Israeli Bombardment of Gaza Continues into Saturday, Killing at Least 34 Overnight

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza continued through Friday night into Saturday with no signs of letting up. At least 34 were killed in the bombings Saturday night, which included a missile strike that wiped out a family – a mother and her four young children in Shati refugee camp, west of Gaza City. In addition, Israel targeted and destroyed a second high-rise housing international media outlets, destroying it completely including TV studios, equipment and transmission antennas.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, at least 139 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since Monday, including at least 39 children and 22 women, and over 1000 others wounded. One Israeli soldier and 6 Israeli civilians have been killed in the same time period, including two children.

The Palestinian family that was wiped out Friday night was that of Mohammed al-Hadidi (Abu Hatab). He told reporters that his wife and five children had gone to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday with his wife’s brother. His wife and three of his children, age 6 to 14, were killed, while an 11-year-old is missing. Only his 5-month-old son Omar is known to have survived.

“At 1:30 in the morning, I was surprised by severe vibration and shelling in the area, and I ran to see where the bombing was, I did not know where, and I was shocked when I saw the whole house of the children’s maternal uncle destroyed.”

He continued, tears streaming down his face, “This is a major crime against humanity. Children are supposed safe in their homes. A civilian family is killed. What is their fault for being bombed?”

The Al-Hadidi family that was killed last night consists of his wife: Maha Mohammad Abd al-Aal al-Hadidi (Abu Hatab), and his children Suhaib Muhammad al-Hadidi (14 years), Yahya Mohammad al-Hadidi (11 years), Abd al-Rahman Mohammad al-Hadidi (8 years) and Osama Mohammad al-Hadidi (6 years), and the only survivor Omar Muhammad al-Hadidi, injured, aged five months.

Mohammad al-Yaqoubi, an eyewitness, described the bombing of his neighbor’s house, “We were sleeping and suddenly we heard the sound of intense bombardment. I live on the fifth floor and only a meter away from their house. When I managed to reach the ground, I was shocked by the destruction of our neighbor’s house. Children, oh God, where are mercy and humanity, a whole house destroyed in a brutal manner over people! ”

Several other families were also torn to pieces in their homes Friday night. In al-Boreij refugee camp, four family members of the al-Omar family were killed, including a 13-year old girl. In Beit Lahia, four members of the Amen family were massacred by a missile. In the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah, four members of the al-Rantisi family were killed, including a two-year old baby.

Updated from: “Israeli Soldiers Kill Dozens Of Palestinians, Including Many Children, In Gaza”

May 15, 2021 at 02:04

The Israeli army continued its bombardment and shelling of several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday, killing dozens of Palestinians, including many children, and injuring hundreds, in addition to damaging and destroying dozens of homes and buildings across the besieged coastal region.

At the time of this report, medics, rescue teams, and the residents are still retrieving corpses of slain Palestinians buried under the rubble of homes and buildings in northern Gaza, and trying to locate more, including the injured

Update: May 15, 2021, at 02.04

Lina Mohammad Mahmoud al-Omar, 13, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Manar Khader Ahmad Issa al-Omar, 39, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Faiza Ahmad Mohmmad al-Omar, 45, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Mustafa Hasan Ahmad al-Abed al-Omar, 35, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Tal al-Hawa, in Gaza city.

The soldiers also fired missiles into many homes in Gaza city, leading to at least one death so far.

The army fired missiles into homes in Rafah and Khan Younis, in addition to the Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza and other areas of Gaza city, causing dozens of casualties, including fatalities, among them children.

Update: May 15, 2021, at 01:26

Lamia’ Hasan Mohammad Attar, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Amen, 51, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Wala’ Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 24, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Warda Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 22, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Hadeel Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 18, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

Update: May 15, 2021 at 01:20

Siham Yousef Mohammad Rantisi, 66, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.

Shaima’ Diab Mohammad Rantisi, 21, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.

Ibrahim Mohammad Ibrahim Rantisi, 2, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his family’s home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.

Raed Ibrahim Khamis Rantisi, 29, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.

Kholoud Fuad Farhan Zamily, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the at-Tannour neighborhood in Rafah.

Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli Airforce fired missiles into Khan Younis, and Jabalia, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip, killing four Palestinians and injuring dozens.

Among the killed is a child, identified as Bothaina Mahmoud Obeid, 7, who was killed when shrapnel of an Israeli missile struck her in the head when the army fired missiles near her family’s home.

They added that two young men, in their twenties, were killed by a missile fired by an Israeli military drone east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. The attack also caused many injuries.

Another young man, in his twenties, was killed, and one was seriously injured, when an Israeli drone fired a missile into an area east of Abasan town, east of Khan Younis.

Furthermore, an Israeli drone fired a missile at an apartment in the center of Gaza city, killing one Palestinian, and injuring many others.

A child, identified as Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Talba, 13, in addition to Abdul-Rahman Estbeita, 34, were killed when the army bombarded homes in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.

The Israeli missiles also killed a child, identified as Ahmad Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri, 15, and a young man, Moayyad Taiseer Abdul-Rahman al-Omar, 20, in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian Health Ministry has called on the Palestinians to donate blood for the wounded, and added that the hospitals are running out of medical supplies, especially amidst the escalating Israeli offensive on the coastal region.

In addition, two Palestinian women, identified as Sabreen Nasser Mohammad Abu Dayya, 27, and Ni’ma Saleh Ayyash, 47, and a man, Hashem Mohammad Zogheibi, 20, were killed when the army fired missiles at homes in Um an-Nasser village, in northern Gaza.

The army also fired dozens of missiles into Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, destroying an entire neighborhood, killing many Palestinians, and injuring dozens.

Among the slain are a woman, identified as Nisreen Nasser Abu Qleiq, 25, and a young man, Soheib Abdul-Rahim Awad Ghanem, 25.

An infant, identified as Hoor Zamily, 18 months, was also killed by Israeli missiles targeting homes in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

At least six Palestinians, including a pregnant woman, and children, were killed by Israeli missiles in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Initial reports from the Palestinian Health Ministry stated that the Israeli army has killed more than 135 Palestinians, including at least 32 children and 20 women, in addition to injuring more than 1000, dozens seriously in five days of the ongoing offensive on Gaza. The figures do not include those who are still buried under the rubble of bombarded homes and buildings.

The Israeli strikes on Gaza were carried out by the air force, tanks, artillery, and the navy, targeting hundreds of homes, facilities, residential buildings, infrastructure in addition to a variety of private and governmental institutions.

It is worth mentioning that the United Nations has reported that at least 10.000 Palestinians have left their homes to seek shelters in mosques and schools in the Gaza Strip, amidst extremely limited supplies of food, water, and sanitary products.

Ten Palestinians were also killed by Israeli fire, and dozens have been injured, in the West Bank, Friday.

First Published on: May 15, 2021, at 01:05

(Source / 15.05.2021)

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