MacEwan student struggles to save her family from genocide

MacEwan student and SAMU Students’ Council member, Layal, is running a fundraiser to help fund members of her family to leave Gaza. Layal lived in Gaza until her family made the difficult decision to leave during the war in 2014, but not all of her family was able to leave. Her family was uprooted and displaced by Israel like many other Palestinians during the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) in 1948. Layal’s oldest sister, Rolla, is currently in Gaza and doing her best to survive with her children. Rolla lost her husband last October, nearly one month into the Israeli bombardment. Layal has asked that her last name not be shared in this article. “He was in the supermarket getting groceries for his house and other people who were taking...

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