FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR GAZAN FAMILIES
Through its Impact Opportunity Fund, Bertha Foundation enabled an event in September 2018 that brought together lawyers, activists and storytellers to publicly announce legal action that has been taken in Israel and Germany for the killing of a German-Palestinian family. Ibrahim Kilani, his wife Taghreed and their five children were amongst the Gazan families who were killed during the Israeli Defence Forces’ Operation Protective Edge in July and August 2014. Approximately 1,460 Palestinian civilians including 551 children were killed during the air strikes, and a further 11,000 were injured. The Kilani family thought they were safe in Gaza City until the air strike hit the Al-Salam tower where they were staying. The tower was outside the announced target areas.