Thursday, February 16, 2012

PCHR weekly report 9/2 - 15/2/2012: 1 farmer killed, 1 farmer injured, house damaged, infrustructure destroyed, animals killed

extract from PCHR weekly report 9/2 - 15/2/2012

A Palestinian old man was killed and his son was wounded, east of Gaza City.
Two rooms were destroyed and two houses were damaged.
A large number of animals and birds were killed.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

At approximately 23:10, IOF warplanes fired at least one missile at the house of Musa Juma'a Eyada al-Teir in al-Shoka village, east of Rafah.

The missile hit a tin room in the yard of the house.  The room was destroyed and set on fire but no casualties were reported. Al-Teir and his wife used to live in the targeted room but they left it as it had previously been targeted by IOF. Al-Teir's neighbor, Mohammed Abu Harb, had received a phone call from someone who said he was a member of the Israeli army. The caller asked Abu Harb to tell his neighbours, the al-Teir family, to evacuate their house because the Israeli warplanes wanted to bomb the house. The house of Abu Harb was damaged due to the bombardment.

At approximately 23:35, IOF warplanes fired a missile at an agricultural room in al-Qarara village, north of Khan Yunis.  The room was totally destroyed but no casualties were reported.

In another crime that shows total disregard for the lives of civilians, IOF killed, in the last minutes of Saturday, 11 February, an old Palestinian man and wounded his son in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City when IOF bombarded the establishment where they were present.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 11:50 on Saturday, 11 February 2012, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at an animal farm behind the car market, east of al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.  The animal farm, which is located around 3,000 kilometers from the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, belongs to Eyad Abdul Hadi Rajab.  Abdul Karim Ibrahim al-Zaytouneya, 71, who is the guard of the targeted animal farm, was killed in the attack as his room in the farm was destroyed while he was inside.  In addition, Mohammed, al-Zaytouneya's son, sustained severe bruises throughout the body as he was in the room with his father.  The strike also resulted in the deaths of the majority of animals and birds in the farm and in heavy damages to the equipments and to a neighboring house.

At approximately 11:55, IOF warplanes fired a missile at an open area in al-Shoka village, east of Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.  The targeted area is located around 1,000 meters from the border with Israel.  No casualty was reported.

Monday, 13 February 2012 

 At approximately 07:00, IOF stationed at the border in the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in middle Gaza, opened extensive fire at the border area in the east of the refugee camp.  IOF continued firing for around 15 minutes.  No casualties were reported.