Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) 

(27 October – 02 November 2016)

 

On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman in Beit Hanina neighborhood in the center of occupied Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a license.
On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman in Beit Hanina neighborhood in the center of occupied Jerusalem under the pretext of building without a license.

 

  • Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt
  • Two Palestinian civilians, including a police officer, were killed in the central and Western sides of the West Bank.
  • 5 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • Israeli forces targeted the border areas in the Gaza Strip. However, no casualties were reported.
  • Israeli forces conducted 60 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.
  • 70 civilians, including 16 children and a woman, were arrested in the West Bank. Twenty-two of them, including 13 children and the woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.
  • Israeli forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Sea.
  • 4 Palestinian fishermen were wounded and two fishing boats were confiscated.
  • Israeli forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • A residential building was demolished in Beit Haninah village.
  • Settlement activities continued in the West Bank.
  • 4 dwellings, 10 sheep barns and fodder stores and 3 toilets were demolished in Kherbet al-Deir.
  • Israeli forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th
  • Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.
  • 3 Palestinian civilians were arrested at military checkpoints.

 

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October – 02 November 2016).

 

Shooting:

Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and wounded 9 others, including 4 fishermen, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian civilians, including a police officer and wounded 4 others.  On 30 October 2016, Israeli forces killed Khaled Ikhlayel (22) from al-Badan neighbourhood, east of Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron when they opened fire at Polo car travelled by Ikhlayel.  The Israeli forces claimed that Ikhlayel deliberately ran over a number of Israeli soldiers, wounding one of them.  However, Ikhalyel’s father said to PCHR’s fieldworker that his son suffered a bad health condition due to neurological disorders and was released only two days before the incident happened from a Palestinian police prison for his health status.

On 31 October 2016, Israeli soldiers stationed at Beit Eil checkpoint, north of al-Bireh, shot dead Mohammed Turkman (25) from Qabatia village, south of Jenin, after he opened fire from his Kalashnikov at a number of Israeli soldiers stationed at the checkpoint, wounding 3 of them, according to the Israeli forces’ Spokesperson.

In the same context, on 28 October 2016, 3 Palestinians from ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, were hit with metal bullets while participating in a protest in the vicinity of Belal Ben Rabah Mosque, north of the refugee camp.  The protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli soldiers stationed there, so the latter fired rubber-coated metal bullets at them and chased them into the camp.  As a result, three of them were wounded.

On 30 October 2016, Israeli soldiers stationed in the vicinity of “‘Ofra” settlement, south of Silwad village, east of Ramallah, opened fire at a civilian car travelled by Ahmed Hamed (19) from the same village.  as a result, he was wounded with 3 bullets to the abdomen, arrested and then taken to Hadassa Hospital in occupied Jerusalem.  Israeli forces claimed that Hamed had sharp tools with him and intended to attack the Israeli soldiers.

In the Gaza Strip on 28 October 2016, Mohammed Abu ‘Ayadah (28) was hit with 2 bullets to the feet when Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of al-Shuja’iyah neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, opened fire and rubber-coated metal bullets at dozens of youngsters, who headed to Nahal ‘Oz, east of al-Shuja’iyah, to participate in activities in solidarity with Jerusalem.

In the context of targeting Palestinian fishermen offshore, on 29 October 2016, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Wahah shore, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2 nautical miles.  however, no casualties were reported.

On 30 October 2016, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniyah shore, north of Gaza City, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2.5 nautical miles.  As result, Rami Baker (38) was hit with a bullet to his right foot.

On 01 November 2016, Israeli gunboats Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, northwest of al-Wahah Resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats and then surrounded two of them sailing within 4 nautical miles.  6 fishermen who were on the boats were ordered by the Israeli naval soldiers to take off their clothes, jump into the water and swim towards the gunboat.  They were then arrested while their boats and 55 nets were kept in custody. at approximately 21:00 on the same day, the Israeli forces released the 6 fishermen through Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing while the two boats are so far kept in custody.  Moreover, three of the fishermen were found wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets.

 

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 60 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 11 others in occupied Jerusalem and its suburbs. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 70 Palestinian civilians, including 16 children and a woman. Twenty-two of them, including 13 children and a woman, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

 

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces conducted 2 limited incursions into the eastern side of al-Bureij in the central Gaza Strip and into the eastern side of al-Fokhari village, southeast of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. They levelled lands for hours and then redeployed.

 

Creating Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem:

In the context of house demolitions, on 02 November 2016, Israeli military vehicles demolished a residential building ready for inhabitation belonging to Thalji ‘Abdel ‘Aziz Soliman in Beit Hanina village, north of East Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without a license.  The 2-storey building comprised of 4 apartments was established on an area of 200 square meters.  The family said that the municipality did not give them any house demolition order or warning to demolish and emphasized that the family’s lawyer had been trying for months to obtain a license but in vain.

