Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 4 – 17 July 2017

Latest developments: On 18 July, a Palestinian man drove his vehicle into a group of Israeli soldiers at the Beit ‘Enoun junction (Hebron), injuring two soldiers, and was shot and killed by Israeli forces, according to media reports. Biweekly highlights On 14 July, three Palestinian citizens of Israel shot and …

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Israeli forces violently suppress Al-Aqsa protests in West Bank, Gaza

Israeli forces violently suppressed demonstrations in the occupied West Bank and Gaza on Friday, injuring scores who had gathered in solidarity with a massive protest in occupied East Jerusalem to denounce increasing Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa compound. Palestinian demonstrators performed prayers outdoors across the occupied Palestinian territory in …

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Joint report estimates that 388 Palestinians arrested in June 2017

According to a joint report issued by The Palestinian Prisoners Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners Affairs Commission, in the month of June 2017, 388 Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem were seized by Israeli occupation forces, …

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Gaza Economy – Nearing Total Collapse: A UNDP Report on Challenges to Economic Recovery and Long-Term Development in Gaza

Gaza Economy – Nearing Total Collapse: Living conditions in Gaza have deteriorated to a breaking point, rendering the Gaza population among the most impoverished, left alone and exposed to vulnerabilities globally. Gaza – Gaza’s private sector, the engine of future economic growth potential, is presently incapacitated due to the blockade, …

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Committee: Convicted Israeli terrorists receive support from Israeli state

Amid what the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs has described as a “frenetic Israeli campaign” against Palestinian authorities’ payment of allowances to prisoners of Israel and their families, the committee published a list on Monday of Israelis convicted of murdering Palestinians and anti-Palestinian extremist organizations, who have received financial and …

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The return of 22 Diaspora Palestinians

Bethlehem/Aida refuge camp As you enter Aida camp the first thing your eyes will meet is The Key. It is said to be the biggest key in the world. The Key embodies the atmosphere of the camp. It holds a flood of emotions but one in particular stands out, hope. …

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