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Abu Amer Family, Al Dali building, Khan Younis

26-06-2015 14:07

Abu Amer Family, Al Dali building, Khan Younis

 

At approximately 7:30am on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Israeli warplanes attacked a residential building in the Al Mahatta area in Khan Younis city. The four-story building is owned by Karam Mohammed Al Dali and it is about 400 square meters in area. Five families (Abu Amer, Al Najjar; Breeka and Mu'ammar) were living in rented apartments in the building. The building was completely destroyed over the heads of its residents. A number of adjacent buildings were severely damaged in the attack. Medical and Civil Defence (fire brigade) crews rushed to the site. The crews managed to recover 34 bodies and 27 injured people.

The members of the Abu Amer families went to the Al Dali building to look for shelter and were staying in a  kindergarten in the building. The two families of Ahmed (5 children) and his sister 'Orouba (5 children) were totally wiped out. It was the deadliest attack on a residential building of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip.

 

Al Mezan identifies the members of the Abu Amer family who were killed as follows:

  1. Ahmed Suleiman Ahmed Abu Amer (40);
  2. Mona Hajjaj Ibrahim Abu Amer (35), his wife;
  3. Mohammed Ahmed Suleiman Abu Amer (11), Ahmed and Mona's son;
  4. Marah Ahmed Suleiman Abu Amer (10), Ahmed and Mona's daughter;
  5. Yasser Ahmed Suleiman Abu Amer (8), Ahmed and Mona's son;
  6. Marwa Ahmed Suleiman Abu Amer (5), Ahmed and Mona's daughter;
  7. Suleiman Ahmed Suleiman Abu Amer (3), Ahmed and Mona's son;
  8. 'Orouba Suleiman Ahmed Abu Amer (41), Ahmed's sister;
  9. Waddah Hassan Abu Amer (39), 'Orouba's husband;
  10. Omar Waddah Hassan Abu Amer (12), 'Orouba and Waddah's son;
  11. Abdel Ghani Waddah Hassan Abu Amer (10), 'Orouba and Waddah's son;
  12. Imad Waddah Abu Amer (9), 'Orouba and Waddah's son;
  13. Issa Waddah Abu Amer (7), 'Orouba and Waddah's son;
  14. Ez Ad-Din Waddah Hassan Abu Amer (5), 'Orouba and Waddah's son;
  15. Mohammed Hassan Ahmed Abu Amer (19), Waddah's brother; and
  16. Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Abu Amer, (35), Waddah's brother.

 

 

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