 

Settlement activities and settlers’ attacks against Palesitnian civilians and their property:

On 31 October 2016, Israeli forces demolished 4 dwelings, 7 sheep barns, 3 fodder stores and 3 toilets in addition to Feedlots, watering machines, tables and miliking machines in Kherbet al-Deir in the Northern Valley, east of Tubas.  That property belong to 3 families comprised of 13 members, including 4 children, living in the aforementioned area.

on the same day, Israeli forces demolished 5 tractors in al-Ras al-Ahmar area in the Northern Valley, east of Tubas.

 

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 9 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people.  The Israeli authorities have established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

In the West Bank, Israeli forces continued to suffocate the Palestinian cities and village by imposing military checkpoints around and/or between them. This created “cantons” isolated from each other that hinders the movement of civilians. Moreover, the Palestinian civilians suffering aggravated because of the annexation wall and checkpoints erected on daily basis to catch Palestinians. During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested 5 Palestinian civilians, including a child, while passing through those checkpoints.

 

 

Details

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

 

Thursday, 27 October 2016

  • At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem and stationed in al-Karkafah area in the center of the village. They raided and searched a bakery and then arrested Sharaf Yaseen Abu Salem (26).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Hebron and stationed in al-Dahiya neighborhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ayman Mahmoud Taha (23) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces accompanied with military vehicles moved into Nablus and stationed near al-Nour Mosque in Tel Street. They raided and searched an apartment in the 9th floor of al-Sakhel building belonging to Mos’ab Sa’di Abed al-Fatah al-Sakhel (23). After that, Israeli forces moved to the 1st floor and damaged its contents under the pretext of searching for weapons. They then arrested Mos’ab and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination. In the meanwhile, Israeli forces headed towards the Academy Street and burst the doors of al-Bukhariy library belonging to ‘Alaa Salam al-Tirawi, who was arrested two weeks earlier, in order to search it.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Ain camp, northwest of Nablus. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Abed al- Kareem Waleed Saleh (20) and arrested him.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qabatia village, south of Jenin. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Shadi Hasan Zakarnah (29). at approximately 03:00, Israeli forces withdrew taking Zakarnah to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 07:15, Israeli forces accompanied with 6 military vehicles moved about 150 meters into the west of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Burij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The Israeli vehicles levelled adjacent lands, and at approximately 14:00, redeployed along the border fence.

 

  • At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces accompanied with 3 military vehicles moved into Jayyous village, northeast of Qalqilyia. Israeli vehicles patrolled the area and then stationed at the village entrance in the vicinity of Yaser Arafat intersection. A number of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers, who fired rubber-coated metal bullets, tear-gas canisters and sound bombs at them. At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces withdrew, but neither casualties nor arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 23:05, Israeli undercover units dressed in civilian clothes sneaked into al-Wediyan area at the southern entrance of Tubas. The units used a red Kia car with a Palestinian registration plate. After that, a number of them stepped out of the car and arrested two civilians wandering in the area. In the meantime, 3 Israeli military vehicles moved into the area and secured the withdrawal of the undercover units from the area. The abovementioned arrested persons were identified as Salah Jamal Yousef Daraghmah (23) and ‘Obadah Ma’moun Daraghmah (23). Both are affiliated with the Salafist group.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (4) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Samou’a, Bani Na’iem, Sa’ir and al-Moreq villages in Hebron.

 

Friday, 28 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Orif village, south of Nablus, and stationed at the entrance of the village on the main street. They raided and searched a house belonging to Saleh Kayid Abed al-Latif Sabah (20) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Kafur Jamal village, south of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to Hasan Abed al-Latif Mohamed Tobah (55) and confiscated NIS 2300 and other electric machines. At approximately 04:00, they withdrew and no arrests were reported.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (3) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Yatta, Dura and Beit Ummer villages in Hebron.

 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

  • At approximately 01:45, Israeli forces moved into Qarawet Bani Hasan village, west of Salfit. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Adnan ‘Aziz As’ad Rayan (22), a student in the Faculty of Engineering in al-Najah University, and arrested him. No further incidents were reported.

 

  • At approximately 10:00, Israeli naval forces stationed offshore, northwest of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, heavily opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2 nautical miles. As a result, fishermen were forced to flee for fear of being arrested or wounded.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (7) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Abu Shikhadyim, Serdah and Selwad villages in Ramallah; and Kharras, Sa’ir, Imrish, Showikah and al-Dahiriya villages in Hebron.

 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli naval forces stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, northwest of Gaza City, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2.5 nautical miles. As a result, Rami Sami Baker (38) was hit with a live bullet to the right foot, while he was on a boat belonging to ‘Aziz Baker. Rami was then taken to al-Shifa Hospital, where his wound was classified as moderate.

