Friday, December 21, 2007

Please do this too 

Please sign an important petition about the murder of Gaza.

Below is a letter from Gaza:

Appeal - Appeal - Appeal

We have a very series shortage of diesel in the ministry of Health the majority of the 11 hospitals of MOH do suffer from a shortage of fuel, the same is for the 52 primary health care clinics and vehicles.

I am not speaking now about the consequences but they are catastrophic and include the transportation defect which will not enable the employees of the Ministry to go to their hospitals.

Please. We urge you to help us by applying any sort of pressure that could let the Israelis change their mind about this fatal action that would threaten the lives of thousands of civilians in the already under siege Gaza.

Dr Medhat Abbas
General Director of
Crisis Management Unit
Ministry of Health, Gaza.
Contact: mabbas[at]gov.ps

Here is information on a petition:


Since Israeli government declared Gaza as "hostile entity" on 19th September 2007,Israel blocks delivery of essential medicines to Gaza Strip and doesn't allow Palestinian patients to go outside of Gaza for urgent treatment.

The United Nations, The World Health Organisation and Physicians for Human Rights have condemned Israel for this situation, but Israeli government is still continue to its policy and Palestinian patients are slowly dying in front of the world.

All the victims of this humanitarian crisis are innocent civilians, and many of them are children. For example in 14th November 2007, 6 months old Palestinian baby Sina al-Hajj died because Israeli government didn't allow her to cross Gaza border for geting treatment. Palestinian MP Jamal Al Khudari said now there are more than a thousand Palestinian patients in urgent need of treatment who are not allowed to leave Gaza.

Please sign this petition to call the United Nations and the Israeli government to allow the Palestinian patients having treatment outside of Gaza: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-gaza

Here is what I said on the petition:

I am a Jew. I have tried to believe in the state of Israel and its founding ideals. But this murderous denial of basic health supplies to the Palestinians of Gaza makes it impossible for me to believe that Israel can rightly exist as it is currently constituted. Israel needs to be a state for ALL the people under its laws--Jews and Palestinians TOGETHER under ONE law, with no privileges for EITHER group. A state for some, but not ALL, of its residents is a state that will soon start murdering its residents wholesale. That is what is being done to Gaza: collective murder.


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