From Gaza, with Love

Friday, March 16, 2012

Urgent Appeal for Solidarity from Gaza

Dear Mona

We are contacting as many people in power as we can to tell them of the murderous attacks on Gaza. Unfortunately the Israelis are getting the story of the rockets being fired into Israel into the media. We are hearing of terrified Israeli children, but not so much about the children of Gaza.

I heard you on the radio this morning. You were very good and I'm sure you brought the situation to many people who were not aware of it.

We are thinking of you and your family all the time. Mohammed tells us that the attacks around his home are very bad too.

With all our love

Rachael and Paul

On Mar 11, 2012 13:37 "Mona Elfarra" wrote:

Gaza 10th of March 2012-11 am

Urgent Appeal for Solidarity from Gaza

The Israeli army continues its military attacks against the Gaza Strip. The attacks started Friday, March 10 at 5:30pm. I heard the first terrible explosion as I drove back to Gaza City from Khan Younis. There was a lot of smoke, shattered windows, and a fire in this blue car that was targeted by a missile from an Israeli drone. These offensive acts, though supposedly targeting Palestinian armed resistance men, are illegal according to international law. Every human is entitled a trial.
As usual, the entire civilian population including women and children, pays the highest price and bears the brunt of this terrible situation. Already several children have been killed, one was on his way to school when he was hit by shrapnel.

Our concern is not just the attacks but also the lack of medications and supplies. If Israel continues this operation, the number of causalities will increase. The toll is 16 dead and 30 injured until this minute.

Gaza's population already lives in a dire humanitarian situation. We are still under Israel's military occupation and the internal conflict between Palestinian political groups is not solved. But worst of all, the governments of the world are silent and indifferent.

We at the Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip and the Middle East Children's Alliance appeal to the international community, and to our friends and supporters to spread the word about what is happening now in Gaza and pressure your governments to stop these attacks soon.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza is on the verge of collapse, the military attacks continue while we lack electricity and our medical facilities and hospitals have little amounts of fuel to operate their backup generators. We have insufficient medications. 186 basic medications are lacking in our pharmacies. Besides the insufficient medical supplies, children in the special neonatal intensive care units as well as renal dialysis patients are in great danger due to the power outage. Our cancer patients are dying unnecessarily, unable to have their treatments. Our diabetic and asthmatic patients, as well as many others with chronic illnesses who need their medications regularly cannot get it. The list of the victims is too long to mention.

Please act immediately to stop this attack against Gaza population. You have been always great supporters and showed your solidarity, at the most difficult times.

Yours sincerely

Dr. Mona ElFarra

Vice President, Red Crescent Society for the Gaza Strip

Director of Gaza Projects, Middle East Children's Allianc



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