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State of the Gaza Strip Border Crossings (01 – 31 January 2020)

During the reporting period, the Israeli authorities continued to impose closure on the Gaza Strip for the 13th consecutive year and placed tightened restrictions on movement of Gaza Strip residents. The Israeli authorities continued to control entry and exit for pedestrians from and into the Gaza Strip at the Beit Hanoun "Erez" Crossing, with exceptions to limited categories under severe restrictions. The Israeli authorities continued to impose restrictions on the entry of goods classified as "dual-use items",[1] which enhanced the deterioration of economic, health and educational situation in addition to the infrastructure.  Furthermore, Israeli authorities continued to ban the Gaza...

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Civilian Killed in Family Dispute in Ousrin Village, near Nablus

Field Updates On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Nablus Special Hospital in Nablus announced the death of Mahmoud Fareed 'Adili (55), from 'Ousrin village southeast of Nablus, succumbing to wounds he sustained a month and half ago in his head in a family dispute  in which firearms were used, further aggravating the current state of security chaos in the occupied Palestinian territory. According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), on Monday, 06 January, 'Adeeli was  shot with a bullet to the head during a family dispute he was not a part of in Ousrin village. 'Adeeli was taken...

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IOF Abuses the Body of Palestinian in a Humiliating and Degrading Manner

Ref: 14/2020 On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and injured Palestinian civilians while trying to rescue and evacuate two persons who were targeted by IOF in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. IOF made a 150-meter incursion into the border and evacuated the dead body of a Palestinian it killed in the area after desecrating his body in a humiliating and cruel manner, trying to lift the body with a wheel loader several times and throwing back to the ground, and takes into the Israeli side of the border. According to PCHR investigations, at approximately 05:40...

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PCHR Calls upon the Attorney General to Open an Investigation into Death of a Person Detained by ISS

Ref: 13/2020 Issam Ahmed al-Sa’afeen (40), from al-Buraij refugee camp in Central Gaza, was pronounced dead this morning, 23 February 2020 at al-Shifaa Hospital in Gaza City. Al-Sa’afeen was referred to the hospital yesterday, 22 February 2020, by the Internal Security Service (ISS) after being held in prison for the past month. PCHR calls upon the Attorney General to open an investigation into the death circumstances of al-Sa’afeen and to post the results to public. PCHR expresses its extreme concern over the recurrent deaths inside Gaza Strip prisons and detention centers under various circumstances and fears they would be due to...

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HAYA Joint Programme to Eliminate Violence against Women: PCHR Concludes Five Training Courses for Educational Institutions’ Staff

     Ref: 08/2020 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded the first five training courses under the HAYA Joint Programme "Awareness-Raising and Capacity Building for Educational Institutions’ Staff to Eliminate Violence against Women." These training courses were conducted in cooperation with United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to train teachers working in UNRWA schools across the Gaza Strip. On 19 January 2020, PCHR began the first training course. Each course lasted twenty-five-hours in duration over the course of five days and was attended by 140 participants, including 87 female teachers and a female participation rate of 66 per cent. This training...

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With Participation of 6 CBOs and Youth Groups, PCHR Concludes Training Course on “Women Rights and Means of Intervention and Protection to Combat Violence against Women”

Ref: 07/2020   With participation of 24 members (18 females) representing 6 community-based organizations (CBOs) from Gaza City, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) concluded on Wednesday, 19 February 2020, a 20-hour training course on women rights and means of intervention and protection to combat violence against women from 16 to 19 February 2019. This training course comes in light of PCHR’s long-term efforts to contribute to building the capacity of those working and volunteering in civil society organizations and youth groups in the field of human rights concepts in general and women’s rights in particular, in addition to issues relevant to...

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 19 February 2020)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory   13 -19 February 2020   8 Palestinian civilians injured, including 2 children, in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem A child lost his left eye after IOF shot him in al-‘Issawiyah village in occupied East Jerusalem.   Nine shootings reported against agricultural lands and one at Palestinian fishing boats in eastern and western Gaza Strip   During 78 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem: 75 civilians arrested, including 17 children   3 houses demolished; one self-demolished by its owner, caravans used as classrooms vacated and confiscated, and agricultural rooms and...

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Child Killed and Young Man Wounded By Palestinian Security Service in Qabatia

Ref: 12/2020 Today Morning, 19 February 2019, a child succumbed to wounds he sustained the day before when a Palestinian security force dispersed a celebration for a prisoner released from the Israeli jails because gunmen opened fire in the air.  Amid the ongoing shooting by the gunmen, those celebrating threw stones at the security force, which opened fire and fired teargas canisters.  Moreover, a young man was wounded while security officers were hit with stones.  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned about the incident and calls upon the Public Prosecution to open an investigation to identify the circumstances. ...

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PCHR Receives a Delegation from the Canadian Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority

Ref: 06/2020 On Tuesday, 18 February 2020, Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), received Robin Wettlaufer, Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Andrea Niklaus, First Secretary and Political and Trade Officer in the Canadian Representative Office in Ramallah, at PCHR’s head office in Gaza City. The human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and the Israeli war crimes committed against Palestinian civilians and their properties were at the heart of the discussion, especially the Israeli-imposed closure on the Gaza Strip and its economic, social and humanitarian consequences on over 2 million Palestinians. The meeting also addressed the decision of...

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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is an independent Palestinian human rights organization (registered as a non-profit Ltd. Company) based in Gaza City. The work of PCHR is conducted through documentation and investigation of human rights violations, provision of legal aid and counseling for both individuals and groups, and preparation of research articles relevant to such issues as the human rights situation and the rule of law.  PCHR announces the following vacancy.   Position title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer Reports to: General Director Location: HQ office- Gaza Contract duration: One year renewable. (Full Time).   Brief description of the position The M&E Officer is responsible for carrying out all...

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