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  • Ron Cohen
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      From: tamar peleg <tamarpel@...>
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      Subject: ALEF: Latest Developments No. 47 - Wednesday 1 November 2000


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      >Latest Developments No. 47 - Wednesday 1 November 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/
      >
      >Late this evening, the Israeli military attacked with tanks, heavy
      >machine gun fire and linked automatic 40mm 'launched' grenades
      >residential areas in Beit Jala, Beit Sahour, Al Khader, Tulkarem,
      >Mentar Crossing in Gaza, Jericho, Al Bireh and Betunia. Israeli
      >attack helicopters also attacked the cities of Jericho, Al Khader.
      >and Beit Jala with LAW rockets.
      >
      >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 6 Palestinians killed and 170 injured .
      >Intensified Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian residents either
      >travelling on major roads, attempting to harvest olive orchards, or in
      >residential areas have become a daily and nightly occurrence.
      >More alarmingly, Israeli settlers shooting at protesters alongside
      >the Israeli military has become a common phenomena.
      >
      >Ahmad Salman Tayeh, 15 years old from Shate' (Beach) Refugee
      >Camp, was shot and killed today by live ammunition to his head at
      >Mentar Crossing, Gaza.
      >
      >Ibrahim Riziq Marzouk Omar, 15 years old from Shate' (Beach)
      >Refugee Camp, was shot and killed today by live ammunition to his
      >chest at Mentar Crossing, Gaza.
      >
      >Mohammad Ibrahim Hajaj, 17 years old from Shuja'iyeh, Gaza City,
      >was shot and killed today by 50mm ammunition to his face at
      >Mentar Crossing, Gaza.
      >
      >Mohammad Mahmoud Al Hroub, 27 years old an officer from the
      >Palestinian Force 17, from Deir Samet, Hebron was killed this
      >afternoon in Al Khader, Bethlehem.
      >
      >Wa'el Mohammad Shu'aib Ghneim, 28 years old from Al Khader,
      >was killed today after being shot in the chest by an Israeli attack
      >helicopter while standing in front of his home.
      >
      >Marwan Tay'eh Joum'a Assaf, 21 years old from Wadi Kofin,
      >Bethlehem, was killed this evening in Al Khader.
      >
      >Ramallah
      >Clashes erupted this afternoon at the northern entrance of Al Bireh,
      >at the entrance of Jalazoune Refugee Camp and in the village of
      >Deir Nitham, after the funeral of 17 year old Tha'er Ibrahim Zaid from
      >Jalazoune Refugee Camp, who was shot and killed yesterday as a
      >result of live ammunition to his abdomen. At least 40 Palestinians
      >were injured in the clashes. Late this evening, heavy machine gun
      >fire and linked automatic 40mm 'launched' grenades were randomly
      >directed at residential areas of Al Bireh, near the Pisgot
      >settlement.
      >
      >At the time of writing, Israeli attacks from the nearby military base
      >of Ofra on residential areas of Betunia continue from heavy
      >machine gun fire and linked automatic 40mm 'launched' grenades.
      >Israeli attack helicopters continue to hover over the city of
      >Ramallah.
      >
      >At approximately 8:30 PM, Israeli settlers from Bet El and soldiers
      >surrounded the Jalazoune Refugee Camp and attacked residents.
      >
      >
      >Gaza
      >Clashes erupted this afternoon at the Mentar Crossing following the
      >funerals for Mahmoud Ahmad Ghali Abu Al Khair, Mohammad
      >Hillis, Hazem Moussa Abu Daf, Shadi Awwad Odeh, all killed
      >yesterday. Three Palestinians were killed this afternoon as a
      >result of the clashes. Ahmad Salman Tayeh, 15 years old from
      >Shate' (Beach) Refugee Camp, was shot and killed by live
      >ammunition to his head. Ibrahim Riziq Marzouk Omar, 15 years
      >old from Shate' (Beach) Refugee Camp, was shot and killed by live
      >ammunition to his chest. Mohammad Ibrahim Hajaj, 17 years old
      >from Shuja'iyeh, Gaza City, was shot and killed by 50mm
      >ammunition to his face. At least 40 Palestinians were injured, 8 of
      >which are in extremely critical condition. Brief exchange of fire
      >occurred afterwards at Mentar Crossing, followed by tank and
      >artillery shelling of the area by the Israeli military.
      >
      >In Rafah, clashes erupted during the day, with several Palestinians
      >injured, including 13 year old Abdel Aziz Ali Shaheen, who was
      >shot twice by rubber coated steel bullets to his chest. After being
      >shot, Abdel Aziz was abducted by Israeli soldiers and held for
      >several hours, before being handed over to the International
      >Committee of the Red Cross. No medical care was administered
      >while he was taken by the Israeli authorities, leaving him in critical
      >condition.
      >
      >In Deir Al Balah, near the Israeli settlement of Kfar Darom, a
      >Palestinian pedestrian was shot by Israeli soldiers with live
      >ammunition and remains in critical condition. No clashes occurred
      >in the area.
      >
      >Clashes erupted this evening at the Tufah Junction in Khan Younis,
      >with at least 8 Palestinians injured from live ammunition, and 8
      >from rubber coated steel bullets.
      >
      >Nablus
      >No clashes were reported today in Nablus. Israeli settlers attacked
      >Palestinian farmers in the villages of Orif, Deir Al Hattab, Salem
      >and Huwarra, which remains under Israeli imposed curfew for the
      >25th day. In Huwarra, 18 year old Sa'id Al Safadi and 37 year old
      >Saleh Al Safadi were shot by Israeli settlers, both in extremely
      >critical condition. Sa'id was shot in the neck by live ammunition
      >and Saleh was shot in the chest by live ammunition. At least 8
      >Palestinians were injured while driving in their cars as a result of
      >Israeli settler attacks outside of the village of Huwarra, on the main
      >Ramallah-Nablus road.
      >
      >In the villages of Orif, Deir Al Hattab and Salem, Israeli settlers
      >chased and shot at Palestinian farmers harvesting olives in their
      >olive orchards. The farmers were subsequently prevented from
      >entering the orchards. Residents in the area report that the
      >settlers gathered the olives picked by the farmers and then
      >proceeded to destroy all the olive trees.
      >
      >Bethlehem area
      >Clashes erupted this afternoon near Al Bilal Mosque in Bethlehem,
      >resulting in the injury of 5 Palestinians. In the morning, Israeli
      >settlers alongside Israeli soldiers, attacked the village of Al Khader.
      >Four schools were closed down as Israeli settlers prevented
      >children from reaching their schools. Mohammad Mahmoud Al
      >Hroub, 27 years old and an officer in the Palestinian Force 17, was
      >killed this afternoon in Al Khader, and 12 Palestinians injured, after
      >which exchange of fire was reported between Palestinian police
      >and Israeli soldiers. An Israeli officer and a soldier were killed in
      >the confrontation, with four Israeli soldiers lightly wounded. The
      >Israeli military then used tanks and heavy artillery fire in random
      >attacks against the village, destroying at least 10 homes and
      >injuring 20 Palestinians. Later in the afternoon, at least 2 Israeli
      >attack helicopters randomly shelled residential areas in the village,
      >killing Wa'el Mohammad Shu'aib Ghneim, 26 years old from Al
      >Khader, who was shot in the chest by an Israeli attack helicopter
      >while standing in front of his home. At least 10 other homes were
      >damaged, and 2 homes burnt completely. Attacks continued for
      >several hours. Ambulances were also subjected to direct heavy
      >machine gun fire, preventing them from reaching the village to reach
      >those injured, forcing residents to use private vehicles to transport
      >the injured. At least 7 Palestinians are reported to be in extremely
      >critical condition. Late this evening, Marwan Tay'eh Joum'a Assaf,
      >21 years old from Wadi Kofin, Bethlehem, was reported killed as a
      >result of the attacks.
      >
      >Early in the evening, heavy artillery, tanks and attack helicopters
      >were used by the Israeli military to shell the towns of Beit Jala, Beit
      >Sahour and Aida Refugee Camp. Several homes were damaged
      >and many residents reported injured. Attacks continued late into
      >the evening.
      >
      >Jenin
      >Beginning at 3AM this morning, the villages of Silt Al Thaher and Al
      >Fandoukomiyeh were raided by hundreds of Israeli soldiers, with
      >tanks, armored cars and heavy artillery deployed throughout the
      >area. An Israeli imposed curfew was placed on the area, houses
      >were raided, and tens of residents were arrested and transferred by
      >bus to the nearby settlement of Hormish. Later on in the day, the
      >Israeli military ordered residents over the age of 30 to gather at the
      >schools in the area. The Girl's school of Silt Al Thaher was
      >converted into an Israeli military base, with tanks and armored cars
      >deployed in the area, along with bulldozers which placed cement
      >blocks throughout the road, closing off all streets in the area of
      >both villages. Palestinian residents refused to abide by the orders
      >to gather in the schools and the curfew imposed on the area, with a
      >number of Palestinian youth attempting to flee the area to avoid
      >arrest. Residents of Al Fandoukomiyeh made emergency calls to
      >Jenin for ambulances to be sent to the area as there are no
      >ambulances in the village. However, any ambulance attempting to
      >approach the two villages was subjected to Israeli military fire, and
      >prevented from reaching either of the villages.
      >
      >Hebron
      >At approximately 11:30 PM this evening, the Israeli military called
      >on residents of the Sheikh and Abu Sneineh neighborhoods to
      >evacuate the area immediately. No further information is available.
      >At least 13 Palestinians were injured earlier this evening, with one
      >in critical condition.
      >
      >Salfit
      >Clashes erupted in Salfit late this evening, with Israeli soldiers and
      >settlers shooting at residents. No further information is available.
      >
      >Tulkarem
      >Israeli settlers attacked this afternoon the villages of Qabalan and
      >Nazlit Issa, causing damage to property and shooting at residents.
      >Later, the Israeli military raided the two villages, launching an arrest
      >campaign, searching homes and damaging property in the
      >process. Outside the city of Tulkarem, near Khadoureh College,
      >the Israeli military shot from a nearby military post with heavy
      >machine gun fire and linked automatic 40mm 'launched' grenades
      >into the area and in the direction of the college, which only
      >resumed classes two days ago after previous Israeli attacks. Fires
      >started around the college as a result of the assault. Heavy
      >artillery and tanks also shelled residential areas in the city of
      >Tulkarem, causing damage to tens of houses and one school, with
      >electricity and phone lines subsequently cut. Fires were also
      >reported at
      >the Fadliyeh School and the office of the Regional Agricultural Affairs,
      >affiliated to the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, after being
      >subjected to direct heavy machine gun fire. Tawfik Hassan Abu
      >Thareef, a Palestinian in his late 40s, was directly hit by heavy
      >machine gun fire while attempting to evacuate a family from their
      >nearby home. He is reported to be in extremely critical condition
      >and is presently undergoing surgery. The total number of
      >Palestinians injured in Tulkarem is not known as of yet.
      >
      >Jericho
      >Armed confrontations took place this afternoon in Jericho, with one
      >Israeli officer killed. The Israeli military shelled late in the evening
      >Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp with heavy artillery, tanks and at least
      >two LAW missiles from attack helicopters. No information on
      >injuries and damage is available.
      >
      >Jerusalem
      >Clashes erupted this afternoon in Qalandia Refugee Camp, Al Ram
      >and Shufat. No information on injuries is available. An intense
      >arrest campaign by the Israeli authorities continues throughout
      >areas in Jerusalem.
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