The agriculture committees of the Union of Agriculture Work Committees (UAWC) monitored dozens of violations committed by the occupation forces and settlers against the Palestinian agricultural sector during December of 2020.
Although international law states that intentional lethal force is only justified when there is a direct threat to life or serious injury, Israeli forces use lethal force against Palestinian minors in unwarranted circumstances, which may amount to extrajudicial killings.
In December, the occupation forces killed Ali Abu Alya a 14 years old child from of Mughayir village in Ramallah district, while he was participating in a peaceful demonstration opposition Israeli land confiscation of the village’s lands. In December 2020, dozens of injuries and suffocation cases resulted from the occupation forces ’suppression of peaceful demonstrations against the confiscation of land in different governorates.
Israeli occupation forces bulldozed about 80 dunums -most of which were planted with trees that ages reached to 20 years old- uprooted more than 1,000 trees, including 200 grape trees and 800 olive trees. In addition to executing 6 operations to confiscate agricultural machineries such as tractors, small farm tools, barracks they have also placed 6 stop work orders for farmers working on their land. Add to that placing other stop work orders against drilling cisterns and rehabilitating wells and against building greenhouses. In the Gaza Strip, the occupation forces and its gunboats committed about 20 violations against Gaza's fishermen and farmers ranged between chasing Palestinian fishermen , threatening and shooting attacks.