x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed adopts injured Palestinian boy

The state news agency WAM said that Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, decided to adopt Suhaib Raid, who lost his whole family except his mother during the current conflict in Gaza Strip.

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and chairman of Emirates Red Crescent Authority, has adopted a Palestinian child who was injured in an Israeli air raid in Gaza.

Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, secretary general of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, told state news agency WAM that Sheikh Hamdan had adopted Suhaib Raid, whose whole family, except his mother, were killed in the attack on his home.

His mother suffered multiple injuries and was still in coma on Friday.

While in Gaza, Dr Al Falahi toured the hospitals and medical centres. He also opened the Emirates Red Crescent field hospital, which has 50 beds, two operation theatres, an intensive care unit, two ambulances and 51 doctors and nurses.

Dr Khalil Abulfoul, director general of Jerusalem Hospital praised the actions of Sheikh Hamdan.

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