Bayan Abu Khammash

August 9, 2018: Bayan Abu Khammash, 18 months old, was killed along with her nine-months-pregnant mother when the Israeli airforce dropped a bomb on their home.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli army missiles killed a pregnant Palestinian mother, and her infant daughter, 18 months of age, in central Gaza. The mother was nine months pregnant.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that the soldiers killed a pregnant woman, identified as Enas Mohammad Abu Khammash, 23, and her child Bayan Abu Khammash, 18 months, in their home in al-Ja’farawi area, Deir al-Balah, in Gaza’s Central District.

He added that the bombardment also caused moderate wounds to Enas’s husband, Mohammad Khammash.

Furthermore, the soldiers injured at least twelve Palestinians in ongoing Israeli bombardment of several parts of the Gaza Strip, and earlier killed one Palestinian, identified as Ali al-Ghandour, 30.

In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired three missiles at a concrete factory, and three other missiles into a nearby area, northwest of Gaza city.

Media sources in Gaza said Israeli missiles also struck sites, run by armed resistance groups, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while more missiles were fired from drones into sites in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, and Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Also on Wednesday, the army fired several missiles into various areas of the Gaza Strip, including a building in the Sudaniyya area of northern Gaza, which was first struck by three missiles, followed by an additional six missiles, just minutes later.

The Israeli army said it targeted several Hamas centers in Gaza, reportedly when six Israelis were injured in the Sderot settlement, in the Negev, “after eight shells were fired from Gaza”.

Israeli Ynet News said that one Israeli man, aged 23, was injured by shrapnel in his leg, and added that “two pregnant women in addition to a man, 42 years of age, were treated for shock,” before being moved to Barzilai Hospital.

It alleged that Hamas fighters fired live rounds at “civil engineering equipment”, used as part of a “anti-tunnel barrier’” which is being built along the barrier with Gaza, causing damage, before the army fire a tank shell at a Hamas post.

Hamas said its fighters fired shells into nearby army posts, in retaliation to Israeli bombardment of the coastal region, and added that it has no Interest in escalation.

Hamas leaders said that they are holding talks with Egypt, to restore calm to the region, and to avoid a potentially serious military escalation.

For its part, the Israeli army said it raised the alert level along the border with Gaza, after noticing that Hamas fighters were evacuated from their posts along the border, a move that Hamas said was meant to ensure their safety, and avoid further escalation, while the army considered it as part of preparation for potential escalation.

On Tuesday, the Israeli army killed two Hamas fighters, identified as Ahmad Abdullah Morjan, 23, and Abdul-Hafeth Mohammad Seelawi, 23, in northern Gaza.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement denouncing the Israeli assassination of two of its fighters, in northern Gaza, and holding Israel accountable for any future escalation.

It stated that the two fighters were part of a military training in “Asqalan” center, one of its training locations in northern Gaza, and that many Palestinians, including political leaders of Hamas, were in attendance.

Bayan was from al-Ja’farawi area, in Deir al-Balah, in Gaza’s Central District. Source: IMEMC

Enas Abu Khammash

August 9, 2018: Enas Mohammad Abu Khammash, 23, was killed along with her 18-month old baby when the Israeli airforce dropped a bomb on their home. Enas was nine months pregnant when she was killed.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that Israeli army missiles killed a pregnant Palestinian mother, and her infant daughter, 18 months of age, in central Gaza. The mother was nine months pregnant.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that the soldiers killed a pregnant woman, identified as Enas Mohammad Abu Khammash, 23, and her child Bayan Abu Khammash, 18 months, in their home in al-Ja’farawi area, Deir al-Balah, in Gaza’s Central District.

He added that the bombardment also caused moderate wounds to Enas’s husband, Mohammad Khammash.

Furthermore, the soldiers injured at least twelve Palestinians in ongoing Israeli bombardment of several parts of the Gaza Strip, and earlier killed one Palestinian, identified as Ali al-Ghandour, 30.

In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired three missiles at a concrete factory, and three other missiles into a nearby area, northwest of Gaza city.

