Cal Tzedek: As the dust settles

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

As the dust settles

"B'Tselem has completed an initial investigation into the IDF operation in the northern Gaza Strip. The investigation reveals that from the beginning of the operation until this afternoon (Monday):

-75 Palestinians have been killed by IDF forces. This includes 31 civilians who took no part in the fighting. Among the dead are 19 children, ages 17 and under.

-The IDF has completely demolished some 55 houses in the eastern neighborhoods of the Jabaliya refugee camp.

-Some 50 additional houses have been severely damaged.

-Seven Palestinian neighborhoods in Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahiya and the Jabaliya refugee camp, home to some 50,000 people, are under complete siege. The water and electricity supplies have been cut off and food stocks are running out."

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