August 6, 2009

Rockets from Gaza

Harm to Civilians from Palestinian Armed Groups’ Rocket Attacks

Summary
Recommendations
To Hamas
To UN Member States
Methodology
Rockets Used Against Israeli Targets
Civilian Deaths and Injuries in Israel from Palestinian Rockets
Beber Vaknin, 58, in Netivot
Hani al-Mahdi, 27, in Ashkelon
Irit Sheetrit, 39, in Ashdod
Beer Sheva
The Psychological Toll
Civilian Deaths and Injuries in Gaza from Palestinian Rockets
Sabbah Abu Khusa, 12, and Hanein `Ali Abu Khusa, 5, in Beit Lahiya
Tel al-Hawa
Shajai’ya
Displacement and Destruction of Property
Firing Rockets from Populated Areas
Legal Obligations
Rocket Attacks on Populated Areas and Individual Criminal Responsibility
Acknowledgments