilya:  IOF have continued to impose severe restrictions
on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 14:30 on Thursday, 17
November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint at the intersection of Jeet
village, northeast of Qalqilya.  The same
checkpoint was established at approximately 23:30 also.  At approximately 18:05, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Ezbet al-Tabeeb, east of Qalqilya. At approximately 21:30 on
Friday, 18 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint at the intersection of
Jeet village, northeast of Qalqilya.                             

 

Tulkarm: IOF
have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians.  At approximately 18:30 on
Thursday, 17 November 2011, IOF stationed at ‘Ennab checkpoint on
Tulkarm-Nablus road, east of Tulkarm, imposed restrictions on the movement of
Palestinians.

At
approximately 13:45 on Friday, 18 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
on Tulkarm-Qalqilya road near Jbara village that is isolated by the annexation
wall, south of Tulkarm.

At
approximately 15:00 on Saturday, 19 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
on Tulkarm-Nablus road near the intersection of Bal’a village in the area named
"Leyet al-Bal’a", east of Tulkarm.

At
approximately 15:00 on Sunday, 20 November 2011, IOF stationed at ‘Ennab
checkpoint, east of Tulkarm, imposed severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinians.  At approximately 20:45,
IOF established a checkpoint on Tulkarm-Qalqilya road near Jbara village, south
of Tulkarm.

At
approximately 16:45 on Monday, 21 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint on
Tulkarm-Qalqilya road, south of Tulkarm.

At
approximately 17:00 on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin.  At approximately 20:00, IOF positioned at
‘Ennab checkpoint on Tulkarm-Nablus road, east of Tulkarm, imposed severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinians. 
At approximately 08:30 IOF established a checkpoint on Tulkarm-Nablus
road near the entrance of Beit Leed village, west of Tulkarm.             

 

Jenin: IOF
have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians.  At approximately 07:00 on
Saturday, 19 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint at the entrance of
Kafreet village, east of Jenin.  At
approximately 15:00 on the same day, IOF established a checkpoint near the
entrance of Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin.

At
approximately 08:15 on Sunday, 20 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Zbbouba village, northwest of Jenin.

At
approximately 07:45 on Monday, 21 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Zbbouba village, northwest of Jenin.  At approximately 21:00, IOF established a
checkpoint at the entrance of Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin.

At
approximately 10:30 on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
on Tulkarm-Qalqilya road, south of Tulkarm. 
At approximately 18:00, IOF positioned at "Mevo Dotan"
checkpoint, which is established on the road linking between Jenin and the
northern villages of Tulkarm, south of Jenin, closed the checkpoint
completely.   

 

Salfit:  IOF have continued to impose severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 11:30 on Thursday, 17
November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint between Kuful Hares and Hares villages,
north of Salfit. 

At
approximately 10:15 on Friday, 18 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Eskaka village, east of Salfit.  At approximately 11:30, IOF established a
checkpoint between Kuful Hares and Hares villages, north of Salfit.

 

Jericho: IOF
have continued to impose additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians.   At approximately 19:50 on Friday, 18 November
2011, IOF established a checkpoint near the entrance of Fasayel village, north
of Jericho.  At approximately 20:00, IOF
established a checkpoint near the southern entrance of Jericho.

At
approximately 10:30 on Sunday, 20 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
near the entrance of Fasayel village, north of Jericho.

At
approximately 09:30 on Monday, 21 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
near the entrance of al-Zbaidat village, north of Jericho.  At approximately 19:50, IOF established a
checkpoint near the entrance of Fasayel village, north of Jericho.

At
approximately 15:00 on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of ‘Ein al-Dyouk village, north of Jericho.

 

Nablus: IOF
have continued to impose additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians.  At approximately 17:00 on
Thursday, 17 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint at the southern
intersection of Beita village, south of Nablus. 
At the same time, IOF closed Beit Foreek checkpoint, east of Nablus,
while IOF established a checkpoint at the entrance of Salem village, northeast
of Nablus.

At
approximately 08:00 on Saturday, 19 November 2011, IOF established a checkpoint
at the entrance of Sourra village, southwest of Nablus.     

 

Arrests
at Military Checkpoints

 

At
approximately 23:00 on Friday, 18 November 2011, Israeli soldiers positioned at
a checkpoint established at the intersection of al-Sawahra alSharqiya village –
al-Nar valley, east of Jerusalem, arrested Saqer Mostafa Mohammed al-Qawasma,
24, from Hebron. The soldiers stopped him while he was going home, detained him,
and then transported him to "Kfar Etzio" detention center, southwest
of Bethlehem.

