This is the aftermath of the most lethal strike on a single building in Gaza ever

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Friday 01 August 2014 15:50
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Thirty-five people were killed and 27 injured in what Israeli human rights group B'Tselem said could be the most lethal strike on a single residential building in Gaza ever.

B'Tselem said no warning was given before the airstrike on 29 July.

While it is not known why the building in Khan Yunis was targeted, one of its tenants, Wadah Abu ‘Amer, was a senior figure in the political leadership of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). He was killed along with his wife, five children, and two brothers.

According to B'Tselem's figures at least 1,262 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip between Operation Protective Edge beginning on 8 July, and 30 July. The group estimates 172 of the dead "took part in the hostilities".

The rest include:

314 minors (including one minor who participated in the hostilities). Approximately one quarter of the fatalities, one in four, were minors.

148 women under the age of 60.

62 women and men over the age of 60.

The health ministry in Gaza meanwhile puts the overall death-toll even higher, at more than 1,500.

From the family of Wadah and ‘Arubah Abu ‘Amer:

Wadah Hassan Ahmad Abu ‘Amer, 39

‘Arubah Suliman Ahmad Abu ‘Amer, 41

And their children:

‘Omar Wadah Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 12

‘Abd al-Ghani Wadah Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 11

‘Imad Wadah Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 10

‘Issa Wadah Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 8

‘Iz a-Din Wadah Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 4

And Wadah’s two brothers:

Ahmad Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 36

Muhammad Hassan Abu ‘Amer, 20

From the family of Ahmad and Muna Abu ‘Amer:

Ahmad Suliman Ahmad Abu ‘Amer, 40

Muna Hajaj Ibrahim Abu ‘Amer, 41

And their children:

Muhammad Ahmad Suliman Abu ‘Amer, 12

Marh Ahmad Suliman Abu ‘Amer, 10

Yasser Ahmad Suliman Abu ‘Amer, 9

Marwah Ahmad Suliman Abu ‘Amer, 5

Suliman Ahmad Suliman Abu ‘Amer, 2

From the family of Fayez and Subhiya Breikeh:

Fayez Ahmad Mahmoud Breikeh, 55

Subhiya Muanes Mahmoud Breikeh, 59

And their children:

Ahmad Fayez Ahmad Breikeh, 32

Usama Fayez Ahmad Breikeh, 16

And their grandchildren:

Jana Breikeh, 3

Lama Breikeh, 1

From the family of Jamil a-Najar:

Jamil Ahmad Hamed a-Najar, 48

And his children:

Wael Jamil Ahmad a-Najar, 25

Lamyaa Jamil Ahmad a-Najar, 23

Aya Jamil Ahmad a-Najar, 19

Du’aa Jamil Ahmad a-Najar, 18

Muhammad Jamil Ahmad a-Najar, 12

And his granddaughter (the daughter of Wael a-Najar):

Liali Wael Jamil a-Najar, 2

From the family of Ahmad M’amer:

Ahmad Marzuq Nadi M’amer, 33

And his children:

Yazen Ahmad Marzuq M’amer, 3

Hala Ahmad Marzuq M’amer, 1

And his sister:

Hind Marzuq Nadi M’amer, 30

From nearby buildings:

Aya Ibrahim Hassan Abu Sitah, 23

Aya Sami Anwar a-Ramlawi, 9

Here's the full list of names of people killed in Operation Protective Edge.

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