Dima Al-Lamdani, 18 years old, and his entire family left the coastal area in northern Gaza as advised by Israel to avoid air strikes. They sought refuge in the south, but Israel’s onslaught on Khan Younis resulted in the teenager losing 13 members of his family. Lamdani had to identify the bodies of his relatives
Dima Al-Lamdani, 18 years old, and his entire family left the coastal area in northern Gaza as advised by Israel to avoid air strikes. They sought refuge in the south, but Israel’s onslaught on Khan Younis resulted in the teenager losing 13 members of his family.
Lamdani had to identify the bodies of his relatives at a makeshift morgue in the southern city of Khan Younis. He lost his parents, seven siblings and four members of his uncle’s family in an Israeli airstrike.
He said his family and his uncle were traveling in two cars across Gaza
which faced the heaviest bombardment after the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an attack on Israel on October 7, 2023. Killing around 1,400 people and taking more than 200 hostage.
Lamdani’s family lives in a temporary shelter in Khan Younis. “At 4.30am, I woke up and sat with my aunt drinking coffee.
Lamdani, whose side of the face was scratche and bruised. Said after searching for his family members at the morgue on October 17, 2023. Only his brother and two younger cousins survived.
“This is a nightmare.
Israel argues that Hamas guerrillas have shifted south and are using the community as shields.
“But, ultimately, Hamas has established itself among the civilian population throughout the Gaza Strip. So, wherever a Hamas target appears, the IDF will attack it to thwart the group’s terrorist capabilities. While taking appropriate precautions to mitigate its fallout. to uninvolved civilians.”
Gaza health authorities say more than 5,000 people were kill in two weeks of Israeli bombardment and more than 15,000 people were injure.
After October 7, 2023, Israel imposed a total blockade on the Gaza Strip. Which ran out of water, food, medicine and fuel for its 2.3 million inhabitants.
On Monday, aid workers and security sources said a third convoy of aid trucks entered the Rafah crossing from Egypt to Gaza. On Saturday and Sunday, 34 trucks pass through.
Delivery of humanitarian aid through Rafah began at the weekend after disputes over inspection and bombing procedures on the Gaza side of the border.
European Union leaders will call for a “humanitarian pause” in the Israel-Hamas war so that aid for Gaza can safely reach those in need, according to draft conclusions of an EU summit.
Turkey sent two cargo planes to Egypt on Monday carrying medical equipment and supplies for Gaza, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding two more planes would be sent.
Hamas says more efforts are needed ongoing blockade,” he said in a statement.
At one of the PBB schools in Khan Younis, Nasser Abu Amer, his wife and eight children, said they desperately needed food and water.
“What help? They gave us 2 canned foods, for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the children,” said Amer.