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Israeli Forces Kill 10 Palestinian Civilians In West Bank In A Week

By Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

27 November, 2015
Pchrgaza.org

Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against peaceful protests

8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed in the West Bank.

2 other civilians, including a child, succumbed to their injuries.

One of the killed civilians was attacked by settlers while a girl child was killed by Israeli police officers.

121 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children, 2 young women and 2 journalists, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces conducted 88 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.

166 Palestinian civilians, including 35 children, were arrested.

27 of them, including 14 children, were arrested in occupied Jerusalem.

Hebron Radio was closed for 6 months under the pretext of “incitement” and its contents were confiscated.

Israeli warplanes targeted a training site in the central Gaza Strip, but no casualties were reported.

Israeli gunboats continued to target border areas and Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip sea.

Settlement activities have continued in the West Bank.

Settlers attacked a house in al-Mazra’a village, northwest of Ramallah, with Molotov cocktails.

Israeli forces have turned the West Bank into cantons and continued to impose the illegal closure on the Gaza Strip for the 9th year.

Many temporary checkpoints were established in the West Bank and many others were re-established in a way obstructing the traffic.

8 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a woman, were arrested at checkpoints in the West Bank.

Summary

Israeli violations of international law and international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (19 – 25 November 2015).

Shooting:

Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting civilian casualties. They have also continued to use excessive force against Palestinian civilians participating in peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the majority of whom were youngsters. Occupied East Jerusalem witnessed similar attacks. During the reporting period, Israeli forces and settlers killed 8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, in the West Bank, while 2 other civilians, including a child, succumbed to their injuries. Moreover, 121 Palestinian civilians, including 29 children, 2 young women and 2 journalists, were wounded. Thirty of whom, including 5 children and a journalist, were wounded in the Gaza Strip and the others were wounded in the West Bank. Concerning the nature of injuries, 100 civilians were hit with live bullets and 21 ones were hit with rubber bullets.

In the West Bank, killings committed by Israeli forces were as follows:

In new wilful killing crime committed on Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces killed Shadi Arafah (28), from Hebron, who driving his car near “Gosh Etzion” settlement compound, south of Bethlehem, at the same time when another Palestinian was opening fire at Israeli settlers. Following the killing of Arafah, Israeli forces declared that it was an accident.

On the same day afternoon, medical sources pronounced Mahmoud Elayan (19), from Anata village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, dead of wounds he sustained earlier. The aforementioned person was seriously wounded on 11 November 2015, at the northern entrance of al-Bireh town. He was then referred to an Israeli hospital in West Jerusalem to receive the necessary medical treatment. He remained there until he succumbed to his injury. Elayan was hit with a hard object to the back of his head, due to which, the skull was fractured and parts of his brain were damaged.

On 22 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed in a watchtower at Hawarah checkpoint, south of Nablus, killed Ashraqat Qatanani (16), from Askar refugee camp, northeast of the city. Israel forces claimed that she attempted to stab 2 female settlers, who were near the checkpoint.

On the same day, a settler opened fire at Shadi Khsaib (31), from Ein Mesbah neighbourhood, in Ramallah, when the latter was passing through “Kfar Adumim” settlement intersection, east of occupied Jerusalem. As a result, Khsaib was killed. Israeli forces claimed that Khsaib was driving a taxi “attempting to run over 2 settlers at the intersection, but he could not. Therefore, he stepped out of the car holding a knife in an attempt to stab them. However, a settler opened fire at him and shot him dead”.

Also on the same day, Israeli forces deployed on the main road in front of “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, killed Esam Thawabtah (31), from Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. Israeli forces claimed that the aforementioned person stabbed a female settler and killed her. Thawabtah’s corpse was taken to an unknown destination.

On 23 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at Hawarah checkpoint, south of Nablus, killed Alaa Hashash (16), from Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus. They claimed that he attempted to stab settlers at a bus stop. However, PCHR’s investigations refute the Israeli story, as the aforementioned child passed through the checkpoint in front of Israeli forces and was holding nothing with him. Moreover, no settlers were present at the bus stop then. Israeli forces also seriously wounded a Palestinian young woman, as she was sitting in her father’s car.

On the same day, an Israeli police officer opened fire at 2 Palestinian girl children namely Hadeel Awad (16) and Nourhan Awad (14), from Qalandia area, north of East Jerusalem. As a result, the first child was killed and the other was seriously wounded as they were shot from a close range. Israeli forces claimed that the 2 girls were fired at as they attempted to stab Israeli settlers with scissors on Jaffa Street in West Jerusalem.

Also on the same day, Israeli forces killed Ahmed Taha (20), from Qatannah village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, while he was present in a gas station on road (443) between Jerusalem and Israel. The Israeli police stated that Israeli forces that were present in the area opened fire at a Palestinian, who killed a settler and wounded another.

On 25 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at the western entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron, shot dead Mohammed al-Shobaki (21) from the aforementioned camp after stabbing an Israeli soldier stationed at the entrance. As a result, he was hit with several bullets throughout his body and then taken to Hadassa Hospital in Jerusalem, where his death was shortly declared.

In the afternoon, medical sources in Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah declared the death of Ibrahim Dawoud (16) from Deir Ghassanah village, northwest of the city as he was wounded on 11 November 2015 at the northern entrance of al-Bireh. Dawoud is the second wounded person who succumbed to his wounds during this week among those wounded in the aforementioned day in the same incident.

During this week, 91 Palestinians, including 24 children, 2 girls and a journalist, were wounded. Six of whom, including a child, were wounded in occupied East Jerusalem and its suburbs while the rest were wounded in the West Bank Cities.

The Palestinian civilians wounded in the West Bank were distributed as follows:

In peaceful protests against Israeli policies: 75 Palestinian civilians, including 21 children and a girl, were wounded. Fifty-nine of them were hit with live bullets and 16 others were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

In peaceful protests against Israeli incursion: 6 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded. Five of them were hit with live bullets, and one was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet.

At the checkpoints and public roads: 2 Palestinian civilians were wounded. One of them was a girl who was hit with live bullets.

In peaceful protests against the annexation wall and settlement activities: 2 Palestinian civilians were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Palestinian civilians wounded in occupied Jerusalem: 6 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Five of them were hit with live bullets and one was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 30 civilians, including 5 children and a journalist. Twenty-nine of them were hit with live bullets, and one with a rubber-coated metal bullet in addition to dozens who suffered tear gas inhalation.

The Palestinian civilians wounded in the Gaza Strip were distributed as follows:

North of the Gaza Strip: 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded; one of whom sustained a live bullet wound, and the other was hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

Gaza City: 14 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were hit with live bullets.

Central Gaza Strip: 10 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a journalist, were hit with live bullets.

Khan Yunis: 4 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, sustained live bullet wounds.

In the context of shooting incidents at the border area, on 20 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at the border area, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported. The shooting recurred in the same area on 21 November 2015.

On 25 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, opened fire at the agricultural lands and residential neighbourhoods in Khaza’ah village to the west of the aforementioned fence. On 25 November 2015, the shooting recurred in the same area, but no casualties were reported.

Concerning targeting Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip Sea, at approximately 07:00 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Waha resort, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire in the vicinity of Palestinian fishing boats and chased them. A similar shooting incident was reported on 23 and 25 November 2015, but no casualties were reported.

In the context of Israeli airstrikes, on 23 November 2015, Israeli warplanes raided a Palestinian training site, southwest of al-Bureij refugee camp, but no casualties were reported.

Incursions:

During the reporting period, Israeli forces conducted at least 88 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 10 ones in occupied East Jerusalem. During these incursions, Israeli forces arrested at least 166 Palestinian civilians, including 35 children. Twenty-seven of these civilians, including 14 children, were arrested in East Jerusalem.

During this week, Israeli forces raided and searched Hebron Radio office in al-Dehdah area in the northern area of Hebron. One of its officers handed the Station Director a military order to shut down the station and confiscate its contents. The Israeli forces’ order says that the radio will be shut down for 6 months for “broadcasting incitement”.

In the Gaza Strip, on 25 November 2015, Israeli forces conducted a limited incursion in the border area, east of al-Shuhadaa’ Cemetery, east of Jabalaia in the northern Gaza Strip,a dn then headed to the southeast of the industrial area, east of al-Tufah neighbourhood, northeast of Gaza City. Neither causalities nor damages were reported.

Restrictions on movement:

Israel continued to impose a tight closure of the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

The illegal closure of the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily tightened since June 2007 has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli authorities impose measures to undermine the freedom of trade, including the basic needs for the Gaza Strip population and the agricultural and industrial products to be exported. For 9 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and cultural rights and a deterioration of living conditions for 1.8 million people. The Israeli authorities have established Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shaloum) as the sole crossing for imports and exports in order to exercise its control over the Gaza Strip’s economy. They also aim at imposing a complete ban on the Gaza Strip’s exports. The Israeli closure raised the rate of poverty to 38.8%, 21.1% of which suffer from extreme poverty. Moreover, the rate of unemployment increased up to 44%, which reflects the unprecedented economic deterioration in the Gaza Strip.

Settlement activities

On 20 November 2015, group of Israeli settlers from “Talmoun” settlement established on the western side of the Palestinian lands confiscated from al-Mazra’ah al-Qebliyah village, northwest of Ramallah and al-Bireh, attacked a house belonging to Mohammed Soliman Abu Qare’a. The settlers threw stones at the glass of the balcony’s window overlooking the backyard and Molotov cocktails inside it. As a result, a plastic table in the balcony caught fire.
On the same day, a group of settlers from “‘Immanuel” settlement established on the lands of Deiristaya, northwest of Salfit, attacked a Palestinian taxi cab driven by Malek Mahmoud Helmi Tuleib (35) from nearby Qeirah village causing severe damages to the car.

On 22 November 2015, around 20 settlers from “Yitsahar” settlement and under the Israeli forces’ protect attacked Burin High Schoold for Boys established at the north-eastern of Burin village, south of Nablus.

On the same day, settlers closed the main Tulkarm-Nablus Street near al-Tanib Factory and threw stones at Palestinian vehicles travelling on the Street.

Details

1. Incursions into Palestinian Areas, and Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Thursday, 19 November 2015

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched 4 houses using sniffer dogs. Moreover, they damaged the doors of the houses and kept their occupants in a room. Israeli forces withdrew later, but no arrests were reported. The raided houses belong to families of Abdul Majid Te’mah Hammad, prisoner Feras Sami Abu Warda, Mahmoud Mohammed Hammad and prisoner Ziad Abdul Jalil Hamed.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Doura, southwest of Hebron. They stationed in Hanina area and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Nour al-Deen Yasser Khalawi (15). Israeli forces arrested the aforementioned child and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Yatta, south of Hebron. They stationed in al-Req’a areas and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud Hejazi Buhais (24). Israeli forces arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Balou’ neighbourhood in al-Bireh city. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Hosam Ammar Karakrah (16). They arrested the aforementioned child and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Tal village, southwest of Nablus. A number of young men gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli soldiers, due to which, Israeli forces opened fire. As a result, 2 Palestinian civilians both aging 20 were wounded. The first sustained a bullet wound to the left hand and the second sustained a bullet wound to the left leg. Israeli forces then raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 11 Palestinian civilians. The arrested civiians, who were taken to Hawarah detention camp, south of the city, were identified as:

1. Mo’az (27) and his brother Emad Yusef Rayhan (49);
2. Hazem Tawfiq Asida (32);
3. Asem Hassan Asida (20);
4. Ahmed Ya’qoub Asida (27);
5. Ayoub Ya’cob Asida (35);
6. Mahmoud Mostafa Asida (23);
7. Mousa Ahmed Yamin (23);
8. Yasser Mohammed Ramadan (26);
9. Mothana Jamil Eshtaya (26); and
10. Osama Khaled Yamin (24).

At approximately 11:00, on the same day, Israeli forces released 9 of them and kept Mothana and Osama in detention.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Atil village, north of Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Sohaib Mohammed Najib Yassin (28). They arrested the aforementioned person and then moved to raid another house belonging to the family of Ibrahim Yusef Mahmoud Damayrah (26). They arrested Damayrah as well.

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Zaita village, north of Tulkram. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of university student Ahmed Sa’id Ahmed Abu al-Ezz (19). They also arrested the aforementioned person.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Cooper village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Omer Saleh Barghouthi (62). Moreover, they arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination. Israeli forces placed Barghouthi under administrative detention for 6 months.

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched 3 houses from which they arrested 2 children and a young man. The arrested were identified as Ahmed Sami Hamdan (15), Alaa Mahmoud Safi (18) and Bara’ Morad Ramahi (17).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Dheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of prisoner Nidal Abu ‘Akar. They arrested his son Mohammed (21) and took him to an unknown destination.

In a new wilful killing crime, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian driving his car near “Gosh Etzion” settlement compound, south of Bethlehem while another Palestinian was opening fire at Israeli settlers. After that civilian was killed, Israeli forces declared that it was an accident.

According to eyewitnesses, at approximately 16:00, Israeli forces deployed around the main road in front of “Gosh Etzion” settlement compound, south of Bethlehem, opened fire at Shadi Zohdi Rateb Arafah (28), from al-Baladiya suburb, south of Hebron, while being in his car, due to which he was killed immediately. This incident occurred after a group of settlers were opened fire at by Mohammed Abdul Baset al-Hroub (25), from Deir Samet village in Hebron, who was in his car. Al-Hroub was wounded and then arrested by Israeli forces. Israeli forces delivered the corpse of Arafah to a Palestine Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) ambulance that transported the corpse to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron. Israeli forces declared later that they killed Zohdi Arafah by accident, while the Israeli police kept Arafah’s car in custody. Medical sources at the abovementioned hospital said to PCHR’s fieldworker that Arafah was admitted to the emergency section. He sustained 2 bullet wounds to the head. The first bullet entered the left cheek and exited the lower head and the second entered behind the left ear and exited the rights side of the head, due to which he was killed.

At approximately 17:30, Israeli forces moved into Ras al-Wad area between Doura and its western villages, southwest of Hebron. They raided a house belonging to the family of Ra’ed Mohammed Jbara Masalma (36), whom Israeli forces claimed that they arrested him after wounding him, as he carried out an attack on a synagogue in Tel Aviv and killed 2 settlers as a result. Israeli forces searched the house and damaged its contents. They also questioned the family members on the spot and threatened to demolish their house. In the meantime, Israeli forces detained a number of Palestinian young men and questioned them. Israeli forces handed Ra’ed brother namely, Shadi (30) a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service at “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, and withdrew later. Israeli forces arrested later 3 Palestinian civilians, including Ra’ed’s brother, while being in their work in Tel Aviv and took them to an unknown destination. The arrested Palestinians were identified as Ahmed Mahmoud Jbarah Masalma, Zeyad Mahmoud Mousa Masalmah and Isma’il Nayef Awad Masalma.

At approximately 18:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They stationed around a house belonging to Mohammed Abdul Baset al-Hroub, whom Israeli forces claimed that he carried out an attack on a group of settlers and killed 2 of them on “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, due to which Israeli forces wounded and arrested him. Israeli forces raided the family house, damaged its contents, insulted the family and threatened to destroy the house. Three hours later, Israeli forces withdrew from the house, but no arrests were reported. The Israeli vehicles remained in the village until late night, when they raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Khaled al-Hroub. They arrested his son Mas’oud (24) and took him to an unknown destination.

In the evening, medical sources pronounced Mahmoud Sa’id Mahmoud Elayan (19), from Anata village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, dead of wounds he sustained earlier. According to PCHR’s investigations then, on Wednesday, 11 November 2015, hundreds of youngsters from different areas in the West Bank gathered at the northern entrance of al-Bireh, following a celebration commemorating the 11th death anniversary of the late President Yasser Arafat. They headed towards the DCO military checkpoint and the fence of “Beit Eil” settlement, where they set fire to tires and threw stones, empty bottles and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers. Israeli soldiers immediately fired live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear canisters in response. As a result, 33 civilians, including Elayan, were wounded. The wounded persons were taken to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah, but for the seriousness of Elayan’s injury, he was transferred to an Israeli hospital in West Jerusalem. He remained there until he succumbed to his injury. Elayan was hit with a hrad object to the back of the head, due to which, the skull was fractured and parts of his brain were damaged.

At approximately 23:00, Israeli forces moved into Maslya village, south of Jenin. They patrolled the streets, where a number of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones and empty bottles in response. Israeli forces stationed in their vehicles fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs to disperse them. They also arrested Mohammed Omer Mahmoud Abu Mu’lla (21) and took him to an unknown destination.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 8 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Zabouba village, northwest of Jenin; Beer al-Basha village, south of the city; eastern Baqa village and Shweika suburb, north of Tulkarm; Azoun village, east of Qalqilya; Kufor al-Deek village, west of Salfit; and Beit Kahel village, northwest of Hebron.

Friday, 20 November 2015

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Doura, southwest of Hebron. They stationed in Hanina area, south of the city. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Isma’il Hassan al-Awawda (53). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to the military vehicles. In the meantime, other Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Yasser Abdul Fattah Amr (52), in the same neighbourhood, and arrested him. They also moved into Senjer area, east of the city, and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Hussein Mostafa Amr (64). They also arrested the aforementioned person.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Kherbatha al-Mesbah village, southwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Suhaib Yusef Ahmed Mesleh (18) and Belal Mohammed Abed Kasbeh (18).

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet and Beit Awwa villages, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They deployed between the houses. Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ra’ed Ibrahim al-Awawda and kept its occupants in a room. Moreover, they arrested his son Ibrahim (25), whereas other soldiers raided and searched another house belonging to the family of Mohammed Salamah al-Awawda (60). They took its occupants outdoors and then arrested his son Ezz al-Deen (20). In addition, Israeli forces arrested Dia’ Majed Mohammed al-Masalmah (28), from Beit Awwa village.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Shadi Hassan Safi (18) and Shafiq Ibrahim al-Masri (20).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into western Laban village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Oqab Radi. In addition, they arrested his twin sons Zaher and Taher (23).

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Dheisha refugee camp, south of Bethlehem. They raided 4 houses and delivered 4 summonses for 4 young men to refer to the Israeli intelligence service at “Gosh Etzion” settlement compound, south of the city. The summoned persons were identified as Saleh Ibrahim Jaidi, Abdullah Nayef, Amer al-Ajouri and Wa’el Salem.

At approximately 08:40, Israeli forces stationed at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuhada cemetery, east of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire sporadically at the border area. As a result, bird hunters and farmers were frightened, but neither casualties nor materials damage were reported.

At approximately 16:30, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They stationed in Asida area, where a number of Palestinian youngsters gathered and threw stones at them. Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters in response. As a result, a number of Palestinian civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. The confrontations continued and Israeli forces chased the Palestinian youngsters between the houses. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Samir Mohammed Alama in Asida area. They detained his son Obada (11) while he was present in front of the family house. Israeli forces submitted 2 summonses for Samir and his son to refer to the Israeli intelligence service at “Gosh Etzion” settlement compound, south of Bethlehem. Furthermore, Israeli forces arrested Mousa Hussein Alqam (25) from his family house in the same area.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 9 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Salfit; al-Zawya and Kufor al-Deek villages, west of the Salfit; Deir Estya village, northwest of the city; Halhoul, north of Hebron; al-Samou’ villagr, south of Hebron; Sourif village, northwest of the city; Shweika suburb, north of Tulkarm; and Faroun village, south of the city.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Samet and Beit Awwa villages, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They deployed between the houses. In Deir Samet village, Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Shaher Mohammed Rayan, whose son Jalal (16) was arrested and wounded by Israeli forces on 26 October 2015, under the pretext of attempting to sneak into “Negohot” settlement, east of the village. Israeli forces kept occupants of the house in one room. In the meantime, Israeli infantry units raided and searched a number of houses in Beit Awwa village, from which they arrested 3 civilians. The arrested civilians were identified as Riyadh Mohammed Hussein al-Hroub (22), Adam Arafat Ouda al-Hroub (21) and Mohammed Abdul Qader Hroub (24). Moreover, Israeli backup forces accompanied by a military bulldozer arrived and blocked 5 main roads used by Palestinian civilians to travel to Doura. As a result, 22,000 Palestinian civilians were isolated from Doura town. The roads blocked with sand barriers were identified as al-Koum road, al-Moreq road, al-Simya road, Mothallath Deir Samet and al-Khaneq road.

