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Gaza Kids slain in Gaza by Israelis

English: Damaged housing, Gaza Strip, April 2009

English: Damaged housing, Gaza Strip, April 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Gaza Strip, November 15, 2012

Israeli occupation forces slaughtered Palestinian kids in the Gaza Strip!

Gaza is under heavy Israeli attacks since yesterday!!

Israelis officials said that they are going to extend the military offensive against the Gaza Strip.

These are some photos for massacred kids in the Gaza Strip!!

Death toll hit 9 in Gaza

A child wounded in an Israeli air strike against Gaza

A child wounded in an Israeli air strike against Gaza

Gaza, November 14

The number of fatalities in the Gaza Strip killed by the Israeli strikes against civilians reached nine and the number of wounded hit 50.

Scenes of mutilated children entering to Al-Shefa hospital are horrifying and the continuous bombardment against civilian houses made it difficult to children to go to their beds.

Following up an Israel attack against a civilian house in Tel-al-Islam neighbourhood, I saw how little kids and elderly were evacuated by paramedics while they were bleeding. I could hardly block my tears.

Another attack against an apartment near to my house, three from the same family were killed. A BBC journalist, his brothers wife and his 13 year old nephew. It was a horrific scene to see them evacuated while torn into pieces!

Israeli cabinet said: “Israel is continuous in the attack against Gaza until Gaza residents say enough.”

Israeli air strike increases death toll in Gaza into 21

A wounded Palestinian boy is carried into Al-Shifa hospital following Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Fresh Israeli air strike against Gaza civilians increased the number of deaths to 21 and the wounded to more that 70 since Friday.

Two civilians were Killed and 41 injured including 9 children and 8 women in a relentless air strikes carried out by Israeli drones that targeted many sites including 2 houses in the Gaza Strip Monday morning at dawn.

Does the world enjoy seeing Palestinians killed by the Israelis??!

Bereaved Gaza children

Bereaved Gaza children

The number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli occupation air strikes against the Gaza Strip reached 17 Friday morning and the wounded exceeded 30. Israeli PM, Benjamin Natanyahou, says that air strikes will continue.
Is that right? Is that justice? Is killing innocents, who has been living under a strict siege imposed on them by the Israeli occupation since 2006, is something nonsense?
I do not know why no one take action??!

Tell me what terrorism is, please! I am confused!

War crimes against the Gaza Strip

Motasem A Dalloul, London

March 7, 2012

All eyes are looking at Syria nowadays as there are daily massacres in which tens of people are being killed and injured. Tens of houses are being destroyed, journalists are being hanged women are being raped, etc…

Today, the BBC reported that a UN eyewitness has seen war crimes are taking at the hands of the Sudanese army against Nubians. I am not sure to what extent was the credibility of that eye witness!

Anyway, I am still disagreeing with all kinds of war crimes and genocides wherever they are committed and on anyone’s hands.

So that, I am asking those who call for the end of war crimes and genocides and call for the punishment of criminals: do you see what is going on in the Gaza Strip? I am not sure!

But, what I am sure about is that you, those who call for the end of war crimes and genocides, have given the green light to the Israeli occupation to do that covered with your biased media and false democracy.

Barak Obama described the American-Israeli relationship three days ago at AIPAC annual conference as “unbreakable bonds” and he said also that they “share the same interests.”

OK, unbreakable bonds on what basis? On the basis of the daily Israeli crimes against Palestinians! On the basis of the strict Israeli siege against the Gaza strip which has been on since 2006! I do not want to mention numbers of the illegally imprisoned Palestinians, or death tolls which exceeded 20 hundreds in the last 5 years.

The same thing, on what basis do you, Mr Obama share the Israelis the same interests?! On the basis of depriving the Gazans of electricity and medicines?! Tell me on what basis, please!

A lot of Americans are friends of Palestinians and I myself have many American friends of different social and political ranks. But I do not think that they agree with you!

Mr Obama also said that Palestine is the “historic homeland of the Jewish people.” Is that true, Mr Obama? Tell me, please!

