PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update: June 9 – 15, 2022)


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR): Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update: June 9 – 15, 2022)

Violation of right to life and bodily integrity:

A Palestinian was killed and another succumbed to previous wounds while 19 others, including 7 children, were injured by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF)’s fire and assaults.  Also, dozens of others suffocated and sustained bruises in IOF attacks in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Details are as follows:

  • On 09 June 2022, Mahmoud Abu ‘Ayhour (27) was killed and 2 others were wounded by IOF’s fire during the latter’s incursion into Halhoul in Hebron. More information available here.
  • On 11 June 2022, Samih ‘Amarnah (35) died in al-Istishari Hospital in Ramallah, succumbing to wounds he sustained in the neck by IOF fire on 01 June 2022 during IOF’s incursion into Ya’bad village in Jenin and blowing up the family house of Diaa Hamarsheh, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv months ago.

Meanwhile, those injured were victims of IOF excessive use of force and suppression of peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians and they were as follows:

  • On 09 June 2022, a Palestinian sustained bruises after Israeli Guards at the entrance to “Petza’el” settlement between Fasayil and Jiftlik village, northern Jericho severely beat him, noting that he was on his way to work.
  • On 10 June 2022, 7 Palestinians, including 4 children, were wounded in clashes after IOF suppressed Kafr Qaddoum weekly peaceful protest in Qalqilya.  On the same day, a Palestinian was injured with a bullet during clashes with IOF on al-Shalalah Street in central Hebron.  Two brothers, including a child, were wounded by IOF’s fire and teargas canisters at the entrance to al-Nabi Saleh village, northwestern Ramallah.
  • On 11 June 2022, a child was wounded in the right knee when IOF opened fire in clashes at the entrance to al-‘Aroub refugee camp in Hebron.  On the same day, a Palestinian sustained a serious wound after he was beaten with riffles’ butts on his head, causing him a cerebral laceration, while others suffocated during IOF’s protection of a group of settlers who conducted assaults and provocations against Palestinians gathered in their lands threatened with confiscation in Tarqumiyah village, Hebron.  In the afternoon, a Palestinian was hit with a sound bomb in his arm during IOF’s incursion into Beit Hanina village in East Jerusalem, where IOF raided shops and arrested, searched, and assaulted Palestinians. 
  • On 12 June 2022, a Palestinian sustained a critical injury after an IOF’s military SUV ran over him during their incursion via the eastern entrance to Husan village, western Bethlehem.
  • On 13 June 2022, a child sustained a rubber bullet injury in his leg by IOF’s fire near the entrance to al-Jalazone refugee camp, northern al-Bireh.  In the evening, 3 Palestinians were injured with shrapnel of teargas canisters and 2 others were arrested after being beaten by IOF in clashes with the latter in Silwan in East Jerusalem following clashes with settlers.

In the Gaza Strip, IOF opened fire 3 times at agricultural lands in access restricted areas in eastern Gaza Strip. Also, 4 IOF shootings were reported on fishing boats off the western Gaza shore.

So far in 2022, IOF attacks killed 57 Palestinians, including 46 civilians: 13 children, 5 women (one was journalist Sherin Abu ‘Akleh) and the rest were activists; 3 of them were assassinated. Also, 871 others were wounded in these attacks, including 95 children, 4 women, and 19 journalists all in the West Bank, except 12 fishermen in the Gaza Strip.

Land razing, demolitions, notices, and settlement activity:

IOF demolished 3 houses, displacing a family of 4 individuals, including 2 children, and a facility.  They also razed 4 dunums and handed 4 demolition and cease-construction notices as well as confiscating a touring caravan. Details are as follows:

  • On 09 June 2022, IOF demolished a house of 4 under-construction apartments in Beit Jala, western Bethlehem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  • On 12 June 2022, IOF levelled 4 agricultural dunums and uprooted 95 olive trees adjacent to “Hitmar” settlement in al-Khader village, Bethlehem.  IOF also handed a cease-construction notice to a house in Abu al-‘Asja village, western Hebron, under the pretext of building in Area C without a prior permit.
  • On 14 June 2022, IOF demolished an under-construction house of 1 floor in ‘Aqbet Jaber refugee camp, Jericho, under the pretext of unlicensed construction in Area C.  IOF also handed 3 notices to cease construction works in a house and 2 residential rooms in At-Tuwani and al-Rakeez villages, southern Hebron, under the pretext of unlicensed construction.
  • On 14 June 2022, IOF confiscated a touring caravan in Qilqis village, southern Hebron.
  • On 15 June 2022, IOF demolished a 50-sqm house in Sourbaher village, occupied East Jerusalem, under the pretext of unlicensed construction, displacing a Palestinian, his wife and 2 children.  IOF also demolished a commercial facility and a room in al-Khalaylah neighborhood in al-Jeeb village, East Jerusalem.

Since the beginning of 2022, Israeli occupation forces made 77 families homeless, a total of 445 persons, including 90 women and 210 children. This was the outcome of IOF demolition of 76 houses and 16 residential tents. IOF also demolished 48 other civilian objects, leveled vacant areas of land and delivered dozens of notices of demolition, cease-construction, and evacuation.

Settler-attacks on Palestinian civilians and their properties:

  • On 09 June 2022, setters severely beat up a farmer in the latter’s land and another civilian in his house in Kisan village, eastern Bethlehem.

So far this year, settlers carried out 149 attacks on Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank.

IOF incursions and arrests of Palestinian civilians:

IOF carried out 220 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. Those incursions included raids and searches of civilian houses and facilities and establishment of checkpoints. During those incursions, 57 Palestinians, including 2 children and a woman, were arrested as on 09 June the highest number of arrests were reported (24 persons) during 37 incursions across the West Bank, including Jerusalem.

So far in 2022, IOF conducted 3995 incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, during which 2630 Palestinians were arrested, including 262 children and 20 women. IOF also conducted 18 limited incursions into eastern Gaza Strip and arrested 62 Palestinians, including 41 fishermen, 20 infiltrators, and 3 travelers via Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing.

Israeli collective punishment and closure policy and restrictions on freedom of movement:

MeanwhileIsraeli occupation maintains its illegal and inhuman 15-year closure on the Gaza Strip. Details available in PCHR’s monthly report on the Gaza crossings. No major change has occurred on the state of crossings for a month.

In the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, IOF continues to impose restrictions on the freedom of movement. On top of its 108 permanent checkpoints, IOF established 102 temporary military checkpoints and arrested 2 Palestinians at those checkpoints.

So far in 2022, IOF established 1926 temporary military checkpoints and arrested 106 Palestinians at those checkpoints

Full report in Arabic here.

  • PCHR: Palestinian Civilian Killed and 7 Others, Including 2 Journalists, Wounded by the Israeli Occupation Forces Fire in Nablus

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update: September 29 – October 5, 2022)

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill 2 Palestinians, Injure Another, Near Ramallah

  • OCHA: West Bank Demolitions and Displacement | July-August 2022

  • PCHR: Palestinian Teenager Shot Dead by Israeli Occupation Forces in East Jerusalem

  • OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | September 13-26, 2022

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update – September 22 – 28, 2022)

  • Israeli Forces Kill 4, Injure 44, Bomb Home in Jenin Refugee Camp

  • Israeli Forces Kill a Palestinian Young Man, Injure Three, and Detain Two, in Nablus

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update: September 15-21, 2022)

  • OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | August 30 – September 12, 2022

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update: September 8 – 14, 2022)

  • PCHR Condemns Killing of Palestinian Child and Imposition of Collective Punishment Measures in West Bank

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update – September 01-07 , 2022)

  • PCHR: Palestinian Killed by Israeli Occupation Forces Fire in Tubas

  • PCHR: Palestinian Civilian Killed and 17 Others Injured, including 6 Children, Woman and Paramedic, by Israeli Occupation Forces’ Fire in Jenin

  • Israeli Army Shoots Two Young Men, Killing One, Near Jenin

  • OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | August 16-29, 2022

  • PCHR: Under Crimes of Excessive Use of Force, Palestinian Civilian Deadly Shot by Israeli Occupation Forces in Ramallah

  • Israeli Forces Shoot and Kill 2 Palestinian Young Men in Al-Biereh and Nablus

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update | August 25 – 31, 2022)

  • Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Several Palestinian Civilians, Shoot One, in the West Bank

  • Israeli Occupation Forces Bombard a Palestinian Home, Injure 45, Detain 2, Near Nablus

  • Israeli Army Injures Eleven Palestinian Civilians, Detain One, Near Jenin

  • Israeli Army Shoots, Injures Several Palestinians at Protests in the Occupied West Bank

  • Autopsy Results Show Slain Palestinian Young Man Shot Three Times

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update for August 18-24, 2022)

  • Israeli Army Detains Several Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank

  • Another Palestinian Young Man Succumbs to His Wounds, After Being Shot by the Israeli Army Two Weeks Ago in Nablus

  • WAFA: Over 150 Organizations Demand International Community Stand Against Raids and Closures of 7 Palestinian Organizations

  • Israeli Forces Detain Several Palestinians, Including Children, from the West Bank

  • OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | August 2-15, 2022

  • Israeli Forces Kill a Palestinian Man, Injure Another in Tubas

  • PCHR: Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update – August 11-17, 2022)

  • Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian Young Man, Injures Dozens in Nablus & Ramallah

  • Occupation Forces Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Young Man in East Jerusalem

  • Occupation Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinian Civilians at Weekly Protests in the West Bank

  • Occupation Soldiers Detain 15 Palestinian Civilians, Including 2 Children in the West Bank

  • Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Weekly Update | August 04 – 10, 2022)

  • WAFA: Summary of Palestine News | Wednesday August 10, 2022

  • Israeli Soldiers Shoot and Kill a Palestinian Teen, Injure Two More, One Seriously, in Hebron

  • PCHR: 3 Palestinians Killed, including Child, and 40 Others Wounded – 5 in Critical Condition, After IOF Targeted House With Gunfire and Missiles in Nablus

  • Israel Kills 44 Palestinians, Injures 360 in Three Day Military Onslaught

  • Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire in Effect Between Israel and Gaza

  • AL-HAQ: Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures – Take All Necessary Measures to Cease Violence and Ensure Humanitarian Supplies to Occupied Gaza Strip

  • OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report | July 19 – August 1, 2022

  • On the Second Day of Aggression Against the Gaza Strip, Israel Kills 14 Palestinian Civilians, Injures 143

  • Analysis: Why Resistance Matters – Palestinians are Challenging Israel’s Unilateralism, Dominance

  • Israeli Military Launches a Brutal Assault on Gaza, Kills 10, Injures 60 Palestinian Civilians


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