Israeli human rights violations February 2022

Israeli human rights violations February 2022

In February 2022 Staat van Beleg documented a staggering 2.430 Israeli violations of human rights against the Palestinian people.

For more information about Israeli violations on the Palestinian people, see our archive or see the monthly reports of the Negotiations Affairs Department.

A selection of violations in February 2022

Deadly victims
  • The 14-year old Mohammad Shehadeh was shot and seriously injured in clashes between soldiers and local youths when the soldiers invaded the city of al-Khader. Israeli soldiers opened fire on the Palestinians and wounded Shehadeh before arresting him. The soldiers then prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching him. Shehadeh died of his injuries.
  • Israeli soldiers killed a teenager during protests that broke out after Israeli army vehicles raided the town of Silat al-Harithiya to demolish a house. Mohammad Akram Abu Salah, 17-year-old, from the city of al-Yamoun, was shot dead with a bullet in the head.
  • An Israeli special forces unit opened fire on a civilian vehicle in the Al-Makhfiyya neighborhood of Nablus, killing three Palestinian young men.

Demolitions and annexation
  • A 95-year-old disabled Palestinian woman living in a Bedouin village not recognized by Israel was given a demolition order after attempting to make her home wheelchair-friendly.
  • The Obaid family was forced to demolish their two houses in the city of Al-Isawiya to avoid heavy fines for demolition. The houses were built five months ago on an area of 200 square meters for a total cost of $100,000. This happened a few hours after Israeli authorities also forced two Palestinian brothers to demolish their two homes in East Jerusalem’s Jabel Mukaber neighborhood. The two brothers were left homeless along with their eight children, while also being forced to pay 100,000 shekels (about $32,000) in fines.
Israeli occupation forces demolish eight Palestinian homes in Khirbet Shi'b al-Butum
   Masafer Yatta on February 23, 2022.
  • Israeli occupation forces have demolished eight Palestinian homes in the Masafer Yatta community in the occupied West Bank. The houses belonged to the Jabarin family, whose members are mainly children.
Demolition and annexation in the last six months.

Prison violations
  • The Palestinian detainee Abdul-Basest Ma’tan (49), who suffers from colon cancer, is not receiving medical care from the Israeli prison administration.
  • In the Israeli prisons of Megiddo and Ofer, Israeli repression units have raided several prison wards and brutally attacked Palestinian prisoners.

Violence and intimidation
  • In Bethlehem, 13-year-old Ahmed Ayed Thawabta suffered several injuries and bruises after being chased by Israeli soldiers in the city of Beit Fajjar. The boy was held for a short time before being taken to hospital.
  • The Israeli occupation army deliberately let a police dog maul a 19 year old Palestinian man although he was not resisting arrest.
  • Israeli settlers and police have violently attacked Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah several times during the month of February. Hundreds of Palestinians were injured in these attacks. Even a boy with Down syndrome was attacked and brutally beaten by the police.

Attacks on fishermen
  • The Israeli occupation navy chased Palestinian fishing boats into the sea off Rafah Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli navy opened water cannons and forced them to leave. The Israeli navy has also fired live ammunition at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza.

Settler violence
  • Several Palestinian students were injured after Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian village of al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya in the occupied West Bank. The settlers had stormed the village two days in a row, accompanied by soldiers, and prevented the students from reaching their school.

  • A paramilitary Israeli settler has shot and slightly injured two young Palestinian brothers at Hizma’s military roadblock in the West Bank.
Settler violations in the last six months.