Palestinian Child Rescued Alive after 15 Hours Under Ruins

The effort to rescue Souzi was quite arduous. The team had to carefully work to pull her out of the rubble. After successfully removing her from the ruins alive, the rescue workers chanted "Allahu Akbar" as a form of gratefulness for another Palestinian child that made it alive.

Rescue workers evacuate Souzi from the ruins in Al Wehda Street.
Rescue workers evacuate Souzi from the ruins in Al Wehda Street. (Reuters)

ACTNews, GAZA – The evacuation performed on the Al Wehda street in the center of Gaza leaves a touching story. A girl named Souzi was found alive after being trapped for 15 hours under the ruins of the building following the Israeli missile that hit her house, Sunday (5/15/2021). It was the second time for Souzi to survive deadly incidents. The first was when the missile hit her house, and the second was from the ruins that might hit her.

The effort to rescue Souzi was quite arduous. The team had to carefully work to pull her out of the rubble. After successfully removing her from the ruins alive, the rescue workers chanted "Allahu Akbar" as a form of gratefulness for another Palestinian child that made it alive. Souzi was brought to the nearest health facility to receive treatments afterward.

Souzi lost her mother and her entire siblings in the attack. She was traumatized and didn’t talk to anyone when being asked.

“The Israeli airstrikes have killed many children. They don’t care if there are children at the location. Fatalities continue to increase and we don’t know how many more have to be martyred,” said Andi Noor Faradiba as the ACT’s Global Humanity Response team.

The airstrike in Al Wehda was quite severe, with 37 fatalities including 13 women and 8 children as reported by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in their press release. One of the martyrs was Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf, Head of Pathology Department in Al Shifa Hospital.

The Gazans who helped each other to evacuate and ensure that no one was buried under the ruins have brought heartwarming results for many people with five children survivors found under the ruins. With simple equipment, they continued to search for other survivors.[]