May 13, 2021: Siham Yousif Mohammed al-Rantisi, 66, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her family’s home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah. She was killed along with her son, daughter-in-law and 2-year old grandson, while the family was gathered together all night while the Israeli bombs fell.
An Israeli warplane fired a missile at a three-story home in the Jnaineh neighborhood of Rafah shortly before 8:30 p.m., killing 2-year old Ibrahim, his grandmother, uncle, and aunt, and injuring 15 others, including 7 children.
The Israeli army continued its bombardment and shelling of several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday, killing dozens of Palestinians, including many children, and injuring hundreds, in addition to damaging and destroying dozens of homes and buildings across the besieged coastal region.
Among those killed are the following:
Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Amen, 51, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Lina Mohammad Mahmoud al-Omar, 13, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
Manar Khader Ahmad Issa al-Omar, 39, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
Faiza Ahmad Mohmmad al-Omar, 45, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
Mustafa Hasan Ahmad al-Abed al-Omar, 35, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Tal al-Hawa, in Gaza city.
The army fired missiles into homes in Rafah and Khan Younis, in addition to the Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza and other areas of Gaza city, causing dozens of casualties, including fatalities, among them children.
Lamia’ Hasan Mohammad Attar, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Wala’ Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 24, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Warda Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 22, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Hadeel Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 18, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
Siham Yousef Mohammad Rantisi, 66, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
Shaima’ Diab Mohammad Rantisi, 21, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
Ibrahim Mohammad Ibrahim Rantisi, 2, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his family’s home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
Raed Ibrahim Khamis Rantisi, 29, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
Kholoud Fuad Farhan Zamily, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the at-Tannour neighborhood in Rafah.
Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli Airforce fired missiles into Khan Younis, and Jabalia, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians and injuring dozens.
Among the killed is a child, identified as Bothaina Mahmoud Obeid, 7, who was killed when shrapnel of an Israeli missile struck her in the head when the army fired missiles near her family’s home.
They added that two young men, in their twenties, were killed by a missile fired by an Israeli military drone east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. The attack also caused many injuries.
Another young man, in his twenties, was killed, and one was seriously injured, when an Israeli drone fired a missile into an area east of Abasan town, east of Khan Younis.
Furthermore, an Israeli drone fired a missile at an apartment in the center of Gaza city, killing one Palestinian, and injuring many others.
A child, identified as Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Talba, 13, in addition to Abdul-Rahman Estbeita, 34, were killed when the army bombarded homes in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.
The Israeli missiles also killed a child, identified as Ahmad Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri, 15, and a young man, Moayyad Taiseer Abdul-Rahman al-Omar, 20, in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian Health Ministry has called on the Palestinians to donate blood for the wounded, and added that the hospitals are running out of medical supplies, especially amidst the escalating Israeli offensive on the coastal region.
In addition, two Palestinian women, identified as Sabreen Nasser Mohammad Abu Dayya, 27, and Ni’ma Saleh Ayyash, 47, and a man, Hashem Mohammad Zogheibi, 20, were killed when the army fired missiles at homes in Um an-Nasser village, in northern Gaza.
The army also fired dozens of missiles into Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, destroying an entire neighborhood, killing many Palestinians, and injuring dozens.
Among the slain are a woman, identified as Nisreen Nasser Abu Qleiq, 25, and a young man, Soheib Abdul-Rahim Awad Ghanem, 25.
An infant, identified as Hoor Zamily, 18 months, was also killed by Israeli missiles targeting homes in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.
At least six Palestinians, including a pregnant woman, and children, were killed by Israeli missiles in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Initial reports from the Palestinian Health Ministry stated that the Israeli army has killed more than 135 Palestinians, including at least 32 children and 20 women, in addition to injuring more than 1000, dozens seriously in five days of the ongoing offensive on Gaza. The figures do not include those who are still buried under the rubble of bombarded homes and buildings.
The Israeli strikes on Gaza were carried out by the air force, tanks, artillery, and the navy, targeting hundreds of homes, facilities, residential buildings, infrastructure in addition to a variety of private and governmental institutions.
It is worth mentioning that the United Nations has reported that at least 10.000 Palestinians have left their homes to seek shelters in mosques and schools in the Gaza Strip, amidst extremely limited supplies of food, water, and sanitary products.
On Thursday evening, the Palestinian Health Ministry said eighty-seven Palestinians, including eighteen children, have been killed and 530 have been injured due to the ongoing Israeli strikes on Gaza.
In addition, a child, identified as Lina Fathi Sharir, 16, was killed in an Israeli bombing in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city, Wednesday. Her father Eyad Fathi Fayeq Sharir, 35, was instantly killed.
On the same day, a child identified as Yahia Mazen Khalifa, 14, was killed in an Israeli bombardment of homes in Gaza city.
The Israeli missiles and shells have resulted in the destruction of more than 500 units, and damage to at least 2100 units.
The Israeli army targeted 14 residential towers with its missiles, in addition to firing missiles at 23 media centers, dozens of institutions, societies, and offices, in addition to 58 government-run centers, such as police stations, security centers, and service centers.
During the 11-day Israeli assault on Gaza between May 10th and 21st, 2021, 247 Palestinians were killed, including 66 children and 39 women; 1417 wounded, including 277 women and 412 children. 9 Israelis, including 2 children, were killed during the same time period. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, which documented these attacks, has called upon the international Criminal Court to open an investigation into the occupation’s crimes during this military aggression, and reiterates its call upon the High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfil their obligations under Article 1; i.e., to respect and ensure respect for the Convention in all circumstances and their obligations under Article 146 to prosecute persons alleged to commit grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention. These grave breaches constitute war crimes under Article 147 of the same Convention and Protocol (I) Additional to the Geneva Conventions regarding the guarantee of Palestinian civilians’ right to protection in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights).
Siham was from Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC