Friday, 10 September 2010
At approximately 22:00, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel opened fire at agricultural areas to the northwest of Beit Lahia town in the northern Gaza Strip. They also fired 4 flash bombs at the area. Shooting at the area lasted for approximately 45 minutes. No casualties or damages were reported.
Sunday, 12 September 2010
In a new crime and that included excessive use of lethal force, in the evening, IOF killed three Palestinian civilians in the northern Gaza Strip: an old man; his grandchild and another child. The victims were killed when IOF fired five shells towards a group of Palestinian farmers and shepherds in Abu 'Eida land in the northeast of Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip. The attack resulted into killing about 30 sheep as well.
According to investigations conduced by PCHR, at approximately 16:45 on Sunday, 12 September 2010 (the third day of Eid al-Fitr), IOF stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast of Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip fired five shells towards a group of Palestinian farmers and shepherds, who were on Abu 'Eida land, 600 meters away from the border, in the northeast of Beit Hanoun. As a result, three persons were killed in the area; an old man and two children, including his grandson. They are:
1. Ibrahim Abdullah Mousa Abu Es'ayed, 91, from Block 7 in Jabalya refugee camp, hit by shrapnel to different parts of his body;
2. Hosam Khaled Ibrahim Abu Es'ayed, 16, from Block 7 in Jabalya refugee camp, hit by shrapnel to different parts of his body; and
3. Isma'il Waleed Mohammed Abu 'Oda, 17, from al-Amal neighborhood in Beit Hanoun, beheaded by shrapnel.
According to PCHR's investigations, the old man, Abu Es'ayed, daily heads to the area where the crime took place to graze sheep and farm that land, which was abandoned years ago and was bulldozed by IOF several times during al-Aqsa Intifada. The said old man took his grandson, Hosam, to assist him in grazing. Hosam met his friend, Abu 'Oda, on a land belonging to the latter's uncle, Mohammed Abu 'Oda. At approximately 16:45, five shells were fired at the farmers and shepherds. Following the sound of shelling, Palestinian ambulances headed to the area and found two bodies belonging to the old man Abu Es'ayed and Abu 'Oda, whose head has not been found so far. The two bodies were transported to Beit Hanoun Hospital. At approximately 17:15 of the same day, some persons informed medical crews about a body in the area close to the crime's scene. The ambulances headed to area and found the body of the child Abu Es'ayed, and then transported the victim to Beit Hanoun Hospital.
In addition, 30 sheep were killed, as Abu Es'ayed and his grandson were going to graze them in the area.
Tuesday, 14 August 2010
At approximately 14:00, IOF moved nearly 300 meters into Gaza Valley village in the central Gaza Strip. They leveled areas of Palestinian land, which they had already razed. At approximately 17:00, IOF fired 4 artillery shells at an area located 600 meters away from the stormed area. As a result, a member of the Palestinian resistance was seriously wounded. Additionally, some electricity wires were cut, and 3 windows of two stores belonging to the Municipality of Gaza were broken.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
At approximately 09:00, IOF moved nearly 400 meters into al-Fukhari area in the southeast of the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis. They leveled areas of Palestinian land along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. They pulled back towards the border 4 hours later.