Smoke and flame rise during Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on May 14, 2021. (Reuters)
Israel army kills 10 members of same family in air strike on Gaza: Medics
Joanne Serrieh, Al Arabiya English
Published: 15 May ,2021: 09:16 AM GST
Updated: 15 May ,2021: 01:04 PM GST
Ten members of the same family were killed early Saturday in an Israeli air strike on the western Gaza Strip, medics in the Palestinian enclave said.
Eight children and two women, all belonging to the Abu Hatab family, were killed in the three-story building in Shati refugee camp that collapsed following an Israeli strike, medical sources said.
One baby was pulled alive from the rubble and was taken to al-Shifa hospital after surviving the strike, according to AFP.
A nurse holds a baby, who was pulled alive from under the rubble while seven other family members perished, at Al-Shifa Hospital, after an Israeli air strike struck al-Shati Refugee Camp without advance warning during the night, in Gaza City early on May 15, 2021. (AFP)
Videos later surfaced on social media showing a man bidding farewell to his wife who was killed in the strike.
Another video showed the father meeting his five-month-old baby, the only survivor, after he was rescued from the rubble.
Following the air strike
, the Israeli army announced it had targeted the home of Hamas Security Forces head Tawfiq Abu Naim in the al-Rimal area, near the Shati camp, however, there was no confirmation if he was in the building at the time, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.
US diplomat Hady Amr arrived in the region on Friday as part of Washington’s efforts to de-escalate the conflict. He did not make any statements on his meetings with Israeli officials, an Al Arabiya correspondent said.
Dep Asst Secretary for Israel and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr arrived to TLV today to reinforce the need to work toward a sustainable calm, recognizing Israel’s right to self-defense. Israelis and Palestinians deserve equal measures of freedom, security, dignity and prosperity.
Meanwhile, the UN Security Council was set to meet Sunday.
Israel turned down an Egyptian proposal for a one-year truce that Gaza’s militant group Hamas had accepted, an Egyptian official said Friday on condition of anonymity to discuss the negotiations.
Hamas also announced its conditions for agreeing to a ceasefire. According to the Al Arabiya correspondent, the group called for Israel to stop its forced evictions of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah
neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which ignited the recent attacks. Hamas also wants worshipers to be able to freely pray at al-Aqsa mosque and for Israel to halt its air strikes on Gaza
With AFP & the Associated Press
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