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

Israeli Navy opens fire on Gaza fishing boats

Home invasions and assaults by Israeli troops: woman (66) hospitalised

3-hour night home invasion: Israeli troops make off with US$5000 in cash

Israeli Army invades more homes: stun grenade assault – resident injured

Israeli Army seizes more West Bank land in 3 locations

Occupation settlers: land theft and attempted arson

Israeli troops invade West Bank village and steal 3 tractors

Israeli Occupation orders destruction of 2 Palestinian homes

Israeli Occupation evicts Jericho farmers

Girl (4) hospitalised after being run over by Occupation settler vehicle

Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in refugee camp and 14 towns and villages

1 attack – 34 raids including home invasions – 6 beaten – 8 injured

5 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage

29 taken prisoner – 13 detained – 97 restrictions of movement

August 23 & 24

Home invasions & occupations: 03:00, the Qalandya refugee camp - north Jerusalem - 01:00, Awarta - 03:35, Burqin - 00:30, Seida - 18:20, Jayus - 02:40, Burin - 02:00, Betar - dawn, Beit Ummar. 05:20, Deir Abu Mash’al - 01:40-04:50, Qalqilya - 01:30, Yatta - 23:00, Hebron - 01:10, Hebron.

Peace disruption raids: 09:55, Irtas - Al-Khadr - 01:30, Tubas - 06:10, Bardala - 16:15, Anabta - 16:15, Bal’a - 21:25, Kafr Jamal - 23:00, Tulkarem - 17:20, Azzun - 17:00, Qira. Al-Issawiya - dawn, Safa - dawn, Bardala - 08:55, Sabastiya - 22:45, Beit Dajan - dawn, Husan - 10:00, Al-Shuwarat - 10:50, Dura - 17:20, Al-Bureij - 20:55, Beit Ummar.

August 23

Palestinian attacks: none

Agricultural sabotage: Jericho – 13:00, Israeli Occupation forces issued eviction orders against farmers from agricultural land in Deir Hijla and Al-Zur.

House demolition orders: Hebron – 19:50, Israeli forces issued demolition orders against two Palestinian homes in Beit Ummar.

Home invasions – beatings and assault – woman (66) admitted to hospital: Jerusalem – Israeli troops, invading homes in north Jerusalem, beat up and took prisoner two residents and sprayed pepper-spray into the face of a 66-year-old woman, Sabah Baziyans. She was subsequently admitted to hospital. See also IMEMC for more details:

Occupation settler violence – attempted arson: Nablus – dawn, Israeli settlers raided Awarta village and attempted to set fire to two vehicles by pouring petrol on them.

Occupation settler land theft – agricultural sabotage: Bethlehem – Zionist militants, aided by Israeli soldiers, raided Al-Khadr and began farming privately-owned Palestinian land.

Occupation road casualty: Hebron – 20:30, a four-year-old Palestinian girl, Raghad Idris, was admitted to hospital after being run over by an Israeli settler vehicle.

Raid – theft – agricultural sabotage: Tubas – 06:10, Israeli troops raided Bardala and stole three tractors.

August 24

Palestinian attack: Northern Gaza – morning, a number of missiles fired towards the Green Line.

Israeli attack – economic sabotage: Gaza – morning, the Israeli Navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats.

Home invasions – theft: Qalqilya – 01:40-04:50, Israeli troops raided the city, invaded a home, took three people prisoner and stole cash equivalent to US$5000.

Home invasions – beatings: Hebron – 01:30, the Israeli Army raided Yatta, invaded several homes and beat up two residents.

Home invasions – injury – obstruction of ambulance: Hebron – 23:00, Occupation troops in the Old City, firing stun grenades as they stormed a house, injured a resident, Hussein Matariya, and then prevented an ambulance from reaching the victim.

Land theft: Tulkarem – 12:30, Israeli forces paved a road on 105 metres of Palestinian land between the villages of Al-Muribi and Sufa.

Land theft Salfit – the Israeli Army bulldozed several plots of land near Kafr Qaddum and handed the already-stolen land over to Occupation settlers.

Land theft: Hebron – Israeli troops issued an order allowing it to seize land for the purpose of paving a road between a military base and the Kiryat Arba and Kharsana Occupation settlements.

Occupation settler vandalism: Qalqilya – 11:45, stone-throwing Israeli settlers damaged a vehicle on the road between Qalqilya and Nablus.

Raid – beating: Jerusalem – the Israeli Army raided Al-Issawiya village and assaulted a resident while taking him prisoner.

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:

Child abductions in Beit Ummar: In 2011, 370 children from the village of Beit Ummar were abducted and imprisoned by Israeli forces. According to figures from the Palestinian ministry, this made up approximately half of all child arrests in the West Bank for that period. These children, all under the age of eighteen, were usually snatched from their homes in midnight raids by the IDF in terrifying circumstances, intended to provoke fear in the children and their families. One of the victims was a 13-year-old boy who was beaten by Israeli soldiers, bound, blindfolded and then abducted. The youngster spent five months in an Israeli gaol. More at and

Eight months after bloody olive harvest battle, still no justice in sight. / Amira Hass / See also IMEMC: Combatants for Peace and international activists accompany olive harvesters in the West Bank village of Jalud. For ten years, Israelis had prevented villagers from reaching their groves.

New Israeli demolition orders against six homes in Al-Khalil. Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday handed six Palestinians demolition orders against their homes in the towns of Beit Ummar and Shiyukh Al-Aroub, north of Al-Khalil city. A reporter for the Palestinian Information Centre (PIC) said Israeli soldiers told two Palestinians in Beit Ummar that their homes under construction would be razed. Another four citizens in Shiykh Al-Aroub town also received Israeli threats to demolish their homes.
Festive psychological torture in Gaza. In Gaza blog by Eva Bartlett – Sunday 19 August. I've been back in Gaza four days now and now hear the familiar roar of a Zionist warplane over Deir al Balah where I live. I was wondering where they were, knew they hadn't gone away. Now, with the passing war-roar, things seem sickeningly normal here. Five minutes later another passes over, again north to south. Now for the expected sonic boom or real bomb blast…A minute later and the dissipated roar returns, circling perhaps. Five minutes later, another passing of the warplane's roar, south to north. Apprehension, apprehension (although in truth, most Palestinians are so accustomed to these intrusive fly-overs they don't think twice). In Gaza, when one hears a plane's engines, it is never that of a passenger plane. What's going to happen, and when? This time? Here again? I recall a year ago during Ramadan when, in the early hours of the morning, we watched rooftops as numerous IOF warplanes flew over us and on to bomb eastern Gaza, returning soon after to bomb the coast a few hundred metres away from us. Emad tells me that the shock waves of a recent blast in the area blew his brother's door off its hinges. His brother lives one floor below us.


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