Thursday, February 3, 2011

PCHR weekly report 27/1 - 2/2/2011: 1 child shepherd killed and animals killed presumably by Israeli UXO, 1 worker injured by gunfire, airstrike

extracts from PCHR weekly report 27/1 - 2/2/2011:

A Palestinian child was killed in the Gaza Strip by the explosion of a mysterious object apparently left by IOF.

IOF continued to target Palestinian workers, farmers and fishermen in border areas in the Gaza Strip.
- A Palestinian worker was wounded. 
Thursday, 27 January 2011 

At approximately 16:00, a heavy explosion occurred in al-Shouka village, east of Rafah, nearly two kilometers away from the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The explosion killed Bassel Mohammed Nafe' Abu 'Edwan, 14, while he and his brother were grazing animals near their house. According to medical sources, the child body was dismembered. According to the child's family, the area where the explosion occurred had been subjected to repeated incursions by IOF, and that the explosion could be resulted by a mysterious object left by IOF. The Palestinian police stated that the explosion was likely the result of a mysterious object left by IOF, although no shrapnel of the object were found in the area.  Two sheep were also killed by the explosion. 

Monday, 31 January 2011 

At approximately 09:50, Israeli soldiers stationed on observation towers on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the north of Beit Lahia town fired at a number of Palestinian workers who were collecting scraps of construction materials from a site where the evacuated Israeli settlement of "Elli Sinai" used to stand. As a result, Mohammed Zakaria Halawa, 21, from Jabalya, was wounded by a bullet to the left leg, when he was nearly 150 meters away from the border. 

Wednesday, 02 February 2011  

At approximately 18:00, Israeli warplanes bombarded a tunnel on the Egyptian border near al-Shouka village, southeast of Rafah. No casualties were reported