20 January 2007

Weekly Report of Zionist Atrocities in Occupied Palestine, 11-17 January 2007

Compiled by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)

  • Two members of the Palestinian resistance were killed by IOF in the Gaza Strip.
  • A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli prison.
  • IOF conducted 30 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and two into the Gaza Strip.
  • IOF arrested 54 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children and a woman and her daughter.
  • IOF transformed two houses into military sites.
  • IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT; IOF have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world and IOF positioned at various checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 3 Palestinian civilians, including a girl.
  • IOF have continued to construct the Annexation Wall inside the West Bank; IOF razed areas of land in Um Salamouna village southwest of Bethlehem to construct a section of the Wall and 15 demonstrators were injured when IOF used force against peaceful demonstration organized in protest to the construction of the Wall.
  • IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank; Israeli settlers razed areas of land in Yatta village, south of Hebron, to establish a settler road, and an invitation for bids to construct 44 new housing unit in “Ma’ale Adomim” settlement near Jerusalem was published in Israeli newspapers.

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