[News] Palestinian Centre for Human Rights weekly report

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Palestinian Centre for Human Rights weekly report

http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1214&Itemid=31
(Gaza City) PCHR
Friday, 15 December 2006

The PCHR issued its report for the week of 7 
through 13 December outlining human rights abuses 
in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and 
the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces arrested 40 
Palestinians this week, including six children 
and attacked two radio stations.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights photo 
that accompanied the weekly report ran with the 
caption, "Thousands of Palestinian civilians 
waiting for the Rafah border crossing to open."

The full text of the report follows.

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue 
Systematic Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and 
Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

Two Palestinian couple were killed by the 
explosion of a mysterious object from the remainders of IOF.

A Palestinian woman died from a heart attack when 
IOF detonated a sound bomb inside her house.

11 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded by IOF.

IOF conducted 27 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

IOF arrested 40 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children.

IOF raided offices of two local radio stations in Hebron.

An IOF bloodhound bit and injured a Palestinian woman in Nablus.

IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the 
OPT; IOF have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

IOF have continued to construct the Annexation 
Wall inside the West Ban; IOF have continued to 
construct a section of the Wall in ‘Azzoun ‘Atma village, south of Qalqilya.



Summary

Israeli violations of international law and 
humanitarian law continued in the OPT during the 
reported period (7 – 13 December 2006):

Killing: During the reported period, a 
Palestinian couple were killed in Sa’ir village, 
northeast of Hebron, and their child was 
seriously wounded on 9 December 2006, when a 
mysterious object exploded in junks collected by 
the husband from an area used by IOF as a 
training site. On 12 December 2006, a 56-year-old 
Palestinian woman died from a heart attack when 
IOF detonated a sound bombs inside her house. On 
10 December 2006, a Palestinian child was wounded 
in al-Fara’a refugee camp, southeast of Jenin, 
when IOF fired at a number of children who demonstrated against them.

In the Gaza Strip, in violation of the truce 
between IOF and the Palestinian side, IOF fired 
at a number of Palestinian civilians, wounding 10 
of them. On 7 December 2006, 4 Palestinian 
civilians, including two brothers, were wounded 
in separate incidents of shooting by IOF in the 
northern Gaza Strip. On 8 December 2006, two 
Palestinian civilians, including a child, were 
wounded when IOF fired at a number of Palestinian 
civilians who were searching for wires and metals 
in the northern Gaza Strip. On 10 December 2006, 
IOF fired at a Palestinian civilian who was 
farming his land in the northern Gaza Strip, 
wounding him seriously. On 13 December 2006, an 
IOF gunboat opened fire at a fishing boat 
opposite to Rafah seashore, wounding 3 
Palestinian fishermen, including two brothers.

Incursions: During the reported period, IOF 
conducted at least 27 military incursions into 
Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during 
which they raided houses and arrested  40 
Palestinian civilians, including 6 children. They 
also raided and searched offices of two local 
radio stations in Hebron, and arrested the director of one of them.

Restrictions on Movement: IOF have continued to 
impose a tightened siege on the OPT and imposed 
severe restrictions on the movement of 
Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the 
West Bank, including Occupied East Jerusalem.

Gaza Strip

IOF have imposed a strict siege on the Gaza 
Strip. They have closed its border crossings as a 
form of collective punishment against Palestinian civilians.

IOF have closed Rafah International Crossing 
Point since 25 June 2006, even though they do not 
directly control it. During the reported period, 
the crossing point was reopened on Wednesday, 13 
December 2006.  IOF have partially reopened 
commercial crossings, especially al-Mentar 
(Karni) crossing, but many goods and medical 
supplies have been lacked in markets in the Gaza 
Strip. IOF have also continued to close Erez 
crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.  Hundreds of 
thousands of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip 
have been prevented from traveling through this 
crossing.  IOF have allowed international workers 
to pass through the crossing.  With this closure, 
only few Palestinian patients have been able to 
travel to hospitals in Israel and the West 
Bank.  In addition, IOF have continued to prevent 
Palestinian fishermen from fishing for 5 months.

West Bank

IOF have tightened the siege imposed on 
Palestinian communities in the West Bank. They 
have isolated Jerusalem from the rest of the West 
Bank. IOF positioned at various checkpoints in 
the West Bank have continued to impose severe 
restrictions on the movement of Palestinian 
civilians.  IOF have continued to separate 
between the north and south of the West Bank.

Annexation Wall: IOF have continued to construct 
the Annexation Wall inside the West Bank. During 
the reported period, IOF continued to construct a 
section of the Wall near ‘Azzoun ‘Atma village, 
south of Qalqilya. IOF seized more Palestinian 
land for this purpose. This section of the Wall 
will isolated the village totally and will seal 
it off from large areas of agricultural land and 
some houses and civilian facilities. On 12 
December 2006, IOF soldiers prevented Palestinian 
school children teachers from reaching their 
school in ‘Azzoun ‘Atma village, south of 
Qalqilya, which has been isolated by the Wall. On 
7 December 2006, IOF used force to disperse a 
peaceful demonstration organized by Palestinian 
civilians and international and Israeli 
solidarity activists in protest to the 
construction of the Wall in Bal’ein village, west of Ramallah.


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