IOF razed 77 donums of agricultural land in the Gaza Strip.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
At approximately 07:30, IOF moved nearly 700 meters into al-Fukhari area in the southeast of Khan Yunis. By 15:00, they had razed 60 donums of agricultural land planted with barley, vegetables and almonds, belonging to the al-'Omour, Abu To'aima and Abu 'Aataya families.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
At approximately 13:50, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at a number of Palestinian workers who were collecting bricks and iron bars from the debris of destroyed buildings in the area. The workers fled and no casualties were reported.
Friday, 26 February 2010
At approximately 01:50, an Israeli infantry unit moved approximately 200 meters into al-Shouka village, southeast of Rafah, near Gaza International Airport in the southern Gaza Strip. A number of activists of the Palestinian resistance exchanged fire with Israeli troops. As a result of the exchange of fire, a resistance activist was severely wounded by shrapnel.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
At approximately 13:55, Majed Khamis Matar, 22, from Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, was admitted to Kamal 'Edwan Hospital in Beit Lahia with a gunshot wound in his right thigh. Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east of Jabalya had fired at Matara when he attempted to cross the border. They then arrested him and took him to an unknown location inside Israel. Later, they handed him to a Palestinian ambulance at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
At approximately 12:30, IOF moved approximately 500 meters into Wadi al-Salqa village in the central Gaza Strip. They razed areas of Palestinian agricultural land:
1. They razed a 3-donum area of agricultural land planted with olives belonging to Yousef Ahmed Abu Mughassib;
2. They razed a 3-donum area of agricultural land planted with olives belonging to 'Abdul Muhdi Hussein Abu Mughassib; and3. They razed a 3-donum area of agricultural land planted with olives belonging to Jihan 'Abdul 'Aziz Abu Mughassib.
Monday, 01 March 2010
At approximately 11:50, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired two artillery shells at a space area to the north of al-Nada housing project in the northern Gaza Strip. No casualties or damage were reported, but Palestinian civilians were extremely terrified.
At approximately 11:55, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel near Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing fired at a number of Palestinian civilians and international solidarity activists who peacefully demonstrated in the north of Beit Hanoun. The demonstrators raised a Palestinian flag in the area. According to Saber al-Za'anin, Coordinator of the Local Initiative in Beit Hanoun, such demonstrations are organized weekly to protest against the establishment of a buffer zone along the border by IOF. The gunfire continued for approximately 20 minutes and Israeli troops photographed the demonstration. No casualties were reported.
At approximately 12:15, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired 4 flechette shells at a number of activists of the Palestinian resistance who were approximately 700 meters from the border, in the Hamdoush area of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. As a result, an activist, 19-year-old Mohammed Ashraf Ghaben, was killed as he was left bleeding to death, and another activist was wounded. The wounded activist was evacuated to the hospital by motorcycle. A Palestinian ambulance arrived in the area in an attempt to evacuate the other activist's body, but IOF moved into the area and surrounded the body. At approximately 15:30, the Israeli troops moved back towards the border, and Palestinian civilians were able to evacuate the activist's body to Kamal 'Edwan Hospital in Beit Lahia. According to medical sources, he was hit by shrapnel and a gunshot to the neck.
Wednesday, 03 March 2010
At approximately 08:15, IOF moved approximately 500 meters into the Bourat Abu Samra area in the north of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. They leveled areas of land, which they had previously razed. They withdrew from the area at approximately 09:55.