The tragic death of little Hind Rajab, a 6-year-old Palestinian girl in the Gaza Strip, has brought international attention to the horrors and suffering experienced by the Palestinian population during the war. Her story, told by her family who reported that she was the only survivor of her uncle’s car after it was stopped by IDF tanks and came under fire from Israeli soldiers, sparked an investigation demand from Israel by the United States as well as the United Nations.
Hind Rajab found herself trapped between gunshots and the corpses of her loved ones while desperately calling for help from the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS) at the end of January. She survived for hours in fear and suffering from injuries while stuck in this terrifying situation.
The story of Hind Rajab’s tragic death was widely reported, catching the attention of international diplomats and prompting a call for an investigation into the incident. This case, among many others occurring during the conflict in Gaza Strip, raised concerns about targeting civilians and humanitarian workers. Despite thousands of deaths in Gaza, Hind Rajab’s story managed to bring greater attention to the suffering of the Palestinian population and prompted a call for urgent answers and accountability for this incident.