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UNITED
NATIONS
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        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/1985/35
28 January 1985

Original: ARABIC/ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Forty-first session
Item 4 of the provisional agenda



QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE
OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES, INCLUDING PALESTINE

Note verbale dated 28 January 1985 from the Permanent Mission of
the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations Office at Geneva
addressed to the Centre for Human Rights


The Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan presents its compliments to the Centre for Human Rights and has the honour to enclose a copy of a note which has been prepared by Mr. Nabil Ramlawi, Permanent Observer for the PLO to the ONU, regarding violations of human rights of the population of the Occupied Territories.

It would be appreciated if the documents may be circulated as a document of the forty-first session of the Commission on Human Rights.

The Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Centre for Human Rights the assurances of its highest consideration.


(Signed) Ghaleb Brarkat
Ambassador
Permanent Representative



PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION

Office of the Permanent Observer for the PLO at the United Nations Office at Geneva

Geneva, 24 January 1985

Mr. Kurt Herndl
Director, Centre for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva

Subject:
Israeli practices affecting human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories during the year 1984

The Israeli occupation authorities are continuing to violate human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories in disregard of the resolutions of the United Nations and its Commission on Human Rights which, for many years, have been calling upon Israel to refrain from those violations which they have strongly condemned during successive sessions. Notwithstanding the various resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights and, in particular, the resolutions adopted at its fortieth session in which it strongly condemned Israelis inhuman practices against Palestinian citizens in the occupied Palestinian territories in violation of the principles, set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Conventions of 1949, the continued engagement of the Israeli occupation authorities in those practices during 1984 constitutes a flagrant and deliberate violation of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a shameful disregard of all the resolutions of the United Nations and the Commission on Human Rights in that regard. In view of this extremely grave situation which poses a serious threat to international peace and security, effective action should be taken to protect human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, thereby preserving the prestige of the international community, as represented by the United Nations and its specialized agencies, in the face of Israel's nonchalant disregard for its principles and resolutions.

In this connection, I am transmitting to you herewith some examples that constitute a representative but far from exhaustive list of Israeli practices affecting various aspects of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories during the year 1984, hoping that this memorandum will be distributed to the distinguished members of the Commission on Human Rights at its forty-first session that is due to be held from 4 February to 15 March 1985.

I take this opportunity to renew to you the assurances of my highest consideration,


(Signed) Nabil Ramlawi
Permanent Observer for the Palestine Liberation Organization at the
United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva



Examples of Israeli practices affecting the human rights of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories during the year 1984.

