British-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry participates in Voices for Gaza

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Jun 2024

British-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry participated in the Voices for Gaza platform on Instagram, reading testimony from Dr. Irfan Galaria, an American plastic surgeon, who volunteered in Gaza.

Amir El-Masry

 

"I stopped keeping track of how many new orphans I operated on. After surgery, they'd be put somewhere in the hospital. I'm unsure of who'd take care of them or how they will survive," read El-Masry from comments made by Dr. Galaria in February.

"On one occasion, a handful of children, all about ages 5 to 8, were carried to the emergency room by their parents. All had single sniper shots to the head. These families were returnig to their homes after tanks have withdrawn, but the snipers have apparently stayed behind. None of these children survived," he continued.

Galaria volunteered in Gaza with the humanitarian aid group MedGlobal, and described the situation in Gaza as "not a war but annihilation."

 

 

Voices for Gaza is a platform dedicated to the presentation of testimonies written by people in Gaza, including medical and humanitarian personnel as well as members of the shattered families.

The platform launched in March this year, garnering international interest of the artistic community, quickly gaining a following.

Amir El-Masry has also supported Palestine in other was, recently taking part in the video titled “How to Steal a Home?” alongside Ahmed Dash, Sedky Sakhr, Ola Rushdi, and Yasmina El Abd.

The letters presented at Voices for Gaza are read in English and French by international actors, musicians, journalists, including names such as American actress Susan Sarandon,  Armenian-American musician and songwriter Serj Tankian, Dutch actress Carice van Houten, American guitarist and songwriter Tom Morello, French singer and actress Camélia Jordana, French actor Swann Arlaud, French writer Annie Ernaux, among others.

The British-Egyptian actor Khalid Abdalla participated in Voices for Gaza reading the testinomy of James Elder, a UNICEF spokesperson, returning from Gaza in December 2023.

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