Hebron: A video circulating online of a 30-year-old Palestinian man sitting on the ledge of a hospital window to catch a glimpse of his dying mother who was admitted in the Covid-19 ward has left many heartbroken.
Due to the fear of him contracting the coronavirus, Jihad Al Suwaiti was informed by hospital staff that he could not meet his ailing mother, Rasma Salema.
He decided to climb up the wall of the hospital to sit on the window ledge of the room where his mother was admitted which he did every single day until his mother succumbed to the coronavirus at a hospital in Hebron.
Al Suwaiti used a drainpipe and another window ledge to climb up the hospital building so he could sit with his mother, who also had leukaemia, according to reports by Daily Mail.
"He spent most of his day there, observing his mother's condition from outside the window, and would come down when he was convinced that she was fast asleep," a hospital official was quoted as saying in local media.
Al Suwaiti lost his father 15 years ago and is reportedly the woman's youngest son.