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Nesma Abu Sha'ira

Martyr Date

October 26, 2023

“It breaks my heart, truly, to lose you. We will never have another teacher like you!”

Nesma Abu Sha’ira.

One of her students wrote:

“My beloved teacher, Nesma Abu Sha’ira, or as we always called her, ‘Miss Nesma.’ She had a tender heart and a beautiful gentle influence. She used to be my lecturer in the College of Fine Arts, excelling in her field. I considered her my role model and regarded her as my favorite artist.”

“I always used to share art, love, and warm, gentle words, never imagining that one day I would share my sorrow and exhausted emotions, and moments that I will never forget, like the departure of my teacher.”

“Our last encounter was during the discussion of my graduation project. The last thing she said to me then was, ‘You, Zeinab, are like the moon. You disappear and then return, dazzling everyone with your magnificent presence, talent, and beauty.’ I will never forget the sparkle in her eyes and her pride in her student at that moment.”

“It breaks my heart, truly, to lose you. We will never have another teacher like you! My teacher was martyred on October 26, 2023, along with her beloved daughter, in an Israeli airstrike on their home. May you rest in eternal paradise, my dear. Farewell, you brilliant soul. May God bless your resting place.”

(Note: The name Zeinab mentioned in the text is the name of the student expressing her feelings about her teacher, Nesma Abu Sha’ira.)

إِنَّا ِلِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
Indeed, we belong to Allah, and indeed, to Him we return.
Source: Twitter/GazaMartyrs
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