MEMO’s Diary of War Crimes: First anniversary DAY SEVEN 2Jan10 January 4, 2010
Friday, 2 January 2009 â DAY SEVEN
For the 7th consecutive day, IOF continued to attack the civilian population. Scenes of widespread destruction confirmed the determined intention to disrupt and eradicate the entire infrastructure of Palestinian life whether by using the sophisticated war machines, including warplanes and artilleries, or the psychological war through air leaflets calling on the civilian population to leave their homes.
In the Northern Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes bombed al-Salam Mosque, east of Jabalya town. The mosque was completely destroyed. In another crime which reflects the Israeli occupationâs brutality and its indifference for all moral and legal rules, the IOF fired a missile at three children while playing in al-Qarara area in the east of Khan Yunis. The three children, including two brothers, were killed. The third one was directly hit by the missile, and consequently decapitated. The area is 4 kilometers away from the border with Israel. The death toll of this day was 17 Palestinians, including 15 civilians, 5 of whom were children and 3 women. This number includes also 3 Palestinians who died of wounds they hd sustained earlier in the offensive.