Mena Eyad Fathi Sharir

May 18th, 2021: Mena Eyad Fathi Sharir, 2, succumbed to wounds she sustained in an Israeli airstrike that destroyed her family’s house on their heads on al-Nafaq Street on 11 May 2021. It should be noted that Menna’s father, mother, and her sister were killed in that airstrike as well.

Mena’s whole family, including her parents and older sister Lina Eyad Fathi Sharir, 16, were killed by the Israeli airforce in their home, in a targeted assassination in al-Manara neighborhood on al-Nafaq Street in Gaza City.

The family’s 2-story house was destroyed over its residents when the army fired a missile into their home – Eyad, his wife Layali Taha ‘Abbas Sharir (41) and their daughter Lina (16) were killed. Lina’s body was retrieved few hours after the airstrike, and her body was torn into pieces. Eyad’s younger daughter, 2-year old Menna Eyad Fathi Sharir, survived the initial attack that killed her parents and sister, but succumbed to her wounds a week later on May 18th.

Also, the area sustained severe damage because it is densely populated. 25 Palestinians in the surrounding area were wounded due to the blast.

The family was killed when the Israeli army carried out a series of airstrikes targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage, in addition to killing at least 8 Palestinians, and injuring more than 152.

Media sources said the strikes targeted many homes, residential buildings, structures, farmlands, and sites run by armed resistance groups, in several parts of the Gaza strip.

Two Palestinians were seriously injured late at night, Tuesday, when an Israeli drone fired a missile at Palestinians who gathered west of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

The army claimed Abu Sharir is one of the military leaders of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

Mohammad Abdul-Rauf Hallas

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the army fired missiles into buildings adjacent to the Indonesian hospital, causing damage to the buildings and the hospital, and denounced the attack as another war crime violating International Law by targeting medical and civilian structures.

The Israeli army also fired missiles into a residential tower, containing many floors, causing it to collapse and turning it into rubble.

Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli missiles targeted Hanadi Tower in the al-Mina’ (Port) area, west of Gaza city, and added that the army first fired smaller missiles into the tower before the Palestinians rushed out just minutes before the further strike turned it into rubble.

A Palestinian identified as Mohammad Abdul-Rauf Hallas, died on Tuesday evening, from wounds he suffered when the soldiers bombarded the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35

Amira Abdul-Fattah Sobeh, 63, killed by an Israeli shell targeting her apartment in the Shati’ refugee camp.

Abdul-Rahman Sobeh, 19, the son of Amira, who suffered from cerebral palsy since birth, killed in the same bombing.

An Israeli missile killed Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35, in the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza city.

Israeli sources said two Israelis were killed, and two were injured, one seriously, by Palestinian shells in Asqalan.

The Al-Jazeera News Agency reported that the Israeli army fired missiles into a school for orphans in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army fired missiles into a building in Gaza city, killing Sameh Fahim Hashem al-Mamlouk, 34.

A Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Yahia Mohammad Abu al-Ata, 30, was killed in one of the Israeli strikes in Gaza city, medical sources said.

The army also fired a missile at a Palestinian car, in Gaza, causing injuries, while the Israeli navy fired sporadic missiles at sites close to the Gaza shore.

Sameh Fahim Hashem al-Mamlouk, 34

Medical sources in Gaza also said two Palestinians were killed, and eight were injured, when the army fired missiles into an apartment in the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza.  Most of the wounded are children.

The Israeli army also fired a barrage of missiles targeting homes and residential buildings in the al-Shati’ refugee camp, in northern Gaza, causing excessive damage.

Mohammad Yahia Abu al-Ata, 30

The two Palestinians are senior leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, and were killed in targeted assassination strikes.

As of Tuesday morning, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed that Israeli airstrikes have killed 27 Palestinians, including 9 children and one woman, and wounded at least a hundred in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its assault on Gaza Monday evening, following three weeks of Israeli settler and soldier attacks on Palestinians.

It added that at least 122 Palestinians have been injured, including more than 15 who suffered serious wounds and said that among the injured are 41 children.

In addition, the Al-Jazeera news agency has reported that the Israeli army fired, on Tuesday afternoon, several missiles and shells targeting many areas in the eastern, and northeastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Israeli sources said Palestinian fighters fired more than 40 shells within a few minutes, into Asqalan and Ashdod, and added that the shells caused damage and five injuries.

They added that more than 300 shells were fired from Gaza since Monday evening, especially when Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in retaliation to the Israeli offensive on Gaza, and the escalating violations in Jerusalem, mainly in and around Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The Al-Qassam Brigades said it managed to fire 137 shells into Ashdod and Asqalan within five minutes and added that warned that its retaliation will be unprecedented if Israel does not end its offensive on Gaza, and does not stop its violations against the Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem, especially in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

On its part, the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad said its “response to the Israeli crimes against civilians, and resistance fighters, is just beginning.”

Its statement came after Israeli assassinated several prominent members of the group in Gaza and vowed to keep Israel on constant alert.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army has decided to deploy more than five thousand reservists, across the fence with Gaza, in preparation for a possible ground offensive.

Meanwhile, Israeli sources said that a man, 52, and his daughter, 16, were killed by Palestinian shells in Lod city.

They added that one Israeli was killed and three injured, on Tuesday at night, when Palestinian fighters fired dozen of shells into central Israel.

An Israeli woman, 50, was also killed by a Palestinian shell in Rishon LeZion, south of Tel Aviv.

Three Israelis, including a child, were injured in Holon when an empty bus was hit by a shell and went up in flames.

Israeli Ynet News reported that two women were killed by shells in Ashkelon, in the southern part of the country, and added that more than 100 were injured.

The two women were the first to be killed in Israel since the escalation started; one of the women was later named Soumya Santhosh, a 30-year-old mother of a nine-year-old child. Soumya was from Kerala, India, and was working as a caregiver in Israel.

Meanwhile, the Israeli far-right government of Benjamin Netanyahu said that it was not ruling out a ground offensive into Gaza, in addition to the ongoing airstrikes.

Hamas movement aid it fired dozens of shells into Israeli in response to the Israeli offensive and warned to escalate if Israel does not stop bombing Gaza.

Abu Obeida, the spokesperson of the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, said if Israel continued to target civilian homes in Gaza, “Tel Aviv will be next and will witness much more than what happened in Asqalan (Ashkelon).”

Layali was from al-Manara neighborhood, in Gaza City. Source: PCHR

Dima Rami Abu Al-Auf

May 16, 2021: Dima Rami (al-Efranji) Abu Al-Auf, 16, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck a residential tower in the al-Wihda Street in Gaza city.

She was killed along with seven members of her family who were huddled together in their home during the sixth straight night of Israeli airstrikes pounding down on residential areas in Gaza. They were all civilians, ranging in age from 4 to 82. All were women and children, apart from her great uncle Tawfiq, age 82, who was killed along with his 80 year old wife.

 On Sunday, 16 May 2021, medical and Civil Defense crews pulled out thirteen dead bodies, including three women and seven children, from under the rubble of their houses on al-Wehda Street, raising the number of deaths to forty-three, most of them were children and women.

The slain Palestinians have been identified as Subhiya Ismael Hussain Abu al-Ouf (73), Ameen Mohammed Hamad al-Qolaq (90), Tawfiq Ismael Hussain Abu al-Ouf (80) and his wife, Majdiya Khalil Hussain Abu al-Ouf (82), Raja’ Subhi Isma’el al-Ifranji “Abu al-Ouf and  3 of her children, Mira Rami Riyad al-Ifranji (12), Yazan (13), Ameer (9), and Hala Mohammed Mo’een al-Qolaq (13), and her sister, Yara (10), Rola (6) and Lana (4), Riyad Hasan Shkontana, and Mohammed Ahmed Musbah Ikki (40).

On that day, Israeli missiles and shells killed 23 Palestinians, including three women and seven children, in addition to wounding fifty-three, including eighteen children and eight women.

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on various targets across the city.

As a result, a Palestinian was killed and twelve others were wounded, including three women and five children.

The airstrikes targeted five residential multi-story buildings, main roads and vital streets, security sites belonging to the Ministry of Interior, sites belonging to the Palestinian Resistance, public facilities, shops and a civilian. On the other hand, the civil Defense crews retrieved thirteen dead bodies, including 3 women and 7 children, from under the rubble of their houses on al-Wehda Street.

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights said the death toll reached 204 Palestinians on day eight of the Israeli offensive; among the death are fifty-nine children and thirty-four women, while the number of injuries reached 836, including 251 children and 184 women.

The Israeli army declared the beginning of the of the third phase of military offensive on the Gaza Strip, adding that fifty-four warplanes fired 110 missiles against thirty-five targets within 20 minutes, including fifteen kilometer-tunnels; according to army’s claims, while the facts on the ground indicate that the airstrikes targeted more houses, facilities, and streets.

The power outage crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated as the electricity supply dropped to three to four hours a day that is inadequate for the vital facilities to provide services to the people of the Gaza Strip.

The Electricity Company stated that the components of the electricity distribution network sustained massive destruction as five main electric power transmission lines, which supply sixty megawatts, broke down since the beginning of the offensive while the rest lines break down from time to time and become out of service due to the airstrikes and destruction of many places.

The power plant warned that it would be forced to shut down this evening due to insufficient fuel supply. The Power Generating Company announced that “J4” electric power transmission line, which supplies Gaza City and passes through Street 8 and Street 10, sustained severe damage due to the intense airstrikes on the area.  As a result, the electricity went off on vacant areas in the city.

The forced displacement of tens of thousands of residents from their houses in eastern Gaza Strip continued due to the violent artillery shelling as shelters were opened to receive them without so far providing adequate circumstances. Also, all aspects of daily life have been disrupted due to the non-stop airstrikes.

A day earlier, Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of airstrikes while the Israeli gunboats and artillery shelled various and indiscriminate targets across the Gaza Strip.

As a result, 23 Palestinians, including three women and seven children were killed, while fifty-three others, including 8 women and eighteen children, were injured. Additionally, the airstrikes targeted twenty-one houses, several facilities, governmental headquarters, and infrastructure on a wide scale. Thus, the number of targeted houses has risen to 115, including multi-story buildings and several towers.

The large numbers of injuries increased the burden on medical crews and the already exhausted healthcare system due to the Israeli-imposed closure and the outbreak of coronavirus in addition to the negative impact of power outage on the operation of laboratories, blood banks and surgeries, especially considering the growing number of injuries. Also, during these days, Gaza hospitals rely on generators due to long hours of power outage, rendering hospitals in urgent need of constant supply of fuel.

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 criames 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).

Dima was from Gaza. Source: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)

Abeer Nimir Ali Ishkantna

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 16, 2021: Abeer Nimir Ali Ishkantna, 30, was killed by Israeli missiles in Gaza city, along with her four small children.

She was killed along with her four young children: Dana, 9, Yehya, 5, Lana, 3, and Zain, 2.

The same attack also killed Rula Mohammad al-Qulaq, five, Yara, nine, and Hala, 12 – all sisters – together with their cousin Hana, 14, and several other of their relatives, as well as sisters Dima and Mira Rami al-Ifranji al-Auf, 15 and 11.

These are her four children who were crushed to death in their home by an Israeli missile, as their mother held them in her arms:

Zain Ishkantna Yahya Ishkantna

A total of 37 men, women and children were killed in the airstrikes that night on al-Wehda Street in al-Rimal, Gaza City. They were mainly from two families: the Abu al-Auf family, which lost 16 family members that night – including 6 children and their parents and grandparents; and the al-Qulaq family, which lost 17 family members that night, including a one-year old baby and seven other young children who were siblings and cousins.

11 of the Palestinian children killed in the airstrikes that night were identified by the Norwegian Refugee Council as children whom the charity had been treating for their trauma. Jan Egeland, an official with the charity, said, “They are now gone, killed with their families, buried with their dreams and the nightmares that haunted them”.

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said Israeli warplanes carried out intense huge airstrikes on several places in Gaza City after midnight and continued until 02:10.

The airstrikes targeted the Abu al-Ouf apartment building, a 4-storey building, which included residential apartments and shops on al-Wehda Street. The bombs destroyed it over the heads of its residents without a warning. Furthermore, Israeli warplanes targeted 2 other 4-storey residential buildings belonging to Ameen Mohammed al-Qulaq and Mo’een Mohammed al-Qulaq, near Abu al-Ouf building, and destroyed it over the heads of its residents. In addition, al-Ahlam building was targeted in the same area as well.  As a result, thirty seven persons were killed, including eleven children and nine women.

The airstrikes on al-Rimal neighborhood and on al-Wehda Street destroyed the main roads and infrastructure starting from al-Rimal Clinic’s intersection to Palmira intersection and the Middle East Council of Churches Street in addition to the Thai Restaurant intersection and al-Thawrah Street.

Additionally, the Labor Ministry’s headquarter was completely destroyed while the Ministry of Social Development, Doctors Without Borders organization, ‘Ajour  and al- Omara 4-storey buildings, and a 2-story house, which is inhabited, belonging to Mattar family sustained severe damage.

It identified the death at Abu al-Ouf building as Ayman Tawfiq Abu al-Ouf, 50, an internist of al-Shifa Hospital, his two children, Tawfiq, 17, and Tala, 13, Abeer Nimir Ali Shkontana, 30, and three of her children, Yehya Ruyad Hasan Shkontana, 5, Dana, 9, and Zain, 2, in addition to Dima Rami Riyad al-Ifranji, 16, Reem Khalil Ahmed Abu al-Ouf, 41, Hazem Adel Na’eem al-Qamea’, 48, and Rawan Alaa Subhi Abu al-Ouf, 19.

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said that medical and Civil Defense crews pulled out thirteen dead bodies, including three women and seven children, from under the rubble of their houses on al-Wehda Street, raising the number of deaths to forty-three, most of them were children and women.

It said that some of the slain Palestinians had been identified as Subhiya Isma’el Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 73, Ameen Mohammed Hamad al-Qulaq, 90, Tawfiq Isma’el Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 80, and his wife, Majdiya Khalil Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 82, Raja’ Subhi Isma’el al-Ifranji Abu al-Ouf, 41, and  3 of her children, Mira Rami Riyad al-Ifranji, 12, Yazan, 13, Ameer, 9, and Hala Mohammed Mo’een al-Qolaq, 13, and her sister, Yara, 10, Rola, 6, and Lana, 4, Riyad Hasan Shkontana, and Mohammed Ahmed Musbah Ikki, 40.

The PCHR said, for the eighth consecutive day, the Israeli army continued the offensive on the Gaza Strip, in violation of the basic principles of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL): necessity, proportionality and distinction.

Tens of Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of intense airstrikes, along with artillery and gunboat shelling. The airstrikes targeted more houses and civilian facilities and intensified the destruction of roads and infrastructure, inflicting more casualties among Palestinian civilians and causing extensive damage to their properties.

It added that the Israeli army declared that the third phase of the military operation on the Gaza Strip has started and that fifty-four warplanes fired 110 missiles attacked thirty-five targets within 20 minutes, including fifteen kilometer-tunnels; according to IOF’s claims, while the facts on the ground indicate that the airstrikes targeted more houses, facilities, and streets.

The power outage crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated as the electricity supply dropped to three to four hours a day that is inadequate for the vital facilities to provide services to the people of the Gaza Strip.

The Electricity Company stated that the components of the electricity distribution network sustained massive destruction as five main electric power transmission lines, which supply sixty megawatts, broke down since the beginning of the offensive while the rest lines break down from time to time and become out of service due to the airstrikes and destruction of many places.

The power plant warned that it would be forced to shut down this evening due to insufficient fuel supply. The Power Generating Company announced that “J4” electric power transmission line, which supplies Gaza City and passes through Street 8 and Street 10, sustained severe damage due to the intense airstrikes on the area.  As a result, the electricity went off on vacant areas in the city.

The forced displacement of tens of thousands of residents from their houses in eastern Gaza Strip continued due to the violent artillery shelling as shelters were opened to receive them without so far providing adequate circumstances. Also, almost all aspects of daily life have been disrupted due to the non-stop airstrikes.

Further to PCHR’s press release published yesterday, Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of airstrikes while the Israeli gunboats and artillery shelled various and indiscriminate targets across the Gaza Strip.

As a result, 23 Palestinians, including three women and seven children, while fifty-three others, including eight women and eighteen children, were injured.

Additionally, the airstrikes targeted twenty-one houses, several facilities, governmental headquarters, and infrastructure on a wide scale. Thus, the number of targeted houses has risen to 115, including multi-story buildings and several towers.

Moreover, the death toll from the beginning of the Israeli offensive that began May 10th rose to 204 by May 16th, including fifty-nine children and thirty-four women, and the number of those wounded has risen to 836, including 251 children and 184 women.

According to the daily update by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the total number of injuries reached 1300, including fifty serious injuries, on this, the sixth straight day of the Israeli assault on Gaza.

These large numbers of injuries have increased the burden on medical crews and the already exhausted healthcare system due to the Israeli-imposed closure and the outbreak of coronavirus in addition to the negative impact of power outage on the operation of laboratories, blood banks and surgeries, especially considering the growing number of injuries.

Also, during these days, Gaza hospitals rely on generators due to long hours of power outage, rendering hospitals in urgent need of constant supply of fuel.

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).

Abeer was from Gaza City. SourceThe Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR)IMEMC, Middle East Eye

Izzat Moeen Al-Qulaq

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 16, 2021: Izzat Moeen Al-Qulaq , 44, was killed by Israeli missiles in the al-Wehda Street, in Gaza city. The missile strikes killed seventeen members of the al-Qulaq family, ranging in age from 1 to 90, as they huddled in their homes in terror while the Israeli airstrikes continued throughout the night. Local Palestinians reported hearing as many as 150 Israeli bombs during the night.

One of the families wiped out by an Israeli missile during the barrage of bombs dropped on al-Wehda Street was that of Riyad Hasan Ishkantna, who was pulled out of the rubble Sunday morning by rescue crews, barely alive, only to be told when he reached the hospital that his wife and four young children, ranging in age from 2 to 9 years old, were all killed in the Israeli attack.

Also killed in the barrage of airstrikes on al-Wihda Street was Dr. Mo’in Ahmad al-Aloul, a neurologist and brain specialist.

The Health Ministry in Gaza have identified the confirmed names of slain Palestinians from the al-Qulaq family as:

  1. Amal Jamil Al-Qulaq, 34 years old
  2. Sameh Fawaz Al-Qulaq, 28 years old
  3. Saadia Youssef Al-Qulaq, 28 years old
  4. Izzat Moeen Al-Qulaq, 44 years old
  5. Adham Ezzat Al-Qulaq, 3 years old
  6. Qusay Sameh Al-Qulaq, 1 year old
  7. Hala Mohammed Mo’een Al-Qulaq, 13
  8.  and her sisters: Yara (10), 
  9. Rola (6) 
  10. and Lana (4) 
  11. Abdul Hamid Fawaz Al-Qulaq, 22 years old
  12. Ameen Mohammed Hamad Al-Qulaq, 90
  13. Mohammad Awni Al-Qulaq, 17 years old
  14. Ayat Ibrahim Al-Qulaq, 19 years old
  15. Ahmad Shukri Al-Qulaq, 17 years old
  16. Reham Fawaz Al-Qulaq, 30 years old
  17. Fawaz Shukri Al-Qulaq, 55 years old

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said that medical and Civil Defense crews pulled out thirteen dead bodies, including three women and seven children, from under the rubble of their houses on al-Wehda Street, raising the number of deaths to forty-three, most of them were children and women.

It said that slain Palestinians has been identified as Subhiya Isma’el Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 73, Ameen Mohammed Hamad al-Qolaq, 90, Tawfiq Isma’el Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 80, and his wife, Majdiya Khalil Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 82, Raja’ Subhi Isma’el al-Ifranji “Abu al-Ouf and  3 of her children, Mira Rami Riyad al-Ifranji, 12, Yazan, 13, Ameer, 9, and Hala Mohammed Mo’een al-Qolaq, 13, and her sister, Yara, 10, Rola, 6, and Lana, 4, Riyad Hasan Shkontana, and Mohammed Ahmed Musbah Ikki, 40.

The PCHR said, for the eighth consecutive day, the Israeli army continued the offensive on the Gaza Strip, in violation of the basic principles of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL): necessity, proportionality and distinction.

Tens of Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of intense airstrikes, along with artillery and gunboat shelling. The airstrikes targeted more houses and civilian facilities and intensified the destruction of roads and infrastructure, inflicting more casualties among Palestinian civilians and causing extensive damage to their properties. 

It added that the Israeli army declared that the third phase of the military operation on the Gaza Strip has started and that fifty-four warplanes fired 110 missiles attacked thirty-five targets within 20 minutes, including fifteen kilometer-tunnels; according to IOF’s claims, while the facts on the ground indicate that the airstrikes targeted more houses, facilities, and streets.

The power outage crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated as the electricity supply dropped to three to four hours a day that is inadequate for the vital facilities to provide services to the people of the Gaza Strip.

The Electricity Company stated that the components of the electricity distribution network sustained massive destruction as five main electric power transmission lines, which supply sixty megawatts, broke down since the beginning of the offensive while the rest lines break down from time to time and become out of service due to the airstrikes and destruction of many places.

The power plant warned that it would be forced to shut down this evening due to insufficient fuel supply. The Power Generating Company announced that “J4” electric power transmission line, which supplies Gaza City and passes through Street 8 and Street 10, sustained severe damage due to the intense airstrikes on the area.  As a result, the electricity went off on vacant areas in the city.

The forced displacement of tens of thousands of residents from their houses in eastern Gaza Strip continued due to the violent artillery shelling as shelters were opened to receive them without so far providing adequate circumstances. Also, almost all aspects of daily life have been disrupted due to the non-stop airstrikes.

Further to PCHR’s press release published yesterday, Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of airstrikes while the Israeli gunboats and artillery shelled various and indiscriminate targets across the Gaza Strip.

As a result, 23 Palestinians, including three women and seven children, while fifty-three others, including eight women and eighteen children, were injured.

Additionally, the airstrikes targeted twenty-one houses, several facilities, governmental headquarters, and infrastructure on a wide scale. Thus, the number of targeted houses has risen to 115, including multi-story buildings and several towers.

Moreover, the death toll since the beginning of the Israeli offensive has risen to 204, including fifty-nine children and thirty-four women, and the number of those wounded has risen to 836, including 251 children and 184 women.

According to the daily update by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the total number of injuries has risen to 1300, including fifty serious injuries.

These large numbers of injuries have increased the burden on medical crews and the already exhausted healthcare system due to the Israeli-imposed closure and the outbreak of coronavirus in addition to the negative impact of power outage on the operation of laboratories, blood banks and surgeries, especially considering the growing number of injuries.

Also, during these days, Gaza hospitals rely on generators due to long hours of power outage, rendering hospitals in urgent need of constant supply of fuel.

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).

Izzat was from Gaza. Source: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), IMEMC

Qusay Sameh Al-Qulaq

May 16, 2021: Qusay Sameh Al-Qulaq, 1, was killed by Israeli missiles while in his home on al-Wehda Street, in Gaza city. The missile strikes killed seventeen members of the al-Qulaq family, ranging in age from 1 to 90, as they huddled in their homes in terror while the Israeli airstrikes continued throughout the night. Local Palestinians reported hearing as many as 150 Israeli bombs during the night.

One of the families wiped out by an Israeli missile during the barrage of bombs dropped on al-Wehda Street was that of Riyad Hasan Ishkantna, who was pulled out of the rubble Sunday morning by rescue crews, barely alive, only to be told when he reached the hospital that his wife and four young children, ranging in age from 2 to 9 years old, were all killed in the Israeli attack.

Also killed in the barrage of airstrikes on al-Wihda Street was Dr. Mo’in Ahmad al-Aloul, a neurologist and brain specialist.

The Health Ministry in Gaza have identified the confirmed names of slain Palestinians from the al-Qulaq family as:

  1. Amal Jamil Al-Qulaq, 34 years old
  2. Sameh Fawaz Al-Qulaq, 28 years old
  3. Saadia Youssef Al-Qulaq, 28 years old
  4. Izzat Moeen Al-Qulaq, 44 years old
  5. Adham Ezzat Al-Qulaq, 3 years old
  6. Qusay Sameh Al-Qulaq, 1 year old
  7. Hala Mohammed Mo’een Al-Qulaq, 13
  8.  and her sisters: Yara (10), 
  9. Rola (6) 
  10. and Lana (4) 
  11. Abdul Hamid Fawaz Al-Qulaq, 22 years old
  12. Ameen Mohammed Hamad Al-Qulaq, 90
  13. Mohammad Awni Al-Qulaq, 17 years old
  14. Ayat Ibrahim Al-Qulaq, 19 years old
  15. Ahmad Shukri Al-Qulaq, 17 years old
  16. Reham Fawaz Al-Qulaq, 30 years old
  17. Fawaz Shukri Al-Qulaq, 55 years old

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) said that medical and Civil Defense crews pulled out thirteen dead bodies, including three women and seven children, from under the rubble of their houses on al-Wehda Street, raising the number of deaths to forty-three, most of them were children and women.

It said that slain Palestinians has been identified as Subhiya Isma’el Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 73, Ameen Mohammed Hamad al-Qolaq, 90, Tawfiq Isma’el Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 80, and his wife, Majdiya Khalil Hussain Abu al-Ouf, 82, Raja’ Subhi Isma’el al-Ifranji “Abu al-Ouf and  3 of her children, Mira Rami Riyad al-Ifranji, 12, Yazan, 13, Ameer, 9, and Hala Mohammed Mo’een al-Qolaq, 13, and her sister, Yara, 10, Rola, 6, and Lana, 4, Riyad Hasan Shkontana, and Mohammed Ahmed Musbah Ikki, 40.

The PCHR said, for the eighth consecutive day, the Israeli army continued the offensive on the Gaza Strip, in violation of the basic principles of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL): necessity, proportionality and distinction.

Tens of Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of intense airstrikes, along with artillery and gunboat shelling. The airstrikes targeted more houses and civilian facilities and intensified the destruction of roads and infrastructure, inflicting more casualties among Palestinian civilians and causing extensive damage to their properties. 

It added that the Israeli army declared that the third phase of the military operation on the Gaza Strip has started and that fifty-four warplanes fired 110 missiles attacked thirty-five targets within 20 minutes, including fifteen kilometer-tunnels; according to IOF’s claims, while the facts on the ground indicate that the airstrikes targeted more houses, facilities, and streets.

The power outage crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated as the electricity supply dropped to three to four hours a day that is inadequate for the vital facilities to provide services to the people of the Gaza Strip.

The Electricity Company stated that the components of the electricity distribution network sustained massive destruction as five main electric power transmission lines, which supply sixty megawatts, broke down since the beginning of the offensive while the rest lines break down from time to time and become out of service due to the airstrikes and destruction of many places.

The power plant warned that it would be forced to shut down this evening due to insufficient fuel supply. The Power Generating Company announced that “J4” electric power transmission line, which supplies Gaza City and passes through Street 8 and Street 10, sustained severe damage due to the intense airstrikes on the area.  As a result, the electricity went off on vacant areas in the city.

The forced displacement of tens of thousands of residents from their houses in eastern Gaza Strip continued due to the violent artillery shelling as shelters were opened to receive them without so far providing adequate circumstances. Also, almost all aspects of daily life have been disrupted due to the non-stop airstrikes.

Further to PCHR’s press release published yesterday, Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of airstrikes while the Israeli gunboats and artillery shelled various and indiscriminate targets across the Gaza Strip.

As a result, 23 Palestinians, including three women and seven children, while fifty-three others, including eight women and eighteen children, were injured.

Additionally, the airstrikes targeted twenty-one houses, several facilities, governmental headquarters, and infrastructure on a wide scale. Thus, the number of targeted houses has risen to 115, including multi-story buildings and several towers.

Moreover, the death toll since the beginning of the Israeli offensive has risen to 204, including fifty-nine children and thirty-four women, and the number of those wounded has risen to 836, including 251 children and 184 women.

According to the daily update by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the total number of injuries has risen to 1300, including fifty serious injuries.

These large numbers of injuries have increased the burden on medical crews and the already exhausted healthcare system due to the Israeli-imposed closure and the outbreak of coronavirus in addition to the negative impact of power outage on the operation of laboratories, blood banks and surgeries, especially considering the growing number of injuries.

Also, during these days, Gaza hospitals rely on generators due to long hours of power outage, rendering hospitals in urgent need of constant supply of fuel.

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).

Qusay was from Gaza. Source: The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), IMEMC

Ahmad Mohammad Al-Nader

May 14, 2021: Ahmad Mohammad Al-Mansi al-Nader, 32, was killed by Israeli missiles in northern Gaza Strip.

The missiles that killed Ahmad also killed his cousin Ahmad Awad al-Nader, 36. Both men were pronounced dead on arrival at Gaza’s Indonesia Hospital,

Their bodies were recovered by rescue crews by the Palestinian Civil Defense.

Both men had been killed in an Israeli airstrike on agricultural land earlier that day.

The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said that around 11:50 at night, Israel’s air force targeted the Abdulrazaq Glebo Mosque in Beit Lahia with fifteen missiles, destroying it.

The air force also fired another missile at a front yard next to the mosque. As a result, Ahmed Hatem Al-Mansi, 34, his brother, Yousuf Hatem Al-Mansi, 22, and his neighbor, Ahmad Mohammed Sabbah, 28, were killed. Five other people, including a woman, sustained injuries, which in the case of one person, were serious.

On the night that Ahmad was killed, a total of 39 Palestinians were killed, including 13 women and 14 children; 2 of them were infants. Among those killed were: a man, his wife and their 4 children; a man and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant; a woman and her 3 children; and a woman and her daughter. Also, 224 Palestinians, including 60 women and 63 children, were wounded. Additionally, 13 houses, 6 civilian facilities, several governmental headquarters and military sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups were targeted.

According to PCHR’s investigations, Israeli warplanes targeted an agricultural land near a 3-storey house belonging to Mahmoud Hashem al-‘Attar’s sons in Beit Lahia on a street between al-‘Atatrah and al-Salatin neighborhoods in Beit Lahia. As a result, Lamia’ Hasan al-‘Attar (27) and her children were killed.

Three months after the missile that killed his wife and three of his four children, Mohammed al-Attar spoke to Middle East Eye. He recounted the day when he enrolled his six-year-old daughter Amira in the first grade.

“The school principal asked her to count to 10 and to say the letters in Arabic. She did and they were impressed at how clever she was. They admitted her to school and she was super happy,” the father told MEE.

Amira couldn’t wait to share the news with her mother as soon as they got home, and her older brother Islam, 8, had already begun planning their first day at school together.

“Islam told Amira that he would walk her to her school in the morning before going to his own school, and then in the afternoon, he would take her home with him.”

His daughter was most excited about shopping for school supplies, and she was adamant about the color she wanted for her school bag – it had to be pink, Attar said.

He also praised Islam for being both a good brother and student.

“He had ranked first in his class and we were so happy. We kept encouraging him and wanted to buy him a present for his success.”

But the siblings never got to go to school together. “The bombing arrived much faster,” said the father.

On 14 May, five Israeli strikes hit Attar’s neighbourhood without prior warning, completely destroying the building that housed six residential flats.

At the time of the attack, Attar’s wife and children were all sitting together at home, while he was with his brother in another room. His wife and three of his children were killed, while he sustained minor injuries.

