Help Our Family in Gaza Evacuate

Hello, we are Palestinian Americans hoping to help our family stuck in Gaza. Our father grew up in Gaza and later left after he and our mother married in the 80s. His family didn’t have the means to go and didn’t want to leave. Palestine has been home to my family for generation after generation. Before the 1948 Nakba, we were in Jaffa, but Gaza has been home to my family since their original displacement in ‘48.

We are urgently seeking assistance to get our family out of Gaza as they continue to confront the threats of war, starvation, and miscellaneous illnesses. These funds will also be used to sustain their lives while they remain in Gaza, as prices have skyrocketed for basic needs. It has become highly challenging for them to access even the most basic necessities for human survival—food, clean water, and medicine.

Our family is trapped in Gaza, and they are reaching out for financial aid to leave the Gaza Strip immediately. This is the last resort, as they never wanted to be forced out of their homes and their homeland, but there is no safety in Gaza. Currently, the only way to choose life is through evacuation. Recently, they received news that our family home in Northern Gaza, the house our grandparents moved to from Jaffa after the Nakba in 1948, had been destroyed. It is still standing, but it’s uninhabitable. They have lost everything they owned in Gaza and have ended up displaced and homeless, and some are even falling ill.

They have evacuated numerous times, moving together or separating – searching for safe shelter, but they haven't found one. Nowhere in Gaza is safe. Every area is being targeted, and bombings occur without any warning. The places they were told to flee to are continuing to be targeted.

Everyone is living with psychological trauma due to everything that has been happening around them for 100+ days, and many of them are suffering from various illnesses like colds, pneumonia, etc.

Their saving grace for survival would be to raise $7,000 per person (roughly 30 people) to leave Gaza through the Egyptian border (the Rafah checkpoint). In hopes of saving our beloved family, we hope you can assist in bringing them safety and protection.

We have had the privilege to grow up in America, away from the constant threat of war and bombings, so we are using that privilege to get help for our family currently fighting for their lives.

Thank you in advance to everyone who donates or shares the link with those who can help our family.

The financial burden of arranging their escape is beyond our means, and especially theirs. We humbly ask for your compassion, generosity, and solidarity during this trying time. Together, we can bring them to safety.
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