Protection of Civilians Report | 1-14 June 2021

Latest developments (after the reporting period)

  • On 16 June, during Palestinian protests against the establishment of an Israeli settlement near Beita (Nablus) a 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces. The same day, a 29-year-old Palestinian woman who had allegedly tried to run over Israeli Forces near Hizma (Jerusalem) and then brandished a knife, was shot and killed.

Highlights from the reporting period

  • Israeli forces killed five Palestinians, including a boy, in three incidents across the West Bank; and a sixth Palestinian died of shot wounds. On 10 June, undercover Israeli forces shot and killed an alleged Palestinian Islamic Jihad member and arrested another person, in Jenin; in the same operation, three other Palestinians, members of security forces, were shot by the Israeli forces; two were killed, and the other was critically injured. The next day, in clashes that erupted during a weekly demonstration against the establishment of an Israeli settlement outpost, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian child in Beita (Nablus). On 12 June, a Palestinian woman who ignored an order to stop walking towards Israeli forces at Qalandiya checkpoint, was shot and killed; according to Israeli sources, she was carrying a knife. Earlier, on 2 June, a Palestinian died of live ammunition wounds sustained by Israeli forces with on 18 May, in clashes that erupted during a Palestinian demonstration at Beit El checkpoint (Ramallah).
  • Three Palestinians, including a child, died in Gaza. On 9 June, a nine-year-old boy was killed, and his older brother was severely injured by the detonation of an explosive remnant of war (ERW) in Gaza city; the recent escalation has left debris and farmland heavily contaminated with ERWs. During the reporting period, a man and a woman died of wounds sustained during the 10-21 May escalation.
  • Israeli forces injured at least 495 Palestinians, including four children, across the West Bank. Of these, 374 were injured during the abovementioned protests in Beita; and 23, including a boy, were injured in Silwan (East Jerusalem). The remaining injuries occurred across different governorates.
  • Israeli forces carried out 129 search-and-arrest operations and arrested 265 Palestinians, including 30 children, across the West Bank. Thirty operations were in Hebron, 22 each in Jerusalem and Ramallah, 14 each in Bethlehem and Nablus, while the remaining operations in other governorates. 114 Palestinians, including 17 children, were arrested in Jerusalem.
  • The Israeli authorities demolished, seized or forced the demolition of 53 Palestinian-owned structures across the West Bank for lacking building permits,displacing 71 people, including 43 children, and otherwise affected more than 1,000 Palestinians. Most of those affected were in the Massafer Yatta area of Hebron, where the Israeli authorities destroyed two roads and a water network serving multiple communities. Other structures included properties used for farming, commerce or services. Overall, 48 of the structures and 66 of those displaced Palestinians were in Area C, and the rest were in East Jerusalem.
  • Perpetrators known or believed to be Israeli settlers injured 11 Palestinians, including four children, and damaged vehicles, hundreds of trees, water systems and other Palestinian-owned property. In East Jerusalem, a Palestinian and his two children were pepper-sprayed and required medical treatment, as was a woman, in a separate incident, whose attacker entered her house in Sheikh Jarrah. Other Palestinians were injured in Al Khadr (Bethlehem), Huwwara (Nablus) and the H2 area of Hebron. Fire was set to about 1,000 olive trees in Al Jab'a (Bethlehem), 30 olive trees and a house in Ni'lin (Ramallah), 70 olive trees in Beita (Nablus), and about 80 haystacks in Tuba (Hebron).
  • Stone throwers known or believed to be Palestinians injured nine Israeli settlers and damaged at least 26 Israeli-plated cars, according to Israeli sources.
  • In Gaza, Israeli forces opened warning fire near the perimeter fence and off the coast, reportedly to enforce access restrictions, on at least nine occasions, and conducted land levelling inside the blockaded enclave, near the perimeter fence, once.

This report reflects information available as of the time of publication. The most updated data and more breakdowns are available at ochaopt.org/data.

8 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces
2021
43 249
2020
    24 | 6
2019
27 108
  • West Bank
  • Gaza Strip
495 Palestinian injuries by Israeli forces in the oPt
2021
8,560 2,000
2020
    2,559 | 56
2019
3,523 11,845
  • West Bank
  • Gaza Strip
0 Israelis killed by Palestinians
2021
1 13
2020
    2 | 1
2019
4 5
  • oPt
  • Israel
9 Israelis injured by Palestinians
2021
282 710
2020
    93 | 18
2019
    63 | 206
  • oPt
  • Israel
53 Palestinian-owned structures demolished
2021
330 49 1
2020
664 175 8
2019
393 203 25
  • Area C
  • East Jerusalem
  • Areas A & B
71 Palestinians displaced due to demolitions
2021
470 67 11
2020
572 391 33
2019
507 347 60
  • Area C
  • East Jerusalem
  • Areas A & B
16 Attacks by Israeli settlers
against Palestinians in the West Bank
2021
175 73
2020
270 83
2019
259 76
  • Resulting in property damage
  • Resulting in casualties
129 Israeli military search and arrest operations in the West Bank
2021
1,967
2020
3,634 0
2019
4,086 0
    1 Israeli military incursions into Gaza
    2021
        16
    2020
    49 0
    2019
    61 0
      5,695 crossings of people through Rafah
      2021
      25,185 31,958
      2020
          26,041 | 25,757
      2019
      64,442 79,322
      • Into Gaza
      • Out of Gaza
      1,268 truckloads entering Gaza
      2021
          13,450|25,344
      2020
      45,359 60,306
      2019
      39,931 52,178
      • Construction materials
      • Others
      0 truckloads leaving Gaza
      2021
      1,305 772
      2020
      2,153 1,111
      2019
      2,269 626
      • To the West Bank
      • Elsewhere