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Palestinian Boy Who Narrowly Escaped Death in Nov. Israeli Airstrike Is Killed in Aid Airdrop

HeadlineApr 18, 2024

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy who survived an Israeli airstrike on his home in November has now died after being hit in the head with a package that was being dropped from the sky. Zein Oroq died on Sunday. The airstrike in November had killed 17 members of his extended family. This is Zein’s grandfather, Ali Oroq.

Ali Oroq: “The first time, when the house was hit by a strike, he came out from under the rubble with wounds in his head, hand and leg. God saved him. Then, like the rest of the youth and children, because of hunger and frustration, he went to get a meal, a can of fava beans, a kilogram of rice or flour. … The worst catastrophe is the one that makes you laugh. They kill my family and send meals for those who are left, and the one who followed the meal died, as a child.”

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