(NEW YORK POST) – Heart-rending images have emerged of a young Palestinian man who climbed onto the window ledge of his coronavirus-stricken mother’s hospital room to remain close to her during her final days, according to reports.
Jihad Al-Suwaiti, 30, of Hebron, was not permitted to visit his elderly mom, Rasma Salama, in person after she tested positive for the bug and was admitted to a hospital in the West Bank, the Daily mail reported.
But that didn’t keep Al-Suwaiti from visiting from a safe distance – and with a window between them – as he climbed a drainpipe to reach the perch every day to make sure she was doing all right.
“He spent most of his day there, observing his mother’s condition from outside the window, before coming down when he was convinced that his mother was fast asleep,” a hospital official said, according to Bored Panda.
Al-Suwaiti brother, Abang Jihad Rasmi, said his sibling remained stubborn and wouldn’t part with his mother until the end.
“The mother had leukemia and was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few weeks ago,” he said, the outlet reported.
She died on July 16.
“When Jihad was informed about our mother’s death, he was angry and in shock,” the brother said. “Now he seems to have accepted the fact.”