“Come on, Nabil Al-Haqqani.. This is in all of them.” Words of begging said by a grieving father while clinging to a glimmer of hope to one of the paramedics who rushed to try to save the life of a child whose family’s home was bombed by the Israeli occupation army in the northern Jabalia camp. Gaza strip.
The story documented by Al Jazeera’s camera yesterday evening, Wednesday, began when paramedic Nabil Abu Saqr went with his crew to rescue the victims of the bombing of the Khalil family’s home in the Jabalia camp. He arrived at the targeted house and quickly carried the child to the ambulance after extracting him from under the rubble.
According to the screams of the people, the child Hammoud was alive, then the ambulance took him to the hospital, and on the way, the paramedic Abu Saqr tried to revive him with oxygen with his hands, and next to him was the child’s father, who kept repeating pleadingly with hope and fear, “Come on, Nabil, join me…this is for all of them.” In reference to his child Hammoud.
After the ambulance arrived at the hospital, the medical team present tried to deal with the injured child and try to revive his heart, but he lost his life in a painful scene in which the sounds of crying rose from his family, and sadness and heartbreak fell upon paramedic Abu Saqr and the nursing staff present.
Paramedic Abu Saqr told Al Jazeera that the family members were sleeping and were targeted by Israeli warplanes unawares. “We found the children under the rubble. We pulled this child out of the rubble and found a slight breath in him. We had hope. We did what we could, but he was martyred in the end.”
Children represent 47% of the Gaza Strip’s population of 2.2 million people, and 2,324 of them were martyred during the first month of the war, and so far there are 1,300 children missing under the rubble, in addition to many who survived death but are injured and need treatment.