Israeli soldiers kill young man a few days after he became father

Nablus (QNN)- A few days after becoming a father, Tareq Isnowbar succumbed to wounds that he sustained during a peaceful protest.

Israeli soldiers opened fire at a protest in solidarity with Jerusalem and Gaza, wounding him in the abdomen.

Isnowwbar was a former prisoner, who served four years in Israeli jails. He was one of the first to take part in protests against Israeli crimes.

After the murder of Isnowbar, the death toll in the West Bank climbs to 21 since the start of the uprising.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

At Least 34 Palestinians Killed Overnight as Israeli Bombardment of Gaza Continues

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

Here is a list that the IMEMC has compiled of the names of Palestinians killed since this escalation began on Monday May 10th. This list is not comprehensive – we will add to it as more names are known.

5/15

Gaza:

  1.  Maha Mohammad Abd al-Aal al-Hadidi (Abu Hatab), and her children :
  2. Suhaib Muhammad al-Hadidi (14 years), 
  3. Yahya Mohammad al-Hadidi (11 years), 
  4. Abd al-Rahman Mohammad al-Hadidi (8 years) 
  5. and Osama Mohammad al-Hadidi (6 years)

West Bank:

  1. Hussein Atiya at-Teety, 26, from the al-Fawwar refugee camp. Killed in Hebron
  2. Yasin Hasan Yassin Hamad, 26, from Saida town, north of Tulkarem.

Israel: 

50 year old man, Ramat Gan. Killed by rocket that struck his apartment.

5/14

Gaza

  1. Mohammad Khaled at-Tawashi, 27, was killed in an Israeli bombardment in Deir al-Balah.
  2. Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammad Amen, 51, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  3. Lina Mohammad Mahmoud al-Omar, 13, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  4. 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.
  5. Faiza Ahmad Mohmmad al-Omar, 45, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  6. Mustafa Hasan Ahmad al-Abed al-Omar, 35, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his home in Tal al-Hawa, in Gaza city.
  7. Lamia’ Hasan Mohammad Attar, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  8. Wala’ Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 24, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  9. Warda Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 22, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  10. Hadeel Mohammad Ibrahim Amen, 18, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.
  11. Siham Yousef Mohammad Rantisi, 66, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
  12. Shaima’ Diab Mohammad Rantisi, 21, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
  13. Ibrahim Mohammad Ibrahim Rantisi, 2, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck his family’s home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
  14. Raed Ibrahim Khamis Rantisi, 29, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the al-Jneina neighborhood in Rafah.
  15. Kholoud Fuad Farhan Zamily, 27, was killed by Israeli missiles that struck her home in the at-Tannour neighborhood in Rafah.
  16.  Bothaina Mahmoud Obeid, 7, killed when shrapnel of an Israeli missile struck her in the head when the army fired missiles near her family’s home.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. A child, identified as Mahmoud Hamed Hasan Talba, 13, and
  20. Abdul-Rahman Estbeita, 34, were killed when the army bombarded homes in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.
  21. Israeli missiles also killed a child, identified as Ahmad Rami Mahmoud al-Hawajri, 15, 
  22. and a young man, Moayyad Taiseer Abdul-Rahman al-Omar, 20, in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
  23. two Palestinian women, identified as Sabreen Nasser Mohammad Abu Dayya, 27, 
  24. and Ni’ma Saleh Ayyash, 47, 
  25. and a man, Hashem Mohammad Zogheibi, 20, were killed when the army fired missiles at homes in Um an-Nasser village, in northern Gaza.
  26.  Nisreen Nasser Abu Qleiq, 25 – In Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, destroying an entire neighborhood, killing many Palestinians, and injuring dozens.
  27. Soheib Abdul-Rahim Awad Ghanem, 25.
  28. An infant, identified as Hoor Zamily, 18 months, was also killed by Israeli missiles targeting homes in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.
  29. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant woman, and children, were killed by Israeli missiles in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

West Bank (10):

