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الأربعاء، 12 فبراير 2014

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 Jan.- 05 Feb. 2014)

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 Jan.- 05 Feb. 2014)

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)


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Rafah � House belonging to the family of Shokri 'Ayyad Abu Zakar was bombarded on 31 January, due to which, 4 civilians, including a child, were wounded while asleep.

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February 9, 2014
Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
      
Israeli forces continued to open fire at border areas in the Gaza Strip.
7 civilians were wounded in the northern Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces launched 2 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, sustained glass shrapnel wounds.
A building in a training site was destroyed and 4 houses, a school and a workshop sustained partial damage in the first airstrike.
A well, a house and 5 greenhouses were completely destroyed and a house and another 11 greenhouses were damaged in the second airstrike.

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters in the West Bank.
2 Palestinian civilians were wounded in Kofur Qaddoum protest, northeast of Qalqilia.
19 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded in 2 protests organized at the entrances of al-Jalazoun refugee camp and Selwad village.
4 civilians, including a child, were wounded during Israeli incursions.
Israeli forces conducted 72 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
At least 58 Palestinians, including 3 children and a woman, were arrested.
An explosion in a house in al-Far'ah refugee camp, south of Tubas, took place.
Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
At least 6 Palestinian civilians were arrested at checkpoints.
Israeli navy forces continued targeting Palestinian fishermen in the sea.
Israeli naval forces opened fire 4 times at Palestinian fishing boats but no casualties were reported.

Israeli forces continued to support settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Israeli forces demolished 14 residential tents, 10 tents to shelter livestock, 3 barns and 6 kitchens, 52 civilians became homeless in the Jordan Valley.
6,000 olive seedlings and forest trees in the south of Hebron were cut down.
A group of settlers uprooted 1,745 olive and almond seedlings and 20 fruitful olive trees in the north of Ramallah.

Summary
Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (30 January � 05 February 2014).

Shooting:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 32 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Twenty-five of whom, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and 7 others were wounded in the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces also launched 2 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, 3 shooting incidents along the border fence and 4 shooting incidents at fishing boats.
                       
In the Gaza Strip, on 31 January 2014, 7 civilians were wounded when Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of al-Shuhada' cemetery, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at young men near the said fence.

Israeli forces launched 2 airstrikes on military and civil targets in northern and southern Gaza Strip.

On 31 January 2014, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, in the central Gaza Strip, opened fire at open areas. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

On 01 February 2014, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at open areas. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

In the context of targeting fishermen, on 24 and 26 January 2014, Israeli navy forces opened fire 4 times at Palestinian fishing boats, but no casualties were reported.

In the West Bank, Israeli forces used excessive force against peaceful demonstrations organised by Palestinian civilians, international and Israeli human rights defenders in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, 2 civilians were wounded during Kofur Qaddoum protest, northeast of Qalqilia.

In the same context, 19 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded during protests at the entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and Selwad village, northeast of the city.

On 02 February 2014, 2 civilians, including a child, were wounded during Nabi Saleh weekly protest, northwest of Ramallah.

On 05 February 2014, 2 civilians were wounded when Israeli forces moved into al-Far'ah refugee camp, south of Tubas and opened fire at young men and children gathering in the camp.
 
Incursions:
During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 72 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 58 Palestinians, including 3 children and a woman.

On 05 February 2014, Israeli forces that moved into al-Far'ah refugee camp, south of Tubas, blew up the first floor of a house belonging to the family of Fares Sawalma and arrested his son Mojahed (20).
  
Restrictions on movement:

Israel continued to impose a tight closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

The illegal 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 Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and for agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 7 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.7 million people.  The Israeli authorities have established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip�s economy.  They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip�s exports.

Israeli forces 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.

As part of using military checkpoints and border crossings as traps to arrest Palestinian civilians under the pretext they are wanted, Israeli forces arrested at least 2 civilians in the West Bank.

Settlement activities

Israel has continued its settlement activities in the oPt, a direct violation of international humanitarian law, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

Attacks carried out by Israeli forces

On Thursday morning, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces accompanied by officers from the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration and two bulldozers bulldozed houses and uprooted tents and sheep barns belonging to 12 families from Um al-Jamal area in al-Maleh area in the northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas.  As a result, 14 residential tents; 10 tents for sheep; 3 barns; and 6 kitchens were uprooted and leveled.  As a result 52 civilians, most of them children and women, were displaced.
On the same day, Israeli forces handed 2 civilians from Ezna village, west of Hebron, 2 notices to stop construction work in their houses under the pretext of no permit.

On 31 January 2014, Israeli forces confiscated in the northern Jordan valley, east of Tubas, a tractor belonging to 'Ali Zuhdi Abu Muhsen.  They also confiscated a wagon, in which there was a tent and 4 rolls of barbed wires, attached with a tractor and took it to a nearby settlement.

On 03 February 2014, Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and accompanied by vehicles from the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into Kherbet al-Fakit and Um Sararah, southeast of Yatta, south of Hebron.  They stationed in the agricultural lands, and the Civil Administration officer deployed in the agricultural land surrounding the village.  They then uprooted olive seedlings and woodland trees.  These seedlings and trees were planted by the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture in 1500 dunum of land, which were donated by its owners to establish a nature reserve.   The number of trees that were uprooted and confiscated counted over 6,000 seedlings.

On the aforementioned Monday, Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and accompanied by vehicles from the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into Deir Samit village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and then stationed in al-Rahmah Mountain area, east of the village.  The Civil Administration officer handed 4 civilians notices to stop construction works under the pretext of no construction permit in areas classified as (C).  The notices gave the civilians until the date of 19 December 2014 to complete the legal procedures in the Objections Committee in "Beit Eil.

Attacks carried out by settlers

On 01 February 2014, settlers from "Beit 'Ein" settlement established on Palestinian lands, west of Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, attacked members from al-Sleibi family in their land in Abu al-Rish Valley area.  Settlers threw stones at them and insulted them.  As a result, they fled from the area out of fear of settlers, who were masked and armed. 

On 02 February 2014, a group of settlers from "�Adi 'Ad" established on Palestinian lands, east of Termes�ayah village, north of Ramallah, uprooted 545 seedlings and 20 fruitful olive trees in al-Sader agricultural area, east of the village and about 3 kilometers away from the aforementioned settlement.

On the same Sunday evening, a group of settlers from "Jev�at Hareyel" settlement established on the lands Senjel village, north of Ramallah, and uprooted 1200 olive and almond seedlings in al-Rafid area, which lies around 5 kilometers from the northeast of the village.  The seedlings belong to more than 100 families in the village. 