 

At
approximately 13:30 on Saturday, 19 November 2011, IOF positioned near Zbbouba
village, northwest of Jenin, arrested Mohammed Abdul Wahhab Mohammed Tahayna,
14; and Mohammed Nasser Ahmed Abu Salah,14, from Silet al-Hartheya village,
north of Jenin.  They were arrested while
they were present in their farms, west of Zbbouba village.  They were transported to Salem detention
center, northwest of Jenin.  Tahayna and
Abu Salah were released at the Palestinian Civil Liaison office after their
parents had been summond.  

 

At
approximately 17:00 also on Saturday, Israeli soldiers positioned near Zbbouba
village, northwest of Jenin, arrested Mohammed Ibrahim Yusef Jaradat, 19; Saher
Majed Abdullah Jaradat, 14; and Layth Mohammed Khamis Ghzeil, 14, all from
Zbbouba village, while they were present in the west of Zbbouba.  IOF questioned them and then released Layth,
but the two others were transported to an unknown destination.

 

 

4. Settlement
Activities and Attacks by Settlers against Palestinian Civilians and Property

 

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

 

In
the beginning of this week, IOF issued several notices to "stop
construction" of a number of houses located in Raboud village, south of
Hebron.

According
to investigations conducted by PCHR, on Thursday and Sunday corresponding to 17
and 20 November 2011, IOF sent notices "stopping construction" of 10
houses under the pretext that they had been built without obtaining a prior
permit from Israel.  The notices targeted
inhabited houses, some of which was built three years ago and others which were
under construction.  The notices set a
deadline of 03 December 2011 for the houses’ owners to "challenge stopping
construction of their houses before the Israeli courts."

Among
those who received the notices: Anwar Yusef Hraibat; Na’eem Mahmoud al-Namoura;
Mohammed Hamed al-‘Eqaili; and Tayseer Mahmoud al-‘Eqaili.     

 

 

 

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Recommendations to the International
Community

 

 

1- PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth
Geneva Convention to fulfill their legal and moral obligations under Article 1
of the Convention to ensure Israel’s respect for the Convention in the Occupied
Palestinian Territory.  PCHR believes
that the conspiracy of silence practiced by the international community has
encouraged Israel to act as if it is above the law and encourages Israel
continue to violate international human rights and humanitarian law.

 

2- PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth
Geneva Convention to convene a conference to take effective steps to ensure
Israel’s respect of the Convention in the OPT and to provide immediate
protection for Palestinian civilians.

 

3- PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth
Geneva Convention to comply with their legal obligations detailed in Article
146 of the Convention to search for and prosecute those responsible for grave
breaches, namely war crimes.

 

4- PCHR calls for the immediate implementation of the Advisory
Opinion issued by the International Court of Justice, which considers the
construction of the Annexation Wall inside the West Bank illegal.

 

5- PCHR recommends that international civil society organizations,
including human rights organizations, bar associations and NGOs, participate in
the process of exposing those accused of grave breaches of international law
and urge their governments to bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

6- PCHR calls upon the European Union to activate Article 2 of the
Euro-Israel Association Agreement, which provides that Israel must respect
human rights as a precondition for economic cooperation between the EU states
and Israel.  PCHR further calls upon the
EU states to prohibit import of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements
in the OPT.

 

7- PCHR calls on the international community to recognize the Gaza
disengagement plan, which was implemented in September 2005, for what it is –
not an end to occupation but a compounding of the occupation and the
humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. 

 

8- In recognition of ICRC as the guardian of the Fourth Geneva
Convention, PCHR calls upon the ICRC to increase its staff and activities in
the OPT, including the facilitation of family visitations to Palestinian
prisoners in Israeli jails.

 

9- PCHR appreciates the efforts of international civil society,
including human rights organizations, bar associations, unions and NGOs, and
urges them to continue their role in pressuring their governments to secure
Israel’s respect for human rights in the OPT and to demand Israel end its
attacks on Palestinian civilians.

 

10- PCHR
calls upon the international community to pressure Israel to lift the severe restrictions
imposed by the Israeli government and its occupation forces on access for
international organizations to the OPT.

 

11- PCHR
reiterates that any political settlement not based on international human
rights law and humanitarian law cannot lead to a peaceful and just solution of
the Palestinian question.  Rather, such
an arrangement can only lead to further suffering and instability in the
region.  Any peace process or agreement
must be based on respect for international law, including international human
rights and humanitarian law.

 

 

 

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