Informative Report on Gaza War: Death toll 1220, wounded 5350
Dear Editors, Journalists and Friends,
This is a new report for the 22nd day of Gaza War and the outcomes
of Israeli invasion. For more reporting, breaking news, interviews
and accounts in Gaza, you could reach me on my contact info below.
Please try both numbers below because there is a big problem in
communication resulted in Israeli power cuts.
I'm available 24 hours for media coverage in occupied Gaza. You could
reach me any time in my house through this: Landline: 0097282802825 or
Landline: 0097082802825 or Mob: 00972599306096
PLEASE: FORWARD THIS EMAIL IN SIPPORT OF THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY!
A TOUR AND NEWS REPORT IN THE UNITED NATION COMPOUND IN GAZA:
Israeli War: Water Crisis in Gaza
Israeli War: Bread Crisis
Israeli War: DESTRUCTION and Killing
A day of War 1
Children playing despite bombings:
A day of War 2
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Day 22 of Israeli War On Gaza
Daily Feed About Gaza War:
1-Israeli air strike hit the eastern part of Gaza City. Many houses
were harmed partially.
2-Israeli air forces raided on a United Nations' school northern Gaza,
town of Bait Lahia. A woman and two children were killed and many
wounded. Tens of people came to take the school as a shelter but it
3- Two Palestinians killed in east of Rafah City. Invading tanks
destroyed sevetal houses and arrested some residents.
4-Three Palestinians killed by Phosphorous bombs fall down in many
places in north of Gaza.
5- Two Palestinians killed after being injured in Khan yonis and
their father was wounded. Here is an email I got from the friends of
the family before they know what has happened to them!
I am writing to make a request for a good friend from Gaza (Amer
Shurrab, UWCAD '01--03, Middlebury College '08.5). He just found out
his father and two brothers were attacked while returning home from
their farm during the 3-hr ceasefire. One brother (Kassab Shurrab)
died, but the father (Mohammed Shurrab -64) and the remaining brother
(Ibrahim-17) are now wounded and stranded in an Israeli Defense Force
(IDF) controlled area. It's been 16 hours and emergency services are
unable to reach them. The ambulances cannot travel there without
permission from the IDF, and local aid groups claim that soldiers are
blocking their access.
We have spoken with the local Red Cross in Khan Yunis and they have
been trying to get the IDF's permission to get to the family, but have
not been allowed. What we are asking, is if you could help by using
any of your contacts (in the area and/or region, with NGOs, HR
groups,media, etc), to bring attention and pressure in order to get
permission for the ambulances to save two lives. We are very desperate
and trying as many avenues as possible to help aid reach them. If you
know even a foot soldier who might be able to push the ball by calling
a local commander we would really appreciate any help.
His father and brother are located at:
In front of Supermarket Abu Zidan El-Najar
El Fukhari (neighbourhood)
Khan Yunis (town)
We truly appreciate any help at this time, thank you for your time.
Adriana Qubaia +1.781.350.8080 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amer Shurrab: +1.802.377.7962 (email@example.com)
6- Two Palestinians killed near Sofa crossings in Rafah City southern
7-Three Palestinians killed in northern Gaza Strip near al karma buildings.
8-Heavy bombings mid of Gaza City and clashes erupted in eastern part
of Gaza city.
9-Heavy bombings artillery shelling western Gaza city and in Al
Zaytoin area south east of Gaza.
10-Naval gunboats shelled southern Gaza City leaving 4 Palestinian wounded.
11-Shells destroyed Taha mosque east of Jabalia.
12-Rockets hit a group of Palestinian fighters in Twam area west north
of occupied Gaza strip.
13-Four Israeli soldiers wounded by Palestinian mortar shells north of Gaza.
14-Fire set in several houses in Bait Lahia resulted in many wounded.
15-Phosphorus bombs hit many targets at Khan yonis city and many house
burned in the area.
16- Phosphorus bombs hit many targets at Khan yonis city and many
house burned in the area.
17-Rockets attack into several farms and houses in Moraj area in Rafah City.
18-Three rockets hit Al Barhma area in Rafah City.
19-More than 100 bombs, rockets and shells hit the tunnels area in
Rafah City. Tens of the houses destroyed and hundreds of persons left
20-Israeli F16s raided by 4 rockets on many spaces inside Egypt and
hover in the area.
