Do you remember I was working with Hassan the other day and he was telling me how he couldn’t get home, and how worried his wife was about him? Today he was shot by an Israeli sniper. You can see the footage ISMers took here.
A just got back from the scene and he describes events as follows:
“At 13.10 Jabalia Red Crescent got a call out to Zemmo, east of Jabalia refugee camp, very near where the Red Cresecent centre was that we had to evacuate the first night of the land incursion. Two medics, including Hassan, a driver, plus E and I went.
People on the street directed us ahead, saying it was a “shaheed” (dead) civilian further up the street that we had been called to. We continued on and located the body. The two medics got out and put the shaheed on the stretcher, but while covering the 5-6 metres to the van, 13 shots were fired in our direction. One hit the ambulance. One went all the way through Hassan’s upper thigh. The medics had to leave both shaheed and stretcher to get into the van, and shooting continued as the ambulance pulled away. One of the medics speculated the sniper may actually have been firing from the Jabalia Red Crescent centre.”
I have to go now to my ambulance shift, so I didn’t write what I wanted to for you yet, but I hope to have some time to do it there and some way to upload… and Hassan is at Al Quds hospital, so I am really wanting to see him.