[News] Palestine - Three Killed, Dozens Injured Last Week
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Fri Apr 6 16:24:40 EDT 2012
PCHR Weekly Report: Three Killed, Dozens Injured Last Week
Friday April 06, 2012 03:27 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News Report post
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR),
based in Gaza, published its weekly report on
Israeli violations in the occupied territories
for the period between March 29 April 4, and
stated that Israeli soldiers continued their
systematic attacks against the Palestinians
killing three residents, including one child, and
wounding 73, including 18 children in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
During the reported period, Israeli soldiers
carried out 77 invasions into Palestinian
communities in the West Bank in addition to 3
limited invasions into the Gaza Strip. During
these invasions, soldiers kidnapped 28
Palestinians, including five children and one journalist.
The PCHR said that one Palestinian was killed,
while 73 civilians, including 18 children, were
injured when the army opened fire at protesters
marking the 36th anniversary of the Palestinian
Land day of March 30 in the West Bank and the Gaza strip.
On Saturday, March 31, a Palestinian was killed
by Israeli army fire in the central Gaza Strip;
soldiers claimed he was armed, and that he was
digging near the border area with Israel.
On Monday, April 2, one resident from a Rammoun
village near the central West Bank city of
Ramallah was pronounced dead at an Israeli
hospital after suffering serious injuries during
an invasion carried out by the army in the village on March 27.
The PCHR said that three residents were injured
during the invasion, and that the soldiers did
not allow Palestinian medics to provide them with
the needed first aid, or to transfer them to a
local hospital; later on, soldiers transferred
the three to an Israeli hospital where they
underwent surgeries, but one of them died of his wounds.
On Tuesday, April, 3, a Palestinian child was
shot and killed by Israeli military fire while
playing in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
One day before the killing of the child, Israeli
aircrafts dropped leaflets on border areas, in
the northern part of the Gaza Strip warning the
residents of approaching the border. The leaflets
warned that the army would violently respond to
any attempt to get as close as 300 Meters to the border.
33 Palestinians, including two children, were
injured in the West Bank after the army used
excessive force in dispersing Land Day nonviolent
protests, and similar protests against the
Annexation Wall and settlements in the occupied West Bank.
13, of the wounded, including an International
peace activist, were injured after the army
violently attacked protests against the Wall and
settlements. Dozens of nonviolent protesters
suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Furthermore, soldiers removed seven tents and
confiscated two water tank in Beit Forik village,
east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The Israeli government continued its illegal
settlement activities in the West bank, while
extremist settlers continued their attacks
against Palestinian civilians and their property, wounding a Palestinian woman.
One March 31, several settlers attacked four
Palestinian civilians travelling near the Mikhmas
intersection, east of Ramallah.
The residents were heading to an agricultural
area when the settlers attacked them with iron
bars, and pepper-sprayed them. One of the wounded
civilians, age 57, suffered fractures in her left
arm and bruises all over her body, a second
civilian, 50, suffered various bruises.
Also on March 31, extremist settlers attacked a
famer, age 67, and his family in Beit Ummar town,
north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
On April 2, soldiers used military bulldozers to
dismantle 6 tents, and two water tanks, in
Al-Jawana area, east of Beit Forik, in the
Nablus district. The attack is the second since February 14, 2012.
Despite Israeli claims of easing the restriction
on movement in the West Bank, soldiers installed
dozens of roadblocks, and kidnapped one
Palestinian child at a roadblock near the central
West Bank city of Ramallah. Soldiers also
harassed a University student at the Huwwara
roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Despite Israeli claims of largely easing the
siege on Gaza, the recently declared Israeli
measures remain vague and fail to address the
core issues of the situation, as the siege
continues to hinder the daily lives of the civilian population.
The PCHR called on Israeli to completely lift the
siege, allowing all exports and imports, and to
lift the travel ban into and out of the Gaza Strip.
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