2 Palestinians killed, 44 injured over the past week

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a new report issued Friday that two Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire over the past week while 44 others were injured including 13 children.

In its report titled “The Protection of Civilians,” Israeli forces killed a Palestinian young man at the entrance to Aroub refugee camp north of Hebron and a child in al-Ram town north of occupied Jerusalem.

During the reported period, 44 Palestinians were injured including 13 children from different parts of occupied Palestinian territories. 22 Palestinian-owned houses were either demolished or closed since the beginning of the year as part of Israeli punitive measures, leaving 110 persons homeless.

Israeli authorities also demolished 23 homes for being allegedly built without permit in Israeli-controlled Area C, displacing 43 persons including 25 children.

Along the same line, Israeli authorities issued 13 orders to stop construction of Palestinian facilities in Area C and occupied Jerusalem.

The report pointed out that Israeli settlers carried out nine attacks against Palestinian targets mainly in Bethlehem and Salfit.