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A 5-year-old running to her father is among those killed in Gaza.

Five-year-old Alaa Qadoum was at her grandfather’s dwelling in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday when her father and one other relative arrived by motorbike at a close-by mosque, in accordance to a neighbor who witnessed the scene.

When she noticed her father, Abdullah Qadoum, Alaa ran towards him, mentioned the neighbor, Amir Omar. It was at that second that an Israeli airstrike hit close by.

Hours later Alaa was wrapped in a white shroud and a Palestinian flag, her face uncovered so her grieving relations might plant just a few ultimate kisses on her brow earlier than she was laid to relaxation. A brilliant pink bow tied most of her hair again.

Alaa was among greater than a dozen individuals killed in two days of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that started Friday afternoon and continued into Saturday.

Last 12 months, throughout 11 days of combating between Israel and Hamas, a minimum of 67 youngsters had been killed in Gaza. Two youngsters had been killed in Israel throughout the struggle.

The strikes have focused the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the second-largest militant group in Gaza after Hamas.

It was unclear whether or not the strike that killed Alaa was meant to hit the boys, the mosque or one other goal. Ashraf Qadoum, the relative who arrived on the mosque with Alaa’s father, and the mosque’s imam had been additionally killed.

Alaa’s father is in crucial situation, in accordance to the Health Ministry in Gaza. Her brother was additionally wounded.

Fady Hanona contributed reporting from Gaza City.