OCHA report: Israel killed two Palestinians in one week

[ 09/01/2011 – 10:12 AM ]


OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA) said in its weekly report that two Palestinian citizens were killed by Israeli troops in the West Bank and eight others injured throughout occupied Palestine.

This came in a report covering the Israeli violations during the week extending from December 29, 2010 to January 4, 2011.

The report noted that in 2010, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed 15 Palestinians and injured 1,148 others.

The majority of injuries in 2010 (over 80 percent) took place during clashes in East Jerusalem or in weekly demonstrations in other West Bank areas. This represents an increase of 20 percent, compared to 2009.

During the reporting week, OCHA said that the IOF demolished 12 Palestinian homes, including two homes in occupied Jerusalem, uprooted about 100 olive trees and confiscated building materials.

In area C of the West Bank, the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) issued expulsion orders against 80 homes and structures belonging to 21 families, including 53 children in Tubas city.

The IOA also ordered the demolition of 28 Palestinian homes and a mosque in the cities of Jericho and Al-Khalil.

In the Gaza Strip, the report affirms that the IOF wounded three Palestinian civilians during the week.

The Israeli navy was also reported to have opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza which led to the injury of one fisherman. In a separate incident, the navy detained five fishermen for half a day and confiscated their boat.

OCHA report: Israel killed two Palestinians in one week.

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