The Palestinian Center For Human Rights, based in Gaza, published on Thursday its weekly report on the Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories in the period between April 12th-18th. During the reported period, soldiers carried out 33 invasions, assassinated one fighter and injured six civilians including three children.The PCHR reported that soldiers abducted a resistance fighter in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, and executed him.

The attack took place on April 17th when the under-cover Israeli forces shot and killed a member of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh, after ambushing and capturing him. The fighter was identified as Ashraf Hanaisha, from Qabatia town near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

During the reported period, Israeli soldiers carried out 33 invasions into the Palestinian territories and kidnapped 70 Palestinians, including 14 children and one woman. 6 other civilians were shot and injured by Israeli military fire. Two of the injured are women, three are children and one is a mentally disabled man, the PCHR reported.

Six of the kidnapped people were taken at Israeli military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

 Also, soldiers broke into several charitable organizations in Hebron and Tulkarem and sabotaged their properties.

 Three Palestinian houses were occupied by the soldiers and were transformed into military posts.

 The occupied Palestinian territories remained under a strict siege imposed by Israel, and the Gaza Strip continued to suffer from shortages in medicines and fuels.

 Moreover, soldiers demolished a brick factory in the northern West Bank city of Ramallah, while settlers illegally took over a hill south of Hebron and installed an illegal outpost.

Hebron settlers continued to occupy a Palestinian house in Hebron for the fourth consecutive week, while the army remained idle regarding this issue.

The siege continued in the occupied West Bank and the Palestinians remained isolated from occupied East Jerusalem.

A strict siege continued in the Gaza Strip and the army closed all border crossings.

 Isaeli soldiers have kept Rafah International Crossing Point closed since 25th June 2006, even though they do not directly control it. During the reporting period, the crossing point was reopened on 12, 16 and 17 April 2007, and hundreds of Palestinians were able to travel through it, the PCHR reported.

Commercial Crossings in the Gaza Strip were partially opened but many goods and medical supplies remained unavailable in the Gaza Strip.

The Eretz Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel remained closed, hundreds of thousands of workers were not allowed to cross, and a few patients were allowed into hospitals in Israel and the occupied West Bank.

The Gaza shore remained off limits to the Palestinians, and for the tenth month fishermen in Gaza remained unable to fish.

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