The Palestinian Center For Human Rights in Gaza published its weekly report on the Israeli violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories in the period between March 1st and March 7th.The Palestinian Center For Human Rights in Gaza published its weekly report on the Israeli violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories in the period between March 1st and March 7th.
The Center reported that Israeli soldiers shot and injured twenty-two Palestinians, including eight children and one woman. Fifteen peace activists were injured during a protest against the Annexation Wall in Bil’in village, west of Ramallah, in the northern part of the West Bank.
During the reporting period, soldiers carried out 35 invasions of Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, and abducted 107 civilians, among them 70 employees who were taken prisoner after the army broke into the Palestinian Military Intelligence headquarters in Ramallah.
The number of abducted Palestinains includes twelve children abducted at Israeli military roadblocks.
In Beit Fajjar village, near Bethlehem, soldiers sealed offices of the Almsgiving Committee after breaking into it and searching it.
In Al Khader village, also near Bethlehem, soldiers closed offices of the Quran association, and two of its subordinate offices near Bethlehem.
The PCHR reported that Israel continued its violations of the International Law, adding that most of the casualties are ordinary civilians, including women and children.
In an invasion of Al Far’a refugee camp, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, soldiers shot and injured three civilians, including two children, the PCHR reported.
Also, three civilians, including two children, were shot and injured by Israeli military fire in an invasion of Nablus city, in the northern part of the West Bank.
On March 2nd, as dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists were peacefully protesting against the Annexation Wall in Bil’in village, near Ramallah, soldiers violently attacked the protesters and injured 15 residents, including four children.
Soldiers used excessive forces against the peaceful protesters who were carrying out their weekly non-violent protest against the Annexation Wall.
Also, one woman was injured as the army fired rounds of live ammunition during an invasion of Qarawat Bani Zeid village, west of Salfit in the West Bank.
A full siege remained in place on the Gaza Strip, and the army carriedn out two limited invasions in Beit Hanoun town on March 6th and 7th.
Border crossings in the Gaza Strip remained closed, while the commercial crossings were partially opened, mainly the Karni (Al Mintar) crossing.
The Eretz Crossing in the northern part of the Gaza Strip remained closed, and thousands of residents from the Gaza Strip were barred from travelling through it. Only international workers were allowed through.
Also, hundreds of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem were forced to hand their identity cards to the Israeli Ministry of Interior in East Jerusalem in order to be allowed to live with their spouses in the Gaza Strip. This number includes 800-1000 women from East Jerusalem married to men from the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian fishermen remained unable to fish in the Gaza Sea due to the Israeli restrictions imposed on them eight months ago.
In the West Bank, soldiers tightened the siege imposed on the residents and continued to restrict their movement. Dozens of military roadblocks were installed and further restrictions on movement were enforced.
The PCHR called for the implementation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and called upon the High Contracting parties of the Convention to convene to take effective steps against the Israeli violations.
The Center stated that the parties must fulfill their moral obligations under Article 1 and ensure that Israel respects the Convention in the occupied territories.