Article – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights
Amna Hijazi (46), mother of Mohammed and Suhaib Hijazi and wife of Fouad Hijazi, who were killed in the Israeli offensive in November 2012
At approximately 19:20 on Monday 19 November 2012, during the latest Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, an Israeli military plane fired a missile at the house of Fouad Khalil Hijazi (46) in the north of Jabalya. The house was destroyed, and Fouad and his two children, Mohammed (4) and Suhaib (2), were killed. 28 civilians, including 7 residents of the house, were also injured in the accident.
The house was reduced to rubble, totally levelled by the Israeli airstrike. Amna Hijazi (46), Fouad’s wife and mother of the eight Hijazi children, was pulled from the rubble. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was transferred to a hospital in Al Arish in Egypt to receive medical treatment. A photograph of the Hijazi family funeral, taken by Swedish photographer Paul Hansen, became an iconic image of the November offensive and was named World Press Photo of the year for 2012. Amna was not present at the funeral. When she awoke in the hospital, a few days after the attack, she was told of the death of her husband and two of her children. Read more »