Gaza Girl Rescued from Rubble of Israeli Airstrike

May 18, 2021 07:40 PM
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First responders rescue a 6-year-old girl, Suzy Eshkuntana, from the rubble of a destroyed residential building after an Israeli airstrike hit Gaza, Sunday, May 16. Suzy was taken to Gaza's largest hospital where she was treated for wounds inflicted by an Israeli airstrike that killed her mother and all four of her siblings. The young girl, trapped for seven hours under the debris, was reunited in Shifa hospital with her father, who was also being treated for his wounds. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he is not planning any “immediate” end to deadly airstrikes Sunday on Gaza, hours after his military’s jet fighters flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people. Since the fighting began Monday, more than 192 Palestinians have been killed, including at least 58 children and 22 women, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry. At least 10 Israelis have been killed in the rocket attacks, including a 6-year-old child. U.S. President Joe Biden called Netanyahu on Saturday and said he condemned the rocket attacks by Hamas and reaffirmed his support for Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas and other terrorist groups. The U.S. leader also expressed concern for the safety of journalists and the need to ensure their protection, according to a White House readout of the call. Biden also spoke by phone with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, their first conversation since Biden assumed the U.S. presidency in January.

https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/israeli-airstrikes-pummel-gaza-violence-enters-2nd-week