Israeli Forces Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
·42 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 8 children, in the West Bank.
–36 of whom, including 6 children, were wounded in Tamoun village, southeast of Tubas in the northern West Bank.
·The Israeli Forces continued to fire at the Palestinian farmers and rubble collectors in the northern Gaza Strip.
–A Palestinian child was wounded while collecting rubbles and firewood in the northwest of Beit Hanoun.
·The Israeli Forces conducted 83 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
–At least 29 Palestinian civilians, including 10 children, were arrested.
·The Israeli Forces continued to target Palestinian fishermen in the sea.
–The Israeli gunboats targeted Palestinian fishing boats thrice during the reporting period.
·The Israeli Forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
–Dozens of Palestinian civilians suffered from tear gas inhalation.
·Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
–The Israeli Forces established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank.
–At least 3 Palestinian civilians were arrested at checkpoints; 2 of whom were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank, while the third one was arrested at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
·Israel has continued efforts to create Jewish majority in East Jerusalem.
–2 houses were demolished; one of which was inhabited and the other was under-construction.
·The Israeli Forces have continued settlement activities in the West Bank, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
–The Israeli settlers cut off and damaged 302 olive seedlings in Qasra village, southeast of Nablus.
–A car and a tractor were set to fire in Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron.
012 – 02 January 2013):
During the reporting period, the Israeli forces wounded 43 Palestinian civilians, including 9 children. 42 of the wounded, including 8 children, were wounded in the West Bank, while the ninth child was wounded in the Gaza Strip.
On 31 December 2012, 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded when the Israeli forces moved into Salfit and fired at a group of boys who protested against the Israeli forces and threw stones at them.
On 01 January 2013, 36 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were wounded when the Israeli forces moved into Tamoun village, southeast of Tubas, to arrest a wanted person. Clashes erupted between the Israeli forces and dozens of Palestinians, during which the Israeli forces used excessive force to disperse the protestors.
On the same day, a Palestinian civilian was wounded when the Israeli forces moved into Oreef village, southeast of Nablus, and fired at dozens of boys who gathered to protest against the Israeli forces.
Also on the same day, 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded when the Israeli settlers moved into Qasra village, southeast of Nablus. The settlers cut off 12 olive trees. As a result, dozens of Palestinians gathered and threw stones at the settlers, but the Israeli forces intervened to protect the settlers by firing tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets.
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