‘Alaa Mohammed al-Bahri

May 19, 2021: Firas ‘Alaa Mohammed al-Bahri, 20, died from serious wounds he suffered when fired missiles at a Palestinian residential tower in northern Gaza Strip.

Medical sources in Gaza said ‘Alaa suffered profoundly serious wound, on 13 May 2021, near residential tower number 19, in al-Nada Towers area, in ‘Izbet Beit Hanoun.

On that day, the tenth day of the offensive in Gaza, Israeli missiles and shells killed eight Palestinians, including a woman and a child, and injured 76 Palestinians, including nine women and eleven children.

The deaths brough the number of Palestinains killed by Israeli missiles and shells to 221, including sixty-two children and thirty-six women, while the number of wounded arrived to 1034, including 310 children and 217 women.

The Israeli and carried out dozens of intense air, land, and sea strikes, targeting houses and civilian facilities. As a result, the communications network was cut off, and the internet services were affected in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Telecommunications Company announced that one of the main lines of the fiber-optic internet service connecting the central and southern Gaza Strip’s governorates with Gaza City was targeted today in the dawn, isolating Gaza from the outside world, noting that it was a standby line for the services provided by the Palestine Cellular Communications Company “Jawwal.”

Firas was from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights, The Palestinian Center For Human Rights