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.
Sunday, July 13, 3am by Safaa El Derawi writing from the Gaza Strip
I tried to write two days ago, but I did not know where I should start.
Do I start talking about the terror and the fear that we feel due to continuous bombardment of houses and agricultural lands across Gaza by Israeli warplanes? Or do I tell you about the bombing by marine boats all that make us feel that we are threatened with death at any time?
Arafat Police Headquarters which is opposite the Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip has been hit with 4 missiles at least. Shelling is continous against Gaza city center. Both east and west. Again the Israelis are bombing so close to my building. My neighbors are all fine; they are on the floor. Broken windows and rubble every where. They hit many buildings close to my apartment. I am not there but everywhere the sound was so loud and shaking. The shelling continues...
The insane Israeli bombardment has not stopped. It has been going on all night and all day, every day and everywhere, coming from the sea, from the air and from land canons. Naval bombardment is pouring its lava, targeting the coast of Gaza City and further north. Numbers of the killed and injured continue to go up.
More homes are being destroyed.
A whole population is being subjected to collective punishment. This is not only a matter of war crimes. We are now facing a real genocide in Gaza.
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