Israeli Troops Suspected to be Near Location of Six-Year-Old’s Death: Hind Rajab | Latest Updates on Israel’s War in Gaza

An Al Jazeera investigation has revealed the presence of three Israeli tanks near the car where a six-year-old girl was killed after pleading for help for hours. Despite this evidence, Israel’s army denied the allegations on Saturday, stating that its troops were not in the area on January 29, the day Hind Rajab and her family died.

The heartbreaking story of Hind went viral when a phone recording captured her desperate pleas for help as she became the sole survivor inside her family’s car, which was under fire. The Palestine Red Crescent Society dispatched two medics to rescue her, but tragically, they were also killed.

Israel, however, stated that an initial investigation showed that their troops were not present near the vehicle on the day of the incident. They claimed that medics were moving freely throughout Gaza, contradicting the evidence presented by PRCS.

Al Jazeera’s investigations unit, Sanad, analyzed phone records and satellite imagery to confirm the presence of Israeli tanks near the family’s car on the day of the incident. The evidence contradicted Israel’s claims and supported the accounts given by Hind and her cousin Layan before their tragic deaths.

The United States has called for investigations into the killings of Hind, her family, and the medics. Israeli officials have transferred the investigation to the General Staff Fact-Finding Assessment Mechanism for further examination.

Similar investigations in the past have not been straightforward, as was seen in the case of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Authorities initially denied her killing before later acknowledging it as an unintentional result of Israeli gunfire.

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