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Thursday, September 29, 2005


All in a Week's Work:IOF Kills 8, Raids Houses, Arrests 311

Exerpt from Palestine Human Rights Commission, Gaza Weekly Report 22-28 November 2005

8 Palestinian civilians were killed by IOF. [Does not include three victims today in Jenin]

4 of the victims were extra-judicially executed by IOF in the Gaza Strip.

35 Palestinian civilians were wounded by IOF.

IOF launched 27 aerial attacks on civilian targets in the Gaza Strip, and launched dozens of mock aerial raids that terrified Palestinian civilians and damaged their property.

IOF conducted 91 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

Houses were raided and 311 Palestinian civilians were arrested by IOF, including three human rights defenders: Nazeeh Sa'id Abu 'Oun, 43, Director of the Prisoners' Support Society in Jenin, Khalil 'Ali Abu 'Amru, 35, Director of the Prionsers' Support Society in Ramallah and Samer al-Nemer, 42, Coordinator of the Qatari Red Crescent in the West Bank.

A Palestinian house in Qabatya village near Jenin was destroyed by IOF in the context of collective punishment measures.

Offices of two charitable societies in Jerusalem and a number of others in the West Bank were closed by IOF.

IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT; an old Palestinian man died as IOF obstructed his evacuation to the hospital; IOF have continued to close Rafah International Crossing Point and Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing; and IOF arrested 15 Palestinian civilians at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

IOF have continued to construct the Annexation Wall in the West Bank; 9 international solidarity activists and a Palestinian civilian were arrested by IOF; and a Palestinian civilian was wounded by IOF near the Wall.

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