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Life under occupation

Updates of the International Solidarity Movement August 31, 20061. Partial Demolition of Israeli Colony in Bil`in 2. Israeli Company Blockaded in Britan For the Second Time in Bid to Gain Ruling on Illegality of Settlement Products 3. 12 Year Old Boy Shot by Settler While Playing Near His Home 4. Palestinian Activists with International and Israeli Supporters Picket Kofi Annan`s Visit 5. Settler Children Burn Down Palestinian Olive Tree in Hebron, Israeli Soliders Block Firefighters 6. Israeli Army Destroying Olive Trees in Jenin 7. Israeli Army Harrassment in Hebron Continues 8. Israeli Army Kills 15 year old Demonstrator, Injures 12, and Demolishes Houses. 31/8/2006
Today`s news from the OccupationGhassan Bannoura - IMEMC - Israeli Army withdraws from Al-Shuja`iya leaving 20 residents dead ; Army takes nine civilians prisoners in Hebron area ; Army assassinates resistance leader in Nablus 31/8/2006
Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 24-30 August 2006Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - "30 Palestinians, including 3 children, a mentally disabled young man and a woman, were killed by IOF. 3 of the victims were extra-judicially executed by IOF in the West Bank. 52 Palestinian civilians, including 18 children and a woman, were wounded by the IOF gunfire. IOF launched a series of air strikes on a number of houses in the Gaza Strip. IOF conducted 40 incursions into Palestinian communities. IOF arrested 50 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank, including 6 children and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council."31/8/2006
Twilight Zone / Deadly diaries Gideon Levy - Haaretz - "Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the fourth floor. Two brothers. Their parents and siblings were all killed while they were sleeping. Only the brothers were saved from the inferno caused by two missiles dropped by a plane on their house in the middle of the night. Awad, 19, is seriously injured; Mohammed, 20, uninjured, tends him. Their parents and all seven of their younger siblings, including a disabled sister, were killed. Just try to imagine."31/8/2006
224 killed, 888 injured in Israel`s Summer Rains offesnive Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The Palestinian Ministry of Health issued a report on Wednesday on the Israeli Summer Rains military offensis that started late June 2006, and revealed that Israeli soldiers killed 224 reisdents, including 62 children, and injured 888 reisdents. "31/8/2006
The Accidental ImmigrantAmira Hass - Counterpunch - "The Israeli authorities that revoked Ju`beh`s residency of his native Jerusalem did not allow reunification with his wife in Ramallah, and finally also decided that even as a tourist, he does not have the right to live in his homeland. "31/8/2006
Impending Health and Environmental Disaster Threatens Gaza City due to Uncollected Garbage in the Streets Palestinian Centre for Human Rights31/8/2006
In Ramallah, Annan calls for end to Israeli closures on Gaza StripAkiva Eldar, Haaretz Service and News Agencies- Ha`aretz-United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday after talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Israel must lift its closure of the Gaza Strip and open crossing points there. 30/8/2006
Gaza: 20 Palestinians killed in 4 daysAli Waked-Ynet-According to Palestinian reports, at least 11 people killed since army forces began operating in Sajaiya neighborhood; IDF says number is higher. Meanwhile, UN agency warns Gaza facing food crisis due to continued blockade 30/8/2006
Reports from checkpoints 20-6.8.06MachsomWatch - A 15 years old stuck in the line with his father and brother picked up an object that had fallen out of some old man`s baggage, and the soldiers decided he was about to throw it at them so they restrained and locked him up in the cell. The other son, 20 years old, comes up in the computer check as residing in Nablus whereas the family all live in Asira Qabaliya. The father goes from one soldier to another trying to reason with them, no one listens. The mother is on the verge of tears. 28/8/2006
Army and settler attacks on Hebron Palestinians ISM Hebron/Saed Bannoura, IMEMC/Ma`an News Agency - [With eyes on Lebanon and a little bit on Gaza, it is sometimes forgotten that the West Bank occupation is alive and kicking. Here is a collection of the last few days` incidents in Hebron. A.K.] 28/8/2006
