Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Diaries from Gaza: Building hopes

by Menna Hassan on May 24th, 2010

The continuous siege of Gaza, already in its third year, prevents many patients from traveling abroad for medical treatment. As a result, a number of victims die every day in Gaza. Today a man suffering from cancer passed for the same reasons. I believe thousands of patients in Gaza are waiting for treatment outside Gaza. It is worth mentioning that medicines and medical equipments for treatment are not available in the Gaza Strip so most of the Gazans have great wishes to save these souls from further pain and impending death.

Every day when I go out for work, I see the huge destruction left by the destructive power of Israel used during the war on Gaza Strip. I can also see the buildings which suffered damage by the Israeli war machine. No rebuilding has taken place since there are no materials for reconstruction in Gaza while Israel is preventing the entry of construction materials into Gaza. However, the Israeli Occupation authorities have exceptionally allowed the transfer of construction materials for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees projects in Gaza Strip where hundreds of buildings await reconstruction so that they can be used again.

Comment: The Palestinians are HUMAN too. Gaza: End the blockade. GAZA: HALTE AU BLOCUS.

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