Mohammad Ramadan Omar Ishtawi

May 18, 2021: Mohammad Ramadan Omar Ishtawi, 19, was killed by an Israeli missile in Gaza city.

Medical sources said Mohammad was instantly killed when the Israeli missile struck his family’s agricultural land behind his house in southern Gaza City.

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said eight Palestinians, including a woman and a child were killed across the Gaza Strip that day, and 76 others including nine women and eleven children were injured.

The PCHR added that, on the 10th consecutive day of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, death tolls mounted to 221 Palestinians, including sixty-two children, and thirty-six women, while the total number of injuries mounted that day to 1034, including 310 children and 217 women.

The Palestinian Telecommunications Company announced that one of the main lines of the fiber-optic internet service connecting the central and southern Gaza Strip’s governorates with Gaza City was targeted today in the dawn, isolating Gaza from the outside world, noting that it was a standby line for the services provided by the Palestine Cellular Communications Company “Jawwal.”

Further to PCHR’s press release published yesterday, 8 Palestinians, including a woman and a child, were killed, and 76 others were wounded, including 9 women and 11 children. The Israeli airstrikes targeted 12 houses and several facilities. Thus, the number of targeted houses has risen to 146, including multi-story buildings.

Moreover, the death toll since the beginning of the Israeli offensive has risen to 221, including 62 children and 36 women, and the number of those wounded has risen to 1,034, including 310 children and 217 women.

According to the daily update by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the total number of injuries has risen to 1550, including four hundred children and 270 women. Among those injuries: fifty were critical and 340 ranged between serious and moderate.

Mohammad was from Gaza. Source: PCHR