On Friday morning, around 11 a.m., a 10 year-old boy was killed in an Israeli airstrike that followed Palestinian rockets that had resumed immediately after the expiration of the 72-hour long ceasefire.
His mother, Sabah Dawawsa was frying chicken livers that Ibrahim had requested for his after-prayer meal.
Despite Sabah telling Ibrahim that he was not allowed to play outside, the child went to the mosque to play with his friends. Then she heard the missile being dropped.
Ibrahim was killed instantly and left in a pool of blood. Two of his friends were injured.
Ms. Dawawsa was joined by hundreds of mourners who gathered after the bombs killed Ibrahim to play over yet another casualty whose life Israel has claimed in this month-long feud. Over 1,900 Palestinians have been murdered during Israeli attacks, 300 of which were children.
The Friday strike happened at the same time as the Israeli delegation sent to negotiate a durable truce was leaving Cairo.
On Thursday, Hamas leaders had warned Israel that they would resume their strikes if their demands would not be met. Hamas desired that the Israeli restrictions on trade be removed, that border crossings are opened and that they are allowed to build their own seaport on the Mediterranean. Hearing the Hamas’ threats, Israel replied that fire would be returned with fire and both parts did exactly what they had promised.
At 8 a.m., Gaza militants launched their first rocket aimed at southern Israel and continued with 40 more by noon. Israeli military returned the attack by firing artillery shells at Beit Lahya and Beit Hanoun, towns that have already been destroyed, as well as a bomb that struck the home of a Hamas leader in Gaza City.
Ibrahim was sadly not the only victim of Israel today. Four more people were killed according to Palestinian health officials.
Palestinian citizens stated that the last three days had been a godsend and that the war shouldn’t begin as they have already lost everything. Amal Al-Masri, 45, explained that had an earthquake happened, things wouldn’t be as bad as they currently are.
Other Palestinians say that they live in constant fear that after every bomb that drops, another larger one will follow.
And while all this is happening, Palestinians keep asking themselves where Obama and his justice are, where the Human Rights watch is and why the free world keeps watching on TV but does nothing to help their fellow men.