Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PCHR weekly report 1-7/10/2009: 1 child wounded, 1 incursion, 1 missile fired

excerpt from PCHR weekly report  No. 39/2009 01 - 07 Oct. 2009

Friday, 02 October 2009 

At approximately 17:00, an IOF drone fired a missile at a space area in the west of Beit Lahia town in the northern Gaza Strip.  No casualties or damage were reported.

Sunday, 04 October 2009 

At approximately 10:00, IOF troops positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northwest of Beit Lahia town fired at Ashraf Bassam Abu Suleiman, 16, from Jabalya refugee camp, wounding him with a bullet to the neck.  They then took him into Israel.  In the evening, they handed him to the Palestinian liaison near Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing.  He was transferred to the intensive care unit at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where medical sources described his wound as serious.  According to the Palestinian liaison, the child told him that he was at the beach when he chased and threw stones at a dog, so IOF troops thought he was throwing stones towards them and fired at him.  

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 

At approximately 16:00, IOF moved nearly 500 meters into al-Shoja'eya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.  They leveled areas of land, which they had razed during the offensive against the Gaza Strip in January.  No casualties were reported.