Aya Ibrahim Abu Sitta

July 29, 2014: Aya Ibrahim Abu Sitta, 23, was killed by Israeli missiles fired at the home of her father, Ibrahim Hassan Al-Najjar, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli bombardment also led to the death of her mother, Mona Ismail Khamis Al Najjar, 43, and her brother, Jehad, 25, in addition to Jehad’s wife, Maysa, 18, their infant daughter, Mona, 27 days of age, and her mother-in-law, Fawziya Qasem Al-Najjar, 81.

The Israeli strike demolished the home, and also killed Fawziya’s grandsons, Mohammad Zaki Al-Najjar, 30, and Hamad Yousif Al-Najjar, 23.

The attack against the Al-Najjar family home came at dawn, without a warning from the Israeli army, and damaged several nearby homes, in addition to causing at six injuries.

At least 45 Palestinians were killed by Israeli missiles and shells, in different parts of the Gaza Strip, on that day alone. Aya was from Khan Younis. Source: Mezan Center For Human Rights