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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Nov. – 04 Dec. 2019)

  Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  28 November – 04 December 2019 IOF kills a Child and injures 7 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children in excessive use of force against the protesters in Khan Younis, despite cancellation of GMR protests for the 3rd consecutive week: Palestinian civilian killed in southern Hebron and another injured in 2 separate shooting incidents in the West Bank   During 92 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 74 civilians arrested, including 12 children and a woman. 4 shootings reported at Palestinian agricultural lands and fishing boats, east and west of Gaza Strip.   Palestinian businessman...

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In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force, IOF Kill Palestinian Child and Injured 7 Others, Including 5 Children in Eastern Khan Younis

Ref: 136/2019 On Friday, 29 November 2019, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed  a Palestinian child and wound 7 others, including 5 children. According to Information provided for the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 14:45 on Friday, 29 November 2019,  around 300 Palestinian civilians took part in the Great March of Return (GMR) camps in Khuza'a village, east of Khan Younis, despite that the GMR’s Supreme National Authority cancelled the protests on the abovementioned day. Dozens of civilians, including young men and children,...

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PCHR Concludes Training Course on “Mechanisms to Reduce Violence against Women” Within 16 Days of Activism Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls

Ref: 57/2019 On Thursday, 28 November 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded a training course on mechanisms to reduce violence against women with the participation of 23 women's rights defenders. The 18-hour course was held in the training hall of Capital Mall from 26-28 November 2019. The training course coincided with the 16 Days of Activism Campaign to end Violence against women, which started on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, which marks the International Day for Human Rights. The training course is part of PCHR's activities, aiming at...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21– 27 November 2019)

  Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 21 – 27 November 2019   Civilian from al-Sawarkah family succumbed to wounds he sustained in the last Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip; raising the number to 9 deaths from the same family;   Palestinian Prisoner Died in the Israeli prisons                                                              IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank: 17 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a journalist, shot and injured   Great March of Return (GMR) protests were cancelled last Friday.   During 72 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 59 civilians arrested, including 5 children and 1 girl   9 IOF shooting incidents and...

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Under its Systematic Collective Punishment Policy against Families of Individual Attackers, IOF Demolishes 4 Houses in Beit Kahel Village, Northwest of Hebron

  Ref: 135/2019 Under the Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) collective punishment policy against Palestinians accused of carrying out attacks against Israeli soldiers or/and settlers, IOF demolished 4 houses in Beit Kahel village, northwest of Hebron early on Thursday, 28 November 2019. As such, the number of houses IOF demolished on the same grounds in 2019 raised to 13: 7 in Hebron, 4 in Ramallah and al-Bierh and 2 in Salfit. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns this new crime, and emphasizes that it falls under a series of Israeli crimes within its collective punishment policy against innocent Palestinians in the...

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PCHR and PMRS Joint Conference on: “Gaza Strip’s Health Sector from a Human Rights Perspective”

Ref: 56/ 2019 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) held a joint conference on Wednesday, 27 November 2019 on “Gaza Strip’s Health Sector from a Human Rights Perspective.” The conference was attended by specialists from the Ministry of Health (MOH), and other international and local non-governmental organizations working on health. The conference was executed under the joint project between PCHR and PMRS to promote, respect and fulfil the right to the highest attainable standard of health in the Gaza Strip.  The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and continues for 3 years;...

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PCHR Condemns ISS Degrading Treatment of Palestinian Works Minister and His Spouse at Beit Hanoun Crossing

  Ref: 134/2019 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Internal Security Service’s (ISS) degrading treatment of Palestinian Minister of Public Works and Housing, Dr, Mohammed Salim Zyara, and his wife at Beit Hanoun Crossing as they returned to Gaza City. PCHR demands that the incident be investigated by the Ministry of Interior and security services, and demands that diplomatic immunity be respected and political figures be treated with due respect. PCHR also demands the cessation of all procedures put in place to restrict the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of movement. According to PCHR investigations, at approximately 2:15 on Monday, 25 November...

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Fourth Case in 2019: Palestinian Prisoner Dies in Israeli Prison  Suspicions of Medical Neglect Arise

Ref: 133/2019 On Tuesday morning, 26 November 2019, Palestinian prisoner, Sami Abu-Diak (36) died at al-Ramla prison clinic. Abu-Diak, from Silat al-Dahr village near Jenin, had spent 17 years in Israeli prison, and was recently transferred to the clinic in Israel due to his deteriorating health condition, as he had cancer since 2015. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Daik’s death, and expresses its concern that Israeli authorities stalled in providing adequate and timely medical care for the deceased. PCHR condemns the Israeli neglect of numerous calls for Abu-Diak’s release, as is standard in humanitarian...

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PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

Ref: 54/ 2019 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in co-operation with Dr. Haider Abdel Shafi's Center for Culture and Development in Gaza. The 15-hour course was held at Level-Up Restaurant with the participation of 25 volunteering graduates from different faculties, from 20 to 24 November 2019.   The course focused on topics that fit with the needs of the target group, including: introduction to human rights, the International Bill of Human Rights (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...

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World Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, Let’s Protect Palestinian Women and Girls from Violence

Ref: 132/2019 The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, is celebrated today as it marks the first day of the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which lasts until Human Rights day 10 December, emphasizing the strong relation between human rights and violence against women, as the latter is the most widespread and continuous human rights violation. Today is commemorated while Palestinian women suffer a deteriorating human rights situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and particularly in the Gaza Strip due to the ongoing Israeli crimes against Palestinian civilians, the last of...

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