Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Born in Gaza

It is a tale of bureaucracy; a stifling blockade and a sick child in need of help. We follow one family trying to get their son out of Gaza to save his life. " By Al-Jazeera"
When you will move, when 1.5 Million die and killed under one excuse " being Palestinian." Imagine if he is your child or your grandchild, for sure you will do your best to help.
I think this is one of the reasons why the palestinians have big families, so when one killed or die another 2 survive. and when 5 die or killed, so the 2 survive.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Where Should The Birds Fly??????

A young girl sits among the rubble of her family home. She talks of the many people she knows who have been killed. When asked if she lost many family members she says: “Not many. Just my mother, my father and my brother.” Mona is 10 years old.
Omar stands before the rubble of the house he began building on the day his first son was born. Over the next twelve years he painstakingly added brick upon brick, wiring, plumbing, a new room, another floor. A fine house for his growing family, filled with precious mementos, well-kept furniture, wall hangings, children’s toys, all the necessary silver and flatware for daily meals and special dinners. Twelve years to the day of his son’s birth the bulldozers plowed into his home, destroying his family’s shelter, possessions and security. As the camera attempts to record the effect of this devastation, to read his emotions, he raises his hands gently: “What are we supposed to do now?”

Fida Qishta, a young Palestinian filmmaker and journalist from Rafah in Gaza has documented the horrific Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. Working with her crew of young Gazans, they have kept the cameras rolling for months, recording the struggle of the people of Gaza to retrieve some sense of normalcy from the absolute abnormality of life in the world’s largest prison camp, sealed off on all sides by Israeli and Egyptian walls, barbed wire and military.
For the million and a half Palestinians trapped in Gaza, ducks in a shooting gallery for Israeli tanks, planes and artillery, where is the hope?

This story reveals the resilience of the human spirit, as the farmers, fishermen, merchants, school children, teachers and medical workers find ways to snatch a semblance of normality from this insanity. But what happens when the abnormal becomes normal? What happens when children grow up among the rubble of their homes and cities, when they face the future as orphans colored by the memory of their parents violent deaths?
The camera records young men engaging in a new, extremely dangerous sport of building (and rubble( jumping, perhaps drawn from the latest James Bond film. A rap music group is formed and quickly becomes popular. Ways to contain, express anger and frustration?

“Perhaps talking to the camera kindles hope. Maybe someone will hear. Maybe Americans will listen to our stories, know who we are. Maybe they can help us understand why this is happening and what we can do now.”

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Get down underground on a tour of the tunnels that run under the old town of Jerusalem

Get down underground on a tour of the tunnels that run under the old town of Jerusalem where Israel takes groups of tourists to push its version of history. Despite the fact that no real proof has been found of the existence of Solomon's Temple, the Temple Mount, see a mock dummy of the temple placed in the tunnel and used by tour guides to push assumptions about where it used to be. We will take you all the way to where The Islamic Waqf (keepers of Al Aqsa Mosque Compound that includes the Dome of the Rock) has blocked Israeli excavations to protect the Holy Site from damage. They managed to do so after riots broke out in 1996 in which 90 Palestinians were killed in what became known as the "Tunnels Intifada"; the result of Israel's attempt to dig under the Aqsa compound. Soon after going into the tunnels, and after hearing what was being said, the Israeli security prohibits the Sleepless Crew from using professional cameras and Ashira from talking! The crew then used a tourist video camera and completed the job in low resolution; Ashira never stopped talking! Please excuse the quality of video after we switch to an amateur camera. FROM GAZA: Thirsty? Grab some empty bottles of water and head to the Khan Younis municipality's water treatment station! Prefer politically motivated water services instead? Join Eman at a small desalination plant run by the Salafi Islamic Movement that provides free water to societies, schools and certain neighborhoods!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Egypt gassed four Gaza tunnel workers

The Islamist Hamas movement on Thursday accused Egyptian security forces of killing four Palestinians by pumping poisonous gas into a cross-border smuggling tunnel. "We demand an investigation into the incident and for those responsible to be brought to justice," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters in Gaza. ( By AP).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Raw Video

Israeli gunfire wounded two Palestinians and a woman from Malta on Saturday, as soldiers opened fire on a group of protestors marching towards Gaza's border with Israel, according to a Palestinian health official. (April 24)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Palestinians kickstart Gaza economy

Israeli troops leave Gaza

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Besieged Gaza denied water

Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has brought immense sufferings to Palestinians living in the coastal territory.

