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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 08 August 2012 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]

Home invasion: 14-year-old boy abducted by Israeli troops

Dawn home invasion: resident beaten by Israeli soldiers

Raid: Israeli soldiers plunder agricultural equipment

Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in 10 towns and villages 16 raids including home invasions – 1 beaten – 2 injured

3 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage – 11 taken prisoner – 8 detained – 106 restrictions of movement

Home invasions & occupations: noon, al-Issawiya - 01:20, Deir Al-Sudan - 02:50, Kafr Ra’i - dawn, Beit Ummar.

Peace disruption raids: 01:20, Awarta - morning, Barta’a al-Sharqiya - 01:15, al-Tarm - 01:15, Nazlat al-Sheikh - 01:15, Zeid Om Dar - 01:15, Zabda - 11:45, al-Nassariya - 13:05, al-Bithan - 14:00, al-Bithan - 23:40, al-Bithan - 00:15-02:00, Salem - 01:40, Hebron.

Palestinian attack: Khan Yunis – a number of missiles fired towards the Green Line.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has published no reports of injury or damage from Palestinian missile fire so far for the month of August. The Ministry reports are carried at this website: See: Israeli Foreign Ministry (Click Since the end of Operation Cast Lead ticker).

Home invasion and abduction: noon, Israeli soldiers raided al-Issawiya, searched a home and abducted a 14-year-old boy: Yusuf Dari.

Home invasions – beating – injury: Hebron – dawn, the Israeli Army raided Beit Ummar, invaded three homes, beat up one resident, Ibrahim Min’im, took prisoner two others and detained another.

Raid – plunder – agricultural sabotage: Jenin – morning, Israeli troops invaded Barta’a al-Sharqiya, raided a shop, took a person prisoner and stole agricultural equipment.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Salfit – 17:00, Occupation settlers invaded local farms.

Occupation road casualty – child: Hebron – 10:00, a ten-year-old boy, Munqith Al-Jabari, was admitted to hospital in the city after being run over by an Israeli settler vehicle.

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:

The Great Book Robbery. Video: in 1948, librarians from Israel’s National Library followed Israeli soldiers as they invaded Palestinian towns and villages. They collected as many books and manuscripts as they could lay their hands on, gathering over 30,000 books from Jerusalem and another 30,000 from Haifa and Jaffa....

Beautiful Norwegian ship challenges Gaza blockade.


The One Democratic State Group

The One Democratic State Group (ODSG)

We are a diverse group of Palestinian activists, from various backgrounds, who have come together to further peace with justice in the Middle East. We believe that the One State Solution is the only viable option that guarantees comprehensive peace in the Middle East. The establishment of a Secular Democratic State on historic Palestine for all of its citizens regardless of religion, race, or sex – after the return of Palestinian refugees – IS the solution to the Middle East conflict. Our slogan is self-explanatory: “Towards a Secular Democratic State.” We are also active in the Palestine-initiated campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. These measures, similar to those applied to South Africa during the apartheid era, are necessary to bring an end to Israel's genocidal policies towards Palestinians both within Israel and throughout the Occupied Territories. We believe that these non-violent measures should be maintained until Apartheid Israel recognises the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination and the establishment of a democratic state on Mandatory Palestine; a state for ALL of its citizens.

"The One Democratic State Group is committed to the struggle for Palestinian rights. These rights will never be realised outside the framework of a unitary state with equality for all its citizens. For too long this aim has been a vision. It is time to make it happen, and the ODSG is at the forefront of that effort. They deserve our full support." ~ Ghada Karmi

"In this time of despair and ever-growing violence that threatens to destroy the Palestinian people, it is most refreshing to hear about a humanist and genuine initiative to find a just solution for the Palestine question. It is most amazing that it grew on the killing fields of Gaza, which bore the brunt of the Israeli criminal policies. It carries with it a hope that despite the various Naqbas the Palestinian people have gone through, there is still a valid possibility for Jews and Palestinians to share the land on the basis of equal and human rights. This is the only way forward and it is in particular the people of Gaza who can show us the way forward." ~ Ilan Pappe

"At a moment when ever more people are recognising the futility at again attempting to partition Palestine/Israel, and the failure of the 'two-state solution,' there is an urgent need for a new vision to bring about decolonisation, equality and justice. The One Democratic State Group is at the forefront of thinking, advocacy and action to bring about such a new vision from within Palestine. Their important and courageous work inspires real hope and deserves all our support." ~ Ali Abunimah

"Durable peace can only be based on justice, especially the implementation of the basic right of return and restitution for Palestinian refugees. This can only be done in a context of a democratic pluralistic state for all its people. Institutions and movements that promote this logical and just vision for peace are growing and should be supported. The ODSG stands at the forefront of dynamic grass-root movements that are changing the political landscape and thus are creating a better future not only for the native victims but for all people." ~ Mazin Qumsiyeh


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!


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).


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Stop the Violence Coalition

Stop the Violence is a coalition aimed at fighting against Israeli violence and crimes all over the world. The purpose of the coalition is to co-ordinate the efforts of groups and individuals working to protest against the historic and continuing oppression of Palestinian people by the Israeli regime. Our coalition is an independent and non-profit organisation, based in Europe, which was formed as part of a global movement against Israeli apartheid. We can also provide the latest news, articles, photos, events and petitions.

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Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand (PHRC)


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

  • abandon its militarism and violence