Najat Haber Zeidan

Najat was born in 1937 in Wadi Shahrour, she grew up under the care of her parents Assaad and Violette, with five sisters and a brother. She married Nicolas Salim Zeidan, and dedicated her life to her family and four children, Raghida, Fadia, Joseph, and Rouweida. She was a beautiful, loving soul. Moreover, she was religious, and never missed a prayer or a church mass. Her children were her first priority, and after her husband's passing, she was their mother and father at the same time.

A few months before the explosion, her health deteriorated after she suffered from a hip fracture that spread an infection through her body. She was admitted to Saint George Hospital on July 17, 2020, to follow a physical therapy protocol. Two weeks into her hospital stay, her August 4 x-ray showed tremendous improvement, and her daughters were informed that she would be discharged the next day. Both her daughters left her bedside around 5:45 PM, the explosion happened at 6:07 PM, and wreaked havoc in the hospital. The 9th floor where Najat was staying sustained most of the damage.

Her grandchild drove his motorcycle to the hospital and found her covered in blood, a glass panel fell over her head and chest, causing serious bleeding. Her evacuation was impossible, and her grandchild tried to move her to another room while waiting for the Lebanese Red Cross to arrive. At 11:00 PM Najat was transferred to Saint Therese Hospital in a critical condition, suffering from low oxygen levels and bleeding. She died on August 6, 2020, at midnight.

On August 7, she was buried in her family cemetery in Wadi Shahrour.

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