Just two weeks after her school enrollment, Amira lost her life along with her mother Lamia, 27, and two brothers — Islam, and 5-month-old Zein.

“We had plans for the month when the kids would start school. But here I am, sitting alone with my only remaining child in my mother’s home,” Attar told MEE. “Everything happened so quickly that I felt I was dreaming, I have no one now except one child who is only five.

“I honestly still haven’t figured out what to do, and all that had happened felt like an ugly nightmare. I cannot believe that I lost all four of them in a single day.”

Thousands of residents, from the Bedouin village, northern Gaza Strip’s eastern neighborhoods and eastern Gaza City, were forced to leave their houses due to the violent bombing and threats by Israeli forces to launch a ground operation.

Israel announced that on May 14th, 160 Israeli warplanes, artillery and gunboats attacked 150 targets using 450 missiles and shells within 40 minutes. Israel’s airstrikes and hostitlies caused massive and complete destruction of civilian facilities, including dozens of houses and vital facilities such as main streets, electricity networks and water supply pipelines. All combined constitute crimes that amount to systematic war crimes. Further to PCHR’s press release issued yesterday, Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of airstrikes while the Israeli gunboats and artillery shelled different targets in the Gaza Strip.

The following are the most significant developments:

Northern Gaza:

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of intense airstrikes, and dozens of missiles were launched.  During the airstrikes, 3 houses, lands, roads, a governmental headquarter, and a civilian facility were targeted. As a result, 23, including 10 children and 9 women, were killed and 132 others, including 37 children, 29 women and 2 journalists, were injured. Among those killed were’ a man, his wife and their 4 children, a man and 3 of his daughters; one of them was pregnant, and a woman and her 3 children. Also, many houses sustained material damage due to the indiscriminate artillery shelling.

At approximately 01:45 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a gathering of citizens near Tower No. (19) in al-Nada Housing Project in ‘Izbet Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, Khaled ‘Emad Khaled al-Qanou’ (17), from Beit Hanoun, was killed and 8 others were wounded; one of them sustained serious wounds and was referred to al-Shifa Hospital, while the others were referred to the Indonesian Hospital.

At approximately 17:30, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at Mousa Reda Hamad’s 3-story house on Qa’ al-Bir Street in Beit Hanoun. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded and taken to Beit Hanoun Hospital for treatment.

Around the same time, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a café off al-Sudaniyah Shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip; no casualties were reported.

Around the same time, the Israeli artillery fired 2 shells at a farmers in their land near the American Hospital near Beit Hanoun Crossing, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, one of the farmers namely Suhaib ‘Abed al-Raheem ‘Awad Ghanem (25) was killed while another namely Yehia Mansour Ghaben (24) was seriously injured and taken to Beit Hanoun Governmental Hospital. Both of them were from al-Shaymaa’ neighborhood in Beit Lahia.

At approximately 18:30, Israeli artillery violently fired many shells at the areas adjacent to border fence in northern Beit Hanoun, northern Um al-Naser Bedouin village, and north and northwest of Beit Lahia. The Israeli shelling continued until 20:30 on the same day. As a result, 6 civilians, from Um al-Naser Bedouin village, were killed, including an infant, a girl and 3 women, after their houses were targeted without a prior warning. Those killed were identified as: Nisreen Naser Mohammed Abu Qleeq (25), Ni’ma Saleh Salama ‘Ayyash (47), Hashim Mohammed ‘Ayed al-Zugheibi (20), Sabreen Naser Mohammed Abu Dayyah (27); Mohammed Salamah Mohammed Abu Dayah (10 months), and Fawziyia Naser Mohammed Abu Fares (17).

Also, 25 civilians, including 7 children and 2 women, were wounded and taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia. Additionally, dozens of houses sustained severe damage. Moreover, at least 7000 civilians, from Um al-Naser village, left their houses and headed to two UNRWA schools in Jabalia and in Beit Lahia Housing Project due to the violent shelling and fearing of forthcoming ground operation.

At approximately 19:30, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ licensing headquarter in al-Sheikh Zayid area in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, the northern part of the headquarter was destroyed. During the airstrike, a Skoda Octavia car belonging to Careem Taxi Company was traveling in the area and carrying 2 journalists from Anadolu News Agency and the driver. As a result, the car sustained damage while the journalist Mohammed Jamal al-‘Aloul (34) sustained shrapnel wounds in his legs,  and journalist Mostafa Mohammed al-Badri Hassona (44) sustained bruises The driver Mahmoud al-Khudari (32) was wounded as well.

In the evening, medical and civil defense crews managed to retrieve a man, his wife and their 4 children from under the rubble after losing track of them as Israeli warplanes bombarded at dawn a residential compound near al-Sheikh Zayid intersection on the public road of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. Those killed were identified as Ra’fat “Mohammed Ismail” ‘Attah al-Tanani (39), his wife Rawiyia Fathi Hasan al-Tanani (36), and their children Ismai’l (7), Adham (4), Ameer (6) and Mohammed (3). It should be noted that al-Tanani rented a residential apartment in Rabah al-Madhoun’s building, which was completely destroyed due to the bombing.

At approximately 23:50, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at a 4-story house belonging to Jehad Mohammed Sha’ban al-‘Aloul (51), in Beit Lahia Housing Project in Beit Lahia. As a result, four were killed, a father and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant, were identified as identified as Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed ‘Amen (51) and his daughters, Hadeel (18), Warda (22) and Walaa’ (24), who was 6-month pregnant. Furthermore, 27 civilians were wounded, including 6 women and 10 children, while 3 houses sheltering 91 civilians, including 24 women and 41 children, were completely destroyed, and nearby houses sustained partial damage.

At approximately 00:00 on Friday, 14 May 2021, Israeli warplanes violently targeted many agricultural and empty lands, and houses in various areas in Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia and Um al-Nasser village. The airstrikes continued for 2 hours; during which at least 150 missiles were launched.  As a result, five were killed, including 2 women and 3 children, while 68 others were injured, including 21 women and 20 children.

According to PCHR’s investigations, Israeli warplanes targeted an agricultural land near a 3-storey house belonging to Mahmoud Hashem al-‘Attar’s sons in Beit Lahia on the Street beyween al-‘Atatrah and al-Salatin neighborhoods in Beit Lahia. As a result, Lamyaa’ Hasan al-‘Attar (27) and her 3 children namely Islam (8), Amira (7), and Mohammed “Zain al-Dein” (8 months) were killed, and their house was completely destroyed. Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at an agricultural land in al-Amal neighborhood in Beit Lahia near a 2-storey house belonging to Ibrahim Mousa Ahmed Salama (49). As a result, his wife, Faiza Ahmed Mohammed Salama (45) was killed, and the house owner and his son were injured. Additionally, the violent airstrikes destroyed many houses, especially on al-Ba’li Street in central Beit Hanoun and terrified civilians in the northern Gaza Strip, particularly children and women.

At approximately 10:15, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a 2-storey house belonging to Abdul Karim Shihada in Nazla area in Jabalia. As a result, the house was completely destroyed, but no casualties were reported.

Gaza City:

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on various targets in the city. As a result, four persons were killed while 60 others were wounded, including 25 women and 16 children. Also, a child succumbed to wounds he sustained in a previous airstrike. The airstrikes also destroyed vacant areas of streets in al-Shuja’iya and targeted a house, 2 civilian facilities “a company and a garage”, and a college belonging to the Ministry of Interior. In addition, the Israeli artillery shelling forced many residents of eastern al-Shuja’iya neighborhood to leave their houses.

At approximately 12:10 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at al-Ribat College belonging to the Ministry of Interior in al-Sheikh Ijlin neighborhood and completely destroyed it.

At approximately 15:15, Israeli warplanes launched two missiles at Sameh Faheem al-Mamlouk’s house on al-Nazzaz Street in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood. As a result, the 3-storey house and nearby houses sustained partial damage. It should be noted that al-Mamlouk was killed when an airstrike targeted his apartment in al-Jondi al-Majhoul Tower in al-Rimal neighborhood on the first day of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

At approximately 19:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a group of citizens on al-Dahdouh Street, in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, south of Gaza City. As a result, ‘Abdul Rahman Istabitah Khalaf Azzam (34) and Mustafa Hasan Ahmed al-‘Abed (35) were killed.

At approximately 21:00, Israeli military vehicles and tanks stationed along the border fence, east of Gaza, launched many shells at al-Shuja’iya and al-Zaytun neighborhoods, and continued until 05:00, causing fear among civilians in the eastern neighborhoods.  As a result, many families were forced to leave their houses for fear of the indiscriminate and sought refuge in the UNRWA schools in central and western Gaza City. Moreover, the Israeli artillery shelling forced dozens of families in Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia to seek refuge in an UNRWA school on al-Naser Street, north of Gaza City.

Around the same time, Israeli gunboats stationed in the Sea indiscriminately launched random shells and fired live bullets at the Gaza City shore.

At approximately 00:00 on Friday, 14 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched a series of violent and successive airstrikes, which lasted until 00:30, on the main roads and vital areas in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, including Baghdad, al-Nazzaz, Muntar and al-Biltaji Streets, causing severe damage.  Moreover, al-Shuja’iya Cemetery was targeted with several missiles.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at Mahmoud Abu Halima Company for Metal Trading near al-Shawwa petrol station on the intersection of al-Mansourah and Salah al-Deen Streets in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, east of Gaza.  The 1.5-dunum company belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Abu Halima (46) and its equipment and goods were completely destroyed.  Moreover, the nearby buildings and facilities sustained severe damage. It should be noted that the Israeli Intelligence Services called two neighbors and ordered them to evacuate the area because the company would be targeted.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at Yafa workshop belonging to Shareef Mohammed Sa’eed al-Lulu (47) in front of al-Zaytun police station on Salah al-Dein Street in al-Zaytun neighborhood. As a result, the nearby houses and shops sustained severe damage.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a group of citizens, east of al-Shuja’iya neighborhood. As a result, two were killed, identified as Saqer Abdul Majid Isma’el al-Hayya (27), and Hussam Baker Mohammed al-Hayya (33).

At approximately 07:00, medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital announced that Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Tolba (13), from al-Zaytun neighborhood, succumbed to his wounds on 12 May 2021. Tolba sustained serious shrapnel wounds in different parts of his body in an Israeli airstrike on Salah al-Deen Street.

Central Gaza Strip:

Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on different parts of the central Gaza Strip.  They targeted houses, agricultural and vacant lands, and military sites.  As a result, 2 houses were completely destroyed and dozens of houses near the targeted places sustained partial damage.  Moreover, 5 were killed, including a woman and her daughter and a child, while 10 others were wounded; one sustained serious wounds.

