Palestinian Antoine Ayyad Says His Mother Was First Christian to Be Killed In Gaza War

An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155 mm shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip on July 30, 2014. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
An Israeli artillery gun fires a 155 mm shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip on July 30, 2014.
Photo by Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

The major news media is focusing once again on casualties at a U.N. school in Gaza that was struck by Israeli tank shells.

But they failed to report that Hamas has been using their own children and other civilians as human shields by using schools and mosques to hide weapons and launch rockets against Israeli civilians.

Hamas’ military chief in Gaza said his fighters are “eager for death” and vowed to keep fighting until Israel’s seven-year blockade of the strip was lifted.

That comes as Israel’s sea, land, and air offensive continues to strike at key Hamas control centers, including a hit on Gaza’s only power plant, leaving most of the city without electricity.

Gazans are struggling to cope with the devastation. In one of the hardest hit areas of this city, a Palestinian Christian is among the casualties.

Three days after an Israeli air strike killed his 60-year-old mother and destroyed their home, Palestinian Christian Antoine Ayyad has returned to what’s left of the home, searching through rubble trying to salvage what he can.

“I can still smell her! This is her blood-soaked clothes! This is a piece of her burned hair,” he told CBN News.

“On Sunday my mother become the first Christian killed in the Gaza war,” Ayyad said.

Ayyad said his mother was on her way to church, carrying this cross in her hand, when a missile struck their house.

“The wall collapsed on her body right over there and severed her legs. In this corner, my brother was severely injured and my father was on the roof, but thank God he survived,” Ayyad said.

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SOURCE: CBN News
George Thomas

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