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

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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



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


* 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 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.






Protest demonstration outside the Israel Embassy in London

“MrAlexSeymour | December 27, 2010

Protest demonstration outside the Israel Embassy in London to commemorate the second anniversary of Israel’s murderous attack on the civilian population of Gaza on 27/12/2008, a date, which like that of the attack on Pearl Harbour, will live in infamy and will be a bloody stain on the name of the Jewish People for ever.

YouTube – Gaza_massacre_by_IDF_2nd_anniversary.avi.

Hindi: Israel can no longer delve into war every two years

[ 27/12/2010 – 08:23 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Marking the second anniversary of Israel’s most recent war on Gaza, senior Islamic Jihad Movement official Mohammed al-Hindi said Israel can no longer delve into war every year or two, assuring that its military deterrence has waned.

“The Israeli army can no longer go to war and pull off victories over our people,” Hindi said, citing to back his claim the 22-day Gaza war late 2008 and another 33-day long war in south Lebanon summer 2006 when the Israeli army retreated subdued.

The Islamic Jihad Movement led a march noon Sunday in Gaza to mark the second anniversary of the last Gaza war.  Marchers filled the streets of the northern Gaza Strip city of Jabaliya, gathering at the Ezbat Abed Rabbo gate which was devastated during the war.

“The enemy’s threats (of new aggression) are being taken seriously by factions and Palestinian resistance forces,” Hindi said. But he considered the roaring part of a “media war” Israel has entered with the Palestinians.

Hindi reiterated the readiness of his movement and other resistance factions to offer more sacrifices in the path of freedom and independence.

For its part, the Palestinian Ahrar (freemen) movement said on the occasion that resistance is the only language Israel understands.

“Israel’s hints at launching a new war with Gaza are an attempt to escape its internal and foreign political crises, and to restore the prestige of its soldiers, who lost it in its last war on Gaza,” the movement said in a statement it issued Monday.

Gaza survived by its deep faith in Allah and the will of the people, and the resistance did not break, but remained firm as mountains, and brought the Israeli army’s plans to eliminate it to failure, said Abu Ibrahim al-Qaisi, member of the popular resistance committees’ central command, paying tribute to the families of the soldiers wounded in killed and those who lost their homes during the war.

Hindi: Israel can no longer delve into war every two years.

Vigil for Gaza, Dec 27, 2010 [London]