Israel’s violations of international law and international humanitarian law on a typical “normal” DAY in the oPt

Published by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

Monday, 06 April 2015

· In the early dawn, Israeli forces moved into ‘Anin village, northwest of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to Mohammed Rajab Shafe’a Yasin (26). They arrested the aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 01:30, Israeli forces moved into a number of neighbourhoods in the centre of Hebron. They stationed in Nemrah area and then raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Mohammed Sharif ‘Abdel Halim Shahin (20). They arrested the aforementioned civilian and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination.

· At approximately 03:00, Israeli forces moved into ‘Azoun village, east of Qalqilya. They raided and searched a number of houses. They arrested Thaer Sofian Abu Haniyah (19) and withdrew later taking him to an unknown destination. They also handed Nedal Ahmed ‘Abdel Karim Husni (25) a summons to refer to the Israeli intelligence.

· At approximately 03:30, Israeli forces moved into Silet al-Harithiyah, north of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging Ibrahim Kamel ‘Abdel Fattah al-Shalabi (38) and arrested him. The Israeli soldiers raided and searched a house belonging to Ragheb ‘Abdel Mon’em Ragheb al-Shalabi (32) and arrested him as well after confiscating 20,000 NIS.

· At approximately 09:00, Israeli forces moved around 150 meters into the east of al-Fokhari village, southeast of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces levelled lands along the border fence heading to the south to the east of Khuza’ah. At approximately 13:00, Israeli forces redeployed along the aforementioned border fence.

· Around the same time, Israeli gunboats stationed off Rafah shore in the southern Gaza Strip opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing within two nautical miles. Neither causalities nor damages were reported.

· At approximately 19:00, Israeli forces moved into al-Tibah village, west of Jenin. They raided and searched a house belonging to the family of Ahmed Khaled Ahmed Ighbariyah (23). Israeli forces withdrew later, and neither arrests nor further incidents were reported.

Note: During the aforementioned day, Israeli forces carried out incursions in the following areas, but no arrests were reported: Sorif village, west of Hebron; al-Samou’a village, south of the city; and al-Jaroushiyah village, north of Tulkarm.

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