[News] Palestinians in Gaza donate to help Haiti
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Mon Jan 18 22:41:22 EST 2010
Palestinians in Gaza donate to help Haiti
It might be one of the worlds poorest areas,
besieged by its neighbour Israel, but
Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been
donating what little they have to help those struck by the earthquake in Haiti.
Among the donations collected by a Red Cross
representative: toys, toiletries and sweets
small luxuries that Gazans know only too well can
brighten spirits in the face of devastation. Some also gave money.
Dr Jamal Khudari, from the Palestinian Committee
against the Siege said: Its a symbolic donation
for the people of Haiti, for the children of
Haiti, to tell them that we feel the suffering.
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
Israels deadly assault on Gaza, which drew to a
close a year ago. Israel blamed attacks by
militants for sparking the offensive.
The reason for the destruction might be
different, but Palestinians say they understand Haitis pain.
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