█▌ Update: A few moments ago, we received a message that we lost Ibrahim. May Allah SWT grant the martyr /Shaheed Ibrahim a high rank in Jannatul Firdaus, and grant him peace, he never knew in this life. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil ‘Alameen.
انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون
الله يرحم كل الشهداء
█▌ Note of Occupied Palestine: To support the children please join the page especially opened for the victims of Israeli violence for info on how you can help
Tim King Salem-News.com | Sept 15, 2011
The west must act to end Israel’s reign of violence against innocent people.
12-year old Ibrahim Zaza is fighting for his life after being struck by an Israeli rocket outside of his home. Photo: Real News
(SALEM, Ore.) – Levels of violence against children employed by Israel are escalating dramatically, and Israel’s leaders refuse to vacate the gutter of inhumanity, even refusing to even talk in realistic terms about the targeting of non-combatant children – instead relying on their “everyone in Gaza has a rocket” theory to justify illegal and immoral acts.
Israel, the so-called democracy of the Middle east, is exhibiting behavior closely matching fascist governments that came before it.
Israel and its defenders attack those who call attention to these violations of human rights by claiming that the reporters are ‘antisemitic’ which is absolutely untrue.
The criticism of Israel from the Human Rights perspective is not about religion; it is only about inhumanity, violation of international law, and people
The children of Palestine are essentially voiceless in the world forum due to the adherence of western media to Israeli policy.
Months pass without a single Israeli death related to the 63-year old occupation of Palestine, yet routine attacks against the people of Gaza, Palestine’s coastal strip of land bordered by Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean, are in a sharp upswing.
I spent much of yesterday and today reporting on the latest developments in Mexico regarding deadly cartel violence, and I frequently cover the 2009 Genocide in Sri Lanka, where a Buddhist majority government tried to eradicate the country’s Hindu and Christian Tamils, (another western friendly government that is wrapped around an apartheid philosophy). Yet another country constantly on our radar is Rwanda, where political opposition leaders keep dying when they gain influence. In no case is it personal, we don’t always even know the religions associated.
But Israel is the worst when it comes to Human Rights, and that is likely what a little 12-year old boy named Ibrahim Zaza from Gaza, and his cousin Mohammed, who will be 15 in 2 days; suffering with egregious injuries in hospitals as a result of an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) drone missile attack, would say.
They were playing on the street in front of their house an hour before Iftar during the fast of Ramadan on 19 August 2011, as Israel was sporadically bombing Gaza, according to a new Real News report by Lia Tarachansky in Rehovot, Israel.
In her report, we hear an audio interview with an Israeli spokesperson, who confirms our worst fears – that they lack the capacity to even see the inhumanity that embodies their mission.
Tarachansky spoke to Lt. Col. Avital Leibowitz, and this is their conversation as featured in the video below.
Lia Tarachansky: “We’re trying to understand why the Israeli air force was not able to distinguish between combatants, and these children?”
Avital Leibowitz: “I think your question is mistaken, because it’s not a matter of distinction. When we target terrorists in Gaza, we target terrorists that either are ticking bombs, or have very large influence on committing terror activities against Israelis.”
Lia Tarachansky: “There was only one missile shot, according to witnesses, and it was at two children, one 12 and one 14, sitting outside of their house.”
Avital Leibowitz: “The logic is what when someone is trying to launch a rocket at you, then the logic is – we better target that person before he targets us.”
Leibiwitz personifies the notion of ‘broken record’ as she and her cronies endlessly repeat the same lines, the same information that begins with the premise, that ‘protecting Israeli lives is the only matter of importance’. That is pretty bold considering that almost 100% of Israel was literally seized and stolen from families who had lived here for hundreds of years, when the European Jews made their post-Holocaust exodus and pilgrimage to Palestine.
Lia Tarachansky explains in her report that an unknown person in an IDF control room kilometers away from the boys, launched a missile from the drone flying over their heads.
The result was devastating. Words cannot express the catastrophe and the anguish for the boys and their family This you will learn when you watch the video below.
After ten days in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza, Ibrahim and his cousin Mohammed were transferred to an Israeli hospital for much needed medical treatment which is unavailable in Gaza. However it is not going well, particularly for Ibrahim, who lost both hands in the missile attack. His father explains that 15 machines are keeping him alive, and that his heart is the only organ functioning on its own, and in that there seems a large dose of irony. The boy has a large hole in a lung and he has remained in a coma ever since the Israeli missile struck him. His legs are turning green from a lack of blood circulation and his dad believes he will lose them also.
Mohammed is conscious and constantly in terrible pain. He has no flesh on his legs or over his abdomen. He suffers from multiple injuries and burns. He grimaces when the blankets covering his injuries are moved, one can only imagine how bad it is. Fortunately doctors have already performed skin grafts to restore his handsome young face.
The families of the Gaza youth are specifically banned from leaving the hospital for any reason, and they arrived here penniless. Adnan Zaza, the father of 12-year old Ibrahim, says the family is in drastic need of financial assistance for basic things: calling cards, food, cigarettes, a rented TV for Mohammed – to get his mind off his pain and his fears, etc. They are expecting a very long stay in the hospital.
End Israel’s Unwarranted Murder of Kids
Dr. Gabi Weber in Germany is one Human Rights activist watching this story closely. She sent out a message today from a group helping the families, “We are a handful of people in and around Palestine who regularly talk to the families in Gaza or visit the boys and their fathers at the hospital and try to provide them with needed essentials. In order to be able to do that, we would greatly appreciate your help.”
The family of the 12-year old victim added an update:
“Ibrahim survived the night, thankfully! we weren’t sure he would”.
Dr. Gabi Weber explains that Mohammad was scheduled to receive surgery today. He has a deep hole in his back because of bed sores, and it seems to have gotten infected. They need to clean the wound out but this morning, the Israeli hospital postponed the surgery to Friday or Saturday. Instead, he is getting a CT scan today. Mohammad urgently needs a special wheelchair which – it turned out – they don’t have at the hospital. Those assisting the family say they need to get it from elsewhere.
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Gabi Weber says a blog will soon be activated too.
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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer’s Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.
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How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all?