Hello, my name is Hasan Abuolba , I’m a licensed realtor in Buffalo NY and a permanent resident in the US. I’ve been separated from my family in the Gaza Strip since 2014 due to war and was not able to go back since . My five sisters and mother are currently in Gaza as well as my aunt and uncle and their children , facing insurmountable danger.
Everyday the situation gets more grave and dangerous. Tragically, Their home was bombed at the beginning of the conflict on (10/09/2023) in Tal-alhawa , forcing them to flee several times for their lives. This was painstakingly difficult for my mom as a single mother with 5 kids —they had to carry whatever they could gather on their backs …and walk for miles to find refuge …they currently are without basic necessities to live including (water, food, clothing, bedding and medicine ). Israel has cut off electricity and water and often bombs the bakeries and sources of food….most days there is No way to communicate with them—No internet connection or ways for them to charge a cell phone …sometimes i cannot reach them for days or even weeks to be able to make sure they are okay—I cannnot describe how much this has devastated my life and even my ability to function on a daily level for my own family here in buffalo Ny…many days i feel paralyzed in fear and anxiety…spending all day trying to reach them and trying to find ways to get them out of harms way. The situation is dire and grave—their lives are in danger 24/7.
Three weeks ago, their last shelter refuge in khan-yonis was besieged due to sniper fire and tank attacks on their street. The house was bombed while they were inside, and they barely survived. They managed to escape thankfully and run for about a half hour until they were able to find a tent on the side of road to shelter , yesterday they informed me that the rain took down their tent and all their bedding and clothes were soaked so Currently, they have no shelter, no refuge, and are lacking the essentials for survival…plus it’s getting colder everyday in Gaza as winter sets in …they cook on a fire and they live each day in terror —As you can imagine the trauma they are enduring on a daily basis hour to hour is excruciating! I am in desperate need of help getting my family out of Gaza as soon as humanly possible!
My other relatives have tragically been massacred from this conflict, I’m urgently seeking funds to facilitate their crossing to Egypt border , The goal is to relocate my mom and 5 sisters first .
Their names are:
Yara R. H. Abuolba-my dearest sister -21 years old
Rihab k. A. Hijazi- my beloved mother -51 years old
Sara R. H. Abuolba-my dear sister -20 years old
Mayar R. H. Abuolba- my beloved sister -16 years old
Layan R. H. Abuolba- my dear sister -13 years old
Talin R. H. Abuolba-my beloved baby sister - 12 years old…
The cost for each person without foreign passport is between $7,000-$10,000 per person . This money will be sent to my family through a wire transfer.
It hurts me to have to ask this and plead for help but I’m genuinely at a loss for what to do. Many palestinians are having luck starting go fund me campaigns for affected families in gaza so I thought i would try this because i have run out of options …Having lived in the USA for a decade since 14 years old, my pleas to the embassy for help were met with indifference. the response was, “You’re not a US citizen, so we cannot help you” and despite reaching out to the White House and embassies, mayor, congress , I’ve received no help.I’m willing to travel to Egypt to meet them and address their immediate needs once they are in Egypt . Your support can literally save my family from death…the impact, bringing my family to safety and preventing them from becoming victims of this horrifying war is possible with your generous help.
I know this request seems impossible but i truly believe in miracles and that God can make possible that which seems impossible…and he can help make a way to save my family …Yara was supposed to graduate in february with a degree in engineering but her university has been bombed and her dreams shattered —now she is fighting just to survive another day ..Your support can provide safety to my family and literally save their lives! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness…
it is a miracle they are still alive —they have escaped bombings on several occasions —i need your help to get them out of this hell on earth …even if you cannot donate please share this post so that others may see it! My heartfelt thanks to you for taking the time to read this and share it!
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Also anyone who sees this and is in the government or UN and are able to help put their names on the border of Rafah crossing to go to Egypt please reach out!
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