Israeli bombing kills entire family in northern Gaza

Killing the Tanani family in the north of Gaza Strip coincided with killing another family in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis

All members of a Palestinian family were killed on Thursday night as Israeli warplanes bounded their neighbourhood with heavy bombardment without even a prior notice.

The Tanani family which consisted of a father, a pregnant mother and four children were in their home in Beit Hanoun town when the Israeli army bombed the area without any warning. The entire residential square was destroyed, including the family’s home.

Ra’fat Tanani, 38, his pregnant wife Rawiye, 35, and their children Ismail, 6, Ameer, 5, Adham, 4, and Mohammad, 3, were all killed.

According to Hatem, the brother of Ra’fat Tanani, he was speaking with his brother at the time his house was hit by the bomb.

Killing the Tanani family in the north of Gaza Strip coincided with killing another family in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.

The family consisted of five members –all of them died including a one-year-old infant identified as Ibrahim. The father survived.

As of writing this report, the Palestinian Health Ministry said that the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza have left 129 Palestinians killed, including 31 children, 20 women and an 80-year-old man, in addition to 830 others injured.

In the West Bank, 12 Palestinians were also killed by the Israeli forces as they violently cracked down on protesters who took to the streets in solidarity with the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 15.05.2021)

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