Monday, January 12, 2009

SMS from Gaza

Subject: [euromed-youth] The Horror
Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 12:03 PM

SOS/SMS from Gaza

hello, received this via email:

Yesterday, the 3th of January the Norwegian physician Dr. Mads Gilbert of
Norwac, a Norwegian Triage medical team, who is one of the few doctors
admitted into the Gaza strip sent out an SMS (text message from his cell
phone) to friends and acquaintences home in Norway with a plea for the
message to be spread by its recipients. Because no journalists are allowed
into Gaza the doctors have an unusual but vital double role as reporters as
well as physicians.

This is not a political message, not pro-Palestinian or anti-Israeli
message. It is a plea that needless and excessive use of military force must
stop, that aid-workers, medicine and food must be allowed into the
territory. It is a humanitarian message.

Here is a translation of the message from Mads Gilbert.

"They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza City two hours ago. 80
wounded, 20 killed, all came here to Shifa Hades [hospital]! We are wading
in death, blood, and amputees. Many children. A pregnant woman. I have never
experienced anything so terrible. Now we hear tanks. Pass it on, send it
around, shout it out. Anything. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We are living in a
history book now, all of us. Mads G. 3.1.09 1:50PM, Gaza"

So, I am doing as he says and passing it on. Please do the same. Far and
Peace in the New Year!

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