IOP 05 August 2019
Wednesday, 07 August 2019

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, Auckland, New Zealand)

05 August 2019 {Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG): NB:The period covered by this newsletter is taken from the PMG's 24-hour sitrep ending 8am the day after the above date.}

We shall always do our best to verify the accuracy of all items in these IOP newsletters/reports wherever possible [e.g. we often suspect that names of people and places that we see in the PMG sitreps could be typos but as we do not speak Arabic, we have no alternative but to copy and paste these names from the PMG sitreps] – but please forgive us for any errors or omissions (not of our own making) that may occur! L & M.

Israeli Navy

opens fire on


fishing boats

Israeli Navy

hijacks Palestinian

fishing boat

Israeli Army

Gaza incursion

Israeli Army

opens fire on

Gaza farmland

Israeli Army position

opens fire on

Gaza farmland

West Bank village

terrorised in joint

Israeli Army/settlers raid

Occupation settler

opens fire on

West Bank villagers

Night peace disruption

and/or home invasions

in 2 refugee camps and

12 towns and villages

5 attacks

4 Israeli ceasefire


21 raids including

home invasions

2 beaten – 2 injured

1 abducted (aged 17)

4 acts of



33 taken prisoner –

3 detained

Home invasions: 02:20, al-Jadira - 03:30, Abwein - 03:15, Izbit al-Tayeh - dawn, Bal'a - 02:10, al-Fawar UN refugee camp.

Peace disruption raids: 16:00, al-Eisawiya - 00:30, Hizma - 04:50, al-Eizariya - 22:50, al-Labban al-Gharbiya - 04:00, Bruqin - 05:25, Kafr Dan - 07:30, Khirbeit Atuf - dawn, Azun - 02:30-05:00, Qalqiliya - 11:55, Sabastya - 18:00, Deir Sharaf - 01:45-06:25, Assira al-Shimalya - 01:00-03:00, al-Oja - 15:20, Husan - 02:40, Aida UN refugee camp - 03:05, Dura.

Palestinian missile attacks: none.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – vandalism: Gaza – 08:30- 12:30, Israeli forces made an incursion onto land near Gaza, opening fire and laying waste with bulldozers.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Navy attack – economic sabotage: Gaza – 04:00, the Israeli Navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza City, causing a fisherman to lose consciousness.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Navy attack – hijacking: Gaza – 11:00, Israeli gunboats opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza City, hijacked a fishing vessel and took prisoner a fisherman.

Ceasefire violation – Israeli Army attack – agricultural sabotage: Khan Yunis – 17:50, Israeli forces, positioned behind the Green Line, opened fire on agricultural land in east al-Qarara.

Israeli Occupation settler attack: Ramallah – 17:45, an Israeli settler opened fire on residents, near the entrance to Deir Intham village.

Home invasion and preparation for destruction: Ramallah – 03:30, Israeli forces raided Abwein and searched the home of villager Yusef Wajih Suhweil (who was killed earlier by Israeli soldiers) and prepared to destroy it.

Home invasions stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Tulkarem – dawn, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Bal'a village and searched several homes, taking prisoner one person.

Home invasion – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Hebron – 02:10, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided the al-Fawar UN refugee camp and searched a home, taking prisoner one person.

Israeli Army stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 00:30, Israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at people in Abu Dis.

Israeli Army forced home destruction: Jerusalem – the Israeli Occupation forced a woman to destroy her home in the Abu Rayala district of al-Eisawiya village, threatening to extort a 'fine' from her should she leave demolition to the Israeli Army.

Israeli Army population control: Jerusalem – 19:00, Israeli forces prevented a memorial service for a deceased resident at the YMCA in Jerusalem City and forcibly removed residents from the venue. Three people, including a journalist, were ordered to report for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence.

Israeli Army population control – 2 beaten: Jerusalem – 00:30, Israeli soldiers assaulted two residents, Hatem Abdel Qader and Mustafa Abu Zahra, during an Israeli Army raid to prevent the holding of a memorial service for the late writer, Subhi Saad al-Din Ghosheh. Occupation forces then closed down the Yabous Cultural Centre, where the memorial service was to take place.

Israeli Army mosque violation: Jerusalem – 09:00, settler militants, escorted by Israeli troops and police, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and molested worshippers.

Israeli Army destruction – pastoral sabotage: Bethlehem – 07:30, Israeli forces destroyed four livestock shelters and the foundations of a home being built in Beit Jallah.

Israeli Army population control: Bethlehem – 21:30, Israeli forces prevented the building of a home and removed equipment, including a concrete mixer.

Israeli Army – agricultural sabotage: Bethlehem – 17:00, Israeli forces invaded privately-owned al-Jub'a village agricultural land and planted trees all over it.

Occupation settler and Israeli Army violence – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Nablus – 20:10, militants from the Yitzhar Israeli Occupation settlement, supported by Israeli soldiers firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided and terrorised residents in Orif village.

Occupation settler violence: Nablus – 02:00, the Yitzhar militants returned to Orif village, throwing bottles and stoning property, including a reception hall and a home.

Raid – youngster terrorised: Jerusalem – 16:00, Israeli forces raided al-Eisawiya village, seizing and terrorising a 13-year-old boy: Abdallah Mohammad Abdallah Darbas.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 00:30, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Hizma.

Raid – Israeli Army armed robbery: Tubas – 07:30, Israeli forces invaded Khirbit Attouf village and robbed a villager, Ma'moun Fakhri Daraghma, of a tractor and a motor vehicle.

Raid – stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Qalqiliya – 02:30- 05:00, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters, raided Qalqiliya.

Raid – population control: Nablus – 11:55, Israeli forces raided Sabastya village and closed down an archaeological site.

Raid – population control: Nablus – 18:00, Israeli forces raided Deir Sharaf village, invaded a restaurant and inspected its surveillance camera recordings.

Raid – abduction: Bethlehem – 15:20, Israeli forces raided Husan village and abducted a 17-year-old youth: Tayseer Yusef Hamamrat.

Raid – UN refugee camp: Hebron02:40, Israeli forces raided the Aida UN refugee camp, taking prisoner one person.

Restrictions of movement (16): al-Mahkama military checkpoint, al-Bireh - 08:15, entrance to Ras Kar Kar village - 19:20, Ein Sinya village roundabout - 17:45, entrance to Deir Intham village - 19:30, entrance to Azun - 10:35 and again at 20:00, Shavi Shamron settlement road junction - 09:00, western entrance to Deir Istiya - 18:50, northern entrance to Salfit - 19:40, western entrance to Hares village - 20:05-21:10, Iskaka village bridge - 12:45, Aqbat Hasna - 17:00, entrance to Beit Sahour. - 21:00-22:30, Aqbat Hasna - 18:20, road junction in Beit Einoun - 23:15, al-Huwar road junction.

[NB: Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children]

Leslie Bravery

PHRC | Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand


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