[News] Palestinian woman killed, 6 civilians wounded by Israeli forces this week

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  Palestinian woman killed, 6 civilians wounded by Israeli forces this
  week– IMEMC News

October 21, 2016

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied 
Palestinian Territories for the week of 13 – 19 October 2016, the 
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces 
continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. A 
Palestinian woman was shot dead at Za’tarah checkpoint, southeast of 
Nablus. 6 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded. Two 
of them were seriously wounded.

Israeli attacks in the West Bank:

Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian 
casualties. During the reporting period, in the West Bank and occupied 
Jerusalem, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian woman and wounded 6 
others, including 3 children. Two of them were directly targeted and 
seriously wounded.

In the West Bank, on Sunday, 19 October 2016, Israeli forces shot dead 
Raheeq Shajee’ Mohammed Yusef (19) while being present near Za’tarah 
checkpoint, southeast of Nablus, under the pretext of a stabbing attack.

In excessive use of deadly force, on 13 October 2016, Israeli forces 
fired a tear gas canister right to Mostafa Hassan al-Jamal (12) after 
moving into Beit Soreek village, northwest of Jerusalem. As a result, 
the boy suffered concussion.

On 15 October 2016, Israeli forces opened fire at the entrance to 
al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. As a result, 3 civilians 
were wounded, including 2 children. One of the children named Fares 
al-Bayedh (15) was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the 
forehead, due to which, his wound was classified as serious.

On 16 October 2016, 2 civilians were wounded; one of whom was abducted, 
after Israeli special forces moved into Qabatiya village, south of Jenin.

During the past week, Israeli forces conducted 98 incursions into 
Palestinian communities in the West Bank. 83 civilians, including 26 
children and 3 women, were abducted. Forty-eight of them, including 23 
children and the 3 women, were abducted in occupied Jerusalem.

Contents of a publishing house were confiscated for the third time. In 
addition, a grocery was raided and some of its contents were damaged 
while other contents were stolen in Hebron.

Israeli forces continued their efforts to create Jewish majority in 
occupied East Jerusalem. An orphans’ school was raided; and the director 
of the Ministry of Education and 10 students were abducted.

A room in a house belonging to a Palestinian prisoner was shut down. 
Another apartment was shut down also under the pretext it contains a 
metal workshop in Nablus.

Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip:

In the Gaza Strip, in the context of targeting the border areas, Israeli 
forces stationed at the border fence, east of Khan Yunis, south of the 
Gaza Strip, opened fire at an electricity company crew while attempting 
to maintain the network that is 300 meters away from the border fence. 
As a result, they stopped their work and fled.

On 19 October 2016, Israeli forces stationed in the east of al-Ahmar 
area, east of Bait Hanoun village, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire 
at the aforementioned area. As a result, the farmers fled fearing for 
their lives. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

As part of targeting Palestinian fishermen in the Sea, on 13 October 
2016, Israeli forces stationed in the sea off al-Waha area, northwest of 
Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at the Palestinian 
fishermen. As a result, the fishermen sailed back to the seaport. The 
same attack was carried out 4 times during the reporting period in the 
same area and off al-Sudaniya shore as well. No casualties were reported.

Israeli settlement activities:

Israeli forces and civilian militia groups continued settlement 
activities in the West Bank.

Concerning settler attacks, on 13 October 2016, a group of settlers 
guarded by Israeli forces moved into al-Thawri neighbourhood in East 
Jerusalem’s Old city. They attacked Palestinian property, attempted to 
raid some houses and attacked their inhabitants.

The next day, settlers stabbed and attacked Mohammed al-Razem (26), from 
Silwan village, while he was walking in a street, north of East Jerusalem.

On 13 October 2016, Israeli forces moved into Kherbet al-Hadidiya in 
northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas. They levelled the road leading to 
the Kherbeh and put a sand barrier at the entrance to that Kherbeh.

On 14 October 2016, a settler set fire to lands in Kufor Qaddoum 
village, east of Qalqilya. As a result, 50 olive trees belonging to the 
heirs of Abdul Mahdi Mohammed Ali were burnt before the Civil Defence 
crew could extinguish fire.

On 15 October 2016, 2 settlers accompanied by Israeli soldiers coming 
from “Itmar” settlement, dismissed the family of Fawaz Hanani at gun 
point. The settlers threw away the olives that family had collected.

Israeli attacks on non-violent demonstrations:

This week, Israeli troops used excessive force against Palestinian 
civilians participating in peaceful protests, the majority of whom were 
youngsters.

Following the Friday prayer, 14 October 2016, dozens of Palestinian 
civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized 
protests in Bil’in and Ni’lin villages, west of Ramallah; al-Nabi Saleh 
village, northwest of the city and Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of 
Qalqiliya. Israeli forces forcibly dispersed the protests, firing live 
and rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs. 
They also chased the protesters into olive fields and houses. As a 
result, some of the protesters suffered tear gas inhalation while others 
sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up. Israeli forces 
stopped international solidarity groups and detained their passports, in 
addition to writing down their names. Moreover, Israeli forces declared 
the area a closed military zone. It should be noted that a number of 
Palestinian young men climbed over the annexation wall and raised the 
Palestinian flag.

Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian young men organized a 
protest against the Israeli policies in the Occupied Palestinian 
Territories at the western entrance to Silwad village, northeast of 
Ramallah, on the road between Silwad and Yabroud villages. The 
Protesters threw stones and Molotov Cocktails at Israeli soldiers, who 
fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and 
sound bombs in response. As a result, a fire broke out in a plot of land 
belonging to Mo’amar ‘Aiyad, from Silwad village.

At approximately 13:30 on Friday, 14 October 2016, Palestinian civilians 
and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized a protest 
in the centre of Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqiliya, and then 
made their way to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against 
closing that entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an 
iron gate. When the protesters approached the entrance, Israeli forces 
fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and 
sound bombs at them. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas 
inhalation.

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 United Nations 
provide international protection to Palestinians in the Occupied 
Palestinian Territories, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression 
against the Occupied Palestinian Territories, especially the Gaza Strip.

In addition, the PCHR called upon the High Contracting Parties to the 
Geneva Conventions to compel Israel, as a High Contracting Party to the 
Conventions, to apply the Conventions in the Occupied Palestinian 
Territories.

Click here for the full text of the report. <http://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=8494>

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