|IOP – 03, 04 & 05 April 2012|
|Friday, 06 April 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
(Compiled by Leslie Bravery, Palestine Human Rights Campaign POB 56150, Dominion Rd, Auckland, New Zealand www.palestine.org.nz)
72 hours to 8am 05 April 2012 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]
Child (4) dies from wounds that had rendered her quadriplegic
Israeli shelling from behind Green Line kills 17-year-old youth in Jabalya
Israeli fire from behind Green Line kills Palestinian man
Israeli troops destroy West Bank home, local infrastructure and wells
Gaza homes and farms under Israeli fire from behind Green Line
Night home invasions: 4 youngsters abducted – woman beaten and hospitalised – Israeli Army vandalism
Israeli mob beats up and hospitalises Bethlehem resident
Israeli Army raids: West bank homes destroyed – theft – water crime
Occupation Army bulldozers ruin stolen West Bank farmland
Israeli soldiers plunder shop
Israeli troops fire stun grenades at refugee schoolchildren
Zionist militants assault Palestinian farmers at work
Occupation settlers rampage in Hebron
Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in refugee camp and 48 towns and villages
6 attacks – 113 raids including home invasions – 3 beaten – 3 dead – 4 injured
8 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage – 49 taken prisoner – 37 detained
111 restrictions of movement
April 03, 04 & 05
Home invasions & occupations: dawn, Marka - 22:15, Jit - 00:20-02:30, Qalqilya - 04:50, Kafr Qalil - 10:55, Harmala village - 01:05, Husan - 02:00, the Al-Duheisha refugee camp - 23:35, Taffouh - 01:45, Bani Na’im. 01:30, Jab‘a - 01:25-03:30, Beita - 23:30, Bruqin - 11:40, Hebron - 01:15, Hebron - 01:15, Beit Awwa - 01:15, Masalma - 01:15, Baha Masalma - 01:20, Beit Ummar. dawn, Beit Rima - dawn, Bir Zeit - 01:45, Tamun - 06:40, Tulkarem - 18:45, Qalqilya - 01:50-05:20, Kafr Qaddum.
21:00, Zabuba - 01:25, Yamun - 15:25, Tayasir - 19:50, Shufa - 21:10, Fara'un - 01:00, Zaita - 01:55, Allar 11:20, Izbat Al-Tabib - 18:10, Qirat - 00:55, Al-Ubeidiya - 22:30, Quziba - 00:50, Hebron.
Peace disruption raids: Jerusalem - 12:30, Beitunya - 04:00, Beit Rima - 14:30, Hadad Al-Sihariya - 14:40, Al-Arqa - 22:45, Saffarin - 09:30, Khirbet Al-Ojwana - 03:00, Nablus - 23:30, Salfit - 16:00, Al-Jiftlik - 06:00, Jericho - 09:45, Taqo - 23:35, Taffuh - 23:35, Hebron - 01:55-03:00, Halhul. 12:30, Kafr Malik - 02:55, Al-Bireh - 09:10, Kafriyat - 22:15, Zubaba - 10:45, Baqa Al-Sharqiya - 10:45, Atil - 01:45, Tulkarem - 15:40, Azzun - 21:51, Kafr Qaddum - 11:50, Beit Imrin - 18:20, Furush Beit Dajan - 20:00, Sarra - 02:40, Qabalan - 13:00, Deir Istiya - 09:50, Jericho - 07:50, Beit Jala - 12:00, Hebron - 16:50, Al-Thahiriyye - 21:10, Al-Thahiriyye - 19:20, Yatta - 21:00, Al-Arrub - 21:05, Karza - 00:50, Nabi Na’im - 13:05, Hebron – 21:20, Hebron.
Palestinian attacks: none
Israeli attack: Hebron – 08:35, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas grenades at schoolchildren near the entrance to the Al-Arrub refugee camp.
Israeli attack on home and farm – agricultural sabotage: Rafah – morning, Israeli Army positions behind the Green Line opened fire on a house and farm on the outskirts of Al-Shuka.
Home invasion and shop plunder Qalqilya – 00:20-02:30, the Israeli Army raided the city, searched a home and plundered a cellular telephone shop.
Raid – theft – property violations: Jerusalem – the Israeli Army invaded the Al-Quds University media office, seized equipment and issued eviction orders against several employees.
Raid: Ramallah – 12:30, Israeli troops, firing stun grenades, raided Beitunya.
Raid – destruction of dwellings – theft – water crime: Nablus – 09:30, the Israeli Army raided Khirbet Al-Ojwana village, destroyed ten tent dwellings and stole a water tank.
