Palestine man climbed the hospital wall to see his mother every night until she died of COVID-19
A hospital official says that Jihad used to climb the pipeline on the building to get up to a spot to see his mother.
In a sad, heart-wrenching picture, a Palestinian man is seen climbing up a hospital wall to bid goodbye to his mother through the window before she dies of COVID-19.
A 30-year-old man named, Jihad Al-Suwaiti, a young Palestinian from the town of Beit Awa in the occupied West Bank, had no choice left but to bid goodbye to his mother by mounting up the window of the Intensive Care Unit of Hebron State Hospital, where she was bring treated for the coronavirus.
A hospital official says that Jihad used to climb the pipeline on the building to get up to a spot to see his mother. He only used to come down after he was convinced that his mother had fallen asleep.
Al-Suwaiti was instructed not to climb the building exterior for safety reasons but refused to comply and continued to sit outside his 73-year-old mother’s window ledge daily.
His mother, Rasmi Suwaiti, had been under treatment for leukemia and the coronavirus for nearly five days before she breathed her last on July the 16th, shortly after the unexpected visit from her son. An incredible gesture from a son for his mother.
It is learned that Jihad tried to enter his mother’s hospital room when he was informed that her condition was worsening.
On July the 16th, he climbed the wall for the last time to say goodbye to his mum through the window of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The image, which has now gone viral, was tweeted by Mohamad Safa, a human rights activist, and representative to the United Nations. He captioned it as “The son of a Palestinian woman who was infected with COVID-19 climbed up to her hospital room to sit & see his mother every night until she passed away.”
The son of a Palestinian woman who was infected with COVID-19 climbed up to her hospital room to sit and see his mother every night until she passed away. pic.twitter.com/31wCCNYPbs
— Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) July 18, 2020
Jihad was the youngest child of his parents and was very close to his mother, especially after the death of his father 15 years ago.
When he was informed about the demise of his mother, Jihad was angry, and in denial, local reports quoted his older brother.
Yasir Qadhi, an American-Pakistani Islamic Scholar, explained that the Al-Suwaiti’s actions represented the “real jihad”.
Here is how people reacted to Jihad’s beautiful actions:
رحمها الله و صبّر القلوب الحزينة على فراق أغلى الناس?
ديروا بالكم على اهاليكم… التزموا يا جماعة بالتباعد الاجتماعي
الله يشفي كل مريض و يعافينا من الوباء https://t.co/SVgpPfhzTk
— محمد عساف?? (@MohammedAssaf89) July 17, 2020
This is heartwrenchingly beautiful. I hope with all my heart that his mother could see him through that window ?
— Julie Ambrose (@AmbroseTwit) July 18, 2020
Mother's are so special..their love is unconditional..this image is so special..words are falling short..it really hurts to be seperated from ur mother..may God bless him
— shalini (@Dastaan1234567) July 21, 2020
This is so sad yet so inspirational. The love he clearly felt is a sign that there is still goodness in this world.
— Terence Brady (@TerenceBrady6) July 18, 2020
"Paradise lies beneath the feet of your mother". Where Unconditional love, affection, mercy and respect and honour are reciprocated this is what happens. This act shows true devotion by the son and his beloved mum must be proud to see the legacy she has left from heaven ???⚘
— Smr (@umysmum) July 19, 2020
Indeed, a beautiful gesture.
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