a palestinian man from gazza is telling us about the massacre the israeli army has committed against his family.
khalid abd-rabbuh has lost two daughters and he’s sad and worried thinking about his other paralyzed daughter. (al-jazeera.net)
ahmad fayyadh – jabalia, reported:
After the israeli attack on gazza strip has finished, the scenes of bloody massacres left painful and harsh memories amongst palestinians who were thought to be killed in the attacks, but it was god’s will that they were witnesses to the details of the cruelest and most horrifying massacres committed against their closest relatives.
Khalid abd-rabbuh (40 years) has witnessed a massacre committed by one of the israeli army soldiers against his three daughters and his mother. He is still living the grief of the death of two daughters of his and the agony of his third paralyzed daughter, beside his mother who is lying in the intensive care unit of kamal adwan’s hospital, struggling between life and death.
The distressed and heartbroken father told us about the details: “we lived in our four-story house in peace, until suddenly one of the israeli tanks positioned close to it. This was in the afternoon of the fourth day of the land attack in the seventh of this month.”
the heartbroken father sitting with the rest of his family next to their destroyed house. (al-jazeera.net)
he added: “the israeli soldiers started to call us to get out of the house, and as we were leaving, holding white cloth in our hands as a sign of surrender, two soldiers who were standing on the tank ordered us to stop. Suddenly, a third soldier with a gun came out of the tank and started shooting crazily towards my daughters.”
he continued: “i quickly told my wife, mother and daughter to go back to the house. My brothers started to call for medical help on the phone. After a while, we heard the ambulance reaching our house, but suddenly its noise disappeared. I looked through the window to see the israeli soldiers taking the ambulance driver out of the vehicle and beating him up cruelly, then they destroyed the ambulance with the tank.”
abd-rabbuh told us that meanwhile his two daughters amal (2 years) and suad (7 years) passed away, while his mother (68 years) and his third daughter samar (4 years) were moaning in pain as they were bleeding badly.
They failed to get medical help or red cross to help them. Two hours later, samar asked for water, and innocently asked her father: “shouldn’t the injured people get medical help, dad?” when the father heard that, he carried his daughter on his arms to reach the front door, he put in his mind that either he would help her or die with her.
the wreck of the ambulance that tried to help abd-rabbuh’s family after the bloodbath.
Abd-rabbuh continues: “as i reached the front door, i saw another israeli tank took the place of the first one. One of the soldiers saw that my daughter is bleeding, so he waved to me to get out of the house. So, i went back inside and told my family to get out with me, so we would either live or die together.”
“after that, my wife and i came out of the house carrying our deceased daughters, as my brother ibrahim carried my injured daughter, samar. The rest of my brothers put my mother on a small bed and carried her, and walked out with our young children. We were walking towards the hospital under heavy shooting by the israeli army at our feet, above our heads and around us.”
“as we were walking to the hospital, we passed by a house at the boundaries. A man from that house tried to help by carrying us on his farm cart, but the israeli soldiers shot his and his horse.”
he added: “at that moment, we realized that we had to walk on foot for about a kilometer, before we reached the center of jabalia town, where people helped us and provided medical care for the injured.”