Thursday, February 9, 2012

PCHR weekly report 2/2 - 8/2/2012: house destroyed by airstrike near borderzone

extract from PCHR weekly report 2/2 - 8/2/2012

[only airstrikes near borderzone mentioned]

Friday, 03 February 2012

At approximately 01:15, Tamam Salama Abed al-Teir, from al-Shoka village, south of Rafah, received a phone call from someone who said he was a member of the Israeli army.  The called asked al-Teir to evacuate the house of her family within five minutes, telling her that the house would be targeted by a missile from a warplane.  Five minutes later, al-Teir received another call from the same person.  She told the caller to give her 15 minutes to make sure that everyone, including three children, two elderly persons and al-Teiri and her husband, would be out.  The caller refused her request and asked her to evacuate the house within two minutes and to walk to a dust street near her house.  Al-Teiri rushed to evacuate the house.  Five minutes later, IOF warplanes fired a missile at al-Teiri's house.  The missile hit a tin-roofed room in the front yard of the house.  The room, which is used by al-Teiri's mother-in-law and father-in-law, was totally destroyed.  No casualties were reported. 

At approximately 01:39, IOF warplanes fired a missile at a farm in al-Zanna area, east of Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip.  No casualties were reported.  It should be noted that the targeted place was previously targeted on 24 January 2012.