PCHR: Israeli Attacks Leaves Four Palestinians Dead and 18 Injured this Week

PNN – Palestine News Network –  25.02.11 – 11:31

Gaza – PNN/PCHR –Israeli attacks targeting the Gaza Strip and West Bank communities left four Palestinians dead and 18 others injured, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said in its weekly report.

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The report, which documents daily human rights violations in the occupied territories, covers the period of Thursday, February 17, to Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shooting:

During the reporting period, the Israeli military killed 3 Palestinian civilians and a resistance activist and wounded 10 others (two children, two workers and 6 resistance activists) in the Gaza Strip. Israeli troops also wounded 8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children in the West Bank.

In the Gaza Strip, on 17 February 2011, the Israeli army killed 3 Palestinian civilians who were attempting to infiltrate into Israel to search for jobs.  Army tanks fired artillery shells and gunshots at the victims.

On 23 February 2011, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian resistance activist and wounded 6 others and two children in the east of Gaza City. Tanks fired two artillery shells at a number of activists of The al-Quds Brigades (the armed wing of Islamic Jihad).

During the reporting period, two Palestinian workers, including a child, were wounded when Israeli soldiers positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired at workers who were collecting scraps of construction materials.

On 23 February 2011, Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the northern Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.

In the West Bank, this week, Israeli soldiers  used excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to Israeli settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank.

As a result, 8 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded, and dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders suffered from tear gas inhalation or sustained bruises. Additionally, troops  arrested 15 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children, and two international human rights defenders.

Incursions:

This week the Israeli army conducted at least 47 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during which they arrested 10 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children.

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army conducted 3 limited incursions into the southern and central Gaza Strip, during which they leveled areas of Palestinian land.


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