Thursday, January 22, 2009

More dead and injured Palestinians in the border areas despite the ceasefire

Extract from the PCHR weekly report No. 03/2009 15- 21 January 2009

Sunday, 18 January 2009

At approximately 10:40, IOF troops positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel opened fire at Palestinian civilians who were checking their homes and agricultural land following the declaration of the ceasefire. As a result, Maher 'Abdul 'Azim Abu Rjaila, 23, was killed by a gunshot to the chest and shrapnel to the limbs.

At approximately 08:30, an IOF drone fired two missiles at a number of Palestinian civilians in al-Amal quarter in the east of Beit Hanoun. As a result, a woman and a child were seriously wounded. The child, 11-year-old Angham Ra'fat al-Masri, died of her wound later. The woman's leg was amputated.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
· At approximately 13:00, IOF troops positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Khan Yunis, opened fired at Palestinian houses in al-Qarara village. As a result, Waleed 'Abdul Rahim al-Astal, 42, was wounded by a gunshot to the right foot.
· At approximately 14:25, Adam Mahmoud al-Najjar, 7, was admitted into Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis. He was wounded by shrapnel throughout the body from a suspicious object left by IOF that had moved into al-Najjar area in Khuza'a village, east of Khan Yunis, on 13 January 2009.