In Occupied Palestine – 27 May 2024

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In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Land

08:00, 27 May until 08:00, 28 May 2024

[Source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group]

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Gaza Strip

Air strikes: Heavy aerial bombardment on buildings, homes and many facilities.

Attacks: All over Gaza, there are air strikes, heavy gunfire, tank and artillery shelling, as well as missiles fired from Israeli forces and military occupation, especially in Khan Yunis. The Israeli Navycontinues to fire missiles, targeting facilities and buildings along the shoreline of the whole of Gaza.

Victims: 46 people killed in Gaza brings the total number of deaths since 7 October to at least 36,096. With another 110 wounded, that figure has risen to more than 81,136.

Strike on displaced Palestinians kills 45 and leaves many grappling with the devastating aftermath. After sunrise, survivors of the Israeli bombing of a Rafah displacement camp returned to assess the damage. Children peeked through the window of a hollowed-out car, men searched the burnt debris, and journalists took photos of the blackened food cans. Around 12 hours earlier, Palestinianfamilies were inside these tents, which were set ablaze after the Israeli military bombed the encampment, located in northwestern Rafah. Many had just finished night prayers, some were asleep and others were simply gathered with their families. “We were sitting down in peace when we suddenly heard the explosion,” said Layan al-Fayoum, a survivor of the attack. Chaotic scenes ensued, with panicked survivors running for safety amidst the charred bodies as one man held a headless child and a medic carried another with his brains blown out.

Pained cries of the injured, frantic efforts by medics and unspeakable scenes of the aftermath in Kuwaiti Hospital. When Dr Muhammad al-Mughayer, from the Palestinian Civil Defence, arrived at the site of the attack, the fires were still burning. “The fires were very big and they were spreading all over the place,” al-Mughayer told Al Jazeera. Most of those who were killed had severe burns on their bodies, he added. As al-Mughayer’s team worked to rescue survivors and retrieve corpses, they encountered charred bodies and people whose limbs had been blown off.

Israel continues to ignore orders from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), including the Court’s most recent ruling. This ruling requires Israel to halt its military assault on the Rafah Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip and reopen the Rafah border crossing to facilitate the movement of people and humanitarian aid. In the 48 hours that followed the ICJ’s ruling on Friday 24 May, however, Israel conducted more than 60 air raids on Rafah.

The Jewish Council of Australia renews our calls for the Albanese Government to use all possible diplomatic pressure to stop Israel committing the crime of genocide. Yesterday, an Israeli airstrike killed at least 45 people who were living in tents in the declared safe-zone of Rafah. The act is likely in breach of last week’s additional provisional orders of the International Court of Justice to immediately halt military operations in Rafah. This comes as the death toll from Israeli military actions in Gaza is increasing daily. In light of these developments, and the worsening conditions imposed on Palestinians in Gaza, and the West Bank, the Jewish Council of Australia calls on the Government to immediately cut all military ties and place sanctions on Israel. The Albanese Government must also place travel bans on extremist settlers and those suspected of war crimes. These actions would be in line with Australia’s obligations as a signatory to the Genocide Convention.

The former head of the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, allegedly threatened a chief prosecutor of the international criminal court in a series of secret meetings in which he tried to pressure her into abandoning a war crimes investigation, the Guardian can reveal. Yossi Cohen’s covert contacts with the ICC’s then prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, took place in the years leading up to her decision to open a formal investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestinian territories. According to accounts shared with ICC officials, he is alleged to have told her: “You should help us and let us take care of you. You don’t want to be getting into things that could compromise your security or that of your family.” One individual briefed on Cohen’s activities said he had used “despicable tactics” against Bensouda as part of an ultimately unsuccessful effort to intimidate and influence her. They likened his behaviour to “stalking”. The Mossad also took a keen interest in Bensouda’s family members and obtained transcripts of secret recordings of her husband, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Israeli officials then attempted to use the material to discredit the prosecutor.

West Bank

[Palestinian Monitoring Group]

Home invasions 1 wounded, another taken prisoner: Tubas – 10:2011:50, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition, raided Tamoun and searched a number of homes, wounding one resident, Abd al-Rahman Labib Abd al-Rahman, and taking prisoner another: Muhammad Ali Bisharat.

Israeli Army attack: Tubas – 23:5500:55, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition, stormed Anabta.

Israeli Army attack – home invasions: Nablus – 05:4007:05, the Israeli Army stormed Nablus as well as the Balata refugee camp, searching a number of homes.

