If your unbelievably small and overcrowded land was being terrorized, pulverized by bombs from one of the world’s largest militaries (equipped with nuclear bombs), and your borders were closed; if your house was not safe, mosque (church) not safe, school not safe, street not safe, UN refugee camp not safe…Where would you go, run, hide?… Read More where would you go?
By Eva Bartlett A good, brave, and very funny man was killed yesterday as he loaded the body of a civilian into an ambulance.Emergency medical workers, Arafa Hani Abd al Dayem, 35, and Alaa Ossama Sarhan, 21, had answered the call to retrieve Thaer Abed Hammad, 19, and his dead friend Ali, 19, who had… Read More Israeli army kills Palestinian medic with dart bomb
By Eva Bartlett Jan 3, 2009 In the haze of dust and smoke from the latest F-16 strike, a family self-evacuates. The dispatcher at the Jabaliya Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) receives call after call from terrified residents fleeing their homes. It’s a new year, a new Nakba, and an old scene; Israel is bombarding… Read More “They know no limits now”: a New Nakba
On 31st December, around 2 am, two emergency medical services personnel were targeted by an Israeli missile as they attempted to reach injured in the Jabaliya region, northern Gaza. The first died immediately, the second soon after of complications from his internal injuries. Two days later, 2 more medics were injured in the area east… Read More what the medics see, do, and are subjected to; uncensored
Interview with Dr. Haidar Eid Diaries, Electronic Intifada By Eva Bartlett *testimony taken 30 December, 5 pm Dr. Haidar Eid is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. *bombed Ministry Compound “I was lying in my bedroom when the first strike happened, around 1:30 am. You know a… Read More The Whole Building Shook, Like an Earthquake: Dr. Haidar Eid describes attacks on Ministry buildings 500m away from his home
*bombed truck, with shelled house behind, Jabaliya 2:20 pm, Tuesday, Shifa hospital, waiting for 1st aid training (decided that having some basic first aid skills could be helpful). An explosion nearby, not far from the hospital. An Apache was flying over, and now a drone buzzes loudly as it surveys the streets (the damage?). Dr.… Read More wreckage trail from Jabaliya to Gaza
1:11 pm, 29 December Israel continues with a campaign of targeting mosques, places of worship, which are embedded in towns and densely-packed camps, in addition to strikes on other civilian infrastructure. The al-Burno Mosque [photos] across from Shifa hospital was bombed late on the 1st night, completely leveling it. Three were targeted in Jabaliya camp,… Read More Collective Punishment
Dr Khaled from Shifa hospital ICU told me today around 10 that the majority of cases in the ICU are critical, with an approx 80% who will not survive. The normally 12-bed ICU was caring for twice as many as normally capable, extra beds and extra rooms made to care for ICU patients. At that… Read More Shifa ICU: a glimpse of hospital critical injuries