High Rates of Cancer in Children of Gaza – Sponsor a Child

The rate of cancers in children in the Gaza camp of Deir El Balah is more than 9 times that in the developed world, where more than 70% of cases are cured. There are no adequate cancer treatment facilities for children in Gaza. Organise to sponsor a child’s treatment.

Sponsor a child from Deir El Balah Camp :

Cancer in children is relatively rare, in most western nations the rate of diagnosis each year is in the range of 140 – 150 cases per million children.

There are no adequate paediatric cancer services in all of Gaza. This means that children and their parents must travel to Israel, Jordan or East Jerusalem in order to obtain treatment (location of treatment is dependent on Ministry of Health referrals and the availability of beds).

This problem is further compounded by high levels of unemployment and poverty.

Deir El Balah is Gaza’s smallest refugee camp, with a population of 20,500 of whom 38% are children. We currently have 7 small children from Deir El Balah who are suffering from cancer and require sponsorship.

Go here for more information about sponsoring a child.

Palestine / Israel Links

The Long Overdue Palestinian State : Abbass to put right of return of Palestinians on the backburner in his eagerness to form neoliberal Palestinian corporate bantustans.
Exclusive: Abbas to let Israel keep settlements even if UN recognizes “state”
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What will Obama do? Obama’s Draft Speech to Urge ’67 Borders, Negate PA’s State Bid
On Monday Mr Netanyahu spelt out to the Israel parliament

his own vision for peace that appeared to agree, in principle, with the establishment of a Palestinian state structured within the 1967 borders.

By declaring that Israel would hold onto the five large settlement blocks that are built beyond Israel’s borders of June 4, 1967, he implied that Israel was prepared to evacuate the more than 100 smaller Israeli settlements built across the Jordan Valley on land that would form the heart of a future Palestinian state.

Palestine Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said peace talks

required that east Jerusalem become the capital of Palestine and that the final issues will be solved at the negotiating table in accordance with the international laws.
The six points Netanyahu, put forward for future agreement with Palestine are:

The Palestinians have to recognize that Israel is the national homeland for the Jewish people.

Any peace agreement between Israel and Palestine must end the conflict and all claims against the State of Israel.

The problem of Palestinian refugees must be resolved outside Israeli borders.

The fourth point states that the Palestinian state must be demilitarized and not endanger Israel’s security in anyway and that Israel should be allowed to keep a military presence along the Jordan Valley.

Israel will retain the settlement blocs and the last point stating that Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel.

Negotiations between the PA and Jerusalem have ended because the Palestinians have no Israeli partner for peace, former chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said during a panel discussion by the Geneva Initiative on Monday.
‘The huge rallies over the weekend prove that Palestinians will never forget their lands and will never abandon their right to return. They consider Zionism’s responsibility for the Nakba as an integral part of the establishment of the state of Israel, even if Israel will never admit to this responsibility.’
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Maroun al-Ras: Day of Death at the Lebanese-Israeli Border
PCHR Condemns the Violent Dispersion of Peaceful Assembly in Hebron on the Anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba
Photographer deliberately shot by Israeli soldier during Nakba Day clashes
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Palestinian collaborator: ‘I am a traitor. I sold my people. But for what?’
Persistence will pay off for Palestinians
Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes has displaced 149 children in the West Bank so far this year, figures from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees show.
Questioned about a one-state solution, Shapira-Shabirow said she would prefer to leave Israel to be a minority in a foreign country, rather than lose the Jewish majority. She emphatically demanded a Jewish majority adding in this regard she was proud to be racist! The case for BDS rests.
We now support a new flotilla, the BDS movement all over the world. Fatah is moving gradually into all that an unarmed popular struggle entails.
Dear Coen Brothers, It’s Nothing Personal (It’s all Political)
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Tel Aviv University Promotes “Pro-Israeli” Delegations to International Campuses
PCBS: Special Statistical Bulletin On the 63nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba 5/12/2011
Family says Israeli jailers poured boiling oil on its son

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