Nayef Al-Aweidat

January 26, 2023: Nayef Al-Aweidat, 13, died from serious wounds sustained last year during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Medical sources said the child, a resident of the Nusseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip, sustained wounds during the Israeli bombing that targeted the Al-Hasayna neighborhood in the camp.

During the three-day aerial bombardment of Gaza in August 2022, Israeli bombs killed at least 47 people—including 16 children—and injured over 300. Over 650 homes were destroyed – and many Palestinians in Gaza are unable to rebuild homes destroyed in Israeli bombings because Israel has banned the import of building materials into the besieged coastal Strip.

Here is an eyewitness account of that three-day assault on Gaza.

Among those killed in the three-day-long Israeli bombardment was Ala’ Abdullah Qaddoum, 5, killed by a missile dropped on her home by the Israeli military. She was one of eleven Palestinians killed in a barrage of Israeli missiles fired into Gaza in the middle of the afternoon on August 5th.

Dozens of airstrikes were carried out by Israeli forces in the span of a few minutes in different parts of the Gaza Strip. In addition to the 11 killed, at least 55 Palestinians were wounded and taken to local hospitals for treatment of moderate to severe wounds.

The airstrikes were apparently attempting to target certain Palestinian resistance leaders – but most of those killed in the airstrikes were civilians.

Nayef was from the Nusseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC