From Gaza, with Love

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New year

Land , Peace and Bread
Dear friends, comrades,brothers, sisters all over the world

While the whole world celebrates the Christmas and the New year, I am sure that Palestinian children inside Gaza are not forgotten by you. But they need to know that you are there and you care, and they are not abandoned by the world, while they have to suffer daily different sorts of inhumane practices that have been imposed on them by USA , Europe and Israel as part of cruel siege and economical embargo.

While I am here in the UK I watch different TV advertisements, to encourage people to be kind to each other specially at Christmas time…to be kind to the abused children, the homeless people, to be kind to donkeys in the developing countries, to help children to have access to clean water in Africa…I felt proud of all those advertisements, that encourage the population here to feel their existence as part of the international family.

I wish I have seen an advert describing the living conditions of the Palestinian children in Gaza, where children have no clean water, no bread, no safe homes, no safe schools, no safe playgrounds, no safe environment, no proper housing conditions, not enough medications, no electricity, no cooking gas and no entertainment facilities…while all the borders are strictly closed and nobody can get out no matter how great their need or wish.

While you are celebrating the Christmas and the New Year, think of Gaza children, think of the world as one family looking for peace and justice, looking for stability and happiness for all
I love you all
And again merry Xmas and happy New Year

Mona ElFarra

27 Comments:

  • palestinians fail to grasp the cause of the conflict.
    Hamas refuses to recognize israel.
    International donors gave the palestinians 3 billion dollars , during 2008.
    3 billion.
    (Source Haaretz).
    This is a huge sum.
    But Gaza.., and the west bank in a lesser degree does keep sunk in povertey.
    Why ?
    The reason : The steadfastness of the palestinian people that keep fighting against ocupation, against zionism, against israel..., etc etc.
    Israel does fight back.
    Both peoples are entangled in a fight .
    As long as peace will arrive..Israelis, Palestinians or both will suffer.
    This is the simple truth the palis fail to grasp.
    Rabin in 1993 grasp that simple truth

    " We are destined to live together on the same soil, in the same land. We, the soldiers who have returned from battle stained with blood, we who have seen our relatives and friends killed before our eyes, we who have attended their funerals and cannot look into the eyes of their parents, we who have come from a land where parents bury their children, we who have fought against you, the Palestinians -
    We say to you today in a loud and a clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough. ".

    Rabin grasped that simple truth.
    Israelis and palis will have to live side by side.
    But palis keep dreaming about " liberation.." , about victory...,as if the 6 million palestinians jews would dissapear in a pass of magic and the old good palestine would return from the axes of history.
    History does not go back.
    Muslims and jews in palestine either will live in 2 political entities..., or will fight forever and destroy each other in an endless fight for supremacy.
    We say to you today in a loud and a clear voice: Enough of blood and tears.

    By Blogger Pedro, at 12/25/2008 1:01 PM  

  • Dear Mona,
    You wirte very nicely and I was wundering if you fancy coresponding with me. My name is Ben and I live in Pardes Hana, Israel. I am right winged in my opinions and always interested to listen and get to know others who don't share my ideals, in an open inviroment for all to read. I have approched a few Muslim blogs in the past but they all seem wroried that there readers might read things they can't defend and prefer to show thins from a one sided prospective. They found it easier not to speak with me but i hope you have the corage to be opened minded as I am. Allthou I am not Christian (nor I you if I am not mistaken?) , I wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year and I do hope we speak. Kind regards, Ben

    By Blogger Ben, at 12/25/2008 5:27 PM  

  • Despite what I wrote in a previous post..., I do not think Israel policies toward Gaza are right.
    Israel does want to impose regime change in Gaza.
    Israel does want to push palestinians to topple hamas in Gaza.
    Such is the objective of Israeli policy towards Gaza.
    I do not believe such policy is wise.
    Palestinians should be free to choose whoever they want.
    The root cause of the problem tought , is the creation of Israel.., and above all the arab refusal to accept the new state.
    That is what started the wars back in 1947.
    Peace is the solution, not resistance..,steadfastness or any other illusion.

    By Blogger Pedro, at 12/25/2008 5:43 PM  

  • Hello Pedro,

    I don't know your country, but imagine this scenario. Your country was occupied in your people struggle for freedom, you were offered to share your country, home, land with the occupier. Would you accept that?

    If yes, please note that not all people will accept it.

    If no, please love to others what you love to yourself.

    Thanks

    By Blogger Palestinian, at 12/27/2008 4:31 PM  

  • Hello Mona.
    Thank you for your insightful words at Christmas time and at the end of the year 2008, as we look back at a past of violence and hatred, and hopefully look towards the future for peace.

    I visited the Gaza Strip this summer and I assure you, as I celebrate Christmas-time this year, my thoughts are with the people of Gaza, especially after today's horrible violence and killings.

    I found your blog while looking for some of my friends from Gaza on the internet. I hope you are well.

    salam/shalom/peace be with you.

    ~ Laura Ashfield

    By Blogger Laura, at 12/28/2008 12:58 AM  

  • I am viewing your blog with tears in my eyes, you know when it just hangs there but you're so sad that the somber mood doesn't allow you to feel the warmth of the liquid as it flows and rolls down your face. It's Sunday morning here, December 28, 2008, so that means the people of Gaza are about to end another day of enhanced chaos and human hell from the European migrants known as Israel, that great big World War II memorial in the Levant.

    Anyhow, thank for having a blog with love next to Gaza -- Gaza deserves all the love it can amount, even if only poetically or alphabetically. I guess the Latin music I'm listening to on WBUR.FM Radio in Boston is soothing at times, but then again it just reminds how beautiful peoples all over the world are being and have been dispossessed by unscrupulous people claiming holiness. This happened in the Americas, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, etc. as well as Palestine.

    But we must have known the Israelis were going to decimate Gaza, they have been saying as much:

    Israeli leaders 'to topple Hamas.' Was there ever a doubt based on the sixty year occupation experience of the Palestinian people under the yoke of the ever expanding Israeli state?

    Israeli Foreign Minister and top of Kadima's list, Tzipi Livni, at the cabinet meeting, (21 December 2008) said Israel must react when it is fired upon, but does not mention the underlying Israeli sources of the attacks -- the refusal of Israel to relinquish Palestinian lands and allow a Palestinian state.

    The two leading candidates to become Israel's next prime minister after the February 10, 2009, elections, Binyamin Netanyahu, Likud, and Tzipora Malka Livin, Kadima, have vowed if elected to topple the Palestinian Hamas government, in Gaza. The threats by Foreign Minister Livni and Likud party leader Netanyahu came after outgoing PM Ehud Olmert warned against making bold statements.

    This hawkish invocation by the politicians may be contextualized in election dynamics nevertheless, the stance represents fundamental national policy of both Israeli parties. Therefore, this view is attached to core beliefs and are not merely, maneuvers for political capital. Livni has recently opined that if elected she would call on Israeli Palestinians to reassess their national aspirations and urge them that these would be better served elsewhere once she has established a Palestinian state. While Netanyahu, who was once Prime Minister and is now leader of Likud since Ariel Sharon left the party to form Kadima, has long held radical nationalist views that call for retaining all the lands of the Palestinians.

    A six-month Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas, which runs Gaza, came to an end on Friday. On Sunday rockets fired by revolutionaries in Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot. No-one was injured in the attack, though a worker at a nearby farming community was hurt when another device landed in a field. The Israeli military has said militants fired some 30 rockets and mortar bombs into Israel on Saturday. A Palestinian resistance fighter was killed in an Israeli air strike. It is not clear, which event preceded the other.

    At the Israeli cabinet meeting on Sunday, the head of the country's domestic security agency, Shin Bet, said that Hamas had increased the range of its rockets during the ceasefire and could now hit several southern Israeli cities.

    Yuval Diskin said the rockets could now reach Kiryat Gat, Ashdod and even Beersheba, about 40km (25 miles) from Gaza. He also told ministers that while Hamas had renewed its attacks, it was "interested in continuing the truce, but wants to improve its terms."

    Although, these crude projectiles, whose technology date back to the second world war era, are dangerous, but they are very ineffective militarily and rarely cause harm to Israeli civilians. While Israel's precision laser guided missiles have killed hundreds of Palestinians over the years. The cycle of the disproportionate violence ultimately, rests with Israel. She can stop the low-level warfare by simply disavowing its dreams of a greater Israel, returning the seized land to its rightful owners and facilitating an independent state of Palestinians to flourish without being assailed.

    Although, Islamic Jihad, has sporadically, fired rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip in what it says are retaliatory strikes for IDF incursions upon its members. Hamas for the most part, had maintained the integrity of the truce with Israel.

    "It wants us to lift the siege of Gaza, stop attacks, and extend the truce to include the West Bank," Mr Diskin added.

    Hamas blamed Israel for the end of the ceasefire on Friday, saying it had not respected its terms, including the lifting of the blockade.

    Israeli officials insist that there was no commitment to ease the siege, under which they have allowed in little more than basic humanitarian aid and at other times nothing.

    Prime Minister Olmert said during the cabinet meeting that the government had agreed to the ceasefire with Hamas last June with little doubt or hesitation.

    "Israel has always hoped for and wanted quiet for the residents of the South and that they should enjoy genuine calm and be free of the threat of unceasing Qassam and mortar attacks that have disrupted life in the South for a very long period," he said.

    It is interesting to note that Minister Olmert on the eve of his expulsion from office has seen fit to call for giving up East Jerusalem and almost all of the West Bank and Gaza to the Palestinians as well as returning the Golan Heights to Syria. Apparently, there is a certain liberation that comes from having a political career in tatters over allegations of having pocketed envelopes of cash and other corrupt actions.

    Mr Olmert and Defence Minister Ehud Barak also warned the cabinet and opposition parties against making "bold statements" about plans for a major military operation in Gaza.

    "A government doesn't rush to battle, but doesn't avoid it either," Mr Olmert said. "Israel will know how to give the proper response at the right time in the right way, responsibly."

    Shortly afterwards, however, Ms Livni told a meeting of her Kadima party that she would topple Hamas if she became prime minister after the general election on 10 February.

    "The state of Israel, and a government under me, will make it a strategic objective to topple the Hamas regime in Gaza," she said. "The means for doing this should be military, economic and diplomatic."

    "Israel must react when it is fired upon, must re-establish its force of dissuasion and stop the rockets," she added. "This is what has to be done and this is what I will do."

    Mr Netanyahu, whose right-wing Likud party is currently ahead in the polls, meanwhile called for a more "active policy of attack," accusing the current government of being too "passive."

    "In the long-term, the toppling of the Hamas regime is inevitable," he said while visiting Sderot, Israel, on Sunday.

    In actuality, there appears no aperture in policy towards Hamas. These calls for a new forceful front against Hamas would merely mirror the policies of Israeli governments in the past decades. Although, Israeli secret services did court, fund and enable Hamas in its formative stages in a bid to counteract Yasser Arafat's Palestinian National Authority (FATAH).

    Binyamin Netanyahu, tops the list of the Israeli Likud Party. Bibi says: "Right now we have to go from passive response to active assault." Netanyahu in Sderot (21 December 2008).

    He said residents of southern Israeli towns close to the Gaza Strip were "paying a hefty price for the mistakes made by Livni and her ministers" since the Israeli withdrawal from the territory in 2005.

    Yet, it was in the wake of the policies of a Netanyahu government, which Hamas saw its rise to power. Moreover, Netanyahu was a high ranking member of the LIkud party with both, Sharon and Livni among others in Kadima. Member of Knesset Binyamin Netanyahu can hardly claim to hold no responsibility for the current state of chaos that grips the region. Where were his bold visions of peace and security when his administration was at the helm?

    Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas government in Gaza, living there under imminent threats, having escaped assassination attempts by Israel, who is also former Palestinian Prime Minister, dismissed the Israeli threats. Hamas was created on December 15, 1987. The Israeli support for Hamas coincided with the height of the joint Israeli-US-Pakistani Mujahideen effort against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Apparently, Israel sought to implement the policy of nurturing religious parties to dilute secular sectors in the occupied territories. However, blowback and fate would betray those aims of engineering Palestinian politics as Hamas has developed to become the most ardent and organized Palestinian opponent to the occupation.

    Ismail Haniyeh called for a truce with Israel at the Islamic University in Gaza City. Prime Minister from March 29, 2006 to June 14, 2007, when Israel complemented with pressure from the "international community" boycotted and eventually, dissolved the Palestinian government, arresting a majority of sitting members who remain in jail subsequently,, installing Abu Mazen as head of the Palestinian Authority.

    "Nothing can finish off our people," he said. "It is not our people who are escalating the situation; it is the Israeli occupation, which should have stuck to the conditions of the truce."

    As the countdown to February's election unfolds the candidates are eager to court an electorate fearful of the future. Ostensibly, most Israelis want peace however, their governments continue to implement military policy, which keeps the population captive mired in a perpetual mindset of fear-mongering.

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that a "major escalation of violence would have grave consequences for the protection of civilians in Israel and Gaza, the welfare of the Gazan civilian population, and the sustainability of political efforts."

    Israel launched a diplomatic public relations (PR), campaign Sunday, aimed largely at member states of the United Nations Security Council and influential European countries, in order to pave the way for an IDF operation in Gaza.

    Readers ought to consider that the IDF have been operating in Gaza, unto Gaza and around Gaza, but what do facts about a continued assault on the people of the Gaza strip matter? The PR campaign has more to do with framing any escalation by Israel as novel and unprecedented actions that are compelled by new conditions by involving "terrorist" attacks emanating from Gaza.

    Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni instructed Israel's embassies and consulates abroad to begin diplomatic and public relations work in their respective countries. The diplomats are to inform the host countries that Hamas is the one that violated the "lull" and is responsible for the situation in Gaza.

    The so-called 'lull' was a six-month truce negotiated with Hamas, which Egypt brokered however, it has been degraded to a "lull" precisely, because the Israelis had little intention of honoring the agreement. In fact, while the world was fixed on the election results in the United States that saw the historic win of Barack Obama, Israel took opportunity of the news 'lull' to unleash its special forces to enter and attack Gaza thereby, breaking the truce. Israel would continue the onslaught for several days thereafter being fully aware that the world's attention would be focused on reaction to the Obama election. Wherefore, Israel calculated she would meet little scrutiny in the world press for its strategic belligerence agaisnt Gaza.

    Palestinian Hamas security men stand to attention however, they are bare handed in military hardware compared to Israel's modern armed forces

    Israel has marshaled its disinformation machine throughout the world to paint the Palestinians it has under a crippling multi-dimensional siege as terrorists who are not amenable to legal conventions or treaties. Israel has instituted a comprehensive prevention of goods from entering Gaza including medical supplies, fuel, food and banking activity.

    While Gaza shares a border with Egypt, which could alleviate the dire situation however, the Rafah crossing has also been closed. Egypt has conditioned a partial opening of the border-crossing, limited to citizens and personal belongings, on the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas. Hamas has offered to release the prisoner if Israel releases Hamas' Members of Parliament it abducted in military sweeps and other such prisoners of a political nature that are in Israeli prisons, most of whom without charge. Negotiations are on-going between Hamas and the Israelis on a prisoner exchange. There are currently some eleven thousand Palestinians prisoners of varying ages detained by Israel. Egypt has also pointed out that by liberally opening the border, Israel would be exculpated from its legal responsibilities.

    Livni instructed Israel's United Nations team to file a formal complaint with the Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, and the Security Council regarding the rocket fire against it from Gaza. In the complaint, Israel warns that it "will not remain passive" if the rocket fire continues and that it "will do everything" to protect its citizens.

    Livni also intends to make phone calls to top diplomats worldwide, including U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary-General Ban and the foreign ministers of Russia, France, Germany and Britain.