Source
Date
Name
Place
Details
Al Faji 3 Jan.Rihda Hashim Zeid Al KeilaniJeninShot dead by Israeli soldiers
Al Faji29 Jan.Nasir AdilNablusKilled by an Israeli military patrol at Nablus
Al Quds30 Apr.Nabil Ahmad Fleifil (professor of nuclear physics at Bir Zeit University)Am'ari CampDisappeared under obscure circumstances. Found murdered in a garden.
Ha-aretz14 Sept.Isa Al MusallimaBethlehemKilled by Israeli building contractor called Shlomo Shmuel
Radio Israel 29 Oct.Jamal IsmailSa'irKilled during Jewish terrorist rocket attack on Arab bus
Al Faji29 Oct.Adullah Ali AinbuliTubasShot dead by Jewish hunters
Radio Israel 22 Nov.Bakr Ali AbdullahRamallahKilled by Israeli occupation soldiers during demonstration at Ramallah
Al Fajr15 Apr.Subhi Abu Jami'Beni SuheilaKilled by Israeli soldiers on 13 April 1984
Al Fajr15 Apr.Muhammad Abu BarakaBeni SuheilaKilled by Israeli soldiers on 13 April 1984
Al Fajr15 Apr.Majdi Abu Jami'Beni SuheilaKilled by Israeli soldiers on 13 April 1984
Al Fajr15 Apr.Jamal QabalanAbsanKilled by Israeli soldiers on 13 April 1984
Al Hamishmar7 Nov.Attiya AhmadJabaliaShot dead by an Israeli military patrol
Al Fajr22 Nov.Sharaf Khalil Al TaibiKhan YunisKilled by Israeli occupation soldiers while participating in Bir Zeit University student demonstration in support of National Council
Al Fajr29 Jan.Qais Abu Awyi'iNablusShot and wounded by Israeli patrol
Al Quds5 Mar.Tawfiq Muhammad Abdul HameedMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Al Quds5 Mar.Mahmoud Muhammad KhalilMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Al Quds5 Mar.Abdul Karim Hasan RabahMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Al Quds5 Mar.Abdul Majeed Abdul Qadir Al-ShalabiMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Al Quds5 Mar.Muhammad Darwish Al-ShalabiMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Al Quds5 Mar.Ruhi Muhammad FaizMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Al Quds5 Mar.Muhammad Rashid RajaMazra'a SharqiyaShot and wounded by Jewish settlers
Asha'b9 Mar.Hussein Muhammad Hasan AlayanRamallah DistrictShot from an Israeli camp near the village of Bedrus
Radio Israel11 Mar.7 year old childBalata campShot and wounded in the camp by an Israeli patrol
Al Quds5 Mar.Abdul Karim Al-LaftawiRamallahShot and wounded by Israeli terrorists
Asha'b19 Mar.Arab citizensHebronShot and wounded near settlement of Kiryat Arba
Al Fajr30 Mar.Nasir Muhammad Said Ain Beit Al Ma campShot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Al Fajr30 Mar.Hasan Muhammad SaidAin Beit Al Ma campShot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Asha'b31 Mar.Ziad Ibrahim AmirJenin campShot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Asha'b31 Mar.Imad Fawzi Abu DaqqaJenin campShot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Asha'b31 Mar.Faisal Amin NassalJenin Shot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Asha'b31 Mar.Ahmad SuleimanJenin Shot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Ha'aretz1 Apr.Merwan Al AhmarDuhaisha campShot and wounded by occupation soldiers on"Day of the Land" anniversary
Al Quds3 Apr.Ya'qoub Jamil Al-SaidawiJerusalemWounded in attack by group of Israeli terrorists
Radio Israel3 JulyFive Arab citizensDuhaishaShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers on Jerusalem-Bethlehem road
