Israeli military forces shelled farmland in Beit Lahia in the Northern Gaza Strip, killing one civilian and one combatant according to multiple sources.
The civilian killed during the shelling was named as 25 year old farmer Suhaib Abd Al Raheem Awad Ghanem by several sources. He was allegedly a member of Fatah.
The other victim was named as Yahya Mansour Ghaben by several sources. He was seriously injured in the shelling and was transferred to Shifa Hospital where he died from his injuries four days later. The majority of sources reported his age to be 24, however one source claimed he was 25.
Whilst several reports claimed that at the time of the shelling the two victims were farmers working on the land, several photos posted subsequently show Yahya Mansour Ghaben in military uniform and a subsequent post by Al Qassam Brigades reported him as a combatant, calling him a “Mujahid Qassami”.
Two sources reported that the incident occurred at approximately 5.30pm, whilst another source put the time of incident at approximately 5.50pm.The majority of sources attributed the strikes to Israel.
The incident occured at approximately 5:30 pm local time.
- Suhaib Abd Al Raheem Awad Ghanem 25 years old male killed
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Reports of the incident mention farmland being struck in the vicinity of Beit Lahiya (بيت لاهيا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Beit Lahiya are: 31.551195, 34.509152.