Gaza Mother Dies Shielding Her Children

Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group - July 11, 2014

Tuesday night, Suha Hamad, 25 years old, sacrificed her own life to save those of her four children.

Suha took her last breath saving their lives, according to Ma'an News Agency.

When the power went out at 11 pm, on Tuesday evening, Suha took three of her children to sleep the night in their grandmother’s room.

Thinking it was the safest, she went back to get her four-month-old baby, when she was hit by shrapnel from an Israeli missile.

Suha’s father, Mahdi Hamad, said, "Nobody called us to evacuate the house and there aren’t any resistance members around it. Glass was shattered behind the children and men fell into a big pool of blood."

Her mother aks: "Who do they have to live for when they lost both their mother and father?

"What crime have these children committed to be punished like that?"

Israel targeted the Hamad family house killing six family members, Ibrahim Muhammad Hamad, 26, Mahdi Muhammad Hamad, 46, Fawziyeh Khalil Hamad 62, Dunia Mahdi Hamad, 16, and Suha Hamad, 25.

All of the children survived but one, a toddler, who is now in the ICU, Ma'an has reported.