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Refaat al-Areer dedicated his life to writing about Gaza. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza on 7 December, along with his brother, sister, and four of her children. Al-Areer is not an individual case, more than 21,000 Palestinians have been killed in the war on Gaza. Like many, he was faced with two predicaments: stay at home in northern Gaza and risk being killed or try to flee without protection. Like many, al-Areer and his family…