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

Israeli troops seize Palestinian farmers' livestock

Israeli soldiers force Palestinian farmer off his land

Israel orders demolition of UN-donated homes in East Jerusalem

Stone-throwing settlers hospitalise Hebron Old City resident

Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in 8 towns and villages

13 raids including home invasions – 1 injured

4 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage

1 taken prisoner – 8 detained – 102 restrictions of movement

Home invasions & occupations: 00:40, Um al-Jamal - 03:25, Kafr Qaddum - 23:10, al-Laban al-Sharqiya.

Peace disruption raids: morning, al-Issawiya - 09:10, Kharbath al-Manthar - 12:50, Burqin - midnight, Silat al-Harithiya - 00:40, Tamun - 01:10, al-Yamun - 06:30, Ein Al-Bayda - 21:50-02:15, Beit Furiq - 02:05, Sabastiya - 15:10, al-Doha.

Palestinian attacks: none

Reports on Gaza missile strikes in Israel for 1-7 August 2012

During the week two missiles hit open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.

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

Agricultural sabotage: Tubas – 11:40, Israeli soldiers stole 120 head of cattle from people in the Jordan Valley and in addition imposed a massive financial penalty on every head of livestock taken.

Agricultural sabotage: Qalqilya – 18:40, Israeli troops forced a farmer, Yasser Ishtawi, off of his farmland in Kafr Qaddum.

House demolitions: Jerusalem – the Israeli Occupation ordered the demolition of homes belonging to seven Palestinian families in Beit Hanina. The buildings had been donated by the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Occupation settler violence: Hebron – 21:10, a man, Ahmad Al-Ja’bar, was injured and hospitalised by stone-throwing settlers in the Old City.

Raid – plunder – economic sabotage: Jenin – 09:10, Israeli troops raided Kharbath al-Manthar village, trapped behind Israel's annexation Wall, and stole several tons of wood used in the manufacture of charcoal.

Raid – property violations: Jenin – 12:50, the Israeli Army raided Burqin, invaded a vehicle repair shop, took prisoner a resident, and made off with a computer and files.

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:

Woroud Qasem and Bilal Diab release. Woroud Qasem, from al-Tira in occupied Palestine '48 was released on 9 August 2012 after serving nearly six years in prison. She was welcomed back to her village by hundreds of people who came to greet her; she was one of a few women political prisoners who were not released in the October 2011 prisoner exchange. She delivered a speech upon her return, calling upon all institutions to highlight the struggle and suffering of Palestinian political prisoners. Long-term hunger striker Hassan Safadi, who was in administrative detention as well, and who Israel refused to release in June in violation of the agreement ending the April-May 2012 hunger strike, remains on hunger strike, demanding his release, alongside fellow prisoners, Samer al-Barq, Ayman Sharawna and Samer al-Issawi.  Linah Alsaafin interviewed his family for the Electronic Intifada, as well as covering the releases of Qasem and Diab.

Palestinian villages struggle as Israeli settlement waste contaminates the environment. Mondoweiss 7 Aug by Marta Fortunato -- "The bad odor is constant here and nowadays it has become normal to find rodents and insects in this area," Ahmed, a resident of Burin, tells us, staring at the smelly polluted water flowing less than ten metres from the houses of his village located between Salfit and Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank -- "It's not only about the smell. In the village a lot of people suffer from skin diseases, asthma, and other illnesses." The wastewater stemming from the Ariel settlement has played a major role in the contamination of water and in the pollution of the environment in the Salfit area. Due to the concentration of pollutant elements in this zone, many agricultural fields have been destroyed and many animals and plants have been killed. Moreover, many infectious water-borne diseases, like diarrhoea, have broken out, especially among children.

No proof Gaza connection to Egypt attack.

Farmer shot by soldiers in Gaza.

One protester critically wounded, dozens treated for tear gas in five anti-Wall protests Friday


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

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