Amani Yousef Muhawish Salha

May 19, 2021: Amani Yousef Mohawesh Salha, 33, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza Strip.

Her wheelchair bound husband, Eyad Abdul-Fattah Salha, 33, and their daughter, Nagham, only three years of age, were also killed in the Israeli bombing.

Amani was also seven months pregnant when she was killed.

“They were just sitting and their home and eating,” Eyad, her husband’s brother said, “What do they [Israel] think he was doing, firing missiles from his wheelchair?! What did he, his pregnant wife, and their daughter, do to be mutilated like this?!”

Local sources said the family was sitting in their kitchen, eating dinner, with the Israeli shell struck their home.

The Israeli army also killed another Palestinian after the soldiers fired a shell that struck an area near the al-Abrar mosque in Gaza, several Palestinians were injured, some seriously.

The army also fired many artillery shells into residential areas across the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, including the Sheja’eyya area, east of Gaza city, and Deir al—Balah in central Gaza.

In addition, a child, only 2.5 years of age, was killed when Israeli missiles struck the family home in northern Gaza.

Nagham Salha

“What did my child do to them? Fired missiles?! Threatening their security?!”, the child’s father said, “This is Israel’s bank of targets in Gaza, our children!”

On that day, the Health Ministry stated that the Israeli missiles and shells have led to the killing of 227 Palestinians, including sixty-four children, thirty-eight women, and 17 elderly, in addition to wounding 1620 Palestinians.

Amani was from Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC