Six-year-old Suzy Eshkuntana woke up alone in Gaza's largest hospital where she was rushed by rescuers from the rubble of her home, which had been wrecked by a pre-dawn Israeli strike that killed her mother and all four of her siblings.
The young girl, trapped for seven hours under the debris, was reunited in Shifa hospital with her father, who was also being treated for his wounds.
"Suddenly, a strange rocket, like fire and flame, destroyed two walls," he told Reuters. The parents ran to check on their children when a second explosion hit, collapsing the ceiling.
"I heard my son Zain calling: 'Daddy, daddy'. His voice was okay, but I couldn't turn to look at him because I was trapped," he said.
When rescuers first called out for survivors, Eshkuntana was too weak to shout back, but when someone returned half an hour later he was able to get their attention.
Lying on the hospital bed next to his surviving daughter, his head bandaged, he said at first he had wanted to die.
"I was filled with all the anger of the universe, but when I heard that one of my daughters was alive, I said thank God because this girl might capture some - even a little - of my daughters' smile because she is their sister."