Weekly report on Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territory
From (12-11-2020 – 18 -11-2020)
The Israeli military occupation forces continued to commit their compound crimes and violations against Palestinian civilians and their property, by storming Palestinian cities and the excessive use of force, carrying out raids, arrests and acts of abuse against citizens.
During this week, the Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Land Authority in Israel published a bid for the construction of 1257 settlement units in the settlement of “Givat Hamatos” on the lands of Beit Safafa town, south of occupied East Jerusalem, which would link Gilo and Har Homa settlements to Talpiot settlement. Constructing these settlement units would isolate Bethlehem city from Beit Safafa town, south of occupied Jerusalem, and impose additional restrictions and obstacles on the movement of citizens and their access to their lands.
This bid was issued four days after the Israeli approval of building 108 settlement units in “Ramat Shlomo” settlement, north of East Jerusalem.
By these two bids, Israel will rebuild settlement activity in two settlements in which construction was frozen in 2014 due to international pressure.
- (12) Palestinians, including two children and photojournalist were wounded by the occupation army in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
- The occupation army fired (4) times towards the agricultural lands and once towards the fishermen’s boats, east and west of Gaza Strip.
- The Occupation Army arrested (77) Palestinians, including (5) children.
- Israeli bids to build 1,365 settlement units on East Jerusalem lands, as a consecration of the policy of annexation and settlement expansion.
- The occupation army demolished 5 houses and the bases of the fifth, and confiscated 6 agricultural machineries, and carried out large-scale demolition operations of various facilities in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem.
- Settler gangs steal 20 sheep in Ramallah, and attack a child in Hebron.
- The occupation army set up (80) sudden military checkpoints between the cities and towns of the West Bank, which hindered the natural movement of Palestinians among the occupied West Bank cities.