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Pregnant woman and child killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza


Injured Palestinian father, Yahya Hassan holds his son Ahmed Hassan’s hand as they wait to receive treatment at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Gaza on October 11, 2015.
Palestine Information Center – October 11, 2015

GAZA – An Israeli aerial attack on the Gaza Strip at dawn Sunday destroyed a Palestinian home, killing a pregnant woman and her little girl, and injuring three other family members.

A spokesman for the health ministry said that Nour Hassan, who was five months pregnant, and her two-year-old daughter Rahaf Yehya were both killed when their home collapsed as a result of an Israeli air raid on a nearby location in Azzeitoun neighborhood east of Gaza City.

Three other people from the same family also suffered injuries in the attack.

Rescue efforts are underway to search for others under the rubble, the spokesman added.

Eyewitnesses said the house was reduced to rubble as a result of the strong blast that was caused by an Israeli airstrike on a nearby resistance training site.

The Palestinian Information Center reporter in Gaza said that an Israeli warplane fired two missiles at two separate training camps belonging to al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas in the City, adding that one of those sites was close to the house.

In this regard, the Israeli occupation army claimed its airstrikes were launched after its anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome, intercepted a Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza.

October 11, 2015 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, War Crimes | , , , ,

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