May 13, 2010

“I Lost Everything”

Israel's Unlawful Destruction of Property during Operation Cast Lead

Summary
Recommendations
To the Government of Israel
To the Government of the United States
To the European Union
To the United Nations Human Rights Council
To the UN General Assembly
To the UN Secretary-General
To the UN Security Council
Methodology
Destruction of Property during the Conflict
Izbt Abd Rabo and Nearby Industrial Areas
Industrial Areas
Zeytoun
Western Beit Lahiya
Khuza’a, al-Shoka, and al-Fokhari
Khuza’a
Al-Shoka
Al-Fokhari
International Legal Obligations and Property Destruction
The Gaza Blockade and Israeli Obligations under the Laws of Occupation
Acknowledgements
Appendix 1: Human Rights Watch Letter to IDF
Appendix 2: IDF response