Chicago and Nabi Saleh Honor Gaza’s Children with Mass Balloon Release – must see video


Related: Never Cast Lead Again – Memorial


On the third anniversary of Gaza Invasion, Chicago and Nabi Saleh Honor Gaza’s Children with Mass Balloon Release

CHICAGO, IL (December 31, 2011) — Over two hundred people gathered to honor Gaza’s children with a mass release of balloons marking the third anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s brutal military invasion of Gaza. After marching from Millennium Park to Grant Park, participants released one balloon for each of the 344 children killed during the 22-day attack on Gaza from December 27, 2008 — January 18, 2009. In a parallel event, families in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh also gathered for a balloon release. In response, the Israeli army fired tear gas and mustard gas at those who participated in the action, including children, and arrested at least seven .

The Chicago event was organized by Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR).”We organized this event to express our grief over deaths of these children and celebrate the resilience of the people of Gaza,” said CMPR member Ishan Chakrabarti. Tied to each balloon was a card with the name and age of each child killed in the Gaza Massacre. The balloons and ribbon were 100% biodegradable and the cards were made from Lotka paper embedded with flowerseeds. “Wherever they land, these cards will plant seeds in the ground that will bloom into beautiful flowers to pay tribute to the memory of each child,” said Chakrabarti.

At the event local community members performed selections from “The Gaza Monologues,” a collection of monologues written by Palestinian children who survived Israel’s assault. Immediately before releasing the balloons, participants also observed a moment of silence.

Prior to the Chicago commemoration, the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh gathered for a parallel balloon release. The Israeli army responded to the balloon release by firing tear gas and mustard gas at participants, including children. They arrested at least seven, including two internationals. Palestinian activist Amra Amra said that during the event, “Five year old Samer asked his mom if he would be a martyr like Mustafa Tamimi.” On December 9, 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was murdered when the Israeli army shot a tear gas canister at his face. Tamimi became the first person to die while participating in Nabi Saleh’s weekly nonviolent demonstrations against Israeli annexation of their land. During these demonstrations, the Israeli often uses tear gas, mustard gas, skunk spray, and violent arrests against the participants. Of Samer’s question, Amra said, “These are not normal questions children ask their parents! Yet it is normal questions for children living under occupation.”

Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights CMPR is a diverse, youth-led movement advocating for Palestinian human rights, civil rights and equality through citywide educational events, grassroots campaigns and creative, direct action.
 Many CMPR members are involved in other Chicagoland Palestinian solidarity organizations, including several chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine.




For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read: History of Resistance | The Eagle of Palestine


Israel is not looking for Peace


History of Israeli Genocide


Essential Read: The Promised Land ~ by Jad KhairAllah



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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

ஜ۩۞۩ஜ



* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





Gaza still suffers from Israel’s 22-day war Cast Lead – video


Gaza Under Attack Timeline | In pictures Aug-Sept 2011 | Oct-Nov 2011 | Dec 2011


Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

Almost three years have passed since Israel waged an all out war against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Although the onslaught has faded from the headlines, its victims continue to suffer physically and psychologically.

In a three-week invasion, which started on December 27, 2008, nearly 1400 Gazans were killed and thousands of others injured.

About 21 thousand homes were destroyed by Israeli tanks and fighter jets. Israel claimed it went to war to stop the rocket fire from Gaza.

International activists had this to say about the situation in Gaza…..

Experts say children in particular suffered greatly from anxiety and depression after the Gaza War, known as Operation Cast Lead.

Human rights groups have often accused Israel of violating every single international convention governing the rules of war and the treatment of civilians.

Almost three years after Israel waged a war on Gaza victims say they are still traumatized by what Israeli forces put them through during 22 days of war.

Source and more at Gaza TV News




More info about the war can be found at Never Cast Lead Again

For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read: History of Resistance | The Eagle of Palestine


Israel is not looking for Peace


History of Israeli Genocide


Essential Read: The Promised Land ~ by Jad KhairAllah



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ஜ۩۞۩ஜ

Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

ஜ۩۞۩ஜ



* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





LOWKEY – MILLION MAN MARCH (FT. MAI KHALIL) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

 

You might take my life
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul
You might take my freedom
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul

Whether it’s a cancer patient or assassination
Or I fought for emancipation
My intentions were pure you can’t debate ’em
But no, never ever shook hands with Satan
My fans are amazing, I thank and praise ’em
When I die, don’t cry, just congratulations
A million more feet will stamp the pavement with plans of changes, no exaggeration
We will not be ignored
You will be rocked with the force of the bombs you dropped in those wars
I will not be bought
And I consciencely thought it was wrong, so I constantly fought
Peace is something I would really adore
But we are at war so give me a sword
I’m merely a corpse, but still be assured
When you kill me there will be a million more

Born alone and die alone
Those words ringin’ inside my dome
Best friends are the pen and the microphone
Roamin’ until I find my way home
Turn my body cold but my soul is mine
Take a deep breath and I close my eyes
I will go when I’m supposed to die
But in death I will multiply

My backs against the wall
But you can’t kill us all
Even if you take my life
Still we will survive
We shall overcome
And the tables will turn
Today I die as one but as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return

In these critical times don’t be really surprised
If I get victimised by Gideon’s spies
I sympathise with that Brazilian guy
On the tube, but we’re used to the hideous lie
“Civilians die, millions cry
Our civilians die”, the militants write
How silly am I to be figuring why?
The injustice is clear and I feel it inside
Hear me in Gaza, here me in Glasgow
Hear me in Baghdad, hear me in Plasto
Clearly they hear me from here to Chicago
Think things are all good but really they aren’t though
Peace is something I would really adore
But we are at war so give me a sword
I’m merely a corpse, but still be assured
When you kill me there will be a million more

Born alone and die alone
Those words ringin’ inside my dome
Best friends are the pen and the microphone
Roamin’ until I find my way home
Turn my body cold but my soul is mine
Take a deep breath and I close my eyes
I will go when I’m supposed to die
But in death I will multiply

My backs against the wall
But you can’t kill us all
Even if you take my life
Still we will survive
We shall overcome
And the tables will turn
Today I die as one but as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return

My people are bleedin’
So I’m readin’ and seekin’ the deepest of meanin’s
My demons are breedin’
In my sleep I can feel it, I need to defeat ’em
My temperature’s risin’
If tempted I’ll rise with the temper of Tyson
Resent all the violence
Cause of people with tension
It tends to divide them
The pen that I write with
Is better than a sword when I strike with the strength of a Titan
My friends are still fighting against all the tyrants
So then why would it end when I die then?
Peace is something I would really adore
But we are at war my pen’s killing your sword
I’m merely a corpse, but still be assured
When you kill me there will be a million more

Born alone and die alone
Those words ringin’ inside my dome
Best friends are the pen and the microphone
Roamin’ until I find my way home
Turn my body cold but my soul is mine
Take a deep breath and I close my eyes
I will go when I’m supposed to die
But in death I will multiply

My backs against the wall
But you can’t kill us all
Even if you take my life
Still we will survive
We shall overcome
And the tables will turn
Today I die as one but as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return
But as millions I’ll return

You might take my life
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul
You might take my freedom
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul

You might take my life
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul
You might take my freedom
But you can’t take my soul
You can’t take my soul

all credit goes to Sean, Crazyalaa, and Muslim Soldier

YouTube – LOWKEY – MILLION MAN MARCH (FT. MAI KHALIL) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO.

Israeli soldiers told to ‘cleanse’ Gaza

Exclusive: Israeli soldiers tell Channel 4 News they were ordered to “cleanse” Palestinian neighbourhoods, as filmmaker Nurit Kedar says “the atmosphere was that nobody should talk about this war”.

 

 

YouTube – Israeli soldiers told to ‘cleanse’ Gaza – C4 News exclusive.

A Mother’s Loss – Operation Cast Lead Mass – murder

Jan 18, 2011

If this does not break your heart you could hardly be considered a sane human being. I will forever be deeply affected by my time with the Samouni family, anybody with a heart would be.


YouTube – A Mother’s Loss – Operation Cast Lead Mass-murder.

News Analysis | A New Gaza War? Jan 16, 2011

The escalation in Israel’s air and drone attacks on the Gaza strip over the past months has raised the possibility of another offensive on the besieged area.

According to many in the international media and also political circles, it is just a matter of time before Israel initiates another war on one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

In this episode of News Analysis, the issue will be discussed.


 


 

 

via YouTube – News Analysis-A New Gaza War?-01-16-2011-(Part1).

New Yorkers pray for Gaza victims.


YouTube – New Yorkers pray for Gaza victims..

Long Live Palestine by Lowkey (Official Video)

Lyrics

This is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza,
This is for the child that is searching for an answer,
I wish I could take your tears and replace them with laughter,
Long live Palestine, Long live Gaza!!