At approximately 13:00 on Wednesday, 05 February 2014, Israeli forces backed by 3 military vehicles and accompanied by two settlers� vehicles moved into Haram al-Ramah area and Ra�es al-Jorah in Hebron.  Settlers deployed under the Israeli forces� protection in the area and performed religious rituals near a spring of water.  Israeli forces and settlers later withdrew, and no attacks by settlers were reported.
Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period (30 January � 05 February 2014)

1. Incursions into Palestinian Areas, and Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Thursday, 30 January 2014

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in the centre of the camp. They withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Daheriya village, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Mahmoud Mubarak (20), who was killed a day earlier near Ein Siniya intersection, north of the city. They confiscated a laptop and 6 SIM cards belonging to the family members.  

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into several neighbourhoods in the centre of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and later withdrew.  Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Rantis village, west of Ramallah and al-Bireh. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Hamada Mohammed Mahmoud Wahdan (25). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Jaba' village, south of Jenin. They raided a number of houses from which they arrested 5 civilians:

1. Kamal Nasser Mohammed Alawnah (29);
2. Mahran Rebhi Mahmoud Fashafsha (20);
3. Waheeb Nasser Mohammed Alawnah (23);
4. Rami Fadel Sharif Alawnah (29); and
5. Tareq Mahmoud Alawnah (23).

At approximately 08:30, Israeli forces moved into Koful Hares village, north of Salfit. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 09:00, Israeli forces arrested Nidal Fahmi Abdul Rahman Batnaji (23), from al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, after he referred to the Israeli intelligence service in "Beit Eil" settlement, as he was summoned earlier regarding the killing of Mohammed Mahmoud Mubarak (20).
At approximately 14:30, Israeli gunboats stationed in the northwest of Beit Lahia shore, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at fishing boats that were sailing within 3 nautical miles limit. The fishermen were frightened and sailed back out of fear of being wounded or arrested. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 17:30, Israeli gunboats stationed in the northwest of Beit Lahia shore, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at fishing boats that were sailing within 3 nautical miles limit. The fishermen were frightened and sailed back out of fear of being wounded or arrested. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 20:20, Israeli forces moved into Deir Estya village, northwest of Salfit. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into Maithaloun village, south of Jenin. They patrolled the streets, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. Israeli forces withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

Friday, 31 January 2014


Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Siris village, south of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a training site belonging to the al-Qassam brigades (the military wing of Hamas movement) at a land on which the Palestinian General Intelligence Service building used to be, west of Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. As a result, an asbestos-roofed building built on 120 square meters was completely destroyed. In addition, 2 women sustained glass shrapnel wounds while they were at home. The women were:
1. Tohfa Hassan Fares Abu Hajar (32). She sustained wounds to the left hand; and
2. Wafa' Abdul Karim Fares Abu Hajar (28). She sustained sounds to the right hand.

Tohfa was taken by an ambulance of the Palestine Red Crescent Society to Kamal Odwan hospital, where medical sources described her wound as minor. Wafa was treated on the spot. The attack caused damage to windows of 4 houses, a high school for girls, an elementary school for girls, a facility of the Ministry of Interior and other buildings around.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Anas Fayez Fawzi Amr (25). They arrested the aforementioned person. At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Kreisa neighbourhood, west of the city, and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Owais Hashem al-Rjoub (22). They handed his family a summons for him to refer to the Israeli intelligence service.

Casualties were as follows:
1. Shokri Ayyad Nasser Abu Zakar (49) sustained wounds to the face and limbs;
2. Shadya Ayyad Nasser Abu Zakar (27) sustained bruises to the head;
3. Shadi Ayyad Nasser Abu Zakar (23) sustained bruises to the head and limbs;
4. Wa'el Ayyad Nasser Abu Zakar (17) sustained scratches in the limbs;
5. Essam Ezzat Hamdan Abu Zaid (37) sustained bruises and scratches in the head; and
6. Lamees Essam Ezzat Abu Zaid (7) sustained wounds to the head.

Material damage was as follows:
1. Complete destruction of a well with a capacity of 250 square meters belonging to farmer Hussein Sbeih Abu Sbeih. As a result of the well destruction, water has not been provided to about 5,000 houses and thousands of agricultural lands;
2. Complete destruction of an asbestos-roofed house built on 80 square meters and rented by the family of Shokri Ayyad Abu Zakar. Four members, including a child, of the 5-member family were wounded while asleep;
3. Partial damage of an asbestos-roofed house built on 120 square meters and resided by the family of Essam Ezzat Abu Zaid. The family consists of 10 members, 6 of whom are children;
4. Complete destruction of 3.5 greenhouses measuring 3,500 square meters belonging to Kamel Hamdan Abu Jazar;
5. Complete destruction of a greenhouse and a half measuring 1,500 square meters belonging to Mas'oud Farhan Dheir;
6. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Rowaida Mohammed Abu Zaid;
8. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Ahmed Khamis Dheir;
9. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Omar Khalil Abu Zaid;
10. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Mo'amer Kamel Abu Zaid;
11. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Samer Mohammed Abu Zaid;
12. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Nidal Yusef Abu Zaid;
13. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Mohammed Essa Abu Zaid;
14. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Hamad Mohammed Abu Zaid;
15. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Ezzat Hamdan Abu Zaid; and
16. Partial damage of a greenhouse measuring 1,000 square meters belonging to Dawood Essa Abu Zaid.   
  
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet village, west of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

In the early morning, Israeli forces moved into Burqin village, west of Jenin. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Soheib Nasser Khaled Jarrar (25). They arrested him and withdrew later.

At approximately 04:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Yamoun village, northwest of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later.  No arrests were reported.

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of al-Shuhada' cemetery, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at a group of young men, who were present near the said fence in an attempt to throw stones. As a result, 7 civilians were wounded and were taken by ambulances of the PRCS to Kamal Odwan Hospital in Beit Lahia. Two men sustained serious wounds and were transferred to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Other men sustained minor to moderate wounds.

The wounded were:
1. Ahmed Khaled Abdullah Abu Ishkayan (21), from Jabalia, sustained bullet wounds to the left thigh. His wound was serious, and he was transferred to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City;
2. Shaker Thabet Salman al-Zawar'a (26), from Ezbet Beit Hanoun, sustained a bullet wounds to the legs (entered and exited). His wounds were serious, and he was transferred to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City;
3. Mahmoud Mohye al-Din Mostafa Muharram (24), from Sheikh Redwan neighbourhood in Gaza City, sustained a bullet wound to the left thigh. His wound was moderate;
4. Abdullah Ali Salama al-Khateeb (20), from Jabalia, sustained a bullet wound to the right side;
5. Mo'athe Khamis Ahmed al-Talalqa (21), from Jabalia, sustained a bullet wound to the right thigh. His wound was moderate.
6. Khaled Atef Hassan al-Sabah (21), from al-Shati' refugee camp in Gaza City, was hit by a gas canister to the left leg; and
7. Mohammed Bassam Saleh Tafesh (18), from Jabalia, was hit by a gas canister to the head.

At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces moved into Mothallath al-'Aqaba, south of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in al-Raj'i woodland. They topped a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud al-Namoura (32). A number of boys gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. Israeli forces withdrew later and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 16:30, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of al-Mussader village, in the central Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands for about 20 minutes. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 22:00, Israeli forces moved into 'Etil village, north of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 23:20, Israeli forces moved into Qarawet Bani Zaid village, northwest of Salfit. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Fo'ad Othman Rayan. They handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service. At approximately 23:45, Israeli forces withdrew and no further incidents were reported.

At approximately 23:25, Israeli forces moved into al-Zawiya village, northwest of Salfit. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Basim Abdul Salam Qadous. They handed a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service. At approximately 23:45, Israeli forces withdrew and no further incidents were reported.   

Saturday, 01 February 2014

At approximately 00:20, Israeli forces moved into Jinsafout village, east of Qalqilia.  They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Bani Na'im village, east of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in Hanina neighbourhood. They raided a house belonging to the family of Khalil Ahmed al-Namourah (22) and handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in "Gosh Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem. Israeli forces later withdrew and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Abu al-Asja village, south of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ahmed Ibrahim al-Eqeili (21). They handed him a summon to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in "Gosh Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem. Israeli forces withdrew later and no arrests were reported.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved Yatta, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 02:15, Israeli forces into al-Ma'sara village, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Ahmed Hussein Breijiya (36), an activist in the popular committee against settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall. They arrested him and took him to an unknown destination. His brother Hassan Breijiya said to a PCHR's fieldworker that around 30 soldiers headed by an Israeli officer raided the house. They stopped the vehicles at the entrance of the neighbourhood and deployed in the area. He added that Israeli soldiers used violence when raiding and searching the house.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into the centre of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in the centre of al-Sheikh neighbourhood. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Safwan Ahmed al-Ja'bari (20). The arrested the aforementioned person. At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces deployed in Nimra area, east of the city, and raided a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Mohammed Nasser al-Din (20). They arrested the aforementioned person. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Abu al-Ada al-Qawasmi (18), from al-Jeldah neighbourhood. They arrested the aforementioned person and took the 3 arrested to an unknown destination.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Sa'ir village, northeast of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit 'Our al-Tahta village, southwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Nashed Nasser Jaber Suleiman (17) and Mohammed Abdul Hadi Hassan Shahwan (19). They took the 2 arrested to Ofer detention facility, southwest of the city.

At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces moved into Bab al-Zawiya area in the centre of Hebron. They deployed between the houses, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, a number of civilians suffered from tear gas inhalation. Israeli forces withdrew later and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces moved into Ethna village, west of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched 3 stores belonging to Mohammed Fadel Khalawi, Maher Noufal Nasser and Hassan Salama al-Haimouni. At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces withdrew later, but neither house raids nor arrests were reported.
At approximately 19:20, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence, east of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at open areas, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces moved into Abu al-Qamra valley, east of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. Israeli forces withdrew later, but neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 20:30, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest off Beit Lahia shore, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at fishing boats that were sailing within 3 nautical miles. The fishermen were frightened and sailed back out of fear of being wounded or arrested. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.     

  Sunday, 02 February 2014


At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and deployed between the houses. They also raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Jamal Abdul Majid al-Wahadin. They withdrew later and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and deployed between the houses. They raided and searched 3 houses from which they arrested Mohammed Salah Mahdi al-Badawi (20), Mohammed Khalil al-Adarba (19) and Mohammed Zahran Sanjan (20).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud Ali Shabana (25). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Omar Ali Shanyour (22). They arrested the aforementioned person and then moved into Hanina area, south of the city. They raided a house belonging to the family of Khalil Mohammed al-Namoura (21). They handed him a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in "Gosh Etzion" settlement, south of Bethlehem. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to the family of Yusef Mohammed al-Faqeeh (26). They handed him a similar summons and withdrew later.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Bani Na'im village, east of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 11:00, Israeli forces moved into Heblah village, south of Qalqilia. They raided and searched a grocery and detained a number of civilians there. They questioned them on the spot, took numbers of their ID cards and released them. At approximately 14:30, Israeli forces withdrew and no further incidents were reported.

At approximately 13:30, Israeli forces moved into Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah. They stationed near a gas station at the main entrance of the village, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who opened fire in the air and prevented civilians from entering or exiting the village. The boys kept throwing stones and empty bottles and Israeli forces responded with rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, 2 civilians, including a child, were wounded and others suffered tear gas inhalation. A 17-year-old civilian sustained 2 bullet wounds to the back of the head and the left thigh and was taken to Palestine Medical Complex, while an 18-year-old civilian was hit by a gas canister to the right leg.

At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet and al-Koum villages, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets, deployed between the houses and questioned civilians on the spot. Israeli forces withdrew later and neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 18:00, Israeli gunboats stationed northwest off Beit Lahia shore, in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at fishing boats sailing within 3 nautical miles. The fishermen were frightened and sailed back out of fear of being wounded or arrested. Neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 22:00, Israeli forces into al-Daheriya village, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and stationed in al-Deir area. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Qusai Bassam Abu Allan (21). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. At approximately 00:00, Israeli forces withdrew, but no arrests were reported.

Monday, 03 February 2014

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Sa'ir village, east of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and closed the village's entrance leading the bypass road (60). They also raided a house belonging to the family of Rebhi Jawabrah (45) and topped his house. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to the family of Salem Ahmed Jawabra and topped his house as well. At approximately 05:00, Israeli forces withdrew, but no arrests were reported.
 At approximately 01:45, Israeli forces moved into Qalqilia. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Adel Nayef Ahmed Noubani (64). They arrested the aforementioned person, confiscated his laptop and withdrew later. It should be noted that Noubani is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Palestinian National Security service.

His son Wa'el Noubani (an officer at the Palestinian police) said to PCHR's fieldworker:
"At approximately 01:55 on Monday, 03 February 2014, I learnt that Israeli forces raided my family's house. Israeli forces with 7 military vehicles moved into the area. I was on duty in Qalqilia. At approximately 03:05, I went home and saw what happened. They damaged the furniture under the pretext of searching for weapons. I have a surveillance camera that recorded everything. However, we do not know why my father was arrested and where he is now."  
  
At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They patrolled the streets and raided 4 houses. They also handed Ahmed Mohammed Abdul Jalil Dalaisha (15) a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service in "Beit Eil" settlement. Israeli forces arrested 3 civilians, including a child, and took them to an unknown destination. The arrested were: Mohammed Ayoub Dalaisha (27), Fadi Nasser Dalaisha (21) and Ahmed Hussein Mostafa Sharaka (17).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Nouba village, west of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported. 

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Tafouh village, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 04:00, Israeli undercover units sneaked into Jenin in a civilian vehicle with a Palestinian registration plate. They raided 3 houses from which they arrested Monir Reda Jarrar (26), Aybak Allam Ahmed Abu Ali (25) and Ashraf Mohammed Amin Ibrahim (29).

At approximately 06:20, Israeli forces moved into Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets, detained a number of civilians in the parking lot, questioned tem on the sport and released them later.

At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces moved into the centre of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Bashar Samih Ebeido (18). They arrested the aforementioned person and raided another house belonging to the family of Ammar Mohammd Mahmoud Abu Sha'ban (23). They arrested Abu Sha'ban as well. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to the family of Sharaf Adnan al-Fakhouri (18) and arrested him also.

At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces moved into Azzoun village, east of Qalqilia. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. No arrests were reported.

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces moved into Kharas village, west of Hebron. They patrolled the streets where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation, but no arrests were reported.

At night, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Enad Fares Zaben (25). They arrested him and his brother Abdul Rahman (13). They took them to Salem detention facility. They questioned Abdul Rahman and released him, but his brother remained in detention.

At approximately 21:10, Israeli forces moved into Kofur al-Deek village, west of Salfit. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.  

Tuesday, 04 February 2014


Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Samou' village, south of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Mousa Khalyla (55). They arrested his 2 sons: Shahed (20) and Mahmoud (19). At approximately 02:00, they raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ala' Mohammed Abu Awwad. They arrested the aforementioned person and withdrew later.

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Ebeidiya village, northeast of Bethlehem. They patrolled the streets and raided a number of houses from which they arrested Adnan Mohammed Shanayta (24), Malek Mohammed Hasasna (27) and Ahmed Mohammed al-Assa (38).

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Douma village, southeast of Nablus. They raided a number of houses from which they arrested 7 civilians:
1. Amer Khaled Dawabsha (27);
2. Bashir Hesham Dawabsha (22);
3. Mahmoud Khaled Dawabsha (26)
4. Shaker Ja'fer Dawabsha (24);
5. Ali Mahmoud Dawabsha (25);
6. Essam Emad Sakawda (20); and
7. Mos'ab Abdul Samee' Dawabsha (22).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Anabta village, east of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Ethna village, west of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Qalqilia. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Amin Mohammed Sha'at (26). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets and raided a house belonging to the family of Rasmiya Mohammed Suleiman al-Balawna (52). They arrested her and took her to an unknown destination.

At approximately 02:50, Israeli forces moved into Nour Shams refugee camp, east of Tulkarm. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ibrahim Yasser Suleiman Fahmawi (21). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

In the early morning, Israeli forces moved into Burqin village, west of Jenin. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Ahmed Mahmoud Khalaf (21). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

Also in the early morning, Israeli forces moved into Ejja village, south of Jenin. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.


Wednesday, 05 February 2014
   
At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into the centre of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They patrolled the streets and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Anas Tayseer al-Awawda (20). They arrested the aforementioned person and raided another house belonging to the family of Yazan Kamel al-Sharif (18). Meanwhile, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to the family of Ahmed Mohammed al-Raj'i (18). They arrested him as well and withdrew later.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Far'ah refugee camp, south of Tubas. They raided and searched a number of houses, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones at Israeli soldiers who fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, Sa'ed Mohammed al-Ghoul (20) sustained shrapnel wounds to the chest and right ear, while Hamza Mohammed Hassan Hamad (24) sustained ashrapnel wound to the left shoulder. Hamad was taken to Dr. Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin, where his wound was described as minor.

In the same context, Israeli forces blew up the first floor of a house belonging to the family of Fares Hosni Sawalma after they arrested his son Mojahed (20) and searched the house for over 3 hours. Because of the explosion, a wall collapsed and the house was set on fire. Israeli forces denied the civil defence to access the area. It should be noted that the family was present on the second floor and were prevented by Israeli forces from leaving the house. At approximately 06:00, Israeli forces arrested 5 civilians, 4 of whom were released at al-Hamra checkpoint. The arrested were:
1. Yusef Jaber Abu Siyam (22);
2. Abed Fat'hi Mansour (22);
3. Qais Ibrahim Abu Madi (24);
4. Mohammed Kamel Abu al-Samen (27); and
5. Mojahed Fares Doqan (20), who remained in detention.
  
Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Oula village, west of Hebron. They patrolled the streets for some time and withdrew later. Neither house raids nor arrests were reported.

At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They patrolled the streets, where a number of boys gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, who fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. In the meantime, Israeli forces detained a number of journalists who were in the camp covering the Israeli violations. Of the detained journalists were Mamdouh Hamamrah, correspondent of al-Quds satellite channel; and Jehad al-Deen al-Badawi, correspondent of the Iranian Khabar satellite channel. They were detained for over an hour. Israeli forces confiscated 2 USBs from the journalists. Israeli forces withdrew back to the entrance of the camp until 19:00, when Israeli infantry unit raided a house belonging to the family of Abdul Nasser al-Sharif. They detained his family in a room and topped the house. At approximately 20:00, Israeli forces withdrew and no arrests were reported.  

2. Use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrations protesting settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall

During the reporting period, Israeli soldiers used excessive force against peaceful demonstrations organised by Palestinian civilians, international and Israeli human rights defenders in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities in the West Bank. As a result, 2 protestors were wounded during Kofur Qaddoum protest, northeast of Qalqilia.

In the same context, 19 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded during protests organized at the entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and Selwad village, northeast of the city.
    
(PCHR keeps the names of the wounded).


Demonstrations against the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activity

Following the Friday Prayer, 31 January 2014, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders organised a peaceful demonstration in Bil�in, west of Ramallah, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities and at the killing of Mohammed Mubarak on 29 January 2014. Demonstrators took to the streets raising Palestinian flags and headed to the liberated territories near the annexation wall. Israeli forces had closed all the entrances of the village since the morning in order to prevent Palestinian, international activists and journalists from participating in the demonstration. Demonstrators marched adjacent to the cement wall and tried to cross the fence before Israeli forces that are stationed behind the wall, in the western area, and a large number of soldiers deployed along it, fired live bullets, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and threw skunk water at them and chased them into the olive fields. As a result, dozens of demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation, and others sustained bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

On the same day, dozens of Palestinian civilians organised a peaceful demonstration in the centre of Ni�lin village, west of Ramallah, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities. Demonstrators took the streets and headed to the annexation wall. Israeli forces closed the gates of the wall with barbwires and prevented the demonstrators from crossing the land behind it before they responded by throwing stones. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and bruises as they were beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organised a peaceful demonstration, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall and settlement activities, in Nabi Saleh village, southwest of Ramallah. Demonstrators took to the streets raising Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against the occupation and in support of the Palestinian unity resistance, and then they headed to the lands that the settlers are trying to rob by force near "Halamish" settlement. Israeli forces closed all the entrances of the village since the morning to prevent Palestinian, international activists and journalists from participating in the demonstration. When they arrived at the land, demonstrators were met by live bullets, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and skunk water and were chased into the village. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and bruises due to being beaten up by Israeli soldiers.

Following the Friday prayer, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders organised a peaceful demonstration in Ma�assara village, in protest at the construction of the annexation wall, settlement activities and the Israeli threats to President Mahmoud Abbas and Kerry's plan. The demonstration started in front of the Candles Cultural Centre in the centre of the village. Demonstrators moved in the streets raising the Palestinian flag. When they arrived at the area where the annexation wall is established, Israeli forces started firing tear gas canisters in attempt to disperse them and prevented them reaching the annexation wall. 

At approximately 12:30 on the same day, Palestinian civilians and international activists organised a peaceful demonstration in the centre of Kufor Qaddoum village, northwest of Qalqilia, and headed towards the eastern entrance of the village, in protest at the continued closure of the entrance with an iron gate, since the beginning of the Aqsa Intifada (2000). Clashes erupted between the demonstrators and Israeli forces that fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters to prevent them from reaching the aforementioned gate. As a result, a 21-year-old civilian was hit by a gas canister to the right leg and a 19-year-old civilian was hit by a gas canister to the right leg too.

On Friday afternoon, 31 January  2014, dozens of children and young men gathered at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah to protest at the killing of Mohammed Mubarak on 29 January 2014. They were about 300 meters away from the fence of "Beit Eil" settlement. Israeli forces stationed in the area fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters. As a result, 18 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Fourteen of whom were wounded by live ammunition and 4 others were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets. The wounded were taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah. A child had serious wounds as he sustained bullet wounds to the neck, right thigh and left knee. He underwent a surgery and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

On the same day, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered at the western entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah on the road between Selwad village and Yabrod village near Street (60) threw stones at the aforementioned street.  As a result, Israeli soldiers stationed in the area fired live ammunition, metal rubber-coated bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at them and chased them to the village.  As a result a 19-year-old civilian sustained a bullet wound to the right leg and others suffered tear gas inhalation.


3. Continued closure of the oPt

Israel has continued to impose a tight closure on the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

Gaza Strip

Israeli forces continuously tighten the closure of the Gaza Strip and close all commercial crossings, making the Karm Abu Salem crossing the sole commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip, although it is not suitable for commercial purposes in terms of its operational capacity and distance from markets.

Israeli forces have continued to apply the policy, which is aimed to tighten the closure on all commercial crossings, by imposing total control over the flow of imports and exports.

The total closure of al-Mentar ("Karni") crossing since 02 March 2011 has seriously affected the economy of the Gaza Strip. Following this closure, all economic and commercial establishments in the Gaza Commercial Zone were shut off. It should be noted that al-Mentar crossing is the biggest crossing in the Gaza Strip, in terms of its capacity to absorb the flow of imports and exports. The decision to close al-Mentar crossing was the culmination of a series of decisions resulting in the complete closure of the Sofa crossing, east of the Gaza Strip in the beginning of 2009, and the Nahal Oz crossing, east of Gaza City, which were dedicated to the delivery of fuel and cooking gas to the Gaza Strip, in the beginning of 2010.

Israeli forces have continued to impose a total ban on the delivery of raw materials to the Gaza Strip, except for very limited items and quantities. The limited quantities of raw materials allowed into Gaza do not meet the minimal needs of the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

The cooking gas crisis has fluctuated for 9 months due to the closure of Karm Abu Salem for security claims.  According to PCHR�s follow-up, Israeli authorities only allow an average of 98 tonnes of cooking gas into Gaza per day.  This limited quantity is less than half of the daily needs (200 tonnes per day), of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip during winter.  The crisis has unprecedentedly aggravated for around six weeks due to cold weather and overconsumption in addition to the power outage and using gas as an alternative in many instances of electricity.  The lack of diesel and benzine led to the aggravation of the crisis as a result of using the gas cylinder for cars or as an alternative for benzine to run generators.  As a result, the demand for gas further increased.

For almost 6 consecutive years, Israeli forces have continued to prevent the delivery of construction materials to the Gaza Strip. Two years ago, Israeli forces approved the delivery of limited quantities of construction materials for a number of international organizations in the Gaza Strip.  On 17 September 2013, they allowed the entry of limited quantities of construction materials for the private sector.  However, on 13 October 2013, they re-banned it claiming that these materials are used for constructing tunnels.  Israeli forces allowed the entry of construction materials only for UNRWA and UNDP projects.  As a result, construction works have completely stopped impacting all sectors related to construction and resulted in an increase in unemployment levels.

 Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices.

 Israel has continued to close the Beit Hanoun ("Erez") crossing for the majority of Palestinian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Israel only allows the movement of a limited number of groups, with many hours of waiting in the majority of cases. Israel has continued to adopt a policy aimed at reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via the Beit Hanoun crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel denied permission to access hospitals via the crossing for new categories of patients from the Gaza Strip.

The Egyptian authorities allow the population of the Gaza Strip to travel via Rafah International crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip with the outside world.  Only limited and specified categories are allowed, including patients, students, persons that hold residencies in Egypt or abroad, men over 40 years, females in all ages, children under 18, persons who hold Arab and foreign nationalities, and members of Arab and international humanitarian delegations.  It should be mentioned that the crossing opens seven days a week.  Nowadays, the crossing is overcrowded due to the prolonged procedures from the Egyptian side, particularly after closing it for several days over the past weeks due to Egypt�s security conditions, which has affected the travellers� movement in both directions.



Movement at Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing
28 January � 04 February 2014

Date
Imports
Category
Amount
Tons
Number
Litres
28 January 2014
Foodstuffs
697


Agricultural materials
1,367


Various goods
Cartons of clothes
Refrigerators
Ovens
Cartons of shoes
Bikes
Marble boards
Photocopiers
Tanks
Tires
Televisions
Batteries
Washing machines
Solar panels
593


909
109
320
2,840
675
730
6
511
1,200
600
100
101
266

Humanitarian aid
2806


Cooking gas
214,360


Benzine


211,191
Diesel


400,351

Industrial fuel


500,944
29 January 2014
Foodstuffs
755


Agricultural materials
1,112


Various goods
Cartons of clothes
Cartons of shoes
Solar panels
Washing machines
ovens
Birds
Air conditions
Cows
Marble boards
Cartons of accessories
Machines for sponge
855

1,215
336
216
184
704
168
30
515
116
360
1

Humanitarian aid
2,688


Cooking gas
193,380


Benzine


216,992
Diesel


355,027

Industrial fuel


515,120
30 January 2014
Foodstuffs
940


Agricultural materials
793


Various goods
Cartons of clothes
Glass boards
Marble boards
Refrigerators
Cartons of shoes
Cows
Cars
Bikes
Washing machines
Cartons of accessories
1008

