A few days later, Guru-Murphy tweeted a photo of Hala and said she was being evacuated.
This photo was taken by Channel 4 News cameraman, Stephen Hird.
He then shared a photo of her and a doctor, and announced that they were heading to Jordan, and then to London for surgery.
The doctor in the photo is Dr David Nott, who travels the world to provide much-needed healthcare in conflict zones. He recently described his experiences in Gaza in a blog post for the Red Cross:
Today there is a ceasefire, and apart from the injuries from last night all is relatively calm and the streets are full of cars and people. Contrast this to yesterday when all the roads were deserted and only donkeys and cats roamed the streets in the north of Gaza.
Despite the relative calm, today for me was a day haunted by death. I thought it was bad yesterday when we admitted an 8-year-old boy with a through-and-through gunshot to the head and a 3-year-old with an unsurvivable chest injury. But today, if anything, was worse.
Because of the ceasefire, the only admissions to the hospital today were the dead. Tens of them, found in the rubble and brought in by the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS). I went with another ICRC doctor to witness the damage and see first-hand the devastation. I am shocked.
The PRCS have a terrible job, and today was even more terrible for them than for us at the hospital. They were in mourning as a PRCS ambulance driver was shot dead in his ambulance going to pick up an autistic young child seen roaming the streets.
The ceasefire finished today at 7pm. We are bracing ourselves for the evening shelling.
The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund confirmed that Hala had safely landed in Jordan, accompanied by her mother.
The Chain of Hope charity confirmed that Hala had been granted a visa and was travelling to London to receive life saving heart surgery.
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