8 more Palestinians killed yesterday (Sunday); more casualties today

JOHN M COX coxj at SPAMemail.unc.edu
Mon Oct 30 19:45:38 MST 2000



>
>Latest Developments No. 45 - Monday 30 October 2000
>Web posted 11:45pm (GMT+2), Ramallah, West Bank
>September 2000 Clashes Information Center
>Palestine: http://www.addameer.org/september20000/
>North America: http://www.nigelparry.com/september2000/
>
>At the time of writing, Israeli attack helicopters are attacking areas
>in Al Bireh, Nablus, Khan Younis, Jericho and Rafah.
>
>A strict Israeli imposed closure remains in place throughout the
>West Bank and Gaza Strip.  Clashes erupted in a number of areas
>this afternoon, with at least 100 Palestinians injured today.
>Intensified Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian residents either
>travelling on major roads, attempting to harvest olive orchards, or in
>residential areas have become daily phenomena. Eyewitnesses
>also report that Israeli settlers are firing on Palestinian protesters
>during clashes, alongside the Israeli military, in a number of areas
>in the North.  Large areas of agricultural land throughout the West
>Bank and Gaza were bulldozed and trees uprooted by Israeli
>settlers and military.
>
>Ramallah
>Clashes erupted this afternoon at the northern entrance of Al Bireh,
>with at least 23 Palestinians injured.  Late this evening, the Israeli
>military stationed at the military base of Ofra opened fire with heavy
>machine guns and linked automatic 40mm 'launched' grenades on
>residential areas at the southern entrance of Betunia. No injuries
>were reported.  Tanks have been deployed in front of the military
>base in the direction of Betuniya.  Heavy machine gun fire was also
>reported from the area of Pisgot settlement.   At the time of writing,
>Israeli attack helicopters have fired at least 3 missiles at areas in
>Al Bireh.  Reports state that the office of Fateh has been
>completely destroyed as a result of the attacks.  No furthe
>information is available.
>
>Gaza
>Funerals took place this afternoon for 31 year old Samir Moussa
>Hamid 'Aleywa, who was shot and killed yesterday by live
>ammunition to his chest and 15 year old Hosni Hassan Al Najjar,
>was shot and killed yesterday by live ammunition to his forehead.
>Clashes erupted this afternoon at Mentar Crossing, with 50
>Palestinians injured as a result of live ammunition and rubber
>coated steel bullets.  Hazem Fathi and Ala Soubhi Jarro from Gaza
>City are reported to be in extremely critical condition.  In Deir Al
>Balah, at least 3 Palestinians were injured during confrontations.
>In Khan Younis, 20 Palestinians were injured as a result of live
>ammunition during clashes, with Mohammad Al Sheikh Deeb in
>extremely critical condition.    Violent clashes erupted in Rafah this
>afternoon, with 25 Palestinians injured from live ammunition, with at
>least two in extremely critical condition.  A large number of olive
>orchards were bulldozed and olive trees uprooted, green houses
>and agricultural equipment and homes were destroyed by the
>Israeli military on the main road of Rafah, near the Israeli
>settlement of Morag.
>
>At the time of writing, Israeli attack helicopters have fired 3
>missiles at Palestinian security posts in Khan Younis.  Attacks
>from heavy machine gun fire and tanks have been reported in the
>Rafah area.  No further information is available.
>
>Nablus
>Funeral processions took place this afternoon for 'Esmat Khalil
>Mohammad Al Saber, 34 years old, shot and killed yesterday by
>live ammunition to his chest and Shadi Hassan Abdullah Ashuli, 23
>years old, shot and killed yesterday by live ammunition to his
>chest.  Clashes erupted later in the afternoon, with a number of
>injuries, two of which are in extremely critical condition.  The two
>are Tayseer Hassan Ahmad Suleiman, from Huwarra, who was
>shot by Israeli settlers while harvesting olives in his orchard and
>Walid Kareem Salameh, 20 years old from Beit Sahour, who was
>attacked while driving his car near the village of Bita, resulting in
>serious injuries to his head. A strict Israeli imposed internal closure
>remains in place, isolating villages in the Nablus area from one
>another.  The village of Huwarra remains under Israeli imposed
>curfew for the 23rd day.
>
>At the time of writing, the Israeli military is attacking with
>helicopters, tanks, and heavy machine gun fire from the two
>surrounding mountains of Nablus City. At least five missiles landed
>near the Itihad Hospital.  No further information is available.
>
>Jenin
>Funeral processions took place today for two brothers, Bilal Nimr
>Abu Salah and Hilal Nimr Abu Salah from Ya'bad, Jenin, both shot
>and killed yesterday by live ammunition to the head.   Clashes
>erupted in the afternoon in the city of Jenin, with at least 11
>Palestinians injured.  Clashes also took place in Ya'bad and
>'Arrabi, where Israeli settlers were reported to be attacking
>Palestinian protesters alongside Israeli military.
>
>Hebron
>Clashes erupted this afternoon in the Hebron area, with at least 30
>Palestinians injured, two of which are in critical condition.   The
>funeral for Ala Mahfouz, who died last Thursday in Saudi Arabia
>after receiving unsuccessful medical treatment for injuries
>sustained, took place this afternoon.  Israeli settlers attacked the
>town of Beit Ummar, shooting at residents and destroying property.
>   Israeli controlled areas in Hebron remain under Isreali imposed
>curfew for the 32nd day.
>
>Bethlehem area
>In the village of Al Khader, Israeli military and settlers prevented
>school children from entering their school.  In Tqu', Israeli settlers
>and military attacked schools while they were in session, forcing
>pupils to flee the area.  In Hossan village, Israeli settlers attacked
>residents, preventing farmers and families from reaching their
>orchards to harvest olives.  Heavy machine gun fire was used to
>attack the town of Beit Sahour, causing damage to homes.  No
>injuries were reported.
>
>Tulkarem
>Brief clashes erupted this afternoon, with at least 5 Palestinians
>injured by live ammunition, 2 of which are in extremely critical
>condition:  Baha' Samih Abu Baker, 18 years old and Amjad Zaki,
>17 years old.  In the village of Nazlit Issa, Israeli settlers attacked
>residents, shooting at houses and destroying property.
>
>Jerusalem
>Early this afternoon, two Israeli police officers were shot in front of
>the East Jerusalem Branch of Israeli government National
>Insurance Institute, killing one of the officers and injuring the other.
>The area was declared a closed military zone.   Clashes erupted in
>areas in Jerusalem, including Shufat Refugee Camp, Qalandia
>Refugee Camp and Al Ram.   Several injuries were reported.  An 8
>year old child, 'Amira Mohammad Shehadeh, was severely beaten
>by Israeli soldiers in Shufat Refugee Camp.
>
>Jericho
>At the time of writing, the Israeli military attacked the refugee camp
>of 'Aqbet Jaber and the Palestinian General Intelligence
>headquarters in Jericho by heavy machine gun fire from the
>settlement of Vered Yeriho.   Attack helicopters have also attacked
>areas in Jericho.
>
>
>
>***Apologies, yesterday was another one of those days in which
>reality proved too difficult to comprehend and articulate.  The
>following is yesterday's update:
>
>Latest Developments from Sunday 29 October 2000
>Heavy clashes erupted throughout the West Bank and Gaza today.
>  A total of 8 Palestinians were killed and at least 100 Palestinians
>were injured, 10 of which in critical condition.  Heavy machine gun
>fire attacks were reported by the Israeli military last night in Ya'bad,
>Jenin, and Yatta, Hebron.
>
>Fadi Amin Dabayah, 22 years old from Jenin Refugee Camp, died
>of injuries sustained from live ammunition to his head. Fadi was
>initially reported on Friday 27 October in critical condition as a
>result of live ammunition to his head, declared clinically dead on
>Saturday, and died today in hospital.
>
>Shadi Hassan Abdullah Ashuli, 23 years old from Aseera Al
>Shaliyeh, Nablus, was shot and killed by live ammunition to his
>chest.
>
>'Esmat Khalil Mohammad Al Saber, 34 years old from Nablus, was
>shot and killed by live ammunition to his chest.
>
>Bilal Nimr Abu Salah, 20 years old from Ya'bad, Jenin, was shot
>and killed by live ammunition to his head.
>
>Hilal Nimr Abu Salah, 20 years old from Ya'bad, Jenin, was shot
>and killed by live ammunition to his head.
>
>Samir Moussa Hamid 'Aleywa, 31 years old from Zaytoun
>Neighborhood, Gaza City, was shot and killed by live ammunition
>to his chest.
>
>Hosni Hassan Al Najjar, 15 years old from Rafah, Gaza, was shot
>and killed by live ammunition to his forehead.
>
>Riad Youssef Awwad, 26 years old, died yesterday at the
>Jordanian border, after spending two days trying to reach Beit Jala.
>  He suffered from cancer and was attempting to visit his family.  He
>died at the checkpoint.
>
>
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