|Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11- 17 April 2013)|
Israeli Forces raided Taqou’ Municipality Building, east of Bethlehem
Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
4 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded during incursions in the West Bank.
A shepherd was wounded in the central Gaza Strip as Israeli forces opened fire at him.
Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank.
4 protestors, including a Spanish human rights activist, were wounded during peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities.
2 Palestinian civilians were wounded during protests in support of prisoners in the Israeli jails.
Israeli forces conducted 71 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and 1 limited incursion in the southern Gaza Strip.
40 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children, were arrested in the West Bank.
2 children were arrested while attempting to cross the borders into Israel.
Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
During the reporting period, the border crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel were completely closed for 4 days.
Israeli forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
11 Palestinian civilians, including 2 brothers and a girl, were arrested at checkpoints.
Israeli forces have continued to attack Palestinian fishermen at sea.
Israeli forces continued to fire at Palestinian fishing boats, forcing them to sail within the 3 nautical mile limit.
Israeli forces have continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
The settlers uprooted dozens of trees throughout the West Bank, aiming to create space to further expand their settlements
A child was wounded when a settler tried to deliberately run him over in Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem.
3 farmers sustained bruises due to the settlers’ attack on them