|IOP - 23 February 2012|
|Sunday, 26 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 23 February 2012
Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG) http://www.nad-plo.org/dailyreports.php
Israeli Navy opens fire on fishing boats off Rafah
Hebron: Israeli soldiers beat up and hospitalise Palestinian woman
Agricultural sabotage in 3 West Bank areas: Israeli troops destroy well and over 750 olive trees
Stone-throwing Occupation settlers hospitalise 2 Palestinian women
Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in 3 refugee camps (two raids in one of the camps) and 19 towns and villages
2 attacks – 40 raids including home invasions – 2 beaten – 3 injured
3 acts of agricultural sabotage – 15 taken prisoner – 15 detained – 10 4 restrictions of movement
Home invasions & occupations: 00:15, Deir Abou Mishael - 03:20, Arraba - 02:00-06:20, Tayasir - 21:55, Qaffin - 00:40, Azzun - 01:05, Nablus - 01:05, the Ein Beit Al-Mar refugee camp - 04:45, Nablus - 04:45, the Ein Beit Al-Mar refugee camp - 12:20, Khirbat Janba - 21:15, Dura - 21:15, Tabqa - 21:15, Sika - 02:50, the Al-Arrub refugee camp.
Peace disruption raids: 22:50, Hebron - 09:40, Al-Eizariya - 11:15, Bir Zeit - 00:15, Al-Bireh - 00:15, the Al-Amari refugee camp -10:00-12:50, Jalqamus - 14:50, Zabuba - 03:30, Silat Al-Harithiya - 14:00, Al-Aqaba - 18:00, Al-Aqaba - 09:50, Tulkarem - 12:50, Baqa Al-Sharqiya - 12:50, Alar - 22:55, Izbat Al-Tayah - 01:10, Anabta - 10:30, Habalah - 10:40, Ras Atiya - 02:00, Al-Jit - 23:00, Beit Furik - 14:10, Sabastiya - 21:40, Burin - 20:05, Fasayil - 10:00, Wadi Fukin - 01:20, Al-Khadr - 18:10, Al-Thahiriyye - 10:00, Halhul.
Palestinian attacks: none
Israeli attack: Hebron – 22:50, Israeli forces in the Old City, Talat Abu Hadid area, fired tear gas and stun grenades at young people in the streets.
Israeli attack: Rafah – Israeli gunboats opened fire on fishing boats off the city.
Home invasion: Tubas – 02:00-06:20, the Israeli Army raided Tayasir village, searched a house, detained the family and photographed their home.
Home invasions – tear-gas casualty: Tulkarem – 21:55, Occupation troops, firing tear gas grenades, raided Qaffin village and forced their way into several homes. One person was overcome by tear gas and a recently-released exchange prisoner, Majdi Al-Ajouli, and his wife and daughter were detained.
Raid: Tubas – 14:00, the Israeli Army invaded Al-Aqaba village as part of what it called a military 'exercise'.
Raid – woman beaten and hospitalised: Hebron – 10:00, Israeli soldiers raided Halhul, beating up and hospitalising a woman resident, Rima Al-Saadah.
Beating – hospitalisation: Jerusalem – 19:30, a Bidu village resident, Ali Khadoor, was admitted to hospital following a beating by Israeli troops at the Jaba checkpoint.
Beating – hospitalisation: Hebron – 13:25, Israeli troops in the Old City assaulted and hospitalised a resident, Nidal Al-Hadad.
Agricultural sabotage: Qalqilya – 09:40, the Israeli Army bulldozed land near the entrance to the city.
Agricultural sabotage: Bethlehem – morning, Occupation troops destroyed olive groves in the Al-Batta area of Jaba village.
Agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 06:00, the Israeli Army bulldozed crops, destroyed a well and uprooted 750 olive trees in the Deir Mousa area of Surif.
Occupation settler violence – injuries – damage: Jerusalem – 20:00, a stone-throwing Israeli settler mob near the Jaba checkpoint broke the jaw of a woman, Alaa Quzmar, and inflicted other injuries on her as well as injuring her mother, Salwa. The taxi in which they were travelling was damaged in the attack.
Occupation settler vandalism: Bethlehem – Israeli militants from the Takoa settlement stoned nearby passing vehicles.
Recent news updates:
Israel transfers Palestinian prisoners to an unknown location. http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3453-israel-transfers-palestinian-prisoners-to-an-unknown-location
SodaStream protest in Wellington. Saturday, 25 February 2012, 11:18 am | Wellington Palestine Group The Wellington Palestine Group (WPG) demonstrated alongside a SodaStream promotion this weekend. SodaStream is an Israeli-based company that manufactures devices for carbonating drinks. It has been promoting itself during weekends at a series of Mitre 10 stores throughout New Zealand. The promotion features plastic bottles in a cage. WPG will also be using a cage as part of their stunt also to highlight SodaStream's role in the oppression of Palestinians.. Group Spokesperson Murray Parker says Mitre 10 should not be lending its stores to help market imports from the Mishor Edomim settlement near Jerusalem: “SodaStream is running these publicity displays at Mitre 10, all about how SodaStream is better for the environment than people buying pre-packaged fizzy drinks. But SodaStream’s production is part of the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine.” Mr Parker says the WPG has written to Mitre 10 expressing its concerns that Mitre 10 is being used by SodaStream to advertise products which are made directly out of Palestinian misery and dispossession. “There are half a million illegal Israeli settlers who occupy or control most of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. They live on land stolen from Palestinians. It is an Israeli apartheid system.” Mr Parker also says that the group has written to the Foreign Minister Murray McCully to request that the NZ Government act on its United Nations' and international obligations by preventing any such products from Occupied Palestinian land entering New Zealand. “The International Court of Justice in 2004 made it quite clear that countries which have signed on to the Geneva Convention rules on humanitarian law are obliged to do what they can to end the Israeli Occupation. It would not be a major step to block these imports. New Zealand has done precious little else to fulfil these international obligations. It could start with keeping SodaStream out.” http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1202/S00264/sodastream-protest-in-wellington.htm
Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surrounding area attacked 100 times during 2011 http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3450-al-aqsa-mosque-and-its-surrounding-area-attacked-100-times-during-2011
Adnan's case highlights Israel's racist legal system. http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/adnan-s-case-highlights-israel-s-racist-legal-system-1.985723
Activism and BDS VIDEO: MSU students stage mass walk-out of StandWithUs-sponsored Israeli Army event. http://electronicintifada.net/blog/activism-and-bds-beat
Jewish social justice groups add a day in Palestine to Israel tour. http://mondoweiss.net/2012/02/jewish-social-justice-groups-add-a-day-in-palestine-to-israel-tour.html
Beatrice Webb on Zionist nonsense — updated. http://mondoweiss.net/2012/02/flopsy-mopsy-and-zionist-nonsense.html
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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