Palestinian Government spokesman engages in self-criticism Ma`an Reporter/Ali Waked - Ma`an News Agency/ Y-Net - "When one is in Gaza, one can only close one`s eyes to avoid the scenes of chaos that words fail to describe. Indifferent policemen, boastful gunmen and mourning tents set up in the middle of the street." 28/8/2006
Father of captured soldier turns to PA George Rishmawi-IMEMC - "Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haniya said on Monday that the father of the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit asked PA spokesman Ghazi Hamad to work for the release of his son". 28/8/2006
Palestinian death toll: eight killed in two daysGeorge Rishmawi-IMEMC - [Editor`s note: I looked in vain for any of this in Ha`aretz, not to mention other Israeli news sources. Since the war in Lebanon started, the Israeli media lost interest in Gaza, and the cease fire has not restored that interest. A.K.]28/8/2006
Israeli army abducts four Palestinians in RafahIMEMC - Israeli forces took four brothers prisoner on Saturday from Al Shouka area east of Rafah27/8/2006
Fatah agrees to unity governmentAl Jazeera - Fatah leaders have given Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, the go-ahead to form a national unity government with Hamas. 27/8/2006
Huwarah checkpoint - student arrested on way homeMa`an News Agency - Muhammad Abdullah, 21, from the Palestinian village of Bita, south of Nablus - a student at the An Najah University arrested on the way home. 26/8/2006
IDF kills 16-year-old, wounds 4 in NablusHaaretz - "The army was surrounding a building in the city where two wanted militants were holed up when the Palestinians began to throw rocks at the troops."26/8/2006
Beyond bearableErica Silverman- AlAhram Weekly-"..leaving households, businesses and hospitals across the Strip without electricity and water in the sweltering heat of summer while sanitation systems also collapsed."25/8/2006
Hizbullah: new heroes on the Palestinian streetRory McCarthy-The Guardian-"Maybe they provide emotional and political support for the Palestinian people but the military action carried out by Hizbullah was for the sake of Lebanon and only Lebanon,"25/8/2006
Hamas member held following Gaza clashesThe Independent-"The army has routinely carried out nighttime raids into Gaza since the offensive began. Israel has killed more than 200 Palestinians - most of them militants - since the offensive began two months ago."25/8/2006
IDF attacks 2 Gaza housesAli Waked-Ynet News-"The three-storey building was completely destroyed and a number of its residents were injured."25/8/2006
Gaza power cuts rekindle forgotten traditionsYasser Abu Moailek - Middle East Times - "It was about 8:00pm when one of Gaza City`s Beach Refugee Camp`s narrow alleys started filling up with plastic chairs, wooden stools, and people. Although lights were still on, those who brought the chairs and stools brought also lanterns, gas lamps, and candles." 24/8/2006
IDF raids S. Gaza; Hamas: Local leader nabbed in the offensiveAvi Issacharoff - Haaretz - "Israel Defense Forces soldiers crossed into the Gaza Strip early Thursday in a raid that captured a local Hamas militant leader and left his brother dead near the southern Gaza border town of Abasan, Israel Radio reported."24/8/2006
A return to “normality” in Gaza : Letter from Lama Hourani, Gaza CityLama Hourani - "I awakened in the morning, alone as usual these days, and heard a very familiar sound, one which had been missing for a while. It was the sound of shelling in the northern parts of the Gaza Strip. I smiled to myself. We have not heard this noise for about two weeks."24/8/2006
Opening Rafah International Crossing Point for Less Than 7 Hours Does Not Solve the Problem of Thousands of Palestinian TravelersPCHR - "IOF use the “security” of the EU observers as a pretext to drive them away from the crossing point, and subsequently close it." 23/8/2006
A moving dark cloudRami Almeghari - the Electronic Intifada - "At any rate, the rains in Palestine, namely in the Gaza Strip, have come back as heavily as when they started on June 27, while the sun has risen again in Lebanon after the international community made a big umbrella that covered that area. Now, will this umbrella extend to neighboring Palestine, or will we Palestinians continue to have to endure this endless summer of Israeli rainfall on our heads?" ["Summer Rains" is the name the Israeli military has given to their ongoing operation in Gaza]22/8/2006
