June 11, 2008

A CRY OF ANGUISH

Posted in Israel-Palestine tagged , , , , , at 8:25 pm by Mazin

A Palestinian child at the funeral of Bilal Shorbasy , who was killed by Israeli troops . Image date : Sunday, June 8, 2008 (AP)

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Defence for Children International :Report on the

Wilful killing of baby by Israeli army in Gaza house raid

Name of victim: Amira A.
Date of incident: 4 March 2008
Age of victim: 20 days
Location: Abu al-Ageen, southern Gaza

On 4 March 2008, Israeli tanks under aerial helicopter coverage besieged the home of Youssef S., a wanted Palestinian combatant, near Khan Younis in southern Gaza [1] . For several hours, Israeli soldiers directed gunfire towards the house and its occupants, including 15 children, and subjected them to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. During the raid, Israeli soldiers fired upon unarmed civilians, including children, as they followed orders to exit the house. This unlawful act claimed the life of 20-day-old Amira, who was shot in the head while in her mother’s arms. DCI/PS strongly condemns the wilful killing of civilians, which constitutes a war crime under international humanitarian law.

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