Press release from Al-Mezan Center, Gaza, January 7, 2009 - The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) escalated its crimes on the eleventh day of its military offensive against the Gaza Strip. IOF's attacks have killed hundreds of civilians and wiped out entire families in unprecedented, disproportionate bombardment of civilians targets. Tens of thousands have had to escape their homes and take shelter in United Nations schools or houses of relatives and friends. The hundreds of missile and artillery attacks daily have caused severe suffering for civilians, particularly children. Gaza has witnessed, and still witnesses, the largest forced displacement crisis since Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip in June 1967.
This press release was obtained from Electronic Intifada.