5-year-old Alaa Qadoum was at her grandfather’s residence within the northern Gaza Strip on Friday when her father and one other relative arrived by bike at a close-by mosque, in line with 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 family members might plant a number of remaining kisses on her brow earlier than she was laid to relaxation. A shiny pink bow tied most of her hair again.
Alaa was amongst greater than a dozen individuals killed in two days of Israeli airstrikes on…