21- Medical sources: victims up to 1220 while wounded up to 5350. A
big number of ambulances and medical equipments destroyed in addition
to destroying 15 medical centers and sections.
22-Palestinian fighters launched 14 projectiles into Israeli settlements.
23-Houses destroyed northern Gaza in Israeli bombings.
24-Artillary shells bombarded Al Tofah area eastern Gaza City.
25-Rockets hit Al Salam quarter in Rafah City and 3 wounded in the place.
26-Drones fired a rocket into empty spaces in Shja'ya area.
27-Power Crisis still storming most of the Gaza Strip.
28-Water is not being accessed by 800 thousands Gazans.
29-Bread crisis still storming Gaza leaving 5 bakeries out of 47 working!
30-Drones excessively hover on Gaza City, eastern and northern areas.
31-Israeli tanks based in Rafah City, Gaza Airport, fired many houses
in Shoka area.
Who Is Responsible for Gaza blight?
By Dr. Akram Habeeb (my Dad)
Writing from the Occupied Gaza Strip
As a Gazzan who is not affiliated to any political party; yet much
concerned about what is taking place in my hometown, I meticulously
track every piece of news related to the ongoing horrendous carnage
which is perpetrated by the Israelis against the innocent civilians in
Gaza. I was shocked when key staff of Bush's outgoing Administration
hold the Palestinian side in particular responsible for the recent
onslaught in Gaza. I was also more devastated when some European
officials and even few Arab leaders implicitly hold the same
opinion. I am not sure though whether these officials do represent the
voice and the good will of their peoples.
The most disturbing statement about the situation in Gaza was made by
Dr. Rice, the American Secretary of States, when she declared that it
was the Palestinian side who violated the truce and subsequently is
responsible for what is happening in Gaza. Such a statement is easy to
be made by Ms. Condi whose accomplishments in America's foreign policy
were spectacular! She promised that by 2008 the presidents vision of
two states would be concretized. It seems though that she succeeded in
having two Palestinian cantons, one in Gaza, and the other in the West
Bank ! Perhaps Dr. Rice was the most frequent visitor of the Middle
East when compared with her predecessors. The normal expectation has
been that Ms. Rice would have a deeper understanding of the Middle
East crisis in general, and the Palestinian side in particular.
As Palestinians living in Gaza, we expected Ms. Rice to have done
some research about the demography of Gaza. We also expected here to
have done some investigations about the psyche of the true victims
living in Gaza. We are not sure if Dr. Rice knows that more than
seventy percent of the Palestinians living in Gaza are Palestinian
refugees who had been kicked out of there towns and villages in
Palestine . We are not certain if Dr. Rice knows that most of the
Israelis who replaced the displaced Palestinians had come from far
off land, from diverse countries to establish a state on the land of
other people. It seems that Ms. Rice is very happy to see the
Palestinians suffer under siege ; she wants them to sing for peace in
a big cage called Gaza and if they protest by sending home made
rockets, she will hold them responsible for the mess! We hope though
that Ms. Clinton, Condi's successor would be the one who would improve
the image of America in the Middle East and the Islamic world. We are
sure that Ms. Clinton would be more objective and realistic when she
deals with the Palestinian Issue.
The Palestinians have also been greatly disconcerted by the
statements both President Bush and his deputy, Dick Chini . Both of
them gave Israel the green light to kill the innocent civilians in
Gaza. The moment they declared that Israel has the right to defend
itself and hold the Palestinian side responsible for the what is
happening in Gaza, Israel started mercilessly to target civilians.
They started to kill complete families, small and extended. They
started to target the unarmed civilians who mistakenly thought that
UNRWA schools would be safe refuge for them. History will witness that
these two men had not done any good for the good Americans who elected
them. They have successfully denigrated the image of America and the
Americans in the Arab and the Muslim worlds. We in Palestine and in
the Muslim world believe that Bush's legacy would be a real burden for
his successor, president elect Obamma. However, we strongly believe
that Obama's administration would do its best to regain the
prestigious image of American in the Arab and the Muslim worlds , we
are full of hope that the new administration would play the role of
the objective peace broker in the Middle East. Hopefully it would be
very real and realistic vision different from Bush's vision !
Sameh A. Habeeb, B.A.
Photojournalist & Peace Activist
Humanitarian, Child Relief Worker
Gaza Strip, Palestine
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