Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law escalated in the OPT during the reporting period (23 – 29 July 2009):
Shooting: During the reporting period, 7 Palestinians civilians, including one child and one woman, were wounded by the IOF gunfire in the West Bank.
On 24 July 2009, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded when Israeli Occupying Forces used force against a peaceful demonstration organized by Palestinian civilians in protest to the construction of the Annexation Wall in Ne'lin village, west of Ramallah. A number of demonstrators also suffered from the inhalation of a substance that had a disgusting smell used by IOF. IOF had used the same substance for the first time on 08 August 2008.
Incursions: During the reporting period, IOF conducted at least 21 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. IOF arrested 14 Palestinian civilians, including two children. On 28 July 2009, IOF arrested 200 Palestinian workers from Barta'a village, west of Jenin. Full story