Ref:
93/2014

 

Since the Beginning of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza:

596 Palestinians Killed, of Whom 486
Are Civilians, Including 151 Children and 85 Women, and 3,179 Others Wounded,
Mostly Civilians, Including 926 Children and 641 Women;

469 Houses Targeted and Destroyed and Hundreds of Others Extensively Damaged

Thousands of Palestinian Civilians
Forcibly Displaced

 

Israeli occupation forces have
continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 15th
consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in
disregard for the international law and humanitarian law, which ensure protection
for civilians in times of war, and in violation of the principles of necessity,
proportionality and distinction.
Israeli
forces have continued their aerial, ground and sea attacks throughout the Gaza
Strip, causing more civilian casualties and damaging civilian facilities,
including houses and mosques. Israeli forces escalated their attacks throughout
the Gaza Strip. They attacked apartment buildings, houses, hospitals, mosques
and shelters of displaced person. Israeli forces used white phosphorous bombs
against al-Shuja’iya and al-Tuffah neighborhoods in the east of Gaza City, and
fired Flechette shells in other areas. 
Israeli forces continued their incursions in several areas in the Gaza
Strip, and more Palestinian civilians were forced to leave their homes in
border areas.      

 

From 10:00 on Monday, 21 July 2014
to 10:00 on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 104 Palestinians, 80 of whom are civilians,
including 22 children and 16 women, were killed.  Additionally, 376
Palestinians, mostly civilians, were wounded – this number includes 104
children and 69 women.  Israeli warplanes also targeted and destroyed 44 houses.

 

The latest developments since the
press release issued by PCHR yesterday noon have been as follows:

 

The Northern Gaza Strip:

 

Israeli
warplanes launched 40 airstrikes and Israeli tanks and gunboats fired dozens of
shells targeting houses, a hospital, an UNRWA shelter agricultural plots, and open
areas.  As a result of these attacks, 8 Palestinians, including 7 civilians,
were killed – the civilian victims include 2 children and 2 women.  Additionally, 125 Palestinians, including 35 children
and 25 women, were wounded. Israeli warplanes bombarded 20 houses and destroyed
7 of them.

 

The
most significant attacks were as follows:

 

 At
approximately 13:20 on Monday, 21 July 2014, Israeli warplanes bombarded a
house belonging to the al-Yazji family at al-Karama intersection in the west of
Jabalya.  As a result, Wajdi Mahmoud ‘Ali
al-Yazji, 54; his wife Safinaz Nabil al-Yazji, 50; and his grandchildren,
Yasmeen Nayef al-Yazji, 4, and Hatem Zain Nayef al-Yazji, 3, were killed.  Four members of the family were also wounded
and the house was heavily damaged.

   

 At
approximately 14:00, a civil defense crew survived an Israeli attack in a-Boura
area in the northeast of Beit Hanoun.

 

 At
approximately 17:00, medical crews were able to evacuate the body of ‘Arab
Sultan Mohammed Ma’rouf, 72, from al-Ghoboun area in Beit Lahia.  He was wounded in the morning, but medical
crews were not able to reach him because of the presence of Israeli forces in
the area.

 

 At
approximately 17:10, an Israeli drone fired a missile at ‘Atiya Nasser Hussein
Dardouna, 26, when he was walking in al-Salam neighborhood in Jabalya. He was
instantly killed.

 

 At
approximately 18:45, an Israeli infantry unit opened fire at an UNRWA shelter of
displaced family in Beit Hanoun.  As a
result, Mahdiya Nafez Jarad, 38, was wounded by a bullet to the right forearm.

 

 At
approximately 21:00, medical sources at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City declared
that Mohammed ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Eshtaiwi, 27, a member of Palestinian armed group,
from Um al-Nasser village, died of wounds he had sustained on Saturday, 19 July
2014, during an armed clash with Israeli forces.

 

 At
approximately 01:30 on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3 ambulances of Palestine Red
Crescent were attacked by Israeli forces when they were near the industrial
zone in Beit Hanoun.  Israeli forces
fired a number of shells near the ambulances. 
As a result, a Palestinian civilian who was being evacuated by the
ambulances was wounded by shrapnel to the chest, and the ambulances were
damaged.

 

 At
approximately 02:00, an Israeli infantry unit, supported by dozens of tanks and
bulldozers, moved nearly 1,500 meters into the southeast of Beit Hanoun.  Armed clashes erupted between them and
Palestinian armed groups. 

 

 At
approximately 02:30, Israeli tanks fired a number of shells at the garden of
Beit Hanoun Hospital.  As a result, Bilal
Mohammed al-Sabe’, 34, was wounded, and the building was damaged. 

 

 At
approximately 08:10, Israeli forces fired a number of smoke shells at Beit
Hanoun Hospital.  One of the shells
landed in front of the emergency department, and fire broke out in the main
entrance of the administration building.

 

 At
approximately 09:00, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at a house
belonging to Ra’ed al-Haw in Jabalya refugee camp.  As a result, a neighbor, Leila ‘Abbas Ismail
al-Wehaidi, was killed.  Eight residents
of the house were also wounded.

 

 Israeli
warplanes and tanks bombarded 20 houses in various areas in the northern Gaza
Strip.  Seven of these houses were
completely destroyed, while the remaining 13 one were partially destroyed.     

 

Gaza City:

 

Israeli warplanes launched dozens of airstrikes and Israeli
gunboats and tanks fired shells targeting houses, a mosque, agricultural lands
and open areas. As a result of these attacks, 46 Palestinians, including 43 civilians
were killed – the civilian victims include 13 children and 12 women.  Additionally, 39 Palestinians, including 9
children and 6 women, were wounded.  Four
houses and 6 floors of a 10-storey building were also destroyed. 

     

The most significant attacks in Gaza City were as follows:

 

 At
approximately 11:00 on Monday, 21 July 2014, Israeli warplanes launched 2
missiles at a 4-storey house belonging to Hussein Rushdi al-Nakhala, 65.  Al-Nakhala’s wife, Sa’eda Thabet al-Nalkhala,
54, and his son, Mahmoud, 18, were killed. 
The house was destroyed.

 

 Also
at approximately 11:00, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a house
belonging to the Hamdiya family in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood in the east of
Gaza City.  As a result, 8 Palestinian
civilians were killed: ‘Aa’ed Jamal ‘Atiya Hamdiya, 22; Mo’taz Jamal ‘Atiya
Hamdiya, 25; Yousef ‘Atiya ‘Atiya Hamdiya, 22; Ra’ed ‘Essam Saleem Dawod, 37;
Rahma Ahmed Sofian Jundiya, 58; Mahran Kamel Jundiya, 32; Tamer Nayef Jundiya,
32; and Bakroun Ibrahim Sofian Bakroun, 35.

 

 At
approximately 12:00, an Isreali drone fired a missile at the door of a house
belonging to the family of Wissam Mohammed Kamel Mas’oud, 25, in al-Zaytoun
neighborhood in the southeast of Gaza City. 
Mas’oud was killed.

 

  At approximately 12:30, an Israeli drone fired
a missile at Saleh Mohammed Saleh Badawi, 29, a member of a Palestinian armed
group, in al-Zaytoun neighborhood.  He
was instantly killed.

 

 Also
at approximately 12:30, medical crews recovered the bodies of Mohammed Ahmed
Sa’ad Abu Hajar, 22, and Haroun ‘Awadh Wasfi Harara, 23, who were killed by an
Israeli airstrike on 18 July 2014.

 

 At
approximately 13:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Mohammed Khamis
al-Ghalban, 23, a member of a Palestinian armed group, in al-Sha’af
neighborhood, killing him.

 

 At
approximately 14:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile at al-Tuffah neighborhood
in the east of Gaza City.  As a result,
Hussam Mohammed Hussein al-Koulak, 19.

 

 At
approximately 15:30, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at a house
belonging to Yasser Khader al-Qassas in Gaza City.  As a result, 10 Palestinian civilians were
killed: Sumaya Mohammed Nasser al-Qassas, 32; Islam Yasser Khader al-Qassas,
15; Arwa Yasser Khader al-Qassas, 4; Samar Yasser Khader al-Qassas, 3; Israa’
Yasser Khader al-Qassas, 7; Faiza Saber Ahmed Siam, 68; ‘Alyaa’ Fadel Yousef
Siam, 32; Nisma Eyad Sa’di al-Qassas, 10; Lamya’ Sa’di al-Qassas, 12; and
Mohammed Eyad Sa’di al-Qassas, 4.  

