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A Phosphorus Bomb Landed In Her House

Black clouds of dust spread to cover the skies of the Gaza Strip in the early morning of Saturday 27th of December, 2008. Multiple Israeli war planes started a series of air raids in over than sixty different locations of police stations and compounds as the first day of a 23 days war in Gaza started. Palestinian medical sources in Gaza declared that at least 1300 Palestinians were killed, nearly a third of them children. Sabha Abu Halima’s house was mostly destroyed by fire after it was hit by a phosphorus bomb that landed in her house. Sabha, her son Ali and granddaughter Farah (2), were seriously burnt. The father of the family, Sa’ad Alah Matr Abu Halima, and five of his children were killed.