Al Ittihad16 JulyAkram HammadAl Awja villageWounded in head during attack by Jewish settlers
Al Quds22 JulyRahdi Al-DibsNablusShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds22 JulyAwni RushdiNablusShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds22 JulyMuhammad AwwadNablusShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds22 JulyAyman Fathi Abdul HameedNablusShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds22 JulyRima Radhi Al-DibsNablusShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Asha'b3 Aug.Riadh MilhemTulkarmWounded in eye during beating by border guards in Al-Najah University
Al Quds5 Sept.Jamil Al HashlamounJerusalemWounded during beating by Israeli border guards
Al Fajr20 Sept.Four childrenDeir Dibwan Wounded by explosives dropped from Israeli aircraft over the village
Ha'aretz23 Sept.Four citizensJerusalemWounded by hand grenade thrown by Israeli terrorists at Arab café in Bab Al-Silsila district
Al Fajr7 Oct.Arab citizenJerusalemShot and wounded by Israeli soldier
Al Fajr29 Oct.Kamil Abdul Aziz Al MutawwarSa'irWounded in rocket attack by Israeli terrorists on Arab bus
Al Fajr29 Oct.Salih Ahmad Al MutawwarSa'irWounded in rocket attack by Israeli terrorists on Arab bus
Al Fajr29 Oct.Na'im Isa Al MutawwarSa'irWounded in rocket attack by Israeli terrorists on Arab bus
Al Fajr29 Oct.Kamila Kamil Al MutawwarSa'irWounded in rocket attack by Israeli terrorists on Arab bus
Al Fajr29 Oct.Mahmoud Al FarroukhSa'irWounded in rocket attack by Israeli terrorists on Arab bus
Al Fajr29 Oct.Hamid Abdul Qadir Al JabbarinSa'irWounded in rocket attack by Israeli terrorists on Arab bus
Al Quds22 Nov.Mithqal Muhammad Abdul RahmanAlyamounShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds22 Nov.Ali SarhamNablus districtShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds22 Nov.Majid Jamal Abdul FattahBurqaShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds22 Nov.Salih ObeidMarj Na'mehShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds22 Nov.Talib Kamal HasanShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during BirZeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds22 Nov.Ghanim Abu GhanimShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds22 Nov.Jamal Al HindiShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Quds28 Nov.Ihab Muhammad Salih Manna'NablusShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during demonstration at Nablus
Al Fajr4 Jan.Jamil Nazmi Mahmoud BalataJabaliaShot and wounded by Israeli military patrol
Asha'b4 Jan.Khidhr Al Abd Yaseen MatarJabaliaShot and wounded by Israeli military patrol
Al Quds9 Jan.Suleiman Abu RashidGazaShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds21 Jan.Mahmoud Nayef MadhiGazaShot and wounded by Israeli patrol
Al Quds20 Aug.Arab youthJabalia campShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds1 Oct.Arab youthJabalia campShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers
Al Quds22 Nov.Muhammad Mahmoud Abu UrfKhan YunisShot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during Bir Zeit University demonstration in support of the Palestinian National Council at Amman
Al Fajr26 Nov.Salih Abdul Salam AshourDeir Al BlahShot and wounded by Israeli terrorists
Imprisonment and detention

