Monday, August 30, 2010

PCHR weekly report 19/8 - 25/8/2010: 8 Palestinians including 1 child arrested during incursions, 10 Palestinians including 2 children arrested at checkpoints, 1 Norwegian activist arrested during demonstration

extracts from PCHR weekly report 19/8 - 25/8/2010:

At least 800 Gazan prisoners in Israeli jails have been deprived of family visitation for more than three years. In recognition of ICRC as the guardian of the Fourth Geneva Convention, PCHR calls upon the ICRC to increase its staff and activities in the OPT, including the facilitation of family visitations to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

IOF arrested 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, in the West Bank.

Israeli troops stationed at military checkpoints and border crossings in the West Bank arrested 10 Palestinian civilians, including two children.

IOF arrested a Norwegian human rights defender. 

Friday, 20 August 2010 

At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Sourif village, northwest of Hebron. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested 3 Palestinian civilians:

1. Amjad Isma'il Ghnaimat, 31;
2. Lu'ai Fawaz 'Aabed, 24; and
3. Mos'ab Mustafa al-Hour, 20. 

Following the Friday Prayer on 20 August 2010, dozens of Palestinian civilians and international and Israeli human rights defenders organized a peaceful demonstration in protest to the construction of the Annexation Wall in Bil'ein village, west of Ramallah. They moved towards the annexation wall. Israeli troops stationed in the area fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators. As a result, several demonstrators also suffered from tear gas inhalation and others sustained bruises as they were beaten by Israeli troops. Additionally, Israeli troops arrested Evi, 28, a Norwegian human rights defender.  

Monday, 23 August 2010

· At approximately 03:00, IOF moved into Beit Reema village, northwest of Ramallah. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested two Palestinian civilians:

1. Haitham Murad al-Khatib, 18; and
2. Amjad Khaled al-Barghouthi, 19. 

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

· At approximately 01:30, IOF moved into Tammoun village, southeast of Tubas. They raided and searched a number of houses and arrested 'Azmi Hussein Bani 'Ouda, 35.

· At approximately 18:15, an Israeli undercover unit moved into Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, traveling in a civilian vehicles with a Palestinian registration plate. Israeli soldiers raided a house belonging to the family of Ramzi Mohammed Abu Maria, 21, and arrested him. 

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

· At approximately 01:00, IOF moved into Tulkarm. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Murad Jamal al-Jamal, 16, and arrested him.
Arrests at Military Checkpoints

· At approximately 23:00 on Friday, 20 August 2010, IOF established a checkpoint near Jainsafout village, east of Qalqilya. They stopped and searched Palestinian civilian vehicles and arrested Fu'ad Mustafa Diab, 17, from Deir Estia village northwest of Salfit. 

· At approximately 00:30 on Sunday, 22 August 2010, IOF re-established their presence at 'Attara checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bir Zeit village, north of Ramallah. They stopped and searched Palestinian civilian vehicles and arrested Anas Ibrahim Zaidani, 22, from Beit Reema village northwest of Ramallah. 

· At approximately 13:00 on Sunday, 22 August 2010, Israeli soldiers stationed at a checkpoint near 'Arraba intersection, south of Jenin, arrested Nader Ibrahim Kharouf, 30, from 'Allar village north of Tulkarm. 

· On Tuesday morning, 24 August 2010, Israeli troops stationed at al-Karama International Crossing Point on the Jordanian border arrested two Palestinian civilians: Munir Saleh Bisharat, 34; and Jalal Jameel Bisharat, 41, both are teachers from Tammoun village, southeast of Tubas.

· On Tuesday evening, Israeli troops stationed at Ennab checkpoint, east of Tulkarm, arrested Sobhi 'Issam Da'bas, 18, a university student. 

· At approximately 17:00 on the same day, Israeli troops patrolling on bypass road #60, east of Hebron, stormed an agricultural field in the area and attempted to expel a number of Palestinian civilians who were farming it. Israeli troops arrested 3 of those civilians: Muhannad Mohammed Jaber, 17; 'Aahed Hisham Jaber, 18; and Mohammed Hisham Jaber.

· At approximately 20:30 also on Tuesday, IOF established a checkpoint near "Ariel" settlement, north of Salfit. They arrested Moaqffaq Mohammed Shbaita, 38, from 'Azzoun village east of Qalqilya.