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into a number of neighbourhoods in the centre of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses and kept their occupants outdoors. Moreover, they arrested 8 civilians from their family houses and took them to an unknown destination. The arrested civilians were identified as Isma’il Tayseer Bajar (44), Adel Eida al-Herbawi (48), Lo’ai Faisal al-Hashlamoun (30), Mohammed Ali al-Qawasmah (30), Othman Sharif Ebeido (17), Ezzat Sha’ban al-Khateeb (25), Nader Helmi al-Natcha (29) and Adam Suleiman Ebeido (72).

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Sa’ir village, east of Hebron. They stationed at Ras al-Aroudh, al-Taweel, al-Sharq valley neighbourhoods and raided and searched 2 houses. Moreover, they arrested Mohammed Abed Darweesh Jaradat (44) and Samaha Jamal Hussein Kawazba (30). At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved into the same village again and stationed at al-Sharq valley area. They raided 3 under-construction houses belonging to Riyadh Mousa Shalaldah, Eyad Abdul Hadi Shalaldah and Samir Mahmoud Shalaldah. They handed their owners military decisions to turn the 3 houses’ roofs into military barracks for Israeli soldiers.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Dehdah area, north of Hebron. They raided an apartment in a residential building, where Hebron Radio office is located. Israeli soldiers obliged employees in the office to get out so they can search it. An Israeli officer handed the radio’s director, Amjad Shower, a military decision to stop broadcast and confiscate the office contents. Israeli soldiers confiscated all equipment and cut off all wires and internet cables. The Israeli officer asked Shower to sign a paper with a list of the confiscated equipment, but he refused. The confiscated equipment included broadcast devices, 10 PCs, 3 mixers, 5 microphones, 5 loudspeakers and others. The Israeli decision stated also that the aforementioned radio encourages incitement; therefore, it would be closed for 6 months.

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They stationed near an UNRWA distribution centre. They then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Na’el Haroun al-Halayqa (24). Israeli forces arrested the aforementioned person, while other Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Basel Ya’qoub al-Badawi (17). They arrested him as well. Furthermore, Israeli forces arrested Yasser Khader Abu Ghazi (17), from al-Jabal area in al-Aroub refugee camp.

At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces moved into western Toura village, southwest of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Anas Jehad Qabha (20) and a house belonging to the family of Riyadh Helal Qasem Qabha (18). They arrested both of them and took them to an unknown destination.

At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces moved into Safa area, north of Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They deployed between the houses, due to which, a number of youngsters gathered and threw stones and empty bottles. Israeli forces fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response and chased them between the houses. They also arrested 5 civilians, including 2 children. The arrested civilians were identified as Abdullah Shafiq Ikhaila (26), Na’el yusef al-Qadi (22), Saif Ahmed Ikhail (15), Mohammed Sobhi Nemer (14) and Ahmed Ibrahim Thalji (25).

At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces stationed in their military vehicles pened fire at Palestinian civilians from Aqraba village, southeast of Nablus, as they attempted to pass through the sand barriers and cement cubes placed by Israeli forces at the south-western entrance of the village, between Za’tarah intersection and Jericho. As a result, a civilian sustained a bullet wound to the left hand and another sustained 2 bullet wounds to the left leg and left hand. They both age 20. The 2 wounded were taken to Rafidya Hospital in Nablus. Wound of one of them were minor.

At approximately 18:40, Palestinian children threw stones at Israeli soldiers stationed at the western entrance of Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. As a result, the Israeli soldiers opened fire at them and chased them into the village. Due to which, a 16-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the left leg and was then taken to Palestine medical compound in Ramallah.

At approximately 21:00, Israeli forces stationed at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuhada cemetery, east of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire sporadically at the border area, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 6 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Tulkarm; Shweika suburb, north of the city; Beitounya village, west of Ramallah; al-Ouja and Marj Na’ja villages, north of Jericho; and Yatta town, southwest of Hebron.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 5 Palestinian civilians. The arrested civilians were identified as Wahid Hamdi Zamel Abu Maria (47), a former prisoner who served 18 months in Israeli jails; Ziad Bader Mahmoud Ikhlail (35), a wounded person for over 20 years and cannot move on his own; Mahmoud Jamil Mahmoud Alqam (37), Ali Sa’id Ali Sabarnah (30) and Anwar Yusef Mohammed Awad (22). Moreover, Israeli forces handed Obada Samir Mohammed al-Alami (11) a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence service at “Gosh Etzion” settlement compound, south of Bethlehem, after raiding and searching his family house.
At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Surif village, northwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 4 Palestinian civilians. The arrested civilians, who were taken to an unknown destination, were identified as Ahmed Isma’il Ghnaimat (30), Ahmed Khaled Ghnaimat, Mohammed Jehad Ghnaimat and Saif al-Deen Ahmed al-Hour.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Tafouh village, west of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Shaker al-Tardeh (22), who was arrested from “Kiryat Gat” area in Israel under the pretext of an attempt to carry out a stabbing attack that resulted in wounding 4 settlers. Israeli forces kept its occupants outdoors, insulted them and threatened to demolish the house. In the meantime, Israeli infantry units raided 2 houses from which they arrested Tareq Khalil Mohammed al-Tarweh (25) and Ra’fat Mohammed Jabarin al-Tarweh (26).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Beit Awwa village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Suleiman Abu Drei’ (29), a person born with a disability who is married and has 4 children and had recently underwent an open heart surgery a month ago. They arrested the aforementioned person. Israeli forces also raided and searched 3 other houses from which they arrested Abdul Aziz Nemer al-Sweiti (18), Mo’az Hassan Abdul Fattha Masalmah (22) and Hamza Tayseer Masalmah (48). Israeli forces then raided a house belonging to the family of Mahmoud Yaseen al-Sweiti and kept the family outdoors. After Israeli forces withdrew, the family discovered that the soldiers had stolen 800-gram jewellery. At approximately 05:00, a military bulldozer arrived and blocked a number of entrances to the village and Deir Samet village, as the village residents had opened the closed entrances a day before. Israeli forces withdrew later.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Tabaqah village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Hosam Mahmoud Abu Ras (30). They kept his family outdoors and then arrested the aforementioned person.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Shadi Hassan Safi (18) and Shafiq Ibrahim al-Masri (20).

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Deir Nezam village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested 2 children and took them to “Benjamin” police station, northeast of occupied Jerusalem. The arrested children were identified as Mo’az Ahmed Hussein al-Khateeb (15) and Ibrahim Ahmed Faraj Mezher (13).

At approximately 07:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, and off al-Waha resort, northwest of Beit Lahia village, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire around Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2 nautical miles. They opened fire until 09:00, due to which, the fishermen were frightened and sailed back to the shore. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 09:15, Israeli forces stationed in a watchtower at Hawarah checkpoint, south of Nablus, shot dead Ashraqat Taha Ahmed Qatanani (16), from new Askar refugee camp, northeast of the city. Israeli media websites stated reported that Gershon Mesika, the former head of settlement council in the northern West Bank, had drove his car towards the aforementioned child after he heard 2 female settlers screaming “terrorist, terrorist”. When he saw the child holding a knife and trying to attack the 2 settler, he sped and run over her. Due to which his car fell into a hole near the street, but he was not hurt. Israeli forces in the watchtower opened fire at the child and shot her dead. Photos published by Israeli media showed the child after being killed with a knife next to her body, as Israeli forces claimed that she used the knife in the alleged stabbing attack. It should be noted that Qatanani was a 10th grade student at Cordoba Secondary School in Nablus and she left her family house that morning as she used to do every day.

At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces deployed on the main road in front of “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem, killed Essam Ahmed Salman Thawabtah (31), from Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. They claimed that Thawabtah had stabbed a female settler and killed her near “Rami Levi” mall, and his corpse was taken to an unknoen destination.
Three hours following the incident, Israeli forces moved into Beit Fajjar. They raided and searched the family house of Thawabtah and kept his family outdoors and questioned them on the spot. In the meantime, dozens of outraged young men gathered and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli forces that deployed between the houses and topped roofs of other houses. Moreover, they fired sound bombs, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets, due to which, a number of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation. Confrontations continued for over an hour. Before withdrawing from Thawabtah’s house, Israeli forces arrested his 4 brothers: Mohammed, Mahmoud, Ibrahim and Khaled.

At approximately 17:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire heavily at Palestinian fishing boats sailing with 2 nautical miles. Gunfire lasted for about 30 minutes, during which, the fishermen were frightened and sailed back fearing for their lives. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 21:30, Israeli forces moved into Hawarah village, south of Nablus. They closed commercial stores on the main street at gunpoint and imposed a curfew in the village.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 8 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Na’lin village, west of Ramallah; Fasayel village, northwest of Jericho; Nouba, Kharas, al-Daheriya, al-Moreq and Bani Na’im villages and al-Fawar refugee camp, in Hebron.

Monday, 23 November 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Ethna village, west of Hebron. They stationed in the western area of the village and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of prisoner Na’im Mohammed Salimiya (47). Moreover, they damaged the house contents and confiscated NIS 21,000 and a number of cheques under the pretext that they belong to Hamas movement. In addition, they raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Sa’di So’oud Tmaizi. They also confiscated NIS 1,000 and arrested the aforementioned person

At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into Yatta village, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Essa Saber al-Birawi (23). Moreover, they arrested the aforementioned person. In the meantime, other Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ali Abdul Jabar al-Mukhtar. They arrested his 2 sons Rami (19) and Mohammed (23).

