Death was no accident; Arafat offers condolences". The Los Angeles Times. We gathered around and called out to them and went into the house, so they backed out. Maybe she was hiding in there. I pushed the earth, and I didn't see her at all. Gershon also noted that the United States had issued an Israel travel advisory warning to avoid Gaza and the West Bank. Qishta, a Palestinian who worked as an interpreter, noted:
On March 16,the IDF was engaged in an operation, possibly involving the demolition of Palestinian houses, to seize weapons and locate smuggling tunnels in a military zone between the Rafah refugee camp and the Egyptian border called Philadelphi Route.
The lawsuit charged Israel with not conducting a full and credible investigation into the case and with responsibility for her death,  contending that she had either been intentionally killed or that the soldiers had acted with reckless neglect. An appeal against the August ruling was heard on May 21, In later IDF operations, the house was damaged a hole was knocked in a wall and was later destroyed. He stated, "It was either a really gross mistake or a really brutal murder. Retrieved June 6, See photo of burning of mock flag attached to article.