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Ahmad Abu Sha’ban

“I hope no one has to go through this,” was the last message Ahmad sent when he was trapped at home in Gaza. “

“Ahmad Abu Sha’ban, who grew up without his father, talked about him so much that we came to love his father through Ahmad’s eyes. Ahmad was the closest, most affectionate among us, a brave and loyal friend. He could turn any dull gathering into one filled with laughter. He was well-loved and knew many people, which made him a great help to us in many matters.”

“We worked with Ahmad at 5Horses Mall for four years until he finished his job a month before the war ended. We spent about eight hours a day together and he still visited us every morning. We became like family, sharing our joys and troubles. Ahmad was our protector and never made anyone angry. He had no sisters, so we became like sisters to him.”

“Since the start of the war, Ahmad left Gaza for Al-Maghazi but then returned to Gaza. When the area was besieged again, he found himself trapped in a room. He told me the occupation forces were searching houses and detained men . He anticipated he would be next and hoped no one would ever have to experience what they were going through at that moment.“

“Unfortunately, that same day, Ahmad was taken from his home. His brothers were released, but Ahmad stayed in detention. He was killed on April 2nd, and his body was found later when the occupation forces withdrew from the Shifaa area.”

“Ahmad loved life, but they took it away from him. He’s gone, but he lives on in our hearts. We were sad when he left his job with us—now, what will we do without him in our lives?”

A message was received on our platform from his friend, Marah Eid


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