Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lest We Forget Gaza

A timely reminder from Palestine Action Net (PAN):

1 Year Ago July 7 - August 26, 2014


Collective Punishment in Violation of International Law

* "During the 51-day operation the Israel Defense forces carried out more than 6,000 air strikes in Gaza many of which hit residential buildings." (A HRC 29:52, June 2015)

* 20,000 tons of explosives were dropped: "equivalent to one of the atomic bombs dropped by the US on Japan in 1945." (The 51-Day War, Blumenthal 2014)

* "The commission (OCHA) investigated 15 cases of strikes on residential buildings across Gaza. Many of the incidents took place when families gathered for iftar and suhur, the Ramadan meals, or at night when people were asleep [...] increasing the likelihood that many people, often entire families, would be at home." (A HRC 29:52, June 2015)


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