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Forik village, east of Nablus. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 3 civilians. The arrested civilians, who were taken to an unknown destination, were identified as Mos’ab Abdul Latif Mleitat (29), Samer Mahmoud Hanani (30) and Ibrahim Abdul Rahim Ali Abu Hait (27).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Ein Sarah area, in the center of Hebron. They raided and searched 2 houses. They handed summonses to Islam Tamim al-Khateeb (25) and Khalil Ra’ed Mohammed Zgheer (23) to refer to the Israeli intelligence service at “Gosh Etzion” settlement, south of Bethlehem.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into Bani Na’im village, east of Hebron. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Amjad Dergham Ahmed Tarayra (22) and Tha’er Jamil Hmaidat (21).

At approximately 04:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Na’im Aziz Roshdi (48), the principal of al-Aroub School for Boys. Moreover, they arrested the aforementioned person. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided and searched another house belonging to the family of Nour Badran al-Jawabrah (16). They arrested the aforementioned child as well.

At approximately 14:45, Israeli forces stationed at Hawarah checkpoint, south of Nablus, shot dead a Palestinian child who had crossed the checkpoint and was present at the intersection in front of a settler bus stop. Israeli forces claimed that the child had attempted to stab 2 settlers at the bust stop. However, investigations conducted by PCHR refuted the Israeli story, as the child went out of the checkpoint in front of Israeli soldiers. He was not carrying anything and the bust stop was empty then. The child was identified later as Alaa Khalil Hashash (16), from new Askar refugee camp, northeast of Nablus. The gunfire resulted also in wounding Samah Abed al-Mo’men Ahmed Abdullah (18), from Amoriya village, southeast of the city. She sustained a bullet wound to the head, while sitting in her father’s car as they were going home from Nablus. At approximately 20:50, the aforementioned girl was transported by a Palestinian ambulance from Rafidya Hospital to Hawarah checkpoint to be then transported by an Israeli ambulance to Tel HaShomer Hospital in Israel.

Abed al-Mo’men Ahmed Abdullah, Samah’s father, said to PCHR’s fieldworker:

“At approximately 14:45 on Monday, 23 November 2015, I was driving my car with my wife Hala Ibrahim Abdullah (36) next to me and my children in the back seat: Ahmed (16), Hanin (17) and Samah (18). Samah was inbetween Ahmed and Hanin. We went out of Nablus heading to Amoriya village, southeast of the city. While getting out of Hawarah checkpoint, I entered the intersection area and saw a boy in blue sport outfit. He was not carrying anything. I thought he was a settler, but after I drove 20 meters ahead, right in front of a settler bus stop that was empty then, Israeli forces opened fire at the boy. He fell down before he reached the bus stop. They then opened fire from a watchtower and soldiers on the ground towards my car, as my car was the last one to cross the checkpoint. I lowered my head and then heard my son screaming, “Samah got killed”. I froze and Israeli soldiers gathered around us. A Palestinian ambulance arrived and took us to Rafidya Hospital, where my daughter was admitted to the operations room. She sustained a bullet wound to the forehead.”

At approximately 17:00, Israeli forces arrested Mostafa Emad Mousa al-Alem (22), from Aqabet Jaber refugee camp, south of Jericho, while he was present in his workplace in a park that is located in the Dead Sea area. They took him to an unknown destination.

Around the same time, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2 nautical miles. The gunfire lasted for about 20 minutes, during which the fishermen were frightened and sailed back. However, neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 18:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Moghayer village, northeast of Ramallah and al-Bireh, where a number of Palestinian youngsters gathered and threw stones at the soldiers. Israeli forces fired live and rubber-coated metal bullets in response, due to which, a 20-year-old male sustained a bullet wound to the right arm. Moreover, Israeli forces arrested Na’san Ali Na’san (18) and took him to Benjamin police station, east of occupied Jerusalem.

At approximately 23:00, Israeli warplanes fired 2 missiles at a training site of a Palestinian armed groups (Brigade 13), northwest of al-Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. The site sustained material damage but no casualties were reported.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 3 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Kufor Ein village, northwest of Ramallah; Beit Our al-Tahta village, southwest of the city; and Hawarah village, south of Nablus.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces raided a house belonging to prisoner Rabee’ Atta Jebril in Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem. They searched the house and attempted to arrest his elderly mother, Khadrah Jebril (68), but the family refused handing her over, as she is sick and handicapped. The Israeli forces ordered that she goes to Rachel Tomb checkpoint in the morning along with her daughter Samah Atta Jebril (24). It should be noted that Israeli forces had arrested Jebril on 20 August 2015, and placed him under administrative detention although he suffers from cirrhosis of the liver and irregular heartbeats.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Jiftlek village, north of Jericho. They raided and searched 4 houses from which they arrested 5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 brothers. The arrested were identified as Sadam Salem Ka’abnah (23), Mohammed Gaith Salim Dalakh (29), and Ibrahim (28), Mo’az and Burhan Salim Dalakh (22).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Doura, southwest of Hebron. They stationed in Kraisa neighbourhood, northwest of the city. They also raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ayoub Ouda Mesbah al-Rjoub (24) and arrested him. In the meantime, Israeli forces moved into Senjer area, east of the city, and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ali Mahmoud Amayrah (38). They arrested the aforementioned person as well. At approximately 04:30, Israeli forces withdrew taking the 2 arrested persons to an unknown destination.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Dweirban area, west of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ezz al-Deen Nadi Abu Shkhaidem (17), who was killed by Israeli forces on the main road in front of “Gosh Etzion” settlement south of Bethlehem, on 27 October 2015, under the pretext of stabbing a soldier. Israeli forces took photos and measures of the house and threatened the family verbally to confiscate the demolish the house in a week.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ezz al-Deen Abu Raya (21). They arrested the aforementioned person, when other Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Saif Salim Roshdi (15). They arrested the aforementioned person as well.

At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ali Omer Radhi Nakhlah (19). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination. It should be noted that Nakhla sustained a bullet wound to the leg 2 weeks ago in a peaceful protests in al-Balou’ village, north of al-Bireh.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Baqet al-Hatab village, east of Qalqilya. They raided and searched a house from which they arrested Jamil Sobhi Hantash (45).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 3 Palestinian civilians. The arrested civilians were identified as Mohammed Yusef al-Derbashi (22), Ibrahim Majed al-Titi (20) and Belal Talal al-Me’wi (20).

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Nablus. They raided and searched a number of houses from which they arrested 6 civilians. The arrested civilians were identified as Amjad Adel Mohammed Elaiwi (32), Abdul Hakim Wasef al-Qadeh (52), Rami Fahmi Nasser al-Masri (37), Taymour al-Kharaz (27), Emad Amer (32) and Isma’il Abdul Latif Staitah (31).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Balatah refugee camp, east of Nablus. They raided and searched a number of houses. They then arrested Zohdi Hesham Srouji (25).

At approximately 04:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Samou village, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ahmed Abdullah al-Salamin (51). They arrested his son Abdullah (24) and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 06:30, Israeli forces stationed at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands and neighbourhoods in Khuza’a village, to the west of the border fence. Sporadic gunfire lasted for an hour, but no casualties were reported.

In the afternoon, Israeli forces moved into the western entrance of Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Nidal Ayad and topped the roof. They seized the Palestinian flag fixed on the roof and took photos around the house. Israeli forces withdrew later, but neither arrests nor casualties were reported.

At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces arrested Yassin Ahmed al-Badan (9) after beating him, as he was present around his family house in Taqou’ village, southeast of Bethlehem.

At approximately 17:30, Israeli forces moved into al-Janyah village, northwest of Ramallah. They chased youngsters, who were throwing stones at them near the eastern entrance to the village that was closed with cement cubes. Israeli forces raided and searched a number of houses. Moreover, they beat Basel Ra’fat Fkhaida (20), due to which, he was transported by a PRCS ambulance to Palestine Medical Compound in Ramallah. It was found out that he sustained bruises throughout his body. Moreover, Israeli forces arrested 2 brothers: Ghassan Essa Shabayeh (15) and Basel Shabayeh (17) and took them to an unknown destination. The 2 brothers were released at 01:00, the following day.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

At approximately 01:00, Israeli forces moved into Beit Awa village, southwest of Doura, southwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Qusai Ghazi Masalmah (20) and arrested him. In the meantime, Israeli forces raided another house belonging to the family of Mohammed Qasem al-Masalmah (18) and a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Yasser al-Masalmah (19). They arrested both of the aforementioned persons.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Ras area, east of Hebron. They raided and searched houses belonging to the families of the 2 killed boy children: Hosam Isma’il al-Ja’bari (15) and Bashar Nidal al-Ja’bari (17), who was killed by Israeli forces near al-Rajabi building, east of Hebron, on 20 October 2015, under the pretext of stabbing a soldier. Israeli forces took photos and measures of the 2 houses and threatened the 2 families verbally that their houses would be confiscated and demolished in a week.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces moved into Kufor Ne’mah village, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Saji Farah Atta Ataya (27) and Hassan Ya’qoub Atta Ataya (18).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into al-Kasarah area, south of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Ramadan Abdul Mohtaseb. They arrested his son Nafez (28) and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 02:30, Israeli forces moved into Deir Abu Mesh’al village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched 2 houses from which they arrested Sanad Walid Barghouthi (16) and Abdul Rahman Talal Barghouthi (19).

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Sa’ir village, east of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Hamzah Yusef Shalaldah (18). They arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown desitnation.

Around the same time also, Israeli forces moved into Beit Ommer village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Jamal Ali Adi (17). They also arrested the aforementioned child. Moreover, Israeli forces raided another house belonging to the family of Mohammed Kassab Abu Daya (16) in Khellet al-Ein area, east of the city. They arrested Abu Daya as well. In addition, they moved into Safa neighbourhoods, north of the city, and raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ali Khdair Awad (46). They arrested his son Mohammed (14). The 3 arrested children were taken to an unknown destination.

At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Qadoura refugee camp, west of Ramallah. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Hussein Abu Eida (26). They also arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

Around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Halhoul town, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Hamza Yunis Zama’rah (17). They arrested the aforementioned child and took him to an unknown destination.

Also around the same time, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They patrolled the streets and re-positioned in Jenin refugee camp. Moreover, they raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Wesam Eyad Ahmed Hanoun (20) and arrested him.

At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Shyoukh village, north of Hebron. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Tamer Ja’fer Ibrahim Awad (23). They also arrested the aforementioned person and took him to an unknown destination.

At approximately 06:00, Israeli gunboats stationed off al-Sudaniya shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 2 nautical miles. The fishermen were frightened and sailed back, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

At approximately 07:00, Israeli forces stationed at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, opened fire at agricultural lands in Khuza’a village, to the west of the fence. However, no casualties were reported.

At approximately 07:30, Israeli forces moved about 150 meters into the border area, east of al-Shuhada cemetery, east of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip. They levelled lands and headed southwards to the east of al-Tufah neighbourhood, northeast of Gaza City. They levelled land also, due to which the farmers fled fearing for their lives. At approximately 12:00, Israeli forces withdrew, but neither casualties nor material damage were reported.

In the afternoon, Israeli forces moved into Senjel village, north of Ramallah and al-Bireh. They raided an abandoned house and turned it into a military barrack, on which they raised the Israeli flag and their military flag. It should be noted that the house belongs to the family of Hussein al-Shaikh Shabanah that lives in Jordan.

At approximately 09:00, Israeli forces moved into Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of the wounded prisoner, Azmi Sahel Azmi Nafa’ (21), whom is accused by Israeli forces of carrying out a run-over attack at Za’tarah checkpoint. Israeli forces kept the family in one room and questioned Azmi’s father. Israeli forces withdrew later and no further incidents were reported.

At approximately 11:30, Israeli forces stationed at the western entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp, south of Hebron, opened fire at Mohammed Isma’il Mohammed al-Shobaki (21), from the said refugee camp, after he stabbed a soldier at the said entrance. As a result, he sustained bullet wounds throughout his body, due to which, he was transport by a Red Star of David’s ambulance to Hadassa hospital in Jerusalem. Israeli sources pronounced al-Shobaki dead soon after. A video published on social media showed al-Shobaki on the ground, as he was hit by bullets to the back and in between his legs. In addition, Israeli forces were questioning him without offering him first aid, during which, Israeli medical crews were offering medical treatment to the wounded soldier. Israeli forces closed the area and denied Palestinians access to the refugee camp. Besides, Palestinian vehicles were prevented from passing on bypass road (60).

In the evening, medical sources at Palestina Medical Compound in Ramallah pronounced Ibrahim Abdul Halim Yusef Dawood (16), from Deir Ghasanah village, northwest of the city, due to wounds he sustained earlier. According to PCHR’s investigations then, on Wednesday, 11 November 2015, hundreds of youngsters from different areas in the West Bank gathered at the northern entrance of al-Bireh, after the festival commemorating the 11th death anniversary of the later President Yasser Arafat. They then headed to the DCO checkpoint and set fire to tires. They also threw stones, empty bottles and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli soldiers, who fired live and rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters in response. As a result, 33 civilians were wounded, including Dawood, who sustained a bullet wound to the heart. Dawood was taken to Palestine Medical Compound, where he underwent a number of operations. He remained in the intensive care unit until he was pronounced dead.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out 3 incursions in the following areas without reporting any arrests: Tarqoumya village, west of Hebron; al-Daheriya village, south of the city; and Tulkarm.

2. Use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrations protesting settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall

The West Bank

On Friday afternoon, 20 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered near al-Huda Petrol Station in al-Balou’ neighborhood at the northern entrance of al-Bireh and then headed to the (DCO) checkpoint and “Beit Eill” settlement. The protesters set fire to tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers, who in response fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and between the houses. As a result, 11 civilians were wounded. Seven of whom were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets while 4 were hit with live bullets. After which, the wounded persons were taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.
On Friday afternoon, a group of young men gathered in al-Taweel Mountain adjacent to “Psagot” settlement established on al-Bireh village lands in protest at the Israeli policy and settler attacks against Palestinian civilians. The protesters threw stones at the settlement fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the protesters. As a result, 2 children sustained wounds and then were taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment. The first 17-year-old male was hit with a live bullet to the left arm, while the second 17-year-old male was hit with a live bullet to the left knee.

Following the Friday prayer, dozens of young men gathered in the center of Budrus village, west of Ramallah and al-Bireh, to commemorate the death anniversary of Palestinian President Yaser ‘Arafat. The protesters made their way to the village streets and then headed to the annexation wall in the southwestern side of the village. After which, the Israeli soldiers closed the annexation wall gate with barbed wires and prevented the protesters from crossing to the land behind it. The protesters in response threw stones at the Israeli soldiers who fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at protesters and chased them between the olive fields until the village outskirts. As a result, an 18-year-old male was hit with a live bullet to his left foot and then taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

In the meantime, dozens of young men gathered at the southern entrance of al-Jalzoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah near an UNRWA school for boys, which is around 300 meters away from the “Beit Eill” settlement fence. The protesters gathered to organize a demonstration in protest at the Israeli attacks in the oPt. They then threw stones at the soldiers stationed along the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the protesters and chased them into the camp. As a result, a 20-year-old male was hit with a live bullet to the right leg and then taken to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

On Friday afternoon, 20 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered in the center of ‘Aboud village, northwest of Ramallah and al-Bireh, to organize a demonstration against the Israeli attacks in the oPt. The protesters made their way to the village streets and then headed to the main entrance of ‘Aboud village. The Israeli soldiers stationed at a military watchtower established at the entrance, fired rubber coated-metal bullets, live ammunition, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters in response. As a result, 2 civilians were wounded. One of whom was an 18-year-old male who sustained a live bullet wound to his left leg, while the other was a 21 year-old male, who sustained a live bullet wound to his right knee. The wounded persons were then taken to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah to receive medical treatment.

At approximately 14:00, dozens of young men gathered after the funeral of Shadi Zuhdi ‘Arafa (28), who was killed by Israeli soldiers in the previous day in “Gush Etzion” settlement road, south of Bethlehem. The demonstrators headed to Joret Bohlus area, where the Israeli soldiers established a military watchtower. After which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers, who heavily fired tear gas canisters against them. Due to which, a number of demonstrators suffered tear gas inhalation. In the meanwhile, Israeli military vehicles arrived at the area, and the Israeli soldiers then deployed in the street leading to Ras al-Jourah area. During which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers, set fire to tires and closed the road with iron barriers to prevent the Israeli military vehicles from chasing them. The Israeli soldiers stationed in the vicinity of the road fired live ammunition at the protesters in response. As a result, 20 civilians, including 8 children, were wounded with live bullets. Among the wounded persons was a journalist, Mohanad al-Sharef (27), who works in Menbar al-Huriyah News Agency, sustained a live bullet wound to his left thigh.

Around the same time, dozens of young men gathered at al-Naqqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilyia, and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber coated-metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 5 civilians, including 3 children, were wounded. Two of whom were hit with a live bullet while the three others were hit with rubber coated-metal bullets.

On Sunday afternoon, 22 November 2015, a group of young men gathered in al-Taweel Mountain adjacent to “Psagot” settlement established on al-Bireh lands in protest at the Israeli policy and settlers attacks. During which, The protesters threw stones at the settlement fence, so the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber coated-metal bullets, sound bombs, and tear gas canisters against them in response. As a result, a 15-year-old male was hit with a rubber coated-metal bullet to his left thigh.

At approximately 17:00, dozens of youngsters gathered in al-Naqqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilyia, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs against the protesters. As a result, 2 children were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets.

At approximately 11:00 on Monday, 23 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarm, in protest against the Israeli policies in the oPt. When the protesters arrived at the area, Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and then heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters. After which, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers in response. Due to which, Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the center of the university campus and fired live ammunition, rubber coated-metal bullets, and tear gas canisters against them. As a result, 4 protesters were wounded with live bullets to the lower limbs of their bodies and then taken to Thabet Thabet hospital in Tulkarm to receive medical treatment.

At approximately 15:00, dozens of youngsters gathered in al-Naqqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilyia, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs against the protesters. As a result, 2 children were hit with rubber-coated metal bullets.

At approximately 11:00 on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarm. When the protesters arrived at the area, the Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and heavily fired tear gas canisters at them. Due to which, the protesters threw stones at the soldiers. At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces used the photojournalists, who were in the area, as human shields. Moreover, at approximately 15:30, Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the university campus and opened fire at the southern gate and a branch of Palestine Bank there. Additionally, many other soldiers raided the ground floor of the library building and heavily fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs causing fear among the staff and students. Few minutes later, the Israeli forces withdrew from the building while the confrontations continued in the university campus forcing the university administration to evacuate the students and staff. As a result of the clashes, 12 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Eleven of whom were hit with live bullets while one was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet. The wounded persons were then taken to Thabet Thabet hospital to receive medical treatment. Medical sources said to PCHR fieldworker that the live bullets used by Israeli forces are known as “TowTow” bullets.

On Tuesday, dozens of young men gathered near al-Huda Petrol Station in al-Balou’ neighborhood at the northern entrance of al-Bireh and then headed to the (DCO) checkpoint and “Beit Eill” settlement. The protesters set fire to tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli soldiers, who in response fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protesters and between the houses. As a result, 3 civilians, including a child, were wounded. Two of whom were hit with live bullets while the other one was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the head.

At approximately 15:00, dozens of youngsters gathered in al-Naqqar neighborhood near the annexation wall, west of Qalqilyia, and threw stones at the soldiers stationed in the area. Due to which, the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs against the protesters. As a result, a child was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the right leg.

At approximately 11:00 on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, a number of Palestinian young men gathered in front of an Israeli military camp established on the western lands of the Palestine Technical University “Khadouri”, west of Tulkarem, in protest against the Israeli policies in the oPt. When the protesters arrived at the area, Israeli forces moved into the western lands of the university and then heavily fired tear gas canisters at the protesters. After which, the protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers in response. Due to which, Israeli soldiers chased the stone-throwers into the center of the university campus and fired live ammunition, rubber coated-metal bullets, and tear gas canisters against them. As a result, 4 protesters, including a child, were wounded with live bullets to the lower limbs of their bodies. They were then taken to Thabet Thabet hospital in Tulkarem to receive medical treatment.

Gaza Strip

At approximately 13:00 on Friday, 20 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian young men headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Shuja’ia neighborhood, east of the Gaza Strip. A number of protesters approached the fence, set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed along the fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers sporadically fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 14 civilians, including a child, were wounded with live bullets, while the 20 others were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters.

At approximately 13:30 on Friday, dozens of youngsters headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Faraheen area in ‘Abasan al-Kabeira and east of ‘Abasan village, east of Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. A number of protesters approached the border fence, set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers. Additionally, some of the youngsters placed the Palestinian flag on the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers sporadically fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 4 civilians, including 2 children, were wounded with live bullets, while dozens others suffered tear gas inhalation. The wounded persons were then taken to the Gaza European Hospital to receive medical treatment.

In the meanwhile, Israeli forces stationed in Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing, northwest of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at dozens of protesters on the road between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides of the crossing. The protesters threw stones at the soldiers in protest at the Israeli attacks against the Palestinian civilians in Jerusalem and the West Bank. As a result of the clashes, which continued until 17:30, two civilians, including a child, were wounded. One of whom was hit with a live bullet, while the other one was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet.

In the meantime, dozens youngsters headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed behind the sand barriers along the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, 9 civilians, including 2 children and a journalist, were wounded with live bullets. One of the children identified as: Qusai Ihsan Khalil Abu Samara (15), who was seriously wounded with a live bullet to the legs and taken to al-Shifa Hospital. The other wounded journalist, Ali Hadir Khalil ‘Ashour (25), from Tal al-Hawa neighbourhood in Gaza City, was hit with a live bullet to the left leg and then taken to al-Shifa Hospital.

At approximately 15:00 on Monday, 23 November 2015, dozens of young men headed to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones at the soldiers stationed behind sand barriers along the border fence. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and tear gas canisters at the protesters. As a result, Ayman Isaa Ibrahim Abu al-Dabir (18) was seriously wounded with a live bullet to the lower part of his back, and the bullet exited from his abdomen. After which, Ayman was taken to al-Aqsa hospital in Dir al-Balah, where he was admitted to the operation room. He is so far in the intensive care unit.

Demonstrations against the annexation wall and settlement activities

Following the Friday prayer on 20 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in Bil’in, west of Ramallah, in protest against the annexation wall and settlement activities. The protestors tried to sneak the fence. Israeli soldiers stationed behind the wall, fired live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs and chased them into the olive fields and into houses in response. As a result, 2 civilians, including a child, were wounded. The first 22-year-old male was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the back, while the second 17- year-old male was hit with a rubber-coated metal bullet to the left leg.

Around the same time, dozens of Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in al-Nabi Saleh village, southwest of Ramallah, in protest against the annexation wall and settlement Activity. The demonstrators made their way to the lands that the settlers are trying to seize near “Halmish” settlement. Israeli forces had closed all the entrances of the village since the morning to prevent them from participating in the demonstration. When they arrived at the land, the demonstrators were met by live bullets, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and were chased into the village. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.

At approximately 13:00, a group of Palestinian young men gathered near the eastern main entrance to Na’lin village, west of Ramallah, to organize a demonstration against the annexation wall and Israeli forces’ policies. The protesters made their way to the village’s streets then headed to the closed aforementioned entrance with cement blocks since two weeks. Due to which, Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the protesters, also chased them inside the village in response. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and other civilians sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.

On Friday afternoon, dozens of young men gathered at the western entrance of Selwad village, northeast of Ramallah, on Selwad-Yabroud road near Bypass Road (60) in protest at the Israeli policies. The protesters set fire to rubber tires and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the soldiers, who in response fired live ammunition, rubber- coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the stone-throwers and chased them into the village. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.

Around the same time, Palestinian civilians and Israeli and international human rights defenders organized a protest in the center of Kufor Qaddoum village, northeast of Qalqilya, and made their way to the eastern entrance of the village in protest against closing that entrance since the beginning of al-Aqsa Intifada with an iron gate. When they arrived at the entrance of the gate, Israeli forces fired live ammunition, tear gas canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at them. As a result, many civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as Israeli soldiers beat them up.

Note: PCHR keeps the names of the injured persons in the aforementioned demonstrations.

Rubber-coated metal bullets are lethally if they hit the head of victim from a close range.

3. Continued closure of the oPt

Israel continued to impose a tight closure on the oPt, imposing severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

Gaza Strip

Israeli forces continuously tighten the closure of the Gaza Strip and close all commercial crossings, making the Karm Abu Salem crossing the sole commercial crossing of the Gaza Strip, although it is not suitable for commercial purposes in terms of its operational capacity and distance from markets.

Israeli forces have continued to apply the policy, which is aimed to tighten the closure on all commercial crossings, by imposing total control over the flow of imports and exports.

Israeli forces have continued to impose a total ban on the delivery of raw materials to the Gaza Strip, except for very limited items and quantities. The limited quantities of raw materials allowed into Gaza do not meet the minimal needs of the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces also continued to impose an almost total ban on the Gaza Strip exports, including agricultural and industrial products, except for light-weighted products such as flowers, strawberries, and spices. However, they lately allowed the exportation of some vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, furniture and fish.

Israel has continued to close the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing for the majority of Palestinian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Israel only allows the movement of a limited number of groups, with many hours of waiting in the majority of cases. Israel has continued to adopt a policy aimed at reducing the number of Palestinian patients allowed to move via the Beit Hanoun crossing to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Israel or in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel also continued applying the policy of making certain civilian traveling via the crossing interviewed by the Israeli intelligence service to be questioned, blackmailed or arrested. During the reporting period, Israeli forces arrested a patient, from Ezbet Abed Rabbu area, north of the Gaza Strip, at Beit Hanoun crossing while heading to West Bank for medical treatment.

Exports:

On Monday, 16 November 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 0.5 tons of garlic; 0.15 tons of basil; 32 tons of potatoes; and 7 tons of cloths.

On Tuesday, 17 November 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 3 tons of potatoes; 4.5 tons of eggplants; 28 tons of cucumbers; 3 tons of palms; 9 tons of squashes; 12 tons of peppers; and 2.2 tons of cabbages.

On Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 6 tons of eggplants; 30 tons of cucumbers; 31.3 tons of palms; 6.71 tons of squashes; and 6.6 tons of peppers; 3.7 tons of cabbages; and 0.24 tons of cauliflowers.

On Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 160 tons of scraps.

On Monday, 23 November 2015, Israeli forces allowed the exportation of 0.5 tons of garlic; 0.15 tons of basil; 32 tons of potatoes; and 7 tons of cloths.

BeitHanoun (“Erez”) crossing, in the north of the Gaza Strip, is designated for the movement of individuals, and links the Gaza Strip with the West Bank.

Notes:

On Friday, 20 November 2015, Israeli authorities allowed 197 civilians from the Gaza Strip to perform prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

On Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli authorities allowed 34 farmers to attend an agricultural training course in Israel.

West Bank

Israel has imposed a tightened closure on the West Bank. During the reporting period, Israeli forces imposed additional restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians:

● Hebron: Israeli forces established (33) checkpoints all over the city. On Thursday, 19 November 2015, the Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the entrances of Ethna village, west of Ramallah; the northern entrance of Hebron; Tarama village, southeast of Dura, southwest of Hebron; and Halhoul village, north of Hebron.

On Saturday, 21 November 2015, Israeli forces closed Farsh al-Hawa road at the western entrance of Hebron with an iron gate. Additionally, they closed the entrance of Halhoul village with cement cubes and the bypass road, east of Beit Ummar village. On the same day, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the entrances of Ethna village, west of Hebron; Samou’a village, south of Hebron; Kharsa village, south of Dura, southwest of Hebron; Sa’ir village, east of Hebron and the southern entrance of Halhoul village.

On Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints at the eastern entrance of al-Thaheriya village; the entrance of al-Fawar refugee camp and Beit Ummar village.

On Monday, 23 November 2015, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the entrances of Samou’a village, south of Hebron; Ethna village; Beit Ummer village; southern entrance of Hebron; northern entrance of Halhoul village and southern entrance of Yatta village.

On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Israeli forces established 5 checkpoints at the entrances of Samou’a village, south of Hebron; Ethna village, west of Hebron; southern entrance of Hebron; northern entrance of Halhoul village and the northern entrance of Yatta village, south of Hebron.

On Wednesday, 25 November, Israeli forces established 11 checkpoints at the southern and northern entrances of Hebron; northern and southern entrance of Halhoul village; and at the entrances of Ethna village; Samou’a village; Tarama village; Deir Samet village; Beit Ummer village; and al-‘Aroub and al-Fawar refugee camp.

Ramallah and al-Bireh: Israeli forces established (18) checkpoints all over the city. On Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrances of Deir Abu Mesh’al village, northwest of Ramallah; and on the road between Termas’iya and al-Moghier villages, north of Ramallah.

On Friday, 20 November 2015, Israeli forces established 3 checkpoints under the bridge of Yabroud village, northeast of Ramallah; at the entrance of Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah; and ‘Ain Sina village, north of Ramallah.

On Saturday, 21 November 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the entrance of Qibya village, west of Ramallah; under the bridge of Kherbet al-Mosbah village; at the intersection of Beit Ur al-Foqa village, southwest of Ramallah; and at the eastern entrance of al-Tiba village, northeast of Ramallah.

On Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the intersection of Beit Ur al-Foqa village, southwest of Ramallah; and at ‘Atara checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bir Zeit , north of Ramallah.

On Monday, 23 November 2015, Israeli forces established 6 checkpoints under the bridge of Yabroud village, northeast of Ramallah; at the entrance of al-Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah; the northern entrance of ‘Ain Sina village, north of Ramallah; the intersection of Beit Ur al-Foqa village; under the bridge of Kherbit al-Mosbah village, southwest of Ramallah; and at the intersection of “Ofer” settlement, north of Ramallah. On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrance of Dir Nitham village, northwest of Ramallah; and Beit Ur al-Foqa village, southwest of Ramallah. At approximately 16:00, Israeli forces closed the eastern entrance of Senjil village, north of Ramallah, with cement cubes.

● Jericho: Israeli forces established (3) checkpoints all over the city. On 20 November 2015, Israeli forces established 2 checkpoints at the entrances of al-Zabidat village and Marj Na’jah village, north of Jericho.

At approximately 18:00 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on al-Mo’arajat Road between Jericho and Ramallah.

● Nablus: At approximately 21:00 on Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces closed the southern entrance of Burin village, south of Nablus with sand barriers and cement cubes. Additionally, they closed the northwestern entrance of ‘Awrta village, east of Nablus; and the entrances of ‘Aqrabah and Osrin villages, southeast of Nablus, with sand barriers and cement cubes.
At approximately 22:00 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces closed the main entrance of Oadla village, south of Nablus, with sand barriers and prevented its residents from moving.

● Tulkarm: At approximately 19:30 on Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at ‘Inab military checkpoint established on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus, east of Tulkarem, tightened their arbitrary restrictions against Palestinian civilians and obstructed their movement through the checkpoint. At approximately 14:00 on the same day, at approximately 11:45 on Friday, 20 November 2015, and at approximately 09:00 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces re-tightened the same restrictions against Palestinian civilians.

At approximately 10:30 on Thursday, Israeli forces closed the annexation wall gate

No.436 established on the western lands of Qofin village.

At approximately 15:30, Israeli forces closed the annexation wall gate No.623 established on the western lands of Deir al-‘Huson village, north of Tulkarm, due to unknown reasons. As a result, dozens of farmers were detained in their lands while many others were denied access to their land. Later, Israeli forces re-opened the two gates for farmers.

At approximately 21:00 on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus, near the intersection of Beit Lid village, east of Tulkarem.

At approximately 09:00 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Shofa village, southeast of Tulkarem.

At approximately 12:30 on Monday, 23 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint on the main road between Tulkarm and Nablus, near the intersection of Beit Lid village, east of Tulkarem.

Jenin: At approximately 13:30 on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of Kafrit village, southwest of Jenin.

On Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces established 4 checkpoints at the entrances of Kafrit village; al-Tarim village; Ya’bod village; and al-Toura village, southwest of Jenin.

Arrests at military checkpoints

● At approximately 10:00 on Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces arrested 3 Palestinian girls from al-Shawawra village, east of Bethlehem, claiming that they had a knife and attempted to sneak into Shadma Camp near “Har Homa” settlement. The arrested girls were identified as: Hadeel Mazen Kalbiya (15); Heba Raied Jobran (15); and Nour Nidal Salamah (15). They were then taken to “Gush Etzion” settlement, where they were questioned.

● At approximately 11:00 on Friday, 20 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at the entrance of al-Ibrahimi mosque, south of the Old City in Hebron, arrested ‘Alaa’ ‘Atif al-‘Awawda (16) from Deir Samet village, southwest of Dura, southwest of Hebron, claiming that he had a knife. After which, ‘Alaa’ was taken to the police station of ” Kiryat Arba’ ” settlement, east of the city.

● At approximately 11:00 on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at the electronic gates leading to the al-Ibrahimi mosque yards, south of the Old City in central Hebron, arrested Tamara Mohammed Ahmed Shreiteh (27) from Yatta village, south of Hebron. Tamara was then taken to an unknown destination.

● At approximately 07:30 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, Israeli forces stationed at the western entrance of Bita village, south of Nablus, arrested Hamed Jaser Hamed Hamayel (13), who is a student in Bita Elementary School for Boys, claiming that he had a knife in his bag. Israeli forces then took Hamed to Ariel Police Station, north of Salfit. It should be mentioned that Hamayel has suffered from seizures for a year and receives treatment in al-Maqased Hospital in Jerusalem.

● At approximately 15:00 on Sunday, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the entrance of al-‘Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. The Israeli soldiers stopped the Palestinian vehicles and checked the passengers’ IDs. At midnight, before removing the checkpoint, Israeli forces arrested ‘Alaa’ Ibrahim Mahfoudh (14), and then took him to an unknown destination.

● At approximately 16:00 on Sunday, Israeli forces established a checkpoint at the southern entrance of Halhoul village. During which, Israeli soldiers stopped the Palestinian vehicles and checked the passengers’ IDs. At approximately 21:00, after detaining him with a group of youngsters who were forced to step out of a public vehicle, Israeli soldiers arrested Isma’il Jalal al-Baw (17), and then took him to an unknown destination.

4. Efforts to create Jewish majority

Israeli forces escalated their attacks on Palestinian civilians and their property. They have also continued their raids on al-Aqsa Mosque and denied the Palestinians access to it:

Shooting incidents

· On Friday afternoon, 20 November 2015, dozens of Palestinian young men and youngsters gathered at the entrance of ‘Anata village, northeast of Jerusalem, after proceeding the corpse of Mahmoud Sa’id Mahmoud ‘ALian (19) who succumbed to his critical injuries he sustained on 11 November 2015 and threw stones at the Israeli soldiers. The Israeli soldiers stationed at the village entrance immediately fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at them. As a result, four civilians, including two children, were hit with live bullets.

· At approximately 10:15 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, an Israeli settler opened fire at Shadi Mohammed Mahmoud Khasib (31) from ‘Ein Mesbah neighbourhood in Ramallah while passing by the intersection of “Kfar Adomim” settlement in al-Khan al-Ahmar area, east of occupied East Jerusalem. As a result. He sustained several bullet wounds and left bleeding for long hours till he died. Luba al-Summery, Spokesperson of the Israeli police, said that a Palestinian young man approached in his taxi cab the “Kfar Adomim” intersection attempting to run over two Israeli civilians standing there. She added: “As he could not, he left his car attempting to carry out a stab attack, but the citizen “settler” fired several bullets at him and neutralized him to declare his death later.”

It should be mentioned that Khasib is a taxi driver in al-Madinah Taxis Company in Ramallah and was on his way back from Jericho in his taxi cab after driving passengers to Jericho Cafeteria. Al-Khasib is married with 3 children, the eldest of whom is 7 year old and the youngest is 2 years old.

· At approximately 10:30 on Monday, 23 November 2015, an Israeli police officer opened fire at two Palestinian girls identified as Hadil Wajih ‘Awwwad (16) and Nourhan Ibrahim ‘Awwad (14) from “al-Matar neighbourhood” in Qalendia area, north of Occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli forces claimed that the police officer opened fire at the two girls after attempting to stab two Israeli settlers with two scissors near “Mahniyah Yahuda” market in Yafa Street in West Jerusalem. As a result, they were hit with bullets from a close range. Hadil immediately died, but Nourhan sustained severe wounds; due to which, she was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in West Jerusalem. The tapes published by the media showed how Hadil was killed and Nourhan was wounded as fired was opened at both of them from a very close range. Moreover, one of them was attacked by a chair despite her wound.

· At approximately 15:00, Israeli soldiers shot dead 20-year-old Ahmed Jamal Mohammed Taha from Qotnah village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. The aforementioned civilian was shot when he was in al-Khawaja petrol station on Road 443 between Israel and Jerusalem City adjacent to the villages of Kherbtha al-Mesbah and Beit ‘Oar al-Tahta, southwest of Ramallah. The Israeli police said that Israeli soldiers stationed in the area shot dead a Palestinian civilian who killed a settler and wounded another moderately due to stabbing them.

· On Tuesday afternoon, 24 November 2015, clashes broke out between dozens of Palestinian young men near the annexation wall area in Qotnah village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem and the Israeli forces. As a result, a 22-year-old civilian was hit with a bullet to the right side of the neck.

Incursions and arrests

· At approximately 01:00 on Thursday, 19 November 2015, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mo’atasem Ayoub Idkeik in al-Joz Valley neighbourhood, East Jerusalem’s Old City. They arrested his son Ayoub (18) and took him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 02:00, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to Nader ‘Adawi village, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, from. They arrested his son, ‘Oday (21) and later withdrew and took him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 07:00, Israeli forces arrested Mohammed Nahed ‘Obeid (22) when he was at the northern entrance of al-‘Issawiyah village, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and took him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 13:30, Israeli forces severely beat Nasrallah Munir ‘Asi (14) when he was on his way out of “Ras al-‘Amoud School for Boys” in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City, in order to go back home.
Nasrallah’s family said that their son went out with 5 of his friends from their school in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood on their way back home. The Israeli soldiers surprisingly chased them and caught Nasrallah. The family added that one of the Israeli soldiers armed with a brass knuckle punched near Nasrallah’s eye, so he fell on the ground. The Israeli soldier continued to beat him with his feet and hands till Nasrallah passed away and the soldier withdrew. The family said that his friends brought him home, and he was transferred to receive treatment. It was later found out that he sustained bruises in his face and throughout his body.

· At approximately 14:00, Israeli forces arrested Mahmoud Ahmed Zahaykah (16) and Malek Mohammed Jamal Shoqeir (16) when they were on their way out from school in al-Madares neighbourhood in Jabal al-Mokaber village, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. The two children were then taken to “‘Oz” police station to question them.

· At approximately 01:00 on Friday, 20 November 2015, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Hamed al-Hams (30) from al-‘Issawiyah, southeast of East Jerusalem. They arrested the aforementioned civilian and took him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 10:00 on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Israeli forces raided and searched “Ras al-‘Amoud Preparatory School for Boys” in al-Madares neighbourhood in Ras al-‘Amoud, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City. They chased a group of Palestinian students while on their way out from their schools and arrested 4 children taking them to “‘Oz” police station in Jabal al-Mukaber to questioned them. The arrested persons were identified as Mohammed Samer Sarhan (12); Hasan ‘Abdullah ‘Abasi (13); ‘Omer ‘Amer Abu Sbeih (13) and Eyad Mohammed Jandal (18).

· At approximately 14:00 on the same day, Israeli forces moved into al-Madares Street in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City. They chased a group of Palestinian students when they were on their way out from school. They arrested 4 children and took them to “‘Oz” police station in Jabal al-Mokaber to question them. The arrested were identified as Mohammed Samer Sarhan (12); Hasan ‘Abdullah ‘Abbasi (13); ‘Omran ‘Amer Abu Sbeib (13) and Eyad Mohammed Jandal (18).

· At approximately 15:00, Israeli forces arrested Samer ‘Adel Hamdan (17) when he was near Bab al-‘Amoud in the Old City in East Occupied Jerusalem and took him to “Salah al-Deen Street” police station to question him.

· At approximately 14:30, Israeli undercover agents severely beat Mohammed Dawoud ‘Abdel Rahman al-‘Abbasi (90) when he was in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of East Jerusalem’s Old City. Al-‘Abbasi said to a PCHR fieldworker that:
“I was in front of my son’s house in Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood when Israeli forces were in the area chasing Palestinian youngsters. I did not expect for a moment that they would chase and beat me. However, I was surprised that they pushed me from behind so I fell on the ground. A number of Israeli police officers and undercover agents severely hit me on the chest and particularly on my head using riffles’ butts, hands and feet.”

His grandson, Mo’ataz al-‘Abbasi, said that the neighbours called the family, who immediately arrived at the scene as my grandfather was unconscious, his face was bleeding. He was then taken to the Medical Center and then to al-Maqased Hospital. Mo’ataz added that after medical examination, it was found out that his grandfather sustained a wound in his head that required 8 stitches. He also sustained bruises in his hand.

· At approximately 02:00 on Monday, 23 November 2015, Israeli forces moved into Ras al-‘Amoud neighbourhood, east of occupied East Jerusalem. They raided and searched dozens of houses and arrested 5 civilians, including 2 children, taking them to an unknown destination. The arrested civilians were identified as ‘Abdullah Khaled Meswadah (15), Khaled Mahmoud al-Qaq (16), Amir Ahmed al-Baby (19), ‘Obadah ‘Abdullah Dandish (20) and Lo’ay Dandis (21).

· At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Zakaria Au Khdeir in Sho’afat neighbourhood, north of East Jerusalem. They arrested his son Mohammed (19) and took him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 11:00 on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Israeli forces arrested Yousif Isma’il al-Rajabi (19) near the Central Bus Station in West Jerusaelm under the pretext of having a knife. The Israeli soldiers severely beat him and took him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 01:00 on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, Israeli forces moved into al-Thawri neighbourhood, south of East Jerusalem’s Old City. They raided and searched a number of houses and then arrested Ibrahim Hussein al-Tawil (16) and Ahmed Ghorab (17). They were later taken to an unknown destination

· At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into al-‘Issawiyah village, northeast of East Jerusalem. They raided and searched a number of houses, from which 4 civilians, including 3 children, were arrested and taken to an unknown destination. The arrested persons were identified as: Akram Fadi Mustafa (15); Shadi Riyadh Kuleib (15); Adham Naser Sabta (16) and Karim Montaser Jaber (22).

· At approximately 04:00, Israeli forces moved into Qalendia refugee camp, north of East Jerusalem. They raided and searched dozens of houses under the pretext of searching for wanted persons. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed ‘Afanah and arrested his son, Ihab (25). He was then taken to the checkpoint adjacent to the camp.

5. Settlement activities and attacks by settlers against Palestinian civilians and property

Israel has continued its settlement activities in the oPt, a direct violation of international humanitarian law, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

Israeli forces’ attacks

Settler attacks

· On Friday dawn, 20 November 2015, a group of Israeli settlers from “Talmoun” settlement established on the western side of the Palestinian lands confiscated from al-Mazra’ah al-Qebliyah village, northwest of Ramallah and al-Bireh, attacked a house.
According to information obtained by a PCHR fieldworker, at approximately 04:00 on the same day, a number of settlers from “Talmoun” settlement attacked a family house belonging to Mohammed Soliman Abu Qare’a near the cemetery in the western side of al-Mazra’ah al-Qebliyah, northwest of Ramallah. The settlers threw stones at the glass of the balcony’s window overlooking the backyard and Molotov cocktails inside it. As a result, a plastic table in the balcony caught fire and wrote racist slogans on the house walls in blue color in Hebrew: “Wake Jewish People; Death to Arab and Revenge”. They then ran away to the aforementioned settlement. As a result, 13 of the balcony windows were broken, and a plastic table was burnt. A t approximately 05:00 on the following day, Israeli infantry forces and police arrived at the scene and inspected the scene. They also took photos of the windows and took the Molotov cocktails.

· At approximately 09:00, Israeli settlers accompanied with large Israeli forces gathered in a mountainous area between “Mevo Dotan” settlement and Kafr Ra’ie village, southwest of Jenin. Israeli settlers and soldiers withdrew after performing Talmudic prayers there. It should be mentioned that this is the first time the area witnesses a gathering for settlers.

· At approximately 18:00, a group of settlers from “‘Immanuel” settlement established on the lands of Deiristaya, northwest of Salfit, attacked a Palestinian taxi cab driven by Malek Mahmoud Helmi Tuleib (35) from nearby Qeirah village. The driver Tuleib said to a PCHR fieldworker that:

“At approximately 18:00 on Friday, 20 November 2015, I was on my way back from Qalqilya to Deiristaya village as I am a taxi driver in al-Anbar Taxi Company. At the beginning of the Qana Valley Road Intersection adjacent to ‘Immanuel settlement, I saw a red vehicle parked with its flasher on. When I arrived at the intersection, the vehicle started driving by my side and approaching me more and more. I noticed 3 settlers inside it. The settlers suddenly started throwing stones from their car windows. I decided to drive quickly to get out of the area. However, they planned a bigger trap for me as they filled the street with rocks. The car ran over them, so I lost control over it. It strongly hit the ground and then settled in the end of the Valley Road.”

· At approximately 11:00 on Sunday, 22 November 2015, around 20 settlers from “Yitsahar” settlement and under the Israeli forces’ protect attacked Burin High Schoold for Boys established at the north-eastern of Burin village, south of Nablus. The aforementioned school is around 500 meters away from the bypass road near the settlement. Meanwhile, the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters at the school forcing the administration to end the school day and dismiss the students for fear of their lives.

· At approximately 22:00, settlers from “Shaf Shamron” settlement, northwest of Nablus, closed the main Tulkarm-Nablus Street near al-Tanib Factory and threw stones at Palestinian vehicles travelling on the Street. As a result, Palestinian civilians took sub-roads to reach their cities and villages for fear of their lives.

Recommendations to the International Community

PCHR emphasizes the international community’s position that the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are still under Israeli occupation, in spite of Israeli military redeployment outside the Gaza Strip in 2005. PCHR further confirms that Israeli forces continued to impose collective punishment measures on the Gaza Strip, which have escalated since the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, in which Hamas won the majority of seats of the Palestinian Legislative Council. PCHR stresses that there is international recognition of Israel’s obligation to respect international human rights instruments and the international humanitarian law, especially the Hague Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land and the Geneva Conventions. Israel is bound to apply the international human rights law and the law of war sometime reciprocally and other times in parallel in a way that achieves the best protection for civilians and remedy for victims.

In light of continued arbitrary measures, land confiscation and settlement activities in the West Bank, and the latest 51-day offensive against civilians in the Gaza Strip, PCHR calls upon the international community, especially the United Nations, the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention and the European Union – in the context of their natural obligation to respect and enforce the international law – to cooperate and act according to the following recommendations:

1. PCHR calls upon the international community and the United Nations to use all available means to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their right to self-determination, through the establishment of the Palestinian State, which was recognized by the UN General Assembly with a vast majority, using all international legal mechanisms, including sanctions to end the occupation of the State of Palestine;

2. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to provide international protection to Palestinians in the oPt, and to ensure the non-recurrence of aggression against the oPt, especially the Gaza Strip;

3. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to compel Israel, as a High Contracting Party to the Conventions, to apply the Conventions in the oPt;

4. PCHR calls upon the Parties to international human rights instruments, especially the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to pressurize Israel to comply with their provisions in the oPt, and to compel it to incorporate the human rights situation in the oPt in its reports submitted to the concerned committees;

5. PCHR calls upon the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions to fulfil their obligation to ensure the application of the Conventions, including extending the scope of their jurisdiction in order to prosecute suspected war criminals, regardless of the nationality of the perpetrator and the place of a crime, to pave the way for prosecuting suspected Israeli war criminals and end the longstanding impunity they have enjoyed;

6. PCHR calls on States that apply the principle of universal jurisdiction not to surrender to Israeli pressure to limit universal jurisdiction to perpetuate the impunity enjoyed by suspected Israeli war criminals;

7. PCHR calls upon the international community to act in order to stop all Israeli settlement expansion activities in the oPt through imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements and criminalizing trading with them;

8. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly to transfer the Goldstone Report to the UN Security Council in order to refer it to the International Criminal Court in accordance with Article 13(b) of the Rome Statute;

9. PCHR calls upon the United Nations to confirm that holding war criminals in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a precondition to achieve stability and peace in the regions, and that peace cannot be built on the expense of human rights;

10. PCHR calls upon the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council to explicitly declare that the Israeli closure policy in Gaza and the annexation wall in the West Bank are illegal, and accordingly refer the two issues to the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel to compel it to remove them;

11. PCHR calls upon the international community, in light of its failure to the stop the aggression on the Palestinian people, to at least fulfil its obligation to reconstruct the Gaza Strip after the series of hostilities launched by Israel which directly targeted the civilian infrastructure;

12. PCHR calls upon the United Nations and the European Union to express a clear position towards the annexation wall following the international recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, as the annexation wall seizes large parts of the State of Palestine;

13. PCHR calls upon the European Union to activate Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, which provides that both sides must respect human rights as a precondition for economic cooperation between the EU states and Israel, and the EU must not ignore Israeli violations and crimes against Palestinian civilians;

For further information please visit our website www.pchrgaza.org or contact PCHR’s office in Gaza City, Gaza Strip by emailpchr@pchrgaza.org or telephone +972 08 282 4776 – 282 5893.

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