Now rubble of the Home destroyed in an Israeli air-strike on Sunday dawn (Shehab News Agency)

Gaza: Pregnant woman and daughter killed in Israeli raid

PNN/ Gaza/

An Israeli air raid on the Gaza Strip at dawn Sunday has killed a 5-month pregnant woman and her little daughter, injured three other family members, and turned their home into rubble.

A spokesman for the health ministry in Gaza said that Nour Hassan (30), who was five months pregnant, and her two-year-old daughter Rahaf Yehya were both killed when their home collapsed as a result of an Israeli air raid on a nearby location in Azzeitoun neighborhood east of Gaza City.

The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) said that three other members of the same family also suffered injuries in the attack, and the efforts to remove the rubble are still ongoing.

 According to PIC, eyewitnesses said the house was reduced to rubble as a result of the strong blast that was caused by an Israeli airstrike on a nearby resistance training site.

PIC reporter in Gaza said that an Israeli warplane fired two missiles at two separate training camps belonging to al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas in the City, adding that one of those sites was close to the house.

In this regard, the Israeli occupation army claimed its airstrikes were launched after its anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome, intercepted a Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza.