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Homeless since the war

My pickup, two story house and cheese diary after being attacked by the Israeli F16s

My pickup, two story house and cheese diary after being attacked by the Israeli F16s

London, December 30, 2011

In the third anniversary of the Israeli aggressive war against the Gaza Strip, my two story house and cheese factory are still rubbles on the ground.

Both properties were destroyed by the Israeli F16 warplanes in December 30, 2008 during the aggressive war against the Gaza Strip.

I and more than 60 members of my extended family used to live in two adjacent buildings and on that date, the Israelis called us and gave us only ten minutes to leave them in order to destroy them.

We directly took to streets, me, my old parents, brothers and their wives and kids, my small angels, without taking any necessary thing from the houses.

We also informed our neighbours to leave their houses as the F16 attacks destroy a big area, not only the target house. The same they did, all of them rushed to streets with their children without taking any small thing with their hands.

Ten minutes left and nothing happened. We were hesitant to return back or stay away, but the last decision was to stay away. It was the right decision as three minutes later, we saw the F16s flying on the air and two rockets hit one of the houses and the cheese factory.

A huge cloud of fire and ash spread around a large area above the houses. Just minutes later, the fire and the ash have evaded and a hill of rubbles emerged at the place of my house.

The van used for distributing cheese after the attack

The van used for distributing cheese after the attack

The second building and the houses of the neighbours were partially destroyed. Wall had big holes and doors, windows, furniture were all destroyed. They became inappropriate for life.

How did we spent time

Some of us stayed with relatives and neighbours, mainly women and children, and some stayed wandering in the streets.

There were no communications at that time, and so we were apart from each other and we did not know anything about each other.

I myself associated my older brother and spent time walking in the streets, going to Al Shefa Hospital see wounded and martyrs, to cemeteries, to news agencies to report something as I used to report to Al Jazeera English Satellite Channel and The Radio of South Africa. I spoke also with the BBC.

We did not have money, so that, we spent that time either hungry or even hungry. But it was a difficult time as sounds of explosions and scenes of destruction were everywhere and every single minute.

What made it so horrible for me is that I heard that the house of my relatives, with whom my kids were staying, was attacked. But things went well when I knew that it was attacked by an artillery shell, not F16.

One of the neighbours looking at the cheese in site of the attack

One of the neighbours looking at the cheese in site of the attack

At that time, people considered artillery shells as a kind of mercy if compared with the F16 destructive rockets.

After the war, all of us joined together and, thanks to Allah, we found that no one was killed or injured. We really were lucky despite the destruction of our houses and the livelihood factory.

Some families lost one, two, three, … 20, 40, and more. Some families were completely eradicated such as Al Daya and Al Sammouni families in the nearby neighbourhood.

We stayed in the open air for a while and then were could have some makeshift homes. But, of course, we were lucky because we are, to some extent, considered wealthy if compared with other Gaza residents. We have enough area of land and some vegetable and fruit trees.

We managed to do something for ourselves before receiving helps from others. We did not consider receiving helps because others are needier than us and there have been shortage of aids until today.

But the makeshift houses took us 50 years back through time. My kids always complain, but I and my wife always ask them to be patient as later on we will have a new beautiful house.

But, unfortunately, today is the third anniversary of the demolition of our houses and cheese factory, and we are still waiting for the world to petition for the Israelis to left the siege.

One of my cousins walking at the site of the diary wondering why do the Israelis attack the diary

One of my cousins walking at the site of the diary wondering why do the Israelis attack the diary

I think, the world, I mean the West which rants about democracy and human rights, is biased because when they see that the Gazans launch a useless homemade rocket on the Israelis, they turn the whole world upside down and suspect Palestinians of being terrorists.

But, on the other hand, there is a strict siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for 5 years and people are dying of hunger and sickness, children attend school lessons in caravans, no access to clean drinking water, shortage of medicines, and the world does not just have a look.

In the third anniversary of the aggressive Israeli war against the Gaza Strip, experts say that Gazans need 100,000 housing unit urgently.

So that, let me know now, who is the one who produces terrorist?

Jewish settlers detain a West Bank shepherd

Maniac Israeli settlers defy the Israeli forces and attack Palestinians in the West Bank

Maniac Israeli settlers defy the Israeli forces and attack Palestinians in the West Bank

London, December 25, 2011

Jewish settlers detained a Palestinian shepherd for three hours under gunpoint in the northern Jordan Valley and warned has his sheep to graze in the area.

Local sources said that the settlers ambushed the shepherd, Mohammed Awad, while rearing his sheep in Wadi al- Maleh in the northern Jordan Valley.

They said that the settlers were escorted by Israeli occupation forces who also threatened the shepherd and told him not to graze in the mountains near the settlement of Maskiot.

Meanwhile, Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in northern West Bank areas, said that Jewish settlers threatened to kill him during a demonstration for them on Friday.

He told Quds Press that the settlers hoisted photos of him while threatening to liquidate him at the Beit Leed roadblock between Tulkarem and Nablus.

Homeless versus Settlers in Palestine

A Gaza engineer is lamenting the destruction of his house by the Israeli balldozers

A Gaza engineer is lamenting the destruction of his house by the Israeli balldozers

By: Motasem A Dalloul

The Palestinian case has become more ironic at the recent days. Israelis, obviously and deliberately, have been violating the international law regarding the rights of the Palestinians while the International Community turns its back to them.

