Israeli ‘knock on the roof’ bombing technique caught on film

A Palestinian man walks amidst the rubble of a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip July 12, 2014. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)RT News

The IDF practice of firing a missile at a civilian home to warn the occupants to leave the building before a larger attack, has been caught on film. Amnesty International has decried “roof knocking,” saying it in no way constitutes an “effective warning.”

A YouTube video uploaded on Saturday shows how a Palestinian house in Samir Nofal is struck by a warning shot before being destroyed about a minute later by a full missile attack.  

Prior to the strike the occupants of the building reportedly received a call from the IDF, warning of an imminent attack.

Amnesty International has condemned the “knock on the roof” technique in an appeal to the UN to investigate possible violations committed by Hamas and the IDF during Operation Protective Shield.

“There is no way that firing a missile at a civilian home can constitute an effective ‘warning.’ Amnesty International has documented cases of civilians killed or injured by such missiles in previous Israeli military operations on the Gaza Strip,” said Philip Luther Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International.

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Over a hundred Palestinians have been killed in the latest Israeli offensive on Gaza and Amnesty documents that at least 24 children and 16 women were among the casualties.

“Swift UN action is needed as lives hang in the balance,” said Luther. “The international community must not repeat previous mistakes, standing by and watching the devastating consequences for civilians of both sides.”

Amnesty has also urged for an embargo on all Israeli and Palestinian military groups in an effort to bring a halt to the conflict.

The Israeli government says that it does not target civilians in its strikes and claims that members of Hamas are using the Palestinian civilian population as a human shield.

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2 Responses to Israeli ‘knock on the roof’ bombing technique caught on film

  1. atouk says:

    The use of this only proves that the intent of the shelling is to destroy property, displace civilians, and clear populations for more “settlements”.

    If you are after terrorists, you don’t give them warnings. If you are not after terrorists, then you don’t bomb the people there. Ethnic cleansing under any flag is a war crime.

  2. flek says:

    The khazar ‘jews’ and their criminal state of israel…run by rothschild is the anti-thesis to divine life.

    One wonders what the khazar ‘jews’ must do to humanity to finally reap the wrath of a world that wants to see them gone.


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