Thursday, August 31, 2006

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. 17 - 23 August 2006
30 Palestinians, including 3 children, a mentally disabled young man and a woman, were killed by IOF.
20 of the victims were killed by IOF in al-Shojaeya neighborhood in Gaza City.
3 of the victims were extra-judicially executed by IOF in the West Bank.
52 Palestinian civilians, including 18 children and a woman, were wounded by the IOF gunfire.
IOF launched a series of air strikes on a number of houses in the Gaza Strip.
3 houses were destroyed in Gaza City and Jabalya.
IOF conducted 40 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and invaded al-Shojaeya neighborhood in Gaza City.
IOF arrested 50 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, including 6 children.
IOF arrested a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Ramallah.
IOF arrested 7 Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
IOF demolished 4 houses in Nablus.
IOF destroyed civilian property in al-Shojaeya neighborhood in Gaza City.
IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT; IOF have imposed a tightened siege on the Gaza Strip and there have been shortages of foodstuffs and fuels; and IOF positioned at a various checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 5 Palestinian civilians.
IOF have continued to construct the Annexation Wall in the West Bank; they razed more areas of land in Hebron for this purpose.
Israeli settlers have continued attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the OPT; settlers attacked Palestinian civilians and property in Hebron; and a Palestinian child was wounded in Beit Fourik village near Nablus
link from Helena Cobban

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