Eyad Abdul Fattah Salha

May 19, 2021: Eyad Abdul-Fattah Salha, 33, was killed by an Israeli shell along with his seven months pregnant wife, Amani, 33, and their daughter, Nagham, only 3 years of age, in their home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza Strip.

“They were just sitting and their home and eating,” Eyad’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 and added that 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.

“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 64 children, 38 women, and 17 elderly, in addition to wounding 1620 Palestinians.

Eyad was from Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza strip. Source: IMEMC