Update 2: Israeli Missiles Kill 27 Palestinians in Gaza Including 9 Children

18:00 May 11 2021 Gaza City, Beit Hanoun, Khan Younis, Deir al-Balah, al-Sati refugee camp, Ashlelon, Ashdod, and Lod

Update 2: Israeli Missiles Kill 27 Palestinians in Gaza Including 9 Children Update 2: Israeli Missiles Kill 27 Palestinians in Gaza Including 9 Children Update 2: Israeli Missiles Kill 27 Palestinians in Gaza Including 9 Children
Yazan al-Masri. Published by IMEMC News
Salim Mahmoud al-Farra. Published by IMEMC News
Ibrahim al-Masri. Published by IMEMC News

by IMEMC News

As of Tuesday morning, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed that Israeli airstrikes have killed 26 Palestinians, including 9 children and one woman, and wounded at least a hundred in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its assault on Gaza Monday evening, following three weeks of Israeli settler and soldier attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem. The Israeli attacks in Jerusalem began on the first day of Ramadan on April 12th, and have continued throughout the Muslim holy month, which is set to end Wednesday, May 12th. Israel’s attacks focused on Palestinian Muslims attempting to pray at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

In Gaza, reports continue to trickle in from hospitals and from survivors of the Israeli airstrikes. In addition to the nine children, including a 9-year old girl, who were confirmed killed in the first wave of Israeli airstrikes, local sources have also confirmed that a woman and her disabled son were among those slain.

In addition to those identified in the update below, five additional victims have been identified as having been killed by the two missiles that struck the home of Ibrahim Atallah al-Masri in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza Monday night.

Ibrahim Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 10 years old
Yazin Sultan Atallah al-Masri, 1-year-old
Marwan Yousef Atallah al-Masri, 12
Rahaf Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 9-year-old girl
Ahmad Mohammad Atallah al-Masri, 20

Before dawn Tuesday, the Israeli army fired missiles into an apartment in a residential tower, in the Rimal neighborhood, west of Gaza city, killing three Palestinians, and seriously wounding one, in addition to injuring at least seven other Palestinians in adjacent apartments. The Maan News Agency said the army targeted leaders of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, in the residential tower. The slain Palestinians have been identified as:

Sameh al-Mamlouk
Kamal Taiseer Qreiqe’, 35
Mohammad Abu al-Ata

Extrajudicial assassinations are considered violations of international law but are a common practice by the Israeli military.

In Khan Younis, a Palestinian died of wounds sustained Monday evening during Israeli missile attacks in the al-Manara area of the city. He has been identified as:

Salim Mahmoud al-Farra, 37

Gaza Flare-up: Third Israeli Killed in Rocket Barrage at Tel Aviv After Gaza High-rise Collapses

Israel says it assassinated senior Islamic Jihad, Hamas operatives ■ Twenty-eight Gazans, including 10 children, reported killed ■ Direct hit to Israeli houses, dozens wounded, as Iron Dome battery malfunctions

by Haaretz
May 11, 2021 9:27 pm

Cross-border fire between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip spiked on Tuesday evening with a barrage of rockets at the Tel Aviv area, which followed an Israeli strike that brought down a high-rise in Gaza City used by Hamas' political leadership.

Three Israelis were killed as hundreds of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army struck some 140 targets in the coastal enclave, after Hamas openly joined the hostilities Monday following a weekend of clashes in Jerusalem.

Palestinian media have reported at least 28 deaths in Israeli strikes, while Gaza's Hamas and Islamic Jihad continued to rain rockets on Israeli communities along the border.

The Israeli military boosted its presence along the border. Authorities called on local residents to remain at home and near bomb shelters until further notice. Violent clashes between police and protesters spread through Arab cities inside Israel, with one man shot dead.


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Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas' political bureau, has said Tuesday night: "Gaza must respond for Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and for the protection of Al-Quds."

Haniyeh also praised Israeli Arabs who clashed with police throughout Israel in recent days. (Jack Khouri)

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Israeli Arab Shot Dead as Jerusalem Riots Spillover; Two Jewish Suspects Arrested

Police arrest two Jewish suspects on suspicion of involvement in the shooting of Moussa Hassouna after masked protesters threw stones at Jewish homes

by Haaretz
May 11, 2021 9:54 am

An Israeli Arab man was killed and another moderately wounded in the central Israeli city of Lod on Monday night, as demonstrations and riots mushroomed throughout the country following the escalating violence in Jerusalem.

Some 200 masked protesters gathered outside the municipality building in the mixed Jewish-Arab city on Monday night, where they burned trashcans and hurled stones and fireworks at police.

Police arrested two Jewish suspects on suspicion of involvement in the shooting of 32-year-old Moussa Hassouna. He was survived by three children and a wife.

One possibility being investigated is that he was shot by residents after Arab rioters threw stones at Jewish homes, tore down traffic signs and set objects on fire.

A video of the event shows people running towards a car, one with a firebomb in hand, followed by gunshots and screams of "Allahu akbar."

Local resident Meir Layosh said that the mob tried to break into homes while the police took a long time to arrive. "The residents shot into the air before the mob, which didn't divert them, until [the residents] shot towards them and two of the rioters were wounded."

The medics who treated the two said that shortly after 1 A.M., a few dozen residents began rioting near the city's Hashmonaim Street. Rioters approached the United Hatzala ambulances, which were stationed at a distance from the clashes, and asked them to treat two wounded. Police reported two gunshot victims when they arrived at the scene and are investigating the incident.

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Yoel Frankenberg, a Lod resident who was there, said "It was terrifying. If they hadn't opened fire, [the rioters] would have gotten into our houses." He added that their likely target was a group of buildings housing members of Garin Torani, a religious Zionist group that sets up communities in underdeveloped areas.

Frankenberg told Haaretz that a few dozen masked Arab men gathered on the nearby Hahashmonaim Street and started setting trash cans on fire.

"We couldn't walk around there, it was clear that we were their target." Frankenberg said that he and his neighbors called the police dozens of times over 40 minutes, but they did not come.

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Israeli Paramilitary Settler Kills One Palestinian, Injures Another in Lod

by IMEMC News
May 10, 2021

As Palestinian citizens of Israel took to the streets Monday to protest the ongoing Israeli assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque and Muslim worshipers in Jerusalem, heavily-armed Israeli settlers began to open fire with live ammunition at the Palestinian demonstrators, killing one and wounding another.

The Palestinian who was killed was identified as Musa Hassouna, 31, a resident of Lod.

Eyewitness Amir Abu Ghanem reported that Hassouna was walking with two of his friends in the street when the Israeli settler began firing live bullets at him and his friends.

On Monday, following an Israeli attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque in which more than 300 Palestinian worshipers were injured by Israeli soldiers and settlers, Palestinians in numerous cities and towns in Israel began spontaneous marches in the streets calling for an end to the Israeli attacks on Jerusalem and on the Muslim holy site.

In addition to Lod and Jaffa, protests took place in the towns of Umm al-Fahm, Ain Mahal, Tamra, Shafa Amr, Majd al-Krum, Deir Hanna, Nahf, and the Negev.

At the protest in Lod, Palestinian protesters took down the Israeli flag from a flagpole in the city center, and raised the flag of Palestine. They also burned tires and blocked traffic from passing the center of the city.


Moussa Hassouna, 32, shot and killed 5/11/2021
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