Wednesday, February 04, 2009

We will not go down (Song for Gaza)

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The first American song and video clip about Gaza, it will shock you, this is a part of the truth about Palestine.
You can download a high quality version of this clip at :
http://www.3emara.net/Videos/Gaza.rar

4 comments:

formatted_dad said...

Here is part of the truth about Palestine. U.N. to Halt Aid to Gaza due to Hamas interference. The U.N. Relief and Works agency said it made the decision after Hamas personnel intercepted an aid shipment for the second time this week. Now you tell me who the real enemy of the Palestinians in Gaza is?

Mac said...

Why do you think Hamas took the supplies there, formatted_dad? It is not that they want to starve their own people. There is a lot of tension and desperation in Gaza right now and charges have been flying that the UN is not distributing supplies fairly, so apparently the tension blew up in this nad related incidents. However, Hamas still obviously wants to work with the UN, so this is the latest news on the matter from Aljazeera.net, with Hamas acting conciliatory and making excuses:

UN halts Gaza aid over 'thefts'
The Gaza Strip's 1.5 million people rely
on aid to survive [File: AFP]

A major UN relief agency has stopped importing aid into the Gaza Strip, after its supplies were allegedly stolen for a second time this week.

The UN Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) said that 10 lorries loaded with humanitarian supplies were seized by Hamas members at Gaza's Kerem Shalom crossing on Friday.

"Unrwa has suspended all imports of aid into the Gaza Strip following the confiscation of hundreds of tonnes of food aid," a statement from the Unrwa said.

"Unrwa's suspension of imports will remain in effect until the aid is returned and the agency is given credible assurances from the Hamas government in Gaza that there will be no repeat of these thefts."

Hamas has said the seizure was a mistake and that they are working to return the lorries.

'Misunderstanding'

But according to Unrwa, it was the second time this week that Hamas members had seized aid supplies.

Its officials said that Hamas members had seized 3,500 blankets and 400 food parcels at gunpoint from an Unrwa store on Tuesday.

Mike Kirsch, Al Jazeera's correspondent reporting from Gaza City, said: "Hamas officials are saying this whole thing is just a big misunderstanding.

"They are saying that the 10 trucks that were intercepted... they believed was aid coming from Hamas, from the ministry of social affairs, that was on the Israeli border, in effect that the trucks got mixed up with the UN trucks.

"And what has since happened is that Hamas has received documentation from the UN that verifies that these trucks belonged to the UN and Hamas is now saying these trucks will be returned on Saturday."

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Ahmed Yousef, a senior Hamas offical, said: "Our relationship with Unrwa is a strategic one. There are some mistakes that have been committed by some people."

He said steps were being taken to resolve the issue.

Hamas charge

A senior Hamas leader, however, had earlier in the week accused Unrwa of indulging in discrimination in its distribution of aid.

Ahmed al-Kurd, the Hamas government's social affairs minister in Gaza, had demanded that aid be distributed more "widely and fairly".

Unrwa only provides assistance to those Palestinians holding refugee status.

Gaza is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. A stiffling economic blockade imposed by Israel for the past 18 months has crippled its economy and caused severe food and medicine shortages.

Israel's 22-day long assault on the Palestinian territory has worsened the situation further, forcing many Palestinians to live on handouts.

Anonymous said...

This would be more effective if the song weren't so horrible.

Mac said...

I don't know about that value judgment, anonymous. One posting of this song has over a million hits, with many of those pledging to donate money to Gaza.