“Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” – – IMEMC News
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Human Rights Violations by Israelis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (weekly update from March 31 to April 06, 2022): Violation of the right to life and bodily integrity
Three Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) fire in two separate incidents in Jenin and Hebron, and another was killed by an Israeli settler who opened fire on him after carrying out a stabbing attack near Bethlehem.
In addition, 31 Palestinians, including 7 children, were injured and dozens more were bruised and suffocated from tear gas inhalation in separate incidents in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.
On March 31, 2022, two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed and 15 others, including 3 children, were injured in excessive use of force during clashes that accompanied the IOF incursion into the camp of refugees from Jenin. More information is available here.
On the same day, a Palestinian was killed by an Israeli settler who opened several live ammunition at him after carrying out a stabbing attack that injured a settler on an Israeli bus near the “Neve Daniel” settlement in the south of Bethlehem, according to IOF and there were no Palestinian eyewitnesses to the incident. In the evening, a Palestinian was injured by live ammunition in the basin near Kadouri University in western Tulkarem.
On April 1, 2022, a Palestinian civilian was killed after being shot in the chest with a live bullet by IOF during their incursion into Hebron. On the same day, 9 Palestinians, including 3 children, were shot dead with rubber bullets during the IOF crackdown on the weekly Kufur Qaddoum protest in northern Qalqilya.
In the evening, the occupation forces arrested a Palestinian man after wounding him with a live ammunition in the foot near the village of Anata, in occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an Israeli hospital for treatment. take care. There were no incidents when the Palestinian was injured and arrested. On the same day, two civilians were shot with rubber bullets in the limbs during the IOF incursion into the village of Dir Ghassana, north of Ramallah.
On April 4, 2022, a Palestinian civilian was shot in the right abdomen with live ammunition during the occupation forces’ incursion into the village of Fuqua, northeast of Jenin.
On 06 April 2022, a civilian was shot in the foot with live ammunition during the IOF incursion into the suburb of Shweika.
During the first three days of Ramadan, the Bab al-‘Amoud area in occupied East Jerusalem witnessed daily IOF attacks on Palestinian civilians.
As a result, at least one Palestinian was injured and dozens more suffered bruises; The IOF arrested 26 Palestinians. Additionally, Israeli police installed barbed wire and a mobile security point in the area. More information is available here.
Additionally, the IOF crackdown on Palestinian protesters in the Bab al-‘Amoud area was repeated on March 5 and 6, 2022. During which the IOF arrested 15 Palestinians, including a child. Additionally, footage showed an Israeli soldier stomping on the face of a detained protester and other protesters being physically assaulted.
In the Gaza Strip, the occupying forces opened fire twice on agricultural land in restricted areas, east of Khan Younis and in the center of the Gaza Strip. In addition, six IOF firings were reported on fishing boats, mostly off the northern, southern and western coasts of Gaza.
So far in 2022, IOF attacks have killed 20 Palestinians, including 5 children, and injured 185 others, including 39 children, a woman, 10 journalists and 2 medical personnel, all in the West Bank, at the exception of a fisherman in the Gaza Strip.
Settler Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Their Property
On April 3, 2022, a Palestinian man was injured and a Palestinian vehicle suffered material damage after Israeli settlers threw stones at it at the entrance to the “Homesh” settlement, on a road linking Nablus to Jenin.
So far this year, settlers have carried out 85 attacks against Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank.
Landscaping, demolitions and notices
On April 4, 2022, the occupation forces issued a stop construction notice against a room, barracks and water well in Hebron.
Since the beginning of 2022, the Israeli occupation forces have made 40 families homeless, a total of 244 people, including 47 women and 113 children. This was the result of the demolition by the IOF of 50 houses and 4 residential tents. Occupation forces also demolished 29 other civilian properties, razed 174 dunums and issued 49 demolition, stop construction and evacuation notices.
IOF the forays and arrests of Palestinian civilians
Occupation forces have carried out 188 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. These incursions included raids and searches of homes and civilian facilities and the setting up of checkpoints. During this week’s incursions, 123 Palestinians were arrested, including 8 children. Additionally, the Bab Al-‘Amoud area witnessed a large-scale arrest campaign launched by the IOF in occupied East Jerusalem, during which 41 Palestinians were arrested and physically assaulted.
So far in 2022, occupation forces have carried out 2,050 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, in which 1,230 Palestinians have been arrested, including 146 children and 14 women. IOF also carried out 12 limited incursions into the eastern Gaza Strip and arrested 15 Palestinians, including 7 fishermen. During this time, 9 infiltrations, including 3 children via the border fence, and one via the Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing.
Closure of Palestinian Institutions by IOF
On April 04, 2022, the Israeli occupation authorities announced that they were renewing the closure of 28 Palestinian institutions, associations and organizations active in occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of being sponsored by the Palestinian Authority and the violation of Israeli sovereignty over the “united territory”. Jerusalem,” as they claimed.
According to the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, the most important of these institutions is Orient House which was considered the unofficial headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem.
Israeli closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement
The Israeli occupation maintains its illegal and inhumane 15-year closure on the Gaza Strip. Details are available in the PCHR monthly update at Gaza crossings.
In the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, the occupying forces continue to impose restrictions on freedom of movement. Above her 108 permanent checkpoints, the occupation forces established 94 temporary military checkpoints this week and detained 11 Palestinians at these checkpoints.
The majority of checkpoints were in Hebron (33), followed by Bethlehem (17). Additionally, during Ramadan, occupied East Jerusalem witnessed restrictions on freedom of movement.
So far in 2022, the occupation forces have established 963 temporary military checkpoints this week and detained 57 Palestinians at these checkpoints