Thursday, March 18, 2010

PCHR weekly report 11/3 - 17/3/10: shootings against workers and protesters, incursion and airstrike

extracts from PCHR weekly report 11/3 - 17/3/10

Thursday, 11 March 2010

At approximately 23:45, Israeli war planes dropped a bomb on al-Shouka village near the Egyptian border, southeast of Rafah, allegedly to destroy tunnels.  No casualties or damage were reported.  

Friday, 12 March 2010

At approximately 09:40, IOF moved nearly 200 meters into the east of Jabalya town in the northern Gaza Strip.  They leveled areas of land, which they had already razed.  At approximately 11:10, IOF moved south towards the east of al-Tuffah neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.  IOF redeployed outside these areas in the evening.  No casualties were reported. 

At approximately 11:20, Israeli troops stationed on observation towers at Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire at a number of Palestinian workers who were collecting bricks and iron bars from the debris of destroyed buildings.  The workers fled and no casualties were reported. 

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 

At approximately 12:05, Israeli troops stationed at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northwest of Beit Lahia town fired into the air to force Palestinian demonstrators who organized a peaceful protest over an Israeli decision to create a 300-meter-wide buffer zone along the border.  No casualties were reported.