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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.


Diplomacy: 13 May, 2011

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The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s weekly Protection of Civillians Report claims Israel demolished 13 Palestinian-owned structures in Suseya in the Hebron governorate due to lack of building permits. Additionally, a residential tent and an animal shelter were demolished in the village of Umm Salamuna in the Bethlehem governorate after demolition orders were issued. Furthermore, Israel issued orders to halt construction on residential structures belonging to 50 Bedouin families living in the vicinity of Al ‘Eizariya in the Jerusalem governorate. Israeli forces also uprooted tens of saplings belonging to Palestinians in An Nabi Samwil in the Jerusalem governorate.

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ weekly Protection of Civillians Report claims 35 Palestinians were injured in demonstrations and confrontations with Israeli forces in the past week. 10 Palestinians were injured in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem, including 3 paramedics and 3 youths; 15 Palestinians were injured in demonstrations on the West Bank, including the village of Iraq Burin, Hebron governorate and Ramallah governorate. 10 Palestinians were injured in confrontations with Israeli forces at a checkpoint, after a number of small structures in the Hebron governorate were demolished during military raids on villages.

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May 13th, 2011 at 11:18 pm