PCHR Weekly Report: 5 wounded, 19 abducted by Israeli troops this week
Friday March 30, 2012 08:03 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News
In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 22 – 28 March 2012, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights found that Israeli forces wounded 3 Palestinian civilians during an incursion into Rammoun village, northeast of Ramallah. A child was also wounded by the explosion of a mysterious object near Nablus. Additionally, a Palestinian civilian was wounded by Israeli settlers who attacked Palestinian shepherds near Ramallah.
Protesters run from tear gas in Bil'in (archive image from mondoweiss)
Israeli attacks in the West Bank:
Israeli forces conducted 65 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West . 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded during an Israeli incursion into Rammoun village, northeast of Ramallah. Israeli forces abducted 19 Palestinians, including a child, two women and a patient. A Palestinian child was wounded by the explosion of a suspicious object left by Israeli forces near Nablus.
Israeli Annexation Wall:
During the reporting period, Israeli forces used excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to Israeli settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank. As a result, a Palestinian civilian was wounded, and dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders suffered from tear gas inhalation.
Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip:
In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces conducted one limited incursion into the central Gaza Strip.
Israel has continued to impose a total closure and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world. The illegal Israeli-imposed closure of the Gaza Strip, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. The illegal closure has caused not only a humanitarian crisis but a crisis of human rights and human dignity for the population of the Gaza Strip. Measures declared recently to ease the blockade are vague, purely cosmetic and fail to deal with the root causes of the crisis, which can only be addressed by an immediate and complete lifting of the closure, including lifting the travel ban into and out of the Gaza Strip and the ban on exports. Palestinians in Gaza may no longer suffer from the same shortage of goods, but they will remain economically dependent and unable to care for themselves, and socially, culturally and academically isolated from the rest of the world.
Israeli settlement activities:
Israeli forces have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
Israeli settlers attacked 3 Palestinian shepherds and wounded a Palestinian civilian in Ramallah.
Israeli settlers uprooted dozens of trees and stole agricultural tools in Bethlehem.
Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers in Nablus and injured one of them.
Israeli forces demolished 4 tents, 6 barnyards and 3 barracks in the northern Jordan Valley.
The full report is available online at: