Three Brothers Slowly Recover from Shrapnel Burns, Unaware of Their Mother’s Death

August 14, 2014 Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Sadness and shock were all I could feel when I entered the hospital room of the three Wahdan children, all seriously injured by an Israeli airstrike. The Wahdan family was one of the many that fled from border areas in Gaza in search of safer shelter only to be followed by Israeli warplanes.

The mother was killed immediately in the bombing and the father's injury is extremely critical so he was transferred to a hospital in Egypt for treatment. The three brothers —  Mosab, Omar, and Mohammed —  were injured by shrapnel that caused severe burns all over their bodies. Their relatives have not yet told them about their mother's death so as not to worsen their conditions. 

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