Palestinian writer and poet Heba Kamal Abu Nada tragically lost her life in an Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip, as reported by Gulf Today.
Heba Kamal Abu Nada, born in 1991 in Saudi Arabia to a refugee family from Beit Jirja, which was displaced in 1948, pursued studies in biochemistry and educational rehabilitation. She dedicated her career to the education sector and earned recognition for her literary talents. Notably, she claimed the first place in the short story category in Palestine and secured the second place in the Arab world with the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity for her novel “Oxygen is not for the dead.”
The Palestinian Ministry of Culture expressed its condolences in a statement on Facebook, highlighting Heba Kamal’s contributions as a writer of stories, novels, and poetry.