During the period 2 January 1984 - 30 November 1984, 379 persons were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. In order to keep this memorandum within reasonable proportions, we have deemed it preferable to mention only the number of cases without giving details of names, places and sources which are, however, available and can be presented if necessary. The total number of Palestinians serving sentences in Israeli prisons currently amounts to 3,500 (three thousand five hundred freedom fighters). During the period 6 January 1984 - 5 December 1984, 287 persons were detained without trial in the occupied Palestinian territories. Details of these cases are also available.

Restricted residence

During the period 4 January 1984 - 6 December- 1984, the Israeli occupation authorities imposed restricted residence on 50 Palestinian personalities in the occupied Palestinian territories. Details of names, places and dates are available and can be presented if necessary.

Acts of terrorism against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories

Soucre
Date
Details
Israel Radio11 JanOn 10 January 1984 two hand grenades were found in a plastic bag at the Haram Al Ibrahimi in Hebron. It is said that the organization "Terror against Terror" is responsible for these operations.
Israel Radio15 Jan.Radio Israel stated that a bomb had exploded at the "Russian Convent" in Ain Karim. An extremist Jewish organization is believed to be responsible for this incident.
Ha'aretz29 Jan.A group of unknown Jews from the organization "Terror against Terror" tried to infiltrate into the Haram Al-Sharif at Jerusalem in order to attack it. They fled when they were discovered by the Arab guards, leaving behind them 18 hand grenades and about 10 kg of explosives.
Israel Radio22 Feb.Members of the Jewish organization "Terror against Terror" placed an explosive charge on the roof of a house in Duhaisha camp.
Al Fajr22 Feb.On 21 February, unknown Jewish settlers cut down about 100 large olive trees in the area north-west of Jerusalem using power-driven saws.
Asha'b22 Feb.Jewish settlers from the settlement of Kiryat Metzim in the district of Nablus destroyed crops belonging to Arab citizens from the village of Beni Hasan.
Radio Israel4 Mar.Israeli settlers fired on a bus carrying Arab workers from the village of mazra'a Sharqiya. Seven of the passengers were wounded.
Asha'b19 Mar.An Arab vehicle from the village of Beni Na'im was fired on from a vehicle belonging to Israeli terrorists.
Al Fajr25 Mar.On the morning of 24 march, two bombs placed by Israeli terrorists were found at the Boys' Secondary School at Qabatiya.
Al Fajr7 Apr.Israeli settlers kidnapped a young man, Mansour Qasim, from the village of Boudin while he was walking in Faisal Street in Nablus.
Al Fajr7 Apr.Israeli settlers fired on houses in the village of Beit Sahour.
Al Fajr8 Apr.Jewish settlers blew up the car of Shaikh Ali Al-Taziz, President of the Chamber of Commerce at Jerusalem.
Radio Israel9 Apr.The Israeli police arrested four Jews belonging to the organization "Terror against Terror" who were suspected of causing a series of recent fires in several mosques and churches in Jerusalem.
Ha'aretz29 Apr.Members of Jewish terrorist movements placed large explosive charges in seven Arab buses in Jerusalem.
Haolam Hazeh17 MayThe Israeli magazine Haolam Hazeh stated that Jewish settlers had carried out 138 attacks on Arab citizens in the occupied territories between March 1979 and April 1984.
Asha'b21 MayA number of Jewish settlers attacked
Radio Isarel2 JuneTwo Jews threw inflammable material at three Arab youths in East Jerusalem. The victims all suffered burns.
Al Hamishar7 JuneA Jewish settler from the settlement of Mishor Adomin fired on seven camels belonging to a family of nomads in the area. He killed the camels one after the other.
Al Quds18 JuneJewish terrorists placed a bomb at the football stadium in Beit Safafa.
Al Ittihad16 JulyOn 5 July 1984, three Jewish settlers attacked Akram Hammad from the village of Al Awja who suffered severe head wounds after being struck with rocks and rifle butts.
Al Fajr8 JulyJewish settlers burned crops at the village of Sandala on the main road between Nazareth and Jenin.
Radio Israel17 JulyA Jew attempted to crash through the Ghawanima Gate and enter and Haram Al-Sharif in his car.
Al Fajr20 Sept.On morning of 19 September, a group of Jewish settlers accompanied by Israeli police raided the Islamic Dar Al Aytam Orphanage School and abducted one of the pupils.
Davar16 Sept.Forty settlers belonging to the Gush Emunim movement rented and took over a hotel (the Pension Al Arabi) in the centre of the city of Nablus. During this operation they called themselves the "nucleus of nablus" and had the intention of establishing a settlement in the city.
Ha'aretz4 Oct.Yesterday the Israeli police discovered an arms cache belonging to the Jewish organization "Terror against Terror" at Ain Karim in Jerusalem.
Al Quds3 Oct.A large group of Jewish settlers from Kiryat Arab raided Duhaisha camp and attacked its inhabitants.
Al Quds10 Oct.The Council of Jewish Settlements began to send out motorized patrols, consisting of four military vehicles, in the vicinity of Duhaisha camp.
