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Thursday, 19 July 2012

While Occupation and blockade are 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

24 hours to 8am 18 July 2012 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]

Armed settler terrorist shoots and wounds Palestinian woman

Israeli troops bulldoze West Bank village crops and uproot 30 olive trees

2:10am home invasions: Israeli soldiers abduct three 17-year-old youths

Two Gaza areas shelled and invaded by Israeli Army

Two minors aged 14 and 17 abducted by Israeli troops in Beit Ummar

Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in refugee camp and 7 towns and villages

3 attacks – 21 raids including home invasions – 1 injured

3 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage

10 taken prisoner – 9 detained – 104 restrictions of movement

Home invasions & occupations: 00:45-04:40, Azzun - 02:10, Bruqin - 02:00, Jericho - 02:15, Beitar - dawn, Surif.

Peace disruption raids: Evening, Al-Qarara - evening, Abasan - 11:00, Jalbun - 01:20, Jenin - 18:00, Tubas - 00:25, the Al-Far’a refugee camp - 17:10, Allar - 17:10, Sayda - 23:40, Nablus – morning , Qusri - 11:00, Marda - 13:00, Hares - 19:25, Husan - 21:45, Harmala - 08:25, Hebron - 08:50, Tarqumia.

Palestinian attacks: none

Israeli attack – incursion – agricultural sabotage: Gaza – evening, Israeli troops, equipped with bulldozers, shot their way onto Al-Zaytun farmland and bulldozed crops.

Israeli attacks – incursions: Khan Yunis – evening, Israeli tanks shelled Al-Qarara and Abasan during incursions into both areas.

Home invasions and abductions: Salfit – 02:10, Israeli troops raided Bruqin, invaded several homes and abducted three 17-year-old youths: Yafi Barakat, Mohammad Barakat and Mohammad Sbieh Barakat.

Detentions of minors: Hebron – Israeli soldiers in Beit Ummar detained two minors: Kamil HashHash (7) and Abed Jawabra (13).

Armed Occupation settler terrorism – wounding – hospitalisation: Jerusalem – 15:20, a wounded Palestinian woman, Sanad Abu Libda was admitted to hospital after an armed settler terrorist, waiting near the Qalandya checkpoint, opened fire on her vehicle.

Armed Occupation settler violence: Jenin – 18:00, Israeli militants invaded the former Occupation settlement of Homesh and assaulted four residents.

Abductions: Hebron – Israeli soldiers in Beit Ummar abducted two minors: Mohammad Bahar (17) and Abdel Rahman Bahar (14).

Raid – agricultural sabotage: Nablus – morning, the Israeli Army raided Qusra village farmland, bulldozing crops and uprooting 30 olive trees.

Raid: Salfit – 13:00, the Israeli Army raided Hares village and photographed plots of land.

Economic sabotage: Gaza – the Israeli Navy continues to enforce a three-nautical-mile fishing zone on the blockaded territory.

Violation: Hebron – Israeli Occupation forces continue to enforce a military order prohibiting Palestinian vehicles from using Shalala Old Street and allowing only Israeli civilian and military vehicles on the road.

Recent news updates:

Apartheid and International Law in the oPt – Virginia Tilley speaks. Saturday, 21 July 2012 at 5.30pm
117-131 Capel Street, North Melbourne. We urge everyone to go and hear Dr Virginia Tilley speak on this important topic. Her expertise on the concepts of apartheid and colonialism as they pertain to Israel and the Palestinian territories under its control, saw her editing the recently-released book “Beyond Occupation” with some eminent contributors, of which she is one. At a time when Israel is increasingly under the microscope for its brutal treatment of the Palestinians, Dr Tilley presents her conclusions as to whether Israel is in fact an apartheid state. Her analysis and its implications impacts on us all. Not to be missed! - Sonja Karkar, Editor

Londoners reject De Beers Forevermark Israeli Blood Diamond. Human Rights activists protested at De Beers in London over its display of an Israeli blood diamond in the Tower of London. The Forevermark blood diamond was crafted by De Beers' partner, Steinmetz, which is complicit in the massacre of the Samouni family in Gaza.

Israeli 'law' in Hebron.

Israeli military forcefully shuts down Hebron Old City. On 10 July Israeli troops entered the Old City without warning or explanation, and with great force shut down every shop in the old market (sooq). At 16:50, after 20 minutes of searching shops and tunnels, the Israeli Army ordered every shopkeeper in H2* from Bab il Baledeyya to the Mosque gate to close within five minutes and evacuate the area. They also detonated stun grenades at close range to shopkeepers and pedestrians whom they had trapped in the narrow streets of the market and searched many homes. (Note: this happened several days ago - it is interesting to note how much is happening with hardly anyone knowing of it, outside the location directly affected. A.K.)

What if an American politician came out for preserving a Christian majority?

New Israeli policy calls for segregating and testing African migrants in hospitals.


Apartheid Israel selections

From Mazin Qumsiyeh:

*The right wing Zionists keep **invoking** "anti-Semitism" and the events of WW2 to try to deflect any legitimate criticism of their cherished idol: the apartheid state of Israel. But this is no longer working. The list below just gives a glimpse from the past few days. Even puppets of the Israel lobby like Hilary Clinton get pelted by shoes and tomatoes in Egypt! But Zionists are busy pushing for war on Iran, legalising violations of international law, ignoring human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain while exaggerating those happening in Syria, and celebrating the appointment of someone who happens to be Jewish as head of the Superior Court of Great Britain! (Imagine if I was to celebrate such achievements for Christians). Do we live in an Orwellian world.*

Response to university president's visit to Israel

Prominent scholars and human rights activists issued an open letter to university presidents who participated in a recent (1-19 July 2012) tour of Israel designed to bolster co-operation between US and Israeli universities sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, calling upon the university officials to “not…pursue institutional relationships between your universities and Israeli universities, and to discontinue any existing institutional relationships that might already exist.” (the greatest allies of USA unopperialism, story not covered by the Western media because they support this kleptocracy and its torture and murder of dissidents and they are busy building revolution in Syria)

Destroy all churches in the Arabian Peninsula – Saudi Grand Mufti
(Zionist) Birthright participant turns pro-Palestinian activist `I'm
helping the Jews by being here,' says Laura Gordon, who has joined the
International Solidarity Movement
British government report finds widespread human rights abuses of Palestinian children.
Prominent UK jurist says boycott of West Bank settlement products is legal. In his paper, James Crawford says that the ban was legal as the West Bank cannot be seen as a part of Israel.
A new study finds that most Germans who oppose Israel's Palestinian
policies are not anti-Semitic
, but pro-peace and human rights
Pro-Palestinian ads ignite controversy
Hillary Clinton motorcade pelted with tomatoes, shoes in Egypt
Nelson Mandela Foundation Calls For UN to Act on Israeli Violations

Stay Human

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

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