May 10, 2021: Hussein Munir Hussein Hamad, 11, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.
He was among at least 26 Palestinians, including 9 children and one woman, killed in Israeli airstrikes that day in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its assault on Gaza on the night of May 9th, following three weeks of Israeli settler and soldier attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem.
The Israeli attacks in Jerusalem began on the first day of Ramadan on April 12th, and continued throughout the Muslim holy month, which was set to end Wednesday, May 12th. Israel’s attacks focused on Palestinian Muslims attempting to pray at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In addition to the nine children, including a 9-year old girl, who were confirmed killed in the first wave of Israeli airstrikes, local sources confirmed that a woman and her disabled son were among those slain.
In addition to those identified in the update below, five additional victims have been identified as having been killed by the two missiles that struck the home of Ibrahim Atallah al-Masri in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza Monday night.
- Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 10 years old
- Yazin Sultan Atallah al-Masri, 1-year-old
- Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 12
- Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 10-year-old girl
- Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 20
Before dawn Tuesday, the Israeli army fired missiles into an apartment in a residential tower, in the Rimal neighborhood, west of Gaza city, killing three Palestinians, and seriously wounding one, in addition to injuring at least seven other Palestinians in adjacent apartments. The Maan News Agency said the army targeted leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, in the residential tower. The slain Palestinians have been identified as:
- Sameh al-Mamlouk
- Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35
- Mohammad Abu al-Ata
Extrajudicial assassinations are considered violations of international law but are a common practice by the Israeli military.
In Khan Younis, a Palestinian died of wounds sustained Monday evening during Israeli missile attacks in the al-Manara area of the city. He has been identified as:
- Salim Mahmoud al-Farra, 37
Hussein was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC