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Reem’s Dream

How one women activist's work continues after her passing.

Jerusalem24 – On the morning of December 24th, Reem Khalil passed away in a hospital in Jordan as a result of a terminal illness that did not give her long to live.

No stranger to being active in the community, she was the granddaughter of the late Sameeha Khalil, a social worker, activist, and founder of the Inash Al-Usra Association. An organization that provided support and help to Palestinian women and girls since the 1960s.

An inspiring figure, Khalil had worked in civil society for years, supporting entrepreneurship, youth, and art projects as well her main cause; Palestine.

The news of her passing broke the hearts of her family, friends, acquaintances, and all the lives she touched.

A memorial service was organized for the late Reem Khalil on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at the headquarters of the A.M. Qattan Foundation in the city of Ramallah.

The event was done to honor her memory as well as the principles for which she worked, throughout her life and until her untimely demise after a struggle with Cancer.

During the ceremony, her family launched a national initiative called “Reem’s Dream,” which seeks to achieve Khalil’s vision. While on her sickbed, she drew a comprehensive plan, inspired by her suffering, to implement a wide campaign. The campaign aimed to lessen the challenges she faced, for future Cancer patients in Palestine.

Reem suffered from the lack of a facility that provides services to cancer patients, not to mention the slow logistical procedures, which increased her suffering and that of her family as well.

The campaign seeks to achieve the vision of the late young woman, Reem Khalil, to reduce the challenges she faced and faced by cancer patients in Palestine.

Here is the link to donate: https://linktr.ee/ReemsDream

In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Reem’s brother; Zaid Khalil speaks about the campaign, his sister, and how you can help.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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