Don`t forget GazaKhaled Amayreh - Al-Ahram - "On the back of Israel`s military defeat in Lebanon, Palestinians fear that their blood will be used to bolster public confidence in Olmert`s government, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank "22/8/2006
The Birds Outside the Cage. Terror and Freedom on the West BankEliza Ernshire - the Counterpunch - "The phone call and then the horrible sound of 10 jeeps and 2 tanks and an arrest-van. And instant spotlights and shooting and explosions. "22/8/2006
Israel detains Palestinian parliament secretary. Soldiers open fire at taxi, kill 1, injure 3 outside NablusOmar Karmi - The Jordan Times22/8/2006
Israel Kidnaps Palestinian Deputy PM George Rishmawi/Associated Press – IMEMC/Jerusalem Post - The latest arrest could jeopardize the flimsy unity government that was in the making this week between Hamas and Fatah." [Editorial comment: that might have been its exact purpose. (A.K.)] 19/8/2006
Palestinians agree to renew truce with IsraelAvi Issacharoff-Haaretz-"It`s clear there will be no real solution or cease-fire without the release of Gilad Shalit, but Abbas and Haniyeh wish to create an impression of political achievement,"18/8/2006
Israel extends Hamas MP`s detentionAljazeera -"My health condition is bad, but my determination is stronger than Israel`s injustice."18/8/2006
Tomorrow: Football Game in Bil`in under the Banner "Stop the Wall"WAFA :Palestine News Agency - "In the midst of the Occupation, the football game is a joyous act of resistance,"18/8/2006
Their Backs to the WallJo Roberts -Embassy, Canada`s Foreign Policy Newsletter - "Kifl Haris is slowly being eroded: 3,000 dunums of land lost to the construction of Ari`el, 500 dunums to the building of the Trans-Samaria Highway, and now 6,000 dunums to the proposed routing of the wall. Recent proposals for road development will swallow another 2,300 dunums "18/8/2006
Israeli troops shell several areas in the Gaza Strip Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "Thursday night after midnight, Israeli troops stationed near the Kissufim Crossing in the southern part of the Gaza Strip fired several tank shells at Palestinian areas northeast of Khan Younis. Soldiers shelled a blacksmith workshop in Gaza City, shelled areas in Beit Lahia and occupied a home in Beit Hanoun." 17/8/2006
Haniya and Abbas met to discuss a coalition governmentAl Jazeera - "The ruling Hamas party and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, have agreed to start negotiations on forming a coalition government." 16/8/2006
Nasrallah didn`t mean to Amira Hass - Haaretz - " What is permitted to us is forbidden to others. What hurts us does not hurt others (because they are "other")." 16/8/2006
3 Palestinian Civilians Killed and 3 Others Wounded by IOF in the Northern Gaza StripPCHR - "Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) fired at a crowd of civilians in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun." 16/8/2006
Israel continues to evacuate Gazans to demolish their homes Ma`an News Agency - "Israeli forces gave Hussein Oudah`s family an hours` warning before they demolished their home."15/8/2006
From City to Town to Village, Israeli `Summer Rains` Continue to fall on Gaza Rami Almeghari -- IMEMC News -- "According to the latest Palestinian Health Ministry reports, since the June 26 military attack codenamed `Summer Rains` has begun, the Israeli occupation army has killed 203 Palestinians, including 58 children and 25 women, and wounded 783 others, including 281 children, and 86 women. 72 of the injured have had limbs amputated"14/8/2006
Three residents killed in an Israeli Air Strike in Gaza George Rishmawi & Ghassan Bannoura -- IMEMC & Agencies -- "Palestinian medical sources at Kamal Udwan hospital said the three dead belonged to the same family and were identified as, Ahmad 18, Othman 70, and Zuheir Kafarna 50"14/8/2006
PCHR on closing of Rafah crossing-pointPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - In Response to Statement by EU Observers at Rafah International Crossing Point, PCHR Condemns Re-closure of the Crossing Point after Reopening it for Less Than 7 Hours in Two Days 13/8/2006
Behind the media`s Gazan blind spot Nigel Parry - Electronic Intifada - As the Israeli war on continues to dominate world headlines, Israel`s ongoing war against Gaza seems to be taking place in a relative media blind spot.13/8/2006