Media sources in Gaza said Israeli missiles also struck sites, run by armed resistance groups, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while more missiles were fired from drones into sites in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, and Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Also on Wednesday, the army fired several missiles into various areas of the Gaza Strip, including a building in the Sudaniyya area of northern Gaza, which was first struck by three missiles, followed by an additional six missiles, just minutes later.

The Israeli army said it targeted several Hamas centers in Gaza, reportedly when six Israelis were injured in the Sderot settlement, in the Negev, “after eight shells were fired from Gaza”.

Israeli Ynet News said that one Israeli man, aged 23, was injured by shrapnel in his leg, and added that “two pregnant women in addition to a man, 42 years of age, were treated for shock,” before being moved to Barzilai Hospital.

It alleged that Hamas fighters fired live rounds at “civil engineering equipment”, used as part of a “anti-tunnel barrier’” which is being built along the barrier with Gaza, causing damage, before the army fire a tank shell at a Hamas post.

Hamas said its fighters fired shells into nearby army posts, in retaliation to Israeli bombardment of the coastal region, and added that it has no Interest in escalation.

Hamas leaders said that they are holding talks with Egypt, to restore calm to the region, and to avoid a potentially serious military escalation.

For its part, the Israeli army said it raised the alert level along the border with Gaza, after noticing that Hamas fighters were evacuated from their posts along the border, a move that Hamas said was meant to ensure their safety, and avoid further escalation, while the army considered it as part of preparation for potential escalation.

On Tuesday, the Israeli army killed two Hamas fighters, identified as Ahmad Abdullah Morjan, 23, and Abdul-Hafeth Mohammad Seelawi, 23, in northern Gaza.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement denouncing the Israeli assassination of two of its fighters, in northern Gaza, and holding Israel accountable for any future escalation.

It stated that the two fighters were part of a military training in “Asqalan” center, one of its training locations in northern Gaza, and that many Palestinians, including political leaders of Hamas, were in attendance.

Enas was from al-Ja’farawi area, in Deir al-Balah. Source: IMEMC

Laila Ghandour

May 14, 2018:  Laila Ghandour, 8 months old, died from suffocation from tear gas near the protest.

She was in a tent, one one of many which were known to contain families, medical teams, and injured protesters.

She was one of sixty Palestinians killed during a protest against the U.S. moving its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday May 14th, 2018.

The protest also focused on commemorating  the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel – creating the largest refugee population on earth, many of whom remain in exile generations later.

Laila’s family had not carried the baby to the protest, as some media agencies claimed. An interview with her father after her death by RT News made it clear that the baby was in a tent located 1.5 kilometers away from the border. Her grandmother was holding her when the tear gas came flooding into the tent. The grandmother tried to shield the baby from the gas, but was not able to run fast enough to escape the cloud of gas that filled the area.

According to Laila’s father, the grandmother then handed Laila to Laila’s older sister, who tried to shield the baby as she ran home carrying her. When she made it inside the house, the baby was already turning blue. They rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late.

Laila was a medically fragile child who had been born with a hole in her heart. She was scheduled for surgery in October of 2018, if the condition did not resolve itself by then. Laila’s father stated that in her last checkup, the doctors indicated that the medical treatment she was undergoing appeared to be working, and the family should continue with the same treatment and Laila would likely be able to avoid surgery.

Her condition, patent ductus arteriosus, is relatively common and does not cause a patient to stop breathing without a secondary cause, according to a Harvard medical doctor who was interviewed by the New York Times about Laila’s case two days after her death.

The British news agency ‘The Guardian’ reported on May 24th, 2018 that Gaza’s Health Ministry had removed Laila’s name from the list of those killed on May 14th, pending an investigation — but there was no evidence that the Health Ministry had removed her name from any list.

The Israeli military spokesperson attempted to cast doubt on the family’s account, claiming, without evidence or investigation, two days after her death, that the baby had not died of tear gas but solely because of a pre-existing health condition.