  1. Dr. Issa Barham, 40, a District Attorney with the Palestinian Public Prosecution Department, in Abu Sbeih Mountain in his town of Beita, southeast of Nablus.
  2. Malek Hamdan, 22, shot with live rounds to the chest, before he succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Nablus.
  3. Husam Asayra, 20, with a live round to the chest, during protests that took place after the soldiers invaded Asira al-Qibliya village and attacked protesters.
  4. Nidal Sayel Safadi, 30, after shooting him with a live round – Orif village
  5.  Mohammad Rawhi Hammad, 30, after he reportedly attempted to ram soldiers with his car.  The Palestinian is from Silwad town, northeast of Ramallah.
  6. Yousef Mahdi Nawasra, 27, from Fahma village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during protests near the Dothan Israeli military roadblock
  7. Sharif Khaled Salman, 37, Marda village, Salfit – Sharif had not been participating in protests, but was standing outside his home when he was shot by invading Israeli forces 
  8. Awad Ahmad Harb, 27, in Iskaka village, east of Salfit.
  9. Ismael Jamal at-Tubasi, 23, shot with a live round to the head in ar-Reehiyya village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked dozens of residents, in addition to firing many live rounds at them
  10. Mohammad Adel Abu Shqeir, 20, from the al-Qasab neighborhood, during protests that took place at the entrance of the city of Jericho
  11. Nizar Nidal Ma’rouf Abu Zeina, 22, with a live round in the chest, causing a very serious injury, before he was rushed to Thabet Thabet hospital, in Tulkarem, where he died of his wounds despite efforts to save his life.

Lebanon (1):

 Mohammad Tahhan, 21. He was from the town of Adloun, and died at Marjayoun Governmental Hospital after he was injured by Israeli fire.

5/13

  1. Hammad Ayyad 
  2. Hala Hussein Rafat ar-Reefy, 14
  3. Khaled Emad al-Qanou’, 16
  4. Abdul-Rahim Mohammad al-Madhoun, 63, and 
  5. Hajar Abdul-Razeq al-Madhoun, 60, were killed in the Jabalia refugee camp.
  6. Rafat at-Tannani, 
  7. his pregnant wife, 
  8. and their four children, One of the children has been identified as Amir Rafat Mohammad Tannani, 7.
  9. Child at-Tannani
  10. Child at-Tannani
  11. Child at-Tannani
  12. Another Palestinian, identified as Osama Jamal Zibda, 33, was killed in an Israeli bombardment of Beit Hanoun. His father, Jamal Mohammad Zibda, 65, was killed a day earlier.

5/12 Gaza:

  1. Rashid Muhammad Abu Ara, 16 Tubas 
  2. Mohammad Nahedh Abu Sakran, 26, Gaza city.
  3. Ahmad Ibrahim Abu Sakran, 65, Gaza city.
  4. Ammar Taiseer Mohammad al-’Amour, 11, Khan Younis.
  5. Hamada Ayed Atiya al-‘Amour, 13, Khan Younis.
  6. Sami Sa’id Mohammad al-‘Omar, 41, Gaza city.
  7. Tal’at Jamil Mahmoud Agha, 37, Gaza city.
  8. Waleed Mousa Khaled al-Omar, 56, Gaza city.
  9. Atef Abdul-Rahma Jom’a al-Omar, 48, Beit Lahia.
  10. Na’el Khaled Younis al-Omar, 23, Beit Lahia.
  11. Hammad Ayyad Mansour al-Omar, 86, Rafah.
  12. Mariam Mohammad Odah at-Tilbani, 3, Gaza city.
  13. Zeid Mohammad Odah at-Tilbani, 5, Gaza city.
  14. Mohammad Ahmad Abu Amsha, 40, Beit Hanoun.
  15. Ahmad Walid at-Talla’ al-Omar, 30, Nusseirat.
  16. Hamza Nasser, 11, Gaza city.
  17. Sa’id Hashem’s al-Hatto, 65, Gaza city.
  18. Maisoon Zaki Hashed al-Hatto, 60, Gaza city. (Sa’id’s wife)
  19. Jamal Mohammad Sa’id Zibda, 65, Gaza city.
  20. Bassel Abdul-Karim Issa, Gaza city.
  21. Awad Nabil Abu Salmiya, 34. Gaza city.
  22. Abdul-Salam Mahmoud al-Ghazali, 29, Gaza city.
  23. Nader Mohammad Nabeeh al-Ghazali, 47, Gaza city.
  24. Mustafa Mazen Salem Kardiya, 32, Gaza city.
  25. Mansour Yousef Hasan el-Dremle, 67, Gaza city.
  26. Mahmoud Ahmad Abu Amer, 38, Khan Younis.
  27. Majed Abed-Rabbo Mahmoud Abu Sa’ada, 58, Khan Younis.
  28. Hadeel Khaled Arafa al-Omar, 27, Khan Younis.
  29. Miami Abdullah Arafa al-Omar, 49, Khan Younis.
  30. Mahmoud Kamil Kalousa, 29, Khan Younis.
  31. Bashar Ahmad Sammour, 17, Khan Younis.
  32. a child, identified as Lina Fathi Sharir, 16, was killed in an Israeli bombing in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city. 
  33. Her father Eyad Fathi Fayeq Sharir, 35, was instantly killed.
  34. Yahia Mazen Khalifa, 14, was killed in an Israeli bombardment of homes in Gaza city.

