In Occupied Palestine – 29 October 2023

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29 October 2023 {Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG):

https://www.nad.ps/en/violations-reports/daily-report 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; also the translation into English seems rather odd ~ but since we, sadly, do not speak Arabic, we have no alternative but to copy and paste these names from the PMG sitreps!] – please forgive us for any errors or omissions – Leslie and Marian.

Gaza

Palestinian missile attacks:

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Hundreds of missiles were again fired towards, and across, the Green Line into Israel.

Air strikes: From 08:00 on 25 October until 08:00 on 26 October, Israeli war planes continued to strike homes, including apartment tower-blocks, service facilities and many other targets over the whole of the Gaza Strip enclave. Another 301 deaths have raised the number of fatalities to 8306. A further 806 people have been wounded, now bringing that total to more than 21,048.

Restrictions of movement: Since midnight, 7 October, Israeli Occupation forces have imposed a complete closure on access movement in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Israeli military attacks: From 08:00 on 25 October until 08:00 on 26 October, the Israeli Occupation‘s military positions on the Green Line have targeted farmland and homes, as well as many other public areas all across the Gaza Strip. Israeli gunboats have been firing missiles at sites along Gaza’s shore, also opening fire on, and pursuing, Palestinian fishing boats.

West Bank

Israeli Army attack on protesters: Jerusalem – evening, Israeli forces, in the vicinity of the Qalandiya checkpoint opened fire towards protesters, wounding one person.

Israeli Army attack and air strikeshome invasions – 4 killed, 9 wounded : Jenin – 00:45, Israeli Occupation forces, accompanied by aerial drones, stormed into the city and the refugee camp, raiding homes in the refugee camp, while drones dropped bombs on the streets and homes, killing four residents and wounding nine others (two of them children). The Israeli military also destroyed the local electricity network and a number of vehicles.

Israeli Army attack on home: Tulkarem – 20:20, Israeli forces opened fire towards a house in Attil.

Israeli Army attack on home: Nablus – 13:15, the Israeli Army opened fire on protesters, near the Shavei Shamron checkpoint.

Israeli Army assault in refugee camp: Nablus – 15:10, Israeli troops invaded the Askar refugee camp, wounding two people.

Israeli Army attack on home: Nablus – 18:00, the Israeli military invaded the village of Urif, wounding a villager.

Israeli Army attack on home: Nablus – 06:40, Israeli soldiers stormed into Beita, wounding two residents and taking prisoner another.

Israeli Army assault in refugee camp: Bethlehem – 11:25, Israeli Occupation forces stormed into the Dheisheh refugee camp and invaded a home, killing one resident and wounding five others, including a child. Two people were taken prisoner.

Israeli settler attack on homes: Hebron – 11:25, armed Israeli settlers opened fire towards homes in the village of al-Rayhiya.

Israeli settler attack on homes: Hebron – 12:15, armed settlers assaulted people, close to Beit Ummar.

Israeli settler attack on olive harvesters – agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 15:50, armed Occupation settlers opened fire on olive harvesters, in Tarqumiya.

Israeli settler attack on olive harvesters – agricultural sabotage: Hebron – 17:35, armed Occupation settlers attacked olive harvesters, in the al-Masafer area.

Home invasions: Tubas – 03:40, Israeli Occupation forces stormed into and searched homes in Tubas, Tamoun, Tayasir, al-Farah and the al-Far’a refugee camp.

Home invasion: Qalqiliya – 14:50, Israeli forces stormed into the village of Izbit al-Tabib and raided a house.

Home invasion: Tulkarem – 15:05, the Israeli Army forces, firing rubber-coated bullets, raided Quffin and invaded a house.

Home demolition: Nablus – 17:20, Israeli troops demolished a house, near the entrance to the village of Burqa.

Home invasion: Nablus – 22:15, the Israeli military stormed into Beita, as well as the village of Osirin, and raided a house.

Home invasions: Jerusalem – 15:00, Israeli soldiers raided Hizma and searched two homes.

Home invasions: Hebron – 23:55, Israeli Occupation forces stormed into Beit Ummar and searched three homes.

Israeli police and settlers’ mosque violation: Jerusalem – 08:00, settler militants, escorted by Israeli police, invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and molested worshippers.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 08:000, Israeli Occupation forces fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades towards protesters in Abu Dis.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Jerusalem – 08:00 and 23:00, Israeli forces, in Abu Dis, fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades towards protesters.

