Monday, January 29, 2024

Israel is officially demanded to stop the genocide in Gaza : Spinning the International Court of Justice’s decision

The Israeli officials are doing what they had been doing best besides killing and occupying other people’s territories, they are spinning the truth and once again the Western media spread the Israeli version of the events in a way the Pravda in the Soviet era would be proud of.

The Israeli officials went into Western media in the past 48 hours claiming that the ICJ threw out South Africa's attempts to get an immediate stop to the war and it did not demand Israel to stop its military operation against Hamas.

Actually, what happened is the opposite somehow.

The ICJ rejected the Israeli claim that it was acting in self-defence and that it had no jurisdiction, in this case, accepting the case of South and ordered Israel to take measures to prevent a potentially ongoing genocide.

The ICJ treated with contempt the argument from Israel that the case should be dismissed as it is exercising its right of self-defence. This argument took up over half of Israel’s pleadings. Not only did the court find a plausible case of genocide, the court only mentioned self-defence once in its interim ruling” former UK Ambassador and human rights activist Craig Murray said on his blog on Sunday.

Murray pointed out that unlike most of the EU and the United States, the ICJ did not affirm Israel's right to self-defence. This was only mentioned once in the court's defence, under the pretext that this is what the Israeli government claimed in its defence. 

Furthermore, according to Murray, the ICJ's order delved into far more detail about the evidence of genocide than was necessary.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Remembering #Jan25 : Gaza in the heart of #Tahrir square

I do not feel I have the luxury to write another nostalgic or political post about the #Jan25 Revolution. Aside from the fact I already believe that the real revolution started on 28 January, not 25 January; there is nothing more to be said especially now. I feel angry, frustrated and sad.

In the spirit of the 25 January revolution, I continue to write about Gaza and the ongoing Israeli genocide killing everything living in that open-air prison while the world is still watching and doing nothing for 111 days now. Maybe something will change inshallah.

On this occasion, I would like to share this photo taken on 8 February 2011 at 10 AM by the late Pierre Sioufi’s famous balcony overlooking Tahrir Square during that 18-day sit-in.

"Gaza is in the heart of Egypt" at Cairo's Tahrir Square on 8 February 2011 by Pierre Sioufi
"Gaza is in the heart of Egypt" at Cairo's Tahrir Square
on 8 February 2011 by Pierre Sioufi 

Yes, Gaza is in the heart of Egypt despite all that happened, is happening and will happen.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Gaza War: Israeli Army kills Mohamed El-Dora’s brother in Gaza 23 years later "Graphic"

On Thursday, the news came from Gaza to the world. The Israeli shelling killed Mohamed El-Dora’s brother.

Gamal El-Dora saying farewell to his son Ahmed El-Dora who was killed by Israeli shelling in Al-Buriej camp
Gamal El-Dora said farewell on Friday to his son Ahmed El-Dora who was
killed the day before by Israeli shelling in Al-Buriej camp 

In case you do not know who Mohamed El-Dora was or you forgot who he was here is a short reminder of yet another war crime committed by the world’s most moral army.

In 2000, the Israeli occupation forces opened fire on a civilian man and his son killing the 12-year-old boy despite the pleas of his father at Salah El-Din Street in middle Gaza during the second intifada. 

Gamal and Mohamed El-Dora in Gaza in 2000
The iconic shot that has been etched into Arab memory and 
shaped a whole generation, my generation 

The whole incident which took place for 26 minutes was caught on camera by the AFP photographer and videographer Talal Abu Rahma.

The video turned Mohamed El-Dora, a father of ten children into an iconic martyr symbol of the second intifada as well as the child martyr of Palestine. The scream of his father, Gamal when he knew that his son was killed “The boy is dead” turned the Arab world upside down.

On Thursday, Gamal El-Dora tragically lost another son, Ahmed, who was killed along with 21 others in an Israeli army shelling that targeted the Bureij Refugee Camp.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Gaza Genocide in 100 Days: The world’s epic failure won’t be forgotten or forgiven "Updated"

Sunday marked the 100th day since the start of Israel’s bloodiest war on Gaza. Yes, we are on day 103 but it feels like 102 years for Palestinians in Gaza as well as many Arabs across the world.

Now we have the following numbers that speak alone about what has been achieved so far. These numbers I noticed did not make it to global mainstream media as usual. 

Reports speaking about the Israeli war as one of the most destructive in recent history do not make it to TV despite they are reports made by news agencies like AP.

In Gaza, children carry their baby siblings to the grave

US President Joe Biden issued a statement for this occasion, but it was only about the Israeli captives ignoring the fact that over 23,000 human beings were killed.

I hope the remaining Israeli captives return home safe and survive the Israeli strikes. Still, the matter is beyond them to the level of any sort of justification for this ongoing genocide is immoral and inhumane.

There were 23,843 Palestinians killed in those hundred days. 

That number represents those who reached the hospitals including 10,400 children and 7,100 women.

A little child was killed at one of the hospitals in Gaza on day 100 
by Hamdan Dahdouh

There are 30,843 missing people including those who are still under the rubble.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Gaza War 2023: This is what the real humans of Gaza say /are saying/said "Vol.2: This is what the Palestinian Children want in the new year/Christmas"

This post was intended to be published on the first day of the year, but with the numerous events unfolding in Gaza, Sudan, and Egypt, it became challenging to maintain the schedule.

The Palestinian children have been paying the price of this war more than once.

Palestinian displaced children in Gaza
Displaced Palestinian children at a displaced refugees camp 
in Gaza's Deir El-Balah by Majdi Fathi on Saturday 

According to the latest reports, the death toll in Gaza stands at 22,430 people, which includes 9,730 children and 6,830 women.

This count does not include at least 7,000 missing individuals.

Additionally, more than 57,600 people have been reported injured.

According to UNICEF, over 9,000 children have suffered injuries in the Gaza Strip.

 It also added that in just one week starting December 17, the number of diarrhea cases in children under five years of age surged from 48,000 to 71,000.

This equates to an alarming 3,200 new cases per day. The rapid escalation in such a short period strongly suggests a swift deterioration of child health in the Gaza Strip.

Local estimates indicate that nearly 1,000 Palestinian children underwent limb amputations without anaesthesia or painkillers. 

Two Palestinians, including a boy with amputated legs, are at Shahuda Al-Aqsa Hospital
Two Palestinians, including a boy with amputated legs, are at Shahuda Al-Aqsa Hospital, as documented in November by award-winning photographer Majdi Fathi

Every ten minutes a child is killed and more than 10 children lose one or both of their legs in Gaza.

I had to share with you those facts at first.

So what do the children in Gaza wish for in the new year/Christmas? Spoiler: It's not much but it seems hard to achieve now.

Here is a Happy New Year message from Gaza by Lama Jamous, the youngest war correspondent in Palestine.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Merry Christmas: Orthodox Edition from Gaza’s Saint Porphyrios Orthodox Church

Merry Christmas to all those Celebrating Christmas on 7 January eve around the world above them in Egypt and a very Merry Christmas to the Christians celebrating it in Gaza and the Armenian quarter in East Jerusalem.

You might not be aware, but the Saint Porphyrios Orthodox Church in Gaza recently held a Christmas mass. The service was attended by the remaining Palestinian Christians who could participate, sending a powerful message of resilience.

The third oldest Church in the world still stands high in the old Gaza district mostly destroyed by the Israeli shelling.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Gaza War : South Africa stands with Palestinians in Gaza dragging Israel to the Hague “Everything you need to know and not to know too”

South Africa has made history by being the first country to bring Israel, a state often criticized for disregarding numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). 

The case is about the ongoing genocide in Gaza and it is going to kick off next week inshallah.

On Wednesday the ICJ announced that it will hold public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measure submitted by South Africa in the African country’s case vs. Israel on 11 and 12 January.

South Africa has filed a case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing it of violating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide concerning Palestinians in Gaza.

As per a statement from the South African Presidency, the government decided in a special meeting on 8 December to approach the ICJ, also known as The Hague, to seek an order directing Israel to abstain from any actions that could be classified as genocide or a related crime under the aforementioned Convention.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year Dear f****** world from Gaza and Sudan as well as Syria

Happy New Year 2024

I am angry and frustrated.

I find myself feeling angry and frustrated because I’ve come to realize that this world once again does not really care for us truly as Arabs and Mideasterners as well as Muslims.

A baby survived an Israeli shelling in Gaza by Belal Khaled
A baby survived an Israeli shelling in Gaza by Belal Khaled 

What has been happening for over 85 days did not only change me, it changed all of us. Generations of Arabs and Muslims especially young ones who still had hope in this world, were let down.