Mohammad Sabri Atallah

Mohammad Sabri Atallah, 21, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza on August 4th.

His friend, a prominent activist, Mohammed Zeyara, had the following to say:

“Growing up, we’ve had multiple problems with his cousins, except for him. Never in my life did we argue. Such a genuine and kind young man. He was a GOOD man, he was no terrorist. I honestly don’t know what to say. I’m still facing the shock.”

Ayman Shokor

Ayman Adnan Mousa Shokor, 25, was killed as a result of heavy Israeli shelling in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp.

His childhood friend, Yousef Al-Jamal tweeted and wrote about him: “This status is in the memory of my childhood friend Ayman Shokor who was murdered hours ago after his family house was hit with Israeli artillery. We grew up together. We shared the most beautiful memories. Ayman was the best goalkeeper in the school. He loved birds like no one did. One time he gave me doves as a gift. He would visit me every time and then. A couple of days ago he posted on FB that his area is under heavy artillery shelling. A graduate of Arabic Literature, Ayman loved Arabic. He also was a painter. I can’t believe he is gone. He will be remembered forever. A great man and a childhood friend, he caused no harm to anyone. My deepest condolences to his parents, his brothers Omar, Mahmoud, Abood and little Luai. Ayman will always be remembered as a great goalkeeper. Israel didn’t score by murdering him in cold blood. RIP. “

Shadi Farwana

Shadi Farwana, 35, was killed in Khan Younis during an attack on the residential neighborhood where he had taken refuge. Shadi was the Beneficiaries Coordinator for Khan Younis Area under Global Communities’ partnership with the World Food Programme on the Food Security Program.

Shadi served the humanitarian cause of helping the people of Gaza for the past four years. He was known for his dedication to the humanitarian cause, his excellent relationship with all vulnerable beneficiaries we serve and his great sense of humor. Shadi leaves behind him his wife and three children.

Mohammed Al-Areer

Mohammed Al-Areer (pictured above with his daughter Raneem), 31, was killed when his house was hit by a rocket. He was a celebrity in Gaza as he impersonated a mischievous chicken named Karkour in a program run on Al-Aqsa TV called Tomorrow’s Pioneers.

The 31-year-old’s brother, Refaat, wrote on the Electronic Intifada website that his death “will come as a shock to the large numbers of children whose favorite part of Friday was watching Karkour misbehave and helping him change into a better Karkour, thanks to their advice, only for him to relapse at the start of the next episode into another anti-social behaviour.

“By killing my brother, Israel has surely killed a promising talent, and deprived thousands of children of a funny and educational program.”

Al-Areer had two children, aged 4 and 1, and was the 26th member of his family to be killed by Israeli attacks.

“His memories, his tales, his jokes, his innocent smile will live forever through us, through his two beautiful children, and through the thousands of children who loved him on TV and in real life,” concluded his brother, Refaat.