Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
IOF storm the campus of Palestine Technical College and arrest a
number of students
30 October- 05 November 2008
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against
Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
IOF killed 7 members of the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip.
21 Palestinians, including a woman, and an international human rights
defender were wounded by the IOF gunfire in the West Bank and the Gaza
IOF conducted 33 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank,
and two others into the Gaza Strip.
IOF arrested 21 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, in the
West Bank and 4
women in the Gaza Strip.
IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the
Gaza Strip from the outside world.
IOF arrested 2 Palestinian civilians at al-Karama International
Crossing Point on
the Jordanian border.
IOF closed all commercial crossings and Erez crossing in the Gaza Strip.
IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers
have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
IOF demolished 3 houses and a wedding hall in East Jerusalem.
3 Palestinian journalists were injured in Hebron
Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law escalated
in the OPT during the reporting period (30 October – 5 November 2008):
Shooting: During the reporting period, IOF killed 7 Palestinians and
wounded 8 others in the Gaza Strip. They also wounded 13 Palestinian
civilians and an international human rights defender in the West Bank.
On Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, 4 and 5 November 2008, IOF
killed 6 members of the ‘Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing
of Hamas), and wounded 5 others in the southern and central Gaza
Strip. All victims were hit by missiles fired by IOF aircrafts during
Israeli incursions into some areas in the Gaza Strip. IOF also
arrested a wounded woman. On Wednesday evening, IOF killed using
missiles a member of al-Quds Brigades (the armed wing of Islamic
Jihad) and wounded 2 civilian bystanders.
In the West Bank, 13 Palestinian civilians and an international human
rights defender were wounded by the IOF gunfire.
On 31 October 2008, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded when IOF
moved into Dura village,
southwest of Hebron, and fired at civilians who threw stones at
On 3 November 2008, 6 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children,
when IOF moved into al-Far’a refugee camp, south of Tubas, and fired
at civilians who threw stones at military vehicles.
During the reporting period, 4 Palestinian civilians, including a
child, and an international human rights defender were wounded when
IOF used force against peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to
the construction of the Annexation Wall west of Ramallah.
Incursions: During the reporting period, IOF conducted at least 33
military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
During these incursions, IOF arrested 21 Palestinian civilians,
including 2 children. Thus, the number of Palestinian civilians
arrested by IOF in the West Bank since the beginning of 2008 has
mounted to 2,111.
In the Gaza Strip, IOF conducted 2 incursions into Palestinian
communities on 4 November 2008. In the morning, IOF moved into
al-Hamra area in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Stri, and
leveled areas of land they had already razed. In the evening, IOF
moved into the east of Deir al-Balah town in the central Gaza Strip.
They killed a member of the Palestinian resistance and wounded 3
others and a woman. They also destroyed a house, razed areas of
agricultural land and arrested 4 women, including one who was wounded.
Restrictions on Movement: IOF have continued to impose a tightened
siege on the OPT and imposed severe restrictions on the movement of
Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including
occupied East Jerusalem. During the reporting period, IOF imposed a
comprehensive closure on the OPT for the the Jewish Sukkot