Tonight people all over the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus and the focus as always will be on Bethlehem. Part of the town is surrounded by Israel’s apartheid wall and it has a refugee camp for Palestinians who have been thrown out of their homes by Israeli settlers; they can’t move without the Israelis say so. This is the birth place of the King of Peace today; some two thousand years on; today; this is the Holy Land.
December 27 th. 09 will see the first anniversary of the Israel attack on Gaza which was largely destroyed, the Israelis have not allowed rebuilding to take place and they maintain an inhuman and vicious blockade. Thousands live in tents; maternity and neonatal wards are desperate for blankets and electric heaters to prevent infants from dying of hypothermia; they don’t have cattle to breath on them and keep them warm like the infant Jesus.
Thousands of children in Gaza are at risk because of contaminated water; Israel will not allow them to renew pipes. The education system is crippled. And thousands of children remain traumatised and in need of psychological help. The prevalence of anaemia among children 9 - 12 months old is 61.6%; and prevalence among pregnant women is around 29%, Israel continues to block the medical equipment and medicines they need and won’t allow the materials in to rebuild bombed hospitals; nor will they allow sick people to leave and seek help.
The World Health Organisation states that 80% of Gaza’s water is not safe to drink; Britain demands an end to the blockade but nothing seems to happen; we need to do more it is a humanitarian disaster, we are talking here about helpless innocent children just the same as the celebrated new born all those years ago.
You can do two things which are not at all difficult; you can make a donation following the instructions provided and you can also contact your MP; MSP; MEP and complain about the lack of action on this desperate situation; we can all do something and we must; otherwise what is the point of all the Peace and Love to all mankind stuff?
CLICK ON THE “MEDICAL AID FOR PALESTINIANS” LINK AT THE TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE COVER PAGE TO HELP, THANK YOU.