Sa’diya Yousef Hussain Abu Gharara

May 18, 2021: Sa’diya Yousef Hussain Abu Gharara, 57, was killed by Israeli missiles, near Rafah, from the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes launched 15 missiles at streets, agricultural lands, and military sites, north, east, and west of Rafah, causing fear and panic among citizens in Rafah.

As a result, Sa’diya died of a heart attack before arriving at the hospital.

At 23:20, Israeli warplanes launched a missile targeting al-Emam Ali Street. As a result, a passer-by sustained moderate wounds.

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 seventy-six 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 nine women and eleven 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 sixty-two children and thirty-six 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.

Sa’diya was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: PCHR