[News] Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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  Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied
  Palestinian Territory (05– 11 December 2019)

December 12, 2019
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*/Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory/*

*/05/* */–/**/11 December 2019/*

  * *49 Palestinians shot and injured by IOF, including 23 children and
    3 women and 2 paramedics, one a woman, near the Gaza border fence at
    the Great March of Return (GMR) protests in eastern Gaza.*

  * *West Bank: 7 Palestinian civilians shot and injured by IOF.*

  * *During 94 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied
    East Jerusalem: 58 civilians arrested, including 4 children, 4 women
    (3 of them are journalists).*

  * *IOF arrested the crew of Palestine Satellite Channel during their
    morning show in occupied East Jerusalem.*

  * *3 houses demolished in Hebron and 27 dunums in Qalqiliyah levelled
    and a civilian was forced to self-demolish his house in occupied
    Jerusalem.*

  * *Settlers punctured tires of 160 vehicles in the occupied East
    Jerusalem. *

  * *41 temporary checkpoints erupted in the West Bank, where 3
    Palestinian civilians were arrested*

*Summary*

This week, PCHR documented 148 violations of the international human 
rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli 
occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory.

*As part of the Israeli violations of the right to life and bodily 
integrity: *

In terms of excessive use of force, IOF wounded 57 Palestinian civilians 
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In the Gaza Strip, IOF wounded 49 
civilians, including 23 children, 3 women, and 2 paramedics, including a 
woman, on the 83^rd Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the 
Siege protest (GMR). An employee at Jabalia Municipality was shot and 
injured after IOF opened fire at him while he was on duty at the border 
area. Meanwhile in the West Bank, 7 civilians were injured; 6 of them 
were injured near the annexation wall during their attempt to sneak into 
Israel for work.

*Under IOF incursions and house raids,* 94 incursions into the West 
Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, were reported. Those incursions 
included raids of civilian houses and shootings, enticing fear among 
civilians, arresting and/or injuring many others. During this week’s 
incursions, 58 Palestinians were arrested, including 4 children, 4 women 
(3 of them are journalists).  On 06 December 2019, IOF arrested the crew 
of Palestine Satellite Channel during their morning show “Good Morning 
Jerusalem” and arrested one of the guests, a former prisoner. IOF also 
arrested 2 civilians near the border fence in eastern Rafah and fired 
tear gas canisters at al-Najjar neighbourhood in Khuza’ah, east of Khan 
Younis, in the Gaza Strip.

*Under the settlement expansion activities in the West Bank, *PCHR 
documented 4 IOF violations that included demolishing 3 residential 
houses and razing a 200-square-meter land in Hebron, in addition to 27 
dunums of Kafer Laqef village, east of Qalqiliyah to establish an 
industrial area to be annexed to /“Karnei Shomron”/ settlement. 
Moreover, a civilian was forced to self-demolish his house in occupied 
Jerusalem.

PCHR also documented 2 settler-attacks against Palestinian civilians and 
their property, including stoning a vehicle in Nablus, and puncturing 
tires of 160 vehicles in Jerusalem, in addition to vandalization.

*In terms of the Israeli closure policy,* the Gaza Strip still suffers 
the worst closure in the History of the Israeli occupation of the oPt as 
it has entered the 14^th consecutive year, without any improvement to 
the movement of persons and goods, humanitarian conditions and bearing 
catastrophic consequences on all aspects of life. Furthermore, IOF uses 
Erez Crossing that is designated for movement of individuals as an 
ambush to arrest Palestinians who obtain permits to exit via Israel.  
Meanwhile, the West Bank is divided into separate cantons with key roads 
blocked by the Israeli occupation since the Second Intifada and with 
temporary and permanent checkpoints, where civilian movement is 
restricted and they are subject to arrest as 3 Palestinians were 
arrested this week only.

 1. *Violation of the right to life and to bodily integrity*

 1. *Excessive Use of Force against Protests in the Gaza Strip*

On the 83^rd Friday, 06 December 2019, weekly protests were launched in 
the 5 Great March of Return (GMR) encampments in eastern Gaza Strip. 
This Friday’s protest titled: “GMR Will Continue”, resulted in the 
injury of 49 civilians, including 23 children and 3 women, and 2 
paramedics, including a woman.

*The incidents were as follows:*

  * *Northern Gaza Strip*: demonstrations took part in eastern Jabalia.
    Some protesters threw stones at IOF stationed along the border
    fence. IOF shot and injured 14 civilians, including 5 children and 2
    women: 2 with live bullets and shrapnel, 8 with rubber bullets and 4
    were hit with tear gas canisters.

  * *Gaza City: *hundreds took part in Malaka area in eastern Gaza City.
    IOF targeted them with teargas canisters and live and rubber
    bullets. As a result, 5 civilians were injured; 4 of them were hit
    with tear gas canisters, and one was shot with a rubber bullet in
    the head. Moreover, dozens of civilians suffocated due to teat gas
    inhalation.

  * *Central Gaza Strip: *protests took part in eastern al-Buriej Camp. 
    Hundreds gathered near the border fence and some attempted to throw
    stones at IOF, who fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas
    canisters in return. The shooting, which continued until 17:00 on
    the same day, caused the injury of 5 protestors, including 2
    children and 2 women; 3 of them with rubber bullets, and 2 with tear
    gas canisters. Mai Suleiman Abdul Karim Abu Ruweidah (20), from
    al-Maghazi, who was directly hit with a tear gas canister in the
    right eye, was referred to the Eye Specialty Hospital in Gaza City.
    Mai’s right eye was removed after which she was referred to al-Shifa
    Hospital in Gaza City.

Abu Ruweidah said to PCHR’s fieldworker that:

/“At approximately 15:30 on Friday, 06 December 2019, during my 
participation at the GMR protests, I was directly hit with a tear gas 
canister in my right eye. I was taken to the field hospital, which is 
about 1000 meters away from where I was. After receiving first aid, I 
was referred to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. After that, I was 
referred to Eye Specialty Hospital in al-Nasser neighborhood, Gaza City, 
and then transferred to al-Shifa Hospital to for a CT scan. Later, I 
returned to the //Eye Specialty Hospital. At approximately 21:15, I had 
a surgery to remove my right eye. On Sunday, 08 December 2019, I was 
referred again to al-Shifa Hospital and I am still receiving medical 
treatment.”/

  * *Khan Younis:* Hundreds civilians joined today’s protests in
    Khuza’ah area in eastern Khan Yunis.  Most of the protesters stayed
    in the encampment for the activities while only dozens gathered near
    the border fence and attempted to throw stones and firecrackers. IOF
    fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at them in
    addition to firing skunk at them from water cannons. As a result, 8
    civilians, including 5 children and 2 paramedics, were injured with
    rubber bullets and taken to hospitals. Moreover, many civilians
    sustained superficial rubber bullets wounds and suffocated due to
    tear gas inhalation. They received treatment on the spot. The
    wounded paramedic, Dalia Bassam Ahmed Abu Reidah (21), working
    within Watan Medical Team, was shot with a rubber bullet in her left
    hand while paramedic Mohammed Ziyad Zoghbor(35), a PRCS volunteer
    paramedic, was shot with a rubber bullet in the right shoulder. It
    should be noted that some Palestinian young men flocked to today’s
    protests at 13:00 and were shot with live bullets and hit with tear
    gas canisters before the crowds headed to the area.  As a result, a
    child was wounded with a rubber bullet.

  * *Rafah:* hundreds of protestors gathered in eastern al-Shawka
    neighborhood while others remained at the protest encampment, where
    speeches and theatrical performances were performed. Dozens
    attempted to approach the fence and throw stones and burnt tires.
    IOF fired live and rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at
    protestors and pumped wastewater at them. As a result, 17 civilians,
    including 11 children, were injured: 2 shot with live bullets and
    shrapnel, 8 with rubber bullets and 7 were hit with tear gas
    canisters. Rajeh Mohammed al-Qadi (24) was shot with a rubber bullet
    to the head, causing fracture in his skull. He was admitted to the
    Gaza European Hospital in Khan Yunis for his serious condition.

 2. *Shooting and other violations of the right to life and bodily
    integrity*

  * At approximately 15:00 on Friday, 06 December 2019, a number of
    Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones at IOF stationed
    along the security fence of /“Karmi Tsur”/ settlement, adjacent to
    Beit Ummer village, north of Hebron. The soldiers chased the young
    men and fired live bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a
    result, an 18-year-old civilian was shot with a live bullet in the
    abdomen. He was referred to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron via an
    ambulance of Palestine Red crescent Society (PRCS) in a critical
    condition. Medical sources said that the wounded civilian had a
    surgery to remove his The live bullet also caused partial laceration
    in the wounded civilian’s liver.

  * At approximately 15:00 on the same Friday, IOF stationed along the
    border fence, east of al-Shuhada’a Cemetery, east of Jabalia, north
    of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at a truck affiliated with Jabalia
    Municipality. As a result, the truck was targeted with 4 live
    bullets and Mesleh Nidal ‘Abed Rabbuh (24), from Jabalia, was shot
    with a live bullet in the left arm. ‘Abed Rabbuh was taken to the
    GMR medical point at Abu Safia area, northeast of Jabalia. ‘Abed
    Rabbuh’s injury coincided with the start of GMR. He was referred to
    al-‘Awda Hospital affiliated with the Union of Health Work
    Committees. His injury was classified as moderate and he left the
    hospital at approximately 16:30 on the same day.

  * At approximately 06:00 on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, IOF signed to
    guard the annexation wall opened fire at Saif Eyad Wajih al-‘Ardah
    (21), from ‘Arabah village, southwest of Jenin, while attempting to
    sneak into Israel for work through Thuhor al-‘Abed village lands,
    southwest of the city. As a result, he sustained a superficial wound
    in the right leg Al-‘Ardah was referred to Khalil Suleiman Hospital
    in Jenin for treatment.

  * At approximately 07:20 on Tuesday, IOF stationed adjacent to the
    annexation wall near Nazlet ‘Essa village, north of Tulkarm, opened
    fire at a number of Palestinian workers, who attempted to sneak into
    Israel. As a result, 3 civilians, from Qifin village, north of the
    city, were injured and they were identified as:

 1. Namer ‘Adel Khasib (26), was shot with a live bullet in the left leg;
 2. Mohammed Tayseer ‘Ammar (28), was shot with a live bullet in the
    left leg; and
 3. Yusuf Ziyad Khasib (29), was shot with a live bullet in the foot.

  * At approximately 07:30 on Wednesday, 11 December 2019, IOF signed to
    guard the annexation wall opened fire at Hazem Mohammed Mousa
    Lahlouh (30), from ‘Araba village, southwest of Jenin. As a result,
    he sustained a live bullet wound in the right foot while attempting
    to sneak into Israel, north of Tulkarm. Lahlouh as referred to
    Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin for treatment.

  * At approximately 08:00 on Wednesday morning, IOF signed to guard the
    annexation wall adjacent to Nazlet ‘Essa village, north of Tulkarm,
    opened fire at a number of Palestinian workers, attempting to enter
    Israel for work. As a result, ‘Ala’a Bassam Abu Baker (28), from
    Qifin village, north of the city, was shot with a live bullet in the
    right leg.

  * At approximately 17:30 on Wednesday, 11 December 2019, Israeli
    soldiers stationed along the border fence, east of Khan Younis,
    southern Gaza Strip, fired a number of tear gas canisters at
    al-Najjar neighbourhood, east of Khuza’ah village, east of the city.
    As a result, many civilians suffocated due to tear gas inhalation.

 1. *Incursions and arrests*

*_Thursday, 05 December 2019:_*

  * At approximately 00:00, IOF moved into al-Tour village, east of
    occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They arrested Mahmoud al-Hedrah
    (17) after they raided and searched his house.

  * At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Beit Ummer village, north of
    Hebron. They raided and searched the house of Thiab Sa’ed ‘Awad (50)
    and then arrested his sons Abdul ‘Aziz (27) and Qasem (20).

  * At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Surif village, northwest of
    Hebron. They arrested Mousa Kamal Barath’iyah (30) and Ayman ‘Ali
    Abdul Fattah Barath’iyah (38) after they raided and searched their
    houses.

  * At the same time, IOF moved into Silwan village, south of occupied
    East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched several houses
    and arrested 4 civilians, referring them for investigation in Salah
    Eden police center. The arrestees were identified as: Sofian
    al-Natshah, Islam al-Rajbi, Hamzah Abu Suneinah and Mohammed al-Rajbi.

  * At approximately 02:00, IOF backed by military construction vehicles
    moved into al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron, and stationed in
    Jourat al-Demi neighborhood. They raided and searched a lathe
    workshop of al-Tal family and thoroughly searched vehicles that were
    present in the area. Half an hour later, soldiers confiscated
    equipment from the workshop. They also handed Suleiman Manna’a
    al-Tal, owner of the workshop, a list of the confiscated items,
    which at his discretion, cost about NIS 1 million. Moreover, the
    soldiers arrested Suleiman’s sons Bashir (25) and ‘Ali (33).

