|After the Truce Deal: Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 20 Others in Khan Yunis;|
|Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00|
2 Bodies Found in Rubbles and 2 Palestinians Die of Previous Wounds
A Palestinian civilian was killed and 20
others, including 2 children, were wounded when Israeli Occupation Forces fired
at hundreds of civilians who demonstrated near the border between the Gaza
At approximately 15:3 on Thursday, 22
November 2012, dozens of Palestinian civilians, mostly young men and boys,
headed towards the border area in al-Farrahin area in Abassan village, east of
Khan Yunis, and raised flags on the border fence. Some of them also threw stones at Israeli
forces positioned at the border, and a number of them attempted to go through
the border. Israeli forces fired live
and rubber-coated metal bullets at them, wounding
At approximately 07:30 on Friday, 23 November 2012, hundreds of Palestinian headed to the border area in the east of al-Qarara, Abassan and Khuzaa villages, east of Khan Yunis and raised flags on the border fence. A few of them crossed the border, but they went back soon. Israeli forces fired at these civilians. as a result, Anwar Abdul Hadi Musallam Qudaih, 20, was killed by a bullet to the head, and 14 others were wounded.
Palestinian civilians headed to the
border area following the truce deal, which stipulated for "abstention
from restricting the movement of, or targeting the population in border
area." The truce deal between
In addition, civil defense and medical crews found the bodies of 2 civilians, including a child, in the rubbles of the al-Dalu family's house, while 2 members of armed groups died of wounds they had during the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.
On Thursday evening, 22 November 2012,
civil defense crews found the bodies of Mohammed Jamal Mahmoud al-Dalu, 29, and
his sister, 17-year-old Yara, in the rubble of their house which was bombarded
by Israeli warplanes in
On Friday morning, medical sources
declared that Jouda Suleiman Shamallakh,
At approximately 10:20 also on Friday,
medical sources declared that Ahmed Ismail Abu Musameh,
Thus, the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces during the latest offensive has risen to 160, including 105 civilians, 34 of whom are children.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights strongly condemns the use of excessive force to disperse civilian demonstrators, and:
1) Renews its calls for the international community, particularly the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to intervene to protect Palestinian civilians and to stop grave breaches of the Convention perpetrated against them by Israeli forces;
2) Calls for establishing an international fact-finding mission to investigate crimes committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the course of the latest offensive on the Gaza Strip.
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