From Gaza, with Love

Monday, July 17, 2006

All I see is garbage



The shortage of fuel has forced garbage pickups to temporarily stop so there is garbage overflowing in the streets of every city and town in Gaza threatening health and hygiene. Just yesterday I looked out my window and saw small children wading through a garbage heap. Tomorrow, I've called together representatives from Palestinian organizations to set up some voluntary garbage collection to alleviate this problem.

12 Comments:

  • Of couree the garbage must go ... the danger that rats and other rodents start to feast on this - with known outcomr, GOd forbid, is huge, especially in this hot weather! It was GREAT you asked to set up volunteers!
    STAY STRONG Mona ... I'm with you all the way!! BIG hug for Sondos - and you!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 7/18/2006 1:49 AM  

  • I pray that the Lebanese government will team up with Israel to remove Hezbollah from its soil. Then Lebanon and Israel can both benefit from increased peace and prosperity. This is all Hezbollah & Syria and Iran's fault. Let's hope that the US and other civilized countries continues to support Israel so that the madness of the death-cult of Hamas and Hezbollah can be brought to a quick end.

    And I pray that Gaza residents will realize that it is a mistake to elect terrorists to power, and will kick Hamas out of the government as soon as possible.

    By Blogger KSM, at 7/18/2006 2:03 AM  

  • I'm shocked!

    A german (I love Munich) who sides against Israel. Your people pushed what jews you did not murder to this land and now you have no sympathy.

    By Blogger ROS, at 7/18/2006 10:30 PM  

  • horrible. sorry.
    Paulo

    By Blogger Paulo Sempre, at 7/19/2006 2:40 AM  

  • Malaysian hearts and thoughts are with you and the people of Palestine Mona.

    By Blogger Satria Asia, at 7/19/2006 9:09 AM  

  • Thank you for such an interesting Blog and insight into life for the Palestinian people.
    I have have reposted your article on garbage on the Respect Blog (UK), the Blog for supporters of Respect (the politcal coalition to which George Galloway is a Respect MP in the UK parliament).


    In Solidarity with the Palestinian people
    Neil Williams
    Respect Blog at:
    http://respectuk.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger Neil Williams, at 7/19/2006 2:07 PM  

  • Dear Mona.

    Thank you for reporting from Gaza under what must be intolerable circumstances. It is so important to get information on the horrible situation in Gaza out to people all over the world, which is what you're doing with this blog.

    Stay strong.

    With Love, peace and solidarity to you and the Palestinian people,
    Anje Müller Gjesdal, Bergen, Norway

    By Blogger anje, at 7/19/2006 2:07 PM  

  • Thank you for such an interesting Blog and insight into the daily life of the palestinian people. I have given your Blog a permanant link in the side bar of my Blog under "Best Blogs".

    I have reposted your article on garbage on the Respect Blog - the UK Blog for supporters of Respect (the political coalition of which George Galloway is a Respect MP in the UK parliament).

    In Solidarity with the Palestinian people.

    Neil Williams
    Respect Blog
    http://respectuk.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger Neil Williams, at 7/19/2006 2:11 PM  

  • So, ksm, the people of Gaza must pay for their "mistake" of voting with their lives and their children's lives?

    What utter gall. What rubbish.

    Who is Israel to kill children until their parents vote the way Israel wants?

    By Blogger Abu Shaar, at 7/19/2006 10:26 PM  

  • Palestinian children killed in the shelling of a non-violent demonstration

    Ten-year-old Walid Naji Abu Qamar,

    11-year old Mubarak Salim al-Hashash

    and 13-year-old Mahmoud Tariq Mansour

    were among eight UNARMED demonstrators killed in the early afternoon of 19 May 2004 in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, when the Israeli army open fire on a non-violent demonstration with tank shells and a missile launched from a helicopter gunship.

    Dozens of other unarmed demonstrators were wounded in the attack.

    Amnesty International delegates were in the vicinity of the demonstration at the time of the incident.

    They saw Israeli army helicopters hovering over the area and dropping what appeared to be flares, followed by several rounds of heavy shelling.

    According to Israeli army and government officials, tanks shelled a nearby empty building and a helicopter fired a missile in a nearby open space in order to deter the demonstrators from proceeding towards Israeli army positions.

    By Blogger Rhiannon, at 9/18/2006 7:46 AM  

  • Isreal has no rights to kill anybody outside its boundary.

    By Blogger Wasit, at 10/25/2007 3:35 PM  

  • Isreal has no rights to kill anybody outside its boundary.

    By Blogger Wasit, at 10/25/2007 3:35 PM  

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