The remains of little Hind Rajab, 6 years old, and several members of her family were found Saturday morning in their car near a gas station in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, after the departure at dawn of Israeli tanks from the area, announced his family, who accused the Israelis of having killed them.
” I’m so scared “
“Hind and everyone in the car were killed,” said his grandfather, Baha Hamada. “They were found by members of (our) family who went looking for the car and found it near the gas station,” an area previously inaccessible due to the Israeli military presence, he said. he explained.
“Hind Rajab was killed by the (Israeli) occupying forces along with everyone who was with her in a car,” the Hamas Health Ministry confirmed. Hamas then called on “human rights institutions and the United Nations to investigate this heinous crime.”
The girl’s family said this week that Hind and other members of her family were fleeing fighting in Gaza City when their car encountered Israeli tanks, which allegedly opened fire. Hind had initially survived, and had his family on the phone, while everyone else in the car was dead. The PRCS had confirmed that a switchboard operator had spoken to Hind on the phone, then heard the sound of gunfire. In a recording he released, we hear the little voice of the little girl begging: “Come […] looking for me”, “I’m so scared, please come”.
“For more than three hours, the little girl desperately implored our teams to come and save her from the (Israeli) tanks surrounding her, suffering the gunfire and the horror of being alone, trapped among the bodies of her loved ones killed by Israeli forces,” added the Red Crescent.
Rescuers deliberately “targeted” by the IDF
Hind had also spoken to his grandfather on the phone. “She was terrified and she had injuries to her back, hand and foot,” the latter said. After these calls, no one heard from her again, nor did the paramedics sent to rescue her.
The bodies of the two Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS) rescuers who had been sent to rescue her were also found on Saturday morning, in their ambulance, a few meters away, the PRCS said.
The PRCS accused “the occupying forces” (Israeli) of having “deliberately targeted” the rescuers “even though their ambulance had been authorized to go there” to rescue her. He then posted photos of the charred ambulance on social media.
The Israeli army did not respond to questions on the subject.
The war broke out on October 7 after an unprecedented attack carried out on Israeli soil by Hamas commandos infiltrated from Gaza, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,160 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP count. made from official Israeli data.
In response, Israel launched a military offensive which left more than 28,000 dead in the Gaza Strip, the vast majority of them civilians, according to the Hamas Ministry of Health. According to Unicef, “thousands of children were killed and thousands more injured”.