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PALESTINE POST Briefing: 23 Jan., 2016

Israeli war crimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) 

1. Excessive force & live fire


At least 33 Palestinians have sustained gunshot wounds during new clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Medics said a total of 15 Palestinians were shot by live rounds, while at least two others were hit by rubber bullets in the al-Faraheen neighborhood of Khan Yunis. One of those injured was reportedly shot in the abdomen, and is in critical condition. Israeli forces shot tear gas canisters at the protesters who set tires ablaze.

2. Child Torture, West Bank

ppThe Popular Committee in Bil’in, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, has reported that one child was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, and dozens of persons suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly nonviolent protest.

3.#Extrajudicial_Execution, West Bank

ppIsraeli forces shoot dead a young Palestinian girl in northeastern Jerusalem claiming she appears to intend carry out stabbing against Israeli soldiers in the district of Anatot, located in northeastern Jerusalem. Locals said that the girl was far from soldiers when she was shot. They also said that Israeli soldiers came close to her body putting a knife near her.

4. Settler Violence: Criminal Attacks on Palestinians & Their Property, West Bank

ppIsraeli settlers have taken over two Palestinian houses in the south of the occupied West Bank, claiming they had bought them despite the Palestinian law banning such transaction.

A group of dozens of settlers accompanied by rabbis broke into a building on Shuhada Street.

5. Collective Punishment, West Bank

A) Revoking Residency & False Charges

ppIsraeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has stripped four Palestinians of their residency permits, accusing them of killing Israelis.

B) House Demolition

 Israeli forces have demolished several homes in the strategically sensitive E1 region of the occupied West Bank, displacing at least 17 Palestinians, among them children. Israeli troops forcibly evacuated local residents and bulldozers flattened four homes in the Jabal al-Baba community, on the outskirts of occupied East Jerusalem, on Thursday.


6. International “Condemnation” & Land Seizure,West Bank

ppUN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemnedIsrael’s plan to seize hundreds of acres of Palestinian agricultural land as part of its settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.


7. Israeli Armed, Forced Invasion & Siege, West Bank

ppSeveral Palestinians have been injured, Friday, after Israeli soldiers invaded Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and attacked the weekly nonviolent protest. The army also closed the village, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

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