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Israeli Forces Killed 91 Palestinians during 2011, says Rights Group

12:00 Dec 29 2011 West Bank and Gaza

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RAMALLAH, December 29, 2011 (WAFA) – Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights said that Israeli occupation forces killed 91 Palestinians including 14 Children during 2011, Thursday said al-Dameer press release.

It said that al-Dameer followed-up with great concern the hideous crimes committed by Israeli forces during 2011, in which 91 Palestinians, including 14 children were killed and hundreds were injured.

Al Dameer condemned Israeli forces crimes and the extra judicial killing of the Palestinian civilians, which violates the legal and moral rules.

“Civilian properties were damaged as a result of launching several airstrikes and artillery attacks on various targets in the Gaza Strip,” it said.

According to al-Dameer field investigations and Palestinian medical sources, on December 27, 2011, Israeli forces warplanes launched two separate airstrikes; as a result, one Palestinian citizen was killed and another nine were injured.

“On Tuesday December 27, 2011, at approximately 9:45pm Israeli drone fired one missile targeting a blue Nissan car that was traveling on Al Jalaa’ street, in Gaza city. As a result, five people were injured, including bystanders,” it said.

The press release said that the victims were transferred to al-Shifaa hospital for medical treatment; medical sources described the injury of two of them as dangerous.

According to the press release, at approximately 7:45 pm on the same day, an Israeli aircraft fired a missile targeting a motorcycle that was traveling near the Abu Sharekh crossing.

It said, “Abdullah Khattab at-Telbani, 22, from Sheikh Redwan neighborhood, was killed. While another four were injured in the attack.”

A number of nearby houses, and commercial stores were also damaged in the attack, it added.

Al-Dameer condemned Israeli forces crimes and the extra judicial killing of the Palestinian civilians, which violates the legal and moral rules.

It called on the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to promptly intervene to oblige Israel to respect the fourth Geneva Convention, particularly the legal and moral rules.

“Al-Dameer expresses its concern over the new Israeli escalation, which comes in the context of the silence policy of the international community and its different organizations towards the extrajudicial killing,” it said.

It asserted that the continuing failure of the international community to fulfill its commitments contributes to further violations and crimes and encourages Israel to continue its acts of aggression.

“Al-Dameer called upon the international community to immediately take an action to stop such crimes and reiterated its calls for the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligations under Article 1,' it said.

Al Dameer warned of further escalation in hostilities, which may result in the targeting of civilians and their property, in light of continuing Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip.

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