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UNITED
NATIONS

Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2001/118
28 December 2000

Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-seventh session
Item 8 of the provisional agenda




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

Letters dated 23 November and 13 December 2000 from the Permanent Observer
for Palestine to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to
the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


[23 November 2000]


The Israeli occupation forces and settlers continue their war against the Palestinian people, using all kinds of weapons, planes, artillery, rockets and heavy machine guns to kill Palestinians deliberately, thus causing the death until 19 November 2000 of 240 Palestinians and wounding more than 10,000 others. The Israeli occupation forces have also arrested 500 Palestinians whom they took to Israel and nobody knows what has become of them.

The Israeli forces are using all other aspects of war to kill Palestinians, such as tightening the siege on Palestinian towns and villages, isolating them from each other, forbidding any access or exit therefrom, including of foodstuffs and medicine and preventing ambulances from transporting the wounded to hospitals. Moreover, they have opened artillery fire on ambulances, thus killing a number of drivers and medical staff and wounding others.

These same forces have also attacked with artillery and rockets Palestinian houses, schools and hospitals. They launched a heavy missile bombardment against the Gaza Strip on the evening of 20 November 2000, striking from helicopter gunships and gunboats at residential locations; as a result, more than 20 children together with tens of civilians were killed and many others were injured.

In addition to all these means of killing, groups of Israeli settlers and occupation troops have gone so far as to uproot thousands of fruit trees that constitute the basic means of subsistence for hundreds of Palestinian families in their daily lives. By so doing, these Israeli troops and settlers emphasize even further their determination to go on tightening the strangulation of the already scarce means of living available for Palestinians and to expose this people to certain death.

The deliberate killing of Palestinians, causing serious corporal harm to the wounded, imposing collective punishments on Palestinians, so depriving them of food and medicine and preventing them from providing medical treatment to their wounded, destroying their sources of subsistence and the daily food of the great majority with the aim of destroying the society by hunger and disease, are all practices to which the definitions of the crime of genocide apply, as you certainly know. Moreover, they constitute grave violations of human rights, crimes of war and crimes against humanity according to the Convention on the Prevention and the Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the First Additional Protocol thereto of 1977.

I am enclosing herewith a list* with the names of Palestinian martyrs from 28 September to 19 November 2000.

I would be most obliged to you if you could have this letter as well as its enclosure distributed as an official document of the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on Human Rights under agenda item 8.

____________
*Reproduced as received, in Arabic and English only.


[13 December 2000]

Israel continues its war against the Palestinian people using various kinds of direct and mass killing, as well as other techniques of killing, such as shooting at Palestinian civilians, residential areas and houses with heavy machine guns, artillery and rockets.

Israel continues tightening its military blockade on all Palestinian towns and villages, thus isolating these localities from their surroundings.

The Israeli military forces continue bulldozing fruit trees, destroying farms, demolishing houses in the areas under the Palestinian National Authority and, for the ninth consecutive Friday, these forces continue using military force to prevent Palestinians from having access to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to pay their Friday prayers there.

On the 12th and the evening of the 13th of this month, and after shelling with artillery and missiles from tanks at the town of Khan Younes for two consecutive days, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the town, which is under the Palestinian National Authority, to demolish and bulldoze houses, thus causing the death of a number of Palestinians and wounding tens of others, in addition to causing grave material damage.

The occupation forces, along with groups of Israeli settlers, continue shooting and shelling unremittingly from Kfar Daroum settlement against the town of Deir Al-Balah and from Jalo settlement against Beit Jala, Aida Camp and Hebron, in daily aggressive acts, thus causing the destruction of the homes of Palestinians and drastic human and material losses.

On the other hand, operations of uprooting and bulldozing fruit trees, destroying farms that constitute the basic means of subsistence for thousands of families all over various occupied regions of the Palestinian National Authority continue unceasingly.

In addition to the daily random and deliberate killing of Palestinians, the Israeli army forces have killed the Palestinian Anwar Ahmed Hamran, 28 years old, from Jenin, in front of the gate of Al-Quds university in Nablus, by opening fire and firing six shots at his body, although there was no confrontation.

All Palestinian towns and villages are exposed to shooting, artillery and tank missiles from the Israeli settlements inside and on the outskirts of these regions. This way, Israel has turned its settlements established in the occupied Palestinian territory into military barracks, for launching their daily military attacks against the Palestinian people for more than 70 days now.

