Palestinian child wounded by Israeli ammunition dies in Gaza
A Palestinian child has died a day after being seriously wounded by ordnance left from the recent Israeli military aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, local media reports say.
The Palestinian media identified the nine-year-old child as Obeida al-Dahdouh, who sustained injuries when a “suspicious object” left by recent Israeli aggression exploded in the Zeytun neighborhood of eastern Gaza on Wednesday night.
Obeida and his brother were playing outside the house when a suspicious metal object he found in a nearby empty yard exploded, the report said.
He was pronounced dead on Thursday after he succumbed to serious injuries sustained during the incident.
His brother is said to be in critical condition and was receiving treatment at an intensive care unit (ICU) of a regional hospital.
A large number of mourners, who attended the funeral ceremony for the slain child, vented their anger by chanting slogans against the Israeli regime.
Tel Aviv launched an 11-day bombing campaign against Gaza on May 10, after Palestinian retaliation against violent raids on worshipers at the al-Aqsa Mosque and the regime’s plans to force a number of Palestinian families out of their homes at Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem al-Quds.
According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, at least 260 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli offensive, including 66 children and 39 women, and 1948 others were wounded.
The Gaza-based resistance groups did not sit idly by in the face of the Israeli onslaught. Appearing noticeably stronger than before, the Palestinian fighters took Israel by surprise with massive barrages of rockets.
The Israeli regime finally gave in to a ceasefire after failing to stop the resistance’s rocket avalanche.