Al Mezan Center For Human Rights
  About us MIssion Statement Al Mezan Programs Organization Chart Contact Us Donate
Israeli Gunboats Open Fire at Fishermen North Gaza District   ||  Child Dies from Wounds he sustained in Protective Edge   ||  Israeli Gunboats Open Fire at Fishermen in Rafah   ||  IOF Arrests Two Men East of Rafah   ||  Israeli Gunboats Open Fire at Fishermen in As-Sudaniya Area in North of Gaza   ||  Woman Commits Suicide on Social Background in Beit Hanoun   ||  Israeli Gunboats Attack and Burn Two Fishing Boats   ||  Palestinian Dies Due to Mishandling of Weapon in Gaza City   ||  Armed Men kills Boy in Gaza City   ||  Unknown Persons Open Fire near the House of Fatah Leader in Gaza City   ||  
New Page 1

 Search

Mail List


Categories
New Page 1
 

15-5-2011
Share

IOF Open Fire at Peaceful Demonstration in Commemoration of the 63rd Anniversary of Al Nakba

At approximately 11:40am on Sunday 15 May 2011, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire and artillery shells at dozens of Palestinians who gathered near the Gaza-Israel border fence to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, which marks the forced displacement of Palestinians in 1948 when the State of Israel was created. As a result, dozens of people were injured.

According to Al Mezan's field investigations, the IOF fired four artillery shells at the demonstrators. Israeli snipers who were in concrete watchtowers opened direct fire at children who were near the protestors. Israeli helicopters also opened fire at demonstrators. As a result, 104 persons were injured, including 31 children and two journalists. They were admitted to Kamal Odwan Hospital, Balsam Hospital, and Al Awda Hospital in North Gaza district. At least three of the injured persons sustained critical injuries. The IOF continued to fire at the demonstrators when this news was being published at 2:33pm on Sunday 15 May 2011.  

..
  Links  

Al Mezan Condemns Israels Closure of Gaza Crossings and the Continuous Escalation in East Jerusalem

Israeli Forces Arrest Palestinian Patient and Patient Escort as Israeli Closure Policy

EMHRN:: SEVEN YEARS OF COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT: TIME FOR EU ACTION TO LIFT GAZAS CLOSURE

IOF Continues the Partial Closure of Erez Crossing

IOF Closes Erez Crossing for Two Days Due to the Anniversary of the Founding of the State of Israel

IOF Closes Erez Crossing Several Days Due to Jewish Holidays

Al Mezan Condemns the Blowing up of Gaza Ark and Calls upon the International Community to Work towards Lifting the Closure of the Gaza Strip

IOF Blow up Gaza Ark Boat

Patient Dies as IOF Prevents her from Reaching Hospital in Hebron
Al Mezan Condemns the Israeli Closure and Calls for International Intervention to lift it

Al Mezan Condemns the Israeli Prevention of Human Rights Defender Samir Zaqout from Travelling via Erez Crossing

2008 Al Mezan Center For Human Rights - All Rights Reserved