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Egypt: How Can We Help Gaza?

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, Politics, Protest, War & Conflict

Egyptian bloggers are rallying in support of Gaza [1], which is being pounded by the might of the Israeli forces for a week.

Yasmin asks: What can we do for Gaza? [2]

She notes how we can really help instead of just being passive and blogs a few simple but positive actions Egyptian bloggers can start working on. They are:

* If you are a blogger, blog about it. Stay level and smart, respond to hate comments wisely and smartly.
* If you use Twitter, tweet about it.
* If you live in a country where you can change your politics rally and lobby for the cause.
* If you use Facebook, post articles and blog posts to point your non Arab friends to fairer information.
* If you are a cartoonist or an artist, express yourself and post on deviantart, facebook, blogs or wherever you can.
* If you are a teacher teach our younger generations.
* If you are part of Global Voices then translate articles and educate the rest of the world.

On a similar positive note, Appy [3] and Mfawey [4] have started a new initiative to support Palestine. They are asking their readers to email all international organizations to portray the reality of the appalling humanitarian conditions in Gaza due to the brutal Israeli attack and its impact on the civilian population. They are also calling for volunteer translators to translate the text into all languages.

The message posted on both blogs goes as follows:

Dear All

For the sixth day Israel continue their massacre against the people of isolated Gaza. about 440 killed and martyrs and more than 1750 injured with the support of the United states, immobility of Arab and international communities with only a mere verbal condemnations of unjustified violence against the Palestinian people. This was just a verbal accusation of unjustified violence against the Palestinian people.

Arabs, Muslims and Europeans went out into the streets to demonstrate and express their anger against the inhumane treatment suffered by the inhabitants of Gaza who are subjected to hunger, encroachment, and the violation of the all the principles of Human rights. this violence is not only against Hamas as announced by the Israeli media, but it has also affected the mosques, the Islamic University, houses and a school that depends on the United Nations relief for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and the Palestinian government buildings in Gaza; the most populated area in the world which increased the total number of civilians victims . Yesterday the Israeli army announced that Gaza has become a military area while relying on a number of additional troops and tanks to prepare for a new ground military invasion to Gaza.

In addition, Israeli armored forces attacked the boat ”Dignity” which came from Cyprus and aimed to break the siege of Gaza
We ask you to help Gaza as soon as possible and immediately stop the Israeli massacre against the unarmed Palestinian people and ending the siege on Gaza, and the opening of the Rafah crossing point. The Egyptian authorities refused to open the crossing point in the absence of the Palestinian Authority, and the presence of international observers, and for fear of Israeli air strikes on the border strip in Rafah point while ensuring the transport of wounded Palestinians to the hospital in Egypt because of the shortage of essential medical tools In Gaza.

in the name of humanity And human rights, we ask you to rescue Gaza from the threat of genocide at the hands of the Israeli army.

Tahyyes [5] writes about the medical supplies required in Gaza, in preparation for a medical relief convoy being sent to Palestine. The post includes a complete list of the medical supplies required to treat civilians maimed and injured during the previous week.

As for myself, I've asked my readers, and before anything, to learn how Israelis think [6] by reading their blogs:

If Arabs are willing to win the case.. then KNOW YOUR ENEMY first!
Read Israeli's blogs and know their lies.. it isn't a hard equation after all..