Israeli human right abuses of Palestinians and their property have grown exponentially. Killings, physical assaults, arrests, home demolitions, and land seizures are just examples of the kinds of abuses Palestinians are subjected to on daily basis, most of which have risen to the level of war crimes.
The Palestinian environment has been radically polluted and transformed by the Israeli occupation of Palestine. These environmental crimes, which began following the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, have gone largely ignored and unpunished by the international community despite the huge threat they pose to the lives and health of Palestinians and the ecological balance of the areas under occupation.
The term ‘Palestinian environment’ refers to environmental components such as water, air, soil, fauna and flora which have been damaged and polluted by the Israeli occupation over the last few decades.