Palestinian women killed by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip, during Operation Cast Lead

  • 2009

    • January

      • Maryam Mutawe'a Nasrallah Mutawe'aen

        82 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 18 Jan 2009 in Gaza city. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Her body was found under the ruins of her house, which had been shelled and then demolished by bulldozers.

      • Fatimah 'Awad Khalil Ghiben

        62 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, injured on 18 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, and died on 17 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while on her way home.

      • Mahdiyeah Suliman Muhammad 'Ayad

        70 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 18 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Shot with her husband by soldiers while they were fleeing from their house in a-Zeitun neighborhood.

      • Ghanimah Ma'sud Nimer Abu Halimah

        60 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 18 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: A disabled person, she remained at home when her family transferred to the UNRWA-school compound as she was unable to walk and Red Cross personnel were unable to get to the house to take her.

      • Intesar Farid Suliman al-Masri

        36 years old, resident of Beit Hanun, North Gaza District, killed on 18 Jan 2009 in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when she returned to see the condition of her house, which was situated close to the border.

      • Fatimah Mahmoud 'Obeid 'Abdallah

        55 years old, resident of Beit Hanun, North Gaza District, killed on 17 Jan 2009 in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza District, by a shell fired from an tank. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home in the 'Izbet 'Abd Rabo neighborhood.

      • Manal Hassan 'Ali al-Batran

        32 years old, resident of al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 16 Jan 2009 in al-Bureij R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by a missile during the course of a targeted killing. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when her house was bombed, apparently with the aim of killing her husband.

      • Zakiyyeh 'Abd al-Hai 'Ali Abu 'Aytah

        50 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 16 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while in front of her house with three members of her family.

      • Bisan 'Iz a-Din Muhammad Abu al-'Eish

        21 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 16 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a shell fired from an tank. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her family in 'Izbet 'Abd Rabo.

      • Laila Rashed Wahdan Abu 'Aqleen

        64 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 15 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home.

      • 'Aishah 'Ayad 'Eid Ermelat

        67 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 15 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her daughter-in-law and her three grandchildren when they came to check their house that had been bombed.

      • Amal 'Ayad 'Odeh Ermelat

        33 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 15 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her mother-in-law and her three children when they came to check their house, which had been bombed.

      • Iman 'Abd al-Qader Jebril Islim

        21 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 15 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile during the course of a targeted killing. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in the bombing of the house of Sa'id Siyam.

      • Samah 'Atiyyah Muhammad Siyam

        33 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 15 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile during the course of a targeted killing. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Sister-in-law of Sa'id Siyam, she was killed with her husband in the bombing of Siyam's house.

      • Ihssan Mahmoud Zaki al-Hadad

        45 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 15 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a phosphorus shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Burned to death with her husband and two children when the car in which they were fleeing from their home in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood was bombed with phosphorous.

      • Halimah Muhammad Muhammad Siyam

        77 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when she came out of her house to aid relatives whose house had been bombed. Bulldozers demolished the house, leaving her body underneath the ruins.

      • Shadyah Ahmad Jaber

        53 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her husband in the bombing of their apartment in a residential building.

      • Kafa Muhammad 'Abd a-Rahman a-Neder

        39 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when she went to help wounded women and children who were near her house.

      • Samira 'Afif Hassan Musa

        48 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her family in the a-Sabra neighborhood.

      • Hanan Sha'ban 'Urabi a-Najar

        40 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell fired from an tank. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her infant daughter as she ran towards her children who had been hit by a bombing in the yard of their house.

      • Kafa Muhammad 'Abd a-Rahman a-Nazer

        40 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a phosphorus shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when she went outside to care for her neighbors Hanan and 'Aishah a-Najar, who were wounded when the yard of their house was shelled.

      • Rajaa Muhammad Ramadan Ghiben

        37 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 14 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while standing at the entrance to her house.

      • Rasha Ahmad Khalil a-Sameiri

        20 years old, resident of al-Qararah, Khan Yunis District, killed on 13 Jan 2009 in 'Abasan al-Jadidah (a-Saghirah), Khan Yunis District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while riding a horse-drawn wagon on her way to visit relatives.

