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Palestinian mother who tried for ten years to have children loses baby twins after Israeli bombardment

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Rania Abu Anza, the inconsolable mother of the twins, also lost her husband, a sister and other relatives. — © AFP

Palestinian Rania Abu Anza (29) had been trying to have children for ten years, and after three IVF attempts she finally succeeded. But now her twins, aged less than five months, and her husband have been killed in an Israeli bombardment of Rafah.

Naeim and Wissam Abu Anza have never known anything but war in their short lives. The twins, a boy and a girl, were born on October 13, less than a week after the start of the war in Gaza. Last weekend, just under five months later, they were killed in a bombing of the city of Rafah, on the border with Egypt.

Mom Rania Abu Anza had gotten up around ten o’clock on Saturday evening to breastfeed her son. An hour and a half later, the house where the young family was staying collapsed in an explosion. The father (29) of the twins and eleven other family members (including Rania’s sister, a nephew and a pregnant niece) also did not survive the Israeli attack, Palestinian sources report. Nine others are still missing under the rubble.

“I screamed for my children and my husband,” an inconsolable Abu Banza told the Associated Press news agency. “They were all dead. Their father took them and left me behind.” What is extra tragic is that it took the young parents ten years to have children. Only after three IVF treatments did they become mother and father of Naeim and Wissam.

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The Israeli military did not comment on the attack, but said it was “following international law and taking precautions to limit damage to the civilian population.” Nevertheless, Israeli missiles have hit numerous civilian homes since the start of the war. Often with many victims, because the houses that are still standing are usually overcrowded. Eighty percent of the Gazan population has been displaced as a result of the bloody war. Israel points to Hamas, which allegedly deliberately interferes with the civilian population.

According to Farouq Abu Anza, a relative, about 35 people were staying in the bombed house. According to him, they were all civilians, not militants.

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