This page contains the names of the dead of Operation Pillar of Defence, an attack against the people of the enclave of Gaza waged by Israeli nationalists between 14th and 21st November 2012. Operation Pillar of Defence killed 165 men, women and children of Gaza along with six Israeli's. During the 20th and 21st November 2012, representatives of the Egyptian and United States governments attempted to impose a truce. Operation Pillar of Defence had been building since the 7th October 2012 after Israeli nationalists using weapons supplied to them by the United States, assassinated a number of Palestinian men they claimed had been involved with attacks against Israeli's going back as far as 2009.

The al-Dalou family.

The al-Dalou family.

Four children from the al-Dalou family lay dead on a mortuary table at Shifa hospital in Gaza.

The children had been killed when an Israeli nationalist F16 aircraft had bombed their home on 18th November 2012.

Along with the four children, another six adults from the family had been killed including two neighbours.

This page contains the names of the dead of Operation Pillar of Defence, an attack against the people of the enclave of Gaza waged by Israeli nationalists between 14th and 21st November 2012. Operation Pillar of Defence killed 165 men, women and children of Gaza along with six Israeli's. During the 20th and 21st November 2012, representatives of the Egyptian and United States governments attempted to impose a truce. Operation Pillar of Defence had been building since the 7th October 2012 after Israeli nationalists using weapons supplied to them by the United States, assassinated a number of Palestinian men they claimed had been involved with attacks against Israeli's going back as far as 2009.

Operation Pillar of Defence was executed using three specific types of military assault strategies carefully combined together; specific targeting of individuals and vehicles in Gaza with wire-guided missiles deployed from Apache helicopter gunships, indiscriminate bombing with large non-directional bombs slung under the bodies of fixed wing aircraft, and finally, general and highly indiscriminate shelling of Gaza using heavy artillery. While a number of Hamas and associated operatives were certainly targeted in Gaza, an equally large number of civilians in Gaza were also deliberately targeted. This is a crime under international law.

The table below depicts the names of the dead of both sides killed during Operation Pillar of Defence waged by Israel against Hamas and the people of Gaza. If you wish to update, correct or revise the names of the dead, please contact us using the email address provided.

If you have any further information about any of the people contained in thefollowing table, or you wish to add information to this table to make it morecomplete, or you believe that information contained in this table is inaccurateand wish to correct it; please contact terry.bunch@terencebunch.co.uk. paragraph

Operation Pillar of Defence, the Names of the Dead.


