[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 world’s 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: “It’s 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 
Israel’s 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 Haiti’s pain.

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