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IOF Attacks Continue on Gaza Strip for 2nd day, 18 Palestinians Killed including 6 Civilians; 3 brothers, a father and his 2 sons

Ref: 127/2019 For the second consecutive day, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continue their attacks on the Gaza Strip through its air, naval and artillery forces, killing 6 Palestinian civilians; 3 brothers, including 2 children, and a father and his 2 sons, including a child, as well as wounding 22 civilians, including 4 children and 2 women.  Furthermore, IOF killed 12 members of the Palestinian armed groups. In reference to the press release issued by PCHR on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, and according to PCHR's fieldworkers, IOF warplanes bombed 47 targets with 64 missiles apart from artillery and gunboat shelling. IOF airstrikes targeted...

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Israeli Extrajudicial Execution Policy Resumed: IOF Airstrike Kills Senior Leader of Islamic Jihad, and his Wife, in Gaza

Ref: 126/2019 Israel resumes its extrajudicial execution policy against Palestinians, as Israeli warplanes carried out a targeted attack against a senior leader of Palestinian resistance groups at dawn on Tuesday, 12 November 2019. As a result, the targeted Palestinian was killed along with his wife, while 7 others sustained injuries including 4 of the victims’ children in the attack on their house in al-Shuja’ya neighborhood in Eastern Gaza. This attack reflects a decision by the highest Israeli military and political offices. According to PCHR investigation, at approximately 04:00 on Tuesday, IOF warplanes fired a missile at Bahaa’ Salim Hassan Abulatta’s house (42),...

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Israeli Excessive Use of Force Continues: IOF Kills Palestinian Civilian in al-‘Aroub Refugee Camp

Ref: 125/2019 In a new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot dead a Palestinian civilian who was in front of his house in al-‘Aroub Refugee Camp, north of Hebron, on Monday, 11 November 2019.  PCHR’s investigations emphasize that the shooting violated the principle of necessity and distinction, stressing that the force used was unjustifiable, especially that the Palestinian civilian was clearly seen by the soldiers and did not pose any threat to their lives. According to PCHR investigations and eyewitnesses’ accounts, at approximately 09:00 that day, school students organized a peaceful protest in al-‘Aroub refugee camp to...

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82nd GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 104 Palestinian Civilians, Including 43 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic

Ref: 124/2019 104 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman and a paramedic, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 82nd Great March of Return (GMR), this Friday, 08 November 2019. This week, IOF continued the use of excessive force against peaceful protestors, as 41 civilians sustained live-bullet-injuries – including 2 children in critical condition- in addition to other injuries by rubber bullets and tear gas canisters mainly in protesters’ upper bodies. Large crowds participated in the protest, as thousands of civilians joined across the 5 GMR encampments. Today's protest titled: "We Shall Carry On”...

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Woman Killed in Deir al-Balah: PCHR Condemns the Crime and Calls upon Public Prosecution to Open Investigation and Bring the Perpetrator to Justice

Ref: 123/2019 On Wednesday afternoon, 06 November 2019, (R. 'A'. K.) (18), a woman from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, arrived a dead body showing signs of torture at al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah.  Police and Public Prosecution officers arrived at the hospital and opened an investigation.  Next day morning, the public Prosecution referred the body to the Forensic Department in al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City to identify the death circumstances.  The Forensic Department later said that she has a hematogenic shock due to severe beating that led to cerebral bleed. The police arrested a relative of the deceased...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 October – 06 November)

  Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 31 October – 06 November 2019 Palestinian civilian killed and another wounded in an Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis as IOF carried out dozens of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip   147 Palestinian civilians shot and injured by IOF, including 55 children, 3 women, 2 paramedics and 1 journalist at GMR protests in Eastern Gaza Strip West Bank: 4 civilians shot and injured, including 2 children   During 89 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 73 civilians arrested, including 12 children and 3 women, including: Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, Fadi al-Hedmi; Member of the...

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PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Quality of Healthcare Services for Persons with Disabilities: GMR Causalities as an Example”

  Ref: 51/2019 On Tuesday, 05 November 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop on "Quality of Healthcare Services for Persons with Disabilities: GMR Causalities as an Example" attended by at least 100 experts from the Ministry of Health (MOH), international health organizations that provide rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation centers, mental health organizations, civil society organizations and media.  The workshop was also attended by persons who were injured at the Great March of Return (GMR) and disabled due to their injuries. Dr. Fadel al-Muzaini, PCHR researcher, opened the workshop and emphasized it would discuss and evaluate...

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PCHR Receives International Delegations and Participates in Several Meetings

Ref: 52/2019 On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) participated in several meetings and workshops held in the Gaza Strip, including two meetings with delegations from the Representative Offices of Norway and Canada to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA); a workshop for the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO); and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) celebration of its 25th anniversary. On Tuesday, 05 November 2019, PCHR received a delegation from the Representative Office of Norway that included Sigbjorn Litland, First Secretary; Gro Hasselknippe, Senior Adviser; and Julie Grqdal, Senior Adviser. The delegation met with Raji Souran, PCHR’s...

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PCHR Concludes Eighth Training Course on “Human Rights and Mechanisms to Promote Right to Health”

Ref: 53/2019 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded on Wednesday, 06 November 2019, the eighth training course within its European Union funded project “Promote, Respect, and Fulfill the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health in the Gaza Strip”. The project is in partnership with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS). The 20-hour-training course was held at Cedar Restaurant hall from 28 October to 06 November 2019, with the participation of representatives from six non-governmental organizations working in the health sector in the Gaza Strip. This training course comes as part of PCHR’s long-term efforts in promoting and disseminating the...

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IOF Air Strikes on Gaza: Palestinian Civilian Killed and Another Injured

Ref: 122/2019 A Palestinian civilian was killed and another was wounded at Saturday dawn, 02 November 2019, in an Israeli airstrike in southwestern Khan Younis, as IOF carried out dozens of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 01:37, an Israeli drone fired a missile near Mahmoud Hamzah al-Farah’s 80sqm summer house located on a 1-dunum land in an agricultural area in al-Mawasi, southwest of Khan Younis. Few minutes, later an IOF warplane fired a missile at the house and destroyed it completely causing a huge crater.  As a result, Ahmed Mohammed ‘Abdullah al-Shahri (27) was killed and...

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