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Zionist forces killed Palestinian man in Hebron

Zionist forces killed Palestinian man in Hebron

One Palestinian was killed by OF in Hebron, & another was killed by an Zionist in east Jerusalem. Additionally, OF injured four Palestinian civilians, including two children, in the Gaza Strip, and one journalist in the West Bank.

On 28 May 2009, OF killed a member of the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas) in a wide scale military operation to the southwest of Hebron. The man had been wanted by the OF for 14 years.

On 2 June 2009, a Palestinian civilian was shot dead by an Zionist in east Jerusalem. Zionist police authorities said the perpetrator "suffers from a psychological disorder" and that he was arrested, although he has a licensed pistol.

Additionally, a journalist was injured when OF used force against a peaceful demonstration organized in protest against the construction of the Annexation Wall in Bil'in village, west of Ramallah.  

In the Gaza Strip, on 03 June 2009, two Palestinian children were injured when OF fired flechette shells at a Bedouin village in the northern Gaza Strip. On the same day, two Palestinian farmers were injured when OF opened fire at a number of Palestinian farmers in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip.

OF conducted at least 24 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Zionist military forces arrested 19 Palestinian civilians and turned two houses in Hebron into military sites.  

Gaza Strip

OF have continued to close all border crossings to the Gaza Strip for more than two years. The OF siege of Gaza, which has steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip.

1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.

The main concern of 1.5 million people living in the Gaza Strip is to obtain their basic needs of food, medicines, water and electricity supplies.

OF have continued to prevent the entry of raw construction materials into the Gaza Strip for more than two years.

OF have not allowed fuel supplies into the Gaza Strip, excluding limited amounts of cooking gas, since 10 December 2008.

The Rafah International Crossing Point was opened for a few days for a number of patients who received medical treatment abroad and needed to return home to the Gaza Strip.


OF have continued to close Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing to Palestinian civilians wishing to travel to the West Bank and Zionist entity for medical treatment, trade or social visits.

Poverty has risen to approximately 80% and unemployment levels are around 60% in the Gaza Strip.

OF have continued to prevent the entry of spare parts for water networks and sewage systems. Losses incurred by this sector are estimated at US$6million.

OF have imposed additional restrictions on access of international diplomats, journalists and humanitarian workers to the Gaza Strip. They have prevented representatives of several international humanitarian organizations from entering the Gaza Strip.

Living conditions of the Palestinian civilian population have seriously deteriorated; levels of poverty and unemployment have risen sharply.

At least 900 Palestinian prisoners in Zionist jails have been deprived family visits for more than 17 months. 

OF have continued to attack Palestinian fishermen along the Gaza Strip coast.

West Bank

OF have continued to impose severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, including occupied east Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinian civilians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip continue to be denied access to Jerusalem.

OF have established checkpoints in and around Jerusalem, severely restricting Palestinian access to the city. Civilians are frequently prevented from praying at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.


There are approximately permanent 630 roadblocks, manned and unmanned checkpoints across the West Bank. In addition, there are some 60-80 flying or temporary checkpoints erected across the West Bank by OF every week.


When complete, the illegal Annexation Wall will stretch for 724 kilometers around the West Bank, further isolating the entire population. 350 kilometers of the Wall has already been constructed. Most of the wall has been constructed within the Green Line and inside the West Bank itself, further confiscating Palestinian land.


At least 65% of the main roads that lead to 18 Palestinian communities in the West Bank are closed or fully controlled by OF (47 out of 72 roads).

There are around 500 kilometers of restricted roads across the West Bank. In addition, approximately one third of the West Bank, including occupied east Jerusalem, is inaccessible to Palestinians without a permit issued by the OF. These permits are extremely difficult to obtain.


OF continue to harass, and assault demonstrators who hold non-violent protests against the construction of the Annexation Wall.

Palestinian civilians continue to be harassed by OF in Jerusalem, and across the West Bank, including being regularly stopped and searched in the streets by OF.

OF troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested three Palestinians.

Construction within illegal Zionist settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory continues, despite international condemnation, and Zionist settlers living in the OPT in violation of international humanitarian law have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property. On 01 June 2009, dozens of Zionist settlers from Qedumim settlement gathered at the intersection of the settlement on the Nablus-Qalqilya road, southwest of Nablus.

They threw stones at Palestinian civilian vehicles travelling on the road. As a result, six Palestinian workers from Jeet village, southwest of Nablus, who were travelling in a Ford vehicle, were injured. Also on 01 June 2009, Zionist settlers set fire to Palestinian agricultural land in Till village, southwest of Nablus, and in Burin, Madama and Southern 'Assira villages, south of the city.  On 03 June 2009, a number of Zionist settlers established a new settlement outpost in the southwest of Nahalin village, west of Bethlehem.