 

  • At approximately 01:50, Israeli forces stationed in “Ofer” settlement, south of Silwad village, east of Ramallah, opened fire at a private car belonging to Ahmed Ameen Ahmed Hamed (19), from Silwad village. As a result, Ahmed was hit with 3 live bullets to the abdomen and was then arrested. He was taken to Hadasah Hospital in Jerusalem. Israeli forces denied the Palestinian ambulance access to the area or helping the wounded. They also claimed that Hamed had sharp tools and intended to use in an attack against the Israeli soldiers. In the meantime, Israeli forces closed the area and prevented civilians from entering and leaving the village.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Burqeen village, west of Jenin. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Naser Zaydan al-Jada’ (24) and his brother Ashraf (32).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to a former prisoner, Khalid Dawoud al-Azraq (42), and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of the city.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to ‘Aayed Sa’oud al-Badan (25) and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of the city.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit ‘Awaa village, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Mo’taz Nayif Masakmah (27) and his brother Abed al-Fatah (37).

 

  • At approximately 16:40, Israeli forces killed Khalid Ahmed ‘Aliyan Ikhlayil (22), from al-Badan neighborhood, east of Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron. The abovementioned person was killed when the Israeli soldiers opened fire at a private car was driven by him. The corpse of Ikhlayil was taken by a military vehicle to an unknown destination while his car was confiscated. Israeli forces claimed the Khalid intentionally carried out a run-over attack against a number of Israeli soldiers, who were near the village cemetery. One of the Israeli soldiers was wounded. Khalid’s father said to PCHR’s fieldworker that his son suffers a bad health condition due to neurological disorders and was released only two days ago from Palestinian jails for medical reasons.
  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (6) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Deir Nizam village, northwest of Ramallah; Qabiya village, west of the village; Halhoul and Beit Ola villages in Hebron; and Kafur Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqiliya and ‘Azoun village, east of the city.

 

Monday, 31 October 2016

  • At approximately 00:10, Israeli forces moved into Kafl Hares village, north of Salfit, and established checkpoints. Israeli infantry units patrolled the area to secure the Israeli settlers’ entering to the village. They also prevented civilians from walking in the village and forced them to change their way. Moreover, Israeli forces ordered the civilians to go home and shops’ owners to close. Hundreds of Israeli settlers moved into the village from the southern entrance while chanting slogans against Arabs. Israeli settlers patrolled the village streets under the pretext of performing their religious rituals and later withdrew.

 

  • At approximately 01:45, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilyia. They raided and searched a house belonging to Nasar Ahmed Nasar (23) and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service. At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces withdrew and no arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Sabastiya village, northwest of Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Hani Raghib Kayid (22) and his cousin Malik Medhat Raghib Kayid (23); and Mohamed Omar Subhi Kayid (20).

 

  • At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces moved into Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Loai Nouh Fares (35); Malik Ibrahim Hamed (23); Rebhi Rebhi Hamed (46); Taysir Maher Shaker Hamed (21); and Ibrahim Nasir ‘Aziz Hamad (32).

 

  • At approximately 06:00, Israeli vehicles moved about 100 meters to the east of al-Fukhari village, southeast of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip. After that, they patrolled the area and leveled lands along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel for several hours before redeploying along the border fence.

 

  • At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces stationed at Beit Eill checkpoint, north of al-Bireh, killed Mohamed Abed al-Khaliq Ridah Turukman (25), from Qabatia village, south of Jenin. Mohamed was killed after he opened fire at a number of Israeli soldiers stationed at the checkpoint and wounded three of them. A number of MDA ambulances arrived at the area and offered first aid to the wounded while Mohammed was left to bleed without offering him any help. Eyewitnesses said to PCHR’s fieldworker that Israeli forces maltreated Mohamed’s body, took off his clothes and kicked him although he died. It should be noted that Mohamed is a Palestinian police officer.

 

  • At approximately 17:30, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilyia. They raided and searched a house belonging to Bilal Mo’az As’ad Suwidan (23) and handed his family a summons to refer to the Israeli Intelligence Service after they failed to arrest Bilal, who was not home then. It should be noted that Bilal suffers from mental disorders due to Israeli forces’ previous attacks against him as his family said.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (6) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: al-Jalazoun refugee camp; Jayyous village, northeast of Qalqilyia; Halhoul, al-Dahiryia, Samou’a and Krayisah village in Hebron.

 

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

 

  • At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Talfeet village, southeast of Nablus. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested ‘Abed al-Rahman Mohamed Fawzi Haj Mohamed (22), Nabil Jaber Haj Mohamed (34), and Mahmoud Jaber Haj Mohamed (26).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Dura village, southwest of Hebron, and stationed in Huninah neighbourhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to Anas Taysir ‘Awawdah (21) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Qabatia village, south of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohamed Ridah Turukman and checked the family members’ IDs. At approximately 04:00, they arrested Mohamed’s son, Mohanad (23) and took him to an unknown destination. It should be noted that the arrested person is brother of Mohamed Turukman, who was killed by Israeli forces on Monday, 31 October 2016, while carrying out a shooting attack at Israeli soldiers stationed at Beit Eill checkpoint, north of al-Bireh.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Tubas city. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Fayiz Fawaz Daraghmah (23), Mos’ab Nasir Sa’ied Daraghmah (21), Ayham Yousef Daraghmah (22) and Emad Ibrahim Daraghmah (23).

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Tabqah village, southwest of Dura village, southwest of Hebron, and stationed in the centre of the village. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ghadanfar Aykhaman Abu ‘Atwan (22) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 07:40, Israeli gunboats stationed offshore, northwest of al-Wahah Resort, northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats and then surrounded two of them sailing within 4 nautical miles. Those boats belonging to Khalil Muhsen Abu Riyalah and Khalil Hasan Abu Riyalah were manned by Mohammed Khalil Abu Riyalah (35); Shaher Muhsen Abu Riyalah (20); Khalid Khalid Abu Riyalah (22); ‘Ali Hasan Khalil Abu Riyalah (19); His brother Belal (14) and Hasan ‘Abdel Rahman Hasan Abu Sam’an (20). All of the abovementioned fishermen are from al-Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza City.  The Israeli naval soldiers ordered the six fishermen to take off their clothes, jump into the water and swim towards the gunboat.  They were then arrested while their boats and 55 nets were kept in custody. At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces released the abovementioned fishermen via Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing, while their boats are so far in the Israeli custody. It was found out that Shaher Abu Riyalah was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the left waist; ‘Ali Hasan Abu Riyalah was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the abdomen and Mohamed Khalil Abu Riyalah, was hit with two rubber-coated metal bullets to the knees.

 

  • At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces arrested ‘Atiyah Mahmoud Abu Wardah (14), from al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron. ‘Atiyah was arrested after he headed to meet the Israeli Intelligence Service in “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem.

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (3) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: the southern area of Hebron, and al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of the city; and Qalqiyia.

 

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

  • At approximately 00:30, Israeli forces moved into Ba’ier ‘Onah area in Beit Jala. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ilias Salah Faraj (20) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They raided and searched houses in the Old City; Ras ‘Ain neighbourhood; Kroum ‘Ashour area; al-Mahkamah Street; schools compound and the eastern A number of Palestinian young men gathered on Faiysal and al-Mahmkamah Streets and in the eastern market to throw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli forces. As a result, the Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and chased them. Moreover, they arrested Abed al-Kareem Tayi’ Hussain (20), from Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus, while he was on his way back from his work. At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces arrested three civilians from the Old City and took them to an unknown destination. The arrested persons were identified as Laith ‘Alan Hamidi Khashanah (18), Naser ‘Ezaat Halawah (18) and Badir ‘Ammar Isma’il al-Tashtoush (18).

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into ‘Ayida refugee camp, north of Behtlehem. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested Mohanad Hbrahim Abu Sarour (21) and Tareq Basam Abu ‘Akir (17).

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Sa’ir village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ibrahim Ali Shalaldah (27) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into the southern area of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Ahmed Yousef al-Ja’bari (25) and arrested him.
  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to Abed al-Kareem Jaber al-Taiti (22) and arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Dahisha refugee camp, south of Behthlehem. They raided and searched houses from which they arrested ‘Odai Mohsen Abu Yabis (25), Nabil Mohsen Abu Yabis (15), Mohamed Fahmi Qawar al-Malhi (20), Moahmed Yasir Rezeq al-Malhi (23) and Mohanad Fahmi Qawar al-Mahli (18).

 

  • Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces conducted (4) incursions in the following areas and no arrests were reported: Tarqumiya, Beit Ummer, al-Shayyoukh and al-Dahiryia villages in Hebron.

 

  • Use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrations protesting settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall

 

West Bank:

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Friday, 28 October 2016, dozens of Palestinian civilians headed to ‘Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, in the vicinity of the eastern camp entrance near “Moftah al-‘Awda” area. They then headed towards Bilal Ben Rabah Mosque and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers, who fired rubber-coated metal bullets at them and chased them. Moreover, Israeli forces fired several rubber-coated metal bullets at a house belonging to Kareem Abu ‘Aker. As a result, the house residents suffered tear gas inhalation while three of the protesters were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets. The wounded persons were then taken to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital to receive medical treatment.

 

  • Following the Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized protests in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of Ramallah; al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the city, and Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqiliya. Israeli forces forcibly dispersed the protests, firing live and rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs. They also chased the protesters into olive fields and houses.  As a result, some of the protesters suffered tear gas inhalation while others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.

 

Gaza Strip:

 

  • At approximately 14:00 on Friday, 21 October 2016, Israeli forces stationed at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuja’iya, east of Gaza City, fired live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets at Palestinian young men while they were on their way to Nahal ‘Oz area, east of al-Shuja’iya, participating in activities held in solidarity with Jerusalem. The activities continued until 18:00. As a result, Mohamed ‘Alian Abu ‘Aiyadah (28), was hit with a live bullet that entered and exited the feet. Mohamed was then taken by a PRCS ambulance to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where he underwent a surgery. Medical sources classified his wounds as moderate.

 

  1. 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.

 

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.

 

Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices. However, they lately allowed the exportation of some vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, furniture and fish.

 

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 also continued applying the policy of making certain civilian traveling via the crossing interviewed by the Israeli intelligence service to be questioned, blackmailed or arrested.

 

Movement at Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, southeast of Rafah, is designated for the movement of goods

 

Date Total truckloads Cooking gas Benzene Diesel Industrial fuel Cement Construction  aggregate Construction

 steel

Truckloads of exports
01 October 2016
02 October 2016 167 120600 184049 590022 146009
03 October 2016
04 October 2016
05 October 2016 483 142670 149002 446947 478000 3576 + 602.4 bulk cement 7440 1220 6
06 October 2016 553 266500 299987 709998 481974 3414 + 140 Bulk cement 8440 690 12
07 October 2016
08 October 2016
09 October 2016 544 27860 379022 823053 373983 3474 + 294076 bulk cement 8680 420 4
10 October 2016 604 286540 468956 884002 478993 334 + 492.54 bulk cement 8320 450 21
11 October 2016
12 October 2016
13 October 2016 588 140110 298957 844046 592950 3440 + 210 bulk cement 8280 510 20
14 October 2016 20 40730 150997 220014 297975
15 October 2016
16 October 2016 25 139050 75955 405986 189984
17 October 2016
18 October 2016 623 223760 369975 652004 596000 3840 13840 330 3
19 October 2016 651 280470 376027 957993 406987 3480 + 455 bulk cement 15040 750 5
20 October 2016 726 283890 297989 952928 484980 3720 + 436 bulk cement 14720 750 13
21 October 2016
22 October 2016
23 October 2016 31 143660 111009 552982 221995
24 October 2016
25 October 2016 676 281320 298012 1035978 293013 3400 + 210 bulk cement 15160 630 14
26 October 2016 644 277530 341038 844909 286982 3788 + 280.18 bulk cement 14790 540 9
27 October 2016 695 243890 267008 837463 276002 3700 + 245 14840 840 11
28 October 2016
29 October 2016
30 October 2016 642 286730 222020 990957 263013 14560 + 385 bulk cement 15600 480 11
31 October 2016 711 282890 149030 664295 327982 3160 + 350 bulk cement 15360 690 12
Total 8383 141

 

Note:

  • On 21 October 2016, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1520 tons of cement and 150 tons of woods.
  • On 22 October 2016, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 1179 tons of cement.

 

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

26 October – 01 November 2016

 

Category 26 October 27 October 28 October 29 October   30 October  31 October  01 November
Patients 52 21 2 59 51 52
Companions 51 26 3 29 62
Personal needs 24 49 4 43 20 16
Families

of prisoners

Arabs from

Israel

2 3 13 5 1 3
Diplomats 1 4 1
International journalists
International workers 28 79 2 32 24 32
Travelers

Abroad

38 2
Business people 225 237 4 311 169 162
Business meetings
Security interviews 4 4 6 9 6
VIPs 1 2
Ambulances

to Israel

10 7 4 3 6 5
Patients’ Companions 7 5 4 2 6 5

 

Notes:

 

  • On Friday, 28 October 2016, Israeli forces allowed 224 persons from the Gaza Strip to perform prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
  • On Wednesday, 26 October 2016, Israeli forces allowed 4 persons and on Tuesday, 01 November 2016, one person working in international organizations to renew their permits.
  • On Wednesday, 26 October 2016, Israeli forces allowed 3 persons working in the Civil Affairs Department to attend a meeting at the crossing.

 

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 established (17) checkpoints all over the city.

On Thursday, 27 October 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the southern entrance to Halhoul and the entrance to Beit Ommar village, north of the city.

On Friday, 28 October 2016, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the entrances to Kharsa, Taramah and al-Thaheriyah village.

On Saturday, 29 October 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrances to Beit Awa and Ethnah.

On Sunday, 30 October 2016, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the entrance to Taffuh and the western entrance to Hebron (Farsh al-Hawa) and the entrance to al-Fahes, south of Hebron.

On Monday, 31 October 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrances to Bani Na’im village, and the southern entrance to Hebron.

On Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the southern entrance to Dora and Kharsa village and the southern entrance to Halhoul.

On Wednesday, 02 November 2016, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrances to Beit Oula and Beit Awa villages.

 

  • Ramallah and al-Bireh: Israeli forces established (3) checkpoints all over the city.

At approximately 18:00 on Thursday, 27 October 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the intersection to Ein Sinia, north of Ramallah. At approximately 21:30, they established a checkpoint near Deir Bze’a village, west of the city.

At approximately 19:00 on Friday, 28 October 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to Silwad village, north of Ramallah.

At approximately 01:00 on Saturday, 29 October 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to Deir Jarir village, east of Ramallah.

After a member of the Palestinian police carried a shooting attack against the Israeli soldiers stationed at Beit Eil checkpoint, north of al-Birah, on Monday, 31 October 2016, Israeli forces announced that Ramallah and al-Birah were a closed military zone. Following this, Israeli forces closed Beit Eil checkpoint in both directions. They also closed the road linking between Ras Karkar and Kafer Ne’mah villages, west of Ramallah and the entrances to Deir Nezam and Um al-Safa villages by rocks and san barriers.

 

  • Nablus:

At approximately 13:15 on Friday, 28 October 2016, Israeli forces closed Za’tarah and Hawarah, south of Nablus. They established checkpoints at all the branching entrances to Hawarah village to secure the settlers Marathon from Za’tarah checkpoint to Hawarah checkpoint. The closure continued until the evening hours.

 

Arrests at military checkpoints:

 

  • At approximately 11:00 on Saturday, 29 October 2016, Israeli forces deployed in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the centre of Hebron’s Old City arrested Motaz Mohammed al-Fakhuri (22), claiming that he disobeyed the soldiers’ orders.

 

  • At approximately, 00:30 on Sunday, 30 October 2016, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance to ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqiliyah. They stopped the Palestinian cars, checked thee passengers’ ID cards and questioned them. Before removing the checkpoint, Israeli forces arrested Ramzi Zahran Yusuf Suwaidan (22) from the above-mentioned village.

 

At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the bridge of ‘Atarah at the northern entrance to Birzeit, north of Ramallah. They stopped the cars, checked the civilians’ ID cards and then questioned them. At approximately 16:00, before removing the abovementioned checkpoint, Israeli forces arrested Mos’ab Mahmud Ahmed Abed Rabuh (35) from Tulkarm and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  1. Efforts to Create Jewish majority

 

Israeli forces escalated their attacks on Palestinian civilians and their property. They have also continued their raids on al-Aqsa Mosque and denied the Palestinians access to it:

 

Arrests and Incursions:

 

  • At approximately 02:00 on Thursday, 27 October 2016, Israeli forces moved into ‘Ein al-Lawzah neighbourhood in Silwan village, south of Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Abdullah Nedal al-‘Abasi (16). They then arrested him and took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Issawiyah village, northeast of Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Diaa’ Ayman Obaid (16) and then arrested him.

 

  • At approximately 01:30 on Friday, 28 October 2016, Israeli forces moved into Sur Baher village, south of Jerusalem. They raided and searched several houses belonging to ‘Afanah family. They then arrested 3 civilians namely Ishaq ‘Afanah (20), Abdullah ‘Afanah (29) and Suhaib ‘Afanah (29).

 

  • At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Mokaber Mount village, southeast of Jerusalem and stationed in the schools street. They claimed that a number of children threw stones towards “Armon Hanatziv” settlement established on the village lands. The soldiers closed the main street with cement cubes and established a number of checkpoints near the above-mentioned settlement. They also prevented the passers-by and cars from approaching the area. However, no arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Isawiyah village, northeast of East Jerusalem, through the western entrance in a provocative way. The soldiers deployed in the village neighbourhoods and then raided and searched a number of high buildings in the central side of village while the snipers topped the roofs. Meanwhile, dozens of young men gathered and threw stones at the soldiers, who immediately fired several tear gas canisters at them in response. As a result, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. However, no arrests were reported.

 

  • At approximately 13:20 on Sunday, 30 October 2016, Israeli forces arrested ‘Adnan Jamal ‘Amr (10), claiming that he threw stones at them after leaving his school in al-Thawri neighbourhood, south of Jerusalem’s Old City. They took him to an empty land in the neighbourhood and attacked him. Adnan’s family said to PCHR’s fieldworker that the Israeli soldiers arrested Adnan after he left school in al-Thawri neighbourhood and then took him to an empty land so that they could attack and harass him. The soldier surrounded the child, pushed him into the ground and pointed their weapons at him. They then handcuffed and pepper-sprayed him. The family emphasized that Adnan’s mother and sister managed to reach where he was detained, but the soldiers denied them access, brandishing weapons at them. ‘Adnan’s family said they will file a complaint to the competent authorities to regarding the attack against their son.

 

  • At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces arrested Mustafa Feras ‘Abasi (13) while he was in Silwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of throwing stones at the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers put the child in of their vehicles for a while and then took him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 01:00 on Monday, 31 October 2016, Israeli forces moved into several neighbourhoods in Silwan village, south of Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested 5 civilians, including 2 children. The arrested civilians were identified as Mohammed Samir Shuwaiki (15), Mohammed Hashem al-Razem (17), Mohammed Ismail al-Ghoul (21), Mohammed Zeyad al-Qaq (19) and Ahmed Maher al-Razem (24).

 

  • At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Tur neighbourhood, east of Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Osama Abu Jom’ah (17). They then arrested him and later withdrew taking him to an unknown destination.

 

  • At approximately 10:00, Israeli forces raided Silwan Preparatory School for Males in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of Jerusalem’s Old City, claiming to find stone throwers. They summoned the school principle in addition to Silwan Primary School’s principle to refer to Salah Eden Police Station for investigation.

Esam al-‘Abbasi, Secretary of the Silwan Parents Committee, said to PCHR’s fieldworker that the Israeli forces raided the above-mentioned School, looking for a boy, who threw stones at them. Al-‘Abbasi added that the Israeli police summoned Saleh al-A’awar, the above-mentioned school principle, and Samer al-Ghoul, the principle of Silwan Primary School, to refer to Salah Eden Police Station after raiding the school.

 

  • At approximately 23:00 on Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli forces moved into Sur Baher village, south of East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a house belonging to Hani Mohammed Dabash (36). They then arrested his wife Na’elah Haliaqah.

 

  • At approximately 02:00 on Wednesday, 02 November 2016, Israeli forces moved into al-Isawiyah village, northeast of Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested 6 civilians, including 5 children. The arrested civilians were identified as Mahmud Abu Esnienah (17), Ismail Muhaisen (17), Nadim Zahrah al-Safadi (17), Adam Mustafa (16), Husain Abed Darwish (16) and ‘Odai Dari (18).

 

  • At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Sa’diyah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched a house belonging to Basam Haitham Hijazi (19) and then arrested him.

 

Israeli Settlers attacks:

 

  • At approximately 16:00 On Sunday, 30 October 2016, an Israeli settler attacked Qusai Jadallah al-Rajabi (6) while being near his house in Butn al-Hawa neighbourhood in Silwan village, south of East Jerusalem’s Old City. As a result, Qusai sustained bruises to the eye.

Jadallah al-Rajabi, Qusai’s father, said to a PCHR fieldworker that a settler, who was in Butn al-Hawa neighbourhood, pushed Qusai to a wall and punched him in his eyes without a reason while Qusai was playing along with his cousins outside his house. As a result, the abovementioned child suffered pains and redness in his eyes. Jadallah said that Qusai came to the house crying and was afraid as the attack signs on his face were obvious. Jadallah mentioned that his son and friends assured him that the settler attacked Qusai, so he went to the place of attack where the abovementioned settler was with two other settlers. When Jadallah asked the settler why he attacked his son, the latter staryed shouting and pointing his weapon at Jadallah. Meanwhile, an Israeli infantry passed by the area, so Jadalah told him about what happened to his child.  the Israeli soldiers detained the settler and took him to Salah Eden Police Station. Jadallah added that he filed a complaint in the abovementioned police station and took his son to a medical centre to make the necessary tests for Qusai. It should be noted that Jadallah had filed a complaint 6 months ago against the same settler, who attacked Qusai, but to no avail.

 

House demolitions and demolition notices:

 

  • At approximately 06:00 on Wednesday, 02 November 2016, Israeli municipality bulldozers demolished an under-construction building in Beit Hanina village, north of East Jerusalem, belonging to Thalji ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Suleiman under the pretext of building without a license.

Riyad Suleiman, son of Thalgi, said to PCHR’s fieldworker that at approximately 04:00, Israeli forces accompanied with two heavy bulldozers surrounded the 2-storey building built on an area of around 200 square meters. At approximately 06:00, they demolished the building. Riyad mentioned that his father established the building comprised of 4 apartments ready for inhabitation for himself and his sons. It should be noted that that the family did not receive any demolition notice or decision from the Israeli municipality. He emphasized that the family’s lawyer had been trying to obtain a construction license for the building for months, but they were surprised with the demolition. He added that the village inhabitants informed them on the abovementioned day evening that the Israeli forces moved into the area surrounding the house and had files and cameras in an attempt to pave the way for the bulldozers to carry out the demolition.

 

Settlement activities and attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

 

Israeli Forces attacks:

 

  • At approximately 17:00 on Thursday, 27 October 2016, Israeli forces accompanied with several jeeps and a bulldozer moved into an agricultural land (al-Masiaf and al-Marhan), east of Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus. The bulldozer levelled an agricultural road based with base course that was useful for hundreds of other dunums in the village. The Israeli forces closed the road with a sand barrier, despite the lawsuit filed by the inhabitants and the village council before the Israeli courts in order to reopen the abovementioned road.

