Saving Gaza One Family at a Time

Ken O’Keefe | March 28, 2011

Learn more about the Samouni Family Community Centre/Classroom.

Noor Ahmed Harazeen visits with Wael Samouni at what is left of his home in Gaza. A number of his children were killed during Israeli attacks on his civilian neighborhood.

(GAZA CITY) – Two years on, the Samouni family in Gaza is still without basic needs and the children continue to suffer from the trauma of Israel’s extended attack called Operation Cast Lead and the ultimate loss of parents, siblings and other family members.

Many of these children were made to live next to the corpses of their loved ones for days, so you can imagine what is happening in their heads and their hearts.

We have already built a playground on Samouni land; we have planted a small Olive Tree Orchard and laid the floor for the classroom/community centre. The next phase of building the centre/classroom is outlined at the following link:

Please spread this around and know that everyone has something to offer.

Watch the following video of the kids playing in their own playground to see what an impact we have already made, but know that the next vital step is education:

The kids and their parents have all said that education is the key, we are just one step away from providing that to them.

Please help make this happen.

SafeTrade – ‘The commercial exchange of non-hazardous items that pose no danger to society. Trade conducted transparently and fairly that develops prosperity while fostering stability and building security in the region where it is conducted.’

Past reports detail far more about the Samouni family:


Ken is a former U.S. Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently spoke out about the use of depleted uranium as a “crime against humanity” and the US military using soldiers as “human guinea pigs” with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome. He is also a social entrepreneur utilizing direct action marine conservation, he is more widely known for leading the human shield action to Iraq and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara in which he participated in “defending the ship” and “disarming two Israeli Commandos”. On January 7, 2004, O’Keefe burned his US passport in protest of “American Imperialism” and called for US troops to immediately withdrawal from Iraq. He replaced his US passport with a “World Passport”, subsequently proclaiming himself a “Citizen of the World” with “ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth.” His is also legal citizen of Ireland and Palestine citizenship.

Read Ken O’Keefe’s Biography, you can also visit Ken’s Ken’s Website


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