SOS GAZA SMS

WAR IS TERROR...those who make war are therefore TERRORISTS...
Howard Zinn.

SOS/SMS from Gaza

found this post by Teru from LS...and am passing it along....

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 acquaintances 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.

The text message has spread around Norway rapidly. I am translating it and sending it to my contacts locally and abroad with a request that it be forwarded far and wide.

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 wide.

Peace in the New Year!

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