The originally large number of homeless Palestinians has been increasing rapidly since the end of the Israeli war against the Gaza Strip. That war has resulted in thousands of homeless in Gaza, and the silence of the International Community encouraged the Israelis to intensify their frenzy eviction campaign against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. So that, new hundreds of Palestinians are included to the list of homeless everyday.

Amid this reality of the Israeli oppression against the Palestinians who used to live peacefully in their own land, there has been an intense campaign of building new homes for new exotic settlers.

The Israeli Government either, illegally seizes land or forcefully evicts citizens from their homes, and so it builds new houses for those settlers.

Quartet, which consists of the UN, USA, EU and Russia, is always described as it is highly dedicated to peace and encouraging democracy in the developing countries. The Quartet watched the war crimes committed in Gaza during the Israeli war and it is aware of the effects of the strict siege imposed on the Strip. It also watches what’s going on in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

It knows everything about those homeless and also knows everything about the Israeli oppressive actions. Principals of the Quartet always show their deep feeling of depression over the misery of those sick and homeless. They always promise them that they will do their best to solve their problems. Therefore, they ask them to maintain self control in order to be able to get the permission for them to do something. May be they want to discuss if Palestinians can organize a peaceful march or not?

They ask the homeless to maintain self control and when the Israelis escalate their discrimination and eviction campaigns and when they commit war crimes they ask the homeless also to maintain self control. Also for the same reason.

The Israelis decided to include historical Islamic sites to their heritage, the Quartet didn’t move. The Israelis broke into and desecrated Al Masjed Aqsa and Masjed Haram Al Khalil, the Quartet said it’s worried about that move. The Israelis intensified settlement activities and toughened the siege, the Quartet increased moves in order to find a peaceful solution for that problem.

In addition to all those Israeli violations against the Palestinians, the US also asks the Palestinians to maintain self control and promise to find a peaceful solution for these problems. In order to keep control in its hand, the step that may favour the Palestinians, it says that “the USA is obligated to the safety of Israel”.

Continuous daily killings of the Palestinians are always nonsense. However, an attempt of self defense by a Palestinian is something dangerous and anti-Semitic and strict procedures must be taken in order not to be repeated.

Palestinians are always being pushed out of their lands, their homes are being destroyed, their historical and Islamic sites are being profaned and stolen and their rights are being violated. The same procedures also are being taken. The victim must keep silent and the victimizer must raise his voice and complains against the oppressed victim.

This is the theory of the double standards which the Quartet deals with when something is related to the Palestinians and the Israelis or the Arabs and Muslims and the Western interests.

But this will not continue forever. People will not keep silent forever. They will sometime and somehow rebel against their oppressive governments and stop their oppression. So that, principals wherever they are should prepare themselves to be one day in the dock.

Constructing new settlements in the West Bank

Constructing new settlements in the West Bank

Maniac Israeli settlers defy the Israeli forces and attack Palestinians in the West Bank

Maniac Israeli settlers defy the Israeli forces and attack Palestinians in the West Bank

Israelis settlements under construction in Jerusalem

Israelis settlements under construction in Jerusalem

Palestinians see a day of happiness

London, December 12, 2011
For a long time, the Palestinians have not seen a day of happiness of or delight. They have been living the hardships of life, the suffering of vagrancy and diaspora, depravity of simple rights and being killed or imprisoned by the Israeli intruders.

This is a very hard and touching, not only because it is neglected by the international community, but also because it is legalised by it.

When the British occupation started, it considered itself the owner of the land of Palestine and promised Jews to establish a national state for them in it. During the time of the British occupation, it imprisoned, killed Palestinians and deprived them from education.

When the Jews established their state in 1948 on the corpses of thousands of Palestinians, the USA recognised it just 11 minutes later, and then the UN and other EU countries.

OK, but that was not the whole story which has uncounted number of phases. Every couples of years, the Israelis carry out barbaric massacres against Palestinians. They kill children, youths and elders. The destroy homes and factories and uproot trees.

They imprison thousands men and women, and the world must not forget the mother who has got a baby in the prison hospital while being handcuffed.

Tears of reunion happiness

This is not the whole story, too. The story started only when the poor Palestinians tried to make a kind of balanced reaction and kidnapped an Israeli soldier from his tank. They, from the first minute, said that they want to free the oppressed Palestinian prisoners, but the Israelis refused.

The whole world stood on one feet then and asked the Palestinians to free the Israeli soldier and when the Palestinians refused, the entire world legalised a strict Israeli siege against Palestinians. Hundreds of Palestinian children and patients died and the world is not silent but clapping to the Israelis.

The Israeli carried out a 23 day war against the Gaza Strip aiming to free the Israeli soldier and killed more than 1500 residents, injured more than 5000, destroyed hundreds of factories and mosques and spoiled water and sewage infrastructure. At the end, the whole world blamed Palestinians and asked them also to release the Israeli soldier.

Reunion after long time behind the Israeli  bars

I think that the entire world forgot that there are thousands of Palestinian prisoners behind the Israeli bars. OK, no problem, let the Palestinians themselves only know and think by their own with the way they can free them, and they are going to do as what they have done just yesterday.