Abdel Fattah Abu Sleimeh

September 10, 2014: Abdel Fattah Hussein Abu Sleimeh, 72, died from serious wounds suffered on August 21, 2014, when Israeli soldiers fired nine missiles from their war jets targeting the home of Nasser Hussein Kullab, and nearby homes, in Canada area, in Tal al-Sultan, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The three-story, 200 square/meter Kullab family home was inhabited by two families of fourteen members, and was destroyed by the Israeli missiles, while six nearby homes were severely damaged.

The Israeli strikes led to the death of twelve Palestinians in these targeted homes; three of them were leaders of Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. Among the slain Palestinians were four children and three women.

Medical sources in Rafah said at least 54 Palestinians were injured in the attacks, including 22 children and 16 women.

The Israeli missiles instantly killed Mohammed Hamdan Barhoum, 45, ‘Aiysha Ismail Attiya, 63, Ra’ed Subhi Al-Attar, 40, in addition to Nazera Ramadan Kullab, 41, her sons Ahmed, 17, Yousef, 15, and Abdullah, 11, Hasan Hussein Younis, 79, his wife Amal, 53, their granddaughter, Seba, 4, Ra’ed al-Attar, 40, Mohammad Barhoum, 45,

At least 72 Palestinians, including more than 15 children were killed by Israeli missiles and shells that day, in various parts of the Gaza Strip. Abdel-Fattah was from Rafah. Source: IMEMC, Mezan Center for Human Rights