02 January, 2009

Aid Points for Gaza in UAE

I was looking for concrete charitable organisations within UAE to whom I could donate to for Gaza.

I came across Aramex, and I thought I'd let everyone know they have a Gaza Campaign going on in UAE and will be collecting donations in:

  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Deira City Centre
  • Sharjah City Centre
  • Ajman City Centre.
  • Carrefour, Airport Road - Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain Mall, Al Ain - Abu Dhabi

  • They require:

First Aid kits, medical emergency supplies, chronic illness medication, Personal hygiene products, Non-perishable foods, New clothes, Tents and Blankets.

Some things which Israel is NOT allowing through:

  • Salt
  • Whole Dates (only seedless dates are allowed)
  • Used/old clothes (only NEW clothes are allowed)


Please ensure the validity date is at least 6 months for food and at least 1 year for medicine.

Donations are accepted from 1st of January till the 11th of January.

Please pass on the word and if you know of any other organisations who are sending aid to Gaza and need donations within UAE, please post them here including their locations. The death toll has gone past 400 and there are thousands injured and in need.

*Updated*

You can also donate through [Funds & might be out of the Country]:

Dubai Cares Campaign: From Jan 14th to Jan 20th.

Dear Friends,

Dubai Cares is joining a united front of UAE-based relief and charitable organizations to pledge humanitarian assistance and mobilize the UAE community to help alleviate the suffering of children in Gaza. There are approximately 275,000 students of primary school age in Gaza and Dubai Cares is asking for your help to support them in this time of need.

Here's how you can help. Dubai Cares is currently recruiting volunteers to help package 50,000 basic school kits and 50,000 hygiene kits for the Children of Gaza. Approximately 150 participants are needed each day for this event as we are aiming to assemble approximately 10,000 kits a day. We would be honored if you could join us.

Dubai Cares will supply all of the items required for the kits and we need your help to pack and prepare them for shipping to the children of Gaza.

Date: Wednesday, January 14 through January 20, 2009
Venue: DIFC (Emperor Hall)
Timing(s):
• Weekdays: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• Friday January 16, 2009: 2:00 -6:00 p.m.
• Saturday January 17, 2009: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


You are welcome to join us anytime. Please bring your friends and family to the venue during our working hours and we will put you to work. You can also help us spread the word by forwarding this email to others who you believe may want to help. We will have snacks and beverages available.

Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at Gaza@dubaicares.ae .

We hope you will be able to join with us to show solidarity for the children of Gaza.


Sincerely,
Kawthar Bin Sulayem
0503588220



Also, please, keep any political talk about Israel/Palestine out of this. You all can argue about it somewhere else. This post is about sending aid and helping people. Thank-you.

79 comments:

Cheeky Minx said...

Thanks Veiled Muslimah.

Would you know whether there's any bank account set up for collecting funds??

Mars said...

i have clothes i'd like to donate. i'll go to one of the malls.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info.

-FR

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info.
You everyone a peaceful New Year.

-FR

Lirun said...

well done VM..

at the moment the policy of israel is also to keep the crossings open for aid.. around 100 truckloads have been going through everyday.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Cheeky Minx,

I think the safest way for cash donations is through the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency)

http://www.un.org/unrwa/

Cheeky Minx said...

@ Dubai Jazz,

Thanks. I checked with Red Crescent too, they are also collecting money. My only concern is how fast the money will reach them????

Jones. Bridget Jones. said...

Good initiative V.M.

@ Lirun, could you please reconfirm that truckloads are indeed being allowed through??

I watched an intervention by a Palestinian govt. representative on French channel TV5 news last night who claimed that goods/ medical supplies are barely getting through, if at all. A Western doctor said the same.

I truly hope it is not the case. Honestly, I don't know anymore who and what to believe.

It would be a tragedy in itself if relief is not reaching civilian victims.

Hatem said...

Thanks VM; this is really useful information…
If someone wants to make online donations anywhere in the world, there is also Islamic Relief website.

Hatem said...

I mean online donations to Gaza from anywhere in the world...

Anonymous said...

a million thanks to u sister

Veiled Muslimah said...

No Problem guys, as long as we can help somehow inshaAllah.

First few days of the strike and I was getting so frustrated with myself because I wasn't doing anything/couldn't do anything except pray. It made me feel helpless.

