PCHR Weekly Report: 18 Palestinians Killed, 38 Wounded Since Thursday

15.04.11 – 12:54

Gaza – PNN/PCHR – Last week’s Israeli military attacks killed 18 Palestinians, according to the weekly report of the Palestinian Center of Human Rights (PCHR).

The report, which documents daily human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, covers the period of Thursday, April 7, 2011 to Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Shooting:

The Israeli army escalated attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the Gaza Strip. During the reporting period PCHR says, 18 Palestinians, including 9 civilians, were killed by Israeli attacks. The victims include a woman, her daughter and two children.

 Additionally, 38 civilians, including 14 children, a woman and two paramedics, and 4 resistance activists were wounded.

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Injured in Gaza – AP Photo

In the West Bank, PCHR says Israeli troops wounded two Palestinian civilians and an international human rights defender.

In the Gaza Strip, at approximately 15:00 on Thursday, 07 April 2011, IOF started to bombard several areas throughout the Gaza Strip. The Israeli shelling continued until Saturday morning, 09 April 2011, during which the army killed 18 Palestinians, including 9 civilians.

The civilian victims include a woman and her daughter and two children. IOF also wounded 38 civilians, including 14 children, a woman and two paramedics, and 4 resistance activists.

The Israeli shelling also destroyed a number of training sites of the Palestinian resistance and damaged dozens of houses.

According to PCHR report, in the West Bank during the reporting period, Israeli troops 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, two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded, and dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders suffered from tear gas inhalation. Israeli troops  also arrested 5 Palestinian civilians.

Incursions:

During the reporting period, PCHR reported documented at least 58 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank by Israeli forces, during which they arrested 37 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children and two women.

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