      • Nazirah Muhammad Khaled Abu al-Kas (al-Hilu)

        60 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 13 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her husband while they were at home.

      • 'Afaf Rabi' Hassan Jum'ah

        34 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 12 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her family.

      • Rawheyeh Ahmad Suliman a-Najar

        47 years old, resident of Khuza'a, Khan Yunis District, injured on 12 Jan 2009 in Khuza'ah, Khan Yunis District, by live ammunition, and died on 13 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while walking at the head of a group of women carrying a white flag after soldiers had called to residents to leave their houses. More on the incident

      • Firyal Kamal Mahmoud al-Bana

        23 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 12 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed along with three other persons, among them a doctor who was trying to help the wounded, in a shelling of the apartment building in which she lived.

      • Dalal 'Ashur Ass'ad al-Katati

        46 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 11 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a shell fired from an tank, and died on 12 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Hit while at home.

      • Mudallaleh Ahmad Muhammad Abu Rakbah

        82 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 11 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while fleeing with her family from their house after their neighbor's house was bombed.

      • Jamileh Hassan Ziyadah Ziyadah

        77 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 11 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed immediately after exiting her house with members of her family to care for wounded persons.

      • Hanan Fathi 'Abd al-Ghani a-Najar

        41 years old, resident of Khuza'a, Khan Yunis District, killed on 10 Jan 2009 in Khuza'ah, Khan Yunis District, by a phosphorus shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while she fled with her family to her parents' house after her house had been destroyed by the army.

      • Randah Jamal Faraj 'Abd Rabo

        43 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 10 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when a missile struck the grocery store of the 'Abd Rabo family.

      • In'am 'Abed Darwish al-Baba

        32 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 10 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while sitting with her family in the yard of their house.

      • Halimah Isma'il Ibrahim Saleh

        58 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 09 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her family.

      • Amal Ahmad Yasin al-Madhun

        21 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, injured on 09 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, and died on 11 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Wounded while at home and died later.

      • Fatimah Sa'id Mustafa Sa'ed

        42 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 09 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while standing in front of her house with members of her family.

      • Sumayah Jum'ah Sa'id Sa'ed

        19 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 09 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while standing in front of her house with members of her family.

      • Fatimah Faiz Muhammad al-Hilu

        21 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 09 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while visiting her sister's home.

      • Randah Faiz Muhammad Salahah

        34 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 09 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home with her four children and her sister.

      • Nujud Rajab Sweilem Ghiben

        29 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 08 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a shell fired from an tank. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home.

      • Ruqayah Muhammad Muhammad Abu a-Naja

        55 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 08 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed along with her son-in-law, Ihab al-Wahidi, in her home in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood.

      • Albina Vladimir Yusef al-Jaru

        25 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 08 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a shell fired from an tank. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her infant son while they were at home.

      • Faten 'Abd al-'Aziz Salmi Zneid

        31 years old, resident of Khan Yunis, killed on 08 Jan 2009 in al-Qararah, Khan Yunis District, by a missile fired from an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while fleeing with her family from their house to a school in the area.

      • Maathar Muhammad Salem Zneid

        23 years old, resident of al-Qararah, Khan Yunis District, killed on 08 Jan 2009 in al-Qararah, Khan Yunis District, by a missile fired from an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while fleeing with her family from their house to the local school.

      • Bader Muhammad Musa Abu Rashed

        72 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 07 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her family.

      • Khadrah 'Abd al-'Aziz 'Abd al-'Aziz 'Awad

        40 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by mortar fire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed by mortar fire that hit the street next to UNRWA's al-Fakhura school, in the Jabalya refugee camp, where persons had gone for refuge having been forced to leave their houses. Earlier, militants had fired rockets from the area. More on the incident

      • Rihab 'Abd al-Men'em Ramadan 'Awad

        47 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by mortar fire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed by mortar fire that hit the street next to UNRWA's al-Fakhura school, in the Jabalya refugee camp, where persons had gone for refuge after they had to leave their houses. Earlier, militants had fired rockets from the area. More on the incident

      • Alaa Mu'in Shafiq Dib

        19 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by mortar fire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with ten members of her family while she was standing in the entrance to her house, near al-Fakhura School. Earlier, armed militants had fired rockets from the area. More on the incident

