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Fadi Hassan Abu Salah

Activist, symbolizing resilience and struggle of Palestinian people although his disability.

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Date of Birth:



Gaza Strip, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Fadi Abu Salah became a symbol of Palestinian resistance and the plight of disabled individuals in conflict zones. Despite losing both his legs in an Israeli attack in 2008, he actively participated in protests, demonstrating remarkable resilience and determination.

Brief bio

Fadi Abu Salah, a disabled Palestinian activist, was known for his participation in protests despite significant personal challenges. His involvement in these protests, particularly those against the U.S. embassy's relocation to Jerusalem, highlighted the ongoing struggles faced by Palestinians, especially those with disabilities.

Major Milestones


  • Losing Both Legs (2008): Lost both legs in an Israeli attack on Gaza.

  • Becoming an Activist: Emerged as a symbol of resistance and resilience.

  • Participation in Protests (2018): Actively involved in the Gaza rallies.

  • Tragic Death (May 14, 2018): Killed by Israeli sniper fire during a protest in Gaza.

  • Posthumous Recognition: Recognized internationally as a symbol of the Palestinian resistance.

  • Symbol of Courage: Became a powerful symbol of courage and resistance in Palestine...See More

  • Highlighting the Plight of Disabled in Conflicts: Brought attention to the struggles faced by disabled individuals in conflict zones...See More

  • Inspiring Activism: Inspired others, particularly those with disabilities, to participate in political and social activism...See More

  • Drawing International Attention: His story drew international attention to the Palestinian cause.

  • Representing Resilience: Showcased the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Date of Last Update: 
December 18, 2023

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