• February 14, 2010

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in cold blood in Al-Khalil.

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in cold blood in Al-Khalil.

Medical sources told the Palestinian information center (PIC) that Fayez Faraj, 41, was shot dead without warning by Israeli soldiers during his presence in the Shalala street in the city, noting that there were no clashes in the area.

The sources added that the IOF troops kidnapped the citizen despite his seriously bleeding from injury  and took him to an unknown destination before declaring his death.

In a related context, the Palestinian center for human rights stated in its weekly report that Israeli violations of international and humanitarian law escalated in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the week extending from 4 to 10 February 2010.

The report  pointed out that during the week, the IOF troops wounded seven Palestinian civilians including two cameramen and a child in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, and in Sha’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem.

In the Gaza Strip, IOF troops launched a series of aerial, naval and land attacks on civilian targets in Gaza.  They also detained four fishermen for several hours, confiscated two fishing boats and bombarded Gaza’s International Airport.

During the reported period, IOF troops carried out at least 22 military incursions into the West Bank areas and kidnapped 32 Palestinian civilians, including seven children, one woman, and two international human rights activists. They also detained 60 others in Sha’fat refugee camp.

On  February 10, 2010, following the identification of a Palestinian who allegedly stabbed an Israeli soldier near Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, IOF troops stormed Al-Kheljan village, southwest of Jenin, raiding and ransacking a number of houses, including the home belonging to the family of the alleged Palestinian, Mahmoud al-Khatib.

They ordered the family to vacate the house in order to demolish it and withdrew from the village at night after kidnapping six Palestinian civilians, including Al-Khatib’s four brothers.

The report also referred to the settlement activities and Israeli settlerss continued attacks against Palestinian civilians and property as well as the severe restrictions imposed on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank including east Jerusalem and the tight blockade on Gaza.