June 6-12, 2002
Israeli occupying forces in military locations in the vicinity of ‘Gan Aur’ and ‘Bdulah’ settlements, southwest of Khan Yunis, fired live ammunition and flare bombs at Abu Rashwan area in the southwest of Khan Yunis.
At the same time, two Israeli helicopters opened fired at the area, especially at the house of Tawfiq Husni Durgham, wanted by Israeli occupying forces. Durgham was in the house with a number of his friends. When they attempted to escape to a neighboring house, the helicopter chased them and shelled the area. As a result, nine Palestinian civilians, including Durgham, two children and a girl, were wounded:
- Ahmed Husni Tawfiq Durgham, 7, wounded by shrapnel in the head and the right foot;
- Marasil Hisham Tawfiq Durgham, 7, wounded by shrapnel in the right foot;
- Bilal Husni Tawfiq Durgham, 17, wounded by a live bullet in the right foot;
- Mahmoud Tawfiq Salem Surgham, 17, wounded by shrapnel in the back;
- ‘Aamer Mahmoud Tawfiq Durgham, 18, wounded by a live bullet in the right hand;
- Tawfiq Husni Tawfiq Durgham, 25, wounded by several live bullets and shrapnel in the chest and limbs;
- Amal Husni Tawfiq Durgham, 20, wounded by a live bullet in the right foot;
- Hisham Tawfiq Salem Durgham, 37, wounded by a live bullet in the shoulder and with shrapnel in the face; and
- Mousa Tawfiq Salem Durgham, 35, wounded by a live bullet and shrapnel in the head, the back and the right hand.
This week, a Palestinian old man died at an Israeli military checkpoint in the West Bank, after Israeli occupying forces had denied him passage on his way back from Jordan. The old man was patient and received medical treatment in a Jordanian hospital.
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