Ismael Salman Ayyad

June 09, 2023: Ismael Salman Ayyad, 73, died from serious wounds he suffered during the Israeli offensive on Gaza on May 2023.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza confirmed Ismael’s death and said he was seriously injured when an Israeli war jet fired a missile near his home in the Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

Ismael was seriously injured on May 12 and underwent several surgeries due to the seriousness of his wounds, but he remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds.

After a ceasefire deal was reached, the Health Ministry has reported that Israel’s five-day offensive on the Gaza Strip has killed 33 Palestinians, including six children and three women, and injured at least 150.

The Israeli missiles destroyed 51 residential units and caused damage to more than 1000, including 50 that are structurally unstable, dangerous to live in, and need to be removed.

The missiles also caused serious damage to infrastructure, including roads, agricultural lands and structures, and even graveyards, especially when the army fired missiles into the Shuhada Graveyard in northern Gaza.

Only after the ceasefire deal came into effect that the Palestinians were able to start to examine the damage caused by the Israeli missiles.

Ismael was from the Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza City. Source: IMEMC