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Israel's Crime against Rafah
Israel is in the process of a war crime against the people of Rafah, Gaza, as part of its effort to ethnically-cleanse the area of Palestinians out of this area of their homeland. Do not say you did not know.
At least as many of 1,000 people in Gaza have been made homeless in the last week due to the home demolition policies of the Israeli government, that is fully backed by the Bush administration and John Kerry. Already well over 15,000 people have lost their homes by home demolitions carried out by the Israeli government (often using Caterpillar bulldozers) in the past 3+ years.
The people of Rafah also continue to be terrorized from the sky, by F-16s and Apache helicopters that continue to shower them with bombs and bullets, creating many casualties.
Please do all you can to resist this violence and terror that goes on in our name.
Below is an email from an eyewitness. For more of these stories, please go to Rafah Today
Email From Mohammed, of Rafah Today:
dear jim, the apaches are shelling us right now, many many fragments and parts of injured people everywhere in the area, i wasnt able to identify the body of my relative who get killed, they brought him to the hospital as parts and fragments, i cant beleive how hani arrived like this, cant cant really cant, why they shell him with a group of children , why , i dont know why god why is this!! hundreds of houses are demolihing now . a spanish radio called me and they were surprised to hear the yells of the injured people and the apaches shelling the houses, and the noises of the bulldozers and people asking for help.. so many parts of bodies are under the rubble of the houses.
oh, this journalist needs his laptop coomputer now, it has only 18 % or electrcity, he needs it now, as he lent it to me for 10 minutes to write this tow e-mails , as the elctrcity is off and so many many injured and killed people here.. still the doctors can't identify and collect the flesh parts of the injured and killed people.. they can't do anything at the moment. i'm exhusted and tired now, i'm faint, yes the soldiers targated shoot towards the camera, i take pictures for some parts and flesh spread in the ground here.. they are shelling everyone here, im in bad need now for protective bullets vest, i need to protect my body now from those bullets, i need a protective vest and it's not founded here, i used to use one of of the vest of my friends, he is wearing it now.. not so many journalists to cover the masscers, but i dont know even that camera didnt take the picture that my eye want to take, it's a poor camera and a slow.. i dont know , i must find a way to get the vest cose i'm really in bad need, ohh, shelllllllinsnnsg shelling shellllling now now
they are shelling use more from the apaches and f61s , many injured and killed people, the ambulances cant reach the area, i will deliver that computer for that journalist, cose it's ringing lack of batteries, please please and for the sake of those children do tell the people about what is going on. tell them about the parts of the bdoies here.. well, more rockets now, i must leave now to the enterance of the hospital to report things here.