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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

48 hours to 8am 23 May 2012 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]

Gaza shelled and under fire

Palestinian fishing boats under Israeli Navy fire in 3 attacks

Israeli soldiers abduct 10 minors

IOP reports: Israeli soldiers abduct over 200 named minors so far this year

Settler militants invade farmland and beat up farmer

Gaza farms invaded and under Israeli fire – crops bulldozed

Israeli soldiers beat up 3 Palestinians on their way to work

Night peace disruption in 20 towns and villages

9 attacks – 56 raids including home invasions – 4 beaten – 4 injured

8 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage

29 taken prisoner – 16 detained – 108 restrictions of movement

May 22 & 23

Home invasions & occupations: dawn, Beit Ummar. 23:30, Ein Yabrud - 02:15-05:15, Jenin - 23:40, Tayasir - 09:10, Tulkarem - 02:50, Tulkarem - 02:20-05:00, Azzun - 01:30, Nablus - 01:45-05:40, Salfit - 16:20, Marj Najah - 23:50, Beit Awa - Beit Ummar.

Peace disruption raids: 10:50, Al-Ram - 09:15, Rafat - 23:15, Shuqba - 08:50, Qabatya - 14:50, Zabada - 14:50, Jab’a - 14:50, Masliya - 19:30, Arraba - 19:30, Zubaba - 19:30, Beit Qad - 19:30, Jalbun - 14:50, Bardala - 19:30, Tubas - 00:45, Al-Far’a - 08:45, Bal’a - 09:40, Atil - 09:50, Zeita - 02:20, Anabta - 02:20, Allar - 02:20, Seida - 10:00, Kafr Qaddum - 20:00, Kafr Qaddum - 08:30, Asira Al-Shamaliya - 10:50, Aqraba - 13:20, Al-Nassariya - 00:45, Kifl Hares - 10:35, Al-Oja - 18:00, Fasayil - 10:25, Ithna - 19:40, the Al-Arrub refugee camp - 22:35, Yatta - 22:35, Al-Ramadin. 16:00, Abu Dis town - 21:00, Turmusiya - 00:05, Beir Ziet - 09:00, Hadad - midnight, Al Yamun - 20:25-21:40, Assira Shamalya - 00:15, Qabalan - 09:30, Fasayil - 08:30, Nahalin - 11:25, Hebron - 23:20, Ithna.

May 22

Palestinian attacks: none

Israeli attack: Jerusalem evening, Israeli forces positioned themselves in the Jabal Al-Tur neighbourhood and fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas grenades before abducting five unidentified minors.

Israeli attack: Gaza – evening, Israeli Army positions behind the Green Line opened fire on and shelled land located between Al-Shuja’iya and Al-Zaytun.

Israeli attack – economic sabotage: Rafah – dawn, the Israeli Navy opened fire on several Palestinian fishing boats.

Agricultural sabotage: Hebron – morning, the Israeli Army bulldozed crops on eight farms.

Raid – home invasions – abductions: Hebron – dawn, Occupation soldiers raided Beit Ummar, invaded several homes and abducted two 14-year-old boys: Muhammad Awad and Ali Abu Mariya. Note: since the beginning of this year the IOP newsletter has reported the names of 202 Palestinian minors aged from 11 to to 17 abducted by Israeli Occupation soldiers.

Raid – destruction of homes – theft: Ramallah – 09:15, Israeli troops raided Rafat village, demolished an apartment building and stole a bulldozer and construction equipment.

Raid – abduction: Hebron – 19:40, Israeli forces raided the Al-Arrub refugee camp and abducted a minor (name not available).

Home demolitions: Jerusalem – 09:00, Israeli forces demolished an apartment building in Al-Tur.

House demolition orders: Jericho – 13:10, the Israeli Army issued demolition orders on three homes.

Occupation settler vandalism: Ramallah – 19:40, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles on the Al Jalazun refugee camp road.

Occupation settler violence – injury – agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 14:00, Zionist militants invaded agricultural land, beating up and injuring a farmer, Nasr Nawaj’a.

Abduction – agricultural sabotage: Hebron – evening, Israeli soldiers abducted a 15-year-old boy, Jawad Awad, while he was working with his father on agricultural land in Beit Ummar.

Abduction: Hebron – Israeli soldiers abducted a 14-year-old boy, Sameh Abu Sal.

Violation of mosque: Jerusalem – Israeli settlers, accompanied by the Israeli Army, raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque and taunted Muslim worshippers.

May 23

Palestinian attacks: none

Israeli attack: Qalqilya – 21:00, Israeli Occupation troops, positioned in Kafr Qaddum, fired stun grenades at minors.

Israeli attack: Hebron – 18:20, Israeli forces positioned themselves at the entrance to the Al Arrub refugee camp and fired tear gas grenades at people .

Israeli attack – economic sabotage: Northern Gaza – evening, Israeli gunboats opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off Al Sudaniya.

Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Gaza – morning, the Israeli Army, shot its way onto farms to the east of Deir al Balah and the Al Buraij refugee camp and bulldozed crops.

Israeli attack – economic sabotage: Gaza – 08:20, the Israeli Navy opened fire on fishing boats off Deir al Balah.

Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Rafah – an Israeli Army position on the Green Line opened fire on farms east of the city.

Beatings – injuries: Bethlehem – 09:00, three Palestinian workers on their way to work, Jamal Ghawadra, Eiz Ahmad and Ameer Fayez, were beaten up and hospitalised by Israeli soldiers.

Home invasions: Tulkarem 02:50, the Israeli Army raided the Shuwaikh neighbourhood, searched several homes and took prisoner a 60-year-old man, Ziad Sharafe, and his son.</li>

Home invasions and abductions: Qalqilya – 02:20-05:00, Israeli forces raided Azzun town, searched several homes and abducted two minors: Khaled Bedwan (16) and Mohammed Abu Hania (17).

Raid: Jerusalem – 16:00, the Israeli Army raided Abu Dis town and invaded a cigarette factory.

Raid: Jericho – 09:30 Israeli forces raided Fasayil village and photographed Bedouin community homes.

Raid – theft: Hebron – 11:25, Israeli soldiers raided the city and stole a privately-owned truck at work near the Haggai Occupation settlement.

Occupation settler vandalism: Ramallah – 12:55 and again at 19:35, militants from the Bet El settlement stoned passing vehicles.

Recent news updates:

Jerusalem settler expansion reaches point of no return.

Amnesty International: Israel frequently uses excessive force against Palestinians.

Ignoring truth and history and international law, UK press panel claims Guardian was right to say Tel Aviv is Israel's capital.

Israel demolishes West Bank villages as Jewish outposts remain untouched. Israel's eagerness to demolish renewable energy installations in a West Bank village is seen as an ugly riposte to the European Union.
Water apartheid damages Palestinian children's health. Israeli forces destroy a Palestinian-owned water tank in Dura village near Hebron in the occupied West Bank. Faqua is one of many Palestinian villages not connected to a water network. A few kilometres east of Jenin, it is located right on the edge of the massive wall that Israel continues to build in the West Bank.

Ta’ayush video: A settler attacked a B’Tselem field researcher and broke his camera in the South Hebron Hills. Soldiers present did not intervene. B’Tselem submitted a complaint to the Judea and Samaria district police against a settler who smashed a camera grabbed from one of its field researchers earlier this week in the South Hebron Hills. The incident was caught on video by a Ta’ayush activist.

Farmland exploited for Israeli military exercises. Monday, May 21, is the third day in a row of Israeli military exercises in and around the small Palestinian village of Khirbet Atwayel outside Nablus. These exercises prevent the farmers from working on their land and force the villagers to sleep under the sound of heavy shelling, with the constant presence of soldiers.

Not All Israeli Citizens Are Equal: “I’m a Palestinian who was born in the Israeli town of Lod, and thus I am an Israeli citizen. My wife is not; she is a Palestinian from Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Despite our towns being just 30 miles apart, we met almost 6000 miles away in Massachusetts, where we attended neighbouring colleges. A series of walls, checkpoints, settlements and soldiers fill the 30-mile gap between our home towns, making it more likely for us to have met on the other side of the planet than in our own backyard. Never is this reality more profound than on our trips home from our current residence outside Washington.”


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