2,220
520
721
108
1,675
251
35
1,340
230
460

Humanitarian aid
3,049


Cooking gas
216,690


Benzine


221,000

Diesel


358,019

Industrial fuel


507,193
02 February 2014
Foodstuffs
752


Agricultural materials
960


Various goods
Cartons of clothes
Refrigerators
Tanks
Washing machines
Iron Pipes
Bikes
Marble boards
Machines for fodders
607

716
190
91
280
119
1,696
342
1

Humanitarian aid
3,790


Cooking gas
216,700


Benzine


181,015
Diesel


503,143
Industrial fuel


403,030
03 February 2014
Foodstuffs
1,104


Agricultural materials
1,586


Various goods
Cartons of clothes
Refrigerators
Cartons of shoes
Televisions
Tires
Puncture machines
937

228
92
1,521
384
2,660
11

Humanitarian aid
3,647


Cooking gas
216,420


Benzine


70,800
Diesel


431,160
Industrial fuel


407,070
04 February 2014
Foodstuffs
777


Agricultural materials
1,028


Various goods
Cartons of clothes
Refrigerators
Tanks
Washing machines
Cartons of shoes
Cars
Marble boards
Trucks
Cows
Generators
Glass boards
Televisions
607

1,290
104
60
552
95
18
260
1
495
11
1,040
581

Humanitarian aid
2,844


Cooking gas
217,470


Benzine


76,000
Diesel


587,144
Industrial fuel


405,058

Exports:

On Wednesday, 29 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 104,000 flowers and 8.4 tonnes of cherry tomatoes.
On Sunday, 02 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 140,000 flowers.
On Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 230 kilograms of garlic leaves and 180 kilograms of mint.
On Tuesday, 04 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 108,600 flowers.

Other Imports:


On Tuesday, 28 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,660 tonnes of construction aggregate for the UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 780 fodders and 234 tonnes of wheat.
On Wednesday, 29 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 196 tonnes of cement and 910 tonnes of construction aggregate for the UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 702 tonnes of fodders and 195 tonnes of wheat.
On Thursday, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,870 tonnes of construction aggregate for the UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 429 tonnes of fodders and 39 tonnes of wheat.
On Sunday, 02 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 3,640 tonnes of construction aggregate for the UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 507 tonnes of fodders and 117 tonnes of wheat.
On Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 224 tonnes of cement and 2,450 tonnes of construction aggregate for the UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 1,014 tonnes of fodders and 195 tonnes of wheat
On Tuesday, 04 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed the entry of 2,660 tonnes of construction aggregate for the UNRWA.  They also allowed the entry of 507 tonnes of fodders and 273 tonnes of wheat

Empty Plastic Containers Returned to Israel via Karm Abu Salem



On Tuesday, 28 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed 10 truckloads of empty plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.
On Wednesday, 29 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed 8 truckloads of empty plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.
On Thursday, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces allowed 9 truckloads of empty plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.
On Sunday, 02 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed 12 truckloads of empty plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.
On Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed 9 truckloads of empty plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.
On Tuesday, 04 February 2014, Israeli forces allowed 8 truckloads of empty plastic containers to be returned via Karm Abu Salem.


Beit Hanoun ("Erez") crossing, in the north of the Gaza Strip, is dedicated for the movement of individuals, and links the Gaza Strip with the West Bank.

Movement at Beit Hanoun ("Erez") crossing
27 - 31 January 2013

Category
27 January
28 January
29 January
30 January
31 January
Patients
53
65
46
45
5
Companions
51
51
45
45
4
Personal needs
35
26
24
61
13
Families of prisoners
85
-
-
-
-
Arabs from Israel
20
4
3
11
1
Diplomats
-
-
-
-
-
International journalists
-
-
2
-
-
International workers
14
11
32
39
8
Deceased
-
-
-
-
-
Travelers abroad
-
1
-
1
-
Business people
130
117
106
110
-
Business meetings
-
-
-
-
-
Security interviews
6
3
3
1
-
VIPs
1
2
6
3
1
Ambulances to Israel
5
-
-
-
-




Israel has imposed a tightened closure on the West Bank. During the reporting period, Israeli forces imposed additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians:

Hebron: Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 07:00 on Thursday, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hebron.  Around the same time, they established another checkpoint at the entrance of al-'Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron.  At approximately 09:00, another checkpoint was established at the southern entrance of Hebron.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.  At approximately 16:00, a similar checkpoint was established at the entrance of Ezna village, west of Hebron.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.  Around the same time, they closed the entrance of Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, and prevented public transport vehicles from dropping or taking passengers at the entrance of the village.  As a result, civilians were forced to take bumpy roads to get to the village after closing the sub-entrance of the village in Abu al-Toaq road with sand barriers.  Israeli soldiers deployed along Jerusalem-Hebron Road, and a number of them ascended the roof of a house belonging to the family of Bahjat Abu Sarah al-'Allami and turned it to a military point.

At approximately 07:00 on Friday, 31 January 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  At approximately 08:00, another checkpoint was established at the northern entrance of Yatta, south of Hebron.  At approximately 09:00, another checkpoint was established at the southern entrance of Hebron.  At approximately 15:00, they established another checkpoint at the entrance of al-Thaheriyah village, south of Hebron.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 07:00 on Saturday, 01 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Shoyoukh village, east of Hebron.  Around the same time, they established another checkpoint at the eastern entrance of Hebron "al-Nabi Younis entrance".  At approximately 19:00, another checkpoint was established at the entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 07:30 on Sunday, 02 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Ezna village, west of the city.  At approximately 16:30, they established another checkpoint at the entrance of Kharsa village, south of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  The two checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 06:00 on Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces suddenly closed the southern entrance of Hebron (al-Harayeq entrance) and prevented civilians from passing through the road connected with Bypass Road (60).  Neither detentions nor arrests were reported.  At approximately 07:30, they established another checkpoint at the northern entrance of Yatta, which is connected with Bypass Road (60).  The checkpoint was later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 07:00 on Tuesday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hebron.  At approximately 07:30, they established a similar checkpoint at the Deir Samit, southwest of Dura, southwest of the city.  At approximately 15:00, another checkpoint was established at Kharsa village, south of Dura.  At approximately 16:00, they established another checkpoint at the entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 07:30 on Wednesday, 05 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at southern entrance of Hahoul, north of the city.  At approximately 16:00, another checkpoint was established at the entrance of al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.  The two checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

Ramallah: Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 09:30 on Friday, 31 January 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 18:00, they established another checkpoint at the eastern entrance of al-Tibah village, northeast of the city.  The two checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 15:30 on Saturday, 01 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint near the intersection of Beit 'Aor al-Foqa village, southwest of Ramallah.  At approximately 17:30, a similar checkpoint was established under the bridge of Kherbtha al-Mesbah village, southwest of Ramallah.   At approximately 20:00, another checkpoint was established near the intersection of "�Ofrah" settlement, north of Ramallah.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 10:30 on Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Beit 'Aor al-Foqa village, southwest of Rmallah.  At approximately 11:30, another checkpoint was established at the entrance of Ni�lin, west of the city.  The two checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.

Jenin: Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 17:00 on Sunday, 23 January 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Romanah village, northwest of Jenin. The checkpoint was later removed, and no arrests were reported.

Qalqilya:  Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 16:15 on Monday, 03 Febraury 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the intersection of Jeet village, northeast of Qalqilya.  At approximately 20:40, they established another checkpoint at the entrance of 'Ezbet al-Tabib village, east of the city.  At approximately 20:50, they established a similar checkpoint at the entrance of 'Azoun village, east of the city.  All checkpoints were later removed, and no arrests were reported.
Tulkarm: Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 09:00 on Thursday, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus near the intersection of Beit Lid in an area known as "Abu Martein", east of Tulkarm.  The checkpoint was later removed, and no arrests were reported.

At approximately 17:30 on Sunday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Shofah village, southeast of Tulkarm.  The checkpoint was later removed, and no arrests were reported.

Salfit:  Israeli forces have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians.  At approximately 20:10 on Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the western entrance of Deir Istayyah village, northwest of Salfit. The checkpoint was removed at approximately 23:00, and no arrests were reported.

Arrests and Maltreatment at military checkpoints

At approximately 13:00 on Thursday, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces stationed at the electronic gates leading to al-Ibrahimi Mosque in the centre of the Old City in central Hebron arrested Samer Mahmoud al-Zama�arah (23) from Halhoul and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 16:00 on Friday, 31 January 2013, Israeli forces deployed in the vicinity of "Beit Hajay" settlement established on Palestinian lands, south of Hebron, arrested Ahmed 'Abdullah al-Rjoub (41) and he was taken to an unknown destination.  Israeli forces claimed that Al-Rjoub tried to break into the entrance of the aforementioned settlement with his vehicle.

At approximately 16:30 on Saturday, 01 February, Israeli forces established a checkpoint near al-Fondoq village on Qalqilya-Nablus Road.  They arrested 3 civilians under the pretext of finding a hunting rifle with them.  The arrested were identified as: Rasem Younis Mahmoud Khaled (63); Mahmoud 'Akel Soliman Beida (27); and Muhsin Mas�oud al-Khatib (33), all of them are from Jayous village, north of Qalqilya.  Israeli soldiers then confiscated the rabbits and deer the arrested caught from the woodlands of al-Fondq , Hojah and Kafr Qadoum, east of the city.

At approximately 15:00 on Wednesday, 05 February 2014, Israeli forces arrested Mo�atasem Abu Turki (22) from his house and took him to Checkpoint al-Rajbi (160).  He was detained for nearly an hour and then taken to an unknown destination.

6. Settlement activities and attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

Attacks carried out by Israeli forces

On Thursday morning, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces accompanied by officers from the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration and two bulldozers bulldozed houses and uprooted tents and sheep barns belonging to 12 families from Um al-Jamal area in al-Maleh area in the northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas.  As a result, 14 residential tents; 10 tents for sheep; 3 barns; and 6 kitchens were uprooted and leveled.  As a result, 52 civilians, most of them children and women, were displaced.
The uprooted tents and sheep barns belong to the following:

1. Mahmoud Erhayel Soliman Ka�abnah: two residential tents of 60 square meters; 4 tents of an area of 60 Square meters for grazing sheep; a 300-square-meter barn for sheep; 12 steel partitions; and a 25-square-meter kitchen.  The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 12 members, most of whom are children.
2. Soliman Mohammed Erhayel Ka�abnah: two residential tents of 60 square meters; 3 tents of an area of 60 square meters for grazing sheep; and a 25-square-meter kitchen.  The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 8 members, including 4 children.
3. Fatmah Nasser Ka�abnah: two residential tents of 60 square meters; a 60-square-meter tent for grazing sheep; and a 20-square-meter kitchen.  The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 2 members.
4. Erhayel Mohammed Erhayel Ka�abnah: two residential tents of 60 square meters; a 150-square-meter sheep barn; and a 25-square-meter kitchen.  The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 8 members, including 4 children.
5. Ahmed Mohammed Erhayel Ka�abnah: two residential tents of 60 meters square.
6. Khader Ibrahim Asmar Daraghmah: a 60-square-meter residential tent; a 60-square-meter tent for grazing sheep; and a 25-square-meter kitchen.  The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 8 members, including 6 children.
7. Ghanimah Hussein Ahmed Daraghmah: a 60-square-meter residential tent; and a 20-square-meter kitchen.  The aforementioned family is comprised of 2 members.
8. Salem Khaled 'Alian Najadah: a 60-square-meters tent; a 90-square-meter sheep barn; and a 60-square-meter tent for grazing sheep.  The family of the aforementioned civilian is comprised of 6 members, including 4 children.
9. Mohammed Salem Khaled 'Alian Najadah: a 60-square-meter residential tent.
10. Khaled Salem Khaled 'Alian Najadah: a 60-square-meter residential tent.
11. Ahmed Salem Khaled 'Alian Najadah: a 60-square-meter residential tent.  His family is comprised of 4 members, including 2 children.
12. Khaled Salem Khaled 'Alian Najadah: a 60-square-meter residential tent.  His family is comprised of 5 members, including 3 children.
                
� At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 30 January 2014, Israeli forces accompanied by 3 military vehicles and a vehicle belonging to the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration, moved into west of Ezna village, west of Hebron.  The Civil Administration officer handed 2 civilians from the aforementioned village two notices to stop construction work in their houses under the pretext of no permit.
The two civilians were identified as:
1. Hamzah Mohammed 'Abdel Fattah Azgheir, who owns an 80-square-meter inhabited house; and
2. Hijazi Mohammed 'Abdel Fattah Azgheir, who owns an 80-square-meter inhabited house.
� At approximately 14:00 on Firday, 31 January 2014, Israeli forces confiscated in the northern Jordan valley, east of Tubas, a tractor belonging to 'Ali Zuhdi Abu Muhsen.  They also confiscated a wagon, in which there was a tent and 4 rolls of barbed wires, attached with a tractor and took it to a nearby settlement.  The tractor was confiscated as part of the policy of tightening the noose practiced by the Israeli forces against the Jordan Valley residents in order to displace them from the area.

� At approximately 09:00 on Monday, 03 February 2014, Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and accompanied by vehicles from the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into Kherbet al-Fakit and Um Sararah, southeast of Yatta, south of Hebron.  They stationed in the agricultural lands, and the Civil Administration officer deployed in the agricultural land surrounding the village.  They then uprooted olive seedlings and woodland trees.  These seedlings and trees were planted by the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture in 1500 dunum of land, which were donated by its owners to establish a nature reserve.   Over 6,000 seedlings were uprooted and/ or confiscated.
It should be mentioned that the Ministry of Agriculture planted trees in the area after less than one month when Israeli forces uprooted hundreds of woodland trees and confiscated barbed wires donated by the FAO to establish a nature reserve in the aforementioned area.  Al-Fakhit and Um Sararah areas are considered within the 8 areas, which were listed within the area classified by the Israeli forces as (918) military training areas, where civilians are prevented from entering or planting it without a prior permission by the Israeli competent authorities.

