More than $950,000 raised for Palestinian student paralyzed after being shot in Vermont

by Joshua Brown
Palestinian student fundraising

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Palestinian student fundraising

What happened in Vermont involving Palestinian students?

On November 25, three Palestinian college students, Hisham Awartani, Kinnan Abdalhamid, and Tahseen Ali Ahmad, were shot in Vermont. Hisham Awartani was left paralyzed from the chest down due to a bullet lodged in his spine.

Why were they in Vermont?

These three childhood friends, originally from the West Bank, were visiting Hisham Awartani’s relatives in Burlington for the Thanksgiving break. They were on their way to Hisham’s grandmother’s house for dinner when the unprovoked shooting occurred.

How serious were their injuries?

All three students sustained serious injuries, with Hisham Awartani being paralyzed and the others also requiring medical treatment. Kinnan Abdalhamid was released from the hospital last week.

Was this shooting investigated as a hate crime?

Yes, authorities are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime. The young men were speaking in a mix of English and Arabic, and two of them were wearing Palestinian keffiyeh scarves at the time of the shooting.

Who is the suspected gunman?

The suspected gunman, Jason J. Eaton, aged 48, was arrested the following day at his Burlington apartment. He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder and is currently being held without bail.

What is the current status of Hisham Awartani?

Hisham Awartani, who speaks seven languages, is pursuing a dual degree in math and archaeology at Brown University. He is determined to start the next semester on time despite his injuries.

How can people support Hisham Awartani’s recovery?

More than $950,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe page set up by his family to support Hisham Awartani’s recovery and medical expenses. Donations can be made to assist in his rehabilitation and ongoing care.

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john_doe December 5, 2023 - 1:49 pm

wow, this’s so sad! those poor students, it’s just heartbreaking. i hope they catch that guy who did it and justice is served.

crypto_expert December 5, 2023 - 8:19 pm

i wonder how this incident relates to cryptocurrencies, politics, or finance. maybe there’s more to the story.

finance_guru December 6, 2023 - 3:53 am

950,000 bucks, that’s a lot of money! i hope it helps with his recovery. we need more good news these days.

carlover88 December 6, 2023 - 5:34 am

nothing to do with cars, but it’s still an important story. let’s hope they find out why this happened and stop such hate crimes.


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