Israeli Army agricultural sabotage: Ramallah – 17:30, the Israeli Army bulldozed an area of Dura al-Qara ​​farmland.

Israeli Army assault – agricultural sabotage: Tulkarem – 08:30, Israeli troops fired tear gas canisters at olive harvesters, near the suburb of Ertah.

Israeli Army agricultural sabotage: Salfit – 12:00, the Israeli military bulldozed farmland, near the village of Farkha.

Israeli Army violence: Hebron – 10:20, Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades towards protesters, near the Halhul Bridge.

Israeli Army interferencepopulation-control: Hebron – 11:55, Israeli Occupation forces closed down the Dream 98.8 radio station.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades and tear gas canisters: Hebron – 12:25, Israeli forces, near the entrance to the al-Arroub refugee camp, fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades towards protesters.

Israeli mosque violation – population-control: Hebron – Since 8 October, Occupation forces have kept the Ibrahimi Mosque closed to worshippers.

Occupation settlement development: Salfit – Occupation forces seized, and bulldozed, Kafr al-Dik village land for expansion of the Beduel and Eli Zahav settlements.

Settler arson attack – agricultural sabotage: Ramallah – 18:15, Israeli settlers set fire to olive trees, on Ramallah farmland.

Settler vandalism – agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 09:55, Israeli settlers invaded and vandalised Qaryut village agricultural land, as well as irrigation networks and water-storage tanks.

Settler stoning: Nablus – 12:55, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles, on the main Nablus to Ramallah road.

Settler stoning: Salfit – 09:30, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles, in the Wadi Qana district.

Settler violence: Salfit – 13:30, an armed settler pursued a vehicle on al-Matwi Street.

Settler interference and contempt: Jericho – 10:20, armed settlers raided the Arab al-Kaabneh community, west of the city, and raised the Israeli flag over their Basic School.

Settler violence – beating and arson: Hebron – 07:45, armed Occupation settlers, in the al-Masafer area, east of Yatta, raided Palestinian homes, beating up one resident and setting fire to property.

Settler violence – beating: Hebron – 18:35, armed Israeli settlers assaulted a man, in the al-Masafer area.

Raid: Jerusalem – 10:10, Israeli Occupation forces stormed into al-Ram, al-Eizariya and Abu Dis as well as the village of Qalandiya.

Raid: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli forces stormed into al-Eizariya, taking prisoner three people.

Raid: Ramallah – 11:40, the Israeli Army, firing rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades, stormed into and patrolled al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiya.

Raid: Ramallah – 12:20, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of Bil’in.

Raid: Ramallah – 02:35, the Israeli military raided the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Ramallah – 03:00, Israeli soldiers raided Beitunya, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Ramallah – 03:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided Silwad as well as the village of Deir Abu Mash’al, taking prisoner 13 people.

Raid: Ramallah – 03:30, Israeli forces raided al-Mazra’a al-Sharqiya, taking prisoner four people.

Raid: Ramallah – 04:35, the Israeli Army raided the village of Jaffna, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Ramallah – 19:00, Israeli troops raided Beitunya, firing rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades.

Raid: Ramallah – 21:05, raiding Israeli military fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades, near the Ofer refugee camp.

Raid: Ramallah – 03:00, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Silwad, firing rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades

Raid: Jenin – 16:20, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Araba.

Raid: Jenin – 17:25, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the village of Jalboun.

Raid: Jenin – 01:00, the Israeli Army stormed into the towns of Araba and Jaba as well as the villages of Bir al-Basha, Marka, Ajja, Fahma and al-Fanduqumiya.

Raid: Jenin – 01:00, the Israeli Army raided the villages of Anza and Sanur, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Tubas – 12:10, Israeli troops, in the al-Farisiya area, bulldozed land for settlement expansion.

Raid: Tulkarem – 04:30, the Israeli military raided the city as well as the villages of Shufa and Izbit Shufa.

Raid: Tulkarem – 04:30, the Israeli military raided the village of Pharaoh, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 23:55, raiding Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades, near the entrance to Hajjah village.

Raid: Qalqiliya – midnight, Israeli Occupation forces raided Azzun, taking prisoner nine people.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 04:55, Israeli forces raided the city, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Salfit – 15:00, the Israeli Army raided the village of Iskaka and expelled farmers from their land.

Raid: Salfit – 21:00, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of Yasuf.

Raid: Nablus – 08:10, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of Burqa.

