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IOF attack offices and ambulance of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society

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25 November 2006 |Reference 143/2006

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued its military operations in north Gaza.
Today, it attacked the offices of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society on the Salah Ad-Din St.
east of Jabalia and damaged two ambulances.
The most recent incursion in north Gaza has resulted in killing of 16 Palestinians, one of whom today, and injury of 65.
Meanwhile, on the fifth day of this incursion, the humanitarian conditions of north Gaza's population suffered an even new low owing to frequent incursions and sieges during which the vital electricity and water lines sustain much damage.
In particular, some 700 of the population of Qleebou, As Sikka and Al Jmoul have been experiencing dire humanitarian conditions.
IOF have seized many houses and used them for watching and firing.
The residents of these houses are coerce them to stay inside one of the rooms during the entire period of IOF presence.
Moreover, the recent incursions have caused much damage to the agricultural community in north Gaza area, which is already exhausted due to outstanding closure and prohibition of exports.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemns IOF's targeting of clearly marked PRCS offices, and its continued targeting of other civilian objects and persons in the Gaza Strip.
Such conduct is contrary to international humanitarian law, especially the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War, of 1949.
The Center reiterates its calls for effective international intervention in the human rights situation in OPT to protect civilians and end IOF's violations.