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The Anton Families in Gaza, Palestine

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The Anton Families in Gaza, Palestine
On December 16th, 2023, my family, Nahida Khalil Boulos Anton and her late daughter, Samar Kamal Anton, were tragically shot by an IDF army sniper in front of the Holy Family Latin Church in Gaza, a protected area, a place of worship.

Despite Pope Francis publicly condemning their killings and their stories gaining international attention, we still struggle to navigate the administrative and financial obstacles of the system to bring our remaining families who are in danger, to safety in Australia.

In these extreme circumstances, our family, reluctantly, has made the difficult decision to risk their lives and flee. 
We are now applying for visa applications under the Tourist visa scheme to bring 37 immediate family members from Gaza to Perth, as it is currently the only available avenue for repatriation.

We are heart broken and fully aware of the fact that if they remain in Gaza, they're likely to be killed at any moment, yet, if we remove them and bring them to safety, we are, essentially, aiding in the ethnic cleansing of our people. Both prospects pain us immensely. At this point, saving their lives is our priority.

As a sponsor family, we need to cover the costs for passports, border fees, flights, and accommodation upon their arrival. The financial burden is enormous, and we are reaching out to our friends, family, and community for support.

We are applying for 37 members of our immediate family – 6 family units. There are 19 children and 18 adults that we need to fund visa application fees, passport fees, document translation, flights and more. 
Additionally, the family will need access to accommodation, food, medical and legal assistance when they arrive.

Your generous contributions will not only help us bring our families to safety but also provide immediate relief during these challenging times. We continue to advocate for an immediate and lasting ceasefire and a humanitarian crisis scheme to support all Palestinians in Gaza.

Any surplus funds will be donated to the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund and El Rahman, an organisation committed to supporting Palestinians in Australia.

The Palestinian genocide has already claimed the lives of Nahida, Samar and so many loved ones and continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of our families and community.

Your support gives us hope. Please consider contributing to our fundraiser and sharing this message with your networks.

Thank you for your kindness and solidarity.

With gratitude,
Feryal and Supporting Team Members

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Donations 

  • Annemarie Jones
    • $50 
    • 14 d
  • Gaza Evacuation Fundraiser Dinner
    • $13,940 (Offline)
    • 21 d
  • Natalya Lim-How
    • $120 
    • 23 d
  • Eliza Hull
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 25 d
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Feryal Anton
Organizer
Girrawheen WA

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