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

NOVANEWS
  • IOF delivered to the Palestinian side the body of a Palestinian whom they killed at the Egyptian-Israeli border.
  • IOF use force to disperse peaceful protest organized by Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.

–        Dozens of Palestinian civilian suffered from tear gas inhalation.    

  • IOF conducted 22 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one into the Gaza Strip.   

–       IOF arrested 6 Palestinians, including two children, in the West Bank. 
–       IOF leveled areas of Palestinian land in the southern Gaza Strip.

  • Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
  • IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

–        IOF stopped establishing water pipelines and confiscated a digger near Qalqilya. 
–        Israeli settlers uprooted 102 trees and seized a 5 dunum[1]-area of land in Hebron.
–        IOF razed a 14-dunum area of agricultural land in al-Khader village near Bethlehem. 
–        4 Palestinian civilians sustained bruises as they were attacked by Israeli settlers.
Summary
Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (19 – 25 July 2012):
Shooting:
During the reporting period, IOF used force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank.  As a result, dozens of demonstrators suffered from tear gas inhalation.
In the Gaza Strip, on 24 July 2012, IOF delivered the body of a Palestinian was killed by IOF at the Egyptian-Israeli border on 15 July 2012.
Incursions:
During the reporting period, IOF conducted at least 22 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.  During these incursions, IOF arrested 6 Palestinians, including two children.
In the Gaza Strip, IOF conducted a limited incursion into al-Fukhari area near Khan Yunis, during which they leveled areas of Palestinian land which they had already razed.
Restrictions on Movement:
Israel had 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.
The illegal Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza Strip, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. The illegal closure has caused not only a humanitarian crisis but a crisis of human rights and human dignity for the population of the Gaza Strip.  Measures declared recently to ease the blockade are vague, purely cosmetic and fail to deal with the root causes of the crisis, which can only be addressed by an immediate and complete lifting of the closure, including lifting the travel ban into and out of the Gaza Strip and the ban on exports. Palestinians in Gaza may no longer suffer from the same shortage of goods, but they will remain economically dependent and unable to care for themselves, and socially, culturally and academically isolated from the rest of the world.
IOF have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.
The full report is available online at:
http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8672:weekly-report-on-israeli-human-rights-violations-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-19-25-july-2012&catid=84:weekly-2009&Itemid=183

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