Sunday, 31 December 2017

Save the lives of children in Palestine from infectious diseases


My name is Baker Shabet, I am a 29 years-old, married and I have two daughters, I live in Palestine-Gaza that war-torn, I hold a bachelor's degree in Nursing and now I am working in children hospital in Gaza,
A Palestinian child in the intensive care unit, breathing with a mechanical ventilator.

In Palestine, especially the Gaza Strip, there has been a total siege for more than 10 years, there are several disasters that have resulted from this suffocating siege, including pollution of water and food.

This has led to bacteria and viruses transmission to children, this quickly turns into disease such as gastroenteritis which lead to dehydration, general poisoning and then death,
Also to respiratory diseases that lead to a failure in lung function and a complete respiratory failure leading to death and to very bad results.

A child suffering from acute Bronchiolitits and breathing with the help of the oxygen mask.


That's why I decided to help these children through my experience as a registered nurse
Through the creation of health awareness videos and published it through Facebook to a target group of mothers in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, the region most affected by these diseases and explain to mothers and explain how to avoid  these diseases and protect children from infectious diseases


" Health for Child "          

Educational videos for mothers in Gaza City to give them important information and advices in dealing with their children so as to avoid the spread of infections and serious diseases and protect their children.

These videos will be a short lectures that i will make and present it by myself as  Registered Nurse.
Videos will be configured well to put on the YouTube channel and then displayed on the Facebook page "Health for the child"

While providing a video to give advises to mothers through Facebook



My friends

Your help in any way is acceptable and your donation is necessary to save the lives of thousands of children.

An action plan has been completed


Financial Issues that i need  

Suitable Camera for YouTube videos                720$
Suitable Microphone for YouTube Voice          200$
Special Light                                                      100$
Montage Work                                                    100$
Advertising campaign on Facebook                   200$    



Total Amount                 1320$




                                

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Mobile    00972599632528




Thank you



Baker Shabet

Gaza City, Palestine



Current unrest in Jerusalem


While attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in East Jerusalem may have triggered the current situation, Palestinian frustration and the  current  state of unrest throughout the OPT is the outcome of Israel’s occupation. However, rather than fulfill its duties as Occupying Power and examine the root cause of events, Israel has reacted with repression.

Using security as a pretext, Israel has implemented unprecedented acts     of collective punishment, excessive use of force, and other attacks against Palestinians and civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, and has exploited the present situation to expedite existing aims across the OPT. This is especially evident in East Jerusalem, where Israel instituted a series of severe measures that target Palestinians.

First, by continuing to correlate stone-throwing with terrorism, 22 Israel attempted to justify the sweeping and extreme changes to live fire regulations and minimum sentencing guidelines.23 Next, under measures passed on October 13, the Security Cabinet instituted broad penalties24 against “terrorists” which will inevitably result in collective punishments.  By using the broad brush of terror, Israel attempts to defend its oppressive policies, but in fact violates its international obligations.

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism highlighted the principle of legality and noted “the adoption of overly broad definitions of terrorism carries the potential for deliberate misuse — including as a response to claims and social movements of indigenous peoples — and unintended human rights abuses. Unclear, imprecise or overly broad definitions can be used to target civil society, silence human rights defenders, bloggers and journalists, and criminalize peaceful activities in defence of minority, religious, labour and political rights.”25 These concerns are applicable to Israel’s historic26 use of “terrorism” legislation, and measures passed in 2015.27

Consequently, through Israel’s ambiguous, expansive measures and practices aimed at instilling more fear and quashing any form of dissent, including peaceful protest, East Jerusalem is slowly returning to a tense calm where its Palestinian residents remain targeted.




Since September 2015, Israel has instituted a series of actions that further target Palestinians in Jerusalem through the use of lethal force, searches without reasonable suspicion, and widespread arrest and detention. While these measures appear neutral on their face, in reality it is understood that they only apply to Palestinians.28 Through discriminatory legislation and practice that threaten rights to life, security and liberty, amongst others, Israel aims to assert more control over the Palestinian population.

East Jerusalem are cut off from each other

East Jerusalem are cut off from each other by checkpoints, the Annexation Wall, settlements and other barriers.11 Further, Israel regularly seals off these areas as a form of collective punishment. Limitations on movement and access extend to arbitrary restrictions on Palestinian Muslim and Christian holy sites, including during religious holidays. While recent attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound are considered as a spark for the current unrest, they are a routine part of Israel’s Jerusalem policy.

