The people living in Gaza are barely surviving after the blitzkrieg of a year ago….. but whatever they have they are willing to share with the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Gazans raise money for Haiti

Gaza – Palestinians in Gaza set off for the Red Cross headquarters on Monday to offer donations and financial support for the victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake on Tuesday.

Relatives of Palestinian prisoners also participated in the drive, with many offering financial donations and goods including blankets and covers, as well as food and milk for children.

Head of the Committee to Break the Siege Jamal Al-Khudary said “people may be astonished at our ability to collect donations from our people [in Gaza]; we tell them that this is a humanitarian campaign and our people love life and peace …”

“We are here today supporting the victims of Haiti … we feel for them the most because we were exposed to our own earthquake during Israel’s war on Gaza.”

The Red Cross director was only able to accept financial donations as transferring goods out of the Strip is near impossible, Al-Khudary added.

Source via Uruknet


  1. katan said,

    January 18, 2010 at 20:12

    The palestianians character is like no other, so resiliant yet so compassionate. It would be a sad day if we were to lose God’s real chosen people,.One day the world will realise its shame, for allowing them to be subjected to this kind of treatment.God have mercy on us all.

  2. rory said,

    January 18, 2010 at 20:30

    makes you feel very small.It never ceases to amaze me the heart of people,especially a people treated so inhumanely to be so humane.
    For what its worth may god bless them and keep them safe.

  3. coolcuke said,

    January 18, 2010 at 20:42

    People of Palestine, fear not for God knows his own and if He is with you, who can stand against you?

  4. John said,

    January 18, 2010 at 20:54

    That’s really moving. The Palestinians have an amazing character. This affords a glimpse into the real heart of these people. They are amazingly compassionate.

  5. James B said,

    January 18, 2010 at 21:04

    That’s the type of charcter REAL children of God exhibit. Say what you will the people of Palestine show us all what freedom really means while being denied themselves.

  6. Kieron said,

    January 18, 2010 at 21:27

    Small and insignificant is very much how I feel reading this. I am humbled in the face of such generosity from a people who have next to nothing but are willing to divide that little bit in order to help others worse off.

  7. Fred in Boston said,

    January 18, 2010 at 22:39

    I worked with a Palestinian woman years ago and she was one of the most
    decent people I have ever met. I was moved to tears when she told me how
    her father had been driven out of his home in 1948 in what is now Israel and cannot even visit his parents graves but he keeps the key to his house for the day he can return. Land records show his family lived in that village for at
    least 300 years but he couldn’t visit his parents graves. The Palestinians are
    indeed Gods real chosen people.

  8. January 18, 2010 at 22:39

    Some times it’s really hard to write your comments. I tell you: I’m Palestinian and even it’s hard to live her, but the people here are full of ideas, life, big smile, huge power, they love to shear.. Just we are trying to tell the would we are human. come and visit and you will see.. talk and talk and bring your ideas to Palestine.
    Saed Karzoun

  9. January 18, 2010 at 22:50

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  10. ulme muld said,

    January 18, 2010 at 22:55

    At least Euronews TV has been running this story all day, with very poignant shots comparing the destruction in Gaza with that in Haiti.

    Salute to the people of Gaza and all Palestine.

  11. mick said,

    January 18, 2010 at 23:45

    From those subjected to the worst of human actions
    we see the best of human actions.
    True giving from those with the least ,amazing and inspiring.

  12. crlwllns said,

    January 19, 2010 at 01:54

    It’s ‘Hints’, like this, that show the ‘original compassion of the ‘original children of is-ra-el”, as it ‘comes up through the genetics’, of the present day palestinians! I knew someday, i might read, about the ‘original semites’,
    actually ‘being the palestinians, all along’! And, ‘It was ALWAYS, “a land grab”!

    (Just ‘run off/kill off’, ‘the original inhabitants’, with ‘warlike khazars, with NO
    actual genetic relations’! While the present day palestinians, may very well have had ‘ancient relatives’, who ‘were some of the original hebrews’, who
    ‘switched over to Islam’, as things, ‘would go that way, & stayed with Islam for centuries thereafter’, & without ‘keeping family records’! (Or, ‘leaving them in your house’, while you are ‘running for your life’, from a bulldozer!))

    All in all, ‘this was a Very touching article’. Thank You!

  13. Ed M. said,

    January 19, 2010 at 03:00

    One thing I have always noticed is that poor people who have little are often the most generous in helping others… maybe an appreciation of their own helps create an awareness of other’s sufferings. And often the poor take no deductions unlike the rich seem so insistent on being able to do that. Poor people don’t make enough to make deductions so anything they give is really from the heart.

    I am not surprised at all that the people of Gaza have such big hearts! The world has to wake up to their sufferings and call a halt to it!

  14. baby cribs said,

    January 19, 2010 at 03:12

    Even if they are also in the midst of suffering, they still make a way to help and extend their kindness to all the survivors of the killer quake.

  15. VivaPalestine said,

    January 19, 2010 at 04:58

    Look up which countries give the most to charities.
    Guess who’s LAST at zero.
    Yup…you guessed it.

  16. fourthreichisrael said,

    January 19, 2010 at 06:39

    There is a video in Italian about Palestinian Gazans sending aid to Haiti:

  17. fourthreichisrael said,

    January 19, 2010 at 10:02

    Here is the video in English:

  18. January 19, 2010 at 16:43

    It is very similar to the Canadians living in the Maritimes – particularly Newfoundland, one of the poorest provinces in Canada. The entire area has the highest unemployment level, the highest number of people living on welfare, and yet – for some reason – they also donate to charities at a higher rate, per capita, than anyone else in Canada (in relation to their incomes).

    I am quite certain that this comes from the idea that those who are amongst the poor and desperate of the world’s population live a hair’s breadth away from the ‘there but by the grace of God go I’ statement; when they see something like a humanitarian crisis in Haiti or the past Tsunami in Indonesia they recognize that the suffering of the people in these new places is something that cannot be ignored. The imperative to give is such that the poor cannot help themselves: they see the desperation and know what the victims are going through, they know they must do something to help, even if it is only a small donation. Many small donations add up to great things.

    Wie viel ist Aufzuleiden!

  19. soundmethod said,

    January 19, 2010 at 20:06

    It Boggles the mind !

  20. yogaman said,

    January 19, 2010 at 23:03

    I think your comment is absolutely on point. It’s always those that know suffering themselves that can empathize with the suffering of others.

  21. soundmethod said,

    January 20, 2010 at 00:32

    It is like a thief in the night. They love the feeling and then they cant stop. But once a thief keeps stealing and keeps stealing and keeps stealing,sooner or later he is going to get caught. Then he will say how sorry he is. But he is not sorry for stealing. He is sorry for getting caught. Sooner or later the Israeli’s are going to get caught. This cant go on forever !

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