  * At approximately 02:30, IOF, moved into Deir al-Ghosoun village,
    north of Tulkarm. They arrested Bilal ‘Atallah al-Ghoul (50) after
    they raided and searched his house.

  * At approximately 16:00, IOF stationed at al-Hamrah checkpoint in the
    Northern Jordan Valleys, southeast of Tubas, arrested Mohammed
    Hiatham Abu Jaish (23), from Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus.

  * IOF carried out (7) incursions in Hebron and Sa’ir village,
    northeast of the city; Qasrah village, south of Nablus; Beir
    al-Basha village, southwest of Jenin; ‘Ezbet al-Jarad village, east
    of Tulkarm; Kafer Laqef village, east of Qalqiliyah; Qarawet Bani
    Hasan village, northwest of Salfit. No arrests were reported.

*_Friday, 06 December  2019:_*

  * At approximately 14:00, IOF moved into Bal’a village, north of
    Tulkarm. They raided and searched several houses after which they
    arrested Ahmed Fou’ad Raja E’maier (35), Estifan Fo’ad Marwah
    Shahrour (32) and Tareq ‘Adnan Shahrour (40).

  * In early morning, IOF arrested crew of Palestinian Satellite Channel
    in occupied East Jerusalem during their morning show “Good Morning
    Jerusalem” and arrested one of the show guests. Wadi Hilweh
    Information Center – Silwan, said that officers of the Israeli
    Intelligence Service arrested the channel crews from 2 locations in
    al-Zaytoun Mount and Bab al-‘Amoud area, east and center of the
    city. The center added that IOF arrested Dana Abu Shamsiyah, the
    show presenter; photographer Amir ‘Abed Rabbuh; and former prisoner
    Mohammed al-‘Abasi, the show guest, from al-Zaytoun Mount after IOF
    raided the place and confiscated the camera equipment. In Bab
    al-‘Amoud area, journalist Christine Renawi and photographer ‘Ali
    Yaseen were arrested after they ended the show and the camera
    equipment were confiscated. It should be noted that “Gilad Ardan”,
    Minister of Public Security, issued  a decision on 20 November 2019,
    to close Palestine Satellite Channel’s office in the city  for 6
    months for ” PA-organized activities in the State of Israel without
    a permit under the law.”

  * IOF carried out (7) incursions in Dura, Bani Na’im and al-Shoyoukh
    villages in Hebron; Tal village, southwest of Nablus; al-Jalazoun
    refugee camp, Ni’lin and Betunia villages in Ramallah and al-Birah.
    No arrests were reported.

*_Saturday, 07 December 2019:_*

  * At approximately 04:00, Israeli soldiers stationed along the border
    fence, in eastern al-Shoka village, east of Rafah, southern Gaza
    Strip, arrested Akram Hasan Husein al-‘Arjani (20) and Na’el Khalid
    Mahmoud Hamad (20), from al-Shoka village, while attempting to sneak
    into Israel.

  * At approximately 11:00, IOF moved into Qarawet Bani Zaid village,
    northwest of Ramllah. They arrested Hamadallah ‘Arar (22) and Hani
    (24) from their houses after raiding and searching them.

  * At approximately 12:40, IOF arrested Jawdat Mohammed Sowan (28)
    after he quarreled with an Israeli settler in a commercial shop in
    Jensafout village, east of Qalqiliyah.

  * At approximately 18:20, IOF stationed adjacent to the annexation
    wall, arrested Omer Nour Mahmoud Ersheid (22), claiming that their
    vehicles were stoned.

  * IOF carried out (4) incursions in Beit Furik village, east of
    Nablus; al-Shuyoukh, Beit Kahel and Emrish villages in Hebron. No
    arrests were reported.

*_Sunday, 08 December 2019:_*

  * At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Hebron’s Qalqas village. They
    raided and searched Majd Mohamed Sabbah (22)’s house and arrested him.

  * At approximately 11:00, IOF stationed at Abu al-Rish military
    checkpoint, which is established at the entrance to Hebron, arrested
    Afnan ‘Adel Abu Isninah (17), claiming that she had a knife. They
    took her to an investigation center in “Kriyat ‘Arba” settlement,
    east of Hebron.

  * IOF carried out (4) incursions in Dura, Beit Ammer, Sa’eer, and Abu
    al-Saja villages in Hebron.

*_Monday, 09 December 2019:_*

  * At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Hebron’s Dura village. They
    raided and searched ‘Ali aleb al-Haroub (28)’s house and arrested him.

  * At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Hebron’s Beit Kahel village.
    They raided and searched houses, from which they arrested Sami
    Sufyan ‘Atawnah (23), Ahmed Nael ‘Asafrah (26) and ‘Abed al-Fattah
    Anwar ‘Atawnah (29). All of them were taken to an unknown destination.

  * At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into Hebron. They raided and
    searched 2 houses of Nehad Mohamed al-Jab’a and ‘Ammar ‘Ali
    al-Jab’a. No arrests among the two families’ members were reported.

  * At approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Jenin’s Qabatiyia village.
    They raided and searched ‘Abed a;-Raod Najeh Kmail (30)’s house and
    arrested him.

  * Around the same time, IOF moved into Tulkarm’s Bal’a’s village. They
    raided and searched Ameer ‘Ali ‘Ajjaj (22)’s house and arrested him.

  * At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into al-‘Aroub refugee camp in
    Hebron. They raided and searched Shameikh Jaber al-Titi (24)’s house
    and then arrested him. IOF confiscated al-Titi’s mobile phone and
    laptop. It should be noted that al-Titi is a reporter working for
    ‘Alam Radio in Hebron.

  * At approximately 04:20, IOF moved into Ramallah’s Betouniyia
    village. They raided and searched houses and then arrested Abdullah
    Asem Ibrahim (29), taking him to an unknown destination.
    Additionally, IOF confiscated a vehicle of Saied Abu al-Bahaa.

  * IOF moved into Solwan village, south of occupied East Jerusalem’s
    Old City. They raided and searched Jerusalem Mayor’s house, Adnan
    Adel Tawfeeq Ghaith, and handed their family a summons to refer to
    Israeli Intelligence Services at “al-Maskoubeya” detention center in
    West Jerusalem. On 05 December 2019, during his presence before the
    intelligence officers, he was handed an order issued by the Israeli
    Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan which banning him from
    holding meetings, events, and collecting financial assistance for
    the vulnerable inside the occupied Jerusalem for six months.

  * Around evening hours, IOF moved into al-Sa’deya neighborhood, in the
    occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched Mahmoud
    al-Qulaghasi’s (65) house and arrested him.

  * At approximately 16:00, IOF established a temporary military
    checkpoint on the entrance of Arraba, southwest of Jenin. They
    stopped the Palestinian vehicles, searched their ID cards and
    arrested Sa’ed Naser Jarar (20); and Mithqal Mohammed Hamdan (20)
    from Jenin, and took them to an unknown destination.

  * At approximately 23:00, IOF moved into al-Issaweya, southeast of
    Jerusalem. They raided and searched Montaser Naser Sibtah (15) and
    arrested him.

  * IOF carried out (8) incursions in: al-Baloa’ neighborhood in
    al-Beira; EinMusbah in Ramallah; Birzeit and Sarda south of the
    city; Saida village south of Tulkarm; al-Simia village; Hebron; and
    Beit Oula.

*_Tuesday, 10 December 2019:_*

  * At approximately 00:30, IOF moved into Deir Abu Misha’al, northwest
    of Ramallah. They raided and searched several houses and arrested
    (3) civilians: Ramzi Ibrahim Ata (17); Mohammed Khamees Zahran (24);
    and Mhmoud Mohammed Zahran (27).

  * At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Bethlehem, and stationed in
    al-Saf Street in the central city. They raided and searched two
    houses belonging to Adel Hijazi (48) and Rida Sadouq (29), and
    arrested them. It should be noted that the abovementioned civilians
    were a former prisoners in the Israeli jail.

  * Around the same time, IOF moved into Za’tara, east of Bethlehem.
    They raided and searched Mjahed Jamal al-Wahsh (21) and arrested him.

  * At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Ourif village, south of
    Nablus. They raided and searched two houses belonging to Ahmed
    Mohammed Ahmed Shehada (26) and Osama Ali Yousif Shehada (25), and
    arrested them.

  * Around the same time, IOF moved into Beit Owa village, southwest of
    Hebron. They raided and searched Samir Sobhi al-Masalma’s (35) house
    and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli Intellegince
    Services in “/Gush Etzion/” settlement, south of Bethlehem.

  * Around the same time, IOF moved into Bani Na’em village, east of
    Hebron. They raided and searched Suhaib Abu Jarour’s (34) house and
    no arrests were reported.

  * At approximately 02:00, IOF moved into al-Issaweya, northeast of
    occupied Jerusalem. They raided and searched several houses and
    handed (7) civilians summonses to Ahmed Darbas; Waleed Alian; Majd
    and Rasheed Darweesh; Mohammed Alian; Moayad Bader; and Issa Darbas,
    to refer to Salah al-Dein investigation center in the central city.

  * At approximately 02:30, IOF moved into Qousin village, west of
    Nablus. They raided and searched Aseed Bassam Yadk’s (23) house and
    arrested him.

  * At approximately 19:50, IOF moved into al-Beira, and stationed in
    the industrial area. A group of young men gathered and threw stones
    at the Israeli soldiers who chased them and replied with sound bombs
    and teargas canisters, where many civilians sustained tear gas
    inhalation. It should be noted that IOF confiscated the surveillance
    cameras from some commercial shops belonging to Abu Aqel and
    al-Shinni families. This incursion continued for 5 hours before they
    withdrew from the village, and neither arrests nor injuries were
    reported.

  * IOF carried out (6) incursions in Qbatya; Tamoun; Dura; al-‘Aroub
    refugee camp; al-Thahereya and al-Shoyoukh villages in Hebron.

*_Wednesday, 11 December 2019:_*

  * At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into al-Beira and stationed in Um
    al-Sharayet neighborhood south of the city. Dozens of young people
    gathered and threw stones, empty bottles and fireworks at the
    soldiers, who responded with rubber bullets and sound bombs. As a
    result, many civilians suffocated due to tear gas inhalations and
    treated in the spot. Three hours later, IOF arrested Laith Assi
    al-Tareefi (28), and Bushra Jamal al-Taweel (26) the former prisoner
    and journalist and photographer at “Anin al-Qaid Net” and the
    daughter of the senior Hamas leader Jamal al-Taweel.

  * At approximately 02:00, IOF, reinforced by heavy military vehicles,
    moved into Halhoul, north of Hebron. They raided and searched two
    houses belonging to Naief Abdullah al-Shatreet (33); and Mahmoud
    Bajes Aqel (32), and took them to an unknown destination.

  * Around the same time, IOF, reinforced by heavy military vehicles,
    moved into Ezz al-Dein Ja’bari’s (55) house and no arrests were
    reported.

  * At approximately 02:20, IOF moved into Beitin village, northeast of
    Ramallah. They raided and searched Ahmed Kayed’s (26) house and
    arrested him.

  * Around the same time, IOF moved into Silwad village, northeast of
    Ramallah. They raided and searched Ahmed Abdullah al-Saher’s (17)
    house and arrested him.

  * At approximately 03:30, IOF moved into al-Jalazon refugee camp,
    north of Ramallah. They raided and searched Kamel Jalal Nakhla’s
    (26) house and arrested him.

  * In evening hours, IOF arrested Zakeya Ali Husain (30) from Beit Daqo
    village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem after she was
    summonsed for investigation, after arresting her husband.

  * IOF carried out (11) incursions in Qablan, south of Nablus, Berzeit,
    Abu Qash, Sarda, north of Ramallah, Beit Exa villages, Badou,
    al-Jadeera, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, Sibastya northwest
    of Nablus, Karaza, Sa’eer, Beit Umer in Hebron.

*III. Settlement Expansion and settler violence in the West Bank, 
including occupied East Jerusalem*

 1. *Demolition and Confiscation of Civilian Property for Settlement
    Expansion Activities*

  * At approximately 09:00 on Thursday, 05 December 2019, IOF backed by
    military construction vehicles moved into Hebron’s Moghayir
    al-‘Abeed area, where they demolished 3 houses, under the pretext of
    non-licensing. These houses belong to:

 1. Shehada Salama Shehada Makhamrah: a 50-sqaure-meter house built of
    tin plates and bricks and sheltered 6 persons, including 3 children.
 2. Mosleh Shehada Salama Makhamrah: a 40-sqaure-meter house built of
    tin plates and bricks and sheltered 2 persons.
 3. Salah Shehada Salama Makhamrah: a 45-sqaure-meter house built of tin
    plates and bricks and sheltered 3 persons, including a girl.

  * At approximately 16:00 on Sunday, 08 December 2019, IOF razed 27
    dunums from Kafur Lqef village’s lands, east of Qalqiliyia, to
    establish an industrial area and join it to “/Karnei Shomron/“
    settlement. These dunums belong to the heirs of the deceased Mahmoud
    ‘Othman Qadoura and Saleh Ibrahim ‘Asaf. IOF claimed that these
    dunums are “State Lands” and their owners stopped to challenge
    before courts. Nayif Jaber, Head of Village Council in Kafur Lqef
    Village, said to PCHR’s fieldworker that: “ /On Sunday, 08 December
    2019, we shocked when Israeli military construction vehicles moved
    into the village and demolished 27 dumums, under the pretext that
    their owners stopped to challenge before official bodies, noting
    that the owners submitted documents and challenge before official
    and legal bodies. The Israeli Civil Administration officer declared
    that these dumums would be joint to “Karnei Shomron” settlement to
    establish an industrial area. The village residents and dumuns’
    owners headed to their dunums and attempted to stop the demolition,
    but in vain. They bulldozed half of these dunums until now.” /

  * On Monday, 09 December 2019, ‘Ali Ja’abees implemented the Israeli
    Municipality decision and self-demolished his 70-sqaure-meter house
    in al-Mokaber Mount area, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, to
    avoid paying the demolition costs. Ja’abees said that the Israeli
    Municipality staff raided his house on Sunday, 08 December 2019, and
    gave him 3 days to implement the demolition, or they will do so,
    fine him and force him to pay the demolition costs. It should be
    noted that Ja’abees’s house was built of wood 7 months ago;
    nonetheless, the Israeli Municipality issued a decision to demolish
    his house, tiles surrounding the house and retaining walls.
  * At approximately 09:00 on Monday, IOF and Israeli Civil
    Administration officers backed by military construction vehicles
    moved into al-Qate’ area in Hebron. The soldiers were deployed
    between residents’ houses and the military construction vehicles
    bulldozed Ahmed Bader Abu ‘Ayish (55)’s 200sq.m plot of land planted
    with olive trees and grapes, under the pretext of being “State
    Lands”. It should be noted that Israeli authorities handed the
    lands’ owners notices to evacuate their lands a year ago.

  * At approximately 10:00 on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, IOF and Israeli
    Civil Administration backed by military construction vehicles moved
    into Kherbit al-Sema in Samou’a village, south of Hebron. The
    Israeli Civil Administration officers notified al-Tahadi and
    al-Somoud School to stop construction. It should be noted that on
    10/30/2019, Israeli authorities handed the school a notice to stop
    construction works under the pretext of non-licensing. The notice
    set a court hearing on 11 November 2019 to challenge the order.

 2. *Israeli Settler Violence*

  * At approximately 11:30 on Thursday, 05 December 2019, Israeli
    settlers threw stones at Hasan Ahmed ‘Abadi (44)’s vehicle while
    driving on Jenin-Nablus Street, northwest of Nablus. As a result,
    the vehicle’s windshield was broken. ‘Abadi said to PCHR’s
    fieldworker that: /“At approximately 11:30 on Thursday, 05 December
    2019, I was returning from Nablus to my house in Baqet al-Sharqiyia
    village. When I arrived at al-Mas’odiyia intersection, branching
    from Nablus-Jenin Street, I found 8 masked settlers closing the
    street with boulders. I stopped 500 meters away and waited for 15
    minutes until the settlers got into 2 vehicles and drove towards
    “Shafi Shomron” settlement, northwest of Nablus. I noticed that we
    were driving in the same direction. Suddenly, one of the settlers’
    vehicles approached me and a settler threw a stone at my vehicle’s
    windshield and broke it. Meantime, a military vehicle carrying 2
    Israeli officers arrived at the area and asked me what happened. I
    answered their questions, but they did not do anything. After that,
    an Israeli police officer came and asked me if I photographed the
    settlers, I told him no. He told me to head to the Palestinian
    Liaison office and submit a complaint. I went to the Palestinian
    Liaison office in Jenin and did so//.//”/
  * At approximately 02:30 on Monday, 09 December 2019, Israeli
    settlers, from “/Ramat Shlomo/“ settlement, moved into Sho’fat
    village in occupied East Jerusalem. They punctured the tires of 160
    vehicles and trucks parking on the village street and vandalized
    them with racist slurs, in addition to houses walls.  The village
    residents said that surveillance cameras recordings fixed in their
    houses showed that 3 settlers moved into al-Dahra Street and damaged
    the residents’ properties. The Israeli police and intelligence
    officers arrived at the area, photographed the vehicles, removed
    racist slurs, and took the affected persons’ testimonies.
  * *Closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement of persons
    and goods*

*West Bank *

In addition to permanent checkpoints and closed roads, this week 
witnessed the establishment of more temporary checkpoints that restrict 
the goods and individuals movement between villages and cities and deny 
civilians’ access to their work. IOF established *41 temporary 
checkpoints and arrested 3 Palestinian civilians. *

*The military checkpoint were as follows: *

*_Hebron: _*

  * On Thursday, 05 December 2019, IOF established 3 checkpoints at the
    entrances to al-Dahiriyia and al-Koum villages and at the entrance
    to al-Fawar refugee camp.

  * On Friday, 06 December 2019, IOF established 4 checkpoints at the
    entrances to Ethna’ Samou’a and Beit ‘Awaa villages, and at the
    entrance to al-‘Aroub refugee camp.
  * On Saturday, 07 December 2019, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the
    entrances to Yatta and Ethna villages.
  * On Sunday, 08 December 2019, 3 similar checkpoints were established
    at the entrance to Ethna village, at the northern entrance to Yatta
    and at the northern entrance to Hebron.
  * On Monday, 09 Dcember 2019, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the
    entrance to Beit Ummer village and at the entrance to al-Fawar
    refugee camp.

  * On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, IOF established 4 checkpoints at the
    entrance to al-‘Aroub refugee camp, at the entrance to Hadab
    al-Fawar village, at the northern entrance to Yatta, and at the
    southern entrance to Hebron.

  * On Wednesday, 11 December 2019, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the
    eastern entrance to Dura and at the entrance to Bani Na’iem village.

*_Ramallah and al-Bireh: _*

  * On Friday, 06 December 2019, IOF established a checkpoint at al-Tiba
    village intersection.
  * On Sunday, 08 December 2019, IOF established a checkpoint at the
    entrance to al-Tiba village.
  * On Monday, 09 December 2019, IOF established 2 checkpoints at the
    entrances to ‘Ein Yabroud and ‘Ein Sinah villages.
  * On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, IOF established 3 checkpoints at the
    entrances to al-Nabi Saleh, Biten and ‘Ein Yabroud villages.

*_Qalqiliyah:_*

  * At approximately 21:15 on Thursday, 05 December 2019, IOF
    established a checkpoint near ‘Izbit al-Tabeeb village intersection,
    east of the city.
  * At approximately 23:30, a similar checkpoint was established at the
    eastern entrance to the city.
  * At approximately 14:30 on Friday, 06 December 2019, IOF established
    a checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Qalqiliyia.
  * At approximately 21:20, IOF established a checkpoint at Jeet
    village’s intersection, northeast of the city.
  * At approximately 14:00 on Sunday, 08 December 2019, IOF established
    a checkpoint at the eastern entrance to Qalqiliyia.

*_Salfit:_*

  * On Thursday, 05 December 2019, IOF established 3 checkpoints at the
    western entrance to Hares village, at the entrance to Qarawet Bani
    Hassan village and at the entrance to Dir Ballout village.
  * At approximately 22:00 on Saturday, 07 December 2019, IOF
    established a checkpoint at the entrance to Hares village, north of
    Salfit.

*_Nablus:_*

  * At approximately 07:30 on Thursday, 05 December 2019, IOF
    established a checkpoint near “Homesh “ settlement, on Jenin- Nablus
    Street. A similar checkpoint was established at “/Shavei Shomron/ “
    intersection.
  * On Monday, 09 December 2019, IOF closed with rocks the entrance to
    Osreen village, south of Nablus. Local sources stated that IOF
    closed the entrance under the pretext of throwing stones at
    settlers’ vehicles.
  * At approximately 10:00 on Tuesday, 10 December 2019, IOF established
    a checkpoint on Nablus-Tubad Road, northeast of the city.
  * At approximately 18:00, a similar checkpoint was established at
    Surra village intersection, southwest of the city.

*_Jenin:_*

  * At approximately 12:30 on Saturday, 07 December 2019, IOF
    established a checkpoint near the entrance to Sila al-Harithiyia
    village, west of Jenin.

  * IOF established a checkpoint at Ya’boud village intersection,
    southwest of the city.

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