The Israeli military offered no evidence for their version of the death of Laila, instead issuing a series of tweets that said the death of the baby was ‘Hamas propaganda’ – without backing that claim with any information or evidence.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed 60 Palestinians on Monday, May 14th, 2018, including an eight month old baby, 6 children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700.

Among the slain Palestinians are an eight month old baby, six children, including one girl, and among the wounded are 122 children, and 44 women.

27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered very serious wounds, 59 serious injuries, 735 moderate wounds, and 882 suffered light wounds.

772 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds, three with rubber-coated steel bullets, 91 with shrapnel, 100 cuts and bruises and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

65 of the wounded were shot in the head and neck, 116 in their arms, 48 in the chest and back, 651 in the lower extremities, 52 in several parts of their bodies and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also caused damage to at least one ambulance and injured one medic and eleven journalists.

In addition, the Health Ministry called on Egypt to urgently send emergency medical supplies and specialists, mainly surgeons, intensive care physicians, anesthesia specialists, and to allow the transfer of a large number of the wounded to Egyptian hospitals, especially those indeed of urgent surgeries, since Gaza hospitals lack the needed supplies

Laila was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Wesal Fadel Sheikh Khalil

May 14, 2018: Wesal Fadel Sheikh Khalil, 15, was one of 60 Palestinians killed during a protest against the U.S. moving its Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday May 14th, 2018. The protest also focused on commemorating  the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel – creating the largest refugee population on earth, many of whom remain in exile generations later.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed 60 Palestinians on Monday, May 14th, 2018, including an eight month old baby, 6 children and four officers of the Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured more than 2700.

The Ministry of Interior and National Security said among the slain Palestinians are four of its officers.

Among the slain Palestinians are an eight month old baby, six children, including one girl, and among the wounded are 122 children, and 44 women.

27 of the wounded Palestinians suffered very serious wounds, 59 serious injuries, 735 moderate wounds, and 882 suffered light wounds.

772 of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds, three with rubber-coated steel bullets, 91 with shrapnel, 100 cuts and bruises and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

65 of the wounded were shot in the head and neck, 116 in their arms, 48 in the chest and back, 651 in the lower extremities, 52 in several parts of their bodies and 737 suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also caused damage to at least one ambulance and injured one medic and eleven journalists.

In addition, the Health Ministry called on Egypt to urgently send emergency medical supplies and specialists, mainly surgeons, intensive care physicians, anesthesia specialists, and to allow the transfer of a large number of the wounded to Egyptian hospitals, especially those indeed of urgent surgeries, since Gaza hospitals lack the needed supplies

Wesal was from al-Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Hamda Zubeidat

December 12, 2017: Hamda Zubeidat, 60, died of a heart attack when Israeli soldiers hurled concussion grenades near her, just as she opened her door.

Palestinian medical sources confirmed that the elderly Palestinian woman was killed after Israeli soldiers invaded Zubeidat town, north of Jericho in the occupied West Bank, and fired concussion grenades toward Hamda’s home, and other nearby homes.

The sources said that dozens of soldiers invaded the town and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and flares.

After firing the weapons, the soldiers broke down the doors of a number of homes and ransacked their contents, terrorizing the residents of the town.

Hamda was from Zubeidat, north of Jericho. Source: IMEMC.

Aseel Abu ‘Oun

August 26, 2017: Aseel Tareq Abu ‘Oun, 8, was killed after being struck by an Israeli settler’s car in the Nablus district of the northern West Bank.

Palestinian medical sources said that the girl was run over near Furush Beit Dajan village, in the Nablus district.

The child’s uncle Dirar Abu ‘Oun, said the settler was driving on street more than 10 meters wide, while the child was walking along with her brother on the sidewalk.

“How can the Israeli driver accidentally ram her with his car on a very wide road, and she was on the sidewalk, designated for pedestrians” he stated, “The settler also tried to flee the scene when the child’s father, who was in a nearby agricultural land, rushed to her rescue, and prevented him from fleeing.”

