Never Again, Gaza

 

“Never Again” they keep saying; then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

Never Again, Gaza
Never Again, Gaza

(LONDON) – “Never Again” they keep saying.

“Never Again” will we stand still while there is injustice in the world.

“Never Again” will we keep silent while innocent people are being murdered.

“Never Again” will we turn a blind eye while homes are being demolished. “Never Again” will we close our ears while civilians are being displaced.

“Never Again” will we be silent in the face of tyranny and injustice. “Never Again” will we be silent.

“Never Again” they keep saying.

Then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

 

They turned a blind eye when the Zionist entity besieged Gaza and turned it into the world’s biggest prison. They closed their ears when one and a half million Palestinians were locked up in the concentration camp that Gaza has become. They turned a blind eye when Palestinians were not allowed to leave or enter Gaza.

 

They keep silent
while one and a half million Palestinians are deprived of essential food items because of the Israeli siege.
while one and a half million Palestinians suffer from a severe shortage in essential medicines and essential medical disposables and medical equipment because of the Israeli siege.
while one and a half million Palestinians have to manage with a minimum supply of water, electricity and fuel because of the Israeli siege.
while one and a half million Palestinians are not allowed medical treatment outside Gaza, including those in need of urgent medical treatment thus causing the death of 377 patients so far.
while one and a half million Palestinians are being collectively punished for refusing to accept the occupation and the oppression, for defending themselves, for seeking freedom.

“Never Again” they keep saying.
Then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

They kept silent while Israel, with its “fifth strongest army in the world”, attacked the besieged Gaza Strip. They kept silent while Israel, with its “most moral army in the world”, attacked the unnamed Palestinian civilians of Gaza, with one massacre following the other. They turned a blind eye as Palestinians were shot dead while seeking refuge or medical help, as whole families were bombarded to death, as fathers and mothers were massacred while protecting their children, as children were burnt alive while hiding in schools and mosques. They turned a blind eye to the pictures of endless streams of injured flocking into overcrowded hospitals; men, women and children, being carried to hospitals, bleeding, crying out of pain, dying. They closed their ears to the sounds of children crying on TV screens. They closed their ears to the sounds of mothers praying that their children’s lives be spared. They closed their ears to the sounds of fathers calling out to the world to stop this injustice. They closed their ears to the people of Gaza, asking: why, why is the world silent? They turned their back on Gaza.

They kept silent
while 1419 Palestinians were massacred by the Zionist entity.
while 352 children were massacred by the Zionist entity.
while 111 women were massacred by the Zionist entity.
while 367 students were massacred by the Zionist entity.
while at least 15 teachers, 16 medical personnel, 21 farmers, 2 fishermen and 92 labourers were massacred by the Zionist entity.
while 258 Palestinians died because Israeli occupation soldiers obstructed their medical treatment.
while over 5300 Palestinians were injured by the Zionist entity.
while 600 suffered permanent disability as a result of the injuries caused by the Zionist entity.
while over 220 required amputations as a result of the injured caused by the Zionist entity.

“Never Again” they keep saying.
Then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

They turned a blind eye as Gaza was being bombarded from the air, the ground and the sea. They closed their eras as Israeli occupation forces attacked a civilian population held captive in one of the world’s most densely populated areas, held captive in the world’s largest prison. They kept silent while Israeli occupation forces massacred and massacred, while Israeli occupation forces spared neither child, nor woman nor elderly. They kept silent while the Zionist entity bombarded a besieged people that had no place to run to, no shelter to hide in.

They kept silent
while one and a half million Palestinian unarmed civilians were attacked by Israeli artillery.
while one and a half million Palestinian unarmed civilians were attacked by Israeli fighter jets.
while one and a half million Palestinian unarmed civilians were attacked by Israeli drones.
while one and a half million Palestinian unarmed civilians were attacked by Israeli military helicopters.
while one and a half million Palestinian unarmed civilians were attacked by Israeli warships.

