Palestinian group: At least some Gaza child victims killed by failed rocket fire

A Palestinian rights group asserts that of the nine children reportedly killed in the Gaza Strip yesterday, one was killed in an Israeli strike, another two were killed by a failed rocket launch from Gaza, and the cause of death of six others is not yet known.

On its website, Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) says the children were killed in three separate incidents. The veracity of the group’s reporting is not known.

  • DCIP says Mohammad Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, 15, was killed when an Israeli drone fired a missile that hit him and his father, while they were on their farmland near Jabaliya. The father was a commander in Hamas’s military wing, it says.
  • DCIP says in a second incident, it seemed a homemade Palestinian rocket fell short and killed eight people in Jabaliya, two of them children: Mustafa Mohammad Mahmoud Obaid, 16, and Baraa Wisam Ahmad al-Gharabli, 5.
  • DCIP says six other children and two adults, most of them from one family, were killed in a third blast, the cause of which is not yet clear, in Beit Hanoun not far from the border fence. It says the children were playing as other family members worked in a field. The children were Rahaf Mohammad Attalla al-Masri, 10, her cousin Yazan Sultan Mohammad al-Masri, 2; brothers Marwan Yousef Attalla al-Masri, 6, and Ibrahim Yousef Attalla al-Masri, 11; and Hussein Muneer Hussein Hamad, 11, and Ibrahim Abdullah Mohammad Hassanain, 16.


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