|IOP - 02 February 2012|
|Monday, 06 February 2012|
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
24 hours to 8am 02 February 2012
Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG) http://www.nad-plo.org/dailyreports.php
10:30pm Israeli tanks shell Beit Hanun farms
10:40pm Israeli war-planes strafe Beit Hanun farms
Beit Hanun hit by Israeli missile strike
Young persons in the Askar refugee camp under Israeli fire
Stone-throwing settler militants hospitalise Palestinian woman
Israeli troops invade home and vandalise the contents
Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in refugee camp and 3 towns and villages
2 air strikes – 2 attacks – 6 raids including home invasions and settler violence – 1 injured – 2 acts of agricultural sabotage – 1 taken prisoner – 1 detained – 100 restrictions of movement
Home invasions & occupations: midnight, Yatta - 04:00, Beit Ummar.
Peace disruption raids: 03:00, Aqraba - 02:00, the Al-Far'a refugee camp - 07:00, Asira Al-Qibliya - 19:20, Jericho.
Palestinian attack: Northern Gaza – evening, seven missiles fired towards the Green Line.
Palestinian attack: Khan Yunis – evening, a number of missiles fired towards the Green Line.
Air strike – agricultural sabotage: Northern Gaza – 22:40, Israeli war-planes strafed farms in Beit Hanun.
Air strike: Northern Gaza – 20:00, Beit Hanun hit by Israeli missile strike.
Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Northern Gaza – 22:30, Israeli tanks shelled Beit Hanun farms.
Israeli attack: Nablus – 15:15, Israeli forces opened fire on minors in the Askar refugee camp.
Home invasion and vandalism: Hebron – midnight, Israeli troops raided Yatta, forced their way into a house and vandalised the contents.
House demolition order: Jerusalem – Israeli Occupation troops placed a demolition order on the home of Silwan resident, Maher Isyam.
Occupation settler violence: Nablus – 14:00, a Palestinian woman, Miyasar Ismail (61), was admitted to hospital with a head injury caused by stone- throwing Israeli militants near Huwara.
Occupation settler violence: Nablus – 03:00, an Israeli mob, accompanied by Israeli forces, raided the Al-Kuroum area in Aqraba.
Recent news updates:
Israel intends to destroy solar panels in village near Hebron. The Israeli Occupation has issued a demolition notice against a renewable energy project that provides the only source of electric lighting for the village of Al-Mnazel. http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3336-israel-plans-to-demolish-solar-panels-in-village-near-hebron
Rock-throwing settler militants near Nablus inflict head injuries – woman hospitalised.
The woman's injuries were so severe that she was kept for 24 hours in the Intensive Care Unit of Nablus Hospital before the doctors considered her condition stable enough for her to be released to a general ward. http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/61-year-old-palestinian-woman-in-intensive-care-after-settler-attack/ also http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=457118
Video: Identities of contradiction. / Moriel Rothman / A 25-minute documentary based on conversations with Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel in Deir al-Assad, Bineh and Majd al-Krum: “I learned so much from making it, and I think the views and insights expressed by the people I talked with in the making of this project cast an important light on an incredibly complex – and, in my mind, under-explored – element of the situation here in Israel/Palestine. 'Every Palestinian here, in this country, has two identities. A national identity, Palestinian. And a civil identity, which is an Israeli identity. Of course, this is reality, and we recognise it'.” http://morielrothman.com/2012/01/30/identities-of-contradiction/
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says China and Israel have "huge potential and broad prospects for co-operation." Beijing "is ready to continue to expand and deepen" the relationship and is already considering a Chinese-built rail line across the Negev Desert from Haifa, on Israel's Mediterranean coast near new-found offshore gas-fields, to Eilat on the Red Sea, Israel's maritime route to Asia. See article: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2012/02/01/China-flirts-with-Israel-amid-gulf-crisis/UPI-21281328121090/
Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli air-strike.
Video shows French woman wounded by IDF tear-gas grenade.
Israeli settlers beat Palestinian shepherd http://www.imemc.org/article/62954
Israeli Occupation soldiers attack Palestinian youth (18) with dogs and beat up two children. The Israelis abducted the teenager in Tabqa village, south of Al-Khalil after unleashing the dogs on him. http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/israeli-occupation-soldiers-unleash-hounds-at-palestinian-teen-beat-two-children-dci_palestine-hrw-unispal-secgen-warchild/
Youth Conference and
Brussels Air promotion of Israeli Apartheid
From Mazin Qumsiyeh:
Video of the event today at Al-Walaja (three arrested and subsequently released), comments on the just-concluded Herzliya conference, action item to do for Brussels Air, Youth Conference in Palestine in July, and more. This email also blogged at:
Shamelessly, the head of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, addressed this
I guess I should look on the positive side: that this year, there were less
Unfortunately, many of our closest supporters and even Palestinians
“Dear Colleagues in Brussels Air and Ink Global,
It was my first trip on Brussels Air and it will likely be the last. Your B.There! Airline magazine soured my trip since it promoted apartheid. Imagine if at the height of Apartheid in South Africa, your magazine chose to highlight the white part of the segregated country and promoted it in three distinct locations in one issue, something you do not do for any other of the nearly 200 destinations to normal cities/countries. This is precisely what you did by promoting Apartheid Israel in three locations in your January 2012 issue: On page 14 you promoted "Tel Aviv Art weekend", on page 50 you promoted a Tel-Aviv "food blog", and in page 55 you had feature article advertising (free) an Israeli company (Uploads). Brussels Air according to your magazine and website flies to nearly 200 destinations
I have an email list of more than 50,000 activists and depending on your answer to this email, I will write to them to encourage a boycott of this airline. After all, there are other ways to travel without being pelted with free advertisements for apartheid Israel.
Striving to "Stay Human" http://qumsiyeh.org
Behind the Wall
Rich Wiles is a photographic artist who has been living and working in Palestine for some years. His photographic work has been shown around Europe, the US, Australia and in Palestine itself. Since 2006 he has been writing from Occupied Palestine under the title Behind the Wall. Much of this work is based in and around the refugee camps in Palestine, highlighting daily life and memories of refugees who still live in forced exile for over 60 years since Al Nakba (The Catastrophe). www.richwiles.com
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