 

 At
approximately 20:30, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at al-Salah
10-storey building in the center of Gaza City. 
As the result the upper 6 floors were destroyed and 10 Palestinian
civilians were killed: Ibrahim Dib Ahmed al-Kilani, 54; Taghreed Ibrahim
al-Kilani, 54; Yasser Ibrahim Dib al-Kilani, 7; Swasan Ibrahim Dib al-Kilani,
11; Reem Ibrahim Dib al-Kilani, 12; Elias Ibrahim Dib al-Kilani, 4; ‘Aaida
Ibrahim al-Kilani, 47; Mahmoud Ibrahim al-Kilani, 39; Inas Ibrahim al-Kilani,
30; and Soura Ibrahim al-Kilani, 39.

 

 Also
at approximately 20:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Mussa’ed ‘Abdul Qader
Khaled Yousef, 24, in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, killing him.   

 

 At
approximately 22:00, medical sources declared that ‘Abdul Rahman Mohammed
‘Abdul Fattah ‘Abdul ‘Aal, 23, died of wounded he sustained when Israeli
warplanes bombarded his family’s house a few days ago.

 

 At
approximately 23:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the entrance of a
house belonging to Wa’el Jamal Fahmi Harb, 41, in al-Zaytoun neighborhood.  Harb was instantly killed.

 

 At
approximately 00:05 on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, an Israeli drone fired a missile
at a 3-storey house belonging to Hassan Khader Hassan Bakr, 57.  One minute later, an Israeli warplane
bombarded the house.  Bakr was killed and
3 members of the family were wounded, while the house was destroyed.

 

 At
approximately 00:35, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Ahmed Ameen Abu
Hassira, 30, a member of a Palestinian armed group.  He was instantly killed.

 

 At
approximately 06:50, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at a house
belonging to the ‘Azzam family in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the southeast of
Gaza City.  As a result, 2 women were
killed: Fatema Hassan ‘Awad ‘Azzam, 70; and Miriam Hassan ‘Awad ‘Azzam,
50.  The house was also destroyed.

 

 At
approximately 07:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile behind the National
Hospital in the center of Gaza City.  As
a result, Suhail Sa’id Shihda Jalu, 45, was killed.

 

 At
approximately 07:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the entrance of a
house belonging to Mohammed Ahmed ‘Abdul Rahman ‘Ammar, killing him.

 

 At
approximately 08:30, medical sources declared that Mahmoud Ahmed Thabet
al-Qassas, 10, died of wounds he sustained during the Israeli intensive
shelling of al-Shuja’iya neighborhood on 20 July 2014.

 

 At
approximately 09:00, medical sources declared that Rami Fathi ‘Ayad, 30, died
of wounds he sustained during the Israeli intensive shelling of al-Shuja’iya
neighborhood on 20 July 2014.

 

 At
approximately 10:00, medical sources declared that En’am Mohammed Suleiman
al-‘Otaiwi, 65, died of wounds she sustained during the Israeli intensive
shelling of al-Shuja’iya neighborhood on 20 July 2014.

 

 In
the early morning, Israeli warplanes bombarded and destroyed al-Aqsa Martyrs
Mosque in al-Wihda Street.

 

The Central Gaza Strip:

 

Israeli warplanes launched 15 airstrikes and tanks fired
dozens of shells targeting houses, a hospital, a mosque, agricultural lands and
open areas.  As a result of these
attacks, 14 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children and 2 women, were
killed, and 70 others, including 17 women and 15 children, were wounded.  Six
houses were destroyed. 

 

The most significant attacks were as
follows:

 

 At
approximately 13:50 on Monday, 21 July 2014, an Israeli warplane launched a
missile at an uninhabited house belonging to Mohammed Sukkar.  The house was destroyed.

 

 At
approximately 14:40, Israeli tanks fired a number of shells at the third floor
of al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.  As a
result, 3 patients and companions were killed: Khaled ‘Awadh Ahmed Bayoumi, 34;
‘Alaa’ ‘Abdul Majid Abu Dahrouj, 17; and Zakaria Ibrahim Shakshak, 29.  Another 40 Palestinians were wounded, and the
building and a number of ambulances were damaged.

 

 Also
at approximately 14:40, as number of shells hit Sakina School in Deir al-Balah,
damaging it.

 

 At
approximately 15:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at an uninhabited
3-storey house belonging to Iman Mohammed Nasser in al-Zawaida village. The
house was damaged.

 

 At
approximately 17:45, an Israeli drone fired a missile at 2-storey house
belonging to Majed Ismail Abu Swaireh, in which 7 people live, in al-Nussairat
refugee camp.  As a few minutes later, an
Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 18:20, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at a 4-storey house
belonging to Hassan Ibrahim Abu Nar, in which 45 people live. The house was
partially destroyed.

