Let me first tell you about our company, Planet for digital solutions.
Our company was launched in a small headquarters not exceeding 10 meters in July 2017, we started with 3 employees, we bet on the poor economic situation in the Gaza Strip, and even exceeded the borders and the blockade, to penetrate the Arab markets in the Arab Gulf, and foreign countries, and indeed, we were able to complete more than 30 A big project in less than 4 months. This is how we started.
Until finally, the team grew, and we became more experienced, cohesive, and our customers' inventory became larger, and the projects that we are working on more and more, and our need to move from our small headquarters to a larger headquarters, and a bigger dream became more urgent.
Indeed, only two years ago, we moved our headquarters in the same building from the fourth floor of a small headquarters, to the first floor in the same tower, to a headquarters three times its size, and the staff increased from the beginning of the year to 30 employees, creative, crazy, marketers, and marketing experts, From designers, content writers, and programmers.
Our commercial value increased, and the name of our company expanded, with the increase in our customers' confidence in us, and this is what we were good at, our quality and our experience in our field, our commitment to deadlines, and our accuracy in details.
Even despite the Corona pandemic, and what the Arab peoples and the commercial and economic establishments have suffered in the affected areas around the world, the matter did not stop us from pursuing our work, with alternative plans, completing the creativity we started, and keeping up with the projects and tasks assigned to us, from our homes.
We persevered in our dream, even as we grew up, embracing it more, achieving all the success we wished for, and even more.
Until May 11, 2021.
We were in our shift, 30 male and female employees, as on any normal day, with the beginning of the Israeli escalation and bombardment on the Gaza Strip.
At the end of work, the guard closed the door behind him and even cleaned the floors, in preparation for the next day's work.
Until my family came to me, a call from the guard of the tower, informing me that the Israeli occupation army had told him to evacuate the tower immediately, to bomb it within the next few minutes.
That call in which my dreams plummeted, as a young man who fights and struggles with the economic situation, to support two families, and support 30 employees whose homes are open, from a job rarely found in the Gaza Strip, due to the deterioration of the economic situation, the lack of jobs, the increase in unemployment rates and the poverty line!
One call, I dropped all thoughts of progress, thinking about the future, all I felt at the time was "dream collapse"
Exactly two hours were the interval between the guard's call and my warning to not evacuate the building, and between 6 destructive missiles that brought down the Hanadi tower in the Gaza Strip, brought down the entire tower, and brought down our company on the ground floor, turning in less than a few seconds, ashes.
30 employees and employees are now without work, without hope. For one moment and another, my family and I are watching a video of the bombing and destruction of the tower with Israeli air missiles - perhaps a joke - or perhaps an old or fabricated video.
But in vain I was trying to convince myself of that, because everything I saw on the news channels was a reality, unfortunately, an ugly reality that I had to deal with with all difficulty at the time!
We must maintain our business, we must remain at the helm of our work, until the end of the matter, no matter what happened, we are stronger, and we are like the phoenix remaining, flying. This is how I sent my message to our team working in the company, amid tears, and nervous shock.
If we are dreaming, then our dream is to continue, to continue providing for the 30 families of the company's employees, in light of these difficult and almost impossible situations.
We are steadfast, we can rise again, with your help, your support, and your donation.
Save what is left of the dream, save our story from ashes, from becoming ashes
We need to rebuild our company again, with the least of the best resources available to us. We do not ask for a lot of money, but the amount that will restore our job security, the amount that can rebuild the company with a new headquarters, and a place that carries with it a few devices that help us complete our work, without Shortening, and to ensure that employees remain on top of their work, and save them from being deprived of the job!
We are 30 families. We thank you for your support, and we thank you for your humane and sincere stance to continue our work as before and more.
In this section, my accounts:
And documenting all the events of the story, and Arab and international solidarity with my story
interview with Euro News
In this section, there is a part of the media and press coverage of what happened to our company in Burj Hanadi in all possible languages.
AlJazeera Net site in the Arabic language
Euro news website in English
AlJazeera Net site in the english language
The Washington Post website in English
German site nzz in German