Gaza: Operation Medical Resupply
Medical Aid for Palestinians Website
As the ongoing airstrikes result in increasing numbers injuries and casualties, the provision of essential medicines and supplies becomes ever more important.We have been able to provide essential medicines. We will continue to respond to this emergency but we can only do it with your help. Please donate.
Last year, little Heba was born with severe respiratory problems that meant she could not breathe without a ventilator. If she had been born in a hospital in the UK her doctors would have had immediate access to all the medicines and equipment they needed to keep her alive.
But sadly for Heba, she was born in Gaza.
At her hospital, life-saving medicines like biotin and dichloroacetate simply were not available. Even breathing tubes were in very short supply. Her father, desperate to save his only child, managed to buy a few doses of some vital medicines from a private source.
Heba’s young life hung in the balance.
Today, with air attacks intensifying, the future of Gaza looks even bleaker. For the last seven years, its 1.7 million residents have been living under the crushing weight of Israel’s illegal blockade. Gaza’s economy has been devastated. Basics like electricity and drinkable water are limited and costly. The health infrastructure is struggling to cope. And now, attacks by Israeli forces are now putting the health system under enormous additional pressure.
This is a humanitarian crisis. Children like Heba urgently need your help today. Please make a donation today.
In Gaza today, the list of zero-stock medicines (essential medicines with less than a month’s supply) now stands at a shocking 139 items. That’s almost a third of all essential medicines. As for medical equipment like breathing tubes, almost half – 400 items – are in dangerously short supply.
What does this mean on the ground? It means surgeons have had to postpone or even cancel surgeries. Cancer patients have been told halfway through their treatment that the supply of chemotherapy drugs has run out. Even some basic painkillers are in urgent need of restocking.
And there are still babies like Heba struggling to breathe.
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is working to help hospitals deal with this situation. Using the donations of supporters like you we can procure essential medicines and supplies and get them to where they are most needed.
These medicines are costly and we can only buy them with your support. A donation from you could help keep Gaza’s hospitals stocked with medicines.
In the last year the situation in Gaza has deteriorated. Most of the tunnels, which had been a lifeline for Gaza under the blockade, have been destroyed. Egypt also imposed severe restrictions on the Rafah crossing – one of the few access points allowing the passage of people and some goods into Egypt – with even medical cases being turned away.
The stranglehold on Gaza is tightening. Its 1.7 million inhabitants are more isolated than ever before and their hopes fade further every day. According to a recent UN report, Gaza may be unliveable by the year 2020. That’s just over five years from now. There are seven-year-old children in Gaza today who have never known freedom or security. By the time they reach 12 Gaza may be unliveable.
Gaza urgently needs your help. A donation today could help ensure that cancer patients in Gaza have access to the medicines they need.
The difference we can make to the individuals we reach is enormous. We are responding now, providing urgently needed medicines to help hospitals cope with the casualties. In the case of little Heba, we were able to secure the medicines she needed to keep breathing. Without our rapid response and timely intervention she may not have survived. But she still faces an uncertain future. It is absolutely vital that MAP remains able to help her – and her fellow residents of Gaza, especially at this time of increased need.
Together we can keep getting life-saving medicine to where it is most needed.
For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read:
The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine
- Special Topic – All Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
- iRemember… – Confirmed Names of Martyrs Occupation (*)
- Special Topic – Ethnic Cleansing
- Israeli escalation in Gaza – A cover-up for settlement activity
- “Slow Death” -International report: Collective punishment of Gaza has reached critical stage – Incl Full Report PDF
- A “Leaflet” to the World about it’s own “forgotten” Extermination Camp called Gaza
- Gaza Siege Harshness Continues. Israel’s committing slow-motion genocide ~ by Stephen Lendman
THE LEGAL RIGHT OF RESISTANCE
81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and also discussing other genocides, this article details the inadequacy of many of the international community’s response to genocides, such as “targeted sanctions” or international peacekeeping forces. Examining international legal authorities such as the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice, the article demonstrates that groups which are being subjected to genocide have a legal right of self-defense. International treaties, Security Council arms embargoes, or national gun control laws cannot lawfully be enforced in a manner which prevents self-defense resistance to a genocide in progress, because under international law, the prohibition against any form of complicity in genocide takes legal precedence over lesser laws. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In PDF.
- The Palestinian Right of Self Defense
- Brayer: The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance – Source
- No. Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory – Source
- If Jews in WWII Warsaw would have had rockets: They would have fired them too – by occpal
MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT THE ROCKETS FROM GAZA
- The “Rocket” from Gaza Myth – Photography
- More facts about the Rocket from Gaza Myths – Storify
- Half the story: What @IDFSpokesperson leaves out about #Gaza ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Israel and #Gaza: Context Behind Projectile Fire ~ by @yousefmunayyer
- Truths and lies behind Israel’s attacks on Gaza and its whining about rockets ~ by @AliAbunimah
- Israel is not looking for peace. Nor talks. But: This
* 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.
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.