Home invasion 1 taken prisoner: Jerusalem – dawn, Israeli Occupation forces invaded a home in al-Issawiya and took prisoner a resident.

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 populationcontrol and economic sabotage: Jerusalem – in the Silwan neighbourhood, the Israeli Occupation forced a resident, Imad Abbasan, to personally demolish his shops or otherwise face paying an exorbitant sum of money for Occupation forces to do it.

Israeli Army populationcontrol: Ramallah – 09:20, Israeli forces closed the entrance to the town of Atara.

Israeli Army population control: Ramallah – 17:30, the Israeli Army closed the entrance to the village of Kafr Malek.

Israeli Army population-Occupation settler stoning: Jerusalem – 23:10, Israeli Occupation settlers stoned passing vehicles, on the Khan al-Ahmar Road.

Occupation settler terrorism: Jenin – 19:20, Israelis, from the Mevo Dotan Occupation settlement, terrorised and held prisoner for a time, three Kafr Rai residents: Majd Mamoun Melhem, Jaafar Muhammad Melhem and Raslan Asaad Dhiab.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – 09:50, Israelis, from the Shavei Shamron settlement, stoned nearby passing vehicles.

Occupation settler populationcontrol: Nablus – 14:20, Israeli Occupation settlers used their vehicles to block movement at the Bizzaria village road junction.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 14:45, Israeli settlers set fire to olive trees, near the entrance to the village of Duma.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 16:25, Israeli Occupation settlers set fire to crops on Burqa village farmland.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 18:05-20:40, Israeli settlers set fire to crops as well as a livestock shelter on the eastern outskirts of Burqa village.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 19:55, Israeli Occupation settlers set fire to crops, near the entrance to Yatma village.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – 20:05, Israelis, from the Yitzhar Occupation settlement stoned passing vehicles on the nearby bypass road.

Occupation settler stoning injury: Salfit – 14:00, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles on the eastern side of Kafr al-Dik, injuring one person, Ahmed Rashid Nimr Ali Ahmed, and smashing the windows of his motor vehicle.

Occupation settler plunder and pastoral sabotage: Salfit – 19:55, Israeli Occupation settlers invaded the Wadi Qana area and stole 15-head of cattle from a farmer, Abdul Hadi Muhammad Al-Khouli, grazing cows in the al-Ayoun area of Wadi Qana.

Occupation settler populationcontrol: Jericho – 20:30-21:50, Israeli settlers held up vehicles and prevented them from passing along the main road, near the Nabi Musa road junction.

Occupation settler stoning: Jericho – 21:00-00:20, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles on Route 90, near the eastern entrance to Jericho.

Occupation settler populationcontrol: Jericho – 22:25, Israeli Occupation settlers closed the al-Auja road junction.

Occupation settler violence 2 injured and hospitalised: Hebron – 17:45, on the 35 bypass line, north of Hebron, Israeli settlers, wielding a sharp weapon, injured and hospitalised a man, Jamal Obaid Ahmed Awad, as well as his son, Muhammad. The pair were admitted to the National Hospital in Hebron.control: Ramallah – 17:40, Israeli troops closed the entrance to Ni’lin.

Israeli Army armed robbery and agricultural sabotage Israeli Army complicity in settler violence: Jenin – 17:25, the Israeli military seized an agricultural tractor from a farmer, Lutfi Naji Lutfi Azhair, and took him prisoner after having been assaulted by settlers.

Israeli Army assault with stun grenades: Hebron – 10:10 and 22:25, Israeli soldiers fired stun grenades towards people, near the entrance to the al-Arroub refugee camp.

Occupation settlement development land invasion: Nablus – Israelis, from the Shavei Shamron Occupation settlement, not only covering land in Sebastia as well as the villages of Naqoura and Deir Sharaf, poured cement over even more local land.

Occupation settlement development land-grab: Bethlehem – 14:50, Israelis, from the Betar Illit Occupation settlement, built a new 3km-long settlement road over nearby Husan village agricultural land.

Occupation settler stoning: Jerusalem – 23:10, Israeli Occupation settlers stoned passing vehicles, on the Khan al-Ahmar Road.

Occupation settler terrorism: Jenin – 19:20, Israelis, from the Mevo Dotan Occupation settlement, terrorised and held prisoner for a time, three Kafr Rai residents: Majd Mamoun Melhem, Jaafar Muhammad Melhem and Raslan Asaad Dhiab.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – 09:50, Israelis, from the Shavei Shamron settlement, stoned nearby passing vehicles.