Palestinian Jerusalemites suffer these intolerable conditions in order to maintain their residency and access to the city of their birth. Even when these conditions are endured, threats of residency revocation by means     of Israel’s “center of life” policy,13 restrictive family unification, and other measures remain. Israel also uses other arbitrary actions resulting in forcible displacement from individual homes coupled with travel bans. Some Palestinians have received orders temporarily banning them from Jerusalem, where they were born and live. 14 Others have even been banned from being in the West Bank more broadly by Israeli authorities, essentially requiring relocation to Israel.


Israel’s East Jerusalem policy also aims at  crushing  Palestinian  political  and cultural life there. Israel has forced the closure of over 100 Palestinian social, cultural, and political institutions in Jerusalem since its occupation   in 1967. Some institutions currently experience frequent temporary closures, often when hosting political and national events. Most recently, the Palestinian National Theater “Al-Hakawati” is threatened with closure due to “municipal debts.”16  Israeli authorities regularly close down events  at Al-Hakawati.17 In addition to often banning public events that foster the Palestinian community, the Israeli government imposes Israeli-centered curriculums in most schools in East Jerusalem that omit recognition of Palestinian national identity, the occupation, and the Nakba, among other topics central to Palestinian history.

Palestinian political life in East Jerusalem has also been suppressed, especially by the closure of the Orient  House  in 2001, which  served  as  the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s headquarters in Jerusalem. In addition, there has been a clear attempt by Israel to deny Palestinian in East Jerusalem from exercising the fundamental rights of political participation and representation.18 For example, after being freely elected during the January 2006 elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council, three East Jerusalem parliamentarians were arrested in June of 2006, and sentenced to prison time in an Israeli military court.19 A former minister for Jerusalem affairs in the Hamas government was also arrested.20 Immediately following the election and the parliamentarians’ refusal to step-down, the then-Israeli Minister of Interior announced his decision to revoke the four politicians’ permanent residency, for “breach of trust” on account of their membership with a Hamas affiliated political party.

In total, since Israel’s illegal annexation, Palestinians in East Jerusalem have lived in perpetual uncertainty and fear. Any questioning of or resistance to Israeli policy can lead to both community-wide and individual repercussions. The aforementioned practices, and countless others, form one Israeli policy toward Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Such a systematic deprivation of rights may amount to the crime against humanity of persecution under international criminal law.


East Jerusalem is part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

East  Jerusalem  is  part  of  the  Occupied   Palestinian   Territory   (OPT), and therefore the law of belligerent occupation is the applicable legal framework. Israel, however, extended its national laws to East Jerusalem that established its de facto  illegal  annexation  and  forced  the  category of ‘permanent residents of Israel’ on Palestinians in East Jerusalem. By doing so, it has been able to implement  measures  that  are  unique  to  East Jerusalem and the Palestinians who reside there in order to serve its broader objective of imposing Jerusalem as a capital for Israel.3

Accordingly, the nearly 300,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem are vulnerable and targeted. Seventy-five percent live below the poverty line as a result of various discriminatory policies relating to the right to housing, education,




and equal employment opportunities, amongst others.4 While Israel encourages and accelerates the expansion of Jewish settlement activities   in East Jerusalem, including by a 2015 Israeli High Court of Justice (HCJ) decision regarding the Absentee Property Law,5  it imposes on Palestinians   a discriminatory planning and licensing permit system which leads to substandard living conditions. The physical results of this system are visible across East Jerusalem with dilapidated and inadequate infrastructure,  home demolitions,6 and displacement. Palestinians are often forced to self- demolish in order to minimize exorbitant fines.7 Between January 1 and August 31, 2015 alone, 37 structures were demolished in East Jerusalem due to the absence of a building license, displacing 57 individuals.8 According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at least one-third of Palestinian homes lack building permits, consequently putting over 90,000 individuals at risk  of  displacement.9  Poor  living  conditions  are exacerbated by the deficient provision of services, ranging from lack    of garbage collection to Israel’s failure to provide sufficient classrooms for Palestinian children. 


Intensifying the situation is Israel’s policy of fragmentation. East Jerusalem is not only isolated from the rest of the West Bank, but Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem are cut off from each other by checkpoints, the Annexation Wall, settlements and other barriers.11 Further, Israel regularly seals off these areas as a form of collective punishment. Limitations on movement and access extend to arbitrary restrictions on Palestinian Muslim and Christian holy sites, including during religious holidays. While recent attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound are considered as a spark for the current unrest, they are a routine part of Israel’s Jerusalem policy.12

Palestinian Jerusalemites suffer these intolerable conditions in order to maintain their residency and access to the city of their birth. Even when these conditions are endured, threats of residency revocation by means     of Israel’s “center of life” policy,13 restrictive family unification, and other measures remain. Israel also uses other arbitrary actions resulting in forcible displacement from individual homes coupled with travel bans. Some Palestinians have received orders temporarily banning them from Jerusalem, where they were born and live. 14 Others have even been banned from being in the West Bank more broadly by Israeli authorities, essentially requiring relocation to Israel.





