From Gaza, with Love

Saturday, July 08, 2006

the second day of the military operation into north of Gaza

the Gaza hospitals medical resources is criticaly decreasing , the number of casualities increses as the operation continues , in 2 days 34 Palestinian were killed , , of the many injured 33 were children , the city 3 hospitals are working round the hour they urged people to donate blood,i told you earlier on that the civilians are not avoided,it is a battle that lacks the balance of power , with the resistance men and their comperatively limited weapons , and the most powerful army in the region, with the full support of the USA

i was at AlAwda hospital this morning , the staff enjoys good spirit, but they are exhausted, they complained of their worries regarding the shortage of the fuel that runs the electrical generators,it has to be used for the ambulances too,it was quite in the morning , casualities started to arrive in the late afternoon, i shall be there tommorow ,

i hate war , it is ugly so is the occupation

in love , peace and solidarity
Mona

12 Comments:

  • Dear Mona
    I'm from Romania.
    Its sad to live in a middle of the war.
    I hate the war, i suport palestinian cause
    and like me are a lot of romanian here.

    By Blogger mariana43, at 7/08/2006 4:01 AM  

  • I can't grasp that .. doesn't ANYONE help you and supply at least medication?? I heard the Israelis don't allow them in except at these very short times they opened the boarder ... it is actively watching how people suffer and die! What kind of mindset does someone have to have in order to be capable to do that?? It is really beyond me ...
    Where are all the Arab states?? Where is Amr Moussa? Where is Kofi Annan? Nobody asks for weapon - but FOOD, FUEL AND MEDICINE!! Are they all blind?? Cowards?? Have they lost their senses for humanity???

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 7/08/2006 9:32 AM  

  • Dear Mona I'm glad I knew about your blog! Your posts allow us to understand the miserable situation that you're living...unfortunately!!
    We truly hope that "peace" (or something nearest peace) returns as soon as possible!

    By Blogger SiNiNhO, at 7/08/2006 1:11 PM  

  • HI Doc El-Farra and assorted readers of blogs:
    I am Jewish and pro Israel.I am sorry about the situation in Gaza but:
    Gaza is under Palestinian rule. Gaza voted Hamas into power.
    Hamas abducted ONE of our soldiers.
    We jews love life not death, we do not raise our children to be shaheeds.
    We are not perfect but we are not murderers either.
    The terrorists hide within you, please accept your responsibility and my condolences.
    Return our soldier.
    Stop the Qassams.
    START TALKING and negotiating.
    Do not let yourselves be beguiled by a thoughts of a 3rd.intifada, by another Arafat by the hatred of Meshaal.
    Accept the state of Israel and the people of Israel will vote the leaders that will want to negotiate with you.
    My condolences on the death trao that your leaders created with their policies..............

    By Blogger ladida, at 7/09/2006 3:47 AM  

  • you have a nice blog but the pics verry hard. but thats life my english is but not thou good but have good luck in your future :) Im Pittru from germany

    By Blogger Pittrunella, at 7/09/2006 4:18 AM  

  • Dr. Mona, First we all hate war! Palestinians suffered too many war crimes. The media in the west is killing me! Today I felt I wanted to break the TV when CNN reported that the airstrike on the Almansoura neighborhood "injured" 4 people! They lied explicitly! They did not tell that the airstrike killed three from the same family, the little girl Rawan Hajaj, 6 years old, Her brother and her mother! The American and EU media are part of the Israeli war machine! I am grateful to you for this blog, it gives a genuine image about what is happening in Gaza, I am also happy that you have readers from the west! Keep on the hard work!... And for those who live in the U.S., if you want to be fair! at least don't watch CNN and Fox...

    By Blogger Sami Majed, at 7/09/2006 8:49 AM  

  • Hi Mona,

    It looks like you changed the comment settings for your blog (you now approve them), which I think is probably for the best. I am hoping that you will still publish NON-OFFENSIVE commentary that responds to your postings from a different perspective. We don't have to agree. But we should always be civil.

    It looks as though our governments are a bit closer to a deal to end this current madness. I think I can speak for both sides, that the situation has spun out of control and needs to end.

    It also appears that pressure has mounted on each side. Israel is being severly criticized for its incursion, and the seemingly disproportionate response of her military. While Palestinians have clearly started to ask internally why the soldier remains captive. And its inherent worth.

    You see -- in a small way, it proves that we are both human. And both capable (we hope) of compromise.

    I wish you and your family health and safety. May our peoples one day embrace as brothers of a common father Abrahim/Abraham.

    God be with you...


    -Colin

    By Blogger Colin, at 7/09/2006 6:49 PM  

  • I stopped to read others comments because some made me hopeless from humans. In this world, some people kill other and some people try to save life.
    No politic : everybody choose between arms or health care ; between his violence and his conscience. You have made the second choise and I.
    Control arms !

    By Blogger I'm dreamer, at 7/09/2006 6:53 PM  

  • Mona, it would seem that even in such dire circumstances mothers are the same the world over!

    Take care and stay safe.

    By Blogger Jules, at 7/10/2006 12:58 AM  

  • seemingly disproportionate response

    Seemingly? Your army is destroying the infrastructure and endangering the lives of 1.3 million souls. They are behaving no better than other perpetrators of collective punishment at places like Oradour-sur-Glane or Lidice during the Second World War.

    By Blogger Abu Shaar, at 7/11/2006 12:27 AM  

  • We aren't watching CNN and Fox. Many of us have moved on to read media from Europe, Al-Jazeera, Ha'aretz, anything but the nonsense that the American corporate media put out.

    Hang in there Mona. There are Westerners, even Americans, who see the gap between what politicians in Tel Aviv and D.C. say and what the Israeli army is doing.

    My mother in law said something very interesting to me today, as we talked about all of the U.S. citizens in Lebanon. She said, "Why are we not able to do anything for our own citizens."

    Having lived in Ramallah, I told her, if you are a U.S. citizen, and Israel considers you proximate to the "wrong" Arabs, that passport is not worth the paper it is printed on.

    I think many Americans are waking up to the fact that Hamas and Hizballah are not a threat to us and that we cannot keep funding an impossible situation--Gaza is still occupied, and regardless of whether it's Hamas or the Man on the Moon political party, it's not possible for Israeli Jews to continue ruling over a non-Jewish population.

    Israel is becoming a pariah state, and the two state solution is dead. If Israel wants to remain a Jewish state, it cannot rule over a majority of Palestinian Arabs without taking those people in as citizens.

    It's too bad that Israel is a garrison state, and Americans are very resistant to the U.S. becoming more and more like Israel, which we will, if the U.S. continues to go down the political deadend of giving the Israeli army the green light to produce more dead Arab civilians.

    The Arab American community here is waking up to what's happening to their own citizens overseas. I think they're tired of being second class citizens in the U.S. on the basis of ethnicity.

    By Blogger freespeechlover, at 7/17/2006 2:56 AM  

  • Lidida, no you are not sorry about the situation in Gaza. Keep your condolences. PLEASE. People like you need to stop trying to sound like you have warmth and compassion.

    The only TERRORISTS I know of are the ones on YOUR SIDE OF THE FENCE. Get a clue.

    Your fake concern is Nauseating at best.

    Israel doesn't NEGOTIATE. Israel has NEVER NEGOTIATED IN ANY OF ITS HISTORY. However, Israel is good at acting. It pretends to negotiate so it doesn't lose its North American fans - AND THEIR BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF TAX MONEY, DEAR.

    Israel doesn't care about it's soldiers. Where did you get the idea that Israel cares about its soldiers and people? You need to really start investigating the goverment of Israel. You have much to learn!

    It does you absolutely no damn good to shove down the throats of Palestinian people that they need to "accept" Israel when all Israel wants to do is MURDER PALESTINE'S CHILDREN.

    Do you understand how ARROGANT YOU SOUND?

    By Blogger Rhiannon, at 9/18/2006 8:25 AM  

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