extracts from PCHR weekly report 23/6 - 29/6/2011:
IOF arrested a physically disabled young man at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the Gaza Strip.
On 28 June 2011, IOF opened fire at a number of Palestinian civilians and international solidarity activists who demonstrated nearly 500 meters away from the border between the Gaza Strip and Israeli in the northern Gaza Strip. No casualties were reported.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
At approximately 11:00, Israeli soldiers stationed on observation towers along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east of Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire near a number of Palestinian civilians and international solidarity activists who were demonstrating in the east of Beit Hanoun town. About 80 persons, including 6 members of the International Solidarity Movement, 13 members of the Local Initiative in Beit Hanoun town, 15 journalists, 10 farmers and 40 children. The children flew kites, which bore a number of slogans calling for freedom for Palestinian children and lifting the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. When the demonstrators got as close as to 500 meters away from the border, Israeli soldiers fired at them. No casualties were reported.
Arrests at Military Checkpoints
On Thursday evening, 23 June 2011, Israeli soldiers positioned at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the far north of the Gaza Strip, arrested Ayoub Ameen ‘Atallah, 19, from Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip. ‘Atalllah had undergone a plastic surgery on Slovenia, as his right leg was amputated by an Israeli shelling near his house on 28 April 2011. He traveled to Slovenia together with another 16 Palestinians on 01 May 2011, and on that day he was on his way back to the Gaza Strip.