From Gaza, with Love

Thursday, July 13, 2006

ministry of health statestics,injured and dead in Gza

Yesterday the Palestinian Mininstry of health officially declared that the number
of martyrs is 82 people and 271 injured from 30 - 6 - 2006 to 12 - 7 - 2006. Among
the martyrs 22 children. The number is expected to increase because there are
still casualties in the intensive care units.

2am 13 july 2006
2 successive big explosions wakened me up,sondos jumped quickly to my bed , frightened, shivering and covered her head,with the blanket,it was too big explosion,but not sonic booming , i am an expert now , the power was of, it was great blessing last night we had it for 5 hours ,i switched on the local radio,the Islamic university building was hit ,as well as the Fireign Ministry building ,200 meters from my place ,i decided to write in the morning , my daughter was too frightened , i felt strong enough to stay by her side.

in love peace and solidarity


  • What a horror ... it's terrible enough these people dies - but 22 children??? MY GOD ... what have they done? They are little angels now ...
    How is Sondos holding up? Will you please give her a big hug in my name? How old is she?
    What a nightmare - huge explosions just 200 m away ... I guess I'd freak out!
    You have all my respect Mona for doing such a good job in such a most difficult situation - you're wonderful!
    HANG IN THERE ... I'm with you all the way!!:)

    By Blogger Karin, at 7/13/2006 2:42 PM  

  • Thank you for your strength and hope Mona.
    May you be well through all the strife and violence.

    By Blogger Amelopsis, at 7/13/2006 3:36 PM  

  • It sadden me today to see the escalation of the violence around you stay strong help is coming.

    The world is slow to awake and only now does it see whats going on so hopefully they end this insanity soon.


    these are the only support for this action.

    God is watching a He sees Israel's transgretions against Him and as usual they don't listen, just look at their history.

    By Blogger Neutralsam, at 7/13/2006 9:45 PM  

  • Best wishes to you. While I can't speak for the U.S. government, I feel that more and more Americans are tiring of the Israelis and their behavior toward the Palestinians and others. It's wrong, plain and simple. And recent Israeli action in Lebanon appears to be more of the same.

    You and those close to you are to be commended for your courage and willingness to persevere. Meanwhile, we will continue to hope for peace in the very near future for all concerned. It's long overdue.

    By Blogger DrewL, at 7/14/2006 7:03 AM  

  • You are not alone. Many of us, other people around the world feel and share the same emotions. The big diference is you can be hit by a bomb, and not us.

    I send all my love to you , your familly and all the community.
    I will continue to say NOT at this situation, with my humbles possibilities.

    Don't forget to smile, even if sometimes is difficult!

    By Blogger Delfí Roca, at 7/14/2006 11:52 AM  

  • I want to send you so much love. You are not alone and there are people in the world feeling helpless. Be strong and please hold your children tight and promise them peace. It must come soon. Thank you for showing the world the crimes of Israel. Maybe someday the "international community" will see that Arab lives are worth just as much as the rest of world. We love you and you are in our thoughts always. Please see my blog for some hopefully postives thoughts.

    By Blogger Intrepidflame, at 7/14/2006 4:46 PM  

  • I have to agree with what drewl said. Many of us Americans are behind you and tired of the Israelis behavior. yoo are not alone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2006 5:06 PM  

  • Someday the United States and the Zionist State will pay for their crimes against humanity

    By Blogger Low Flying Angel, at 7/14/2006 6:00 PM  

  • Dear

    i dunno wut to say ...i dunno whether to feel sorry for wut is happening in palestine, lebanon, or maybe to feel sorry for ourselves who are doing nothing! my prayers go to all those who suffer just becoz they fight for freedom....

    Arab Lady

    By Blogger Arab Lady, at 7/14/2006 6:58 PM  

  • I spoke with Barbara Lubin, the director of the Middle East Children's Alliance yesterday.
    She had been standing in front of the Israeli consulate in San Francisco, California, USA along with hundreds of Americans letting the Israelis and the world know that Bush and Condoleeza Rice do not speak for them.

    You can donate to MECA to provide food and medicine to Dr. Mona here

    By Blogger Moses, at 7/14/2006 9:09 PM  

  • Dear Mona
    you are not alone, we are with you and are really sorry. I agree with you about peace. I hope and wish the peacful days for all the people around the world.
    Eftekhar (iraniandoughter)

    By Blogger eftekhar, at 7/14/2006 9:34 PM  

  • I pray that this will bring an end to the Zionist plans for the world.

    We have the scales falling from our eyes we can see the truth.


    Our God the God of Peace LIVES and will WIN

    Down with the abomination they call justice!

    By Blogger Neutralsam, at 7/15/2006 1:34 AM  

  • I got informed about your blog today, from an e-mail i received from ISM (Beta is doing an excellent work)

    I would also like you and people who read this blog to know that a friend of mine was arested yesterday at the Israel's aerport and was accused as a "security threat to Israel"! just because she a member of ISM! she is still there waiting for her trial.

