Thursday, April 30, 2009

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied PalestinianTerritory

  • 20 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were wounded by IOF gunfire in the West Bank.
  • A number of these civilians were wounded by Israeli settlers during a joint attack with IOF.
  • IOF conducted 28 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
  • IOF arrested 32 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children.
  • IOF halted technical preparations related to a reception site intended for the Pope’s visit.
  • IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
  • IOF imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian Christians during Easter.
  • IOF troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children.
  • IOF have continued measures aimed at the changing the demographic majority of east Jerusalem’s population.
  • IOF started to establish a new settlement neighborhood in the al-Sawahra area, southeast of Jerusalem.
  • Media reports disclosed a plan to connect "Kidar" settlement with "Ma'ale Adomim" settlement and annex 12,000 donums[1] of Palestinian land.
  • IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
  • IOF resumed the establishment of a settler road to the south of Hebron.
  • Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in the north and south of the West Bank.

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