Friday, July 29, 2011

Despite the Israeli siege, bombs and invasions, Gaza kids hit kite flying record

[I am Palestinian child, hear me roar!] Gaza kids hit kite flying record. Despite the Israeli siege, daily bombing and invasion, the peaceful resistance of the Palestinian children of Gaza screams loudly "We are here, free your captive humanity, end the siege, stop this inhuman atrocity."

PressTV - Gaza kids hit kite flying record:

Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:42AM GMT
Yousef al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza

"15,000 children in Gaza have broken the world record for the number of kites flown at the same time. The children who attend UN-run schools, taking part in a summer programme organized by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) gathered on a beach in northern Gaza to fly a kite each.

Organizers said that the feat has brightened the lives of not just the children, but the entire population. The event was the largest every kite –flying in history
The last attempt was held by China last april, by flying simultaneously, 10,465 kites.
During this Summer Games season, the children of Gaza have smashed the world records for the largest number of people flying parachutes from the ground, the largest number of people dribbling footballs simultaneously and for producing the world’s largest-ever handprint painting.
hree-quarters of a million children are being collectively punished under the ongoing siege. The kites will provide another iconic reminder of the beauty and potential of these children, despite the injustices they face.

You can also watch it from YouTube

Palgaz on Jul 29, 2011

Meanwhile in Gaza: an impending health crises due to fuel shortages.

PressTV - Gaza official warns of fuel shortage:

"Health Ministry official Bassam Barhoum of the impoverished Gaza Strip has warned of a coming humanitarian crisis due to fuel shortages.

Barhoum said that electricity generators will stop if fuel is not supplied within upcoming days, Ma'an News Agency reported.

He further added that every hospital in Gaza would suffer as a result of the fuel shortage.

Operating theaters in both the Ash-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City as well as the European Hospital in Khan Younis have already been shut down.

Gaza's hospitals need 1.5 to 2 million liters of fuel in 2011, but have only received less than 400 thousand liters.

Barhoum explained that Gaza hospitals in 2010 had only received 25.84 percent of the fuel they required. However, more than 10 percent of it was unusable.

Additionally, a state of emergency in Gaza's medical sector was declared in June as a result of a shortage of medical supplies.

Officials in Gaza have blamed the harsh Israeli siege on the coastal strip for the shortages.

On several occasions, Gaza health officials have called on the international community to pressure Israel to put an end to its illegal siege of Gaza.

More than 1.5 million Palestinians are currently living in Gaza under siege conditions, imposed on the coastal strip in 2007.

The United Nations has repeatedly appealed for the opening of all crossings into the Gaza Strip, warning of the severe negative impact on Gaza's population.

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