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Israeli forces continue attacks against Palestinians

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)


Israeli forces stormed Palestinian communities in the West Bank
6 Palestinian civilians, including a child and an old man, were killed, and 14 others, including 4 children and journalist, were wounded.
127 incursions were conducted in the West Bank.
Hundreds of houses were raided brutally, their residents were maltreated and a number of houses were turned into military barracks.
215 Palestinian civilians, including dozens former prisoners and 10 children, were arrested.
21 of these civilians, including 3children, were arrested 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 raided.
Dozens of surveillance cameras were confiscated from houses and shops.

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 wounded.

Israel continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
At least 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

Israeli naval forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza waters.
2 fishermen were arrested and a fishing boat was confiscated..

Israeli forces continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Settlers attacked Palestinian civilians and their property.

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (19 June – 25 June 2014).

Shooting:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinian civilians, including a child and an old man, and wounded 14 others, including 4 children and a journalist, in the West Bank. In the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes conducted 18 air strikes. Israeli naval forces carried 5 shooting and chasing incidents.

In the West Bank, 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 Slafit, 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.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes launched 18 airstrikes on civil targets and paramilitary training sites of armed groups. As a result, a number of facilities were destroyed or damaged, and 18 Palestinian civilians, including 7 women and 4 children, were injured.

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 sailing 2 nautical miles offshore. They also arrested 2 fishermen and confiscated a fishing boat.

The full report is available online at:
http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10432:weekly-report-on-israeli-human-rights-violations-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory--19-25-june-2014-&catid=84:weekly-2009&Itemid=183

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