At approximately 15:20 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a house belonging to ‘Eyadah Family in al-Bureij Refugee camp.  As a result, the house was completely destroyed and the nearby houses sustained partial damage.  Moreover, two were killed, including a child, and 2 others were wounded.  Those killed were identified as Ahmed Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri (15) and Mo’ayad Taysir ‘Abdel Rahman al-Khatib (20), from al-Bureij refugee camp.  All casualties were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah.

At approximately 16:30, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Mohammed ‘Issa (42) from al-Bureij refugee camp.  As a result, his wife and daughter were killed namely: Manar Kahder Ahmed ‘Issa (Salamah) (39) and Lina Mohammed Mahmoud ‘Issa (13) while 3 others were injured.  Moreover, the nearby houses sustained damage.

At approximately 19:00, an Israeli drone fired at least one missile at an agricultural land behind a house belonging to Mohammed Khaled ‘Omer al-Tawashi on al-Mazra’ah Street, south of Deir al-Balah.  As a result, Mohammed Khaled ‘Omer al-Tawashi (21) was killed, and his body was found the next day at approximately 08:00.

At approximately 22:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a carwash near al-Zawaydah entrance on Salah al-Deen Street.  As a result, the carwash and an uninhabited house were completely destroyed while a number of houses, 3 shops and 3 nearby auto repair shops sustained partial damage.  Moreover, five were wounded, including a child, and taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah; two of those wounded sustained serious wounds and referred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

On Thursday afternoon, Israeli artillery fired shells on vacant lands, east of the central Gaza Strip. The shelling continued sporadically many times on the same area until Friday morning, 14 May 2021.  No casualties were reported.

Khan Younis:

Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on different parts of the City.  The airstrikes targeted 2 houses; one was destroyed and the other sustained damage, and the Palestine Production Bank and completely destroyed it in addition to lands and military sites.  Moreover, nearby houses sustained severe destruction.

At approximately 13:05 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at the Palestine Production Bank in the ground floor of a 2-storey building while the first floor is home to Isma’il Mustafa al-Saqqa.  As a result, the bank was completely destroyed while the residential floor sustained severe damage.  Moreover, a nearby 3-storey building, which includes 5 residential apartments, sustained severe damage while other nearby houses sustained damage.  No casualties were reported. It should be noted that half an hour before the airstrike, Israeli forces called the building’s owner asking him to evacuate and tell the residents of the area to evacuate as well.  Around 15 minutes later, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the building before being targeted by the warplanes.

At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes fired a missile near a house belonging to ‘Omer Khaled Saleh al-Shorabji in al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Younis, causing a big hole in the street, destroying a room and causing severe damage and cracks in the 2-storey house (220 sqms.)  The house shelters 2 families of 7 persons, including 3 women and a girl.  It should be noted that 20 minutes before the airstrike, Khaled al-Shorabji received a call from the Israeli forces, asking him to tell his uncle ‘Omer to evacuate his house as it would be targeted.

On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. The Israeli tanks fired many times artillery shells at the eastern outskirts of Khan Younis. Some of the shells spread Asphyxiant gas.

Rafah City:

Israeli warplanes carried out several targets in Rafah City, launching 12 missiles.  The artillery also fired shells at agricultural lands.  As a result, six were killed, including a pregnant woman and her daughter, a woman, her grandson, her son and his wife.  Moreover, 22 others were wounded, including 10 children and 6 women.  The airstrikes targeted 4 residential houses and an internal security site.

At approximately 17:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Shabanah, west of Rafah City.  Ten minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and completely destroyed it.  As a result, nearby houses sustained partial damage, but no casualties were reported.

At approximately 18:00, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at the Interior Ministry’s Internal Security site, southwest of Rafah City.  Fifteen minutes later, another 4 missiles were launched at the site and completely destroyed it.  No casualties were reported.

At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 2-storey house belonging to Jamal Isma’il Soliman al-Zamli in al-Tannour neighborhood.  As a result, his granddaughter Hoor Mo’men Jamal al-Zamli (3) and her mother Kholoud Fo’ad Farhan al-Zamli (27), who was 6-month pregnant.  Moreover, 7 others were variously wounded, including 3 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif Al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

At approximately 20:20, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 3-storey house belonging to Yousif Ibrahim al-Rantisi (‘Azarah) and his brothers in al-Juneinah neighborhood.  As a result, the mother, her grandson, her son and his wife were killed.  Those killed were identified as Siham Yousif Mohammed al-Rantisi (66); her 2-year-old grandson Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim al-Rantisi; her son Ra’ed Ibrahim Khamis al-Rantisi (29) and his wife Shaimaa’ Diab Mohammed al-Rantisi (21.) Moreover, 15 others were wounded variously, including 7 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

At approximately 21:55, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to ‘Adel ‘Ali ‘Atiyah ‘Arafat and his brother in al-Salam neighborhood.  Ten minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house, causing massive destruction to it and partial damage to the nearby houses.  No casualties were reported.  It should be noted that the house’s owner received a call from the Israeli forces asking him to evacuate the house and nearby houses.  The 3-storey house was 350 square meters and sheltered 7 families of 54 members.

At approximately 21:30, and over 5 hours, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence fired many artillery shells sporadically at empty lands.  No casualties were reported.

PCHR renews its warning that civilians are paying the heaviest price during the escalation and emphasizes that Israel’s ongoing strikes on residential populated areas and the use of weapons on the basis of collective retaliation constitute grave breaches of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 that amount to war crimes.

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).

Ahmad was from Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights, PCHR.

 

Bothaina Mahmoud Obeid

May 14, 2021: Bothaina Mahmoud Issa Obeid, 6, was killed when shrapnel of an Israeli missile struck her in the head when the army fired missiles into northern Gaza. 

Medical sources said the child was struck with a shrapnel in her head near her home when the Israeli soldiers fired many missiles into Jabalia refugee camp.

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza continued through Friday night into Saturday with no signs of letting up.

At least 34 were killed in the bombings Saturday night, which included a missile strike that wiped out a family – a mother and her four young children in Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza City. In addition, Israel targeted and destroyed a second high-rise housing international media outlets, destroying it completely including TV studios, equipment, and transmission antennas.

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.

In Rafah:

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).

Bothaina was from Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

 

Soheib Abdul-Rahim Awad Ghanem

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 14, 2021: Soheib Abdul-Rahim Awad Ghanem, 25, was killed in an Israeli airstrike during the massive bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces.

She was crushed to death in her home when Israeli bombs fell in many parts of Gaza, killing many Palestinians, and injuring dozens.

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 in the overnight bombardment was 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.

Other Palestinian civilians killed that night include:

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.

In Rafah:

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).

Soheib was from the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Awad Al-Nader

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 14, 2021: Ahmad Awad Al-Nader, 36, was killed by Israeli missiles in the northern Gaza Strip.

The missiles that killed Ahmad also killed his cousin Ahmad Mohammad Al-Mansi al-Nader, 32. Both men were pronounced dead on arrival at Gaza’s Indonesia Hospital,

Their bodies were recovered by rescue crews by the Palestinian Civil Defense.

Both men had been killed in an Israeli airstrike on agricultural land earlier that day.

The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights said that around 11:50 at night, Israel’s air force targeted the Abdulrazaq Glebo Mosque in Beit Lahia with fifteen missiles, destroying it.

The air force also fired another missile at a front yard next to the mosque. As a result, Ahmed Hatem Al-Mansi, 34, his brother, Yousuf Hatem Al-Mansi, 22, and his neighbor, Ahmad Mohammed Sabbah, 28, were killed. Five other people, including a woman, sustained injuries, which in the case of one person, were serious.

On the night that Ahmad was killed, a total of 39 Palestinians were killed, including 13 women and 14 children; 2 of them were infants. Among those killed were: a man, his wife and their 4 children; a man and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant; a woman and her 3 children; and a woman and her daughter. Also, 224 Palestinians, including 60 women and 63 children, were wounded. Additionally, 13 houses, 6 civilian facilities, several governmental headquarters and military sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups were targeted.

According to PCHR’s investigations, Israeli warplanes targeted an agricultural land near a 3-storey house belonging to Mahmoud Hashem al-‘Attar’s sons in Beit Lahia on a street between al-‘Atatrah and al-Salatin neighborhoods in Beit Lahia. As a result, Lamia’ Hasan al-‘Attar (27) and her children were killed.

Three months after the missile that killed his wife and three of his four children, Mohammed al-Attar spoke to Middle East Eye. He recounted the day when he enrolled his six-year-old daughter Amira in the first grade.

“The school principal asked her to count to 10 and to say the letters in Arabic. She did and they were impressed at how clever she was. They admitted her to school and she was super happy,” the father told MEE.

Amira couldn’t wait to share the news with her mother as soon as they got home, and her older brother Islam, 8, had already begun planning their first day at school together.

“Islam told Amira that he would walk her to her school in the morning before going to his own school, and then in the afternoon, he would take her home with him.”

His daughter was most excited about shopping for school supplies, and she was adamant about the color she wanted for her school bag – it had to be pink, Attar said.

He also praised Islam for being both a good brother and student.

“He had ranked first in his class and we were so happy. We kept encouraging him and wanted to buy him a present for his success.”

But the siblings never got to go to school together. “The bombing arrived much faster,” said the father.

On 14 May, five Israeli strikes hit Attar’s neighbourhood without prior warning, completely destroying the building that housed six residential flats.

At the time of the attack, Attar’s wife and children were all sitting together at home, while he was with his brother in another room. His wife and three of his children were killed, while he sustained minor injuries.

Just two weeks after her school enrollment, Amira lost her life along with her mother Lamia, 27, and two brothers — Islam, and 5-month-old Zein.

“We had plans for the month when the kids would start school. But here I am, sitting alone with my only remaining child in my mother’s home,” Attar told MEE. “Everything happened so quickly that I felt I was dreaming, I have no one now except one child who is only five.

“I honestly still haven’t figured out what to do, and all that had happened felt like an ugly nightmare. I cannot believe that I lost all four of them in a single day.”

Thousands of residents, from the Bedouin village, northern Gaza Strip’s eastern neighborhoods and eastern Gaza City, were forced to leave their houses due to the violent bombing and threats by Israeli forces to launch a ground operation.

Israel announced that on May 14th, 160 Israeli warplanes, artillery and gunboats attacked 150 targets using 450 missiles and shells within 40 minutes. Israel’s airstrikes and hostitlies caused massive and complete destruction of civilian facilities, including dozens of houses and vital facilities such as main streets, electricity networks and water supply pipelines. All combined constitute crimes that amount to systematic war crimes. Further to PCHR’s press release issued yesterday, Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of airstrikes while the Israeli gunboats and artillery shelled different targets in the Gaza Strip.

The following are the most significant developments:

Northern Gaza:

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of intense airstrikes, and dozens of missiles were launched.  During the airstrikes, 3 houses, lands, roads, a governmental headquarter, and a civilian facility were targeted. As a result, 23, including 10 children and 9 women, were killed and 132 others, including 37 children, 29 women and 2 journalists, were injured. Among those killed were’ a man, his wife and their 4 children, a man and 3 of his daughters; one of them was pregnant, and a woman and her 3 children. Also, many houses sustained material damage due to the indiscriminate artillery shelling.

At approximately 01:45 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a gathering of citizens near Tower No. (19) in al-Nada Housing Project in ‘Izbet Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, Khaled ‘Emad Khaled al-Qanou’ (17), from Beit Hanoun, was killed and 8 others were wounded; one of them sustained serious wounds and was referred to al-Shifa Hospital, while the others were referred to the Indonesian Hospital.

At approximately 17:30, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at Mousa Reda Hamad’s 3-story house on Qa’ al-Bir Street in Beit Hanoun. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded and taken to Beit Hanoun Hospital for treatment.

Around the same time, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a café off al-Sudaniyah Shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip; no casualties were reported.

Around the same time, the Israeli artillery fired 2 shells at a farmers in their land near the American Hospital near Beit Hanoun Crossing, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, one of the farmers namely Suhaib ‘Abed al-Raheem ‘Awad Ghanem (25) was killed while another namely Yehia Mansour Ghaben (24) was seriously injured and taken to Beit Hanoun Governmental Hospital. Both of them were from al-Shaymaa’ neighborhood in Beit Lahia.

At approximately 18:30, Israeli artillery violently fired many shells at the areas adjacent to border fence in northern Beit Hanoun, northern Um al-Naser Bedouin village, and north and northwest of Beit Lahia. The Israeli shelling continued until 20:30 on the same day. As a result, 6 civilians, from Um al-Naser Bedouin village, were killed, including an infant, a girl and 3 women, after their houses were targeted without a prior warning. Those killed were identified as: Nisreen Naser Mohammed Abu Qleeq (25), Ni’ma Saleh Salama ‘Ayyash (47), Hashim Mohammed ‘Ayed al-Zugheibi (20), Sabreen Naser Mohammed Abu Dayyah (27); Mohammed Salamah Mohammed Abu Dayah (10 months), and Fawziyia Naser Mohammed Abu Fares (17).

Also, 25 civilians, including 7 children and 2 women, were wounded and taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia. Additionally, dozens of houses sustained severe damage. Moreover, at least 7000 civilians, from Um al-Naser village, left their houses and headed to two UNRWA schools in Jabalia and in Beit Lahia Housing Project due to the violent shelling and fearing of forthcoming ground operation.

At approximately 19:30, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ licensing headquarter in al-Sheikh Zayid area in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, the northern part of the headquarter was destroyed. During the airstrike, a Skoda Octavia car belonging to Careem Taxi Company was traveling in the area and carrying 2 journalists from Anadolu News Agency and the driver. As a result, the car sustained damage while the journalist Mohammed Jamal al-‘Aloul (34) sustained shrapnel wounds in his legs,  and journalist Mostafa Mohammed al-Badri Hassona (44) sustained bruises The driver Mahmoud al-Khudari (32) was wounded as well.

In the evening, medical and civil defense crews managed to retrieve a man, his wife and their 4 children from under the rubble after losing track of them as Israeli warplanes bombarded at dawn a residential compound near al-Sheikh Zayid intersection on the public road of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. Those killed were identified as Ra’fat “Mohammed Ismail” ‘Attah al-Tanani (39), his wife Rawiyia Fathi Hasan al-Tanani (36), and their children Ismai’l (7), Adham (4), Ameer (6) and Mohammed (3). It should be noted that al-Tanani rented a residential apartment in Rabah al-Madhoun’s building, which was completely destroyed due to the bombing.

At approximately 23:50, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at a 4-story house belonging to Jehad Mohammed Sha’ban al-‘Aloul (51), in Beit Lahia Housing Project in Beit Lahia. As a result, four were killed, a father and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant, were identified as identified as Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed ‘Amen (51) and his daughters, Hadeel (18), Warda (22) and Walaa’ (24), who was 6-month pregnant. Furthermore, 27 civilians were wounded, including 6 women and 10 children, while 3 houses sheltering 91 civilians, including 24 women and 41 children, were completely destroyed, and nearby houses sustained partial damage.

At approximately 00:00 on Friday, 14 May 2021, Israeli warplanes violently targeted many agricultural and empty lands, and houses in various areas in Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia and Um al-Nasser village. The airstrikes continued for 2 hours; during which at least 150 missiles were launched.  As a result, five were killed, including 2 women and 3 children, while 68 others were injured, including 21 women and 20 children.

According to PCHR’s investigations, Israeli warplanes targeted an agricultural land near a 3-storey house belonging to Mahmoud Hashem al-‘Attar’s sons in Beit Lahia on the Street beyween al-‘Atatrah and al-Salatin neighborhoods in Beit Lahia. As a result, Lamyaa’ Hasan al-‘Attar (27) and her 3 children namely Islam (8), Amira (7), and Mohammed “Zain al-Dein” (8 months) were killed, and their house was completely destroyed. Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at an agricultural land in al-Amal neighborhood in Beit Lahia near a 2-storey house belonging to Ibrahim Mousa Ahmed Salama (49). As a result, his wife, Faiza Ahmed Mohammed Salama (45) was killed, and the house owner and his son were injured. Additionally, the violent airstrikes destroyed many houses, especially on al-Ba’li Street in central Beit Hanoun and terrified civilians in the northern Gaza Strip, particularly children and women.

At approximately 10:15, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a 2-storey house belonging to Abdul Karim Shihada in Nazla area in Jabalia. As a result, the house was completely destroyed, but no casualties were reported.

Gaza City:

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on various targets in the city. As a result, four persons were killed while 60 others were wounded, including 25 women and 16 children. Also, a child succumbed to wounds he sustained in a previous airstrike. The airstrikes also destroyed vacant areas of streets in al-Shuja’iya and targeted a house, 2 civilian facilities “a company and a garage”, and a college belonging to the Ministry of Interior. In addition, the Israeli artillery shelling forced many residents of eastern al-Shuja’iya neighborhood to leave their houses.

At approximately 12:10 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at al-Ribat College belonging to the Ministry of Interior in al-Sheikh Ijlin neighborhood and completely destroyed it.

At approximately 15:15, Israeli warplanes launched two missiles at Sameh Faheem al-Mamlouk’s house on al-Nazzaz Street in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood. As a result, the 3-storey house and nearby houses sustained partial damage. It should be noted that al-Mamlouk was killed when an airstrike targeted his apartment in al-Jondi al-Majhoul Tower in al-Rimal neighborhood on the first day of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

At approximately 19:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a group of citizens on al-Dahdouh Street, in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, south of Gaza City. As a result, ‘Abdul Rahman Istabitah Khalaf Azzam (34) and Mustafa Hasan Ahmed al-‘Abed (35) were killed.

At approximately 21:00, Israeli military vehicles and tanks stationed along the border fence, east of Gaza, launched many shells at al-Shuja’iya and al-Zaytun neighborhoods, and continued until 05:00, causing fear among civilians in the eastern neighborhoods.  As a result, many families were forced to leave their houses for fear of the indiscriminate and sought refuge in the UNRWA schools in central and western Gaza City. Moreover, the Israeli artillery shelling forced dozens of families in Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia to seek refuge in an UNRWA school on al-Naser Street, north of Gaza City.

Around the same time, Israeli gunboats stationed in the Sea indiscriminately launched random shells and fired live bullets at the Gaza City shore.

At approximately 00:00 on Friday, 14 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched a series of violent and successive airstrikes, which lasted until 00:30, on the main roads and vital areas in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, including Baghdad, al-Nazzaz, Muntar and al-Biltaji Streets, causing severe damage.  Moreover, al-Shuja’iya Cemetery was targeted with several missiles.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at Mahmoud Abu Halima Company for Metal Trading near al-Shawwa petrol station on the intersection of al-Mansourah and Salah al-Deen Streets in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, east of Gaza.  The 1.5-dunum company belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Abu Halima (46) and its equipment and goods were completely destroyed.  Moreover, the nearby buildings and facilities sustained severe damage. It should be noted that the Israeli Intelligence Services called two neighbors and ordered them to evacuate the area because the company would be targeted.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at Yafa workshop belonging to Shareef Mohammed Sa’eed al-Lulu (47) in front of al-Zaytun police station on Salah al-Dein Street in al-Zaytun neighborhood. As a result, the nearby houses and shops sustained severe damage.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a group of citizens, east of al-Shuja’iya neighborhood. As a result, two were killed, identified as Saqer Abdul Majid Isma’el al-Hayya (27), and Hussam Baker Mohammed al-Hayya (33).

At approximately 07:00, medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital announced that Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Tolba (13), from al-Zaytun neighborhood, succumbed to his wounds on 12 May 2021. Tolba sustained serious shrapnel wounds in different parts of his body in an Israeli airstrike on Salah al-Deen Street.

Central Gaza Strip:

Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on different parts of the central Gaza Strip.  They targeted houses, agricultural and vacant lands, and military sites.  As a result, 2 houses were completely destroyed and dozens of houses near the targeted places sustained partial damage.  Moreover, 5 were killed, including a woman and her daughter and a child, while 10 others were wounded; one sustained serious wounds.

At approximately 15:20 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a house belonging to ‘Eyadah Family in al-Bureij Refugee camp.  As a result, the house was completely destroyed and the nearby houses sustained partial damage.  Moreover, two were killed, including a child, and 2 others were wounded.  Those killed were identified as Ahmed Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri (15) and Mo’ayad Taysir ‘Abdel Rahman al-Khatib (20), from al-Bureij refugee camp.  All casualties were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah.

At approximately 16:30, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Mohammed ‘Issa (42) from al-Bureij refugee camp.  As a result, his wife and daughter were killed namely: Manar Kahder Ahmed ‘Issa (Salamah) (39) and Lina Mohammed Mahmoud ‘Issa (13) while 3 others were injured.  Moreover, the nearby houses sustained damage.

At approximately 19:00, an Israeli drone fired at least one missile at an agricultural land behind a house belonging to Mohammed Khaled ‘Omer al-Tawashi on al-Mazra’ah Street, south of Deir al-Balah.  As a result, Mohammed Khaled ‘Omer al-Tawashi (21) was killed, and his body was found the next day at approximately 08:00.

At approximately 22:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a carwash near al-Zawaydah entrance on Salah al-Deen Street.  As a result, the carwash and an uninhabited house were completely destroyed while a number of houses, 3 shops and 3 nearby auto repair shops sustained partial damage.  Moreover, five were wounded, including a child, and taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah; two of those wounded sustained serious wounds and referred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

On Thursday afternoon, Israeli artillery fired shells on vacant lands, east of the central Gaza Strip. The shelling continued sporadically many times on the same area until Friday morning, 14 May 2021.  No casualties were reported.

Khan Younis:

Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on different parts of the City.  The airstrikes targeted 2 houses; one was destroyed and the other sustained damage, and the Palestine Production Bank and completely destroyed it in addition to lands and military sites.  Moreover, nearby houses sustained severe destruction.

At approximately 13:05 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at the Palestine Production Bank in the ground floor of a 2-storey building while the first floor is home to Isma’il Mustafa al-Saqqa.  As a result, the bank was completely destroyed while the residential floor sustained severe damage.  Moreover, a nearby 3-storey building, which includes 5 residential apartments, sustained severe damage while other nearby houses sustained damage.  No casualties were reported. It should be noted that half an hour before the airstrike, Israeli forces called the building’s owner asking him to evacuate and tell the residents of the area to evacuate as well.  Around 15 minutes later, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the building before being targeted by the warplanes.

At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes fired a missile near a house belonging to ‘Omer Khaled Saleh al-Shorabji in al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Younis, causing a big hole in the street, destroying a room and causing severe damage and cracks in the 2-storey house (220 sqms.)  The house shelters 2 families of 7 persons, including 3 women and a girl.  It should be noted that 20 minutes before the airstrike, Khaled al-Shorabji received a call from the Israeli forces, asking him to tell his uncle ‘Omer to evacuate his house as it would be targeted.

On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. The Israeli tanks fired many times artillery shells at the eastern outskirts of Khan Younis. Some of the shells spread Asphyxiant gas.

Rafah City:

Israeli warplanes carried out several targets in Rafah City, launching 12 missiles.  The artillery also fired shells at agricultural lands.  As a result, six were killed, including a pregnant woman and her daughter, a woman, her grandson, her son and his wife.  Moreover, 22 others were wounded, including 10 children and 6 women.  The airstrikes targeted 4 residential houses and an internal security site.

At approximately 17:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Shabanah, west of Rafah City.  Ten minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and completely destroyed it.  As a result, nearby houses sustained partial damage, but no casualties were reported.

At approximately 18:00, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at the Interior Ministry’s Internal Security site, southwest of Rafah City.  Fifteen minutes later, another 4 missiles were launched at the site and completely destroyed it.  No casualties were reported.

At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 2-storey house belonging to Jamal Isma’il Soliman al-Zamli in al-Tannour neighborhood.  As a result, his granddaughter Hoor Mo’men Jamal al-Zamli (3) and her mother Kholoud Fo’ad Farhan al-Zamli (27), who was 6-month pregnant.  Moreover, 7 others were variously wounded, including 3 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif Al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

At approximately 20:20, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 3-storey house belonging to Yousif Ibrahim al-Rantisi (‘Azarah) and his brothers in al-Juneinah neighborhood.  As a result, the mother, her grandson, her son and his wife were killed.  Those killed were identified as Siham Yousif Mohammed al-Rantisi (66); her 2-year-old grandson Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim al-Rantisi; her son Ra’ed Ibrahim Khamis al-Rantisi (29) and his wife Shaimaa’ Diab Mohammed al-Rantisi (21.) Moreover, 15 others were wounded variously, including 7 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

At approximately 21:55, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to ‘Adel ‘Ali ‘Atiyah ‘Arafat and his brother in al-Salam neighborhood.  Ten minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house, causing massive destruction to it and partial damage to the nearby houses.  No casualties were reported.  It should be noted that the house’s owner received a call from the Israeli forces asking him to evacuate the house and nearby houses.  The 3-storey house was 350 square meters and sheltered 7 families of 54 members.

At approximately 21:30, and over 5 hours, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence fired many artillery shells sporadically at empty lands.  No casualties were reported.

PCHR renews its warning that civilians are paying the heaviest price during the escalation and emphasizes that Israel’s ongoing strikes on residential populated areas and the use of weapons on the basis of collective retaliation constitute grave breaches of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 that amount to war crimes.

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).

Ahmad was from Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights, PCHR.

 

Sa’id Abu Ghalyoun

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 14, 2021: Sa’id Abu Ghalyoun, 30, was killed in a vehicle north of Gaza City that was targeted in a missile strike by the Israeli air force.

Israel announced that on May 14th, 160 Israeli warplanes, artillery and gunboats attacked 150 targets using 450 missiles and shells within 40 minutes. Israel’s airstrikes and hostitlies caused massive and complete destruction of civilian facilities, including dozens of houses and vital facilities such as main streets, electricity networks and water supply pipelines.

As a result, 39 Palestinians were killed, including 13 women and 14 children; 2 of them were infants. Among those killed were: a man, his wife and their 4 children; a man and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant; a woman and her 3 children; and a woman and her daughter. Also, 224 Palestinians, including 60 women and 63 children, were wounded. Additionally, 13 houses, 6 civilian facilities, several governmental headquarters and military sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups were targeted.

The following are the most significant developments:

Northern Gaza:

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of intense airstrikes, and dozens of missiles were launched.  During the airstrikes, 3 houses, lands, roads, a governmental headquarter, and a civilian facility were targeted. As a result, 23, including 10 children and 9 women, were killed and 132 others, including 37 children, 29 women and 2 journalists, were injured. Among those killed were’ a man, his wife and their 4 children, a man and 3 of his daughters; one of them was pregnant, and a woman and her 3 children. Also, many houses sustained material damage due to the indiscriminate artillery shelling.

At approximately 01:45 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a gathering of citizens near Tower No. (19) in al-Nada Housing Project in ‘Izbet Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, Khaled ‘Emad Khaled al-Qanou’ (17), from Beit Hanoun, was killed and 8 others were wounded; one of them sustained serious wounds and was referred to al-Shifa Hospital, while the others were referred to the Indonesian Hospital.

At approximately 17:30, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at Mousa Reda Hamad’s 3-story house on Qa’ al-Bir Street in Beit Hanoun. As a result, 3 civilians were wounded and taken to Beit Hanoun Hospital for treatment.

Around the same time, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a café off al-Sudaniyah Shore, west of Jabalia, north of the Gaza Strip; no casualties were reported.

Around the same time, the Israeli artillery fired 2 shells at a farmers in their land near the American Hospital near Beit Hanoun Crossing, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, one of the farmers namely Suhaib ‘Abed al-Raheem ‘Awad Ghanem (25) was killed while another namely Yehia Mansour Ghaben (24) was seriously injured and taken to Beit Hanoun Governmental Hospital. Both of them were from al-Shaymaa’ neighborhood in Beit Lahia.

At approximately 18:30, Israeli artillery violently fired many shells at the areas adjacent to border fence in northern Beit Hanoun, northern Um al-Naser Bedouin village, and north and northwest of Beit Lahia. The Israeli shelling continued until 20:30 on the same day. As a result, 6 civilians, from Um al-Naser Bedouin village, were killed, including an infant, a girl and 3 women, after their houses were targeted without a prior warning. Those killed were identified as: Nisreen Naser Mohammed Abu Qleeq (25), Ni’ma Saleh Salama ‘Ayyash (47), Hashim Mohammed ‘Ayed al-Zugheibi (20), Sabreen Naser Mohammed Abu Dayyah (27); Mohammed Salamah Mohammed Abu Dayah (10 months), and Fawziyia Naser Mohammed Abu Fares (17).

Also, 25 civilians, including 7 children and 2 women, were wounded and taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia. Additionally, dozens of houses sustained severe damage. Moreover, at least 7000 civilians, from Um al-Naser village, left their houses and headed to two UNRWA schools in Jabalia and in Beit Lahia Housing Project due to the violent shelling and fearing of forthcoming ground operation.

At approximately 19:30, Israeli warplanes fired a missile at the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ licensing headquarter in al-Sheikh Zayid area in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. As a result, the northern part of the headquarter was destroyed. During the airstrike, a Skoda Octavia car belonging to Careem Taxi Company was traveling in the area and carrying 2 journalists from Anadolu News Agency and the driver. As a result, the car sustained damage while the journalist Mohammed Jamal al-‘Aloul (34) sustained shrapnel wounds in his legs,  and journalist Mostafa Mohammed al-Badri Hassona (44) sustained bruises The driver Mahmoud al-Khudari (32) was wounded as well.

In the evening, medical and civil defense crews managed to retrieve a man, his wife and their 4 children from under the rubble after losing track of them as Israeli warplanes bombarded at dawn a residential compound near al-Sheikh Zayid intersection on the public road of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. Those killed were identified as Ra’fat “Mohammed Ismail” ‘Attah al-Tanani (39), his wife Rawiyia Fathi Hasan al-Tanani (36), and their children Ismai’l (7), Adham (4), Ameer (6) and Mohammed (3). It should be noted that al-Tanani rented a residential apartment in Rabah al-Madhoun’s building, which was completely destroyed due to the bombing.

At approximately 23:50, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at a 4-story house belonging to Jehad Mohammed Sha’ban al-‘Aloul (51), in Beit Lahia Housing Project in Beit Lahia. As a result, four were killed, a father and his 3 daughters, one of them was pregnant, were identified as identified as Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed ‘Amen (51) and his daughters, Hadeel (18), Warda (22) and Walaa’ (24), who was 6-month pregnant. Furthermore, 27 civilians were wounded, including 6 women and 10 children, while 3 houses sheltering 91 civilians, including 24 women and 41 children, were completely destroyed, and nearby houses sustained partial damage.

At approximately 00:00 on Friday, 14 May 2021, Israeli warplanes violently targeted many agricultural and empty lands, and houses in various areas in Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahia and Um al-Nasser village. The airstrikes continued for 2 hours; during which at least 150 missiles were launched.  As a result, five were killed, including 2 women and 3 children, while 68 others were injured, including 21 women and 20 children.

According to PCHR’s investigations, Israeli warplanes targeted an agricultural land near a 3-storey house belonging to Mahmoud Hashem al-‘Attar’s sons in Beit Lahia on the Street beyween al-‘Atatrah and al-Salatin neighborhoods in Beit Lahia. As a result, Lamyaa’ Hasan al-‘Attar (27) and her 3 children namely Islam (8), Amira (7), and Mohammed “Zain al-Dein” (8 months) were killed, and their house was completely destroyed. Meanwhile, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at an agricultural land in al-Amal neighborhood in Beit Lahia near a 2-storey house belonging to Ibrahim Mousa Ahmed Salama (49). As a result, his wife, Faiza Ahmed Mohammed Salama (45) was killed, and the house owner and his son were injured. Additionally, the violent airstrikes destroyed many houses, especially on al-Ba’li Street in central Beit Hanoun and terrified civilians in the northern Gaza Strip, particularly children and women.

At approximately 10:15, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a 2-storey house belonging to Abdul Karim Shihada in Nazla area in Jabalia. As a result, the house was completely destroyed, but no casualties were reported.

Gaza City:

Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on various targets in the city. As a result, four persons were killed while 60 others were wounded, including 25 women and 16 children. Also, a child succumbed to wounds he sustained in a previous airstrike. The airstrikes also destroyed vacant areas of streets in al-Shuja’iya and targeted a house, 2 civilian facilities “a company and a garage”, and a college belonging to the Ministry of Interior. In addition, the Israeli artillery shelling forced many residents of eastern al-Shuja’iya neighborhood to leave their houses.

At approximately 12:10 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at al-Ribat College belonging to the Ministry of Interior in al-Sheikh Ijlin neighborhood and completely destroyed it.

At approximately 15:15, Israeli warplanes launched two missiles at Sameh Faheem al-Mamlouk’s house on al-Nazzaz Street in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood. As a result, the 3-storey house and nearby houses sustained partial damage. It should be noted that al-Mamlouk was killed when an airstrike targeted his apartment in al-Jondi al-Majhoul Tower in al-Rimal neighborhood on the first day of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.

At approximately 19:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a group of citizens on al-Dahdouh Street, in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, south of Gaza City. As a result, ‘Abdul Rahman Istabitah Khalaf Azzam (34) and Mustafa Hasan Ahmed al-‘Abed (35) were killed.

At approximately 21:00, Israeli military vehicles and tanks stationed along the border fence, east of Gaza, launched many shells at al-Shuja’iya and al-Zaytun neighborhoods, and continued until 05:00, causing fear among civilians in the eastern neighborhoods.  As a result, many families were forced to leave their houses for fear of the indiscriminate and sought refuge in the UNRWA schools in central and western Gaza City. Moreover, the Israeli artillery shelling forced dozens of families in Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia to seek refuge in an UNRWA school on al-Naser Street, north of Gaza City.

Around the same time, Israeli gunboats stationed in the Sea indiscriminately launched random shells and fired live bullets at the Gaza City shore.

At approximately 00:00 on Friday, 14 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched a series of violent and successive airstrikes, which lasted until 00:30, on the main roads and vital areas in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, including Baghdad, al-Nazzaz, Muntar and al-Biltaji Streets, causing severe damage.  Moreover, al-Shuja’iya Cemetery was targeted with several missiles.

At approximately 02:00, Israeli warplanes launched 4 missiles at Mahmoud Abu Halima Company for Metal Trading near al-Shawwa petrol station on the intersection of al-Mansourah and Salah al-Deen Streets in al-Shuja’iya neighborhood, east of Gaza.  The 1.5-dunum company belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Abu Halima (46) and its equipment and goods were completely destroyed.  Moreover, the nearby buildings and facilities sustained severe damage. It should be noted that the Israeli Intelligence Services called two neighbors and ordered them to evacuate the area because the company would be targeted.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at Yafa workshop belonging to Shareef Mohammed Sa’eed al-Lulu (47) in front of al-Zaytun police station on Salah al-Dein Street in al-Zaytun neighborhood. As a result, the nearby houses and shops sustained severe damage.

At approximately 05:00, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a group of citizens, east of al-Shuja’iya neighborhood. As a result, two were killed, identified as Saqer Abdul Majid Isma’el al-Hayya (27), and Hussam Baker Mohammed al-Hayya (33).

At approximately 07:00, medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital announced that Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Tolba (13), from al-Zaytun neighborhood, succumbed to his wounds on 12 May 2021. Tolba sustained serious shrapnel wounds in different parts of his body in an Israeli airstrike on Salah al-Deen Street.

Central Gaza Strip:

Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on different parts of the central Gaza Strip.  They targeted houses, agricultural and vacant lands, and military sites.  As a result, 2 houses were completely destroyed and dozens of houses near the targeted places sustained partial damage.  Moreover, 5 were killed, including a woman and her daughter and a child, while 10 others were wounded; one sustained serious wounds.

At approximately 15:20 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at a house belonging to ‘Eyadah Family in al-Bureij Refugee camp.  As a result, the house was completely destroyed and the nearby houses sustained partial damage.  Moreover, two were killed, including a child, and 2 others were wounded.  Those killed were identified as Ahmed Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri (15) and Mo’ayad Taysir ‘Abdel Rahman al-Khatib (20), from al-Bureij refugee camp.  All casualties were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah.

At approximately 16:30, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Mahmoud Mohammed ‘Issa (42) from al-Bureij refugee camp.  As a result, his wife and daughter were killed namely: Manar Kahder Ahmed ‘Issa (Salamah) (39) and Lina Mohammed Mahmoud ‘Issa (13) while 3 others were injured.  Moreover, the nearby houses sustained damage.

At approximately 19:00, an Israeli drone fired at least one missile at an agricultural land behind a house belonging to Mohammed Khaled ‘Omer al-Tawashi on al-Mazra’ah Street, south of Deir al-Balah.  As a result, Mohammed Khaled ‘Omer al-Tawashi (21) was killed, and his body was found the next day at approximately 08:00.

At approximately 22:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a carwash near al-Zawaydah entrance on Salah al-Deen Street.  As a result, the carwash and an uninhabited house were completely destroyed while a number of houses, 3 shops and 3 nearby auto repair shops sustained partial damage.  Moreover, five were wounded, including a child, and taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah; two of those wounded sustained serious wounds and referred to al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

On Thursday afternoon, Israeli artillery fired shells on vacant lands, east of the central Gaza Strip. The shelling continued sporadically many times on the same area until Friday morning, 14 May 2021.  No casualties were reported.

Khan Younis:

Israeli warplanes carried out several airstrikes on different parts of the City.  The airstrikes targeted 2 houses; one was destroyed and the other sustained damage, and the Palestine Production Bank and completely destroyed it in addition to lands and military sites.  Moreover, nearby houses sustained severe destruction.

At approximately 13:05 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles at the Palestine Production Bank in the ground floor of a 2-storey building while the first floor is home to Isma’il Mustafa al-Saqqa.  As a result, the bank was completely destroyed while the residential floor sustained severe damage.  Moreover, a nearby 3-storey building, which includes 5 residential apartments, sustained severe damage while other nearby houses sustained damage.  No casualties were reported. It should be noted that half an hour before the airstrike, Israeli forces called the building’s owner asking him to evacuate and tell the residents of the area to evacuate as well.  Around 15 minutes later, an Israeli drone fired a missile at the building before being targeted by the warplanes.

At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes fired a missile near a house belonging to ‘Omer Khaled Saleh al-Shorabji in al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Younis, causing a big hole in the street, destroying a room and causing severe damage and cracks in the 2-storey house (220 sqms.)  The house shelters 2 families of 7 persons, including 3 women and a girl.  It should be noted that 20 minutes before the airstrike, Khaled al-Shorabji received a call from the Israeli forces, asking him to tell his uncle ‘Omer to evacuate his house as it would be targeted.

On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. The Israeli tanks fired many times artillery shells at the eastern outskirts of Khan Younis. Some of the shells spread Asphyxiant gas.

Rafah City:

Israeli warplanes carried out several targets in Rafah City, launching 12 missiles.  The artillery also fired shells at agricultural lands.  As a result, six were killed, including a pregnant woman and her daughter, a woman, her grandson, her son and his wife.  Moreover, 22 others were wounded, including 10 children and 6 women.  The airstrikes targeted 4 residential houses and an internal security site.

At approximately 17:00 on Thursday, 13 May 2021, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Shabanah, west of Rafah City.  Ten minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house and completely destroyed it.  As a result, nearby houses sustained partial damage, but no casualties were reported.

At approximately 18:00, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at the Interior Ministry’s Internal Security site, southwest of Rafah City.  Fifteen minutes later, another 4 missiles were launched at the site and completely destroyed it.  No casualties were reported.

At approximately 19:40, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 2-storey house belonging to Jamal Isma’il Soliman al-Zamli in al-Tannour neighborhood.  As a result, his granddaughter Hoor Mo’men Jamal al-Zamli (3) and her mother Kholoud Fo’ad Farhan al-Zamli (27), who was 6-month pregnant.  Moreover, 7 others were variously wounded, including 3 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif Al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

At approximately 20:20, Israeli warplanes launched a missile at a 3-storey house belonging to Yousif Ibrahim al-Rantisi (‘Azarah) and his brothers in al-Juneinah neighborhood.  As a result, the mother, her grandson, her son and his wife were killed.  Those killed were identified as Siham Yousif Mohammed al-Rantisi (66); her 2-year-old grandson Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim al-Rantisi; her son Ra’ed Ibrahim Khamis al-Rantisi (29) and his wife Shaimaa’ Diab Mohammed al-Rantisi (21.) Moreover, 15 others were wounded variously, including 7 children and 3 women.  All of them were taken to Abu Yousif al-Najjar Hospital to receive treatment.

At approximately 21:55, an Israeli drone fired a missile at a house belonging to ‘Adel ‘Ali ‘Atiyah ‘Arafat and his brother in al-Salam neighborhood.  Ten minutes later, an Israeli warplane launched a missile at the house, causing massive destruction to it and partial damage to the nearby houses.  No casualties were reported.  It should be noted that the house’s owner received a call from the Israeli forces asking him to evacuate the house and nearby houses.  The 3-storey house was 350 square meters and sheltered 7 families of 54 members.

At approximately 21:30, and over 5 hours, Israeli forces stationed along the border fence fired many artillery shells sporadically at empty lands.  No casualties were reported.

PCHR renews its warning that civilians are paying the heaviest price during the escalation and emphasizes that Israel’s ongoing strikes on residential populated areas and the use of weapons on the basis of collective retaliation constitute grave breaches of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 that amount to war crimes.

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).

Sa’id was from the Gaza Strip. Source: PCHRMiddle East Eye