The Silenced Genocide: “Will you remember 3 yr old Fathi & 1,5 yr old Tala from Gaza who died due to consequences of deprivation?”

Note occpal: This post is updated on Oct 3, 2012 due to the death of little Fathi’s sister.  She succumbed to the wounds sustained in the fire that killed her brother earlier.  1,5 year old Tala died because of her serious burns (Source)

A family member holding a picture of the child Fathi al-Baghdadi 3 years old killed by a candle used because of the lack of electricity in Gaza.
Photo by Majdi Fathi

Sept 27, 2012 by occpal (Update Oct 3, 2012)

Their names are Fathi  and Tala al-Baghdadi.  You did not know them.

I didn’t know them either. I never met the little toddlers. But as a mother myself it does not need that much imagination to think back to days in which my children had this age. Unaware of enemies. Ignorant of this world politics. A blessed age for a human being in which years this world is one big space to discover and challenge. Born, without hate, without fear unless it is funneled up very soon as one get’s aware by oppressors of your unfortunate location in the middle of an occupied country: Gaza, Palestine. Where parents live through attacks, die in attacks, see and bury their children or the children their parents. The worst nightmare becoming reality. A reality which even parents like you and me fear, yet a fate, many of us never really have to endure.

I am writing this blogpost to you as an appeal not to rebel or to resist. Not as an activist but as a mother. Calling out to the parents of this world and all who do care about mankind in the whole to end this insanity and onslaught going on in Palestine.  Below’s post will provide you with all required resources and facts to form your own opinion. And as I speak out the hope, you will stand up against this like this mother writing here for it could have been or become your child too one day. If we allow the ones aiming for dominion of the world at cost of the ordinary people to continue like this.

Fathi and Tala are gone

Little Fathi became 3 years and Tala 1,5 years old while living under inhumane conditions in world’s lasting open air prison:  Bureij refugee camp in Gaza.

Actually, open air prison is an understatement as occupying Israel turned the besieged enclave into a genuine extermination camp. Not only slaying Palestinians and their children by artillery’s or navy vessels munition, or the continuous pounding of Gaza with bombs, chemical weaponry, incursions, snipers with long distance capability rifles making a game of targeting innocent farmers or rubble collecters, even droning down, children playing in the gardens or football on the streets.

Maybe you have seen in your media, a rare publication of another victim of a bomb. Yet, western media silences even the reality. For who missed this daily attacks on people, hermetically closed in their own lands, besieged by air, sea and land under continuous daily attacks by the oppressor an overview of a year long of Israel’s attacks in photos can be seen here.

He was not the first child, to die as consequences of deprivation by the siege.

On April 1 of this year, 3 children were killed by similar horrendous flames caused by candles. Candles lit, to give a spot of light in the darkness in which Gaza is indulged 18 hours a day or more due to lack of fuel which entry is barred by Israel. Or due to similar banned spare parts for it’s sole power plant. Structural, daily power-cuts for years now.

Not only extinguishing  the sparks of hope but also the children living in fear.

Men, women, parents, like you and me, and their children. Children, like yours and mine. Yet the mothers, fathers and children in Gaza never know, which missiles and bombs will lite up their nights, inflame their skies or their homes, break up their dreams or even could end their lives.

Sabri, Nadheen and Farah became resp. 6, 5 and 2 years old.

Palestinian mourners hold the pictures of three children (from L-R: Nadine, Sabri and Farah Bashir) who were killed the previous day in a domestic fire during their funeral procession in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on April 02, 2012. The three Palestinian children, aged two, five and six, all members of the Bashir family, were found dead on April 1 in a fire in their room caused by a candle being used due to lack of electricity in Gaza, according to an emergency services official as the Gaza Strip’s sole power station shuddered to a halt a week ago, running out of fuel just 48 hours after some 450,000 litres were delivered to the coastal strip from Israel. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB

Silent Genocide in Palestine. Killing more than any WMD.

Veiled under a blanket of ignorance, this world ignores the largest genocide which is going on over the last 6 decades: The Palestinian genocide. Aside from over 77 massacres, the Nakba (The Catastrophe), exile of over 800.000 Muslim and Christian Palestinians from Palestine, Israel ‘enhanced’ deprivation as a tool of ethnic cleansing to unknown heights. The ultimate weapon of mass destruction: Deprivation of basic needs, which remain: Human Rights.

The Nakba (Palestine’s ‘Holocaust) never ended. It goes on every single day while you put your head to rest at night, the people of Palestine fight deprivation. And even this fight is denied to them.

A fight, which even the oppressor Israel, recalling it’s Holocaust also every single day fought as well at the time of World War II. For example in the ghettos of Warsaw. Jewish people smuggled food to survive deprivation and to prevent death due to famine. As they smuggled in weapons to resist the Nazi oppressors. Hiding their children in the waste water holes of the baracks during a raid. Yet times have changed. There is even no hole with waste water to hide your child in Gaza. For the weapons Israel uses on Gaza even destroy those. Whether your children would be in them or not. Depleted uranium even kills you afterwards if you weren’t even near the impact zone. By sickness, diseases, or when you, as a pregnant mother get a disabled or mutilated child with not even a chance on life to start with.

And when one get’s ill in Gaza, medical care is deprived. Or your medications. Or… you are just killed by policies which aim to the same scope of killing by proxy by denying you a visa to get the healthcare you need abroad. Nearly no media cover the death of little children or their parents dying or suffering due to this inhumane way of torture. People, suffering of kidney-diseases or cancer, deprived of medications which do not enter the Gaza strip. Doctors, who perform surgery without anaesthetics. Simply because there are none left.  Nor enter. During Cast Lead, amputating body-parts without any sedation. Without gloves, gauzes. Or even, – hello world are you  listening? – no oxygen available. (Source: Nightingale Declaration)

So just imagine it’s your child. Or your mother. And you walk to all pharmacies available in your area, in search of medications which could ease the pain of your by Cancer or otherwhise chronically ill inflicted family member and your search is met by empty shelves and desperate doctors.

Which part do you not understand?

1,7 Million human beings deprived. Dialysis patients are dying because syringes of 29 dollarcents do not enter. Or any of the other medical supplies needed so your body will not poison itself. Or the spare parts for the machine itself. You name it. It does not enter Gaza. As per June 15,  2012, 42% of essential medicins ran out according to a report from the World Health Organisation (Source report: Ma’an)

While 1,7 Million men, women and their children are deprived of available treatment as well as Israel pounded 15 out of 27 hospitals to rubble as well as 43 clinics. In case your media did not cover the damage, you can see it here at the Never Cast Lead Again weblog. (Photos of Cast Lead)

Israel deliberately aiming for a health disaster

While WHO, UNRWA, UNOCHA, and this world seems to excel in producing reports, actions are lacking. Literally, none are taken at all. Not even while all these by law mandated organizations are  well aware of the existing crisis and predict a disaster. In the process of all these NGO’s condemning and using practically any verb to denounce Israel’s neglect of it’s violations and obligations as an occupier, it even allows to deprive by a new way to create misery: Prohibit entry of vaccines for young ones.

On May 20, 2012 a desperate father from Gaza, contacted this mother (me) about the lack of vaccines and his worries for his baby.  At this date, vaccines were depleted in Gaza for 2 months already.  Regardless the facts if vaccines have pro and contra indications, one must behold the reality in Gaza, namely, it’s environmental dangers due to the same deprivation causing imminent health hazards not only by pollution of chemical weapons, water contamination, power lacking water pumps which stop functioning but the by Israel devastated habitat in which Gaza needs to survive.

Israel, currently is still blocking entry of vaccines, which may compromise the protection of the child at an early age. Heading for a disaster from another magnitude, aiming at the youngest demographic ‘threat’ : Babies. Toddlers. They will maybe not burn to death like little Fathi and Tala, but having a greater risk to get a disease which makes causes  paralysis or die at a blacking out breathing machine.  A detailed post about this latest atrocity by Israel which I wrote with the help of some medical doctors and fathers themselves you can read here.

The UNRWA, responsible for supplying vaccines, boasting with reports like Long and Healthy Lives, neglecting their duty. Nor is an International Red Cross intervening in this and thus neglecting their mandate and mission. The sole one squeetching now and than, is Ban Ki Moon with the usual condemnations and calls which do not reach no ears and defenitely do not cause anyone to jump up in this world against these crimes by the rogue state of (UN Member) Israel. Ban ki Moon is neglecting the powers “invested” in him. Nor does this world and it’s leaders act against those “other powers” suppressing his actions violating human rights and prevent supply of basic needs to which every human being is entitled. Severely. I’m quoting:

“The secretary-general has the right to bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter that, in his opinion, might threaten international peace and security”  Read more: The Secretary-General Overview – annual, power (Source)

International Law – Context regarding obligations of an occupying entity:

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.

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”.

It will be done by 2020 UN says.

The same NGO’s producing more reports than fruits on world’s trees has written the requiem already, drowing in actions of writing and reporting about the scenarios and the clear prediction of Gaza’s end. For in 2020 the smart people of UN foresee the end of human ability to survive Gaza. (Report) Maybe you could start acting and please a.s.a.p. for we can state there is a countdown running. When will your ‘stopwatch’ tell you to stop being silent and alert you to act?

Fathi and Tala have gone from us. Like little Adham who died a slow and cruel death and  over 173 other children which died due to deprivation of medical care. Or like the 8 children of the Salim Family due to contamination of Gaza’s environment. Aside, from the over 1477 children killed by the visual genocide: Israeli violence. Only since the year 2000. Not even mentioning the names and stories of those before 2000.

The names of the people, the men, women and children dying by the silent ignored genocide by deprivation are not mentioned nowhere at all. For to fool this world, Israel and biased media solely cover a body-count. A false display of confirmed hits and kills. Yet, lacking to report the genuine cost of lives for the sake of zionism: Avoidable Mortality (Reseach by Dr. Gideon Polya)

History repeating itself… again

A silenced genocide which in World War II also has been ignored by this world when 1 in 6 million Jewish people died due to the same deprivation, yet by the ‘hands’ of Nazis writing and deploying similar policies to cause death. The Holocaust. One of the many persecutions of the Jewish people. Fed by incitement.  Solely by incitement. History repeating itself, over and over again, while stating ‘Never Again’.  “Wir haben es nicht gewusst” – “We didn’t know” – “On ne savait pas” is no excuse no more. Your governments know. Your media knows but rejects to report nor act independent . Journalists and press, fearing their own income or job and prefer to stay silent.  yet this silence is complicity as well. As hard as Israel tries to push all buttons to silence the truth, invests in those to change the history or even spread propaganda, you can not longer close your eyes nor be silent. For again, another campaign of hatred has been initiated.

In 1939 Goebbels launched the most sickening and according to Nazis  ‘most successful’ incitement campaign with 3 movies of which one was called Jud Süß (Source Holocaust Research Project). Not even with the aid of no internet as we know nowadays, this movie was shown to over 20 Million people all over this world and especially to ’empower’ troops to be deployed to created pure evil hatred.  We all know how that ended. Not only 6 Million Jewish people died, as also Millions of others. Roma and Sinti Gypsies, Russians, POW’s, Resistance, and the ones which this world likes to call ‘collateral damage’

A new “Jud Süß” Attempt has been launched into this world with the aid of nowadays, even more powerful mainstream media. On the “Innocence of Muslims” this time.  Media, not caring about facts. Not bothered by no ethics of journalism, but showing off their sole remaining skills of “investigative journalism”: employee benefits and incentives, sales and money.

Did it ever occur to you, whenever your country will be hit by a similar depression or violence, this same media will act in the same way? Not bothered by ethics or your lives, but counts the papers which were sold on the day, and at the end of it, have a meeting enjoying a cup of hot coffee on how to boost the ‘merchandise’…

You better start thinking and above all: Questioning.

What would you do if it had been your child?

Fathi’s and Tala’s mother, as many mothers living in this nightmare do not (yet) have the power to change this status quo. They need your help. Although Fathi was not my child, I regard any child, any human of no matter what religion or totally none at all, color or origin as my fellow human being. Another soul which was granted life just as it was granted to me. Unless, we, the people with a conscience in this world do not break this circle of incitement and it’s sustaining factors, there never ever will come a never again, only an all over again.

So I call on you to stand up with me against this insanity. Concluding with a du’a (invocation) for Fathi and Tala
Please say Ameen/Amen after you read it you will receive rewards for it as it multiplies the blessing for the death in the Hereafter.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

May Allaah Subhana wa Ta’ala have mercy on the souls of those died under oppression. May Allaah SWT ease the suffering of those who seem to be forgotten by this world. May Allaah SWT open the eyes of all ignorant of the violations and violence posed on our fellow human beings from any origin or faith. For it is written:

“O Mankind!
Most certainly, it is
We( God almighty) who have
Created you all
From a single (pair)
Of a male and a female,
And it is we who
Have made you into
Nations and tribes,
That ye may recognise each other
(Not that ye may despise each other).
Verily, the noblest of you
In the sight of Allah
Is (he who is) the most
Righteous of you.”

Holy Quran 49:13

May Allaah SWT guide us all and turns the hearts of all mankind to work on another future with tolerance and courage, to open hearts, to end the fear for the unknown, and make all see that in fact we are all the same. For there is only one God (La Ilaha Ill Allah) and our fate is all the same, we once will return to where it begun: Our Creator.

May Allaah SWT grant the little shuhada Fathi and Tala al-Baghdadi the light and warmth of His Noor in Jannatul Firdaus. A light and a warmth they never knew in this world.

And Allaah SWT grant solace to their loved ones. And grant faith, patience and perseverance to all who fear the Unknown. Move those not suffering oppression to stand up against the evil in this world to end the grief and pain done by wrongdoers.

Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil ‘Alameen.

As-Salaam ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

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.

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