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Time: 12:15 GMT


The house of Amjad Abu al-Naja in Khan Yunis which was bombarded by Israeli warplanes – 21 November (PCHR’s photo)

 

By the Last Day of the Offensive:

- Palestinian Deaths Rise to 156, Including 103 Civilians, and 1,000 Others, Including 971 Civilians, Wounded

- 33 Children Killed and 274 Others Wounded

- 13 Women Killed and 162 Others Wounded

- 3 Journalists Killed

 

The latest developments since the press release issued by PCHR yesterday noon, 21 November 2012, have been as follows:

 

The Northern Gaza Strip:

 

Israeli warplanes launched 24 airstrikes targeting houses and members of armed groups.  As a result of these attacks, 5 Palestinians, including 3 civilians, were killed, and 35 others, including 32 civilians, including 10 children and 11 women, were wounded. 

 

At approximately 14:10 on Wednesday, 21 November 2011, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the garden of a house belonging to Talal Saadi al-Assali, 48, in Ebad al-Rahman neighborhood in Jabalya.  Al-Assali was killed together with his son and his daughter: Ayman, 19; and Abeer, 12.

 

At approximately 16:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a number of Palestinian civilians in al-Salatin Street in Beit Lahia, killing one of them, Fadi Mousa Sameer al-Qatanani, 29, and 6 others, including two children, were wounded.

 

At approximately 17:00, an Israeli drone attacked members of an armed group in Tal al-Zartar area in Jabalya killing one of them and wounding another one. 

 

Israeli forces also bombarded 2 houses, injuring 2 civilians, including 2 children.

 

Gaza City:

 

Israeli warplanes have launched 10 airstrikes targeting flats, members of armed groups, a press office and a stadium.  As a result of these attacks, 4 Palestinians, including 2 children, were killed.  In addition, 5 civilians were wounded.  A civilian also died of a previous wound.

 

On Wednesday noon, 21 November 2012, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a member of an armed group in al-Shujaiya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, killing him.

 

At approximately 14:00, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at an open area in al-Nafaq Street in the north of Gaza City, killing Mamhoud Atiya Abdul Raziq Abu Khousa, 13.

 

At approximately 15:00, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at al-Jeel press office on the 7th floor of Neima builaing in al-Remal neighborhood in the center of Gaza City.  As a result, Abdul Rahman Majdi Ramadan Naeem, 2, was killed.

 

At approximately 19:50, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a member of an armed group in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, killing him.

 

At approximately 21:00, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a flat belonging to Jamal Mohammed al-Zibda, 51, on the 3rd floor of al-Waleed building in the center of Gaza City.  The flat, which had been already evacuated, was destroyed. 

 

The Central Gaza Strip:

 

Israeli warplanes have launched 13 airstrikes and some artillery attacks.  As a result of these attacks, 8 Palestinians, including 3 civilians, were killed, and 12 civilians, including 6 children and 2 women, were wounded. 

 

At approximately 14:10, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at Mubarak Ibrahim Abu Ghoula, 24, when he was walking in the west of al-Nussairat refugee camp, killing him.

 

At approximately 16:15, an Israeli warplane fired a missile that landed near a house belonging to Maher Mohammed al-Nabahin, killing his child, 4-year-old Riham, and wounding his wife. 

 

At approximately 16:20, Israeli warplanes bombarded a house belonging to Maher Saadi Abu Kmail, killing 5 members of armed groups.

 

At approximately 19:30, an Israeli warplane attacked Nader Yousef Abu Mughassib, 14, in Deir al-Balah, killing him. 

 

Khan Yunis:

 

Israeli warplanes have launched 4 airstrikes targeting agricultural areas, flats and an apartment building. 

 

At approximately 20:55, Israeli warplanes fired 2 missiles at a flat on the 4th floor of an apartment building in Shurrab area in Khan Yunis.  The flat was destroyed and a nearby one was heavily damaged.  The whole building was also damaged. 

 

At the same time, Israeli warplanes fired 2 missiles at a building belonging to Mohammed Khader Shurrab.  The building was damaged.

 

Rafah:

 

Israeli warplanes have launched 11 airstrikes and some artillery attacks.  As a result of these attacks, 2 Palestinian civilians were killed and 3 members of armed groups were injured. 

 

At approximately 18:30, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at 2 civilians who were walking in a street in al-Shouka village, east of Rafah.  The 2 civilians were killed: Mohammed Kamel Abu Edwan, 18; and Abdullah Talaat Ibrahim, 18.

 

At approximately 19:55, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at members of an armed group in al-Nasser village, northeast of Rafah, wounding 3 of them.

 

During the day, Israeli warplanes launched several airstrikes on tunnels at the Egyptian border and on open areas.

 

PCHR reiterates condemnation, expresses utmost concern for these crimes, and:

 

1- Calls upon the international community to act immediately to stop these crimes, and renews the call to the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligation under Article 1 of the Convention to ensure that it is respected at all times, and their responsibilities under Article 146 to pursue perpetrators of serious violations of the Convention, which are determined in Article 147, which lists violations of the Convention amounting to war crimes;

 

2- Calls for establishing an international fact-finding mission to investigate war crimes committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and to take necessary measures to prosecute the perpetrators; and

 




Azzam al-Shawa’s house in Gaza City which was bombarded by Israeli warplanes – 20 November . Photo by PCHR

Destruction incurred to Abu Khadra governmental compound in Gaza City which was bombarded by Israeli warplanes – 20 November. Photo by PCHR

Amjad Abu al-Naja’s house in Maan area in Khan Yunis which was bombarded by Israeli forces – 21 November . Photo by PCHR

Destruction incurred to a house belonging to Samer Abu Daqqa in Abassan village near Khan Yunis that was targeted by an Israeli airstrike – 20 November. photo by PCHR

A house belonging to the al-Khouli family in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City which was attacked by Israeli warplanes, 20 November. photo by PCHR

Destruction incurred to the Islamic National Bank in Gaza City that was targeted by an Israeli airstrike – 20 November. photo by PCHR

Al-Shorouq building in Gaza City which was attacked by Israeli warplanes for the second time – 19 November. photo by PCHR

The house of the al-Dalu family after the attack – 18-11 . photo by PCHR

Al-Shujaiya police station – 19-11.  photo by PCHR

Ahmed Alaa al-Agha’s house in Khan Yunis– 19-11.  photo by PCHR

Palestinian civilians forced to leave their homes heading to UNRWA schools- 21-11. Photo by PCHR




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Related Press Releases:

 

-Israeli Offensive on Gaza Ongoing for 8th Consecutive Day and Military Operations Escalate: 21 November 2012

-Israeli Offensive on Gaza Ongoing for 7the Consecutive Day: 20 November 2012

 

Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Palestinian Civilian Deaths Rise to 58, Including 18 Children and 12 Women, and 622 Wounded, Including 175 Children and 107 Women 19 November 2012

 

Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Palestinian Civilian Deaths Rise to 27, Including 10 Children and 5 Women, and 520 Wounded, Including 140 Children and 83 Women. 18 November 2012

 

Ongoing Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Palestinian Civilian Deaths Rise to 17, Including 2 Women and 6 Children, and 381 Wounded, Including 107 Children and 64 Women 17 November 2012

 

- IOF Continue the Offensive on the Gaza Strip: Civilian Deaths Rise to 10, Including 6 Children, and 253 Others, Including 62 Children, Wounded. 16 November 2012

 

New Israeli Military Escalation against the Gaza Strip; Leader of Hamas’ Armed Wing and His Bodyguard Extra-Judicially Executed and Death Toll in Rises to 13, Including Two Children and a Woman, While 115 Civilian, Including 26 Children and 25 Women, Woun15 November 2012

 


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2012 16:14
 

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