Saturday, 10 November 2012

Israeli tank shells kill 4, wound 30 in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli tank shells killed 4 Palestinians and wounded 30 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, medics and witnesses said.

Ahmad al-Dardasawi, 18, and Muhammad Hararah, 17, were killed in Gaza City, and two unidentified men later died from injuries sustained in the attack.

At least 26 people were wounded in the shelling, with 10 said to be in a serious condition.

Four people were also wounded in Khan Younis as Israel's army targeted an area east of city, witnesses said.

The casualty toll is one of the highest in a single incident in Gaza in recent months. more

Weekly report on Israeli human rights violations in the OPT (24 Oct-7 Nov)

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Continue Systematic Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT)

The IOF killed a Palestinian civilian suffering from epilepsy in the central Gaza Strip
2 Palestinian resistance members were killed by an airstrike in the Gaza Strip
A Palestinian policeman and a resistance member were wounded in the northern Gaza Strip 12 civilians were wounded, including a child, in the Hares village, north of the West Bank.

The IOF continued to target fishermen in the Gaza Strip. 3 attacks were carried out against Palestinian fishermen in the northern Gaza Strip.

The IOF used force to disperse peaceful protests organized by Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. Dozens of protestors sustained bruising and suffered from tear gas inhalation.

The IOF conducted 92 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and 2 incursionx in the Gaza Strip. The IOF arrested 60 Palestinians, including 5 children and 2 women, one of whom is the wife of the Palestinian prisoner, Bassam al-Sa'di.

Measures of creating Jewish Majority in occupied East Jerusalem 2 houses were demolished in the 'Anata and al-Tour neighborhood. Offering tenders to construct 1,200 housing unit at the "Pisgat Ze'ev" and "Ramot" settlements

Israel has continued to impose a total closure on the oPt and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.

The IOF established dozens of checkpoints in the West Bank. At least 11 Palestinians, including 4 children and a woman, were arrested at military checkpoints in the West Bank.

The IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank, and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property. 2 houses in Jericho, 2 houses in Salfit and a fifth house in Hebron were demolished.

Offering tenders to construct 70 new settlement units at the "Ariel" settlement in the northern West Bank.

The IOF have continued to issue demolition notices of houses and civilian facilities. A child was injured as she was driven over by a settler's private car. more