Al Mezan Center for Human Rights monitors and documents human rights and international humanitarian law violations, including Israeli attacks and policies targeting the population of the Gaza Strip.
This reporting is part of the Center’s efforts in protection, promotion and monitoring of violations by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially in the Gaza Strip.
This report covers the period of 2013 and focuses on incidents and policies in the access restricted areas (ARA), or buffer zone, in the Gaza Strip.
The report breaks down the reporting between attacks against residents and visitors of the border areas, workers in various forms of the agricultural, fishing and farming industries, rubble collectors, and demonstrators, who enter the area to protest against the mechanisms and enforcement of the buffer zone by the IOF.
The report shares the documentation of attacks on civilians, including those that result in deaths and injuries; arbitrary arrests; and the policies that hinder access to livelihoods, adequate housing and education.
The data raises serious questions as to the extent of the systematic violations of international human rights law (IHRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL) by the IOF against the population of the Gaza Strip, without any effective intervention from the international community, particularly the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.