I am a Palestinian and I am one from about 10 million Palestinians spread around the world because of the illegal occupation of the Jews to our land. Did you forget us, Mr Obama? Of course, not! You have cancelled us! You have ignored us and our affliction!

I want someone to tell me: are these things war crimes or not? That’s it!


Bring us lights with you, daddy!

My son and daughter writing their homework at the light of the candle!!!

My son and daughter writing their homework at the light of the candle!!!

Motasem A Dalloul

London, February 19, 2012

At last, I could conduct a video call with my wife and children in Gaza after a halt lasted more than ten days.

All means of contact, except, sometimes, mobiles are off because of the loss of electricity resulted of the shortage of fuel that is resulted of the strict siege on the Gaza Strip, where I come from.

The first word my little daughter told me was: “Bring us lights with you, daddy!”

Of course, she misses the lights at home and writes her homework using candles which her mam faces many difficulties to afford them.

My little daughter misses watching TV and playing games at her PC. She weeps for her mam everyday because she is obliged to wear her school uniform not ironed. She weeps and weeps because she cannot even dream, but see nightmares while she is asleep.

Her mam told me that she and her brothers and sisters gather around a small stool, in the hall, writing their homework at the light of a candle which she suffers too much to afford it.

She complained to me that they always keep crying as they cannot play games or watch TV after doing their homework. They have to sleep early, but they are obliged to wake up at midnight because of the long time of sleep.

When they asked their mam that they wanted to call me, she told them that they need electricity for the PC and the internet router. So that, they brought their savings and bought an electrical extension to have their PC and router run on electricity of their neighbour’s generator.

So that, at the end they could call me. But after some minutes, they were obliged to end the call because their neighbours told them that they wanted to stop the generator because the fuel was going to finish and they did not have more.

And now, I do not know when the next chance to speak with them is going to be! May be after the world wake up and put an end to the Israeli aggression! I do not know!!!!!!!!!!!

May be I am a terrorist??!

The remains of my cheese factory in Gaza after the Israeli F16 bombardment 2010

The remains of my cheese factory in Gaza after the Israeli F16 bombardment 2010

Motasem A Dalloul, London, February 17, 2012

The third anniversary of the Israeli bombing of my own diary is approaching, so that, I am rethinking of myself more and more. May be I am another person and I do not know this fact!

It seems that it is my fault to be born for a couple who live in the Gaza Strip, the border line Palestinian city adjacent to Egypt. I have spent years and years when I was young working hard before and after school and during the breaks of my BA study. I had my own business and at the same time I had my BA certificate. That was more than wonderful for me.

Two sources of income for a young man in his early 20s. I was consent of that and started building my own house and enlarging my business. I had a very nice two story house with an area of 240m square. In the first store was my cheese factory and in the second floor were two apartments; one for me and the other for my precious parents.

The repercussions of my fault

During the aggressive Israeli war against the Gaza Strip, an Israeli F16 bombed my house and my cheese factory with two rockets that left everything a pile of useless rubbles. Thanks for God, none of my family or me was even injured.

I did not spend much time think what to do. I directly decided not to surrender to the Israeli oppression, but to go on and resurrect again from under the rubbles.

I started my business again and continued working in the field of journalism and teaching. But a couple of months later, I have just went to bed to have a restful sleep, but 15 minutes later, a sound of a big explosion aroused me. I found dust everywhere in my makeshift house. I thought that my house which was the target and thanked God that my wife and all of my eight kids were at their grandmother’s house that time.

I went out to see that my new diary has been destroyed again by an Israeli ware plane. Nothing remained. The building, the pasteurizer, the homogeniser, the boiler, the compressor, the van, the cheese, etc… Everything has gone.

Next day, my colleagues, journalists, came to visit me and report about what happened. A foreign journalist was a mong them.

The foreign journalist asked me: “Why do you think that the Israelis bombed you diary?” I answered: “You can ask them.” He said: “They say that you make rockets!” I replied from among about five tons of white cheese spread everywhere: “You have your own camera. You can take shoots for everything and show the whole world what you have seen. If you see rockets, you can shoot them and show the world.”  He shook his head and continued his work.

No more business

At that time, I have nearly left the work in media as I was busy in remaking my business. But, my mother who knew that I have lost all my property and I will not be able to go on asked me to stop working and to travel here or there to have a break.

I have decided to go back to the university seats again. I had an offer for a journalism course in from the University of Westminster in London in 2006/2007 and could not attend. I renewed the application and went on in this way.

I am not sure whether I am going back to do business or not, but may be. This is not what I wanted from all of this account, but I want to say that the world must look at the Israeli aggression and put an end to it, not to look at the countries that utilise the modern technology to afford luxurious life for their people. I mean Iran and the nuclear power.

However, I absolutely and completely oppose what is Iran doing, but at the same time, I ask the world to dismantle the Israelis from their WMD which is not a responsible entity. And it was tested during the disproportionate war against Gaza. It used white phosphorous against civilians.

Gaza celebrates the valentine in the dark

My sons use old candles to light in order to study

My sons use old candles to light in order to study

Motasem A Dalloul, London

Feb 14, 2012

Gaza children took to street today night holding candles to mark the valentine day in the dark as the main Gaza electric plant stopped.

Authority of energy announced the halt of the plant generators as a result of the shortage of fuel resulted of the strict Israeli siege against the Gaza Strip.

The Gaza electric plant needs 600,000 litres of industrial fuel a day to operate well and support the 1.7m population.

A senior official in the ministry of health in Gaza said that the shortage of electricity threatens the life of hundreds of patients in hospitals. “Patients are already in pain because of the shortage of medicines and medical equipment,” the health official said.

The Gaza Strip has been living under a strict Israeli siege since 2006 and the electric plant was attacked several times by the Israeli wareplanes.

UN: 1100 Palestinian homeless in 2011

UN: some 660 demolished houses and more than 1100 Palestinian homeless in 2012

UN: some 660 demolished houses and more than 1100 Palestinian homeless in 2012

London, January, 2012

The Israeli demolition of the Palestinian houses and other buildings in 2011 has resulted in displacing more than 1100 citizens, UN report said Saturday morning.

UN demanded a direct halt of such activities of the Israeli occupation and asked it to bear the responsibility of protecting the Palestinian citizens.

“Israel as the Occupying Power has a fundamental responsibility to protect the Palestinian civilian population under its control and to ensure their dignity and well‐being,” Maxwell Gaylard, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the occupied Palestine, said.

“The current policy and practice of demolitions cause extensive human suffering and should end,” Mr Gaylard added.
He also criticised the policy of destroying the Palestinian homes and their livelihood and said that increases their misery. He confirmed that all those actions are not acceptable.

“The wholesale destruction of their homes and livelihoods is not consistent with that responsibility and humanitarian ideals. The current policy and practice of demolitions cause extensive human suffering and should end,” he said.

The report mentioned: “For the year 2011, some 622 homes and livelihood structures belonging to Palestinian families were similarly destroyed, forcibly displacing almost 1,100 people, over half of them children, and compromising the livelihoods of several thousand more.”

Mr Gaylard noted that these figures represent a dramatic increase compared with previous years, and that a much greater number, in the tens of thousands, remain under threat of dispossession, demolition and displacement.

Last year statistics: 124 martyrs, 600 injured

A little Palestinian child killed by the Israeli shelling against the Gaza Strip

A little Palestinian child killed by the Israeli shelling against the Gaza Strip

London, January 1, 2012

Israeli aggressive forces killed 124 Gaza residents and wounded 600 others during 2011, medical sources said.

Those residents were targeted by different kinds of Israeli destructive warplanes and artillery missiles along that year.

A group of Palestinian children killed when the Israeli war planes attacked their house in Gaza

A group of Palestinian children killed when the Israeli war planes attacked their house in Gaza

“Those number are distributed among the whole months of the year, but the last ones were the most misery,” Dr Ashraf al Qedra, MOH spokesman, told Quds Press news agency.

He said that the last martyr was Momen abu Daff, 21, from Johr al Deek, eastern Gaza, who was killed in the last night of the past year.