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The IOF intensify their offensive and commit three targeted assassinations in less than 72 hours

07-02-2006

Intensifying their offensive in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), at around 8.
20pm on February 6th, the IOF killed seven Palestinians in under 72 hours.
They continued heavy shelling over different areas in north Gaza districts, damaging the main entrance bridge to Beit Hanoun and terrifying civilians.
At approximately 8.
20pm on February 6th, according to Al Mezan field workers, Israeli military air forces fired two missiles on a white Hyundai on Abu Safia St.
east of Hamouda gaz station east of Jabalia in North Gaza district.
The car was completely damaged and the drivers were killed: Hassan Mustafa Osfoor, 25, and Rami Khamis Hanouna, 27.
At around 1am on February 7th, Israeli military jets fired a missile on a yard adjacent to houses in a densely populated area northwest of Beit Lahia in North Gaza district, injuring Zubaida Nashaat Al Kilani, 15, and partially damaging nearby houses.
The Israeli military forces shelled six missiles continuously from 3am to 3.
30am, four of which hit Beit Hanoun Bridge, and two others on areas northeast of Beit Lahia.
Al Mezan fieldworkers reported that a Peugeot 505 fell off Beit Hanoun Bridge, where the driver Ahmad Mahmud Ahmad ,23, had not seen the damage to the bridge.
His chest was bruised and his eye wounded, and his car was partially damaged.
Electricity was cut off in north Gaza districts due to the ongoing shelling which hit parts of main cables in the electricity network.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemns these IOF crimes of extrajudicial assassinations, and asserts that such illegal killings, random shelling, and the targeting of vital civilian facilities such as Beit Hanoun Bridge and the electricity network constitute war crimes in breach of international law, most notably the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.
Al Mezan hereby calls upon the international community, particularly the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention, to undertake their legal and ethical duties and immediately intervene to put an end to Israeli crimes and provide protection to civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
Further, Al Mezan asserts that continuous disregard of Israeli crimes has encouraged further crimes against Palestinians in the OPT.
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