Top listeners:

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
  • cover play_arrow


World News

Nagham Abu Samrah: Gaza karate champion dies after being injured in missile strike | World News


share close

A Palestinian karate champion who was critically injured in a missile strike in Gaza last month has died in hospital.

Nagham Abu Samrah lost a leg in the attack on 17 December, which also killed her sister.

The 24-year-old had been in a coma ever since.

She died in al Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al Balah. She was supposed to have been evacuated to Egypt for specialist treatment, but never received permission to cross the border.

Follow live: World marks 100 days of war

Her death comes as the devastating Israel-Hamas war marked its 100th day.

Speaking to Sky News last month from his daughter’s bedside, her father Marwan Abdullah Abu Samrah, said: “I am ruined. Nagham is my life and my spirit.”

He said she had been “a glimmer of hope” following the loss of her sister, in the same missile strike, and mother, who died of cancer a week before the war started in Gaza.

Mr Abu Samra added: “Nagham’s dream was to inspire generations of girls to play karate.

“The strike ruined all her dreams.

“The only dream left is for her dad who dreams about hearing her voice.”

Read more:
‘More attacks’ in Red Sea if UK didn’t act, says Cameron

Genocide claims ‘false and grossly distorted,’ says Israel

The deadly conflict erupted after Hamas militants carried out a cross-border massacre, which Israel says killed about 1,200 people and saw around 240 taken hostage.

The rampage prompted a fierce air and ground offensive by Israeli forces crippling Gaza, with 24,000 Palestinians having been killed.

Source link

Written by: radioroxi

Rate it

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *