Updated: A wheelchair-bound man, identified as Eyad Abdul-Fattah Salha, 33, his wife, Amani Yousef Mohawesh, 33 (seven months pregnant), and their daughter Nagham Eyad Salha, 2, were killed when an Israeli artillery shell struck their home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.
On Wednesday evening, (6 p.m.) the Health Ministry said a Palestinian was killed when an Israeli shell struck an area near the al-Abrar mosque in Gaza and added that several Palestinians were injured, some seriously.
It added that the army also fired many artillery shells into residential areas across the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, including the Sheja’eyya area, east of Gaza city, and Deir al—Balah in central Gaza, and added a physically challenged man from the Salha family, along with his pregnant wife, and their daughter, were killed after an Israeli missile struck their home in Deir al-Balah, while they were eating dinner.
The Israeli missiles killed the wheelchair-bound man, identified as Eyad Salha, in his apartment in Deir al-Balah, in addition to killing his wife who was, seventh months pregnant, and their daughter, only three years of age.
“They were just sitting and their home and eating,” the brother said, “What do they [Israel] think he was doing, firing missiles from his wheelchair?! What did he, his pregnant wife, and their daughter, do to be mutilated like this?!”
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The Israeli army fired many missiles and shells into the Zeitoun neighborhood, and all eastern areas of Gaza, Beit Hanoun, and Beit Lahia.
A child, only 2.5 years of age, was killed when Israeli missiles struck the family home in northern Gaza. “What did my child do to them? Fired missiles?! Threatening their security?!”, the father said, “This is Israel’s bank of targets in Gaza, our children!”
The Health Ministry stated that the Israeli missiles and shells have led to the killing of 227 Palestinians, including 64 children, 38 women, and 17 elderly, in addition to wounding 1620 Palestinians.
Gaza: Pregnant Woman, her Child and Husband, Killed by Israeli Bombardment
May 19, 2021 at 18:33
Four Palestinian civilians were killed on Wednesday afternoon by Israeli ongoing bombardment that targeted Deir Al-Balah, central Gaza Strip and Juhr Al-Deek area, southeast of Gaza City.
Amani Youssef Mahawish, 33, her two year old daughter, Nagham, her unborn baby, and her Husband Iyad Abdel Fattah Saleh, 33, were killed when an Israeli war plane bombed their house without prior notice in the city of Deir Al-Balah, central Gaza Strip. Amani was seven month pregnant.
Elsewhere, a 63-year-old farmer was killed by Israeli shelling targeting Juhr al-Dik area as he was working on his land.
According to Palestinian medical sources, ongoing Israeli aggression against people in the Gaza Strip, since May 10, has left 245 Palestinians killed, including 68 children and 37 women. More than 1530 were wounded.