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  • Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi
  • Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi
  • 7
    Hiba Adel al-Mash-Harawi
  • 19
  • 14/11/2012
  • Gaza City
  • Died as a result of shelling carried out by Israeli nationalists . Hiba was reported to have been six months pregnant at the time of her death http://www.imemc.org/article/64561
  • Rani Hammad
  • Rani Hammad
  • 12
    Rani Hammad
  • 29
  • 15/11/2012
  • Beit Lahiya town, northern Gaza Strip
  • Struck by missiles fired from unmanned drones being flown remotely by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64565
  • Khaled Abi Nasser
  • Khaled Abi Nasser
  • 13
    Khaled Abi Nasser
  • 27
  • 15/11/2012
  • Beit Lahiya town, northern Gaza Strip
  • Struck by missiles fired from unmanned drones being flown remotely by Israeli nationalists . Nasser was killed in the same incident as Hammad above http://www.imemc.org/article/64565
  • Marwan Abu Al-Qumsan
  • Marwan Abu Al-Qumsan
  • 14
    Marwan Abu Al-Qumsan
  • 52
  • 15/11/2012
  • Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
  • Died on 15th November 2012 as a result of injuries sustained during a missile assault on residential properties on 14th November 2012.
  • Waleed Al-Abadla
  • Waleed Al-Abadla
  • 15
    Waleed Al-Abadla
  • 2
  • 15/11/2012
  • Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip
  • Died on 15th November 2012 as a result of injuries sustained during a missile assault on residential properties on 14th November 2012.
  • Muhammad Iyad Saadallah
  • Muhammad Iyad Saadallah
  • 19
    Muhammad Iyad Saadallah
  • 3
  • 16/11/2012
  • Gaza City
  • Died of internal injuries as a result of blast exposure carried out by Israeli nationalists . Muhammad is the child pictured with Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil and Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya during the Egyptian delegates visit to Gaza as Israeli nationalists began their attacks. This brought forward widespread disinformation in the west with nationalists propaganda elements claiming the boy had been killed by Hamas.
  • Ayman Abu Warda
  • Ayman Abu Warda
  • 20
    Ayman Abu Warda
  • 22
  • 16/11/2012
  • Gaza
  • Killed by shelling carried out by Israeli nationalists .
  • Younis Kamal Tafesh
  • Younis Kamal Tafesh
  • 23
    Younis Kamal Tafesh
  • 55
  • 16/11/2012
  • Gaza
  • NK - Probably aerial strike by Israeli nationalists .
  • Mohammed Talal Suliman
  • Mohammed Talal Suliman
  • 24
    Mohammed Talal Suliman
  • 28
  • 16/11/2012
  • Gaza
  • NK - Probably aerial strike by Israeli nationalists .
  • Usama Abdul-Jawad
  • Usama Abdul-Jawad
  • 32
    Usama Abdul-Jawad
  • 27
  • 17/11/2012
  • Al-Maghazi refugee camp, Gaza
  • Severely mutilated after Israeli nationalists shelled Al-Maghazi refugee camp http://www.imemc.org/article/64578
  • Ashraf Hassan Darwish
  • Ashraf Hassan Darwish
  • 33
    Ashraf Hassan Darwish
  • 22
  • 17/11/2012
  • Al-Maghazi refugee camp, Gaza
  • Severely mutilated after Israeli nationalists shelled Al-Maghazi refugee camp http://www.imemc.org/article/64578
  • Abdul-Hakim Al-Mana'ma
  • Abdul-Hakim Al-Mana'ma
  • 34
    Abdul-Hakim Al-Mana'ma
  • 20
  • 17/11/2012
  • Al-Maghazi refugee camp, Gaza
  • Severely mutilated after Israeli nationalists shelled Al-Maghazi refugee camp http://www.imemc.org/article/64578
  • Mukhlis Edwan
  • Mukhlis Edwan
  • 35
    Mukhlis Edwan
  • 30
  • 17/11/2012
  • Tal Al-Sultan neighborhood in Rafah, Gaza
  • Killed after missile or bombs were fired or dropped onto residential area by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64578
  • Ahmad Al-Atrush
  • Ahmad Al-Atrush
  • 37
    Ahmad Al-Atrush
  • 22
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • Samaher Qidih
  • Samaher Qidih
  • 42
    Samaher Qidih
  • 26
  • 17/11/2012
  • Khan Younis, Gaza
  • Killed when her home was shelled by Israeli nationalists .
  • Hani Bre'm
  • Hani Bre'm
  • 44
    Hani Bre'm
  • 31
  • 17/11/2012
  • Al-Masdar, Gaza
  • NK
  • Tamer Al-Hamry
  • Tamer Al-Hamry
  • 45
    Tamer Al-Hamry
  • 26
  • 17/11/2012
  • Deer Al-Balah, Gaza
  • Serious injuries. Died later.
  • The following ten entries document the killing of four children and six adults of the al-Dalou family who died after the four storey building they had been living in was destroyed by an Israeli nationalist F16 aircraft on 18th November 2012. Two neighbours, Ameena a-Miznar (83) and Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mzanner (23) were also killed in the same attack.

  • al-Dalou massacre, family home destroyed by Israeli nationalists bombing.
  • The four storey building which had been home to the al-Dalou family was completely destroyed by Israeli nationalists on 18th November 2012. Ten members of the al-Dalou family died either during the initial explosion, or as a result of suffocation and crushing as the building collapsed on top of them. Eight members of the family, including four children, were recovered on the 18th and another two adults were recovered the following day. 18th November 2012.

  • 8 members of the al-dalou family are prepared for their funeral.
  • Eight shrouded members of the al-Dalou family (four adults and four children) are laid out prior to their funerals. A further two adults are still unacounted for at the time the funeral is held. 19th November 2012.

  • Ameena a-Miznar
  • Ameena a-Miznar
  • 63
    Ameena a-Miznar
  • 83
  • 18/11/2012
  • Gaza City
  • Family home struck by bomb ordnance dropped from Israeli nationalist F16 fixed wing aircraft. Ameena and Abdallah (below) were neighbours of the al-Dalou's http://www.imemc.org/article/64620
  • Abdallah Mohammed a-Miznar
  • Abdallah Mohammed a-Miznar
  • 64
    Abdullah Mohammed a-Miznar
  • 23
  • 18/11/2012
  • Gaza City
  • Family home struck by bomb ordnance dropped from Israeli nationalist F16 fixed wing aircraft. Abdallah and Ameena (above) were neighbours of the al-Dalou's http://www.imemc.org/article/64620
  • Suheil Hammad
  • Suheil Hammad
  • 65
    Suheil Hammad
  • 45
  • 18/11/2012
  • Gaza
  • Vehicle he and his son Mo'men (below) were travelling in struck by a missile fired by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64620
  • Mo'men Suheil Hamada
  • Mo'men Suheil Hamada
  • 66
    Mo'men Suheil Hamada
  • 15
  • 18/11/2012
  • Gaza
  • Vehicle he and his son Mo'men (below) were travelling in struck by a missile fired by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64620
  • Atiyya Mubarak
  • Atiyya Mubarak
  • 67
    Atiyya Mubarak
  • 55
  • 18/11/2012
  • An-Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza
  • Struck by missile or bomb ordnance fired or dropped by Israeli nationalists . Abdallah and Ameena (above) were neighbours of the al-Dalou's http://www.imemc.org/article/64592
  • Hussam Abu Shaweish
  • Hussam Abu Shaweish
  • 68
    Hussam Abu Shaweish
  • 35
  • 18/11/2012
  • An-Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza
  • Struck by missile or bomb ordnance fired or dropped by Israeli nationalists . Abdallah and Ameena (above) were neighbours of the al-Dalou's http://www.imemc.org/article/64592
  • Hussein Jalal Nasser
  • Hussein Jalal Nasser
  • 73
    Hussein Jalal Nasser
  • 8
  • 19/11/2012
  • Jabalia, northern Gaza
  • Died of wounds due to shelling of his home by Israeli nationalists . Hussein is the son of Jalal Nasser (below) http://www.imemc.org/article/64596
  • Jalal Nasser
  • Jalal Nasser
  • 74
    Jalal Nasser
  • 35
  • 19/11/2012
  • Jabalia, northern Gaza
  • Died of wounds due to shelling of his home by Israeli nationalists . Jalal is the father of Hussein Jalal Nasser (above) http://www.imemc.org/article/64596
  • Hussam Al-Zeiny.
  • Hussam Al-Zeiny.
  • 77
    Hussam Al-Zeiny.
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • Mohammed Jindiyya
  • Mohammed Jindiyya
  • 79
    Mohammed Jindiyya
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • Abdullah Harb Abu Khater
  • Abdullah Harb Abu Khater
  • 88
    Abdullah Harb Abu Khater
  • 21
  • 19/11/2012
  • Khan Younis, Gaza
  • Killed when a motorbike driving past in the street was targeted by Israeli nationalists with missiles. The riders of the motorcycle were unharmed http://www.imemc.org/article/64601
  • Mahmoud  Saeed Abu Khater
  • Mahmoud  Saeed Abu Khater
  • 89
    Mahmoud Saeed Abu Khater
  • 34
  • 19/11/2012
  • Khan Younis, Gaza
  • Killed when a motorbike driving past in the street was targeted by Israeli nationalists with missiles. The riders of the motorcycle were unharmed http://www.imemc.org/article/64601
  • Hussam Abdeljawad
  • Hussam Abdeljawad
  • 93
    Hussam Abdeljawad
  • NK
  • 19/11/2012
  • Saftawi street, Gaza
  • Killed when the vehicle he was travelling in was struck by a missile fired by Israel nationalists. Abdeljawad's body, like most killed by missile strike, was completely destroyed with para-medic personel being forced to collect body parts from the surrounding area http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Ramadan Ahmad Mahmoud
  • Ramadan Ahmad Mahmoud
  • 94
    Ramadan Ahmad Mahmoud
  • 20
  • 17/11/2012 (dod 19/11/2012)
  • al-Maghazi, Gaza
  • Killed when the vehicle he was travelling in was struck by a missile fired by Israel nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • A'ed Radi
  • A'ed Radi
  • 96
    A'ed Radi
  • NK
  • 19/11/2012
  • al-Nusseirat Camp, west of Gaza city
  • Died after a missile was fired into the al-Nusseirat camp by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Ameer Al-Malahi
  • Ameer Al-Malahi
  • 97
    Ameer Al-Malahi
  • NK
  • 19/11/2012
  • al-Nusseirat Camp, west of Gaza city
  • Died after a missile was fired into the al-Nusseirat camp by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Ramez Harb
  • Ramez Harb
  • 98
    Ramiz Harb
  • 36
  • 19/11/2012
  • al-Shorouq building in Gaza City
  • Died after a missile was fired into the al-Shorouq media centre building housing al-Aqsa TV and also a number of other media outlets http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Salem Sweilem
  • Salem Sweilem
  • 99
    Salem Bulus Swelim
  • 53
  • 19/11/2012
  • al-Shorouq building in Gaza City
  • Died after a missile was fired into the al-Shorouq media centre building housing al-Aqsa TV and also a number of other media outlets http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Mohammed Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra
  • Mohammed Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra
  • 108
    Mohammed Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra
  • 20
  • 20/11/2012
  • Rafah, Gaza
  • Killed when his home was destroyed by a missile fired from an Apache helicopter flown by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Ahmad Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra
  • Ahmad Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra
  • 109
    Ahmad Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra
  • 18
  • 20/11/2012
  • Rafah, Gaza
  • Killed when his home was destroyed by a missile fired from an Apache helicopter flown by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64605
  • Ahmad Khaled Doghmosh
  • Ahmad Khaled Doghmosh
  • 116
    Ahmed Khaled Durghmush
  • 23
  • 14/11/2012 (dod 18/11/2012)
  • Tel al Hawa, Gaza City
  • Severe brain trauma, caused by shrapnel from an explosion after an airstrike carried out by Israeli nationalists . Died some days later at el-Arish hospital in north Sinai in Egypt after being transferred for specialist treatment http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2012/gaza161112p.html
  • Ameen Mahmoud Asad Al-Dadda
  • Ameen Mahmoud Asad Al-Dadda
  • 121
    Ameen Mahmoud Asad Al-Dadda
  • 22
  • 20/11/2012
  • Baghdad street, Shijaeyya, west Gaza
  • Possible airstrike
  • Yosra Basil Murtada Al-Shawwa
  • Yosra Basil Murtada Al-Shawwa
  • 125
    Yosra Basil Murtada Al-Shawwa
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • NK
  • In order to explain the targeting of journalists by the Israeli nationalists , we have included the following:

