Gaza child dies from wounds from Israeli airstrike on family car

Gaza child dies from wounds from Israeli airstrike on family car

Hanin Abu Qayda, 10, had been injured on August 6th when Israeli forces fired missiles at the family car, killing her grandmother and wounding seven family members… They were on their way to prepare for her uncle’s wedding…

Reposted from IMEMC News, August 9, 2022

On Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a child died from serious wounds she suffered on August 6th, after the Israeli army bombarded the Um an-Nasr village in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Health Ministry said the child, Hanin Abu Qayda, 10, was seriously injured when the Israeli army fired missiles at a civilian car, killing her grandmother, Na’ama Mohammad Abu Qayda, 62, and wounding seven family members.

The family was preparing for the wedding of one of Hanin’s uncles and was driving toward the groom’s house when the army fired missiles at their car in the Um an-Nasr area in Beit Hanoun.

Hanin suffered various serious wounds, including the main artery in her leg, leading to various complications that resulted in her death despite all efforts to save her life.

Earlier Monday, a Palestinian traffic police officer, Mahmoud Ahmad Daoud, 21, died from serious wounds at a hospital in Gaza city, Sunday,

Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli missiles and shells during the three-day offensive on Gaza (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) to 46 Palestinians, including one elder, three women, and fifteen children. [No Israelis were killed.]

The number of wounded Palestinians is 360, including 19 elders, 58 women, and 151 children. 

The Palestinian Housing Ministry in Gaza said the Israeli bombing of residential towers and homes in Gaza has led to the destruction of 18 units, in addition to partially damaging 71 units and rendering them unsafe, and 1675 units that sustained partial damage but remained structurally sound.

In related news, despite the ceasefire and the efforts to maintain calm, Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats northwest of Gaza on Monday evening.

For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline.
To read about Israel’s attack on Gaza in May, 2021, go here.


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