By Dr Yasser Abu Jamei Psychiatrist of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
May 16, 2021
After Saturday’s bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.
Collapsed buildings’ blocks and gaping holes in Alwehdah Street where there was normal life a week ago are traumatic sights, triggering memories of those earlier atrocities.
Today there are hundreds of injured people to be cared for in our crowded hospitals which are desperately short of many supplies because of the years of Israeli siege. Huge efforts are ongoing by the community to search for people under the wreckage of the buildings.
Among the people who were killed: Dr Moen Al-Aloul, a retired psychiatrist who treated thousands of Gazans at the Ministry of Health; Mrs Raja’ Abu-Alouf a devoted psychologist who was killed together with her husband and children; Dr Ayman Abu Al-Ouf, with his wife and two children, an internal medicine consultant who was leading the team treating patients with COVID at Shifa hospital.
Memories of every previous trauma are impossible to forget becauseall of us in Gaza always live lacking a sense of safety. The Israeli drones have never left the sky over us between 2014 and 2021. Shelling continued to happen during random nights. Although the shelling was infrequent, it was enough every time to remind us all of what we have been exposed to and will be again.
The weekend’s attack took place without any warning. It's yet another massacre. Just an evening earlier ten people were killed including eight children and two women. One family of seven was wiped out except for just the father and a three month old baby. The father lived because he was not at home, and the baby was saved after being found under the wreckage, protected by his mother's body.
Dear Mr Quinn,
I join with James Thring in encouraging you and the party to which you belong to emerge from the mire which you find yourselves in. The current expression, and its utter lawlessness, is the Covid_19 lie with which you have wrecked many lives, some under motorway bridges, and our national economy. Hardly 'conservatism'. There is NO scientific basis for any of your advice, rules or statutes in this regard.
I know and love my sisters and brothers in Palestine, and especially Gaza, having been there 10 times since the Voyage of the Dove and the Dolphin 1-02-2003 which I lead, and which Susan my wife of 60 years and me funded - eventually to the tune of £140,000. You see I am a 'universalist' and I believe in the sanctity of all life. I do not look at skin or religion, but at the eyes and the soul of each human - now so damaged by psychopaths world wide - and their tools like the abysmal media.
I am pleased to say that my doctor friend in Gaza, Khamis Elessi MD Manila, took me to see Ismail Haniyeh twice. He does not speak English but we understood each other. I judged him an honest man who simply wants justice and then freedom for his people. He grew up in extreme poverty in 'Beach Camp' which I know well. What the Zionist mouthpieces here never tell the public/polity, is that 800,000 humans were driven from their homes, their land and thus their living, by a fascist entity using force of arms (Czech, British eg Spitfires etc) and overwhelming terror in the spring of 1948. (The 'displacement' of the native people actually started in c. 1895) Deir Yassin was the worst of dozens of planned and terrible terrorist activities of Irgun etc. Many fled in boats from Haifa, and no doubt some grandparents of that real 'flight' survive in Beach Camp. From there they can see and hear the machine guns of the Israeli navy firing on Palestinian fishermanevery night as they attempt to glean precious protein for the families.
And the terror has been there in every day since 1948 with the underlying intent to clear Palestine of Palestinians, a noble and very peaceful people - essentially pastoral. It is called genocide and this in Palestine - by every means. Either dead or beyond the borders of a loose Judea. See attached - the long held plan - expressed quietly in Hebrew initially in 1982 by Oded Yinon.
David Halpin says this speaks the truth, whilst - like the Gadarene swine, mankind is rushing towards a chasm of unimaginable depth:
From Dr Stephen Malthouse MD, Family practitioner BC
Dear fellow members,
I and my Canadian team ask that you circulate this email to physicians, scientists, researchers and concerned citizens that you know internationally.
The Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth, which rebuts the recent unethical statement of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (Apr 30, 2021), is now up on the internet. We believe that this Declaration has global significance.
In the Canadian province of Ontario, the regulatory medical College has publicly stated that doctors must now follow public health policy, even when it is harming patients, or face punishment. This issue is not only about the province of Ontario or even the physicians of Canada. It is an international concern regarding unethical overreach by authorities that affects the way doctors practice or fear to practice in all countries around the world. It does not allow us to put the welfare of our patients first.
Spotlight broadcast Evening News 5-05-2021 Ms Woodman journalist - with Ms Graham -- 'Vaccine Hesitancy' re the Muslim community SW Adverse effects NOT reported by the BBC
7.50 minutes to 11.20 Removed at 7pm each evening
Dear Ms Woodman,
I have written to you previously, as a well informed retired doctor and surgeon concerned for his fellow humans, especially the mother and child. My current maxim - 'no mother and child should be in the least harmed anywhere in our still beautiful world.'
and copied you into several letters to the health editor Mr Hugh Pym. As for him, he corresponded with me conscientiously over the Ebola shambles (Nurse Cafferkey), but I have had no word from him re Wuhan 12-12-2021, the passed on the nod Corona Virus Bill 2019/2020 and much destruction since - especially of people's minds, livelihoods and common sense. They are on my rather full website.
On 1 July 2020, the Israeli Occupying Forces raided Elyaa Abu Hijleh’s house in Al-Tira, demanding proof of identity, whereafter identifying her, the officer informed her that she would be taken to Ofer Prison. Elyaa was blindfolded with a medical mask, along with another mask placed over her nose and mouth, and transported in a military jeep to Ofer prison, where she was left on the floor of a room for an hour and a half. When she requested a chair to sit on, she was denied. Later, Elyaa was taken to a room near the watchtower where she stayed for four hours in the hot weather.
After being searched, she was transferred to interrogation, with her feet bound so tightly she almost fell on her face. Elyaa was placed in a small room with no windows or bathroom, brightly lit by strong white light, and was refused to have her feet shackles removed. The interrogator then interrogated her about her student and union work at the university. This phase of the interrogation lasted for an hour and a half. She was then interrogated for a second time, when the interrogator claimed that there were new questions. After the interrogation was complete, Elyaa was transferred by the Bosta to a medical center for a medical check-up before being transferred to Hasharon prison, culminating a journey of suffering that lasted seven hours.
At Hasharon prison, Elyaa and other fellow female prisoners were threatened by an Israeli prison officer of being tied to their beds and placing them in a room with surveillance cameras. Elyaa was not allowed any change of clothes while at Hasharon, and she was also insulted and harassed by civilian prisoners who were in the same section.