Amira: Ma’an journalist finds young girl near death hiding from gunfire in his home

Jan 18 2009, Ma’an News

Gaza – Ma’an – For two days 15-year-old Amira’s wound bled without medical treatment. She fled her home, and the dead bodies of her father and two brothers, to an abandoned apartment. She only had a bucket of water, no blankets or first aid equipment for two days as she hid in the building.

It was the home of Ma’an journalist Emad Eid that she found. Emad had moved his family to a different, safer area of Gaza City. He returned to his home when Israeli tanks retreated from Tel Al-Hawa, to see what damage was done.

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Who Is Responsible for Gaza blight?

Dr. Akram Habeeb, Jan 17 2009
Writing from the Occupied Gaza Strip

As a Gazzan who is not affiliated to any political party; yet much concerned about what is taking place in my hometown, I meticulously track every piece of news related to the ongoing horrendous carnage which is perpetrated by the Israelis against the innocent civilians in Gaza. I was shocked when key staff of Bush’s outgoing Administration hold the Palestinian side in particular responsible for the recent onslaught in Gaza. I was also more devastated when some European officials and even few Arab leaders implicitly hold the same opinion. I am not sure though whether these officials do represent the voice and the good will of their peoples.

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Eye-witness report – Day 11 of Israeli War On Gaza

Palestinians flee their houses but Israeli rockets kill them in schools

Sameh A. Habeeb, Jan 6, 2009 –  News Report Ground Military Operation

 The ground military operation started 72 hours ago. Below is a new report for the 11th day of Gaza War and the outcomes of Israeli invasion. For more reporting, breaking news, interviews and accounts in Gaza, you could reach me on my contact info below. Please try both numbers below because there is a big problem in communication resulted in Israeli power cuts.

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What if Israel Was the Victim?

What if the roles of Israel, Gaza, and members of the international community in the ongoing conflict were reversed? How would Americans and their government respond?

Jeremy R. Hammond editor of Foreign Policy Journal , January 6, 2009Jeremy R. Hammond

Gaza’s offensive against Israel continued today, sharply escalating with a ground incursion that cut off the southern part of Israel from the north.

The Israeli death toll climbed past 400, at least 60 of whom were civilians, according to UN estimates. 4 Palestinian civilians have been killed as a result of Jewish settlers firing rockets into Gaza in response to the military operation led by Hamas.


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Israel’s ‘Fait Accompli’ in Gaza

Editor: An Excellent article by Eric Margol of what is happening in Gaza.

Eric Margol,

There are two completely different versions of what is currently happening in Gaza.

In the Israeli and North American press version, Hamas – “Islamic terrorists” backed by Iran – have in an unprovoked attack fired deadly rockets on innocent Israel with the intent of destroying the Jewish state.

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Day 9 of Israeli War On Gaza

Sameh A. Habeeb. News Report Ground Military Operation

Breaking News: Five Palestinians killed in a bombing targeted Mus’ab Bin Umair mosque northern Gaza Strip.

Breaking News: Five Palestinians from one family “Bakr” killed west of Gaza City. The mother was killed along with her 4 children in F16 rocket.

Destruction in GazaBreaking News: Around 17 peoples killed in Al atatra family in Bait lahia town north of Gaza. Among est them several children, two
brothers, 20-year-old and many old men who were all killed by one rocket. Israeli tanks prevents ambulances from reaching wounded people in the same place. Among the recognized victims; Osama sliman, Mueen bu aljdya, Ahmed Abu sltan, Hamaoda Abu sultan, Ali Al sous, Muhammad Al atar, Ahmed Tantish and one from Al shalfooh family.

Breaking News: Three paramedics and ambulance staff killed by  an artillery shell and F16 rocket near Shikh Ejlin area. The paramedics were in a mission of rescuing a family hit near Al mahrosa hall. The family still bleeding and no news coming up about them till thismoment.


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