Three-day-old baby and his mom bombed by Israel
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 7/17/2006
The three-day-old baby, Mohammed, and his mother Asam 23, were sleeping in their room when an Israeli missile hit their house early today morning in the heart of Jabalia refugee camp, north of Gaza.
"I do not believe, the rocket fallen from the sky near sons and daughter, it is a miracle, it did not blow up," said Husseini Abu Salem 46, the grandfather of Mohammed.
Shadi Abu Salem, the father of the baby, said he has just entered his room when the rocket hit the house.
"I looked at my new born baby and began change my clothes, I hared some thing heavy broke through the asbestos ceiling and hit the ground," Shadi said while he is in a semi chock. "I carried my son and asked my wife, (Maisa 23), to follow us out of the house, and screamed while calling parents and brothers to leave the house."
At least eight family members were at their small house in the poor refugee camp. Nida 14, said that she was sleeping on a mattress the missile fallen on it.
"I waked up to drink water, seconds later, I laid down on an other mattress in the saloon, the missile fallen on the first one where I was sleeping," she said.
Nida added that she could not move as she was frozen because of horror. "I could not escape or even scream, my father left the room and took me with him."
The parents were sleeping while their three other sons were have nothing to do but talking together. The electric power was cut off and darkness was broken by several candles and kerosene lamp. They were astonished to see a missile "joint" their set.
Husseini 46, the owner of the house, said he wake up when he heard something heavy fallen on the ground and the dust filled the house, my son Shadi shouted and called all of us to leave the house soon," he said.
"I called my wife to leave and carried my daughter Nida with me out of the house," he said.
The 17-year-old son, Mohammed, could not describe his feeling when he realised that a missile "visited them in the house."
"Can you describe your feeling when a missile falls from the sky to sit beside you, tell me, can you describe such feeling? It is..." said Mohammed, answering a question on his feeling.
Abu Salem's neighbors and relatives also left their houses among a state of panic and horror. Citizens in Jabalia were spending their night on the roofs observing the horrible sound of the helicopter and the drone which was a strong sign of bombardment.
George Abu Salem, the uncle of Husseini, who lives closed to his brother's house, said he was on the roof and saw the rocket hit the house.
"I was setting on the roof staring at the darkness and stars, I heard the helicopter then I saw a piece of fire falling down. It hit my brother's house, all of neighburs carried their children and fled their houses," said George.
With their under wears and pajamas, tens of hallucinated peoples, left their houses carrying their children avoiding unexpected death.
Such miracle saved the life of dozens of pour people in lanes of Jabalia as hundreds of them spend their night setting in the lanes and on the roofs.
Abdul Hamid Dawas 44, was setting on a mattress in a lane closed to Abu Salem's house, said that hundreds of people could be slaughtered in the case of the explosion of the missile.
"We have no electricity and it is very hot, we escape heat by setting in the lanes or on the roofs, we have no other choice but to wait for our destiny," Dawas said.
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