A Day in Gaza

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Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property
Compiled by Leslie Bravery
48 hours to 8am 16 April 2012 [Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).]
Dawn: Israeli air strike hits Gaza City
Israeli Army tanks shell Northern Gaza
Israeli Army missiles hit Gaza farms
Israeli Navy opens fire on Palestinian fishing boats
Settler militants stone international cyclists
Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in 20 towns and villages

While the Occupation is business as usual for Israel, there should be no business with Israel

In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

1 air strike – 5 attacks – 47 raids including home invasions – 5 beaten – 6 injured – 2 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage – 11 taken prisoner – 22 detained – 107 restrictions of movement

Home invasions & occupations: 11:00, Jayus - 01:30, Jayus town - 03:45, Al-Ubeidiya. 10:50, Seida - 02:50, Bethlehem - 23:15, Hebron.

Peace disruption raids: 01:05, Deir Sudan - 02:25, Burhan - 14:30, Al-Araf - 22:15, Zabuba - 00:15, Al-Yamun - 00:45, Beit Qad - 14:40, Beit Lid - 16:50, Izbat Shofat - evening, Anabta - 20:50, Izbat Al-Tabib - 23:00, Nabi Elias - 06:25, Beit Ibba - 07:00, Jericho - 19:00, Bethlehem - 19:20, Al-Thahiriyye - 00:40, Hebron. dawn, Gaza. 15:25, Abu Dis - 21:30, Al-Ram - 14:10, Ramallah - 14:10, Al-Bireh - 16:00, Jalbun - 17:00, Zubaba - 22:50, Arraba - 09:45, Allar - 22:50, Zeita - 00:15, Anabta - 00:25, Tulkarem - 15:00, Hablat - 15:00, Ras-Terih - 01:15, Qalqilya - 21:40, Beita - 14:35, Al-Khadr - 22:10, Al-Khadr - 09:25, Bani Na’im - 11:45, Qalqis, - 12:00, Deir Samit - 13:00, Dura - 14:10, Al-Thahiria - 16:00, Yatta - 16:00, Beit Ammra - 22:00, Al-Sima.
Leslie Bravery, Palestine Human Rights Campaign POB 56150, Dominion Rd, Auckland, New Zealand www.palestine.org.nz)

April 15

Palestinian attacks: none

Israeli attack – agricultural sabotage: Gaza – evening, the Israeli Army fired two missiles at farms east of Gaza City.

Israeli attack – economic sabotage: Rafah – evening, the Israel Navy opened fire on fishing boats. One fisherman, Mohammad Said Saidi, was taken prisoner.

Land theft: Nablus – 10:30, Israeli forces bulldozed land for a road to link the settlement of Brakha with a local Israeli Army military point.

Raid: Nablus – 06:25, Occupation troops raided Beit Ibba and photographed a home.

Palestinian and international cyclists attacked by Israeli occupation forces and stoned by settlers: on Saturday as they attempted to bike up Route 90, the main North-South highway running through the Jordan Valley. The cyclists were demonstrating against Israeli apartheid policies in the Jordan Valley, which limit Palestinian access to roadways as part of an ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Bedouin communities of the Valley.http://palsolidarity.org/2012/04/palestinians-and-internationals-attacked-during-biking-trip-in-jordan-valley/

Occupation settler violence – theft – pastoral sabotage: Hebron – 15:25, a Zionist mob attacked a shepherd and stole 14 goats.

April 16

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

Air strike: Gaza – dawn, an Israeli air-launched missile struck the east of the city.

Israeli attack – beating – injury: Qalqilya – 21:25, Israeli troops positioned near the annexation Wall Gate leading to Azzun Atma fired flares and tear gas grenades at labourers on their way to work, beating up one of them, Nablus resident, Hani Al-Tourabi.

Israeli attack: Qalqilya – 23:00, Israeli forces pursued and opened fire on a vehicle south of the city.

Israeli attack: Northern Gaza – Israeli Army tanks shelled the district.

Beating: Jerusalem – 20:00, Israeli soldiers beat up and hospitalised a Palestinian man from Hebron, Yunis Al-Adm.

