"Since July 24, Palestinian families have been receiving calls on their mobile phones from Israeli forces giving them 30 minutes to evacuate their homes before launching air strikes that demolish their houses. 'Welcome, you and your family are requested to leave home because the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] intend to attack it. The house is used to hide warfare or terrorists', says a pre-recorded message in Arabic. (...) Palestinian families have had their homes destroyed after receiving the message, as surrounding homes are also destroyed in the process. Residents of several neighbourhoods, particularly those near Israel, have received leaflets warning their homes may be next."

Erica Silverman in al-Ahram Weekly van 3-9 augustus 2006


Verschenen in Soemoed, jaargang 34, nummer 6 (november - december 2006), p. 32