Posted: 01 Sep 2014 06:26 PM PDT
Alaa Hammouda From Gaza
In Palestine , the Palestinian children are different from other children all over the world, the only thing in common between them is innocence. Palestinian children are living the toughest life any one could imagine , they are deprived from the simplest rights any child has , right to play, travel ,sleep ,swim and even the right to read. Their nights are full of bombing nightmares and fear , while their morning is full of loss , death and sorrow. Not a single child around the world can endure what Gazan children are going through , they speak in the Language of bombs , F16, death and damage.
All literature is born from the human need to tell stories about oneself, about others, to tell stories for the world to better understand our experiences. All the books, myths, fables and novels are the root of this wish and this basic need, they help children live, survive, grow up and even develop. Palestinian children , especially Gazan children are in great need of books and . Reading and storytelling is really important for these children, especially after the terrifying war experience they lived.
The sorrowful life Gazan children lived during the war is unforgettable for them whether its losing a mother , father , brother , friend, cousin, or even loosing the house which has all the wonderful childhood memories , the beautiful swing , the drawing books, the school books and even the games. So books and reading are tools are important treatment tools for Gazan children .
They help children to cope with their feelings , and they help them understand and accept their own feelings too.. It helps the child understand that everything will be better and they are not alone . It helps the child understand that fear , and screaming are normal feelings any one can go through and they shall be expressed.
Reading books is very useful for strengthening the confidence of the Gazan children after the shocking experience they experienced during war times. , it helps the children share their traumatic events and their experiences too. Reading books is more like a relief for the children after the horrible life they lived during the war on the Gaza strip. If the children don't express their feelings , and talk about the traumatic events they lived , then they might isolate themselves from others , and this might lead to a big psychological problem . So reading books and stories for children is helpful for relaxation. It allows the child to forget the stress and strains of the sorrowful experience they have been through and indulge in fantasy for awhile . - See more at: Source
As a bombed-out neighbourhood lies in a mass of broken stone and twisted metal in the background, a young boy sits amid the rubble of what was once his home in Gaza.
These images reveal the startling reality of life in the area following the 50-day war with Israel as the region begins to recover from the fighting.
Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.
Palestinian fishermen told Ma'an that Israeli warships used machine guns to fire at their boats while they were sailing within the agreed-upon six-nautical-mile limit near Rafah.
Israeli agreements aren't worth the paper they're written on. Straightaway Gaza ceasefire agreed on terms were violated.
Twelve Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) activists were arrested. Their whereabouts remains unknown.
Days earlier, Israeli soldiers targeted Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar in Ramallah.
She's ordered deported to Jericho for six months. She got 24 hours to leave.
Survey: Hamas popularity surges following Israel's latest attack on the people of Gaza:
Vide report: Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today. The survey found Hamas's former premier Ismail Haniyeh would win 61 percent of votes in a two-way race against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
They make it sound like it was their own money that was spent on the slaughter ….
“The direct cost of the operation stands at more than $9 billion,” the defense minister said, adding that dealing with terror is “expensive,” and that even if the “defense budget would be tripled it would still not be a waste of money.”
One thing Palestinians and Arabs must stop buying into is the Holohoax myth, the rubbish about the millions killed, them being gassed etc…What happened to thousands of Jews is to be blamed on World Zionist Jewry and their fellow Europeans. They had no right to bring their trouble to Palestine and to do to Palestinians a far greater and real Holocaust than anything Nazi Germany perpetrated upon millions of Europeans and even brought their stinking colonial problems to North Africa with the Vichy in Morocco!! Time also real Jews woke up to the truth of their own ruling Ilk who were the cause of their suffering and demise- not the Palestinians, not the Arabs/Muslims but Zionist Jewry and Christians.
Palestinian Men should Not be marrying Israeli Jews.
Israel, A Nation of Hate.
It should be noted that Israeli cultural racism is not ephemeral or symptomatic of recent debates reflecting high emotional tensions during war times.
A new book Scenes From School Life, written by Israelis Idan Yaron and Yoram Harpaz, is based on three-year “anthropological observations” of students in a secular high school – “the most average school we could find,” said Harpaz.
A 10th grade female student in the study expressed revulsion towards “these Ishmaelites”, referring to the original Palestinians who are supposedly Israeli citizens.
“For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand… I’m ready to kill someone with my hands,” she said.
The Israeli researchers quoted another student who learned from his synagogue on Shabbat that: “Aravim zeh erev rav (Arabs are a rabble) and Amalek, and there is a commandment to kill them all.”
The professors observed that a Jewish student in the ninth grade objected to her classmates’ opinion, stating: “The desire for revenge will only foment a cycle of blood… certainly they (Palestinians) don’t all deserve to die.”
As a result, the pupil was tormented and accused of being an “Arab lover and leftist”. During the break, students taunted her chanting: “Fie, fie, fie, the Arabs will die.” Racism in Israel is not an exception, but the social norm.
This was validated in a recent poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, which showed that 95 per cent of Israeli Jews were fully behind their army’s genocidal campaign in Gaza.
Zionists supported by apocalyptic Christians must stop using their European-imported, psychosomatic insecurity to justify oppression of other humans.
Hopefully Israel will take advantage of the ongoing cease fire with Hamas to hammer out a comprehensive peace plan with the Palestinians. However, if the past is any indication, nothing of the sort will take place.
Netanyahu just announced that Israel will NOT be sending a delegation to continue negotiations in Egypt, as was agreed to in the cease fire.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not plan to send a delegation for negotiations in Cairo as stipulated by the ceasefire agreement that ended seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, Israeli media reported Monday.
Channel 10 said in a TV report that Netanyahu told his cabinet in a closed session that he would not send as agreed a delegation to Egypt for further talks regarding a seaport and airport in Gaza, the release of Palestinian prisoners, the demilitarization of Gaza factions, and the delivery of bodies of Israeli soldiers presumed held by Hamas, among other unresolved issues.
Netanyahu spoke proudly to his cabinet about the Gaza offensive, saying Hamas had not achieved any of its demands, according to the report.
By: Cactus Moon
Now, it is the Palestinian family’s American ties that have put it on the radar of the U.S. Department of State. Several weeks after Jewish extremists in Jerusalem murdered 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, and Israeli police beat his American cousin, 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir, another cousin with U.S. citizenship has been arrested. This cousin, also named Muhammad Abu Khdeir, was visited in jail by an American consular official in the middle of August.
“We are concerned that the U.S. consulate general in Jerusalem was not notified of his arrest by the Israeli government,” Marie Harf, a state department spokeswoman, told reporters in a briefing August 20. Harf also said that the Abu Khdeir family appears “to be singled out for arrest by the Israeli authorities.” The Abu Khdeirs say that more than two dozen members of the family have been arrested.
And this justice from the only democracy in the middle-east!
Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday, at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and initiated the destruction of a dairy factory that belongs to the Islamic Charitable Society for Orphans, in the city.
Eyewitnesses said that dozens of soldiers, accompanied by armored bulldozers, broke into the dairy factory in the ar-Rahma neighborhood, east of Hebron, and declared the area a closed military zone, preventing journalists and residents from entering it.
Sheikh Hatem al-Bakri, head of the administrative board of the Islamic Charitable Society, said the factory provides the needed means for caring for the orphans in the Hebron District.
“What is happening is an attack on the orphans themselves: several months ago, the army confiscated various machines with an estimated monetary value of $2 million,” al-Bakri told the Maan News Agency. “This factory is essential for the services, and charitable aid we provide
Will Israel’s War Crimes Go Unpunished?
Israel's 'Land for Lives' is Theft. Pure and Simple
By Robert Fisk
The Americans found it "counter-productive" to peace, which is probably a bit less forceful than its reaction would be if Mexico were to bite off a 1,000-acre chunk of Texas and decided to build homes there for its illegal immigrants.
The United States urged Israel on Monday to reverse its latest plan to seize Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area of the occupied West Bank.
“This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve, and construction tender they issue, is counterproductive to Israel’s stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians,” a State Department official said.
“We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision.”
Oh, sure, "urging" Israel to change their decision is going to work...when pigs fly.
It is obvious to any sentient being that Israel's goal here is to take all of the West Bank and East Jerusalem until there is no more land which can possibly be declared a Palestinian state, and kill as many Palestinians in the process as Israel thinks they can get away with.
And the one thing the US government could try to do to "modify" Israel's behaviour - a complete stop to any financial and military any aid whatsoever - the US government will not do.
One has to wonder just what Israel has on US governmental officials, and how damaging that intel is, which keeps this from happening.
In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon and President Reagan sent 1800 Marines to Beirut to act as peace keepers. Israel resented the interference and used the US presence to commit a False Flag operation that killed 242 Marines.
The purpose was to align the US with Israel and create animosity towards the Arab world.
Genesis 15:18 reads: “To your descendants I give this land from the River of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates.”
Moses announces to the Jews in Deuteronomy 11:24, that “Every place where you set the soles of your feet shall be yours. Your borders shall run from the wilderness to the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.”
NO, it is the ROTHSCHILDS who already started this years ago, undermining the foundations of the Al Aqsa mosque under which these shitty Pagan Jews believe their Temple should be built – perhaps they think it will bring them eternal life, super power- psychos.
“The Obama administration this week declassified papers, after 45 years of top-secret status, documenting contacts between Jerusalem and Washington over American agreement to the existence of an Israeli nuclear option. The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), which is in charge of approving declassification, had for decades consistently refused to declassify these secrets of the Israeli nuclear program.