Five residents killed, 31 injured and 57 kidnapped

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  1. The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), based in Gaza, published on Thursday its weekly report on the Israeli violations in the occupied territories in the period between October 11 and October 17, 2007. During the reported period, soldiers killed 5 Palestinians, and injured 31.​
    Photo by PCHR

    The PCHR reported that one of the slain residents is an old man, and two were assassinated by the army. 31 residents were injured including eight children, two women and one journalist.
    The army carried a total of 34 invasions into Palestinian areas in the West Bank and five into the Gaza Strip. During these invasions, 53 Palestinians were kidnapped in the West Bank and three in the Gaza Strip. Five Palestinians were kidnapped on roadblocks in the West Bank.
    Israeli attacks in the West Bank:
    On Thursday at dawn, October 11, 2007, under-cover forces of the Israeli army assassinated one fighter of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh movement, in Jenin city, in the northern part of the West Bank. One fighter was injured and was kidnapped by the invading forces.
    On Tuesday, October 16, soldiers killed one fighter and a 71-year old resident in Nablus city. Nine residents, including one child, one woman and one reporter, were injured in the attack.
    The 71-year old man was shot and killed as he was opening the main door of his house as the soldiers were knocking at it.
    On Thursday October 11, soldiers shot and injured one child in Beit Forik town, east of Nablus, after invading the town and opening fire at children who hurled stones at the invading forces.
    On Monday October 15, soldiers shot and injured one civilian during an invading to the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.
    On Tuesday October 16, soldiers shot and injured three children in Marda village, north of Salfit, after opening fire schoolchildren heading back home from school. On the same day and during evening hours, soldiers shot and injured one child in Anata town, east of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.
    More restrictions on the movements of residents were imposed and additional roadblocks were installed
    Settler attacks and settlements:
    Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank continued their attacks against the Palestinian residents especially as the residents started the Olive picking season. The settlers also attacked Palestinian orchards and farmlands while the army failed to intervene and stop these attacks.
    One of the attacks was carried out on Tuesday, October 16, when a number of settlers attacked Palestinian civilians cultivating olives in Tal Village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
    The settlers hurled stones at the residents and attempted to bar them from cultivating the olive trees. One man was injured by a stone in his head, and the settlers also attacked one British human rights activist.
    The Annexation Wall:
    As the army continued the construction of the Annexation Wall, the residents became isolated from their orchards and became unable to reach their lands, their main source of livelihood which became isolated behind the Wall.
    Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip:
    Troops killed two Palestinians and injured sixteen other, including three children and one woman.
    On Wednesday October 17, soldiers assassinated one resistance fighter, injured six fighters and one woman in an invasion to Abasan town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
    On Saturday October 13, soldiers assassinated one fighter and injured three others near Nahal Oz crossing, east of Gaza City. The attack was carried out when the army fired a missile at four fighters.
    On Tuesday October 15, soldiers injured one child after opening fire at farmers and shepherds east of Wadi Gaza area.
    On Monday October 14, one resident was injured when the army fired an artillery shell at the Eastern Graveyard area, in Al Shujaeyya neighborhood in Gaza.
    On Thursday October 11, soldiers shot and injured four civilians, including one child in an invasion to an area east of Dir Al Balah town, near the borders area between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
    During the reported period, soldiers kidnapped four fishermen in the Gaza sea, in Rafah area, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The army continued to bat fishermen from fishing in the Gaza sea, and kidnapped four fishermen after destroying their equipment.
    The army also uprooted 163 Dunams of agricultural lands, and demolished one house in the Gaza Strip.
    The Gaza Strip remained under strict siege since 16 months, and its border crossing remained closed while a limited amounts of food supplies and medicine were allowed into the Gaza Strip. The siege was intensified after Israel declared the Gaza Strip as a hostile entity, and the number of operation hours of the crossing wee sharply reduced. No goods and supplies were allowed into the Gaza Strip since four months.
    The Gaza Strip continued to suffer from sharp shortages of fuels, construction supplies, and basic materials for industry and agriculture.:crybaby:
  2. Its so sad how they treat the Palestinians.......:crybaby:
  3. With all due respect Abdullah, this thread is venturing into a political/religious area that is bound to create conflict, so I am going to close this thread. This is a very sad situation for all involved and it's probably better just to leave it at that. If you can find a link to a news agency story about this (vs. the Pali organization info you cut/pasted), PM me and we can discuss reopening this thread.
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