Occupying Palestine: All In A Week’s Work

I haven’t been up with my blog-reading lately and I just happened to read this very interesting post by Palestinian blogger, umkhalil, where she breaks down a single week of Israel “securing” itself and how US presidential hopeful are falling head over heels to ensure that security. Definitely worth a read:

Israel made itself more secure today by stoning kids on their way home from school.

For the week of September 25-October 8 Israel made itself more secure by treating the non-suffering Palestinians to the following:

Israeli settlers killed a Palestinian civilian in near Nablus.

16 Palestinian civilians, including four children, and a Scottish human rights defender, were wounded by the IOF gunfire.

Nine of the wounded were wounded during peaceful demonstrations against the construction of the Annexation Wall.

IOF conducted 38 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

IOF arrested 59 Palestinian civilians, including 13 children and a woman.

IOF violently assaulted a number of Palestinian civilians during house raids.

IOF arrested 2 Palestinian civilians near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

IOF imposed a comprehensive closure on the OPT for the Jewish Kipurim festival.

IOF troops positioned at various checkpoints in the West Bank arrested 2 Palestinian civilians.

IOF held a number of journalists near a settlement in the West Bank.

IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attacks Palestinian civilians and property.

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian civilians and property.

Four Palestinian civilians and two human rights defenders were injured.

Israeli settlers deliberately set fire to dozens of olive trees.

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