    The following audio segment is a recording made by the BBC's Middle East Bureau Chief Paul Danahar of Avital Leibovich, an Israeli nationalists representative.

    The recording was made on 18th November in the late morning after reports had surfaced that the Israeli nationalists had attacked two news gathering buildings in Gaza very early in the morning. Six journalists were injured in the attack with one losing a leg to amputation due to blast injuries.

    Original recording here: http://audioboo.fm/boos/1065546-audio-of-israeli-idf-defending-attack-on-media-building-in-gaza#t=0m0s

  • Mahmoud Mohammed Hussein Al-Zahry
  • Mahmoud Mohammed Hussein Al-Zahry
  • 128
    Mahmoud Mohammed Hussein Al-Zahry
  • NK
  • 20/11/2012
  • Possibly Beit Hanoun, Gaza
  • Possible airstrike
  • Tareq Azmy Mustafa Hjeila
  • Tareq Azmy Mustafa Hjeila
  • 129
    Tareq Azmy Mustafa Hjeila
  • NK
  • 20/11/2012
  • Possibly Beit Hanoun, Gaza
  • Possible airstrike
  • Mohammed Musa Abu Eisha
  • Mohammed Musa Abu Eisha
  • 130
    Mohammed Mousa Abu Aisha
  • 24
  • 20/11/2012
  • Deir al-Balah, Gaza
  • Journalist killed while on foot when he was struck by a missile fired from an Israeli drone or aircraft flown by Israeli nationalists . Abu Aisha was the director of Al-Quds Educational Radio http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=540287
  • Shawqi Abu Sneima
  • Shawqi Abu Sneima
  • 136
    Shawqi Abu Sneima
  • 24
  • 20/11/2012
  • Rafah
  • Possibly killed while on riding a motorbike.
  • Mustafa Awad Abu Hamidan
  • Mustafa Awad Abu Hamidan
  • 140
    Mustafa Awad Abu Hamidan
  • NK
  • 21/11/2012
  • Possibly Jabalia, Gaza
  • Possible airstrike
  • Talal Al-Assaly
  • Talal Al-Assaly
  • 147
    Talal Saadi al-Assali
  • 48
  • 21/11/2012
  • Ebad al-Rahman, Jabalya, Gaza
  • Died after a missile was fired at their home from an unmanned drone flown by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64623
  • Ayman Talal Al-Assaly
  • Ayman Talal Al-Assaly
  • 148
    Ayman Talal Al-Assaly
  • 19
  • 21/11/2012
  • Ebad al-Rahman, Jabalya, Gaza
  • Died after a missile was fired at their home from an unmanned drone flown by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64623
  • Hadil Talal Al-Assaly
  • Hadil Talal Al-Assaly
  • 149
    Hadil (Abeer) Talal Al-Assaly
  • 12
  • 21/11/2012
  • Ebad al-Rahman, Jabalya, Gaza
  • Died after a missile was fired at their home from an unmanned drone flown by Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64623
  • Abderrahman Na'eem
  • Abderrahman Na'eem
  • 150
    Abdul-Rahman Naim
  • 2
  • 21/11/2012
  • Ni'ma tower in Gaza City
  • Died during bombardment of missiles or bombs fired or dropped from Israeli nationalists http://www.imemc.org/article/64612
  • Musab Ayish
  • Musab Ayish
  • 161
    Musab Ayish
  • NK
  • 17/11/2012 (dod 21/11/2012)
  • Gaza City
  • Killed in an Israeli attack on Sheikh-Redwan bridge in Gaza City at 8:50 pm.
  • Musab Ayish
  • Musab Ayish
  • 162
    Ahmad Abu Momseh
  • 10
  • 23/11/2012
  • Maghazi camp, Gaza Strip
  • Succumbed to injuries previously inflicted by Israeli nationalists .
  • Musab Ayish
  • Musab Ayish
  • 163
    Zaki Saeed Mohadadah
  • 42
  • 23/11/2012
  • Maghazi camp, Gaza Strip
  • Succumbed to injuries previously inflicted by Israeli nationalists .
  • Musab Ayish
  • Musab Ayish
  • 164
    Jouda Sulaiman Amran Shamallakh
  • 30
  • 23/11/2012
  • Maghazi camp, Gaza Strip
  • Succumbed to injuries previously inflicted by Israeli nationalists .
  • In addition to the 165 Palestinian dead, there are a further 6 Israeli dead who are named below.