Home invasion: Tulkarem – 10:50, the Israeli Army raided Seida, invaded a home and interrogated the occupants.

Home invasions: Bethlehem – 02:50, Israeli troops raided the city, stormed several homes and took three people prisoner.

Home invasions: Hebron – 23:15, the Israeli Army raided the city, invaded a home and left orders for a person to report to Israeli Military Intelligence.

Raid – beating – hospitalisation: Jerusalem – 21:30, Israeli troops raided Al-Ram and beat up and hospitalised a resident, Samir Wahwah.

Raid – beating – injury: Bethlehem – 22:10, the Israeli Army raided Al-Khadr, set up a checkpoint and beat up a resident, Mohammad Khalil.

Raid – property violation – theft: Hebron – 11:45, the Israeli Army raided Qalqis, stormed a home under construction and stole construction equipment.

Occupation settler violence: Hebron – 18:30, a gang of Israelis raided local shops and attempted to take control of them.

Recent news updates:

320 international organisations launch international appeal in support of prisoners on hunger strike. The Euro-Mediterranean Observer for Human Rights announced the launch of the biggest international appeal to support the demands of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, with the support of 320 international and local human rights organisations. The appeal, which carries the name "Thirst for Freedom", comes in conjunction with the anniversary of Palestinian Prisoners' Day. On this day, 1600 Israeli Occupation prisoners start the widest hunger strike movement protesting against the appalling conditions of their incarceration, including imprisonment without charge or trial and solitary confinement. This is a call for Israel to be made accountable to international law. The international appeal "Thirst for Freedom" is still open to all human rights organisations to join this appeal. It can be accessed through the website of the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory, or through direct contact with its headquarters in Geneva, or the regional administration in Amman, Jordan. Share: http://ufree-p.net/Main%20Headlines-144 See also:http://www.bdsmovement.net/2012/prisoners-day-g4s-call-8887

Agricultural sabotage: Israeli Army destroys Hebron irrigation, settler camp signals new outpost. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=476919

Israel's lawless settlements project. Since June 1967, Israel has maintained total domination over Occupied Palestine. Israel lawlessly controls borders and essential Palestinian resources, air space and Gaza's coastal waters, as well as Palestinian political, economic and financial activities and internal movement, public assembly and speech. Israel also appoints itself controller of Palestine's population registry, private property and land. http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2012/04/israels-lawless-settlement-project.html

Israeli Army failed to investigate why soldier killed Palestinian. Rashad Shwakha, 28, father of a ten-month-old girl, was fatally injured and died in a Jerusalem hospital six days later.

Ron Paul backs Jerusalem instead of Tel Aviv as location for US embassy to Israel. "How would we like it if some other nation said 'We decided to recognise New York City as your capital instead, so we will build our embassy there?'" Paul has announced support for a position that previously only Newt Gingrich had held on the Israeli state. Astonishingly, Ron Paul puts Israel's interests ahead of those of the US. According to a transcript of a meeting obtained by Business Inside, Ron Paul told evangelical leaders in the US: “The real issue here is not what America wants, but what does Israel want, if Israel wants their capital to be Jerusalem, then the United States should honour that.” Paul’s position places him closer to the pro-Israel camp and further away from the Palestinians than even President Obama’s own State Department, which has previously refused to acknowledge that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. http://news.yahoo.com/ron-paul-backs-jerusalem-location-israeli-embassy-061056986.html

Israeli Border Police detained and beat a nine-year-old Jewish resident of Hebron on Saturday, after he entered a closed military zone.http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-border-police-beat-detain-9-year-old-jewish-boy-in-hebron-1.424635

Stand-over tactics: 'US will veto any Palestinian statehood bid at UN' The United States will continue to act against Palestinian attempts to gain recognition through the United Nations and, if necessary, will use its veto to that end, US ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said Monday. Speaking at the Netanya Academic College, Shapiro said that there are no short cuts to peace in the Middle East, and the Palestinians must return to direct negotiations with Israel without preconditions, on the basis of what was outlined by US President Barack Obama. http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=266246


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