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Closed Society: May 20, 2011

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A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that this week there were nine incidents of violence by settlers against Palestinians, which caused the death of one Palestinian, three wounded, and damage to Palestinian property. Settlers alegedly shot to death one Palestinian boy in Silwan, in East Jerusalem; Settlers destroyed several acres of farmland in the villages of Michmas and Dir Nidham in the Ramallah governorate, and in the villages of Burqa and Ramin in the Tulkarm governorate. According to reports from the village of Tuba in the Hebron governorate, settlers vandalized several buildings, killing two sheep and stole seven others. In addition, settlers threw stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling West Bank roads near Ramallah and Hebron, and damaged six vehicles.

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Military and Security Forces: May 20, 2011

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A weekly report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reveals that security forces had injured 204 Palestinians in the West Bank this week, including at least 60 children, most of them at demonstrations in memory of the Nakba Day on May 15. Four security forces men were injured as well. The clashes included mainly stone throwing by protesters, and firing live ammunition, metal bullets with rubber covering, and tear gas by Israeli troops. Most of the clashes took place in East Jerusalem, especially in the Old City and near the Qalandiya and Shuafat barriers. Also, Palestinians were injured during the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence in Bil’in and Na’alin, and against the expansion of the Halamish settlement within the village of Nabi Saleh. In Gaza, soldiers killed a 16-year-old retarded boy. During a Palestinian demonstration in Beit Lahiya, near the Erez border crossing, Israeli forces opened fire with live ammunition on unarmed demonstrators, injuring 103 people, including 33 boys. In addition, several tank shells were fired within 300 meters of the demonstrators, to stop the parade.

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Military and Security Forces: 19 April, 2011

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has published a study which documents human rights violations by Israel towards Palestinians, between March 30, 2011 and April 12, 2011. The study mentions a number of incidents of shootings by IDF at civilians, in both the Gaza strip and the West Bank, as well as closing of the Kerem Shalom crossing to prevent entry of goods to the Gaza strip area during the recent military operation.

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