PCHR Weekly Report: 25 Palestinians wounded, 21 abducted in 74 Israeli incursions

International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group

In its Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 16 – 22 Feb. 2012, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights found that 25 civilians were wounded this week, and 21 abducted in 74 incursions by the Israeli military into Palestinian territory.

Protesters in Nabi Saleh (PCHR photo)Israeli forces have continued bombardments and shootings in the Gaza Strip, including 5 airstrikes and 9 missiles that wounded 14 civilians, including 2 women and 3 children. A metal workshop was destroyed and several houses and civilian establishments were damaged.

Israeli forces have continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank. 7 protesters, including an Israeli peace activist, were wounded. 5 of the wounded were participating in Kafr Qaddoum protest and 2 of them were participating in al-Nabi Saleh protest.

4 protesters were wounded in front of ‘Ofer prison, southwest of Ramallah, in a protest in support of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan.

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