In Palestine, where there are 9,587 confirmed coronavirus cases to this day, a young man named Jihad Al-Suwaiti refused to part with his infected mother.
After his elderly mom was admitted to the hospital for testing positive with the virus, he was not allowed to visit due to safety reasons. But 30-year-old Jihad from Hebron would climb the pipeline and sit outside the hospital window every day to make sure his mother was well and safe.
A hospital official commented: “He spent most of his day there, observing his mother’s condition from outside the window, before coming down when he was convinced that his mother was fast asleep.” Until, last Thursday, his mother Rasma Salama passed away.
The heartbreaking image of the young man watching over his mom fighting the virus was shared by Mohamad Safa and has since spread on social media, touching people around the globe.
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Jihad did not give up hope when his mom fell ill with Covid-19 and spent every day by the hospital window watching her fighting the virus
Jihad’s brother Abang Jihad, Rasmi told the media that his brother remained stubborn and despite being banned from entering the hospital due to security reasons, he wouldn’t part with his mother.
“The mother had leukemia and was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few weeks ago,” Abang added.
Mohamad Safa has also made a tribute illustration to Jihad and his deceased mother
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Being the youngest child of the family, Jihad was very close to his mother. When he found out that his mom had passed away, he felt angry and in disbelief. “But now he seems to be able to accept the statement,” his brother assured.