Aseel Abu Zaida, 19, a Palestinian pharmacy student who lives in the al-Fallujah neighborhood in the Jabaliya area of the northern Gaza Strip, was not concerned with the content of the rousing speech delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. day, nor his efforts to calm the anger of the families of the 139 Israelis detained in the Gaza Strip since the May 7 attack. October 2023. His only concern was survival with the rest of his family after the bombing of his uncle's house, where the family took refuge in the Jabaliya camp, which led to the death of his brother Muhammad (16), his cousin Shams Salem (13 year) and his grandfather's wife was martyred. Maryam Salem (55 years old), left her two brothers Abdullah (14 years old) and Osama (7 years old) with head injuries after they were recovered from under the debris.
Hoping to escape the horrors of Israeli bombardment from the air, sea and land, Aseel, her sister Mace (9 years old) and their mother Khawla (46 years old) followed what was said in leaflets dropped by Israeli planes . , The family took the displacement route south on 22 November with dozens of other Palestinian families via the Salah al-Din Road in hopes of reaching Khan Yunis or Rafah.