Saturday, April 25, 2009

PCHR report 16/4-22/4/2009

excerpt from PCHR weekly report (16/4/-22/4/2009)

Saturday, 18 April 2009

· At approximately 09:30, IOF troops positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east of Deir al-Balah City fired at farmer Tawfiq Abdul ‘Aziz Abu Mgheisib, 44, who was working his land, 400 meters to the west of the border with Israel. Abu Mgheisib was not hurt; however, four residential houses in the area were partially affected. All the affected houses belong to the Abu Mgheisib family.

· At approximately 11:20, IOF soldiers positioned at Beit Hanoon (Erez) Crossing, in the north of Beit Hanoun town, directly fired at two World Vision (WV) employees. One of the two persons is Palestinian, Kamal Mohammed Moheisen, 32, and the other is Japanese, Kanjero. According to statements given by Kamal Mohammed Moheisen, the two persons drove to Beit Hanoun Crossing because Kanjero was informed that he had coordination to depart from Gaza via the crossing. While the two men were stepping down from the WV vehicle they used, they came directly under IOF fire. They were forced to flee and hide behind a cement block in the area. IOF continued firing for 15 minutes at the vehicle and at its vicinity. Front and back windows of the targeted vehicle smashed. The two men phoned the WV director who told them to withdraw from the area. Kanjero was forced to hold his hands up, with his shirt with WV logo on it, till they could leave the area.