The condition of two Palestinian siblings hospitalized in Israel for injuries sustained in a shelling strike on a Gaza beach on Friday remains critical, doctors said.
Elham Ghalia, 21, is connected to a respirator at Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center, where doctors said she remains in critical condition.
Her brother Adham, 12, is serious but stable condition at the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheba. He is unconscious and connected to a respirator.
President Abbas hugging orphaned child (Photo: AFP)
His uncle Attiyeh told Ynet: "I heard from his mother that the shell fell while they were in the water. We the Palestinians are stuck in the middle between the Israelis and terror groups. I am not angry. From my land no Qassams have been fired and if the do I'll take their eyes out. If you want to fire Qassams don't come to my house, fire from your house."
Wiham Ghalia, 20, and his sisters Latifa, 11, and Hoda, 12, remain in Gaza.
The father, Ali Ghalia, 48, his wife Raisa, 30, his daughters Alia, 24, Elham, 15, Nisrin, 4, one-and-a-half-year-old Hanadi and Haitham, a five-month-old toddler were killed in the strike.
Anat Barshkovsky and Meital Yasur-Beit Or contributed to the report