Nazi forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

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(16 – 22 June 2016)

  • Nazi forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

–        A Palestinian child was killed while another civilian succumbed to his wounds in the West Bank.

–        6 civilians were wounded, including 3 children, in the West Bank.

–        A civilian was wounded when he played with a suspicious object from the Nazi forces’ remnants, east of al-Zaytoun neighbourhood.

  • Nazi forces conducted 56 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 5 in Jerusalem.

–        54 civilians, including 8 children and 3young women.

–        11 of them, including 8 children and 3 young women, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

  • Nazi forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea.

–        Nazi forces opened fire at 6 Palestinian fishing boats, south of Yata, but neither casualties nor arrests were reported.

  • Nazi forces demolished houses on grounds of collective punishment

–        A house was demolished in Hajjah illage, northeast of Qalqilya.

  • Nazi forces continued settlement activities in the West Bank.

–        Two houses were levelled in the southern side of Yata, and 19 civilians were displaced, including 12 children and 4 women.

  • Nazi forces turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th year.

–        Dozens of temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and others were re-established to obstruct the movement of Palestinian civilians.

–        13 Palestinian civilians, including 2 women, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

–        Director of “World Vision” –Gaza Zonal office was arrested at Beit Hanoun Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.

Summary

Nazi violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (16 – 22 June 2016).

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Nazi forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. During the reporting period, Nazi forces killed a Palestinian child while another civilian succumbed to his wounds in the West Bank.  Moreover, Nazi forces wounded 6 other civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank. In the Gaza Strip, a civilian sustained moderate wounds due to the explosion of a suspicious object he was playing with from the Nazi forces’ remnants. Moreover, Nazi forces continued targeting the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea and the farmers in the border area.

In the West Bank, in the context of Nazi forces using force against peaceful protests, on 21 June 2016, Nazi forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded four other civilians, including 3 children; wounds of two of whom were classified as dangerous. Moreover, Nazi forces arrested two other children near Beit Sira village bridge and Beit ‘Or al-Tahta, southwest of Ramallah when Nazi forces opened fire at a car carrying 6 children and driven by ‘Ahd ‘Othman (21) on their way back home in Beit ‘Or al-Tahta village.  Nazi forces claimed in the beginning that the Palestinian children threw stones at setters’ cars on Road 443.  Only hours later, Nazi forces admitted that they mistakenly killed the child.

On 19 June 2016, Medical sources in al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, declared that ‘Arif Shareef Jaradat (22), from Sa’ir village, east of Hebron, succumbed to his wounds. According to PCHR’s investigations, the aforementioned civilian was hit with a live bullet by Nazi forces on 04 May 2016 when the later moved into the village.  He was transferred to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron and underwent then a surgery to remove part of the liver and Large intestine.

He was later discharged from the hospital.  On 17 June 2016, Jaradat was taken to al-Ahli Hospital in the City after his health status deteriorated.  The doctors said that they found the large intestine closed, causing adhesions.  As a result, his health status deteriorated and died.  It should be mentioned that the aforementioned civilians suffered from “Down Syndrome”.

The full report is available online at:

http://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=8209

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