Hind Rajab was found along with her family in a car covered in bullet holes
The body of a six-year-old Palestinian girl who had begged rescuers to send help after being trapped by Israeli fire has been discovered in Gaza.
Family members and two rescue workers dispatched earlier to help, found Hind Rajab’s body along with those of her uncle and aunt and their three children still in a car near a roundabout in the Tel al-Hawa suburb of Gaza City, the official Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
Another of Hind’s uncles, Sameeh Hamadeh, said the car was peppered with bullet holes.
The plight of Hind, revealed in harrowing audio clips of her terrified conversation with rescue workers 12 days ago, underlined the impossible conditions for civilians in the face of Israel’s four-month assault on Gaza.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society accused Israel of deliberately targeting the ambulance it sent to rescue Hind after she had spent hours on the phone to dispatchers begging for help with the sound of shooting echoing around.
The Red Crescent said in a statement: “The occupation deliberately targeted the Red Crescent crew despite prior coordination to allow the ambulance to arrive at the site to rescue Hind.”
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