Saturday, September 12, 2009

PCHR weekly report: 3-9/11/2009: 1 child killed, 1 civilian injured, 5 children shepherds abducted

excerpt from PCHR weekly report No. 36/2009 03 . 09 Sep. 2009

Thursday, 03 September 2009

At approximately 10:00, IOF moved nearly 400 meters into the southeast of al-Shoja'eya neighborhood, east of Gaza City. They leveled areas of previously-razed Palestinian land. They also destroyed a number of water heating tanks. Armed clashes erupted between IOF and activists of the Palestinian resistance, during which an activist was wounded.

Friday, 04 September 2009

At approximately 12:00, IOF moved nearly 200 meters into Abu Raida area in the east of Khuza'a village, east of Khan Yunis. They leveled areas of previously-razed Palestinian land.

In the afternoon, IOF killed a 14-year-old child, Ghazi al-OZa’anin, in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip. IOF troops shot the child from close range, while he was walking with his family. This child was the second to be killed by IOF in less than a week. PCHR's investigations, and eye-witness testimony, indicates that, at approximately 13:40 on Friday, 4 September 2009, Maher Ghazi al-Za’anin drove his four children, including Ghazi, 14, to their farm, 500 meters away from the border with Israel, in the northeast of Beit Hanoun town. Before arriving at the farm, al-Za’anin and his children stepped down from the car and approached their land on foot. On their way to the farm, they were surprised by an Israeli military jeep that stopped opposite to them. Al-Za’anin and his children were frightened, and ran away. IOF soldiers who were inside the jeep immediately opened fire. Ghazi was wounded by a bullet to the head and fell to the ground. The father carried the child to their car, whereupon IOF soldiers fired at the car, hitting it with two bullets. The father drove to Beit Hanoun Hospital and the child was transferred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City as he was in a critical condition. Ghazi was admitted to the intensive care unit, where he was pronounced dead on the following morning, Saturday, 5 September 2009.

Sunday, 06 September 2009

At approximately 17:30, IOF troops moved nearly 150 meters into the north of the Bedouin Village in the northern Gaza Strip. They arrested 5 Palestinian children while grazing animals:

1. Mohammed 'Arafat Abu Khousa, 17;

2. Sameh 'Abdul Qader Abu Hashish, 15;

3. Fraih Qassem Abu Hashish, 12;

4. 'Aa'ed Hazzaa' Abu Hashish, 16; and

5. Ibrahim Shihda Abu Jarad, 17.

Tuesday, 08 September 2009

At approximately 20:00, IOF move nearly 300 meters into Hamdoush area in the north of Beit Lahia town in the northern Gaza Strip. They opened fire at Palestinian civilian property, but no casualties were reported. They withdrew from the area at approximately 01:55 on Wednesday, 09 September 2009.

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

At approximately 07:00, Maysara Mohammed Hussein al-Kafarna, 24, from Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip, was admitted into Beit Hanoun Hospital as he was wounded by a gunshot to the right foot. IOF troops positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel fired at him when he was approximately 350 meters away from the border.

At approximately 10:00, IOF moved nearly 700 meters into the north of Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip. They opened fire at Palestinian houses and farms. No casualties were reported