 

 At
approximately 18:40, Israeli drones fired 2 missiles at ‘Othman Salem ‘Abdul
Majid Burai’em, 18, and Fadi ‘Azmi ‘Abdul Majid Burai’em, 18, when they were
near their houses in Wadi al-Salqa village, east of Deir al-Balah.  Both civilians were killed. A few minutes
later, the Israeli drones fired another missile at Ibrahim ‘Olayan Burai’em,
65, and Salem ‘Abdul Majid Burai’em, 45.

 

 At
approximately 21:50, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at an uninhabited
house belonging to the heirs of ‘Aadel Abu Sha’ban in Deir al-Balah.  The house was completely destroyed.

 

 At
approximately 01:00 on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, an Israeli drone fired a missile
at a 3-storey house belonging to Mohammed Khalil Mousa, in which 17 people
live.  A few minutes later, an Israeli
warplane launched a missile at the house and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 01:50, an Israeli drone fired a missile at ‘Abdullah Ismail ‘Omar
al-Buhaissi, 26, when he was on the roof of his house in Deir al-Balah.  He was instantly killed.

 

 At
approximately 03:50, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at al-Abrar Mosque
in Deir al-Balah and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 04:00, Israeli drones fired 2 missiles at a house belonging to
the al-Rumahi family in Wadi al-Salqa village, east of Deir al-Balah.  As a result, 3 members of the family were
killed: Yousef Ibrahim ‘Aayesh al-Rumahi, 21; and his sisters, Iman, 14, and
Ibtihal, 4.

 

 At
approximately 04:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Mohammed Nasser
Haroun, 28, when he was in the balcony of his house in al-Nussairat refugee
camp.

 

 At
approximately 06:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to
the Abu Munifi family in Wadi al-Salqa village, east of Deir al-Balah.  As a result, Salwa ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Abu Munifi,
49, and her daughter, Sameera Sanad Abu Munifi, 18, were killed.  Two members of the family were also wounded
and the house was damaged.

 

Khan Yunis:

 

Israeli warplanes launched 35 airstrikes targeting houses, agricultural
plots, open areas and a police station in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan
Yunis.  Israeli tanks also fired dozens of shells at agricultural and open
areas.  As a result, 24 Palestinians, including 10 civilians, were killed.
Another civilian died of previous wounds. Additionally, 110 Palestinians,
including 12 women and 27 children, were wounded. Israeli warplanes also
targeted 9 houses and destroyed 6 of them. 
They also destroyed a police station.

 

The most significant attacks were as follows:

 

 At
approximately 12:25 on Monday, 21 July 2014, an Israeli drone fired 5 missiles
and tanks fired a number of shells at 22 houses belonging to the al-Mughrabi
family, agricultural plots and civilian gatherings in al-Zanna area, east of
Khan Yunis.  As a result, 7 members of
Palestinian armed groups were killed, and 10 persons were wounded, 3 of them
died of their wounds later: ‘Abdul Rahman al-Qarra; Ibrahim As’ad al-Qarra, 24;
Karam Ibrahim ‘Atiya Burhom, 25; Nidal ‘Ali Mohammed Abu Daqqa, 26; Nidal Jum’a
Mohammed Abu ‘Aassi, 43; Mohammed Mahmoud ‘Abdul Hamid al-Mughrabi, 23; Mohammed
‘Abed Rabbu al-Qarra, 23; Mohammed ‘Abdul Karim al-Masri, 22; Jihad Mahmoud
‘Abdul Hamid al-Mughrabi, 22; and Ahmed ‘Abdul Hamid Ahmed al-Mughrabi, 40.

 

 At
approximately 13:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to
‘Emad Hussein Abu Sbha in Khan Yunis refugee camp.  A few minutes later, and Israeli warplane
launched a missile at the house, but it did not explode. 

 

 At
approximately 13:45, an Israeli drone fired a missile at tanks fired a number
of shells at a house in al-Qarara village. 
As a result, Mohammed Ibrahim Saleem Abu Haddaf, 23, was killed.

 

 Also
at approximately 13:45, an Israeli drone fired a missile at al-Qarara police
station and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 14:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the garden of Nasser
Hospital.  No casualties were reported.

 

 At
approximately 14:10, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the third floor
of a house belonging to Sami Shurrab in the center of Khan Yunis.  The floor was destroyed and a person was
wounded.

