Hamze Ibrahim's family says paramedics & # 039; apologies hours before his funeral was too late

The devastated family of Hamze Ibrahim (in the picture with his wife Hanan) says that the apology given by the paramedics union gave them little comfort

The family of a Sydney man buried on Wednesday has launched a belated apology from the paramedics union, which erroneously accused them of attacking ambulance workers trying to save his life.

They claim that the apology, made hours before the funeral of Hamze Ibrahim, 25, is too late and that an insult would be "left in his name" forever.

A media statement published by the Australian Paramedics Association on Sunday stated that members of Ibrahim's family had contributed to the death by preventing ambulance workers from treating Ibrahim, and also claimed that he died of a drug overdose. .

The family maintains that his death at his home in Riverwood, in western Sydney, was due to a respiratory problem after a long battle against sleep apnea, and is considering taking legal action against the union.

Ibrahim also had to fly to Lebanon the next day for a gastric band operation, but he got sick in the early hours of the morning and an ambulance was called to help him, but he died on the spot.

The devastated family of Hamze Ibrahim (in the picture with his wife Hanan) says that the apology given by the paramedics union gave them little comfort

The devastated family of Hamze Ibrahim (in the picture with his wife Hanan) says that the apology given by the paramedics union gave them little comfort

Ibrahim, 25, died Sunday morning at his home in Riverwood, southwest of Sydney, after a battle against sleep apnea, according to his family (pictured here is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral).

Ibrahim, 25, died Sunday morning at his home in Riverwood, southwest of Sydney, after a battle against sleep apnea, according to his family (pictured here is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral).

Ibrahim, 25, died Sunday morning at his home in Riverwood, southwest of Sydney, after a battle against sleep apnea, according to his family (pictured here is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral).

He had to fly to Lebanon the next day for a gastric band operation, but he got sick early in the morning and an ambulance was called to help him, but he died on the scene (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim)

He had to fly to Lebanon the next day for a gastric band operation, but he got sick early in the morning and an ambulance was called to help him, but he died on the scene (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim)

He had to fly to Lebanon the next day for a gastric band operation, but he got sick early in the morning and an ambulance was called to help him, but he died on the scene (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim)

When her husband's body was buried, Ms. Ibrahim and other women threw white balloons into the sky (pictured)

When her husband's body was buried, Ms. Ibrahim and other women threw white balloons into the sky (pictured)

When her husband's body was buried, Ms. Ibrahim and other women threw white balloons into the sky (pictured)

In a statement released by the APA on Monday, Mr. Pearce blamed the death of the man on his family who had "interfered" with him. with emergency workers who did their job (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim and his wife Hanan)

In a statement released by the APA on Monday, Mr. Pearce blamed the death of the man on his family who had "interfered" with him. with emergency workers who did their job (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim and his wife Hanan)

In a statement released by the APA on Monday, Mr. Pearce blamed the death of the man on his family who had "interfered" with him. with emergency workers who did their job (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim and his wife Hanan)

After his tragic death, the head of the Association of Paramedics of Australia, Steve Pearce, claimed up to 80 of the paramedics of the family and friends of Ibrahim who tried to resuscitate him.

In a statement released by the APA on Monday, Pearce blamed the man's death on his family who had "interfered" with him. with emergency workers doing their job.

Just hours before Mr. Ibrahim's funeral on Wednesday, the APA presented an apology to the family, saying they were wrong in their claims.

But Mr. Ibrahim's family said it was "very little, too late."

"It's a cold consolation and a bit late now, is not it?" Said a cousin of Ibrahim to Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; The damage to his name has been done. They have made him look like a drug addict, like a bad person … you can not undo that. "

The Association of Paramedics of Australia apologized for claiming that the family of a dying man (pictured with his wife) attacked ambulance workers trying to save him.

The Association of Paramedics of Australia apologized for claiming that the family of a dying man (pictured with his wife) attacked ambulance workers trying to save him.

The Association of Paramedics of Australia apologized for claiming that the family of a dying man (pictured with his wife) attacked ambulance workers trying to save him.

"It's a cold consolation and a bit late now, is not it?" A cousin from Ibrahim told Daily Mail Australia (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral)

Wrapped in a traditional Islamic garment, a silver coffin of Mr. Ibrahim was taken to his burial place by a group of male mourners in Rookwood Cemetery (pictured)

Wrapped in a traditional Islamic garment, a silver coffin of Mr. Ibrahim was taken to his burial place by a group of male mourners in Rookwood Cemetery (pictured)

Wrapped in a traditional Islamic garment, a silver coffin of Mr. Ibrahim was taken to his burial place by a group of male mourners in Rookwood Cemetery (pictured)

Those cruel claims were simply wrong. Ok, so now they say we were wrong, but they should not have said it in the first place.

Wrapped in a traditional Islamic garment, a silver coffin of Mr. Ibrahim was taken to his burial place by a group of male mourners in the Rookwood cemetery.

When they went down to the ground, those around the burial site shouted "allahu akbar".

Mr. Ibrahim's anguished wife, Hanan, was consoled during the service by dozens of women, all wearing traditional white handkerchiefs.

When her husband's body was buried, Ms. Ibrahim and other women threw white balloons into the sky.

Mr. Ibrahim's anguished wife, Hanan, was consoled during the service by dozens of women, all wearing traditional white handkerchiefs (photo)

Mr. Ibrahim's anguished wife, Hanan, was consoled during the service by dozens of women, all wearing traditional white handkerchiefs (photo)

Mr. Ibrahim's anguished wife, Hanan, was consoled during the service by dozens of women, all wearing traditional white handkerchiefs (photo)

Up to 300 people gathered around the tomb of Mr. Ibrahim, hugging and crying (in the photo)

Up to 300 people gathered around the tomb of Mr. Ibrahim, hugging and crying (in the photo)

Up to 300 people gathered around the tomb of Mr. Ibrahim, hugging and crying (in the photo)

APA NSW Secretary Steve Pearce (pictured) said on Sunday that Ibrahim's relatives were responsible for his death by preventing paramedics from calling him to revive him.

APA NSW Secretary Steve Pearce (pictured) said on Sunday that Ibrahim's relatives were responsible for his death by preventing paramedics from calling him to revive him.

APA NSW Secretary Steve Pearce (pictured) said on Sunday that Ibrahim's relatives were responsible for his death by preventing paramedics from calling him to revive him.

Up to 300 people gathered around the tomb of Mr. Ibrahim, hugging and crying.

A lawyer representing Mr. Ibrahim's family, Raed Rahal, said the dead man should be remembered by the "fun-loving person" he was.

"The pain suffered by family and friends at this time has been unjustifiable and unnecessarily amplified by the selfish, reckless and unfounded comments of the Australian Paramedics Association," Rahal said Monday.

He added: "Issues related to any future claim will be considered once the family has had time to grieve.

In a statement on Wednesday, the APA of New South Wales made an "unqualified apology" for its first press statement.

A lawyer representing Mr. Ibrahim's family, Raed Rahal, said the dead man should be remembered by the "fun-loving person" he was (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral)

A lawyer representing Mr. Ibrahim's family, Raed Rahal, said the dead man should be remembered by the "fun-loving person" he was (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral)

A lawyer representing Mr. Ibrahim's family, Raed Rahal, said the dead man should be remembered by the "fun-loving person" he was (in the picture is Mr. Ibrahim's funeral)

In a statement on Wednesday, the APA of New South Wales made an "unreserved apology" for its first statement in the media (in the image is the funeral of Mr. Ibrahim)

In a statement on Wednesday, the APA of New South Wales made an "unreserved apology" for its first statement in the media (in the image is the funeral of Mr. Ibrahim)

In a statement on Wednesday, the APA of New South Wales made an "unreserved apology" for its first statement in the media (in the image is the funeral of Mr. Ibrahim)

"Any statement in the previous press release to the effect that the members of Mr. Ibrahim's family contributed or were in any way responsible for his death is totally incorrect and should not have been published," the APA said in a statement. .

"Likewise, APA recognizes that at no time did Ibrahim's family obstruct or threaten the paramedics.

"APA deeply regrets having published its previous press release and apologizes without reservation for any pain, shame or anguish it has caused to Mr. Ibrahim's relatives."

The police also challenged the initial report of the APA, saying that less than 20 officers attended, in contrast to the 150 claimed by the paramedics.

Just a few hours before Mr. Ibrahim's funeral on Wednesday, the APA presented an apology to the family, saying they were wrong in their statements (in the image is the funeral of Mr. Ibrahim)

Just a few hours before Mr. Ibrahim's funeral on Wednesday, the APA presented an apology to the family, saying they were wrong in their statements (in the image is the funeral of Mr. Ibrahim)

Just a few hours before Mr. Ibrahim's funeral on Wednesday, the APA presented an apology to the family, saying they were wrong in their statements (in the image is the funeral of Mr. Ibrahim)

Representatives from the South Wales News APA have come to the conclusion that there were "inaccuracies of facts" in the report, and they apologized without reservation (in the picture the location of the incident is seen)

Representatives from the South Wales News APA have come to the conclusion that there were "inaccuracies of facts" in the report, and they apologized without reservation (in the picture the location of the incident is seen)

Representatives from the South Wales News APA have come to the conclusion that there were "inaccuracies of facts" in the report, and they apologized without reservation (in the picture the location of the incident is seen)

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