Medical sources at Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia city reported on Thursday that a man had been killed in the Ezbet Abd Roba neighborhood, according to Palestinian official news agency Wafa.
Only a few hours after Islamic Jihad announced that two of its military leaders had been killed in separate strikes executed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, a new development transpired.
Near Khan Younis, Ahmed Abu Daqqa, the senior commander of the al-Quds Brigades (the armed branch of a certain group), was assassinated. In addition, four people were wounded.
Earlier, the Palestinian resistance group declared the passing of Ali Ghali, the leader of its rocket launch unit.
The death toll of senior figures from the group has risen to five since Tuesday, when Israel began its strikes on Gaza. Additionally, two members of a splinter group perished in a separate strike on Thursday.
Up until now, a total of 31 Palestinians, including 6 children and 3 females, have lost their lives. The most recent casualty was 36-year-old Alian Atta Alian Abuwadi, who passed away from the wounds he had sustained in northern Gaza on Thursday.
Groups based in Gaza have responded with volleys of rockets in retaliation.
According to Hebrew media sources, one Israeli has been fatally wounded and close to 60 have been hurt in retaliatory rocket strikes launched from the Gaza Strip.
A young boy from Gaza passed away after suffering from a panic attack.
In the al-Remal neighborhood in the center of the Gaza Strip, a young Palestinian boy suffered a fatal panic attack after Israeli military aircraft conducted an airstrike.
Local sources report that four-year-old Tamim Daoud was full of anticipation as he went to bed on Monday night, looking forward to his upcoming fifth birthday next month.
The sound of Israeli strikes jolted him and his family awake at 2 a.m. local time.
Mohammed, the father of Tamim, recounted that his son was sleeping when an Israeli airstrike hit a nearby residential building. The event caused Tamim to awaken in a state of fear and terror.
The deafening sound of the bombing echoed through the neighborhood, shattering windows and leaving destruction in its wake.
As Tamim wept, his mother attempted to console him in an effort to get him back to sleep. His father reported that the boy was having difficulty breathing, struggling to draw in air.
At last, Tamim went back to bed. Yet after only about five hours, he started to struggle anew. A second panic attack ensued.
His father said he had rushed him to the hospital, but unfortunately his heart stopped functioning while they were en route.
Mohammed noted that Tamim had been admitted to the intensive care unit at the hospital, but despite receiving medical treatment, his heartbeat remained very faint. Unfortunately, it was at dawn that the doctors informed him that his son had passed away.
The father said that his little son’s heart was not able to withstand the terror of the bombing.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday expressed its vehement condemnation of “the barbaric military aggression” against the Gaza Strip, referring to it as an “atrocious crime” and a “blatant infringement of international law and humanitarian values”.
The organization held Israel accountable for the repercussions of the intensification of the situation, declaring that its practices are tantamount to war crimes and present a danger to the safety, tranquillity, and steadiness of the area.
The OIC urged the international community to take immediate action to halt the Israeli acts of aggression against Palestinians, provide them with international protection, and ensure that Israel abides by its responsibilities under international law.