Raid: Jericho – 16:00, Israeli troops raided Al-Jiftlik and took a person prisoner after shredding his identification card.
Land theft – Occupation settlement development: Tubas – 14:00, Israeli Army bulldozers levelled a plot of stolen Palestinian land in Al-Aghwar Al-Shamaliya in order to enlarge the Meskot Occupation settlement.
Land theft – Occupation settlement development: Tubas – 14:00, Israeli Army bulldozers levelled land in Al-Aghwar Al-Shamaliya in order to enlarge the Mekhora Occupation settlement.
Occupation settler violence – beating – hospitalisation: Jerusalem – 08:55, an Israeli mob beat up and hospitalised a Bethlehem resident, Ahmad Al-Abiedy.
Occupation settler violence – agricultural sabotage: Ramallah – 09:05, Zionist militants, accompanied by Israeli troops, raided Al-Mughayer village and assaulted farmers at work on Palestinian land.
Occupation settler vandalism: Tulkarem – 19:50, a gang of Israelis raided the area connecting the villages of Shufa and Izbat Shufa and held up traffic.
Occupation settler agricultural sabotage – land theft: Hebron – 10:50, Israeli militants bulldozed Palestinian farmland stolen by the Israeli Army and paved a road for the purpose of settlement expansion.
Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 13:30, a gang of settlers raided Palestinian agricultural land in Tel Al-Rumeida.
Palestinian attacks: none
Child dies from wounds that had rendered her quadriplegic after being shot by Israeli Army. Jerusalem – a four-year-old Anata girl, Asseel Arara, died of the wounds she received when she was shot by Israeli troops on 25 October 2011. The child had been rendered a quadriplegic when the Israeli Army conducted a live-fire military exercise at its Anatot base, on land in Anata stolen from local residents. http://www.imemc.org/article/62371
Israeli attack – death of youth (17): Northern Gaza – evening, Israeli tanks positioned behind the Green Line shelled Jabalya, killing a 17-year-old youth Hashim Saed.
Israeli attack – death: Central Gaza – 20:00, Israeli forces behind the Green Line opened fire on an area near Beit Hanun and killed a Palestinian man, Bilal Al-Sa’adiya.
Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – morning, Israeli Army positions behind the Green Line opened fire on farms and homes in Al-Fukhary.
Agricultural sabotage – water crimes: Hebron – 09:30, Israeli Army bulldozers destroyed two wells and privately-owned olive trees in the east of Yatta.
Home invasions and occupation: Hebron – 01:15, the Israeli Army raided the city, invaded a shop, a university dormitory and several homes, and took prisoner two people.
Home invasions and abductions: Hebron – 01:15, Israeli forces raided Beit Awwa, invaded several homes and abducted two 17-year-old youths, Yasser Masalma and Baha Masalma.
Raid: Jenin – 22:15, Occupation troops raided Zubaba village and fired stun grenades at local youngsters.
Raid – house demolition – infrastructure sabotage: Bethlehem – 07:50, the Israeli Army raided the Al Majour area in Beit Jala, demolished a home, took away electricity poles along a 2.5km stretch of road, broke up the road surface with bulldozers and closed it with rubble.
Raid – property violations: Hebron – 21:00, Occupation forces raided Al-Arrub and forced several shops to close.
Occupation settler vandalism: Tulkarem – 18:50, Israeli militants raided the area between the villages of Shufa and Izbat Shufa and held up traffic.
Palestinian attacks: none
Home invasions – vandalism: Qalqilya – 18:45, Israeli troops raided the city, firing stun grenades as they stormed a home.
Home invasions – abductions – woman beaten and hospitalised – vandalism: Qalqilya – 01:50-05:20, the Israeli Army raided Kafr Qaddum, invaded several homes, detained 22 residents including two minors, Mohammad Jumma (15) and Harb Jumma (17) and assaulted three people, including a woman, Falasteen Jumaa. The woman was admitted to hospital. Occupation troops damaged the furniture in one house that they invaded.
Property violations – theft: Jenin – 15:55, Israeli Occupation forces prevented the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture from paving a three-kilometre road in Arraba village, took prisoner two employees and stole two Ministry bulldozers.
Occupation settler agricultural sabotage – Israeli Army collusion: Qalqilya – 09:10, Zionist fanatics, escorted by Israeli troops, bulldozed crops on Palestinian farmland in Kafr Laqif.
Occupation settler armed terrorism: Hebron – 13:05, an armed Israeli terrorist from the Bani Haver Occupation settlement opened fire on young Palestinians.
Occupation settler mob violence: Hebron – 13:05, a stone-throwing Israeli mob attacked the Old City homes of a Palestinian man, Ayaad Abu Rajab, and the Al Sadr family, as well as stoning Old City residents. Windows were smashed and a vehicle damaged during the settler rampage.
Occupation settler mob violence: Hebron – 21:20, a gang of Israeli settlers assaulted a Palestinian man, Sameh Zahada, as they attempted to break into his home.
Recent news updates:
Appeal for support for Paul Donnachie. No to all racism – so no to Israeli apartheid. Edinburgh Criminal Appeal Court, Lawnmarket (junction of Royal Mile and George IV Bridge) Wednesday 4 April, 9.30am. Paul Donnachie was convicted of racially aggravated conduct in Cupar Sheriff Court by Sheriff MacNair on the grounds that criticising someone’s Zionist political commitment is a form of ‘racism’. Convicting Donnachie, Sheriff MacNair stated in open court that “Saying a state is terrorist is the same as saying that all the citizens of the state are terrorist.” More here As Israeli crimes evoke rising anger, the first and last response of pro-Israel activists in Scotland, including the key witness in Paul Donnachie’s trial, is to smear supporters of Palestinian rights as driven by racism rather than opposition to apartheid. The racism smear is not a side issue in Palestine solidarity; it is the last weapon of defenders of the pariah state of Israel. SPSC saw off similar politically-driven charges helped by public support inside and outside the courtroom. We ask all supporters of human rights to join us to extend the same solidarity to Paul Donnachie, a committed anti-racist and supporter of Palestinian rights.
Signed: Kevin Connor Niel Forbes Vanesa Fuertes Sofiah MacLeod Mick Napier (The SPSC5 were charged with racism for solidarity with Palestine; charges were dismissed in April 2010 when Sheriff James Scott ruled that their "comments were clearly directed at the State of Israel", that, "The Israeli state is not a 'person'," and that to limit criticism of a state would "render worthless their article 10(1) rights [freedom of expression]": more here) http://t.ymlp228.net/mjmaramjusavawafamsy/click.php
Thirty Palestinians killed by Israel in March, 300 imprisoned. Over the past month Israel carried out dozens of operations and military incursions in the Occupied Palestinian territories. "Thirty Palestinians were killed by Israel in March," said the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights, "most of them in the besieged Gaza Strip." The Foundation reported that three West Bank children under the age of 18 were killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank. Two of the children, Hamza Zayed Jaradat and Zayed Jomah Jaradat, both age 12, were killed by abandoned Israeli Army ordnance. The third minor, Zakaria Jamal Abu Arram (17) from the town of Yatta, was killed when Israeli soldiers raided and recaptured a recently-released exchange prisoner. According to the Foundation, the number of Palestinians being taken prisoner by Israeli Occupation forces is on the increase. http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/3588-thirty-palestinians-killed-by-israel-in-march-300-imprisoned
UN Panel uses the strongest language so far to highlight Israeli discrimination and racism. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), was "appalled" by Israel’s racial segregation policies and that an advanced version of a forthcoming CERD report indicates that racial prejudice can be found in almost every facet of Israeli life. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/116872593/CERDCISRCO14-16
Freedom for Jerusalem, the capital of Israel and Palestine. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/freedom-for-jerusalem-the-capital-of-israel-and-palestine-1.422041
ICC won't investigate Gaza war because Palestine is 'not a state'. Hague court rejects Palestinian request for tribunal into Operation Cast Lead. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=473738
ICC rejects Palestinian bid to investigate Israeli war crimes during 'Cast Lead' Gaza operation. International Criminal Court in The Hague says reason for decision is that Palestine is currently recognised by the United Nations as an 'observer,' not a 'Non-member State'. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/icc-rejects-palestinian-bid-to-investigate-israeli-war-crimes-during-cast-lead-gaza-operation-1.422397
Emma Thompson backs Israel boycott for Shakespeare festival. 37 people have signed a letter calling for Israel to be removed from the roster, including Miriam Margolyes, David Aukin, Jonathan Miller and Mike Leigh. Also on the list is the star of the play Jerusalem, Mark Rylance. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/65977/emma-thompson-backs-israel-boycott-shakespeare-festival
Israeli troops raze Bethlehem homes, electricity pylons. Israeli forces on Tuesday razed four homes and dozens of electricity pylons near the Occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Apr-03/169061-israeli-troops-raze-bethlehem-homes-electricity-pylons.ashx
The Jenin and Nablus Massacres – Video. http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/the-jenin-nablus-massacres-video/
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