Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just Another Week in the Holy Land

Weekly report about Israelis

Published: Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:05 AM CDT
The following items are from the July 2 to 8, 2009 weekly report of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

1. A Palestinian child was killed and her father and uncle were wounded by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip.

2. Three Palestinian civilians, including two children, were injured when Israeli forces used force against a peaceful protest against the Annexation Wall.

3. Israeli forces conducted 25 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.

4. Israeli forces arrested 18 Palestinian civilians, including seven children, and an American human rights defender in the West Bank.

5. Israeli forces have continued to impose a total closure on the occupied Palestinian territories and have isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

6. Israeli troops positioned at military checkpoints in the West Bank arrested three Palestinian civilians.

7. Israeli forces have continued measures aimed at establishing a Jewish majority in occupied east Jerusalem.

8. Israeli forces forced a Palestinian civilian to demolish a structure added to his house in Beit Hanina village near Jerusalem.

9. Israeli forces stormed the Palestinian National Theater in Jerusalem and prevented an art show.

10. Israeli forces have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.

11. Israeli forces issued military orders to demolish 11 houses and four wells in al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem.

12. Israeli forces razed areas of Palestinian land in Yatta village, south of Hebron, to expand a settlement outpost.

13. Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian child and attempted to run him down in Hebron.

14. Israeli settlers released hundreds of wild boars in the northern West Bank.

It is like this every week. President Obama deserves the support of all Americans.

John Hauptman



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