In addition to all these crimes, the Israeli occupation authorities also persist in tightening their military blockade of Palestinian towns and villages, isolating them from their surroundings, preventing access and exit therefrom, including of food, medicine and ambulances to transport the wounded, thus seriously endangering the region with famine, particularly after it has been officially declared that the stock of wheat has run out.

I am enclosing herewith a list Reproduced as received, in Arabic and English only. with the names of Palestinian martyrs who have been shot dead at the hands of Israeli troops and settlers during the period from 20 November to 9 December 2000, to be added to the previous one.

Signed: Nabil RAMLAWI
Ambassador
Permanent Observer


Annex


LIST OF PALESTINIAN MARTYRS


The first Day 29/9/2000
Ussama Mohammad Adam
Mohammad Hussein Farrah
Yahya Hassan Faraj
Bilal Khalil Affaneh
Haitham Uaidah
Nael Yassini
23 years old
23 years old
23 years old
26 years old
45 years old
20 years old
Jerusalem
Um Al-Fahem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Nablus-Assirah
The second Day 30/9/2000
Khaled Bazian
Zakariah El Kilani
Mohammed Amireh
Mohammed Al-Qaleq
Amjad Daraghmeh
Nizar Eedeh
Bassaam Bilbeissi
Mohammad Al-Durrah
Mahmoud Anbar
Mohammad Abdel Razeq
Imad Al-Asheh
Mohammad Al-Uttol
15 years old
27 years old
20 years old
23 years old
22 years old
16 years old
50 years old
12 years old
24 years old
18 years old
20 years old
16 years old
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Ramallah
Gaza
Gaza
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Gaza
Third Day 1/10/2000
Maher Ubeid
Iyad Al-Khushashi
Jihad Al-Aloul
Mustafa Ramadan
Hussam Bakhit
Samer Tabanja
Mohammad Al-Houms
Imad Al-Anati
Salah Al-Faqih
Mohammad Hamadan
Mohammad Ijbareen
Mohammad Daoud
Mohammad Raddi
22 years old
17 years old
23 years old
26 years old
19 years old
10 years old
15 years old
17 years old
25 years old
12 years old
24 years old
14 years old
15 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Rafah
Ramallah
Ramallah
Ramallah
Um El-Fahem
Gaza
Rafah
Fourth Day 2/10/2000
Rami Al-Ghurrah
Ahmad Abou Siam
Saraq Abdel Haq
Imad Al-Nabih
Walid Abou Saleh
Salah Abou Qneiss
Hatem Al-Najjar
Iyad Allawabneh
Hassan Al-Massri
Imad Ghanayem
Walid Bou Saalha
Assil Assiah
Misleh Abou Jarrad
Alaa Faraj Nassar
Ramez Abbas
Mohammad Ghaleb
Wael Qattawi
19 years old
18 years old
18 months
17 years old
21 years old
19 years old
20 years old
20 years old
22 years old
25 years old
24 years old
21 years old
16 years old
22 years old
25 years old
20 years old
14 years old
Um Al-Fahem
Um Al-Fahem
Nablus
Gaza
Um Al-Fahem
Gaza
Gaza
Nazareth
Ramallah
Sakhnin
Sakhnin
Arrabah-Nablus
Gaza
Arrabah-Nablus
Kufor Manda
Kufor Manda
Nablus
Fifth day 3/10/2000
Walid Abou Saleh
Mohammad Zamaareh
Fahmi Abou Ammouneh
Khadra Salameh
Imad Rifaaii
Fahmi Abou Ubeid
Omar Sulaiman
Ahmad Al-Nabrissi
Rami Ayyash
Ismaeel Shamlakh
Samih Barahmeh
Mohammad Al-Sajdi
Hussam Al-Hamshari
Sharif Ashour
24 years old
17 years old
28 years old
57 years old
21 years old
23 years old
20 years old
22 years old
24 years old
22 years old
27 years old
19 years old
18 years old
30 years old
Sakhnin
Al-Khalil
Gaza
Jinin
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Nablus
Kufor Manda
Ramallah
Jericho
Jericho
Tulkarem
Gaza
Sixth day 4/20/2000
Muhannad Fares
Mohammad Fawzi
Mohammad Al-Imwas
Alaa Jaber
Mohammad Abou Assi
Ayman Theeb Al-Lawh
Mohammad Khanayseh
Mahmoud Massaad
Arafat Al-Atrash
22 years old
21 years old
24 years old
22 years old
9 years old
25 years old
20 years old
21 years old
21 years old
Tulkarem
Ramallah
Ramallah
Ramallah
Gaza
Gaza
Kufor Kannah
Jinin
Al-Khalil
Seventh day 5/10/2000
Mustafa Fararja
Mahmoud Sbeitah
Salameh Zidat
19 years old
21 years old
20 years old
Jinin
Gaza
Jericho
Eighth day 6/10/2000
Marwan Shalmakh
Luay Al-Muqayad
Wajed Abou Awwad
Rashad Alnajjar
Saleh Al-Riyatti
Majdi Al-Mislimani
Diya' Issa
Iyad Ishtayyeh
Mohammad Tammam
23 years old
20 years old
21 years old
22 years old
18 years old
22 years old
19 years old
19 years old
18 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Jerusalem
Nablus
Nablus
Tulkarem
Ninth day 7/10/2000
Hassan Hassanein
Shadi Annas
Ussama Abdel Karim
Zuheir Rizeq
Hisham Miqbel
Fahed Abou Baker
Mohammad Awwad
23 years old
22 years old
18 years old
20 years old
35 years old
22 years old
23 years old
Shatila Camp/Lebanon
Shatila Camp/Lebanon
Al-Baqa’a Camp/Jordan
Gaza
Gaza
Jerusalem
Nablus
Tenth day 8/10/2000
Mohammad Omar Akkawi
Years oldussef Thiab Khalaf
Abdel Hamid Taye’ Abdel Hamid
Ali Sayel Sweidan
24 years old
18 years old
18 years old
25 years old
Nazareth
Gaza
Ramallah
Qalqilia
Eleventh day 9/10/2000
Wissam Yazbek
Issam Joudeh Hamad
26 years old
40 years old
Nazareth
Ramallah
Thirteenth day 11/10/2000
Sami Hassan Sweirki
Karam Omar Qanan
Nathir Nayef Haj Hussein
Maher Mutlaq
Mohammad Bouzieh
Khalil Sammour
17 years old
18 years old
23 years old
22 years old
38 years old
25 years old
Tulkarem
Gaza
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Jerusalem
14th day 12/10/2000
Sami Abou Jazar11 years oldGaza
15th day 13/10/2000
Mansour Taha Ahmad
Shadi Mohammad Al Wawi
22 years old
22 years old
Al-Khalil
Al-Khalil
17th day 15/10/2000
Raed Yaaqoub Hammoudeh
Alaa Ussama Abdel Aziz
30 years old
10 years old
Al-Bireh
18th day 16/10/2000
Mo’ayyad Usama Al-Jawareesh
Mosbah Abdulqader Abu-Ateeq
13 years old
30 years old
Bethlehem
Gaza
19th day 17/10/2000
Ashraf Habayeb
Mohammad Hasan Al-Dakheel
Fareed Mosa Nasasrah
Nabil Saed Khater
14 years old
26 years old
28 years old
42 years old
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Gaza
20th day 18/10/2000
Ibrahim Abdulrahman Al-Allami25 years oldHebron
21st day 19/10/20000
Zahi Fathi Al-Ardah
Hasan Haron Abu Mahameed
