November 2, 2019

IOP – 2 November 2019

While the Occupation is business as usual for Israel,

there should be no business with Israel

In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property

(Compiled by Leslie Bravery, Palestine Human Rights Campaign, Auckland, New Zealand

02 November 2019  {Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG):  NB:The period covered by this newsletter is taken from the PMG’s 24-hour sitrep ending 8am the day after the above date.}

We shall always do our best to verify the accuracy of all items in these IOP newsletters/reports wherever possible [e.g. we often suspect that names of people and places that we see in the PMG sitreps could be typos but as we do not speak Arabic, we have no alternative but to copy and paste these names from the PMG sitreps] – but please forgive us for any errors or omissions –  L & M.

Israeli Army

positions open fire

on Gaza farmland


Israeli Army land

seizures for

Occupation settlement



Israeli Army olive

harvest sabotage


Israeli Army raids

West Bank school


Night peace disruption

and/or home invasions

in 4 West Bank villages


20 attacks


2 Israeli ceasefire



10 raids including

home invasions


2 acts of




6 taken prisoner

Home invasions: dawn, al-Suwana – 02:10, Dura.

Peace disruption raids: morning, al-Eisawiya – evening, al-Ram – 10:00-11:00, Kafr Malik – 01:25-02:50, Beit Liqiya – 18:20-00:25, Azun – 19:00, Bethlehem – 03:30, al-Khadr – 09:35-12:00, Yatta.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Northern Gaza – 11:40, Israeli forces, positioned behind the Green Line, opened fire on agricultural land in north Beit Hanun.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – 17:40, Israeli forces, positioned behind the Green Line, opened fire on farmland east of Khan Yunis City.

Israeli Army land seizure for Occupation settlement expansion: Jerusalem – the Israeli Army issued an order, confiscating land in Hizma for settlement expansion purposes.

Israeli Army olive harvest sabotage: Nablus – 09:20, the Israeli Army forced Palestinian olive harvesters off their land near the Yitzhar Israeli Occupation settlement, in order to prevent further harvesting.

Israeli Army land seizure for Occupation settlement expansion: Nablus – Israeli forces issued land-seizure orders on land in Majdal Bani Fadil and Duma villages, for Occupation settlement development.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters – assault on school – abduction: Jerusalem – morning, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided al-Eisawiya village and the local boys’ secondary school, causing several tear gas casualties there and abducting one of the pupils.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – evening, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters raided Al-Ram.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 18:20-00:25, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters raided Azun.

Restrictions of movement (14): 14:00, entrance to al-Eisawiya village – 19:20, entrance to al-Eizariya – 17:00, Ein Sinya village roundabout – 21:25-23:35, entrance to Deir Abu Masha’al village – 14:15, northern entrance to Tuqu’ – 14:20, Aqbat Hasna – 18:40-22:00, entrance to Jinata – 18:50-22:00, western entrance to Tuqu’ – 22:40, Aqbat Hasna area – 09:35-12:00, Yatta – 15:30-17:00, Beit Einoun road junction – 20:05, entrance to Idhna – 20:30-21:30, entrance to Beit Ummar – 20:30-22:00, Khursa village road junction.

[NB: Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children]

News updates:


During the past month of October, Israel forces carried out 107 Gaza ceasefire violations, before finally provoking the firing of a single missile from Gaza on the last day of the month. Following that Palestinian missile being launched, Israeli forces made three more attacks on Gaza neighbourhoods.


On 1 November, Resistance fighters launched ten missiles from Gaza into southern Israel, resulting in flying shrapnel that injured a woman and damaged a house. Israeli forces quickly reacted, with air strikes hitting a large number of areas in Gaza that killed one person, Ahmad Muhammad al-Shakhri. The Israeli Energy Minister and Security Cabinet member, Yuval Steinitz, said he believed that Israel “may have to set out on a big army operation” against Gaza.


The October Gaza ceasefire violations total score is: Israel 111 to Palestine’s 1. Yet Israel would have the world believe that the relentless military violence it wages against Gaza is solely in response to missile-launches from the territory. The truth is that, whether or not there happens to be missiles fired from Gaza, Israel deploys its Army, Navy and Air Force against it in almost daily ceasefire violations. In October, the Israeli Navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats on at least 26 occasions,  wounding two crew members. Israel asserts that Gaza is a threat to Israel and yet it is Israel that constantly invades Gaza. Last month, Israeli forces made at least seven incursions into Gaza, opening fire and using bulldozers to lay waste to the land, while Israeli Army positons behind the Green Line opened fire on Gaza farmland on 49 occasions. Israeli sniper fire against unarmed civilian protesters during October killed one person and wounded 295. 


Leslie Bravery

PHRC | Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand 


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