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international | rights, freedoms and repression | press release Thursday August 18, 2011 02:15 by Pchr - solidarity
Palestinian child from al-Nussairat refugee camp, who was 400 meters from the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel
In a New Crime, IOF Kills Disabled Child in Central Gaza http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?view=articl...d=194 http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?view=articl...d=194 http://www.pchrgaza.org/portal/en/index.php?option=com_...9MTk0 Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:30
On Tuesday evening, 16 August 2011, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian child from al-Nussairat refugee camp, who was 400 meters from the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. The victim's family told a PCHR field worker that their child had a mental disability. The victim was in an area that had not been explicitly declared as prohibited.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at approximately 18:00 on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, Israeli soldiers stationed at the border northeast of Deir al-Balah opened fire at a Palestinian, who was nearly 400 meters from the border. As a result, he was wounded by 10 bullets in his head and chest. He was left wounded without being offered any first aid. After coordination was made with IOF, at approximately 19:20, medical crews were able to retrieve the body, which was then transferred to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah. After four hours later, the child was identified as Sa'd Abdul Rahim Mahmoud al-Majdalwai, 17, from al-Nussairat refugee camp. He was hit by 10 live bullets mostly to the head. In his testimony to PCHR, the victim's father said that his son had been suffering from a mental disability and a speech impairment.
The Israeli radio reported that IOF observed a person approaching the security fence, and shot him. This version of events confirms that IOF could have arrested or used less than lethal force against him, especially as he was wearing civilian clothes and there was nothing to indicate that he was a non-civilian.
It should be noted that on Tuesday morning, the Gaza Strip witnessed several shooting and shelling attacks on civilian areas and military training sites. As a result of this shelling and shooting, a Palestinian resistance man was killed and two others were seriously wounded in Gaza City. A child and another person were wounded in Khan Yunis and Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip.
PCHR condemns and expresses concerned over this crime, and:
1. Asserts that these crimes are part of a series of war crimes committed by IOF in the oPt, which reflect total disregard for the lives of Palestinian civilians.
2. Calls upon the international community to take immediate action in order to put an end to such crimes. PCHR further renews its demand for the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligation under Article 1, which stipulates "the High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances," as well as their obligations under Article 146 which requires that the Contracting Parties prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention. These grave breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the same Convention and under Protocol I Additional to Geneva Conventions.
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No mention of this appalling act on RTE, though of course, they headlined the attack on the Isaeli bus on their website.
to attack the Israeli bus, but not vice-versa?
actually, in war, attacking soldiers is generally considered 'ok'.
Israel claims it is at war with Hamas.
Whinging about soldiers being attacked is pathetic, when Israel attacks REAL innocents, women and children, every day of the week
And soldiers wives, and civilians going on holidays, you seem to have conveniently forgot to mention that.
as far as I know all the victims were members of the Israeli Military - I know of no confirmed civilian victims of this attack - if as Jnr states there were civilians present on the bus then it is possible to deplore the violence yet commend the attackers for their professionalism, if nothing else.
If only the Israelis showed such regard for civilian life when they launch their attacks on gaza and Lebanon to name but two
according to this report from the Jewish Chronicle - http://www.thejc.com/news/israel-news/53367/10-wounded-...ttack - "UK intelligence community suggested that the attacks may well have been masterminded by an al-Qaeda cell infiltrating from Sinai. The intelligence maintained that the attacks were beyond the capability of Hamas."
If it was the elusive Al Q then it was a Security Services 'false-flag' attack designed to conjur-up a pretence for war on Gaza, since it is well-documented that Al Q are essentially an extension of US, UK and even Israeli militaries/Securitiy Services.
...a set up for reclamation of Sinai as a buffer, given the current volatility in former staunch ally Egypt?
Gaza residents: IDF troops posing as Hamas men- 01/13/2009 - By Amira Hass, Haaretz Correspondent
Censored Haaretz story on Israeli's disguised as Hamas
Israelis on a 'terror tactics' training course dressed in typically 'Arab' clothing. Why would Israelis in this picture nearly all dress in typically 'Arab' clothing?
Two days before the attack the Israeli Finance Ministry proposed halving the defense budget - then this attack happens.
Israel is essentially run by a Fascist Military-Industrial-Security complex, which frequently terrorises it's own population in order to strengthen it's own hold on power within Israel.
as the article below states, the Israelis have recently allowed the Egyptians to increase troop-levels in the Sinai beyond that allowed for in the treaties the two have agreed on. At the time many people were surprised that Israel was so accommodating towards the Egyptian requests, though some maintained that it was merely saving money, allowing the Egyptians to do the job of the IOF
Now maybe we have our answer as to why they were so unusually accommodating towards Egypt.
Given the stranglehold the Israeli Military-Industrial-Security complex has on Israeli society it is certainly possible that the Israeli Military-Industrial-Security complex is behind this attack.
They certainly do seem to 'need' a war soon, as the fractures within Israeli society are become more pronounced. One way that essentially-fascist societies have of dealing with such internal division is to try and start a war so as to create a seemingly real external enemy toward which societal anger can be directed.
Traditionally Palestinians, and Gazans in particular, have filled that role, but perhaps the Fascist Military-Industrial-Security complex in Israel now seeks to drag the Egyptians into the frame?
Mubarak falls, Sinai terror rises http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/mubarak-f...79331