Muhammad Saber Suleiman, a 15-year-old boy, and his father, Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Jabalia, northern Gaza on May 10th 2021, according to local reports.
Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, 38, was reportedly a commander in the Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam brigades, according to the Defense for Children International Palestine report. This was confirmed in a post on the organisation’s website.
Al-Haq reported that at 6:10 PM one missile targeted the father and son while they worked on their agricultural land in the Jabal Al-Kashef area, east of Izbt Abd Rabbo. In a Facebook post, a relative said the strike had targeted Mr. Suleiman’s car.
Defense for Children International Palestine and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that a drone had been used to carry out the strike.
Mahmoud Suliman, a relative told The Nation: “We can’t believe that we lost Saber and his son. Saber had a good reputation and we won’t forget him.” He called on “the resistance” of Hamas and Gaza’s armed groups to avenge the loss.
Images and videos, found by @DigFind_ and others, showed Muhammad Saber Suleiman dressed in uniform and firing weapons. However, no official channels verify if he is a member of a militant organization.
The bodies of the father and son were taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza where it was declared they had died from shrapnel wounds.
Saber and his son were buried in Jabaliya camp, north Gaza.
The incident occured at approximately 6:10 pm local time.
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Reports of the incident mention the Al Kashef hill (تلة الكاشف) in the neighbourhood of Ezbet Abd Rabbu (عزبة عبد ربه), east of Jabalia (جباليا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Kashef hill are: 31.523208, 34.501505.