In New Crime of Crime Against Civilians and Cultural Objects, Israeli Forces Target Civilian Property, Destroy al-Mishal Cultural Center and Wound 20 Civilians in Gaza City


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, August 10, 2018

In new crime of crimes against Palestinian civilians and cultural objects, Israeli warplanes targeted al-Mishal Cultural Center building, which includes the Egyptian community’s office. The building is located in a densely populated area, west of Gaza City. As a result, the building was completely destroyed and 20 civilians, from the area residents, were wounded.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) considers the targeting of this civilians building to be Israeli delinquency of using destructive force against Palestinian civilians and their civilian and cultural institutions, which constitutes a grave violation of the rules of international law. PCHR is concerned that the Israeli forces may continue to escalate their aggression and target civilian objects, pretending an increase in the number of casualties and destruction to property…