Weeks ago, the child was caught in the middle of gunfire in Gaza City, begging for help on the phone with the Red Crescent, and hiding inside her uncle’s car, surrounded by the bodies of her relatives, until the Palestinian Red Crescent later confirmed her death.

The Palestinian Red Crescent accused Israel of deliberately targeting the ambulance it sent to rescue Hind Rajab after she spent hours on the phone with ambulance dispatchers begging for help amid the sounds of gunfire echoing throughout the place.

Family members found Hind's body with her uncle, aunt, and their three children inside a car near a roundabout in the Tel al-Hawa suburb of Gaza City.

Samih Hamada, one of Hind's uncles, said that the car was full of bullet holes.

In response to an inquiry about this matter, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit told The Times of Israel that “from the preliminary investigation conducted, it appears that IDF soldiers were not present near the vehicle or within the firing range.”

The IDF adds that the incident was handed over to the Fact-Finding Evaluation Mechanism of the General Staff, an independent military body responsible for investigating unusual incidents amid the war.

Following the incident, the United States asked Israel to conduct an investigation.