Early in the morning of Saturday the 4th of April, two Palestinian resistance fighters (Mohamed Hamayda 23, Jammel Gofa, 26) were wounded near the Green Line, east of Jabaliya. Ambulances from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society made a first attempt to reach the two injured Palestinians shortly after 7am, when, according to medical sources, they were still alive. But the paramedics were prevented from accomplishing their humanitarian mission because of heavy Israeli shelling. Firing against civilians and ambulances and preventing injured people from accessing medical treatment are serious violations of international humanitarian law.
Finally, after 11am, the ambulance was allowed to approach the area. It was almost 12pm when the ambulance returned with the dead bodies of the two fighters.
According to medical sources, when the fighters were found, their weapons and some personal belongings were missing and they had a lot of injuries by gunfire, something that indicates that Israeli troops may have reached them . Many Palestinians are suspicious that they might have been extra judicially executed while they were lying injured, but still alive. Although this for the moment is just an assumption, if it did in fact happen it would be just another example of severe violations of international law on the part of Israeli forces.