The Palestinian Center for Human Rights published its weekly report which documents the Israeli violations in the occupied territories in the period between September 29 and October 5, 2005.

The center recorded 30 invasions in the West Bank, 30 arrests including a woman and one child were reported, and repeated attacks were carried out by settlers against Palestinian homes in several West Bank areas. 

Also, the center documented the military violations against the Palestinian farmlands as Israel continues to construct the Separation Wall in the occupied West Bank, while soldiers barred the villages from reaching their farmlands. 

Israeli soldiers uprooted 210 trees in Artas village, south of Bethlehem, and imposed full closure over the entire West Bank barring the residents from crossing from one area to another, and in many cases villagers were unable to reach the adjacent cities. 

In Gaza, the Rafah border crossing and Eretz crossing remained closed while the residents were barred from traveling to Egypt, and enter the industrial zone in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli military killed seven residents, including a woman and a child, in less than 36 hours;

– 29/9/2005, soldiers killed two residents in Borqeen village, west of Jenin after invading it. 

– 29/9/2005, soldiers killed one resident in Jenin.

– 30/9/2005, soldiers killed two residents in Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus.

– 30/9/2005, soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the new Askar refugee camp in Nablus; hours after killing the child, soldiers admitted it was violation to the rules of engagement.

– 4/10/2005, soldiers killed a Palestinian woman at Huwwara checkpoint, near Nablus. 


Invasions: Israeli soldiers carried thirty main invasions in the West Bank, and arrested 36 residents, including two children and one woman. Soldiers used military dogs in their attacks, and forced dozens of families out of their homes.

Separation Wall: Israel continued its violations to the international law and the rulings of the International High Court of Justice, and resumed the Wall constructions in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Qalqilia, Bethlehem, Hebron, and Jenin.

On Thursday, 29 September 2005, IOF issued 4 military orders stopping the construction of 4 houses in al-Burj village, southwest of Hebron, claiming that they were being built without licenses.  The houses are located near the Wall, and belong to Bassam Yousef al-Masharqa; Majeda Isma’il al-Talahma; ‘Abdul Rahim Mohammed al-Talahma; and Jawhar Nassar al-Shahatit. 

On Friday noon, 30 September 2005, soldiers prevented dozens of Palestinian farmers and a number of international and Israeli solidarity activists from Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, from going to their agricultural land behind the Wall to cultivate olives.  It is worth noting that the construction of the Wall has isolated at least 2300 Dunams of the agricultural land of the village. 

On Saturday evening, 1 October 2005, troops placed a 9-meter-high cement blocks near ‘Anata secondary school, isolating the playground from the school.  Consequently, 860 students have become deprived of practicing sport activities. 

In Jenin, soldiers prevented Palestinian farmers from Ya’bad village, southwest of Jenin, from reaching their agricultural land behind the Wall to cultivate olives.  According to local sources in Jenin, 245 farmers applied for permits to be able to enter to their orchards, but the army only allowed 20.

Israeli army has been establishing a crossing point between East Jerusalem and Bethlehem, a gate, nearly 200 meters to the east, and a commercial crossing in Mazmouriya area, east of Bethlehem.  The crossing point will be designated for diplomats and senior clergies, the gate will be designated for ordinary people and the commercial crossing will be designated for the transportation of goods.    

Settlers’ attacks: settlers continued their attacks against the residents and their properties, most of the attacks were carried out in Hebron after settlers of illegal settlement outposts in the center of the city attacked dozens of residents and attempted to expand their illegal outpost. One woman was seriously injured.

In Artas village, near Bethlehem, one woman was seriously injured, properties were damage and 210 trees were uprooted.

The Gaza Strip: In spite that the Israeli army evacuated from the Gaza Strip, and ended the military reign, soldiers continued their closure, four the fourth week, over the Rafah border crossing, which is the only passage way the residents have with the outer world.

Movement of residents and good through the border crossings in Gaza was restricted.  

West Bank: Soldiers imposed more restrictions on the movements of the residents and restricted their movements. Dozens of roadblocks were installed on main junctions in the West Bank, while soldiers also closed the Ibrahimi Mosque barring the residents from praying there for six days, in order to allow the settlers celebrate the Jewish feasts.

Soldiers closed the main roads in Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarem, and closed the gates of the Separation wall placing the residents in a big prison, and barring them from reaching their farmlands.

Several violation and abuse cases were reported on military roadblocks in the West Bank, at least three residents were arrested on checkpoints, and several residents were attacked and abused by the soldiers.

For full report please click in the link PCHR Report