Cheeky Minx: Honestly, I'm actually not sure but I heard Interpal was doing something. However, I also heard that a lot of charitable organisations which were donating to Gaza got shut down. So you'll have to check on that.

Dubai Jazz: Thanks for the Info. I'll update my post.

Lirun: You're in Israel, yes? I'd also like a confirmation also. I would appreciate it.

I read in the news how one boat carrying medical supplies and doctors to Gaza was attacked and how trucks too were stopped.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Hatem: Thank-You for the information. :)

Post Updated. Keep the information coming.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Guys, a friend in the occupied territories told me that the trucks are getting through, albeit slowly and painfully (100 so far, which is a minuscule number).

But we have to remember that with such a sheer scale of human catastrophe, the borders will have to open sooner or later, and what's important is that when they are open the relief agencies will then have the material to deliver.

Israeli Uncensored News said...

How come all of your guys are so eager to help Gaza but don't care about the real massacres conducted by Muslims against each other?

Lirun said...

DJ thanks for that..

all i can go off (honestly) is what the papers and my friends are saying..

my soldier friends in the IDF have told me that 300 trucks got through over the past three days - an average of 100 a day..

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052246.html

the boat was turned away but not because it contained medical supplies.. previous boats were allowed in.. i think the area is not a closed military zone..

wishing us all shabbat shalom.. ie a weekend of peace..

AbraCadabra said...

At the moment they ARE letting in approximately 100 trucks a day when the UN says a minimum of 500 a day are needed.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Guys, please keep any political discussion out of this.

Or this thread will get closed like the previous one.

Thanks.

BuJassem said...

Bless you dear sister.
3ala fikra, you can disable comments yourself Veiled Muslimah.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Buj: :) I know, but I don't want to in case somebody provides information that I may not know off and I can update my post. So that its beneficial for everyone inshallah.

Anonymous said...

United Nation...hmmm don't think I would donate through that, dont'trust them.

Jones. Bridget Jones. said...

Thank you for the feedback DJ & Lirun, and for the kind wishes Lirun.

Bridget got this response from news channel France24:

http://www.france24.com/en/20090101-ask-correspondents-questions-israel-strikes-gaza

Basically saying basic foodstuffs is barely reaching the population, as UNWRA is delayed.

Oh, and that animal fodder also counts as humanitarian aid.

As I say, you don't know anymore which source to trust ha.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this fulfils your criteria:
http://freegaza.org/index.php

By funding these people, you will help them to provide eyewitness accounts and keep us informed about the current ground situation and hold the IDF accountable. Also, their aim to open up a link between Cyprus and Gaza will help Gazans to receive more food supplies in the near future at least.

Anonymous said...

Animal fodder is important to feed animals that are a source of milk, eggs etc. Sadly, since the blockade it has been reported that Gazans themselves have had to resort to consuming animal fodder due to massive food shortages.

Points made in this post (http://freegaza.org/index.php?module=latest_news&id=0b9820653e857d435f586f6b583b080f&offset=)
about day 6 give a very realistic account of what the ground situation is and may give an idea of how and what aid could and should reach the people.

Lirun said...

sadly my wishes for a peaceful weekend havent come true.. UAEians who want to donate to palestinians should go to this link:

http://alidahmash.blogspot.com/2009/01/for-bloggers-in-uae-you-can-help-gaza.html

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

Yes, lets give to people a thousand or so miles away when just outside most of your homes/buildings there are needy people.

This makes me sick. God wont look fondly on your drunken sincerity.

Oooh! The ground operations just started! This should be fun *Grabs popcorn*

VM - So because you started a BLOG post you have done something? No, You have done nothing. Worse even, you have pretended to care.

Lirun, Does you soldier friend need any help? Money, medical supplies? I want to help in any way I can.

Anonymous said...

Admin
could u do us a favor & disable the so called "A Blessing in Tragedy said" from commenting!

the last thing we want on UAE community blog is a bloody Zionist...
don’t tell me freedom of speech!

plzzzz plzzz...i'm asking u on behalf of many bloggers who r pissed off from such creatures...

Anonymous said...

Humanity at its venal worst again in Palestine / Israel. Sticking plasters do help but I wonder who they help more in this case the giver or the receiver? Nothing will ever change in the region until the extermist nut jobs on both sides are reined in. So for it is worth (not much I admit) my old clothes and charitable donations continue to go local and at least I know they get to where they are meant to.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

If any one is to blame for all that is happening in Gaza right now, it's none other than Gazans themselves who handed over victory to the rightwing fundamentalist radical; Hamas. Those idiots in turn have brought nothing but misery & suffering to the same people that brought them into power.

Shame Shame Shame

Anonymous said...

YOU make me sick Disgrace in Tragedy.

Your insensitivity and stark arrogance will come back to bite you in the a$$ some day and well deserved it would be.

I'll bring the pop corn. My drunken sincerity would not extend to you.

Anonymous said...

Anon

Please save ur “old clothes and charitable donations” which “will continue to go local”!!

Palestinians & gazans never begged for anything neither money nor ur “old clothes” …they just wanted justice …but wut shall we say …is it too much to ask for from the inhuman biased international community controlled by Zionists & the Iseali Lobby.

I gave up on seeing God’s fairness on Earth

Veiled Muslimah said...

I guess people can't read properly.

What part of:

Also, please, keep any political talk about Israel/Palestine out of this. You all can argue about it somewhere else. This post is about sending aid and helping people. Thank-you.

Do you all do not get?

Anonymous said...

Here are some personal assessments I made when searching around for places to donate cash online.

UNWRA has a bank in Gaza, and reading their reports etc. online has done a lot of significant work in Palestine over decades. Eg. I read that they successfully helped reduce the infant mortality rate among the refugee population. Also have met quite a few Palestinian professionals who attended UN schools and were provided with nourishment in the 1950s onwards.

Anyway, some people gamble on the stock market or real estate market, I choose to gamble on charities!

I strongly support donations of food, medicines etc. However, there are also additional types of support required, such as organisations that help to bring the truth to the world and document atrocities committed against the civilian population.

Note Israel has "allowed" foreign nationals to leave.

So I have also donated to the following two organisations:

www.freegaza.org (see comment above)

International Solidarity Movement that has international observers choosing to stay and keep reporting, even after most foreign nationals have left. Rachel Corrie who was tragically killed at 23years old, while standing in front of a bulldozer to protect a Palestinian homes, was a volunteer for this group.

Have also seen very good reports of organisations listed above by other posters. Maybe one should also add Palestinian Red crescent society that is doing a stellar job from the reports I keep reading.

BuJassem said...

ABIT you're inciting hatred on this blog. Be careful.

I know all you're after is some fun, so I recommend investing in a PS3 or a Wii.

Also please respect the wishes of the post author regarding commenting.

s.ahmed said...

VM. Found a kind of arrangment a Pharmacy chain+Aramex has from a blog. Perhaps we can have the same arrangement here. Following is the link

http://a-tale-of-three-beans.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-local-company-provides.html

Veiled Muslimah said...

Anonymous @ 19:29

Thank-you for all the information & links! I've added FreeGaza to the list... however the other links aren't working for me. It says the host is down.

S.Ahmed:

I checked it out, thats actually an excellent idea. But I don't know if the Pharmacies here are going to co-operate or not?

I'm going to be making a trip to my local pharmacy soon inshaAllah [Probably around this week] and I'll ask if its possible, im hoping they're helpful.

If anybody else has a pharmacy nearby [and hopefully in the middle of the Dubai so its acessible to people], could you please take the initiative and ask too? Post your response here and if it works, Ill put it up on the main site and we'll work something out.

Please keep in mind, donations by Aramex get accepted only till the 11th of January.

Cheeky Mink said...

Does anyone know if there's any blood donation initiative??

Habayeb said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

"Thank-you for all the information & links! I've added FreeGaza to the list... however the other links aren't working for me. It says the host is down."

You are welcome, and well...it is the least I can do.

Regarding the ISM website, it does work, but you are right, I noticed today that the server has been down quite a few times so you have to be a little patient. Been accessing it through Google cache.

Just read a report by ISM volunteer that 80% of calls for help from ambulance services cannot be met.

I have read "Schindler's list" by Thomas Keneally. I would recommend the book over the movie which is not that good. You would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved. The entire population of Jews in Krakow, Poland, including surrounding villages were forced to relocate to a newly established ghetto, with each person granted 4 cubic meters of space (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Reinhard_in_Krak%C3%B3w). Frankly, reading the reports coming from Gaza, what is happening reminds me of an account in the book of a massacre that occurred in this Ghetto. Shudder to think how much worse it could have been if the world couldn't see. Unlike others, I believe new media (including blogs) has a significant role.

Thanks for your post. Will keep checking for updates.

Also, sorry, if my reference to Schindler's list borders on the political.

Veiled Muslimah said...

habayeb: JazakAllah kheir...

I'll update my post tomorrow morning inshaAllah

samuraisam said...

Habayeb: You cannot post up account numbers like that, you must provide a link to an official website where the account numbers are displayed.

Anonymous said...

Many of us are also inadvertently helping Israel in some twice or thrice removed way. Yes even in the supportive(?) anti-Zionist Muslim / Arab world. For your interest attached are some brands and companies you might like to avoid. It may do little but it can make you feel good and remember Barclays bank back in the 1980s were not best impressed with the boycotts against them in the UK for their support of another abhorrent regime of aparteid South Africa.

Peace.


http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-israel.php

Anonymous said...

@ Anon, 6 Jan, 12.03.

But.. But... everyone supports Zionism then!!! How accurate is this info?? Okay, I know about Starbucks, but the rest? All my fave brands are on it :( Frigging hell!

Lirun said...

thats hilarious..

yes everyone with an intel chip - rip it out.. dont use computers.. dont use motorolla cell phone technology and avoid coca cola.. :)

there are mind you more companies to avoid that are not on the list but i wont mention them..

but i will throw in there that you should not undertake any invitro fertilization procedures..

oh yeah and dont read the bible..

copyright may have expired but we feel morally supported by all monotheistic religions.. after all - we were first.. you should add a few extras just to make sure no one thinks you consider us to be right..

nzm said...

Anon @ 06 January, 2009 12:03: if your computer has an Intel chip, then you'd better boycott your computer too, as well as all your CD-Roms.

Oh, and get off your cellphone as well.

nzm said...

Oops, sorry Lirun, because of comment moderation, your latest comment didn't appear until after it had been approved and after I posted mine!

Lirun said...

no problem.. great minds laugh alike :))

i think what people need to learn is that there are no sides anymore..

the world is too small..

we are all on the same side and when we hurt eachother we hurt ourselves..

both sides needed to be supported into the trust building process that is so vital for the resolution of protracted conflicts..

i hope the nations of the world - especially the great ones - will one day wake to this - stop promoting one side at the expense of the other and teach us how to simply get along..

Anonymous said...

@ Anon, 6 Jan, 12.03.

But.. But... everyone supports Zionism then!!! How accurate is this info?? Okay, I know about Starbucks, but the rest? All my fave brands are on it :( Frigging hell!


Well guys and girls that's the joy of capitalism for you. The bottom line is that it's all about money. And this part of the world just loves money right?

As with the Barclays boycott of the 80s then perhaps it is easier to target more blatant friends of Israel - Marks and Spencer, Caterpillar (the boots unless you go in for bulldozers).

http://www.mylinkspage.com/israel.html

Global capitalism means ensures that you cannot boycott everything but you can do what you can.

Keep the faith.

Cheeky Minx said...

"we feel morally supported by all monotheistic religions.."

Last I checked, Islam is a monotheistic religion too.. and last I double-checked, there are Christians as well living in Gaza.

@ everyone, whatever happened to not going political or exchanging below the belt blows here? Ah, the truce is over? Oh well, let's all get bloodily messy then!

Lirun said...

cheeky minx - we have done well in this post.. we should be proud.. i didnt ask you to boycott me.. on the contrary - i have brought you a link to donate to palestinians..

the angle i am coming from is that i want peace.. i trust you do too..

Veiled Muslimah said...

I read 7days the other day... and aramex trucks ARE going through. They're going from here to Jordan and then go on from there.

However, it going to take time, considering sometimes the Israelis don't let them through and if they are, are doing it slowly.

We can't give up though!

Cheeky Minx said...

@ Lirun, trust yourself, I do want peace too.

I did not call for boycott of your products/ sponsors. I'm well aware (and glad) that there are thousand of jews against the war.

I certainly second the comment you made at 01.27, Jan 7.. When decision-makers from both parties fully grasp that and that, like it or not, we all share a common heritage that takes us to Abraham, it will be a day of hope for both people insh'allah! Shalom!

Cheeky Minx said...

@ everyone, my query again: no blood donation initiative here? I read somewhere that it has happened in Jordan. If there, why not here?

Is there anyone who can advise on how such a campaign can be organised? which authorities to contact, whose approval to get etc.?

Come on guys, surely we all have some blood to spare?

I challenge each and everyone of you here who claims to be affected by the events, let's do something concrete, let's make this happen!

Anonymous said...

Long live Hugo Chavez!!!!!

Lirun said...

inshalla

Anonymous said...

When decision-makers from both parties fully grasp that and that, like it or not, we all share a common heritage that takes us to Abraham, it will be a day of hope for both people insh'allah! Shalom!

Sorry to be a downer - but there lies the problem. Relgion and interpretations of events which may or may not have happened a long long time ago. There are relgious and nationalist nut jobs on both sides who will not let their hate and their version of history go. It is possible for people of different belief systems or none, to live side by side but sadly recent history shows that the haters, the intolerant, have made this very difficult.

Anyway back to the thread - good point about blood donation. Do the Red Crescent collect any? I have an arm full to spare.

Gaza We Will Never Forget. said...

The barcode of products made in Israel starts with 7290.

Muslims, it's in your hands. Remember, one day, you will be made to account for what you did when your brother's blood was being spilled in Gaza.

Cheeky Minx said...

Thanks for the suggestion Anon@ 08.33.

Red Crescent Abu Dhabi says The Blood Bank has a such initiative at their new centre behind the Khalidiyah Mall in AD and that the campaign runs from today to day after. I'm not able to reach the Blood Bank to confirm.

Could someone who lives in AD simply go there and check please?

Unable to reach Red Crescent Dubai so far.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Update: There are money donations being taken in specifically for Gaza at all Union Supermarkets.

And yes... I was surprised myself. I came across a video of thousands of Israeli Jews in Tel Aviv protests their governments action.

CheekyMinx... let me know if you find out something. But I was wondering how would blood donations get through?

If Jordan is doing it though I'm sure we can do too.

Sigh... Jordan is doing a lot Mashalla... I just feel we could do more then what we're currently doing.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Theres a protest on Israeli Raids on Gaza at Dubai Corniche tomorrow [on friday 09th Jan] 4pm onwards.

Also happening at:

Abu Dhabi - the corniche
Sharjah - buhayrat khaled
Ras Al Khayma - al qawasim corniche

facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=44250546574

I really want to make it... but I'm actually out there for an important trip. If it was anything else I wouldve cancelled. Argh! :(

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Just a quick note people; I found a couple of months old article where a senior doctor at Gaza's Al Shefa hospital was interviewed and said there's a dire need for ANTIBIOTICS.

http://yubanet.com/world/Gaza-s-main-hospital-struggling-to-cope.php

"Medhat Abbas reported a shortage of staff, including nurses and surgeons, at Al-Shifa, which is in desperate need of antibiotics, tubes, urine bags, dressings and gloves for emergency operations. The hospital was already facing shortages of medicines and medical supplies due to the Israeli blockade."

Anonymous said...

"(...) the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) criticised the Israeli military for what it called “unacceptable” delays in gaining access to those wounded in the attacks. The ICRC said Israeli troops tried to stop its workers giving assistance to a group of Palestinian civilians stranded for days after being wounded by Israeli shelling. The group – WHICH INCLUDED FOUR CHILDREN FOUND NEXT TO THEIR DEAD MOTHERS, TOO WEAK TO STAND – was less than 100 metres from an Israeli position, the ICRC said in a strongly worded statement. The Israeli military "failed to meet its obligations under international humanitarian law to care for and evacuate the wounded," the ICRC said."


Outrageous.
Heart-breaking.

To think I'm protected from cold and hunger tonight while defenseless children are enduring such suffering. I feel ashamed for my comfort.

PLEASE SPARE THE CHILDREN. They are innocent.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Guys, I've updated the post.

There are things that the Israeli Army is NOT allowing through:


• Salt
• Whole Dates (only seedless dates are allowed)
• Used/old clothes (only NEW clothes are allowed)


Please, please, do not send them as it would delay the trucks getting into Gaza and the aid on the whole.

And, Aramex has added new Aid Points in Abu Dhabi.

They got in touch with me, And they are very appreciative and grateful about what everyone is doing. Already 14 trucks are on their way to Amman Jordan from here and more are expected to go by the end of this campaign.

They have a facebook group for this now:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43604035901

Veiled Muslimah said...

DJ, thank-you for the information. Jazakallah kheir... Keep it coming. It's really good to know somethings from the inside and what is exactly being needed.

Right now though, i think everything is. From body bags, to food to medicine. Sigh. I shudder to think how they're deailing with the dead and injured with an already suffering medical supply.

May Allah have mercy.

Lirun said...

veiled muslemiah

well done on the info gathering..

hope your donations make it..

Anonymous said...

Civilian updates from the field:

http://www.gazatoday.blogspot.com/

http://gaza-sderot.blogspot.com/

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/applications/blogs/pressoffice/?p=2824

mohammed said...

Dears,
For more information you can visit the the groups on facebook
Deliver hope to Gazza People
Deliver hope to the people in Gaza

Thanks

Lirun said...

barcodes?? ok let me help you.. here is a very useful guide on how to boycott israel :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saeky9I5T9c

bare in mind that its kind of entertaining..

BuJassem said...

Hi Lirun, how ru man?

Very smart youtube video about boycotting Israel.. but as usual there are two sides to every coin. I had to admit, this is a smart way to show the Israeli side.

There are some contradictions though, but hey, the Holy Land is full of those!!

Lirun said...

hey Buj

havent heard from you in a long time man..

im well and lucky that the armed aspect of the conflict hasnt come closer than 25 kms from my house.. which here is very far away.. :)

feeling very lost my friend.. its hard to balance your innate sense of injustice with you insticts of self defence..

i dont wish it upon anybody.. it produces ugly realities like the one thats taking place 60 or so kms away from my house in yaffo..

i hope that (a) the israelis (and for goodness sake) the egyptians let all aid in (b) the aid gets distributed fairly and does not get abused for political purposes (c) that everyone stop sending aid soon - not out of a lack of compassion but rather out of a lack of need - inshalla gaza shall soon rise again and soar to heights it hasnt seen for many many centuries and become the object of my and my countrymen's friendly and amicable envy and admiration..

Veiled Muslimah said...

Aramex needs volunteers to help sort out donations for Gaza.

This is the message I got:

Aramex needs help to pack desperately needs as many volunteers as possible anytime from 9 am to 12 midnight everyday until Jan 12 to help sort out donations to Gaza. Please try to help even if for a few hours. Pls pass msg on and call Ahmed on 0508390571 one hour before leaving to direct you to the needed location.

Lirun said...

btw

veiled muslemia

that phone number probably needs a +972 instead of the first zero.. looks like an israeli phone number..

Habayeb said...

Samurraisam - Those account numbers were published in a newspaper AND posted on a Facebook group.

Anonymous said...

@ Lirun: "i have brought you a link to donate to palestinians.."

Tad condescending don't you think my friend?

I hope you are doing much much more than that, like many of your compatriots.

For example the Shministim(Another organisation people may like to donate to):
http://december18th.org/

Note: freegaza movement is sending another relief boat to Gaza soon, despite the dangers they will face. As I have said before, the most important thing, in addition to stopping the bombing is to lift the blockade. So you can send all the food and medicines you want, but it won't get through unless the blockade is lifted.

Also, supporting organisations with human rights watch groups particularly international observers in Gaza like the freegaza movement and the International solidarity movement will help to prosecute some of the IDF personnel who lack sense in going in there and getting into a whole lot of trouble for *war crimes, or even getting killed by their own fire. Pretty senseless, since they have much more to live for than the beleaguered Hamas.

*Prosecuting them for war crimes sets a legal precedent and helps deter the repetition of such disproportionate actions. Also gives world leaders the message: "This is not a play ground for you to play games in. NO MORE."

Veiled Muslimah said...

Lirun: Thats a UAE mobile phone number. Starts with 050 when dialing locally.

samuraisam said...

habayeb: Sorry but it doesn't matter, link to the news article or facebook group and people can find the account information on their own.
A facebook group can be made by anyone, so the account number could be from anywhere/anyone.

Lirun said...

anon: i think you're over-analysing.. is your concerns the children of gaza or my personality flaws? i suggest you focus on the prior.. for i am uncurably imperfect..

VM: oops :)

Veiled Muslimah said...

Dubai Cares need volunteers starting Jan 14th to pack donations. You don't need to bring anything, just bring man power. I'm going to be putting information up soon on the main blog.

Habayeb said...

yep got it..the link for the acc nos i mean

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Society/10273703.html

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