Here are stories of 53 bereaved families, arranged according to the date of the attack. Click on the calendar to see their stories (show all)

July 2014
August 2014
20 August 2014, Deir al-Balah

Al-Louh family

8 people killed, including 4 children


Photo: Photos of seven of the eight members of the al-Louh family that were killed in an Israeli airstrike, displayed on Iman al-Louh’s prayer rug. Iman al-Louh (17) was praying on it when a piece of concrete burst through a window, killing her. The chunk came from the bombing of a house located a few dozen meters away and which belonged to Rafat al-Louh, Iman’s cousin. The homes of both Rafat and his father Mahmoud al-Louh were completely destroyed and eight members of the family were killed, including three of Mustafa’s sons and three grandchildren.

Oifa and Momem Alouh, the only daughter and son remaining of Mustafa Alouh, is seen injured following an Israeli airtrike during the last Israeli offensive, in Deir al-Balah city, September 16, 2014. The attack killed 8 members of his family- Ahmad, 22 and Mohammaed, 22 (sons of Mustafa) Rafat, 32 (son of Mustafa) ) and his wife Nabila and their three children Mustafa (10), Maisara (7) and Farah (6), as well as Eman, 18 (Mustafa' niece). Mustafa survived as he woke up for pray and went to the kitchen. Mustafa has two children left Oifa and Momem, both injured during the attack. During the seven-week Israeli military offensive, 2,131 Palestinians were killed, including 501 children, and an estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving more than 108,000 people homeless.

Wafaa’ and Momem al-Louh, recovering from their injuries in September 2014. A year later, Momen was walking, but unable to stay standing for a longer time, which forced him to quit his job as a hairdresser. Wafaa’s eye injury was serious, but not critical. After the bombing of their house, she was discharged from the hospital immediately, because it was overcrowded and there weren’t enough beds for all the injured.

People killed in the attack in Deir al-Balah

20 August 2014

  • Rafat Mustafa al-Louh
  • Nabila Eid Salama al-Louh
    (29, Rafat's pregnant wife)
  • Mustafa Rafat Mustafa al-Louh
    (9, Rafat and Nabila's son)
  • Maysara Rafat Mustafa al-Louh
    (8, Rafat and Nabila's son)
  • Farah Rafat Mustafa al-Louh
    (6, Rafat and Nabila's daughter)
  • Ahmed Mustafa al-Louh
    (21, Mustafa's son)
  • Mohammed Mustafa al-Louh
    (21, Mustafa's son)
  • Iman Younis Qasim al-Louh
    (17, Mustafa's niece).