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IN MEMORY: BASHIR AL-HAJJAR

bashir hajjar

Dr. Bashir Ibrahim al-Hajjar was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Islamic University of Gaza.

He was killed thisJuly 29, 2014 when Israel targeted a UNRWA vehicle in northern Gaza. His brother Samir was also killed in the attack.

Dr. al-Hajjar held 3 PhD degrees.

Some of his research included “Internet addiction and psychological morbidity among nursing students in Gaza-Palestine,” “Occupational stress among hospital nurses in Gaza-Palestine,” and “Gaza Nurses After War: Are They Traumatized?”

Sources: Research Gate, Dr. Belal Adel in Gaza

Naomi Wolf Needs confirmation

Needs confirmation. Ladies and gentlemen with great sorrow I am confirming that we are looking at a complex and systematic genocide.

“Sayumi Takahashi Harb: “Not only that, they are killing doctors and medical researchers. @Belalmd12, a Palestinian doctor on Twitter, has just reported that the IDF killed Dr. Bashir al-Hajjar, who held 3 PhDs in the health sciences (nursing and mental health counseling).

I found Dr. Al-Hajjar’s CV online. Here it is:http://site.iugaza.edu.ps/bhajjar/files/2013/01/CV-Dr.-Bashir-Alhajjar.pdf

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Naomi Wolf posted

Horrible insight. I noted that cholera and typhoid that kills babies and kids follows bad sanitation.

Another noted that hospitals and power plants are being targeted.

We both realized that…disease is going to be rampant…Israel is not going to actually gas or incinerate the people now trapped in this appallingly dangerous refugee crisis but medicine and food can’t get to them…

Their water is about to run low and the wounded in their hospitals won’t have light for operations…

Waves of diseases are going to sweep through overcrowded refugee camps…they are going to die anyway en masse from disease and Israel won’t have had to pull the trigger.

I would so like to be wrong but as Brett Murphy said, otherwise why target the outlets that keep people healthy and keep water clean?

Brett S. Murphy:

So clearly, the claims of Israel committing genocide against Palestinians are somewhat true.

They don’t dramatically round up people in gas chambers they are just slowly strangling as many as they can to death by denying them things they need to survive and not letting them escape.

The reports are all about immediate casualties but I don’t think they take into account the much greater number of people that have surely perished from dehydration, disease, and lack of medical care.

Why bomb their hospitals and power plants instead of simply sealing the tunnels or putting guards on them?

Because apartheid Israel is trying to destroy the Palestinian culture. Israel needs to be stopped.”

Social media on public perception? Gaza vs Israel 

What’s the impact of social media on public perception you ask?

What's the impact of social media on public perception you ask? Recent polls show Americans ages 18-29 think Israelis aggression is unjust by a margin of 2:1. Apartheid Israel pays people to go online and support them and even with that their voices calling for genocide are drowned out by the voices of decent human beings around the world saying enough is enough. The end of zionism is near God willing. #FreePalestine #GazaUnderAttack #GazaUnderFire #SupportGaza #PrayForGaza

Recent polls show Americans ages 18-29 think Israelis aggression is unjust by a margin of 2:1.

Apartheid Israel pays people to go online and support them and even with that their voices calling for genocide are drowned out by the voices of decent human beings around the world saying enough is enough.

T#‎FreePalestine‬ ‪#‎GazaUnderAttack‬ ‪#‎GazaUnderFire‬ ‪#‎SupportGaza‬ ‪#‎PrayForGaza‬

Naomi Wolf posted:

Very late where I am.

Events in Gaza go beyond words yesterday and today. We are witnessing a holocaust and those who do not rise up to stop it are complicit.

Prose fails at the murder of innocents.

Where words fail poets have a role.

This is for the innocents dead this past two weeks in Gaza and in the region.

I have posted this “Dirge Without Music” by Edna St Vincent Millay before.

Some of us help death by inaction and hardness of heart and some are “not resigned.” May we of all backgrounds continue to join together as not being resigned.

Dirge Without Music

BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.

The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the
love,—
They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

Israel moral defeat only? Couldn’t even venture 2 miles inside Gaza 

The Israeli ground forces refused to advance until the air force carpet bomb the land ahead of their incursions.

Remember in 1956, 1967 and 1982 when Israeli forces entered “Arab” Capitals? This is history: Resistance is in the hand of the fighting people and not the lax governments to preserve and safeguard the dignities of their citizens against invaders and occupiers.

Humanity is still fine and getting aware of the brutalities exercised by apartheid Israel.

Demonstration in support of Gaza resistance to preemptive genocide is spreading around the world, cities and capitals.

‎#فلسطين #غزه  شعوب الدنيي بألف خير ...‎

 

Israel’s moral defeat will haunt us for years

We have passed 1,200 dead Palestinians.

How many more?

 published this July 28, 2014 |
Palestinian rescue officers removing a body on Saturday from the rubble of a building where at least 20 members of the Al-Najjar extended family were killed in Khan Yunis. Photo by AP

If victory is measured in the number of dead, then Israel and its army are big winners.
From the time I wrote these words on Saturday, and by the time you read them on Sunday, the number will no longer be 1,200 (70-80 percent civilians) but even more.How many more? Ten bodies, 18? Three more pregnant women? Five dead children, their eyes half-open, their mouths gaping, their baby teeth poking out, their shirts covered with blood and they are being carried on a single stretcher?If victory means causing the enemy to pile up a number of slaughtered children on one stretcher, since there are not enough stretchers, then you have won, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon – you and the nation that admires you.