    The reports are saying:
    Greek human rights activist, Maria Nikiforou, was denied entry into Israel, put in detention early this morning, and was facing forced expulsion from the country. Her lawyers, Leah Tsmel and Yoni Leoman, have filed an appeal against this expulsion and the judge has agreed to hear this appeal. Maria must remain in detention until her court hearing of the appeal, but will not be forced from the country as the Israeli security originally planned.

    The Israeli authorities claimed that she is denied entry becasue she is a "security threat to the state of Israel" and that she is a part of the International Solidarity Movement which they called an "illegal organization". In fact, the Israeli courts have ruled that being a member of ISM is not reason enough to deport foreign nationals, and the group has never been made illegal. ISM is a Palestinian-led non-violent resistance movement that works to support local Palestinians in their non-violent struggle against the occupation.

    The state of Israel has publicized its intentions to increase the denial of entry to people including Palestinians with foreign passports and forgein human rights workers to the West Bank. The fear is that the complete closure and isolation of Gaza will be replicated in the West Bank.

    Ms. Nikiforou is a 33 year old school teacher and member of the Greek Orthodox church. She has many Palestinian and Israeli friends that she had planned to meet with on her visit. She has been to Israel and Palestine in the past to do human rights work.

    Thank you, Adespoti, Greece.

    By Blogger des, at 7/15/2006 8:56 PM  

  • Mona - where are you? ARE YOU ALRIGHT??

    By Blogger Karin, at 7/17/2006 8:52 AM  


    By Blogger tassoula, at 7/17/2006 3:20 PM  

  • I read all the comments condemning Israel for whatever it has done.

    Does it dawn on anyone here that Hamas maybe ought to just return the soldier they snatched? Just maybe tunneling into Israel and snatching him was not such a brilliant idea?

    No, I guess that is not obvious.

    By Blogger Roger Snowden, at 7/18/2006 6:03 AM  

  • Snatched on June 25th, Roger. Is it not obvious that Israel ought just to return the doctor and brother they snatched on June 24th? June 24th.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 7/19/2006 4:54 PM  

  • Snowden, TUNNELING INTO ISRAEL? ARE YOU KIDDING? Sweetie, where the hell do you get your information from? Did you just invent that nonsense or are there ghostly dingbats whispering in your ear?

    Sheesh! And the hits just keep on playing!


    Sixteen-year-old Asma al-Mughayr and her 13-year-old brother Ahmad were shot dead within minutes of each other on the roof-terrace of their home in Rafah on the morning of 18 May 2004.

    Each was killed by a single bullet in the head, Asma while taking clothes off the drying line and her brother Ahmad while feeding the pigeons.

    All available information indicates that the bullets which killed the two children were fired from the top floor of a nearby house, the highest building in the area, which had been taken over by Israeli soldiers shortly before the two children where shot.

    According to the children’s family only single gunshots were heard when the children were killed and no explosions were reported at the time.

    They claim Ahmad ran downstairs to call for help after his sister Asma was shot; he was shot in the head as he re-emerged from the staircase onto the roof-terrace.

    Amnesty International spoke with several foreign journalists who visited the al-Mughayrs’ house and the nearby house which was being used by Israeli soldiers at the time and reviewed photos taken by them.

    In the nearby house the journalists found an empty Israeli army ammunition box, spent bullet cases and leftovers from Israeli army food rations next to the holes which Israeli soldiers had pierced in the walls of the house to use as sniper positions.

    Pictures show that there was a clear view of the al-Mughayr roof-terrace, where the two children were killed; they also show bullet holes on the clothes hanging on the drying line, on the satellite dish and on the wall; they did not show any damage which could have been caused by an explosion or by shrapnel from an explosion.

    Eleven-year-old Maram al-Nahleh was killed on the doorstep of her family home in the West Bank town of Nablus in the morning of 15 September 2004.

    Maram was a pupil in the sixth grade of the Khalidiya primary school. The morning of the incident, at 5am, there was heavy shooting in the area, which continued for some time.

    At around 10am, after it had been quiet for some time and the residents of the area thought that the army had left, Maram’s family and their neighbours went out in the street to check what had happened; there were bodies of Palestinians near the house and further up and down the road.

    Maram was standing in the gate opening to the street near her parents when she was hit by a bullet in the face.

    The shot was fired from a private house higher up the hill, which had been taken over by Israeli soldiers during the night.

    According to Maram’s parents, there was no other shooting at the time, and only one shot was fired, which killed Maram almost instantly.

    Maram’s father took her to hospital by car, but she had died already. The soldiers left the area around 11am.


    I know the crime in North America is very high, but by golly, only in the Palestinian Territories can "big", "brave", "soldiers", such as Israel's can MURDER CHILDREN IN COLD BLOOD AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

    Since our jails are over-crowded, maybe we should send our sociopathic prisoners to Israel.

    I'm sure they will be most WELCOME!

    By Blogger Rhiannon, at 9/18/2006 8:04 AM  

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