Mahdi Abu Shadouh
37 years old
24 years old
42 years old
Nablus
Bethlehem
Nablus
22nd day 20/10/2000
Firas Khalil Zeid
Amjad Ahmad Abu Eisa
Adnan Muhammad KherAldin
Eisa Esteawi Fa’our
Thaer Ali Daoud
Nidal Bassam Abu Shaqra
Samir Talal Ewisi
Ala’ Bassam Bani Nimer
Mohammad Abu Tahoon
26 years old
32 years old
20 years old
32 years old
18 years old
20 years old
16 years old
13 years old
17 years old
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Nablus
Al-Bireh
Jenin
Qalqilyah
Salfit
Tulkarem
23rd day 21/10/2000
Fayez Moh’d Al-Qeimary
Tareq Ismail Al-Hantooli
Omar Ismail Al-Buheisi
Ismail Al-Najjar
Majed Ibrahim Hawamdeh
33 years old
17 years old
15 years old
13 years old
15 years old
Hebron
Jenin
Gaza
Gaza
Ramallah
24th day 22/10/2000
Wael Moh’d Emad
Salah Fawzi Najm
Nael Ali Zama’reh
Emad Ismael Hawamdeh
14 years old
15 years old
25 years old
23 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Hebron
Hebron
25th day 23/10/2000
Abdulaziz Mahmoud Abu-Sneineh
Ms. Nada As’ad Srouji
60 years old
54 years old
Hebron
Tulkarem
26th day 24/10/2000
Eyad Osama Sha’ath
Nidal Moh’d Dubeiki
Nimer Yousif Merie
12 years old
16 years old
23 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Jenin
28th day 26/10/2000
Nabil Faraj Al-Ar’eer
Ala’ Mahmoud Mahfouz
Ahmad Abdulqader Sbitani
24 years old
14 years old
63 years old
Gaza
Hebron
Hebron
29th day 27/10/2000
Ghasan Yousif Awaysah
Bashir Saleh Shalweet
Jaber Ahmad Almeshal
Ahmad Mohammad Qasim
27 years old
16 years old
23 years old
28 years old
Albireh
Qalqilyah
Gaza
Tulkarem
31st day 29/10/2000
Hosni Ibrahim Najjar
Bilal Jamal Salah (twin brother)
Hilal Jamal Salah (twin brother)
Fadi Amin Dabaya
Esmat Khalil Al-Saber
Shadi Abdullah Shouli
Riyad Yousif Awwad
Samir Mousa Eleiwa
15 years old
20 years old
20 years old
22 years old
34 years old
23 years old
26 years old
31 years old
Gaza
Jenin
Jenin
Jenin
Nablus
Nablus
Beit-Jala
Gaza
33rd day 31/10/2000
Shadi Awad Odeh
Hazem Mosa Abu-Dalf
Mohammad Hallas
Mahmoud Abu Jaber
Tha’er Ibrahim Zeid
17 years old
22 years old
23 years old
20 years old
23 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Al-Bireh
34th day 1/11/2000
Ibrahim Reziq Omar
Ahmad Salman Abu-Tayeh
Mohammad Hajjaj
Marwan Taye’ Jum’a
Mohammad Hroub
Marwan Assaf
Wael Ghneim
Salim Imtreyeh
15 years old
15 years old
15 years old
21 years old
27 years old
21 years old
26 years old
37 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Bethlehem
Hebron
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
35th day 2/11/2000
Adli Ghazan Ebeid
Yazan M. Halayqa
23 years old
16 years old
Gaza
Gaza
36th day 3/11/2000
Rami A. Abdulfattah
Mahmoud A. Saed
Nahed F. Louh
20 years old
19 years old
21 years old
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Gaza
37th day 4/11/2000
(Baby infant) Hind Abu Qweider24 days youngHebron
38th day 5/11/2000
Maher Saeedi
Marwan Ghamri
16 years old
28 years old
