Hamas Threats Cause Yet Another Gazan Woman To Flee To Canada

CBC News reports on the plight of a palestinian Arab woman who fled Gaza for Canada because her family had been threatened by Hamas.

Amal Battrawi said she dreams of a day when her kids won’t be afraid to play outside. But for the past two years, she’s been having recurring nightmares.

“I just keep thinking and [I] worry about my daughters,” said the Palestinian refugee.

Her daughters Sama, 11, and Sireen, 13, have been trying to leave Gaza for Hamilton with their father Sherif.

They’ve been separated from Battrawi and the family’s youngest child, five-year-old Sameer, since March 2019.

Battrawi said her family was in danger in Gaza, threatened by Hamas, the group that governs Gaza listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government, and the police weren’t helping, leading the family to make the decision to leave.

She and Sameer were able to get travel Visas to Canada. She’s thankful they made it. But the rest of the family was forced to stay behind.

Gazans fleeing Hamas for Canada seems to be a real thing; this is the third such story I have found out about within the last few months.

Interestingly enough, this version of the same story omits the Hamas threat part:

Battrawi said her family was in danger in Gaza and the police weren’t helping, leading the family┬áto make the┬ádecision to leave.

The first version above seems to have a later timestamp, meaning the Hamas part was added in later.

Hat tip: Michal

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A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media