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AS a convoy of blue-and-white United Nations trucks loaded with food waited last night for Israeli permission to enter Gaza, Jindiya Abu Amra and her 12-year-old daughter went scrounging for the wild grass their family now lives on.
“We had one meal today - khobbeizeh,” said Abu Amra, 43, showing the leaves of a plant that grows along the streets of Gaza. “Every day, I wake up and start looking for wood and plastic to burn for fuel and I beg. When I find nothing, we eat this grass.”
December 13, 2008
This video describes in pictures and words the shocking details of Israels deliberate ravaging of Palestinian life and society in Gaza. Its purpose is to call attention to the plight of a people under siege, which so far has been chillingly ignored by governments and the world media unwilling to call Israel to account for its criminal execution of the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians from their own land. The video was created by Sonja Karkar for Australians for Palestine on 9 December 2008 using images captured by various courageous photographers on the ground in Gaza, and the haunting sounds of Sada (Echo), composed and played on the oud by Ahmad Al-Khatib. See, www.australiansforpalestine.com...
Originally posted by JanusFIN
There is no justification to this... No rights at all! I try to be neutral as long as I could...
Iran is prepared to dispatch humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip in a bid to help improve the deteriorating living conditions in the costal sliver. Along with Indonesia and Syria as members of Asian Gaza troika, Iran seeks to help the besieged people of Gaza, Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said Saturday in a telephone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart, Agung Laksono.
The military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine has reacted to Israeli announcements that it will attack the Gaza Strip.
The al-Quds Brigades said in a statement Friday that Israel would be digging its own grave by attacking Gaza.
Originally posted by Chris McGee
Don't they have a border with Egypt? Why can't the UN go in through the Egyptian side?