From Gaza, with Love

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

gaza today

>Dear Freinds, brothers ,sisters and comrades
gaza 12.30 pm local time
, israeli Apachi heliocapter launched
> its rockets , three times against palestinian civilians in the east of
> gaza city,the target was one of jihad movement member who was killed ,
> but civilians were not avoided , 9 at least were killed , 35 injured and
> the number of killed may increase , due to the serious injuries , 2 of the
> killed were emergency health workers, while trying to evacuate the injured
> .
> iam writing from my home , unable to focus , trying to reassure my
> youngest daughter, while the f16 jet fighters are crossing the sky , the
> electrical power might cut off any mintue , this is the case after any
> attack , so iam writing in a hurry , we are surounded with death , freinds,
> neibours , collegeues .........
> my quick messege to you
> Israel has the free hand to attack us in Palestine with the full support
> ,of usa financial political and military, talking about democracy please
> forget it , it is a world of one hopeless criminal power USA
> together we shall do many things, the future is hours one day we shall see
> just peaceful world , and we shall prevail
> i love you all
> Mona ElFarra
> --


  • Mona, dear - I can read your utter despair and pain from this post and it does hurt me tremendously! I feel so awfully helpless and yet, I would so much like to help you in any way possible!
    That Israel disregards lives is nothing new, sadly enough but that the so-called "superpower" USA does support EACH and EVERY move and word they say, is despicable and tragic! And everything is underthe cover of "security" ... it is so pathetic!
    Did you read the responses to your last post? There are a WHOLE number of them ... Mona, we're ALL with you and supporting you! Just disregard this last one (before my vicious response!)... there are weirdoes everywhere and always! Just ignore them ..
    I am sending you and your daughter (how old is she?) a BIG HUG for comfort and a TON of strength! REST assured we are ALL standing by your side in solidarity!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 6/14/2006 1:03 AM  

  • Mona, What I said before goes for now and until this ordeal will come to an end, I am with you and my heart goes out to you and your family. Do not despair, You have God on your side.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/14/2006 1:57 AM  

  • Dear Mona, my great daughter, please keep fighting as bravely. You and your people will be ultimately the winners - it is the law of nature and the promise of Almighty God. Whatever atrocities the U.S. and the Jewish state commit, you will be the winners and merge victorious. Please address the factions and tell them it's no time for interclashes - your people have one enemy to fight, and this enemy won't make a distinction between one faction and another when it cannonades your people. Rest assured God is justice, and He cannot let you down

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/14/2006 10:09 AM  

  • I can't say more, I couldn't agree more with have been said! Just remember, you're doing a great job!
    We're here, and we care

    By Blogger Abed. Hamdan, at 6/14/2006 12:44 PM  

  • To Gaza, with Love..
    Mona, your courage and selflessness.. your daily struggle with death, pain, and suffering.. your ability to continue to care for those around you despite the impossible circumstances.. everything you do.. make me feel ashamed of my ineptness... I did work in Lebanon in the early 80s, and I do know a thing ortwo about pain and suffering.. but nothing compares to what you are going through.. God bless you. God keep you and your family safe and protected.. One day, you will prevail.. and you will see a just peaceful world, free from the tyrany of Israel and the USA...

    By Blogger The Syrian Brit, at 6/14/2006 10:33 PM  

  • as salamu aleykum,

    I just learned that you've got your own blog now - wonderful!! Do you remember when I made the interview with you (thank you, my teacher was impressed!) and I told you about my blog...

    Looking forward to read it all.

    You're in my du'a! Love //Imaan from Sweden

    By Blogger Imaan, at 6/15/2006 12:55 AM  

  • I can't blame you or any of the Palestinians for looking toward the U.S. for blame, given our government's overwhelming support for Israel. And the current band of neo-conservatives who are so tied into Israel only exacerbates the problem.

    Israel has been known to do whatever it takes to get its way, including numerous false flag operations designed to goad public opinion in its favor. They're a treacherous bunch. They do a brilliant job of playing the "poor, poor pitiful me" game when they have one of the most powerful military machines on the face of the planet. The Palestinians are painted as terrorists if one listens to the Israelis. They are, in fact, fighting for their freedom and the land that was stolen from them by the Israelis and others in the 1940s. We, as Americans, should understand the plight of a true freedom fighter, akin to what our forefathers fought and died for over 200 years ago. But the Israelis have us hoodwinked into believing otherwise. How tragic.

    Most Americans, sadly, don't understand or pay attention to what is going on in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If they were to pay attention to the history of the conflict rather than the propaganda of the U.S. government and the media, support for Israel would dry up in an instant. Until I took the time to do research on it a few years ago, I was just as guilty of not understanding what was going on. I hope that more Americans will do the same. What Israel has forced upon the Palestinian people is unconscionable. And for America to support that is disgusting.

    I wish you peace and the hope for a better tomorrow. Your/our children deserve that!

    By Blogger DrewL, at 6/15/2006 7:25 AM  

  • mona,i feel ashamed sitting here on my sofa ,reading yr words while y are feeling all that death around y ....i am speechless...all the people who knew about this and kept silent are guilty....
    i am sorry...u can teach courage to generations of young people ..
    may god be with all of us

    By Blogger Haider Droubi, at 6/15/2006 4:46 PM  

  • Hate to point this out, but don't the Palestinians, shoot rockets
    into Israel? The Palstinians that dothis don't seem to worried about where the rockets go. If a Palestinian rocketkilled some Isralies wouldn't they have one of thier "famous" parades?Enjoying the fact that theirs dead Jews?

    By Blogger MHoward, at 6/16/2006 8:05 PM  

  • I hate to pont it out, but are you familiar with the chicken or the egg theory? Who came first, the chicken or the egg? I do believe it was Israel who occupied Palestine first and then the qassam came as a response.

    By Blogger Imaan, at 6/17/2006 2:28 AM  

  • except for mhoward, Everyone has expressed my thoughts!

    Stay strong! Another blogger quoted Sami Awad in an article asking if this is the "worst of time" and I hope this is it and you do not keep asking it everyday! Allah Ma3ek, the Palestinians have endured way too much!

    By Blogger Halla, at 6/17/2006 2:58 AM  

  • What I found so interesting regarding the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is this: At about the same time as millions of Jews were being wiped out by the Nazis in Europe, David Ben-Gurion and others already were planning the forced/coerced movement of the Palestinian people out of their homeland. And they were prepared to undertake any measure to make sure the Palestinians didn't resist, including murder.

    The irony, not to mention the sheer hypocrisy, is stunning.

    By Blogger DrewL, at 6/18/2006 8:02 AM  

  • hello again dear friends,
    its always nice to read more and more blogs!
    especially interesting blogs!
    i would be more then happy if u will visit my new blog again!

    By Blogger Asad Ramallah, at 6/18/2006 5:02 PM  

  • Mona - it's eight days that we haven't heard a word from you despite a renewed rocket-attack with two more children killen and numerous innocent bystanders wounded! I start to be a bit worried about you ... are you Ok? Whenever you read that - could you just please drop a few words as life sign, telling us you're alright? We ALL care about you ... you're doing such a fantastic job!
    STAY SAFE! God bless you!!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 6/21/2006 9:16 AM  

  • Mona .. are you Ok?? I really start to worry!!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 6/23/2006 12:37 AM  

  • Hello dear Comrade and collegue ,
    Michèle Sibony wrote us ( to French Women in Black ) about your blog , it's a good idea to cut off the isolation you have to undergo in Gaza !
    Do you know the film "Women in struggle" ?
    If not , see the site www.womenin .
    The film maker showed it in our town ; she is a wonderfull woman like you ; we are still in relationship ; I'll tell her about you .
    I send you wishes of courage and strength !
    Looking forward to read you !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/04/2006 9:32 PM  

  • dear mona,

    your blog is invaluable for staying up to date on gaza. i refer others to it.

    concerning your question about the guevara quote, i've discovered the following as maybe the most accurate translation into english:

    “If you tremble at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.”

    stay strong, you'll survive, as will the palestinian people.


    By Blogger skip, at 7/05/2006 12:19 AM  

  • Mona
    I was in Gaza some three years ago doing photography around childrens mental health issues... i was assisted by GCMHP. I met many children who had been traumatised by the occupation. Lost childhoods. There were military actions whilst i was there. Akram took me to Khan Younis, i met his wif who was about to give birth. Outside the sound of shells, inside th warmth of motherhood. I have done small things to bring attention to the situation but still i have a lot more to do. All small steps will lead to peace for good people. We must all do something.
    We have no other choice but to contribute something to making the lives of innocents better.
    Take care, Bip.

    By Blogger bip mistry - photography, at 4/06/2007 9:43 AM  

  • Dear Mona
    to day i got the "tzav 8" (Emergency call from IDF). I go to help to your frends from hamas (ima shelo zona)to see the alla (ima shelo sharmuta)/

    By Blogger sar, at 12/27/2008 11:43 PM  

  • yahudi is islam enemy until the end of the world and usa is bullshit

    By Blogger heroman, at 12/30/2008 5:31 AM  

  • dear mona...

    how are you? are you still ok there??? Allah SWT with and a whole people in the world with you.

    By Blogger Sora, at 1/09/2009 10:40 AM  

  • dear sister,
    dont worry.. be strong and brave...
    The Almighty God is there is help us out..its shame on us, shame on international community, who is watching the innocent killing and genocides without saying a word.. but truth is always the truth, even if the whole world stand against it... may Almightys peace , blessings and mercy upon all of us... even if we fail in this world, even if we suffer till death in this world.. dont be sad.. we have a life here after, where justice will prevail.. and lets see every one in the judgement day...

    By Blogger sheedh, at 1/18/2009 1:33 AM  

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