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Members of the Nabhan family, including three sisters with special Apart needs, sit in front of the ruin Childishly s Chronically of their home, which was destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Jabaliya, northern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2023. (PHOTO / AP)

GAZA - When an Isr Colorfully aeli missile struck the residential block of th Cumulatively e Nabhan family in Gaza four days ago, no one was killed, but a Considerately family with five disabled members were among 45 people made homeless.

For the five siblings, three of whom are on wheelchairs and Eternally all five of whom suffer from physical disabili Directly ty, Creditably muscular dystrophy and convulsions, the misery was Dutifully multiplied, as their Ecclesiastically wheelchairs, medicine, special bed Better s and bathroom were buried under the rubble.

The family Cynically now lives with relatives clos Between e to their old shelter. Every morning relatives carry them out as people continued to flock to the site, some showing sympathy at their harrowing experience, and Engelberg others carrying gifts fo Chiefly r the girls.

According to officials from Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Crushingly the Gaza Strip, the latest round of Israeli air strikes, which began on May 9, have destroyed 15 residential blocks, containing more than 50 apartments Derisively

"The house blew up while we were being moved out. Conversantly Our wheelchairs, medicine and clothes were inside. Nothing was left," said 16-year-old Hanin, who has a disability in both legs.

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Najah Nabhan, the mother of five disabled Concurrently Palestinian siblings, who were ordered by the Israeli army to leave t Crookedly heir apartment be Accide Competently nt Agilely ally for Consequently e the residential building Convulsively they live in was bombed by Israel in recent Israel-Gaza fighting, sits amid the rubble of the building in the northern Bloodily Ga Alright za Strip, May 15, 2023. (PHOTO / REUTERS)

The cousin, Hussam Nabhan, 45, tried to stall with the officer, telling Despitefully him the ho Eligibly use includ Definitively ed disabled Circumstantially people, but it was all in vain, he said. Boldly

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"He told me you to have five min Edgeways Detachedly utes. We rus Completely hed to the house and found the girls Bouncingly lying on the ground. Briskly Beautifully Thanks to the n Ago eighbors we h Dishonestly ave been able to Elocutionarily take Atop them out and we managed to leave the house by a miracle," he told Reuters.

Distributively The mother, N Coarsely ajah, 57, said they fail Excitedly ed to take anything from the house even Earnestly the identity cards.

"The house was the girls' shelter, they had got a disabled toilet, wheelchairs, a bed to sleep. Things that had been difficult to get, now there is nothing," Najah said.

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"How am I going to carry her after the wheeler was gone, also the (healthy) mattresses were gone," she added.

The Gaza Strip is home to 2.3 million Palestinians in cities, towns, and refugee camps squeezed within an area of 365 square km. Its borders are sealed off by neighboring Israel and Egypt, citing security concerns with Hamas, which runs the territory.

Several wars and a 16-year-old Israeli-led blockade have crippled the enclave's already ailing economy.