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Israeli violations of human rights in West Bank and Jerusalem in April

Palestinians seen protesting at the Gaza-Israel border as part of the fifth week of the Great March of Return on April 27, 2018 [Mohammad Asad / Middle East Monitor]
Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinians protesters at the Gaza and Israel border during the Great March of Return on 28 April 2018 [Mohammad Asad / Middle East Monitor]

According to statistics issued by the information department of Hamas in the West Bank the total number of incursions, raids and roadblocks carried out by Israel’s occupation army reached 718, in addition to 25 cases of demolition and confiscation of property, as well as other violations.

It added that the Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians in the West Bank, one in Jerusalem and one in Tulkarm. In addition, 561 Palestinians were injured, 234 of them in Nablus.

As for the people arrested by the occupation, the report pointed out that the province of Jerusalem witnessed the largest number of arrests, with 110 arrests, followed by Ramallah with 83 arrests, Hebron with 58, Bethlehem with 45, Qalqilya with 38 and Nablus with 35 arrests. This is in addition to 34 arrests in Jenin, nine in Tulkarm, 17 in Salfit, five in Jericho and seven in Tubas.

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According to the statistics, the Israeli occupation forces demolished and destroyed three houses in Hebron, Ramallah and Jenin, expelled 22 Jerusalemites from the city and prevented 301 residents from travelling from all over the West Bank and Jerusalem.

The report revealed that 3079 settlers carried out 23 incursions under the protection of the occupation forces. There were also 48 attacks carried out by settlers, which ranged from banditry to beatings and attacks on land and crops.

One of the most prominent events in March was the martyrdom of the young man Mohammed Abdel Karim Marshoud, 30, resident of Balata refugee camp in Nablus, in an Israeli hospital. He was seriously injured by Israeli occupation forces near Mishor Adumim colony in Khan Al-Ahmar area, under the pretext that he attempted to stab a settler.

Israeli hospitals also announced the martyrdom of Mohammed Subhi Asmar Anbar, 46, from Askar refugee camp in Nablus, who died of serious injuries.

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