      • Amal Matar Saleh Dib

        36 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by mortar fire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with ten members of her family while she was standing in the entrance to her house, near al-Fakhura School. Earlier, armed militants had fired rockets from the area. More on the incident

      • Fatimah Samir Shafiq Dib

        21 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by mortar fire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with ten members of her family while she was standing in the entrance to her house, near al-Fakhura School. Earlier, armed militants had fired rockets from the area. More on the incident

      • Shammah Salem Hussein Dib

        67 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by mortar fire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with ten members of her family in her home, near al-Fakhura School. Earlier, armed militants had fired rockets from the area. More on the incident

      • Mahzeyah Shehadeh Hassan Saleh

        50 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her husband, daughter, and daughter-in-law.

      • Samia Fathi 'Abd al-Fatah Saleh

        18 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her husband's parents and sister.

      • Hibah Jamil 'Ali 'Amshah

        28 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when she tried to return home to get provisions.

      • 'Afaf Muhammad al-'Abed Dmeidah

        29 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while hanging laundry on the roof of her house.

      • Kawkab Sa'id Hussein a-Dayah

        57 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed along with 21 relatives when the house in which they were in was bombed. The army admitted that the house had been bombed by mistake, and that the family had not been warned of the army's intention to bomb it. More on the incident

      • Raghdah Faiz Mesbah a-Dayah

        34 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with 21 members of her family when their house was bombed. Later, the army admitted the house had been bombed by mistake, and that the family was not given warning of the intention to bomb it. More on the incident

      • Rawdah Hilal Hussein a-Dayah

        28 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with 21 members of her family when their house was bombed. Later, the army admitted the house had been bombed by mistake, and that the family was not given warning of the intention to bomb it. More on the incident

      • Sabrin Faiz Mesbah a-Dayah

        24 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with 21 members of her family when their house was bombed. Later, the army admitted the house had been bombed by mistake, and that the family was not given warning of the intention to bomb it. More on the incident

      • Safaa Saleh Muhammad a-Dayah

        20 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with 21 members of her family when their house was bombed. Later, the army admitted the house had been bombed by mistake, and that the family was not given warning of the intention to bomb it. More on the incident

      • Tazal Isma'il Muhammad a-Dayah

        28 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with 21 members of her family when their house was bombed. Later, the army admitted the house had been bombed by mistake, and that the family was not given warning of the intention to bomb it. More on the incident

      • Fidaa Farid Salameh Abu Sh'ar

        20 years old, resident of Wadi a-Salqa, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in al-Mughraqa (Abu Midein), Gaza District. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when she went looking for her husband, Mahmud Abu Sh'ar, who had been shot and killed on his way home.

      • Heijar Isma'il Yusef Nseiwi

        60 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home as a result of the bombing of a neighbor's house.

      • Khadijeh 'Abd a-Razeq 'Abd al-Fatah Zamlat

        71 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at home with her son. Her grandson was wounded and died later from his wounds.

      • Islam Isma'il Suliman 'Abd al-Jawad

        26 years old, resident of al-Maghazi R.C, Deir al-Balah District, killed on 06 Jan 2009 in al-Maghazi R.C, Deir al-Balah District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while she was at home when the house of her neighbor, a Hamas operative, was bombed.

      • Hakmeh 'Abd a-Rahman Mustafa al-'Attar

        72 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, injured on 06 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed next to her house.

      • Muti'ah 'Abd a-Rahman Ibrahim a-Samuni

        66 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at the entrance to her house.

      • Fadwah Khalil Muhammad Kahil

        52 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with two members of her family when their house in a-Zeitun neighborhood was bombed.

      • Kamleh 'Ali Mustafa al-'Attar

        82 years old, resident of al-'Atatrah, North Gaza District, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in al-'Atatrah, North Gaza District. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Refused to join her son and grandchildren when they fled from the house on 5 January '09. Her body was found in the house when her family returned, on 20 January.

      • Amal Zaki 'Aref 'Aleiwa

        40 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a shell. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with four of her children when a shell penetrated their fourth-floor apartment in a-Shaja'iyah neighborhood.

