A member of a Palestinian family from Gaza living in the Israeli Gaza border city of Sderot lost their 20-year-old son, Amir, on October 7, shot by Hamas terrorists as he went out to buy cigarettes.
Amir Tanbora’s family moved from Gaza to Sderot many years ago for Amir’s father’s work in Israel.
Amir was the third of six brothers, all born in Sderot. The family speaks only Hebrew, but lives a Muslim lifestyle.
Amir’s brother Yunes said the family only discovered the tragedy when they saw a Tiktok video of the 20-year-old, lying shot in the street and dying.
His body was found with multiple gunshot wounds.
According to Yunes, the family crept out onto the street to retrieve Amir’s body, while the terror attack was still underway. Amir’s body remained in the house for several hours until an ambulance was able to take it away.
Yunes said his family, which still has relatives in Gaza, demanded the elimination of Hamas.