Husam Abu Harbeed

May 17, 2021: Husam Abu Harbeed, 36, killed by an Israeli missile in his home near Abu Haseera Junction, Gaza city.

The Israeli army fired at night and during the day hundreds of missiles, and shells into many parts of the Gaza Strip, hitting many buildings, public facilities, roads, and infrastructure, in addition to many homes, residential and commercial towers, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring more.

Some of the Palestinians who were killed on that day have been identified as:

  1. Ahmad Khalil al-Louh, 32, killed by drone missiles, Sabra neighborhood – Gaza city.
  2. Ziad Abu Dayer, killed in his home in the Shawwa Building, al-Wihda – Gaza city.
  3. Rafif Ziad Abu Dyar, 11, killed in his home in the Shawwa Building, al-Wihda – Gaza city.
  4. Ziad Abu Dyar, (Rafif’s father).
  5. Mohammad Nazeer Abu al-‘Oun, 18, Beit Lahia.
  6. Ahmad Ziyad Hussein Sabbah, 28 – Beit Lahia
  7. Mohammad Husam Abu Sam’aan, assassinated in a car in Tal al-Hawa – Gaza.
  8. Mohammad Jamal Abu Samaan, 27, assassinated in a car in Tal al-Hawa – Gaza.
  9. Ali Waleed Breis, 31, assassinated in a car in Tal al-Hawa – Gaza.
  10. Husam Abu Harbeed, killed by an Israeli missile in his home near Abu Haseera Junction, Gaza city.
  11. Yahia Mansour Ghaben, 22, died of serious wounds suffered three days earlier west of Beit Hanoun when Israeli soldiers fired artillery shells at farmers near the American Hospital in northern Gaza.
  12. Ahmad Fayez Arafat was killed by missile from Israeli drone in Abasan – Khan Younis.
  13. Yousef Rafiq al-Baz, 13, was killed, his brother, Ramadan, 16, was wounded.

Medical sources said another Palestinian, identified as Yahia Mansour Ghaben, died from serious wounds he suffered, two days ago, during the extensive Israeli bombing of Beit Lahia.

At least one Palestinian from the Abu Jalhoum family was killed, and many others were injured by Israeli missiles, west of the al-Amoudi area, in northern Gaza.

In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Palestinians, east of the city, killing one, identified as Ahmad Arafat, and wounding several others.

The army also fired missiles into the Tal Za’tar neighborhood, in northern Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding several others.

In Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, the army fired artillery shells at homes and streets, killing many Palestinians, including children, in addition to killing Aa’ed Masoud, 24, in the al-Qasayeb neighborhood in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

In Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, the soldiers bombarded a home for the al-Masri family, wounding at least five Palestinians, including four children, in addition to causing a severe injury to one Palestinian in Wadi as-Salqa area, south of Deir al-Balah.

The army targeted infrastructure, residential and commercial towers including those used by Palestinian and international media agencies, medical centers, many schools, and mosques, in addition to various buildings along the Gaza Strip.

On Monday evening, a child was killed, and dozens were injured, after the army fired missiles at a residential tower in the al-Wehda Street, in Gaza city.

The army also fired a missile at a residential tower in the Remal neighborhood in Gaza, killing one child and wounding more than 10 Palestinians. The attack caused severe damage to the building and nearby colic, wounding many patients.

It took place just a few meters away from where the army killing more than 40 Palestinians, and injuring dozens, on Sunday at dawn.

Before the latest Israeli escalation, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Israeli missiles and shells have led to the death of 212 Palestinians, including sixty-one children, thirty-six women, and sixteen elderlies, in addition to wounding more than 1400, including dozens of women and children, many of them in serious conditions.

Many Palestinians remain buried under the rubble of bombarded homes, residential towers, and other facilities, and are presumed dead, amidst constant efforts to locate them in the hope of finding some who are still alive.

Husam was from Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC