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In: “This week in Palestine”

Volume 1 - JEEL NEWS - Issue 11
December 12th 2008

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Article and photograph are reproduced with permission of the editor of This week in Palestine. Their December 2008 issue was a special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the magazine. Click here to see the message of the publisher. It deserves our congratulations.

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To all friends of Jeel al Amal

Every Issue of “This week in Palestine”  - a digital monthly - gives a “Personality of the month”. In December 2008 this is Alice Sahhar. Najwa sent it by e-mail. For the original version click here.

On 2 October, Alice Sahhar passed away leaving behind a 56-year passionate career and a legacy of charity work and community service in Palestine. Alice was born in Jaffa before the Nakba to the Shoubash family from Fuhais, Jordan. At the age of 12, Alice became a refugee when she fled with her mother as the attack on Jaffa intensified. The refugee experience became a turning point in her life; the suffering she endured made her particularly sensitive to human dignity. She was determined that no child should ever suffer.

Alices family returned to Jerusalem, and in 1952, at the young age of 16, she began her work at Dar Al-Awlad School, even though it was considered revolutionary at that time for a woman to seek employment. This marked the beginning of her dedication to helping orphans - instilling in them a sense of dignity and pride and ensuring that they complete their basic education and have the resources to pursue university studies.

At Dar Al-Awlad, Alice met Basil Sahhar, a young man who shared her commitment to helping the needy. Basil would go out on the streets to look for homeless and disadvantaged children, and he would bring them to Dar Al-Awlad where Alice took care of them. Basil and Alice got married in 1959, and together raised six children in addition to hundreds of orphans.

When the war broke out suddenly in 1967, scores of people sought refuge at Dar Al-Awlad, where Basil and Alice were living with their children and orphans. Just after the war, three humanitarian aid shipments came to Alice from the Government of Norway. Alice herself distributed food, clothing, and first aids to those in need.

The rest of the article is to read in the next issue of Jeel News. Read more.