Obada Mustafa Naser Al-Mahmoum

Date of birth 23 Apr 2012
Date of death 01 Aug 2014

Location Rafah

2-year-old Obada from Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip became so frightened of the sound of explosions, that he would always stick close to his mother. “He used to like to play with his toys,” his grandmother said.  

On 1 October 2014, there was a violent Israeli shelling. The Al Mahmoum family decided to evacuate their house. Civilian groups were targeted by Israeli shells while they were trying to find shelter within the UNRWA schools. People who managed to reach the school informed others in the shelter about the killing of the Al Mahmoum family members, including Obada.