The killing of Dr Muhammad Waseem Maaz

May 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm (children, crime, good people, hell, Human rights, Middle East, murder, posted by JD, solidarity, Syria, terror, tragedy)

From Syria Solidarity UK (posted 28th April):

The killing of Dr Muhammad Waseem Maaz

Via The Syria Campaign on Facebook

Dear friends,

I am Dr Hatem, the director of the Children’s Hospital in Aleppo.

Last night, 27 staff and patients were killed in an airstrike on Al Quds Hospital nearby. My friend Dr Muhammad Waseem Maaz (pictured), the city’s most qualified paediatrician, was killed in the attack.

He used to work at our Children’s Hospital during the day and then he’d go to Al Quds Hospital to attend to emergencies overnight.

Dr Maaz and I used to spend six hours a day together. He was friendly, kind and he used to joke a lot with the whole staff. He was the loveliest doctor in our hospital.

I’m in Turkey now, and he was supposed to visit his family here after I returned to Aleppo. He hadn’t seen them in four months.

Dr Maaz stayed in Aleppo, the most dangerous city in the world, because of his devotion to his patients. Hospitals are often targeted by government and Russian air forces.

Days before Dr Maaz’s life was taken, an airstrike hit only 200 metres away from our hospital. When the bombing intensifies, the medical staff run down to the ground floor of the hospital carrying the babies’ incubators in order to protect them.

Like so many others, Dr Maaz was killed for saving lives. Today we remember Dr Maaz’s humanity and his bravery. Please share his story so others may know what medics in Aleppo and across Syria are facing.

The situation today is critical – Aleppo may soon come under siege. We need the world to be watching.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts,

Dr Hatem

March With Medics Under Fire

Saturday 7th May at 2pm, Trafalgar Square, London.

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7 Comments

  1. Steven Johnston said,

    Tragic and disgusting that anyone would target a medic. Who killed him? Was it a Russian airstrike? If it was I hope that STWC and other leftists stop licking Russian boots.

    • Glasgow Working Class said,

      Steven, there is a war going on which is being fuelled by the East and West. There are no good guys.

      • Steven Johnston said,

        I agree, as workers we don’t take sides in disputes between capitalist nations. But if it was the Russians I wonder how the Morning Star & STWC will try to justify this.

      • Makhno said,

        Sorry, but a pediatrician working away from his family in a war zone is pretty much by definition a good guy.

        Whoever targeted the hospital is pretty much by definition scum.

  2. Glasgow Working Class said,

    Makhno, Working away from home does not necessarily make you a good guy.

    • Steven Johnston said,

      True, but what evidence do you have that he was a bad guy and deserved to die in this way? On what we have been told about him I’d say let him live and carry on his good work.

      • Glasgow Working Class said,

        There is no evidence either way however he was in a war zone voluntarily and has been killed. I assume he did not treat wounded combatants on the so called rebel side and send them out to fight again!

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