On behalf of the General Union of Cultural Centers' board of director, executive staff, and volunteers, I would like to express my sincere condolences on the recent passing of the great late Hans-Christian Gabrielsen, I know he was very highly respected throughout his community and globally, and his amazing works changed the lives of many. You were truly fortunate to have such a man as a model in your life. In Palestine, we have an expression says, the man dies, but his works remain, and in spite of the big lose, I do believe that his works will remain immortal, and people in Palestine and all over the world will keep remembering it through the beautiful ruins left behind. Dearest, the family of the great late Hans-Christian Gabrielsen: No one is meant to live forever. We have to say goodbye to every last one of our beloved friends, family members, and dearest ones. This is the saddest truth of life. It is often hard to find words to express our feelings when our closest one departs forever. We become so shocked and pained that we fail to find some words for saying them a last goodbye or to pray for a peaceful afterlife for them. If there is comfort in speaking, then I would like to say it frankly, Palestine loves him, as much as he loved it! May he rest in peace!
Yousri Darwish, General Union of Cultural Centers (GUCC), Gaza-Palestine