At least one Palestinian teenager was injured with live bullets while others suffocated by inhaling teargas used by the Israeli army, during clashes in the town of Beit Awwa, west of Hebron, according to medical sources.
Gravely concerning at continued reports that human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in Hebron, are being subjected to physical attacks and death threats, United Nations independent experts today denounced such harassment as “unacceptable” and called for it to end immediately.
Sunday, 20th December 2015, Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians at Shuhada checkpoint in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron), before arbitrarily firing towards civilians and journalists in the area.
The Israeli army, Tuesday, delivered a notification to demolish two agricultural structures and to stop the construction work on a house in Beit Ummar, a town located to the north of Hebron, according to local sources.
The Palestinian Authority has called for an international inquiry into the Israeli army’s extrajudicial killing of Palestinians. In a statement on Thursday, the PA condemned Israel’s killing of a Palestinian youth in the east of Hebron in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day.
“When we first came here they [the settlers] stabbed my little brother in the stomach, then hit another of my brothers on his eyes. Another time they pushed my father from the hill and he broke his shoulder. Every day, every night they throw stones at us”, Ayat says. She explains the settlers want the land so they can connect up the different settlements in the city center with those on the outskirts."
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