Photo: A hole left by the Israeli missile which penetrated the home of the Abu Taha family, killing four people. The attack, which took place in al-Shaboura, an area where residents thought they were safe, happened on the second day of the weekend during which the Israeli army implemented the ‘Hannibal directive’. The directive consisted of widespread and indiscriminate attacks on an area in which an Israeli soldier was taken prisoner by Palestinian fighters.
“I demand to know why they hit my house. We have our own business, we have no relation to politics. I just want to know why they hit my family,” asked 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Taha, who lost his mother, Sadia Rizeq Abu Taha, in the attack.
People killed in the attack in Rafah
2 August 2014
- Sadia Rizeq Abu Taha (40)
- Rizeq Ismail Abu Taha (1, Sadia’s grandson)
- Mohammed Mahmoud Rizeq Abu Taha (12)
- Yousef Mahmoud Rizeq Abu Taha (10, Mohammed's brother)