Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Report violazioni israeliane 04 – 10 giugno 2009
Le forze di occupazione israeliane (FOI) proseguono nei sistematici attacchi contro i civili palestinesi e le loro proprietà nei Territori Palestiensi Occupati (TPO) e continuano a imporre un assedio totale alla Striscia di Gaza.
•Un civile palestinese viene ucciso dalle FOI durante una protesta pacifica contro la costruzione del Muro di annessione in Cisgiordania
•Un bambino palestinese muore per le ferite subite durante l’ultima offensiva delle FOI nella Striscia di Gaza (27 dicembre 2008 – 18 gennaio 2009)
•13 civili palestinesi, compresi quattro bambini e un operatore sanitario, rimangono feriti per il fuoco israeliano
•Le FOI conducono 24 incursioni nelle comunità palestinesi della Cisgiordania
•Le FOI arrestano 24 civili palestinesi in Cisgiordania, tra cui sei bambini
•Le FOI continuano ad attaccare i pescatori palestinesi nella Striscia di Gaza; sei pescatori vengono trattenuti per diverse ore dopo la confisca delle loro barche
•Le FOI continuano ad imporre un assedio totale ai TPO e isolano la Striscia di Gaza dal mondo esterno.
•Le truppe delle FOI piazzate presso un posto di blocco militare vicino a Gerusalemme maltrattano alcuni civili palestinesi
•Le FOI proseguono nell’adottare misure volte a stabilire una maggioranza ebraica nella Gerusalemme Est occupata
•Le FOI demoliscono due strutture nella Città Vecchia di Gerusalemme
•Le FOI proseguono con le attività di colonizzazione in Cisgiordania e i coloni israeliani non cessano di attaccare i civili e le proprietà palestinesi
•Coloni israeliani appiccano il fuoco ai terreni agricoli palestinesi
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
04 – 10 June 2009
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and Continue to Impose a Total Siege on the Gaza Strip
Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (04 – 10 June 2009):
Shooting: During the reporting period, one Palestinian was killed by IOF in the West Bank. Additionally, IOF wounded 13 Palestinian civilians, including four children and a paramedic, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
During the reporting period, a Palestinian civilian was killed and 12 others, including four children and a paramedic, were wounded when IOF used forced against peaceful demonstrations organized by Palestinian civilians to protest the construction of the Annexation Wall in Bal'ein and Ne;lin villages, west of Ramallah. According to eyewitness, the victim was shot dead when he attempted to offer help to a wounded child.
In the Gaza Strip, on 04 June 2009, an 11-year-old child died of wounds he had sustained on 06 January 2009 when IOF bombed his family's house. The attack killed the child's father and grandmother.
On 06 June 2009, a Palestinian civilian was wounded when IOF gunboats opened fire at Rafah beach.
IOF have continued to close all border crossings to the Gaza Strip for more than two years. The IOF siege of Gaza, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.
1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.
The main concern of 1.5 million people living in the Gaza Strip is to obtain their basic needs of food, medicines, water and electricity supplies.
IOF have continued to prevent the entry of raw construction materials into the Gaza Strip for more than two years.
IOF have not allowed fuel supplies into the Gaza Strip, excluding limited amounts of cooking gas, since 10 December 2008.
The Rafah International Crossing Point has been opened for a few days for a number of patients who received medical treatment abroad and needed to return home to the Gaza Strip.
IOF have continued to close Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing to Palestinian civilians wishing to travel to the West Bank and Israel for medical treatment, trade or social visits.
Poverty has mounted to approximately 80% and unemployment has mounted to 60% in the Gaza Strip.
IOF have continued to prevent the entry of spare parts form water networks and sewage systems. Losses incurred to this sector are estimated at US$ 6 million.
IOF have imposed additional access restrictions on international diplomats, journalists and humanitarian workers seeking to enter the Gaza Strip. They have prevented representatives of several international humanitarian organizations from entering the Gaza Strip.
Living conditions of the Palestinian civilian population have seriously deteriorated; levels of poverty and unemployment continue to rise.
At least 900 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have been denied family visitation rights for more than 17 months.
IOF have continued to attack Palestinian fishers along the Gaza Strip coast.
IOF have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.
IOF have established checkpoints in and around Jerusalem, severely restricting Palestinian access to the city. Civilians are frequently prevented from praying at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
There are approximately permanent 630 roadblocks, manned and unmanned checkpoints across the West Bank. In addition, there are some 60-80 ‘flying’ or temporary checkpoints erected across the West Bank by IOF every week.
When complete, the illegal Annexation Wall will stretch for 724 kilometers around the West Bank, further isolating the entire population. 350 kilometers of the Wall has already been constructed. Approximately 99% of the Wall has been constructed inside the West Bank itself, further confiscating Palestinian land.
At least 65% of the main roads that leads to 18 Palestinian communities in the West Bank are closed or fully controlled by IOF (47 out of 72 roads).
There are around 500 kilometers of restricted roads across the West Bank. In addition, approximately one third of the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, is inaccessible to Palestinians without a permit issued by the IOF. These permits are extremely difficult to obtain.
IOF continue to harass, and assault demonstrators who hold peaceful protests against the construction of the Annexation Wall.
Palestinian civilians continue to be harassed by IOF in Jerusalem, and across the West Bank, including being regularly stopped and searched in the streets by IOF.
Efforts intended to establish a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem: IOF have escalated arbitrary measures against Palestinian civilians in East Jerusalem intended to force them to leave the city. During the reporting period, IOF forced two Palestinians to demolish structures added to their houses in the old town of Jerusalem, allegedly because they were unlicensed.
Settlement Activities: IOF have continued settlement activities in violation of international humanitarian law and Israeli settlers living in the OPT have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property. On 06 June 2009, a fire broke out in olive trees in al-Bayada and Wad al-Rai areas to the east of 'Awarta village, southeast of Nablus. According to local sources, the fire destroyed at least 20 donums of agricultural land, located near “Eitamar” settlement. On the same day, a number of Israeli settlers from “Bat Ain” settlement, north of Hebron, set fire to agricultural land planted with olives and grapes in Kherbat Safa area in Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. They also prevented Palestinian farmers and peace activists from reaching the land. Israeli settlers also uprooted several olive trees. On 08 June 2009, IOF razed at least 40 donums of agricultural land and destroyed seven water tanks and a number of greenhouses in al-Baq'a and al-Bwaira areas, east of Hebron. When Palestinian farmers attempted to stop the destruction of their land, IOF troops arrested two of them, including a woman.
Israeli Violations Documented during the Reporting Period (04 -10 June 2009)
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