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Update From Occupied Palestine

In Occupied Palestine

Zionism in practice

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

May 18, 2005

Israelis Kill Yet Another Palestinian

Occupation Forces Shoot at Palestinian Children

Night Attacks Make Sleep Impossible

Israeli Shooting Rampage & Street Vandalism

Palestinian Killed in Rafah

Israeli Occupation forces shot and killed a Palestinian early this morning in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, and wounded a young Palestinian at one of the military checkpoints near Jenin.

Medical sources at Abu Yousef Al Najar Hospital in Rafah said that Ahmad Barhoum (24) died of his wounds when Israeli forces opened fire on him from watchtowers near the Yabna refugee camp.


[Source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group]

Annexation Wall Building: 23 sites

Attacks: 15 – in Occupied Palestine the following were some of the people and areas that came under Israeli fire:

Khan Yunis –

Palestinian homes in the West Khan Yunis refugee camp came under fire at 11:15am, 3:05pm and again at


People’s homes in the in An Namsawi neighbourhood.

A Palestinian National Security patrol (as it was evacuating a number of children north of the neighbourhood of Al Amal.

Palestinian children near the security line opposite the neighbourhood of Al Amal.

Rafah –


12:55am, indiscriminate fire on the neighbourhood of Yabna in the Rafah refugee camp.


1:45am, the area of Ureibeh.

Tank shells at

3am and again at 4:44am.

Closures: 16

Deaths: 1

Rafah – the Israeli Army killed Ahmed Roubin Barhoumah in the neighbourhood of Yabna in the Rafah refugee camp.

Destruction of property: See Raids below.

Detentions: 9

Home invasions and occupation: Numerous

Salfit – at 10:40pm, the Israeli Army raided the town of Deir Istiya and invaded the homes of villagers until 11:50pm.

Hebron –

Occupation forces raided the town of Dura and, meeting with resistance from the local people, violently asserted their presence, injuring two Palestinian children and taking prisoner a 17-year-old. The Israelis raided the town again later and invaded people’s homes.

The Israeli Army occupied a Palestinian house near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, forced the family out and proceeded to use it for military purposes.

Injuries: 2

Hebron –

See Home invasions and occupation above.

Physical assaults: 2

Jenin – after setting up a flying checkpoint near the Jewish settlement of Sanur along the Jenin-Nablus main road, the Israelis took a man prisoner and gave him a savage beating while they were also assaulting other Palestinians.

Prisoners taken: 14

Raids: 21

Ramallah & El Bireh –

At 8:30am, the Israeli Army raided the village of Al Mughayir and took five villagers prisoner.

At 10:50am, the Israelis raided the city of El Bireh and ordered a number of people to report to the Israeli Intelligence Service. El Bireh was raided again at 5:20pm and yet again at



10:10pm, an Israeli Army patrol raided the village of Deir Dibwan, smashing the lights of parked vehicles as they roamed the village.


2:15am, an Israeli Army patrol raided the city of Ramallah and set up a checkpoint.

Nablus – At 3:30am, Israeli Occupation forces raided the village of Juneid, shooting and firing stun grenades in the streets until 4am.

Bethlehem – at 10:30pm, the Israeli Army raided the Ayda refugee camp and then raided it again at 11:05pm.

Hebron – on 16 May 2005, the Israeli Army raided the town of Ash Shuyukh and invaded a house and a marble-processing factory.

Settlement activity: 1

Hebron – The Israeli Army began construction of a racially segregated road for Jewish settlers near the settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Settler violence: 2

Jericho – Israeli settlers from the Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Yericho stoned Palestinian vehicles travelling along the main road between Jericho and Jerusalem.

Hebron – a gang of Israeli settlers terrorised the family of Jameel Abu Heikal, holding family members inside their house in the neighbourhood of Tall Rumeida and preventing them from leaving.

Times indicated in red contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children.


Zionism in principle

"When we [followers of the prophetic Judaism] returned to Palestine...the majority of Jewish people preferred to learn from Hitler rather than from us."

Martin Buber

speaking to a New York audience - Jewish Newsletter, June 2, 1958.


1. Please send in VANUNU PETITIONS to P.O. Box 56.150 Auckland 3 ASAP.

2. Remember Human Rights Film Festival still goes on till Thursday -- Academy Theatre Auckland. (Promises on this week)

3. Lunch tickets going fast... Please book early as below...

PALESTINE HUMAN RIGHTS AND INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNS are holding a joint fund raising lunch to celebrate and support our ongoing work. Our invited guest is Ahmed Zaoui.

Jack Dickey Hall 174 Greenlane West (near Gt. South Rd corner) Greenlane.

Saturday 28th May 2005 at 12 30pm.

Attendance ONLY by booking tickets. $20 Children Free.

Only 50 tickets available to each group so please book early.

David Wakim Tel: 520 0201

Palestine Human Rights Campaign

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