Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07– 13 March 2019)


  • Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces for alleged stab attempt
    March 12, 2019 1:25 P.M. (Updated: March 12, 2019 2:03 P.M.)

    HEBRON (Ma’an) — A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces, on Tuesday, for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank.

    Locals told Ma’an that the Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces for attempting to carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers situated in Hebron’s Old City.

    The Palestinian was identified as Yasser al-Shweiki.

    Fawzi al-Shweiki, Yasser’s father, confirmed to Ma’an that his son was distributing notices from the Sharia Court across Hebron City.

    Sources mentioned that Israeli forces dragged Yasser’s body and took into a building that is under the Israeli settlers’ control.

    There were no injuries reported among Israeli soldiers.
    According to Hebrew-languge news outlets, Yasser approached the Israeli soldiers with a knife in attempt to carry out a stabbing attack.


    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Hebron
      March 12, 2019 2:32 PM

      Israeli soldiers killed, Tuesday, a Palestinian from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, reportedly after he attempted to stab them. Palestinian sources have confirmed that the slain man as distributing notices from the Sharia Court in the city, when the soldiers shot him.

      The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers shot and seriously injured Yasser Fawzi Shweiki , 27, and prevented its medics from approaching him.

      Eyewitnesses said the Palestinian was left bleeding on the ground, after the soldiers shot him in the chest, and later dragged his corpse into the nearby Rajabi building.

      His father, Fawzi Shweiki, said that he heard the gunshots, but did not know that it was his son, who works for the local Sharia court and was distributing notices, was the victim.

    • PCHR

      Tuesday, 12 March 2019
      In a new crime of excessive use of force, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while passing by al-Rajaby building, which the settlers took over several years ago, in al-Ras neighborhood, east of Hebron, and his corpse was taken to an unknown destination. He was killed under the pretext that he intended to carry out a stabbing attack, but PCHR’s investigations refuted those allegations. According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 12:30, Yasser Mohammad Fawzi Khaleel al-Shweiky (42), a court officer from Hebron, arrived in al-Ras area, east of the city, to hand Hebron First Instance Court’s summons for civilians living in Jaber and Wadi al-Hussien neighborhoods. Al-Shweiky stopped his work car, which has a governmental registration plate, 100 meters away from the metal detector established in front of al-Rajaby building, which the settlers took over several years ago. As al-Shweiky stepped out of the car and approached the building, a solider from the soldiers guarding the building fired a bullet at him then he fell on the ground. Minutes later, the Israeli soldiers took him to the building without providing him first aid and prevented PRCS ambulances from reaching there. Half an hour later, al-Shweiky was taken to an unknown destination. Following that, dozens of settlers gathered around al-Rajaby building and organized a protest calling for killing Arabs. Moreover, the Israeli soldiers completely closed the area and prevented civilians from moving freely in or out of the area. At approximately 18:00, Israeli authorities confiscated the car al-Shweiky was driving and took it to an unknown destination.