Rights center: The killing of two children in Gaza is another Israeli war crime
|Monday, March 21,2011 17:25|
GAZA,-- The Palestinian center for human rights said Israel committed a new war crime when its army killed days ago two children from Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip.
The rights center stated on Sunday that Israel used lethal and excessive force on Saturday evening, exactly at about 9:30, when its artillery bombed a civilian area east of Johr Al-Deek killing two children under age 18 immediately.
The center added that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kept shelling and bombing the same area until a late hour of the night and on Sunday morning, March 20, 2011, Israeli tanks and armored vehicles advanced 400 meters into the area.
At about 11:30 am, a Red Crescent ambulance, after the Red Cross intervened with the Israeli army, was able to enter the area and find the bodies of the two children, Imad Faraj Allah, 16, and Qasem Abu Eteiwi, 16, about 300 meters away from the eastern borderline.
The center demanded the signatories to the fourth Geneva convention to fulfill their obligations regarding the prosecution of war criminals and the protection of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories.