- January 11, 2011
Mizan: IOF killed 14 Palestinians, wounded 38 last month
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed 14 Palestinians including two children and wounded 38 citizens including eight children during the past month of December, the Mizan center for human rights said in a report.
The report published on Monday said that the IOF troops launched five major incursions into the Gaza Strip during which dozens of cultivated dunums were bulldozed.
It highlighted the IOF navy forces escalated targeting of Palestinian fishermen in the final month of 2010, wounding one and arresting six while fishing.
Mizan said that the IOF opened artillery and rocket fire at the Strip 17 times during December inflicting casualties and material damage to civilian property.
The report said that the military escalation against Gaza reflected the world community’s failure to assume its legal and ethical duties towards citizens in the occupied Palestinian land in general and in Gaza Strip in particular.
Mizan championed an urgent international intervention to bridle the IOF violation of the international law and human rights in addition to bringing Israeli war criminals and those who ordered those crimes to justice.