The siege even impedes the supply of water, the most basic need for human survival.

Now - 80 per cent of Gazans lack access to clean water.

The head of Gaza's water authority says he has plans and the means to import water from other countries until self-dependency is reached, but Israel's blockade is the only thing in the way.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman reports from Gaza.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mobile masseuse brings relief to war-torn Gaza

Israel's war on Gaza last year left hundreds, if not thousands of people injured and disabled.

But in a place where access to treatment can be difficult, one man's mobile massage service is proving popular among the region's men.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kaufmann followed him on his rounds.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gaza's recycled rubble

Palestinians are finding new ways to rebuild houses destroyed during the war on Gaza a year ago.That's because an Israeli blockade is preventing construction materials from getting into the Strip.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gaza's water supply near collapse ( By Aljazera)

Gaza's water supply near collapse

The Gaza Strip's underground water supply is in danger of collapse due to overuse and contamination, exacerbated by Israel's offensive in December.

Billions of dollars could be needed over the next 20 years to restore Gaza's aquifer. Meanwhile, Palestinians have taken the onus of re-developing their water system before matters get any worse.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chicken farmer restarts his business after Gaza war

Hundreds of businesses were wiped out during Israel's war on Gaza last year, inclduing Abdul Shadi who raised chickens for a living.

He lost 10 commercial chicken farms inthe war and went bankrupt. Abdul Shadi is back at work but along much more modest lines.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman reports from the impverished Gaza strip where he joins Abdul Shadi on his first trip back to the market.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Israel admits Gaza war violations ( By Aljazeera)

Israel has admitted that it violated its own rules of engagement during the war on Gaza last year.

Two senior army officers have been reprimanded for firing artillery towards a heavily populated area.

In the attack, a United Nations compound, where hundreds of civilians were sheltering, was set ablaze by white phosphorus shells.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blood Lust: Israelis back new strike on Gaza amid calls to prosecute 'war criminals ( By RT)

A recent poll has revealed more than half of Israelis approve of another attack on Gaza. That's despite widespread international condemnation of last year's offensive which killed more than 1300 Palestinians. It comes as recent Goldstone Gaza report said Israel committed war crimes, and there've been many claims of the use of banned weapons.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gaza residents denied eye treatment by Israel

Aid agencies have warned that Israel's blockade of Gaza is putting the health of many Palestinians at risk.

Last week, Israeli authorities have prevented 19 patients from crossing over to Ramallah in the West Bank, which is Palestinian territory, for cornea implants that could save their sight.

Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Gaza on the harmful effects of a blockade that has no end in sight.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Israel rejects UN Gaza war probe as US activist warns of Holocaust path( By RT)

An Israeli cabinet minister says Tel Aviv is to ignore a demand by the United Nations General Assembly to set up an independent investigation into the Gaza war - in which around 1400 Palestinians died a year ago. A UN panel has accused Israel and Hamas of war crimes. The Washington Post reports however that if things go this far, the U.S. would be likely to veto the move at the UN Security council - to protect its long-term ally Israel. But as Lauren Lyster reports, some in Washington oppose America's support for Tel Aviv.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Animation: Lift siege on Gaza, (By BT Salam)

One year after Operation Cast Lead, B'Tselem is today (27 December) launching a public campaign demanding that Israel lift its siege on the Gaza Strip. This is necessary in order to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip from the destruction wrought by the hostilities. As part of the campaign, the organization is releasing a new animated short film, by Alon Simone.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This is what the palestinian children asking for

Can't you help!!! can't you see that they get older just of what they see??

Friday, January 1, 2010

Let Gaza live: US rally lights vigils for Palestine ( By RT)

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Washington calling for an end to Israel's blockade on Gaza. It comes after the first anniversary of the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Gaza's war of words( By Al-Jazera)

A year has passed since Israel's 22 day war on Gaza, but the war of words continues.

Both sides have sophisticated media strategies, and as the message is ever more muddied, distilling the truth becomes yet more difficult.

Al-Jazeera looks at how the War of words between Israel and Hamas is waged.