Hundreds of mourners in Gaza, today, attended the funeral of the 3-year-old girl who was killed by Israeli forces, during an airstrike conducted the previous day.Hala Abu Sbeikha was buried in al-Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, on Wednesday December 25, 2013, the Ma’an News Agency has reported.

Hala’s father carried the body of his daughter to his house, where family members bid her farewell, before bringing her to the camp cemetery amid hundreds of mourners.

Her mother told Ma’an: ‘I was busy teaching my children while Hala was playing in the courtyard, and suddenly a missile came and I couldn’t rescue her.’

‘The area was quiet before the missile landed,’ she said.

Israel airstrikes were launched across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing Hala and injuring her mother and brother, following the shooting of an Israeli Civil Defense worker, by a sniper, at the border along the northern Gaza Strip, previously that afternoon.