Gaza
Gaza
39th day 6/11/2000
Wajdi Allan Hattab
Mohammad Mustafa Jazzar
Mohammad Nawwaf Taban
14 years old
16 years old
18 years old
Tulkarem
Gaza
Gaza
40th day 7/11/2000
Ahmad Amin Khafash
Abdullah Khaled Amarneh
Saed Hamid Abu-Khalteh
Mohammad A. Dereyyeh
6 years old
24 years old
25 years old
70 years old
Salfit
Bethlehem
Gaza
Jenin
41st day 8/11/2000
Fares Fayeq Odeh
Khalil Yousif Abu-Sa’d
Ibrahim Foad Qassas
Mohammad Abu Ghaly
Mohammad Nimer Mahani
Raed Abdulmajeed
Khaled Abu Zahar
14 years old
14 years old
14 years old
16 years old
24 years old
14 years old
18 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Salfit
Tulkarem
42nd day 9/11/2000
Hussein M. Ebayat
Ms. Rahmeh Shaheen
Ms. Azizah Dannon
Kamel Mahmoud Sharab
37 years old
52 years old
56 years old
18 years old
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Gaza
Gaza
43rd day 10/11/2000
Osama Mazen Azoukah
Iyad Fahmawi
Osama Jerjawi
Mohammad Ali Hamed
Raed Sa’di Muhtasib
14 years old
25 years old
17 years old
23 years old
24 years old
Jenin
Jenin
Gaza
Gaza
Hebron
44th day 11/11/2000
Mosa Ibrahim Dibs
Ayman Salah Wadi
Mohammad Yasin Darwish
Monzer Hamdi Yasin
Osama Khalil El-Bawwab
Majeb Hasan Abed
Moneeb Abu Munshar
Hani Qassim Abdullah
Mahmoud Nafez Abu-Naji
15 years old
20 years old
24 years old
23 years old
28 years old
32 years old
18 years old
38 years old
15 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Al-Bireh
Al-Bireh
Hebon
Jenin
Gaza
46th day 13/11/2000
Yahya Abu Shamaleh
Mohammad Naser Taweel
Ahmad Hasan Dahlan
Tawfik Saleh J’eidy
17 years old
18 years old
18 years old
32 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Qalqilyah
47th day 14/11/2000
Mohammad Al-Ejleh
Saber Idris Ebrish
Raed Fahmi Shakfeh
Jamal Ibrahim Elwan
Mustafa Mahmoud Elayan
13 years old
15 years old
19 years old
34 years old
50 years old
Gaza
Al-Bireh
Gaza
Al-Bireh
Nablus
48th day 15/11/2000
Khalil Atallah
Jihad Khalil Abu Shahmeh
Naser Mohammad Sharafi
Ibrahim Al-Ja’bari
Jaddou’ Abu Kubbash
Fathi Odeh Salem
Samer Khairi Khader
Abdulhafez Ghrouf
Dr. Hary Fisher
10 years old
14 years old
15 years old
15 years old
16 years old
18 years old
29 years old
20 years old
55 years old
Nablus
Gaza
Gaza
Qalqilyah
Hebron
Tulkarem
Tulkarem
Jericho
Beit-Jala
49th day 16/11/2000
Jihad Suhail Abu Shahmeh
Samer Al-Khdoor
Yousif Abu Awwad
Samara Nimer Abdullah
12 years old
18 years old
25 years old
32 years old
Gaza
Hebron
Hebron
Qalqilyah
50th day 17/11/2000
Rami Imad Yasin
Mohammad Abu Rayan
Hamzeh Abu Shkheidem
Khaled Salameh
Hasee Moh'd Farwan
Mahmoud Zeit Samour
17 years old
14 years old
18 years old
35 years old
45 years old
38 years old
Gaza
Hebron
Hebron
Jericho
Jericho
Qalqilyah
51st day 18/11/2000
Baha Aldin Saed30 years oldGaza
52nd day 19/11/2000
Abdulrahman Dahshan
Naser Al-Najjar
Ra'fat Muheeb Jodeh
14 years old
25 years old
30 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Nablus

