Aya Mohammed al-Khalili

July 30, 2014: Aya Mohammed al-Khalili, 23, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired two tank shells at the house of Mohammed Ata al-Khalili, in the al-Sanafour area, in the at-Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

Aya was killed along with her husband, Ahmed Mahmoud al-Khalili, 28, and their daughter Lama, 4.

Ahmed’s brother, Ashraf, 33, along with Ashraf’s wife, Nedaa, 27, their daughter, Deema, 5, and their son Ziyad, 2. Their son, Mahmoud, 7, was seriously injured, and died from his wounds at an Egyptian hospital on August 04, 2014.

The family was waiting to be evacuated from the area due to the heavy Israeli shelling and bombardment of various neighborhoods in Gaza.

At least 110 Palestinians, including many children and women, were killed by Israeli missiles and shells that day alone, in different parts of the Gaza Strip.

Seventeen of them were killed in a crowded market, east of Gaza city. Aya was from Gaza.  Source: Mezan Center for Human Rights, IMEMC