 

  • At approximately 09:00 on Monday, 31 October 2016, Israeli forces accompanied with several military vehicles, a staff from the Israeli Civil Administration and two bulldozers moved into Kherbet al-Deir in the Northern Valley, east of Tubas. They demolished dwellings, sheep barns and fodder stores belonging to three families living in the area. The demolition, which continued until 12:00 on the same day, included 4 dwellings, 7 sheep barns, 3 animal feed stores, 3 public toilets, feedlots, cow milking machines and watering equipment. This property belongs to 3 families comprised of 13 members, including 4 children. The demolition was as follows:

 

  1. Family of Nedal Ali Zamel Daraghmah comprised of 9 members, including 4 children: 2 dwellings roofed with tin plates, the first of which was 70 square meters while the other was 50 square meters, a 300-square-meter sheep barn, a mobile toilet, 2 tents for sheltering sheep; 15 steel barriers, a fodder store, 8 straw tables, a water tank and 12 watering equipment.
  2. Family of Eyad Hafez Zamel Daraghmah comprised of 2 members: a 60-sqaure-meter residential tent roofed with tin plates, a 100-square-meter sheep barn, 6 feedlots, a cow milking machine, a mobile toilet and 60-sqaure-meter fodder store.
  3. Family of Mahmud Hafez Zamel Darghmah comprised of 2 members: a 60-sqaure-meter residential tent, a 60-sqaure-meter fodder store, a 100-sqaure-meter sheep barrack, 100-sqaure-meter sheep barn and mobile toilet.

 

  • Around the same time, Israeli forces accompanied with military jeeps and a car belonging to the Israeli Civil Administration moved into al-Ras al-Ahmer area in the Northern Valley, east of Tubas. They confiscated 5 tractors belonging to Thaer Abdullah Husain Busharat, Rashid Abdullah Husain Busharat, Ali Ezzat Yusuf Bani Oudah, Saqer Ezzat Bani Oudah and Ali Khader Fiyad Bani Oudah.

 

 

Recommendations to the International Community

 

PCHR emphasizes the international community’s position that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are still under Israeli occupation, in spite of Israeli military redeployment outside the Gaza Strip in 2005. PCHR further confirms that Israeli forces continued to impose collective punishment measures on the Gaza Strip, which have escalated since the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, in which Hamas won the majority of seats of the Palestinian Legislative Council. PCHR stresses that there is international recognition of Israel’s obligation to respect international human rights instruments and the international humanitarian law, especially the Hague Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land and the Geneva Conventions. Israel is bound to apply the international human rights law and the law of war sometime reciprocally and other times in parallel in a way that achieves the best protection for civilians and remedy for victims.

 

In light of continued arbitrary measures, land confiscation and settlement activities in the West Bank, and the latest 51-day offensive against civilians in the Gaza Strip, PCHR calls upon the international community, especially the United Nations, the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention and the European Union – in the context of their natural obligation to respect and enforce the international law – to cooperate and act according to the following recommendations:

 

  1. PCHR calls upon the international community and the United Nations to use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination, through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine;
  2. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to provide international protection to Palestinians in the oPt, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression against the oPt, especially the Gaza Strip;
  3. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to compel Israel, as a High Contracting Party to the Conventions, to apply the Conventions in the oPt;
  4. PCHR calls upon the Parties to international human rights instruments, especially the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to pressurize Israel to comply with their provisions in the oPt, and to compel it to incorporate the human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the concerned committees;
  5. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligation to ensure the application of the Conventions, including extending the scope of their jurisdiction in order to prosecute suspected war criminals, regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator and the place of a crime, to pave the way for prosecuting suspected Israeli war criminals and end the longstanding impunity they have enjoyed;
  6. PCHR calls on States that apply the principle of universal jurisdiction not to surrender to Israeli pressure to limit universal jurisdiction to perpetuate the impunity enjoyed by suspected Israeli war criminals;
  7. PCHR calls upon the international community to act in order to stop all Israeli settlement expansion activities in the oPt through imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements and criminalizing trading with them;
  8. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly to transfer the Goldstone Report to the UN Security Council in order to refer it to the International Criminal Court in accordance with Article 13(b) of the Rome Statute;
  9. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to confirm that holding war criminals in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a precondition to achieve stability and peace in the regions, and that peace cannot be built on the expense of human rights;
  10. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council to explicitly declare that the Israeli closure policy in Gaza and the annexation wall in the West Bank are illegal, and accordingly refer the two issues to the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel to compel it to remove them;
  11. PCHR calls upon the international community, in light of its failure to the stop the aggression on the Palestinian people, to at least fulfil its obligation to reconstruct the Gaza Strip after the series of hostilities launched by Israel which directly targeted the civilian infrastructure;
  12. PCHR calls upon the United Nations and the European Union to express a clear position towards the annexation wall following the international recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, as the annexation wall seizes large parts of the State of Palestine;
  13. PCHR calls upon the European Union to activate Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which provides that both sides must respect human rights as a precondition for economic cooperation between the EU states and Israel, and the EU must not ignore Israeli violations and crimes against Palestinian civilians;

 

 

 

 

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