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Protection of Civilians Report | 29 August – 11 September 2017

Posted on 15 September 2017 Open as PDF Biweekly highlights A 21-year-old Palestinian man, who was shot and injured by Israeli forces on 9 August during clashes in Ad Duheisha refugee camp (Bethlehem), died of his wounds. The Israeli authorities withheld his body for five days before releasing it for burial. This …

17-year-old Palestinian shot dead by IOF on Zaatara checkpoint

PNN/ Tulkarem/ Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Saturday shot and killed a 17-year-old Qutaiba Zahran from Illar village in the Tulkarem, northern West Bank, under the pretext of a stabbing attempt. IOF claimed that Zahran tried to stab the soldiers at Za’tara checkpoint. IOF initially claimed that a soldier was …

Israeli military forces raided Palestinian government offices

Hebron/PNN Palestinian security sources told WAFA that Israeli military forces stormed and raided a number of Palestinian government offices in the old town of Hebron. The ministries of interior, justice and labor were all raided and searched without an explanation. At the same time several homes in the same area …

Religious leaders call for resumption of prayer inside Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUSALEM, July 27, 2017 (WAFA) – The top religious leaders in Jerusalem Thursday called on Muslims to resume prayer inside Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israel has removed all barriers installed over the past two weeks that were the reason Palestinians have refused to enter the Muslim holy compound. The religious leaders …

Israeli forces raid health clinic in hometown of Halamish attacker Omar al-Abed

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided a public health clinic in the village of Kobar, north of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank on Tuesday night after smashing its gate, according to Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency.According to Wafa, the Palestinian Ministry of Health condemned the raid as an “unjustified …

Israel Installs New Security Cameras At Jerusalem Holy Site

Jerusalem (AP) — Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region. Israel set up …

Palestinians call for ‘Day of Rage’ as dozens injured in third night of al-Aqsa protests

Dozens of Palestinian worshippers were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in Jerusalem’s old city on Tuesday night. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported 34 people injured during a third night of protests over the introduction of metal detectors to the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque. Israeli soldiers, armed with automatic …