Mysteriously missing in fighting in Gaza, 6-year-old Hind Rajab was found dead with other members of her family. Untraceable since January 29, she gave a last heartbreaking sign of life during a call for help with the emergency services.
His family’s hopes are now dashed. Hind Rajab, a 6-year-old Palestinian girl missing since the end of January, was found dead with relatives according to Hamas and her family, accusing the Israeli army of having killed them during intense fighting in the Gaza Strip.
Their remains were found this Saturday morning, February 10, in a car near a gas station in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, after Israeli tanks withdrew from the area at dawn, AFP was told. his family, without specifying at this stage the exact origin of their deaths.
Found near a gas station
“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, said his grandfather, Baha Hamada.
On the day of his disappearance, Hind was driving by car alongside his uncle, his wife and their four children. The family, seeking to flee the fighting in the north of the Gaza Strip, came under several attacks from Israeli army tanks, according to information provided by the Palestinian Red Crescent.
A final exchange with a paramedic
In deafening exchanges of fire, Hind’s cousin and passenger in the vehicle would have been the first to try to alert the emergency services by telephone, before the little girl also made a final call for help to a paramedic: “Come to me seek. Can you take me? I’m so scared, please come! ”, could be heard in these heartbreaking conversations, recorded by the Palestinian Red Crescent.
The rescue organization said the six-year-old initially survived the Israeli army’s assault when the other passengers in the car had already died in the IDF attack.
With this meager hope, a race against time began to find the little girl alive. Her mother, Wissam Hamada, had increased her calls for help, stationed outside a hospital looking for news about her daughter.