[News] Palestine - 6 killed, 14 wounded, 215 abducted by Israeli troops this week

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Fri Jun 27 11:20:48 EDT 2014

  PCHR Weekly Report: 6 killed, 14 wounded, 215 abducted by Israeli
  troops this week

author Friday June 27, 2014 10:35author by PCHR-Gaza

    In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the
    Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 19-25 June 2014,
    Israeli soldiers killed 6 Palestinian civilians, including a child
    and an old man, and wounded 14 others, including 4 children and a

Israeli attacks in the West Bank:

Over the past week, Israeli troops carried out 127 incursions in the 
West Bank. Hundreds of houses were raided and ransacked, their residents 
were maltreated and a number of houses were turned into military barracks.

215 Palestinian civilians, including dozens of former prisoners and 10 
children, were abducted. 21 of these civilians, including 3 children, 
were abducted in East Jerusalem.

18 Charitable associations were raided and a number of them were closed. 
4 university campuses, 2 money exchange shops and a media centre were 

Dozens of surveillance cameras 
confiscated from houses and shops.

On 20 June 2014, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child in Dura 
village, southwest of Hebron.

On 21 June 2014, an old man died of a heart attack in Hares village, 
northwest of Salfit, as Israeli forces moved into the village and denied 
him access to medical treatment.

On the same day, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in the 
northern Jordan Valley.

On 22 June 2014, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in 'Ein 
Beit al-Maa' refugee camp, northwest of Nablus.

On the same day, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian in Ramallah.

On 25 June 2014, a Palestinian civilian from Qalandia refugee camp, 
north of Jerusalem, died of wounds he sustained on 20 June during 
clashes with Israeli forces.

During the reporting period, 14 Palestinian civilians, including 4 
children and a journalist, were wounded.

Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank. At 
least 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were abducted at 
military checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip:

Over the course of the last week, Israeli warplanes launched 18 
airstrikes on civilian objects and military training sites in the Gaza 
Strip. 18 Palestinian civilians, including 7 women and 4 children, were 

In the context of targeting Palestinian fishermen in the sea, on 19 June 
2014, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha Shore, northwest of Beit 
Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire in the vicinity of the 
Palestinian fishing boats 
2 nautical miles offshore. They also abducted 2 fishermen and 
confiscated a fishing boat 

Israel continued to impose a total closure and has isolated the Gaza 
Strip from the outside world. 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 7 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 1.7 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.

Israeli settlement activity:

Israeli forces continued to support settlement activities in the West 
Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinian civilians and 

On 21 June 2014, a group of settlers from Kiryat Arba 
<http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ih/9786131968693>settlement which is 
established on confiscated lands east of Hebron attacked a house in the 
Old City, south of Hebron. The settlers attacked owner who was abducted 
later by Israeli forces. Israeli forces also abducted his two sons.

On 22 June 2014, four armed settlers from "Nahla'il" settlement which is 
established on the lands of Beitillu village, northwest of Ramallah, 
fired live ammunition at 9 Palestinian workers while working in a stone 
pit in Na'lan area in the northern side of the southern farm, northwest 
of the city. The workers ran way immediately towards the aforementioned 
village. The settlers withdrew later and no injuries were reported among 
Palestinian workers.

On 23 June 2014, Israeli settlers damaged tires of 35 cars belonging to 
9 families in Beit Hanina 
<http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ih/9786131936722>village to the north 
of the old town of Jerusalem. They also wrote racist phrases on a 
tourist bus.

Recommendations to the international community:

Due to the number and severity of Israeli human rights violations this 
week, the PCHR made several recommendations to the international 
community. Among these were a recommendation that the UN General 
Assembly 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.

In addition, 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 region, and that peace cannot be 
built on the expense of human rights;

For the full text of the report, click on the link below:

category palestine <http://www.imemc.org/newswire/palestine> | human 
rights <http://www.imemc.org/newswire/humanrights> | news report 
<http://www.imemc.org/newswire/newsreport> author email saed at imemc 
dot org <mailto:saed%20at%20imemc%20dot%20org>
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