Gaza, January 19, 2010 (Pal Telegraph) - Gaza might be besieged by Israel and others, but Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been donating what little they have to help those struck by the earthquake in Haiti.
The donations collected by a Red Cross representative are toys, toiletries and sweets. They were small luxuries that Gazans know only too well can brighten spirits in the face of devastation. Some also gave money.
"It's a symbolic donation for the people of Haiti, for the children of Haiti, to tell them that we feel the suffering." said Mr. Jamal Khudari, from the Palestinian Committee against the Siege.
There are ruins in the Gaza Strip reminiscent of the scenes in Haiti. These were not caused by a natural disaster, but by bombs and shells in Israel's deadly assault on Gaza, which drew to a close a year ago. The Israeli war on Gaza killed more than 1400 Palestinians and injured other thousands. Meanwhile, Gaza has been living under siege and suffering shortage in all basic life needs.
The reason for the destruction might be different, but Palestinians say they understand Haiti's pain. Gazans suffered a lot and still suffering because of the catastrophic situation on Gaza which made by Isrealis.
Photo Mohammed Asad