 

 At
approximately 14:15, medical sources declared that Mohammed Na’im Mohammed Abu
Lihya, 27, died of wounds he sustained by Israeli forces in al-Qarara village
on 19 July 2014.

 

 At
approximately 14:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Mohammed Nasser Yassin
al-Astal, 23, when he was near his house. 
As a result, he and 6 children were wounded.

 

 At
approximately 15:20, Israeli drones fired 2 missiles at members of a
Palestinian armed group in Ma’an area, killing 2 of them: Mujahed Waleed Hassan
al-‘Aqqad, 20; and Mohammed Hafez Ragheb al-Zaini, 25.

 

 At
approximately 17:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Zakria Suleiman Abu
Daqqa, 63, as he was checking his evacuated house in ‘Abassa village, east of
Khan Yunis.  As a result, he was
wounded.  He bled to death.

 

 At
approximately 17:30, Israeli warplanes launched 3 airstrikes and tanks fired a
number of shells at 6 Palestinian civilians who were loading chicken from a
farm in al-Qarra village.  They were all
wounded. One of them was able to leave the area, while 2 others bled to death:
Sameh Zuhair Helmi al-Swafiri, 26, from Gaza City; and Mohammed Mousa Ibrahim
Fayadh, 34. 

 

 At
approximately 19:35, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a motorbike that was
attempting to evacuate a wounded Palestinian to the hospital in al-Qarara
village.  As a result, the driver, Mazen
Na’im Hassan ‘Abdul Ghafour, 39, was wounded, while the already wounded person,
Fadi Bashir al-‘Abadla, 22, a member of Palestinian armed group, was
killed. 

 

 At
approximately 19:45, Israeli tanks fired a shell at a house belonging to Younis
Abu Tair in ‘Abassan village.  A few
minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and
destroyed it.

 

 In
the evening, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the upper floor of a house
belonging to the Abu Mustafa family in ‘Abassan village.  The house was damaged.

 

 At
approximately 23:50, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at a house
belonging to the al-Ghalban family in Ma’an area, destroying it.

 

 At
night, Israeli warplanes launched 5 airstrikes on various areas in Khan
Yunis.  As a result, 5 Palestinian
civilians were wounded.

 

 At
approximately 00:00 on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, an Israeli warplane launched a
missile at a house belonging to Mahmoud Suleiman Mahmoud Abu Sabha, 59, in
which 12 people live. As a result, Abu Sabha was killed, and his brother and 5
of his children were wounded.

 

 At
approximately 01:45, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at a 2-storey house
belonging to Saleh ‘Ouda Mahmoud Salama in al-Amal neighborhood in the west of
Khan Yunis.  As a result, Slama’s son,
Mos’ab, 18, was killed, and 6 members of the family, including a child, were
wounded.  The house was destroyed.

 

 In
the morning, Israeli tanks positioned east of Khan Yunis fired dozens of shells
at houses and agricultural lands.  A
number of Palestinian civilians were wounded.

 

 At
approximately 06:30, Israeli tanks positioned east of Khan Yunis fired dozens
of shells at Bani Suhaila village.  As a
result, Naji Jamal al-Fujom, 26, was killed.

 

 At
approximately 07:20, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a 4-storey house
belonging to ‘Abdul Nasser Abu Tu’aima in ‘Abassan village.  A few minutes later, an Israeli warplane
launched a missile at the house and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 07:30, medical crews were able to evacuate the body of Mohammed
Ahmed ‘Abdul Karim Abu Jame’, 23, and 6 wounded Palestinian civilians, as
Israeli tanks shelled the vicinity of Abu Huraira Mosque in Bani Suhaila. 

 

 At
approximately 07:35, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at a house belonging
to Mahmoud ‘Abdul Rahman al-Najjar, in which 12 people live, in Khuza’a
village, east of Khan Yunis.  The house
was destroyed.    

 

Rafah:

 

Israeli warplanes launched 19 airstrikes and Israeli tanks
fired dozens of shells targeting houses and agricultural lands in the southern
Gaza Strip town of Rafah.  As a result, 8 Palestinians (4 members of armed
groups and 4 children), were killed, and 32 others, including 18 children and 9
women, were wounded.  Five houses and a mosque were also destroyed.  Israeli tanks also fired a number of Flechette
shells at a cemetery in al-Junaina neighborhood.

 

The
most significant attacks were as follows:

 

 At
approximately 11:00 on Monday, 21 July 2014, medical sources declared that
Rezeq Nayef Abu ‘Edwan, 34, a member of a Palestinian armed group, died of
wounds he sustainer earlier when an Israeli drone fired a missile at al-Shouka
village, southeast of Rafah. 

 

 At
approximately 11:30, medical sources declared that Ameen Ayman Siam, 17, died
of wounds he stained earlier in the morning when Israeli warplanes bombarded
his family’s house.  Nine members of the
family were killed and 10 others were wounded in the attack.

 

 At
approximately 14:20, Israeli forces fired a number of artillery shells at
al-Salam neighborhood in the south of Rafah. 
As a result, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded, and one of them, Eyad
Mohammed Sabbah, 17, died of his wound a few hours later.

 

 At
approximately 14:30, Israeli forces fired a number of Flechette shells at the
Martyrs Cemetery in al-Junaina neighborhood. 
As a result, 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded and a number of graves
were destroyed.

 

 At
approximately 14:40, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at an agricultural
plot in al-Hashash neighborhood in the north of Rafah.  No casualties were reported.

 

 At
approximately 18:20, Israeli forces fired a number of artillery shells at houses
in al-Tannour neighborhood in the south of Rafah.  As a result, Fatema Ahmed al-‘Arja, 14, was
killed and 10 others were wounded.

 

 At
approximately 19:00, medical crews evacuated bodies of 3 members of Palestinian
armed groups from al-Shouka village, southeast of Rafah, as they were killed
during armed confrontations with Israeli forces.  They were identified as: Mohammed Fares
al-Hamaida, 23; Mahmoud ‘Atiya al-Hamaida, 24; and Mohammed Mohammed al-Bakri,
23.

 

 At
approximately 20:10, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to
the al-Nawasra family in al-Nasser village, north of Rafah.  A few minutes later, an Israeli warplane
launched a missile at the house and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 02:40 on Tuesday, 22 July 2014, an Israeli drone launched a
missile at a motorbike in Badr camp in the west of Rafah. As a result, a member
of a Palestinian armed group who was riding it was seriously wounded.

 

 At
approximately 04:00, an Israeli drone fired a missile at al-Farouq Mosque in
al-Shaboura refugee camp.  A few minutes
later, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at the mosque and destroyed
it.  A number of nearby houses were
extensively damaged.  Before the attack,
Israeli forces had phoned a Palestinian civilian living near the mosque ordering
evacuating it and nearby houses.

 

 At approximately
05:00, medical sources declared that Mo’in Mohammed Siam, 5, died of wounds he
stained on Monday, 21 July 2014, when Israeli warplanes bombarded his family’s
house.  Ten members of the family were killed
and 10 others were wounded in the attack.    

 

 At
approximately 05:05, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a 2-storey house
belonging to Fu’ad ‘Eid al-Nahhal, a leader of Hamas, in which 11 people live,
in Kherabt al-Asas neighborhood in the north of Rafah. A few minutes later, an
Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and destroyed it. Before the
attack, Israeli forces had phones a neighbor ordering evacuation of the house.

 

 At
approximately 05:20, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a 2-storey house
belonging to Mohammed ‘Abed Abu Jouda, in which 18 people live, in al-Nasser
village, northeast of Rafah.  A few
minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and
destroyed it.

  

 

 At approximately
05:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to Nasser Suleiman
al-Bayouk, in which 11 people live, in al-Nasser village, northeast of
Rafah.  A few minutes later, an Israeli
warplane launched a missile at the house and destroyed it.

 

 At
approximately 06:30, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a 2-storey house
belonging to Badriya Mustafa al-Bayouk, in which 22 people live, in al-Nasser
village, northeast of Rafah.  A few
minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and
destroyed it.

 

PCHR reiterates condemnation, expresses utmost concern for
these crimes, and:

 

1) Warns
of deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of
this continuous Israeli military escalation, threats to expand military
operations, and the continued tightened closure of the Gaza Strip;

2) Calls
upon the international community to act immediately to stop these crimes, and
renews the call to the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention
to fulfill their obligation under Article 1 of the Convention to ensure that it
is respected at all times, and their responsibilities under Article 146 to
pursue perpetrators of serious violations of the Convention, which are
determined in Article 147, which lists violations of the Convention amounting
to war crimes; and

3) Calls
for establishing a UN fact-finding mission to investigate suspected war crimes
committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip,
and take necessary steps to prosecute responsible for them.