By Catherine Weibel and Monica Awad
GAZA, 14 July 2014 – In Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, two
5-year-old children lie in bed. Noureldin and his cousin Kinan
were both seriously injured by shrapnel after an air strike
flattened the family’s home on Tuesday night. Noureldin’s mother
had just put the boys to sleep in a bedroom when the missile
struck, killing her and her husband, reportedly a militant, as
well as Kinan’s father, sister and grandmother.
In total, six members of the family, aged 21 to 62, were
killed, and five seriously injured, as they had tea in the yard.