While we listen to tunes, made by ignorant fools,
Israel blocked the UN from delivering food,
They’ll bring in the troops and you won’t even glimpse at the news,
They make money of the products that we are quick to consume,
It’s not simply a question of differing views,
Forget emotions, this is fact, what I spit is the truth,
Makes no difference if you’re a Christian or if you’re a Jew,
They are just people living in different conditions to you,
They still die when you bomb their schools, mosques and hospitals,
It is not because of rockets, please god can you stop it all,
I’m not related to the strangers on the TV,
But I relate because those faces could have been me,
Words can never ever explain the raw tragedy,
It’s not a war they’re just murdering more rapidly,
We are automatically supporting pure savagery,
Imagine how you’d feel if it was your family,

This is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza,
This is for the child that is searching for an answer,
I wish I could take your tears and replace them with laughter,
Long live Palestine, Long live Gaza,

Palestine remains in my heart forever,
We stand for peace, in times of war we shan’t surrender,
Remember, it didn’t start in that dark December,
Every coin is a bullet, if you’re Mark’s and Spencer,
And when your sipping Coca-Cola,
That’s another pistol in the holster of a soulless soldier,
You say you know about the Zionist lobby,
But you put money in their pocket when you’re buying their coffee,
Talking about revolution, sitting in Starbucks,
The fact is that’s the type of thinking I can’t trust,
Let alone even start to respect,
Before you talk learn the meaning of that scarf on your neck,
Forget Nestle,
Obama promised Israel 30 billion over the next decade,
They’re trigger happy and they’re crazy,
Think about that when you’re putting Huggies nappies on your baby,

This is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza,
This is for the child that is searching for an answer,
I wish I could take your tears and replace them with laughter,
Long live Palestine, Long live Gaza,

This is not just a war over stolen land,
Why do you think little boys are throwing stones at tanks?
We will never really know how many people are dead,
They drop bombs on little girls while they sleep in their beds,
Don’t get offended by facts, just try and listen,
Nothing is more anti-Semitic than Zionism,
So please don’t bring bad vibes when you speak to me,
I know there’s plenty of Rabbi’s that agree with me,
It’s your choice what you do with this message,
Don’t get it confused; I view this from a truly human perspective,
How many more resolutions have to be violated,
How many more children have to be annihilated
Israel is a terror state, there terrorists that terrorise,
I testify, my television televised them telling lies,
This is not a war, it is systematic genocide,
But whatever they try, Palestine will never die!!!

YouTube – Long Live Palestine by Lowkey (Official Video).

Job ops in Gaza: None

Faced with a sluggish economy and scarce employment opportunities, the women of Gaza take on hard labor in an effort to earn a living and provide for their families.

One group has signed up to work as ditch-diggers to help support their families. “The work is very hard,” says Umm Ahmed. “But life is even harder.” These women are their families’ breadwinners.

And with two out of three people unemployed in Gaza the burden of responsibility on their shoulders is heavier than the shovels in their hands.

YouTube – Job ops in Gaza: None.

Gaza water quality still cause for concern

PressTV – Fri Jan 7, 2011 11:58PM
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

About 95 percent of ground water in the Gaza Strip is contaminated with different pollutants posing a serious threat to the health of residents of the seaside territory.

And Israel continues to aggravate the problem by dumping part of its waste water in the Gaza valley.

A report issued by the Palestinian Water Authority along with the UN Environment Program and Gaza’s Coastal Municipality Water Utility has shed light on the gravity of the crisis.

Israel has made it extremely difficult for equipment and materials needed for the water and wastewater-treatment systems to enter the Gaza Strip since it tightened its siege of the territory in 2007.

The damage done to the wastewater-treatment facilities in Gaza City during the 22-day war made some raw sewage find its way into the ground water sources.

Human rights groups say that Israel is infringing on the rights of Gazans by refusing to allow badly needed equipment for the water sector.
Most Gazans buy filtered water from water distributors because nitrate levels in water pumped from wells are six times higher than those recommended by the World Health Organization.
High level of nitrates in drinking water can cause anemia among children and blue infants syndrome among infants, which in some cases may lead to choking and death.
Gaza’s Coastal Aquifer yields more than 500 million cubic meters of water , of which a little over a tenth is allocated to Gaza residents , and the rest is taken by Israel.

Also according to the UN Environmental Program years of drought and the digging of hundreds of illegal, unregulated wells have made it impossible for ground water sources to replenish themselves.

It has warned that damage to the underground aquifer, due to the blockade, war and years of overuse and underinvestment, could take centuries to reverse if it is not immediately halted.

Experts warn that the lack of equipment to treat wastewater and the damage being inflicted on Gaza water resources by Israel will increase the severity of the water crisis in the strip.

PressTV – Gaza water quality still cause for concern.