Mohammad ‘Atiya Hammouda

November 12, 2019: Mohammad ‘Atiya Hammouda, 18, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that one Palestinian was killed, and two others were seriously injured, when an Israeli war jet fired a missile at their motorcycle. They were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern Gaza.

The Israeli Air Force also fired missiles into a site in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, and an apartment , southwest of Gaza city, causing damage.

Earlier Tuesday, the soldiers assassinated a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, identified as Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata, 42, and his wife Asma’ Abu al-Ata, after firing missiles at a residential building in Gaza city.

Their siblings, Salim, Mohammad, Lian, and Fatima az-Zahra’, in addition to their neighbor Hanan Hallas, were injured.

The ongoing Israeli bombardment led to property damage to various homes and buildings, including a school run by the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA).

The Islamic Jihad and other armed resistance groups fired many shells into Israeli areas in retaliation to the Israeli escalation.

Israeli sources said at least 60 shells were fired from Gaza into various areas, including Gush Dan, Ashdod, and south of Tel Aviv, after the assassination of the Islamic Jihad leader.

Furthermore, the Israeli Air Force carried out several airstrikes targeting a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing two, including his son, and injuring nine others, including his grandson.

The al-Mayadeen News Agency has reported that the Israeli Air Force struck the home of Akram al-Ajjouri 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.

Mohammad was from Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Asma’ Abu al-‘Ata

November 12, 2019: Asma’ Abu al-‘Ata, 42, was killed in an extra-judicial assassination by the Israeli airforce, which killed her along with her husband in an airstrike targeting her husband at their home in the Sheja’eyya area, east of Gaza city, also wounding many members of their family, in addition to a female neighbor. Baha’ was a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine, said the army assassinated Baha’ and his wife Asma’ Abu al-Ata, in addition to wounding their siblings, Salim, Mohammad, Lian, and Fatima az-Zahra’, in addition to their neighbor Hanan Hallas.

All wounded Palestinians were rushed to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza.

In an official statement, the al-Quds Brigades confirmed the death of Abu al-‘Ata and his wife, and said he was one of its prominent leaders and personally supervised various attacks against the Israeli army, and added that he was also subject to numerous assassination attempts by Israel.

The Brigades also stated that Israel is declaring war, and that Tel Aviv will witness the retaliation and the repercussions of this assassination.

“Our response will be huge; the enemy is responsible for the outcome of its crimes, and will pay for them,” the brigades added.

The brigades started firing shells into Israel almost an hour after the army assassinated its leader and his wife.

In addition, the Hamas movement and its military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, also issued statements vowing “fierce and painful retaliation.”

Israeli sources have reported that alarm sirens were sounded in many areas south of the country, including in Ashdod, Ashkelon Beit Elazari, Karmia, and Zikim, Rishon Le Zion, and even in Holon and Rishon Le Zion suburbs in Tel Aviv.

Israel daily Haaretz has reported that all schools were canceled, and bomb shelters were opened in Tel Aviv and many surrounding areas, and in Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army, and the Shin Bet, issued a joint statement claiming responsibility for assassinating the senior Islamic Jihad leader, and added that the strike was approved by Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s office said the offensive was recommended by the Israeli Army Chief of Staff and the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security service) and was approved by Netanyahu.

The strike came just hours before Netanyahu is scheduled to hand the defense portfolio to Naftali Bennet from the Hayamin Hehadash (The New Right) party.

In related news, the Israeli army closed all border terminals in the besieged Gaza Strip and decreased the fishing zone to six nautical miles.

All schools in Gaza were closed amidst mounting tension of a possible massive Israeli offensive against the coastal region.

It is worth mentioning that on the same day, the Israeli Air Force also carried out an attempted assassination attack targeted a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader in the Syrian capital, Damascus, but instead killed his son.

Syrian sources said the assassination attempt targeted Akram al-Ajjouri, but led to the death of his son Moath, in addition to another person, and injured ten others, including his daughter Batoul.

Following the assassination, Israeli forces carried out numerous airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, killing a total of 10 (including Baha’ and his wife), and wounding 45.

Asma’ was from Sheja’eyya area, east of Gaza city. Source: IMEMC

Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata

November 12, 2019: Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata, 42, was killed in an extra-judicial assassination by the Israeli airforce, which killed him along with his wife in an airstrike targeting his home in the Sheja’eyya area, east of Gaza city, also wounding many members of their family, in addition to a female neighbor. Baha’ was a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement.

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine, said the army assassinated Baha’ and his wife Asma’ Abu al-Ata, in addition to wounding their siblings, Salim, Mohammad, Lian, and Fatima az-Zahra’, in addition to their neighbor Hanan Hallas.

All wounded Palestinians were rushed to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza.

In an official statement, the al-Quds Brigades confirmed the death of Abu al-‘Ata, and said he was one of its prominent leaders and personally supervised various attacks against the Israeli army, and added that he was also subject to numerous assassination attempts by Israel.

The Brigades also stated that Israel is declaring war, and that Tel Aviv will witness the retaliation and the repercussions of this assassination.

“Our response will be huge; the enemy is responsible for the outcome of its crimes, and will pay for them,” the brigades added.

The brigades started firing shells into Israel almost an hour after the army assassinated its leader and his wife.

In addition, the Hamas movement and its military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, also issued statements vowing “fierce and painful retaliation.”

Israeli sources have reported that alarm sirens were sounded in many areas south of the country, including in Ashdod, Ashkelon Beit Elazari, Karmia, and Zikim, Rishon Le Zion, and even in Holon and Rishon Le Zion suburbs in Tel Aviv.

Israel daily Haaretz has reported that all schools were canceled, and bomb shelters were opened in Tel Aviv and many surrounding areas, and in Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army, and the Shin Bet, issued a joint statement claiming responsibility for assassinating the senior Islamic Jihad leader, and added that the strike was approved by Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s office said the offensive was recommended by the Israeli Army Chief of Staff and the Shin Bet (Israel’s internal security service) and was approved by Netanyahu.

The strike came just hours before Netanyahu is scheduled to hand the defense portfolio to Naftali Bennet from the Hayamin Hehadash (The New Right) party.

In related news, the Israeli army closed all border terminals in the besieged Gaza Strip and decreased the fishing zone to six nautical miles.

All schools in Gaza were closed amidst mounting tension of a possible massive Israeli offensive against the coastal region.

It is worth mentioning that on the same day, the Israeli Air Force also carried out an attempted assassination attack targeted a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader in the Syrian capital, Damascus, but instead killed his son.

Syrian sources said the assassination attempt targeted Akram al-Ajjouri, but led to the death of his son Moath, in addition to another person, and injured ten others, including his daughter Batoul.

Following the assassination, Israeli forces carried out numerous airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, killing a total of 10 (including Baha’ and his wife), and wounding 45.

Baha’ was from Sheja’eyya area, east of Gaza city. Source: IMEMC

Khaled Akram Ma’rouf

November 13, 2018: Khaled Akram Yousef Ma’rouf, 29, was killed by an Israeli missile in the Shaima’ area, in Beit Lahia.

An Israeli military drone fired, on Tuesday evening, a missile at Palestinians in the Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one and wounding two others.  Five Palestinians were also injured in Rafah and Khan Younis.

The dead and wounded were all moved to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia.

In addition, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Palestinians near the al-‘Aqqad School, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding two young men, before they were rushed to Abu Yousef Najjar Hospital in the city.

Furthermore, the army fired missiles at an area which the Army claimed was a center for an armed resistance group in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding three Palestinians, and causing damage to the building.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mofeed al-Hasayneh, has reported that the Israeli shelling and bombardment in the Gaza Strip, since Sunday, has caused destruction and damage to hundreds of buildings and structures.

He said that eight residential units were destroyed, 50 were partially but seriously damaged, and 750 sustained light to moderate damage, and added that most of the targeted buildings are in the Gaza governorate.

The Israeli shells and missiles struck homes, the headquarters of Al-Aqsa TV, Ar-Rahma residential building, Al-Amal Hostel, Palestine Academy for Science and Technology, Ansar Governmental Center, a building owned by al-Yaziji family, in addition to many other buildings, structures and infrastructure sites.

Also killed on November 13th were Khaled Riyad Ahmad Sultan, 26, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike while working on his own farmland, in the Salateen area, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, and Mos’ab Hos, 20, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Malaka area, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.

Since Saturday, the Israeli military has killed thirteen Palestinians, and injured dozens, in the Gaza Strip.

Khaled was from Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Khaled Riyad Sultan

November 13, 2018: Khaled Riyad Ahmad Sultan, 26, was killed by an Israeli airstrike while working on his own farmland, in the Salateen area, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

He was one of three Palestinians killed on November 13th by Israeli airstrikes. Dozens of people were injured in a series of air strikes targeting residential buildings, lands and structures, in various parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli missiles severely mutilated the remains of the slain Palestinians, and caused various injuries and burns to at least three others.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said that the soldiers also killed Mos’ab Hos, 20, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Malaka area, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.

Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli army and shells in Gaza, in less than two days, to six, while dozens have been injured, some seriously.

Furthermore, the soldiers injured at least two Palestinians after the army fired missiles into an area near a local mosque, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army carried out many strikes in several parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage, including many buildings and roads.

An Israeli fighter-jet fired missiles into a residential building in the densely-populated ar-Rimal neighborhood, in the center of Gaza city.

The building, owned by members of the al-Yaziji family, was completely leveled to the ground, while many surrounded homes and properties were damaged.

The escalation came hours after the army targeted many residential neighborhoods, and various buildings, including government-run facilities, and a hotel west of Gaza city.

Khaled was from Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mos’ab Hos

November 13, 2018: Mos’ab Hos, 20, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Malaka area, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.

He was one of three Palestinians killed on November 13th by Israeli airstrikes. Dozens of people were injured in a series of air strikes targeting residential buildings, lands and structures, in various parts of the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli missiles severely mutilated the remains of the slain Palestinians, and caused various injuries and burns to at least three others.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said that the soldiers also killed Khaled Riyad Ahmad Sultan, 26, who working on his own farmland, in the Salateen area, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, after firing a missile at his land.

Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli army and shells in Gaza, in less than two days, to six, while dozens have been injured, some seriously.

Furthermore, the soldiers injured at least two Palestinians after the army fired missiles into an area near a local mosque, east of Rafah, in southern Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army carried out many strikes in several parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage, including many buildings and roads.

An Israeli fighter-jet fired missiles into a residential building in the densely-populated ar-Rimal neighborhood, in the center of Gaza city.

The building, owned by members of the al-Yaziji family, was completely leveled to the ground, while many surrounded homes and properties were damaged.

The escalation came hours after the army targeted many residential neighborhoods, and various buildings, including government-run facilities, and a hotel west of Gaza city.

Mo’sab was from Gaza City, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Hamad Mohammad al-Nahal

November 12, 2018:  Hamad Mohammad al-Nahal, 23, was killed in an airstrike that targeted the eastern part of Rafah city, in southern Gaza, on a day in which Israel dropped hundreds of bombs in the Gaza Strip, leaving three Palestinians dead, and at least five others wounded.

In addition, Mohammed Zohdi Odeh, 22, and Mohammad Zakariya al-Tatri, 27, were also killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting the northern part of the Strip.

At least five other Palestinians were injured with missile shrapnel during airstrikes which targeted the eastern part of the Deir al-Balah area in central Gaza, where three people were wounded, and the northern part of the town of Beit Lahiya, in the northern Strip, where two people were wounded.

The army also fired missiles at a college in Tal al-Hawa, west of Gaza city, causing excessive damage, in addition to firing missiles into lands in Gaza city, in addition to the central and northern part of the coastal region.

In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into the Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza.

The army first fired a “warning missile” into the station, then later fired another missile at it. The TV station broadcast was stopped, but was later restored.

Furthermore, Israeli daily Haaretz said Palestinian fighters in Gaza fired at least 300 shells into Israeli areas, Monday, including an anti-tank missile which seriously injured a soldier, 19 years of age, and mildly wounding the driver, 25, who suffered from “shock.”

It added that ten Israelis were wounded, including a woman and a man, who suffered serious and moderate wounds.

Later in the same day, a Palestinian shell fired into Ashkelon killed a man, who turned out to be a Palestinian worker from Hebron.

Hamad was from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammed Zohdi Odeh

November 12, 2018:  Mohammed Zohdi Odeh, 22, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, on a day in which Israel dropped hundreds of bombs in the Gaza Strip, leaving three Palestinians dead, and at least five others wounded.

In addition to Mohammad Odeh, Mohammad Zakariya al-Tatri, 27,was also killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting the northern part of the Strip.

Furthermore, Hamad Mohammad al-Nahal, 23, was also killed in an airstrike that targeted the eastern part of Rafah city, in southern Gaza.

At least five other Palestinians were injured with missile shrapnel during airstrikes which targeted the eastern part of the Deir al-Balah area in central Gaza, where three people were wounded, and the northern part of the town of Beit Lahiya, in the northern Strip, where two people were wounded.

The army also fired missiles at a college in Tal al-Hawa, west of Gaza city, causing excessive damage, in addition to firing missiles into lands in Gaza city, in addition to the central and northern part of the coastal region.

In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into the Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza.

The army first fired a “warning missile” into the station, then later fired another missile at it. The TV station broadcast was stopped, but was later restored.

Furthermore, Israeli daily Haaretz said Palestinian fighters in Gaza fired at least 300 shells into Israeli areas, Monday, including an anti-tank missile which seriously injured a soldier, 19 years of age, and mildly wounding the driver, 25, who suffered from “shock.”

It added that ten Israelis were wounded, including a woman and a man, who suffered serious and moderate wounds.

Later in the same day, a Palestinian shell fired into Ashkelon killed a man, who turned out to be a Palestinian worker from Hebron.

Mohammad was from the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Zakariya al-Tatri

November 12, 2018: Mohammad Zakariya al-Tatri, 27, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, on a day in which Israel dropped hundreds of bombs in the Gaza Strip, leaving three Palestinians dead, and at least five others wounded.

In addition to Mohammad al-Tatri, Mohammed Zohdi Odeh, 22, was also killed in Israeli airstrikes targeting the northern part of the Strip.

Furthermore, Hamad Mohammad al-Nahal, 23, was also killed in an airstrike that targeted the eastern part of Rafah city, in southern Gaza.

At least five other Palestinians were injured with missile shrapnel during airstrikes which targeted the eastern part of the Deir al-Balah area in central Gaza, where three people were wounded, and the northern part of the town of Beit Lahiya, in the northern Strip, where two people were wounded.

The army also fired missiles at a college in Tal al-Hawa, west of Gaza city, causing excessive damage, in addition to firing missiles into lands in Gaza city, in addition to the central and northern part of the coastal region.

In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into the Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza.

The army first fired a “warning missile” into the station, then later fired another missile at it. The TV station broadcast was stopped, but was later restored.

Furthermore, Israeli daily Haaretz said Palestinian fighters in Gaza fired at least 300 shells into Israeli areas, Monday, including an anti-tank missile which seriously injured a soldier, 19 years of age, and mildly wounding the driver, 25, who suffered from “shock.”

It added that ten Israelis were wounded, including a woman and a man, who suffered serious and moderate wounds.

Later in the same day, a Palestinian shell fired into Ashkelon killed a man, who turned out to be a Palestinian worker from Hebron.

Mohammad was from the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC