[News] Palestinian Centre for Human Rights weekly report
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Fri Dec 15 12:34:00 EST 2006
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights weekly report
(Gaza City) PCHR
Friday, 15 December 2006
The PCHR issued its report for the week of 7
through 13 December outlining human rights abuses
in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and
the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces arrested 40
Palestinians this week, including six children
and attacked two radio stations.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights photo
that accompanied the weekly report ran with the
caption, "Thousands of Palestinian civilians
waiting for the Rafah border crossing to open."
The full text of the report follows.
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue
Systematic Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and
Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)
Two Palestinian couple were killed by the
explosion of a mysterious object from the remainders of IOF.
A Palestinian woman died from a heart attack when
IOF detonated a sound bomb inside her house.
11 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded by IOF.
IOF conducted 27 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
IOF arrested 40 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children.
IOF raided offices of two local radio stations in Hebron.
An IOF bloodhound bit and injured a Palestinian woman in Nablus.
IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the
OPT; IOF have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
IOF have continued to construct the Annexation
Wall inside the West Ban; IOF have continued to
construct a section of the Wall in Azzoun Atma village, south of Qalqilya.
Israeli violations of international law and
humanitarian law continued in the OPT during the
reported period (7 13 December 2006):
Killing: During the reported period, a
Palestinian couple were killed in Sair village,
northeast of Hebron, and their child was
seriously wounded on 9 December 2006, when a
mysterious object exploded in junks collected by
the husband from an area used by IOF as a
training site. On 12 December 2006, a 56-year-old
Palestinian woman died from a heart attack when
IOF detonated a sound bombs inside her house. On
10 December 2006, a Palestinian child was wounded
in al-Faraa refugee camp, southeast of Jenin,
when IOF fired at a number of children who demonstrated against them.
In the Gaza Strip, in violation of the truce
between IOF and the Palestinian side, IOF fired
at a number of Palestinian civilians, wounding 10
of them. On 7 December 2006, 4 Palestinian
civilians, including two brothers, were wounded
in separate incidents of shooting by IOF in the
northern Gaza Strip. On 8 December 2006, two
Palestinian civilians, including a child, were
wounded when IOF fired at a number of Palestinian
civilians who were searching for wires and metals
in the northern Gaza Strip. On 10 December 2006,
IOF fired at a Palestinian civilian who was
farming his land in the northern Gaza Strip,
wounding him seriously. On 13 December 2006, an
IOF gunboat opened fire at a fishing boat
opposite to Rafah seashore, wounding 3
Palestinian fishermen, including two brothers.
Incursions: During the reported period, IOF
conducted at least 27 military incursions into
Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during
which they raided houses and arrested 40
Palestinian civilians, including 6 children. They
also raided and searched offices of two local
radio stations in Hebron, and arrested the director of one of them.
Restrictions on Movement: IOF have 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.
IOF have imposed a strict siege on the Gaza
Strip. They have closed its border crossings as a
form of collective punishment against Palestinian civilians.
IOF have closed Rafah International Crossing
Point since 25 June 2006, even though they do not
directly control it. During the reported period,
the crossing point was reopened on Wednesday, 13
December 2006. IOF have partially reopened
commercial crossings, especially al-Mentar
(Karni) crossing, but many goods and medical
supplies have been lacked in markets in the Gaza
Strip. IOF have also continued to close Erez
crossing in the northern Gaza Strip. Hundreds of
thousands of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip
have been prevented from traveling through this
crossing. IOF have allowed international workers
to pass through the crossing. With this closure,
only few Palestinian patients have been able to
travel to hospitals in Israel and the West
Bank. In addition, IOF have continued to prevent
Palestinian fishermen from fishing for 5 months.
IOF have tightened the siege imposed on
Palestinian communities in the West Bank. They
have isolated Jerusalem from the rest of the West
Bank. IOF positioned at various checkpoints in
the West Bank have continued to impose severe
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian
civilians. IOF have continued to separate
between the north and south of the West Bank.
Annexation Wall: IOF have continued to construct
the Annexation Wall inside the West Bank. During
the reported period, IOF continued to construct a
section of the Wall near Azzoun Atma village,
south of Qalqilya. IOF seized more Palestinian
land for this purpose. This section of the Wall
will isolated the village totally and will seal
it off from large areas of agricultural land and
some houses and civilian facilities. On 12
December 2006, IOF soldiers prevented Palestinian
school children teachers from reaching their
school in Azzoun Atma village, south of
Qalqilya, which has been isolated by the Wall. On
7 December 2006, IOF used force to disperse a
peaceful demonstration organized by Palestinian
civilians and international and Israeli
solidarity activists in protest to the
construction of the Wall in Balein village, west of Ramallah.
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