In Occupied Palestine – 08 July 2024

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In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

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

08:00, 08 July until 08:00, 09 July 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 entire Gaza shoreline.

Victims: 50 more people killed in Gaza now brings the total number of deaths, since 7 October, to at least 38,243. With another 130 wounded, that figure has risen to more than 88,033. The daily average of men, women and children killed in Gaza is at least 139 and, of those injured, the daily average is over 320. Spot the difference.

Hypocrisy, double standards and racism as a policy

Since 7 October 2023, the Israeli Army has destroyed 34 hospitals, all 12 universities and 113 schools, representing over 80% of schools in Gaza, killing at least 5,479 students, 261 teachers and 95 university professors in Gaza, alongside archivists and librarians. Not to mention the destruction of most of Gaza’s infrastructure and the killing of 38,098, including 15,919 children and 10,569 women.

While Albanese (Australian Prime Minister) was condemning Russia’s targeting of a school in Ukraine yesterday (See Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia, Doorstop interview, Sydney, 9July 2024), killing twenty people, Israel targeted a school in Khan Younis South of Gaza, killing 29 people. And yet, not one single condemnation of Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinian people from this Government!

Anthony Albanese said yesterday: “We have seen overnight the targeting of a school by Russia, once again a completely unacceptable action. At least twenty people have been killed across Ukraine as they slammed into a children’s hospital in Kyiv … These Russian missile attacks on several Ukrainian cities, including the children’s hospital, are just abhorrent… it is time, well past time, for Vladimir Putin to end this conflict.

We condemn the targeting of civilian infrastructure that’s hurting hospitals, schools, and a range of infrastructure targets in such a reckless way. Australia can be very proud that we’ve contributed over a billion dollars to the efforts of the Ukrainian people, who’ve shown extraordinary courage. They’re standing up for the international rule of law, which is absolutely vital. And we’re proud to continue to support the Ukrainian people in standing up for their national sovereignty and for that international rule of law. Because their struggle is very relevant for the whole world as we go forward.”

West Bank

Israeli settler attack: Ramallah – 19:50, armed Israeli settlers invaded and opened fire in the north of Burqa village.

Israeli Army attack – hospitals besieged – homes invaded: Tulkarem – 00:30, Israeli Occupation forces stormed Tulkarem as well as the Nur Shams and Tulkarem refugee camps firing live ammunition and invading homes as well as besieging all the hospitals and terrorising medical staff. The Occupation forces also bulldozed streets, destroyed infrastructure, and set fire to anagricultural nursery.

Israeli Army attack – 2 wounded: Nablus – 14:0516:00, Israeli forces, firing live ammunition stormed the town of Qusra, wounding two people.

Israeli Army attack – 3 children and 1 adult wounded: Nablus – 01:4504:00, the Israeli Army, firing live ammunition, stormed Nablus as well as the Askar refugee camp, invading homes and wounding three children: Sadeel Amjad Al-Ashqar (aged 14) and her two sisters, Raneem (aged 10) and Rima (aged 11). One adult was also wounded.

Home invasions: Jerusalem – 23:0002:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided the village of Beit Ijza and invaded a number of homes, as well as a blacksmith’s workshop.

Home invasions: Jerusalem – midnight, Israeli forces raided Biddu and invaded two homes, as well as a shop.

Homes destroyed: Tulkarem – 09:40-13:10, the Israeli Army raided the Shweika suburb of Tulkarem, demolished two homes and also greenhouses.

Home invasion and armed robbery: Bethlehem – morning, the Israeli Army raided Bethlehem, taking prisoner one person as well as seizing jewellery and cash, to the value of approximately$US5,000, from the home of his sister-in-law.

Home invasion and demolition: Hebron – 10:30, Israeli forces demolished a house, in the Qawawis area of east Yatta.

Home invasions and demolition: Hebron – 11:30, the Israeli Army demolished two homes, in the Shaab al-Butum area, east Yatta.

Home invasion and plunder: Hebron – dawn, Israeli troops raided al-Samou, invaded a house and seized a lathe.

Israeli Army populationcontrol: Jerusalem – 01:00, Israeli Occupation forces closed the main streets in Biddu and the village of Beit Ijza.

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

Israeli Army populationcontrol: Jenin – 15:30, Israeli forces took prisoner one man, Ayham Abu Salama, when he reported, as ordered, for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence.

Israeli Army abduction and populationcontrol: Tulkarem – 23:55, the Israeli Army abducted a 17-year-old youth, Ibrahim Essam Abu Shanab, when he reported, as ordered, for interrogation at Israeli Military Intelligence.

Israeli Army vandalism: Nablus – 14:15, Israeli troops bulldozed the al-Ras area in ​​the village of Rujeib and ruined the land.

