Mohammad Da’das

MohammadNovember 5, 2021: Mohammad Da’das, 13, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that the child was shot in the abdomenwith live ammunition during confrontations between Palestinian villagers and Israeli soldiers.

The child, from the New Askar refugee camp was immediately rushed to Rafidia Hospital in critical condition, where he was found to be in cardiac arrest.

Medical staff attempted to resuscitate him, with no success, and doctors pronounced the child’s death shortly afterward.

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Mohammad was from the New Askar Refugee Camp, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Yousef Yasser Soboh

September 26th, 2021: Yousef Yasser Soboh, 16, was one of five Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during a massive invasion into various communities in the occupied West Bank.

The five slain Palestinians have been officially identified as:

  1.  Yousef Fathi Soboh, 16, from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
  2.  Osama Yasser Soboh, 22, from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
  3.  Mahmoud Mustafa Hmeidan, 27, from Beit Anan town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
  4.  Zakariyya Ibrahim Badwan, 36, from Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.
  5.  Ahmad Zahran, 37, from Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that Badwan is a former political prisoner who was held by Israeli for nine years, while Osama just celebrated his birthday a day earlier, and his wedding was just 20 days away.

Israeli media sources said undercover Israeli soldiers of the Duvdevan special forces carried out extensive operations to ‘arrest members of Hamas movement’ across the West Bank, leading to exchanges of fire, resulting in the death of at least five Palestinians.

 Osama Soboh

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reported that the soldiers shot Osama Soboh, 22, with live fire causing serious injuries before he was rushed to Ibn Sina hospital in Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, where he succumbed to his wounds.

Local sources said Soboh was killed when the soldiers invaded the home of a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zar’ini, near the al-Yamoun town.

The soldiers also invaded Burqin town,​_ southwest of Jenin, and surrounded a house, while more soldiers were deployed in the area before sporadic exchanges of fire took place for several hours.

 

In addition, Palestinian medical sources the soldiers shot a young man in the leg when the​_ army invaded Kafr Dan village, northwest of Jenin; the soldiers also abducted at least one Palestinian before moving him to an unknown destination.

In Jenin city, undercover soldiers kidnapped Ahmad Abu Rmeila and Mohammad Mazen Sa’adi, after ambushing them in a gas station in Jenin city.

Exchanges of fire between the soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters were also reported in several areas in the Jenin governorate. At least eight Palestinians, and two Israeli soldiers were injured.

 

In addition, the soldiers killed three Palestinians and injured several others during an exchange of fire in the Ein Ajeeb area, east of Beit Anan town, and in Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

Ahmad Zahran

One of the slain Palestinians has been identified as Ahmad Zahran, a member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

It is worth mentioning that Ahmad is the brother of Zahran Zahran, who was killed by the Israeli army in the year 1998.

Local sources said the army used at least ten drones during its invasions into villages, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, especially in the Ein Ajeeb area.

 

Amina, the mother of Ahmad Zahran said the soldiers have been invading their home for the last ten days, detonating doors, destroying furniture, and ransacking the property, looking for her son.

She added that, almost three weeks ago, the soldiers invaded the property, looking for her son, and when they failed to locate him, they abducted ten of her children​_ and grandchildren, including his wife, Asma’ ‘Aasi, who are all still held captive by Israel.

It is worth mentioning that Amina is also the mother of Zahran Zahran, who was killed by the Israeli army on September 29th, 1998.

Not far from the Zahran family home is the residence of Mahmoud Hmeidan, who was also killed less than two months after he was released from an Israeli prison after spending seven years in captivity.

Mahmoud’s uncle, Jihad Hmeidan, said his nephew was about to start studying for his Master’s Degree at the Al-Quds Open University after he obtained his Bachelors’s Degree while imprisoned in the Negev Israeli detention camp.

Furthermore, Zakariyya Badwan who was also killed by the Israeli army in Biddu was first shot and injured by the soldiers who abducted him despite his wounds, before succumbing to his injuries.

Badwan is a married father of a child, only 18 months of age, and an infant who was born four months earlier.

The Israeli army has been trying to abduct Ahmad Zahran, 35, Ibrahim Badwan, 27, and Mahmoud Hmeidan, 27, during extensive invasions over the last three weeks.

Ahmad and Zakariyya were assassinated by undercover Israeli soldiers in the Ein Ajeeb area, near Beit Anan, northwest of Jerusalem, when they surrounded them while sleeping in a concrete room with a tin ceiling, and opened fire at them.

Eyewitnesses said they saw an Israeli helicopter flying over the area, and added that the undercover soldiers surrounded the room and fired a small shell at it. They added that they only heard the sound of three live rounds, and the explosion resulting from the shell.

The Palestinians could not tell what exactly happened until the morning when they saw the soldiers carrying two corpses and a seriously wounded Palestinian, who later died from his wounds.​_

In related news, the army  invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and abducted Mohammad Moayyad Thawabta, 20, Qussai Jamal Deeriyya, 22, and Mohammad Ibrahim Deeriyya, 18, from their homes.

Latesr Sunday, the family of Sa’ad Zidan Sa’ayda, 35, said that the soldiers shot him while he was in a car in Burqin town, and dragged him away.

The family does not know what happened to their son, or where the soldiers took him, and said that he, along his brother Odah, and the car’s driver, Jamil Mohammad Sa’ayda, where heading to their work when the soldiers opened fire at their car.

In Hebron, in southern West Bank, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes, and abducted two Palestinians, identified as Amer Tawfiq Abu Hlayyil and Hazem Nader Abu Hlayyil, in Doura town, south of the city.

The soldiers also invaded the as-Sammoa’ town, south of Hebron, and installed roadblocks on the main roads of the nearby Thaheriyya town in addition to the Zeev area.

The Israeli army said its soldiers, especially the Duvdevan special forces, in cooperation with the police and border police units, and the Shin Bet security agency, carried out the massive operations in the West Bank to target what it called Hamas members.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Resistance Committees, Hamas movement and various Palestinian factions denounced the Israeli escalation and vowed retaliation to avenge the death of the slain Palestinians.

The Israeli army said two soldiers where injured during the armed confrontations with the Palestinians, and added that the two are in serious condition and undergone several injuries.

Initial investigations revealed that “while it remains unknown who fired that shots that injured the two soldiers, the two could have been injured by friendly fire.”

 

 

Yousef was from Burqin town, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Source: IMEMC

Omar Hasan Abu an-Neel

August 28th, 2021: Omar Hasan Abu an-Neel, 12, succumbed to wounds he suffered a week earlier when Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded him, in the eastern part of the coastal region.

Omar was shot in the head during a protest near the perimeter fence in Malka area, east Gaza city.

The medics rushed him to a hospital where he was admitted to surgery.

He remained in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit until he succumbed to his serious wounds.

On the day that he was shot, 41 Palestinians were injured, many of whom were shot with live ammunition, including Omar.

Israeli sources report that an Israeli soldier was seriously injured when he was shot by a Palestinian protester through a hole in the perimeter wall where protesters were gathered.

According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, beginning on 30 March 2018, 215 civilians were shot and killed, including 47 children, 2 women, 9 persons with disabilities, 4 paramedics, and 2 journalists.

Omar was from the Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza city, in the central Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC

Mohammad Monir Tamimi

Mohammad Mansour TamimiJuly 23rd, 2021: Mohammad Monir Tamimi, 17, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at a protest in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Tamimi was shot when many soldiers invaded the village, and fired many live rounds, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinians who protested the invasion.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that the Israeli soldiers shot Tamimi with live fire in the abdomen, causing serious wounds, before Palestinian medics rushed him to Yasser Arafat Hospital in Salfit,  where he was immediately admitted to surgery and was then moved to the Intensive Care Unit, but later succumbed to his wounds.

The killing of Mohammad Tamimi comes just two days after Abdo Yousef Tamimi, 43, from Shu’fat refugee camp, died while in Israeli custody in the al-Maskobiyya detention center and interrogation facility, in Jerusalem. He had been taken into custody for an alleged traffic citation, and other prisoners reported that he was tortured by Israeli guards.

The suspected death-by-torture of Abdo Yousef Tamimi led to large protests in Jerusalem and in several villages in the West Bank, including Nabi Saleh.

Mohammad was from Nabi Saleh, in the central West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Ahmad Zahi Shamsa

June 17th, 2021: Ahmad Zahi Daoud Bani Shamsa, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in his hometown of Beita village, in the northern West bank.

He was shot during a protest on Wednesday June 16th, and he died of his wounds on Thursday morning.

The child, identified as Ahmad Zahi Daoud Bani Shamsa, age 16, was taken to Rafidia Governmental Hospital, where he underwent an operation, but the doctors were unable to save his life.

The Head of the emergency department at the Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus, Ahmad Jibril, told Palestinian reporters that the youth was taken to hospital with serious live gunshot wounds to the head.

It is noteworthy that this boy is the fourth Palestinian who was shot and killed by the Israeli military this year at protests at Jabal Sabih in Beita. The protests are challenging the Israeli development of an illegal Israeli settlement on stolen Palestinian land on Sabih mountain.

In addition to Ahmad, three men were killed in the village by the Israeli military in May: Karim Maher Abdel Hamid Hamayel (28 years), Tariq Sanubar (27 years), and Issa Barham (42 years).

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, one witness of the shooting said that it took place during protests by residents of the town of Beita. They were voicing opposition to the establishment of a settlement outpost on their land in Jabal Sabih.

No Israeli military investigation has been launched, and no officers have been charged in the killing of these four Palestinian civilians in the village of Beita.

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Ahmad was from Beita village, in the northern West Bank. Source: IMEMC

Obeida Saif Dahdouh

June 10, 2021: Obeida Saif Dahdouh, 9, was killed when an undetonated Israeli explosive that was dropped during the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza, exploded near him.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that the Israeli explosive went off near the child, causing serious wounds before the medics rushed him to the Shifa Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

His brother was also injured in the explosion.

During the Israeli offensive on Gaza in May of this year, the soldiers bombed homes, residential towers, commercial buildings, and various police and security centers, in addition to civilian offices, buildings, and infrastructure, killing 232 Palestinians, including 65 children and 39 women, in addition to wounding more than 1900, the Health Ministry said.

Obeida was from the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City. Source: IMEMC

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)

Tala Ayman Abu Al-Auf

May 16, 2021: Tala Ayman Abu Al-Auf, 12, was killed by Israeli missiles in Gaza city.

Tala was killed along with her 17-year-old brother and their father, Dr Ayman Abu al-Auf, who was the head of internal medicine at Gaza City’s Shifa hospital. Tala and her brother were receiving trauma counseling from the Norwegian Refugee Council due to the psychological effects of the three Israeli invasions they had lived through, and the ongoing Israeli occupation.

They were among 11 Palestinian children that the Norwegian Refugee Council 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 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, and neighbor Dana Riad Hasan Ishkantna, nine.

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 Abu al-Ouf, a 4-storey building, which included residential apartments and shops on al-Wehda Street and 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-Qolaq and Mo’een Mohammed al-Qolaq, 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 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 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, 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).

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

Zain Riyad Ishkantna

May 16, 2021: Zain Riyad Hasan Ishkantna, 2, was killed by Israeli missiles in Gaza city.

He was killed along with his mother Abeer Nimir Ali Ishkantna, 30, and his three big sisters. The four children killed were 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.

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).

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