Eyad's memorial: Support caregivers in Jerusalem

Who was Eyad el-Hallaq?

Eyad, a Palestinian from East Jerusalem who suffers from autism, was killed by Israeli Police while he was on his way to school in the old city of Jerusalem. Eyad was taking classes for the past 6 years at Elwyn El Quds, a special-needs school for children and adults.  His school has been giving him classes and preparing him to become an assistant chef. He was close to graduating and Elwyn El Quds was preparing to help him get placement in the workforce.

On his way to school, Eyad was asked to stop by the Israeli Police but he didn't make eye contact due to his disability. Scared, Iyad ran away from them and hid behind a trash can. His caregiver, Warda, who was with him at the time, tried to explain the situation to the soldiers and told them he had a disability. While Eyad was hiding behind a trash can, Israeli police opened fire and Eyad was killed on the scene.

Eyad’s parents devoted their lives to his care and tried different schools/caregivers. But only at Elwyn El Quds did Eyad have the best years of his life. He liked going there so much that when the institution shut down for a month and a half during the coronavirus lockdown, his mother had to take him there a few times to prove to him that it was closed.

Under occupation it’s particularly difficult for Palestinians with special needs, like Eyad, to get access to the resources they need. Your donation will help us create more awareness about Eyad’s school and help other students like Eyad learn and grow.


How you can help:

Your donation to this campaign will support Elwyn El Quds in the following ways:

- Support the school’s program for placing students with disabilities in the workforce
- Purchase laptops for students to be able to communicate with their caregivers remotely during the coronavirus pandemic
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JusticeFor Eyad 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
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