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More than 6,000 Palestinian children gathered at Central Square in Gaza City, on Sunday, to call on the world to urgently end the 11year old Israeli siege on the coastal enclave


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fly bird (26)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 6:32 pm
Gaza’s Children Call on World to End Israeli Siege.

More than 6,000 Palestinian children gathered at Central Square in Gaza City, on Sunday, to call on the world to urgently end the 11-year-old Israeli siege on the coastal enclave.

These children, who have now fallen under three massive Israeli military offensives during the siege, called for the world to help them achieve a “decent life” like other children in the world.

Last week, according to Days of Palestine, the gathering of charities in Gaza announced the Strip is a “disaster-stricken” area, due to the tightening Israeli siege.

Spokesman of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, announced the suspension of operations in several hospitals and healthcare centres in Gaza due to the sever lack of electricity and fuel.

‘Israel killed my dad’

Child Ammar abdul-Hamid, 10, said: “[The] Israeli occupation killed my dad. I had been depending on a financial sponsorship for my living. Now, my mom does not have money to spend on our livelihood. Everything stopped due to the Israeli siege.”

Sending his message to the world: “I am calling for all the humans in the world.. Look at us and see our life.. It is unbearable.”

Due to the silence of the world towards the Israeli crimes, he wondered: “What happened to your humanity? Do not you see our miserable life? Have mercy upon us, please!”

Archive IMEMC video: 09/02/14 Gaza City’s Devastated Al-Shuja’eyya Suburb

‘Israeli siege started prior to my birth’

Shad Qishta, 8, who lost her parents in the 2014 Israeli offensive on Gaza, said: “What is our fault to punished this way? Did not you feel that it is enough for me to live as an orphan?”

The little girl added: “Israel killed my parents and demolished our house. It imposed the siege on us four years before I was born. What are you waiting [for]?”

She continued: “I am sending a message to the Arab and Islamic countries, as well as to the whole world. Where are you? Where is your mercy?”

Regarding the world leaders, she asked, breaking into tears: “Do not you have children? Do you accept that your children have the same life as me?”

Gaza has been under strict Israeli siege since mid-2007. Egypt was complicit in the siege from the beginning, but has tightened its measures against Gaza since the current Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi replaced Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

09/03/15 United Nations: Gaza Could Be Uninhabitable Within 5 Years

fly bird (26)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 6:49 pm
Please keep Palestinian children's schools open.

Please sign, if you haven't, petition/Freya's post

Animae C (508)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 6:59 pm
Had signed Freya's petition.

TY Fly

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 9:17 pm
Petition previously signed. Thanks Fly

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 10:01 pm
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday February 7, 2018, 10:04 pm

Keep schools open for Palestinian children

fly bird (26)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 12:10 am
Power Generators Run Out of Fuel in Gaza Health Facilities.
February 5, 2018

Three power generators operating in three Gaza health centers have shut down, as they ran out of fuel, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

According the ministry, the number of health facilities that stopped work, due to the crisis, has reached to 16 health centers and a hospital in Gaza.

The power generators at the centers of Al-Zawaydeh, Al-Bureij Central and Al-Baraka stopped working this morning, the spokesman for the ministry in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, said.

In the last few days, power generators have been shut down by three hospitals and 13 health centers across the Gaza Strip because of the lack of fuel needed to run them, according to Al Ray.

“We are more concerned that more power generators will stop every day as there is no horizon to solve the severe crisis,” Al-Qedra said.

Last January, Al-Qedra announced that the Minister of Health for the consensus government said he would allocate a million shekels to the health ministry in Gaza, to supply Gaza’s health facilities with fuel, but said that the amount had not been reached until today.

According to the data announced by the Ministry of Health in Gaza, the ministry needs (450 thousand liters) of diesel per month if the hours of cutting power is up to a maximum of 12 hours per day.

The cost of fuel per hour is estimated to be about $ 2,000 per hour.

Related: Palestinians Protest US Imposed UNRWA Cuts (VIDEO)

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 1:26 am

S J (124)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 5:19 am
Meows Fly and Darren for the link

Peggy B (43)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 7:03 am
Shared. Darren's petition signed.

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Friday February 16, 2018, 11:32 am
Shame on world's leaders allowing this to happen.

Marija M (25)
Wednesday February 21, 2018, 7:30 am
Maria P. I agree.

fly bird (26)
Friday February 23, 2018, 11:01 pm
VIDEO: Save Gaza - Save the World: A Message to Humanity.

fly bird (26)
Friday April 6, 2018, 11:51 pm
Rally in solidarity with Gaza Events for April 2018
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