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Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 Jun – 01 July 2020)

 Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 25 June – 1 July 2020     9 Palestinians shot and wounded, including a child and paramedic, in IOF suppression of peaceful protest in Kufuor Qaddoum, Qalqilya; 5 shootings reported against agricultural lands eastern Gaza Strip, and once at fishing boats western Gaza Strip In 74 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 77 civilians arrested, including 6 children and 3 women; 3 limited incursions into eastern Gaza Strip; 5 houses demolished in occupied East Jerusalem, and numerous demolition and cease-construction notices delivered in Hebron; Settler-attacks in the West...

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Palestinian Civil Society Reiterates Call for Immediate Targeted Sanctions to Stop Israel’s Annexation and Apartheid

Israel’s extremist government decided today to keep everyone in the dark about if and how it will make use of the “golden opportunity” offered by the Trump administration to embark on de jure annexation of large swathes of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. No one should be misled, however. Israel will continue to quietly de facto annex occupied Palestinian territory, as it has done for decades, while trying to appease its Western allies. But as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said, “Annexation is illegal. Period. Any annexation.” Hundreds of international law scholars agree. They write that Israeli annexations of...

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PCHR Concludes 5th Training Course on “Human Rights and Mechanisms to Promote Right to Health” with Participation of 7 Health NGOs in Khan Younis

  Ref: 28/2020 Date: 30 June 2020 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded on Monday, 29 June 2020, a training course on “Human Rights and Mechanisms to Promote Right to Health.” The 20-hour-training course was held from 24-29 June 2020, with the participation of 25 representatives of 7 private organizations from the health sector in Khan Younis.   This training course is executed within PCHR 3-year project “Promote, Respect, and Fulfill the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health in the Gaza Strip” implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) and funded by the European Union. The project aims...

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Child Seriously Wounded in Weapon Mishandling in Khan Younis

Field Updates   On Sunday, 28 June 2020, a child was critically wounded as a result of weapon mishandling inside his house in Khan Younis. This incident is part of the state of proliferation of weapons and assault on the rule of law in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).   According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights’ (PCHR) investigation, at approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 28 June 2020, N. S. A. (16), from Mawasi Khan Yunis, arrived at Naser Hospital in Khan Yunis, with a bullet wound in the neck. Due to the severity of his condition, he was referred to the European Gaza...

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2nd Explosive Device Attack on Dr. Aziz Dweik’s House in Hebron

  Field Update   On Friday, 26 June 2020, gunmen attacked Dr. Aziz Al-Dweik's House in Hebron for the second time in a week, throwing explosive devices and shooting in the air before fleeing the area. Data indicates that the attack targeted Dr. Dweik’s son, Anas (35)who is an ophthalmologist, on personal grounds. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns both attacks and calls upon the Public Prosecution to seriously investigate them and stresses the importance of exerting all efforts to bring perpetrators to justice.   According to PCHR's investigations, at approximately 00:50 on Friday, 26 June 2020, gunmen attacked Dr. Aziz Al-Dweik’s house...

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PCHR Demands Gaza Security Service Cease Arbitrary Arrests and Summonses

Ref: 61/2020 Date: 25 June 2020 Time: 10:00 GMT   The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the continued arrests and summonses campaign led by the Internal Security Service (ISS) in Gaza against dozens of Fatah Movement-affiliated activists and cadres over the past 2 weeks for their political activity and/or their right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. PCHR demands a complete cease and desist on arrests and summonses for political affiliation or freedom of expression and reiterates that the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly are guaranteed rights under the Palestinian Basic Law, as per Articles 19 and 26, and cannot...

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Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 Jun 2020)

  Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 18 - 24 June 2020   Palestinian shot and killed by IOF on al-container checkpoint, eastern Bethlehem; 22 Palestinians shot and wounded, including a child, with live and rubber bullets in the West Bank; 6 shootings reported against agricultural lands eastern Gaza Strip, and once at fishing boats western Gaza Strip In 105 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 88 civilians arrested, including 7 children and 4 women; 9 houses demolished and numerous demolition notices delivered, as well as demolition and confiscation of commercial facilities in the West...

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Palestinian Civilian Shot and Killed by IOF at al-Container Checkpoint in Eastern Bethlehem

Ref: 59/2020 Date: 24 June 2020 Time: 09:00 GMT   On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian civilian after opening fire at his vehicle, which collided into the traffic island in the center of al-container military checkpoint, east of Bethlehem. IOF claimed that the victim attempted to carry out a run-over attack, but according to the information collected by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) the victim was in fact was en route to pick up his mother, in preparation for his sister's wedding, which was supposed to be held in the evening in Abu Dies village. PCHR...

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PCHR Condemns the Killing of Citizen and the Injury of 3 Others in Execution of Judicial Decision in Al-‘Izariyia Village, East of Occupied East Jerusalem

  Ref: 60/2020 Date: 24 June 2020 Time: 10:00 GMT   On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 'Alaa Mohammed al-'Amouri (41) was killed and his two brothers and his cousin were wounded with live bullets when a police force along with al-'Izariyia Municipality staff implemented a judicial decision to receive a rented-property from lessors. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) expresses its deep concern over the incident, calls for opening a serious investigation into it, publishing the results and taking necessary legal action.   According to PCHR's investigations and eyewitnesses' testimonies, at approximately 14:00, the Palestinian police accompanied with al-'Izariyia Municipality staff  and security services officers in...

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