And the trophy also goes to the Startup Nation, this time to the startup renowned for knowing and reporting as little as possible with as many international media and available websites as possible. “Good morning, it was a quiet night,” the Army Radio host announced cheerfully on Thursday morning.

In the day preceding the happy announcement, the Israel Defense Forces killed 80 Palestinians, 64 of whom were civilians, including 15 children and 5 women. At least 30 of them were killed during the same quiet night, from overwhelming shelling, bombing and firing from Israeli artillery, and this is without counting the number of injured or the number of houses blown up.)

If victory is measured in the number of families wiped out within two weeks – parents and children, one parent and a few children, a grandmother and daughters in law and grandchildren and son, brothers and their children, in all the variations you might choose – then we also have the upper hand.

Here, names from memory: Al-Najjar, Karaw’a, Abu-Jam’e, Ghannem, Qannan, Hamad, A-Salim, Al Astal, Al Hallaq, Sheikh Khalil, Al Kilani. In these families, the few members who survived the Israeli bombings in the past two weeks are now jealous of their dead.

And let’s not forget the laurel wreaths for our legal experts, those without whom the IDF does not make a move. Due to them, blowing up an entire house – whether empty or filled with residents – is easily justified if Israel characterizes one of the family members as an appropriate target (be he senior or junior Hamas member, military or political, brother or family guest).

“If it is legal according to international law,” a Western diplomat told me, shocked by his own state’s position in support of Israel, “it is a sign that something stinks in international law.”

And another bouquet of flowers for our advisers, the graduates of the exclusive law schools in Israel and the United States, and maybe also in England: They are certainly the ones advising the IDF why it is permissible to fire at Palestinian rescue teams and prevent them from getting to the wounded.

Seven members of medical teams on their way to rescue the injured were shot to death by the IDF during two weeks, the last two only last Friday. Another 16 have been wounded. This doesn’t include the cases is which IDF firing prevented crews from driving to the disaster scene.

You will surely recite what the army says: “Terrorists are hiding in the ambulances” – since Palestinians do not really want to save their wounded, they don’t really want to prevent them from bleeding to death under the ruins, isn’t this what you are thinking?

Does our acclaimed intelligence, which did not discover during all these years the network of tunnels, know in real time that in every ambulance that was hit directly with IDF fire, or whose trip to save an injured person was blocked, there are really armed Palestinians inside?

And why is it permissible to save a wounded soldier at the cost of shelling an entire neighborhood, but it is not allowed to save an elderly Palestinian buried under the rubble?

Why is it forbidden to save an armed man, or more correctly a Palestinian fighter, who was wounded while repulsing a foreign army that invaded his neighborhood?

If victory is measured by the success at causing lifelong trauma to 1.8 million people (and not for the first time) waiting to be executed any moment – then the victory is yours.

These victories add up to our moral implosion, the ethical defeat of a society that now engages in no self-inspection, that wallows in self pity over postponed airline flights and burnishes itself with the pride of the enlightened.

This is a society that mourns, naturally, its more than 40 soldiers who were killed, but at the same time hardens its heart and mind in the face of all the suffering and moral courage and heroism of the people we are attacking.

A society that does not understand the extent to which the balance of forces is against it.

“In all the suffering and death,” wrote a friend from Gaza, “there are so many expressions of tenderness and kindness. People are taking care of one another, comforting one another. Especially children who are searching for the best way to support their parents. I saw many children no older than 10 years old who are hugging, comforting their younger siblings, trying to distract them from the horror. So young and already the caretakers of someone else.

I did not meet a single child who did not lose someone – a parent, grandmother, friend, aunt or neighbor. And I thought: If Hamas grew out of the generation of the first intifada, when the young people who threw stones were met with bullets, who will grow out of the generation that experienced the repeated massacres of the last seven years?”

Our moral defeat will haunt us for many years to come.

Israel AGAIN kills children playing in a park! ONCE MORE! An empty park! No Hamas or resistance rockets being fired! Just kids enjoying their first day of EID! TEN CHILDREN KILLED! Then bombing the most densely populated hospital in Gaza, al-shifa! The Israeli pilot knew for a fact he will be murdering hundreds. But did not give a damn! Because that’s who they are. They are terrorist, blood and war loving creatures. Wake up people. Everyone should be speaking up against these illegal war crimes.

Israel AGAIN kills children playing in a park! ONCE MORE! An empty park!

No Hamas or resistance rockets being fired! Just kids enjoying their first day of EID!

TEN CHILDREN KILLED! Then bombing the most densely populated hospital in Gaza, al-shifa! The Israeli pilot knew for a fact he will be murdering hundreds. But did not give a damn! Because that’s who they are.

Israeli pilots are terrorist, blood and war loving creatures. Wake up people. Everyone should be speaking up against these illegal war crimes.

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