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As the situation in Gaza is worsen by the continuous Israeli air-strikes for the forth day. more innocent civilians, Men, Women and Children die and are injured. Your candle will mean a lot for them, and your sincere prayer will reach them.

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Elias Ayad (49)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 2:44 am
For no crime, and without any reason, Israel waged a contentious air-strikes over the besieged Gaza, bombed the Palestinians in Gaza with heavy weapons for the fourth day. killing dozens and injuring hundreds most of them children. Friend Henriette suggested to make a praying session to pray for peace and to light a candle in the darkness of the war.

For the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza, for every one who lost a dear one Let's light a candle, for every child who lost her/his father or mother Let's light a candle. for every one who lost part of her/his body, or lost her/his home Let's light a candle.

Your sincere prayer will reach them and your candle will mean a lot for them.
Let's pay for the Justice and peace in Palestine and the entire world. Let's light a candle for Gaza.


Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:05 am
You can use the Care2 Candle site; or light candle at home to restore civilization back into our world of hate/wars/hunger/killing! Let us replace it with Love, Justice, Hope & Peace for all beings of this Earth. Thanks Elias.
My candles are burning & Praying for Peace.

Toni C (508)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:12 am
Noted and thank you, Elias... I think this is a wonderful gesture for the people of Gaza... I lit a candle and said aprayer for peace.

Elias Ayad (49)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:21 am
God bless you dear Toni.
I also admire the movement of the Gazans to help their wounded brothers.

"Citizens are quick to give blood in anticipation of continued aggression on the Gaza Strip

Gaza - Ma'an - The fast-moving events in the Gaza Strip during the past 48 hours, which left 15 martyrs and more than 44 injured, prompted the citizens in the Gaza Strip to speed up the blood donation for the benefit of the Palestinian hospitals, fearing that worse if the high number of wounded."


Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 4:00 am
Candle lit for Gaza,thanks for the post Elias.

wooddragon xx (88)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 4:05 am
Cheers Elias...

Praying that no more blood will be split and Peace will reign.

wooddragon xx (88)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 4:09 am
Candle has been lit...

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Joy Wong (103)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 4:10 am
Let there be PEACE and no more WAR.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 4:25 am
Candle lit for peace. Thank you Elias.

Alet Coetzee (59)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 5:11 am
Candle lit for peace. Thanks Elias

Liz NO FWDS G (71)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 5:22 am
Noted and lit a candle for all the people in Gaza,My heart and prayers are with you all and may you find peace and love in each new day and for this war to end forever.Thank you Elias for your caring heart and to dear Henriette for all you do.Thank you Liz Xx

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 6:20 am
I lit two candles :
The first for the suffering Palestinians in Gaza and those who lost their lives by Israel.
The second for the Egyptian security persons who were killed by IDF after Israeli soldiers penetrated the borders.
Thanks Elias and thanks to all who condemned the long lasting daily criminal acts of the Zionist entity

Naoko i (264)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 7:26 am
Thanks Elian and Toni. I lit a candle for the people in Gaza...and a few more for other reasons.

Jeannette A (137)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 8:36 am
Lit with a prayer from my heart for peace and the safety of all in Gaza. Thank you Elias and Abdessalam.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 9:14 am
Candle lit for Gaza, thanks!

Ma-ru C (144)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 10:10 am
I had light my candle,as well, thank you Dear Henriette for the forward,Great Idea!!

Sandra T (126)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 10:43 am
Thanks so much Henriette and Elias for this wonderful idea to light candles along with sincere prayers for Peace at last.


Kathy Chadwell (354)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 11:04 am
Candle lite & prayers sent up for all the innocent people of Gaza, especially the children.
Thank you Elias & Henriette for the forward

Scott Freewheeler (45)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 11:30 am
Wonderful idea. Thank you Elias.

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God.

Hermon Mihranian (8)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 12:22 pm
Let there be peace in Gaza. Izrael's brutal killings of the Palestinians in Gaza will never be accepted. Izrael once nad for all must recognize the Palestinian State with Jerusalem as it's Capital.

Barbara W (342)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 1:16 pm
Candles lit and sharing. There's such a dichotomy between this post of vicious abuse of power, the murdering of children, and the other post I just left where Israeli doctors recently saved a Palestinian baby. The empire building power brokers, Netanyahu, will never serve peace..

Angelika R (143)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 1:16 pm
Thank you Elias and Henriette for this wonderful initiative, I'll forward the message. The news just spoke of another attempt to reach a truce tonight; so let's hope and pray it will come and last at least the next 24 hours, the time my candle will stay lit.

M B (62)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 2:55 pm , Tears of Gaza. Watch this and you know why the Israelis are worse than the nazis. Thanks to Elias and Henriette, Candle lit.

M B (62)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:31 pm
Correct : candles lit, one at home, and one on Care2.

linda b (186)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 3:38 pm
Elias, Henriette and my friend Abdessalam, everyday for a long time i've been lighting a candle in my home for Gaza and her people especially for my dear friend Abo , i remember seeing a video of how the people in Gaza are forced to live and my heart was broken for these people and the innocent children,. My candle will continue to burn bright each night until Gaza has her freedom and peace. Thank you Elias.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 5:20 pm
Why not light a candle for the 5 Israelis killed and the 50 that were injured? Or does your compassion only allow for those that started this most recent fracas???? Hamas has ended the so called '2 year truce' - by it's own admission. So we hope Israel puts paid to this monstrous apology for a Government once and for all.

Stan B (123)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 5:51 pm
Pat and Ed. Don't expect any compassion from those murderers or their supporters.

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 6:25 pm
WE can light a candle for all innocent victims--the Israeli ones too!

Matloob u (81)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 7:17 pm
Noted, thanks.

Kim O (396)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 7:35 pm
Candle lit in the Gaza group. Thanks Elias!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 7:59 pm
Candle lit for Gaza , thanks .

Ellen m (215)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 10:08 pm
While one may favor one peoples over the other, instead of debating or airing it on this comment thread, why not pray for peace between the two, the region, the world? It's needed everywhere!
Praying for the defeat of one over the other does nothing but negate the positive karma you originally intended! ONE LOVE Thank you Elias

Elias Ayad (49)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 10:57 pm
Thank you very much dear friends, for your pure emotions, thank you for your sincere prayers and for lighting a candle for peace, lighting a candle for Gaza. our prayers absolutely will reach the Palestinians in Gaza.
I also pray for our five Egyptian solders who died by the Israeli fire on the Egyptian boarders, And also pray for the Israelis who died for the attack on Eilat, by the same persons who targeted our solders and wage this war on Gaza, The only beneficiary of the instability who do not differentiate between any human, in their way of achieving their own evil aims.

I'm sure that the Palestinians in Gaza do not feel alone in their ordeal, That there are many people, pure people in this world pray for them, and do anything they can to support them and bring the peace to them.

I also highly appreciate the links attached with some comments here. And recommend to watch the video in friend Monka's comment. It's great video, describing the situation in Gaza and the consequences of the Israeli war on the besieged civilian people. I'm fully agree with you Monka, they went far beyond them.

The Green Star is the simple way to say "thank you" and I can tell the the Gazans and the children in Gaza also say "Thank you".

Peace, justice and freedom for Palestine. Peace, justice and freedom for the entire world. Amen!

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Monday August 22, 2011, 1:26 am

Angelika R (143)
Monday August 22, 2011, 2:03 am
I do wish to stress that the candle I lit is shining FOR ALL VICTIMS on ALL SIDES of this horrible long Middle East war! It is absolutely fair to state- as Cal and Pat & Ed did- that innocent Israeli lives were lost as well and should be honored and memorized, naturally those Egyptian police and other victims as well!
I am sure you will all agree that the candles won't mind burning for ALL ! And we all do know that the terror came not only from the Israeli side -as much as I would like to actually see Netanjahu in The Hague- but also from Hamas, PRC and perhaps even more groups. PEACE to the region and the world.

Bracha Katz (31)
Monday August 22, 2011, 2:56 am
I lit a candle for all the innocent victims, thanks Elias

. (0)
Monday August 22, 2011, 5:34 am
Candle lit. Thanks, Henriette.

Maria p (151)
Monday August 22, 2011, 6:30 am
so sad those poor innocent people. going to lite candle

ewoud k (68)
Monday August 22, 2011, 7:07 am
After all these years and all these innocent victims... ALL violence has to stop!

Monday August 22, 2011, 7:36 am
I light a candle for innocent people of Israel and Gaza

And let's light a candle for GILAD SHALIT


Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday August 22, 2011, 8:14 am
Gilad Shalit could have been released a long time ago should Netanyahu release ALL Palestinian freedom fighters held in Israel's prisons, But Netanyahu's arrogance,stubborn and stupidity endangers poor Shalit's life.

. (0)
Monday August 22, 2011, 8:34 am
Noted. . .lit a candle for such a sad country. . .

Diane Patrick (46)
Monday August 22, 2011, 10:23 am

Scott Heinze (0)
Monday August 22, 2011, 11:22 am
I'm lighting a candle for the 5 Israeli soldiers and 50 Israeli innocent ment, women and children who were MURDERED by Hamas.

I could care less about those savages in Gaza.

Robert O (12)
Monday August 22, 2011, 3:56 pm
I lit a candle. It's a nice gesture and so easy to do. Thanks.


Jaclin S (230)
Monday August 22, 2011, 9:11 pm
Candle lit and dedicated to all souls suffering from the effects of war, hunger, dis-ease, displacement and the loss of loved ones. Peace & Love, Courage & Strength. TY Elias Peace & Harmony

Abo r (107)
Monday August 22, 2011, 10:38 pm
Thank you so much.
Noted Candle lit.
GAZA IS IN NEED OF CANDLES TO BE USED FOR LIGHTING... as electricity power turns off about 10 - 12 hourses daily.

Agnes N (703)
Monday August 22, 2011, 11:02 pm
Thanks Abo..noted and light a candle

Elias Ayad (49)
Monday August 22, 2011, 11:43 pm
Thanks you very much friends for your emotions, and solidarity. Abo, All our prayers for you friend, May God be with you in this hard time. You are not alone in Gaza, We are all Gazans until you be free and live in peace and freedom.
Light and peace from Egypt to you and all the Palestinians in Gaza.

Tommy S (11)
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 4:31 am
I too pray that those in Gaza can empty their hearts of the hate that fills them and that love of peace will settle on them and that they may find work and not be such a burden on the civilised countries because when one spends ones life in hate one becomes hateful.
I pray that those misguided in Gaza and elsewhere will let the light of love for their fellow man envelope them and let them be a beacon to others. I pray that those who are ill and penniless in Gaza that have to go to Israel for free or specialised treatment will return with their hearts gladdened and softened by true compassion

Tuesday August 23, 2011, 7:03 am
Abdessalam Diab

700 Palestinian prisoners were offered in return for

....................GILAD SHALIT.

Fiona O (565)
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 10:44 am
I just checked my candle. It is still burning for Gaza. When it is burned completely, I will light another one for Palestinian statehood.

De L (321)
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 12:00 pm
Candle lit. I wish for peace for everyone ~ including all the animals as well.

kay h (156)
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 12:30 pm
Candle lit , praying for peace for all .

Erin R (181)
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 5:44 pm
Thank you!

Vinnie m (334)
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 9:08 pm
Thanks Elias, I lit a Candle for my friend Abo, and everyone else who has died, due to wars.

Elias Ayad (49)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 1:25 am
Thank you dear friends, Great idea from you dear Bee, all our support for the Palestinian Statehood.
I believe that one day the light of peace will spread the world, the peoples will live together in love and harmony, then the history will mention the few people who worked for that, who used every mean to achieve the people on earth. I believe that together we will make it.

Peace and Justice for Palestine Peace and Justice for the entire world. God bless you my friends you are real stars in a dark sky.


MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 3:17 am
Noted and candle lit. Thanks Elias! Praying for peace for all!

Lisa Germain (20)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 10:11 am
the candle has been lit. lisa

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 1:20 pm
Israel doesn't want to release freedom fighters.It wants to release regular prisoners not political ones. If Shaleet is so valuable the freedom fighters are also valuable. I may advise Israel to accept the Palestinians request before it is too late.

penny C (83)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 4:28 pm
Candle lit for Gaza,thanks Abo.

Judith C (159)
Wednesday August 24, 2011, 4:51 pm
thank you , my candle is lit for world peace

Michela M (3964)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 8:07 am
I added my candle!!!!!!!!!!!!
PEACE and LOVE to the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SANDRA R (144)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 4:30 pm
Candle lit. Thank you Elias.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 25, 2011, 7:36 pm
Each candle will bring *P*E*A*C*E*closer and...we will never let it leave!

Calliope S (47)
Monday August 29, 2011, 4:20 am
A candle lit for humanity. A candle lift for awareness. A candle lit for love, peace and respect. A candle lit.

Stelizan L (258)
Monday August 29, 2011, 7:52 am
Candles lit for peace for ALL, no matter which 'side' they are on, and also for those who have lost loved ones - every person on this planet deserves the right to a life without the hatred and negative emotions that surround us!! It is so very, very sad that so-called human beings cannot agree to disagree, respect each other and allow everyone some space.

Cao Qi (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 9:31 am
I hope my sincere prayer will reach them.
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