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Three killed and eight injured by Israeli fire this week

01 April 2011 | PNN / PCHR

This week the Israeli army killed 3 Palestinian and wounded 3 others in the Gaza Strip. They also wounded 5 Palestinian civilians, including two children, in the West Bank, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said in its weekly report.

The report, which documents daily human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, covers the period of Thursday, March 24, to Wednesday, March, 30, 2011.


In the Gaza Strip, on 30 March 2011, the Israeli air force extra-judicially executed an activist of the al-Quds Brigades (the armed wing of Islamic Jihad) and wounded another one seriously in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.

On 27 March 2011, Israeli troops killed two activists of the al-Quds Brigades and wounded a third one in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli warplanes fired at these activists after they had fired home-made rockets into Israeli towns.

On 24 March 2011, a Palestinian resistance activist was wounded by a missile fired by an Israeli army drone in the northern Gaza Strip.

During the reporting period, Israel’s military launched a series of air strikes and artillery shelling against targets in the Gaza Strip. As a result of these attacks, two tunnels on the Egyptian border were destroyed and at least 30 houses and two schools were damaged.

In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers wounded 5 Palestinian civilians, including two children.
During the reporting period, Israeli troops used excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations organized in protest to Israeli settlement activities and the construction of the annexation wall in the West Bank. As a result, 4 Palestinian civilians, including two children, were wounded, and dozens of Palestinian civilians and international human rights defenders suffered from tear gas inhalation. IOF also arrested 14 Israeli human rights defenders and two Palestinian civilians.

On 25 March 2011, a Palestinian civilian, who suffers from a psychological disorder, was wounded by the Israeli police in Fassayel village near Jericho.


During the reporting period, the Israeli army conducted at least 52 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, during which they arrested 27 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children.

The widest incursions were into Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, during which Israeli troops arrested 18 Palestinian civilians, mostly children.
In the Gaza Strip, the military conducted two limited incursion into Palestinian areas, during which they leveled areas of Palestinian land.