    The United Nations (UN), suddenly becomes a rehabilitated and reliable institution and has reformed itself into an impartial world body when it serves the purposes of Israel. The UN is good when some 77% of the land of Palestine is given to Israel. The UN is also good when its troops protect the border of Israel with Egypt. But, the UN is bad when it passes resolutions that demand Israel adhere to international law and refrain from annexing land, destroying the homes of Palestinians or building Walls and settlements. Otherwise, the UN remains an enclave of "racism and bias" toward Jews in general and Israel in particular according to the Israelis. Moreover, Israel routinely, demeans and disregards resolution after resolution passed by the United Nations. Why is it that the United Nations is now being tapped by Israel in order to further its aims of painting a false picture of the true nature of carnage it has caused in the Gaza Strip?

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that he has instructed the IDF to prepare for an operation in Gaza. "The place, time and method of operation will be left to the professionals," he said. "The Chief of Staff and Defense Minister know what to do, as least as well as some of the hotheads," he said.

    Be as it may, when Ehud Barak came to head the Israeli government overseeing the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon in 2000. Palestinians though, found neither solace, nor redress in his administration. In fact, a second Intifada took place under his stewardship of the government. The expectations of Palestine that there would be a fair and just peace, given their bitter experiences with Mr. Biyamin Netanyahu, in prime minister Barak, were utterly, betrayed.

    Any new expectations rested in Ehud Barak are unwarranted in light of his past government policies, Ehud Barak's current statements of a measured and tempered response should be taken in context with his previous behavior and weighed by the paucity of ameliorative agreements availed to the Palestinian people. Any such beneficent hopes in the intent of Mr. Barak would simply be caricatures of wishful thinking and exhibitions of imaginary assurances.

    Mr. Barak's comments while seemingly equidistant should be judged as expedient political speech at the apex of an election cycle. To be certain, Palestinians and other objective observers should tread very carefully in dealing with and considering Mr. Barak and his high-sounding professions. Lest we forget the brutal Israeli military action and repression of unarmed Palestinian protesters during the Second Intifada under Barak's administration.

    By Blogger Stern Gang, at 12/28/2008 7:51 AM  

  • You have an outstanding blog! I agree completely that we must work together as human beings to provide for the needs of all children on our planet and work toward bring to an end to war and reduce violence. At the same time, increase the availability of pure drinking water, good healthy foods, warm clothing, decent shelter, sanitary living conditions, health care for all children, and attention to emotional needs, seeing to it that more kids without families or live in an abusive situation, get help from charitable organizations and local agencies. We are all one people on Earth, so we need to work together more than we do and stop fighting each other for the good of the future, which really begins the moment we all take our next breath. Your blog really makes a difference so keep up the good work you are doing in 2009 and Happy New Year!

    Scott

    By Blogger Scott McLean, at 12/28/2008 2:41 PM  

  • Hi Mona,
    I am 16 years; Muslim, Iranian boy.
    I love palestine, I hate Israel; Israel is a big snake on middle east. they should go out from there;
    Iranian. Arabs. Turkish people. Kurds. and all should become together and throw this snake away;
    "If all muslims throw a glass of water on to Israel; it will be drowend"
    ------------
    PS: I can give you a link, if you do give one for me!

    By Blogger Afshin Heidari, at 12/28/2008 4:53 PM  

  • I wish to talk to Ben who has left a comment. I lack understanding, but I do understand that the world is in turmoil. I live in Australia, but I want to know what and why these things are happening. Can someone help me? My blog is ghalb to ghalb.

    By Blogger Timon - Maker of mischeif, But 100% devoted, at 12/28/2008 5:34 PM  

  • Dear Timon. Hello and Shalom. This is Ben from Israel and I'm happy to try and keep a balanced view of things, thou being Israeli and having had 3 years army service and active reserve army duty, I do lean to one side of things. But i'm open for questions and challenging debates, but i will not comment to anybody of wishes direct harm on anybody or uses hate words in his/her message. I realize that people have and will be hurt during this operation in Gaza and I hope numbers are kept to a minimum in this so heavly populated area. Wishing all a good night, Ben.

    By Blogger Ben, at 12/28/2008 8:51 PM  

  • 3000 protest outside Israeli London embassy today.

    For UK reaction to the Gaza massacure see:

    http://respectuk.blogspot.com/

    Respect is the party of George Galloway MP in the UK.

    By Blogger Neil Williams, at 12/28/2008 9:52 PM  

  • Gaza, Allah with you!!

    By Blogger Ali, at 12/29/2008 4:30 AM  

  • Just to say hello and peace be with you.

    By Blogger Meead S., at 12/29/2008 5:36 AM  

  • hi mona
    im from iran
    i wish i could help u but in this moment i cant . i sympathiesewith with u and pepole of gaza.
    i can ready help you from iran.

    By Blogger hamidrezadodangeh, at 12/29/2008 9:10 AM  

  • The barbarism shown by the Jewish terrorists should be condemned in all forms either diplomatically or by force.
    Sister Mona! We the people of Pakistan supports the people of Palestine and truly pray for you. InshAllah sooner or later this state of hatred Israel will not last long. Their illegitimate supporter USA will have to face the consequences sooner or later for showing hypocrisy in dealing with the people of Palestine.
    The irony is that our own Muslim states do not realize the fact that state of Israel is built on hatred and hence it can never strive for peace. It's only objective is to spread hatred int he world and hence the only language it understands is that of hatred.
    Thanks for maintaining such a remarkable blog to give insight to all of us who follow your blog.

    By Blogger M Junaid Khan, at 12/29/2008 10:05 AM  

  • The barbarism shown by the Jewish terrorists should be condemned in all forms either diplomatically or by force.
    Sister Mona! We the people of Pakistan supports the people of Palestine and truly pray for you. InshAllah sooner or later this state of hatred Israel will not last long. Their illegitimate supporter USA will have to face the consequences sooner or later for showing hypocrisy in dealing with the people of Palestine.
    The irony is that our own Muslim states do not realize the fact that state of Israel is built on hatred and hence it can never strive for peace. It's only objective is to spread hatred int he world and hence the only language it understands is that of hatred.
    Thanks for maintaining such a remarkable blog to give insight to all of us who follow your blog.
    Regards
    www.pro-pakistan.com

    By Blogger M Junaid Khan, at 12/29/2008 10:06 AM  

  • hello, i am a chinese, feel concern about gaza situation in these days.

    if you would like to chat with me about it, pls add my email, it's also my msn.

    yoursonokenji@hotmail.com

    thanks!!

    By Blogger cn, at 12/29/2008 10:40 AM  

  • in glasgow we had a small demonstration, nothing as big as it should have been and we had blaring music from fun rides and police blocks to prevent us moving to contend with. r.

    By Blogger rahina qh, at 12/29/2008 3:46 PM  

  • This christmas is a somber one. How can any of us be trully joyful when there is so much injustice toward people? My heart goes out to the Palestinian people. I hope to one day be able to do more for them. Thank you for blogging and your work.

    By Blogger Sara, at 12/29/2008 5:17 PM  

  • salam dear mona

    I am an Iranian moslem.
    I love all my brothers and sisters in Gaza strip under Zionism attack.
    I hope Allah`s help for you

    By Blogger Mohammad, at 12/29/2008 5:54 PM  

  • hi.Im a student from Iran. these days i really hate Israel. im sad about Gaza. Israel is one of the most wild regimes in the history and all the world is silent. Arabs must do something.

    By Blogger Lemonasion, at 12/29/2008 7:33 PM  

  • We hope that as many brothers and sisters in Palestine read this:

    A message from George Galloway Respect MP (UK)

    "The barbaric Israeli assault on Gaza will go down in infamy alongside Deir Yasin and Sabra and Shatilla as one of the defining events of the Palestinian tragedy and resistance.

    "The atrocities are continuing – so too must the world-wide protests. We in Britain have a particular responsibility. Our government (UK), alongside George W Bush, has sickeningly placed the blame on the Palestinians for their suffering in Gaza.

    "Our government arms the quisling Arab regimes whose cowardice and greed are as necessary to Israel's murder as its US supplied weapons.

    "Historically, it was a British foreign minister who authored the Palestinian tragedy when he signed their country away to the Zionist movement.

    "Respect helped organise the militant demonstration on Sunday in London outsider the Israeli embassy within 24 hours of the first air raids on Gaza. We stand in solidarity with the protests called by diverse groups across Britain.

    "Every single MP should be put under pressure to speak out clearly against Israel's aggression. Those who do not will have the blood of innocent Palestinians on their hands.

    "Let's unify our efforts. Stop the Slaughter in Gaza. Hold the British government to account. Freedom for Palestine."

    George Galloway MP
    ...................................
    We shall not rest till all Palestine is free!

    Huge demonstration planned for London this Saturday.

    Demonstrations in many UK cities in support of the people of Palestine over the last two days - you are not alone!!

    Neil Williams
    Respect National Council member
    http://respectuk.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger Neil Williams, at 12/29/2008 10:45 PM  

  • My heart goes out to the people of Gaza. Inumerable injustices have been done against the people of Palestine and this has to end.

    Israel continues with its terror and carnage and the world watches silently. It seems that the few thousand protestors are the only humans left on the planet.

    The Palestinians rockets are a desperate attempt to lift the blockage and seige of Gaza. It was Israel that imposed this inhumane seige and it was Israel that broke the Cease-Fire. Just because their zionist brothers in the west own all major media networks, they lie and fool the world into believeing that their actions are justified and that they are only 'retaliating'. Their lies and manipulations make people believe that Israel is always the 'victim'.

    Hamas is a democractically elected Government, established through free and fair elections. But this version of democracy and the mandate of the people of Palestine is unacceptable to the West. This is the hypocrisy of the west, and they continue to support Israel in its crimes against humanity.


    Towards Everlasting Peace.
    Towards a World without Israel.
    Towards the Third Intifada.


    PS: Jews are free to live in Palestine.

    By Blogger @n@s, at 12/30/2008 3:02 PM  

  • My heart goes out to the people of Gaza. Inumerable injustices have been done against the people of Palestine and this has to end.

    Israel continues with its terror and carnage and the world watches silently. It seems that the few thousand protestors are the only humans left on the planet.

    The Palestinians rockets are a desperate attempt to lift the blockage and seige of Gaza. It was Israel that imposed this inhumane seige and it was Israel that broke the Cease-Fire. Just because their zionist brothers in the west own all major media networks, they lie and fool the world into believeing that their actions are justified and that they are only 'retaliating'. Their lies and manipulations make people believe that Israel is always the 'victim'.

    Hamas is a democractically elected Government, established through free and fair elections. But this version of democracy and the mandate of the people of Palestine is unacceptable to the West. This is the hypocrisy of the west, and they continue to support Israel in its crimes against humanity.


    Towards Everlasting Peace.
    Towards a World without Israel.
    Towards the Third Intifada.


    PS: Jews are free to live in Palestine.

    By Blogger @n@s, at 12/30/2008 3:02 PM  

  • The history of Gaza has been one of poverty and despair under the Egyptians (pre-1967), Israelis (1967-2005) and Hamas. It will remain as such unless there is a change in mindset; i.e., Israel will not just disappear. A culture of victimization (based on the Nakba) and corruption (under Fatah)requires renewal. Gaza, until now has represented the "test" for withdrawl from the West Bank. The current situation is untenable for all parties concerned. Missles, war, death & destruction lead to never-ending conflict. Is there a Palestinian Nelson Mandela out there?

    By Blogger david, at 12/30/2008 9:39 PM  

  • peace be with all

    By Blogger abdel, at 12/31/2008 1:22 AM  

  • what can we do,for this poor children in palestina.how can we reach out and touch them.tel me.im so angry,and full of tears.those little children,need peace,not war.why are we blind.blind to see what israel is doing.who will stop them.the world is watching,and is going to bed to sleep.a whole nation is blown away.we see,hear,smell,and rest.lets make a fist.and fight for your life,and properties

    By Blogger dirk51, at 1/16/2009 1:41 AM  

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