Ten people from the same Palestinian family, including eight children, died this Saturday in an Israeli bombing in the city of Gaza, reported medical sources.
The attack hit the Abu Hatab family home in Al Shati refugee camp. The three-story building was collapsed after the shelling.
The mother and four children between the ages of 5 and 15 perished, according to Palestinian medical sources.
Four of their cousins, ages 8 to 14, and their mother, who had come to visit them on the occasion of the Eid al Fitr festival, which marks the end of Ramadan, also died, according to this source.
The two parents, Aala Abu Hattab and Mohamad Al Hadidi, outside the building, survived, as well as a five-month-old baby who was hospitalized.
The children “were safe in their home, they did not carry weapons, they did not fire rockets,” Mohammad Al Hadidi said. “They wore their Eid al Fitr dresses.”
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh denounced in a statement “a heinous massacre in the Al Shati camp.”
The Israeli army announced for its part that during the night it carried out at least five bombings in the whole of the Gaza Strip.
Among the targets, according to an army statement, was one of the headquarters of Taufik Abu Naim, commander of the Hamas security forces, as well as several “places used for rocket fire” to the north and south of the enclave. as well as Hamas “military intelligence” buildings.
The last balance of the Palestinian authorities was 139 dead, including 39 children, and 1,000 wounded in the bombings that Israel has carried out since last Monday in Gaza.
In addition, more than 2,300 rockets have been fired from Gaza against Israeli territory, where a dozen people have died, including a child and a soldier, and 560 wounded.
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