Turkish actor Ismail Hakki during his performance of the character of the Palestinian grandfather Khaled Nabhan, the author of the famous saying "the soul of the soul" (social media)

Turkish actor Ismail Hakki embodied the character of the Palestinian grandfather Khaled Nabhan, the author of the famous saying "the soul of the soul", which he called his granddaughter, the martyr Reem who is one of the most famous victims of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Emotional moments imagined and experienced by the Turkish actor during the event organized by the "Palestine Initiative" at Taha Akgul Sports Hall in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday.

The most difficult moments were those in which the actor Ismail Haqqi played the role of the Palestinian grandfather Khaled Nabhan, as he remembered the farewell of his granddaughter Reem, where the actor cried and the audience also cried, in a moving scene whose details were as follows:

My daughter was my soul.

And today it has become the soul of the soul.

Reem before her death asked for apples and bananas, she had no share, God is sufficient for me and He is the best disposer of affairs, God is sufficient for me and He is the best disposer of affairs, God is sufficient for me and He is the best disposer of affairs.

It's sad to say that I lived the hardest moments of my life kissing Reem's eyes.

Oh my little Reem Ah.

Oh, soul of the soul.

Oh, if only you knew how much I missed you.

Did he tell you something? I am lucky for other families who have lost their children.

Even if she is dead, her body is there and in one piece, thank God.

At least he will have a grave.

In the morning, we heard the sounds of shells and explosions in my daughter's residence.

As they say, first my soul first and then the lives of the rest of the people.

But when it comes to my loved ones, I unconsciously go out to the streets.

As I was running, I entered the streets full of smoke and dust.

As the sun rose, I realized that I was in front of my house, which had become a pile of destruction.

I started lifting the rubble with my own hands and with the help of the people around me.

At first I heard my daughter's moaning and I said Ah thank God in myself.

Because Tarek and Reem usually sleep with my daughter.

But when I heard the moaning of Tariq and Reem, I said, "Ayoh-Ayoh (a metaphor for wonder and fear), I asked my daughter Maysa, where are they?" She said in the second room.

They wanted to sleep and were afraid of the bombs and I couldn't convince them to sleep next to me, luckily we were able to get my daughter out, and then we started looking near the next room.

After that, I saw Reem and Tarek starting to sleep next to each other after the bombing, this is how I thought at first glance.

Is it possible that they sleep? I called Reem and shook her shoulder like this it seemed to me as if she opened her eyes and said to me my grandfather what happened?

She tried again hoping she would reply to me but she didn't answer. She didn't answer.

Reem and Tarek became birds of paradise.

When I hugged Reem in my arms, most of those present took the video with their phones.

I can't express how I kissed you and how I smelled you.

I can swear you didn't die. That beautiful smell and the way you lie in my arms, but you are a martyr and I said, how beautiful are the martyrs, O my Lord.

How wonderful they smell.

I braided her hair.

I left Tarek and Reem for the best of the trustees, and to God we belong and to Him we return.

Filistin İnisiyatifi tarafından Ankara'daki Taha Akgül Spor Salonu'nda düzenlenen programda duygu dolu anlar yaşandı.

Oyuncu İsmail Hakkı'nın sahnede, torunu Rim'e olan vedasıyla hafızalara kazınan Halid Dede'yi canlandırdığı anlar izleyiciyi gözyaşlarına boğdu.

— Yeni Şafak (@yenisafak) December 18, 2023

"Soul of the Soul"

On November 25, 2023, a video circulated on social media platforms documenting the farewell of Palestinian grandfather Khaled Nabhan to his 5-year-old granddaughter Reem, which was met with global sympathy.

The video showed difficult moments experienced by the grandfather during the farewell of his granddaughter, whom he described as the "spirit of the soul", as he held her hand and put her in his arms, and tried to caress her even after her martyrdom when he was placing her in the shroud.

The Palestinian grandfather and granddaughter became the talk of social media, while some painted paintings depicting the Palestinian grandfather and granddaughter with the phrase "the spirit of the soul" written on them, and the Palestinian grandfather then appeared in a video clip talking about keeping his granddaughter's earring forever.

Turkish actor Ismail Hakki, who embodied the position of the Palestinian grandfather, was born in Istanbul in 1976, worked at the Konya Anatolia Theater between 1986 and 1989 and then worked as a program producer in the channel "Kon TV", the first local television channel in Turkey - which he contributed to the establishment between 1991 and 1995.

Haqqi studied international relations at the International Islamic University Malaysia between 1991 and 1998 and documentary cinema at the Ludwigsburg Film Academy in Germany between 1998 and 1999.

He participated in several television series, including "The Price", "The Devil Lies in the Details", "Ghazi", "Big Family", "Sakarya Al-Furat", and "A Brave Heart", and participated in many films including "Recep Evdik", "The Password", "Free Man", "Long Story", and "Moscow".

Source : Al Jazeera + Turkish Press + Social Media