Suhaib ‘Abed al-Raheem Ghanem

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 13, 2021: Suhaib ‘Abed al-Raheem ‘Awad Ghanem, 25, was one of 36 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on May 13th.

The all-night-long bombardment of the Gaza Strip targeted homes, apartment towers, and infrastructure, killing 36 Palestinians, and injuring hundreds, in addition to turning many homes and buildings into rubble.

Medical sources in Gaza said one Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Suleiman Farahat, was killed in an Israeli airstrike targeting Wadi al-Arayes in Gaza city, and added that many others were injured.

The Israeli air force also fired missiles into a residential tower in the Remal neighborhood, west of Gaza city, turning it into rubble, and causing excessive damage to surrounding homes and buildings.

A child, identified as Hala Hussein Rafat ar-Reefy, 14, was among many killed by Israeli missiles in Gaza city.

In addition, the army fired missiles, on Thursday evening, at a home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, killing at least two Palestinians and wounding many others.

Furthermore, a child identified as Khaled Emad al-Qanou’, 16, was killed and eight were injured in an Israeli bombardment of Abraj an-Nada residential tower in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

On Thursday at dawn, the Israeli air force fired a barrage a missile into the area of Bin Zayed Junction, in northern Gaza, causing excessive damage, in addition to killing at least two, and injuring dozens. Many more are believed to be dead and buried under the rubble while rescue teams continue efforts to locate them, however, the efforts and severely hindered by the Israeli bombardment.

The Israeli army also fired dozens of missiles into homes and lands in Abasan al-Kabeera area, east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, the Tuffah, Sheikh Radwan and Sheja’eyya in Gaza city, causing casualties and serious damage.

Homes were also shelled in Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, and Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza Strip.

Two Palestinians, identified as Abdul-Rahim Mohammad al-Madhoun, 63, and Hajar Abdul-Razeq al-Madhoun, 60, were killed in the Jabalia refugee camp.

Medical services in Gaza have reported that twenty-two Palestinians were killed by Israeli missiles and shells, Thursday, in a series of Israeli strikes across the coastal region.

Furthermore, medics and rescue teams located the corpses of a Palestinian family, including children, under the rubble of a home that was targeted by Israeli missiles in the Sheikh Zayed area in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Media sources said Rafat at-Tannani, his pregnant wife, and their four children, were killed in the Israeli bombings. One of the children has been identified as Amir Rafat Mohammad Tannani, 7.

Another Palestinian, identified as Osama Jamal Zibda, 33, was killed in an Israeli bombardment of Beit Hanoun. His father, Jamal Mohammad Zibda, 65, was killed a day earlier.

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).

Suhaib was from Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Wael Mahmoud Fares Al-Ghoula

No image available - Israel Palestine TimelineMay 12, 2021: Wael Mahmoud Fares Al-Ghoula, 47, was killed when an Israeli drone fired a missile at a civilian car near Hamouda intersection, east of Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip. Four were killed in the car and another one was wounded.

He was among 26 Palestinians, including 9 children and one woman, killed in a series of airstrikes by Israeli forces on May 12th throughout the Gaza Strip. This was the third day of the Israeli assault on Gaza, which followed three weeks of Israeli settler and soldier attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem.

The Israeli attacks in Jerusalem began on the first day of Ramadan on April 12th, and continued throughout the Muslim holy month, which was set to end Wednesday, May 12th. Israel’s attacks focused on Palestinian Muslims attempting to pray at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Yazan al-Masri, 1

In Gaza on May 11th, reports trickled in from hospitals and from survivors of the Israeli airstrikes. In addition to the nine children, including a 9-year old girl, who were confirmed killed in the first wave of Israeli airstrikes, local sources have also confirmed that a woman and her disabled son were among those slain.

In addition to those identified in the update below, five additional victims have been identified as having been killed by the two missiles that struck the home of Ibrahim Atallah al-Masri in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza Monday night.

  • Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 10 years old
  • Yazin Sultan Atallah al-Masri, 1-year-old
  • Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 12
  • Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 10-year-old girl
  • Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 20
Mother of Rahaf al-Masri weeping over her child’s death

Before dawn Tuesday, the Israeli army fired missiles into an apartment in a residential tower, in the Rimal neighborhood, west of Gaza city, killing three Palestinians, and seriously wounding one, in addition to injuring at least seven other Palestinians in adjacent apartments. The Maan News Agency said the army targeted leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, in the residential tower. The slain Palestinians have been identified as:

  • Sameh al-Mamlouk
  • Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35
  • Mohammad Abu al-Ata

Extrajudicial assassinations are considered violations of international law but are a common practice by the Israeli military.

Children covered in dust after surviving Israeli missile strike

An Israeli missile struck a piece of land, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza, leading to the death of its owner Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, 39و and his son Mohammad, 16.

The Israeli bombardment in Jabalia also led to the deaths of:

  • Esmat Sha’ban az-Zein
  • Mousa Khalil az-Zein, 19
  • Zakariya Ziad Alloush
  • Bashir Mohammad Alloush
  • Raed al-‘Abed Abu Warda, 27
  • Nabil an-No’mani Dardouna
  • Mustafa Mohammad Obeid, 17

In Beit Hanoun, the soldiers fired two missiles at the home of Ibrahim Atallah al-Masri, killing eight Palestinians and wounding several others.

The army also fired a missile at a motorcycle near a mosque in Beit Hanoun, killing Mohammad Nosseir and Mohammad Fayyad, in addition to firing a missile into the home of Husam Ali Nosseir, behind Abu Bakr Mosque in Beit Hanoun, causing several injuries.

Ma’an said the Palestinians who were killed in the Israeli bombardment in Beit Hanoun, have been identified as Mohammad Ali Mohammad Nosseir, Mohammad Abdullah Zidan Fayyad, Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, and Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri.

Wael was from the northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Zaki Ghannam

Zaki GhannamNovember 12, 2019: Zaki Ghannam, 25, was one of ten Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on November 12th. More than 45 civilians were wounded in the bombings.

Zaki was killed when the Israeli airforce fired missiles targeting several resistance fighters in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. Ibrahim Ahmad ad-Dabous, 23, was also killed in the attack. Ibrahim’s family said he just married just two months ago.

According to local sources, the bombing also led to the injury of three other Palestinians.

The Islamic Jihad said that Zaki was one of its fighters. He was from Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

The Israeli army also fired many missiles into several parts of the Gaza Strip, including apartment buildings in Gaza city, and the al-Manara neighborhood in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

Palestinian armed resistance groups in Gaza said they fired more than 150 shells into Israeli areas, including Tel Aviv, Asqalan, Sderot, and Haifa.

Earlier Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teen, identified as Mohammad Atiyya Hammouda, 18, and seriously injured two others, in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

The escalation started after the Israeli army assassinated Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata, 42, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad, after firing missiles at a residential building in Gaza city, also killing his wife, Asma’, and wounding their siblings Salim, Mohammad, Lian, and Fatima az-Zahra’, in addition to their neighbor Hanan Hallas, were injured.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army also attempted to assassinate a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing two, including his son, and injuring nine others, among them the grandson of the leader.

The al-Mayadeen News Agency has reported that the Israeli Air Force struck the home of Akram al-Ajjouri in Syria with two missiles, killing his son Moath, and wounding his granddaughter. The strike also led to the death of Abdullah Yousef Hasan, and the injury of eight other civilians.

The Islamic Jihad said it fired a barrage of shells into several Israeli areas in retaliation for the Israeli offensive, and that it will not be part of any mediation or truce talks.

One of the shells hit a house in Eshkol regional council, and one hit a house in Sderot, in addition to a highway in the central part of the country.

