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Hazem Harbi Sakiek

“Hazem Harbi Sakiek, known as “Abu Basel,” was my youngest uncle. He studied law at Al-Azhar University and worked as a lawyer for Jawal company. Hazem was ambitious in his work, always well-dressed and presentable.”
“He was an extraordinary person, generous, and always ready to help anyone in need. Hazem was cheerful and well-liked by everyone who knew him. His name, which means “firm” in Arabic, suited him perfectly as he displayed great character in many situations.”

“He remained resolute in the face of the horror of killing, hunger, and destruction in Gaza City. He stayed to care for his mother (my grandmother), Aziza Sakiek, a patient woman, his wife Norhan, and her family after her father and brothers were executed by the occupation army. He also looked after his beloved daughter Aziza, known as “Zozo,” and his son Basel, who was not yet two years old.”

“My uncle, his wife, and their two children were killed on March 26 when the occupation bombed my grandfather Harbi Sakiek’s house in a massacre near Al-Shifa hospital. “

“My grandmother Aziza, my kind aunt Samah and her husband Abu Mahmoud, and their children Naghm, Abd Al-Karim, and Adi were also killed, along with several relatives and neighbors from the Rajab, Abu Sha’ban, Al-Ghalieni, Abdu, and Alnunu families. Their bodies remain buried under the rubble.”

“We’ll really miss you. I’m not saying goodbye; I hope we meet again in heaven.”

A message received on our platform from his nephew, Hassan Al-Alami. The photos show Hazem at his wedding, as well as a photo of him after the 2008 war in eastern Gaza. There are also pictures of his children, Aziza and Basel.


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