Hebrew Radio29 Oct.Jewish terrorists fried a "Lav" rocket at an Arab bus on the Jerusalem-Hebron road. One Arab passenger was killed and 10 wounded. An Israeli soldier called David Ben Shimol was arrested two days later and charged with firing the rocket.
Radio Israel1 Jan.The Israeli occupation authorities imposed a curfew on the Qasaba district in Nablus.
Al Anba2 Jan.The Israeli occupation authorities forbade travel to Amman by the inhabitants of the town of Anabta.
Al Hamishmar8 Jan.The occupation authorities refused permission for the journalist Raimonda Taweel to travel to West Germany.
Asha'b28 Jan.Israeli occupation forces raided homes in the area of Hawsan in the district of Bethlehem.
Asha'b28 Jan.Occupation forces raided a brick factory near Duhaisha camp and abducted Merwan Al Shaikh, a young Arab member of the administrative board of the Duhaisha Youth Centre.
Al Quds30 Jan.On 29 January, occupation forces imposed a curfew on the town centre of Nablus and Balata camp.
Al Fajr12 Feb.The Israeli authorities seized 80 goats belonging to Ahmad Ghori, from the village of Tayaseer near Tubas, who was also fined 36,000 shekels.
Ha'aretz16 Feb.A number of Jews raided the home of 80-year old Muhammad Naufal in the village of Juyus and forces him to sign a document concerning the sale of his land.
Al Fajr18 Feb.Yesterday, the Israeli occupation authorities established check-points on the Bethlehem-Jerusalem road.
Asha'b28 Feb.Twenty-six-year old Hassan Al Khatib from Ramallah was beaten and wounded by Israeli soldiers while helping some people who were travelling to Lod Airport.
Radio Israel6 Mar.This morning an Israeli patrol opened fire in Balata camp when stones were thrown at the vehicle in which it was travelling.
Al Quds8 Mar.Commercial establishments in the old city of Nablus were closed on 7 March after Israeli occupation forces opened fire on demonstrators in the city.
Radio Israel8 Mar.Radio Israel stated that two bombs had been discovered at the Girls' Primary School at Qalandiya camp, as a result of which studies had been interrupted at the school.
Al Fajr9 Mar.On 7 March the military occupation authorities summoned the parents and guardians of students at the Jalazoun camp and threatened them with imprisonment if stones continued to be thrown at Israeli military vehicles.
Radio Israel11 Mar.The occupation authorities imposed a curfew on Balata camp following demonstrations that took place in the camp earlier today.
Al Ittihad28 Mar.The Israeli occupation authorities arrested large numbers of young persons and students in the occupied territories on the eve of the "Day of the Land".
Al Ittihad26 Mar. Israeli "Guardians of Nature" forces confiscated more than 1,000 head of sheep belonging to the inhabitants of the village of Adhna in the district of Hebron.
Radio Israel31 Mar.The occupation authorities imposed a curfew on Balata and Ain Beit Al Ma camps and other areas following mass demonstrations and processions on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the "Day of the Land".
Asha'b30 Mar.The Israeli military administration authorities issued a circular to the inhabitants of Jericho forbidding them to enter and area to the north of Nuweyima camp in the district of Jericho for a period of one year since the area was henceforth regarded as a military zone.
Jerusalem Post4 Apr.The Israeli Military Court delivered a judgement under which Aida Ayyoub from Jerusalem was forbidden to publish a fortnightly magazine on security grounds.
Al Quds11 Apr.The Israeli occupation authorities arrested a number of professors and students at Al Najah University in Nablus while they were travelling on a study tour to the city of Haifa.
Ha'aretz12 Apr.Three Israeli soldiers beat up an Arab taxi driver near the kibbutz of Ramat Rahel. They also stole a sum of money from him.
Al Fajr17 Apr.Jewish terrorists threw an incendiary bomb at a café in Jenin, wounding three Arab citizens.
Al Fajr13 MayThe occupation authorities arrested Ishaq Al Qawasimi, Riadh Al Ramouni, Jamal Al Khatib and Mahmoud al Qunbur, employees of the Al Fajr newspaper, while they were transporting a number of copies of the newspaper to the Gaza Strip. They were severely beaten and tortured by the occupation forces.
Al Fajr21 MayIsraeli occupation forces cordoned off Jalazoun Camp and arrested a number of young men.
Al Quds29 MaySeveral inhabitants of Bir Una, north of Beit Jala, received notices from the Jerusalem Municipal Council informing them that their houses must be demolished.
Radio Israel28 MayLast night, occupation forces demolished some stone walls near the Haram Al Ibrahimi at Heborn.
Al Fajr30 MayIsraeli bulldozers uprooted the olive trees planted in Salah Abu Rajab's land and demolished the wall of a girls' school for no apparent reason.
Al Quds31 MayThe Israeli army commander in the West Bank issued military order No. 1108 under which any person who throws explosives or stones at a passing vehicle with the purpose of causing damage to it or injury to its passengers is liable to imprisonment for a period of 20 years. The order also provides for a 10-year prison sentence as the penalty for throwing any object whatsoever with a view to obstructing traffic movement.
