At approximately 11:40am on Wednesday 8 December 2010, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fired two artillery shells at residential houses east of the Al Sheja'ia neighborhood east of Gaza City. One of the shells fell in an open area west of Karni crossing. The second shell fell on a house owned by Mas'oud Abdel Aziz Sha'ban As-Sirsawi, 47. The house is about 280 square meters, two stories, and is located at the Al Mansoura street west of Karni crossing east of the Al Sheja'ia neighborhood east of Gaza City. The shell that hit the house did not explode and hit three walls of the second floor. The police arrived to the scene of the attack. According to the police, the unexploded shell was a flechette. According to Al Mezan's field information, the house hosts 21 persons; 13 of them are children. Flechette bombs killed three Palestinian civilians in a small field close to the border with Israel in Beit Hanoun on 14 September 2010. This suggests that flechette bombs are posing great threats to civilians life in areas close to the border.
This is a blog about Gaza farmers, workers and all the civilian population living in Gaza Strip rural communities along the Green Line, suffering from daily Israeli attacks and resisting the implementation of a so called "buffer zone" by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Note: this blog is focusing on Israeli attacks on civilians inside or around the so called "buffer zone". Attacks on resistance fighters, or attacks, usually airstrikes on civilians further inside the Gaza Strip, or along the Egypt border (apart from the eastern areas such as Al Shoka or the airport area) are usually not mentioned. For the attacks of the Israeli Navy see http://fishingunderfire.blogspot.com/