Yahia Mansour Ghaben

May 17, 2021: Yahia Mansour Ghaben, 22, was killed by Israeli missiles in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

He was seriously injured from shrapnel of Israeli missiles, on May 13th, and remained in a critical condition at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza until he succumbed to his injuries.

Medical sources at Shifa Hospital said Yahia was hit by shrapnel in the various parts of the body.

Yahia was a member of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

The Israeli artillery also shelled agricultural lands and open areas from inside the border fence east of Rafah.

Several flares landed in the Shabura area of ​​the densely populated refugee camp in the center of Rafah, damaging several civilian homes and wounding two civilians.  They were transferred to Abu Yousef Al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah. Medical sources described the injury of one, as serious. 

The Israeli army also fired several artillery shells from inside the border fence, towards agricultural land east of Al-Maghazi camp, in the Al-Sa`idah area in the central governorate. No injuries were reported.

More shells were also fired towards open land in Wadi al-Salqa village, east of Deir al-Balah city in the central governorate, wounding the child, Suleiman Essam Muhanna, ten, with shrapnel in the head, leaving her with a light injury. Another woman suffocated because of the smoke from the shelling and was taken to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital for treatment.

In addition, the army assassinated a senior political leader of the Islamic Jihad, identified as Husam Abu Harbeed, after firing a missile at his home near Abu Haseera Junction, west of Gaza city, in addition to killing two other Palestinian, and wounding three, after firing a missile at their car in the same area.

At least one Palestinian from the Abu Jalhoum family was killed, and many others were injured by Israeli missiles, west of the al-Amoudi area, in northern Gaza.

In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, an Israeli drone fired a missile at Palestinians, east of the city, killing one, identified as Ahmad Arafat, and wounding several others.

The army also fired missiles into the Tal Za’tar neighborhood, in northern Gaza, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding several others.

In Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, the army fired artillery shells at homes and streets, killing many Palestinians, including children, in addition to killing Aa’ed Masoud, 24, in the al-Qasayeb neighborhood in Jabalia, in northern Gaza.

In Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, the soldiers bombarded a home for the al-Masri family, wounding at least five Palestinians, including four children, in addition to causing a severe injury to one Palestinian in Wadi as-Salqa area, south of Deir al-Balah.

The Israeli army targeted infrastructure, residential and commercial towers including those used by Palestinian and international media agencies, medical centers, many schools, and mosques, in addition to various buildings along the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, a child was killed, and dozens were injured, after the army fired missiles at a residential tower in the al-Wehda Street, in Gaza city.

The army also fired a missile at a residential tower in the Remal neighborhood in Gaza, killing one child and wounding more than 10 Palestinians. The attack caused severe damage to the building and nearby colic, wounding many patients.

It took place just a few meters away from where the army killing more than 40 Palestinians, and injuring dozens, at dawn a day earlier.

Before the latest Israeli escalation, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Israeli missiles and shells have led to the death of 212 Palestinians, including sixty-one children, thirty-six women, and 16 elderly, in addition to wounding more than 1400, including dozens of women and children, many of them in serious conditions.

Many Palestinians remain buried under the rubble of bombarded homes, residential towers, and other facilities, and are presumed dead, amidst constant efforts to locate them in the hope of finding some who are still alive.

Yahia was from Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Source: IMEMC, Al-Haq