Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Israel destroys vitamin shipment for disabled Palestinian children

Expand Messages
  • ummyakoub
    Palestinian women protest Islamic charity cutbacks in Gaza City Nov 10, 2003 (Associated Press) http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=1518015 Gaza City, Gaza
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 15, 2003
    • 0 Attachment
      Palestinian women protest Islamic charity cutbacks in Gaza City

      Nov 10, 2003 (Associated Press)

      http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=1518015

      Gaza City, Gaza Strip- AP -- A violent protest in the Gaza Strip by
      hundreds of women today.

      Some 300 Palestinian women smashed windows of government buildings
      with sticks and rocks. They're protesting the tighter monitoring of
      Islamic charities accused of having links to Islamic militants.

      The increased supervision has led to delays in the welfare payments
      by the charities to some Palestinians.

      Palestinian security forces fired into the air, and moved patrol cars
      into position to protect other government buildings. No injuries are
      reported.

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Israel destroys shipment of vitamins for disabled Palestinian
      children

      Occupied Jerusalem: 30 October, 2003 (IAP News)

      Zionist regime authorities have destroyed a shipment of medicine,
      vitamins and other food supplements to disabled Palestinian children
      in the refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, some of whom suffer from
      down syndrome and malnutrition.

      According to officials of al-Awda hospital in Gaza, the shipment is
      worth tens of thousands of dollar.

      "The shipment was held at the airport in Tel Aviv and we were told
      that certain documents were needed. However when the documents were
      provided and every time we submitted a document, another was
      demanded," said Dr. M. al Farra of the Awda hospital.

      "Eventually, the Israeli government destroyed the shipment of the
      vitamins without any explanation."

      The shipment in question was donated by the US-based Holy Land Trust,
      a Christian charity.

      A UN report last month accused the Israeli regime of preventing food
      and water from hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

      Palestinian sources said Israeli port authorities were holding up
      hundreds of tons of food materials donated to the Palestinians
      without any explanation.

      A spokesman for a Hebron-based charity accused the Israeli government
      of seeking "to starve Palestinian children."

      "I think they are waging a war of starvation against us. It is a kind
      of holocaust," said the official who asked for anonymity.

      The Israeli occupation army tightly sealed the occupied territories
      when the Aqsa intifada broke out more than three years ago.

      Since then, Palestinian population centers have been reduced to
      virtual detention camps, with Palestinians barred from traveling
      outside their immediate population centers.

      Israel has also been restricting foreign food aid to the
      Palestinians, pushing many impoverished Palestinian families to the
      edge of starvation.

      http://www.iap.org E-mails: iapinfo@...

      *********************************************************************

      NEWS AND VIEWS DISTRIBUTED HERE ARE THE AUTHOR'S RESPONSIBILITY
      AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE OPINION OF WORLD VIEW NEWS SERVICE

      To subscribe to this group, send an email to:
      vwns-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      NEWS ARCHIVE IS OPEN TO PUBLIC VIEW
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vwns/
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.