Sunday, October 1, 2006
Report, PCHR, 1 October 2006
"Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have committed two new war crimes in the Gaza Strip over the past two days, resulting in the death of four Palestinian civilians. Two of the victims were children brothers, and were killed when IOF fired a surface-to-surface rocket at them without any justification. The other two were killed in Rafah in an extra-judicial execution crime, which also resulted in the injury of two others, one of them a child.
PCHR's preliminary investigation into the first crime indicates that at approximately 9:15 on Friday, 29 September 2006, IOF deployed inside the Gaza Strip near Nahal Oz checkpoint, east of Gaza City, fired a surface-to-surface rocket at two children riding their bicycles near El-Shawwa Gas Station on Salah El-Deen Road west of Beit Lahia. The two children, who are brothers, suffered a direct hit, and their bodies were dismembered. The children were later identified as Anwar Abdel Ghani Hamdan (16) and his brother Hammam (13), residents of the town of Jabalia."