Resolution of the General Assembly of the WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. on 15.12.2018 as an open letter

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Resolution of the General Assembly of the


WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V.
on 15.12.2018
as an open letter

 

 

The ordinary general meeting of the association
WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V.
adopts the following resolution:

 

  1. It is emphasized that the association is politically, religiously, ethnically neutral in all respects according to its statute §1 Nr.3.

 

  1. The purposes of the association (§1 No. 5) are exclusively social nature. The work of the association is limited to direct and humanitarian aid to needy and distressed people in crisis areas, i.a. by donating money and material donations.

 

  1. Insofar as cooperation with other socially active and humanitarian / nonprofit organizations seems necessary and sensible for this work of the Association, the possibility of such cooperation shall be scrutinized to ensure that the purposes and objectives of the organizations, groups, individuals eligible for cooperation do not exist statutory purposes and objectives of the WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V.

 

  1. In particular WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. does not grant or provide any help and support to organizations, groups, individuals whose primary purposes and objectives are political, religious, military or paramilitary or in any way demonstrably extremist.

 

  1. WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. does not tolerate any propaganda of political or religious or / and extremist content in its official and public media. Insofar as such entries appear in the publicly accessible media of the association, these will be displayed after inspection by the executive board / resp. deleted by the respective media administrator. The author of such a contribution is reminded on the part of the board on the base of his entry, in case of recurrence excluded from the possibility of publication in association media. If the author is a regular member of the association, there is also the possibility of a membership exclusion procedure, insofar as it is a clear violation of the articles of association in the event of a repeat offense.

 

  1. WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help eV. dissociates itself clearly from groups, organizations, individuals who do not conform to the general human rights (UN – „AEMR“) and / or the constitutional law of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG – „FDGO“) in their own representation and action

 

  1. The association WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. is not responsible for and has no influence on the publication of content by groups, organizations, individuals outside the official club media. If the content of such publications is the name or content of the association WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V., the association’s board must have an authorization for publication. If this is not the case, the association WWR-Help WorldWide Resistance Help e.V. reserves legal action against the author before.

 

We are NO extremists / salafists / terrorists !!!

And also we are NOT

anti-Semitc / anti-Jewish, anti-Islamic, anti christian, antidemocratic!
All we want and do is to help other people in need !!!

Regardless of nationality / religion / ideology / ethnicity!

 

Neuss, Germany, 2018-12-15

WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance Help e.V.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aufgrund der aktuellen und fortdauernden Anfeindungen gegen den Verein WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. beschließt die ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung des Vereins am 15.12.2018 die Veröffentlichung dieser Resolution als „offenen Brief“.

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Resolution der Mitgliederversammlung des

WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V.

am 15.12.2018

als offener Brief

 

Vertreten durch den Vorstand:
Janine Abuayyash
Volmerswerther Straße 16
41468 Neuss

 

Die ordentliche Mitgliederversammlung des Vereins

WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V.
beschließt folgende Resolution

 

  1. Es wird betont dass der Verein gemäß seiner Satzung 1 Nr.3 in jeder Hinsicht politisch, religiös, ethnisch neutral ist.
  2. Die Zwecke des Vereins (§1 Nr.5) sind ausschließlich sozialer Natur. Die Arbeit des Vereins beschränkt sich auf die direkte und humanitäre Hilfe an bedürftige und in Not geratene Menschen in Krisengebieten, u.a. durch die Zuwendung von Geld- und Sachspenden.
  3. Sofern für diese Arbeit des Vereins eine Zusammenarbeit mit anderen sozial aktiven und humanitären/gemeinnützigen Organisationen notwendig und sinnvoll erscheint, wird die Möglichkeit einer solchen Zusammenarbeit genauestens daraufhin überprüft, ob die Zwecke und Ziele der für eine Zusammenarbeit infrage kommenden Organisationen, Gruppen, Einzelpersonen nicht den satzungsgemäßen Zwecken und Zielen des WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V.
  4. Insbesondere gewährt WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. keinerlei Hilfe und Unterstützung an Organisationen, Gruppen, Einzelpersonen, deren hauptsächliche Zwecke und Ziele politischer, religiöser, militärischer oder paramilitärischer oder in irgendeiner Art und Weise nachweislich extremistischer Natur sind.
  5. WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. duldet in seinen offiziellen und öffentlichen Medien auch keinerlei Propaganda politischen oder religiösen oder/und extremistischen Inhalts. Sofern in den öffentlich zugänglichen Medien des Vereins derartige Einträge auftauchen, werden diese nach Inaugenscheinnahme durch den Vorstand/bzw. den jeweiligen Medienadministrator gelöscht. Der/die Verfasser/in eines solchen Beitrages wird seitens des Vorstandes aufgrund seines Eintrages gemahnt, im Wiederholungsfall von der Möglichkeit der Publikation in Vereinsmedien ausgeschlossen. Handelt es sich bei dem Verfasser/der Verfasserin um ein reguläres Vereinsmitglied besteht hier auch die Möglichkeit eines Mitgliedschaftsausschlussverfahrens, sofern es sich um eindeutige Satzungsverstöße im Wiederholungsfall handelt.
  1. WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. distanziert sich in aller Deutlichkeit von Gruppen, Organisationen, Einzelpersonen, die in ihrer Eigendarstellung und Handlungsweise nicht den allgemeinen Menschenrechten (UNO – „AEMR“) und/oder dem Verfassungsrecht der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD – „FDGO“) entsprechen.
  2. Der Verein WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. ist nicht verantwortlich für und übt keinen Einfluss auf die Publikation von Inhalten durch Gruppen, Organisationen, Einzelpersonen außerhalb der offiziellen Vereinsmedien aus. Sofern Inhalte solcher Publikationen namentlich oder inhaltlich den Verein WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. betreffen, muss seitens des Vereinsvorstandes eine Autorisierung zur Veröffentlichung vorliegen. Ist dies nicht der Fall, behält sich der Verein WWR-Help. WorldWide Resistance-Help e.V. rechtliche Schritte gegen den/die Autor/in vor.

 

Wir sind KEINE Extremisten / Salafisten / Terroristen!!!

Wir sind auch nicht

antisemitisch / antijüdisch, antiislamisch, antichristristlich, antidemokratisch!

Alles was wir wollen und tun, ist anderen Menschen in Not zu helfen!!! Unabhängig von Nationalität / Religion / Ideologie / ethnischer Zugehörigkeit!

 

Neuss, Deutschland, den 15.12.2018

WWR-Help. WorldWideResistance Help e.V.

 

 

 

 

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Shorouq Abdelnasser Alhajjar

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Shorouq Abdelnasser Alhajjar

Shorouq Al Hajjar, am a graduate of English language BA, and I am a youth activist since 6 years,
carrying out activities and campaigning for youth concerns including good governance.

I studied Business Administration at the United States in Indiana University.
Then I came back to Gaza Strip to serve my people through my work
with the NGO & INGOs dreaming to make tomorrow better.

I worked as projects manager for many years.

Then I moved to work as Gaza office manager of WWR-Help. e.V.
Believing in our „mission“ serving all the needy peopleand alleviating
the suffering of all vulnerable groups.

We have in the Gaza’s community contribute in promoting peace
in the Palestinian community.

And finally am doing my MA
in the Translation studies to achieve my goal which is conveying
the truth about the Palestinian case to the whole entire world looking forward
a better future for us and for our children in Palestine.

 

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Gaza Diary – Haseeb Asghar

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Gaza Diary – Haseeb Asghar



Palestine is that land that lies between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River in western Asia. Along with Egypt, Syria and Arabia, Palestine is in a strategic location and is the birthplace of the Abrahamic religions is in the region of religion, culture, commerce and politics for a long and rich history. Palestine was occupied several times by the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, the ancient Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Crusaders, Ottomans and finally the British. Palestine was an independent state whose capital was Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims Bait- al-Maqdis (Al- Aqsa) which is known as first QIBLA of Muslims is located here. Jerusalem, despite being so important for humanity, is being humiliated in Palestine, which has no example worldwide.

