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The Clashes of September 1996: Investigation into Causes and the Use of Force

Contents Page SERIES STUDY (10) A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS IN THE GAZA STRIP INTRODUCTION PART  I * SETTLEMENT IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: AN OVERVIEW * OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE FOR ISRAEL’S * SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME * HISTORICAL BACKGROUND * THE LABOUR ADMINISTRATION: 1992-1996 * THE NETANYAHU ADMINISTRATION: 1996 - PRESENT * FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENT * LAND CONFISCATION * WATER ...

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Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli prison

  PRESS RELEASEPalestinian prisoner dies in Israeli prison Published 13th January 1997 at 12.00 hours GMT Riy’ad Mahmood Hamooda Odwan died on 12th January 1997 in Beersheba Prison in Israel. The apparent circumstances surrounding his death highlight the issues of the ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and Israel’s violations of the 1949 IV Geneva Convention.Odwan’s family was informed of his death at around 7:30pm local time yesterday evening by a phone-call from a person claiming to be a prisoner at the same prison. The prisoner informed them that Odwan had died of a heart attack shortly after the Ramadan...

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PCHR and HAMOKED secure release of two bodies held by Israel for two years.

  PRESS RELEASEPCHR and HAMOKED Secure Release of Two Bodies Held by Israel for Two YearsPublished on 6 January 1997 at 14.00 GMTToday, 6 January 1997, an IDF Spokesperson announced that the Israeli Government had agreed to release the bodies of Hassan Abbas and Salah Jadallah after holding the bodies for over two years.Hassan Mahmoud Issa Abbas, born 1975 and resident of Gaza City, had participated in a military operation in western Jerusalem on 9 October 1994 and was killed by Israeli military forces. Salah Jadallah Hassan Salim, born 1972 and resident of Sheikh Radwan in Gaza City, participated in...

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Palestinian civilian killed by Israeli settler in Gaza Strip.

  Palestinian Civilian Killed by Israeli Settler in Gaza StripPublished on 31 December 1996 at 14:00 GMTYesterday, 30 December 1996, at around 9:30pm local time, an Israeli settler shot and killed Ibrahim Abdullah Mohammed Abu Nasir near the settlement of Kfar Darom located in the central part of the Gaza Strip.Abu Nasir, a 33 year old resident of Deir el Balah, suffering from mental illness, had according to his family’s testimony, left home around 12 noon. His family believed he was going to visit his brother or cousin who lives close to the eastern side of Kfar Darom settlement. It...

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The Israeli Policy of Closure: Legal, Political, and Humanitarian Evaluation

Contents Page SERIES STUDY (6) The Israeli Policy of Closure Legal, Political and Humanitarian Evaluation PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Affiliate of : International Commission of Jurists - Geneva Contents Acronyms Preface Summary Chapter One Israeli Occupation of the Gaza Strip Isolation and Economic Dependency i. Israeli Military Orders and Economic Dependency ii. The Permit System: Restrictions on Freedom of Movement Chapter Two Israel's Policy of...

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The Clashes of September 1996 Documented Investigation and Analysis Summary of Findings

  The Clashes of September 1996Documented Investigation and AnalysisSummary of Findings10 December, 1996IntroductionThe Palestinian Centre for Human Rights carried out an investigation into the clashes, and the evidence obtained has been used to recount the events of 26 - 27 September 1996 in the Gaza Strip. Our investigations found that on Thursday, 26th September 1996, Israeli military forces used excessive and lethal firepower against Palestinians who were demonstrating at locations throughout the Occupied Territories. This day saw the highest death toll in a single day in the Gaza Strip since the 1967 War; 31 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured,...

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Palestinian Centre for Human Rights wins France’s highest award for Human Rights endeavours.

  7 December, 1996PRESS RELEASEPalestinian Centre for Human Rights wins France’s Highest Award for Human Rights EndeavoursThe Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has been granted the Human Rights Award of the French Republic, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. This award - the most prestigious honour France grants for human rights endeavours - is to be shared with the Israeli group, the Public Action Committee Against Torture in Israel. For the first time ever, it will be presented by the President of France, M. Jacques Chirac, at the Elysée Palace on 10 December 1996. Mr Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Centre, and...

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Palestinian Centre for Human Rights wins France’s Highest Award for Human Rights Endeavours

  7 December, 1996PRESS RELEASE      Palestinian Centre for Human Rights wins France’s Highest Award for Human Rights EndeavoursThe Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has been granted the Human Rights Award of the French Republic, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. This award - the most prestigious honour France grants for human rights endeavours - is to be shared with the Israeli group, the Public Action Committee Against Torture in Israel. For the first time ever, it will be presented by the President of France, M. Jacques Chirac, at the Elysée Palace on 10 December 1996. Mr Raji Sourani, director of the...

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The Clashes of September 1996: Investigation into Causes and the Use of Force

SERIES STUDY (7)  PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists Partner to the Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme 1996 Human Rights Laureate of the Republic of France The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights is an independent legal agency dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights, respect for the rule of law and the promotion of democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The work of the Palestinian Centre is supported by: Swedish International Commission of Jurists, NOVIB, Ford Foundation, Agir Ensemble Pour le...

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Israeli military forces continue to close main road in Gaza Strip.

  PRESS RELEASEIsraeli Military Forces Continue to Close Main Road in Gaza Strip Published @ 09:00 GMT 26 November, 1996Israeli forces have called in military reinforcements to the area surrounding Netsarim settlement, including tanks and armoured personnel carriers, after Palestinians demonstrated near the settlement protesting the continued closure of a main road. The main road, which links two north-south arteries in the Gaza Strip, runs near Netsarim settlement and has been closed to Palestinian vehicles since an Islamic Jihad suicide bomb attack at Netsarim junction killed three Israeli soldiers in November 1994. On the morning of 24 November, Palestinians attempted...

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