Saturday, February 23, 2008
Anna Goldman reports from Gaza Strip
"An international day for Gaza strip started today, Saturday the 23rd of Feb. Protests, actions, crowds, workshops, strikes are being carried out across Europe, Asia, Africa and the two Americas.
In Gaza strip, PCAS is still continuing its actions in Gaza. The 2nd action of today was launching a memorial for the siege victims whose number reached a hundred people.
Chairman of PCAS, Jamal N. El koudary and many Palestinian figures and officials participated in the action. Mr. Jameel El Majdlawi from the Popular Front, Basem Naim the health Minster in the resigned government.
Mr. El khoudary and the participating figures put the corner stone of the memorial mid of Gaza City.
Chairman of PCAS delivered a speech and said, "This memorial will be a witness of Israeli crimes perpetrated against the innocent civilians and patients.
He added that "health sector is being exposed to several crisis and people are dying in slow manner. The world is witnessing these crimes and no one says a word!"
Participating national speakers said that this siege must be lifted immediately. People of Gaza are only seeking freedom; they are not terrorists to be besieged.
Mr. El Majdalway, head of Popular Front in Gaza Strip said that these actions show that Palestinians are united.
Gaza Strip is suffering from severe shortages of medicines and supplies needed in the hospitals, as well as a shortage of food and basic materials.
These shortages affected the life of people and a sentenced most of patients to death."