Riad Hamad — 1952-2008
Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition expresses our deepest sympathy to the family of Riad ElSolh Hamad at his untimely death under questionable circumstances. We also reach out to our entire community, in the shatat (exile) and at home, at the loss of our brother in struggle for the right to return and reclaim our homeland.
Riad’s long years of advocacy and direct assistance to the children of Palestine through the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund has been an inspiration to all of us who support our internally displaced families under the brutal 60-year Zionist occupation of our lands, and has enabled Palestinian families living under these extremely difficult conditions to continue to nurture three generations of our heroic people in the struggle.
Riad ElSolh Hamad, along with all our martyrs, will never be forgotten. He will live on in the continuation of his work, and in our collective determination to return and reclaim Palestine.
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition