The Israeli Occupation Army claim that its investigations showed that the location of the house whose bombing led to a massacre against the family, during the last escalating round in the Gaza Strip, was identified in the “Bank of Targets” as the military site of the Islamic Jihad movement.
During the last escalation round in the Gaza Strip, in mid-November, the IOF targeted the Sawarka family in Deir Al-Balah, killing 9 of its members, including 5 children and two women.
The Israeli occupation army claimed in a statement issued by it, that it had conducted an investigation to clarify the reasons that prevented the army from identifying the presence of civilians in the location targeted during the escalation round, and the statement stated that: “The essence of the investigation relates to operations that could have provided information about civil activity in the compound, In addition to military activity. ”
According to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, 34 Palestinian civilians were killed and Dozens of Palestinian were wounded by Israeli occupation forces` attacks on Gaza Strip in the last Israeli escalation.
According to local sources, The Israeli occupation repeatedly targets Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. During the aggression on Gaza in 2014, the occupation warplanes destroyed more than 13,000 homes, and in the aggressive rounds that preceded and followed it, similar crimes were committed.