PCHR Weekly Report: 9 Palestinians Killed, 112 Wounded By Israeli Soldiers & Settlers this Week

West Bank, Palestine (IMEMC) – In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 26 Nov. – 02 Dec. 2015, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children and a young woman, were killed in the West Bank. One of them was killed by Israeli settlers.

112 Palestinian civilians, including 25 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli forces conducted 91 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. 78 Palestinian civilians, including 19 children, were abducted. 9 of them, including 3 children, were abducted in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli attacks in the West Bank:

On Thursday, 26 November 2015, Israeli forces killed Yehia Yosri Hasan Taha (20) from Qattnah village, northwest of Occupied Jerusalem following clashes between the Israeli forces and dozens of Palestinian young men.

On the same day, Israeli forces killed Samer al-Seiryasi (51) while stepping out of a taxi at Za’tarah checkpoint, south of Nablus. Israeli forces as usual claimed that the killed person attempted to stab settlers waiting at a bus stop, south of the checkpoint.

In the evening, medical sources at al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron announced that Khaled Mahmoud Jabreen Jawabrah (19), from al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, succumbed to an injury he sustained to the left upper side of the belly. He was with other young men throwing Molotov cocktails at the military watchtower established in the opposite side of the western entrance of the camp.

On 27 November 2015, an Israeli settler opened fire at Fadi Mohammed Mahmoud al-Khasib (25) from Beirbala village, northwest of occupied Jeruslaem, while he was passing by the intersection of “Kfar Adomim” settlement in al-Khan al-Ahmar area, east of Jeruslaem. He was wounded with several bullets and immediately died.

In the afternoon, Israeli forces stationed at the entrance to Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron, opened fire at a civilian car with an Israeli registration plate. As a result, the driver Omer Arafat Essa al-Za’aqiq (19) was killed under the pretext of running over 5 Israeli soldiers at the said entrance. The corpse was transported later by an Israeli ambulance to an unknown destination.

On 29 November 2015, Israeli border guard agents opened fire at Basim ‘Abdel Rahman Mustafa Salah (38) from Nablus after he stabbed an Israeli soldier in al-Wad Street in East Jerusalem’s Old City. As a result, he was hit with more than 11 live bullets fired at him from a close range, so he immediately died in the scene.

On the same day afternoon, Israeli forces killed Ayman Samih al-‘Abbasi (17) from Selwan village when he was participating in a demonstration organized in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of the East Jerusalem’s Old City protesting against the death of Basim Salah, who was killed in the above mentioned crime.

On 01 December, Israeli forces shot dead Ma’moun al-Khatib (16) from al-Dohah village, west of Bethlehem. Israeli forces claimed that al-Khatib attempted to carry out a stab attack near “Gosh ‘Etzion” settlement complex, south of the city.

On the same day, in excessive use of forces, israleei forces stationed at ‘Inab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm shot dead Maram Hasounah (20) from Nablus who arrived at the checkpoint holding an axe while there were no Israeli soldiers in the area. The girl started hitting the watchtower established in the area with the axe. Therefore, the Israeli soldiers opened fire at her and she immediately died.

During this week, 87 Palestinians, including 24 children, were wounded. five of whom, including 2 children, were wounded in occupied East Jerusalem and its suburbs while the rest were wounded in the West Bank Cities.

The Palestinian civilians wounded in the West Bank were distributed as follows:

In peaceful protests against Israeli policies: 59 Palestinian civilians, including 16 children, were wounded. Forty-three of them were hit with live bullets; 15 others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets and one was hit with a gas canister.

In peaceful protests against Israeli incursion: 15 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children, were wounded. One of them was hit with live bullets and 14 others were hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet.

At the checkpoints and public roads: a Palestinian civilian was hit with live bullets.

In peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities: 7 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Six of whom were hit with live bullets and one was hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Palestinian civilians wounded in occupied Jerusalem: 5 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. All of them were hit with live bullets.

Israeli forces have turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th year.

Many temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and many others were re-established in a way obstructing the traffic.

5 Palestinian civilians, including a boy child and a young woman, were abducted at checkpoints in the West Bank.

Dream Radio in Hebron was closed for 6 months under the pretext of broadcasting “incitement”, and its contents were confiscated. Israeli forces raided Dream Radio office after blowing the main door. They cut off the electricity and internet cables. In addition, they confiscated broadcast devices, including mixers, PCs, laptops, microphones and cameras.

8 buses were confiscated from Abdul Rahim al-Tamimi Transport Company under the pretext that they had been used to transport non-violent protesters to a demonstration to exercise their free speech.

Israeli forces continued efforts to create Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem. A house belonging to the family of al-‘Akari family in Shu’fat refugee camp, was bombed on grounds of collective punishment.

House demolitions and demolition notices

As part of the collective punishment policy practiced by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians, Israeli forces exploded the house of Ibrahim al-‘Akari in Sho’afat reufgee camp, north of East Jerusalem causing severe damages to his brothers’ houses. Ibrahim’s house is located in the third floor in a 3-storey building, where his widow and 5 children live. Al-‘Akari was killed by Israeli forces on 05 November 2015 after carrying a run over attack killing an Israeli officer and settler in al-Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

On 27 November 2015, On Friday morning, 27 November 2015, Israeli municipality crews protected by Israeli border guard agents and Special Forces moved into the neighborhoods of al-Bustan and Beer Ayoub in Selwan village, south of occupied Jerusalem’s Old city, and distributed administrative demolition orders to residential and commercial facilities under the pretext of construction without a license.

On 29 November 2015, the Israeli municipality court issued a decision to demolish two residential apartments in Beer Ayoub neighborhood in Selwan village, south of the Old City, with self-demolition hand tools under the pretext of construction without a license.

On 01 December 2015, the family of Nabil al-Disi self-demolished a bathroom in their house following an order issued by the Israeli municipality court under the pretext of building without a license.

On 01 December 2015, Israeli forces demolished two apartments in al-Ashqariyah neighborhood in Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, under the pretext of building with a license. The two apartments belong to Fawaz Mohammed Hasan al-Rajabi whose apartment is 60 square meters and shelters his nine family members, including 7 children and Nasri ‘amer Mohammed Hasan al-Rajabi who apartment is 60 square meters and shelters his 7 family members, including 5 children.

As part of targeting hospitals and medical centres, on 01 December 2015, Israeli forces raided al-Maqased Hospital in al-Tour neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City, and fired tear gas canisters at it under the pretext of searching for “Molotov Cocktail throwers”.

Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip:

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 25 civilians, including a child. eighteen of them were hit with live bullets, six with rubber-coated metal bullets, and one with a tear gas canister.

The Palestinian civilians wounded in the Gaza Strip were distributed as follows:

North of the Gaza Strip: 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded; two of whom sustained a live bullet wound, and the other was hit a gas canister.

Gaza City: 11 Palestinian civilians were wounded. Five of whom were hit with live bullets and 6 others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Central Gaza Strip: 9 Palestinian civilians, including a child and an elderly woman, were hit with live bullets.

Khan Yunis: 2 Palestinian civilians sustained live bullet wounds.

In the context of shooting incidents at the border area, on 20 November 2015, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha shore, northwest of Beit Lahia village, and off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire heavily at Palestinian fishing boats for about 20 minutes. Neither casualties nor material damage were reported. The shooting recurred in the same area on 30 November and 01 December 2015.

Israeli gunboats continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli settlement activities:

Settlement activities have continued in the West Bank. 3 residential tents and 12 livestock barns in the northern Jordan Valley were demolished, due to which, 19 persons, including 6 children, became homeless.

On 26 November 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Haiddiyah area in the northern Jordan Valley, east of Tubas. The Israeli forces immediately demolished 3 residential tents and 12 livestock barns built of it and tin plates belonging to three families comprised of 19 members, including 6 children, living in the area.

On the aforementioned Thursday, Israeli forces moved into al-Hawawer area in the northern area in Hebron and levelled an 80-cubic-meter rainwater collection pool used for agricultural purposes belonging to Jihad ‘Abdullah Karajah under the pretext of building in Area “C”.

On 27 November 2015, Israeli forces confiscated an excavator belonging to Ashraf Sawalmah from ‘Asirah village, north of Nablus,. The excavator was in a land belonging to Mahmoud Hendiyah from Beit Dojn village, east of the city, cultivating the land.

At approximately 07:00 on Monday, 30 November 2015, Israeli forces accompanied by a jeep belonging to the construction and organization department in the Israeli Civil Administration and crane in Kherbet al-Deir, east of ‘Ein al-Beidaa’ village in the Northern Jordan Valley, north of Tubas. They confiscated 4 water pumps used by farmers to irrigate their plants. The pumps belonging to ‘Ammar Jihad Daraghmah; ‘Ali Mohammed Bayer Motawe’a; Hussein Saleh Daraghmah and Yasser Mahmoud Asmar Daraghamah.

Israeli attacks against non-violent demonstrators:

Israeli forces have continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. Occupied East Jerusalem witnessed similar attacks.

At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 26 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarm, in protest against the Israeli policies in the oPt. When the protesters arrived at the area, Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and then heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters. After which, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli vehicles. Due to which, Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the area and fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, 6 protesters, including a child, were wounded with live bullets to the lower limbs of their bodies. They then were taken to Thabet Thabet hospital in Tulkarm to receive medical treatment.

At approximately 12:00 on Thursday, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Naqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, a child was hit with a tear gas canister to the left elbow.

At approximately 12:00 on Friday, 27 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Naqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 4 civilians, including 3 children ,were wounded. One of whom was hit with a live bullet while the three others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets. Moreover, the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters inside a house belonging to Omar Abed al-Karim Dawoud, due to which the windows of the house were smashed. In the meantime, the Israeli forces fired a sponge-tipped bullet at a PRCS ambulance, due to which the ambulance windows were smashed and the ambulance crew suffered tear gas inhalation. In his testimony to a PCHR fieldworker, Monther Nazal , Director General of PRCS in Qalqilya said:

“At approximately 15:20 on Friday, 27 November 2015, the PRCS ambulance crew consisting of the ambulance driver, Azmi al-Aqra’, and paramedic, Mohamed Fayoumi, were usually parking the ambulance in a safe place near al-Naqar neighborhood, west of Qalqilya. Suddenly, the Israeli forces moved into Qalqilya from another entrance and then immediately fired a sponge-tipped bullet towards the ambulance, which caused the smash of its windows. After which, when the two paramedics attempted to escape from the area by their vehicle, the Israeli soldiers heavily fired tear gas canisters at them. As a result, the paramedics suffered tear gas inhalation.”

On Friday afternoon, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered near al-Huda Petrol Station in al-Balou’ neighborhood at the northern entrance of al-Bireh and then headed to the (DCO) checkpoint and “Beit Eill” settlement. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and between the houses. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded, two of whom were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets while the third one was hit with a live bullet to the right leg.

On Friday afternoon, dozens of young men gathered in the vicinity of Ofer prison, west of Ramallah to organize a demonstration against the Israeli policies and settlers attacks. After which, the protesters made their way to the prison gate, so the Israeli forces closed the gate and deployed in the area. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and empty bottles at the Israeli soldiers, who immediately fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 10 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded. Seven of whom were hit with live bullets while the three others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

At approximately 13:30 on afternoon, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered in al-Kamb area, south of Halhoul village, and set fire to rubber tires. After which, the Israeli forces moved into the area and deployed between the houses. The protesters threw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers, who chased the protesters and fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them in response. In the meantime, a number of protesters gathered in Ras al-Jourah area, north of Hebron, and then headed to a military watchtower established at the southern entrance of Halhoul village. During which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters in response. Additionally, the military vehicles stationed in al-Kamb area withdrew towards the military watchtower and then the protesters chased them there. Due to which, the Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition at the protesters. As a result, 12 civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets.

At approximately 14:00, dozens of young men gathered at the entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, north of Hebron, where the Israeli soldiers closed the entrance with an iron gate and established a permanently military checkpoint. The protesters threw stones and empty bottles at the soldiers stationed at the entrance. Due to which, the soldiers stationed behind cement cubes heavily fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 2 civilians were hit with live bullets and then were taken by a PRCS ambulance to the city hospitals to receive medical treatment.

At approximately 15:00, dozens of young men from Beit ‘Awa village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron, gathered near the security fence established on the village lands in the western area. After which, two Israeli patrols arrived at the area and stationed behind the security gate along the security fence. The protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who heavily fired tear gas canisters from a launcher fixed on a military jeep against them. The protesters then spread in the agricultural lands while the soldiers chased them into the agricultural fields and fired live bullets at them. As a result, 3 protesters were hit with live bullets throughout their bodies and then were taken by a PRCS ambulance to the city hospitals to receive medical treatment.

At approximately 16:30 on Friday, a number of youngsters organized a demonstration in the center of Beit Foreek village, east of Nablus, and then made their way to al- Kenitra Mountain, southeast of the village. When the youngsters arrived at the area, Israeli soldiers stationed in the military watchtower in the vicinity of “Itamar” settlement fired sound bombs and live bullets at the youngsters. As a result, 2 children were hit with live bullets and were then taken to the village clinic. After the wounded children received first aid, they were taken by an ambulance to Rafidia hospital in Nablus. When the ambulance arrived at Beit Foreek checkpoint at the main entrance of the village, Israeli soldiers obstructed it for 20 minutes.

At approximately 12:30 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, a demonstration started from the vicinity of ‘Alaa’ al-Hashash house from ‘Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, who was killed by the Israeli forces at Hawara checkpoint, south of the city, on 23 November 2015. The protestors then headed to the abovementioned checkpoint demanding to release the corpses that were kept in Israeli custody. When the protesters arrived at the checkpoint, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters and live bullets in response. As a result, 2 children were hit with live bullets and were then taken to Rafidia hospital to receive medical treatment. Medical sources described their wounds as moderate.

At approximately 13:00 on Saturday, dozens of young men from al-Naqar neighborhood gathered near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the protesters. As a result, a child was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet below the left eye.

At approximately 10:00 on Sunday, 29 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarm, in protest against the Israeli policies in the oPt. When the protesters arrived at the area, Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and then heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters. After which, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers in response. Due to which, the Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the center of the university campus and fired live ammunition, rubber coated-metal bullets, and tear gas canisters. As a result, 4 protesters, including a child, were wounded with live bullets. The health condition of one of the wounded children was described as serious, as a live bullet penetrated his left arm causing fractures and then penetrated his abdomen causing laceration in his stomach and liver. The abovementioned wounded child was taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus and underwent a surgery.

On Sunday afternoon, dozens of youngsters gathered near al-Huda Petrol Station in al-Balou’ neighborhood, at the northern entrance of al-Bireh city. They then headed to the (DCO) military checkpoint and “Beit Eill” settlement. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and between the houses. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded, 2 of whom were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets while the third was hit with a live bullet to the right thigh causing rupture in the blood-vessels. Among the wounded persons was Hassan Ibrahim Najar (72), who was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the head.

At approximately 13:00 on Tuesday, 01 December 2015, dozens of youngsters gathered in al-Naqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilya, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the soldiers immediately fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 4 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets. Moreover, a tear gas canister landed in a house belonging to Ziad Dawoud Melhim, due to which the house caught fire. After which, the Civil Defense Crews put the fire out. Furthermore, the Israeli forces moved into the aforementioned area from another entrance and fired tear gas canisters towards al-‘Awda School for girls. As a result, Alaa’ Sa’eid Qashmar (12) suffered tear gas inhalation and was then taken to Dr. Darwish Nazal Hospital.

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At approximately 13:30 on Friday, 27 November 2015, dozens of youngsters headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Faraheen area in ‘Abasan village, east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. A number of protesters approached the border fence, set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed along the fence. Additionally, some of the youngsters placed the Palestinian flag on the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers sporadically fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 2 civilians, were wounded with live bullets and were then taken to the Gaza European Hospital to receive medical treatment. The health condition of the two civilians was described as moderate.

In the meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed in Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing, northwest of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at dozens of protesters, who were on the road between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides of the crossing. The protesters threw stones at the soldiers in protest at the Israeli attacks against the Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. As a result of the clashes, which continued until 17:30, three civilians were wounded. Two of whom were hit with live bullets, while the third was directly hit with a tear gas canister.

At approximately 14:00 on Friday, dozens of youngsters headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed behind the sand barriers along the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 8 civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets. The wounded civilians were then taken to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah. The health condition of one of the wounded was described as serious, so he was transferred to al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, while the wounds of others ranger between minor and moderate.

Demonstrations against the annexation wall and settlement activities

Following the Friday prayer on 27 November 2015, Palestinians from Bil’in, Ni’lin, al-Nabi Saleh and Budrus village, west and northwest of Ramallah and al-Bireh, organized a peaceful demonstration in protest against the annexation wall and settlement activities. The Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters, sound bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets at the protesters to disperse them. No casualties were reported.

On Friday afternoon, dozens of young men gathered at the western entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah, on Selwad-Yabroud road, near the Bypass Road (60), in protest against the Israeli policies. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber- coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the stone-throwers and chased them into the village. As a result, a 22-year-old male, who was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the upper lip and then was taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

At approximately 12:00 on Friday, Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized a protest in the center of Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, and made their way to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against closing that entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an iron gate. When protesters arrived at the gate, Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at them. As a result, many civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets.

On Saturday, 28 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered in the center of Budrus village, west of Ramallah and al-Bireh, and then made their way to the annexation wall in the southwest of the abovementioned village. The Israeli forces closed the wall gate with barbed wires and prevented the demonstrators from heading to lands behind it. Due to which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and chased them between the olive fields until the village outskirts. As a result, a 17-year-old male, was hit with a live bullet to his left leg.

At approximately 12:00 on Saturday, 28 November 2015, Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders organized a demonstration from the center of Kafor Qadoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, and then headed to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against closing the entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an iron gate. When the protesters arrived at the gate, the Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at the protesters in response. As a result, 3 civilians were hit with live bullets. One of whom sustained serious wounds and underwent an operation due to a rupture in a blood vessel in his leg.

Recommendations to the international community:

Due to the number and severity of Israeli attacks in the past week, the PCHR made several recommendations to the international community. Among these were a recommendation that the international community and the United Nations use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination, through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine.

In addition, the PCHR called upon the United Nations to provide international protection to Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression against the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

This report made available by IMEMC.