Friday night, Israeli air force shelled a Palestinian house in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that the shelled house is located in Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
The three-story building belongs to resident Ziad Tanboura; at least five residents were injured and were transferred to Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
Israeli military sources confirmed the attack and claimed that the strike targeted a home of a fighter of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh movement.
The sources claimed that the house was used for “storing weapons” used by resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip.
The sources added that the residents living in the house were notified by the army prior to shelling their house.
Targeting civilian infrastructure is in direct violations to the principles of human rights and to the Fourth Geneva Conventions.
Recently, the Israeli army adopted a policy of calling families in the Gaza Strip informing them that their homes will be shelled within ten to fifteen minutes.
By using this policy, the Israeli army demolishes Palestinian homes without giving the residents any opportunity to defend themselves in a court of law.
This policy is considered passing and executing judgment without giving the residents the right to defend themselves or appeal.