PCHR E-Narrative 6 January 2009: Al-Dayah family

6 January 2009 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“The bodies of nine of those killed were not found, including the bodies of my wife and my children. I tried my best with the civil defense personnel to find their bodies. All we found were pieces of flesh that were unidentifiable.”
Mohammed al-Dayah (31) with his daughter Qamar (1.5)

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PCHR E-Narrative 3 January 2009: Motee’ and Isma’il as-Selawy

 3 January 2012 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“What affected us a lot psychologically is the fact that we were all praying in the mosque when we were attacked. The mosque is a place where we go when we need relief or when we are sad. We could never imagine them targeting us while we are praying in the mosque.”
Brothers Motee’ (49) and Isma’il (53) as-Selawy in front of al-Maqadma mosque

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PCHR E-Narrative 31 December 2008: The Abu Areeda family

 31 December 2011 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“Before my mother’s death we used to be very happy on 1 January, have celebrations and visit people. Now we are all silent in the last hour of each year and on 1 January we don’t celebrate the new year. We visit our mother’s grave. We remember.”

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PCHR E-Narrative, 30 December 2008: The Hamdan Family

30 December 2008 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

“When I wake in the morning the first thing I do is remember my children. I come and sit outside and picture them where they used to play. I don’t want to go out and interact with other people anymore. I largely stay inside the home”

Iman and Talal Hamdan standing in front of a picture of their killed children Hiya, Lama and Ismail.

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PCHR Condemns Placing Large Floats 3 Miles from Gaza Seashore to Tighten the Siege Imposed on the Gaza Strip

15 December 2011 — PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Press Release

Ref: 142/2011 – Time: 12:50

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the placing of large floats by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) 3 miles from the Gaza Strip seashore, beyond which Palestinian fishermen are banned from sailing. This measure serves to institutionalize the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and enhances IOF’s control over the Gaza Strip’s regional water. PCHR warns that this measure will lead to more attacks by IOF against Palestinian fishermen, depriving them of their means of subsistence, under the pretest of sailing beyond the sea floats.

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