      • Nahil Khaled 'Abd a-Rahman Abu 'Eashah

        31 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by shelling. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home with her husband and her three children in a-Nasser neighborhood, some 200 meters from the Internal Ministry headquarters and the former Palestinian Intelligence headquarters. B'Tselem's investigation indicates that armed militants apparently were not present in the area.

      • 'Ula Ma'sud Khalil 'Arafat

        27 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed by soldiers' firing in a-Zaitun neighborhood along with Shahd Haji and Muhammad Samir Haji, as they tried to get to a safe place together with other civilians.

      • Wafa Nabil 'Ali Abu Jarad

        21 years old, resident of Beit Hanun, North Gaza District, injured on 05 Jan 2009 in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza District, by flechette shells fired from an tank, and died on 07 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed by flechette-shell darts while in a condolence tent. Five other persons were killed in the incident.

      • Salimeh Mesleh Subhi Salam

        77 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a shell fired from an tank. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home.

      • Nai Faiz Yusef Hassan

        28 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 13 Feb 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home together with her father.

      • Khadrah al-'Abed Khalil al-Maleh

        80 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home in a-Shaja'iyah neighborhood.

      • Lubna Fouad Tawfiq al-Maleh

        27 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 05 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home in a-Shaja'iyah neighborhood.

      • Majedah 'Abd al-Karim Abu Hajaj

        35 years old, resident of Juhor a-Dik, Gaza District, killed on 04 Jan 2009 in Juhor a-Dik, Gaza District, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her mother by a soldier who fired from a tank as she walked with a group of persons carrying a white flag. Their bodies were left in the street until the army withdrew because ambulances were not allowed to reach the site. Previously , the family had to leave their house, which was shelled. More on the incident

      • Rayah Salameh Salman Abu Hajaj

        56 years old, resident of Deir al-Balah, killed on 04 Jan 2009 in Juhor a-Dik, Gaza District, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her daughter by a soldier who fired from a tank as she walked with a group of persons carrying a white flag. Their bodies were left in the street until the army withdrew because ambulances were not allowed to reach the site. Previously , the family had to leave their house, which was shelled. More on the incident

      • Ghadah Riad Rajab Abu Halimah

        21 years old, resident of al-'Atatrah, North Gaza District, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by a phosphorus shell, and died on 29 Mar 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Was severely burned when a white phosphorous shell struck her house, and died later from her wounds. Four others from her family were burned to death in the incident and her father-in-law was killed when struck directly by the shell. Four other family members, including her infant daughter, suffered burns. More on the incident

      • Jamileh 'Abd al-'Aziz Salem a-Da'ur

        61 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 04 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Her body and the body of her son were found bullet-ridden in their home.

      • Safeyeh Salem Hussein Haydar

        41 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, and died on 14 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while next to her house.

      • Ibtesam Ahmad Muhammad al-Qanu'

        40 years old, resident of Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, killed on 04 Jan 2009 in Beit Lahiya, North Gaza District, by live ammunition. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Soldiers demolished her house with a bulldozer and shot and killed her when she exited the house with her mother-in-law, waving a white flag.

      • Hanan Khamis Sa'di a-Samuni

        35 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Laila Nabih Mahmoud a-Samuni

        44 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Maha Muhammad Ibrahim a-Samuni

        20 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Rabab 'Izzat 'Ali a-Samuni

        36 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Rahmeh Muhammad Mahmoud a-Samuni

        46 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Razaqeh Muhammad Mahmoud a-Samuni

        55 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Safaa Subhi Muhammad a-Samuni

        23 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 04 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile, and died on 05 Jan 2009. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in a-Zeitun neighborhood when soldiers ordered the extended Samuni family to gather in the house of one of the family members. The next morning, the house was bombed and collapsed on its occupants, killing 21 of the family, and injuring many. For two days, soldiers prohibited the Red Cross from removing the injured.

      • Rida Khalil Hassan 'Ali

        42 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 04 Jan 2009 next to Netzarim, Deir al-Balah District, by gunfire. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while riding in a taxi with members of her family. More on the incident

      • 'Awatef Salman Salameh Abu Khusah

        45 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 03 Jan 2009 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while trying to salvage the body of Iyad Khusah.

