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An Israeli Airstrike Killed This Seven-Year-Old Girl In Gaza, Leaving Her Body Hanging On A Wall

The image of seven-year-old Sidra Hassouna has horrified people around the world.

A photo of a seven-year-old Palestinian girl, who was found with her legs blown off, dangling from a wall after an Israeli airstrike on Rafah in Gaza has horrified people around the world.

The girl, later identified as Sidra Hassouna, had been flung out due to the powerful impact of the airstrike on Rafah in southern Gaza on Monday Feb. 12, leaving her dangling from the ruins of a destroyed building.

Sidra is the cousin of the wife of the Palestinian ambassador to the UK, Hussam Zomlot. Zomlot said the rest of Sidra’s family had also been killed in the airstrike.

“My wife’s aunt Suzan, her husband Fouzy Hassouna, two of their sons, Muhammad and Karam, Karam’s wife Amouna and her three children (7-year-old twins Sidra and Suzan, and 15-month-old Malik) were all killed,” Zomlot wrote on social media.

Sidra’s family had been forced to flee their home in the north of Gaza and took shelter in Rafah.

The airstrikes came after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that its forces intend to invade Rafah, where about 1.4 million Palestinians are trapped with nowhere to go.

Since Oct. 7, Israel’s airstrikes and ground offensive on Gaza have killed more than 28,000 Palestinians, more than 70% of them women and children.

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