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In Excessive Use of Lethal Force, Israeli forces Kill Child and Wound Young Man in Southern Gaza Strip

Ref: 24/2017 In a new crime of excessive use of force, on 22 March 2017, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and seriously wounded a young man after firing artillery shells at them when both civilians were near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City.  The investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) emphasized that the shelling incident violates the principle of necessity and distinction during which the use of force was excessive, especially the victims were only civilians and unarmed.   According to PCHR's investigations and the testimony of an eyewitness, at approximately 00:00,...

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PCHR Condemns Closure of Arab Studies Society’s Mapping and Survey Office in Occupied Jerusalem and Arrest of its Director

Ref: 22/2017 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Police's raid of the Mapping and Survey Office of the Arab Studies Society- Orient House in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem.  The Israeli police confiscated the office contents and arrested its Director, Khalil Tufakji, who is also an expert of mapping and settlement.  PCHR believes that the closure of this office comes as part of the Israeli measures to create a Jewish majority in the city and suppress any Palestinian activity against the Israeli policies in it.  PCHR also calls upon the intentional community, particularly the Permanent...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 January 2017)

Tubas: In an extra-judicial execution crime, on 10 January 2017, Israeli forces killed Mohammed Salhi (30) in al-Far'ah refugee camp.

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)  (05 - 11 January 2017) [caption id="attachment_8697" align="aligncenter" width="390"] Tubas: In an extra-judicial execution crime, on 10 January 2017, Israeli forces killed Mohammed Salhi (30) in al-Far'ah refugee camp.[/caption]     Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian at point-blank range in al-Far'ah refugee camp, in front of his mother. A Palestinian civilian was killed after running over Israeli soldiers in occupied Jerusalem A Palestinian photojournalist was wounded, and then he and a reporter were beaten by Israeli soldiers. Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border areas, but no casualties were reported. Israeli forces conducted 54 incursions...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 December 2016)

West Bank: Israeli Forces Close al-Jesser Road Between Ras Karkar and Deir Ibzaigh Villages.

  Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (22 – 28 December 2016) [caption id="attachment_8667" align="aligncenter" width="419"] West Bank: Israeli Forces Close al-Jesser Road Between Ras Karkar and Deir Ibzaigh Villages.[/caption]     A Palestinian civilian was killed and child succumbed to his wounds in the West Bank. 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and a journalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces continued to target the Gaza Strip border areas, but no casualties were reported. Israeli forces continued collective punishment measures against the Palestinian civilians. Demolishing the walls of a house belonging to Abu Sbaih family in Kufor Aqeb village,...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 October 2016)

  Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (06 - 12 October 2016)   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt 2 Palestinian civilians were killed in occupied Jerusalem. 6 civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Israeli Forces Target the Border areas in the Gaza Strip. However, no casualties were reported. House Demolitions on Grounds of Collective Punishment A house was partially destroyed in Nablus belonging to a person accused of preparing an attack, where two settlers were killed. Israeli forces conducted 49 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 ones in the Gaza Strip. 122 civilians,...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08– 21 September 2016)

Hebron: Israeli Forces Close Entrances to Beit Ommar Village Photo by: Mohammed Elayan

  Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (08 – 21 September 2016)   [caption id="attachment_8395" align="aligncenter" width="331"] Hebron: Israeli Forces Close Entrances to Beit Ommar Village Photo by: Mohammed Elayan[/caption]   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt 8 civilians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Among the killed was a Jordanian person, who was killed in occupied Jerusalem, and 5 children. 13 civilians, including 4 children, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Israeli warplanes carried out 3 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, due to which 2 agricultural rooms and a water well were destroyed. Israeli forces...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01– 07 September 2016)

Gaza Strip: Palestinian Civilians Checking their House after Israeli Artillery Attack on it.

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (01 – 07 September 2016)   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt A Palestinian civilian was killed in Shu'fat refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem. 6 Palestinian civilians, including a woman, were wounded in the West Bank. Israeli forces targeted the border area along in the northern Gaza Strip. 3 houses and a military training site sustained material damage. Israeli forces conducted 78 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the southern Gaza Strip. 60 civilians, including 9 children, were arrested. 17 of them, including 5 children, were arrested...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25– 31 August 2016)

Jerusalem: Israeli Forces Demolish House of Wasim Khaled Atiyah in Sour Baher Village

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (25 – 31 August 2016)   [caption id="attachment_8341" align="aligncenter" width="383"] Jerusalem: Israeli Forces Demolish House of Wasim Khaled Atiyah in Sour Baher Village[/caption]   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt Palestinian suffering from mental disorder was killed at the western entrance to Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. 2 Palestinian civilians were wounded in al-Dheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. Israeli forces conducted 43 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the central Gaza Strip. 41 civilians, including 10 children, a mother and her daughter, were arrested. 10 of them,...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18– 24 August 2016)

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)  (18 – 24 August 2016) [caption id="attachment_8324" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Israeli warplanes conducted 60 airstrikes on many areas in the Gaza Strip[/caption]   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt A Palestinian civilian was killed on "Yitzhar" settlement bypass road, south of Nablus. 12 civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and 4 others, including a child, in the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes conducted 60 airstrikes on many areas in the Gaza Strip A water reservoir tank and 5 military training sites were targeted, and 3 Members of al-Qassam Brigades sustained minor...

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Prisoner Killed by Security Officers in Nablus; PCHR Demands Bringing Those Accountable to Justice

Ref: 41/2016 Palestinian Security officers killed Ahmed 'Ezzat Halawah (50) in al-Jneid Prison after severely beating him to death. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) expresses deep shock at this crime, considering it as a serious development from the security services in Nablus. PCHR also emphasizes that this crime reflects the state of security chaos and disrespect for law and humanity in an establishment that is supposed to protect civilians. PCHR also calls upon the Attorney General to seriously investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice without delay. According to PCHR's follow-up, at approximately 03:00 on Tuesday, 23 August...

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