Tuesday night, Suha Hamad, 25 years old, sacrificed her own life to save those of her four children.
Suha took her last breath saving their lives, according to Ma’an News Agency.
When the power went out at 11 pm, on Tuesday evening, Suha took three of her children to sleep the night in their grandmotherâ€™s room.
Thinking it was the safest, she went back to get her four-month-old baby, when she was hit by shrapnel from an Israeli missile.
Suhaâ€™s father, Mahdi Hamad, said, ‘Nobody called us to evacuate the house and there arenâ€™t any resistance members around it. Glass was shattered behind the children and men fell into a big pool of blood.’
Her mother aks: ‘Who do they have to live for when they lost both their mother and father?
‘What crime have these children committed to be punished like that?’
Israel targeted the Hamad family house killing six family members, Ibrahim Muhammad Hamad, 26, Mahdi Muhammad Hamad, 46, Fawziyeh Khalil Hamad 62, Dunia Mahdi Hamad, 16, and Suha Hamad, 25.
All of the children survived but one, a toddler, who is now in the ICU, Ma’an has reported.
As with all such military assaults, civilian casualties rank highest in the death toll.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.