I just have no words for this latest development, NONE!
Palestinian Medical Relief Society website LINK
Link to Oxfam's statement confirming the attack on the medical building.
More on Al-Jazeera:
|The body of six-month-old Mohammed Bourai carried by his father during his funeral in Gaza [AFP]|
Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Destroys Medical Relief Head Office, Kills Baby
Ramallah, 28/02/2008. An Israeli airstrike aimed at the ministry of interior building in Gaza City also destroyed the nearby Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) head office in Gaza and killed a 5-month-old baby in a residential building in the same area.
- Mohammad Nasser Al-Borey, 5-month-old baby killed by the Israeli airstrike
The PMRS head office was housing the main PMRS clinic in the Gaza Strip, the main pharmacy, an ambulance, a loan centre for equipment for handicapped people and all the administrative offices. The ambulance, all the medicine and most of the equipment have been destroyed. The building itself is badly damaged and cannot be used again without extensive repairs.
The attack also hit a nearby residential building, killing Mohammad Nasser Al-Borey, 5 months, in his family home.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi MP, president of PMRS, declared “the collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza has reached unbearable levels. This latest attack destroyed a key part of the already badly hit Gazan health system. Israel has lost all sense of humanity, and the silence of the international community enables its murderous escalation against a people imprisoned in a giant jail. These relentless violations of international law must be put to an end. It is a war crime under the Geneva Convention to target medical personnel. Regional organisations and individual States have to take actions to protect the Palestinian people from Israel. This must stop, now”.
Dr. Abdel Hadi Abu Khussa, director of PMRS in the Gaza Strip, declared that “the destruction of the main clinic, pharmacy, office and one ambulance are a terrible blow to PMRS activities and will increase the suffering of the people of Gaza. We are victims of Israeli collective punishment”.
Background: PMRS’ Work in the Gaza Strip
PMRS is one of the largest non-governmental health service providers in Palestine, reaching 1.4 million Palestinians in over 490 cities, towns and villages in 2007. This was achieved through the extensive physical and human network built in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the 29 years since PMRS was established.
In Gaza, PMRS maintains four primary healthcare centres, two ambulances and two mobile clinics as well as an effective program to help people with disabilities, especially children. PMRS also runs an Individual Relief program for patients in need and a centre providing physiotherapy and assistive equipment to the disabled.
In response to the complete Israeli blockade of Gaza since January 2008, PMRS had declared a status of emergency and was stepping up its emergency program to support the needs of the people of Gaza.
Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) – www.pmrs.ps – fax 00972 2 296 99 91 – phone 00972 5 99 94 00 73
Video slideshow of the massacre in Gaza (from Sabbah's blog-and produced by Haitham)
Warning, this is next to impossible to watch, in fact, impossible to watch. God help them.
The above youtube was deleted without warning to the maker, our dear friend Haitham Sabbah who created it. Read about it HERE.
The TRUTH however cannot be deleted. Now we are several days later, the IOF has supposedly "retreated" from Gaza, leaving behind a slaughter. There are no words to get across the KNOWING that those slaughtered in Gaza are children of our creator.
If you do not know this, then there is something wrong with you!
So, here it is again, let these images sink into your head and travel down to your heart and GRIP you. Imagine for just a minute, yes take a minute out of your lives and FEEL it as if these are your own children. JUST FEEL IT for Christ's sake and then do SOMETHING to stop it. Call your representatives and senators and the State Department and say NO MORE! Our country should not be sending a freaking DIME to these Zionist butchers!
OK-here we go again, the Daily Motions video was flagged as "inappropriate content" and needed registration to view it. A fellow blogger of Haitham's uploaded it again on to youtube and on to his blog