      • Iman Nimer Suliman al-'Arur

        26 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 03 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home with four members of her family.

      • Tahani Kamal Abu 'Aish

        19 years old, resident of Juhor a-Dik, Gaza District, killed on 02 Jan 2009 in Juhor a-Dik, Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed when struck in the head with shrapnel. She was at home, about 700 meters from the Israeli border. The firing was apparently aimed at an adjacent site from which rockets had been fired.

      • Hiyam 'Abd a-Rahman Rayan

        45 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 01 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by shelling from a fighter jet. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Wife of Nizar Rayan, a senior Hamas official. She was killed along with 15 members of her family when the family's house was bombed. The army contends that the house was used to store ammunition and a tunnel had been built under it. According to officials, the army warned the family but they refused to leave the house. More on the incident

      • Iman Khalil Rayan

        45 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 01 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by shelling from a fighter jet. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Wife of Nizar Rayan, a senior Hamas official. She was killed along with 15 members of her family when the family's house was bombed. The army contends that the house was used to store ammunition and a tunnel had been built under it. The army warned the family, but they refused to leave. More on the incident

      • Nawal Isma'il Rayan

        40 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 01 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by shelling from a fighter jet. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Wife of Nizar Rayan, a senior Hamas official. She was killed along with 15 members of her family when the family's house was bombed. The army contends that the house was used to store ammunition and a tunnel had been built under it. According to officials, the army warned the family but they refused to leave the house. More on the incident

      • Shirin Sa'id Rayan

        25 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 01 Jan 2009 in Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, by shelling from a fighter jet. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Wife of Nizar Rayan, a senior Hamas official. She was killed along with 15 members of her family when the family's house was bombed. The army contends that the house was used to store ammunition and a tunnel had been built under it. The army warned the family, but they refused to leave. More on the incident

      • Fatimah Salah Isma'il Salah

        42 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 01 Jan 2009 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while she was at home with her family.

  • 2008

    • December

      • Iman Hassan Mahmoud Abu 'Aridah

        34 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 31 Dec 2008 in a-Shaburah (R.C), Rafah District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at her home from a missile the army fired on an adjacent park.

      • Fatimah Abu Jabah Faraj 'Alush

        63 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 31 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed at home.

      • Maysaa Munir Yihya Kashku

        20 years old, resident of Gaza city, injured on 30 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by shelling from a fighter jet, and died on 28 Dec 2008. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while at her home in a-Zeitun neighborhood. More on the incident

      • Rawyah Rajab Ahmad 'Awad

        33 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 28 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while waiting for a taxi next to the police station that was bombed in a-Shaja'iyah neighborhood.

      • Myasarah Muhammad Muhammad 'Udwan

        47 years old, resident of Beit Hanun, North Gaza District, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed while on her way to buy provisions.

      • Sarah 'Eid 'Ali al-Hawajri

        57 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Jabalya, North Gaza District, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed in the bombing of the National Security building as she passed on her way to buy provisions at the market.

      • Fadiyah Jaber Jaber Abu Hweige

        23 years old, resident of Gaza city, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by a missile. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Killed with her father and two brothers in their home next to a police station and a Hamas training base that were bombed. More on the incident

      • Wafa Marwan 'Ali a-Dasuqi

        18 years old, resident of Khan Yunis, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by a missile fired from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Student at the UNRWA professional training center. She was killed with 12 other persons next to the center while waiting for a ride.

      • Ne'meh 'Ali Ahmad al-Maghari

        18 years old, resident of Rafah, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by a missile fired from an aircraft. Did not participate in hostilities Additional information: Student at the UNRWA professional training center. She was killed with 12 other persons next to the center while waiting for a ride.

      • Huda Hani Hussni Zuhd

        22 years old, resident of Jabalya R.C, North Gaza District, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by shelling. Additional information: Killed at police station near the Legislative Council building.

      • Nazek Hassan Yasin Abu Rayya

        27 years old, resident of Jabalya, North Gaza District, killed on 27 Dec 2008 in Gaza city, by shelling. Additional information: Killed in Security and Defense Department headquarters.

110 Palestinian women killed by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip, during Operation Cast Lead