Saturday, 30 December 2017

Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained during Gaza protests against Trump

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man died on Saturday morning, succumbing to wounds he sustained on Friday when Israeli forces shot him during protests along the Israeli-Gaza border.
Spokesperson of the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed that Jamal Muhammad Musleh, 20, died of his wounds on Saturday morning.
Musleh was shot in the chest by Israeli forces during clashes along the northern Gaza border on Friday, as Palestinians continued to protest against US President Donald Trump’s announcement three weeks ago recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
During Fridays protests in Gaza, 50 Palestinians were injured with live and rubber-coated steel bullets during, including 5 who were reported to be in a critical condition, while 120 suffered from severe tear gas inhalation.
According to Ma’an documentation, Musleh is the 14th Palestinian to have been killed by Israel since Trump’s announcement.
Thousands of others have been injured, while Israeli forces, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, have detained close to 700 Palestinians since the announcement.

Palestinian and Arab leaders warned Trump of causing instability and unrest in the region, with protests already being reported in cities across the West Bank and Jordan in response to the decision.
Despite repeatedly making the promise to move the embassy throughout his presidential campaign, in June, Trump signed a temporary order to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv, a renewable six-month waiver that has been signed by every US President for the past two decades.
The move is being regarded as the first step to a drastic abdication of longstanding US policy that has largely adhered to international standards on Israel-Palestine, which maintains that East Jerusalem is an intricate part of occupied Palestinian territory and the capital of any future Palestinian state, despite Israel’s annexation of the territory.
The fate of Jerusalem has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades, with numerous tensions arising over Israeli threats regarding the status of non-Jewish religious sites in the city, and the "Judaization" of East Jerusalem through settlement construction and mass demolitions of Palestinian homes.

Israeli court extends detention of Ahed Tamimi pending further investigations

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel has extended the remand of Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi, who since her detention, has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Legal sources told Ma’an that an Israeli military court extended her detention for an additional 10 days pending “further investigation.”
Ahed’s mother Nariman and 21-year-old cousin Nour, who were arrested in the days after Ahed’s detention, are also currently being held in Israeli prison.
Ahed, 16, was arrested by Israeli forces during a predawn raid on her home last week in the village of Nabi Saleh, located in the central occupied West Bank.
Ahed, whose family is well-known internationally for their activism against the Israeli occupation, was arrested over a video that went viral on social media of her slapping an armed Israeli officer during a raid on Nabi Saleh.
Ahed Tamimi is well-known across Palestine and the Arab world for videos of her, since her childhood, defiantly resisting Israeli soldiers who clash with Palestinians in her village nearly every week.
Two years ago, her family made headlines when an Israeli soldier violently attempted to arrest her younger brother , who had one arm in a cast at the time. Ahed and her mother manager to pull the soldier of her brother and free him.
Israeli military raids into Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps are a near daily occurrence.
Nabi Saleh is one of a number of Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem which are known for their weekly Friday protests against the Israeli occupation.

Right-wing Israeli minister harasses Palestinians visiting imprisoned relatives

An ultra right-wing Israeli minister verbally harassed Palestinians from Gaza as they traveled on a bus to visit their imprisoned relatives in souther Israel’s Nafha prison, hurling abuse at women on the bus calling their sons “dogs.”



MK Oren Hazan of the right-wing Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party, intercepted and boarded a bus of Palestinian families traveling to Nafha prison on Monday.
As he confronted the Palestinian families, he turned to the mother of an imprisoned Palestinian and asked, "Who did you come to visit? What did your son do?" to which she replied "He did not do anything."
Hazan responded to the mother by saying "Your son is a dog. He's a dog. You come to visit the scum who are sitting here in prison, whom you see as your family members."
As the woman attempted to respond to Hazan’s abuse, he shouted over her saying “I will make sure you can not visit here any more and we'll do everything so you will not get in. You are not welcome here, you have to understand well, you raised your son to murder."
Hazan was with a group of other right-wing Israelis who are part of the so-called Task Force for the Release of Prisoners and Missing Persons.
The group has vowed to continue intercepting buses and attacking Palestinian families as long as Hamas continues holding Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
During his attack on the families, he said “I want to tell you all, your friends in Gaza are holding our brothers, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul and Avera Mengistu, and if you do not bring this message home that we want to get our children back you will not come here anymore. If you continue here you will not see them alive."
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which organizes the weekly trips for families of Palestinian prisoners from Gaza, responded to the incident, saying “the prisoners' families were entitled to visit their children with dignity.”
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, there are currently 6,198 Palestinians detained by Israel as of October. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.


 
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