Palestinian children march in solidarity with Lebanese childrenSaed Bannoura - IMEMC and agencies - One of the children at the protest addressed [US] American children and said; “tell your leaders that they should stop talking about childhood since they are killing childhood in Palestine and Lebanon, tell them to stop petting their dogs while crushing humans with shells.” 13/8/2006
Israeli plane destroys Gaza houseIMEMC - Eyewitnesses reported that the shells house belongs to Jamil Al Habeeby13/8/2006
Report: Deadliest Month in Gaza since October 2004Agencies via the Daily Star, Lebanon -- From the time the offensive began until August 8, the monitoring group said at least 170 Palestinians had been killed, of whom 138 were civilians12/8/2006
Israel prevents Gaza - Egypt electrical supply plans PNN -- "An electrical grid running from Egypt to Gaza was expected to be completed weeks ago. But Israeli forces will not allow Egyptian or Palestinian crews to cross the border with new equipment to repair the devastation wreaked upon Gaza’s main power station"12/8/2006
Report: 203 Palestinians Killed Since Operation `Summer Rains` began June 25 IMEMC & Agencies -- "The number of Palestinians killed so far by the Israeli military operation reached 203, 188 of them in the Gaza Strip and 15 in the West Bank. The number of children among those killed was 42 in addition to 24 female victims"12/8/2006
Lama Hourani from Gaza : Have the Israeli soldiers overslept in their tanks?”Lama Hourani - ""I don`t want to fly by airplane. Airplanes destroy houses over the heads of children." This was Luai`s, my four year old son’s, response to the idea that he could leave for Jordan with his father for the holidays." 11/8/2006
Additional findings in B`Tselem`s investigation of deaths of members of the al-`Atar family by an air force missile attack B`Tselem - Press Release - "As a result of its continuing investigation of the air force`s bombing of a cart carrying Palestinian civilians in Beit Lahiya on 24 July, the organization has learned that children who were riding in the cart had collected Qassam launchers. In the incident, Khairiyah al-`Atar and her grandson Nadi were killed, and the other two persons in the cart were injured. " 11/8/2006
Palestinian deaths rise amid fear of worse to come Nidal al-Mughrabi - The Guardian - "Last month was the deadliest in the Gaza Strip for nearly two years, a Palestinian research group said yesterday, as Israel`s six-week offensive against militants in the territory led to a surge in killings." 11/8/2006
British Medical group: Hospitals in Gaza overwhelmed and running out of supplies IMEMC & Agencies - " Hospitals in the Gaza Strip have seen a significant increase in war casualties with severe injuries over the past month and are running out of medical supplies, the Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin) today."11/8/2006
Annan warning over Gaza situation BBC - "The war in Lebanon and northern Israel should not distract attention from events in Gaza, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned. The killing of civilians, including children, in Gaza was "utterly unjustifiable", his spokesman said." 10/8/2006
Child, mother killed by rocket near CarmielAhiya Raved - Ynet - "Rocket barrages continue: Woman, her 5-year-old son killed after being hit by rocket in Arab village in Western Galilee; 3-year-old brother seriously injured. Neighbor who witnessed incident: `This is a very difficult situation when civilians are killed. We are all here together, Arabs and Jews. Missile doesn’t distinguish between ethnic groups.` In Tiberias, man lightly wounded10/8/2006
Minister of Health Holds Israel Responsible for Dwaik`s Health Deterioration Palestine News Agency - WAFA - "Israeli sources revealed that the Mr. Duwaik was transferred to an Israeli hospital in Jerusalem after he was severely beaten by Israeli interrogators." 8/8/2006
Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem PNN (Jerusalem)- imemc - "They are also preventing free access to Al Aqsa Mosque, second only in importance for Muslims to Mecca."8/8/2006
Reprisals against CiviliansPCHR - "Report on Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Violations against Palestinian Civilians in the Gaza Strip" 8/8/2006
