Gaza: ‘I watched an Israeli soldier shoot dead my two little girls’

23 01 2009

By Donald Macintyre in Jabalya

 

Grieving Palestinian father says children were killed after family obeyed order from troops to leave Gaza home. He added: “We are not Hamas. My children were not Hamas. And if they were going to shoot anyone it should have been me.” He added: “I want the international community and the International Red Cross to ask Israel why it has done this to us. They talk about democracy but is it democracy to kill children? What did the kids do to them? What did my house do to them? They destroyed my life?

A Palestinian father saw two of his young daughters shot dead and another critically injured by an Israeli soldier who emerged from a stationary tank and opened fire as the family obeyed an order from the Israeli forces to leave their home.

Khaled Abed Rabbo said Amal, aged two and Suad, seven, were killed by fire from the soldier’s semi-automatic rifle. His third daughter, Samer, four, has been evacuated to intensive care in a Belgian hospital after suffering critical spinal injuries which he said were inflicted in the attack early in Israel’s ground offensive.

 

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Gaza’s destruction revealed

21 01 2009

AlJazeera

The cessation of fighting in Gaza has allowed the true scale of destruction there to be revealed.

Sherine Tadros reports from the north of the strip on the despair of one father who says Israeli forces shot and killed two of his daughters at close range.

A spokesperson for the Israeli army told Al Jazeera in response to the father’s allegations that Israeli soldiers “do not behave in this fashion” and the army “only returns fire to areas from which it was fired upon”.






International journalists to arrive in Gaza Tuesday for fact-finding mission; will share findings with UN

20 01 2009

Sameh A. Habeeb, B.A.
Photojournalist & Peace Activist
Humanitarian, Child Relief Worker
Gaza Strip, Palestine

http://gazatoday.blogspot.com/

 

Ramallah – Ma’an – Eight international journalists will arrive in Gaza Tuesday, traveling via Egypt, with the mission to fact-find and record first-hand Israeli violations against the people of the Gaza Strip.

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The Truth About the 2009 Gaza Massacre

19 01 2009

Is it true this is Hamas fault? If it is true then why attacked and killed CIVILLIANS???  zionist is a pure liar! What they intend is an ethnic cleansing.. 





GAZA photos: another compilation

18 01 2009

 

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Haaretz: Israeli Army ‘Fighting Against a Helpless Population’

18 01 2009

TEL AVIV, January 17, 2008 (WAFA)- Haaretz Israeli daily newspaper said that the fighting in Gaza is ‘child’s play;’ pilots bombing unimpeded as if on practice runs, tank and artillery soldiers shelling houses and civilians from their armored vehicles, combat engineering troops destroying entire streets in their ominous protected vehicles without facing serious opposition. ‘A large, broad army is fighting against a helpless population.’

The Daily added that about a third of those killed in Gaza have been children. ‘This is too large a proportion by any humanitarian or ethical standard,’ Haaretz commented.

It is enough to look at the pictures coming from Shifa Hospital to see how many burned, bleeding and dying children now lie there. History has seen innumerable brutal wars take countless lives, the Paper continued. But the horrifying proportion of this war, a third of the dead being children, has not been seen in recent memory.

Finally, the Paper said that ‘the children of Gaza who survive this war will remember it.’ It is enough to watch Nazareth-born Juliano Mer Khamis’ wonderful movie ‘Arna’s Children’ to understand what thrives amid the blood and ruin we are leaving behind.





UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

17 01 2009

“Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism” Tzipi Livnis Father was a Terrorist” Astonishing claims in the Hous of Parliamnet. SIR Gerald Kaufman, the veteran Labour MP, yesterday compared the actions of Israeli troops in Gaza to the Nazis who forced his family to flee Poland.

During a Commons debate on the fighting in Gaza, he urged the government to impose an arms embargo on Israel.

Sir Gerald, who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist, said: “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town a German soldier shot her dead in her bed.

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