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Help Alghazzawi Family Escape Gaza

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I'm Chava Finkler, a Jewish Canadian, friend & ally to Aya Alghazzawi, a Palestinian in Gaza. Aya and I "met" in cyberspace when I invited her to speak to local Unitarians & friends. Aya's knowledge of Gaza, her eloquent speech & her commitment to her people struck me deeply. We have remained in contact via email for over three years.
Aya asked me to initiate a fundraising campaign as Gazans can not access the GOFUNDME campaign themselves.
Aya and her family need to escape Gaza before the likely Israeli onslaught. Please donate to support the Alghazzawi family. Aya tells her story below. Chava Finkler

My name is Aya and I am a Palestinian teacher living in besieged Gaza. My life has turned upside down since the beginning of the Israeli genocide on Gaza. I have aged a hundred years. Every single bone aches. I have an unbearable backache as I live in a tent after two displacements. I long for my comfortable bed in my new apartment that was burned by Israeli troops. I yearn for my friends whom Israel brutally killed. I miss my family who have been scattered. But I miss the feeling of safety more than anything. I want my sisters and nieces to stop having nightmares and live their childhood.

The only thing I can do is help my family get out of here. But “coordination” fees to escape Gaza make it almost impossible. We are 14 members; we need 5000$ per adult and 2,500$ per child under 12. We have four children & 10 adults, so we need about 60,000$ US $$ as coordination fees . We need 7000$ as expenses upon our arrival in Egypt. This makes a total of 67,000$ US.. I know our mission is not easy but I trust human values that place life in safety and dignity above all. Any contribution of you, however little, can help us succeed in escaping the genocide.


Chava Finkler
London, ON

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