Palestine: 6 Palestinians incl pregnant woman & her baby killed in Israeli airstrikes

5th May 2019
Palestine: 6 Palestinians incl pregnant woman & her baby killed in Israeli airstrikes

By Moustafa Haboush and Abdelraouf

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA): Six Palestinians have been killed and 43 others injured by Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip.

14-month-old baby Siba Abu Erar and her pregnant mother Filstin Abu Erar, 34, were killed when Israeli air strikes targeted their home.

Two Palestinians were killed early Sunday when Israeli jets targeted a group of Palestinians in Al-Bureij refugee camp, according to eyewitnesses.

Medical sources at Al-Aqsa hospital confirmed the deaths to Anadolu Agency.

Three Palestinian were also injured in another Israeli airstrike on Al-Shati refugee camp, according to eyewitnesses.

On Saturday, Palestinian Ministry of Health said four people — including a pregnant woman and her daughter — were killed in Israeli attacks.

In a statement, the ministry identified the victims as; 14-month-old Siba Abu Erar and her pregnant mother Filstin Abu Erar, 34, Khaled Abu Qleiq, 25, Emad Mohamed Nasir, 22. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza added that the soldiers also injured another daughter of the slain pregnant mother.

Israeli air attacks targeted residential areas in Gaza Strip.

[A Palestinian woman is seen in the kitchen of a damaged house near a totally collapsed building after Israeli army carried out airstrikes in Rafah, Gaza on May 5, 2019. ( Abed Rahim Khatib – Anadolu Agency )]

The soldiers also fired many missiles at homes in the neighborhoods of the Sheja’eyya, Tuffah and Zeitoun, in Gaza city, causing many injuries and serious property damage.

In a related development, a 60-year-old Israeli man was killed early Sunday as a rocket hit his home in Ashkelon city.

According to Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, the man succumbed to his wounds shortly after he was transferred to Barzilai Hospital as he was injured by shrapnel in the chest and abdomen.

Tension mounted following reports that two Israeli soldiers had been injured by gunfire near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone on Friday.

On Saturday, a building where Anadolu Agency’s office in Gaza is located was totally destroyed by Israeli warplanes.

No deaths or injuries were reported in the attack.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

Addition report by imemc.org

[Photo: 14-month-old baby Siba Abu Era killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, Palestine on 4 May 2019. Photo by imemc.org]

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