Amir Ra’fat Zo’rob

August 01, 2014: Amir Ra’fat Odeh Zo’rob, 15, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired two missiles at his family’s house, in the al-Saudi neighborhood in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. In total, the Israeli missiles led to the death of sixteen Palestinians, including four women and ten children.

The home was destroyed over its inhabitants, leading to his death along with his father, Ra’fat Odeh Zo’rob, 51, his mother, Sana’, 41, and his brothers ‘Udai, 13, Shahed, 10, and Khaled, 9.

Besides Ra’fat’s family, the Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli missiles have been identified as his grandmother, Sabha Mustafa Zo’rob, 66, his aunt, Su’ad No’man Zo’rob, 40, Su’ad’s sons, Ahmed, 15, Mohammed, 12, Walid, 6, and Mu’tasem, 3, in addition to his other aunt, Ahlam, 38, her daughter, Rawan, 8, and her son, Rami, 12.

Their infant neighbor Nour Mohammad Abu Asi, 45 days of age, was also killed in the Israeli bombardment.

At least seventy Palestinians were killed by Israeli missiles and shells that day in various parts of the Gaza Strip. Amir was from Rafah. Source: IMEMC, Mezan Center For Human Rights