May 17, 2021: Mohammad Nazeer Abu al-‘Oun, 18, was killed by Israeli missiles in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Another Palestinian, identified as Ahmed Ziyad Hussain Sabbah, 28, was also killed, and at least two were injured.
On the same day, Israeli warplanes launched four missiles at Ayman Siyam’s house in central Jabalia camp and destroyed it completely.
On that day, the ninth consecutive day of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes launched dozens of intense airstrikes, along with artillery and gunboats shelling. As a result, more houses and civilian facilities were targeted.
Moreover, the only Covid-19 laboratory is no longer able to carry out tests due to an Israeli airstrike near the Headquarter of the Ministry of Health and al-Rimal Clinic. The violent artillery shelling also continued, forcing more residents to leave.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a report revealing that the Israeli offensive killed, on that day 10 Palestinians, including a woman and two children, and injured 122 others, including twenty-two women and forty children.
The PCHR added that the Israeli airstrikes targeted sixteen houses, several facilities, governmental sites and headquarters, and infrastructure on a wide scale. Thus, the number of targeted houses has risen to 134, including multi-story buildings and several towers.
It also said that the death toll since the beginning of the Israeli offensive has risen to 213, including sixty-one children and thirty-five women, and the number of those wounded has risen to 958, including 291children and 206 women.
According to the daily update by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the total number of injuries has risen to 1440, including four hundred children and 270 women. Among those injuries: fifty were critical and 340 ranged between serious and moderate.
Mohammad was from Tal Al-Hawa in Gaza city. Source: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights