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Remembering Gaza. Friends of Palestine Society. Extreme violent and graphic material will follow. GAZA. Death. 1300 + 27/12/2008: Tamer Hassan Al-Akhrass Boy 5 29/12/2008: Samar Anwar Baaloosha Girl 6 30/12/2008: Haya Talal Hamdan Girl 8

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Remembering gaza

Remembering Gaza

Friends of Palestine Society




Death
Death

  • 1300 +

    27/12/2008: Tamer Hassan Al-Akhrass Boy 5

    29/12/2008: Samar Anwar Baaloosha Girl 6

    30/12/2008: Haya Talal Hamdan Girl 8

    31/12/2008 :Assaad Nizar Rayyan Boy 2

    01/01/2009: Mohammed Al-Adham Boy 1


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  • 7/12/2008Ibtihal KechkoGirl10 Ahmed Riad Mohammed Al-SinwarBoy3   Ahmed Al-HomsBoy18   Ahmed Rasmi Abu JazarBoy16 Ahmed Sameeh Al-HalabiBoy18 Tamer Hassan Al-AkhrassBoy5 Hassan Ali Al-AkhrassBoy3 Haneen Wael Mohammed DabanGirl15 Khaled Sami Al-AstalBoy15 alaat Mokhless BassalBoy18 Aaed Imad KheeraBoy14 Abdullah Al-RayessBoy17 Odai Hakeem Al-MansiBoy4 Allam Nehrou IdrissBoy18 Ali Marwan Abu RabihBoy18 Anan Saber AtiyahBoy13 Camelia Al-BardiniGirl10 Lama Talal HamdanGirl10 Mohammed Jaber HoweijBoy17 Nimr Mustafa AmoomBoy1029/12/2008Ismail Talal HamdanBoy10 Ahmed Ziad Al-AbsiBoy14 Ahmed Youssef KhelloBoy18 Ikram Anwar BaalooshaGirl14 Tahrier Anwar BaalooshaGirl17 Jihad Saleh GhobnBoy10 Jawaher Anwar BaalooshaGirl8 Dina Anwar BaalooshaGirl7 Samar Anwar BaalooshaGirl6 Shady Youssef GhobnBoy12 Sudqi Ziad Al-AbsiBoy3 Imad Nabeel Abou KhaterBoy16 Lina Anwar BaalooshaGirl7 Mohammed Basseel MadiBoy17 Mohammed Jalal Abou TairBoy18 Mohammed Ziad Al-AbsiBoy14 Mahmoud Nabeel GhabayenBoy15 Moaz Yasser Abou TairBoy6 Wissam Akram EidGirl1430/12/2008Haya Talal HamdanGirl831/12/2008Ahmed KanouhBoy10 Ameen Al-ZarbatleeBoy10 Mohammed Nafez MohaissenBoy10 Mustafa Abou GhanimahBoy16 Yehya Awnee MohaissenBoy10  Ossman Bin Zaid Nizar RayyanBoy3 Assaad Nizar RayyanBoy2 Moaz-Uldeen Allah Al-NaslaBoy5 Aya Nizar RayyanGirl12 Halima Nizar RayyanGirl5 Reem Nizar RayyanBoy4 Aicha Nizar RayyanGirl3 Abdul Rahman Nizar RayyanBoy6 Abdul Qader Nizar RayyanBoy12  Oyoon Jihad Al-NaslaGirl16 Mahmoud Mustafa AshourBoy13  Maryam Nizar RayyanGirl501/01/2009Hamada Ibrahim MousabbahBoy10  Zeinab Nizar RayyanGirl12  Sujud Mahmoud Al-DerdesawiGirl10  Abdul Sattar Waleed Al-AstalBoy12  Abed Rabbo Iyyad Abed Rabbo Al-AstalBoy10  Ghassan Nizar RayyanBoy15  Christine Wadih El-TurkBoy6  Mohammed MousabbahBoy14  Mohammed Iyad Abed Rabbo Al-AstalBoy13  Mahmoud SamsoomBoy16  Ahmed TobailBoy16  Ahmed Sameeh Al-KafarnehBoy17  Hassan HejjoBoy14  Rajeh ZiadehBoy18  Shareef Abdul Mota ArmeelatBoy15  Mohammed Moussa Al-SilawiBoy10  Mahmoud Majed Mahmoud Abou NahelBoy16  Mohannad Al-TatnaneehBoy18  Hani Mohammed Al-SilawiBoy1001/01/2009Ahmed Al-Meshharawi Boy16  Ahmed Khodair SobaihBoy17  Ahmed Sameeh Al-KafarnehBoy18  Asraa Kossai Al-HabashGirl10  Assad Khaled Al-MeshharawiBoy17  Asmaa Ibrahim AfanaGirl12  Ismail Abdullah Abou SneimaBoy4  Akram Ziad Al-NemrBoy18  Aya Ziad Al-NemrGirl8  Ahmed Mohammed Al-AdhamBoy1  Akram Ziad Al-NemrBoy13  Hamza Zuhair TantishBoy12  Khalil Mohammed MokdadBoy18  Ruba Mohammed Fadl Abou-RassGirl13  Ziad Mohammed Salma Abou SneimaBoy9  Shaza Al-Abed Al-HabashGirl16  Abed Ziad Al-NemrBoy12  Attia Rushdi Al-KhawliBoy16  Luay Yahya Abou HaleemaBoy17  Mohammed Akram Abou HarbeedBoy18  Mohammed Abed BerbekhBoy18  Mohammed Faraj HassounaBoy16  Mahmoud Khalil Al-MashharawiBoy12  Mahmoud Zahir TantishBoy17  Mahmoud Sami AssliyaBoy3  Moussa Youssef BerbekhBoy16  Wi'am Jamal Al-KafarnehGirl2  Wadih Ayman OmarBoy4  Youssef Abed BerbekhBoy1005/01/2009Ibrahim Rouhee 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Mohammed Al-DayaGirl4  Baraa Ramez Al-DayaGirl2  Bilal Hamza ObaidBoy15  Thaer Shaker KarmoutBoy17  Hozaifa Jihad Al-KahlootBoy17  Khitam Iyad Al-DayaGirl9  Rafik Abdul Basset Al-Khodari Boy15  Raneen Abdullah salehGirl12  Zakariya Yahya Al-TaweelBoy5  Sahar Hatem DawoodGirl10  Salsabeel Ramez Al-DayaGirl6 months  Sharafuldeen Iyad Al-DayaBoy7  Doha Mohammed Al-DayaGirl5  Ahed Iyad KodasBoy15  Abdullah Mohammed AbdullahBoy10  Issam Sameer DeebBoy12  Alaa Ismail IsmailBoy18  Ali Iyad Al-DayaBoy10  Imad Abu AskarBoy18  Filasteen Al-DayaGirl5  Kamar Mohammed Al-DayaBoy3  Lina Abdul Menem HassanGirl10  UnidentifiedBoy9  Unidentified Boy15  Mohammed Iyad Al-DayaBoy6  Mohammed Bassem ShakouraBoy10  Mohammed Bassem EidBoy18  Mohammed DeebBoy17  Mohammed EidBoy18  Mustafa Moeen DeebBoy12  Noor Moeen DeebBoy2  Youssef Saad Al-KahlootBoy17  Youssef Mohammed Al-DayaBoy107/01/2009Ibrahim Kamal AwajaBoy9  Ahmed Jaber HoweijBoy7  Ahmed Fawzi LabadBoy18  Ayman Al-BayedBoy16  Amal Khaled Abed RabboGirl3  Toufic Khaled Al-KhahlootBoy10  Habeeb Khaled Al-KhahlootBoy12  Houssam Raed SobehBoy12  Hassan Rateb SemaanBoy18  Hassan Ata Hassan AzzamBoy2  Redwan Mohammed AshoorBoy10  Suad Khaled Abed RabboGirl6  Samar Khaled Abed RabboGirl2  Abdul Rahman Mohammmed Ashoor Boy12  Fareed Ata Hassan AzzamBoy13  Mohammed Khaled Al-KahlootBoy15  Mohammed Samir HijjiBoy16  Mohammed Fareed Al-MaasawabiBoy16  Mohammed Moeen DeebBoy17  Mohammed Nasseem Salama SabaBoy16  Mahmoud HameedBoy17  Hamam IssaBoy108/01/2009Anas Arif Abou BarakaBoy7  Ibrahim Akram Abou DakkkaBoy12  Ibrahim Moeen JihaBoy15  Baraa Iyad ShalhaGirl6  Basma Yasser Al-JeblawiGirl5  Shahd Saad Abou HaleemaGirl15  Azmi DiabBoy16  Mohammed Akram Abou DakkaBoy14  Mohammed Hikmat Abou HaleemaBoy17 Ibrahim Moeen JihaBoy15  Matar Saad Abou HaleemaBoy1709/01/2009Ahmed Ibrahim Abou KleikBoy17  Ismail Ayman YasseenBoy18  Alaa Ahmed JaberGirl11  Baha-Uldeen Fayez SalhaGirl5  Rana Fayez SalhaGirl12  Rola Fayez SalhaGirl13  Diyaa-Uldeen Fayez SalahBoy14  Ghanima Sultan HalawaGirl11  Fatima Raed JadullahGirl10  Mohammed Atef Abou Al-HussnaBoy15


  • 6/1/09(P): khttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.htmlilled in Chujaiyaneighborhood of Gaza City with 4 siblings and mother


1/1/09: Sisters, Lama, http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.htmlHaia, from Hamdan Family, killed at Baithanon.

Israeli warplane attacked their house while playing.


Injured
Injuredhttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • 5300+

  • Injuries include:


Mihttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.htmlssing Legs


  • Split skullshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • 27/12/08 (p) After Israeli airstrike


Crushed Bodieshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


Burns http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


Missing Eyeshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


  • Skin peeled offhttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


Missing faceshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • 27/12/08 (p) After Israeli airstrike


...amongst many othershttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

1/1/09 (p): Al-shifa hospital, after Israeli airstrike in Gaza


Attacks on clinics and hospitals
Attacks on Clinics and Hospitalshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Clinic in al-Meghazi area, ‘completely destroyed’, 9/1/09, 20 nearby houses damaged.

  • Clinic by Christian Aid, demolished in air strike; 10/01/10- warned 15 minutes before

  • Al-Aqsa hospital, Gaza City, Tel al Huwa neighbourhood Hit by shells four times according to international volunteers.

  • Ash-Shifa Hospital, largest in the Gaza Strip, Israeli warplanes bombed the offices of the Health Committees, about 400 meters from the hospital.

  • Al-Awda hospital, Jabaliya, northern Gaza, parking lot shelled by Israeli Forces

http://bodyontheline.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/on-getting-away-with-murder/, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/gaza-clinicshttp://bodyontheline.wordpress.com/2009/01/05/nowhere-is-safe-in-gaza/-destroyed-by-raids-1332022.html


Alberto arce hospital
Alberto Arce Hospitalhttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Spanish human rights worker at the hospital (…):

    “Two consecutive shells just landed in the busy car park 15 meters from the entrance to the emergency room of the Al Awda hospital. The entrance of the emergency room was damaged. At the time of the shelling Ambulances were bringing in the wounded that keep pouring in. Medical teams and facilities are being targeted. Nowhere is safe.”


Sharon locke australian volunteer al quds hospital
Sharon Locke, Australian volunteer, Al-http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.htmlQuds Hospital

  • When one family approached the hospital, Israeli snipers started firing at the family:

    ‘“They shot a young girl in the face and abdomen. She is now being operated on. The father of the family was shot in the leg and fell to the ground,”

    “The mother was screaming that one of her daughters was still outside, behind a bush, too scared to move. Mohammed, a medic I have been working with, ran outside and carried her to the hospital,”

http://bodyontheline.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/gazas-genocide-israels-suicide/


Suffering in gaza
Suffering in Gazahttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


Attacks on schools and universities
Attacks on Schools and Universitieshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • 28/12/08: Islamic University in Gaza bombed

  • 3 UNRWA schools attacked, Jabalia and Rafah, after IDF was informed of presence of civilians

  • Al-Fakhora school, Jabalia, 45 civilians killed, 100 injured. Israeli rockets exploded inside and outside the school. IDF claims response to mortar attacks. UN denies fighters were in the school

  • 35 public schools bombed, 24 completely destroyed.

http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=35243


Massacres
Massacreshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Palestinian family, father, mother and their five children, killed by shells fired from Israeli Navy ships in the Al-Shati refugee camp.

  • 22 Palestinians from Shamalkhand Samounifamilies, killed under the rubble of their house, 35 were injured after bombing of mosque in the area.

  • All members of Al-Daya family were killed. The victims: the father, the mother, their children Fayez, the daughter in law Rawan, Muhammad, aged 6 months, Sharaf Al-Din, aged of 5 years, Ala, aged 8 years, Rania, aged 12 and Doha, aged 3 years.


Zeitoun massacre
Zeitoun Massacrehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • ZinadSamouni:

    "We had been in our houses for days worried about the airstrikes when the soldiers came early on the morning of Sunday 4th January,'‘

    "There was shooting outside and we were all afraid so we all hid in this one room.''

    "We were terrified as shells hit the roof in other parts of the house but we thought we were lucky because they did not hit our room.’’

    "Eventually we heard soldiers coming in and banging on the door at around 6.30am.’’

    "Atiyeh went to the door with his hands raised holding his ID but they shot him in the doorway and he fell forward.''


Zeitoun massacre1
Zeitoun Massacrehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

"I shouted 'children, children' in Hebrew but they started shooting,'‘

"Ahmed was hit two times. His sister Amal was hit in the head and she is still in hospital.''

"I carried him in my arms still bleeding and we had to step over the body of his father,''

"We had to leave Atiyeh but I hoped to save Ahmed.’’

"He died as I carried him.''


Zeitoun massacre2
Zeitoun Massacrehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

Israeli soldiers occupied a four-storey house next door, leaving a collection of racist graffiti.

Most was written in Hebrew but Israeli soldiers had also marked the walls in English, with messages such as:

"ARabs need 2 die'‘

"Arabs are pieces of shit''

"1 is DOWN 999,999 TO GO''.

The house was the only large property allowed to stand All the other buildings in Zeitounwere flattened including homes, the mosque and a chicken farm.

  • House was used as an observation post. Dead in ruins left to rot.


Zeitoun massacre3
Zeitoun Massacrehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Next door was house of WaelSamouni:

    Survivors claim Israeli forces collected about 110 members of the Samouni family inside and they then shelled it. At least 30 bodies were recovered.

  • House was flattened by the Israeli armed forces.

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (…) found children in Zeitoun clinging to the corpses of their mothers. The children had been out in the open for two days and nights but Israeli forces, less than 100 yards away, did nothing.

  • …similar accounts of watching loved ones dying of their wounds and coming under fire after emerging from their homes carrying white flags.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5601177.ece


Anonymous Israeli soldier:http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

(were ordered to) “Fire on anything that moves in Zeitoun”

‘’We were to shoot first and ask questions later’’

“We pounded Zeitoun into the ground,”

The Israeli army has denied acting improperly in Zeitoun.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5601177.ece


Other weapons
Other weaponshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • White phosphorus

  • Psychological warfare


White phosphorus
White phosphorushttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Use first initially reported in January the 5th

  • Denied by Israeli sources

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5575070.ece


3 hour cease fire
3 hour ‘cease fire’http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Implemented bi-daily

  • ICRC: ‘The creation of humanitarian corridors will in no way alter the fact that civilians living outside them must also have access to humanitarian aid and medical care at all times’

  • UN OCHA: ‘Any mechanism that facilitates the distribution of assistance is welcomed. However, the needs of the population are so great at this time, that humanitarian assistance programs need to operate round the clock’

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10270.shtml

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/87061


Criminal negligence
Criminal Negligencehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

IDF military plannings:

  • Did not include a field hospital

  • There are no medical teams on standby

  • International teams have not been allowed in. No tents have been brought(for people who lived for years in tents)

  • nor blankets

  • nor portable toilets

  • nor clean water containers

  • nor field kitchens-

  • nor any basic subsistence necessities for the civilian population. 

  • Emergency clinic opened at Erez crossing only after the end of the conflict. Seen by foreign press as publicity stunt, was closed after treating 5 patients

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10260.shtml

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/87061


Prisoner abuse
Prisoner Abusehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Many detainees -- minors as well as adults -- were held for many hours – sometimes for days -- in pits dug in the ground:

  • exposed to bitter cold and harsh weather

  • Handcuffed

  • Blindfolded

  • Pits lacked basic sanitary facilities

  • food and shelter, when provided, were limited, and the detainees went hungry.

  • some of the detainees were held near tanks and in combat areas, in gross violation of international humanitarian law which prohibits holding prisoners and captives in areas exposed to danger.


Prisoner abuse1
Prisoner Abusehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Inappropriate treatment of the detainees continued after they were removed from the pits

  • some were held overnight in a truck, handcuffed, with one blanket for every two people

  • some were held for a long time in the rain

  • a lack of blankets, food and water

  • incidents involving extreme violence and humiliation by soldiers and interrogators

  • Detainees continued to be held in humiliating conditions even after being transferred to an [Israeli army] prison facility …where, for example, they were not provided with toilets or showers.

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10253.shtml


House demolitions
House Demolitionshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


Palestinians in Jabaliahttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


International crimes
International Crimeshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • 30th December, Israeli gunboats attack a boat carrying aid and supplies in international water.

  • Boat was carrying the flag of Gibraltar.

  • Israel claims, boat failed to respond, initially thought to be a terrorist boat, crushed on its own on the gunboats.

    Even though:

    -contents and crew of the ship were made known to Israel in advace

    -Israel knew enough to know where it sailed from

    -boat was in contact with Israeli navy

    http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/86364


History repeating itself
History repeating itselfhttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

2006: Invasion of Gaza after hostilities renew, after Israel violates the 2005 cease fire.

2004: Massive Israeli offensives before the withdrawal to shape the post-withdrawal Gaza

2003: Demolitions in Rafah (13000 homeless)

2000-2004: Violence in 2nd Intifada


Withdrawal
Withdrawal?http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Israel controlled:

  • the air and sea space

  • movement to and from Gaza

  • the population registry

  • use of sea resources

  • family unification

  • the crossing of goods and humanitarian aid

  • fuel, electricity, and gas supplies

  • Crossings for workers

  • Israel is still an occupying power under international law


  • Dov Weissgias: ‘http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.htmlArik [Sharon] doesn’t see Gaza today as an area of national interest. He does see Judea and Samaria as an area of national interest… The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process. And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, and you prevent a discussion on the refugees, the borders and Jerusalem.’


Constant violence
Constant Violencehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Shells

    (more than 140000)


Constant violence1
Constant Violencehttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Sonic Booms

    Meg Audette, World Vision Jerusalem's Design: ‘’ I was outdoors in a nice outdoor restaurant in Gaza City. Children were playing, parents were watching over them and things seemed normal when suddenly, out of nowhere there was a deafening noise. Suddenly, the children were screaming and every part of me was clenched into tightened nerves. Logically I knew it was the sonic boom, but I couldn't control the effects it had on my body ‘’

  • Gideon Levy, Israeli Journalist: ‘’Parents in Gaza speak about the fears their children have suffered in recent weeks, the nightmares and bed-wetting. Husbands tell about pregnant women who have experienced panic attacks. The windowpanes in homes shatter one after another… The fact that the air force is employing this weapon mainly late at night, or early in the morning, when masses of pupils are making their way to school, only makes its wickedness more conspicuous.’’

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that, "thousands of residents in southern Israel live in fear and discomfort, so I gave instructions that nobody will sleep at night in the meantime in Gaza ."

http://www.btselem.org/English/Gaza_Strip/Supersonic_booms.asp , http://oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/publications/briefing_papers/pdf/gaza.pdf, http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/16105.htm


Targeted killings
Targeted killingshttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • A more ‘humane’ form of agression by the IDF.

  • Almost half the dead are not the intended target.

  • Illegal under international law.

http://oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/publications/briefing



Siege and cease fire
Siege and cease fire?http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

During the siege and ‘cease fire’

  • All gazans completely imprisoned

  • Massive unemployment

  • Limited fuel

  • Limited electricity

  • Very limited supplies

  • Limited medicine

  • Thousands of children suffering from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

  • Death due to starvation and easily curable decease

  • No sewage treatment

  • No garbage services


Donated food, UNRWA school Jabaliahttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


No way out
No way outhttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


Psychological impact
Psychological Impacthttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

Palestine Trauma Centre For Victims Welfare (PTC):

  • 99% had suffered humiliation (to themselves or family member)

  • 97% exposed to the sound of explosions/bombs

  • 85% had witnessed a funeral

  • 84% had witnessed shelling by tanks

  • 41% suffered from PTSD

    53.3% of Gaza population are non-adults

    305 195 in urgent need of psychological, social and medical serves


Hatemhttp://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.htmlShurrab – writing for the Lancet:

‘At the school I met 11-year-old Yasmin. As I was talking to her she hit another child and started a fight with a boy the same age as she was. I was shocked and saddened to see such young children behaving like this. When I spoke to her father he explained that three weeks ago she was calm and innocent, but is now aggressive and angry.’

‘Momen, the three-year-old son of one of my colleagues has also started to act in violent ways. For three weeks the family would hear explosions day and night and now Momen’s personality has completely changed. He has destroyed his toys, constantly shouts and screams, and refuses to leave his mother’s side’


Al Shifa hospital 1/1/09http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html


A decades long humiliation
A decades long humiliation http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • By 2005:

    • 8000 Jewish settlers/1.4 million Palestinians

    • Land controlled by settler: 25%

    • Arable land by settlers: 40%

    • Water allocation per person: <settlers

  • Deliberate de-development

  • Gaza workers as a majority forced to work in Israel

  • Active Impediment of local economic development

  • Gaza reduced to a pool of cheap labour for Israel, and captive market for its goods.


  • 1/3 of the world refugees (7000000)http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html

  • Hundreds of Strategically placed Jewish only settlements and Jewish only Roads

  • Most fertile land has been annexed or is being annexed

  • Illegal prisoners. 650 000 since 1967, 10 000 as we speak. Children treated identically to adults.


  • Destroyed economy by deliberate policies (Average Income in West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

  • Water: majority originates from Palestinian territories. 90% given to Israel 10% to Palestinians. WHO recommended liters per capita per day: 150. Average Palestinian: 100. Average Israeli: 353.

    Hundreds of Palestinian wells have been destroyed, and only 13 have been allowed to be drilled from 1967 to 2000.


Settlements
Settlements West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

Ariel, Illegal settlement on Palestinian Land


Settler extremism
Settler Extremism West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


Roadblocks
Roadblocks West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


Humiliation
Humiliation West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


Stolen land
Stolen Land West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


The Cease Fire Now West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

Israel has declared a unilateral cease fire in the Gaza strip:

-10 hours later a farmer, 24-year-old Abd As-Samad Abu Rejlieh, was shot, went to inspect damage to his lands

-Mother and daughter injured in their bouse, Beit Hanoun, by Israeli fire.


Since the recent cease fire
Since the recent cease fire West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

*Israeli forces killed a Palestinian farmer in Khuza'a east of Khan Yunis on Jan 18* Israeli forces killed a Palestinian farmer east of Jabalia on Jan 19* Israeli naval gunboats shelled the Gaza coast line, causing damage to civilian structures on Jan 21* Israeli troops shot and injured a child east of Gaza City on Jan 22* Israeli gunboat fire injured 4-7 Palestinian fishermen on Jan 22* Israeli shelling set a Palestinian house on fire on Jan 22* Israeli tanks fired on the border town of Al Faraheen, causing damage to homes and farms on Jan 24

http://palestinethinktank.com/2009/01/28/israel-violated-cease-fire-7-times-no-media-reports/


Recent breaking of the 6 month cease fire
Recent breaking of the 6 month cease fire West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

‘’Hamas was careful to maintain the ceasefire’’

‘’Limited attacks carried out in defiance of Hamas by Fatah and Al-Qaeda related groups’’

‘’erosion of the lull arrangement,(from) November 4 to the time of this writing, December 17’’

‘’ most of the (attacks) during the month and a half after November 4.’’


Was the cease fire ever upheld by israel
Was the cease fire ever upheld by Israel? West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

‘’The cessation of the fighting was supposed to lead to the opening of the crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel

discussions about the opening of the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt .’’

None of this happened while the people of Gaza remained starving and dying.

http://www.rightsidenews.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=3157


Who breaks the cease fires
Who breaks the ‘‘cease fires’’? West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

Joint Tel Aviv University-European University study, Israeli violence responsible for ending 79 per cent of all lulls in violence since the second intifada, compared with only 8 per cent for Hamas.

http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/2009110112723260741.html


Israeli propaganda
Israeli propaganda West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

No reporter can work unless getting an Israeli permit, gives personal information so that he can be contacted at any time.

Hundreds of media representatives available at all times.

No access to Gaza at all.

No access to Hamas spokesmen, while exposed to constant Israeli ‘media reports’.

Propaganda website for internal usage.


Is israel only targeting militants
Is Israel only targeting militants? West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


Who are the terrorists
Who are the terrorists? West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


Why? West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)


What you can do
What you can do West Bank: $750, Gaza: $550, Israel: $20500. Negative Growth rate in Palestinian territories)

Remember Gaza

http://friendsofpalestine.wordpress.com/


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