Israel deprivation caused death again: Three children this time – Photography

April 2, 2012

Genocide can be committed violently or passively. Deprivation is a form of the last. Slowly depriving people to death or infringement of basic needs (human rights) till illness or even death occurs. Or like in this case, 3 children died because no fuel available in Gaza with which the powerplant can produce electricity with which no need would have been necessary at all to light candles.

Sabri,  Nadeen and Farah died.  Aged 2, 5 and 6 year old.

A tragedy.

Again for the 3rd time in several weeks, children become the victim of deliberate deprivation by Israel. Previously  Mohammed Abd al-Halim al-Helo,  a 7 month old baby died due to blackouts and impossibility of treatment with life sustaining equipment in hospitals as well as last week a 4 year old girl Beesan El-Mashharawi died due to the same reason just over a week ago on March 24, 2012.

Avoidable Mortality

Deprivation causes avoidable mortality. Exactly as it says: Avoidable. Yet Israel (ab)uses all occassions and means possible to deprive on purpose. In the same way 1 in 6 Jewish people found death during World War II: Deliberate deprivation by Nazi policies.

While commemorating every year again, the victims of HaShoah – and also those who died due to deprivation – Israel is deploying exactly the same policies to Palestine while denying any responsibility nor recognizing any obligation regarding basic needs as is stated in International Law and regulations concerning an occupier towards the occupied.

Research by Dr. Gideon Polya  estimates the deliberate policies of deprivation cause an excess death (avoidable mortality) in Palestine of about 5000 people a year. Silenced by the world, silenced by Israel which tends to have a rethoric to display and recognize only deaths caused by them when one is being targeted, aimed at, hit and one confirms the kill. A Bodycount.

Strategically deployed deliberate deprivation … to Kill

This world simply silences when similar practices are strategically being deployed by Israel on Palestine as a tool of ethnic cleansing. Since some months, Gaza Gov’t is crying out to this world for intervention and already in February 2012 announced State of Emergency, again on March, 27 2012. Yet no change for the good, only more lacking supplies, basic needs and more deprivation leading to more deaths.

While the world endulges in silence Israel has already created world’s largest and silenced, open air  extermination camp called Gaza.

How many more bodies of dead children and people, does this world need in order to act?

Remember… nor only bullets kill…


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Below an excerpt of some of the ways Israel deprives Palestine of basic needs which cause excess death.

Related: Deprivation of Basic Needs Cost Lives!
Healthcare | Electricity | Water | Communication

Articles 55 and 56 of the Fourth Geneva Convention clearly establish that Israel, as the occupying power, not only has a duty to ensure medical supplies reach hospitals in the OPT, but to ensure and maintain the services of the hospitals too. As High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions, other states not only have a moral duty but also a legal obligation to ensure Israel abides by its commitments to the protected population of the OPT.

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, As a States Party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israel is obliged under Article 24 of the treaty to recognise the right of every child under its effective jurisdiction “to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services”.

Not only two 7-month old babies, but 173 children died due to lack of a permit:

More Resources or related information:

  • Palestinian deaths following infringement of right to medical treatment – B’ TselemReport
  • 35 babies died at Israeli checkpoints – Report
  • Israel Kills Dialysis in Gaza – 450 Patients Lives Are In DangerReport
  • Dialysis in Paralysis | Electronic IntifadaReport
  • Factsheet on Gazan Children’s Access to Medical Care – Al Mezan | 173 children diedReport
  • UK Diplomat wife dies after forced to renew Jerusalem permitReport
  • 2 Children & Lives of Dozens of Others Endangered Israel’s Infringement of Medical CareReport
  • Infant close 2 death as Israel denies medicationReport
  • Starve Them; Shoot Them then Give Them CancerReport
  • PUT PALESTINIANS ON A DIET – Media Bury documents revealing israel’s deliberate policy of near starvation for GazaReport
  • Israel to Supreme Court to prevent exposure of document containing minimal calorie requirements for Gaza – May1, 2011Report
  • Israel Restricts the Access of Gaza Patients to Urgent Medical Treatment if their Condition is Not Life-Threatening | In violation of Medical Ethics and International Law | Al mezan | June 30, 2010Report
  • Children and Armed Conflict: Developments in the OPT | UN | April 13, 2010Report

Medical care by asked/forced collaboration

  • Palestinians hoping to leave Gaza Strip asked to collaborate with Israel – PHR Isael – Dec 28, 2011Report

Healthcare or neglect of healthcare in Prisons

  • Doctoring the Evidence Abandoning the Victim – Complicty of Israeli physicians in torture – PHRReport


  • Gaza Siege devastates Health care – Jan 2, 2011video
  • Avoidable Death of Pregnant women & their Unborn at Israeli Checkpointsvideo
  • If U have no idea about avoidable mortality by Israel’s deliberate policies: Meet BABY FIRASvideo


  • Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health – PHR – Report

While in the horrible holocaust, 1 in 6, so 1 million people died of the Nazi but exactly similar deliberate deprivation, Israel is doing exactly the same to Palestinians. Research (see link below) showed the annual deathrate by violent & passive aggression is about 5000 deaths a year. Called Avoidable mortality or Excess Death.

For the sake of children and ill people in Palestine, share this post as wide as you can and keep sharing it. Health is no choice for many, right to medical care is a Human Right. Infringement of such is a passive form of aggression which policies Israel deliberately deploys with the intention to ethnic cleanse.

Due to unbelievable & increasing shocking news like this, this post will be updated continuously the coming days with related news and more resources. Please keep checking for updates.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians and their children 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?
How long so the world intervenes in this ongoing warcrime and it will be stopped once and for all?

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