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March 06, 2010

Operation Cast Lead: Three siblings killed in airstrike near their home in North Gaza



On 30 December 2009, three children from the Hamdan family, living in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza, left their house at about 8:00am to take the rubbish out. Israeli drone planes and helicopters were circling above the city. Shortly after they had left, the children, aged 4-12, were targeted by an Israeli missile fired from a drone plane. Sisters Lama and Haia were killed instantly; their brother Ismail died the next day.

Read the full report: Three siblings killed in airstrike near their home in North Gaza

DCI-Palestine documented the deaths of 352 children as a direct result of military attacks during Operation Cast Lead. In addition, five children died as an indirect result of the offensive (one baby born prematurely during an air raid; three children killed by unexploded ordnance; one child who had undergone heart surgery a week before the offensive and inhaled white phosphorous fumes).

DCI-Palestine, 6 March 2010

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