Soldiers assassinate a leader of the Al Quds brigades near Jenin; Child killed in an Israeli air strike in RafahSaed Bannoura -- IMEMC & Agencies -- Rashid Al Omary, 24, was shot in his head, chest, and in several other parts of his body *** In Rafah, in Al Shouka neighborhood, seventeen residents, including five children, were killed since Thursday 7/8/2006
Israel kills Palestinian in Gaza Strip on SundayAvi Issacharoff, Mijal Grinberg - Haaretz - An Israel Air Force air strike killed a Palestinian in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, medics said, as Israel pressed its offensive against militants.6/8/2006
Speaker of Palestinian Parliament arrested by IsraelBBC - Aziz Dweik, also a key member of Hamas, which controls the government, was held after 20 Israeli vehicles surrounded his home in Ramallah. 6/8/2006
Palestinian gunmen break into Jericho prison, kill 6 inmatesDaily Star staff-Daily Star (Lebanon)-"..with international attention focusing on Lebanon, the tragedy in Gaza is being forgotten." 5/8/2006
Seven killed in Gaza air strikes BBC - "The ruins of a month of Israeli operations can be seen in Gaza At least seven people, including a child, have been killed in an Israeli operation in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials have said. Witnesses said about 50 tanks, backed by bulldozers, pushed further into Gaza, taking up positions near Rafah. 3/8/2006
Israel renews Beirut strikesAljazeera + Agencies - "Israeli warplanes have resumed strikes in Lebanon, a day after Hezbollah fired hundreds of rockets at Israel in its largest attack to date." 3/8/2006
Aid Agencies Ask the World to Remember GazaInternational Aid agencies and the United Nations - WAFA - "There are 1.4 million people [living in Gaza] and shells are simply falling among them," revealing that "they are just as vulnerable as the 750,000 fleeing in Lebanon, but in Gaza they have nowhere to run because all the border crossings are closed and the world is looking somewhere else." 3/8/2006
Fast for Tisha B`Av - 3 Aug - opposite the Israeli EmbassyJews for Justice for Palestinians - Press release - "We, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, support a just peace in the Middle East, not any faction or group such as Hamas or Hezbollah. We are not self-haters: it is precisely because we are so aware of our Jewish history that we hate oppression by Jews as well as of Jews. We seek a future in which Jews the world over are safe and secure. We believe that safety and security come through mutual respect and honest negotiation, not through destruction and oppression." 3/8/2006
Israeli forces escalating aggressions in Bethlehem DistrictNajib Farag -- Palestine News Network – “Bethlehem residents report Sunday that Israeli forces established several military roadblocks hindering movement. Israeli forces have also stepped up their general raids into villages and towns throughout the West Bank district” 21/8/2006
3 Palestinian Civilians Killed by IOF in the West BankPCHR -- In the past three days, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have killed 3 Palestinians in the West Bank. Two of the victims were extra-judicially executed by IOF in Bethlehem, whereas the third one was killed when IOF opened fire at a civilian car that was attempting to bypass Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus 21/8/2006
Jalal Oudeh killed in Nablusal-Jazeera - One Palestinian has been killed and a further three wounded by Israeli troops in the northern part of West Bank.20/8/2006
Hamas plea over seized deputy PM - Israel kils Palestinian in NablusBBC - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has appealed to the international community for help to secure the release of his deputy. Nasser al-Shaer was abducted by the Israeli army early on Saturday. 20/8/2006
Two Palestinians killed in Gaza-seven killed altogether on Friday Saed Bannoura - IMEMC - "Ghanim Al Khateeb, a shepherd from a nearby bedouin village, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, was herding his sheep near the former Israeli settlement of Elei Sinai. He suffered several rounds of live ammunition in his chest from the IDF shooting and died of his wounds in a Gaza hospital". 19/8/2006
Interview: Adel Samara Tania Tabar - IMEMC - "That’s after 31 years, when my wife -- who was born here, who has children, who also married here, my daughter has a baby of 3 years here - despite all of these things, they called for a deportation." 2/8/2006
Palestinians in Gaza find heroes in Hezbollah Greg Myre - IHT - ""If anyone fights Israel, we will support them," said one customer, Ahmed Youssef, an engineering student at the Islamic University, who bought a Nasrallah poster and a Hezbollah flag."2/8/2006