Occupation settler violence and vandalism: Jerusalem – 20:00, Israeli settlers in the city assaulted a man, Imad Al-Shaloudi, and smashed the windows of his motor vehicle.

Occupation settler land-grab: Ramallah – 09:25, Israeli settlers set up camp for the establishment of a new Occupation settlement outpost, in the village of Betello.

Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 10:25-12:15, Israeli settlers invaded the Mughayer al-Deir community, in east Deir Dibwan, and stoned residents.

Occupation settler stoning: Ramallah – 20:05, Israelis, from the Beit El Occupation settlement, stoned passing vehicles on the main road leading to the nearby Jalazoun refugee camp.

Occupation settler arson and racist threats: Ramallah – dawn, Israeli Occupation settlers invaded Turmusaya farmland, setting fire to a building and spraying racist, anti-Arab insults in Hebrew.

Occupation settler water crime: Nablus – 12:05, Israeli settlers destroyed the main water supply at the entrance to the town of Sebastia and villages west of Nablus.

Occupation settler stoning: Nablus – 23:15, Israelis, from the Yitzhar Occupation, stoned passing vehicles at the nearby settlement roundabout.

Occupation settler populationcontrol: Salfit – 09:40, Israeli security guards, from the Ariel Occupation settlement, detained the driver of a bulldozer owned by the Municipality and prevented crews from working on road restoration.

Occupation settler stoning: Salfit – 13:50, Israeli Occupation settlers stoned a vehicle carrying the head of the Ras Karkar Village Council and a staff member.

Occupation settler agricultural sabotage: Hebron – Israelis, from the Khafat Ma’on settlement outpost, invaded al-Tuwani village farmland and uprooted around 120 fruit trees.

Raid: Ramallah – 11:0013:30, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Atara.

Raid: Ramallah – 15:55, Israeli forces raided and patrolled the Jalazoun suburb, north of al-Bireh.

Raid 2 abducted 1 beaten-up 2 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 15:55, the Israeli Army raided Kobar and abducted two children. Two other residents were taken prisoner and one more, Ali Sayel Yassin, was beaten up.

Raid stun grenades fired: Ramallah – 18:25, Israeli troops, firing stun grenades, raided and patrolled the village of Kafr Malek.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Ramallah – 03:50, the Israeli military raided al-Bireh, taking prisoner one person.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 15:40-16:50, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Kafr Thulth.

Raid: Qalqiliya – 01:00, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled the village of Kafr Laqif.

Raid 1 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – 02:3504:05, the Israeli Army raided the village of Jinsafut, taking prisoner one person.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Qalqiliya – dawn, Israeli troops raided Azzun, taking prisoner two people.

Raid destruction: Salfit – 15:05, the Israeli military raided the village of Haris and demolished the wall of a house-under-construction.

Raid: Salfit – 17:05, Israeli soldiers raided and patrolled Bidya.

Raid: Salfit – 18:20, Israeli Occupation forces raided and patrolled Kifl Haris.

Raid stun grenades fired: Salfit – 20:55, Israeli forces, firing stun grenades, raided Salfit.

Raids: Salfit – 21:25, the Israeli Army raided and patrolled the villages of Iskaka and Yasuf.

Raid 1 taken prisoner in refugee camp: Jericho – morning, Israeli troops raided the Aqbat Jabir refugee camp, taking prisoner one resident.

Raid plunder: Jericho – morning, the Israeli military raided the city and plundered cash from inside a currency exchange shop, as well as seizing surveillancecamera recordings from it.

Raid rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades fired: Bethlehem – 23:00, Israeli soldiers, firing rubber-coated bullets and stun grenades, raided the village of Husan.

Raid stun grenades 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – 19:2023:40, Israeli Occupation forces, firing stun grenades, raided Halhul, taking prisoner two people.

Raid 2 taken prisoner: Hebron – 03:15, Israeli forces raided Idhna, taking prisoner two people.

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Leslie Bravery
Leslie Bravery is a Londoner with vivid World War Two memories of the Nazi blitz on his home town. In 1947/1948 His father explained to him what was happening to the Palestinians thus: “Any ideology or political movement that creates refugees in the process of realising its ambitions must be inhuman and should be opposed and condemned as unacceptable.” What followed confirmed this assessment of the Zionist entity a hundredfold. Now a retired flamenco guitarist, with a lifelong interest in the tragedy of what happened to the Palestinian people, he tries to publicise their plight. Because the daily injustices they suffer barely get a mention in the mainstream news media, Leslie edits/compiles a daily newsletter, In Occupied Palestine, for the Palestine Human Rights Campaign. These days, to preserve his sanity, he enjoys taking part in a drama group whenever possible!

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