“Never Again” they keep saying.
Then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

They closed their ears while Israel used illegal, forbidden weapons against the unarmed civilians in besieged and over-crowded Gaza. They kept silent while Israel used white phosphorus, DIME, sub-lethal targeted weapons and experimented new non-conventional weapons on the besieged civilian population of Gaza. They turned a blind eye at the images of burned human flesh, at the images of bones visible, at the images of charred bodies of children, at the images of wounds that would not stop bleeding, at the images of amputated limbs, t the images of scattered body parts, at the images of children being dug up from the rubble of their bombarded homes.

They kept silent
while one and a half million Palestinian civilians were bombed with white phosphorous and other toxic and chemical weapons.
while one and a half million Palestinians were exposed to toxic and chemical weapons that cause tumours, deformities, fertility problems and other and serious health problems.
while Palestinian homes, hospitals, schools, fields were burned by white phosphorous and other forbidden non-conventional weapons.
while the water, the air and soil of Gaza were polluted with toxic metals.

“Never Again” they keep saying.
Then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

Gaza was destroyed, totally destroyed. They turned a blind eye to the total destruction of Gaza infrastructure; when whole residential areas, hospitals, schools, clinics, mosques were bombed. They turned a blind eye while homes were destroyed over their inhabitants, schools were destroyed over those who took refuge in them, hospitals were destroyed over the patients and medical personnel. They closed their ears to the news of the over 50,000 Palestinians who were displaced by the Israeli bombing.
They kept silent
while over 2800 housing units were completely destroyed by Israeli shelling, affecting over 20,000 Palestinians.
while over 5400 housing units were partially destroyed, affecting over 32,000 Palestinians.
while 16000 houses were moderately damaged, affecting tens of thousands of Palestinians.
while buildings used as shelter for displaced families were intentionally targeted.
while 50% of Gaza’s health facilities were destroyed or damaged by the Israeli shelling.
while health facilities, hospitals, clinics, ambulances were deliberately targeted, patients were murdered in their beds, medical personnel killed while on duty.
while 15 hospitals, 43 health care facilities, 2 ambulance stations were damaged or destroyed by Israeli shelling.
while 29 ambulances were deliberately targeted while on duty and destroyed by Israeli shelling.
while 280 schools and kindergartens were deliberately targeted and damaged by Israeli shelling.
while 10 schools, 8 kindergartens, 15 hospitals, 43 clinics and 30 mosques were deliberately targeted and completely destroyed by Israeli shelling.
while 102 factories were totally damaged and 109 factories were partially damaged by targeted Israeli shelling.
while 165 stores were totally damaged and 538 stores were partially damaged by targeted Israeli shelling.
while 614 commercial and public premises (banks, companies, ministries) were destroyed by targeted Israeli shelling.
while electricity, water and sewage networks were deliberately hit and severely damaged by Israeli shelling and left on the brink of collapse.
while agricultural land was damaged and razed by Israeli tanks, chemical and toxic weapons, leaving 46% of Gaza’s agricultural land unusable.
while 131 greenhouses, 862 water wells, 1657 orchards, 8721 livestock, 305430 birds, 1010 beehives, 448298 trees were damaged by targeted Israeli shelling affecting the livelihood of tens of thousands of Palestinians.

“Never Again” they keep saying.
Then Gaza was attacked by the Zionist entity.

The images of the death and the destruction Israel had caused were spread. The testimonies of the survivors, of those who lost entire family members, the parents who lost their children, the children who lost their siblings, were published. The evidence of Israeli war crimes collected by international organizations was made public. The confessions of Israeli occupation soldiers who took part in the massacres were circulated. Yet the world kept silent. They kept silent as evidence of war crimes and grave human rights violations committed by Israel came to light. They kept silent as one war crime was exposed after the other.
They kept silent
when it was revealed that whole families were gathered by the Israeli occupation forces in houses which were later bombed and the houses destroyed on the heads of those families taking refuge in them.
when it was proved that Israel used Palestinians as human shields, deliberately targeted medical personnel and journalists.
when it was proven that Israel used illegal weapons, chemical and toxic weapons against an unarmed besieged civilian population and in densely populated areas..
when an increase was registered in miscarriage rates, cancer among children and elderly, an increase in number of babies born with birth defects due to the weapons used by Israel that contained radioactive and toxic material.
“Never Again” they were taught. “Never Again” they teach their children. “Never Again” they will continue to teach their children.
“Never Again” they will keep saying.
Then Gaza was attacked.
But Gaza exposed them, exposed their hypocrisy, their double standards. War criminals responsible for the genocide in Gaza are welcomed in countries that keep preaching “Never Again”. Laws are changed to protect war criminals and human rights violators from prosecution. And instead of acting, instead of never again being silent in the face of tyranny and injustice, they remained silent.
They remained silent except for the group of conscientious people around the world who refused to be silent, who refused to stand still while Gaza was being massacred. This conscientious group of world citizens, humans who have not lost their humanity, formed a human chain from the far east to the far west, from the far north to the far south; one body that refused to remain inactive and chose to join Palestine’s struggle for freedom and justice, one voice that refused to remain silent and said: “Never Again” and meant it. “Never Again”; they shouted out loud for the whole world to hear. “Never Again”; they told those who chose not to hear, not to see, not to talk, not to act. Never Again, Gaza, will we be silent, Never Again.
Gaza was under a most brutal and criminal aggression for 23 days in 2008/2009. But Gaza rose out of the destruction, rose out of the bloodbath, rose out of the rubble, rose out of the tears and the wounds.
Gaza rose to tell them that despite their silence, Gaza will always rise up, Gaza will always remain steadfast and defiant. And today, Gaza is still steadfast and defiant, Gaza is alive and will always be alive.

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Nahida Izzat is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian refugee who has lived in exile for over forty two years, after being forced to leave her homeland at the tender age of seven in 1967, during the six-day war. She has a degree in mathematics, but art is one of her favorite pastimes. She loves hand-made things and so makes dolls, cards, and most of her own clothes. She also writes poetry, participates in written dialogues and believes in building bridges, not walls.

She started writing when her friends insisted she should write about her memories, experiences and feelings as a Palestinian.When she did it all came out sounding—she was told—like poetry! So she self-published two books: I Believe in Miracles and Palestine, The True Story.

Her dream is to return back home to a free and liberated Palestine.

If you like poetry and are intrigued by the notion of helping the Palestinian people and learning more, you can purchase Nahida’s books, I Believe in Miracles and Palestine, The True Story by visiting:

I Believe in Miracles: a Collection of Palestinian Poems

ISBN 13: 9780954839109 | ISBN 10: 0954839102

£12.99 paperback Nahida Izzat (2004)

You can write to Nahida : nahidaexiledpalestinian@gmail.com

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Palestinian killed in Israeli gunfire

PRESS TV  | Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:16PM

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man in a gunfire attack in east of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics say.

Hassan Abu Rok, 22, was killed in the Israeli gunfire attack on Tuesday, said Hamas spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya.

The incident comes two days after two Palestinians died in Khan Yunis after Israeli soldiers launched a gun battle in the area.

The Israeli military has repeatedly waged attacks on Gaza since its massive 22-day war on the territory at the turn of 2009.

However, during this month, there has been a surge of violence along the Israeli-Gaza border.

SB/AKM

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Gaza police pay tribute to fallen colleagues

Gaza police pay tribute to fallen colleaguesEXCLUSIVE PICTURES

Police officers in Gaza have gathered to remember fallen colleagues who were among the first victims of Israeli bombs during Operation Cast Lead two years ago. The officers took part in a commemorative march through the streets of Gaza City on the second anniversary of the devastating Israeli bombardment and invasion which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, among them 313 children; most of the children were aged 11-17 although almost 50 of those killed by Israeli soldiers were under 5 years old. The subsequent UN Goldstone Inquiry into the conduct of the war concluded that Israel had committed “war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity” during the three weeks of the assault.

Gaza police pay tribute to fallen colleagues.

 

 

 

 

 

Police Station on Graduation Day Attacked Dec 27 2008

Day 1 | يوم السبت 27/12/2008م الساعة 11:15 صباحاً

Gaza Police forces Graduation Day
(50 of them were killed in the first air israeli bombing)
سأبدأ بإذن الله بصور من مواقع صهيونية لأهم المقرات التي تم قصفها في اليوم الأول للحرب

صورة جوية لمجمع الجوازات ” مدينة عرفات للشرطة ”
والتي شاهد العالم صور مجاهدي الشرطة الفلسطينية فيه وهم شهداء
وقد ارتقى فيه أكثر من خمسين شهيد من أبناء وقيادات الشرطة الفلسطينية
من بينهم اللواء توفيق جبر ” قائد الشرطة الفلسطينية”
وفي الصورة تظهر مجموعات الشرطة الذين تم قصفهم وهم في طابور الاستعداد لتخريج دورتهم الشرطية

 

منتدى الرئاسة الفلسطينية غرب مدينة غزة
ويضم مقر قيادة جهاز الأمن والحماية وبعض مقرات الشرطة الفلسطينية
واستشهد فيه ما يزيد على مائة شرطي مجاهد
من بينهم قائد جهاز الأمن والحماية العقيد أبوحمزة الجعبري
ونائبه الشهيد محمد الأشقر

 

دورة تدريبية لمجاهدي كتائب القسام في أحد مواقعهم
وقد تم قصفهم واستشهد عدد منهم

 

موقع الإدارة المدنية شرق مخيم جباليا
وتم قصفه بعدد كبير من الصواريخ والقنابل الضخمة
نظراً لضخامة حجمه وقد ارتقى فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي الشرطة

 

موقع الإدارة المدنية شرق مخيم جباليا
وتم قصفه بعدد كبير من الصواريخ والقنابل الضخمة
نظراً لضخامة حجمه وقد ارتقى فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي الشرطة

 

برج الأسرى في حي تل الإسلام
وقد استشهد فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي كتائب القسام
نحسبهم كذلك ولا نزكيهم على الله

 

مقر جهاز الأمن الوقائي ” سابقاً “‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Palestinian Hamas policemen search for survivors amongst the bodies of comrades outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. Israel launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza today, killing at least 140 Palestinians after warning of a fiery riposte to ongoing rocket fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 120 people were killed across the Gaza Strip as a result of massive Israeli air strikes today, 70 inside Gaza City and the rest elsewhere across the enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Palestinian men removes the bodies of Hamas policemen outside their headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 155 Palestinians were killed across the Gaza Strip today in massive Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-run enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

A Palestinian man weeps as he holds the body of a Hamas policeman as others look for survivors outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. Israel launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza today, killing at least 140 Palestinians after warning of a fiery riposte to ongoing rocket fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 120 people were killed across the Gaza Strip as a result of massive Israeli air strikes today, 70 inside Gaza City and the rest elsewhere across the enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie on the ground as Palestinian men look for survivors outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 155 Palestinians were killed across the Gaza Strip today in massive Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-run enclave, Hamas radio reported. Israeli military spokesman Avi Benayahu told army radio the massive bombardment of Gaza was only just beginning. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

An Israeli F16 fighter jet lands at air base near the border after a bombing raid in Gaza December 27, 2008. Israel’s air force fired about 30 missiles at targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, destroying several Hamas police compounds and killing more than 140 people, medical officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)‬

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

 

 

 

 

Palestine Somoud: Arab Voices of Resistance War » Abu Yazan – The 27th of December, a day I will never forget

By Guest Post • Dec 27th, 2010 at 17:57 • Category: Palestine, Somoud: Arab Voices of Resistance, War

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANSI feel like sharing my story with my friends to show how much terror Israel has brought to us….

That day I was walking in the street with a friend of mine in the middle of Gaza City…we were laughing at some jokes he was saying…and all of the sudden we heard the roaring of the Israeli F16s…It is normal in Gaza to hear such things, so we did not pay much attention to that, we kept moving with our jokes….Then with a glance, an explosion happened in a police station that was around 150 meters away from us.. We went running to the place when another explosion took place followed by a third, then a fourth, a fifth, we didn’t know what was happening but we didn’t hesitate to keep on going to the first place bombed…We had our hands over our ears because the explosions never ended, it was very loud to the limit you think that you are the one being hit with those rockets.

When we arrived at the police station, this is exactly what we saw.. On the door there were two officers lying on the ground injured, when I told the man, “I am going to save you just hang on,” he said, “leave me and get inside”.. I didn’t know what was happening inside, so I went with my friend and with 15 other people following us…We found over 40 bodies lying on the ground dead and about 250 others were injured, most of them had bad injuries…

We left the dead and started to take the survivors out of the place fearing that the Israeli F16s would bomb the place for another time… Most of the survivors were in bad shape, while I was carrying the people, I reached to a person who was badly injured but he looked like he was dead to me, his body was all burned.. he was saying, “ashhad an la elah ela allah, ashhad an mohammed rasool allah”…and that’s what made me notice that he was alive…I just moved towards him and in a hurry tried to take him out of the place, I grabbed him by the hand but the problem was that his hand was not part of his body anymore…I tried from his leg and the same thing happened, his leg just slipped out of his body, so I was there looking at him and knowing that he has no hope. “What shall I do?!” I was saying in a loud voice, I didn’t know how to carry him because each part of his body was a piece and I had to take him out of that place…I had three other people coming towards me and shouting very loud, “lets get him out of here quick,” and that’s what we did…

After like fifteen minutes we took all the survivors and the bodies out of the place, we all left, and after 5 minutes…the Israeli airplanes just hit the place again…we all were praying that we don’t get hit while we were inside… I moved to the hospital with the last ambulance to see what was happening and believe me what I saw was really disgusting and awful… Bodies all lying on the ground… the white suit of all the doctors turned out to red as if they are working in a grocery… This is the day where I decided to work and tell the world about Palestine and about the crimes Israel commits against Palestinians…

And every Palestinian has his own story, because no one stayed at home that day…everyone wanted to take a role in rescuing the injured.

 

 

Palestine Think Tank » Palestine Somoud: Arab Voices of Resistance War » Abu Yazan – The 27th of December, a day I will never forget.

Palestine Think Tank » Palestine Somoud: Arab Voices of Resistance War » Abu Yazan – The 27th of December, a day I will never forget.

27th December attack on Gaza Strip – bombing in Rafah

“A massive Israeli military operation began throughout the Gaza Strip today. Multiple Isreali air strikes hit many different areas this morning and continued sporadically throughout the day. Attacks targeted police stations and security bases, but spilled over into civilian areas. The destruction was widespread. At the time of writing over 200 people have been killed with the death toll still rising. Hundreds of people have been injured, many severely.

These images were filmed shortly after one of the bombings in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. They show the devastation at the site of a police station in the Hi Alijnina neighbourhood which was hit at approximately 11:30am local time. There were also missile strikes in the Tel Al Sultan, Moraj and Mashrua districts of Rafah. This assault occured during the busy weekly market in Rafah and as school sessions were ending, so the streets were crowded and full of children.

Some of the walking wounded were interviewed at the Al Najar Hospital in Rafah. This basic local facility was massively overstretched, the atmosphere chaotic. Serious cases were transferred to the European Hospital in Khan Younis. Hospital mortuaries could not cope with the level of fatalities, many of which were described as arriving in pieces.”

 

 

YouTube – 27th December attack on Gaza Strip – bombing in Rafah.