Watchdog: Israeli forces committed 106 human rights violations last week

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has documented 106 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) perpetrated by Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied Palestinian Territories last week.

It said in a report that Israeli forces shot and wounded five Palestinian civilians, including a child, during Israeli military raids into Ramallah and Tubas that included the use of live ammunition.

In Gaza, six shootings by Israeli forces against agricultural lands east of the Gaza Strip were reported.

The report added Israeli forces carried out 47 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among civilians, and attacking many of them. During this week’s incursions, 48 Palestinians were arrested, including 2 children.

On settlement expansion activities and settlers’ attacks, the PCHR documented 8 violations, including the dismantling of a caravan and demolition of an under-construction house in the central Jordan Valley, demolition of a barn, and demotion of two resorts in an archeological site in Nablus. It said three Palestinians were forced to self-demolish their homes.

The PCHR also documented nine settler attacks: Palestinian lands set on fire, farmers assaulted and trees cut off in Tulkarm; two houses and vehicles assaulted in Nablus; two Palestinians shot and wounded, and two others assaulted in Ramallah; agriculture lands set on fire in Hebron; and trees uprooted in Salfit.

On the Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement, the PCHR said Israeli forces continued to use the Erez Crossing, on Gaza-Israel border that is designated for movement of individuals, as an ambush to arrest Palestinians who obtain permits to exit via Israel.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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