� At approximately 14:00 on the aforementioned Monday, Israeli forces backed by military vehicles and accompanied by vehicles from the Construction and Organization Department in the Israeli Civil Administration moved into Deir Samit village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron.  They patrolled the streets for some time and then stationed in al-Rahmah Mountain area, east of the village.  The Civil Administration officer handed 4 civilians notices to stop construction works under the pretext of no construction permit in areas classified as (C).  The civilians have until 19 December 2014 to complete the legal procedures in the Objections Committee in "Beit Eil.  The notices included the following:
  1.  A 180-square-meter inhabited house comprised of two floors belonging to Rebhi 'Odah Jaber al-Horoub (50);
  2.  A 140-square-meter inhabited house comprised of 1 floor and belonging to Thaer 'Odah Jaber al-Horoub (30);
  3.  A 140-square-meter under-construction house comprised of 1 floor and belonging to Hazem Yousif al-Horoub (30); and
  4.  A 150-square-meter under-construction house comprised of 1 floor and belonging to 'Alaa� Ibrahim al-Horoub (27).




Attacks carried out by settlers

At approximately 14:00 on Saturday, 01 February 2014, settlers from "Beit 'Ein" settlement established on Palestinian lands, west of Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, attacked members from al-Sleibi family in their land in Abu al-Rish Valley area.  Settlers threw stones at them and insulted them.  As a result, they fled from the area out of fear from the settlers, who were masked and armed.  Around half an hour later, Israeli police arrived at the area and tried to prevent settlers from approaching the area.  However, settlers reached the land and smashed branches of olive trees under the eyes of the Israeli police.

On Sunday, 02 February 2014, a group of settlers from "�Adi 'Ad" established on Palestinian lands, east of Termes�ayah village, north of Ramallah, uprooted 545 seedlings and 20 fruitful olive trees in al-Sader agricultural area, east of the village and about 3 kilometers from the aforementioned settlement.    The trees and seedlings belong to the following:
1.  Mohammed Soliman Mohammed Abu 'Awwad: 425 olive seedling;
2.  Mufid Hussein Hijaz:40 olive seedlings;
3.  Saed Hussein Hijaz:40 olive seedlings;
4. Fayez Habash Hijaz: 40 olive seedlings; and
5.  Samir 'Abdel Qader Hijaz: 20 olive trees.

On the same Sunday evening, a group of settlers from "Jev�at Hareyel" settlement established on the lands Senjel village, north of Ramallah, uprooted 1,200 olive and almond seedlings in al-Rafid area, around 5 kilometers away from the northeast of the village.  The seedlings belong to more than 100 families in the village.  It should be mentioned that Palestinian farmers planted those seedlings on a 120-dunum tract of land after settlers had stolen and uprooted 750 olive and almond seedlings on 21 January 2014.  Those seedlings were planted as part of a project funded by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support the Palestinian farmers.  Farmers obtained a prior coordination between the Palestinian and Israeli Liaison in order to work in those lands.

At approximately 13:00 on Wednesday, 05 February 2014, Israeli forces backed by 3 military vehicles and accompanied by two settlers� vehicles moved into Haram al-Ramah area and Ra�es al-Jorah in Hebron.  Settlers deployed under the Israeli forces� protection in the area and performed religious rituals near a spring of water there.  Israeli forces and settlers later withdrew, and no attacks by settlers were reported against civilians.


Recommendations to the International Community


PCHR emphasizes the international community�s position that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are still under Israeli occupation, in spite of Israeli military redeployment outside the Gaza Strip in 2005. PCHR further confirms that Israeli forces  continued to impose collective punishment measures on the Gaza Strip, which have escalated since the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, in which Hamas won the majority of seats of the Palestinian Legislative Council. PCHR stresses that there is international recognition of Israel�s obligation to respect international human rights instruments and the international humanitarian law, especially the Hague Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land and the Geneva Conventions. Israel is bound to apply the international human rights law and the law of war sometime reciprocally and other times in parallel in a way that achieves the best protection for civilians and remedy for victims.

In light of continued arbitrary measures, land confiscation and settlement activities in the West Bank, and the continued aggression against civilians in the Gaza Strip, PCHR calls upon the international community, especially the United Nations, the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention and the European Union � in the context of their natural obligation to respect and enforce the international law � to cooperate and act according to the following recommendations:

1. PCHR calls upon the international community and the United Nations to use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination, through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine;
2. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to provide international protection to Palestinians in the oPt, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression against the oPt, especially the Gaza Strip;
3. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to compel Israel, as a High Contracting Party to the Conventions, to apply the Conventions in the oPt;
4. PCHR calls upon the Parties to international human rights instruments, especially the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to pressurize Israel to comply with their provisions in the oPt, and to compel it to incorporate the human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the concerned committees;
5. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligation to ensure the application of the Conventions, including extending the scope of their jurisdiction in order to prosecute suspected war criminals, regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator and the place of a crime, to pave the way for prosecuting suspected Israeli war criminals and end the longstanding impunity they have enjoyed;
6. PCHR calls on States that apply the principle of universal jurisdiction not to surrender to Israeli pressure to limit universal jurisdiction to perpetuate the impunity enjoyed by suspected Israeli war criminals;
7. PCHR calls upon the international community to act in order to stop all Israeli settlement expansion activities in the oPt through imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements and criminalizing trading with them;
8. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly to transfer the Goldstone Report to the UN Security Council in order to refer it to the International Criminal Court in accordance with Article 13(b) of the Rome Statute;
9. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to confirm that holding war criminals in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a precondition to achieve stability and peace in the regions, and that peace cannot be built on the expense of human rights;
10. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council to explicitly declare that the Israeli closure policy in Gaza and the annexation wall in the West Bank are illegal, and accordingly refer the two issues to the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel to compel it to remove them;
11. PCHR calls upon the international community, in light of its failure to the stop the aggression on the Palestinian people, to at least fulfil its obligation to reconstruct the Gaza Strip after the series of hostilities launched by Israel which directly targeted the civilian infrastructure;
12. PCHR calls upon the United Nations and the European Union to express a clear position towards the annexation wall following the international recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, as the annexation wall seizes large parts of the State of Palestine;
13. PCHR calls upon the European Union to activate Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which provides that both sides must respect human rights as a precondition for economic cooperation between the EU states and Israel, and the EU must not ignore Israeli violations and crimes against Palestinian civilians;
14. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian leadership to sign and accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Geneva Conventions, and calls upon the international community, especially the United Nations, to encourage the State of Palestine to accede to international human rights law and humanitarian law instruments.




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