In Occupied Palestine: May 22, 2005
In Occupied Palestine
Zionism in practice
Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property
May 22, 2005
Occupation Forces Set Fire to Palestinian Olive Trees & Wheat
Checkpoint Crowds Wounded & Tear-Gassed
Ambulance Delayed for Worker with Six Israeli Bullets in His Leg
[Source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group]
Annexation Wall Building: 23 sites
Attacks: 13 – in Occupied Palestine the following were some of the people and areas that came under Israeli fire:
Tulkarem – between the Jubara and At Tayba checkpoints. (see Injuries below).
Bethlehem – Palestinian grain and olive trees went up in flames as Israeli Army flares descended upon agricultural land in the area surrounding the settlement of Al David in southwest Bethlehem.
Khan Yunis –
• People waiting to cross at the checkpoint along the Salah ad Din Road.
• Intensive fire against homes in the Al Amal neighbourhood and the West Khan Yunis refugee camp. (The West Khan Yunis refugee camp came under fire twice).
• People waiting at the Al Matahin checkpoint were injured and many became ill when the Israelis fired tear-gas grenades at them late at night.
• The area of Ureibeh.
• The area surrounding the Salah ad Din gate.
• At 11:45pm, the Israeli Army detonated explosives on Palestinian land near the area surrounding the Salah ad Din gate.
• The neighbourhood of Yabna in the Rafah refugee camp.
Destruction of property: 1
See Attacks above.
Home invasions and occupation: Numerous
Jenin – Israeli Occupation forces raided the town of Al Yamun and invaded several houses in the town.
• The Israelis raided the village of Khirbet Karma and invaded people’s homes, occupying one house and using it for military purposes. The Israeli Army detained residents of those houses that had been raided.
• The town of Adh Dhahiriya was raided and one person taken prisoner when the Israelis invaded his home.
See also Raids below.
Tulkarem – Israeli Occupation forces opened fire on a Palestinian man, Majdi Subhi Adwan, as he was returning home from work. The shooting took place between the Jubara and At Tayba checkpoints, with Adwan being hit by six bullets in his leg. The Israelis stopped the ambulance that was to take the wounded man to hospital in order to interrogate him. Only later did they allow the ambulance to leave.
Medical obstruction: 1
See Injuries above.
Physical assaults: 1
Prisoners taken: 6
Ramallah & El Bireh –
• At 4:30pm and again at 10:30pm, an Israeli Army patrol raided the city. The second raid went on for an hour.
• At 3am, the Israelis raided the town of Beituniya and roamed the streets.
• At 4am, the Israeli Army, with 20 jeeps, shot its way into the village of Arura, invading people’s homes, taking prisoners and terrorising the village until 6am.
Nablus – Occupation forces raided the city at 2:15am, making their presence felt in several neighbourhoods.
Settler violence: 1
Hebron – a Palestinian man, Mohammed Ibrahim Ma’bad, was injured by a stone-throwing mob of Israeli settlers.
Times indicated in Bold Type contribute to the sleep deprivation suffered by Palestinian children.
A Tulkarem Resident Wounded, Israeli Activists Arrested
The Palestine News Agency (WAFA) reports that on Saturday night in Tulkarem, Israeli Occupation troops opened fire with machine-guns on a group of homeward-bound workers, wounding Palestinian resident, Majdy Edwan (29).
In the West Bank City of Hebron, while armed Jewish settlers were stoning the homes of Palestinians, the Israeli Army was taking prisoner Palestinian protesters and Israeli peace activists. The Palestinians and Israelis were demonstrating against the construction of Israel’s annexation Wall in the neighbourhood of Tal-Elrimaida. The settler stone throwing took place near a new racially segregated bypass road on Palestinian land, built exclusively for the use of settlers.
Zionism in principle
The essentials of Zionist doctrine on anti?-Semitism were laid down well before the Holocaust: anti?Semitism was inevitable and could not be fought; the solution was the emigration of unwanted Jews to a Jewish state-?in?-the?making. The inability of the Zionist movement to take Palestine militarily compelled it to look for imperial patronage, which it expected to be motivated by anti?-Semitism to some degree. Zionists additionally saw revolutionary Marxism as an assimilationist enemy, which persuaded them to ally against it with their fellow separatists of the anti-Semitic right-wing nationalist movements in Eastern Europe.
Zionism in the Age of the Dictators
New Section in Ketziot Military Detention Camp:
The Israeli Army has opened a new section in the Ketziot Military Detention Camp to hold 1200 Palestinian political prisoners. The new area lacks the basic requirements and is covered over with barbed wire in order to isolate the captives from other parts of the camp.
There are approximately 9000 Palestinian political prisoners now, due to the Israeli Army’s intensified arrest campaigns.
An Open Letter
A Salam Aleikem
To all our friends and acquaintances:
Recently some Zionists have taken a new tactic in their war against Judaism and their falsification of the Torah which prompts us to write this letter.
We have become aware that letters bearing the name of our organisation, Neturei Karta, and my name, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, have been sent to our friends and their organisations stating falsely that we have changed our Torah view. We wish to reassure you that with G-d's help, we remain true to the Torah and pray to G-d that we will always be true and loyal to G-d and His Torah. We will never recognise the state of "Israel" and will always stand in opposition to Zionism and the State of "Israel" and all that emanates from it and its affiliates.
Should you receive any letters purporting to be sent by myself or Neturei Karta which do not contain my original signature (not a copy) or that seem suspect, please disregard their content and be so kind as to contact us immediately.
Thanking you kindly in advance,
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss
22 May 2005
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)
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