Sunday, April 27, 2008
this is UNRWA's statement to the press about gaza from april 23rd, but no one seems to notice. gaza has become old news.
world WAKE UP!
This is a deepening scar on the moral record of this generation, it will not go unanswered for.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
hey every body
The situation is very bad at the moment here in Rafah/ Gaza Strip , today in the morning Hamas Forces Attacked Karm Abusalem's Crossing and they hurt 6 Israeli Soldiers and 3 Palestinian were killed during this Confrontation , 7 hours later , the Israeli forces attacked a palestinian car in Rafah , they killed one Palestinian and 4 were injuries by the attack ,
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Saturday, April 19, 2008
Israeli urban planning: Over the course of 2001- 2004 Israeli bulldozers razed 1600 inhabited homes in the city of Rafah.
Over the rubble of the homes Israel built a wall of concrete and metal.
Egyptian urban planning: In 2005 Egypt took over the role of border guard and keeps the wall sealed.
بنت إسرائيل فوق أنقاض هذه المنازل جداراً خرسانياً ومعدنياً.
تخطيط المدن المصري: تولت مصر في عام 2005 دور حراسة الحدود (بدلاً من القوات الإسرائيلية) مبقية على الجدار الحدودي مغلقاً.
Although Israel claims it no longer controls the Gaza Strip after its “Disengagement” in September 2005, borders and airspace remain under Israel’s control. The Israeli navy also announces the limits of access that Palestinian fishermen are to have to their own coast. The restrictions leave the trade crippled.
On that summer day an Israeli naval ship approached Yousef Al-Najjar’s boat south of Gaza City, firing on the fishermen. As the crew sought shelter, Yousef stood up on deck. He knew that the first target on the ship would be the priceless engine, and since the increased closure, restricted from entering Gaza. Yousef called out for the soldiers to fire on him rather than the engine. He, after all, was expendable, the engine, providing for his and each of his crew’s families could not be replaced.
The soldiers shot and killed Yousef. The engine was spared.
اقترب أحد الطرادات الإسرائيلية في أحد أيام الصيف من قارب يوسف النجار جنوب مدينة غزة وصوبت النيران على الصيادين في القارب. وبينما بحث الصيادون عن مكان للاحتماء فيه وقف يوسف على سطح القارب. كان يعلم أن النيران تهدف لإصابة المحرك الذي لا يقدر بثمن (ولا يقدر الكثير من الصيادين على تعويضه)، حيث أن المعابر من وإلى غزة تكون مغلقة. وقد صاح يوسف للعسكر أن يطلقوا عليه النيران
بدلاً من المحرك. كان يرى أنه من الممكن أن يضحي بنفسه ليبقى المحرك، فهو مصدر الرزق لعائلات أفراد طاقم القارب.
وقد أطلق العسكر النار على يوسف وقتلوه وبقي المحرك.
Hussam Al-Habash is one of thousands of fishermen in the Gaza Strip. Over the past years Hussam’s income has dwindled to almost nothing.
He spends his mornings with the other fishermen in the harbor, waiting for better days, reminiscing on the past or playing games in the sand, talking to anyone who will come and listen.
إنه يقضي أيامه مع غيره من الصيادين في الميناء منتظراً الفرج، وهو يتذكر أيامه الماضية أثناء لعبه بعض الألعاب على الرمال متحدثاً مع من يأتي ليسمعه.
Since June 14th 2007 Israel has allowed only items defined as “essential” into the Gaza Strip. On January 24th 2008, one day after the border between Egypt and Gaza was breeched, there was a mad rush to this natural gas station. While other such stations had run dry days ago, news had spread that here they still had supplies left, but not many. That afternoon, Hussein, one of hundreds, was waiting his turn.
Without natural gas, families would revert to cooking over a fire.
Only, Gaza is also running out of wood.
Dr Attalah Tarazi was the first Palestinian to plant tulips for Dutch markets in Gaza, thereby creating dozens of jobs. In November 2001 the Israeli army bulldozed his flowers because they were in the way. In the way of Israeli tanks. For five years the tanks prevented Attalah from reaching his land.
For many Palestinians kites are a symbol of hope. Hope for a better state, hope for justice, hope for a better tomorrow.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
He had stepped from his car to focus on a tank dug in several hundred yards away.
Final footage recovered from Mr Shana's camera shows the muzzle flash of the tank opening fire. Dust rises around the tank then a moment later the tape goes blank-"
read on by Rhiannon Edward