Love at the Gaza Border: Hadeel and Mo’ath Announce Their Engagement (VIDEO)

Hadeel and Mo’ath. (Photo: via Twitter)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

On the seventh Friday of the Great March of Return, Hadeel and Mo’ath, volunteer medics from Gaza fell in love while treating Palestinians youth shot by Israeli soldiers at the border.

Describing the moment when he met Hadeel and fell in love, Mo’ath said, “I was impressed by her as I watched her bravely rushing to the border to rescue one of the injured youth near the fence.”

As for Hadeel, she said, “I raised my hands to show the soldiers that we are medics and to ask them to stop shooting; it was the first time I met Mo’ath; that was a really beautiful day for me; we were together to treat the injured; I felt something strange in my stomach.”

Hadeel is a member of a group of volunteers called “Al Aqsa Pioneers Group.”

“Since day one of the Great March of Return at the border, I volunteered as a nurse to provide first aid to the injured. I witnessed many terrible scenes; I risked my life there to save the lives of others; Mo’ath was a volunteer with us as well.”

“Finally I found my hero,” she added.

Hadeel and Mo’ath both realize the financial difficulty of getting married and sustaining a family in Gaza.

“I never expected him to ask me to marry him because our families face very tough financial conditions, but I feel God is compensating me; my life has been really hard; I don’t want anything from life except this,” Hadeel said.

While Mo’ath understands the future obstacles as well, for now he is grateful for the opportunity to help those needing immediate medical attention at the border.


“For now, we’re focusing on the Great March of Return,” he said, “but you know the economic situation here is terrible; there is no work; I need to make enough money for our wedding, which could take me one or two years.”

The engagement was announced from the medical tent in Khan Younis, where they treat injured protesters, a few hundred meters away from the Israeli fence.

Yesterday, thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in the Great March of Return, calling for the end of the 11-year-long Israeli siege on Gaza and their right of return to their homes.

According to Palestinian Ministry of Health, one protester was killed and 731 others injured this Friday, the seventh since the start of the weekly Great March of Return demonstrations, which are to culminate on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe).

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