Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

By Haaretz Service and DPA


Eleven Palestinians were injured Wednesday when Israeli Defense Forces fired at a group of militants on the border with Gaza, Palestinian news agencies reported. (more…)

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GAZA, 23 January 2011 (IRIN) -Jihad Hamdona grows strawberries in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, 800 metres from the Israeli border. He is hoping 2011 will be a better year for the farm.The strawberry season runs from December until the end of February, and this will be the first season in four that he has been able to export his fruit. (more…)

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BBC News

Israeli tanks have entered the northern Gaza Strip, sparking fighting that killed one Palestinian and injured two. (more…)

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12 September 2010
Source: BBC News

At least three Palestinians have been killed by shell fire near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, reports say.

Medical staff and witnesses said Israel had fired shells across the border near the town of Beit Hanoun in Gaza.

One report said the two of those killed were a 91-year-old man and his 33-year-old grandson.

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A 17-year-old Palestinian girl has been killed in Gaza by Israeli fire.

After initial denials, Israeli army officials said the girl was killed by Israeli troops during a clash with Palestinian militants on Thursday.

Reports say that two others were injured in the exchange in central Gaza near the Israeli border.

The Gaza-Israel border has been quiet, except for sporadic violence, since Israel launched a devastating three-week campaign in Gaza in late December.

Six months after the offensive, Gaza remains under blockade, a state of affairs Israel says will continue while its soldier Gilad Shalit remains in Hamas captivity.

Reports named the 17-year-old girl as Hyam Ayash, a resident of the Deir al-Balah refugee camp. (more…)

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By Human Rights Watch

The Israeli military’s findings about the conduct of its forces in Gaza, announced on April 22, lack credibility and confirm the need for an impartial international inquiry into alleged violations by both Israel and Hamas, Human Rights Watch said today. Israel and Hamas should cooperate with Justice Richard Goldstone, the eminent international jurist appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate serious laws-of-war violations during the recent conflict.

“The investigative results make clear that the Israeli military will not objectively monitor itself,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The conclusions are an apparent attempt to mask violations of the laws of war by Israeli forces in Gaza. Only an impartial inquiry will provide a measure of redress for the civilians who were killed unlawfully. ”


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By BBC News

The Israeli military says internal investigations show it acted according to international law during its operations in Gaza three months ago.

A small number of errors did take place, it admits, such as the deaths of 21 people in a wrongly targeted house, but it claims these were “unavoidable”.


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