From Lama in GazaLama Hourani - "we are the victims of a terrorist State which does nothing but attack innocent civilians continuously and systematically in the name of self-defense." 2/8/2006
Gaza crisis must not be forgotten, UNICEF saysReport - UN News - "Gaza`s children - estimated at more than 830,000 - "are living in an environment of extraordinary violence, fear and anxiety.""2/8/2006
Woman and Child Killed by IOF Bombardment in Beit HanounPCHR - " PCHR is concerned over the around-the-clock artillery bombardment by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) against the north of the Gaza Strip. This bombardment has cost the lives of tens of Palestinian civilians, and forced hundreds of others to leave their homes. The latest victims of IOF bombardment were a Palestinian woman and child, who were killed in the afternoon hours of 1 August 2006 in the Nada Buildings area, west of Beit Hanoun. " 1/8/2006
600 Palestinians taken prisoner by Israel over the past month IMEMC - " In an official report, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Israeli soldiers took 600 Palestinian residents prisoners since the abduction of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from a military post in the southern Gaza Strip last month. "1/8/2006
Israeli army kills three and injures several other residents including a child in Gaza and attacks West Bank cities and takes scores of civilians as prisoners. Palestine Today - IMEMC - "Israeli forces closed Tuesday Karni crossing, a commercial crossing located in the Gaza Strip. Three-hundred trucks were unable to arrive to their destinations, resulting in the loss of eight million shekels worth of produce."23/8/2006
The occupier defines justice Amira Hass - Haaretz - "According to the rules of occupation, when soldiers kill Palestinian civilians, they and those who sent them are never criminals, suspects, accused or convicts." 23/8/2006
Gaza swelters through summer without powerGideon Levy - Haaretz - "food in refrigerators goes bad, the patients in the hospitals groan, industry and work are paralyzed, traffic is gridlocked and there is a severe water shortage."23/8/2006
Palestinian civil servants to strike over unpaid wagesAssociated Press - Haaretz22/8/2006
Two messages on an incursion to GazaAljazeera: "Israeli raid triggers Gaza clashes"; Haaretz - "IDF soldier lightly hurt by shrapnel during Gaza arrest raid"22/8/2006
`The Israelis are engaged in the deliberate systematic murder of Palestinian democracy`Tania Tabar - IMEMC & Agencies - "Since the capture of the Israeli soldier by the Palestinian resistance on June 25, Israeli forced have kidnapped over 35 Palestinian Parliament Members and 10 cabinet Ministers."22/8/2006
Statement on Gaza by United Nations Humanitarian Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory "The United Nations humanitarian agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory are deeply alarmed by the impact continuing violence is having on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Gaza, which has resulted in a sharp decline in the humanitarian situation facing 1.4 million people, more than half of them children."4/8/2006
Aug. 2006: Almost half the fatalities in the Gaza Strip in July were civilians not taking part in the hostilitiesB`Tselem The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories4/8/2006
European Union Monitors at Rafah Contribute to the Strangulation and Deprivation of Gaza Strip CiviliansPCHR Palestinian Centre for Human Rights-Press Release -"The closure of Rafah Crossing has resulted in a catastrophic humanitarian situation for thousands of Palestinians stuck on the Egyptian side of the border and for hundreds of travelers stuck in the Egyptian side of the Rafah Crossing."5/8/2006
IOF Kill 8 Palestinians in Rafah, including a Child, and Injure 20 OthersPCHR Palestinian Centre for Human Rights-Press Release -"IOF armored vehicles fired indiscriminately during their advance."5/8/2006
Israeli forces enter Rafah, kill 4 PalestiniansMa`an -- "According to eyewitnesses, the Israeli army expanded its incursion into Rafah, with the Israeli military jeeps and tanks entering the middle of the city of Rafah, and positioning themselves just 100 metres away from the Abu Yusef Al Najar hospital"5/8/2006
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