Al Fajr6 JulyOn 5 July, Israeli forces stormed Al Hussein Hospital in Beit Jala and moved Akram Sha'ban Attalhha, an injured youth from Duhaisha camp suffering from bullet wounds, to an unknown destination.
Al Fajr23 JulyThe Israeli occupation forces imposed a curfew on the old city of Nablus on the morning of 21 July.
Al Ittihad22 JulyA few days ago, Israeli occupation forces raided the mosque at Al Awja village in the vicinity of Jericho, expelled the worshippers and imposed a curfew on the area.
Al Hamishmar26 JulyAl Hamishmar newspaper, quoting the new yearbook of Israeli journalists, said that the military censor deleted 15 to 30 per cent of the material published by the Arabic newspapers in occupied Jerusalem.
Asha'b19 Aug.The Israeli authorities are still refusing to issue permits for Nablus students with secondary education certificates to travel to Jordan to enrol in Arab and foreign universities.
Al Quds31 Aug.The Israeli occupation authorities yesterday demolished the electric power network supplying Ain Al Sultan camp in Jericho.
Al Quds2 Oct.Racist Knesset member Rabbi Meir Kahane, accompanied by a group of soldiers and the military governor of the Hebron area, forces his way into Duhaisha camp on the evening of 1 October 1984 while a curfew was imposed on the camp.
Radio Israel4 Oct.The Israeli occupation forces closed seven pedestrian passageways connecting Duhaisha camp with the Jerusalem-Hebron road.
Al Fajr5 Oct.On the night of 4 October, the occupation forces imposed a curfew on Qalandiya and Aroub camps.
Al Fajr10 Oct.On 8 October, the Israeli authorities banned a new list of books from circulation in the occupied territories.
Al Quds14 Oct.The Israeli authorities barred Mustafa Al-Natsheh, the dismissed mayor of Hebron, from leaving the West Bank for the United States to participated in a conference to which many personalities had been invited for the discussion of issues relating to the economic development of the occupied territories.
Asha'b14 Oct.The Israeli occupation authorities imposed a curfew on Balata camp.
Al Hamishmar4 Jan.The Israeli occupation authorities refused to permit a delegation led by Rashad Al Shawa, the dismissed mayor of Gaza, to visit Cairo to discuss the economic affairs of the Gaza Strip with Egyptian officials.
Al Fajr5 Mar.On two successive days, the Israeli police raided the office of lawyer Khalid Al Qudrah, Vice-President of the Bar Association in the Gaza Strip, and accused him of possessing banned publications, although he had been forbidden to leave Khan Yunis since 27 November 1983.
Al Ittihad5 Apr.The occupation authorities placed more than 120 students from Al Falouja Secondary School in Jabalia camp, Jaffa School in Gaza and Khaled ibn El Walid School in Nossairat camp under an obligation to report daily to the Office of the Military Governor.
Al Ittihad10 Apr.Since last March, the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested large numbers of people in Jabalia camp, including members of volunteer work committees, and Palestinian students. Israeli soldiers assaulted the civilian population during the arrest of a teacher by the name of Aish Abu Sa'ada. Troops subsequently raided the house of this teacher once again and searched it in the presence of a large gathering of local residents.
Al Quds3 MayThe commander of the occupation force in the Gaza Strip, promulgated order No. 851 under article 53 (a) of the Security Instructions, in addition to a new article stipulating that any person throwing an object or stone at a passing vehicle with the purpose of causing damage to it or inuring its passengers shall be liable to imprisonment for a period of 20 years.
Asha'b 10 MayA citizen of Gaza by the name of Muhammad Hasan Abu Amrah lost an eye after being struck on the face by an Israeli officer. Blood gushed from his eyes and he fainted in the civil administration offices to which he had been summoned on the grounds of building a house without a building permit.
Davar18 Mar.The Israeli occupation authorities intend to put on trial Mr. Ibrahim Abu Sitta, a lawer and Chairman of the Council of Palestinian Refugees in Gaza, on the charge of holding a political seminar in his house while Arafat was under siege in Tripoli.
Al Fajr2 June.Israeli bulldozers recently tore up a plot of land measuring seven durums, destroying the cucumber crop that was growing on it, because the owners refused to rent it to the Israeli authorities.
Al Ittihad11 JuneAn official at an Israeli settlement in the area of Rafah denied Issa Zo'orob access to his own plot of land measuring 17 dunums.
Jerusalem Post7 Sept.The Israeli Supreme Court rejected a complaint submitted by 35 Arab families in Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip against the military authorities' intention to remove them from their homes and accommodate them in Jabalia camp as part of an Israeli plan to conceal the Palestinian refugee phenomenon.
Al Quds17 Oct.On 15 October, Israeli forces raided Albreig refugee camp club and detained seven young men for interrogation.

Demolition and closure of houses

Source
Date
Details
Radio Israel5 Jan.Radio Israel said that the occupation authorities had demolished three houses belonging to Ahmad Abu Diab, Al Abd Abu Diab and Fawzi Al Kawani at Silwan and Al Aizariah, east of Jerusalem.
Al Fajr12 Jan.On 11 January, Israeli bulldozers demolished the house of Najib Dib Al Ja'bari, notwithstanding the fact that the owner had been granted a building permit by the Hebron Municipality.
Al Fajr13 Jan.On 11 January, Israeli bulldozers demolished three houses in the villages of Al Sammou' and Tarqoumia, in the Hebron area, belonging to Ibrahim Selim Al Hawamda and Ismail Ali Al Maharia from Al Sammou' and Abdul Qadir Younis Abu Sakour from the village of Tarqoumia.
Al Quds15 Jan.The Israeli occupation authorities demolished a house on the Yatta road belonging to Muhammad Ibrahim Muhammad Al Ja'bari, a Palestinian citizen, and another house belonging to two other citizens, Mahmoud and Muhammad Said Younis.
Asha'b16 Jan.Israeli bulldozers demolished the house of the Khaled Ismail Abou Sobeih at Hebron.
Asha'b18 Jan.The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the house of Fawzi Ahmed Ali Khalil Al Kaswani in the area of Wadi Kaddouh at Ras Al Amoud in Jerusalem.
Asha'b5 Feb.The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the house of Ismail Khalil Ismail at Beit Our Al-Tahta.
Al Fajr13 Feb.On 12 February, the Jerusalem Municipality, accompanied by a considerable force of border guards and police, demolished the house of Shehada Abu Mayyala in the Wadi Helwa suburb of southern Jerusalem.
Asha'b13 Mar.The occupation authorities decided to close down five shops in the main street at Halhoul.
Al Fajr15 Mar.About 20 shopkeepers in the main street of the town of Halhoul received orders to close down their shops.
Al Fajr20 Mar.The Israeli Organizing Committee notified the residents of Wadi Izz Al-Din suburb, near the town of Jenin, of the decision to demolish the buildings they had constructed notwithstanding the fact that they had applied for a building permit many years ago.
Al Quds21 Mar.On the morning of 20 March, Israeli bulldozers demolished the upper floor of the house of Mahmoud Salman Muhammad, from the Salah-Al Taamreh family, east of Beit Sahour.
Ha'aretz12 Apr.The Jerusalem Municipality blew up a new 400 m2 building constructed by the Arab Jerusalem Electricity Company to house additional power transformers.
Al Quds1 MayThe Israeli occupation authorities demolished the residence of Mrs. Raya Muhammad Ahmed Za'atrah and her eight sons in the eastern part of Al Sawahera.
Al Quds2 MayThe Zionist occupation authorities demolished the house of Hassan Abd Ahmed Asakira at Al Taamreh.
Asha'b25 MayThe Zionist occupation authorities demolished three houses belonging to Qasim, Majid and Ali Muhammad in the Wadi Izz Al-Din area known as Al Woueyfat.
Al Fajr5 JuneThe occupation authorities forced Muhammad Hassan Al Rifa', from the village of Annata north of Jerusalem, to demolish his farm at his own expense.
Al Quds5 JuneThe occupation authorities demolished the house of Abdul Hadi Muhammad Abu Rishan in the area of Al Hawawer in Halhoul.
Al Quds5 JuneThe Israeli occupation authorities demolished the house of Sherif Abudl Jalil Ali in the village of Al Walajeh.
Asha'b12 JuneThe Jerusalem Municipality sent a written notice to Issa Abudl Jawwad from Annata to inform him of the decision that had beent aken to demolish four shops owned by him in Al Salam Square.
Asha'b29 JuneIsraeli bulldozers belonging to the Jerusalem Municipality demolished a warehouse on the Ramallah-Jerusalem road.
Al Quds17 JulyOn the morning of 16 July 1984, the Israeli occupation authorities demolished the house of Ayyoub Ali Al Monassra in the town of Beni Na'im.
Al Fajr23 JulyOn 22 July 1984, the occupation authorities demolished the house of Ali Salem in the village of Za'tara in the district of Bethlehem.
Al Quds26 JulyThe Israeli occupation authorities demolished the house of Muhammad Salem Mustafa Suweilim in the area of Dahweh in Al-Zaheriya.
Al Quds7 Aug.Israeli bulldozers demolished the house of Salman Arab in the Al Salib district of Jerusalem.
Al Quds25 Sept.On 24 September, the Israeli military authorities demolished four houses in the Nuba area.
Al Quds27 Oct.On 25 October, the Israeli authorities demolished eight houses in the village of Broula in the Jordan Valley.
Al Fajr27 Oct. The occupation authorities closed the following four commercial establishments in Al Bireh: Al Amana Grocery, Al Brazil Grocery, Al Silwadi Nuts and Candy Store and Nouveautés Suhail.
Al Quds2 Nov.The military administration authorities demolished 32 wooden houses owned by the Arab residents of Al Jiftlik. About 200 persons owning agricultural land in the area used to live in those houses.
Al Quds12 Nov.On the morning of 11 November 1984, the occupation authorities demolished the house of Ibrahim Atllah in the village of Beit Askariya.
Al Quds13 Nov.The Israeli authorities demolished the house of Hassan Salem Suleiman Muhammadein, a member of the Al-Azazmeh tribe and a resident of the village of Nahaleen.
Al Ittihad6 Nov.The military administration's organizing committee in the West Bank demolished a stone-cutting workshop belonging to Muhammad Ali Sheikha in Annata near Jerusalem.
Al Fajr20 Nov.On 19 November Israeli bulldozers demolished the house of Muhammad Abdul Majid Humeidan Al Saya'ara in the village of Kharas.
Al Quds28 Nov.The day before yesterday Israeli bulldozers demolished the house of Adnan Muhammad Rajab Abou Senena at Bir Issa on the Yatta-Hebron road.
Al Ittihad27 Feb.On 22 February 1984, the Israeli occupation authorities closed down five shops in the main street at Gaza.
Al Fajr14 Apr.The Israeli occupation authorities demolished the houses of the martyrs who hijacked the Israeli bus to Khan Yunis on 13 April 1984.

The closure of universities and schools

Source
Date
Details
Al Fajr27 Apr.The Israeli occupation authorities recently banned 22 new books in the West Bank.
Al Quds13 MayThe Israeli occupation authorities issued an order banning the circulation of a number of books in the West Bank.
Radio Israel26 MayThe Israeli civil administration at Hebron confiscated large quantities of publications which were exhibited at the book fair at the Islamic University of Hebron.
Al Ittihad6 Jan.On 31 December 1983, the Israeli occupation authorities closed down Farouq College and the Rodha national Institute at Nablus.
Al Quds3 Feb.The Israeli occupation authorities decided to close the old campus of Bir Zeit University for three months
Asha'b29 Mar.The military governor of the city of Ramallah ordered the closure of the Hashemite Secondary School for an indefinite period.
Al Quds3 Apr.The Israeli military administration in the West Bank ordered the closure of Bir Zeit University from the morning of 3 April 1984 for a period of one month.
Al Fajr30 JulyThe Israeli military prosecutor for the central region ordered the closure of Al Najah National University for four months with effect from 20 July 1984. On 29 July 1984, Israeli occupation forces raided the university building and confiscated numerous items which were being exhibited at the Palestine Week Fair.
Al Quds1 Nov.The Israeli military occupation authorities decided to close Bethlehem University for four days on the grounds that its students had organized political demonstrations.
Al Quds5 Nov.The occupation authorities closed the Relief Agency's Taira Institute for Girls at Ramallah for one week.
Al Fajr18 Nov.The Israeli military administration authorities closed and sealed the Duheisha Preparatory School for Boys.

The confiscation of land

The Israeli occupation authorities confiscated 5,000 dunums of land in the Hawsan area, 1,300 dunums near the village of Abwein, 25 dunums near Qalqiliya, 80 dunums at Al Ta'amreh in Bethlehem, and 10,000 dunums in the village of Jobou'. According to the 16 February 1984 edition of Ha'aretz, the occupation authorities had confiscated a plot of land of unspecified area at Hebron. The occupation authorities also confiscated a further 12 dunums at Al Ta'amreh, 11 dunums at the village of Sharara, 2,000 dunums at Bettillo, 1,000 dunums east of Yatta, 7.dunums of agricultural land in Wadi Tuffah at Hebron, 2,000 dunums in the Sahl Al Akhdar area of Nablus, 1,200 dunums in Kafr Al-Labad at Tulkarm, 2,000 dunums at Halhoul, 10 dunums at Qutna, 20,000 dunums in the Tulkarm area, 2,000 dunums at Kafr Ne'ma, 300 dunums at Annata, 100 dunums at Khirbat Battir, 1,300 dunums at Mazra'a Qibliya, 1,000 dunums at Bir Zeit, thousands of dunums at Yatta, 1,500 dunums at Deir Qiddis, 5,000 dunums at Deir Dibwan, 1,200 dunums at Shuyukh Al Arroub, 200 dunums of land north of Gaza and 2,450 dunums of land at Belt Bahia.

Zionist colonization and the building of settlements

The Israeli occupation authorities are continuing to build colonial settlements in Palestinian territory notwithstanding repeated condemnation by the United Nations which has called for the cessation of the establishment of these Jewish settlements which constitute an obstacle to peace based on justice in the region. The total number of settlements built so far amounts to 159 settlements in the West Bank and 12 settlements in the Gaza Strip, in addition to ten residential quarters established around the occupied city of Jerusalem. The pace of colonization increased by 60 per cent this year, since the Government of Israel approved the establishment of 62 settlements only last year.

The large-scale escalation during this period is illustrated by the intensification of colonization operations and the frantic activities undertaken in various forms to acquire land through confiscation, de facto occupation or other improper methods. In order to facilitate the seizure of land by force, Colonel Uri Ur, Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli central region issued a decree depriving the West Bank courts of competence to hear cases concerning land, thereby invalidating all decisions delivered by these courts in favour of Arab landowners. During the year 1983/1984, the Israeli Government allocated about $US 470 million to the implementation of its settlement plans. The medium-term objective, up to 1986, is to build 57 additional new settlements in the West Bank. With regard to judaization the Israeli authorities have given Jewish terrorist groups a free hand to murder and terrorize Palestinian citizens in the cities of Hebron and Jerusalem. Zionist terrorists set fire to the central market and a number of Arab "buses in the city of Hebron which was placed under a curfew in the aftermath of the massacre that occurred on the Islamic University campus in which dozens of Palestinian students were killed by Jewish terrorist bands enjoying the protection of the occupation authorities.

All of these incidents occurred after the establishment of the Kiryat Arba settlements and the conversion of a large part of the Haram Al Ibrahimi at Hebron into a Jewish synagogue. In the city of Jerusalem, judaization operations continued. in various fields. The over-all objective of these operations is to judaize the entire city pursuant to the "basic law" concerning the annexation of Jerusalem promulgated by the Israeli Knesset on 30 July 1980.


(Signed) Nabil Ramlawi
Permanent Observer for
the Palestine Liberation.Onganization. at the United Nations and other
international organizations in Geneva


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