MECA's Palestine Blog

Jul 30, 2014

July 30, 2014, Gaza City

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.”

Jul 28, 2014

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. 

Jul 27, 2014

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. 

Jul 23, 2014

Here is an update from Dr. Mona El-Farra, our project director in Gaza, on how she is providing aid to children and families in Gaza with your support each and every day of the attacks. 

Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, Gaza City

Today is not that much different from yesterday.  Except you read new names of the dead and the wounded and you see more patients with needs. 

Jul 22, 2014 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?

Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, by Safaa El Derawi writing from the Gaza Strip

In Gaza, if we do not die from Israeli military attacks, we will die from the lack of basic needs and rights.

We have been living in a bad situation for years due to the siege, but since the beginning of these intense Israeli attacks, the situation in Gaza has severely deteriorated.

Jul 21, 2014

At least 60 Palestinians were killed in Al-Shajaiya neighborhood of Gaza City today and thousands of people fleeing their homes.

Sunday, July 20, by Safaa El Derawi writing from the Gaza Strip

Jul 17, 2014


July 17th, 2014

3:22 PM PST

Jul 16, 2014

Gaza, July 16, Day 9 of the attack

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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