Palestinian medics and workers located, on Monday afternoon, the remains of a young man who was killed when the Israeli army bombarded a mosque in Gaza on August 9, during the Israeli offensive on the coastal region.Medical sources said Zohdi Abdul-Hamid Abu ar-Roos, 22, died under the rubble of the Al-Qassam Mosque during dawn prayers when the Israeli army fired a missile into the building killing three Palestinians and wounding dozens. Abu ar-Roos is a married father of one daughter.
Hundreds of Palestinians participated in the funeral procession, and ceremony, held on Monday evening.
The slain Palestinian was laid to rest at the Nusseirat Graveyard, in Central Gaza.
Following the bombardment of the mosque, the Palestinians located the remains of three Palestinians killed under the rubble, while ongoing and extensive Israeli bombardment of the besieged and densely populated coastal region forced them to stop.
Although he was presumed dead, his whereabouts remained unknown until his remains were located during the removal of debris as part of a debris removal and reconstruction project.
More than 2,142 Palestinians have been killed during Israeli’s 52-day aggression on Gaza that officially began on July 8, 2014; one day after the Israeli army assassinated eight resistance fighters for firing missiles at them, in two separate attacks.
Many Palestinians died of their wounds after the ceasefire agreement was reached.
The number of slain Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells includes at least 578 children, 264 women, and 103 elderly, while more than 11.100, including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly have been injured.