Stop the Wall
Scope: Repressive measures against Palestinian human rights defenders active against the Wall and the settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Period: Monday , June 21st to Monday, June 28th, 2010
1) Arrests of HRDs
Few arrests have been recorded this week. Israeli Occupation Forces arrested three HRDs from Beit-Jala (Bethlehem District).
2) Violence against HRDs
One 16 year old child from Silwan lost his right eye after being hit by a tear gas canister and one woman suffered a miscarriage. A number of other injuries were recorded this week, in Bi’lin, Beit Jala and Silwan.
3) Collective punishment
Israeli Occupation Forces destroyed land in the villages of Ni’lin, Bi’lin, and Beit Jala when they drowned the area in tear gas to suppress the weekly protests against the Wall. In al-Walajeh, Israeli Occupation Forces cut down 50 olive trees.