Saturday, October 21, 2006
The destroyed house of Hamdi Al Ashi after it was hit by an Israeli warplane in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 14 October 2006. (MaanImages/Hatem Omar)
"Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Escalate Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT)
28 Palestinians, 17 of whom, including two children and a woman, are civilians, were killed by IOF.
Each of the two children was killed together with the father of each.
Six of the victims were extra-judicially executed by IOF in three separate attacks.
Forty-five Palestinians, including 14 children and four women, were wounded.
IOF have continued to launch air strikes on houses and civilian facilities in the Gaza Strip; five houses were destroyed and a number of others were severely damaged.
IOF conducted 30 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank, and six others into the Gaza Strip.
IOF arrested 48 Palestinian civilians, including seven children, in the West Bank, and eight others in the Gaza Strip.
IOF have continued to impose a total siege on the OPT; IOF arrested three Palestinian civilian at checkpoints in the West Bank
IOF have continued to construct the Annexation Wall in the West Bank; Palestinian farmers have been denied access to their agricultural lands to cultivate olives."
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