By Reem Salahi
I have been getting a lot of requests for photos. Some of these pictures are rather disturbing. I’m going to send the pics in increments since the internet is slower here. w/peace.
Mohammad Shurrab shows the pictures of his two dead sons. Israeli soldiers executed Kassab, 28, with 5 bullets across the chest. Ibrahim bled to death from a bullet wound in his thigh. Israeli soldiers did not provide Ibrahim any medical treatment and denied any ambulances from coming to his aid and he died 12 hours after being shot. Mohammad Shurrab watched both his sons die.
Israeli missiles flattened the American School in Gaza. Prior to Israel's destruction of the school it was attacked twice by “religious fundamentalist groups,” the same groups that Israel purports to eliminate. Ironically, it took Israeli missiles, and not religious fundamentalists, to eliminate the best school in all of Gaza. As Director of the American School, Ribhi Salem, stated, "Israel wants us to live in the dark ages...where all we do is wait in line for gas and bread."
This Palestinian boy sits upon the rubble of his former home. He comes every other day and sits under the sun on the ruins that used to be his home.
With the backdrop of mounds of rubble and tents was another man, praying, on a piece of tarp. While the Israelis had taken away everything else of his, they did not take away his God, and to this, he bowed his head in gratitude.
This Palestinian child has found a new "toy"--a piece of rubble tied to a cord.
Born in 1945, Sabha Yousef Mohammad Abed had lived through the first Nakba but had lost her husband and her farm in the second. As Sabha spoke about Israel's recent offensive, she shook in anger. “Tell me where are the militants,” she kept asking. “Are these children militants?”