Israeli missiles struck homes, buildings, and the headquarters of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine (IHCR), which occupies the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of a multi-story building near the Palestinian Legislative Council in the center of Gaza City.

In another spate of Israeli bombings of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon, the victims were identified as:

Abdullah Awad Saqib al-Bilbisi, 26
Abdul Salam Ramadan Ahmad, 28
Wael Abdul Aziz Abdullah Abdul Nabi, 43
Rani Fayez Rajab Abu al-Nasr, 35
Jihad Ayman Ahmed Abu Khater, 22

These five, killed in airstrikes on Tuesday afternoon, are in addition to the five killed earlier in the day by Israeli bombs.

Local sources report that Israeli F16 bombers continued to circle the skies above Gaza, causing panic and shock for the 2 million residents of the Gaza Strip.

In response to the bombardment, U.S. presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden issued a statement on Twitter in which he did not mention the 10 Palestinians killed and 45 wounded, but condemned instead the Palestinian resistance for firing rockets into Israel which caused no casualties, saying “Israel has a right to defend itself against terrorist threats. It is intolerable that Israeli civilians live their lives under the constant fear of rocket attacks.”

Zaki was from Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Ibrahim Ahmad ad-Dabous

November 12, 2019: Ibrahim Ahmad ad-Dabous, 23, was one of ten Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on November 12th. More than 45 civilians were wounded in the bombings.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a Palestinian died from serious wounds he suffered earlier in the day after the Israeli army fired missiles targeting several Palestinians in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim Ahmad ad-Dabous, 23, died from serious wounds he suffered in the Salateen area, northwest of Beit Lahia.

His family said he just married just two months ago.

He was seriously injured when the army killed Zaki Ghannam, 25, after it fired missiles targeting several resistance fighters in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. According to local sources, the bombing also led to the injury of three other Palestinians.

The Islamic Jihad said that Zaki was one of its fighters. He was from Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

The Israeli army also fired many missiles into several parts of the Gaza Strip, including apartment buildings in Gaza city, and the al-Manara neighborhood in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

Palestinian armed resistance groups in Gaza said they fired more than 150 shells into Israeli areas, including Tel Aviv, Asqalan, Sderot, and Haifa.

Earlier Tuesday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teen, identified as Mohammad Atiyya Hammouda, 18, and seriously injured two others, in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

The escalation started after the Israeli army assassinated Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata, 42, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad, after firing missiles at a residential building in Gaza city, also killing his wife, Asma’, and wounding their siblings Salim, Mohammad, Lian, and Fatima az-Zahra’, in addition to their neighbor Hanan Hallas, were injured.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army also attempted to assassinate a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing two, including his son, and injuring nine others, among them the grandson of the leader.

The al-Mayadeen News Agency has reported that the Israeli Air Force struck the home of Akram al-Ajjouri in Syria with two missiles, killing his son Moath, and wounding his granddaughter. The strike also led to the death of Abdullah Yousef Hasan, and the injury of eight other civilians.

The Islamic Jihad said it fired a barrage of shells into several Israeli areas in retaliation for the Israeli offensive, and that it will not be part of any mediation or truce talks.

One of the shells hit a house in Eshkol regional council, and one hit a house in Sderot, in addition to a highway in the central part of the country.

Israeli missiles struck homes, buildings, and the headquarters of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine (IHCR), which occupies the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of a multi-story building near the Palestinian Legislative Council in the center of Gaza City.

In another spate of Israeli bombings of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon, the victims were identified as:

Abdullah Awad Saqib al-Bilbisi, 26
Abdul Salam Ramadan Ahmad, 28
Wael Abdul Aziz Abdullah Abdul Nabi, 43
Rani Fayez Rajab Abu al-Nasr, 35
Jihad Ayman Ahmed Abu Khater, 22

These five, killed in airstrikes on Tuesday afternoon, are in addition to the five killed earlier in the day by Israeli bombs.

Local sources report that Israeli F16 bombers continued to circle the skies above Gaza, causing panic and shock for the 2 million residents of the Gaza Strip.

In response to the bombardment, U.S. presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden issued a statement on Twitter in which he did not mention the 10 Palestinians killed and 45 wounded, but condemned instead the Palestinian resistance for firing rockets into Israel which caused no casualties, saying “Israel has a right to defend itself against terrorist threats. It is intolerable that Israeli civilians live their lives under the constant fear of rocket attacks.”

Ibrahim was from Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. Source: IMEMC

Raghda Mohammad Abu al-Jedian

May 5, 2019: Raghda Mohammad Abu al-Jedian, 40, was killed in the Israeli bombardment of residential areas in the Gaza Strip, along with her husband and 12-year old child.

The child’s death was reported on Sunday May 5th, but the bodies of the parents were not uncovered from under the rubble until Monday May 6th, so their deaths were not immediately reported.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that on Sunday May 5th, Raghda, along with her husband and child, were buried under the rubble of their home, which was bombarded by the Israeli army.

The Ministry said the corpses of Talal ‘Atiya Abu Jedian, 46, who worked as a security guard at the al-Awda Hospital, and his wife Raghda Mohammad Abu al-Jedian, 40, were buried under the rubble of their bombarded apartment at a residential tower in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Their corpses were recovered the day after the bombing, and were transferred their corpses to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that their child, Abdul-Rahman Talal Abu Jedian, 12, was instantly killed after Israeli missiles struck Residential Tower 12 in Sheikh Zayed City, in northern Gaza.

Their deaths bring the number of slain Palestinians in less that three days of Israeli escalation to 29, including Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar, 14 months, and her pregnant mother, Falasteen Saleh Abu Arar, 37, in addition to Maria Ahmad al-Ghazali, 4 months, and her mother Eman Abdullah al-Ghazali, 30.

Raghda was from Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Talal ‘Atiya Abu al-Jedian

May 5, 2019: Talal ‘Atiya Abu al-Jedian, 46, was killed in the Israeli bombardment of residential areas in the Gaza Strip, along with his wife and 12-year old child.

The child’s death was reported on Sunday May 5th, but the bodies of the parents were not uncovered from under the rubble until Monday May 6th, so their deaths were not immediately reported.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that on Sunday May 5th, Talal, along with his wife and child, were buried under the rubble of their home, which was bombarded by the Israeli army.

The Ministry said the corpses of Talal ‘Atiya Abu al-Jedian, 46, who worked as a security guard at the al-Awda Hospital, and his wife Raghda Mohammad Abu al-Jedian, 40, were buried under the rubble of their bombarded apartment at a residential tower in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Their corpses were recovered the day after the bombing, and were transferred their corpses to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern Gaza Strip.

It is worth mentioning that their child, Abdul-Rahman Talal Abu Jedian, 12, was instantly killed after Israeli missiles struck Residential Tower 12 in Sheikh Zayed City, in northern Gaza.

Their deaths bring the number of slain Palestinians in less that three days of Israeli escalation to 29, including Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar, 14 months, and her pregnant mother, Falasteen Saleh Abu Arar, 37, in addition to Maria Ahmad al-Ghazali, 4 months, and her mother Eman Abdullah al-Ghazali, 30.

Talal was from Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Saddam Abu Shallash

October 16, 2018: Saddam Abu Shallash, 27, died of critical wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot by Israeli forces in northern Gaza, while participating in the March of Return at the Gaza-Israel border.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip reported that Saddam was shot with live Israeli army fire, near Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, and was rushed to surgery, and then to intensive care, but succumbed to his wounds the next day.

It is worth mentioning that Saddam was the brother of Sharif Abu Shallash, 28, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on December 23rd 2017.

On Tuesday evening, Palestinian medical sources said the army shot two young men, east of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza.

On Monday, Israeli navy and soldiers shot 32 Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during protest against the ongoing siege on Gaza.

Saddam was from Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC