excerpt from PCHR weekly report No. 29/2009 (16 - 22 July 2009)
published on the 23rd of July 2009
Sunday, 19 July 2009
At approximately 18:30, Israeli military vehicles moved nearly 150 meters into the east of Gaza City. Israeli troops shot and arrested Ahmed Zuhair al-Semari, 22. Al-Semari was hit by a gunshot that entered the abdomen and exited the back. He was transferred to an Israeli hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 16:00 on Monday, 20 July 2009. The victim was mentally disabled.
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Also at approximately 13:00, Israeli forces moved nearly 500 meters into 'Abassan village, east of Khan Yunis. They leveled areas of Palestinian land, which they had already razed. During this operation, Israeli forces opened fire indiscriminately. As a result, Majed Majdi al-Farra, 20, was wounded by shrapnel to the right hand.