[only attacks near the areas of buffer zone concerning civilians are mentioned]
Sunday, 11 December 2011
At approximately 02:40, an Israeli warplane launched four missiles on a vacant house belonging to a leader of the Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, Imad 'Aqel, 42. The two-storey house is located behind 'Ein Jalout School in al-Zaytoon neighborhood in the east of Gaza City. The four missiles directly hit the roof of the house, damaging it. A neighboring 250-square-meter, two-storey house belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Badwan, 57, in which 17 individuals live, was heavily damaged. Because of the shrapnel scattered in the house, Ashraf Mohammed Mahmoud Badwan, 35, received shrapnel wounds to the face, and two of his children were also wounded in the incident: Sondos, 10, who was seriously wounded by shrapnel to the head, and Mohammed, 8, who was wounded by shrapnel to the right leg. The two children were wounded while they were asleep on the asbestos contaminated second floor.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
At approximately 06:30, IOF moved nearly 300 meters into the east of al-Boreij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, under the cover of intense shooting. As a result, Mohye al-Din Mas’oud Abu Jalal, 49, was lightly wounded by a bullet to the chest when he was on his agricultural land, nearly 700 meters away. IOF moved back to the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel at approximately 11:00, after having leveled areas of Palestinian land.
At approximately 07:30, Israeli soldiers stationed on observation towers near Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at a number of Palestinian workers who were collecting scraps of construction materials in the industrial zone, northwest of Beit Hanoun. As a result, Nidal Khalil Hamdan, 14, from Beit Hanoun, was wounded by a bullet to the left shoulder. The workers were nearly 500 meters away from the crossing.
At approximately 11:05 on Tuesday, 13 December 2011, Israeli soldiers stationed on observation towers at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip fired at a number of Palestinian civilians and international solidarity activists who demonstrated in the east of Beit Hanoun town. According to Saber al-Za’anin, Coordinator of the Local Initiative in Beit Hanoun, at approximately 10:30 on Tuesday, about 30 demonstrators, including a number of international solidarity activists, gathered in front of the Agricultural School in Beit Hanoun. They moved towards the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to protest to the establishment of a buffer zone by IOF along the border. When the demonstrators got as close as to 100 meters from the border, IOF fired them. The demonstrators left the area and no casualties were reported.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
At approximately 09:00, Israeli soldiers positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east of Gaza City fired at Mohammed Mahmoud al-Biltaji, 20, from al-Shuja’iya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, while he was hunting birds nearly one kilometer away from the border. He was wounded by a bullet to the right foot.