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April 12, 2009

Operation Cast Lead: 11-year-old boy killed on his way to school

On 27 December 2008 Israeli F16 aircrafts bombed the preventive security building in Tal al-Hawa, Gaza City. The time of the strike corresponded to the mid-day change in school-shifts and many children from the nearby Balqis al-Yaman school were on the street at the time. Yahia (11) was on his way to school when the attack occurred. He died in the incident.

At least 12 children were killed in the attack:

  • Ahmad Reiad Mohammad al-Senwar (3)
  • Tamer Hasan Ali al-Akhras (5)
  • Odai Abed al-Hakim Rajab Mansi (6)
  • Yahia Ibrahim Farouq al-Hayek (11)
  • Kamelia Ra’fat al-Bardini (13) 
  • Khaled Sami al-Astal (14)
  • Abed al-Hamid Jamal Khaled al-Sawi (14) 
  • Hanin Wa’el Mohammad Dhaban (15)
  • Yasmin Wa’el Mohammad Dhaban (16)
  • Mustafa Khader Saber Abu Ghanima (16)
  • Ahmad Rasmi Mohammad Abu Jazar (16)
  • Mohammad Jaber Jaber Hweij (17)

During Operation Cast Lead, many children were killed as a result of Israeli military attacks targeting schools or alleged military objectives located in close proximity to schools. DCI-Palestine, as of today, has documented the killing of at least 32 children and the injuring of at least six who were in/near their schools, or on their way to/from schools when they were killed.

                                                                                                   DCI-Palestine, 29 August 2009

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