Raid: Nablus – 09:05, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the village of Sarra.

Raid: Nablus – 11:05, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Beit Furik.

Raid: Nablus – 15:10, Israeli forces raided the villages of Bizzariya, al-Badhan, Azmut and Rujeib.

Raid: Nablus – 15:10, Israeli Occupation forces raided the Popular housing area and the Askar refugee camp, injuring two people.

Raid: Nablus – 17:20, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Aqraba.

Raid: Nablus – 18:00, Israeli troops raided the village of Orif, wounding a villager.

Raid: Nablus – 19:15, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of Madama.

Raid: Nablus – 20:00, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Qusra.

Raid: Nablus – 20:30, Israeli Occupation forces, firing rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades, raided Yatma village, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Nablus – 02:10, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Beit Furik as well as the village of Azmut.

Raid: Nablus – 02:30, the Israeli Army raided the city, Asira and the villages of Zawata and Kafr Qallil, taking prisoner eleven people.

Raid: Bethlehem – 09:45, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of Dar Salah.

Raid: Bethlehem – 18:25, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of Husan.

Raid: Bethlehem – 21:20, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Za’atara.

Raid: Bethlehem – 02:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Tuqu.

Raid: Bethlehem – 02:50, Israeli forces raided Beit Fajjar, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Bethlehem – 03:00, the Israeli Army raided Beit Sahour as well as the towns of al-Ubeidiya and Janata, taking prisoner three people.

Raid: Bethlehem – 03:00, Israeli forces raided Beit Sahour.

Raid: Bethlehem – 03:00, the Israeli Army raided al-Ubeidiya and Janata, taking prisoner three people.

Raid: Bethlehem – 04:55, Israeli troops raided Nahalin, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Hebron – 11:55, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of al-Rayhiya.

Raid: Hebron – 15:50, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled the village of Khursa.

Raid: Hebron – 02:35, Israeli Occupation forces raided Yatta, taking prisoner five people.

Raid: Hebron – 03:00, Israeli forces raided al-Shuyukh, taking prisoner five people.

Raid: Hebron – 03:10, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled Sa’ir.

Raid: Hebron – 04:15, the Israeli military raided and patrolled al-Samou.

Raid: Hebron – 07:35, Israeli Occupation forces raided the city, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Hebron – dawn, Israeli forces raided Halhul , taking prisoner one child.

UN chief on violations of International Law in Gaza

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=890000549434512&extid=CL-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&ref=sharing&mibextid=6nUXKX

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

5 COMMENTS

  1. Knowing and understanding more may one hopes result in finding peace.
    This is from an article I have read and makes some points that may be new to some people.

    https://www.historytoday.com/archive/why-were-jews-persecuted
    Why Were the Jews Persecuted?
    … They had, as far as possible, to reduce their contact with the outside society so that it would be easier to keep their own laws. Keeping themselves apart was the main way in which the Jewish people would survive, yet it was also the main factor in their persecution. As visible outsiders, they were seen to be aloof, strange, exotic – and even evil.

    If the Jewish faith had been one of conversion like the Christian or Muslim religions, then it would have been a direct threat to other societies and the Jewish faith would have either triumphed or been vanquished. Yet neither occurred. Being Jewish depended on being born into the religion, and the Jews would only take converts very reluctantly into their faith.

    Being outsiders was bad enough, but having power as well represented a threat to the upper levels of the societies in which they were living. Unlike the Christian faith in its early days where the word of God was given to the people by their priests, who were often the only group of people who could read, all Jewish males were required to be literate in order to read the Torah and to debate its contents. Two factors are important: one, the ability to read, which in the Dark Ages and Middle Ages was rare; second, not to accept blindly what was read but to interrupt and debate. This meant that the Jewish people were a literate society which encouraged the art of debate and the search for knowledge.

    The Rewards
    It was no wonder, then, that the Jewish people were to provide society’s professional classes, including doctors, lawyers, advisers and bankers. In societies before the modern age, wealth was land and its ownership. Landowners did not ‘work’, since they ruled and also fought as soldiers. The Jews had no land and were often banned by the societies they were living in from owning land. Yet they had the skills which the landed classes wanted but were unwilling to acquire themselves: ‘labourers’ and ‘cannon fodder’ the ruling classes had in plenty, but of doctors there were few….

  2. That’s cute gaby your two Yawns are like book ends which are used to keep valuable things in place.
    Thanks gaby for your affirmation.

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