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Shelling the Gaza Strip from the air and the sea, the belligerent Israeli Occupation Forces launch a real war against the Palestinian civilians

21-11-2000 00:00

In the most dangerous deteriorate; on the situation in the Occupied Territories since 29/9/2000, the belligerent Israeli Occupation Forces have attacked the Gaza Strip from the sea and the air.
Yesterday, 20/11/2000 between 6:00 p.
m.
and 9:00 p.
m.
, Israeli assault helicopters and war ships shelled the cities and Refugee camps in the Gaza Strip.
They attacked both civilian and military premises including the following: The Presidential Security Forces Center located in al-Twam near Jabalya, was shelled with 18 missiles, fired by Israeli assault helicopters leading to severe damage of its buildings.
A few missiles, which did not explode also constitute a real threat to the lives of Palestinians.
The Fatah Movement Center, the highest organizational body of the Fatah movement, located in Gaza, was shelled with 6 missiles fired by Israeli assault helicopters leading to complete destruction of the building and damage of its contents including computers, photocopying machines, televisions, and office desks.
The electricity and telecommunication (telephone) networks were also damaged.
The Police station in Rafah was shelled with 3 missiles fired by Israeli assault helicopters leading to the destruction of the 4-story building and damage of its contents including computers, photocopying machines, televisions, and office desks.
The 3rd and 4th stories were completely destroyed.
The Presidential Security Forces Center located in Ma’an village near Khan Younis, was shelled with 14 missiles fired by Israeli assault helicopters leading to the cracking of the building, destruction of the Operations Room, and damaging its contents including computers and a photocopying machine.
The electricity and telecommunication (telephone) networks were also damaged.
The Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation Center (The broadcasting tower) in Almuntar, Gaza, was shelled by 5 missiles fired by Israeli assault helicopters leading to damaging the Studio, Palestine (FM) radio, and the broadcasting tower.
The Palestinian TV.
Operation Room, located in Adhahir tower in Gaza, that contains microwave apparatuses was also shelled and damaged with a missile fired by an Israeli warship.
The Presidential Security Forces Center located in Deir el-Balah was shelled with missiles, fired by Israeli assault helicopters leading to heavy damages to the building.
The Marine Force Leadership Center located in Deir el-Balah was shelled and damaged with missiles fired by Israeli assault helicopters.
One missile fired by Israeli warships exploded near a house owned by Sad Mohammad sad Addeen located in Asurafa neighborhood, by the American school, in Beit Lahia leading to damaging of the eastern side walls of the house’s first floor and shattering of the windows.
A house owned by Mohammad Hasan Rif’at Annajar in Khan Younis was shelled with one missile fired by an Israeli assault helicopter.
As a result the house was heavily damaged and 4 people injured, the wife, Iman Annajar and her children, Ahmad (14 years old), Jumanah (13 years old), and Nour Alhuda.
Another missile was fired near the injured people while an ambulance was trying to transfer them to hospital.
A house owned by Suheil Fahmy al-Hasany in Ashaty’ Refugee camp, Gaza, was shelled with one missile fired by an Israeli assault helicopters leading to its complete destruction and injuring 4 members of the family, Zikraiat (14 years old), Rana (11 years old), Reema (3 years old).
The Preventive Security Center located in Allababedy street, Gaza, was shelled with 22 missiles fired by Israeli helicopters leading to the complete destruction of the 3-story building and its contents.
During these attacks, electricity was completely cut off.
Abdallah al-Farra, a 35-year old National Security Forces soldier from Khan Younis, was killed and 58 other Palestinians injured as a result of the Israeli attacks.
5 of the injured are in a serious conditions.
Yesterday, 20/11/2000 in the morning, the Israeli Occupation Forces opened random fire at Palestinian civilians.
As a result, Ibraheem Ahmad Othman, (16 years old) from Tal-Assultan/ Rafah was killed after being shot in the heart.
Today, 21/11/2000 in the morning, the Israeli Occupation Forces opened fire on Palestinian civilians.
As a result, Hammad Husein Asmairy (27 years old) and Mohammad Suleiman Abu Obeid (30 years old) have been killed after being injured in different parts of their bodies.
Both of them were residents of Deir al-Balah.
5 other Palestinian civilians have been injured in a similar incident in Khan Younis.
Among the injured was the 14 year-old child, Yousof Ahmad Almqatran, who has been seriously injured in the abdomen.
Yesterday, the Israeli forces closed all the roads connecting the southern half of the Gaza Strip with its northern half.
As a result, hundreds of Palestinian university students, who reside in the southern areas of the Gaza Strip and study at universities in Gaza, could not go back to their homes.
They had to spend the night in the universities (al-Azhar university, the Islamic university, and the Pedagogical university), which are located near the Fatah Center and the Operation Room of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation targeted by the Israeli shelling.
This situation created a state of panic among the students and their families.
The use of assault helicopters and gun ships in shelling the Palestinian civilians is a highly dangerous use of force.
It reflects an Israeli determination to continue committing war crimes against the Palestinian civilians.
The international community is requested, more than any time, to fulfill its legal and moral commitments by providing the needed protection for the Palestinian civilians, arresting the Israeli war criminals, and imposing sanctions on Israel due to its grave breaches of the international law.
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