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segunda-feira, 21 de julho de 2014

Crianças em Gaza

Children die playing football, in taxi with grandma, as Israel bombs Gaza for tenth day

Where's the outrage? 8 children killed today in Gaza

Dear Friend,

Four children were gunned down this afternoon while playing soccer on the beach. Every hour, more children lose a cousin, a brother, a grandma, their whole family.

This time there are eyewitness reports from international journalists. But still Israel and its supporters are trying to change the story, to claim it was staged or carried out by Palestinians.

For 26 years I have been traveling to Palestine as the director of the Middle East Children's Alliance. I have delivered aid, visited projects for children, and joined Palestinians in protesting land theft, arrests, and killings. Upon returning to the US, I have traveled the country sharing photos and stories of Israel's brutal occupation.

And I'm happy to see that many people around the world are opening their eyes and really seeing what is happening to children in Palestine. With blogs, facebook, and twitter, you can get an insight into life in Rafah, Nablus, or Jerusalem.

But there are still too many stories that aren't being told. Too many Palestinian children who have been killed with American weapons whose names we don't know. It is time to learn them.

Earlier today, a psychologist that has worked in our Let the Children Play and Heal project lost his 11-year-old nephew, Hind, when Israel launched an air strike on Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza. My colleagues in Gaza have left their homes because the areas where they live are too dangerous. But, as you know, no place will be safe in Gaza until we make it safe.

Please read and share these stories. 
Barbara Lubin

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