Occupation settler populationcontrol: Nablus – 14:20, Israeli Occupation settlers used their vehicles to block movement at the Bizzaria village road junction.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 14:45, Israeli settlers set fire to olive trees, near the entrance to the village of Duma.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 16:25, Israeli Occupation settlers set fire to crops on Burqa village farmland.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 18:05-20:40, Israeli settlers set fire to crops as well as a livestock shelter on the eastern outskirts of Burqa village.

Occupation settler arson and agricultural sabotage: Nablus – 19:55, Israeli Occupation settlers set fire to crops, near the entrance to Yatma village.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – 20:05, Israelis, from the Yitzhar Occupation settlement stoned passing vehicles on the nearby bypass road.

Occupation settler stoning injury: Salfit – 14:00, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles on the eastern side of Kafr al-Dik, injuring one person, Ahmed Rashid Nimr Ali Ahmed, and smashing the windows of his motor vehicle.

Occupation settler plunder and pastoral sabotage: Salfit – 19:55, Israeli Occupation settlers invaded the Wadi Qana area and stole 15-head of cattle from a farmer, Abdul Hadi Muhammad Al-Khouli, grazing cows in the al-Ayoun area of Wadi Qana.

Occupation settler population control: Jericho – 20:30-21:50, Israeli settlers held up vehicles and prevented them from passing along the main road, near the Nabi Musa road junction.

Occupation settler stoning: Jericho – 21:00-00:20, Israeli settlers stoned passing vehicles on Route 90, near the eastern entrance to Jericho.

Occupation settler populationcontrol: Jericho – 22:25, Israeli Occupation settlers closed the al-Auja road junction.

Occupation settler violence 2 injured and hospitalised: Hebron – 17:45, on the 35 bypass line, north of Hebron, Israeli settlers, wielding a sharp weapon, injured and hospitalised a man, Jamal Obaid Ahmed Awad, as well as his son, Muhammad. The pair were admitted to the National Hospital in Hebron.

Raids: Ramallah – 11:3514:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled the villages of Rantis and Medea.

Raids: Ramallah – 16:05, Israeli forces raided and patrolled al-Mazra’a al-Sharqiya and Silwad.

Raid 3 taken prisoner in refugee camp: Ramallah – 04:20-midnight, the Israeli Army raided the Jalazoun refugee camp, taking prisoner three people.

Raid: Jenin – 11:40, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of al-Jalameh.

Raids: Jenin – 11:55, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Silat al-Dahr as well as the village of al-Fanduqumiya.

Raids including refugee camp: Tubas – 10:20-11:50, Israeli soldiers raided Tubas, the villages of al-Far’a and Tayasir, as well as the al-Far’a refugee camp.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 10:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Hajjah village.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 10:35-16:00, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Hablat.

Raids: Qalqiliya – 14:10, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the villages of Immatin, Jinsafut, al-Funduq and Baqa al-Hatab.

Raids: Qalqiliya – 20:1500:35, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the villages of Jit and Kafr Qaddum.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 21:4500:35, the Israeli military raided and patrolled Azzun.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 04:0506:10, Israeli soldiers raided the city, taking prisoner two people.

Raid: Qalqiliya – midnight, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Jayus.

Raid: Nablus – 11:45-13:40, Israeli forces raided and patrolled Sebastia.

Raid: Nablus – 13:50, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the village of Madama.

Raid: Nablus – 17:50, Israeli troops raided and patrolled the village of Deir al-Hatab.

Raid assault: Nablus – 20:5000:35, the Israeli military raided and patrolled the village of Sarra and assaulted a resident.

Raid 1 abduction 6 taken prisoner: Bethlehem – 05:55, Israeli soldiers raided the city and the Dheisheh refugee camp, as well as Doha. Seven people were taken prisoner and one person in the refugee camp was ordered to report for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence. One of the prisoners is 17-year-old youth: Ayham Iyad Raqban.

Raid 1 abduction: Hebron – Israeli Occupation forces raided Beit Ummar and abducted a 17-year-old youth: Maan Moataz Ahmed Al-Alami.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Hebron – 00:30, Israeli forces raided al-Dhahiriya, taking prisoner one person.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – 01:10, the Israeli Army raided Dura, taking prisoner one person.

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