The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said today, Friday, that more than 89 hours have passed, and the fate of its ambulance crew, consisting of paramedics Yousef Zaino and Ahmed Al-Madhoun, who went out to rescue the child Hind Rajab (6 years old), is still unknown.
The association appealed to the international community to intervene immediately to pressure the Israeli occupation authorities to reveal the fate of the child Hind and the crew that went to rescue her.
She stressed that international humanitarian law provides for the protection of civilians and workers in the field of health care and humanitarian work.
The child, Hind, was riding in a vehicle with five members of her family (her uncle, Bashar Hamada, his wife, and his three children), at one o’clock last Monday afternoon, in an attempt to move from their place of residence in Gaza City to a family home on Al-Wahda Street in the city, when they were surrounded by invading occupation tanks. In the vicinity of the “Finance Roundabout” in the Tal Al-Hawa neighborhood, it opened fire with machine guns at the vehicle, killing everyone in it, except for her and her cousin, Layan (14 years old).
Layan tried to call the ambulance services center to help her and evacuate her and her family from the vehicle, but the occupation soldiers did not give her long before they opened their machine gun fire again at the vehicle. The Red Crescent Society published an audio recording, in which the child’s voice can be heard, Layan, as she tries to tell the ambulance services what is going on around her, and she says: “My uncles are sitting and they hit us. The tank is next to us. We are in the car and next to the tank.” After that, the sound of a volley of bullets was heard while Layan was screaming. Then he lost contact with her.
The ambulance crew of the Red Crescent Society went to the location of the targeted vehicle to rescue the little girl, Hind, but did not return until this moment, and contact with its personnel was cut off.