From Gaza, with Love

Monday, March 27, 2006

Dear all
i always wanted to have ablogg , where i can write , ventilate and tell the world what is going on in palestine to be my small window to the world, in a big prison like gaza We need to continue , living , or struggling to live , while everybody ask how can you manage living in gaza and under occupation , yes we can ,yes we did , and many years ahead of us to continue , struggling and resisting occupation , untill justice prevail ,one day when our country is realy free , and all efforts will be focussed to improve the quality of life for palestinians who suffered over the decades , but never had the attitude of victims , or people who are waiting for the worlds charity , we were always freedom fighters and will continue our struggle towards freedom .
during my short visit to uk , as i was invited by women group in shefeild on womens international day 4-15th of march , i promised my commrades and sisters in shefeild to hurry up and start this blogg , so i did with the help of my neice Laila , and the encourgment of my son Mohammed , who was always big supprter for me in my work and my different activities , my daughter Basma was patient with me while using the computer , and did a lot of editing for my writing .
i shall keep you updated , iam very busy with the milk campain , it needs alot of work , we have a large number of volunteers to distribute the milk and to make sure , it reaches the most needy families .
in love and solidarity
Mona elfarra

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Children in Gaza are counting on you-as they always have

There is an ongoing fundraising campaign organized by the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) + partners, under the umbrella of Palestinian Red Crescent for Gaza Strip and youth volunteers.

The aim of campaign: Fundraising to distribute milk and food staples for Gaza children.

Donate at the MECA site above.

More details coming soon...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Hello everyone,

I would like to welcome you all to my humble blog, which I have set up with the assistance of my wonderful niece Laila El-Haddad (whom you might know as a journalist for Aljazeera english and from her blog, Raising Yousuf). I thank her firstly for all her help, and hope this blog will serve as a small window into occupied Gaza for the outside world, a forum where one more voice can shout out to the blogosphere and to the world about what is happening here, in the largest open-air prison on earth.

As mentioned in my profile, I am a physician by training, head of health committee and board member of Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip, and formerly with the Union of Health Work Committees. cofounder of alawda Hospital in Jabalia refujees camp, and founder of of 2 cultural centers for children inRafah and Jabalia,Raechel corrie and Alasria centers, I am also a human rights activist and women's rights activist by practice. I was born and raised in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, and now reside in Gaza City, where I have lived most of my life. With that, I sign out, as I do in every email:

From Gaza, with Love.