5/12 Israelis:

  1. Soumya Santosh, 31, from Kerala, India, killed May 12th in Ashkelon when a rocket hit the apartment where she worked as a homecare worker for an 80-year old Israeli woman. The woman she worked for was injured.
  2. Nela Gurevitch was killed by a rocket that hit her apartment building in Ashkelon. Her husband was lightly wounded by the rocket.
  3. Leah Yom-Tov was killed by a rocket that struck her home in Rishon Lezion.
  4. Khalil Awad and his teenage daughter Nadeen – killed by a rocket that hit their home in the unrecognized village of Dahmash near the city of Lod. They were Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, and their village, Dahmash, is ‘unrecognized’ by Israeli authorities so lacking in basic infrastructure. The town has no bomb shelters – they had requested funds from the Israeli government to build shelters, but were denied by the Central District Planning and Construction Committee.
  5. Staff Sergeant Omer Tabib – killed when an anti-tank missile hit his military jeep while he was on duty  patrolling the Israel-Gaza border
  6. Ido Avigal, 5, was critically wounded Wednesday night when he was struck by shrapnel from a rocket that hit near a bomb shelter where he was hiding with his family. He died of his wounds several hours later

5/11:

  1. Sameh Fahim Hashem al-Mamlouk, al-Ramal
  2. Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35, al-Ramal neighborhood in Gaza city
  3. Salim Mahmoud al-Farra, 37, Khan Younis
  4. Mohammad Yahia Abu al-Ata, 30, al-Ramal, Gaza City
  5. Mohammad Abdul-Rauf Hallas, Sheja’eyya, east of Gaza City
  6. Amira Abdul-Fattah Sobeh, 57, killed in her home in the Shati’ refugee camp.
  7. her son Abdul-Rahman Sobeh (special needs), killed in the same bombing.
  8. Eyad Fathi Fayeq Sharir, 35, a leader in the al-Qassam Brigades, killed at home, along with his wife, in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, in Gaza city.

5/10:

  1. xMohammad Ali Mohammad Nosseir, Jabalia
  2. Mohammad Abdullah Zidan Fayyad, Jabalia
  3. Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 10 years old, Beit Hanoun
  4. xYazin Sultan Atallah al-Masri, 1-year-old, Beit Hanoun
  5. Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 12, Beit Hanoun
  6. Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 10-year-old girl, Beit Hanoun
  7. xAhmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 20, Beit Hanoun
  8. xSaber Ibrahim Suleiman, 39, Jabalia
  9. xhis son Mohammad, 16, Jabalia
  10. Esmat Sha’ban az-Zein, Jabalia
  11. Mousa Khalil az-Zein, 19, Jabalia
  12. Zakariya Ziad Alloush, Jabalia
  13. Bashir Mohammad Alloush, Jabalia
  14. Raed al-‘Abed Abu Warda, 27, Jabalia
  15. Nabil an-No’mani Dardouna, Jabalia
  16. Mustafa Mohammad Obeid, 17, Jabalia

(Source / 16.05.2021)

Israeli army destroys entire neighbourhood in Gaza without pre-warning

Four people had been taken out dead so far from under the rubble. More are expected to be found dead due to the massive havoc inflicted in Al Wihda neighbourhood

As the heavy and unprecedented Israeli bombardment of besieged Gaza Strip continues for the seventh day, Israeli army struck and destroyed entire neighbourhood, killing several people and wounding tens others.

The Israeli airstrikes targeted tens of areas across the Gaza Strip, but the neighbourhood on Al Wihda Streeting in the centre of the Gaza City had the lion share of bombardment.

Four people had been taken out dead so far from under the rubble. More are expected to be found dead due to the massive havoc inflicted in Al Wihda neighbourhood.

At least 149 Palestinians, including 41 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the past week. More than 1,000 others have been wounded.

Currently, rescue teams are racing to dig out survivors from beneath the rubble of residential buildings flattened in the Israeli raids in Al Wihda Street.

The rescue teams have found five children alive. They say they still believing there are people still alive under the rubble and they are still working to pull out more survivors.

Meanwhile, medical sources reported one Palestinian civilian dead and several others wounded in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residential building in Al Burij Refugee Camp, in the central area of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli tanks, artilleries and warships continue firing the western side of the Gaza Strip, traumatising Gaza residents and pushing them to flee their homes.

Until now, about 200,000 civilians in Gaza have been internally displaced. They moved from their homes to UN-run schools or homes of their relatives and friends in a less dangerous areas.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

Report: 26 people killed, 45 others wounded in latest Israeli night strikes in Gaza

‘We are hearing screams from under the rubble appealing for assistance,’ Al Jazeera reported said in the early morning

Last night’s Israeli occupation strikes in Al Wehda neighbourhood in Gaza resulted in the death of 26 Palestinian people, including 10 women and eight children.

At the same time, at least 50 people were wounded. The number of deaths and wounded is expected to rise due to the dozens still missing.

“We are hearing screams from under the rubble appealing for assistance,” Al Jazeera reported said in the early morning.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that the latest number of casualties brought the death toll since the start of the Israeli onslaught on Monday to 175 deaths, including 47 children and 29 women, in addition to 1,200 were wounded.

Israeli occupation struck this neighbourhood without giving warnings to the residents, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the Israeli army issues pre-warnings prior to attacking any area.

One of the people killed last night is a well-known doctor at Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital, Ayman Abu Aouf, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

Meanwhile, Israeli occupation army claimed it had targeted rocket launchers and weapons caches during the night strikes.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

‘Only my 5-month-old infant still alive,’ father from Gaza says

Two entire families perished in the same Israeli airstrike in Al Shatei Refugee Camp, west of Gaza City

By Motasem A Dalloul

It was midnight when Mohammad al Hadidi heard the sound of a huge explosion near to his house. He immediately opened the window of his bedroom to know what happened before he was shocked to see a massive cloud of smoke covering the whole neighbourhood.


“Only one minute, I went downstairs and heard people screaming from everywhere,” he told Palestine Post 24. “I could identify the direction of the screams and directly ran towards it amidst heavy think smoke and darkness. I was shocked to reach the house of my brother-in-law.”

Maha, Mohamad’s wife, went to visit her brother family who lives in the same neighbourhood. While sitting with him along with her five children, an Israeli airstrike hit the three-story house turning it into rubble and tearing the bodies of the two families into pieces.

“I recognised that all of my family members would have died in the attack because I know they were there,” Mohammad said. “I started to scream while people, who immediately gathered, started to look for survivors.”

As he was weeping, he said: “After a while, rescue teams arrived and about 10 minutes later they pulled out the first body. It was one of my brother-in-law’s siblings. Then, the signs of the catastrophe started to appear clearly.”

In this strike, Maha al Hadidi, 36, her son Sohaib, 14, Abdul-Rahman, 8, Usama, 6, and Yahya, 11, were killed, while the only five-month-old infant Omar was rescued alive. These are the members of Mahmoud’s family.

“Thanks to Allah, who kept one of my sons alive,” he said. “I was not left alone and he is not alone with me. He is my hope.”

Mohamad’s brother-in-law Alaa abu-Hatab, his wife Yasmin, 37, Mariam, 15, Yamin, 5, Bilal, 10, Yousef, 11, were killed in the attack. Two children are still alive, including one in critical condition.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

Ministry of Health condemns Israeli deliberate targeting of health institutions

Days of Palestine – Gaza – The Ministry of Health in Gaza condemned today, Sunday, the Israeli occupation forces’ targeting health institutions, the last of which was a short while ago targeting the Al-Daraj Martyrs’ Health Center with two aircraft missiles, which caused severe damage to the center and halted work in the center

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, they called on international institutions to urgently intervene to neutralize and protect health staff and institutions and to criminalize those aggressive practices against our people and their civil and health institutions.

Read More: Ministry of Health: Israel killed 9 Palestinians in Gaza attack

The Ministry of Information Government Media Office in Gaza Saturday released a report about the outcome of the continuous Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip.

The Ministry said that the Israeli occupation military launched about 1050 airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip targetting civilians, residential homes, and governmental facilities.

Read More: Ministry of Interior announces comprehensive closure in Gaza Strip to face coronavirus pandemic

The report confirmed that the death toll from the Israeli aggressin of six days climbed to 139 including 39 children, 22 women, and 2 elderly men, and about 1000 others wounded according to Gaza’s Ministry Health.

The Ministry said the Israeli occupation aggression has led to severe damages estimated at 155 Million dollars as 719 residential units were damaged totally and 4271 residential units were slightly damaged.

They added that 76 residential towers and buildings were totally destroyed in which last of them was Al-Jalaa’s residential tower, in addition to 63 governmental facilities were bombed as well.

“Thirty-four schools and primary health care clinics were damaged and 23 media institutions were totally destroyed,” The Ministry affirmed in the report.

Damages of 10 million dollars in farmlands and animal barns were bombed by Israeli warplanes and several economical facilities, including 4 local banks were destroyed cost 20 million dollars, the report added.

It added that over 120 private cars were destroyed cost of damages is 5 million dollars and the cost of damages in the energy sector and telecommunication is 12 million and 100,000 dollars.

Two mosques were totally destroyed while several others were damaged partially estimated cost is 1 million dollars as well, in addition to streets and infrastructures were directly bombed cost of damages about 13 million dollars, the report confirmed.

Israeli warplanes launched a series of air raids on various areas in the besieged enclave that started with fatal strikes in the northern city of Beit Hanun.

Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza had fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli targets earlier on Monday in retaliation to the Israeli attacks on the Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in Occupied East Jerusalem over the past few days.

Tensions have been running high in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem since last week after an Israeli court ordered the evictions of Palestinian families.

Palestinians protesting in solidarity with residents of Sheikh Jarrah have been targeted by Israeli forces. ​​​​​​

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed the entire city in 1980 – a move that has never been recognized by the international community.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

European Union and Islamic Cooperation hold Emergency meetings to discuss situation in Palestine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the European Union clarified on Sunday, that an emergency meeting is scheduled next Tuesday, for European foreign ministers to discuss the situation in the Palestinian territories and “Israel”, and how do they end the current Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Besides, the foreign ministers of Islamic Cooperation are scheduled to hold, on Sunday afternoon, an emergency meeting to discuss the implications of field developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. 

As a result, the hypothetical emergency meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will be held at exactly twelve noon today.

