The body of Heyam Abu 'Aayesh, 17, who was killed by Israeli shelling in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, 02 July 2009
Thursday, 02 July 2009
At approximately 17:30, after Palestinian resistance activists fired home-made projectiles at Israeli troops positioned at the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east of Gaza Valley village, southeast of Gaza City. Israeli forces fired three artillery shells at the area. One shell landed a few meters away from the house of Kamal 'Abdul 'Aziz Abu 'Aayesh, 52, nearly one kilometer away from the border, wounding him in the left side. The second shell landed on a bedroom in a house belonging to Saleem 'Abdul 'Aziz Abu 'Aayesh, 57, killing his daughter, 17-year-old Heyam. The father was also lightly wounded by shrapnel to the neck and the right shoulder. The third shell landed near a dairy killing two cows.