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UPDATE 2: Pregnant mother succumbs to critical wounds, toddler daughter killed in Israeli bombing of Gaza

 

GAZA, Saturday, May 4, 2019 (WAFA) – A 14-month-old toddler identified as Saba Mahmoud Abu ‘Arar was killed and her pregnant mother, Falastin, succumbed to her critical wounds shortly after Israeli warplanes shelled their home to the east of Gaza City, medical sources said.

Abu ‘Arar’s sister was also moderately injured in the shelling.

This brings up the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since yesterday to seven and the injured to at least 69, including three minors.

Earlier today, two minors sustained various injuries and fractures during an Israeli shelling of Beit Lahiya town, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Tensions have been on the rise in Gaza after Israel killed four Palestinians yesterday during the weekly border protests.

Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza responded by firing dozens of homemade rockets, estimated at 200, at southern Israeli towns.

(Updated at 20:50 local time with the Israeli bombardment and destruction of a building in the Rimal neighbourhood, west of Gaza city. The building housed the office of Turkey‘s news agency Anadolu.)

(Updated at 21:10 local time with the death of the pregnant mother, Falastin and her five-month-old unborn baby.)

M.N./T.R.

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