Report: 6 Palestinians killed, 250 others arrested in July

[ 01/08/2011 – 12:40 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights in Nablus has issued a report detailing the murders, arrests, and raids that Israeli occupation forces carried out in the occupied Palestinian territories in July 2011.

The figures presented are in addition to the attacks by the state and Jewish settlers on Palestinians, which at times amount to confiscation of land or home demolitions or vandalism or the tightened siege on the Gaza Strip.

In July alone, some six Palestinians were killed, two of them from the West Bank. The other four were killed in an air strike on the Gaza Strip. Israeli special forces fired at one of those men while he was going to pray after he was injured and arrested and prevented Palestinian ambulance crews from saving him.

The report also documents the alarming number of arrests that month, especially against many pro-Palestinian activists who came to show support from abroad. Altogether there were more than 250 arrests on Palestinians including 70 foreign supporters. 35 of them were minors.

Also documented was that five of the detainees were women. Among them is the 18-year-old daughter of Al-Beira Mayor Jamal al-Tawil.

Israeli authorities also arrested dozens of Palestinians working beyond the Green Line.


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