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German family of 6 killed in Israel's attack on Gaza

December 9, 2023 at 3:11 pm

Smoke rises from the destroyed buildings as the Israeli attacks continue in Rafah, Gaza on December 07, 2023 [Abed Rahim Khatib – Anadolu Agency]

A 6-member German family was killed in the Israeli bombing of Gaza, German media reported.

According to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Yousuf Abujadallah, who worked as a doctor in Germany, his wife Ayah, and their children Salahuddin (10), Mohammed (9), Abdulrahman (3) and Omar, who was an infant, were killed in Gaza as a result of Israeli bombing.

Yousuf Abujadallah went to Gaza on Nov. 1 to visit his family before starting work at a hospital in Dortmund. He wanted to build a house on a plot of land he bought here. However, he died on Oct. 25 in the living room of the house where he was staying with his family as a result of Israeli attacks.

Ahmed Abujadallah, the brother of Yousuf Abujadallah, said that they were able to recover the bodies of his brother and his family from the rubble after 2 weeks.

According to the report, the family was killed on Nov. 10.

“Unfortunately, we now have to assume that a German family is among the victims of the conflict in Gaza,” the German Foreign Office said.

Abujadallah and his family were the first German citizens to die in Gaza as a result of Israeli bombardments.

Israel resumed its military offensive on the Gaza Strip on Dec. 1 after the end of a week-long humanitarian pause with the Palestinian group Hamas.

At least 17,487 Palestinians have been killed and more than 46,480 others injured in relentless air and ground attacks on the enclave since Oct. 7 following a cross-border attack by Hamas.

The Israeli death toll in the Hamas attack stood at 1,200, according to official figures.

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