By: Aysha Mercs
As you are probably aware there is a war crime happening in Palestine, as we speak there are missiles being launched into Palestine and thousands of people have lost their home, schools, hospitals and local amenities. The death toll in Palestine has reached over a thousand and their are children without parents, childless mothers and families torn apart. The money I raise is just a small amount that with your help can go towards rebuilding what’s left of the lives of these innocent people. As we go to sleep tonight in out warm comfortable beds the are those that are unable to Close their eyes through fear of being attacked. Please donate as much or as little as you can afford. 100% of proceeds raised go directly to Human Appeal through just giving account so that they are able to provide aid during this terrible time.
Here are Hamas’s conditions to accept ceasefire.
1- Open land borders to enter and leave Gaza freely.
2- Establish maritime corridor & seaport.
3- Release prisoners (there are more than 7000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli Jails).
4- Grant access to Jerusalem Holy Sites for Gazan People.
5- Lift the siege over Gaza and let foods and fuel enter without limitations.
6- Build new power plant.
Via Dr. Mohamad N. Ziara
Palestinian children in Gaza are exposed to more violence in their lifetime than any other people, any other children, anywhere in the world. If you look at a child right now who is 10 years old, they’ve been through Cast Lead in 2008-2009, the invasion in 2012, now the invasion and destruction in 2014, in addition to the siege. If you look at the statistics for example, even before Cast Lead, 80% of Palestinian children in Gaza had witnessed some sort of violence against themselves, a friend or a family member. And now you’re getting to the point where probably close to 99% of children in Gaza are being exposed to a level of violence where they have seen family members be killed, murdered, burned alive – there’s nothing like the levels of traumatic exposure that any child in the world has ever been exposed to on a chronic and daily basis.
Joe Scarborough took aim at Israel’s bombardment of Gaza on Thursday, saying that, despite his history of support for the country, he could not condone the killing of so many Palestinian civilians. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine,” he said, adding, “The United States of America, we cannot be associated with this if this continues. This is so bad, not only for the Israeli people, but for us.“
An Israeli tank advances in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP
Shelling continued in the Gaza Strip minutes before the ceasefire began at 8am local time and four Palestinians reported killed by Israeli tank fire
By: Harriet Sherwood, Jason Burke and Paul Lewis
A tense ceasefire has officially come into effect in Gaza after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour pause in their three-week conflict. The United States and United Nations brokered the temporary truce to allow for humanitarian relief and bring both sides to the table for talks on a longer-term halt to hostilities.
After a night of heavy bombardment, shelling continued in the Gaza Strip and rocket fire from Hamas hit Israel minutes before the ceasefire began at 8am on Friday local time. An Israeli army spokesman said it was looking into reports four Palestinians were killed and 15 wounded by tank fire nearly two hours after the truce began.
Delegations from Israel and Palestine are due to convene in Cairo for negotiations to be mediated by the Egyptian government.