‘Older than Israel’: Elderly Palestinian Woman in Viral Video Murdered by Israeli Sniper in Gaza

Hadiya Nassar was killed by an Israeli sniper in Gaza. (Photo: video grab, via AJA)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

An elderly Palestinian woman, who had gone viral for saying that she was “older than Israel” in a video circulating online, was killed by an Israeli sniper.

Palestinian photographer Saleh Aljafarawi announced the death of Hadiya Nassar on Thursday.

“You were martyred, my beloved. May God have mercy on you and make your resting place Paradise,” Aljafarawi wrote on the social media platform X.

Al-Jazeera mentioned Aljafarawi as saying that he learned from his cousin that  “members of the Israeli army sniped at (Nassar) at the door of her house”.

Nassar became a popular figure after appearing in a video posted by Aljafarawi, who visited her while at the hospital as she was recovering after being wounded in an Israeli airstrike.

In the video, the Palestinian photographer held the woman’s identity card and told her: “You are older than Israel”.

“Of course, of course,” Nassar responded, adding “I am holding on to the (Palestinian) land.”

Since October 7, 17,177 Palestinians have been killed and more than 46,000 wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.

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  1. They are an evil upon this earth. They target the innocent,babies and elderly. May Allah give her an eternity of happiness. May Allah destroy them. Ameen

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