Israel’s Magen David Adom national emergency service, accompanied by several army vehicles, arrived at the scene and evacuated the girl to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Her corpse was later handed to her family before hundreds of Palestinians participated in her funeral ceremony, during evening hours of the same day.

The funeral procession took off from Rafidia Hospital, in Nablus, heading towards Jaba’ town, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. Aseel was from Jaba’ town, south of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Lama Ahmed al-Khalili

July 30, 2014: Lama Ahmed al-Khalili, 4, 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.

Lama was killed along with her father, Ahmed Mahmoud al-Khalili, 28, and her mother, Aya Mohammed al-Khalili, 23.

Her uncle, Ashraf Mahmoud Al-Khalili, 33, along with wife, Nedaa Ziyad al-Khalili, 27, their daughter, Deema, 5, and their son Ziyad, 2, were also killed by the Israeli shells.

Ashraf and Deema’s son, Mahmoud, 7, was seriously injured, and died from his wounds at an Egyptian hospital on August 04, 2014.

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. Lama was from Gaza.  Source: Mezan Center for Human Rights, IMEMC

Nawf Enfei’at

June 2, 2017: Nawf Eqab Enfei’at, 16, died from serious wounds she suffered a day earlier after Israeli soldiers shot her. They claimed she attacked and stabbed one of them at a military roadblock near Mavo Dotan settlement, southwest of Jenin city, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The child was transferred by the army to the Israeli Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera, where she was receiving treatment, until she succumbed to her wounds.

Her father said the family was shocked to hear about her death, especially since her lawyer told them that the Israeli military prosecutor’s office has scheduled a court hearing for her, for Sunday, June 4th.

He added that the Israeli army did not contact the family, even to inform them about a date to transfer her corpse back to them.

The family was not allowed to visit with her after her injury, and only knew she suffered serious wounds. Nawf was from Ya’bad, west of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Fatima Taqatqa

May 20, 2017: Fatima Jibril Taqatqa, 15, died from serious wounds she suffered on March 15, 2017, when an Israeli soldier shot her after she lost control of a car she was driving and struck a median at the Etzion settlement junction south of Bethlehem in the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the child panicked after seeing the soldiers at the intersection, and lost control of her car, causing her to cross the median before striking metal bars protecting a bus stop in the opposite direction.

Fatima had no driver’s license and was not experienced in driving a car. She was shot after her car came to the complete halt.

The soldiers started firing at her, causing serious wounds, and claimed that the incident was not a traffic accident, but a “deliberate vehicular attack.” The incident did not lead to any other casualties and was captured by a surveillance camera.

The child was shot in the head and was moved to an Israeli medical center, where remained on life support until her death. Fatima was from Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem. Source: IMEMC

Fatima Hajiji

May 7, 2017: Fatima Afeef Abdul-Rahman Hajiji, 16, was killed by Israeli soldiers and police officers near the entrance of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem after the police claimed she attempted to stab a security officer.

Eyewitnesses said Fatima was standing at least ten meters away from the nearest soldier or officer, and that one of the soldiers started shouting “knife, knife,” before five soldiers fired a barrage of bullets at the her.

Fatima was first shot with several live rounds in the chest, and the soldiers continued to fire at her after she fell onto the ground. Many live rounds also struck a Palestinian Taxi, parked nearby, causing damage and puncturing one of its tires.

Photos of the deceased show that she was shot and killed at quite a distance from the guard post, so even if she had been holding a knife (which is disputed), no security officers were in danger at the time when she was killed.

Following the fatal shooting of the child, the soldiers used pepper-spray against dozens of Palestinians who gathered in the area, especially close to Fatima.

The soldiers also assaulted many Palestinians, including children, in Sultan Suleiman Street, causing a child, identified as Mahmoud Abu Sbeih, 9, to fall from a high altitude after mounted officer chased him and many other Palestinians.

Hundreds of soldiers and mounted police officers were deployed in the area, closed many roads and alleys, and forced the Palestinians away.

Fatima was from Qarawat Bani Zeid village near Ramallah, in the central part of the West Bank. Source: IMEMC