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Israeli warplanes targeted a home in Eastern Gaza killing a pregnant woman and her child.
The Gaza Health Ministry have confirmed the death of, 1 year old, Seba Arar and her pregnant mother Falasteen Arar (37 years old) after Israeli warplanes targeted their home in Eastern Gaza Strip, two sisters were also critically injured in the attack.




In the past 24 hours, Israel has injured upwards of 100 Palestinians and killed 7, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

BELOW ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE MARTYRED:

1. Seba Abu Arar (1 year 2 months old)

2. Falasteen Arar (37 yrs old and pregnant)

3. Raed Abu Tair (19 yrs old)

4. Emad Nasser (22 yrs old)

5. Alaa Al-Boubali (29 yrs old)

6. Ramzi Abdo (31 yrs old)

7. Abdullah Abu Malouh (33 yrs old)




The armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have responded with the firing of 300 rockets into Israel, no Israelis have been killed.

Israel has used drones, artillery, warships, warplanes, tanks and helicopter strikes against Gaza. The strikes are ongoing and every section of Gaza has been struck, including notably homes and a university, critically injuring scores.

The situation is ongoing.

UNRWA’s closure plan in Jerusalem .. How do refugees hurt?

The girl woke up early in the morning, got up from her bed to wear her planned school uniform in white and green, and wrapped her hair in a ponytail on her back and went to her UNRWA school in the Bab al-Magharba neighborhood of Silwan, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

organized with her colleagues in the morning queue and then proceeded to reveal her fears of the recent decision of the Israeli mayor Nir Barakat to close all UNRWA schools in Jerusalem at the end of the current academic year.


UNRWA’s closure plan in Jerusalem .. How do refugees hurt?

She looked coherent when she knew about herself and said she was currently studying in seventh grade and joined this school in the first grade. But the hushja soon appeared in her voice when she talked about her feelings about the school. “Here is my home and my second family, It is our right to learn in the place we have chosen. ”

“I have learned to read and write and do not belong anywhere else,” Nur said. “The option to attend a municipal school was available, but my parents, as well as my school enrollment, are affiliated with the agency, and I will try to stay there. “sHe said.

UNRWA schools




The three students, together with 50 other students in this school, are studying from the first to the ninth grades and are now threatened with closure, as well as six UNRWA schools in the occupied city, with some 1,800 students studying.

According to the statement issued by the municipality of the occupation, Barakat plans to build municipal schools to accommodate these students, especially those who are educated in UNRWA schools in the Shuafat refugee camp, claiming that it is the only camp in the West Bank that is within the municipal jurisdiction.

There are three UNRWA schools in the camp, two for females and one for males, with a total of 850 students.

We left the Maghrabi neighborhood school in Silwan and went to the UNRWA clinic near Bab al-Sahera in the Old City of Jerusalem. The mayor’s plan is aimed at all the agency’s institutions in the city, and aims to liquidate it and stop its work.

We met with Halima Za’atara (70 years old) with the identity of the West Bank. She was forced to cross military checkpoints to receive free treatment at the Agency’s clinic.

“If I shut down this medical facility, thousands of Palestinians will depend on it for disaster,” Halima said. “I brought my children from a very young age to treatment here and receive vaccinations.

 

Israel to close UNRWA schools in Jerusalem to end refugee ‘lie’

Israel to close UNRWA schools in Jerusalem to end refugee ‘lie’

Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, yesterday announced that he plans to remove the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees from occupied East Jerusalem, accusing it of “operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel”.

Following the announcement, the Jerusalem Municipality confirmed that UN schools, which serve about 1,800 students, would be closed by the end of the current school year.

The municipality did not provide a specific time schedule for the closures.

Barkat said in a statement that schools, clinics, and sports centres, among other services operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in East Jerusalem, will be transferred to the Israeli occupation authorities.



He claimed that bodies were “illegal” and “operate without an Israeli licence”.

The decision, he added, was triggered by the US’ announcement that it had ended all funding to the UN body.

He said that “The US decision has created a rare opportunity to replace UNRWA’s services with services of the Jerusalem Municipality. We are putting an end to the lie of the ‘Palestinian refugee problem’ and the attempts at creating a false sovereignty within a sovereignty.”

Barkat added that the decision was in coordination with the Israeli government.

 

Report us to end all funding for UNRWA

Report: US to end all funding for UNRWA


The Trump administration has decided to “end funding altogether” for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees, according to a report by Foreign Policy.

Citing “several sources”, Foreign Policy said “the decision was made at a meeting earlier this month between President Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”

“The administration has informed key regional governments in recent weeks of its plan,” the report added.



The purported move comes hot on the heels of an earlier decision to scale backUS financial support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Prior to the Trump administration’s cuts, the US had been providing UNRWA some $350 million a year, more than a quarter of the agency’s $1.2 billion annual budget.

A State Department spokesperson declined to comment to Foreign Policyon the meeting but said that “US policy regarding UNRWA has been under frequent evaluation and internal discussion”.

Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip

The school friends of Nassir al-Mosabeh sat tearfully in their classroom in Khan Younis on Sunday and mourned their 12-year-old friend who was killed in a protest on the Gaza-Israel border.

Gaza health officials said Israeli soldiers on Friday shot dead seven Palestinians, who were among thousands who thronged to the fortified border as part of weekly protests launched six months ago. Mosabeh was one of those killed.

“I cried for him like I have never cried before. I do not know what the (Israeli) occupation saw in him to kill him? What did he do to them? Did he kill anybody? I do not know what happened,” Mosabeh’s friend, Dia’ Abu Khater said.

Mosabeh’s classmates in the school in the southern Gaza Strip decorated his chair with his picture ringed by red and white flowers and green leaves, the Palestinian colors.

Mosabeh was always at the border to assist medics in the Friday protests, his sister, Eslam, said.

A classmate of 12-year-old Palestinian boy Nassir al-Mosabeh, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, reacts in a classroom at a school, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 




“Nassir always came with us. Everyone in the field hospital knows him and he always helped us. Nassir was our right hand, he would always bring us equipment whenever we needed something. May God bless his soul,” she said.

Israel said it held Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, responsible for the violence.

“Hamas continues to orchestrate belligerent activity throughout the Gaza Strip, cynically using Gazan civilians and endangering children by sending them to the security fence as a cover for terror activity,” the Israeli military said in a statement that summarized Friday’s events.

Israel said troops resorted to live fire and an air strike after explosive devices and rocks were thrown at them and to prevent breaches of the border fence. It posted a video clip showing a controlled detonation of many explosive devices.

Gaza health officials said 505 people were wounded on Friday, 89 of them by gunshots.

Two million Palestinians, mainly stateless descendants of people who left what is now Israel 70 years ago, live in the Gaza Strip, which has been controlled by Hamas for more than a decade, during which it has fought three wars against Israel.

Israel and Egypt say the blockade is necessary for security reasons. The World Bank says it has reduced the territory’s economy to a state of collapse, with residents suffering a lack of clean water, electricity and health care.



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At least 191 Palestinians have been killed since the Gaza protests began on March 30. The protesters are demanding the right of return to lands that Palestinian families fled or were driven from on Israel’s founding in 1948, and the easing of an Israeli-Egyptian economic blockade.

Reporting by Abed Shanaa; Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Peter Graff

Organizing a trip for the children of Gaza

In the Gaza Strip, where Israel is fighting a war against Hamas, the various Israeli clashes and raids have led to the death of many children.

Attacks often target public places that often turn into shelters for civilians, such as schools, hospitals, etc. Beyond the lives lost, tens of thousands of children are injured and some will remain handicapped for life.



Flashbacks, nightmares, agoraphobia: the damage of the war does not spare children

Israel’s occupation of Palestine has a daily impact on children’s lives. The Palestinian Authority is highly dependent on international aid, financial resources are scarce and public services are not up to par.

The consequences of poverty on the lives of children are many: their training is often incomplete because they leave school very early, especially to work and provide for their families.

In Palestine, the infant mortality rate is seven times higher than that of Israel. Indeed, 30% of Palestinian children die before the age of five. The causes of this high infant mortality are varied: anemia, nutritional deficiencies or severe chronic malnutrition.

There are reports that families were stranded by the Israeli army when they wanted to go to a hospital to care for their sick children. Sometimes, if the care is too long, the outcome can be fatal. During the conflict, many hospitals and clinics were also destroyed, depriving children of their right to health.


Organizing a trip for the children of Gaza

SOS gaza children  team decided to take a leisure trip for a number of children

In order to alleviate the psychological suffering of children in Gaza

We do not know yet how much we can make a happy child on this trip, but we hope you will help us make these children spend a special trip



Your generosity gives the children a smile

With  your donation  we will be able to organize a school trip

Poverty promotes child labor in Gaza

Ahmad *, 13, does not go to school every morning like other children of his age. Instead, he will work

“Every day, I’m going to look for scrap and gravel in the rubble of houses destroyed during the past wars,” he says. “Every day, I carry steel and stones, I load them on my donkey and I go to the market to sell them to companies that will make gravel and construction materials. It’s a very difficult job. ”



Ahmad’s father is sick and can not work. The 11 members of his family live under a tin shelter in one of the poor neighborhoods of Gaza City. In summer, the heat becomes unbearable under the metal roof, while in winter, they are not protected from cold or floods.

The family gets help from charitable organizations, but that is not enough to make ends meet.

“My brothers and I are working to earn a few shekels. I never know how much I’m going to leave, it all depends on how much steel and gravel I’m going to find and how much time I can spend working before the donkey and I start to tire. It’s always exhausting that I come home, “says Ahmad.

Ibrahim*, l’un des frères d’Ahmad, âgé de 10 ans, le rejoint pour travailler à la fin de sa journée d’école.

“I dream of being able to move with my family to a big, beautiful house and to wear nice clothes,” says Ibrahim.

Degradation of economic conditions




According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, child labor has increased significantly over the past five years as the economic situation in the Gaza Strip deteriorates. This rise contradicts the trends: in 2013, the International Labor Organization reported that the number of working children had fallen by one-third since 2000. Nearly 40% of Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip live in poverty. poverty threshold and 70% depend on some form of external assistance.

Omar *, 13, is another child forced to work. His father does a good job, but even with the subsidies, the family barely has enough to pay for food and safe drinking water

“Every day after school, I go to the Gaza port to sell cookies and sweets. Sometimes I do not go to school at all. My family is poor, I have to work if we want to eat, “he explains.

Omar is not the first of his siblings to work. His two older brothers dropped out of school to work, and Omar had to start working after school. Gradually, he missed more and more hours and sometimes jumps days to help his family. He says he needs the money to help cover the household expenses, including drugs for his two other brothers and a sister who are all suffering from zinc deficiency.



Omar does not like his job because he does not feel safe.

“I’m always scared when I work at the port. I never felt protected. I am embarrassed at having to sell cookies to people and some people do not treat me well. Sometimes I see children my age playing and laughing with their parents while I sell my cookies. It makes me jealous, “he says.

Through the eyes of women: See GAZA Through The Eyes Of Women

Through the eyes of a women See GAZA Through The Eyes Of Women

Rob Saemerow write in his comment : 




I received a gift from Palestine today. My friend Yassmin Ben has published her book “Through the eyes of a women”. Yasmin works for SOS Gaza Children organization and is also continuing her education She is an amazing person and her book is a very well written and informative. A bit if insight into the struggles of women because of the occupation. Especially when the struggle hits home and communities. A man without a job, a home, a family, the stress and struggle through the eyes of its women. If you wish to buy it the link is here:

https://kdp.amazon.com/…/dualbookshelf.marketpla…/B07H4ZV5RB

My friends: For those that do not understand the situation. Palestinians can not leave. They are trapped. With 2% clean drinking water, 4 hrs a day electricity and Israel constantly stealing their land. Destroying their homes, farms, schools and cultural buildings we are witnessing something out of a Ww2 history book. A genocide. Please take a stand, educate yourself and if it all possible contribute in any way possible to help. With America’s latest cuts to Palestine it is unacceptable. Most of the population is unemployed and can not work due to Israel’s checkpoints and constant terrorizing of its people and the murdering of its children.

If anyone is wondering why I am so passionate about Palestine. Well. It’s the human thing to do but here in Canada we were taught about the holocaust and to be sympathetic to Jews. Fuck that. School taught me the words “Never Again”. Never again is what isn’t happening and the UN and neighbouring countries do nothing. Partially because of the USA letting Israel get away with Genocide. That’s all for now.

Through the eyes of a women See GAZA Through The Eyes Of Women

 

Life in the Gaza Strip

Life in the Gaza Strip

Life in the Gaza Strip is difficult. The conflict is still there, as well as poverty and there is just enough fuel to provide electricity a few hours a day. Two million people live in this 365 km2 territory, which makes it the most populous place in the world. The borders with their neighbors, Egypt and Israel are both closed and traveling in these countries is extremely controlled. Life over there is often compared to that of an open prison, or worse. In this picture, girls watch the sunset from the port of Gaza City. Living in Gaza is undeniably difficult but being a woman there is so much more.




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A project to feed orphaned children and draw smile

AÏD AL ADHA 2018 GAZA

AÏD AL ADHA 2018 GAZA

It is called Eid Al Adha, Qurbani, or Tabaski, this festival is celebrated by millions of Muslims around the world.
This rite, which marks the end of the pilgrimage each year, consists in sacrificing an animal in memory of the prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) who was ready to sacrifice everything, to his beloved son Ismail (peace be upon him) to testify to his obedience. farewell.
In this spiritual journey, the poor are entitled to part of this offering.



ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏‏٢‏ شخصان‏، و‏‏‏‏أشخاص يقفون‏، و‏سماء‏‏ و‏نشاطات في أماكن مفتوحة‏‏‏‏



ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏شخص واحد‏، و‏‏يبتسم‏، و‏‏‏‏وقوف‏، و‏نشاطات في أماكن مفتوحة‏‏ و‏طبيعة‏‏‏‏‏



ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏‏٨‏ أشخاص‏، و‏‏أشخاص يبتسمون‏، و‏‏‏‏أشخاص يقفون‏، و‏‏حشد‏، و‏طفل‏‏‏ و‏نشاطات في أماكن مفتوحة‏‏‏‏‏

ربما تحتوي الصورة على: ‏‏‏١٥‏ شخصًا‏، و‏‏أشخاص يبتسمون‏، و‏‏‏أشخاص يقفون‏ و‏نشاطات في أماكن مفتوحة‏‏‏‏‏