I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living in Gaza, luck means how close to you the bombs fall from Israel’s tanks, planes, or warships. Some hours it’s raining bombs. Americans say “It’s raining cats and dogs”. In the new Gaza idiom, we say “It’s raining bombs and shells.”
What is more heartbreaking than displaced, hungry, thirsty, injured, terrified, unsafe kids? This is all the children in Gaza on their special feast day.
There is heavy shelling everywhere against Gaza city. I moved with my freinds to a relatively safer place. There ere successive airstrikes, artillery shelling and warship missiles against the Gaza port and surrounding areas. This is close to where I live.
I ask you why all this excessive use of power? It is not about Israel's security. It is the nature of occupation.
MECA team with help of Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip visited and distributed milk, food and hygenic kits to 678 familes at UN schools during the humanitarian ceasefire on Saturday. Here are a few photos from our visits. We have added hygiene kits after treating many children and famlies at the Red Crescent and hearing about the health risks at the schools and finding so many children with diarrhea and severe dehydration.
Worldpress.org Senior Editor Joshua Pringle spoke with Ziad Abbas, MECA's program manager for cross-cultural programs, about some of the work that the organization is doing, and how that work can be difficult to conduct in a theater of war.
Joshua Pringle: Gaza is experiencing a serious water crisis. In 2009 the Alliance launched the Maia Project, to bring clean drinking water to Gaza. What has this initiative been able to achieve so far?
Successive very strong explosions by F16 and helicopters and warships against Gaza City, mainly to the west. It is so loud. Artillery shelling to the east of the city too. And I'm told Rafah is also under heavy shelling.
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