Black Flag: The legal and moral implications of the policy of attacking residential buildings in the Gaza Strip, summer 2014
Early on the afternoon of 8 July 2014, the first day of the fighting in the Gaza Strip last summer, a person speaking on behalf of the Israeli military phoned one of the apartments in the home of the Kaware’ family, in Khan Yunis. He told residents that the military was planning to destroy the building and that they must immediately evacuate it. More than an hour later, a warning missile was launched at the roof. The families left the building, but dozens of local residents continued to gather in the area. Some of them had even gone up to the roof, or were in the staircase, on their way there. A missile was then fired at the three‐story, seven‐apartment building –members of the extended Kaware’ family lived in each of the apartments – and the building collapsed. Nine people, including five children aged 7 to 14, were killed.