 

In the world there are nearly 30,000 organizations active in the fight for animal rights. Animal rights advocates are releasing funds and making billions of dollars to bring resolutions into law, but the defenseless and innocent people of Palestine are oppressed; worldwide organizations are blind about the Zionist massacres and brutal oppression that kills innocent women and children.

 

It said that it is a proven fact that whatever county, nation or religion a person belongs that there is an immense love for children no matter if the child of your enemy, whether it is your child or child of the enemy—children are children. For the children`s bright future everyone efforts according to his capabilities and try to provide all the luxuries of life but there is a region of the earth, the world knows the name of Palestine. Where the children and their childhood innocence has been removed by Israel, in such age they should be in school with fairy tale books, but they have toys of missiles, bullets and phosphorus bombs that kills them on daily basis.

 

Palestine is an unfortunate country in which human blood is cheaper than water. World peace candidate smoldering eyes from Palestine, as this is not the country of this world. Are not the children living here innocent? Their future? Their childhood? Children in other parts of the world are enjoying counter strikes and other video games, but the Palestinian children have been facing massacre since 1948. The children living in the Holy Land of Palestine do not have the basic needs of life. No gas. no electricity , no safe drinking water, no doctors, no medicine and nothing to eat. They are forced to live in refugee camps where there is nothing to eat in the harsh winter, and they have nothing to cover the bodies to stay warm. Aren’t these babies also the asset of world?? Their innocent childhood is being crushed, and their fate should be a concern for all peoples of the world. They do not have the lap of their mother but have monument of her grave. They do not have support of the compassionate father. but they have their father’s dead body. They do not have a sheltering home, only the debris of what was their home bombed by Israel. They do not have bread to eat, and the air they breathe is filled with toxic tear gas.

 

Gazans start their day mourning the death of their beloved. sorrow and anguish is written in the fate of Palestine, at any time during the day and night bombardment can begin. Palestine is the only country that has no army, it is a ruined country where graves outnumber homes, electricity is available here for few hours and there is nothing but mourning and death. Israeli soldiers can hunt anyone anywhere in Palestine and they are not held accountable anywhere in world. Gaza has schools, books and toys but everything telling stories about kindness of all the good of Israel. Is a tribute to those whose children are being slaughtered, whose houses are being burned, whose loved ones have been buried without shroud. However, they have not agreed to leave the Holy Land. They have no fear of death. This is Israel’s manifest failure.

 

The total area of the Gaza city is about 250 km; Israel has dropped thousands of kilograms of explosives on it, how kind of people are they? They are not concerned about the lives and the properties of the inhabitants of Gaza. Even so, in this fatal situation the the people of Gaza are thankful to Allah. In this case, will Israel be ashamed of their barbaric acts and massacres?

 

Actually, Israel is doing well, the people have lethal weapons.

 

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Journalist

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Journalist
I grew up in the Karachi area, in the Pakistan. I absolutely love photography and journalism It is always very complicated to speak of ourselves, probably because even we don’t know ourselves very well. The only thing I am able to to say about myself is that i am easygoing person, although sometimes i am so stubborn.

 

Talkative and outspoken I have a great thirst for knowledge and a great wish to learn about everything that is different than me I have a few big passions in life: Exploring this beautiful and fragile planet we live on. To see every little aspect of it and experience the lives of the people living on it. In the same spirit i want to work as far as possible to help changing this world into a better place. For me that is done by different forms of activism and by using my camera and my pen.
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The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force

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Category: Palestine/IsraelPublished: 24 January 2011

Introduction

The deliberate injury of the limbs of 23 boys by high velocity weapons has been logged and described by Defence for Children International – Palestine Branch (DCI-P) since March 2010. (1) Some of the facts have been published in national newspapers. These barbarous acts contravene international and national law but there are no judicial responses. The caring professions see the physical and mental pain of those who suffer and they should be in the vanguard in calling for this great cruelty to cease forthwith. Political leaders have failed to act. The Geneva Conventions Act 1957, which is of central importance in holding war criminals to account in the jurisdiction of the UK, is being emasculated.

Context

Most of the 1.5 million population of the Gaza strip is impoverished. Half are refugees from Mandate Palestine or their children. About 50% of the male population is without work. It has been isolated and occupied for decades. A commercial port was being built in 2000 but that was bombed by Israel. The isolation and the hobbling of its commerce was increased by a siege which was started in March 2006 in response to the election of a majority of Hamas members to the legislature. It was further tightened in June 2007 after the Hamas government pre-empted a coup by the Fatah faction that was led in Gaza by Mohammad Dahlan.

The misery was further deepened with ‚Operation Cast Lead‘ that was unleashed 27/12/08. This was promised 29/02/08 (2). „The more Qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, [the Palestinians] will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah (holocaust) because we will use all our might to defend ourselves.” – Matan Vilnai Deputy Defence Minister to Israeli Army Radio. There was a massive bombardment which killed 220 adults and children in the first 15 minutes. This was followed by a full scale invasion. 1400 humans were killed and approximately 5000 injured physically. The minds of very many more were injured too. 4000 homes were totally destroyed, almost all the factories and 40 mosques. The two gleaming science blocks of the Islamic University of Gaza were flattened by very powerful thermobaric bombs, the blasts being heard throughout the 360 square kilometres of the Gaza ‚Strip‘. The siege has been even more draconian since. Cement, ballast and steel rods are only let in at about 5% of the rate needed for rebuilding, the pretext being that ‚bunkers‘ could be constructed. At the present rate it will take 78 years to rebuild Gaza. (3) Chocolate, writing paper and all manner of things have been blocked. The 1000 tunnels at Rafah have provided a way in for goods but in the face of bombing and roof falls.

The lack of any work and the extreme poverty of the large extended families has drawn the boys and men to scavenge for broken concrete (‚gravel‘) in the evacuated Eli Sinai ’settlement‘ and in the industrial zone by the Erez border control post at the northern limit of the ‚Strip‘. The factories of the industrial zone have been progressively demolished by Israeli shelling etc. They are seen to the west as one enters Gaza through Erez. A donkey and cart, shovel, pick, sieve, muscles and courage are the tools. The rubble is used to make blocks and poured concrete with the cement that is imported largely through the tunnels. Many dozens of men and boys do this work for precious shekels in the shadow of manned watch towers and under ‚drones‘ above.

The 23 boys who have been shot between 26/03/10 (Said H) and 23/12/10 (Hatem S) are listed in the table below with skeletal facts. These points are made:-

  • In 18 there were single shots and not automatic fire
  • The reported range in most cases confirms that the weapon was a sniper’s rifle in the hands of a sniper
  • Almost always there were many dozens of other men and boys at work; these victims were picked off
  • A leg was the target in most cases. Where the leg was not the target it is likely the sniper was ‚aiming up‘ so the flank, elbow etc was hit instead.
  • No weapons were being borne by the gravel workers so they posed no threat to the Israeli Occupation Force personnel. Instead they were bending their backs to their menial work within their internment camp
  • The histories refer often to the recovery of the injured boy by friends and relatives under fire. This was a feature during ‚Cast Lead‘ or instead the paramedics were barred from getting to the victims so they died without care.

The history of the injury and sequel for each boy are linked to in (1). It has been done meticulously and the translation into English is perfect. The pain, and often the terror, felt by the boy as the bullet struck home are vividly recorded. No bullets have been recovered yet so the calibre/type is unknown.

  • How many boys will regain full, or nearly full function is difficult to judge without the radiographs. Cases 3,4, 5,7,13 and 15 are likely to have joint involvement and thus some lifelong disability.
  • In cases 1 and 3 there is nerve injury. If that proves to be an axonotmesis in either, it is possible that a first class repair will not be available in Gaza.
  • The fractures are open by definition and no doubt comminuted. Delayed or non-union is possible. Deep infection is a real risk, antibiotic therapy not withstanding. The risk of deep infection relates to a. the possible inclusion of fabric b. the high energy injury causing irregular and wide devitalisation of the tissues c. the probability that these difficult bullet wounds were not laid open and a complete wound toilet performed. One or two of these boys might end with an amputation.
  • Almost all the boys have been frightened off or forbidden from gravel work. There are few, if any, other means of earning shekels.

The shooting to wound and kill Palestinians is relentless. DCI-P notes that according to a UN study, between January 2009 and August 2010, at least 22 Palestinian civilians in Gaza have been killed and 146 injured in the arbitrary live fire zone adjacent to the border with Israel and imposed at sea. At least 27 of these civilians were children. It also notes that the targeting of civilians is absolutely prohibited under international law, regardless of circumstances.

These quotations from the available stories convey a little of the poverty, the suffering and the courage:-

  • ‚The three of us would wake up every day at around 5:30am and leave to collect gravel. We were not the only ones doing this type of work. Hundreds of youngsters aged between 13 and 22 used to work with us, despite the danger we faced because we were close to the Israeli border.‘ Awad W- 3
  • The work was exhausting and dangerous. ‘Israeli soldiers would sometimes shoot at us, and sometimes shoot in the air to intimidate us,’ recalls Ibrahim . ‚Sometimes they would shoot at the carts, horses and donkeys we used to move the gravel. But we had to do the work despite the dangers, because we didn’t have any other job to do.’ Ibrahim K- 4
  • Mohammad was taught by his neighbours to watch for birds flying away from the watch towers, as this was a sign to start running, as it meant soldiers were climbing into the towers and the shooting would soon begin. Mohammad M – 6
  • ‚They killed our three horses and one donkey in four months, and we had to spend the money we earned on replacing them.‘ ….. ‘They were down on their stomachs pointing their rifles towards us, but they didn’t shoot. We got used to such things.’ Mohammad S – 11

Silence is complicity

References
1.http://www.dci-pal.org/english/doc/press/UA_4_10_Children_of_the_Gravel_UPDATE_29_DEC_%202010(b).pdf
2.http://www.haaretz.com/news/barak-hamas-will-pay-for-its-escalation-in-the-south-1.240417
3.http://www.amnesty.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_21083.pdf

I thank Gerard Horton and DCI-P for the availability and excellence of this information, and for supporting publication in a medical forum. I also thank Dr Khamis Elessi in Gaza for information.

Conflict of interest: I founded the Dove and Dolphin Charity 110119 with a voyage to Palestine 8 years ago and chair its trustees. It attends to the welfare of children in Gaza in the main. No pecuniary benefit is derived from this charity.

FOOTNOTE

This paper was submitted to the Lancet and the British Medical Journal 4 January 2011 under the title ‚Ethical‘ with the following cover letter:

4 January 2011
To the editor of the British Medical Journal, Ms Fiona Godlee

Dear Fiona,

I wish you well for the new year.

I spent some time on the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery so I have insights into review and publication. However, having been fully retired for about 7 years now I am a bit out of touch with how one should present material now. I have been involved with teaching and writing about essential clinical skills in Gaza. I have a good knowledge of the tremendous pressure the caring professions are under there and of the chaos that ensues.

The paper that I have written, and which is based on the reports from DCI-P that I follow carefully, should be put in front of doctors. I read the Christmas appeal to BMJ readers is for Save the Children. This link speaks of their rights denied. I know from previous correspondence that you would agree that intentions and words are alone insufficient. As I say in my paper, the professions should be in the vanguard of exposing the violation of children worldwide and insisting that it stop. I speak simply of healing.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/child-rights.htm

There is this side too. The professions are always picking up the pieces. I can think of the 5 million orphans in Iraq and the thousands of ex-servicemen with PTSD (three-quarters of a million in the US) whose GPs are powerless to help.

I attach the paper and table in pdf. I should be grateful to know as soon as possible. If this is highlighted in the BMJ, it is highly unlikely another child will be shot deliberately.

For truth, reason and justice

David Halpin

The refusal from the latter is here:

BMJ/2011/850099

The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force by David Sydney Halpin

Dear Mr. Halpin

Thank you for sending us your paper. We read it with interest but I regret to say that we have decided not to publish it in the BMJ.

Clearly soldiers shooting at children is awful, but we didn’t think your article gave a clear reason why we should be publishing it now. The information comes from the Defence for Children International (palestine section) website, there isn’t much context, there’s no description of the Israeli soldiers‘ explanation for these events, and the article just sort of ends.

We receive over 8000 submissions a year and accept less than 10%. We do therefore have to make hard decisions on just how interesting an article will be to our general clinical readers, how much it adds, and how much practical value it will be.

I am sorry to disappoint you on this occasion.

An editor at the British Medical Journal

The methodical shooting of boys at work in Gaza by snipers of the Israeli Occupation Force

Number
Name
Age
Date of injury
Distance
from
border
metres
Injury
Activity
Single shot heard?
Hospital
Rx
Outcome
?Work again near Erez
or other
Date report made – Arabic to English
1 Said H
15 yrs
26/03/10
100
Deep and tranverse, lower L thigh
Searching for brother
Y
3 days
‚Toe will not work‘ Persisting pain
Nerve injury
Lost 2 months training as plumber and car sprayer
27/10/10
2 Hasan W
17 yrs
22/05/10
300
Below R knee. ‚Shattered‘
2 months in plaster
Gravel
(G)
Y then
repeated
shooting
Home same day
(HSD)
Cannot walk. Pain on movement.
‚.. not be able to collect gravel though family needs money‘
01/09/10
3 Awad W
17 yrs
07/06/10
350
Shot in R knee
G
Y
HSD
NumbnessCannot walk as he used to.
Therapy from Doctors without Borders.Cannot work.
06/09/10
4 Ibrahim K 16 yrs
16/06/10
400
Shot in R knee
G
Y after
shooting
2 days
Pain in R leg
Forbidden by father to return to same work
16/09/10
5 Abdullah
M
16 yrs
22/06/10
60
Shot in R ankle
G
Y
HSD
Painful. ?Will be able to walk normally again
‚I will never collect gravel again.‘
08/09/10
6Mohammad
M 16 yrs
23/06/10
500
Shot in R flank
G
3 days
Very tired when he runs
Cannot work or play
30/09/10
7 Arafat S
16 yrs
10/07/10
50
Shot in R ankle
G
Y
HSD
Still some pain and a little limp
18/09/10
8 N’uman A
14 yrs
10/07/10
300
Shot R lower leg – not deep
G
Y
HSD
Forbidden by grandfather to return
20/09/10
9 Hameed O
13 yrs
14/07/10
50
L arm – not deep
G
Y
HSD
Occasional pain
No work.Forbidden by father to return
26/09/10
10 Khaled I
16 yrs
31/07/10
600
L thigh.’Cut artery and vein
G
Y
?Heavy machine gun
15 days
‚Considering what happened, not going to collect gravel again
27/09/10
11 Mohammad S
17 yrs
25/08/10
800
L thigh
G
HSD
Pain ‚I have nightmares about being shot by Israeli soldiers‘
‘I don’t think of going to the dangerous places anymore‘
30/09/10
12Mahmoud J
16 yrs
07/10/10
450
R thigh.Bled profusely.Exit wound diameter 5 cms.
G
Y
?From tank or jeep
‚I wanted to buy two pigeons and raise them on the rooftop of my house. I will never go back to that place.‘
27/10/10
13 Ahmad H
17 yrs
13/10/10
600 –
700
R foot/sankle’Big hole in my foot – 4 cms with small hole other side
G
Y
16/10/10
14 Yahia Z
16 yrs
14/10/10
450
R lower leg
G
Y
HSD
‘I will never go back to the industrial zone even if I starve to death.‘
16/10/10
15Shamekh D
15 yrs
27/11/10
150
L foot
G
Y
Operated
BK cast
Awaited
02/12/10
16Mokhles M
15 yrs
28/11/10
500
L lower leg
G
Y
?Op
BK cast
‘I’ll wait for my wound to heal before I go back to collect gravel.’
02/12/10
17 Belal L
16 yrs
04/12/10
600
L leg
G
Y
plus a second shot into the L leg of his 22 yr old cousin
Fractured in two places.External fixation above and below knee
‘I still feel pain in my leg,’ says Belal, ‘and I don’t know whether I will walk again or
not.’
‘I have come under fire several times from Israeli soldiers guarding the border. Once they shot and killed our horse.’’ Belal’s older brother Nedal (24) has been shot four times whilst collecting gravel,
‘three times in the left leg and once in the right leg,’ says Belal.
08/12/10
18 Suhaib M
16 yrs
10/12/10
250
Through and through,
just below L knee.Exit wound 5 cms diameter
Wood
Y
‚Bullet exploded in leg.‘
Long cast.
‚I don’t know if I
will be able to walk again,’ says Suhaib, ‘but certainly I will never go back to collecting gravel.’
18/12/10
19 Rasmi G
15 yrs
10/12/10
200
R lower leg. Fractured tibia
G
Y
External fixation
In Kamal Udwan hospital
‘I still feel great pain in my leg and don’t know whether I will walk again or not.‘
15/12/10
20 Fadi H
17 yrs
13/12/10
500
Below L knee
Goatherd
4 shots
HSD
Moving about at 2 days
28/12/10
21 Rami
17 yrs
21/12/10
400
R lower leg
G
Y
HSD
Will collect G again. ‚What can I do?’Disabled
father.Large family
28/12/10
22Mahmoud S
17 yrs
23/12/10
400
R elbow
G
Gun-shots
HSD
‚For the record, I will never go back to collecting gravel for it’s a death profession.‘
29/12/10
23 Hatem S
17 yrs
23/12/10
800
Head – back of.
Embedded ’shrapnel‘ from bullet
Collect
’straws‘
Gun-shots
HSD
Headache plus nausea
29/12/10
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The BBC, its former Gaza correspondent and an Arab

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By David Halpin
David Halpin calls on the BBC to honour Alan Johnston by reporting Israeli war crimes, in particular the deliberate shooting and crippling of a Palestinian TV cameraman on 5 July 2007.
Thus is the image of the BBC. It has reporters worldwide and they are usually of high calibre. Listen to “From Our Own Correspondent” to hear good English and sharp observation. Its natural history, Open University programmes and a minority of its documentaries are peerless. But the rub comes with its “news” and current affair programmes. Its motto “Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation” has a very hollow ring when it chooses to interview the discredited “bomber” John Bolton several times about his current target – Iran.

The balance of its coverage in the many months before “shock and awe” was disgraceful but BBC chutzpah did not betray it. Media Lens noted the following in an instructive letter to the then head of BBC News, Richard Sambrook, dated 1 January 2003: „A BBC News Online search for 1 January 2002 – 31 December 2002 recorded the following mentions: Noam Chomsky, 5. Noam Chomsky Iraq, 1. Donald Rumsfeld, 302. Donald Rumsfeld Iraq, 164. Richard Perle Iraq, 6. Denis Halliday, 0. George Bush Iraq, 1,022. Tony Blair Iraq, 651. Tony Benn Iraq, 14. George Galloway Iraq, 42. Dick Cheney Iraq, 102.“

You have noted the Halliday/Bush ratio.

On 31 January 2003, I was on the bridge of a cargo vessel I had chartered to take ourselves and 50 tonnes of first class food and other aid to the poorest families in Gaza. I was being interviewed on camera by a young reporter from BBC Spotlight South West. The ship was to slip its moorings the next day. I explained that I was doing it to focus attention unresolved conflict (dreadful euphemism for genocide, in fact) and to demonstrate our common humanity. I went on to say that the second purpose was to stand for peace and reason against the unreason and destructiveness of the looming war on Iraq.

“Stop the recording. We cannot include that, Mr Halpin. There is no balancing comment,” the reporter said.

I replied that we had suffered wall to wall warmongers like Perle, Edelman, Wolfowitz and their like on the BBC for months. My voice would move the balance by a fraction in the opposite direction.

The camera rolled, the same words were said, and again the interview was stopped. The interview was only allowed to proceed with the future incineration of Iraqi children excluded. The ITN interviews, on the other hand, included this second reason for the voyage of the Dove and the Dolphin. It was obvious that the BBC reporter had been given his battle orders.

The kindly Alan Johnston, the BBC’s Gaza correspondent, was kidnapped on 12 March 2007. That caused widespread alarm, although the risks were known. It later emerged that he was being held by the Army of Islam. I am told that this clan “army” had been allied early on with Hamas until it was enticed into the grouping favoured by Israel and the West. Demands were made later for the release of certain Muslim leaders that had featured strongly in Western propaganda. It seemed likely that the purpose of his incarceration was to add to the chaos and thus to the instability designed to unseat Hamas, although many thousands of assault rifles, other weapons and ammunition were the main ingredient. The BBC, journalists worldwide and his many friends demonstrated for his humane treatment and prompt release. I echoed this in March before cameras and microphones on behalf of the seven doctors whom I led; we had just spent a useful 30 minutes with a gracious and thoughtful Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

All the Palestinians we met were upset for Alan. And then came his joyful and noisy release on the 4th of this month. Now he feels the Scottish winds on his scalp, having swapped the din and heat of Gaza for the greens of Argyll.

In the early hours of Thursday 5 July, an Israeli special forces unit penetrated about 1 km from the eastern border of the Gaza Strip towards the Al-Bureij refugee camp – refugees from the nakba, the catastrophe of spring 1948. Hamas resistance fighters responded and a gun battle ensured. The Israeli occupation forces called in tanks and aircraft. A cameraman who was filming for the Al-Aqsa channel was shot and fell. Further shots were fired as he lay.

Comment – note explosive bullet and long first and highly relevant comment – ?from Pilger

A Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance was destroyed. That cameraman has since had both legs amputated and resides in the intensive care unit of the Al-Shifa hospital with the many others injured by the most modern weaponry.

Although I have no power as a UK citizen and BBC licence payer, I emailed the BBC News website, the BBC’s Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, and two other BBC correspondents in the area. I quoted these links [link-1 and link-2] and said: “The BBC should report the alleged details about the shooting and the ambulance and crew. It should honour Alan as a journalist by reporting the facts, uncomfortable as they might be to Israel. For truth, David.”

I know of no such report from the BBC but a report by the International Herald Tribune is detailed. It reports that the International Federation of Journalists, in a statement from Brussels, Belgium, denounced Israel for what it said was „a vicious and brutal example of deliberate targeting of a journalist“.

A Reuters video entitled “Shot while filming a gun battle” shows a supine man with the microphone sticking up from the camera by his shoulder while more bullets pluck at his body. It advised viewer discretion and stated the facts: a Palestinian camerman is hit by a volley of bullets while filming clashes between Israeli occupation soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza.

Having seen the video and read the written evidence, listen to Major Avital Leibowitz saying: “He was a legitimate target, you can’t wait to see whether he pulls out a gun or not.” It has to be said that he was not wearing a distinctive jacket but then James Miller and Tom Hurndall were wearing very distinctive jackets before they were gunned down by the Israeli troops.

We ask the BBC again to honour Alan Johnston by reporting the several likely war crimes committed this last Thursday [5 July] and to press for an international investigation of them. Could not “embedded” journalists in the Green Zone be treated as members of a militant group using Liebowitz’s rules.

I am told by one of many trusted friends in Gaza that Imad Ghanem, this now legless cameraman, often led the demonstrations of journalists clamouring for Alan’s release.

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