Yousef Sharif al-Namla

August 01, 2014: Yousef Sharif al-Namla, 25, was killed by Israeli soldiers who fired two missiles at him and his family, while fleeing from their home in the al-Tanour neighborhood, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Yousef was killed along with his wife, Walaa’ Jamal al-Namla, 24, and his sister Angham Sharif al-Namla, 11.

The Israeli missiles also injured six other family members, including a woman and four children, in addition to causing damage to several homes.

Among the wounded Palestinians were Yousef’s brother Wa’el, whose left leg had to be amputated, his wife, Israa’, 19, whose both legs were amputated, their son Sharif, 3, whose left lower limb was amputated, and their 2-year-old daughter, Abeer, who suffered serious burns.

Israa was transferred to a hospital in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, while her husband was transferred to a hospital in Jerusalem.

Wael’s sister, Shahed, 10, was badly burned but remained conscious after the attack, and tried to wake Walaa’, but she was already dead. Shahed became deeply traumatized, and ‎refuses to walk in the streets. ‎

At least seventy-three Palestinians, including more than sixteen children, were killed by Israeli missiles and shells that day alone, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Yousef was from Rafah. Source: Mezan Center for Human Rights, IMEMC