Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Cry Is Still On: Do We CARE?

Despite the silence of the media,  amidst the news of politics, the steady buzz of the entertainment world, the cry of scorching heat wave or other environmental disruptions, there is one huge matter.  One matter which we must never, ever forget.  

For this matter is on, still, despite the loss of hype from the newspapers and the mass media.  The matter is ongoing, prolonged, over half a decade already.  Yes, it is the affair of faith, an issue of humanity, and a question of love.  It is the issue regarding Palestine occupation, and the third most important Masjid for Muslims, al-Aqsa.

It had once caught the appeal of the media a few months back.  Yet now they have died down.  But do you think that because the media is quiet, everything is just fine?  Do you think that currently, the Palestinians, who are our brothers and sisters in Islam, are happily enjoying the food as we do, able to study, work, and play as we have, and, most importantly, enjoy the same peace and quiet that we've come to take for granted?

The answer is no, of course not.  They are still under occupation of the cruelest and most heartless man on earth, the Zionists, who not only hate, but try their best, their very best, to make things difficult for the Palestinians.  They not only try to demolish the Palestinian's home, take their lands, but also claim those land to be their own.  But that, my dear brothers and sisters, is not all.  They had done many massacres, again, and again, killing so many innocent lives, children and women alike.

Yes, the media is now relatively quiet of any news of the Land.   How are things there, currently?  What is it that we should, as Muslims and as caring human beings, be aware of?

To know more of the current situation there... do come to the talk by Bro Azman, who had recently came back from Gaza, with the envoy VIVA Palestine.. (click the pic below to enlarge).

found this from a blog.. but the source is from a news article..


Gaza, March 3, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - An increase in birth defects among newborns in the Gaza Strip - first documented in the Palestine Telegraph - has become apparent, despite claims to the contrary by some doctors at Al-Shifa Hospital. Pregnant women say they are living in constant fear. 

Noha Abu Laban, 37, a resident of Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, is in her final month of pregnancy and says: "In the war, I inhaled the smoke of white phosphorus, which was fired on the roof of our house. I have been feeling sick since my pregnancy, and have had heavy bleeding." Noha is currently being treated in the High-Risk Pregnancy Care Unit at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

Alaa Al-Tunp, a 25-year-old resident in the Al-Tofah neighborhood, says: "When I heard the stories of deformed fetuses, I became so worried, especially since I miscarried once before, during the war, when I was in my third month of pregnancy. I had inhaled the smoke of the white phosphorus. There are many pregnant women here in the High=Risk Pregnancy Care Unit who had the same experience." Alaa says she is very worried that she will miscarry once again, or that her baby will be deformed.

More than 20 pregnant women interviewed at the High-Risk Pregnancy Care Unit at Al-Shifa reported suffering intermittent bleeding.

Ahlam, a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, indicated that there have been many infants with birth defects, and some die after just a week. Most of the newborns in this condition are not named, since it is believed they will not survive. One of the babies, for example, suffers from deformities in which his head is twice the size of his body, his skin is wrinkled and covered with thick hair, and his respiratory system struggles to function.

Dr. Jehad Hisain, who works at the neonatal intensive care unit at Al-Shifa Hospital, confirmed that these deformities are increasing, adding that the parents often do not visit them in the unit for months, since death is their babies' anticipated fate.

Experts regard the most recent birth defect in Gaza as a result of the last one sided war launched by Israel. The Israeli war "massacre" claimed the lives of thousands while DU weapons and white phosphorous targeted only areas populated by civilians in Gaza.

Mads Gilbert , a Norwegian doctor who worked in Gaza in time of war, revealed that Israel used new close-range explosive (DIME) shells that cause severe injuries and battlefield amputations on the civilians being struck by these weapons.

Previous report of the Palestine Telegraph documented birth defect cases that give strong proofs, that Israel has used such weapons. 

Report/Photos: Eman Jomaa

1 comment:

Faizal said...

isreael is alwasy cruel
and we are muslim are very week
but anyway, good to have program like that at least to give awareness to people.
i see the poster around the campus but u know busy with as final year student....

thank u