Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Israeli Army Shoots Gazan Civilians Waving White Flags as They Leave Their Homes

Belfast Telegraph, Wednesday January 14, 2009 - In Gaza, Munir Shafik al-Najar told [the Israeli Human Rights Organization] B'Tselem that members of his extended family started trying to leave their homes after the Israeli army began demolishing buildings in the area of Kuza'a, close to the Israeli border with south-eastern Gaza. Mr Najar said the Israeli soldiers were using gunfire to signify that residents should leave, but then started shooting "indiscriminately".

He testified that his relative Rawhiya had stepped out of the family-owned building, one of whose walls had been destroyed by a bulldozer, expecting her family to follow, but she was shot. The military subsequently attacked another group escaping leaving two more of his relatives dead.

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