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(Source / 16.05.2021)

Israel massacres 33 civilians, including kids and women in Gaza City

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Israel’s aggression against the Gaza Strip has entered its seventh consecutive day, with air raids at dawn Sunday killing at least 33 Palestinians, wounding about 50 others, and flattening at least two apartment buildings over the heads of their residents.

According to the latest information from the Gaza health ministry, the slain victims included 8 children and twelve women, while rescue teams with the help of citizens embarked on looking for any survivors buried beneath the rubble of residential buildings destroyed in Israeli raids on al-Wehda district in the central Gaza City.

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A reporter for the Days of Palestine said that the intensive aerial attacks on Gaza at dawn caused “massive destruction” to homes, facilities, and roads, and also resulted in a complete power blackout in the northern Rimal neighborhood in Gaza City.

According to journalists and local residents, the air raids created craters that blocked one of the main roads leading to al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical complex and central hospital in the Gaza Strip, which is located in the neighborhood of North Rimal in Gaza City.

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Local sources reported that scores of martyrs from different families were evacuated to al-Shifa Hospital after violent air raids in their neighborhoods in Gaza City.

They added that the Israeli occupation army bombarded dozens of homes and apartments with no prior warning, committing a heinous massacre in Gaza City.

According to a reporter for Al-Jazeera satellite channel, Israeli warplanes carried out about 150 air raids across the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday, including at least 60 in Gaza City alone.

Israeli naval and artillery units also bombarded homes and structures in different areas of Gaza.

Meanwhile, the health ministry said many Palestinians were arriving at hospitals with injuries.

The home of Gaza’s Hamas chief, Yehya al-Sinwar, was also targeted, according to media reports.

Accordingly, the number of Palestinians killed, since the Israeli military aggression against the Gaza Strip started late on Monday, has now risen to 181 martyrs, including 52 children and 31 women.

More than 1,222 others have been wounded so far amid the ongoing brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, according to the latest statistics that were released by the health ministry on Sunday morning.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

Gaza: Death toll from Israel’s aggression climbs to 181 victims

Days of Palestine – Gaza – Thousands of Israeli warplanes missiles were launched on Gaza Strip left hundreds of martyrs and thousands wounded and led to a mass flee in Gaza Strip.

Israel continues to bombard the Gaza Strip with air raids and artillery shells as it stepped up the deployment of troops and tanks near the besieged Palestinian enclave.

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Last night, the Israeli warplanes massacres total families with air raids at dawn Sunday killing at least 33 Palestinians, wounding about 50 others, and flattening at least two apartment buildings over the heads of their residents.

Israel’s aggression against the Gaza Strip has entered its seventh consecutive day, with air raids since last Monday killing at least 181 Palestinians, including 52 children, have been killed and more than 1222 wounded since hostilities flared up on Monday. 

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Hundreds of Palestinian families have taken shelter in UN-run schools in northern Gaza to escape Israeli artillery fire.

Despite international calls for an immediate halt of all hostilities, including from United Nations chief Antonio Guterres, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged the offensive will continue.

(Source / 16.05.2021)

B’Tselem: Israel commits war crimes in Gaza Strip

B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights, said on Sunday that Israel is committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip.

The human rights organization confirmed that the besieged Gaza Strip is witnessing destruction and killing by Israel not witnessed since 2014.

B’Tselem reported that Israel caused damage to commercial shops and important structures in Gaza such as electricity and water networks, streets and agricultural lands, and three hospitals, one in Beit Hanoun, and the Indonesian Hospital and Hala Al Shawa Health Center.

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It also pointed out that since 2002, the West Bank has not witnessed the number of killings that it witnessed on Friday. The Israeli forces killed at least ten Palestinians, most of them during demonstrations or confrontations, and wounded 251 others, including 26 seriously injured and one of them was shot in his head and he is at risk of death.

B’Tselem reported that the occupation forces in East Jerusalem had injured about 1,000 Palestinians, during the period 10/05/2021 – 14/05/2021. 

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“The Israeli regime practices systematic violence against the Palestinians everywhere in the occupied territories”, the organization underlined. 

(Source / 16.05.2021)