The Health Minister Riyad Za'noun said that toll of Israeli shooting against the Palestinians since the beginning of the Intifada has reached the unprecedented number of (10,000) injured, out of whom 40% received head injuries, 20% injured in the eyes, 20% injured in the chest and 20% in the limbs.

Dr. Zanoun added that 25 children lost their eyes and another 17 were declared clinically dead while others are under continued coma following injuries by the Israeli sniper shots.

82% of the injured were hit by special bullets (domdom) that explode inside the human body. (This kind of bullets is prohibited by the international law.) The Israeli occupation forces also used tanks and air-born missiles to hit Palestinian residential areas and against Palestinian demonstrators.


53rd day 20/11/2000
Ibrahim Hasan Othman
Abdulla Mahmoud Al-Farra
Hamed Jaber Al-Qetati
16 years old
24 years old
69 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
54th day 21/11/2000
Yaser Taleb Al-Nabtiti
Mohammad Mahmoud Masad
Hammad Al-Someiry
Mohammad Abu Samra
Hussein Mustafa Barathgheya
14 years old
22 years old
27 years old
23 years old
35 years old
Tulkarem
Jenin
Gaza
Gaza
Hebron
55th day 22/11/2000
Ibrahim Hasan Moqnen
Jamal Abdulrazik
Awny Ismail Duheir
Nael Salem Leddawi
Sami Naser Abu Laban
Najib Mohammad Qeshta
14 years old
27 years old
37 years old
22 years old
28 years old
47 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
56th day 23/11/2000
Maram Imad Hassoneh
Ibrahim Bani Odeh
3 years young
22 years old
Al-Bireh
Nablus
57th day 24/11/2000
Aysar Moh'd Hasees
Firas Abu Hatab
Sami Adel Sayel
Nahed Adel Sayel
Ghassan Qar'an
Majdi Ali Aaded
Ziyad Moh'd Abu Jazar
17 years old
25 years old
32 years old
26 years old
20 years old
15 years old
22 years old
Jenin
Jenin
Salfit
Salfit
Qalqilya
Gaza
Gaza
25/11/2000
Abdulmen'em Moh'd Ezzuldeen
Amjad Azmi Mohammad
Tayseer Adnan Abu Al-Araj
Foad Adnan Dweikat
17 years old
20 years old
22 years old
30 years old
Jenin
Jenin
Gaza
Nablus
26/11/2000
Mahdi Qasim Jaber
Ziyad Ghaleb Salma
Mohammad Mansor Odwan
Qosay Faisal Zahran
Mahmoud Yousif El-Adel
As'ad Khalil Sharnoby
19 years old
22 years old
20 years old
22 years old
23 years old
20 years old
Qalqilya
Qalqilya
Qalqilya
Qalqilya
Qalqilya
Gaza
27/11/2000
Ziyad Mahmoud Alkhour
Walid Hasan Ja'afreh
17 years old
34 years old
Gaza
Hebron
28/11/2000
Karam Fathi Kurd
Imad Adeeb Eldayeh
Ibrahim Abduljabbar Kahleh
14 years old
19 years old
34 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Ramallah
29/11/2000
Mohammad Mashharawi
Ashraf Abdulkarim Bsoos
Mosa Musbah Muwafi
14 years old
19 years old
34 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
30/11/2000
Shadi Al-Z'oul
Walid AlBeden
Ismail Abu Rawas
15 years old
17 years old
20 years old
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Gaza
1/12/2000
Mohammad Al-Aoja
Medhat Jadallah
Yasin Shehadeh
Hamza Al-Heiss
12 years old
14 years old
23 years old
27 years old
Gaza
Gaza
Jerusalem
Hebron
2/12/2000
Shadi Abu Harbeet
Shehada Al-Ja'fary
Nayef Abu Dahoud
21 years old
27 years old
43 years old
Gaza
Al-Bireh
Hebron
4/12/2000
Awad Saleh Salem27 years oldGaza
5/12/2000
Ramzi Bayatneh
Abdulqader Abu Laban
15 years old
22 years old
Al-Bireh
Gaza
6/12/2000
Ahmad Abu Na'na22 years oldGaza
7/12/2000
Nizar Mahmoud Eideh
Mustafa Hattab
Mohammad Abu Asi
15 years old
16 years old
30 years old
Ramallah
Gaza
Gaza
8/12/2000
Mahmoud Abdullah Yahia
Ala' Abu Jaber
Mohammad Qassim
Mohannad Abu Shadouf
Ziad Sbeih
Motaz Taylakh
Ammar Samir Mashni
Hasan Ali Shaheen
17 years old
17 years old
21 years old
31 years old
34 years old
16 years old
16 years old
40 years old
Jenin
Jenin
Jenin
Jenin
Jenin
Bethlehem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
9/12/2000
Salim Hamaideh12 years oldGaza



The Health Minister Riyad Za'noun said that toll of Israeli shooting against the Palestinians since the beginning of the Intifada has reached the unprecedented number of (11,000) injured, out of whom 40% received head injuries, 20% injured in the eyes, 20% injured in the chest and 20% in the limbs.

Dr. Za'noun added that 25 children lost their eyes and another 17 were declared clinically dead while others are under continued coma following injuries by the Israeli sniper shots. 82% of the injured were hit by special bullets (domdom) that explode inside the human body. (This kind of bullets is prohibited by the international law.)

The Israeli occupation forces also used tanks and air-born missiles to hit Palestinian residential areas and against Palestinian demonstrators.

The Israeli occupation forces also arrested more than 500 Palestinians since the beginning of the Intifada.

Ambulances and medics were also among the targets of the soldiers and the settlers. (Recalling the medic M. Al-Baleisi who was shot dead while trying to reach the child Moh'd Al-Durra and his father.)

26 ambulances have been attacked, 29 medics and medical volunteers in the Red Crescent were injured.

Moreover, 54 ambulances have been hindred by the Israeli military blockades, both from arriving to the injured and taking them to the hospitals.

The coordinator of the U.N. issued a report on the losses which the Palestinian economy has suffered as a result of the blockade on the Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps by the Israeli forces since the beginning of the Intifada till Oct. 18th, 2000. The report estimates the daily loss as ($186.2 million), i.e. ($9.8 million).
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Palestine Ministry of Information
Dec. 10, 2000


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