Gaza health ministry says most of at least 100 killed in Israeli air strikes are non-combatants, half are women and children
Khan Younis (July 10) – They never lived to see the final score.
Inside the Fun Time Beach café on Gaza’s Mediterranean shore, nine friends and siblings gathered around a portable television powered by a generator to watch Argentina take on Holland in the semi finals of the World Cup.
At 11.30pm, half an hour into the match, an Israeli missile blasted through the flimsy roof of the tumbledown structure to scatter the social gathering in bloody mayhem.
The strike killed Mohammed Fawana along with three sets of brothers – Ahmed and Suleiman Astal, 18 and 16, their cousin Musa, also 16, Mohammed and Ibrahim Ganan, 24, and 25, and Hamdi and Ibrahim Sawaleh, 20 and 28.
A third Sawaleh brother, Salim, 23, was still missing on Thursday, with giant earth moving machines upturning huge quantities of sand in a search for his body.
Robert Tait, Telegraph
Bilal al-Astal recounts bombing that killed 9 in Gazan café, where he and others were watching a World Cup match