The fact that Ahmed, her three-year-old son, is now in the UAE, a safe haven, brings relief to Rinad, a Palestinian mother. The young youngster and his mother were part of the initial group of Gazan women and children that were airlifted to Abu Dhabi for medical attention.
But Rinad had to make the painful decision to leave her husband and older children behind as she traveled to the capital of the United Arab Emirates with her youngest child.
Gaza was unsafe everywhere, so we were forced to evacuate. After the special flight from Al Arish International Airport in Egypt landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport, she informed Khaleej Times, “My husband and other children are gravely injured.” “I’m hoping they can make it here as well.”
Nearly 1.5 million people have been displaced and thousands of people have died as the Israel-Hamas conflict enters its seventh week. Referring to the atrocities they experienced at home, Rinad declared that Gaza had been totally ruined. “Every home, school, and hospital is bombed. There is nothing left over there for us.
The schools in Al Fakhoura and Tal Al Zaatar are two of the most recent civilian targets hit in the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to Rinad, she left Gaza for the Rafah border, where she managed to get on the UAE-sent rescue jet by crossing the Egyptian intersection.