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PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20– 26 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 207 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of its excessive use of lethal force, IOF killed a Palestinian in Jerusalem and abused the body of […]

February 29, 2020 4:26 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human Interest, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine, West Bank 0

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings, Fishing Zones

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported. In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the […]

February 28, 2020 6:05 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, International Politics, News Report, Peace process, Truce 0

Israel Forces A Palestinian To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers forced, Friday, a young Palestinian man to demolish his own home in Shu’fat town, in occupied Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without a permit. The Palestinian, Mohammad Abdul-Salam al-Bashti, 26, from Shu’fat town in Jerusalem, said that an Israeli court ordered him to demolish his home for being […]

February 28, 2020 4:59 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Injure 70 Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least seventy Palestinians, including a child who was shot with a live round in his back, in Jabal al-‘Arma Mountain, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that dozens of residents went to the mountain to protest the […]

February 28, 2020 4:06 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus

Dozens of extremist illegal Israeli colonists attacked, earlier Friday, the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before attacking homes and cars, causing damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that many colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, stormed the village, and fired […]

February 28, 2020 3:39 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israel Demolishes a Palestinian Home, Another’s Workshop, Near Bethlehem

Israeli occupation forces, at dawn Thursday, demolished a Palestinian home, as well as a garage owned by another Palestinian citizen, in the village of Al-Walajah, northwest of Bethlehem, according to local sources. Sources told PNN that Israeli soldiers and bulldozers approached the village early in the morning, stormed it, surrounded […]

February 28, 2020 2:50 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Israeli Settlers Vandalize Palestinian Vehicles Near Salfit

The latest in a string of attacks by illegal Israeli settlers, against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, on Wednesday overnight, Israeli settlers vandalized at least eight Palestinian vehicles in Yasuf village, located east of Salfit city, central occupied West Bank. Local sources told WAFA, that a group of Israeli […]

February 28, 2020 1:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Salfit, West Bank 0

PLO Official Slams Israel’s Settlement Plans, Calls on EU to Intervene

Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday, urged the European Union (EU) to intervene to prevent Israel from building a settlement in E1 area, east of occupied Jerusalem, as announced by Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu. During a meeting at his office, […]

February 28, 2020 12:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, International Politics, Israeli Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

UN Official Concerned Over Israel’s Settlement Expansion Plans

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, Wednesday, voiced his concern over Israeli settlement announcements, saying the E1 plan (E1 is the area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem) if implemented, would sever the West Bank in half. “I am very concerned about Israel’s […]

February 27, 2020 9:50 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Human rights, International, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, News Report, Peace process, West Bank 0

Israeli Army Demolishes Two Palestinian Homes, Two Barns South of Hebron

Israeli forces, on Thursday, demolished two Palestinian homes and two animal barns in Masafer Yatta, southern Hebron hills, under the pretext they were built without a permit, according to local sources. Coordinator of the Popular Committees Against the Wall and Settlements in the southern West Bank, Rateb Jabour, told WAFA […]

February 27, 2020 7:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Hebron, Human rights, Israeli Settlement, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli Settlers Uproot Olive Trees on Palestinian Lands

Israeli settlers on Thursday uprooted hundreds of olive trees and vine trees in the town of al-Khader, south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, according to a local activist. Emad Dadoo told WAFA that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Eliazar uprooted approximately 200 olive trees and […]

February 27, 2020 6:21 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Human rights, Israeli attacks, Israeli Settlement, News Report, Palestine, West Bank 0

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, thirteen Palestinians, including a child and a former political prisoner, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Daoud Abu Khalil, 29, from Hizma town, […]

February 27, 2020 2:27 PM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, Jenin, Jerusalem, News Report, Qalqilia, Salfit, West Bank 0

Fateh Secretary In Jericho Receives Six-Month Administrative Detention Order

An Israeli court issued, Thursday, a six-month administrative detention order against the secretary of Fateh Movement in Jericho and the Jordan Valley, the Detainees’ Affairs Committee has reported. The committee stated that the Israeli army abducted Na’el Abu al-‘Assal three days ago, after storming the house of his father, Jihad […]

February 27, 2020 1:48 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Jericho, News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Netanyahu Orders Construction Of 3500 Units In Illegal Colonies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he gave the approval for the construction of 3,500 units in illegal Israeli colonies, in the E1 area between Ma’ale Adumim colony and occupied Jerusalem. Netanyahu stated that the United States and its President D. Trump recognizes what he called “Israel’s sovereignty in […]

February 27, 2020 9:41 AM IMEMC News International Politics, Israeli Settlement, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza

European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported. […]

February 26, 2020 8:58 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Peace process, Rafah 0