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Friday, 03 August 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 www.palestine.org.nz)

24 hours to 8am, 01 August 2012 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]

Israeli Army positions behind Green Line open fire on farms in 3 Gaza districts

Israeli Navy opens fire on Palestinian fishing boats off Beit Lahiya

Central Gaza: Israeli Army bulldozers encounter armed Palestinian resistance

Israeli Army steals Palestinian farm tractors in Jordan Valley

Occupation settlers damage Palestinian olive groves and set fire to fruit trees

Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in 10 towns and villages 5 attacks – 15 raids including home invasions – 1 beaten – 1 injured

9 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage – 6 taken prisoner – 9 detained 94 restrictions of movement

Home invasions & occupations: 03:45, Tamun - 22:00, Al-Nabi Elyas - 00:35-02:30, Odala - 03:10, Nablus - 02:10, Salfit - morning, Al-Tabaqa.

Peace disruption raids: 10:00, Kafr Dan - 03:20, Qabatya - 13:15, Tulkarem - 10:15, Salem - 23:30, Beit Dajan - 03:10, Al-Bithan - 02:30, Jericho - 15:10, Beit Ummar - 22:30, Hebron Old City.

Palestinian attacks: none

Reports on Gaza missile strikes in Israel for 25-31 July 2012:

During the week ten missile strikes hit open areas. One woman suffered minor injuries; no property was damaged.

For the whole month of July there were 19 missile strikes in open areas and one woman suffered minor injuries; no property was damaged.

In the evening of July 9, heavy machinegun-fire from the Gaza Strip hit the commercial centre at the Yad Mordechai road junction. There were no casualties but parked cars and a restaurant wall were damaged.

Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry (See Since the end of Operation Cast Lead ticker).

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Israel+Ministry+of+Foreign+Affairs.htm

Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Northern Gaza – dawn, an Israeli Army position behind the Green Line opened fire on Beit Hanun houses and farms. http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=20375

Israeli attack – economic sabotage: Northern Gaza – morning, Israeli gunboats opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off Beit Lahiya.

Israeli attack – economic sabotage – armed Palestinian resistance: Central Gaza – morning, Israeli forces invading the vicinity of the Al-Bureij refugee camp met with armed Palestinian resistance when the troops began bulldozing crops.

Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Central Gaza – dawn, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green line opened fire on farms in Wadi Al-Salqa.

Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – dawn, Israeli forces positioned behind the Green Line opened fire on agricultural land in Al-Qarara.

Home invasion – vandalism: Nablus – 00:35-02:30, the Israeli Army raided Odala village and fired flares and stun grenades as they searched a home.

Agricultural sabotage – theft: Tubas – 09:10, the Israeli Army stole two privately-owned farm tractors in the northern Jordan valley.

Agricultural sabotage – settlement development: Bethlehem – 11:55, Israeli troops cleared Palestinian-owned farmland for the purpose of paving a 350-metre road to service the Roman Settlement in Taqou.

http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=20373

Raid – tear gas casualties: Hebron – 15:10, Occupation forces at the entrance of Beit Ummar fired stun and tear gas grenades at a funeral gathering, inflicting a number of tear gas casualties.

http://www.imemc.org/article/63996

Raid: Hebron – 22:30, the Israeli Army fired stun and tear gas grenades at residents in the Abu Hadid area of the Old City.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage and arson attack: Ramallah – 22:35, Israeli militants invaded agricultural land in Deir Nidham, damaging olive groves and setting fire to 30 fruit trees.

Occupation settler beating and hospitalisation: Hebron – 11:10, a Palestinian villager, Mohammad Sabaha, was assaulted and hospitalised by Zionist fanatics during a raid on the Yatta village of Imneizil.

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:

Israeli security company that runs CCTV on the London Underground 'lost' crucial footage of 7/7 bombing and De Menezes shooting. Verint Systems, the Israeli security company contracted to manage and operate London Underground’s CCTV network – which also lost crucial footage of the 7/7 bombers and the shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes – faces fraud charges in New York. The crooked Israeli company hangs on to a 30-year contract for London Underground CCTV surveillance. More: Essential reading: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message432700/pg1

Using water as a weapon in the West Bank. / Amira Hass / Haaretz Events in Area C are a burning issue for the Co-ordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot. More correctly, he is infuriated by what he and the Civil Administration bureaucracy term "Palestinian illegal construction." What especially sets his blood boiling, at least according to European representatives who have spent time with him, is that some of this very construction – of facilities like cisterns, solar panels and school buildings – is being funded by European countries, who see it as a necessary humanitarian move. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/using-water-as-a-weapon-in-the-west-bank.premium-1.455087    http://jfjfp.com/?p=33050#water3

Occupation settlers uproot and burn olive trees in Nabi Saleh – Israeli Army complicity. Israeli settlers uprooted and burned olive trees on Palestinian land in the village of Nabi Saleh on Wednesday. According to the Palestine News Network, a spokesman for the Palestinian Popular Resistance Movement in Nabi Saleh said that the Israeli military escorted a group of settlers to the area and watched passively as the settlers destroyed Palestinian property. The land’s owners were not present at the time the destruction began but villagers rushed to the area as soon as smoke was spotted. The settlers ran away before the farmers could reach them. http://www.imemc.org/article/63995

Israeli group works for demolition orders on Palestinian homes and maps Palestinian removals. http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/07/israeli-group-maps-palestinian-removals/

Israel orders demolition of structures in Jordan Valley. Israeli soldiers handed Palestinians in the northern areas of the Jordan Valley demolition notices for seven structures, including tent dwellings and animal shelters. http://english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=20359

BBC Video: Israeli security 'read' tourists' private emails. How would you feel if, when you arrived at your holiday destination, security staff demanded to read your personal emails and look at your Facebook account? Israel's attorney general has been asked to look into claims that the country's airport security officials have been doing just that: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/9741639.stm

Palestinian 'shot, injured' by Israeli forces near Beit Ummar. Israeli forces shot and injured a 19-year-old Palestinian overnight on Monday. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=508953

Romney exposed his ignorance. / Sam Bahour / http://www.religionnews.com/politics/election/guest-commentary-romney-exposed-his-ignorance-in-the-land-of-the-prophets

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Further news sources

Ali Kazak's newsletter Today in Palestine contains many news summaries that include both armed and non-violent methods of resistance to the Occupation. The newsletter also contains much other useful reporting. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more news see: Today in Palestine!

groups.yahoo.com/group/f_shadi

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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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Declaration

We believe that a just peace in Palestine/Israel depends upon the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland and the dismantling of the Zionist structure of the state of Israel, recognising that the further partitioning of Palestine in order to create the so-called two-state solution would lead only to further injustice and suffering.

We advocate the primacy of international law, the acceptance of which by the Israeli regime must be the basis for the ending of Israeli military occupation and all forms of ethnic discrimination.

We work to raise awareness of the international community's responsibility for upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the urgent need for the state of Israel to be called to account for its gross abuses of Palestinian human rights.

We call for the establishment of a unitary, secular and democratic state in Palestine/Israel, with full and equal citizenship rights for Palestinians, Israeli Jews and all other ethnic communities.

The Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand (PHRC) works to raise public awareness of the Palestinian people's struggle to resist Israeli military occupation and Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. PHRC seeks to bring pressure on the New Zealand Government to join the majority of the international community in requiring Israel to:

  • observe all relevant UN Resolutions and Geneva conventions

  • cease ethnic discrimination and territorial annexation

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