When the correspondent visited the house of Rana on Sunday, December 12, blood stains were still covering the dinning chair, table and her bed.
Her family was still in shock three days after the fatal incident that took place on Friday, December 10.
“This is the crime scene,” Rana’s father, who refused to listen to doctors’ advice to stay in hospital to be able to attend her funeral, told IOL.
Fighting back his tears and leg pains, Rana’s father, 50, very cautiously, leads the mourners [or well-wishers, as Palestinians consider their victims martyrs who deserve congratulations], to the broken window to point to the Israeli military post.
“You can still see the traces of the killer bullet that came in through that window while we were having our lunch.”
“Our life is a series of fear and anticipation. They [Israeli soldiers] target all; men, women, children, without discrimination or provocation.”
Rana’s house is about 600 meters away from an Israeli military post guarding the nearby of Naveh Dikalem settlement, west of Khan Younis.
Firing towards nearby Palestinian houses in the area is, according to residents, “a daily routine.”
Also on Sunday, an Israeli tank opened fire at Tareq Bin Ziad primary school in Khan Yunis refugee camp, injuring eight pupils.
The children, all under the age of seven, were wounded when a shell exploded in the school yard, penetrating a class room window. It was also launched from inside the Naveh Dikalem settlement.