Six Palestinians have been killed in Friday’s attack on two New Zealand mosques, the Palestinian Authority’s international ministry and expatriates stated.
In a observation, the ministry stated they have been ready to ensure the quantity in spite of the “absence of official New Zealand reports” from data collected from New Zealand’s international ministry and Red Cross.
The ministry stated six different Palestinians have been wounded in the attack, and prompt non-resident ambassador to New Zealand Izzat Abdulhadi, (who may be Palestine’s ambassador to Australia) to seek advice from the injured and to “provide them with the necessary assistance”.
“It is important to note that some of these names may intersect with the lists of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan or lists of other countries because some of them are registered in New Zealand with this nationality or that despite their Palestinian origin,” the ministry stated in its observation.
Ambassador Abdulhadi stated there’s a small Palestinian neighborhood in Christchurch, however didn’t give a particular quantity.
The names of the ones killed are beneath:
Abdul Fattah Qassim al-Daqqah, 57
Al-Daqqah used to be the Muslim Association’s former secretary. He used to be born in Palestine, and has now not been noticed because the gunman entered the Al Noor mosque.
Ali al-Madani, 66
Al-Madani used to be born in Palestine. His spouse Nuha Assad stated she has now not heard from him since he went to Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque.
Atta Mohammed Elayyan, 33
Elayyan used to be the goalkeeper for New Zealand’s nationwide males’s futsal group.
Born in Kuwait, he lately turned into a father and used to be a well-liked member of the Christchurch tech trade, the New Zealand usher in reported. He used to be a director and shareholder of an organization known as LWA Solutions.
Elayyan used to be shot by way of the gunman as he prayed.
He leaves at the back of his spouse Farah and younger daughter Aya.
Josh Margetts, the Futsal Development Manager despatched his condolences to Elayyan’s circle of relatives.
“We are deeply sorry for your loss,” Margetts stated. “We can’t imagine what you are going through, but please know we love you and we are here for you during this incredibly difficult time.”
Rest in peace Atta. We cannot perceive the detest, however we do know the affection of our futsal neighborhood and you will not be forgotten.
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— Futsalplanet.com (@futsalplanet97) March 16, 2019
Amjad Hamid, 57
Hamid used to be a Palestinian refugee in Syria who had immigrated to New Zealand 23 years in the past to discover a higher long run, his spouse Hanan stated.
“It’s terrible … we were hoping to find a better future for us and for the children we were planning to have,” Hanan stated, as reported by way of the New Zealand Herald.
She described her 57-year-old husband as a “very kind man”, however discovered it tricky to mention extra.
“It’s hard to talk about him,” she stated.
Osama Adnan Abu Kweik, 37
Abu Kweik used to be of Palestinian starting place and used to be in the method of making use of for his New Zealand citizenship. He had in the past lived in Egypt.
Kamel Darwish, 39
A father of 3, Darwish has been lacking, consistent with his brother Zuhair.
“We’ve been waiting at the hospital since then, nobody even at the hospital wants to give us the names, we don’t have any information, nobody tells us anything,” Zuhair stated.
‘Pray for me’
The wounded have been named as Wassim Daraghmeh, his younger daughter Eileen Daraghmeh, Basil As’advert, Shehadeh Al-Senawi, Mohammad Elayyan (Atta’s father) and Khalid Hijjawi.
Local Palestinian assets stated that al-Sinawi is from the village of Beit Fourik, east of Nablus, and Mohammed Atta Elayyan from town of Abu Dis in occupied East Jerusalem.
Daraghmeh, who’s being handled in health center together with his daughter Eileen, recorded a message from his health center mattress the place he thanked other folks for his or her improve.
“I am really tired,” he stated. “Please pray for me and my daughter. Hopefully she will be so much better. God bless you all.”
The Palestinian embassy introduced that it used to be proceeding its contacts with the related government in New Zealand for legitimate data and knowledge.
New Zealand’s ‘darkest days’
At least 50 Muslims have been killed by way of a white supremacist right through Friday prayers in the town of Christchurch.
Most of the casualties have been struck in the Al Noor mosque after the attacker entered and shot randomly at other folks with semi-automatic rifles with high-capacity magazines.
The attacker then drove off to any other mosque in Linwood and killed a minimum of 9 different Muslims.
Thirty-four other folks have been nonetheless in Christchurch Hospital, with 12 in essential situation and one kid used to be moved to devoted kids’s health center in Auckland.
The top minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has known as the attack some of the nation’s “darkest days.”
The shooter, an Australian local, used to be arrested at the identical day by way of police government and is being charged with the murders.